Huge thanks to the St. Louis crew for holding this event! We had a great time, and we look forward to more events in your neighborhood!!!
Rex0r: HUGE shout-out for putting us up for the weekend! It’s people like you that make these out-of-town trips possible for people like us. :tup: I was really impressed when I found out that you’ve only been playing 3rd Strike for a month! Pick someone you really enjoy, and stick with them; you’ll start seeing improvement in no time!
Glen: Shin…fuckin’…sho…ryu…ken. It was cool as hell kickin’ it with you, bro! Nothing beats staying up until 5 in the morning, getting your guts stomped out in ST! lol Seriously, though, it was great to meet you. I hope we can catch up some more at some future tourneys!!!
Indy & Mario: Thanks for making the drive all the way to Champaign, only to get into another car and drive another 2 hours! It always makes long trips easier when there are mad-chill people with you. Indy, you’ve got the drive to learn Urien – that’s half the battle. Just work on some of those tricks and traps, and you’ll do fine! Mario, bro, you’re solid with a number of characters that surprised me! Just feel out who you’re the most comfortable with, and focus on that character for a while!
Dave: Rollin’ up the tourney like a G, yellin’, “Ay, where’re the strippers at?” It was cool as shit that you made it out, especially by yourself! Congrats on taking 5th in 3rd Strike, bro! Let me know if you ever want to roll through Champaign; I’ll put you up for your visit!
Josiah: It was great meeting you, bro! You’ve got a nasty Ryu – I had a great time playing the few times we did (that last one was a nail-biter). Great job taking 5th place – I was really impressed with some of your later tourney matches against the top-tier players!
Jeff: This was, I think, the second time I’ve got to kick it with you, but it’s always a pleasure! You have a lot of potential with that Oro, hommie. I can’t wait to see it at the next tourney we meet up at. Also, that was cool as hell of you to supply a Saturn and some old-skool 2D action! Good lookin’, bro!!!
Shekeib & Shohaib: What can I say? You guys are, unquestionably, two of the best players I’ve ever had the honor of playing. I was really happy to finally meet you guys – apparently, what I had been hearing was true :wgrin:. Huge congrats on taking 1st and 2nd! I definitely know who to shoot for from now on!
Scott, Aaron, and the rest of the St. Louis cats: I had a freakin’ blast hanging out with you guys!!! Scott, good call on Growler’s. Next time, though, I think we ought to ask for a server that didn’t just finish learning how to tie his shoes…lol
And, last, and most definitely least…
…James-bag: Thanks again for driving, bro!!! These tourneys wouldn’t be half the fun that they are for me if it weren’t for our goofy-ass road trips!!! Nice job taking 3rd (no pun intended) in 3rd Strike! Also, I’ll get those pictures to you soon.
Max, the original phat-cat: Fat, friendly cat that voluntarily sleeps on top of video game consoles instead of a comfortable cat bed and antagonizes other cats for no apparent reason whatsoever…'nuff said. Best…cat…ever.