Me vs. Stacy the Manager
Don’t laugh at my Game Face ™! This weekend was the Ladies of Street Fighter tournament at Arcade Infinity. It was the first tournament I’d ever seen in person, much less played in, but it was a good experience. I hadn’t imagined it would be so nerve-wracking.
I came in 5th place out of 15, which I was happy about. My only goal was not to come in last, which I didn’t, so it was a pretty successful tournament for me. I just wish I practiced doing ultras more on the joystick by pressing three buttons at once instead of the shortcut button. I guess I should have realized the arcade machines only had the three punch and three kick buttons, on the extra two. Oops!
Although I had apprehensions about joining an all girls tournament, it actually turned out okay. All the girls were very nice and not too “Yay girl power,” which was what I was afraid of. It was also nice seeing all the guys who came out to support the girls, or to just yell at the screen.
Thanks Scott, who let me borrow the arcade stick to practice on. I’m taking a break from SFIV for now, but I think if I ever get the hankering to play it some more, I’m going to get my own stick. Also thx to the BF for taking pictures of me and my Game Face. I didn’t realize I looked so serious!