Author Archives: nYo
Street Fighter Ex 2
1. GRAEME HOWARD
T3. David, Steffan
T5. Jo, Duong, Jules, James
Street Fighter 3:3rd strike
T5. Jericho, Graeme
T7. Jules, Matty
T9. Nat, Tyler, Eric H
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Singles
T5. Dimitri, Jason
T7. Tyler S, Karel
T9. Andy, James, Nat
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Pair play
T3. Rafael/Nat, Dmitri/Andy
T5. Vincent/David, Jason/Steffan
Injustice: Gods among us
1. Tyler S
T5. Andy, Jules
T7. Stu, Steffan
T9. Matty, Eric S, Justen, James
T13. Johnny, Eric H, Curtis
Guilty Gear Accent Core
4. Chris P
T5. Nat, Stu
T7. Tyler S, Steffan
Mortal Kombat 9
1. Tyler S
T5. Steffan, Curtis
T7. Tyler, Andy
T3. Curtis, James
T5. Nat, Steffan, Stu, Matty
King of Fighters 13
T5. Tyler S, Jules
T7. David, Nat
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 Teams
2. Aw fuck it
3. Money INC.
T5. When’s DC, Mad Robbots
T7. Lets have faith, Team BRZ
T9. Lets all fight together
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom3 Singles
T5. Erick S, Matty
T7. Russel, BMike
T9. James, Evan, Jericho, Jules
T13. Joseph, Tyler S, Adrian, Jeff
T17. Tito, Rain, Jo, Eric H, Rommel, Matty J, Paul C, Vinny
Virtua Fighter 5
T5. Tyler S, Steffan
T7. Matty, David
3. James H
T5. Curtis, Steffan
T7. Tyler S, Alex
T9. Tyler L, Graeme C, David
Persona 4 Arena
T5. Keiffer, Chris
T7. Brian, Steffan
Street Figher x Tekken
1. Graeme H
2. Tyler S
T5. Sandeep, Jo
T7. Steffan, Robin
T9. Matty, Paul, Jared, Curtis
T13. Russel, Graeme C, Dylan, Tyler L
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo
T5. Duong, Steffan
T7. Tyler, David
T9. Paul, Rommel
T5. Chris, Curtis
T7. Paul, Andy
Super Street Figher 4 2012 Arcade Edition
1. Graeme H
T5. Kiet, Jericho
T7. Mack, James
T9. Rain, BMike, Vinny, Matty J
T13. Bobby, Russel, David, Tito
T17. Eric H, Akida, Sean, Chad, Jules, Jo, Tyler
T5. Jason, Ryan, Van, Kevin
T9. Brockavich, Jules, Kendal Shirtlif, James H, Sebula, Paul, Tbonesar, Radiguard
T17. Graeme C, Jared, Commander Santa, Kiwi, Curtis, Brandon Hamilton, Union 1, William Curry
I’d like to introduce you to Keifer. He is a relative new comer to the scene. He may be new but he’s a strong player and seemingly part of the growing “anime” gamers niche.
Name or handles you go by?
I go with the handle K-MAC for most of the streamed events, just a combination of my first initial and last name because I’m super uncreative >_<
What are your favorite games to play?
I typically have the most fun playing anime fighters, I enjoy the uniqueness of the characters and the faster pace of the matches. My two most played games at the moment would probably be Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Persona 4 Arena, Persona 4 because it’s similar to Blazblue but without the obtuse mechanics and Marvel because that game is hilarious.
Who are your favorite characters?
I’ve always liked weird or unconventional character designs for my mains, for some reason guys with muscles the size of their head just doesn’t appeal to me. Probably my favorite fighting game character would be Arakune from the Blazblue series, he’s very difficult to learn, as with most members of the game’s cast, and his curse mechanic is interesting.
Whats your style of play?
I rarely play outright rush-down or outright runaway in a fighter, the two exceptions being Marvel and Skillgirls (lol). Usually I enjoy playing the middle-ground with setup characters that can deal large amounts of damage in certain circumstances, such as Arakune in BB or Teddie/Elizabeth in P4. Since there isn’t a ton of that style outside of Arksys games, I opt for a more rush-down approach in Marvel.
How did you find the scene?
I believe I saw an old poster for one of the events quite a while ago on Google or something, probably during my last year of high school. After I registered to go to the U of M, I remembered that the scene typically met somewhere on campus, so I registered for the forums. I was a little hesitant about coming out but at recruitment week last year I played a couple of sets with the locals and decided to make the trek out, glad I did.
What got you into fighters?
My first experience with “fighting” games, as I’m sure most people my age would agree with, was the Super Smash Bros. games. Those games were hugely popular during my elementary/middle school days (don’t you guys feel old now XD) and, even if not considered a traditional fighting game, got me interested in that genre. Around grade 10-11, my friend introduced me to vanilla SF4, which was probably my first real fighter. After that I purchased a number of fighting games like Blazblue and vanilla Marvel and became an online warrior until coming out to Chip Damage.
How do you go about training?
