Last night Insomnia VGC held their second Street Fighter V tournament. As you may recall, they held a massive 128 player event during the SFV launch week. This one was capped at 64, and it reached it before the day of the tournament. It was mostly a local affair, but most of the big name players in town showed up. You had the winner of the first tournament BOTB Vagabond, as well as other top 8 placers, WT Hamad, Saintvil, KDillon, Sweet Daddy Good Lo, and EX Jermaine. Noticeably missing was UA Jan who was pretty dominant in the opening week tournaments and placed 2nd to Vagabond.
Results from the first tournament were flipped right off the bat. After Aziz Sensei defeated UA Royale, he pulled off the surprising upset of Vagabond in the 2nd round! He would go on through to the semifinals by defeating Hisoka96 and J24X. Meeting him in their section of the semifinals was Sweet Daddy Good Lo coming off his good performance at Final Round 19. Along the way, his FANG would beat BBoy Shyizm, Handy Savage, o_kaos_, and KDillon. On the other side of the bracket Hamad was putting in work as the 2nd seed in the bracket, taking down Smart Guy, GG Nero, and Shinku Hunter. But then he ran into Mattix, who’s Chun-Li had been wrecking his opponents, One Wolf, SOS Cam, and Connor without dropping a single game. Mattix would continue that trend by sweeping Hamad as well! Known more for Mortal Kombat, KH Cat battled his way through his section of the bracket with wins over BigStickVic, Saintvil, Juices, and EX Jermaine. Mattix would go on to defeat Cat in a battle of MK vets, meanwhile Aziz continued his run by beating Good Lo.
In the losers bracket, a couple of players with solid runs after losing early were Smart Guy, Samboner, and Kid Viper. Smart Guy had the misfortune of facing Hamad first round, and ended up in losers fairly early. He would eventually tie for 9th place after a solid run defeating Obnoxious Lane, 3nigmatic, Crow, Pugilist Penguin, and Handy Savage before losing to J24X. Known mainly for BlazBlue and Guilty Gear, KV lost to Hisoka96 in the first round of winners. In the losers bracket, KV ran through 134, IsaacJ, Royale, Ghostbear, Saintvil, and Hamad before losing to Samboner to tie for 7th place. Samboner had lost in the 2nd round to Shinku Hunter, but recovered to beat Unknown Suspect, Dandy Cage, Hisoka96, JDog, EX Jermaine, and KV before falling to Good Lo and tie for 5th. J24X, who also won a launch week SFV tournament at Neil’s Bahr, eliminated KDillon who ended up tied for 7th. J24X would also defeat KH Cat to place him tied for 5th, and Good Lo to place him in 4th. J24X then beat Mattix in the losers final with a 3-0 sweep and advance to the grand finals against Aziz. Aziz’s Vega(Claw) proved to be just too strong and won the set over J24X 3-1 to take the tournament without losing a set! Congratulations to Aziz and here’s to an exciting build up to Texas Showdown next month!