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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
Bet you guys never thought this would be updated again eh? It’d be Kiefer time all the time every time, but think not! Here are the results of our latest tournament with video playlist at the bottom!
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3(32 entries)
T5. Akida, Jericho
T7. Graeme, Steven
T9. Branden, Precision, Enrico, Olazfrit
T13. Tyler, Kevin, Sandeep, Blazing
T17. Jon, Eric, Justen, Paul, Jordan, Russel, James, Phil
T25. Tyson, Jeff, Joseph, Matt, Mike, Steffan, Andrew, Cree
Super Street Fighter 4 (20 entries)
T5. Dalton, James
T7. Lovell, Paul
T9. Ehsan, Karel, Matt, David
T13. Andrew, Eric, Sean, Andy
T17. Robin, Mack, Cree
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (11 entries)
T5. Jason, Tyler
T7. James, Andy
T9. Precision, David, Karel
Soul Calibur V(10 entries)
T5. Branden, Andy
T7. Keifer, Curtis
T9. Steffan, Tyler
Guilty Gear Accent Core(9 entries)
T5. Andy, Alex
T7. Joquin, Tyler
King of Fighters XIII(9 entries)
T5. David, Graeme
T7. Branden, Tyler
Thanks everyone for coming out. This was a great event and hope everyone had a lot of fun.
A playlist of the videos recorded (minus GG which will soon be uploaded) can be found below.
When it comes to fighting games one of the best tips I’ve ever gotten was to keep a record of what I have learned. Write about how you played, how you should play and anything else you can think of relating to your game. Even now, I will admit that the whole reason I’m writing about this is that I sort of forgot about this good habit and stopped writing. Earlier this week, I started getting back into writing about my game with some new tools. So to benefit you and me from the lessons I have learned, I’m reinforcing my knowledge by writing it down here for everyone to read.
Why You Should Keep Notes About Fighting Games
Keeping notes on your game helps you remember things that are giving you trouble or cool news things you have seen or done in a match – especially between sessions. Writing your mistakes or successes helps re-enforce them in your mind. The chances of you repeating the stuff that doesn’t work becomes less of a factor when you commit them to writing.
If you’re not sold on using writing as a tool to remember or learn things better, read this LifeHacker article that covers the subject pretty well. The article is basically saying that when you write things down, it helps create a link in your mind between the thought of an action (writing “block more” for instance) and actually doing that action (blocking more). Training your brain to react to things or behave in a certain way is of course a good way to get better at that thing, so why not give yourself a leg up!
What You Should Be Writing
To start out, when you are trying to get better, what kind of things should you be thinking about? Outside of learning a game system, the most important things you want to learn about are the things you have the most trouble with. That means you need to think before you play – setup a game plan. Think while you’re playing – adapting to situations and mind games. Think after you have played – analysis and future adjustments. A good resource I found helpful on the subject of thinking about playing was an article originally by Buktooth as part of the Shoryuken Pro Strategy Series from a couple years ago.
At first, this kind of thinking might not come naturally to a player. I know I have trouble thinking about a few of these things. Then if you are having trouble conceptualizing purely mentally, try to move your focus out of your mind and into writing.
Here’s a list of things that I like to write about (in order of importance):
- Bad habits
- Why I lost
- Stuff that works
- Tips from other players
- Patterns or tendencies of other players
- Something cool or situational that I’ve discovered
- Match-up data
The most helpful thing I have ever started writing was my bad habits I have noticed while playing. Make sure to be mindful of your own patterns as well. Do you always throw two fast fireballs and then one slow one? Write it down and stop doing it. If you are noticing it, chances are it’s already being used against you. How often do you think about something that you do that makes you lose just to start doing it again the very next time you played? I am pretty horrible at this myself and I really find that when I put it to writing, the lesson stays with me a lot longer than otherwise.
Other things to write down that I found are most helpful are on things that worked in a match and things that beat me in a match. This is something that can’t always be written down right away – if you’re at a tournament for instance – but it’s pretty easy to do when you’re grinding at home against online opponents. Writing down things that worked are not always as helpful as the things that made you lose but it might give you some insight into thinking about reading other players’ patterns or even just giving yourself a pat on the back for finding a way to stay solid. It can be a nice break from constantly thinking about how you’ve been messing up.
Your notes can serve many purposes and be as detailed or as sparse as you’d like. For instance, in my notes for Jinpachi, instead of writing out all the combos available to him, I keep a could combo starters, a couple enders and a couple of his better launchers along with a link to a Tekken Zaibatsu thread on Jinpachi combos. That way I keep a quick reference to just about any resource I need. An example of a much less detailed but arguably more important file I keep is my list of bad habits. I keep my notes on this short and to the point: “Block more” “Move out of pressure – don’t fight out of pressure”
When You Should Write
In simplest terms, you should always be writing. Think about what new notes to add, or which existing notes you can review. After all, you are using your notes to help you think about your play and if you’re not thinking, why are you playing in the first place!
Sometimes you’re in a place where you can’t write or you don’t want to be a weirdo bringing a notebook around to your friends place for “serious business”. Writing about your play is an exercise and as long as you’re at least thinking “I should write that down” is at least better than not thinking about writing it at all. If you’re really desperate, write yourself a note on your phone or find something to write on in your wallet.
Where To Write It All
Note taking tier-list:
- Text files (C)
- Paper notebook (B)
- Note-taking software (S+)
This has been a trial-and-error process for me. I have gone through a few ways of keeping notes and I found the one that works for me. Experiment and do not be afraid to switch things up. You can even write about your notes in your notebook if you really want to get meta about your game.
I used to write in a notebook. I found this to be fast and convenient. But I didn’t like having to drag it everywhere and I could never remember to take it with me in the first place. It also bothered me that I could not easily reorganize or index information.
Another thing I tried was using a text file. You can do multiple things in this case and almost any way of writing things on a computer will have its strengths and weaknesses. You can use a plain-text file like I have, a Word document or even a spreadsheet if you’d like. The formatting is up to you and any information can be found almost immediately. Using a file also lets you be loose with what kinds of notes you keep since it allows for recording URLs to forum posts or images of hit-boxes for quick reference. One major flaw in keeping a file is that it’s not always accessible like other methods, especially if you store your files on a desktop. You can easily fix this by using cloud-based storage like Dropbox.
This week I’ve started using note-taking software like Evernote to help organize my work and home stuff. Then, a couple days ago I realized that it could also be perfect for tracking my progress in fighting games. Now I have notebooks for each game I play, I can use tags for notes to find info quickly or organize related notes together. The best part is that because Evernote has cloud storage, I can access my files anytime thanks to the app for my smartphone or any computer I use regularly. Of course, if you don’t have a smartphone or want to pay for a dataplan, this might not be totally the best option. Another, non-mobile phone related solution is to use your own email account to send yourself notes or messages about things you want to improve on or what you’ve learned.
The Most Important Lesson
Read what you wrote! You’re spending all this time putting to paper all the ways you’re getting bodied, why not at least put it to use. Read about your habits before starting an online sessions, read before you go to a tournament or even before a tournament match if you want. Be mindful of the things you thought were important enough to write. Like I said earlier, I haven’t been keeping notes about my game for close to a year now, but jumping back into it is making me motivated to improve. Sometimes it helps to write things down to help you remember where you can improve.
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.
This is that story… *queue Law & Order intro*