Wednesday, August 15, 2007

EvoWest Part 3 DAMMIT

Ok ok, stop being lazy kim. So I played COMBOFIEND(always in CAPS) twice in this tournament. Playing vs him is always challenging, cause he's always fiending for wins. Whenever we play vs each other after how ever many casual games, we always do some first to 5 shit. And the score usually is 4-5 him. I'll always have this wild ass lead, then K cammy fucks everyone up. Fuck K groove. ahem...


Anyway, It's a good thing I only had to beat him 4 games. Cause if it was a race to 5, somehow I would have lost 4-5. I haven't won a singles tournament since like 2003 I think. Side story: I prefer team tournaments to single tournaments. Teams are just way more fun to me, and less stressful. Most CvS2 players I talk to lately, know that this years EVO in Vegas is probably my last. I'm pretty sure a lot of people actually say that. But for the most part I mean it. If next years EVO is a team tournament though, I would consider that. Singles every year is just blah imo, it's the same rinse and repeat stuff. Hmmm.. while I'm on the subject of big national tournaments...

I watched the majority of SBO from the niceness of my own home this past weekend. And yeah that shit is dope. I've been to every SBO except for this year, so it was kind of cool I was able to watch it live. Anyway, the whole reason I bring SBO up is cause I was just thinking of the US's performance in it. I'm not going to bag on any players. IMO I think one of the weaknesses of top american players is we aren't use to tournaments where every single person is on your level. Each round is scary. You think first round single game elimination is scary at evo? Go to fucking SBO and play against someone of a higher level. The best players going out first round is pretty common at SBO. I'm sure it's a humbling experience. When CvS2 was in SBO, I'm telling you...that was the most exciting time if you were a CvS2 player.

Ok so where was I? Ok so I won EvoWest right, but its odd cause I don't remember what happened after I landed the final uppercut to kill cammy. I just remember a bunch of handshakes. Someone I know told me that she doesn't even remember her wedding. Because it was such a fantasticular time and all these emotions and shit were going on. So yeah, maybe that's what happened to me? No, not random marriages, but me just being overwhelmed with happiness, shock, and other really amazing adjectives. Like the brain isn't ready to take in all that emotion, so it doesn't get processed into long term memory(or something). In my mind I imagine me slamming the buttons after I landed the uppercut. And jumping up and doing some wild ass pose. But yeah, I honestly don't know what happened. Hmm yeah.. that reason makes sense. I'm not like the other top players. I don't like american joysticks, therefore I don't go to the very few arcade tournaments left in the US. When I was getting good at games, It was really hard for me to win tournaments, cause my crowd involved Choi, Cole, Nelson, Ricky, Campbell, and the Ultimate Warrior. So yeah, it feels great to know that I could do it, I just had to have patience. It also feels good to hear things like "this win was long over due" and "you really deserved this win" from friends and people you respect. Have I covered enough dammit! Evo Vegas is in one week and I need to get motivated and hype. I know myself pretty well, and I know that theres a part of me that just wants to coast on this win. Somehow I'll get lazy and barely practice for vegas. So yeah, from this point on, I gotta do things the Kim way, watch vids of me getting rocked, learn from my mistakes, practice execution, and use a lot of commas in one sentence. And as a closing note, I get alot of messages about EvoWest Vids. James Chen has the final footage and plans on putting up the vids when he has time. (James is basically a one man production crew for SRK). If I happen to get vids from top 8 from someone else though, then I'll upload those as soon as I can. PEACE AND SEE YOU IN VEGAS. one.