Tomorrow, Friday April 4th, marks the beginning of the 14th installment of Texas Showdown. Last year, EG Justin Wong, NYChrisG, and Rzr Xian took home most of the trophies and prize money. This year, players from all over the state of Texas will try to prevent a repeat. But while the highlight for many will be to compete at Tx Showdown, there are plenty of other things for players and spectators to look forward to at the event.
Ultra Street Fighter 4 at Texas Showdown
Come out and try out Ultra Street Fighter 4 months before its release here in the US. Even though Decapre will not be in this build, you can still try out all the new features and characters already introduced.
If you are new to the fighting game community and this is your first tournament, you will get a chance to test yourself against some of the very best players in Texas. Players from Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and all around will be travelling to Texas Showdown.
Team Evil Geniuses is sending Eduardo "PR Balrog" Perez and reigning Texas Showdown SSF4AE 2012 and SFxT champion Justin Wong to attempt to dominate the proceedings.
Gamester Gear counters Evil Geniuses by sending in their duo of Sherry Jenix and NYChrisG, last years Texas Showdown UMvC3 champion. ChrisG was a force in many games, and may try to do so again this year.
Rabid Duckie Modding
Rabid Duckie Modding has been a part of Texas Showdown for the past couple of years. This will be his third year providing top notch stick and controller modding services for the players at Showdown.
The Official Sponsor of Texas Showdown 2014, GameGuys not only provides one of the biggest venues for gamers in Houston, they also have been modding consoles and controllers for years. Check out their booth at Showdown, as they will also be providing our third stream.
Capcom cosplayers SuWan and Domjiji will be making appearances on Friday and Saturday for photo-ops, autographs and selling prints at the event.
The lovely Marie Doll makes a return to Texas Showdown on Championship Sunday. She will be there for photo-ops, autographs and selling prints.
RikRic Otaku Cafe
RikRic Otaku Cafe has one of the most recognizable booths on the convention circuit. This year they bring their infectious dancing, music, and fantastic selection of anime goodies to Texas Showdown, as well as arcade cabinets for players to entertain themselves with.
If by any chance you can't make it to Texas Showdown, check out the event via our live streams provided by the popular Level Up Gaming and Panda X Gaming. Panda X Gaming will also be streaming our late night Salty Suite.