I probably should have a more organized routine, but the truth is that I’m usually just practicing combos and messing around with my characters to find out new setups and other things in training mode. The randomness of how I train is sometimes a benefit, sometimes, like in the case of Marvel, I’ll stumble upon something completely new that I can add to my strategies. If I’m attempting to replicate something I have seen being used by another person, typically I just drill out the setup until I can hit it reliably. Of course after you’ve learned the theory of how a certain strategy will work, you actually have to test it against other people, which is critically important.
Where in the world is Carmen San Diego
What has been your favorite moment so far that you’ve been a part of in the scene?
I doubt I can narrow it down to just one, but one of my favorites was getting third at TST7 for UMvC3, even though I still have tons to improve on, I think I performed quite well. Of course non-FG activities are also a blast as well, such as the Christmas party and the random games tournament. Being undefeated in Skullgirls tournaments is also hilarious
How well did you do during your online warrior days?
Honestly, even though I sunk an sizable amount of time into Blazblue and vanilla MvC3, and won my fair share of matches, I was pretty scrubby. I don’t think that you can improve quickly by being an online monster, because it teaches bad habits. Using the same strategies may work when your opponent has not faced you before and cannot react to your offense, but those go out the window once you start playing against the same people regularly in person. I’d like to think I’ve improved quite a bit since coming out to Chip Damage, and since then I haven’t been able to play much on XBL, it’s like a completely different (and worse) game. Even though you may be a skilled player as an online warrior, if you really want to improve, the first thing I’d recommend is to start having sessions with people in person.
What do you think is your strength in your game?
I’m definitely still learning, but I believe I play a decent spacing game with all my characters. I typically like characters that can employ safe tools to use at mid-to-long range, like Viper’s seismo’s, Dante’s stinger>reverb shock, Teddie’s 5B, and so on. I’d like to think I’m not too bad at execution either
What are your future goals?
I’m currently studying to become a history teacher, although I’m still young and indecisive so who knows what will happen in a few years
What other hobbies do you have other than video games?
I don’t really have any actual hobbies besides video games anymore, since I gave up on playing Yu-Gi-Oh! (such a broken game, lol). Basically my life consists of school, work, hanging with friends and video games, I just don’t have the time for much else. When I hang out with friends usually we’re eating at restaurants or watching movies/TV shows. I’m just having too much fun competing with other people and training to put time elsewhere. Also, as Jericho said, fighting games have ruined my desire to play anything else really, single player games just don’t appeal to me anymore, although I do occasionally play competitive RTS’s like LoL and SC2. What has chipdamage meant to you?
Since I’ve shown up to Chip Damage, I think I’ve improved tons as a player and (hopefully) made some friends along the way. Even if I hardly get any games in on a Friday night, I’m still having a blast because I really like the community aspect of the gatherings, not just playing the games. It’s a group of friends getting together to talk about/play the games they enjoy, I think that’s pretty cool. As Graemme so eloquently put it
“It’s more than a group of friends hanging out and playing games”
I expect you to win a tournament in the relatively near future in UMVC3. When should I expect that?
I think my team has the potential to do extremely well in tournaments, but my problem is that I’m still not using all the tools that I have at my disposal, especially with Crimson Viper on point. As Bmike said, she’s a swiss-army character that can do a ton of things well, but execution (like tk seismos for days) and just forgetting during the heat of a match is some things I have to improve on. Theoretically, Viper shouldn’t really die as long as I have 1 meter stocked, as an ex seismo will get me out of almost anything. I just need to practice more with using tools to their fullest such as her decent zoning game and invincibility-spewing moves, and I’ll hopefully be able to pose a real threat to the better players. I’m comin’ for ya Bmike and Precision
Is there anything you’d like to say to the community?
Keep coming out and supporting the games you love, there’s always something that you can improve on and thanks to Korea, Kang, nYo, Karo, Schneider-X, James Howard and everyone else for the work they put in for keeping Chip Damage alive and expanding through the years! Let’s get even bigger in 2013!
Its been a while since I’ve posted a local player interview. I’m going to try getting these going again. Here’s the first of hopefully many to come. The following is an interview with one of the scenes best players Jericho Ugot.
Name or handles you go by:
For online games I am usually known as JUgot, but for chipdamage videos I go by Jko.
What are your favorite games to play?
My favourite games right now are SF4, KOF XIII, and SFEX2A
Who do you play?
In SF4 my main is Gen. For KOF I don’t have a set team right now but my last tournament team was Kensou/Kim/Chin. And for SFEX2A I play V.Rosso/Sagat.
How’d you get into the scene?
I did a Google search for “Winnipeg Street Fighter”. Found out you guys were holding BaseLAN and made my way there. Was only a spectator and didn’t introduce myself until the Friday gathering after a recruitment week.
Whats your style of play?
I would say that my main style of play would be footsies converted to damage. So I play somewhat lame until I get a hit and then I try to rush down and open people up as much as possible. Although I have zero mind games so that second part is pretty hard.
I believe the last time you SFEX2 against me you were pretty free. When was the last time you actually played it?
