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hey sushis, I went to a game tournament last week and it was fun! I didn't do so well, but I loved talking to people about video games and stuff! have you guys gone to tournaments before?


Never been to a tournament, but've been to LAN parties where we casually played UT99 and UT2k4. Playing games with likeminded people is a lot of fun. Especially when those better than you aren't the sore winner types. Never been to the bigger ones that had actual game tournaments tho.


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Used to go a lot (and even staffed at some of them), but at some point you get tired of Smash and want to get involved in any other game, but no one seems to want to play anything other than fucking Smash here. I'd love to have tourneys for all sorts of games, but it's hard to find players. Street Fighter, Marvel, hell even Puyo Puyo and Melty if I could have it my way. But I have to make do with what I have, so Smash.


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Been to smash tourneys at schools, I even won a micro Brawl tourney once but it was against people who never play so it was easy. I went to larger, more organized tourneys (both melee and brawl) but I got rekt in pools, and I never went back again. I think that in order win in any scene, you have to train 24/7 and read the meta carefully.

Which smash game did you prefer? I think Melee had the best mechanics, but the rooster is a bit empty compared to Smash4. Brawl is too slow so it's my least favorite, even if it's still fun to play. I never tried the first smash tho.


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They are both alright, I still play them but more casually these days, it's not like I drill wavedashes and shit anymore. I prefer Project M to either, I like having the Melee pace with more characters. Tr4sh is pretty fun when you get a crowd and max out the player slots, but 1on1 is just painful for me to watch and play.

Lots of people seem to really like 4, it always gets more entrants, though maybe that's because its easier to get into than Melee, both in getting the game and actually playing it. Pretty much everyone I know still plays it. Melee, on the other hand, has a smaller crowd playing it competitively, but they tend to also play 4. Still a lot of people, at one of the bigger locals all three games (PM, Melee, Tr4sh) get top billing over stuff like FIFA, COD, LoL and Rocket League. And the other is a Smash only event. As for 64, the little I have played it wasn't as fun as the rest. Melee and above really is a straight upgrade.

And yeah, once you move out of school/anime con-tier tournaments into something more organized you run into some beasts.


It's really weird, it might be nostalgia for me, but I actually prefer the really primitive vibe of Smash 64. That and it was the first video game I owned personally.

I will never say that Smash 64 is objectively better because the rest of the games have way more characters, stages, game modes, etc. And again, I know nostalgia googles are on full display here but Smash 64 does have a special place in my heart.

The only Smash game that I never played was Smash 4 because I don't have a Wii U or 3DS and I was so turned off by the DLC prices for characters.

As far as tourneys go, I used to play Smash 64 against pro over Kaillera but I got fed up with some of the attitudes plus I just liked playing for fun but a lot of friends weren't as good as me but I'm no good against actual pros. Weird place to be at actually.


That looks so comfy tbh.

I haven't been to a tourney before, but I'd love to. I get anxiety pretty easily, but I've looked at some tournaments before, even for games I don't play myself.


I was really nervous at first, but once I started played people talked to me and its easier to respond than to create conversation (for me).


I went to a tournament for the first time at a local comic-con this summer. There weren't many people for the game I signed up for(Skullgirls), but it was still pretty fun. I was pretty surprised that most of the people there were around my skill level, apart from one guy who easily won the tournament.


ooh i play sg too, whats your team?


I played Parasoul and Fukua. I'm more used to playing guilty gear, so knowing how to play and keep track of three characters would have been a bit overwhelming.


yeah I can understand that, I play solo Val so I can rely on the ratio to make up for my lack of assist combos :P


beowulf is pretty fun, especially once you figure out his OTGs.


I impulsively took on someone's offer to tag along with his group this coming FFX because of a Koihime side tourney though I've never been to one. Now I'm scrambling to get good at UNIST since I thought I might as well make full use of my visit there. I'll probably get bodied though.


I always wanted to go to a tournament. It sounds so fun!


They really are. It can get pretty overwhelming and the atmosphere definitely takes some getting used to but not in a bad way at all.


There was one an hour away from me back in July and sadly I missed it due to poor advertising and marketing. It was a gaming expo that had a bunch of other games as well as events going on.


Damn that's unfortunate. Something of that scale only an hour away sounds like such a good opportunity. Regardless if the quality of the event is subpar.


Went to a local Pokemon VGC event a few years back, but most competitive gaming I have done has been between friends. Usually we gather at someones house and do LAN on whatever game for the better part of a day.


I've always wanted to go but never felt prepared enough to participate. I could never memorize all the bnbs and corner setups and stuff, and even though I have good game sense it's useless when I don't know the matchup.


never been to one personally but i've watched a friend play a yu-gi-oh tournament on a local anime con in my city, and sometimes i played some fighting games there myself, like smash and street fighter, but usually got btfo

still pretty fun tho, i'd love to participate in a tournament one day, preferably of csgo since its what i play the most


It really is tough to take that first step. I've had this same issue and all I can say is I'm glad I decided to put myself out there. Still godawful but I'm improving slowly.

I know it's not that simple due to issues like no locals or people either being obnoxious and/or don't play the games you want to play etc. so it can be irresponsible to say just try it out you'll have fun. Also it usually costs money, not a lot but not a trivial amount either. But if you ever feel like doing it, I still suggest taking that opportunity.


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Yes. It was fun in casual matches. Too bad, a lot of them are closed because of a certain infectious pandemic.


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With a certain pandemic, good netcode is essential now. No laggy connections please.


Jp devs are starting to realize good netcode is necessary at least. The recent growth of +R aside, the pandemic made them acknowledge how big a role the overseas market contributes to their success.


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It's about time…


Not video game tournaments but I used to play in Magic the Gathering tournaments. Legacy and Modern specifically. Never anything huge or high profile, but I made some money on a few occasions even. I kinda miss it but I've been distant from the game for years now.




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Are face-to-face tournaments viable again? Or is online the new way of holding tournaments ?


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EVO2021 is online only.


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Round 1… FIGHT!


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VS and KO potraits


I would love to go to an FGC event but I suck so much I would just waste everyone's time.


Not exactly the same thing but I went to a Dungeons & Dragons thing once. A friend was involved it running it and he invited me along. I enjoyed it in the way, I suppose, that a foreigner enjoys visiting a strange land.
Hard not to have sex, if you want. So many thirsty girls there. (Weird and not pretty but…)


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Anyone going to EVO2023 in Las Vegas?


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It's gonna be hot


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That's why you need good online networking


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Wanna watch EVO2023?


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it was alright


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Here's to more years of gaming..


Just got back from CEOtaku yesterday. Took me till today to recover. Wish I had a medal to show for it but I fell short twice (1 main game and 1 side game).

I've always held this belief but I really do think the in-person element is what makes fighting games, and most competitive games, quite special. There's nothing quite like it. I spent 90% of my time in the BYOC area but it's probably the best experience I've had in years.


I've been to a few fighting game locals at my uni and it was great fun. It's definitely the best way to play fighting games imo. Nothing beats being right next to the guy who's cooking you while a couple friends are behind you cheering you on / booing you lol


All the arcade places near me are restaurant hybrids that make you play for 50 dollar cards.


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I'm mostly a Tekken player *ZAP*

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