|You can't fit this many people into an Xbox live lobby!|
Opening the first Great Salt Ranbat with Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, 16 people entered, but no one could beat Daniel.
Ever hear of Daniel?
The second game of the evening was Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition 2012, fielding an astounding 36 entrants with a bracket comprised of old timers and new blood alike. 36 man brackets don't flow as well as brackets of 16, 32, or 64, but I didn't hear anyone complaining. More people means more street fighter.
As the tournament progressed, some familiar faces emerged at the top of the tournament standings. Players from the early days of Vanilla SF4, Uy and his cousin Thanh each took 5th place. Renzo Vigo "iPeru" earned a 4th place finish, losing to both Mark Means and Gustavo Romero "801 Strider". Mark would go on to place 3rd, and seemed surprised as he thought he had placed 4th. Tournament winnings winding up in his wallet quickly proved otherwise.
|Sanford and Rico, anyone? At least no sticks were broken.|
For their first tournament, Steven and Yury did an excellent job. Yes, at times the salt flowed, as it always does when emotions run high and players play to win. But there were also many good games played, many hands shaken, and many runbacks promised. So attend the next ranbat in a month. That way you can express your thanks to them in person, and nothing says "thank you" to tournament organizers more than showing up and throwing down.