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Season’s Beatings V: Photo gallery

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Although I love following the competitive Street Fighter community, I myself am an average player at best. I was hesitant to register for the Super Street Fighter IV tournament at Season’s Beatings V because 1) I haven’t even played SSFIV yet, and 2) the last time I played SFIV was about 5 months ago. I blame medical school! But ultimately, I entered the tourney since I was going to be at the venue anyway. Yes, I did go 0-2 and yes, I did embarrass myself.

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Daigo Umehara Super Turbo Super Street Fighter II Turbo arcade

But it’s okay! Because besides watching world-class Street Fighter competition, my other goal at Season’s Beatings V was to practice event photography. I am very much an amateur and have only become interested in photography in the past year, but I had good practice at the tournament and learned a lot. The fruits of my labor are posted below. Marvel fans, not much in here for you guys unfortunately. I don’t like using traditional photo galleries with thumbnails, so photos are posted full-size sequentially.

Feel free to use these photographs however you wish as long as the watermark is left intact and/or my site is given credit. This is standard courtesy and goes without saying, but unfortunately is not common practice. Thanks, it would be greatly appreciated.

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Daigo Umehara Justin Wong Momochi Marn Arturo Sanchez Sabin Super Street Fighter IV Momo2 Columbus

A few shots of the venue.

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Daigo Umehara Justin Wong Momochi Marn Arturo Sanchez Sabin Super Street Fighter IV Momo2 Columbus

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Daigo Umehara Justin Wong Momochi Marn Arturo Sanchez Sabin Super Street Fighter IV Momo2 Columbus

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Daigo Umehara Justin Wong Momochi Marn Arturo Sanchez Sabin Super Street Fighter IV Momo2 Columbus

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Daigo Umehara Justin Wong Momochi Marn Arturo Sanchez Sabin Super Street Fighter IV Momo2 Columbus

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Daigo Umehara Justin Wong Momochi Marn Arturo Sanchez Sabin Super Street Fighter IV Momo2 Columbus

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Daigo Umehara Justin Wong Momochi Marn Arturo Sanchez Sabin Super Street Fighter IV Momo2 Columbus

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Momochi Street Fighter III Third Strike

Momochi playing Street Fighter III: Third Strike always drew a crowd.

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Justin Wong Momochi Street Fighter III Third Strike

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Keits James Chen Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Choco Blanka Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Choco Blanka Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Choco Blanka Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Daigo Umehara Justin Wong Momochi Marn Arturo Sanchez Sabin Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Justin Wong Marn Super Street Fighter IV

Justin Wong and Marn catching a snooze at the tournament.

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Team Spooky Markman Madcatz Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Daigo Umehara EMP Andre Lambert TwistedJago Ryu Dictator Bison Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Daigo Umehara EMP Andre Lambert TwistedJago Ryu Dictator Bison Super Street Fighter IV

Daigo Umehara vs. Andre “TwistedJago” Lambert. Fantastic match that was one of the tournament highlights. [Watch on Youtube]

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Daigo Umehara EMP Andre Lambert TwistedJago Ryu Dictator Bison Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Daigo Umehara EMP Andre Lambert TwistedJago Ryu Dictator Bison Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Daigo Umehara EMP Andre Lambert TwistedJago Ryu Dictator Bison Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Daigo Umehara EMP Andre Lambert TwistedJago Ryu Dictator Bison Super Street Fighter IV

At first glance, I was going to trash this photo but then I liked how the clapping hands add a little atmosphere. Hands belong to Spooky by the way, who mans the live stream for all the home viewers.

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Team Spooky Super Street Fighter IV

Team Spooky’s stream is basically a one-man show. You can’t truly appreciate how hard this man works until you see him live.

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament FYC Ryder Momochi Super Street Fighter IV

Momochi vs. FYC Ryder [Watch on Youtube]

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament DMG Inthul Lud Super Street Fighter IV

DMG Inthul vs. DMG Lud [Watch on Youtube]

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Yipes Sabin Super Street Fighter IV

GamerBee vs. Yipes in the finals of pool 9. This match was not streamed unfortunately. From my recollection, first game was close but then GamerBee took over and won 2-0.

