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    • vVv Bagzli

      Changes to the Application Process   08/03/2016

      Hello Everyone!   I'm creating this announcement to inform every vVv applicant that I have introduced a few short-term goals that we all will be working toward accomplishing over the next few weeks. One of these goals directly affects your application process.  If you would like to read the full post in detail, and maybe learn a little about me, follow this link. The TL;DR of why I'm addressing this announcement to you is to inform you that our application process will be undergoing a few dramatic changes that will affect your application. vVv Gaming wants to be as transparent as possible when it comes to what changes our Staff team makes and why. We will be changing the applications themselves as well as how they work. Our community wants and needs a larger say in who is accepted and who isn't. We also want to encourage community interaction as much as possible. With these changes, we are wanting to allow members the ability to give constructive criticism to applicants, provide the opportunity for applicants to interact with members and other applicants that they normally may not, and open a platform for discussion and the sharing of ideas. With the reimplementation of the Endorsement System, vVv Gaming is looking to give the power back to our Members and put the fate of the Applicant (and their application!) in their own hands. Applicants will need to receive 5 endorsements from current vVv Members (Staff endorsements work as well!) to earn their pre-interview. If an Applicant fails to receive a new endorsement every 3 weeks the application will be closed. Full details on how the Endorsement System works can be found through this link. Because we are introducing new application forms and a different way of how the application process works, we will be closing all currently open applications. Once the new application forms are posted, all applicants that had an application open during this time will be able to immediately reopen their applications. This means that those applicants do not need to wait 30 days as the new rule states, this will be a one-time exception due to circumstances under which these applications were closed. If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a private message. I apologize for the inconvenience that this will cause. Thank you for your patience and your enthusiasm for joining vVv Gaming!
    • vVv Bagzli

      We have moved to Discord   08/04/2016

      There has been a strong desire among the community to migrate to Discord for quite some time. As of today, our community will be using Discord and as a result, we will no longer be actively using our TeamSpeak Server.  The TeamSpeak server will temporarily stay active to help inform all of our move to Discord. Within the next couple of months, it will be shut down completely.  For a quick invite to our new Discord server, you can click here.  
      For a full detailed guide visit http://www.vVv-Gaming.com/Discord
    • vVv Bagzli

