Hi. I'm going and I'm bringing GG, as usual. I could also bring both BB and SG on my PS3.
EDIT: Just bought my ECT Pre-Reg, sooooo gonna be there. HYPEHYPEHYPEHYPE
Yo booked and waiting :D
Spoke with Spooky last night. He is still able to stream GGAC, so it will be on stage at some point in the weekend, at the very least for finals.
Since before East Coast Throwdown was even conceived in Joe’s apartment all those years ago, I had been running tournaments at Castle Golf here on Long Island. There was one man in particular at those tournaments who helped me out by bringing Mortal Kombat II and Ultimate MK3 to the tournaments. His name was Phil, AKA 9.95. Phil has been an absolute asset to the East Coast Throwdown staff and his efforts these past few years have paid off like no one ever imagined. If there’s anyone out there who wants to talk about how to create a local tournament scene, Phil is a man whose brain you should be picking. He created the weekly sessions known as “Valley Stream Monsters”. Since the inception of VSM, that community has grown by leaps and bounds. They now have one of the most popular Mortal Kombat streams in the country that has gained national attention through regular players such as CDjr, Maxter, Crazy Dominican, KT Smith, Shock, summ0ning, Tom Brady, and countless others. Phil is able to create an environment dedicated to the Mortal Kombat Kommunity and shows no signs of slowing down.
Phil has decided to create a 2 day event called “On The Edge II” and Joe and I have made it an East Coast Throwdown 4 qualifier. On The Edge II will be held at the Gamer’s Edge in Valley Stream, Long Island, New York on May 12 and 13, 2012. As an added bonus, winners of the EVO games will receive free entry to East Coast Throwdown 4, covering venue fee as well as tournament entry fee. That means the winners of Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Street Fighter X Tekken, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition v2012, Soulcalibur V, King of Fighters XIII, along with Mortal Kombat 9, will be able to come to East Coast Throwdown 4 in June and not have to worry about a thing (unless they’d like to register for other games, which can be taken care of at the door). These players will also receive seeding in their respective pools to give nod to their achievements at On The Edge II.
We’re really excited to be having a qualifier for East Coast Throwdown 4 and we can’t think of a better person to have run it. The MK guys are a huge part of East Coast Throwdown’s history. They are always there helping us plan the event from the earliest stages until the night before it starts. Show these guys some love and check out On The Edge II!
On The Edge II - Shoryuken
On The Edge II - TestYourMight
On The Edge II - Dreamcancel
On The Edge II - 8WayRun
As announced last night on The Late Nite Show with LI Joe, One Frame Link will be putting an extra $3000 into the Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3! One Frame Link is an amazing website created and operated by the man behind sf4answers, Nicholas Paldino. One Frame Link is still in its infancy, but there are a lot of powerful tools geared toward the fighting game community in the works that will be revealed soon. If you thought using a zip code to find a tournament in your area was impressive, you ainít seen nothing yet! Hereís the official release from One Frame Link:
While One Frame Link is a supporter of the Fighting Game Community at-large, weíve never lost touch with what makes this community great Ė the individual connections that we form because of our shared love for fighting games.Even though we live in an era where where online battles have become the norm, itís those connections that we make in-person that help define us as a community. And what better way to make those connections than at a tournament?To that end sf4answers has sponsored East Coast Throwdown for the past two years. With our transformation from sf4answers into One Frame Link we are privileged to continue supporting John and Joe by sponsoring East Coast Throwdown 4.The foundation of our support comes from the great relationship I have with SweetJohnnyCage and L.I. Joe. How this relationship formed is a long story (OK, not that long, it involves a bunch of tweets and Evo 2009), but needless to say, we all share the same vision of elevating the community to new heights. Over the years Iíve had the pleasure of interacting with them on a professional and personal level, supporting their initiatives and vice versa. Weíre all trying to make the fighting game community a better place.Itís in the spirit of realizing that vision that we here at One Frame Link are proud to announce that we are contributing a $3,000 pot bonus to the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament at East Coast Throwdown 4!This was a difficult decision for One Frame Link because there are so many tournaments to choose from at ECT4; from the latest titles like Street Fighter X Tekken, Skullgirls and Soul Calibur 5 to old-school classics such as Super Street Fighter II Turbo (oh, itís aTournament of Legends qualifier) and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, the fighting game community is represented very well here.However, the Marvel series is without-a-doubt one of the fundamental pillars of the fighting game community. Starting with MvC2, itís provided us with the most hype-inducing, memorable moments in the community. Hereís just a sampling of what went down in the 10+ year tournament history of MvC2:
- Duc Do vs. Sanford Kelly at Evo 2006
- Fanatiq vs. Toan
- Clockw0rk vs. Neo at West Coast Warzone 3
- Justin Wong vs. Yipes at Evo 2007
MvC3 is just getting its legs as a tournament game, but itís already shown hints of potential to bring out great moments:
And of course, who could deny Marvelís impact on the vernacular of the community?
So come out, player and spectator alike, and be there to forge the next generation of moments in our community.
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