Man, I don’t even know where to start with shout-outs this time; I have a lot of them! :woot:
Mario & crew: As always, thanks for throwing a fantastic tourney! Without your efforts we wouldn’t have been able to, once again, waste an entire Saturday playing fighting games and blowing money we don’t have. lol Seriously, though: thank you very much, guys, for having us all out again. Every time that I hit up Naptown I come back with a smile and a good story or two.
Humbag: You’ze a beast, son. What else can be said? Congrats on taking deep breath 1st in 3rd Strike, 3rd in SFIV, AND pulling off a clutch OCV last game to take 1st in SFIV teams. Wow!!! We all feel pretty lucky that you’re down with the Champaign crew. If it wasn’t for you, our scene wouldn’t be HALF of what it is today. Nothing but respect…always, bro.
Marcus: Everything I’d heard about your Dictator was at least dead-on, if not understated. I was supremely impressed, and I want to thank you for taking the time to help a fellow psycho bent on world domination. :wgrin: You’re good people, bro, and I’m glad I finally got to kick it with you. I’ll definitely hit you up on Live! Oh…and one more thing:
HERE WE GO, DENVER! HERE WE GO!!! WOO, WOO!!!
Wolfkrone: WHY ARE YOU SO GOOD, DAMMIT!!! Seriously, you have an almost preternatural skill with Viper that is only made more impressive by the fact that you’re young AND (for those that didn’t know this) playing on a pad!!! I have never seen anything quite like that in person. Mad, MAD-respect, and huge congrats on gettin’ that $$$, son. FYI: Folks, if you missed this dude playing…well…shit: sucks to be you. For real, y’all need to be watchin this guy.
Justin: As always, great seeing you again. I feel like most of the time that we hang out we’re more concerned with chillin’ and “expanding our minds” than actually playing games. And you know what? That’s pretty fuckin’ alright by me, hommie. Great job sending Humbag’s punk-ass to losers’ in 3rd Strike. lol Keep on that Necro – he’s a beast!!!
ActionHank: First off, lemme apologize. I always have trouble remembering your real name, and for that I feel like a dumbshit, bro. lol I am so…so…SO happy to see that you dropped Rufus for Dictator. That makes my balls feel all tingly and shit, real talk. Hit me up with some more details about that tourney you mentioned in May, and we’ll more than likely be there. Glad we got to kick that bullshit again!
Indy crew (Dave, Gary, Brent, etc.): You guys are like brothers to us Champaign cats, so it’s always good to see family again. Gary, I’m glad you and I finally got to throw down in tourney – we had some nice battles! Congrats to you and Brent for pulling that 1st place win in teams!
Jeff (Kurasa): It’s always a surprise running into you, bro. This time was no exception. As soon as I woke up this morning I popped in TVC and started getting familiar with the game. I can’t wait to get some matches in with you as soon as I get a stick within the next week or two! I’ll be in touch soon, man!
Derrek Legend: Dude… You’re a cool motherfucker. Period. I mean, like, flip-side-of-a-pillow-cool. lol It’s sort of rare to meet a cat with your skill that’s as humble and mad-chill as you. The only regret that I have from the tourney yesterday is knowing that you and I both attended, and we didn’t play each other a single time, not even once. :sad: Next midwest tourney we hit up we have to play some matches; that’s not a request, hommie. :wgrin:
Alright, now I want to make a very special shout-out to a guy that I think might have slipped past a lot of people’s attention. However…I’ll be damned if he slipped past mine. Okay, I hope I get this right, but correct me if I’m wrong:
Anthony S: I was sitting there watching you play Humbag with your Gen in tourney. …just…wow. I…I…20 FUCKING HITS!!! That was just fucking raw. I mean really fucking raw. You had every person in that corner of the tourney going ape-shit crazy when you busted those combos out!! You, my friend, have earned my respect for a VERY long time to come. I hope to see your name popping up more and more in future tourneys!!!
As always, there’s others that weren’t specifically mentioned here, but you know who you are. It’s tourneys like this that keep me interested in competitive fighting games, so I technically owe EVERYONE in attendance a shout-out. You know what? Fuck it. That’s precisely what I’m going to do:
Everyone in attendance: You guys are what keep me motivated to hit Training Mode when I don’t feel like it. You guys are what make me want to learn a couple new tricks just when I think I’ve run out of ideas. Basically, what I’m saying is ‘thank you’. :tup: