CES 2009: Who Won the Street Fighter IV PlayStation Event?
Just under a week ago we shared news of a tournament where fans could compete with the winner being awarded a Collector's Edition Street Fighter IV.
Today, Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein made a follow-up on the PS Blog with the results as follows:
That'd be Team PlayStation, as represented by Joe C. in the CES Street Fighter IV event.
http://www.capcom-unity.com/ threw one heck of an event: swank hotel suite, 4 PS3 Street Fighter setups with the official, upcoming http://www.amazon.com/Street-Fighter-FightStick-Tournament-Playstation-3/dp/B001M25AY6/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1231797186&sr=8-14 and http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Street-Fighter-FightPad-Playstation-3/dp/B001M244M0/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1231797186&sr=8-6, and a bracket of fighters ready to whup each other up in http://www.streetfighter.com/flash/.
The last man standing was Joe C., who powered his way through the tourney with Sagat. He Tiger Uppercutted http://majornelson.com/'s representative, Josh (via E. Honda), in a dramatic title match, to claim the spoils (a limited edition Star Wars Battlefront PSP bundle), and defend PlayStation's good name.
Joe then took on Justin Wong, one of the very best Street Fighter players in the world, who came out on the winning end with Chun Li.
On the, um, less competitive end of the spectrum, I managed to take my first round match with Guile, but went down 3-1 against Alex N. in the 3rd round. Got to let someone else win the prizes, right?
Thanks to everyone who came out (some from as far as Florida!!), thanks to Joe C. for donating his awesome skills to the cause, thanks to Justin M. for taking the pics (http://www.flickr.com/photos/playstationblog/sets/72157612496034736/), and extra special thanks to Capcom, who have something else to announce: That wasn't your last chance to get your hands on Street Fighter IV before its February 17th release date.
If you're going to be in the San Francisco area this week, they're holding an even bigger event on Friday night. Want to attend? Head over to http://www.capcom-unity.com/s-kill/blog/2009/01/12/san_francisco_street_fighter_club_ to find out all the details.