Tournament defeat.... a learning experience.

Discussion in 'World Tournaments & Events' started by OriginalRazer, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. OriginalRazer

    OriginalRazer Kombat Konnoisseur

    This past Saturday (19th Nov) was Day of Champions 5 in Dublin, Ireland.... my very first offline Tournament.
    I didn't go down to "body" people. I went down for the soul reason of playing other players OFFLINE, to learn and to check out the kompetition.

    Boy was I not let down.

    The breakdown:

    Friday night/Saturday morning - After playing the game to 3 am with my good bud Vulcan I decided to get some food and shit ready for the next day..... bed at 5am! lol (We've all had them late night and sometimes all night sessions.)

    We got up at 8 am.... rushing around the house to grab everything we needed for the day... PS3, the game, sandwiches, water you name it. Taxi picked us up and dropped us in the town near the bus station and then it hit me....... I FORGOT THE FUCKING HEADBAND I WAS GIVING TO THE WINNER!!!!!!!!

    Soooooo...... I had to super walk a half hour back down the road to grab the damn thing and then super walk another half hour back up the road. There was sweat and there was panting.

    Before we headed for the bus I had to buy another Dualshock 3 for one of my buds DR (I had promised him a pad to use but was unable to obtain a lend of one so the kash had to be spent).
    We then headed for the bus, I had to pay for 2 tickets down there as my bud was having a hard time with funds.... (THIS IS WHAT MK BUDS DO!)

    We start on the journey, I whip out DS for some UMK3..... d-pad is fucked.... "Great.... im going to sleep" lol.


    We hit Dublin, meet up with DR, ATB.1man3letters, ATB.KuroTao, ATB.Nutrient and ATB.Jun.
    We have a bit of kraic between us all (including near Fatality on Razer -subway style!- .... fucking trams lol) on the way to the venue. As we get kloser and kloser I see sticks!!!!! :) (Im getting hype)

    SF4... blah... blah... blah.... AWESOME enough time for a few kasuals before MK pools start.

    The matches I watch before I play:

    DR sends a Kenshi to losers with his Kung Lao.

    ATB.Jun's Noob sends Vulcan's Reptile to losers.

    My first match in pool play was against a player named Hardter... a Kitana player.

    Am I to see this "new killer Kitana Tech"? No, but very good games to him.
    I advance on to fight ATB. Nutrient... a very skilled Johnny Cage player.

    After 3 very good and enjoyable matches I advance 2-1.

    Its time for Semi-Finals... im up against the D+4 King himself ATB.1man3letters.
    We set our buttons, not feeling Baraka VS Kabal he goes with old faithful Mileena.... its on now. We start off our match trading a few hits when I realize that something is wrong.... "im sure I pressed block there" I think to myself. I realize iv set my buttons wrong and hold my pad outward pressing R2 to watch Kabal repeatedly whiff a throw and pause the game.

    "THAT SHOULD BE A DQ!" I hear one of the organizers say.... I turn to 1m3l.... "You fucking serious?!" I was up for running it back but 1 round was awarded to 1man3letters. This fucked with my head.... a lot. But I just went with it, no hard feelings.... my own fault for not kalling an actual button check before going straight in. What ya gonna do?

    1man3letters beats me after what spectators kalled "an extremely tense set".
    Hand shake... good shit to 1m3l.

    I then get to kommentate!!!!!! Something iv wanted to do for a long time. :)
    And I must say I had tremendous kraic doing it.

    I go up against ATB.Jun. I beat his Noob after an excellent battle.
    Then it went down hill lol
    He picked Ermac... a kharacter no one plays around me.
    A lot of input errors on my part but I take NO kredit away from Jun who picked up the game only recently and leveled up something serious I am told.

    Jun.... we running that shit back bro! :)

    Later for Grand Finals its ATB.1man3letters VS ATB.KuroTao.
    Im having a smoke outside when Kuro komes running out "Dude.... we want you to kommentate!"..... don't have to ask me twice ;)
    Im in like a shot to kommentate alongside Jun in what was a very entertaining set for the box of Special K (inside MK-Spelling joke), the money and of kourse what was dubbed "The No.1 Headband" lol
    KuroTao komes out on Top matching Michaelangelo's (and CD.Jr I believe?) 3 Tournament win streak and obtaining the headband... very fitting for a Liu Kang/Kenshi player.

