I arrived at the airport around 7-7:15 AM awaiting my flight to Phoenix, then to Vegas that took off at 7:45 AM. About 10-15 minutes later, they announced that there was a small delay that wouldn’t leave until 8:15 AM. I was a little pissed, but what can you do? 8:15 AM came by and I boarded. We didn’t leave until 9 AM though. I finally got to Phoenix around 10 AM PST (1 EST). Today would not be my lucky day because there was yet another delay that involved a “minor” engine leak. Bah! Finally boarded and proceeded on to Vegas 45 mins later. Vegas is a city totally unlike anything I’ve seen before. A LOT of attractions, clubs, parks you name it. It’s here. ANyway, I finally made my way to the Green Valley Ranch where Evolution was being held at. The GVR has everything. It has a casino, movie theaters, pool and spa in ADDITION to being a hotel. Very nice. I finally made my way to the main ballroom and man was the place littered with people. People everywhere, playing al kinds of different games. Anyway I looked to see what pool I was in for CvS2 and it seemed to be an easy pool except for one player: Tokido. I had Tokido in my pool. I was actually pretty excited that I would finally play a Japanese top player.
I found the CvS2 tourney director and the opponent I was supposed to play and beat him one match. Yep, CvS2 singles were only one match this year because it took too long to run. Semis were 2/3 but singles and finals were one match? Wack, yes, but a lot of upsets happened which I’ll talk about later. I got thorugh my first two opponents and now I finally had to play Tokido. The guy is very good, with top-notch execution and skills. I lost my one matc hof course, but I think I played well against him. I qualified for loser’s and I was done for the day. I played more matches and watched some and that’s basically it. I didn’t stay as long as I wanted to cause jet lag was owning me hard. So I went to sleep (I wanted to watch Bang the Machine but it just wasn’t happening =/ )
EVO log to be continued…