Hello and first off, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from AfroCOLE and everyone at the AfroDOJO!
I like to offer everyone a proposal. It is not going to be an easy task. Right off the gate, it is going to take complete unity and cooperation (already, I know you guys are like…aww man we gotta do something?) Yes, this will be the most challenging for Seattle (just saying =). I love my family but we need help heh. So, keep in mind this is a proposal, it can be set in stone and executed if I receive positive replies on THIS thread from ALL 3 Communities (Canada, Washington, Oregon). So without further due, here is my idea…and if you have trusted me before…know that I am 20 steps ahead already with this idea so please keep an open mind, do not think of yourselves, think of our community as a whole and how we can benefit from this.
I must humbly apologize for not stating this in the beginning of the post. I was not the soul idealist pushing this event, our neighbors down in Portland Ethan ?PDX_Jive?, SamY ?Fatbear? and Angel ?G_effect? representing Best Bout Gaming are the ones who have reached out to the Seattle Fighting Game Community. They have agreed to rally up as many supporters in Portland to have a committed routine with Seattle to attend and support each others Major events once a month! Seattle will be attending Portland?s biggest monthly tournament Slugfest and in return Portland will be supporting an event determined by myself and the AfroDojo crew. Best Bout Gaming combined with the Portland Fighting Game Community are working to galvanize their players. With this movement, Best Bout Gaming?s long term goal are the same as our own, to build up our scene and to become one solid unit…the NORTHWEST!
What this means:
Both Seattle?s and Portland?s Major events will nearly double in attendance meaning more competition, more rivalries, much bigger payouts, exposure to more characters and playstyles, and a much stronger Northwest scene overall.
NEW UPDATE PLEASE READ =D Ty**
-From Best Bout Gaming
Hi all from Best Bout Gaming, happy holidays for sure. Big thanks to Cole for posting all of this up, we are excited to form this new alliance. For people who are unfamiliar with Best Bout, we are a group of dedicated players and promoters located in Portland Oregon. There is a handful of people that operate the administrative side of Best Bout as an LLC, working with this is a large group of players that support the cause in various ways (a big shout out to our local peeps). Together in Portland, we have been working to advance the local scene through various events such as our on going premiere tournament (Slugfest), and our weekly Ranbats/Public Casuals (Throwdown Thursdays). To learn more about us you can check out our page Best Bout at Facebook. Our basic goal is that we are dedicated to helping our scene level up in terms of skill and growth. Over the last 6 months we have enjoyed a surge in players, and we plan on continuing our mission of promoting the gaming scene and the people involved in it. To us, working with long time promoter and game icon Jason Cole is the next logical step. As Cole has been a player and organizer of the scene for many years, we are happy to join forces with him to help improve the overall NW scene. Jason’s vision of leveling up the NW is one Best Bout fully supports, and we look forward to co-promoting our great scenes. Expect to see more of Portland attending Seattle events, and we certainly welcome all Seattle players down to our events. Unification produces results, and here at Best Bout we are excited to help the NW scene advance to the next level!
Hello to the NW players of SSF4 and T6, to the communities in Oregon, Washington and Canada!! This message is for all of you as a whole, cause together we are the NW Fighting Game Scene!
On Jan 14th - 16th is WestCoastWarzone. Now it is a FACT that I say a good 80% of our community (that?s all 3 sections) are going to this and I have confirmed this. With that said, I know everyone wants to practice and take this event seriously. If everyone does not know, WCW will also be the Launch of my own DojoSPORTS SSF4 League. So lots of excitement surrounding this event. In an attempt to power up the NW and bring us closer together. I have organized and communicated with Oregon as well as Seattle (Canada this is an open invite to get you involved as well, please post your opinion).
From Jan 6th - 9th I have set up events to be NON STOP in order to prepare for WCW. The players from Oregon have agreed to travel up to Seattle and STAY from the 6th to 9th in order to support and level everyone up. The schedule will go as follows:
6th - Thursday Night Dojo Event (all of Oregon + Seattle + Canada)
7th - Special Event Oregon vs Seattle Runback 5v5 (id like to get canada in as well)
8th - AFK Tavern in Evertte (again, everyone supporting)
9th - TeamKhaos Event (Slash5150 event)
The concept is, that Oregon has agreed to travel up to Seattle and Stay all the way through till Saturday. Slash5150 (Stream god for the NW) has Agreed to stream EACH DAY in order to help put us on the map and to build the NW scene. On Sunday, everyone will pack up and travel down to Portland in order to Support Slash5150’s event. That will be the final day and next week WCW! Again CANADA, please respond cause we would like you to be involved as well.
So with this proposal, I believe it will generate a whole new bond for the players in the NW. When I first moved here I was BEGGING the players to try and support their neighboring city. Unfortunately people in this community are still young minded and could not see the benefit of traveling to cities where skill was lesser then theirs. So now, we FINALLY are at a stage where people have finally made the decision to really get serious with this game and that want to compete at a professional level. I believe this is moving toward that goal in a great way. The magic of Northern California (why you guys like going so much) is for that reason alone. Cali is only strong cause Norcal supports SoCal and vice versa. If we bring this element to the NW, there will be nobody we can not defeat! With all the new games coming out, being united as a community will keep us LIGHT YEARS ahead of the Game.
Now, I?m a little scared to ask, cause I feel I understand the NW alot now. I don?t see any money issues with this proposal. Its a massive event, I am putting up the Portland guys at the AfroDOJO. So Seattle, Portland has made the first move and have agreed to be here for 4 straight days and to play hard. Lets answer their call by welcoming them and leveling us to an astronomical level!!
AGAIN CANADA THIS INVITE IS FOR YOU AS WELL!!! PLEASE CONTACT ME or POST!!!
I think I may have left out some stuff, but that is the just of the proposal. Oregon has agreed, now we ask Seattle and Canada if you are willing to cooperate and make this a reality!!!
Jason “Afro” Cole
I love this game =)