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Iron Galaxy's "Dive Kick" hits the Shoryuken League
In addition to the usual Dragonpunch Wednesday events of Street Fighter and Smash Bros., yesterday OCG was presented with an opportunity to host a Dive Kick tournament.
For those of you not familiar with this game, I would suggest watching the original video that set the hype level of Dive Kick.
And for those of you too lazy or whose time is worth way too much to watch a ridiculous video about this game, the premise is simple:
Two players
Two buttons (Dive and Kick)

That's it.

Ok, I know what's on your mind: Who took the top 4 last night?
Here ya go:

Dive Kick
1) Richie
2) Samrock
3) t1mmy
4) Whitty

As for who picked up some sweet League Points in Street Fighter:

Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition 2012
1) Samrock (Sam)
2) Richie
3) Chrome (Tyler)
4) Thomas

And Smash Bros. had some new faces drawing a crowd for finals, with the top 4 being:

Super Smash Bros. Brawl
1) 8-bit (Ryan)
2) Allen
3) Whitty
4) Chrome (Tyler)

There you have it for this week, our fighting game heroes:

  • Richie, the Dive Kick extraordinaire
  • Samrock, the Street Fightingest fighter
  • 8-bit, the Smashing Maestro Brother
 
 
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Due to popular demand, a weekly puzzle game tournament night is coming at you every Thursday night at the Shoryuken League.
Puzzle game events used to be hosted alongside fighting games every wednesday night, thanks to a crossover game called Super Puzzle Fighter Turbo. As "Dragonpunch" fight nights progressed, the puzzle games were pushed aside so that newer fighting game releases could be featured. That left an ignored demographic of puzzle gamers.
However, I talked to Shoryuken League about bringing these games back to the people on a different night, and things fell in order well enough to give it a chance on Thursday nights.
Look for a Puzzle Party page to go up on OCG very soon for more details!

 
 
Wednesday's tournament was a blast featuring four games:
  • Super Street Fighter 4: AE 2012
  • Super Smash Bros. (N64)
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

And a special bonus game that drew a lot of interest:
  • Pikmin 3 (Battle Bingo mode)

League points go to the following for SSF4:AE :
  1. Eternal Blaze     (+4)
  2. Andozer            (+3)
  3. Samrock           (+2)
  4. Richie               (+1)

Pikmin 3 was a free side event, no League points awarded, but just for those interested, the top placing players:
  1. t0mmy
  2. Nikki
  3. t1mmy
  4. David

Seeing as Pikmin 3 drew a number of players over to it maybe we'll see it again next week.
 
 
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Some very awesome news has come my way the last couple days. The most awesome news I have to share on this site is hearing back from staff at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo. They surprised me with an offer for me to host video game events over the weekend.
Well, I jumped at the chance, because I absolutely loved the PRGE when I went there a few years back. The offer to be a part of such an awesome event is like a dream come true. I hope I can bring something great to their expo and they enjoy the work I do. I'm used to rather small-time events, where we don't get much more than 50 entrants. This is part of a much larger event and I hope I'll have all the equipment and staff to take care of everything.
Can't say I'm not concerned if I'm out of my league here, but I have been hosting events for years now and have handled some pretty major issues in stride, so I am ready to jump right into this and see how I can handle all the work thrown at me. Should be awesome!

 
 
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Comin' right at you is the 2nd to last Smash tournament of the summer season. R3V0LUTION #7 - Reflex!
This is happening on Saturday, August 31st at the Shoryuken League, signups at noon. Same deal as the last 6. This one will be a qualifier, so a nice big event for all those wanting to play some of the best players around!

<========== For more information, check out the tournament page clicking on the picture link on the left.

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