As mentioned in an earlier post I had a chance to attend a Warsaw Games Week. A gaming event designed as an industry showcase - much similar to E3 but obviously on a different scale and more focused on publishers rather than developers.
What was really awesome was that the whole event was heavily advertised (at least in Warsaw) as the ultimate gaming event in Poland. Venue was divided into two major halls one being dominated by Xbox and the other by Playstation. Nintendo had also quite a surprising presence with multiple WiiU and NDS stands - impressive for a company that doesn't have any official representation in Poland.
|Nintendo stage - didn't want to take many pictures as it was overrun by kids - last thing you want to see is some fucking creeper taking pics of children, aye?|
Myself and few other Street Fighter players were invited by Cenega (official distributor of Street Fighter V in Poland) to participate in an invitational tournament in SFV Beta.
The ticket I got was covering Friday, Saturday and Sunday entry with first day being open for press and people who paid for 'vip' tickets. Really great opportunity that unfortunately I couldn't capitalize on due to work so I only arrived on Sunday which was the actual tournament day.
|One of the stages at the Xbox-centric part of the venue|
|Cenega stage at the Playstation-centric part of the venue|
|Di presenting hitbox controller to the crowds ;)|
I was pitched against Hayat who didn't show up at the event so won this one by DQ. Then had a fight against Bladyszy who was using Ken and I took that fight as well moving straight into finals. Played final set against Kejim who first took out Krill and then VHO with his Cammy. Lost in the finals quite badly 3:1 midway changing from Vega to Nash and getting some rounds but ultimately didn't even have a plan in my first ever encounter of SFV's Cammy.
|First tournament fight - krill (Chun) vs Kejim (Cammy)|
some fights already uploaded by Kot and can be viewed here:
Warsaw Games Week Street Fighter V Beta Tournament
Once again wanted to thank Cenega for hosting this event and Di for running the whole SFV tournament. Last but not least my little creepy selfie in Vault Boy's mask.
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