NorCal Regionals 2013 (26th-28th) Preview + New Divekick Characters and 1st Injustice high-profile tournament results

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#51 Edited by ThePhantomnaut (6201 posts) -

DAT DANTE S!!!!!!!

#52 Edited by casper_ (908 posts) -

glad to see people exploring lower tier tech. tired of seeing people complaining about morridoom and banging their heads against the wall with mag-doom-vergil constantly. no creativity.

#53 Posted by StarvingGamer (8555 posts) -

SeñorTaxi YEAHHHHHHHHHHHH

Fuck that was the hypest thing I've seen this year

#54 Posted by Morbid_Coffee (955 posts) -

Chris G gets sent to losers a lot of times. It's a bigger deal if he gets eliminated before finals now.

If he gets eliminated without making it to top 8 though? That's a huge deal.

#55 Edited by StarvingGamer (8555 posts) -

@morbid_coffee said:

Chris G gets sent to losers a lot of times. It's a bigger deal if he gets eliminated before finals now.

If he gets eliminated without making it to top 8 though? That's a huge deal.

Yeah, but not by a guy as unremarkable and middle-of-the-road as SeñorTaxi

#56 Edited by Morbid_Coffee (955 posts) -

<3 Mr Wizard.

#57 Edited by FLStyle (4920 posts) -

Apparently some crazy stuff went down last night! I'll check the archive later.

Finals Day let's go!

#58 Edited by casper_ (908 posts) -

chris g has some serious personality hang-ups... went in on koogy as well.

#59 Posted by StaticFalconar (4850 posts) -

@flstyle said:

Apparently some crazy stuff went down last night! I'll check the archive later.

Finals Day let's go!

Basically Chris G lost, and he's blaming it on lag or some bullshit. To be fair, he was pulling a justin wong of late and making input errors and such, but so was his opponent and apparently Chris' (marvel character) Magnum goes through soul fist and can be followed up with stuff. Also Dante assist clears the sky soul fist.

I honestly see Chris G winning any rematches if he just picks a different team, or goes in more for a rush down, not letting Senoir taxi set up a screen filled with grenades.

#60 Edited by Morbid_Coffee (955 posts) -

ChrisG has been pissy about PS3 lag in Marvel since Apex. He makes a big fucking stink about it every fucking time, but that hasn't stopped him from winning like the last 20 tournaments he's entered that ran the game on PS3.

It's a real shame because people were starting to say he was finally "growing up" and not doing this shit anymore, but I guess he's going back to old whiny Chris G after winning so many times. It's about time he gets his shit punched in by random players. Eat that humble pie and like it.

#61 Posted by TAFAE (156 posts) -

Does iplaywinner not have archives or something? Wanted to some of the stuff on their stream but can't find the page on twitch.

#62 Edited by FLStyle (4920 posts) -

@staticfalconar: @morbid_coffee: That's a shame, if only he kept his emotions to the matches and left them off Twitter.

@tafae: I checked and I don't see the video option where it usually is on other pages, I guess they're serious about their YouTube uploads.

SF has begun, Seth Killian and James Chen on commentary. No iPLAYWINNER stream today.

#63 Edited by thegoldencat7 (1501 posts) -

What an asshat. He's still young and overly emotional. Maybe he'll grow out of it. Probably not, mind.

Anyway Team Spooky is live with NCR SF4 Top 16 action. Get hype!

#64 Posted by casper_ (908 posts) -

@fluxwavez: yeah its a shame although that's been a thing in previous fighting games as well. 3s had chun, ken, yun and sometimes makoto and MvC2 had like 6 characters out of 50 that were usable. its mostly that some matchups in p4a make some of the characters irrelevant ie if a fantastic liz player runs into a mitsuru (which is seemingly very likely) that is a 7-3 matchup which is borderline unwinnable. it also doesn't help that these problems exist within such a small roster.

i cant forsee a P4a 2 but i really wish they would consider a patch or something else of that nature just to even out some of the rough matchups.

#65 Posted by smcn (926 posts) -

Are there VODs of P4A? I'll need something to watch during Magneto/Doom snorefests

#66 Posted by FLStyle (4920 posts) -

@smcn: Waiting on IPW to start uploading its archive to YouTube, probably won't be today.

#67 Edited by smcn (926 posts) -

@flstyle: Thanks for the quick reply & this thread. I don't play fighters but always get hype around Evo.

#68 Posted by FLStyle (4920 posts) -

@smcn: No problem, I'll be doing ones for UFGT9, CEO 2013 and EVO 2013 in the next 3 months too.

#69 Posted by casper_ (908 posts) -

this tournament is nuts...

