Since the Best Western here has FREE wireless internet, I’ll be doing my best to give FREE live updates throughout this tournament.
So far, it’s been GREAT. The hotel is within walking distance of a bunch of food places, namely a very tasty waffle house. It also has lots of A/V connections on every TV, a MINI FRIDGE in each room to keep soda cold, and a WORKING, CLEAN SHOWER with HOT WATER! Oh yeah, did I mention the free wireless internet?
Besides that, Friday was pretty fun. Groups of players arrived slowly but surely, and the hotel staff set it up so that most of the gamers’ rooms are right next to each other. Last night we had MvC2/3s/CvS2 rooms all right next to each other, so everybody got a LOT Of practice in.
Noteable players who are here:
Lay, Alex, Shinshay and Fubarduck from Texas, and I heard Crow is here too
VDO and a few of his buddies
Isaac Graham and his NC crew
JET FUCKING PHI aka Phi who previously ran ECC
of course the man, the myth, the legend JUSTIN WONG is here, walking around with a NOTEBOOK full of his money matches so that he doesn’t forget, and he is calling peeps OUT!
Magneto-X and Vegita-X are both here
and of course myself, the king of hate.
-Already, even in casuals, everyone’s custom joysticks and MAS sticks are hinting that they will give us “blue screen-itis” during the tournament by momentarily blinking blue during casuals matches of MvC2. Uh oh…
-Some hotel rooms seem to have remote controls that work, while other’s don’t…I had to go down and get another one from the front desk and the fucking thing still won’t select Video Input so I can play DC…
-There is a really weird 3s cab that has see-through blue buttons, that are HARD to press, feels like the springs are so fucking tight its ridiculous. Also whatever the surface area of the cabinet is made of, it makes everyones hands sweat like crazy, ew…
-There is a head-to-head 3s setup but both screens are kind of messed up…not sure how that will effect the tournament.
-There is a 2nd impact cabinet, wtf?
-ALL games are on free play so everybody is getting some casuals in.
-There is some guy who brought a large high def TV, his Xbox 360, and DOA4. Everyone keeps walking up and saying “hey can i play?” but the guy replies “This isn’t open gaming, I brought this shit so I’m playing no matter what!” He refuses to get off the fucking game, wtf? What kind of a douche goes to a tournament and then refuses to let others play? If you want to do that, stay home and play over Xbox live, you fucking dickhead. So far he’s be on for over 90 minutes and refuses to get off the game, even when he loses repeatedly…
That’s it for now, right now Phi is busy fixing joysticks and they are making the brackets and getting ready to start MvC2/3s/SCIII/Battle colloseum.
More updates to come!