A few parting words
EVO 2012 was nothing short of amazing. BALA was dominating as usual but MadKOF was like a man possessed as he battled his way through his fellow Cafe Id team members and into finals. His opening round was a strong statement as his Duo Lon completely decimated BALA’s Billy. And then shit got real.
Seeing KOF on the main stage at EVO was too lofty a goal when Dream Cancel launched. The idea behind the site was to create a place for the KOF community to meet, share information and grow. It was as simple as that. It kind of had to be since, back then, nobody know if KOFXIII would even be released on home consoles.
When DC launched, I was lucky enough to find some very good mods to help build the frame work here and really cement the community through information sharing and online tournaments. And, when XIII was released, we shifted our focus to it and tried our hardest to unify the community behind that game. I think we were successful in that goal and, seeing the turnout and hype at EVO for XIII, the overall FGC seems to agree.
Now that DC has accomplished more than I could have hoped, it’s time for me to move on. I am working on returning to school part-time to earn a Bachelors degree, even though my Associates has gotten me rather far. It’s also time for a new vision to drive the site and, to that end, I’m leaving Desmond Delaghetto and Kane317 in charge. Both of these guys have been extremely good for Dream Cancel and will, no doubt, keep the momentum going as well as exploring new ideas. I look forward to seeing what they come up with.
I owe tons of people thanks for the success of Dream Cancel. Everyone who has ever volunteered as a mod has been outstanding and I owe them all a debt of gratitude. I also appreciate every member of the Dream Cancel family. Without all of you, DC is nothing. Finally, I owe a great deal of thanks to the haters. Nothing lets you know you’re succeeding as much as the ire of the hater collective.
And with that, thanks for playing. I’ll catch you around!