West Coast Warzone 2 was held two weeks ago and I wanted to do a writeup on the event, but I've been super busy with school and work eating up my time. Thrust07 suggested that I record a videolog instead of writing about it in order to save time. I considered it, but figured it wasn't really my style. Maybe in the future I'll try it out, though for now I'll stick with what I know.
"If you're not Top 8, then who the fuck are you?"
I'm no stranger to tournaments. On the other hand, I'm not exactly someone who is "known" at every tournament, either. I've fought my share of big names in a competitive setting and for the most part, gotten crushed many of those times. It seemed for a while that I was hitting a plateau. But this year I made a resolution to try and play Street Fighter every day. And I started to realize that I was doing better.
The first tournament I went to this year, I lost to two players who I tend to lose to in the past, but both matches were much closer in each case. I think I placed 14th or something lame like that. Two weeks ago, I attended my second tournament of 2010, a much bigger tournament. I placed in the top 8 of 34 players.
My accumulated experience took me somewhere. Hopefully someday, it'll "pay off".
Actually, two weeks ago was also the first time I had ever taken a road trip with people outside of my family. In the time before this, I was feeling crappy with a sore throat and runny nose. Lately, when I had attended a large Street Fighter event I usually got sick afterwards. So I saw a nurse practitioner and she told me it was just my allergies acting up, recommending I take some Claritin. On the road and for a good part of my time down in So. Cal. my ears kept going off balance, refusing to pop. Regardless of all these things, I was feeling determined to beat some ass that weekend and do good in the tournament.