      vVv Gaming Presents: ADL Season 10!   08/12/2016

      TL;DR: Season 10 of the vVv Gaming LoL ADL begins Friday, August 19th @9pm EST/6pm PST! Discord Info              Just be on Discord at the check in time and have a level 30 with at least 16 champions to participate! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ vVv Gaming has had a long history in competitive e-sports; and, while the LCS may be a long way off for the organization, we can still participate in semi-competitive LoL activities as a community. The ADL has, and will continue to be, our main way to achieve this. However, let’s be honest, the ADL has had a rough time over the past few seasons. This comes from both participant enjoyment, as well as coordination and structuring of the event as a whole. While I do not plan on completely fixing the system from the start, I do believe that there are some short (and long) term changes that can make the experience better for everyone: ·         We are keeping participation points for this season, as well as the Elo ranking system used for previous seasons. ·         We will have people recruiting more in the game from the community, and attempt to bring more LoL community members to the discord that we feel would be good for the vVv community. ·         We will be implementing new rules for the drafting phase. Some of these rules will be introduced as the season progresses and are covered below. ·         Unfortunately, at this point in time, there is no information regarding a prize. If a viable prize method/opportunity comes about in the future, current season winners will be rewarded retroactively. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Rules and Details (Read if new):          Nights will consist of two matches per night. You must be able to attend both games (Don’t be that guy, play it out).          Be on Discord NO LATER than 8:55pm EST/5:55pm PST for Check In. This will be slowly changed to 8:45pm EST as the season progresses. We want the drafting phase this season to be as smooth as possible.  We want to give people time to announce their roles before hand.           Check in will happen in the ADL Check In Discord Channel BEFORE players move to the regular ADL channel, and at 9:00pm EST people will move to channels matching their Dynamic Queue rank. Missing the check-in deadline means that you will not be able to participate that night and will not receive a participation point.          During the Check In, participants will announce their top 3 preferred roles for a staff member to place in a spreadsheet (Discord does not allow for your descriptions to be changed, that I am aware of).          Have a level 30 account, at least 16 champions, and be ready to have some fun!          Additional Questions? Contact vVv Eternal or vVv Yui        The ADL will last for 10 weeks this season, there will then be a three-week break before the next season starts (Currently scheduled for Nov. 11, 2016).        Cheating or Smurfing in the ADL is not permitted. Anyone caught doing either of these this will be suspended from the ADL, no exceptions. Cheating will result in a permanent suspension, smurfing will result in a 5-week suspension.  New Drafting Process: So, in previous seasons of the ADL, the highest ranked players were given the priority in being team captains for any given night. While this was not a bad system, it did leave some players feeling left out over the course of the season. That being said: ·         Highest ranked players will no longer be automatically chosen as the team captain. ·         Team captains will be chosen by the number of participation points that a player has (you earn 1 point for each night you attend, REGARDLESS of whether or not you are picked). ·         No player can be captain more than once every 4 weeks (depending on overall participation). ·         The first weekend will have captains from an arbitrary division and lower. So here is my logic (bear with me). With some outlying cases, most of the team captains would pick from highest available skill in a role down, until all of the top players (and a few peoples friends) were picked. I don’t expect this to change at all; however, this allows for both new and lower skill level players and community members, as well as frequent participants, to always have a shot at playing. They also get the benefit of knowing (eventually) in advance that they will be captains. Additional Information: I would like to try and address the speed of the drafting process. For now, the primary way of doing this will be the check-in time; however, if another feasible method is suggested, any changes will be updated in this section. After the Games: ·         Players will join the winning team's discord channel, and all players will be given feedback if they desire it. ·         Players may also provide criticism and suggestions for the ADL. (We are still seeking to improve the event if the community desires it) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- More Darn Rules ·         Teams will still be matched by alphabetical order of Discord channel for the time being. ·         The winner of the first match will play the winner of the second (both matches are played out simultaneously), and the same goes for the losing teams. ·         The higher team alphabetically will be chosen to be on the blue side for the first game, and the lower team will get blue side when the second game is played. Leaving/AFK: If someone leaves a game for any reason and does not reconnect, they will be given a 2-night suspension from the ADL. The player may appeal the suspension with an ADL Staff member if there was a legitimate reason for the disconnect. However, all appeals must happen at least 24 hours before the next ADL event. You also may only appeal a disconnect once per season. Pausing: Players may pause the game for UP TO 10 minutes if a player on their team is having connection issues. PLAYERS MUST INFORM AN ADL STAFF MEMBER IF A GAME IS PAUSED. If the reason cannot be resolved in 10 minutes, the team whose player disconnected will concede the match. If the enemy team agrees, they may also use their 10-minute pause to give the other team more time. Teams only get two pauses per game. Replacement Players: Player replacement will be handled the same as in previous seasons. A player may be replaced by another player of the same rank or lower, provided both teams agree to the replacement. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ So that’s it folks.  Thank you for sticking through the whole announcement, we understand it is somewhat lengthy, however the information had to be provided.  You are now ready for the 10th season of the ADL! If you have any questions feel free to contact vVv Eternal     See you on Friday, August 19th at 8:55pm EST/6:00pm PST!     ADL Staff: vVv Eternal   To join the discussion click here!  
    • vVv Bagzli

