Last weekend, Insomnia VGC hosted their latest anime night featuring tournaments for BlazBlue and Persona 4 Arena. It wasn't as big a turnout as in past events, but still featured previous 2 time Persona champion Brian "Shugotenshi" Nguyen and a former US BlazBlue Super Battle Opera representative Jason "Kid Viper" El Srouji. Out of towners Flame Ice and Scottie Yosh from Austin came down to add to the competitive atmosphere.
In the BlazBlue tournament, Scottie Yosh and Shugotenshi faced off in an early round showdown. Scottie had recently changed to a new character, but it didn't turn out so well and Shugotenshi would go on to defeat him. Shugo went on to defeat DiceK in the following round and advanced to the winners final. On the other side of the bracket, Kid Viper took down Rayplay and Flame Ice to meet Shugotenshi in the final. Viper would defeat Shugo and knocked him in to the losers bracket.
In the losers bracket, Ghostbear overcame a first round defeat to fight his way to the 3rd place fight with Shugotenshi. But his incredible run would end there and Shugo earned a shot at revenge against Kid Viper in the Grand Finals. Shugo went on to win the first set of the finals, but Viper would come back strong in the final set and go on to claim the title!
For the Persona 4 Arena tournament, Scottie Yosh and Kid Viper resumed their battle from Texas Showdown in the semi finals. This time Scottie got the upper hand and knocked Viper into the losers bracket. On the other side, Shugotenshi was upset in the semi finals by Rayplay, setting up the winners final between Scottie and Ray. Scottie went on to sweep the winners final and advanced to the Grand Finals.
The losers bracket didn't have a lot of surprises as Shugotenshi and Kid Viper advanced through to the 4th place fight. Kid Viper went on to defeat Shugo and Rayplay in order to make it to the Grand Finals and get his second shot at Scottie Yosh. But the Showdown champion would fall and Scottie Yosh prevented Kid Viper from being a double champion this night. Congratulations to Scottie on his win!
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