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!
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)
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.
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!