Just copy pasting my post from the AZ thread in case the qcf staff dont read it:
gg’s to everyone yesterday.
a;ways a pleasure to see the tucson crew in full force. wharron, blarron, jeremy, abe, matt. It really is awesome seeing tucson come alive in recent months.
it was cool to see a couple new faces as well.
gg to everyone on HD remix, and good shit to billy for actually taking me to losers and having me step up my game in finals. I was really hoping for fei only to win, but all your mains counter fei =( well except maybe gief, even then you still won that matchup. damn yous!
Good shit to all the winners of their respective tourneys.
One thing i was extremely disappointed with in the tourney was the fact that 3s and mvc2 tourneys were pretty much dead in the water since they were starting too late and people had other things to do, and everyone dropped out. There were many people there that wanted to volunteer to run brackets and get the tourney over with. Let this be a lesson, people want tourneys to be done as fast as humanly possible. Then afterwards, its all casual fun, or they can head out with other plans. There were so many setups and volunteers that running more than 2 tourneys should not have been a problem. Plus you got people that drove from an 1 1/2 hours away(tucson), so you have to take them into consideration on getting stuff done quickly. I felt bad for abe especially, since all his 3s comp was gone by the time the tourney started.
Other problem i had, was when we were told at last possible second, that akuma was banned, when jeremy picked him. Maybe its just the organizers not really in the know with HD and the scene, but akuma is not warranted a ban. There is NO PROOF that he is ban worthy. Just because damdai and random idiots on srk say he should be banned(with no proof), does not make it gospel. Akuma is not ban worthy until you see weak players winning tourneys or consistently beating top players. And so far, that has not been proven. Damdai may be winning all EC tourneys with akuma, but it proves nothing. why you ask? because damdai is a skilled player already that was winning tourneys in regular st with gief, of all characters. You don’t know whether its the player(damdai) or the character(akuma) thats winning these tourneys. If he was a garbage player winning, then thats good proof to start with. This woulda been a good tourney to test the akuma waters since there were some entry level players, and if they used akuma and got far or won, it woulda been great info to determine if akuma needs to be legitimately banned or nerfed via a patch.
But those 2 negative aspects aside. The tourneys that were running, were going fast and smooth, and that room/area is pretty nice. I had a good time. I just hope in the future, improvements, just on the 2 things i stated, can be improved. Other than that, good job, fun times!!!