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During the last few weeks, there has been a lot of commotion about the 5th and final spot on the NorCal team for EVO. In response to the commotion, John Choi (team captain) decided to have a playoff for the current candidates (Filipino Champ and LPN) to square off against the current representatives of team NorCal:

  1. John Choi (Ryu)
  2. Ricky Ortiz (Rufus)
  3. Crackfiend (Boxer)
  4. Magus1234 (C. Viper)

Just to give you guys a little background on these two guys, LPN (Bison) is one of the next-gen Street Fighter players in the community. Street Figher 4 is the first competitive game he's ever gotten into, and he's been competing for less than a year while being a consistent placer and performer in NorCal.

Filipino Champ (Dhalsim) has been in the scene for 6+ years and is a high level MvC2 player. His switch to Street Fighter 4 was a rough transition, but has translated itself well by quickly rising the ranks of NorCal with his unique style.

We are trying to setup a live stream (again), and most likely won't run into the same problems we had last time, since the playoff will be at my apartment. This is the playoff format, as stated by John Choi:

"A playoff between LPN and F. Champ has been set up to determine the 5th remaining spot.

The playoff will consist of those 2 players running a gauntlet against the other 4 team members, and finally playing vs each other. Whoever has the best record overall is on the team.

LPN and FC will stick with their primary characters of Bison and Dhalsim the entire time. The 4 team members will use their primary and secondary characters (when applicable) during the gauntlet. The proposed character lineup:

Choi - Ryu/Sagat
Ortiz - Rufus/Chun
Andry - Viper/Blanka
Crackfiend - Boxer/TBD

This should give the broadest character exposure and determine who is more rounded for the team.

The playoff will take place on Monday night at Crackfiend's pad. I'll put up results ASAP.

Good luck to both!"

Stay tuned with iPlayWinner for more updates!

When: Monday, July 13th between 7:00 - 8:00 P.M. PST

Reader Comments (12)

cool! Will you post another article with the live stream information?
and which timezone are we talking about? Cause I'm in CET, which is UTC+1.
thanks in advance, bro!

July 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkaiii xD

I would say 'get hype' but since Filipino Champ is going to be there, any more hype may just kill someone.

July 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChrisis

yeah, i will post another article about the live stream when on the day of. so watch out on monday. there probably will be a post between 5 - 7 PM PST.

July 12, 2009 | Registered CommenterCrackfiend

That's already one heck of a monster team NorCal has going for it. Whoah.

July 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAvatar2

hey crackfiend! you are definately one of my favorite balrog players and not many people get to say this but thank you for all the hard work you put into this esp the live stream! i hope that there will be hella trash talk between lpn vs flipchamp just to get it more hype. haha NORCAL is SERIOUS BUSINESS!

July 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter1HitKill


Thanks bro! I appreciate it a lot and I'm actually hoping for no trash talk at this one because they're both my friends, and I'm a hippie at heart when it comes down to NorCal stuff. I love all my boys, so regardless of the end result, they both have repped NorCal extremely hard, and I am extremely proud of how far they've come in the scene.

Hopefully I entertain you guys with some stuff come tomorrow evening, it's mostly thanks to people like you that I keep on playing. It's not as fun if I'm just playing to win, I really enjoy entertaining you guys the most.

July 12, 2009 | Registered CommenterCrackfiend

Crackfiend you pussy.. there will be hella shit talking!! lol

July 12, 2009 | Registered Commenterhaunts

After tomorrow, you're banned from my apt.

July 12, 2009 | Registered CommenterCrackfiend

crackfiend and haunts, get yourself a room.

Now back to the hype!

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVestax

I see it being asked on srk but I thought I'd ask here as well is there anywhere to download/watch it if we missed the live stream?

July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHoax415

it's most likely to happen after EVO, since we're all leaving to Vegas and we're busy doing some prep for that. I've been working 11 hours shifts to take days off work in peace and all the while trying to get sleep T_T

There MIGHT be vids up on the youtube channel today/tomorrow, but that depends on Haunts. If not, it's after EVO, sorry!

July 14, 2009 | Registered CommenterCrackfiend

hey crackfiend, i saw your performance in the 5v5 on the evo stream.

shit was tight man! too bad you didn't quite ocv but i'm sure you scared all of the southwest team going into the next round, hahah.

wish i was there. :(

July 19, 2009 | Registered Commenterquash
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