      vVv Gaming Returns: Community Game Nights! (CGNs)   08/15/2016

      Rocket League Community Game Nights (CGN) with vVv Gaming are back starting on Monday, August 22nd!  These CGNs will allow teams and individual Rocketeers to continue to bring their A game and level up their gaming skills in two unique events each week! Whether the goal is to improve teamwork, find suitable opponents, or just acquire valuable feedback on how to improve one’s game-play, these events will help accomplish just that! Mondays will continue to be our draft night and due to your feedback, we will be returning to a format of random captains with the ability to opt out of being a captain. Wednesdays will continue to be a night for pre-made 3v3 teams. Supersonic Series Season 4 is happening and we will be announcing information on that and the start date at a later time.   Monday Night Draft
      When: 9PM  EST (6PM PST)  Check-in starts at 8:30PM EST and closes at 8:45PM EST
      Where: vVv Discord Server  (https://discord.gg/p44AjNf)  Discord Guide: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/discord Format: 3vs3 - Double Elimination Tournament. Best of three in the winner's bracket and best of one in the loser's bracket until the last two matches which return to best of three. Captains are chosen at random and each captain picks their team-mates. Registration: Visit http://vvv-gaming.com/RLRegister on the day of the tournament to register.  While signing up you will be able to volunteer to be a captain.  If there are more volunteer captains than the total number of tea`ms, the captains will be picked at random from the pool of volunteers.  If there are not enough volunteer captains, then the remaining number of captains needed will be chosen at random from the remainder of players.  Captains will take turns picking their teammates in a “snake-style” (A, B, C, C, B, A) draft until all teams have 3 players each. Participating with friends is encouraged, however, there is no guarantee that you will be on the same team. The captain’s name will be entered into the Challonge bracket and will be used to represent their team.  Voice channels will be created for each of the teams on our Discord server.
          Wednesday Night Teams (Games are counted towards Power Rankings!)
      When: 9:00 PM  EST (6:00 PM PST)  Check-in starts at 8:30 PM EST and closes at 8:45 PM EST
      Where: vVv Discord Server  (https://discord.gg/p44AjNf)  Discord Guide: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/discord Format: 3vs3 - Double Elimination Tournament. Best of three in the winner's bracket and best of one in the loser's bracket until the last two matches which return to best of three. Teams are pre-made by the players. Registration: Visit http://vvv-gaming.com/RLRegister on the day of the tournament to register.
        Participating as an individual: After filling out the signup form you will be in a free-agent pool available to fill up spot a team might need or you will be placed on a team with others who have signed up individually. Check-ins will be 15-30 minutes before the start time so we can get everyone organized. A team may contact you to play with them before the event starts.  We also encourage you to talk with any other free agents signed up to form a team!
        Participating as a team: After filling out the signup form above, your team is all set. All you need to do is show up in the discord server during the check-in time.  If you are seeking a third player for the evening, you can view the list of free agent players signed up at http://vvv-gaming.com/RLRegister and contact them to be part of your team for the evening. If you are unable to acquire a third team member on you own, then please show up on the Discord server at least 30 minutes prior to the event starting and we will assign you a third team member if one is available for the duration of the night.   Click here to join the discussion!
    • vVv Bagzli

      August Chopping List   08/20/2016

      As I have stated when I became the president, I will be removing all inactive members from vVv Gaming.  I have given everyone 3 weeks to reach out to me and get in touch with me.  Some have reached out and decided not to vVv members anymore, due to time constraints and other reason.s  Some reached out and promised they would take certain action to show they want to be members but it did not happen, and lastly, some have never reached out to me at all.  I really wish that things could be different, but as it stands the following people are being removed from vVv Gaming.  We wish them the best of luck with their future endeavours and hope to see them come back to us one day.   The following is a list of donor members who will be returned to Donor rank on the forum, but will no longer be vVv Members. vVv Brocco vVv Koala vVv Krewel vVv Rising Dawn   The following is a list of vVv Members being returned to normal forum rank. vVv Acai28 vVv AmpeD vVv Arkaine vVv Blazek vVv Buzz vVv Cherp vVv Cr0nus vVv Deadaim vVv Falcodile vVv Matchu vVv Oriklad vVv ShySluShy vVv SilverSpoon vVv Spike vVv TyTy vVv UkogMonkey vVv Zeeb
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The vVv Fighting Team Prepares for EVO 2012

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The vVv Fighting Team Prepares for EVO 2012!

