People have voiced interest in photos of the Season’s Beatings 4 tournament so I’m dedicating a post to this. Instead of uploading photos to an online gallery, I prefer posting them directly into my blog because I don’t like clicking thumbnails to see photos one by one. This means longer load times but hopefully won’t be too inconvenient. You are free to use these photos on your own site however you wish as long as my watermark is present.
Warning: 5-6 MB of photos
Casual play prior to the SF4 team tournament. Notice Daigo amidst the crowd.
Justin Wong offering tips.
Daigo playing a casual match of Street Fighter 3: Third Strike. Notice the tiny TVs. Most TVs used at the tournament were CRTs like this. Apparently serious players prefer these because of decreased frame delay. I’ve been gaming on HDTVs for the past 5-6 years so it was rather weird to be playing Street Fighter 4 on these old TVs.
This was the featured station where the main fights were held. Adjacent is the commentator desk with online stream and direct feed recordings provided by FADC Seb
Justin Wong’s team in the SF4 team 3-on-3 tournament
Viewing area for the featured station.
The online stream viewers at home saw the matches shown on these mounted TVs.
Rows of CRT TVs lining the wall. SF4 pools underway!
Daigo always attracts a crowd. Facing off against Nam
Triforce from Empire Arcadia in his usual Power Glove.
Right after losing to Sanford’s Cammy in the team competition, Daigo chatted with SF3: Third Strike master Issei. Perhaps seeking advice?
Daigo playing Jibbo in pool round. Guess who’s behind Daigo?
Justin vs. Sanford in team 3-on-3
Starting the top 16 in SF4 Finals! Vegita X (on floor) vs. Lud
Dr. Chaos (on floor) vs. Wolfkrone (pad player)
DemonHyo (on floor) vs. Eric “ramza” Kim
Sanford vs. Checkmate
Triforce with a T-shirt of his namesake.
Justin Wong vs. Chris “Fascinating” Hu
vVv scrub vs. Issei
Chris Hu vs. Dr. Chaos
Chris Hu attempts to regain composure after losing a round
Eric “ramza” Kim vs. TwistedJago
Seth Killian and Skisonic rocking the commentary.
Sanford vs. Floe
Iloveu Joe vs. Daigo
TwistedJago vs Floe
Finals underway as Justin Wong picks Fei Long!
Justin stands up for the crowd after perfecting Daigo with Fei Long. Iloveu Joe was ecstatic, the crowd raucous, the atmosphere electric
Justin grimacing during a fight
Giant crowd watching every move of the Grand Finals
Friendly handshake when Daigo wins the championship
Rare smile from Daigo after putting in a hard day’s work and earning the win