Toryuken May 19th-20th is coming
Posted by pandatr0nics on 05/13/2012
So here we go !
Toryuken presented by TorontoTopTiers here in the City! It’s coming fast ! it’s next week! and I’m really nervous about it all! So I’ll give you a run down of the events that have led me to this after the jump.
Let’s go back to EVO 2011 that I spent watching together with a group of friends of mine. I had a lot of fun seeing the competition and slowly that competitive fire was being relit. As the months passed I was anticipating the release of King of Fighters XIII, but more importantly Soul Calibur V. A new PS3 was purchased and I got myself ready to run Soul Calibur V in the new year. I purchased SC V day one took it home and set in, but it wasn’t until I was watching a live stream on twitch.tv that set in motion my personal road to Toryuken.
It’s around february where I found the Torontotoptiers channel on twitch.tv, The gaming streaming section of Justin.tv, That I found there was a place I could play fighters with people again having been away from the public scene for around 10 years. I realized I would have to work very hard considering my old style of playing fighting games was no longer available to me as I’ve lost my hearing now. I continued to visit the channel and various others to see if anyone was showing some simple set tech for the character I use that I could analyze with just watching since a majority of livestreams seem to use a lot of audio it’s hard for me to understand whats going on most of the time. I got an invitation to come out and see the place the TTT guys were streaming from and having recognized the store name from various anime and comic conventions I already knew where the shop was, but not that the Gaming area was right there as well. As mentioned in a previous post TTT RXS(Vince) had invited me out to come see and play over at A&C World and so I came out during a weekend tournament in March to observe and play a few rounds here and there. During these months I had also been looking at Shoryuken(SRK) site forum and noticed Toryuken in the canada section. I originally planned only to go as a spectator, but with encouragement from many friends I was persuaded to enter the competition.
During all of that I also became reintroduced to Skullgirls, which I had heard about, but didn’t really know much about last year. I purchased this on PSN in April as soon as the shop would let me find it online >.> I am having a lot of fun with that game and hope that more is to come for it. I have pre registered for Toryuken as soon as I was able to meet up with NeoRussell of the Torontotoptiers and entered for Soul Calibur V and though I have a feeling I will be very free…also entered skullgirls, but as the time comes closer I become more nervous and I hope to shake the feeling by next weekend.
Now that story time is out of the way, here is the schedule which can also be found at the TTT website.
9:00a-10:30a – Registration
12:00p-4:00p – SSFIV Singles
2:00p-8:00p – UMvC3 Singles
7:00p-12:00p – SFxT 2v2
The Following Games Starts at 2:00p
-Soul Calibur V
-King Of Fighters
-BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend
Note: Subject to changes
-Saturday Stream 1-
12:00p-4:00p – SSFIV Singles
4:00p-8:00p – UMvC3 Singles
8:00p-12a – SFxT 2v2
-Saturday Stream 2-
1:00p-3:00p – King Of Fighters XIII
3:00p-5:00p – Soul Calibur V
5:00p-8:00p – Mortal Kombat
-Sunday Stream 1-
11:00a-12:00p – Tekken 6 Top 3
12:00p-1:00p – BlazBlue Top 3
1:00p-2:00p – King Of Fighters Top 2
2:00p-3:00p – Soul Calibur V Top 4
3:00-4:00 – SkullGirls Top 4
4:00-6:00 – Mortal Kombat Top 8
6:00p-8:00p – SSFIV Top 8
8:00p-10:00p – SFxT Top 4
10:00p-12:00a – UMvC3 Top 8
-Sunday Stream 2-
12:00p-3:00p – SSFIV Top 16 to Top 8
3:00p-6:00p – UMvC3 Top 16 to Top 8
The stream channels can be found here!
Well That’s all for me ! Wish me luck guys, and thanks for all the support you’ve given me to return to the fighting game community! I may not place very high, but enjoying myself and seeing first hand how I do and what I can do to improve in the Long run are my points to go on. Panda is going in!