This is it fighting game fans. It’s that time when the Mortal Kombat, Soul Calibur V, and King of Fighters communities come out to support some of the fastest fingers in the world, for the biggest fighting game tournament of the year, EVO 2012. The Evolution Championship Series, or EVO for short, began with several smaller road to EVO tournaments, and will subsequently end with one winner from each fighting game in attendance.

With all of our current fighters attending, vVv CDjr, vVv RTD, and vVv Romance, we thought it best to capture the hype surrounding this event, and put it in a bottle to show the vVv community what exactly EVO means to our players and fans, and how they plan on preparing for this massive event, in the form of an interview with each player respectively. EVO has been a long journey for all parties involved, and to put that in perspective, without further pause, I give you RTD.

vVv RTD

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vVv Killzmane:
Let's start off with the normal introduction. Tell everyone about RTD's life.

vVv RTD:
My name is RTD and I'm a professional Soul Calibur player. I've been playing the series for over 10 years. My days usually involve dropping the kids off at school in the morning and then going to work. After that, I get relief by hanging out with the family and by playing video games competitively. I am a software engineer during the day and a gamer by night. I joined vVv about 2 months ago.

Killzmane:
vVv is obviously your team, but let's talk about your tournament experience before vVv, and how since joining vVv, your tournament experience and overall level of play has changed?

RTD:
Before vVv, my tournament experience was just about meeting new friends, having fun, chilling with the community, and trying to be the best. Since joining vVv, I still do the same things, but now I focus a little more on performance and representing the brand the best that I can.

Killzmane:
Before vVv, most recently, you placed 2nd at the MLG Winter Championship after losing to Keev in the Grand Finals. It was a nice run, how do you think you did, and what went wrong?

RTD:
At MLG's Winter Championship, I was actually surprised that I placed that high in such a competitive event. My wife and I discovered then that I still "had it", after that, vVv asked me to join the team and then I picked up the game professionally. What went wrong was, in part, that the French players had a head start playing SCV. They had the game earlier to test the game and to write the strategy guide. Since then, the U.S. players are believed to have leveled the playing field. At least we will find out at EVO 2012.

Killzmane:
At MLG Anaheim, you had a rematch with Kayane, who this time took the best of you and sent you to the Losers Bracket, where, after a few rounds, you met Lostprovidence, the same player who sent you to the Losers Bracket at the MLG Winter Championship, only this time he beat you in the Losers Bracket, eliminating you from the tournament. Why was Lostprovidence seemingly able to beat you at will?

RTD:
Lostprovidence has been a tough opponent for me in the past due to his aggressive style and over-powered character, but our matches are closer and closer every time we play. The last time we met, it came down to the last round, and now, I've learned how to fight against his character.

Killzmane:
Now, your next stop would be CEO, where you would, for the third time, go up against Kayane. At the two recent MLGs this year, you beat her once, and she beat you once. This time, you would play her in what would be the Championship match, and you would take the lead in recent head-to-head scores between you two, 2-1. What is up with Kayane? You two seem to meet everywhere, is it some sort of rivalry?

RTD:
Kayane and I do not have a rivalry. It’s just a long history of playing one another. She is a good player, and I usually do well in tournaments also, so we always meet in tournaments, barring any kind of upset, or if stronger players show up.

Killzmane:
What do you expect from Kayane going into EVO? Do you think you might meet her again?

RTD:
I feel like she will do well. Every tournament, she gets stronger and stronger with her new character, Viola.

Killzmane:
What are your expectations going into EVO?

RTD:
I saw the brackets and they look tough. It's not going to be an easy ride for anyone because you only get seeded for the first pool. After that, you are thrown in the fire with other players like sleepers who aren't seeded at all. I still think that I should get top 8, depending on how the brackets play out.

Killzmane:
What worries you most about the upcoming EVO?

RTD:
This is the first time in SCV that international players have come together like this. I won't say that I'm worried, but I'm curious to see how strong other countries are besides France. Oh, the 8am Friday pools worries me actually.

Killzmane:
I can see that as being an issue, things like that, the 8am pools that is, are those the kinds of things that separates tournaments like MLG and CEO from EVO? What makes EVO so different from MLG and CEO?

