Evo2005 Marvel 3-on-3 results…kinda…
OK, first I would just like to sincerely apologize to all the Marvel players. I know that this must have been the longest, most broken, random, ill-conceived tourney ever, and I’m truly sorry about that.
Before the results, first some background info:
First of all, the tourney started hella late, but that was (mostly) on purpose because I wanted Potter to be able to participate (plus we had enough time to run matches on Saturday as well). I know that peeps had to wait around forever to play their matches, and for that I apologize. It was nearly impossible to get a single match played, because we had to round up 6 people (two three-man teams), and at least one person was always playing in another tourney at the time, or out to eat, or nowhere to be found. It was my mistake in the first place to try to run the tourney on Friday.
Secondly, there was some drama about switching teams/recruiting new teammembers after old ones deserted peeps, etc. I know Isaac Graham somehow wound up on three different teams. Justin and Insanelee abandoned Potter, so Bill and Isaac took their places. Meanwhile, Soo and Reset were unable to continue playing on Duc’s team, but Duc had to play against an entire team by himself (where one loss for Duc = GGPO), though he still managed to pull it off. Ruin also had to do this (play against a whole team by himself) once, or maybe even twice.
Thirdly, there was one team (Team Beast) that got DQ’ed because apparently they didn’t know the room number where the tourney was being finished. (They were the only team in the whole tourney to get DQ’ed.) I am extremely sorry about this, as I thought I had informed everyone of the room number. I take full responsibility, and I will personally Paypal you back your team’s $15 out of my own pocket. PM me where you want the refund sent.
I think Soo/Reset/Duc probably could have taken it if they had stayed together. They made it to the top 4, but at that point Soo and Reset couldn’t continue. After playing one set by himself (and winning), Duc then forfeit because he wanted to watch 3S finals. After single-handedly sweeping Yipes, Wigfall, and Combofiend, Duc forfeit and took 3rd place.
Coming from the winner’s bracket was PhatToi’s team (Toi/skisonic/AsianDaisy), and coming from the losers was Potter/Bill/Isaac #3. Even though it was a double elimination tourney, both teams agreed just to play one set and split the money regardless (because everyone wanted to get it done with and watch 3S). Potter’s team took it all home, and the six of them split the $375 pot.
So again, I apologize to everyone for having to put up with hella long waits, crazy-ass team switching that should never happen, and all-around bad-planning.
However, there were plenty of highlights:
PhatToi, facing elimination, down by a considerable amount with only his Iron Man remaining manages to land a hit, but because time is running out, he wouldn’t be able to infinite to death. He then proceeds to consecutively do about 5 of the hottest Iron Man resets ever seen, all of which connected, winning the match and set in hella style. I hope Preppy got that on tape…
Meeting all the Marvel heads was dope. Duc Jr., Bill, Japanegro, Isaac, and Potter, you guys cracked my shit up. Yipes, Wigfall, Preppy, Starbury, Liston, PhatToi, Kai, skisonic, DJ-bizzle thirtizzle, taiji, Clock, Genghis, Shady, and everyone else was mad cool.
The Mitsu Marathon, followed by Mitsu Money Matches, where only one single person was able to take money from him. Tons of side-bets going on. (Don’t remember who ended up beating him, though…)
Bill, Potter, Japanegro, and Isaac talking mad shit in Halo, despite the fact that none of those four guys ever played a single game against anyone. “You can’t fuck with Gandhi!”
So there were good points and there were bad points, but thanks to everyone who participated. Hopefully we’ll get to see some of those hot matches from Preppy in the future. :tup:
P.S.: Unfortunately, I don’t know what happened to the brackets, as I do not have them. :sad: