ON veteran Giga D reports on his visit to the Bristol tournament scene with a photo gallery and video of the finals:

“Welcome to Bristol – the “westside” of the UK. Bare graffiti over everything. Think of it like this some brass part of London but no litter and the ppl are “normal” and not crackheads heh. Venue is very close to train station, walking distance. Like walking from Tottenham Court Road to Warren Street.

– Onto Venue and event:
Marvel, SF4 and many many other games like Blazblue got played. I saw all sorts, “old” games like FOTNS got brought in. Think of it like Native Gaming but where they allow Sf4.
I like how all sorts of ppl travelled to this event from Cardiff and South England. . . and ppl in London complain about going to Yates.

You go into this place called The Lanes on Nelson street. Go upstairs to “luckys”. Great facilities overall, toilets food etc. Chairs are great, very comfortable, doesn’t get too hot inside and lots of room. Setups were ready at 2p.m. sharp, everything started on time, moderators were holding back the kof in case London heads showed up, but it was no show (apart from me).


Finals section was some cool little viewing cubicle, but enough space to hold all the ppl recording + VIP specatators. All the trolls could view from the window.
– Onto KOF:
Was hoping to play bullet proof first to 10, dobiq holding out on teachine me Hwa Jai and Robocop would’ve been disqualified anyway for being late according to Big Texas. :) ppl were dissappointed after expectations were raised from London heads saying they were going, but at least I turned up. Games were fun, lots of enthusiasm and some good potential from most players. They got the basics down. What I liked is that although the level gap between myself and beginner players like RaisedByFinches is that he continued to play and ask for advice on how to improve aswell as other ppl. This is quite different from the London scene where ppl do the opposite and try and play you as little as possible.
The only person in the local scene here who goes out of his way to play alot of matches against better opponents is Ryan Hart. That’s someone who’s looking to improve and doesn’t care how. Everyone just wants to play you as little as possible. When you go to an event and you have to corner them like some bailiff just to get to play them and even then they don’t want to play you alot.
KOF finals: First to 2 wins, double OCV on Bristols best with Drink Pink team. Thx to Finch for the colours :) Shame about the recording problems though.
Next stop Hypespotting in Glasgow next month. I said mans got sponsored. Thafe yea?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzWBgGLd2Ck

You can see the brackets here.

10 Response Comments

  • giga_dFebruary 29, 2012 at 2:55 am

    Many thx to the ppl I met, felt very welcome and hopefully ON will return the favour for the upcoming 3v3.

  • Big TexFebruary 29, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Thanks for coming down! Everyone was really grateful for the chance to learn from fighting a high level player. I think those beastings you handed out have done some good for our level as a scene.

    FYI those brackets are incorrect and very screwed up so just ignore them for now.

  • circle masherFebruary 29, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Glad you enjoyed yourself, and thanks for coming! Looking forward to the 3v3, definitely going to that. Also worth pointing out that Dreamborn beat me in the first round of the bracket. *sadface*

  • TKO MEDIONFebruary 29, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Congrats to Giga D, would have joined you going to bristol if I wasn’t working that weekend, I can’t even make hypespotting as Im working that weekend too. Im just glad that the 3on3 is on one of my weekends I have off so i’ll be there for that.

  • TofaFebruary 29, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Great write up! Cool to hear you had a good time, shame we didn’t get to play.

    One thing Omar is from Wales not Bristol! Best in the South West is more accurate ;)

  • finchesFebruary 29, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Big Tex exaggerates, there is one mistake in the brackets. Dreamborn beat Circle Masher then lost to BTA. Which made no difference come the endgame :D

    Was a great day and hopefully we will see some more of you at other future events. They’re the last Sunday of every month. From now until we are all too old and arthritic to hold our sticks.

  • togeFebruary 29, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Giga D, you are too sick blad. thanks for coming!

  • raisedbyfinchesFebruary 29, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Brackets fixed btw.

  • giga_dFebruary 29, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    thx evry1 was really impressed by the event and venue in general.

  • DEEMOMarch 1, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    thanks for coming Toge!

    also the Breakers Revenge Team Tourney was the highlight of the day, pity you missed it :(

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