RTD:
EVO is the best of the best around the world. MLG is about money, and CEO tournaments are community driven, fun and hype driven.

Killzmane:
So basically, EVO is a lot more serious. It's more of the, who is truly the best, instead of just winning some money, and getting all hyped up?

RTD:
Yes, EVO is a true world tournament. It's the super bowl for fighting games.

Killzmane:
Thanks for your time man, any finals word or shout outs for your fans or team?

RTD:
Shout out to my lovely wife. Without her love and support, I wouldn't have a chance to do any of this. Shout out to the family too, and all of the people who support me. I love you all, and thank you for having me. See you at EVO! Also a major shout out to my team vVv. Let's take EVO by storm!

Killzmane:
Thanks RTD, and I wish you the best of luck at EVO. I'll be cheering you on from my seat at home, and so will the rest of vVv and your fans!

vVv CD Jr

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vVv Killzmane:
Let’s learn about the life of CDJr. Who are you? What you do? What sports do you play? Anything else you'd like to share?

vVv CD Jr:
My name is Emmanuel Brito, and I play fighting games professionally. I’ve been playing video games since I was 6. I also like to play basketball, and I work out at the gym. I joined vVv last year in august, I believe. I started playing Mortal Kombat at the age of 7. I also attend college for electrical engineering.

Killzmane:
When did you start playing Mortal Kombat, and how long have you played Mortal Kombat professionally?

CD Jr:
I started playing Mortal Kombat as a kid because of my brothers, they are the ones who got me into it. I only started playing Mortal Kombat professionally with MK9 since it came out in April of 2011.

Killzmane:
Now, you joined vVv in August of last year, and started playing Mortal Kombat professionally in April, how was your time playing professional Mortal Kombat before vVv? How has your tournament experience differed since you've joined vVv?

CD Jr:
Before I was sponsored by vVv, I was just going to local major tournaments, and I was winning most of them. After I joined vVv, I had the ability to travel to more tournaments like MLG Columbus, and MLG Anaheim.

Killzmane:
Speaking of MLG Columbus, let's talk about the Winter Championship. You had an amazing run during the Winter Championship where you finished off by beating friend and ex-fellow teammate REO in the finals, how was that experience for you, winning a championship by beating someone like REO?

CD Jr:
It felt great to win the tournament because there was a lot of money on the line and there were a lot of great players there. It could have gone either way though because REO and I go back to back all the time, and are on the same skill level.

Killzmane:
Being on the same skill level is right, a similar scenario occurred at your most recent major tournament, CEO, where you once again played REO. At the MLG match against REO, it came down a final, decided round. At the CEO match, it was close, all the same, why was REO able to beat you in the CEO finals, after you had beaten him in such a clutch game previously?

CD Jr:
He switched characters and it took me longer than usual to download into my mind what he was doing. This being because I was hung over from a party the night before. I will never drink before a tournament again haha.

Killzmane:
So you had some fun the night before CEO?

CD Jr:
Some? I had a lot of fun! There was a pool party Saturday night. There were some other players there drinking, swimming, and having fun, so I joined in.

Killzmane:
Back on track, talking about your recent tournament results, MLG Anaheim was a dip compared to CEO and MLG Columbus where you played second and first respectively. At MLG Anaheim, the player Perfectlegend knocked you down to the Losers Bracket from the Winners Bracket and then beat you later on in the Losers Finals to eliminate you from the tournament. What gave him the ability to beat you in both the first series and the extended series?

CD Jr:
He was clearly practicing specifically to beat me the most, which he did, but I also wasnt playing like I know I can because I went to the match overconfident because I beat him the last time and that really hurt me. I never underestimate anyone but for some reason I underestimated him, and he took the game over me. That definitely will not ever happen again though. He was also a lot more skilled overall than before.

Killzmane:
Yes, Perfectlegend was the one who eliminated you from MLG Anaheim, but the real talk from Anaheim was the player Detroitballn, who was literally unbeatable, what made him so dominate at Anaheim?

