This past Wednesday we were treated to some surprise news, that Juicebox, a top 8 EVO player was going to be showing up to the weekly Dragonpunch tournament.
Needless to say, some of our competitors were psyched to hear about this. We had a few players come down to the League to play him in King of Fighters, and I had the pleasure of playing a friendly game with his Yang in 3rd Strike.

Check out some videos of his excellent skills at EVO:
Results:

SSF4:AE 2012
1) Juicebox
2) Theo
3) Samrock
4) Thomas

Super Smash Bros.: "Real" Brawl
1) t0mmy
2) t1mmy
3) David
4) Richie

King of Fighters
1) Juicebox
2) Joel
3) ???*
4) ???*

*Gotta get the rest of the brackets from David

So, it may not be much of a surprise that Juicebox took 1st in Street Fighter 4 and King of Fighters, but we actually got to see a good show in finals with Sam taking 2 rounds in Winner's Finals before going down and Theo took a 3-0 first set win coming from loser's bracket in Grand Finals against Juicebox's Juri. Final set Juicebox broke out his Abel and won 3-0 for the final set. Sam and Theo did the local scene proud and we were happy to get such a strong player to visit us at the League and show us a thing or two.
 
 
Thanks for everyone coming out to the League last night for a fun fight night.
Dive Kick was still one of the biggest draws with some newer players showing off their divin' and kickin' skills.

Results for last night:
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition 2012
1) Saltlord Seth (Seth)
2) Andozer (Andy)
3) Theo
4) Samrock (Sam)

Super Smash Bros. Brawl
1) Ranger (Garrett)
2) Chrome (Tyler)
3) Thomas
4) Richie

Dive Kick
1) Nikki
2) Richie
3) Andozer (Andy)
4) Perrin

Saw a few people practicing up their Magical Drop III for the next Puzzle Party event. Be prepared!
 
 
The rolling thunderstorms during the day could not drive off the more competitive puzzle players yesterday. We filled a 16-man bracket full of exceptional players and had some incredible matches.
A few of the top players people were watching were Brandon, Dropmaster LC, and last Magical Drop champion Elijah. However, a new player, Will, brought a big upset during semifinals when he sent LC into elimination bracket with a 2-0 victory.
Although he put up a good fight in winner's finals, Elijah took the set with a commanding lead.
After LC eliminated Brandon he got his vengeance against Will, securing a grand finals match and a chance to take the Magical Drop Crown.
After two straight wins from Elijah it came down very close in the third round, looking like Elijah was going to take a 3-0 win suddenly took a complete turn when LC worked the bottom of the screen enough for a final quota win. He kept up the strong performance for a second set win, bringing the match to a 2-2 score.
Ultimately Elijah proved to be the stronger opponent and won the set with a final score of 3-2.

A big, huge thank you to everyone who showed up and helped give the weekly Thursday night Puzzle Party a great start. I hope you all had fun and will come back next week where more Magical Drop will be joined by a few other games. But which games?
That's for you to decide!
Drop on by the Puzzle Party page and vote for your favorite game!

Full results of yesterday
 
 

    Samrock took 1st in nearly every event last night but Richie won Dive Kick in a 3-0 grand finals set with Jeffaily and his big head.

In Smash Bros. (Brawl) Sam went undefeated with his Lucas despite a strong show from Chrome's Ike in grand finals. I think in the near future we may see Ike pull through with the win though, so don't count out the swordsman so quick!
Where was Ryan and Allen, our previous top 2? Maybe we will see these two go up against Sam and Chrome soon!

Speaking of close matches between Chrome and Sam, we saw a similar play in Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition 2012 where upper finals came down to a final round in a 2-2 set, but Sam's Makoto's super ultra ending cinched the win. Thomas came through lower bracket with Akuma to face Sam in a hard-hitting battle, but Sam pulled off a strong win in one set using Deejay and some kickin' moves and dances.

Top 4 Results:

Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition 2012
1) Samrock
2) Thomas
3) Chrome
4) Richie

Super Smash Bros. Brawl
1) Samrock
2) Chrome
3) Richie
4) Whitty

Dive Kick
1) Richie
2) Samrock
3) Big O
4) Richard
 
 
One of the biggest and best Smash Bros. tournaments in Oregon this summer wrapped up over labor day weekend with a resounding success!
Players hailing from multiple cities all came together to compete in the 7th R3V0LUTION tournament for 2013.
If you attended, feel free to leave a comment below about what you thought of the event.

I know you're anxious to see the results, so without further ado...
Super Smash Bros. (N64/Virtual Console)
1) t0mmy
2) Tasty
3) Spicy
4) t1mmy

Super Smash Bros. Melee (Gamecube)
1) Oliver
2) t1mmy
3) Spicy
4) Tasty

Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
1) t0mmy
2) t1mmy
3) Tasty
4) Kyle the Wario Bikeflip Master

Shoutouts to Tasty & Spicy for best overall Smashers for all three Smash Bros. games; these two are from Ashland area. Special shoutout to Kyle who puts on the best show for the audience, he's not known as the "Bike flip master" for nothing!

Every last attendee at the event helped make a hype and fun event so successful, I'd like to thank each and every person who came to compete, spectate, and participate in this event.