Shout-outs to everyone I met and sorry if I don’t drop your name here, I probably forgot. I’ll try to remember everything.
Also, before I forget, I think the Rio was probably our finest venue for EVO yet. It’d be great to have it there again. The Rio blows the Tropicana out of the water, hands down. The one thing I think was lacking was sufficient chairs. But it was hard to tell just how many people would be in there by the end of the night.
-Spence: Great to see you again, but too bad Bill couldn’t make it out this year.
-laugh: Thanks for stomping my ass with Dictator and helping out my friends (and me!) with your inpin converters and just being a cool guy overall.
-DGV: We finally have footage of you in serious tournament play! Hopefully Vintage will also participate next time :tup:
-Shirts: It must’ve been disappointing defeating me so easily and I could make an excuse about how there’s no Dhalsims on your level in my local scene, but that’s worthless. I’ll take more rounds off you next time.
-Viscant: You’ve got a solid Claw, good shit.
-orochizoolander: In real life, you’re a lot like you are online. Strongly opinionated and you have a big mouth. But you’re even shorter than I am and still manage to be an outgoing, talkative, and friendly guy.
-Hugo101: It was cool hanging out with you and DGV on Friday trying to get some kind of ST setup going on. Looks like you did great this year, keep it up!
-damdai: It was amazing to finally see you play in-person and you did not disappoint. I was telling people how you were straightup playing World Warrior this weekend, fighting against the old school bosses (Valle, Wolfe, Choi) in the last legs of the tournament. You, Thelo, and afrolegends all came out from online fame and totally rocked it, showing that new challengers can hang. Way to go. Lastly, you OCV’d my team in the ST 3v3. Your mind game is too strong.
-zaspacer: Definitely nice meeting you and keep up the great work on your site. I’ll look into acquiring a Yoga Book Hyper.
-fatboy: Good to see you again, you talk some serious theory fighter.
-Wes Truelson: You’re a very cool guy and tall as fuck. Thanks for sharing your old school knowledge and letting everyone play in your room. Hope your ankle gets better soon.
-CharcoalBuddy: Good to see you still play a solid shoto. Thanks for beating the crap out of me.
-BruceLB: As I said before, it’s thanks to you that I know like 90% of what I know about Dee Jay. You did great this year, good shit on rocking that Dee Jay! Thanks for all the advice. You’re also shorter than I expected, but I don’t know why I expected someone tall in the first place. Maybe because you have Yamazaki and Claw in your avatar
-Toodles: Nice playing a little SFIV with you and the others when there were no other casuals going on Thursday. You’ve made some wonderful contributions to the community and I commend you for that. Please keep up the excellent work.
-Phi: I already gave you my thanks, but I also wanted to thank you for letting us play casuals in our pool while we waiting on the DQ announcement. You’re a super cool cat for that.
-John Rambo: Speaking of pool casuals! The only other man I know that rocks the Start-colored Sim. Cool meeting you, man. Keep on holding it down at Chinatown Fair.
-nohoho: Everyone loves your blog and dedication to ST. I’m glad you made an appearance this year even if some side events didn’t go as planned.
-Adam Deats: Nice meeting you and chatting it up while we waited an eternity for our games to come up in our SFIV pool.
-BrentoBox: It was cool running into you in the elevator on the last day… I guess?
-Geese Pants: We didn’t formally meet, but I just wanted to say good shit on the unbeatable chair defense.
-omni: It’s true whoever said it, “You don’t look a day over 12”.
-Seattle ST scene: Great meeting you guys individually, I hope you keep your local scene strong and continue to grow.
-Grog, RickDawg, Ken, Shin Rotendo, Dogface, CigarBob, and SaBrE: Thank you for such a memorable final night of EVO. floe vs wiz and the run-in with Graham Wolfe was all I needed. I hope you guys had as good a time as I did.
PS: “Fuck you, I’m hype.”
Looks like that’s it. Hope to see you all next year!