CD Jr:
Detroit, REO and I are considered the 3 best MK9 players in America, so that really wasn’t a surprise. I had a hunch he was going to win judging by how he was playing during e3. I kept telling him that he was going to win and that it was his time to shine, but he didn’t believe it. He kept saying that I was going to win, and at the end I was right, he won. I was coaching him during some of the matches too, and I think that helped a little haha.

Killzmane:
Continuing to talk about Detroitballn, with EVO coming up, where players will be coming from all around the world, how do you expect him to place in the tournament?

CD Jr:
I expect him to get top 8, but I’m not sure about winning it. I’m really hungry this time, and no one wants to win EVO more than me, no one. That being said, he better be ready.

Killzmane:
You said that you, and Detroitnballn are two of the best from America, do players coming from around the world worry you? What players do you know about coming to the tournament from other countries that are considered top of the line?

CD Jr:
Actually the best European player is A FOXY GRAMPA. He is in my pool and he is a big threat because his character counter picks mine, but I am ready for him. It’s like I said, no one wants evo more than me, and I will do anything I can to win.

Killzmane:
You seem pretty confident about this tournament, is it safe to assume you're expecting a top finish?

CD Jr:
Yes, and it’s not me being cocky. I just strongly believe in myself, and in my skills. I won’t make the same mistake I made at Anaheim of underestimating a player, every match is a Championship match this time around.

Killzmane:
What are you doing different to prepare for EVO than you have done to prepare for previous tournaments?

CD Jr:
I’m playing 10 hours a day with and without my brothers. I also picked up a new character that I will be using at the tournament.

Killzmane:
Would you mine giving us a little hint about the character you've been practicing and how it's been going?

CD Jr:
I can’t say who it is, but i can say that I’m already beating my brothers with this new character and that means a lot since my brothers are considered 2 of the best players as well.

Killzmane:
Well, I would like to wish you lots of luck at the upcoming EVO. I will definitely be cheering you on; as I'm sure the rest of vVv and your fans will be doing also. Do you have any concluding words or shout outs for your fans and team?

CD Jr:
I want to give a big shout out to vVv and NOS for being my sponsors. Also, a shout out to all my fans and my haters. Shout outs to everyone at VSM, and to my brothers, the FGC and eSports. I also want to say that everyone attending EVO for MK better look out for my brothers because they are coming to kick some ass, too.

vVv Romance

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vVv Killzmane:
Hello Romance, why don't you tell everyone a little bit about yourself?

vVv Romance:
Hello everyone, my name is Raymond Navarrete. I’m from Mexico, and I’m 25 years old. I play King of Fighters XIII competitively. I'm studying English as a second language. Aside from playing KoF13, I also like to play chess and volleyball. I started playing KoF13 in 1997, but after XIII came out was when I began to put more time in.I also picked up a few friends and training partners in AS|Reynald, elive|Mr. KoF, and IGL Bala. I joined vVv after final round, ny first tournament with vVv being MLG Ohio.

Killzmane:
Let’s start off talking about who you play in King of Fighters, and why?

Romance:
I can play good amount of characters but sometimes you just need strong and safe characters to make it a good fight. I’ve loved King ever since older versions. Benimaru has good options as a fighter and good style. Yuri is my main character, and I love her mix-ups. All the time she is able to get in your opponents head, and destroy them. That's my main team right now, but I also like to play Hwa, and lately Mr Karate due to being strong and safe for tournaments.

Killzmane:
Now, I don't know much about King of Fighters, what assets must a strong and safe character have in order to be considered strong and safe?

Romance:
Mr. Karate is so strong due to having many options like good damage, good anti-airs, and doesn’t risk too much when he is attempting to pressure the opponent. Hwa has really good normals and easy combos giving you the ability to win with 3meters hd. He also has good cross-ups. King is one of the best “safe batteries”, no extremely high damage but can be annoying and gets meters. Then there is Yuri, where you have to do some mix-ups to get a decent amount of damage.

