Hey whats up everybody, I know these results are a little late, but I had to make sure that I got everything and anything. If you just want results and not read my ranting look towards the second post.
VIDEOS ARE UP: www.westcoastwarzonevideos.com
So first off, a great big THANK YOU to all that attended, and extra props to those that got rooms. For those of you that were wondering, we received more than enough room reservations to meet our quota. For this I cannot thank friends and strangers enough.
Second, a huge apology to all that attended especially to those that were in the games other than Street Fighter 4. For those not in the know, no other games started until about 9-10 PM on Saturday, when they were slated to begin at about 6 PM. Again, for those that stayed, thank you, and for those that had to bounce, my apologies.
And for those that were wondering, outside of the huge fuckups in tournament scheduling (which Ill explain shortly), West Coast Warzone was a HUGE success. The amount of players totaled near about 350 players for all games combined, and about 275 for Street Fighter 4. We clocked in at about 600 people in the room at one time, and our stream viewers was also some ridiculous #, but Ill let Cami chime in on that.
For personal friends of John, that were keeping up with our expenses, not to worry. Before Warzone we gambled away $1000, and shortly after another $2000. Money comes and goes, but ultimately John was just happy that he was able to provide SoCal their first major, and friendly faces a place to hang and chill out. Looking at our gambling habits, Johns wallet is doing fine. He works hard at his job, and has no qualms throwing teh monies away for his friends.
Now regarding the issues Im not going to lie, myself and John were already pretty satisfied about the total in attendance. We had about 180 players already pre-registered for Street Fighter 4. This already met our quotas in many ways. However, (notice the difference in tone) my boys from NorCal made DAT CRAZY drive down, and with the Gs from San Diego, we had over 60 players register at the door. A few assholes, quite a few, most of them being friends and also seeds from the OC/LA area also decided to register at the door, adding about another 30 players just for SF4 (shame on you). Me and John clearly didnt expect this as we only had an extra 25 blank badges I believe ready for late registrants. I had brackets already pre-made for pools totaling 256, and when the late registrants shot over that, along with an influx of seeds in that group, I decided that I would remake pools and reseed accordingly. This decision was in my opinion the right one for every reason other than the fact that it would hold everything back. A quick shout out to Utah also for coming down. You guys are troopers right there with everybody else.
Finally, let me say a few things about seeding. For those that were watching, for the players, and for my seeds, I hope I was able to provide you with proper brackets in both pools and semis. My apologies to NorCal and San Diego in pools, as the majority of you signed up at the last moment, so I was unable to separate you properly towards the end.
That being said, I know that for spectators and players alike, I have proven my point in showing how important real, proper, and well-based seeding really is. Aside from making sure nobody gets an easy ride, it also ensures that people who deserve to make it into semis, do. If somebody deserves to make a name for themselves, aka Hiro, Bryant, UTJ, etc. theyre given the chance. Upsets occurred, and damn were they well deserved. Semis were beastly, with every damn match I put on the big screen dragging that shit to a 3rd set. While Sunday finals ran a little late, dont blame me, blame my qualifiers for being too damn good and hype. And yes, there was a shit ton of floating that occurred in semis also, but this allowed for those matches that you got so hype for to happen. And lastly, a big fuck you to you dumb fucks who believe different. Go play your roommates, your training partner, your driving buddy, and have fun being the garbage that likes to place 248th instead of 256th. You are the scum that will never understand what its like to train so hard only to get beat by your best friend while scum like yourselves somehow place higher because of some randomized bracket. Like I said time and time before, seeding isnt just for the players, its for the community that expects to see good quality matches, not top players taking out top players and certainly not your scrub asses getting owned by a master seed later on. Seeding can be done without bias or exploitation as I have just proven, and yes, IT IS THAT IMPORTANT.
Ill end this with my shoutouts, which the majority of you wont read, but at least buy these next fuckers a beer when you see them. Myself and John cannot thank them enough in helping us unlock characters and unload equipment.
Keno, Warren, Bryant (These 3 deserve a few beers), Sherry, Kara, Tatsu, Jay94, and some old faggot called Moval who left due to hemorrhoid issues.
Jack thank you for the drink and for caring for me like the old ching chong you are.
Henry C. from NY, you have my sincere apologies and appreciation for bearing with me on Sunday.
Marn thank you for accompanying me and John Rog on our gambling expedition. The 1 G you lost will always remain in my heart, and puts me that much closer to finally equalizing my karma.
Gootecks and Cami for their hard work with the A/V equipment, as you guys stayed up for about 48 hours just as I did.
Ken I and Dae for your increased patronage in offering us an extra TV and PS2.
Theresa, Naomi, and again Sherry for being our registration girls.
AJ Papa for staying up and editing footage till the wee hours like a trooper, only to lose all the footage of the many girls we had at the pool party, and retaining all of the sausage footage.
Thank you Kelly for the ice cream.
DJ Dan for DJing the pool party, along with an apology for ruining your Sunday night. You already know that I know that you know youre the shit.
Vic and Vicious for losing me $10. YOSH.
All people that played the superior game of 3rd Strike.
Mike Ross for being Mike Ross
Without further ado, I present to you your Top 8 + Semis.