This weekend was incredible.
Shoutouts to the guys who ran SSF4: Anant, Emily, Gerjay, Greek, Rob, (edit: and Davero) and everyone who helped out to keep it running. The tournament was run very well, imo. Tournament matches were being played at a fast pace – the organizers were 100% on top of that – and the waiting time was just unavoidable due to the number of people. Thanks guys for all the long hours you put into this.
Shoutouts to Russel, Dice, Vaughan, and the rest of the TFNS staff for organizing the tournament overall and for providing the venue. Space-wise it got a little tight while SSF4 was running, but I found there was generally room to move wherever I needed to go. I felt that it was a good place to run T11. It had the fundamentals and some nice advantages: enough space, enough stations, a clean bathroom (just needed soap :P), very good temperature (shoutouts to the weather for helping us out here), food allowed in the venue, no overpriced drinks (T10…), a very high ceiling that helped reduce noise, and so on. And for just $5 per day. Personally, unless we need more space, I would enjoy having T12 at TFNS again next year. It was far better than the venues for T9 and T10.
Shoutouts to all the guys who came out. I can finally put faces to a lot of names on SRK, and it was great to meet and play you all. Nguman, z712, Tatenda, Tyler, L-LEET, Rad, Anant, and Trite: thanks for the casuals we played.
Shoutouts to the guys who travelled for this – everyone from the US, Montreal, and Windsor (dems). Heck, we even had *Newfoundland *come out.
Congrats to the top 3: Arturo/Rebelo/Jugs. Arturo, I’ll see you and NerdJosh in AH3. Rebelo, you’re a beast. Jugs, your low tier characters were great to watch.
Shoutouts to Leo7 for the sake of having irrelevant shoutouts. Also, gj in BlazBlue.
Shoutouts to KillaCam for organizing many of the hotel rooms, for bringing the equipment (sponsored by Bison) for the salty suite, and for repping Waterloo in SF4 far beyond any past tournaments. And for the ride home, for which I now realize I never gave you gas money.