EVO this year was a big success. It’s a huge effort to do what we do, and we couldn’t have done it without the great amount of help we received from the community. Major props go to:
Being on SRK staff pretty much sucks. It means you arrive at 8:30 am every morning and leave at 2:30 am every night of the tournament. It also means answering a million questions, dealing with tons of unexpected problems, and not getting enough time to eat during the day. All of SRK staff came through big time this year and helped ensure that the tournaments ran smoothly and almost on time.
These are the guys that ran the brackets, chased people down to play their matches, and recorded match results. This was a thankless job that involved a lot of yelling and screaming for hours at a time. Not only did our judges volunteer for this torture, they did their jobs well and completed all the tournament pools on time. Amazing job.
James Chen and Maj…
For their video “Ode to the 2-Hit Combo.” We played this during our main intermission on Sunday. IMHO it’s one of the greatest, if not the greatest, fighting game video ever. James shows incredible creativity in both the combos themselves and their presentation. If we’re all really nice to James, maybe he’ll let us post a torrent of the video so that everyone can enjoy it. Kudos!
People who helped just to be helpful
Thanks to Viscant and Darkumas for helping set up 60 TVs early Thursday afternoon. Thanks to Darkumas for running lots of odd jobs during the day. To Chris Li for regulating and keeping bitches in check. To all the tech guys who helped fix broken joysticks and superguns.
No thanks at all to the sick fuck who ate a whole bag of sunflower seeds and spat the wet shells out onto the carpet. That’s disgusting dude – have a little respect for the people hosting the tournament.
Thanks to the people who loaned us a console or a game for use in the tournament.