On behalf of The Box Arena we would like to thank all who made this event possible. First and foremost huge thanks goes to the staff of The Miramar Speed Circuit. We are greatful for them allowing the Street Fighter community to battle it out in their venue. We were able to accomplish two test runs to ensure everything was in proper order for the day of the event. For those who were not aware, we just made it just in time before we had to break down and kick get everyone out. To the man they call Roscoe Umali. Big kudos to OceansideDoods in coordinating and ensuring that all eight stations were setup and ready to go for the players. If you donated a monitor, speakers, & or console, we at the box are very thankful for your generosity. Without these critical items we wouldn?t have had this event. To Skratchiecan in providing Christine with her personal PA system. Hopefully all the players heard their name once there match was called.
To the multimedia dept. I?m glad we were able to test out some new methods & techniques to make sure the experience was enjoyable. There were some kinks and snags, but dealing with that many laptops, cameras, camcorders, & capture devices, something had to crash. I understand that the audio in the elite tourney could of been louder but we wanted to ensure the best quality on the stream and match recordings. Next time we will definitely be improving this area, so stay tuned. I hope everyone enjoyed the commentary. As most of you already know, we now have the official voice of the Street Fighter community. Thank You Mr. Viscant for blessing us on your play by play analysis. From what I was told, everyone enjoyed the excellent job on keeping everyone entertained. I know some of you did expect us to go HD for the event. We were limited on resources and time. But don?t worry, with a few more experiments we will be migrating to HD very soon. To Mitchell, Nat-Mecha & Roy for capturing lifes moments. I have a new respect on what it takes to just take a picture. I hope you guys like the pictures and use them as your new Facebook profile. To Kui and Frank for helping me control the stream. Yes it was a little choppy, but we tried our best in improving the quality by getting a direct LAN line instead of a wireless signal. With that many laptops I think we were taking up too much bandwidth even on our own private network. Hopefully in the future we can configure it to a higher uplink speed. If you couldn?t attend the event people were treated with multi angles along with game play. Some viewers were surprised that we managed to pull this new feature on Ustream. To Edward Sebastein Jr representing Get Your Tournament ,SD chapter. Thank you for setting up shop. The blog was fresh and I?m sure the pics will look great. To the people from UGTL, thank you guys for coming down from LA to see what the buzz is about in SD. Hopefully in the future we can make this a bigger event. Big thanks to all those who checked out the live stream at home. I hope you enjoyed it.
To ladies of the The Box Arena. Some people just don?t know what these hard working girls actually have to do to make this event even possible. They have to take money for registration, taking care of prizes and raffles, running 8 full stations, calling matches, taking care of the brackets, and having to deal with people for 12 hours. Supplying water, Red Bulls, and making cupcakes comes from the kindness of their heart. The list of what these girls do is too long. Don?t thank me thank them. And this time Frank got his Chicken Wangs. Thanks again ladies. We love you !!!
Thanks to Willys Workshop and Unsteady for donating some cool clothing and merchandise for our raffles.
And the highlight of the event. Mr. Ryan Gutirrez, Kai & Ken I. Thank you gentlemen for taking the time to come to our event. We at the Box Arena greatly appreciate the presence you had on the tournament. I don?t think we ever expected to have to have the Notorious Gootecks to not only commentate, but battle against SD?s elite players.
Now to the people that actually made the tournament, the players, especially those from out of town. DJ Vest & Hugo101. I must say you definitely made SD?s run for the money. Thank you guys for making the trip. You guys are always welcome at The Box Arena. Some of us actually wanted to go home after Yeb lost ?. But on the brighter side, you?re not sitting on the floor this time. Thanks to ShadyK and Tommy for chilling with us on our test run. Winning 100 + games is ridiculous, we hope to see you more at our events. To Calm Warrior in providing some comic relief for the entire event. For someone to talk that much trash and placing Top 8 in both tourneys is indeed an accomplishment ?. Last but not least to the grand finals winners. Khio form the “Amazon” The Box Arena Invitational MVP. For someone to almost win both tourneys would have been a Cinderella story. An impressive performance. And to do it on a pad was icing on the cake. I hope you enjoy the Hori stick you won. To Ken I for the solid gameplay. You never cease to amaze the audience. Thank you sir for putting a great show for the event. I hope you enjoy your new Asus monitor. Sorry if we missed anybody. If you have ever been to The Box Arena we know who you are. Thanks to Cody and the rest of the TTF family for the continued support. San Diego right now is about blow up to the next level. And to the extended Box Arena Family. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.
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