WCG Fighter Club 2 in New York City
Happening this weekend, due to popular demand, the Fighter Club 2 hosted by WCG (World Cyber Games USA) is back in New York City. Day one has already passed and it has kicked off the intense weekend in a big way. If you can, make sure to stop by the Samsung Experience in New York City today for day two.
Tournaments for Tekken 6, Dead or Alive 4, and Virtua Fighter 5 have dwindled down from the large brackets to what should be a remaining fourth of the field for tomorrow’s prize winning matches. Prizes include $500, netbooks, and computer monitors. Although the tournaments were the main attraction, it certainly is not the whole story of this weekend.
A familiar face from WCG Ultimate Gamer fame, Adande “sWooZie” Thorne made his presence felt as he shoutcasted and participated in the fun throughout the day. “Bring your game,” was Thorne’s message to those he would be facing in the Dead or Alive 4 tournament. Thorne shared his opinions on present day gaming tournaments, and how they are far different from gaming tournaments from four years ago. He expressed how with the use of live streaming and social media, the pressure is greater because results reach so many more, so much quicker. Thorne also pointed out that this weekend’s event may be the last time some attendees who are also WCG Ultimate Gamer Season 2 hopefuls, such as “Seltzer” and “Chosen 1,” have a chance to be regular gamers before they “blow up.”
Aside from the tournaments, several side games were also being held for those waiting or simply not participating. What would be on the line for these side games? Players were putting all sorts of things on the line. Twenty push-ups were very common bets throughout the day, but it would not be surprising to hear that other ridiculous stuff were put on the line.