Last weekend, Insomnia Video Game Culture held one of its biggest events for the fighting game community. Featuring tournaments for Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, and Guilty Gear Xrd Sign, players from Texas and Louisiana came down to compete for cash and prizes. Some of the big names in attendance were Jan Del Rio, Terry Bogard, Kid Viper, AJ Tucker, Stone Nguyen and more.
In UMvC3, former champs Stone, JDog, Terry, and the last tournament champion Zayboo, were all knocked into the losers bracket early on. San Antonio’s Zebra, Jan, AJ, and Synx were the top 4 on the winners side of the bracket. Jan and AJ would ultimately make it to the winners bracket final, with Jan securing a spot in the grand finals after taking the set 3-2. On the losers side of the bracket, Terry and Zayboo stormed through their opponents, dropping only 1 game total between the two of them! They would clash in the 4th place match, and Terry would gain the victory with a 3-1 set. Next he avenged his loss in the winners bracket by defeating AJ and advanced to the grand finals against Jan. However, Jan would only need one set to win the tournament, winning it 3-1 over Terry.
In MKX, many of the old Kombat Houston crew no showed. Those who remained included Mattix, Star Charger, Digit, and Lumberzach. Texas Showdown 2015 MKX Champion Digit was surprisingly knocked out early, first by Hurtful Badger in winners, and then Star Charger in losers. Mattix knocked Star Charger into losers very early on in an unfortunate seeding. Mattix and Badger would go on to the winners final, where Mattix would win 3-2. On the losers side, Star Charged roared through the losers bracket, knocking out David, Digit, Joe Shyne, ATP, and Raul without dropping a single game. His run was finally ended by Badger and ended up 3rd. In the grand finals, Badger took the first set 3-1 and sent the tournament to a 2nd and final set. Mattix would hold on to a 3-2 victory and took the tournament!
GGX had a nice mix of new school and old school players competing. Kid Viper(9th at Evo) wound up facing Faulty Defense(3rd at CEOtaku) in the winners final. Faulty advanced to the grand finals with his 3-1 victory over KV. Jan and Stone lose early in the bracket, but were both able to make some runs in the loser bracket. Stone ended up in 5th place after being eliminated by Mattix. Jan ended up 4th, also losing at the hands of Mattix. KV then eliminated Mattix to set up his revenge match against Faulty in the grand finals. Those expecting a close match were left sorely disappointed as KV steamrolled Faulty with a double bagel, 3-0, 3-0 and took the championship.
Congratulations to all the winners! Stay tuned to Insomnia’s upcoming events through their Facebook page. PAX South is coming to San Antonio in 2 weeks, and Texas Showdown 2016 has just put up their registration. Look for that event on April 22-24, 2016!