-Rules: We played double Prix so everything was pretty much set in order by CPU tournament rankings.
I just wanted to add that the event was fun for me as it was for other members in the Empire. I am glad that you guys came out and enjoyed yourselves. That is what we like to hear from the gamers in the local community. We will host many more events like this to come in the future. Anarchcade will be the place for the most part.
One of you guys asked how do we turn a profit. I guess I can give you guys a bit of insight as to what is going on behind the scene. (not the Empire’s scene) The industry has found a great interest in the community and culture of gaming. They wish to investigate to see what they can come out with. Unfortunately the media aspect does not always get the right represented image of what the community (i.e. Underground). In the future we would like to host more event like this and although not “EVERYTHING” happens as we plan for the most part things go down well. As a “Community” founded organization of gamers we are still working hard on finding the best way to prep and rep the community so that it gets the proper representation to the industry especially when it comes to the media.
Unfortunately we tried to get MTV to come and get some B-role of the tournament and give you guys some air time. It would have been the first of many 15 second fames that we could have gotten you. Unfortunately due to the transit issues, they optted for thursday. Their purpose was to finish a shoot with me for a future MTV coverage about the Empire and what we do. I told them that they could get some footage of me interacting with you guys at the Anarchcade event but like I said the transit issue is what they did not want to brave.
Don’t worry though in the future we will have more opportunities, and I mean the immediate future. Now you may have some who will say who cares and then some that do care but are too scared to speak up because they may be alienate for taking the side of the Empire. Well don’t worry we will speak on your behave. The purpose of this is to get gamers more involved and able to truly express their love for the gathering, the Community and its culture. Every bit counts and helps further develop the Greater Gaming Community.
I can say this much, 2006 will be a good year for the FGC providing all head directors and leaders of events work together without interuption. In closing its good to have seen all of you guys come out to the event.
At the next tournament I’ll set up a DS tournament with Mario Kart and Advance wars. I can’t say what the rules are going to be now. So we’ll see.
As for the numbers. Some tournaments had about 10 per tournament but then some were as low as 6 and those were round robins. Then again you have to look at it, there were over 6 tournaments and none of them consisted of the top games, like Tekken 5, MvC2, CvS2 or 3s.