I don’t know about that. I am pretty sure I made you free with Skullomania’s disco ball super mix-ups. But seriously the last time I played was a week or two before TST7. I remember we were supposed to have a money match, but you said you were too scared or something and couldn’t attend.
Why are SF4 and Kof your favorite fighting games?
SF4 and KOF just suit my style of game play. Also, they are both just really fun to play. I enjoy playing other games but not as much as these two games and SFEX2A.
How did you start playing fighters?
I enjoyed playing the alpha series a lot when I was a kid. At any chance I got to rent a game I would always pick one of the alpha games. Then I guess when SF4 came out I just gravitated towards it and just had fun playing it.
Red or Green?
Green all the way. Green dominates punk ass red any day. Green has the better colour, and flavours that are associated with green always better than red. Green Apple > Cherry.
How do you train?
When learning a new game I go to training mode and just practice movement before anything else. When I feel comfortable with my movement I move on to simple combos. After I have those two things down I just try to get in as many games as possible with online or offline play. As I get more comfortable getting random hits and confirming them to my simple BnB I learn more difficult and damaging combos.
Who are your favorite people to play against?
I love playing everyone in this scene as they all offer something when playing them. whether it’s just simple banter or useful information on the game. If I were to single people out as my favourite though. I would have to say my favourite people to play are the west end training team, Tuesday KOF people, BMike, and Sandeep.
What has been your proudest acheivment so far?
My proudest moments are whenever I body Duong in SFEX2A, and when I somehow get an Alpha 2 win with Gen.
You’ve provided some of the hypest moments for us at baselan. How did you feel while you were going through and which one did you enjoy more?
During the SSF4 baselan moment, I felt like I was making a lot of good reads along with good decisions. I was pretty anxious throughout the last set. Despite the anxiety I was just having a lot of fun playing in the tournament.
Now for the Marvel moment, it honestly was like the complete opposite. I did feel I was making the right decisions, but I didn’t feel like I was making the right reads. I was just doing stuff and the random nature of that game allowed me to get wins. I was not worried at all that tournament, because I couldn’t care less if I lost. It wasn’t fun. However, I felt solace knowing that people were going to be salty if I won.
Talk a bit about your Evo experience last year.
Evo and Vegas was really fun. I went to evo and went 6-2, unfortunately losing to Marn in losers finals for pools. Despite the loss I had a lot of fun and met a lot of top players. One of my favourite moments during Evo were when Graeme and I were trolling the american fans during top 32 on Friday and top 8 on Sunday. Haha we got mad death stares from one of Latif’s buddies.
What attracted you to Gen in Street Fighter 4?
He’s in a fighting game and he is old. When I was a kid looking to pick a character in any fighting game I would always choose the oldest person. My mentality at the time was that the oldest person would be the most knowledgeable and experienced fighter. That thought process just carried over to who I play now.
Tell us about the Regina tournament and what you thought of there players skill wise. Also rate their GDLK pizza.
The Regina tournament was great. The venue was nice, and everyone was pretty friendly. I honestly don’t think I played anyone from Regina in SF4. I only played Graeme and 4 Calgary guys. Those Calgary guys were good though. I think I played a few Sask people in mvc3, but it’s hard to judge a players skill in that game.
Their GDLK pizza is a bit exaggerated. The first pizza place being Houston’s which is supposedly “Canada’s best pizza” was super expensive for something not that impressive. It was good but not worth what we paid. The second pizza place we went to was Tumbler’s. This pizza was better than Houston’s and more reasonably priced. Tumbler’s was good, but again I was a bit underwhelmed by it.
What are your other hobbies?
There are a lot of things I like to do in my free time, but I don’t think I can call any of them hobbies. I don’t do things on a regular basis so I don’t think they’re considered my hobbies.
A goat and a cat are standing in your way. Which one do you kick first?
hmm, That’s a tough one. I guess I would have to kick the cat first. Let’s assume that if I kick one the other one would attack me with the first animal I kicked. My best chance would be that I could take out a cat in one go, and fight the goat 1 on 1. I guarantee I would not be able to take out a goat with one kick, and fighting 2 on 1 just sounds like a bad idea.
What other games do you play?
I honestly think fighting games has ruined me for any other type of game. I pop in another game that isn’t a fighter and I just don’t feel like playing it for long. Since 2009 I think I only bought 2 games that weren’t fighters. One game only has 2 hours on it (blue dragon) and I beat the other game (dark souls pc). Other than those 2 games and tetris attack I don’t really play other games.
Ever consider not being free in sfex2?
Sometimes, I feel that I should stop being free in sfex2. The thoughts of me being free just keep me up at night. Then I beat Duong for around 20 games and then I don’t feel like that any more.
Anything you’d like to say to the comunity?
Yes. Matty is free in Tetris Attack. That is all.
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
T5. Steven, Mark, Tyler, Mackenzie
T9. Jo, Steffan, James, Michael, Paul
King of Fighters 13
T5. Tyler, Mackenzie, BMike, James K.
T9. Jo, David, Sandeep, Matty, Steven, Mark
T5. Duong, Matty, Karel, Tyler
T9. BMike, David, Andy, Henry, Steffan, Keifer