results from robbs original post that i goofed on when trying to merge. my bad robb
Call of Duty 4: Modern Combat
1st Place shadowwetrust OH
1st Place Boggs SD
2nd Place sepulveda-jin AZ
2nd Place Akunin AZ
3rd Place Danimitsu AZ
3rd Place Guru MA
Capcom vs SNK 2
1st Place Amir CA
2nd Place Rochus AZ
3rd Place Trophy Club NV
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core
1st Place Danimitsu AZ
2nd Place Kyoku AZ
3rd Place Treeko AZ
Guitar Hero III
1st Place Buddha AZ
2nd Place Carungi AZ
3rd Place Ishmael AZ
Marvel vs Capcom 2
1st Place Codiac AZ
2nd Place GrandmasterB AZ
3rd Place Joe AZ
Street Fighter III: Third Strike
1st Place Amir CA
2nd Place Thomas CA
3rd Place Watts CA
Super Smash Brothers: Melee
1st Place Forward AZ
2nd Place Wobbles AZ
3rd Place Light AZ
Super Street Fighter II: Turbo
1st Place Watts CA
2nd Place MongoloRobocop883 CA
3rd Place Amir CA
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection
1st Place Akunin AZ
2nd Place Mexican Champ CA
3rd Place Aznsoal TX
Virtua Fighter 5
1st Place DrDogg AZ
2nd Place Danimitsu AZ
3rd Place IceColdEdge TX
Shoutouts and thoughts:
ok. i just want to thank robb and cham and everyone else making this devastation the biggest tournament we have had yet in arizona. it even beat mine and andy’s previous best at CNC back in 06! it was a good tourney overall. and i had a lot of fun.
at first i was afraid that we might have gotten a place that was too large and too much would have been spent on the event. but i was totally wrong, that space was perfect size and the place filled up! plenty of casual action as well, which was always an issue in the past with devastation as well as out CNC tourneys.
i think this tourney gave us some good insight as to what can be done to make things even faster. atleast we now know that registration definitely takes more than an hour rofl! so im sure that adjustment can be made for next year. i think thats really all that could be done aside from getting more stations =)
i do think next year, shorter tables for the tv’s should be used. reason being, a lot of players, when they use their own stick, tend to just use the floor to play. and considering the tv’s were so high up, this wasnt an option. i actually wanted to play on the floor cuz my stick couldnt lay flat on the chair since the stick was too wide for it. i dunno if anyone really had a problem with the tables being too high to play on the floor. but i just go off of how evo goes and many many people choose to play on the floor. so it may be a non-issue.
i think the only other issue was the 3s bracket. at the start. all the names were just put into the 64 man bracket and all the empty spots for byes were left all at the bottom, if this was not caught when it was, that could have made the tournament extremely disasterous. byes would be making it all the way to semi finals. but luckily we caught it before hand and avoided it. but it was an unfortunate setback =(
i think that was the only true issue with the tournament, so i think thats really good. obviously the tourney ran later than scheduled, but we all know that is to be expected, so no worries.
other than the 3s late start and registration taking up more time than originally thought. it was pretty well organized, and the tourney ran really smooth. it didnt seem like it was a problem finding players for the most part, which was amazing since thats usually the biggest problem. i think that was due to the catering service. no one had to leave the tournament area for food. having catered food there was fucking awesome! it was funny how people bitched about prices at first, then later realized the nice convenience plus that the food was actually really good! i definitely recommend them next year!
and who’s bright idea was it to change ggxx to 3of5 rounds in the finals on sunday? i dont know how many games slipped by me til i got robb to change it, but honestly, whoever did it(if it was on purpose), really cheated out everyone else at the tournament that only got 2of3 rounds, and actually skewed some results of matches in the process. unless robb got all the matches replayed, but i dont think he did, so im not sure.
phx crews. thanks for coming and you know who you are. especially those that helped robb out all weekend. good shit! and good shit to tootall putting ip a really good fight in the 3s tourney. i still think you are a beast and can hang with anyone in the game! And dan-the Man-imitsu, always a scary player, no matter how rusty! marvel guys. you guys are still sick at your craft. billy with his 2001 team = too good
massive shout out to all the out of towners that made this tourney a success! without you guys, we would be nothing.
el paso crew: good to see you guys again this year in full effect!
i wasnt sure if texas was there, since i didnt meet anyone there from texas. but if you were there, good shit and thanks!
my socal homies! watson, Dash, Don, the Leong bros!, amir, shogo, thomas, renic, devil X and everyone else. thanks a lot for coming! and thanks to Don for bringing Jad to TGIFriday’s just to annoy everyone, especially danny. that was fucking priceless!
My tucson boys! I am definitely impressed this year by the level of quality coming from down south that i havent seen in years! i honestly wasnt expecting as much as i actually witnessed from you guys this weekend. made me feel like a total scrub again in 3s! i have to give a super special shoutout to my main homie rochus tho. i think he played extremely well in cvs2 (2nd place) and i think his battle with trophy club was a really fun match. and put up a good fight with amir in the finals.
RobertH, man your double air JD into air throw with ken vs amir’s bison psycho crusher was too fucking dope! awesome job on cvs2 man, too bad you guys never play. who knows i may just end up playing again. you and roch got me wanting to try picking it back up.
Abe, you and your 3s crew, 38457638456783485 times better than last year! hella leveling up. and i can tell you guys really love 3s, which i think is awesome, and makes you learn better and improve. i was really impressed!
sean, you are a real beast in smash man! i was kinda bummed that smash didnt get the big screen treatment that i thought it deserved for finals. but i watched a lot of your matches. you are definitely nasty! cant wait to get games in on brawl man!
VEGAS: you guys always support us. but i was sad when Wes, ruin, and peter, didnt make it. but you guys stil lfucking repped vegas hard in their absence! always dope fo you guys, always our #1 supporter!
and big props to the person that brought the naomi cabs and egret cab! I’m sorry, but i never caught the name of the owner of the cabs. But a HUGE shoutout to him! i thought that was awesome!
i had a blast and i definitely know next year will be even better. oh yeah and a big middle finger to ricky and shoryuking for winning the damn hrap’s in the raffle! you bastards!!!
and shame on anyone, especially local, that failed to show up to the tourney…cough…japan3gro…cough. =)