EVO 2009, Tournament Day 1.

July 17th, 2009

I’m awfully sorry, Guerra family.

Today's Events

Electricity is a precious commodity at EVO. Circuits were strained early on and there was a bit of confusion regarding allotment, so we held off on setting up the cabinets and superguns until we could find a dedicated circuit.
All stacked up

While waiting for the power situation to be resolved, I walked the floor a bit.

Evo signin
High attendance this year, and they ran out of pretty much everything. I wish I’d gone for an EVO stick bag first thing in the morning, as by the time I got around to checking, they’d long been sold out.

The main stage.
Evo stage

Capcom, showing off FATE Unlimited Codes, Tatsunoko VS Capcom, and Marvel VS Capcom 2.
Capcom display

Namco-Bandai’s Tekken 6 display.
Tekken 6 display

BlazBlue! Some beautiful character designs in this game.

Power situation resolved.

With the cabinets finally up and running (and on free play), folks begin to trickle over.
arcade cabinets

Neo-Geo MVS 13 cabs.

Floor drops were temporary laptop gaming oases, at least until facilities would come by and shoo everyone away.
power oasis

Super Smash Bros row.
Super Smash Bros

The arcade games had players constantly throughout the day. It’s a great feeling watching someone have a blast on a cabinet you’ve restored.
Arcade hit!

Tomorrow, day 2.

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