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Momochi Choco Blanka Super Street Fighter IV

Team “GamerBee Fan Club” in the SSFIV 3-on-3 team tournament consisted of Momochi, Choco Blanka and GamerBee. Choco Blanka played wonderfully in the team tourney and had multiple OCVs, one of which was played on the stream. [Watch on Youtube]

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Momochi Choco Blanka Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Momochi Choco Blanka Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Daigo Umehara Super Street Fighter IV

Getting ready for the 5-on-5 exhibition match. Team USA vs. The World!

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Daigo Umehara Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Team Spooky Markman Madcatz James Chen Skisonic Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Marn Choco Blanka Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Starnab Arturo Sanchez Sabin Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gootecks Mike Ross Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Mike Ross Gamerbee Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Justin Wong Momochi Marn Arturo Sanchez Sabin Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Momochi Arturo Sanchez Sabin Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Daigo Umehara Justin Wong Momochi Marn Arturo Sanchez Sabin Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Daigo Umehara Justin Wong Momochi Marn Arturo Sanchez Sabin Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament FlashMetroid Super Street Fighter IV

FlashMetroid’s reaction to Daigo’s down-fierce punch into super. Daigo never fails to surprise. [Watch on Youtube]

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Daigo Umehara Justin Wong Momochi Marn Arturo Sanchez Sabin Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Daigo Umehara Justin Wong Momochi Marn Arturo Sanchez Sabin Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Daigo Umehara Justin Wong Momochi Marn Arturo Sanchez Sabin Super Street Fighter IV

Justin Wong’s victory over Daigo in the 5-on-5 sealed the win for Team USA. Team USA won the exhibition 13 – 12. [Watch on Youtube]

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Daigo Umehara Justin Wong Momochi Marn Arturo Sanchez Sabin Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Daigo Umehara Justin Wong Momochi Marn Arturo Sanchez Sabin Super Street Fighter IV

The competitors of the 5-on-5 (with PR Balrog missing).

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Daigo Umehara Justin Wong Momochi Marn Arturo Sanchez Sabin Momo2 Columbus Super Street Fighter IV

Finals day is here! Extra chairs are brought out and the air is buzzing with excitement.

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Daigo Umehara Justin Wong Momochi Marn Arturo Sanchez Sabin Momo2 Columbus Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Daigo Umehara Justin Wong Momochi Marn Arturo Sanchez Sabin Momo2 Columbus Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Momochi Choco Blanka Super Street Fighter IV

Team “GamerBee Fan Club” continues battling through the team tournament. They lost to Team Canada and were later eliminated. Unfortunately the team tournament did not finish due to lack of time. [Watch on Youtube]

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Daigo Umehara Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Daigo Umehara Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Starnab DMG Inthul Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Chris Hu Andre Lambert TwistedJago Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Chris Hu Mike Ross Super Street Fighter IV

Mike Ross vs. Chris Hu [Watch on Youtube]

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Daigo Umehara Super Turbo Super Street Fighter II Turbo arcade

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Daigo Umehara Super Turbo Super Street Fighter II Turbo arcade

Daigo vs. Roy Bissel in Super Street Fighter II Turbo grand finals. [Watch on Youtube]

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Daigo Umehara Marn Super Street Fighter IV

EG Marn vs. Daigo [Watch on Youtube]

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Daigo Umehara Marn Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Daigo Umehara Marn Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Daigo Umehara Marn Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Daigo Umehara Marn TwistedJago Andre Lambert Super Street Fighter IV

Daigo slayers.

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Skisonic James Chen Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Kreymore Arturo Sanchez Sabin Super Street Fighter IV

EMP Kreymore vs. TS Sabin [Watch on Youtube]

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Dieminion Super Street Fighter IV

EMP Dieminion vs. GamerBee [Watch on Youtube]

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Mike Ross TwistedJago Andre Lambert Super Street Fighter IV

EMP TwistedJago vs. Mike Ross [Watch on Youtube]

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Momochi Choco Blanka Super Street Fighter IV

Momochi and Choco Blanka — Street Fighter’s premier couple!

