High Tide Throwdown 2013 Results

Supreme Champion: PotatoBrain
Worthy Adversary: Tekkenedy
Maybe Next Time: Threeli
4th place: The Energy
5th place tie: Killarcanz
7th place tie: Sir Selah
Viewtiful Ryan
9th place tie: Old Man Rhyllis
13th place tie: Narwhal

Had a great time. Thanks to Potatobrain for making the trip out from Montreal & thanks to mike + the entire Ralston Arcade crew for running an awesome tournament. Also thanks to Adam Perry from LGS, all the sponsors and all the voulenteers working together to make something great. See you again soon!

Stream Archive: http://www.twitch.tv/ralstoninstall/b/408523389 (starts around 1:05:00)

The Book of Threeli: You Need to Realize That You Suck

TTT2 book of 3L1 copy

But it’s ok!

It’s very important to remember that you are not as good as some people and better then some others. You shouldn’t look at it as a bad thing, you should be able to identify where you are next to your peers and strive to get where they are. Work on little things, watch others and borrow ideas, and above all ANALYZE THE SHIT OUT OF YOUR OWN REPLAYS (especially the bad ones). Being good has little to do with talent, it’s just about who has less holes in their game.

Being good is also relative. Watch this video (jump to about 2:28:00)


Watch live video from teamsp00ky on TwitchTV

All 5 players on the american team got embarrassed  All 5 players on the American team would most likely beat me pretty badly, I in turn beat most of the local players pretty badly, and a lot of you would beat some players that think they are good pretty badly. It’s all relative. It’s just up to you where you want to be on the ladder.

FFI5 Results & Blog


TTT2 Results:

1st Place: Threeli
2nd Place: KillarCanz
3rd Place: Will EWGF
4th place: Afroninja
5th place tie: Joey Duke
7th place tie: ShadowWolf
Moncolle Knight
9th place tie: Rhyllis
Chris I
13th place tie: Viewtiful Ryan

My first thought is how grateful I am that we got 16 people! Honestly I didn’t expect a very good turnout but it ended up being our best one yet! lots of new faces & a few familiar ones that I don’t see in Tekken often. A big Thank You to everyone that entered, especially if you thought you were going to get blown up but entered anyway. You have no idea how much that helps and how much it warms my heart to see it after putting so much work into getting people into Tekken.

There were definitely some hype moments. Contra vs the NB players, The rise of WillEWGF and his grudge match vs. old friend Killarcanz, The first in-person appearance by online regulars from Saint John WyldMoon and MoncolleKnight, NFLD champ Joey Duke showing up and doing respectably. Also, shoutouts to the awesome commentary skills of Legalic & Wingman.

My only regret is the lack of casuals we were able to find outside of the tournament. Understandably, we had 2 games running simultaneously before the tournament & a massive AE bracket after the tournament in a smallish venue so those take priority but it’s just a shame because that’s really the lifeblood of the smaller scenes. Being able to grab players that you don’t see often and sit down for some in-person gaming that they might not do on their own as much. Very thankful that I was able to sit down with the Duke and have a law-off.

On the flip side of that: Tekken + Blazblue + Jello shots + American Ninja Warrior was super fun.

I had a blast as always. Hope to see everyone at HTT in May!

Best purchase of the weekend:


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