    I then try to get as many of the MK guys around to take a few photos for the memories.
    We get a kouple of single shots and then a group shot (shouting MORTAL KOMBAT on the kount of 3.... scaring all the SF heads in the room lamo!)
    We then say our goodbyes and head off for a bite to eat and a little drink before we head back on the bus home..... very tired lol


    All in all that little bit of disapointment was overshadowed by the fact that we all put on a good show for the hype krowd and proved to the SF players that MK SHOULD BE TAKEN SERIOUS!!!!!

    My next Tournament will be KuroTao's Test Your Hype ;) on Dec 10th.
    "Lets see what your made of...."

    Shoutouts to Voa, Doom, Kuro, 1m3l, DR, Nutrient, Jun, Hardter, Vulcan and all the SF players who got pretty hype for the matches.

    1. KuroTao.ATB
    2. 1Man3Letters.ATB
    3. Jun.ATB
    4. Nutrient.ATB
    5. Hound
    5. Razer
    7. Deathrider
    7. Naphiel

    A few pics. (Sorry for quality but its better than nothing.)


    DeathRider, ATB.1Man3Letters and Vulcan

    DeathRider and Razer






    Grand Champion ATB.KuroTao

    Some of The MK Krew (Jun actually learned Reptile's Invisibility! There was a better quality one but its yet to be uploaded)


    All the best,
    RAZ :en R
  2. A F0xy Grampa

    A F0xy Grampa Problem X Promotions
    Premium Supporter

    Good to hear :D

    Are you lot gonna be going over to France in feb for WCG?
  3. OriginalRazer

    OriginalRazer Kombat Konnoisseur

    Shoot us the details bro. I don't know all the EU majors like you, Glue, Mustard and Ketchup etc.
    Im only breaking into the scene dude after a good year of stream monstering lol

    Id love to get talking to the guys about em though.

    If you kould PM details about all the different Tourneys around EU/UK id appreciate it.

    I'll be at Test Your Hype here in December though for sure.

    I hope Glue kan make this one as he was gigging the same time as DoC5. :(

    Thanx again for checking out the thread foxy.

    All the best,
    RAZ :en R
  4. axeman87

    axeman87 Noob

    Mr Zobo
    Nice one mate.

    Had to speed read through most of that as I'm on lunch, but that sounds like an awesome weekend.

    I'm trying to get a friendly tourney going, but its an uphill battle here in Brisy.

    Glad yours was a blast.
  5. Tim Static

    Tim Static Adminerator


    Love seeing this stuff. It does my heart good. :)

    Keep it coming, Razer!!
  6. UsedForGlue

    UsedForGlue "Strength isn't everything"
    Premium Supporter

    Good shit guys.

    Unfortunately I can't get down to the last 3 of these DOC tourneys as I am gigging on weekends. When is the next one?
  7. UsedForGlue

    UsedForGlue "Strength isn't everything"
    Premium Supporter

    If any of you guys set up a casual stream nights through the week, I could always attend, every week.
  8. OriginalRazer

    OriginalRazer Kombat Konnoisseur

    Axeman87: Thank you very much bud. I hope you get something going in your area. Im the same I had to travel to actually play some people lol

    Tim: Thanx a bunch Static man, it means a lot. PS iv posted the other videos to STORMS' page.

    I think there is 1 or 2 more matches to go up but most f them are up on Doom's YT right now.

    (I know for a fact me vs 1m3l hasn't been uploaded yet)

    All the best,
    RAZ :en R

    EDIT: [MENTION=2157]UsedForGlue[/MENTION] Shit man Test Your Hype is on 10th December..... a Saturday I believe.
    Where trying to get as many people down as possible.

    Please try to make it if you kan't im sure we kan arrange a kasual gathering at XGC in Dublin during the week. The ATB guy meet up every week to play. I wud be going but I just kan't afford 17 quid on buses every week not to include the euros. BUT if we set up so everyone will show up one week Id make it my mission to go.
  9. 1man3letters

    1man3letters Alpha Tarkatan - Moderator
    Moderator Premium Supporter

    good stuff razer! (but weres the pic of me doin chopchop???)

    we were so glad to have you guys down for this,epic craic was had :moonwalk:
    mk in ireland is slowing growing and the more people come to the tournys,the more tourns there'll be

    looking forward to running it back at TYH, kabal vs baraka prehaps?