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament BLG Juicebox FYC Marlinpie Super Street Fighter IV

FYC Marlinpie vs. BLG Juicebox [Watch on Youtube]

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Momochi Santhrax Sanford Kelly Super Street Fighter IV

EMP Santhrax vs. Momochi [Watch on Youtube]

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Mike Ross Momochi Super Street Fighter IV

Mike Ross vs. Momochi [Watch on Youtube]

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament JS Master Arturo Sanchez Sabin Super Street Fighter IV

JsMaster vs. TS Sabin [Watch on Youtube]

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Arturo Sanchez Sabin Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Justin Wong Super Street Fighter IV

EG Justin Wong vs. GamerBee [Watch on Youtube]

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Justin Wong Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Mike Ross Arturo Sanchez Sabin Super Street Fighter IV

Mike Ross vs. TS Sabin [Watch on Youtube]

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Mike Ross Arturo Sanchez Sabin Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Skisonic Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Sanford Kelly Santhrax Super Street Fighter IV

EMP Santhrax vs. GamerBee [Watch on Youtube]

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Sanford Kelly Santhrax Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Arturo Sanchez Sabin Super Street Fighter IV

TS Sabin vs. GamerBee [Watch on Youtube]

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Arturo Sanchez Sabin Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Justin Wong Momochi Super Street Fighter IV

Momochi vs. EG Justin Wong [Watch on Youtube, Part 1] [Part 2]

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Justin Wong Super Street Fighter IV

EG Justin Wong vs. GamerBee [Watch on Youtube]

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Justin Wong Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Momochi Super Street Fighter IV

Momochi vs. GamerBee [Watch on Youtube, Part 1] [Part 2]

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Momochi Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Momochi Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Momochi Choco Blanka Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Super Street Fighter IV

Your Season’s Beatings V SSFIV Champion: GamerBee!

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Written by Protocol Snow

October 21st, 2010 at 10:45 pm

Posted in Games

  • Ghaleon

    These photos are fantastic man! I'm really happy you were able to cover SB again!

  • gadoken

    Great pictures. Wow they really show what a nice venue momo2 is.

    imagine if momochi won that tourney momo could have used his name for marketing XD

    nice pic + comment about spooky, he does a better job than all of MLG put together

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  • http://twitter.com/EmperialDonut Bryce Williams

    Wow, this is an amazing gallery. You really caught some great moments and the general feel of the whole venue.

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  • Ecks

    Awesome stuff

  • kineda

    Awesome job on the photos. Keep up the great work! :)

  • Cloud4prez

    sanford is the king or MortonSalt poses lol

  • http://twitter.com/PepinoDesafio Jose Ramon Ojeda

    such an incredible amount of beautiful and expressive pictures, really good job!

  • http://www.facebook.com/madskizophrenik Madskizophrenik

    I loved everything about this…thank you so much for sharing it actually gives me the chills to be part of this gaming community!!! Once again thank your for sharing this awesome pictures, video, and over all awesomeness!!!

  • gMok

    Hey man, there are some great shots here, especially since you've only picked it up this year. Your composition is really not bad at all (across the board, wide angle and close shots), and the lighting in the earlier photos made for some superb looking shots.

    If you're looking to carry on doing this sort of thing, I'd recommend that you get a stand for a wireless flash or 2, and get a (or some) flashgun(s) too! It looks like you have one on some shots but the later shots say something different, I dunno. But yea, good work man!

    • http://www.protocolsnow.com/ Protocol Snow

      Thanks for the tips. The later shots, as you might have noticed, were taken in very dim lighting conditions as it was finals day and the venue had turned down the house lights to be more dramatic.

      Flash equipment (which I do not have) would have been handy for general photos at the tournament. However, taking in-face flash photos of the competitors while they were playing was not allowed, as it would obviously be a big distraction when they're trying to concentrate. I don't think this was an explicit rule but it makes sense and I saw one photographer who was warned for taking flash photos in their faces.

  • Cutkillavince

    Great pictures, thx for sharing ;)

  • http://www.y8zone.com Y8

    cool…street fighter one of my favorite game though I'm just an average player I love the game because of it's simplicity no need to think hard just push the button and off you go…

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  • evilk

    Very good shoot man a lot of emotion in your picture , and fantastic tournament i could see here from france bordeaux .

    Evilk a kof player

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