Full Nelson Tecmo Hardcore Tournament Recap

5 Dec

Tournament Recap

 

This is Mort.  Posting a tourney recap to give you guys an ideal of the great action in green bay this winter at two great upcoming events.  If you want your tournament information and recap on the blog just post it at tecmoworld.com.

On October 20th, 2018, during the Packer bye weekend, and the same day as game 7 of the Brewers NLCS, 20(21 if you count the player substitution) Tecmo combatants descended upon the Edge VR Arcade to do battle, in the first ever “Full Nelson” Tecmo Super Bowl tournament.

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Opening ceremonies were conducted, which consisted of using Joeygats as a stand in for the Stars and Stripes as Trojan sang our National Anthem.

https://youtu.be/CqPLinFjVUs

We were pleasantly surprised when moments after the first round of games started, Packers all time leading rusher Ahman Green entered the scene.

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As the tournament already started, we had him serve as substitute, and he hopped on the mic for the first two games on stream as a commentator. One of our players had to leave after their 2nd game, and he continued on from there as his replacement. He won his first game on stream against NFUFred, who was admittedly a bit nervous sitting next to a Packers great. You can catch this game at about the 1 Hour 5 Minute mark on the stream, when the start setting up.

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/327288227

Ahman also signed two cartridges of Tecmo Super Bowl, one which we gave away as a prize using a number generator. Applejacks was the winner of the signed cartridge. Michael Joyce, owner of Player 2 Arcade Bar donated tokens to be used as coins for flipping, and some discount cards for his venue. He was also the recipient of a gift certificate given out by our venue the Edge VR Arcade, who were amazing for us.

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Speaking of prizes, Hank the Tank, Nelson79, and Punky QB all took home game consoles from Gamerztek, PunkyQB winning the consolation bracket to get his.

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You can view the consolation bracket finals between PunkyQB and Player2 on The Retro Sports Gamer Youtube channel here.
https://youtu.be/74MH_k3geCM?t=1919

Some notable Swiss group play moments, Nelson79 defeats Joeygats in Group Play 7-3, and DPS runs the table 6-0 in the group play stage, and of course the winning group play record held by Ahman Green, never having competed in an official tournament.

After consuming copious amounts of pizza courtesy of Dallaire Realty, and reasonably priced adult beverages, it was on to bracket play. Due to Internet problems, and the Challonge site being down, we did it the old fashioned way.

A round 1 stunner resulted in NMUFred knocking off Joeygats, leaving the field wild open. It also saw DKS take on Angryjay93, who is the two time defending King of 94 Sega Genesis champion, who joined us all the way from California. Despite the enormous marked improvements in his game in a short period of time, Angryjay93 was not able to be effective against the experience of DKS.

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This game starts about the 6 minute 30 second mark.https://www.twitch.tv/videos/327294446

On the Retro Sports Gamer Channel, Retrosportsgamer defeats Dundofinger. You can view that game here.
https://youtu.be/74MH_k3geCM?t=533

Moving on to the Elite 8, some big time matches featured Gats killer NMUFred vs DPS, DKS, vs Timpapi, Retrosportsgamer vs Applejacks, and Nelson79 vs JustinPeters51.

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A memorable Eagles Giants matchup between Nelson79 and JustinPeters can be viewed about the 36 minute mark here. Nelson79 advances, as does Timpapi, DPS, and Retrosportsgamer
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/327294446

Moving onto the semifinals, we saw a matchups between Timpapi and Retrosportsgamer, and DPS and Nelson79.

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Retrosportsgamer takes down Timpapi to advance to the finals. That game can be viewed at the 1 Hour 9 minute mark here.
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/327294446

Nelson79 knocks off the top seeded DPS, a game which was streamed on the Retro Sports Gamer Youtube channel.
https://youtu.be/74MH_k3geCM?t=4281

Onto the finals between Retrosportsgamer and Nelson79. This was a game for the ages. There are two rules in Tecmo, no sex 9 months out from your favorite tournament, and get out of bounds. View this epic game here. Jump to the 1 hour 46 minute mark.
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/327294446

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Ultimately, Nelson79 pulls another horseshoe out of his backside, winning the tournament named after his Tecmo handle.
His hands are raised in victory.

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Catch the post tournament interview with the champ here.
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/327295556

In the 3rd place game, Timpapi takes down DPS, a game streamed on the Retro Sports Gamer Youtube channel here.
https://youtu.be/74MH_k3geCM?t=6896

Final standings
1st place Nelson79
2nd place Retrosportsgamer
3rd place Timpapi
4th place DPS
Consolation bracket winner Punky QB

I have a number of big shout outs to thank some people.

1)Edge VR Arcade was an amazing and accommodating venue. Everything we needed was handled, including Internet, food, space, drink, and an exceptional side distraction. They were also instrumental in Ahman Green showing up. They also created our promo video, which I’m told was a big hit.
2)Ahman Green, giving us random aging men an opportunity to rub shoulders with a Packers great, all while treating us like equals.
3)Angryjay93 coming all the way from California, and lending his chops on the broadcast, as well as helping to setup the day before, and staying later for additional games.
4)Gamerztek for their sponsorship of consoles
5)Player 2 for their sponsorship donation
6)Dallaire Realty for the pizza hookup. We were well fed all day
7)PunkyQB for all the continued recruitment efforts
8)Retro Sports Gamer Tom and his channel for extended tournament coverage all day long
9)Everyone who made it a priority to spend their precious time with us
10)TGFN for their continued support

While we were originally expecting closer to 30 players, we had some drop outs within the final 24 hours leading up to the event, including some no shows. We know some of it was related to the Brewers making the NLCS, but we pressed on. The silver lining of this was that we were able to play additional group play games, as there was no waiting for systems to open up. We are proud of the effort we put on, and will continue to work hard to put on a fun event for those that choose to continue being a part of this great game we call Tecmo Super Bowl.

-Trojan

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