Seasons Beatings: Velocity 2011!! Thursday 20 October, 2011

I know I’m a little late with this post, but I was just waiting for the lovely Karaface (@karaleung) to finish uploading her pictures ^_^

About my first experience? Seasons Beatings was AMAZING! The venue, people, and atmosphere were simply incredible. This is the last year that it will be hosted at MoMo’s apparently and I’m glad that I didn’t miss it. MoMo’s served great boba drinks along with their bulgogi bowl and chicken wings. Not to mention, Raising Cane’s is right across from the venue! 😀

But anyways, I really enjoyed this event especially during their exhibitions. They had three main exhibitions: Good vs. Evil (MVC3 Non-Phoenix vs. Phoenix teams), East vs. West Coast (MVC3) and US vs. The World (SSF4:AE). The most exciting event in my opinion was the Good vs. Evil MVC3 event. On the Good team, there was PR Rog, Justin Wong, Marlin Pie, Combofiend, and Noel Brown. On the Evil side, there was Flocker, Viscant, Tokido, Filipino Champ, and Detrimantix. It went down to the LAST match to determine the winner! In the end, the good team came out 13-12 against evil. It was an amazing exhibition! (Made a couple bucks too!) As for the other exhibitions, West Coast took the title once again against the East Coast in MVC3. Unlike last year, US lost against The World. Poongko went 5-0 against team US which put a huge lead against the US. It’s ok, we’ll fight back for it at Canada Cup!

The top 13 results for AE was:
1. EG|Momochi (Cody)
2. EG|Ricky Ortiz (Rufus)
3. Uryo (Sakura)
4. MCZ|Tokido (Akuma)
5. TH|Poongko (Seth)
5. DMG|PR Balrog (Balrog)
7. EG|Justin Wong (Rufus)
7. MCZ|Mago (Fei Long)
9. cc.coL|Mike Ross (E. Honda)
9. Flash Metroid (Zangief, Makoto)
9. Diemnion (Guile)
9. Laugh (Ryu, Rose, Fei Long)
13. EG|fLoE (Yang, Sagat)
13. Infiltration (Akuma)
13. Alucard (Balrog)
13. MRN|WolfKrone (C. Viper)

and for MVC3:
1. Flocker (Zero, Tron, Phoenix)
2. BA|Viscant (Wesker, Tron, Phoenix)
3. DMG|PR Balrog (Dante, Wolverine, Tron)
4. cc.coL|Filipino Champ (Magneto, Dormammu, Phoenix)
5. BT|IFC Yipes (Wesker, Dante, Akuma)
5. EG|Justin Wong (Storm, Wesker, Akuma)
7. FC|Twisted Jago (Wesker, Dante, Trish)
7. DJ Huoshen (Felicia, Super-Skrull, Taskmaster)
9. LB|ChrisGNY (Amaterasu, Ryu, Wekser)
9. FecalPenance (Deadpool, Dante, Akuma)
9. cc.coL|Combofiend (She-Hulk, Taskmaster, Spencer)
9. DragonGod (Wesker, Haggar, Phoenix)
13. EG|fLoE (She-Hulk, Wolverine, Akuma)
13. Ranma Sama
13. RayRay (Ryu, Magneto, Sentinel)
13. FR|TooMuchDamage (Magneto, Wesker, Akuma)

(provided by Shoryuken)

As for myself, I went 3-2 losing to Dieminion in winner and a Bison player (sorry I didn’t get your name 🙁 ) in losers. I really have to learn that match heh. Besides the main tournament though, I got a lot of casuals and money matches in with the East Coast players. Their playstyle is definitely a lot different from the West Coast. I’d say they play more defensive and safer than how West Coast players play.

Here’s some of my favorite pictures from the event taken by Karaface ^_^

You can check out all her other pictures here: Karaface’s SmugMug

Of course, we all went to eat out after the finals! Went to Hounddog’s and had amazing pizza! We even got Tokido to do a little dance :p I forgot to get a picture of all of us together though 🙁 I’ll remember to do it next tournament!

Seasons Beatings is a tournament I would definitely participate in again next year. It was just too good to just watch on the stream at home. You HAD to take in the atmosphere! Plus, after the tournament, you could just walk around the hotel and find doors open with setups. Pretty convenient I must say ^_^.

But for now, on to the next! CANADA CUP!

P.S. Just gonna answer a question I got in my email real quick:

Hey Sherry, heard about your site from Justin Wong at Wednesday Night Fights haha, I was just wondering how do you incorporate Street Fighter training with your busy lifestyle? I’m from Canada so I don’t have many arcades around me to practice in, and the only arcade I’ve been to has a really bad set up. I currently use Ryu and Balrog and thinking of picking up Yun(most of my friends are calling me a sell out too haha) but generally do you have any advice or tactics or some regime you have to progressively get better at the game?
-Andrew Yong

Because I’m busy a lot of times, I rarely have time to practice. But when I do practice, I play for very long sessions without any breaks. I just have more fun that way. It’s also an easy way to realize what kind of patterns/habits you have when you run long sessions. In my opinion, to get better, you have to lose in order to know what you’re doing wrong. Once you realize what your flaws are, work on them! And once you play a variety of different players, you’ll be able to switch up your playstyle accordingly.

By the way, who cares if you play an OP character. As long as you’re having fun then that’s all that matters. If you weren’t winning at all then they wouldn’t be saying anything in the first place! Just do your thing ^_^


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