Hi! I’m an avid SF gamer from the Philippines(ASIA:wgrin:). As much as I’d like to, going to EVO is pretty much out of my pocket’s reach. I’m happily content watching the live stream.
So, pretty much I’m from the outside looking in. Matches were good. The athmosphere and vibe was pretty much hype. I had to rate this years EVO between A- and B+.
-the main stage main stage and how it was set up was like looking at a barebones set-up fight stick, with the wires and nuts sticking out. At least, thats my point of view from a stream viewer.
-no disrespect to the tournament organizers, the Cannons. Hosting should have been done by someone else, they’ve done everything, leave the hosting to S-Kill or someone else.
-not actual round girls, not like raising placards in between rounds like boxing, but a pretty face to look at between sets. see video for reference [media=youtube]c6uMb3eMQFk]YouTube - Royal Rumble [27 January, 2009[/media] Like put some eye candy in there between sets. Sexy babes are in every sport as a sideline for a reason, basketball,football etc=cheerleaders, boxing/mma=roundgirls. etc etc
HEAD TO HEAD SETUP
-some of the players look uncomfortable playing side by side againts their opponents. A head to head would look more exciting to look at, plus players can do the ultra dance without the other person seeing you and getting salty. [media=youtube]JsgRnBazeSY[/media]
-the stage was too dark from a streamers view. Get Juicebox to do the spotlights next year, then we will get to see some funky spotlight action when someone does an Abel ultra on the big screen.
-those chairs look like something my grandma would use, but thats just me.
Hopefully, the EVO oragnizers gets more sponsors next year so they could spruce things up a bit.