Jun 302017
 
Gfinity Street Fighter V Challenger Series - Friday 30th June 2017

I entered another one of these online events this week, and sadly it turned out to be a bit of a wash out, as there were many no shows due to the event being rescheduled from Tuesday – when it couldn’t go ahead thanks to Capcom’s ridiculously awful server management. Because of this, I got Byes all the way to the Finals. However this best of 3 set was against a far higher ranked Dhalsim player – a character I’ve […Full Story…]

Jun 272017
 
Gfinity Street Fighter V Challenger Series

I’ve decided to try and enter at least a few of the tournaments in this series: Gfinity Street Fighter V Challenger Series. It’s not super high-level stuff, but it’s fun and open to everyone (I think EU/UK focused though), and most importantly for me, they are on weekdays when I am actually likely to be available. I would’ve liked to have entered more tournaments this SFV season, but almost all of them – including every single one of the online […Full Story…]

Mar 042017
 
Street Fighter V Season 2 - The Best Bipson Months?

Street Fighter V got it’s big season 2 patch and whilst things are still terribly disappointing in the overall shape of the game as an application (or ‘service’ if you prefer), the actual decent gameplay has improved even further for my personal taste. Whilst the neutering of invincible reversals was a bit of an odd one, it’s lead to better overall balance IMO. And in particular the improvements to Dictator have led to me enjoying SFV quite a bit more, […Full Story…]

Jun 162015
 
The most important game at E3 2015...

Just wanted to put a note up here about how intrigued I am about news for Montana 16 from this years E3. There’s so many rumours and ridiculous conjecture about this game that I don’t want to get into. But the very possibility of a quality American Football game for the first time since All-Pro Football 2k8 *, and even the possibility of a quality NFL football game for the first time since NFL2k5 has definitely piqued my interest. Could […Full Story…]

May 052015
 
Competitive Gaming Round-Up

A few interesting tidbits have been around lately of interest to agoners. The biggest one is the excellent competitive card game Yomi finally coming to Steam on May 8th. Whilst I’ve played this game tons already in it’s web version and it’s physical form, this is still a huge deal as it will have much more visibility and appeal on the Steam platform which should expand the player pool no end. The Yomi team have done an absolutely incredible job […Full Story…]

Oct 172013
 
Steel Boots 2 - Sheffield Divekick Tournament

Well the first Steel Boots tournament was a lot of fun, and this time we doubled the players! Here’s the results 🙂 The tournament format was Double Elmination, best of 3 matches, loser can change character (& gem) after each match loss.   Remy77077 played as: Dr Shoals, Kenny, S-Kill, Markman & The Baz Navan Daughn played as: Redacted, The Baz id0ru played as: Kick ineedleladybra played as: S-Kill FieryBiscuit8 played as: Dr Shoals Kimble played as: Kung Pao The […Full Story…]

Mar 122011
 
The best European SF2 HDR players

I normally stay out of this kind of thing, but a lot of it goes on over at the SRK forums, and I thought I’d share it here too. This is my current opinion of who is the best with each character in Europe at SSF2T HD Remix. Note this is not an online list, and is not just XBL – in fact I count offline tournament performance much more than online… but I do take online into account, especially […Full Story…]

Nov 042010
 
Vs Fighting Report – and an SVB follow up

Fighting game tournament season was in full swing in the UK this year. For the first time in, I think, ever, there was a second big event to go to in one year for fighting game fans. This event was organised by Electronic Dojo in Birmingham in the centre of England – the fantastically named Vs Fighting. You’ll notice that this event was over a month ago, but sadly it coincided with me being especially busy right after it (NFL football, […Full Story…]

Oct 262010
 
Starcraft 2 - MLG Washington D.C. Vods

My Starcraft II obsession is continuing unabated and in my rummaging for more information and my interest in how the SC2 release might finally bring E-Sports into the limelight, I’ve been looking to watch the live events at tournaments such as MLG, Intel Extreme Masters at Gamescon, Blizcon, Korean GSL on GomTV, etc. You can imagine my frustration with not being able to find any videos on demand! Nearly all of the websites for these tournaments are horrendously designed and […Full Story…]

Sep 302010
 
European SF2HDR Double Elimination XBox Live Tournament #4

It’s been a few months since the last one, but now the summer “real” tournaments are over, I wanted to get back to running some of these. This tournament is for Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix tournament is only open to European XBox Live players. If you’re in America and are interested in playing something like this, please check out the WWL instead! 🙂 When: This coming SUNDAY 2nd OCTOBER, 2pm UK-time (14:00 GMT) start. These tournaments usually take […Full Story…]

Aug 252010
 
I had an amazing time at Super Vs Battle 20-X… BUT…

Yep there’s some big buts here (& I cannot lie). Read on later for why, but first, here’s my story… 🙂 From Sharrow to Harrow Well it was a fairly late decision for me to go to SVB, and the main thing that swung it was the amount of friends & online guys that I knew would be going this year. My previous experiences of going along and only knowing a couple of people there was very different to this […Full Story…]