So it's official, I'm going to EVO 2010.
First and foremost, I am going to compete, I'd like to make that very clear...and to the haters that want to sit back and say I'm not ready, so be it, go for it. But lets face it, I've never been to Evo, but all the stories describe it as a total spectacle, a great experience..and if someone like myself can enjoy the game even just through watching streams etc. I just don't see how it's something that I can pass up if I have the opportunity.
This was a pretty tough decision to make for a number of reasons..of course financially, it's not cheap to go stay at Caesar's Palace for 4 days in Vegas (I really, really wanted to stay at the venue). And the other contributing factor was that I'd be traveling alone. I have no local SSF4 scene to look for buddies that might want to tag along and split costs. I'm a pretty shy person, but with all the effort and resources it took to put this trip together, I'm going to do my best to push through that and meet and greet as many people as possible.
I've had short pings of doubt about this trip, mostly contributing from my overall nervousness and shy attitude..but the overwhelming feeling that I would regret not going is just way too much to overcome. It would have been the worst, if I sat home and watched EVO knowing I could have been there.
Hell of a tournament to choose as your first ever...That's right, this will be my first ever tournament. I'm going to have to have ice water running through my veins competing in such an insane environment as a first timer..but honestly, I think I'm up to the task. If I've gotten as good as I am right now, only from playing seriously since the beginning of SSF4, there's no telling where I could be by the time EVO rolls around.
If you're interested in contacting me about meeting at evo or training beforehand, give me a holler on youtube.
It's gonna be a long, crazy trip from here on out.