Killzmane:
Alright, so at the beginning of this year, you attended the MLG Winter Championship where Bala knocked you out in the Winners Bracket Finals, and YSJKOF knocked you out in the Losers Bracket Final, how was that experience, and what lessons were learned from those matches?

Romance:
It was an amazing experience. I got into the Winners Finals where I had to play Bala, and then the Losers Bracket finals where I had to play Mr. KoF, these two players are two of the best US players. The trouble was, I had to play with someone else’s controller. Of course, I learned a lot and was so sad with myself because I had to play those matches with someone elses controllers. The worst game was playing Mr. KoF where I missed a lot of combos. Though I didn’t win, it was a great experience due to vVv being behind me, supporting me the whole way through. It’s an event I’ll never forget.

Killzmane:
Later in the year, you attended another MLG, MLG Anaheim, where you placed third after losing to ArcadeShockIReynold, what lessons did you take from that experience?

Romance:
He’s another good player called one of the big 4. I was winning 2 sets to 1, but he counter picked me, and I was playing all the way from the Losers Bracket because mcz|Tokido sent me there early with his new style for USA players. At the point when I played Reynold, I was kind of tired because I had to play many good players. It’s not really an excuse, he simply outplayed me. I didn’t change characters after he counter picked me because I believed in my play as them. Though, I lost 3-2, and placed third, I got my revenge against Mr. KoF who eliminated me at MLG Ohio, and also I got revenge against tokido, who was the one who sent me to the Losers Bracket in one of the most hype matches there. Imagine the kind of upset it was. In the end, it’s a lesson I’ll never forget.

Killzmane:
Your next stop would be CEO where you were the runner up, this time making it all the way to the Grand Finals must have felt good. Before the Grand Finals match, what were your feelings? Were you glad to be in the finals? Were you nervous?

Romance:
I had to play mcz|Mago, who is the teacher of tokido. He sent me to losers in another long tournament for me, but I got my revenge and had to play Bala to the Grand Finals. I was nervous before I played Mago again, but when I played finals I was so happy to get there having come all the way from the Losers Bracket in one of the hardest and best road to EVO tournaments.

Killzmane:
Unfortunately, you did lose to Bala in the Finals of CEO, what is it with Bala? What makes him so good? It seems like every tournament he goes to he wins, can he be beat?

Romance:
He is such a good and smart player. I was actually his training partner before EVO 2011 when we placed in the top 2, as well. We learned much from each other. He also has a lot of experience in big tournaments in Mexico. For me, I only started playing KoF as a professional player when KoF13 came out. I know I need to work a little bit more in a few things and believe I’ll beat him soon.

Killzmane:
Now, some would say you have a "2nd place curse", what is causing you to have that curse, how do you feel about it, and how do you believe you'll finally be able to break that curse?

Romance:
No. It’s not really a second place curse. Reynald, Mr. KoF, and many other really good players can’t beat Bala in big tournaments. He is just a really good player, and everyone of us will have to train harder to beat him. Aside from Bala though, we will have to train for all the international players coming in also.

Killzmane:
Recently, you've had lots of top 5 finishes, but never able to break that prestigious Champion spot that everyone shoots for. Are you doing anything different to prepare for this EVO, maybe looking at specific matchups?

Romance:
I might be looking at training as some new characters, and train with more than just players in Mexico, but also players from Southern California who have different styles than us in Mexico.

Killzmane:
Thanks a lot for your time Romance, would you like to give any final shoutouts, or simply say some words to your fans before we finish up?

Romance:
I would like to give a shout out to Team Chaos, who have been my friends and training partners for a long time. Also to Reynald, Bala, Mr. KoF. And to all the people who support me in the USA and those who support me here in Mexico. Of course, thanks to vVv for all their help and friendship. Let's go vVv!

Killzmane:
Thanks again Romance, and I wish you the best of luck at EVO! vVv will be cheering you on!
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Awesome read, which is why I tweeted it earlier. Great to see the fighters so hungry to win always!

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Very insightful. Can't wait to stream monster next weekend!

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I just cannot wait to see how much you guys are gonna tear it up! Kick it hard, guys!

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