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Moments from Texas Showdown 2014

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Now that people have had a week to recover from the craziness of last weekend at Texas Showdown 2014, we asked those who went what their favorite moments were from the event. Some of these on the list aren't really moments, but rather people or things to do at the event. Hopefully, it'll show those who missed out why they need to attend next year at Texas Showdown 2015!

Kombat Houston Digit wins Injustice
Kombat Houston Digit wins Injustice Vann Ath

Kombat Houston Digit wins Injustice

FNATIC Perfect Legend came down to Houston as a last minute entry, and immediately was the top threat to taking the crown out of Texas. One by one he took down most of Kombat Houston, but the last one remaining held on and took him down in the finals, KH Digit and his Shazam!

GameGuys DJ KOR wins Tekken Tag 2
GameGuys DJ KOR wins Tekken Tag 2 Photos By Vo

GameGuys DJ KOR wins Tekken Tag 2

San Antonio's Grims last down the challenge the week before Texas Showdown, saying that Houston was no longer on top of the Tekken scene in Texas.  But on this day, GameGuys DJ KOR answered back, taking home yet another Texas Showdown Tekken trophy.

Texas fall short in AE2012
Texas fall short in AE2012 Vann Ath

Texas fall short in AE2012

In the marque event of Texas Showdown, Houston's Display Lag Adeel and Hamad, and Dallas's PxG Integra and AB Nashfan fell short on their bids to upset the out of state favorites, Team EG Justin Wong, PR Balrog and KBrad in SSF4AE 2012.

JWong & ChrisG repeat, PR Rog wins KI
JWong & ChrisG repeat, PR Rog wins KI Vann Ath

JWong & ChrisG repeat, PR Rog wins KI

Once again, Gamester Gear's NYChrisG proved he's the one to beat at UMvC3.  EG Justin Wong wins AE, 3S, A3, ST, MvC2, and CvS2.  And EG PR Balrog comes back from losers bracket to sweep the grand finals, 3-0 3-0 against IC MyGod88.

Rollercoaster ride for the crowd
Rollercoaster ride for the crowd Vann Ath

Rollercoaster ride for the crowd

Texas was able to defend our turf in Tekken Tag 2, and Injustice, but with Insomnia's Jan Del Rio losing to Justin Wong after holding a 2-0 lead in the set, and Hamad missing a critical kara throw in the last round of the last game to EG PR Balrog, out of towners TS Lord Knight, PR Rog, EG Justin Wong and GG NYChrisG would go on to win the rest of the main events at this year's Texas Showdown.

Ultra Street Fighter 4 at Texas Showdown
Ultra Street Fighter 4 at Texas Showdown Vann Ath

Ultra Street Fighter 4 at Texas Showdown

Peter "Combofiend" Rosas was in attendance, and brought Ultra SF4 for attendees and players alike to try and test out for Capcom.  For those that didn't goto Texas Showdown, you'll just have to wait until June to play it.

The Sign Guy
The Sign Guy Vann Ath

The Sign Guy

For people watching the stream, and even those in the audience paying attention, the Sign Guy pretty much stole the show during intermissions and crowd shots.  Asides from being creative with his messages, the dude has to be quick with the erasing and rewriting to make it for the camera shots!

Cosplayers at Tx Showdown 2014
Cosplayers at Tx Showdown 2014 Photos By Vo

Cosplayers at Tx Showdown 2014

Cosplayers Su&Dom cosplay(pictured here) and MarieDoll all came down this year to help brighten up the place, bringing some beauty to us beasts!

Vendors
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Vendors

For spectators and players not playing or watching the tournament, there were vendors selling a wide variety of products.  Pictured here is Otaku Cafe based out of San Antonio, there were also local based The Pop Culture Company, Insomnia VGC, GameGuys, Vapor-Bots, and Game Over Video Games.

Alpacas...
Alpacas... Vann Ath

Alpacas...

The number one thing that seemed to keep being bought and showing up all over the venue were these annoyingly cute Alcapa plushies.  Sold by Insomnia VGC, they came in every color of the rainbow and armed with a smile you can't resist!

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