Monday, July 7, 2014

EVO 2014

Hey ya'll,

I know it has been a while since something got posted here, so I just thought there should be a little bump for EVO 2014.

Stream schedule can be found here for those that aren't going.

Player search for EVO brackets can be found here for those that are OR if you want to see where everyone is.

I personally hate Vegas but I love EVO. Everyone should go at least once. This will be my last one for the foreseeable future.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Interview with Conner Anderson

I had the chance to talk with and interview a few players during the Great Salt Ranbat #1 last month. One of those people was Conner Anderson.

We talked about his entry into the scene, his first evo experiences, how he earned gas money to come home from Evo 2013, and what he would like to see improve with the scene.

Friday, April 4, 2014

FT5 Hully Stream Archive and more!

This features a Provo first -- a stream archive of casuals for SSF4AE 2012 matches on PC between Utah opponents. Hully, Colin, and Dana played each other off and on for 2 hours, with a FT5 between Hully and Colin.

See the time breakdown after the break.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Joel's Casuals Writeup: Noah's Arkade

     "It was kind of two by twos".

     That's how the players arrived, in around 10 separate vehicles, parked wherever they could fit: on the street, in the driveway, at the neighboring church.  But what force compelled them to Joel's ark?  Was it survival?  Nope.  Curiosity?  Nah.

     Competition.  And fun.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Live Provo Stream at Hully's

From Hully's bedroom...comes...SF4AE2012 on

Join us for some Utah gaming goodness through the magic and wizardry of the internets.

There's some Gen, some Cammy, and other characters.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Casuals at Joel's House Wednesday

See this?  This could be YOU.  
Date: 4/2/2014
Marvel + AE.
7837 s. Cool Water Way, 
West Jordan
Bring setups.

Hully's Casuals in Provo are cancelled so they can combine with Joel's casuals in West Jordan and form a Casuals Voltron.

From the looks of things, maybe some new people will show.

Some words from Joel (via the 801 Utah FGC facebook page) after the break.

Training Room: Execution and the IAJK

Stare long enough, you
see through time....
     You ever want to try a character, but just didn't due to high execution requirements?
     That's me and Adon.
     I tried him out a while ago, had no problems with any of his specials, except his IAJK (Instant Air Jaguar Kick).  The IAJK was my nemesis, the Khan to my Kirk.
     Can you use Adon without it? Well, yeah...but why would you? Sure, it's not a 1000 dmg, 0-frame, "I am become death, the destroyer of worlds" move or anything like that, but it IS a good tool to have in the shed when it's game time.  Some characters have moves like that that need to be learned and used to fully exploit the character.  That's the IAJK for Adon.
     This is an article about how even though my old skills failed this old man, I adapted and learned some new techniques, so now I can use the IAJK.  Perfect execution escapes me, but I feel confident using it, which is good enough.
     Maybe what I did can help you.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Post-GSR1 interview with 801 Strider

Gustavo and I had a quick chat following the tournament, and here's what he had to say.  

You went through the whole SF tournament and won.  You played Steven [in grand finals].  What was the match like?

G:  Well, I play against Steven a lot.  He always comes out to my place.  Whenever I invite him, most of the time he comes over.  Yeah, he struggles in that matchup a lot.  Just against Abel.  I play against him so much that I know.
      I was a bit worried against Mark Means.  It's not free.  I was kinda worried.

What did you think of the whole tournament tonight?

G:  AWESOME, man.  Awesome.  I'm so glad that more people came out, because I was expecting a low turnout.  Honestly, I was expecting a lot less.  So the fact that we got 36 entrants...that's pretty good.
      I think that everyone's picking up the game again because Ultra's coming out.  Which is good;  it's bringing in fresh air.  A lot of these players are new;  I would say half of them are new.  And that's great.

Are you going to do anything differently next time?

G:  This is three years in a row, man. Four years in a row, actually, where I'm undefeated.  Until someone steps up and shows me that they can beat my Abel then I'll think of something else.  But until then, people need to step it up.
     And I'm glad people are hungry again; it was a lot harder than before.