Shoutouts from Mr. SoCal TvC, yours truly, RoyalFlush:
-Kurasa: Thanks for helping big time with the side tournaments. With tio running that battery low on your laptop, I was even more grateful for you setting that bracket on paper. Greatly helped me run a tourney I knew I couldn’t run alone. Also, thanks for chillin with me, ll.nd, and Devil Tron at dinner before the 5-on-5. You’re a really cool dude. Keep TvC strong!!!
-Keits: The working man… So busy, I know, but thank you for sparing some time to play TvC with us. I’m sorry if I made your schedule feel a bit hectic, especially during Singles. Thanks for guiding me through the 2 vs. 2 TvC side tourney. That tourney style never occurred to me until you showed me. Thank you for teaching me several tourney running tips along the way. We didn’t get to play each that much either ;(. I think I only played you on US TvC that one time and that was it! I’ll make up for it next time. Thanks for all your hard work. Continue to spread the word of TvC in the midwest and I’ll do my part here in SoCal!
-ll.nd: Congrats on winning with me on the 2 vs. 2 and defeating me in Singles with PTX-40A. You really stepped up your PTX in such little amount of time. I’m glad to practice with someone who is as passionate about this game as myself.
-Yaris: Every time we play each other were matches that went back and forth, so I am glad that I was able to play each other on several occasions during tourney. Our rivalry only keeps my passion for the game even stronger and makes the game feel fresh. I hope you continue to use Karas in the US version of TvC. Maybe you can find something beyond all the nerfs that Capcom gave to him and still play Karas with style and finesse.
-Everyone that entered my TvC side tourneys: Thanks for bearing with me. I did not realize that running these tourneys would be so difficult, but I did the best I could with what we had. It was a task that I knew had to be done, but few people decided to take any initiative, so I was compelled to not waste any time and get these tourneys going and make TvC worthwhile for those who never gave up on the game. I now know what I could do to make it a better experience next year. I praise all who continue to keep TvC alive and give it a good name. It’s really not that bad when you teach players how to get around some of the imbalances and learn to transform those imbalances into tools to success. Please try to get in new players and convince them that TvC truly is a great game.
-SoCal Tekken: Jom, Chetty, Filthy, SAB, Rip, Rickstah, Suiken, matrixmatt, M4 — it was nice to all of you again. I felt kinda special knowing that I looked like a different person; two years can really change a person! I know that I haven’t been playing much Tekken, but I still like the game. I will eventually get back into it. See you guys in a few months.
-Vegas Tekken: Kray, Josh, Larry — thanks for chilling with me during my downtime. Maybe we can hang out and have some real fun in Vegas when I’m on my own and can actually enjoy the privileges of being 21. GS in bringing me back into T5DR for one night. See you guys another time.
-SoCal SFIV (Particularly Denjin regulars): Good shit for running all the SFIV action. 5-on-5 was amazing and finals were top tier. I may be on the sidelines at Denjin most of the time, but I have respect and props for everything you guys do for the SFIV scene. Keep it strong!