I was telling someone about my meager first tournament experience before and I wondered about other people. Who were the first people you played in a tournament? Are they still around? What was your first experience like?
My first tournament was Final Round a few years back, I forget which one. Anyhow I was only playing 3S because it was the only game I was competent in. It was my first real time taking fighting games seriously. The first person I played was Master Chibi, who if I recall correctly was playing Q on pad, which was a relief because I had come to the tournament on pad, and was happy not to be the only one playing that way.
I lost, barely. Was bummed, thought I may have a good shot here, as my brother plays Q so I at least had an idea what to do. I realized beating my bunch of friends all the time didn’t end up making me a superstar by any stretch.
My next match was against Sabin’s Alex, who took me out pretty quickly. I had never even played a good Alex before so I just got throttled.
That was my first two tournament matches, and I have to say both players were really cool guys it seemed, it sucked to be two and out, but still it was a good first experience.
So what I ask is, what was your first tournament experience, and if you remember who did you play?