    [MENTION=3775]A F0xy Grampa[/MENTION] also as razer said if u could pm any info on uk/eu tournys
    [MENTION=2157]UsedForGlue[/MENTION] ill pm ya info now
  10. shura30

    shura30 ESL | Shura

    Vision Shura30
    good job guys!

    any vid yet?
  11. 1man3letters

    1man3letters Alpha Tarkatan - Moderator
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    on the front page dude :)
    or go to brian von doom's channel on youtube
  12. ROG Moonspell

    ROG Moonspell "The Assasination of Julius Caesar"

    Good stuff guys, that seemed like a hell of a tourney. Maybe next year i will fly in with some of my crew to join your UK tournaments. Looking forward to that!
  13. 1man3letters

    1man3letters Alpha Tarkatan - Moderator
    Moderator Premium Supporter

    thanks it was good fun alround alright,

    and by the way IRELAND IS NOT PART OF THE UK!!!!! FFS
  14. Crathen

    Crathen Death is my business

    nice work guys , also me and a bunch of guys were planning to attend some EU tournaments , first one is probably gonna be the french WCG ( if mk is there ) but it would be cool to be there , problem being there is so much little time to organize ourselves if we get to know the date 2-3 weeks before so could you guys make a "calendar" and threads at least 1 month before a tournament? that would really help.

    Also , who's gonna be at WCG?We can still a list in the meantime :)
  15. shura30

    shura30 ESL | Shura

    Vision Shura30
    learn geography please
    both uk and ireland are in the country of europe

    please tell crathen tournament events with at least 1 or 2 year in anticipation
    he will attend lol
  16. PND_Mustard

    PND_Mustard "More stealthful than the night"
    Premium Supporter News Editor Official ESL Gaming

    good job guys, ill watch the tourney vids later when i get back home.

    also me and ketchup should be going to WCG, lets make it the biggest tournout yet!
  17. A F0xy Grampa

    A F0xy Grampa Problem X Promotions
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    WCG will be more brutal than SVB by the looks of it, especially since we're all alot better than we were back then too
  18. PND_Mustard

    PND_Mustard "More stealthful than the night"
    Premium Supporter News Editor Official ESL Gaming

    yeah for sure, i didnt even punish divekicks etc properly lol, foxy you gonna be using cage or sonya mainly?
  19. PND OmegaK

    PND OmegaK Drunk and Orderly
    Premium Supporter

    PND OmegaK
    Going down to France sounds expensive. We'll see.
  20. I was the person who called for the DQ and forfeit of the round.

    To put it in perspective, we have to run tournaments for five games on limited setups and limited time. Everyone is given time to do button checks before games, but if you either don't check or don't check properly, it's a round forfeit if you have to pause to set them.

    This is even worse in MK than most other games as you can't just change button config from the pause menu. It's back to the main menu, set the buttons, start a game, check them, lose that round and then start playing again properly.

    This needlessly eats up time and creates more work for the people manning the recording setup and DooM who has to edit the footage later before it can be uploaded.

    I wasn't deliberately being a kunt (see what I did there :p ), but those rules are in place for a good reason. Hopefully you just treat it as a learning experience and you can be sure you won't make that mistake again.

    One of these days I will properly learn how to play MK9 and enter one of these tournaments, because I was a pretty good Mileena player in MK2 back in the day. Many a 20p was spent on that game.

    Hope to see you all at the next one.
  21. PND_Mustard

    PND_Mustard "More stealthful than the night"
    Premium Supporter News Editor Official ESL Gaming

    well i heard that a weekend in france works out cheaper than a weekend in london, plus if we all bunk in the same hotel room itll be cheap as hell :p
  22. fr stack

    fr stack I hear you like HTB's

    good shit on the tourny guys i had a blast next time ill bring a ps3 pad to save all the hassle i had ..... INPUT BUG!!!!
  23. shura30

    shura30 ESL | Shura

    Vision Shura30
    you were there too?

    that's why you disappeared from xbl..
  24. BenGmanUk

    BenGmanUk Get staffed bro

    Any London based stuff coming up, even some casuals? Would love to go to France but need some proper prep. The only time I can play offline currently is AT a tourney. Not cool...

    I see there's a Bristol tourney this w'end but not a lot else.
  25. Metzos

    Metzos You will BOW to me!
    Premium Supporter

    If MK is voted for WCG we will be there as well. So far though i havent heard anything about MK9.

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