EVO2k5 XvSF Tournament - 25 Entrants
1st - Vic “Dogface” - Wolv/Cammy/Ryu
2nd - Danny “MegamanDS” - Storm/Cyke/Mag
3rd - Thomas “AzNPuLsE” - Mag/Chun
4th - Allen - Dhalsim/Chun
5th - DSP, Loren “Fanatiq”, Scott “Sabre”, Cableguy
9th - Nick V., Pignutz, Rotendo, Geoff “Lukesballs”, Pat “Umthrfkr”, Tushar “Hellfromabove”, AiRiC, Genghis
Let me start off by saying, that if it wasn’t for Cigarbob’s infamous stick, we never would have had this turney. It was run on Supergun, started Friday night, and ended Saturday morning. It was hella difficult for me to run this, since I had to track people down, and also compete in it. But in the end it was all worth it. Thanks to Tushar and MegamanDan for helping out.
It was 2/3 single elim, so there was no losers bracket. Couldn’t have a losers bracket due to time, since we only had 1 cab to play on and that needed to be used for other stuff (ST 3 vs 3, 3S USA vs Japan, etc.) The XvSF finals were 3/5 and went Dogface 3/2 over MegamanDS.
Japanese player MOV cruised by and watched for a bit. After catching on that it was a tournament, his pal paid the 3 bucks so MOV could enter. He confessed that he was a scrub, but tried anyway. MegamanDS eliminated him.
Any match where AzNPuLsE played was crazy. His Chun Li was too sick. First he eliminated Sabre in Top 8. Then he fought Dogface in Top 4. In our match I OCVed him with Wolverine. Second game I killed his Mag with Wolv and screwed up the infinite on his Chun Li. He has about 30 percent Chun and I have too full chars. He goes into overdrive and proceeds to rape my squad. He gets me down to a pixel, and he has about a pixel left. He does Chun kick super, I pushblock into throw, he techs the throw amd I make him block a Berzerker Barrage super for the win.
I lost the first game to MegamanDS in finals. Then won. Then lost. Then won. Set was tied up 2-3, then I beat MegamanDS with a perfect to win the turney.
Turney was filled with top players. Even some surprises, like Genghis jumping in at the last minute. Unfortunately, Prozac Nation was a no-show. I told the EC guys about it, but after last year, where Combofiend beat their whole squad in team turney, they declined to enter.
After the turney, I had a little streak in casual play. BAS watched then asked to play me. He was pretty rusty. He picked Akuma, thinking it was version 1 with hopkick into j.jab. That didn’t work out too well. He also picked Storm and had some nice rushdown. I have to say, against my Wolv rushdwon, he has the best defense I’ve ever seen.
All in all, it was a great turney.
Thanks to everyone who played. Even the casual guys, like Yipes and NKI.
I’d like to dedicate my win to all the guys back in AZ.