By Remy 1 Comments
Playing knowing that there's a live stream and about 2400 people watching around the world is, well, a little nerve racking. Sakura was the closest thing I had to a main when I got SF4, but I've been playing almost exclusively Juri since I got the game on Tuesday. But wanting to keep the variety up (there were a lot of Juri's early on), I opted to go back to safe old reliable Sakura.
I then proceeded to walk into about five SPDs, whiffed my ultra (I was hoping he was going to see the animation and jump), and generally looked like a fool. But that's okay - it was a lot of fun.
I had to mute the livestream while I was playing (it was about five seconds behind the live footage on my screen), but I did catch some of Jeff & Ryan trying to guess what the "VJA" in my handle stood for. Guesses included:
- "Video Jam Alliance"
- "Vicious Judo All-Stars"
- "VJ Crew"
- "Vicodin Justice Association" (should I ever see them, Jeff, I promise I will send them your regards.)
Sadly, it was none of these awesome suggestions: for 5+ years I ran the US beatmania IIDX community VJ Army, commonly shortened to "VJA".
After Jeff & Ryan left the lobby, I noticed that MikeFightNight's headset icon was flashing. I flipped on my headset and chatted with him a bit as he continued to hold it down for Canada. Great guy, and we got in some more rounds as we shared our mutual love for Dan. ("If you win, it's ridiculous. If you lose, it's hilarious. It's win-win!")
All in all, a great event, and I look forward to future editions. (I will take Ryan's advice and know that I fought with honor, and sleep soundly tonight.)