Finally time to catch up with everything.
FIFTEEN thousand–number of viewers watching KOF XIII last weekend. As of now, SCR’11 will go down as the highest number of live viewers watching KOFXIII globally. No doubt this is due to SoCal attracting a high number of top US KOF players including LDA Bala, ArcadeShock|Reynald, eLive.pro|Mr Kof, TC|Romance, TC|Yoshi, The Answer, CMD among many others.
We had a turnout of 78 participants which is one of the highest, if not the highest, turnout for a KOFXIII console tourney attracting people as far as Canada’s CCG|Air, a large group of friends from NorCal’s SouthTownArcade and even had a signup from London (MichelS who unfortunately could not make it the last minute). Partnering up with our Atlus friends (thanks Atlus for helping calling out the brackets and sponsoring the generous $1,000 pot bonus), we had a two casual setups (with Ex Kyo unlocked) and an additional total of six setups running a standard double elimination style tourney. We ran it all the way to Top16 where we began streaming(part 4 0:26:17) all the way to we ran out of time at top6.
Easily one of the most hyped event of the night, was the much anticipated and talked about 5v5 NorCal vs Socal Grudge Match Exhibition and of course with most hyped events, it was not without controversy (see first match).
Day 2 of course had the final Top4 play(part2 0:31:56) besting even the spectacular finals displayed at NEC!
On behalf of Dream Cancel, I would like to thank everyone that made this event possible–LevelUp, Atlus and UCI Fight Gamers. I also want to thank TheAnswer, Metaphysics, Giby, CMD, TC|Yoshi and TC|Romance for helping us running the brackets smoothly. Last but not least, I want to thank the players that made it out to the event themselves, all the countless hours of practice you put into the XIII despite it only being released a couple of weeks ago–we know it took many sacrifices to make it here and we recognize that and we salute you.
Top player Fixel, also only NorCal player to break into the top10, captured some of the hype seen at the gallery here and of course is responsible for doing this set here. Other galleries of the event can be seen here and here.
Finally, the results of the tourney are here (do not scroll down if don’t want any spoilers):