#70 Posted by StarvingGamer (8555 posts) -

F Champ got sent up the river, so sick

#71 Posted by FLStyle (4920 posts) -

UltraSpooky on commentary for SFxT top 8, Spooky has proven that his knowledge of the game is of the highest calibre, nice to see him get some commentary time.

Speaking of commentary, that UMVC3 commentary from Magus and Darryh was the best I've heard from those two, they used to shout over each other so bad.

#72 Edited by StarvingGamer (8555 posts) -

Spooky has a giant brain.

SFxT may not be the most exciting game, but there's so much to appreciate on a technical level. Spooky really helps that.

#73 Posted by FLStyle (4920 posts) -

Infiltration crushes all in SFxT.

SSF4: AE 2012 top 8 up next.

#74 Posted by FLStyle (4920 posts) -

Sleepy time for me in UKLand, enjoy the rest of AE and Marvel.

#75 Edited by Chibithor (573 posts) -

These last few games, man. So great. Good to see some less used characters too

#76 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19388 posts) -

And ChrisG is eliminated from SFIV. Nice matches.

#77 Edited by StarvingGamer (8555 posts) -

Ken/Sakura/Gen/Akuma top 4 lol whaaat

#78 Posted by Example1013 (4807 posts) -

Gen vs. Akuma, I'm drooling right now at how perfect this is. Two masters playing two masters in grand finals.

#79 Posted by StarvingGamer (8555 posts) -

XIAAAAAAAAAAAAAN

#80 Edited by StarvingGamer (8555 posts) -

Bawwwwwwwwwww

EDIT: Nooo fucking heartbreak, I'm gonna be shocked if he runs Haggar on point vs Chris G

#81 Edited by ThePhantomnaut (6201 posts) -

@flstyle said:

@smcn: Waiting on IPW to start uploading its archive to YouTube, probably won't be today.

As part of the IPLAYWINNER team (couldn't go to NCR though), content should be uploaded to YT ASAP, same for Team Spooky. We got the Senor Taxi vs Chris G match up though. For instant archive viewing, I believe subscribing to the IPW Twitch channel will provide archives. If not I will talk to Harrison about it.

ALSO PS3 PS3 PS3 PS3 PS3. Damn you chris.

#82 Posted by FLStyle (4920 posts) -

Looks like NCR has been a great success, the UFGT9 preview will be going up in 3 weeks.

#83 Posted by StarvingGamer (8555 posts) -

@flstyle: Thanks for doing this, makes it a lot easier for me to keep track of this stuff since I stopped hitting SRK regularly.

#85 Posted by FLStyle (4920 posts) -
#86 Posted by BisonHero (7038 posts) -

<3 Mr Wizard.

Haha, can't acknowledge his own errors nor the solid play of his opponent, and instead blames the hardware.

What a child.

#87 Posted by casper_ (908 posts) -

@bisonhero: chris g is obviously immature and hyper emotional but to be fair the ps3 is kind of notorious for dropping frames/lag. thats the reason all the marvel matches are done in training mode ( i think street fighter was like that as well)

#88 Edited by FLStyle (4920 posts) -

Gootecks did a bunch of videos for GameSpot eSports over the weekend.

#89 Edited by StarvingGamer (8555 posts) -

@flstyle: Gootecks looks so fucking tired hahaha

#90 Edited by BisonHero (7038 posts) -

@casper_: Yeah, but it's just such a shitty excuse when it's obviously going to affect both competitors in any given match, and ChrisG still lost 3-1.

#91 Posted by Optix12 (625 posts) -

Honestly Chris should simply admit his excuse of PS3 lag is pretty weak (even though I can see it may arise with the astral vision soulfists, but hes surely played/won enough of this game to already know how to adjust???) and accept he lost to senor taxi. Even his losers bracket game against apologyman was incredibly close (which I feel if apologyman held his nerve, possibly could have taken it, he got talked to and you could visibly see he got super anxious, to the point where the 5th round was him just not doing anything right at all)

#92 Posted by Petiew (1361 posts) -

I've found myself rooting for Chris in Marvel a lot recently, things like this always make me regret it though. In the interview with Gootecks he says he's not going to practice on PS3 at all, if he loses EVO I know he'll blame the PS3.

