Sunday, July 25, 2004

Tournament Results!

Well, today I wasn't able to log on to talk to people or see the results as they happened, but I do know the winner of the tournament.

Congratulations to DaRq_Vorfidus for winning Expanded Hostilities! He walks off with $250 dollars in prize money. Seeded 13th, the swath he cut through the players included Randy (seeded 17th), PCA_Frogman (seeded 1st), AU_bird (seeded 9th) and ROSA_SHIMAKO (seeded 11th).

Tascan, an unseeded player, won second prize, $150 dollars. A surprise in the tournament, on the way to the finals he defeated PCA_yuu_rerise (seeded 8th), One Tough Raider (seeded 12th) and FrustrationLife (seeded 6th). Not a bad giant killer. =)

It was cool to see many of the well known players in the RoN community playing, as well as quite a few up and comers to watch.

Now, if they'd get the rec games uploaded, we can download and dissect them. As mentioned before, RoN Universe, MFO and Anarchy Unlimited have recorded games from the tournament. At RoNU and MFO, look for the ones with July 24th as the date, and July 25th at Anarchy Unlimited.

El_Capitan has interviews with Semi- and Quarter-Finalists at Out4Blood's RoN Blog, perma-link is here. And now, in a late edit of my post, the Finalists are interviewed as well.

I hope more recorded games will go up, since I was told that was a requirement. :P It will be nice to watch how people played. Personally I could use a bit of help with my game, so download it and critique away.

As a parting note, a huge thank you to those running the Tourney, especially Zhou, for the work in keeping the games going. A big shout to BHG for their support (and prizes), and to MFO for organizing the whole shebang (and their prizes). Don't wait too long before hosting another, alright?

As always, keep on rising!