First of all, I want to thank everyone who came out to River City Runbacks. It was a great space, had a lot of casuals, and definitely some great matches were had. I think this was a great bounceback tournament from all the messiness of Civil War 3, and we’ll be definitely using this venue more for our major tournaments.
Props to Damien, RogueYoshi, and Noel Brown for making the trip down here. You guys are welcome back anytime.
Props to Foomy for finally beating Moose and getting that W with Sakura.
Props to Meep for being the MVP of the team tourney.
Props to all of the people who helped out with the tournament. Iraq Pat, Chronos, Enigma, Moose, Havitz, JP FTW, Danny, Brandon , Eric, Lorraine, and many others who lent a hand.
Special props to my girlfriend Karen who handled the registration experience.
Some positives and negatives
- We finished!
- We finished at a normal hour!
+The venue. Lots of space, lots of chairs.
+The “Renegade” setups. These worked perfectly IMO. no lag, great picture, perfect size.
+The overhead projector. I don’t really know why I never thought of this before, but this worked amazingly. People found their matches on their own, found a place to play, and reported. And I didn’t get bothered 10x by: “can I see the bracket?”
+single console tournaments
+only 1 xbox Red Ringed
+registration was a smooth process
+MK9 teams was a really fun tourney. But there was some slowdown issues on certain stages.
+MvC3 dodgeball teams was really fun and really hype. This is definitely sticking around. 4 teams, single elim, as many dudes as want to be drafted.
+3S was fun, but without NC, there’s no tournament.
And some things to improve upon
-xbox DLC issues
-poor internet in venue
-late start setting up, starting bigger tournaments
-Paypal preregistration needs a higher adoption rate in order to be more effective at creating brackets ahead of time.Suggestions?
-The tekken turnout. What gives? Do tekken players only go to tekken exclusive tourneys run by other tekken players? 16 people for a 5$ tourney, and only 6 for a 10$ tourney?
-the NOVA/MD turnout. We had Meep,4star, citizen, and the payne brothers from MD. That’s it. All from NOVA was RyRy and Eric Kim. You guys seriously missed out. NC brought like 12 people and they all had to drive much further. I guess it’s obvious that all of the skills are in the 804 and the 757.
SSFIV AE (42 people)
- Foomyjin (SK)
- Moose (BX)
- Vivaldi (RU)
- Jibbo (YA)
- TKU (CV)
- Expo (foomy/jibbo/fuerte)
- MNR (moose/noel/ryry)
- VivDamRen (VIvaldi/Damien/Renegade)
MvC3: (32 people)
- UVG Noel Brown
- Samurai X
- liquid 757
- 4 Star
- Baby Jesus
- Eric C.
- Derek P.
- Team Yoshi (Meep, 4Star, Yoshi, Otaku, Toiletface)
- Team sorta NC (SamX, OJWhite, Josiah, CornerTrap, and more)
- Justin A.
3S teams was canceled.
Mortal Kombat 9
- Samurai X
- Citizen Snips
- Samurai X