Fun times ahead... So much to do... so little time...
At the end of February I was lucky enough to attend the first Level|Up series event: Project Blocks! It was a TEKKEN 6/Street Fighter IV event and was tons of fun! Check out all the pics from the event here.
Just the other week I was in Tokyo Japan to assist Bandai Namco Games with the TEKKEN 6 Global Championship FINAL! I have a LOT to say, but I don't have the words right now as I am exhausted from work/life. So check out this little clip put together by NBGI Europe!
Also, while in Tokyo... I stopped by the infamous red-light district, Kabukicho (the main setting that Ryu Ga Gotoku/Yakuza is modeled after)... To check out GODSGARDEN 2
! GG2 is the premier console STREET FIGHTER IV tournament in Japan. Inaba-san and KSK put together one hell of a show and all the top players in Japan battled it out for a chance to win one of the new Super Street Fighter IV arcade fightsticks! Before I left, I had a small announcement
for the Japanese market... Mad Catz & MSY will be bringing our SSFIV products & more later next month! After speaking with some of the tournament participants and top players I was happy to hear that although Mad Catz has a small presence in Japan, many of them prefer the look/feel of the TE stick over the Hori arcade sticks.
Check out all my pics from my Japan trip here.
Here's a lil clip/preview of things I did in Japan...
This past weekend, I was at Final Round XIII
in Atlanta, GA! This event was super hype! Mad Catz came through again to support the event and had a special promo that same weekend for 20-30% off all of our fighting game products. This was the biggest TEKKEN 6 tournament that the US fighting game scene has played host to thus far...
So much hype and drama, it was intense! Street Fighter IV had an amazing showing with almost 260 players. Justin Wong ended up taking the crown yet again! Check out the rest of my Atlanta pics here.
The best part of my weekend was getting a chance to play with two top Korean players: Nin and Knee !
Nin is such a clown, he was joking around/chatting with us all weekend. I already became friends with him during my previous trip to Japan, but this time we had more time to play and talk about the various fighting game scenes in Korea and Japan. Also he graced us with his commentary presence (Nin is the official commentary guy for TEKKEN Crash!
, a televised competitive TEKKEN show in S. Korea)!
Now as I'm settling back into work I'm already preparing for my next trip... Going to the East coast once again for PAX East
in Boston, MA! Can't wait!