The Real Winners of CEO 2018

Sure, Fujimura tore up the losers bracket and won an absolutely stacked Street Fighter V bracket or Kazunoko pulling off something similar in his win over Go1 on the Dragon Ball Fighter Z side. No, the real winner was us: the fans. We got quite the show at CEO 2018, including a literal wrestling match on Saturday that led into a bonkers Sunday and finishes to the tournament.

As a longtime patron of fighting game tournaments and events, Community Effort Orlando 2018 had a different feel to it. Yes, it’s always had the similar wrestling theme with the individual player intros for top eight, but this year seemed to have more pomp and pizzazz. On top of a ridiculously entertaining tournament, filled with many memorable endings, we also got what could honestly be considered one of the greatest moments in fighting game history.

Now, Infiltration’s always had this hilarious side to his personality dating back to his famous streams back when Street Fighter V was just released. His personality is infectious and that’s why he’s built such a loyal following alongside his incredible talent in Street Fighter. I can honestly say that I was in tears watching this intro. It’s not the only Infiltration, but the announcer’s reaction, Tasty Steve’s reaction, and the crowds all culminating together. A helluva moment that completely overshadowed Infiltrations performance.

On a side note, here’s a number of the most intense sets of the weekend. The most often talked about set of the entire weekend was easily the unbelievably close set between Go1 and Leffen in DBFZ. Hearing Yipes scream the top of his lungs, as the adrenaline from the match takes over is entertainment at it’s highest. Include Go1’s comeback’s in that set and it’s one for the hall of fame.

The next best match, maybe to the behest of Tekken fans who got a show in grand finals or SFV fans who saw a monster run from Fujimura to beat Xiaohai, but the set I’ll remember most is MKLeo somehow clutching out a win against Raito’s innovative Duck Hunt play. The use of the can and his projectile timings brought MKLeo to the brink, but in classic fashion, he adjusted in time to take a close set. However, it was not before putting on a show from the crowd favorite

Featured Image courtesy of CEO’s Official twitch page

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2gg: Hyrule Saga Good Test for Players before Summer Super-Majors

2GG’s latest tournament is Hyrule Saga and as always the player list is filled with recognizable names and past champions. The California local, James “VoiD” Makekau-Tyson, is coming off a win at Smash N’ Splash earlier this month, a win he earned over Evo champ Saleem “Salem” Akiel Young. Those two players will be the two to keep an eye on as we head into Sunday.

On top of those names, the current world number one Leonardo “MKLeo” Lopez Perez will be in attendance. It’s a long list of players who are capable of going on a run and winning it all. In total, 9-10 players are legitimately capable of winning, and that’s what is going to make this a wild weekend of Smash.

Here’s a list of players attending. As I stated earlier, it’s just another tournament in a long line of 2GG tournaments with an excellent lineup.

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