I realize that is a long name. However, with the abundance of events coming, I would be doing a disservice to not point out the date and host. Fid3l and I got the chance to participate in FanboyGaming’s Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament yesterday at the Microsoft Store in Fashion Valley, CA. It was a fantastic time, and it was one of their biggest turn-outs yet, with 26 total entrants. So how did it go?
It was a fantastic time. With so many entrants, competition was fierce. A lot of members of the San Diego Fighting Game Community, particularly from TTF, including Dios X, Call2Arms and UnprotectedSex showed up. Amazingly enough, Fide3l, myself, our friend Greg and the TTF gang were placed far from each other in the brackets, so we all got pretty far before we crossed paths, but eventually we did.
I ended up being sent to the loser’s bracket by Call2Arms. His Magneto was freaking good, and I am not used to dealing with good Magneto play so he was able to control most of both of our games. Still, I’m happy to report that I was not “free”, and I almost got a perfect on my way to facing Call2Arms. Fid3l and Greg were sent to loser’s by Dios X. His Dr. Doom is still as fierce as ever. Shoes!
Fid3l ended up losing to someone with the tag “Vermin”(I sent him to loser’s), Greg and I both got to loser’s semifinals and lost to talented players with unique teams. I am happy saying that. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is still so new that tiers haven’t really been established yet, so different team combinations are still appearing and being used effectively. We saw some really good Morrigan play at the tournament. It is exciting to know that the game has so much room to grow. I dealt with some interesting Rocket Raccoon play.
Regardless, it was a fantastic time, and Dios X ended up taking the tournament, with Call2Arms getting second. I am lucky that San Diego has a growing fighting game community, but make sure to look around in your area if you are into fighting games and want to level up your game. Go to the Shoryuken.com forums and look for local events. The more we help each other level up our game, the more interesting this all becomes. If you live in San Diego, make sure you visit FanboyGaming’s site here for details on upcoming tournaments. Let’s show everyone that fighting games are the real future of competitive gaming!