Alright, this is going to be a tl;dr post, but I got a lot of people to thank:
Good shits to:
DS: Without your assistance I probably wouldn’t have made it through the weekend, let alone make it to Day 2 of the SFIV tourney. Your Rog has top 8 potential, and you’re right- I do need to hit up NY sometime and level up some more. Let me know if you’re up for the SoCal Final Round Revenge Tour!
SK: Thanks for the pointers with the Ryu/Gief matchup, and for letting me keep my shit in your room on Sunday. Yeah I need to keep cool while playing tourney matches, all the hype swirling around makes it difficult though.
fatherbrain: Thank you for taking the time out of running around with the universal remote to let me hang out with you for breakfast at the Awful Waffle. Still can’t believe they can’t get tea right. Also, thanks for the Italian, it was delicious.
Brahn: Nice meeting you, tough break with the money match, level your shit up and run that shit back!
NKI, nohoho, and damdai: The Holy Trinity of American ST. I was hoping you guys would keep Wong out of the money in that game, looks like he knows too damn much. :sad: Oh well, finally getting to play you guys was educational. Looks like some more blog reading is in order.
Dark Geese: Good shit on generating hype for all the SNK games. Everybody was going crazy over the Garou finals. Maybe I should have dusted off the B. Jenet after all…
SuperFX: Good seeing you again Paul. Hopefully we’ll get some games in at the STL tourney coming up…
Ronin: Finally got to see the man in person, and lived to tell the tale. Thanks for the ride from the airport sir. :tup:
BobSmack: Good shit on running SF4 on no sleep. You’re a stronger man than I am.
ShinBlanka: Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to school me with Bison in Alpha 2.
Dataika AKA THE PROFESSOR: If there was anybody who I wouldn’t mind peacing me out of a tourney, it would have to be you. Thanks for the Rufus pointers, as well as the SoCo and Sprite. I hope they let you on the plane
Epsilon: Good shit on coming back from losers in almost every game and doing well.
DevilJin01: Good shit in Alpha 2, I still feel I scrubbed that win out. I might have to pick this game up again though so I can learn how to actually land CCs…
Iceman: You are very fucking patient with your Rog, made me beat myself. Thanks for the schooling sir.
Everyone who paid ten bucks to enter SF4 and didn’t even bother playing: Thank you for your donations. Without you, Final Round wouldn’t be possible. Well, maybe it would, but every little bit helps, right?
JWong: Good shit on winning almost everything despite rolling through at the last minute. Also made time to mack on the white women, even though they all looked like jailbait to me…
Mike Ross: Thanks again for the pointers, maybe I’ll be good enough to take down your Honda someday… nah :lol:
Finally, a big thank you to everyone else I met and/or played at the tourney (Lil Kong, Andre, Jordan) as well as everyone who helped make this tourney possible!! Hope to do it again next year!
If I forgot you, it means you’re a fucking scrub. Either that, or I just forgot and I’ll return the favor.