WCG Fighter Club 2 in New York City

By François Chang

May 2, 2010

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.

Although tournament entries are now closed, there is still plenty of fun for those looking to attend the event today. For more information, please click here.

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François Chang

Working on the DualShockers staff as both an editor and community manager since late 2009, François is absolutely no stranger to the videogame industry. He is a graduate from the City College of New York, and has his Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising. His next step is to obtain his Master's degree at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Before starting his career, François has been gaming since the age of 2 with Super Mario World, and he has never looked back since. Gaming may be his profession, but it has always been his passion.

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