Another tournament, one that is likely my last one of the year. Yesterday I fought in Revolution that took place in London, an anime fighter tournament with some of the best players in Europe in attendance. I entered the Under Night In-Bight EXE: Late(st) and BlazBlue: Centralfiction tournaments, as well as playing casuals in various other games.
Here’s how I did:
Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late (st)
Pools Match 1 | Loss, 2-0 (vs. Akatsuki)
Pools Match 2 | Loss, 2-0 (vs. Enkidu)
Pools Match 1 | Loss, 2-0 (vs. Bang)
Pools Match 2 | Loss, 2-0 (vs. Es)
In summary, I did much worse this time than at Mayamada Gamepad in September. The calibre of player was so high that even my noticeable improvement in BBCF was not enough to get me through the Pools. In short, I really need to practice more and return far better in tournaments next year. However, strangely, although I didn’t take games in it, my matches in UNIST were far closer despite my severe lack of practice in the game. Plus, as a cheeky thing that I can’t help pointing out, as there were only 29 entrants, I technically placed in the Top 32.
Also at Revo, I got to have a few casuals with fellow gamers Starbreak and Seri on Them’s Fightin’ Herds and Dragonball FighterZ. Dragonball is still exactly as brilliant as I remember, and in these matches I started to work out some pretty good stuff with Android 18 (easily my best character so far), whilst finding a player that I’m evenly matched with (the Almighty Starbreak himself). Them’s Fightin’ Herds, though, is a total revelation. Such a solidly made fighting game experience with a tremendous amount of character to it, especially in the fighter animations, which are some of the goofiest and charming I’ve seen in a fighting game. Please hurry up Mane6, I need this game.
A fantastic event overall, despite my lacklustre performance. I did leave Revolution feeling quite disheartened about myself and wondering why I continue playing these games, but since I’ve pulled myself back up and basically told myself off. I’m better than I did at Revo, the players there were very high level, and I’ve now got something to prove for next year. Bring it on.