#93 Edited by Phished0ne (2539 posts) -

@optix12 said:

Honestly Chris should simply admit his excuse of PS3 lag is pretty weak (even though I can see it may arise with the astral vision soulfists, but hes surely played/won enough of this game to already know how to adjust???) and accept he lost to senor taxi. Even his losers bracket game against apologyman was incredibly close (which I feel if apologyman held his nerve, possibly could have taken it, he got talked to and you could visibly see he got super anxious, to the point where the 5th round was him just not doing anything right at all)

Chris' feet got held to the fire a bunch this weekend, first Senor taxi knocking him into losers. Then Apologyman, then Ranmasama and KaneBlueRiver both gave him a run for his money. I really think big body/high health characters are a big problem for his team. Especially Hulk, the armor on Gamma charge allows him to get in real fast. Even if he misses, his health is so high he can usually wait out one astral and get a 2nd or 3rd chance.

#94 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

@bisonhero said:

@morbid_coffee said:

<3 Mr Wizard.

Haha, can't acknowledge his own errors nor the solid play of his opponent, and instead blames the hardware.

What a child.

The PS3 version of the game is bad though and the delay isn't the only issue with it.

Dunno why people think training mode helps on PS3, it still lags every time assists get called.

#95 Edited by Morbid_Coffee (955 posts) -

Nobody's saying the PS3 version isn't bad. People are making fun of Chris' bitching because 90% of tournaments have been using PS3 versions of these games for over 5 years now, and he's managed to win most of them in the last year. He's had more than enough time to get used to the delay, and if he wants to make excuses instead, then too fucking bad take the loss and deal with it.

The only other people that can match Chris G in whining are Ricky Ortiz when he gets his panties in a bunch when Justin Wong or PR Balrog lose, or F.Champ who thinks he's the best fucking thing since sliced bread until he loses, then he runs away to his stream, sets it on subscriber mode, and talks shit behind their back like an old, gossiping fucking wash woman.

I like fighting games, and I like the FGC. But there's a lot of people in it that really need to grow the fuck up.

#96 Edited by BisonHero (7038 posts) -
#97 Posted by FLStyle (4920 posts) -

Nobody's saying the PS3 version isn't bad. People are making fun of Chris' bitching because 90% of tournaments have been using PS3 versions of these games for over 5 years now, and he's managed to win most of them in the last year. He's had more than enough time to get used to the delay, and if he wants to make excuses instead, then too fucking bad take the loss and deal with it.

The only other people that can match Chris G in whining are Ricky Ortiz when he gets his panties in a bunch when Justin Wong or PR Balrog lose, or F.Champ who thinks he's the best fucking thing since sliced bread until he loses, then he runs away to his stream, sets it on subscriber mode, and talks shit behind their back like an old, gossiping fucking wash woman.

I like fighting games, and I like the FGC. But there's a lot of people in it that really need to grow the fuck up.

It's the double-edged sword of the FGC, they've got more personality than all of eSports combined, but leads to problems like this.

#98 Posted by DrDarkStryfe (1148 posts) -

@flstyle: Fighting games have the best chance of breaking into the stratosphere of popularity, but some of the people that are at the top of the game are going to be the biggest hurdle at any shot at acceptance outside of the group that enjoys the hell out of these competitions.

#99 Edited by casper_ (908 posts) -

i do often wonder what the deal is. i looked at my twitch app and some riot stream had like 160 thousand people watching compared to the 30k which NCR got (which i considered very impressive). the FGC is an interesting and diverse group of people i just wish it was less accepted within the community to use racial/homophobic slurs. i think it could be basically exactly the same kinda blue collar, tough, weird community just without people flipping out about xian's "gay" hair or stream monsters saying nasty things about ricky or champ dropping the n word like 7 times a fucking second.

#100 Edited by FLStyle (4920 posts) -

@drdarkstryfe said:

@flstyle: Fighting games have the best chance of breaking into the stratosphere of popularity, but some of the people that are at the top of the game are going to be the biggest hurdle at any shot at acceptance outside of the group that enjoys the hell out of these competitions.

Agreed. Or, they could be accepted and have a big fall when these incidents happen on a much larger scale.

@casper_ said:

i do often wonder what the deal is. i looked at my twitch app and some riot stream had like 160 thousand people watching compared to the 30k which NCR got (which i considered very impressive). the FGC is an interesting and diverse group of people i just wish it was less accepted within the community to use racial/homophobic slurs. i think it could be basically exactly the same kinda blue collar, tough, weird community just without people flipping out about xian's "gay" hair or stream monsters saying nasty things about ricky or champ dropping the n word like 7 times a fucking second.

Could be people perpetuating the culture that came before them, could be a working class/middle class divide thing, could be something completely different. I'm not sure there's any one answer.

I do have more concrete ideas about the stream viewer numbers though, one being production value differences, the other being target audiences. People watching streams are primarily PC users, not console users. It's only natural that the 160 thousand PC users flock to the PC games' streams.

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