In case you missed it, the tenth New York Gathering (NYGX) took place last weekend 14-16 August 2015, with players travelling from around the US, Canada and not to mention one crazy Aussie! It was an event-filled weekend full of amazing moments, memories, and of course, some crazy matches! Jump in for links to results, pics, and shout outs!
Team Tournament Results
The finals were pretty hyped with a storyline that you couldn't have scripted better if you tried. The online rivarly between the VFDC Moderator team and members of the infamous nWo was front-and-centre at the climax of the tournament. Team nWo did well to put the VFDC Mods into losers during the Winner's Semi, but VFDC Mods were determined to run it back! After getting past team Saaaaaal in the Loser's Semi, VFDC Mods managed to reset in the Grand Final, but found themselves down 0-2 in the final match! To suggest it was an uphill battle from here would be an understatement, so be sure to catch the video to see how the finals, and indeed the entire team tournament, played out!
Singles Tournament Results
Congratulations to @Tricky on his first tournament win, having to defeat the crowd-favourite BBountyHuntyr twice to seal the deal, despite the controversy around the stage selection. Special mention to Terracrush for knocking Myke into losers where it was later discovered that he won his first match against him with the P and K buttons swapped! For anyone feeling salty about the eventual results of the Singles tournament (myself included!), I only have the following advice: stay hungry, train harder, and do better next time!
Playlists for the three days:
Playlist: NYGX Day 1 (Casuals)
Casuals - Part 1
Total running time: 2 hours 36 minutes
[00:00:00] VF5R: Oneida (WO, JA, TA) vs Myke (BR)
[00:08:40] VF5FS: Oneida (LA) vs Myke (KA)
[00:37:00] VF5FS: Mold_Monkey93 (EI) vs Myke (KA) - aka Al Carajo vs Y Muy Lejos
[01:25:00] Intermission: VFHayato drinking beer with Linda and Raz
[01:28:00] VF5FS Raz (LE) vs VFHayato (GO)
[01:43:00] VF5FS: BLACKSTAR (SA) vs VFHayato (GO)
[01:53:00] VF5FS:BLACKSTAR (SA) vs Mold_Monkey93 (EI)
[02:02:40] VF5FS:BLACKSTAR (SA) vs og23 (JN)
[02:06:59] Intermission: OG story time with cruzlink2
[02:19:00] VF5FS: BLACKSTAR (SA) vs Mademan (WO)
[02:26:00] VF5FS: BLACKSTAR (SA) vs cruzlink2 (AK)
Casuals - Part 2
Total running time: 7 hours 45 minutes
[00:00:00] VF5FS: BLACKSTAR (SA) vs cruzlink2 (AK) (continued)
[00:16:13] VF5FS: BLACKSTAR (SA) vs Myke (KA)
[00:28:00] VF5FS: og23 (VA) vs Myke (KA)
[00:38:14] VF5R: ? (AO) vs ? (WO)
[00:51:00] VF5FS: SNAKE BOSS (LA) vs Myke (KA)
[00:59:00] VF5FS: Jacob (KA) vs Myke (KA)
[01:05:50] VF5FS: Harpooneer (JE) vs Myke (KA)
[01:11:50] VF5FS: Tricky (EI) vs Myke (KA)
[01:25:00] VF5FS: Jacko (JE) vs J6Commander (AK)
[01:37:00] VF5FS: Myke (KA) vs Jacko (JE)
[01:48:00] Intermission: "There's no place I'd rather be right now" - oneida
[01:49:00] VF5FS: Myke (KA) vs J6Commander (AK)
[02:03:30] VF5FS: Myke (KA) vs Tricky (EI)
[02:06:30] VF5FS: Myke (KA) vs Jacko (JE) - DING DONG DING!
[02:17:00] VF5FS: Mademan (WO) vs Jacko (JE)
[02:22:00] VF5FS: J6Commander (TA) vs Jacko (JE)
[02:29:00] VF5FS: Myke (KA) vs Jacko (SA)
[02:39:00] VF5FS: Myke (KA) vs J6Commander (JE)
[02:45:00] VF5FS: Jacko (SA) vs Myke (KA)
[02:52:00] VF5FS: cobratron (KA) vs Myke (KA)
[03:05:00] VF5FS: KADAJ757 (VA) vs Myke (KA)
[03:15:00] VF5FS: Mold_Monkey93 (PA, EI, JE) vs SNAKE BOSS (LA, JN, TA)
[03:56:00] VF5R: Denkai (SH) vs Terracrush (AO)
[03:58:00] Guest commentator Matt Hawkins (@fortninety), contributor on Attract Mode
[04:06:00] VF5R: Chefboy (VA, JE) vs Terracrush (AO)
[04:20:00] VF5FS: BBountyHuntyr (AO) vs Tricky (EI)
[04:30:00] VF5FS: BBountyHuntyr (AO) vs Denkai (JA)
[04:35:00] VF5FS: Rodnutz (KA) vs Denkai (SH)
[04:43:00] VF5FS: Flash (WO) vs Denkai (JA)
[04:51:30] VF5FS: cruzlink2 (AK) vs Denkai (SH)
[04:59:00] VF5FS: Myke (KA) vs Denkai (JA)
[05:10:00] VF5FS: CIDKID (LE) vs Denkai (JA)
[05:17:20] VF5FS: tonyfamilia (BR,LI) vs Denkai (LI,KA)
[05:29:30] VF5FS: Jacko (GO) vs Denkai (KA)
[05:39:20] VF5FS: Jacko (GO) vs BLACKSTAR (SA)
[05:48:00] VF5FS: Jacko (SA) vs SDS_Overfiend1 (JA)
[06:38:00] VF5FS: Jacko (SA) vs Chief_Flash (WO)
[06:42:00] VF5FS: Myke (KA) vs Shang (WO)
[07:12:00] VF5FS: Myke (KA) vs CIDKID (LE)
[07:34:00] VF5FS: Chief_Flash (WO) vs CIDKID (LE)
Playlist: NYGX Day 2 (Team Tournament)
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Playlist: NYGX Day 3 (Singles Tournament)
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For more photos, be sure to check out the New York Virtua Fighter 10 NYGX album on the NYCVF Facebook page.
Special events like these are simply not possible without the hard work and sacrifices made by a number of individuals:
Next Level for the venue and accommodating us for the three FULL days, as well as Stream Overlay Pro for the awesome overlays and technical support provided for the NYGX stream.
Honourable mentions must also go out to @Shag who helped with running brackets, @VFhayato and @kungfusmurf for donating prizes, and @Kobi for the NYGX logo design.
Has NYGX left you wanting more? Would you like to help make NYGXI even bigger, and better? Well, here are three easy ways:
Whether you were a player, or a spectator, leave your feedback in the NYGX post mortem: your feedback is needed! thread. Be as constructive as possible!
Events like this are purely run by the players, for the players. A lot of personal time and money has been invested by a select few for the enjoyment of everyone in the community. If you're able to show your appreciation by helping to lighten the financial burden that a future event will no doubt incur, then head over the NYGXI Go Fund Me page and know that anything you might contribute will be hugely appreciated by those continuing the NYG legacy.
You know what else you can do to make the next event bigger and better? Turn up to the damn thing! There seriously is no substitute for offline gatherings, and special ones like this are not to be missed. Take it from a guy that flew half way across the globe to be there!
That's a wrap!
DING DONG DING!