I had an awesome time. I’ll admit, it took me a little bit of time to come around to Next Level not because of anything wrong with it but because I loved CF and Next Level is farther away from me, but damn, the extra 20 minutes or whatever on the D is wayyyyy worth it as if I’m being real there are lots of ways in which Next Level is a whole lot better than CF ever was. Almost every person in the store is a moderately serious to ragingly hardcore fighting game player, you pay $10 and can play arcade AE (which I prefer to the consoles) for a freakin’ quarter (man does it feel good to put in a single quarter have “press start” appear!), there are more tournaments that are run extremely well and creatively, Team Spooky streams of course, the projector, and even during a tournament you can play AE or whatever game you want all night as there are so many console stations plus the 3 sets of AE cabinets, no random high school kids popping in or people that want to see the damn chicken, it’s spacious and AIR CONDITIONED… I realize raving about Next Level isn’t exactly on topic, but yeah, with each time I go there I have a better time. Will definitely be at Guard Crush singles next week.
It’s been very rewarding to come to events with more regularity. Great to see the people I know pretty well, to meet a few new people, and to reconnect with a couple more. GGs to everybody in casuals and in tournament. Lots of good sportsmanship and people helping each other out last night.
Sksksksksksksksksksksksk, your Rose is awesome, and I think we should definitely team up again… Epic match finishes between Ben Fong and Min (damn I wish that had been on stream) and Aquasilk with that PSYCHIC ULTRA as always… Congrats to the teams that beat us, you were just incredibly solid, but Lincoln, no joke I’m going to go learn how to block kunais this week and it’s going to be a whole different experience next time
and thanks a ton as always to MikeG, Min, Spooky, the Next Level staff, etc…