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!
 
 

    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
 
 
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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