Why's MMA so cool?
Last weekend I was able to attend MLG Anaheim with my team Infinity Seven. Here are some of the photos I took~ :D
Long line of spectators outside the Anaheim Convention Center waiting to be let in on Friday
People watching MMA warmup
BoxeR warming up in the players' area
Super sweet SlayerSBoxeR cheerful
FXO guys watching qxc
QXC sees me taking his pictures during warmup...
and gave me a funny face D:
Teammate iSEdge. Made it to round 7 in the open losers' bracket knocking out Destiny 2-0 and FnaticFenix 2-0.
We had a bit of an upset when he lost to xSixVer in the Upper bracket. In game 3 his computer restarted due to some windows update, and in a late game TvT where he was up by 60 food and 2-3 more bases he had to regame because according to MLG rules the player that's behind has the say of whether he wanted a rematch. Edge lost the 4th game, I don't want to give excuses about how the potential winner of a game being forced to rematch can affect him emotionally, negatively and even more so at 2am in the morning, and I can even say I do understand Ver wanting to try again since fate gave him the chance, but I can't help but feel that it was just so so so unfair, and sincerely hope that MLG will fix these computer problems in the future. Sorry for ranting.
Sundance during opening speech
Teammate owmygroin. Beat Whiplash in the winners bracket and lost to LiquidTyler 1-2. Met teammate iSEdge in round 6 of lower bracket and lost 0-2. T_T;
megumi's game face. Super serious \^o^/
EGAxslav, why do you look so sad ;_;
He hung out with the iS guys at the after party and omg I can't believe he's only 17 ;;;
FXOtgun attempted to take a photo of me but fails with focusing -_-
iSEdge being interviewed by ESFI World
iSdaisuki. Beat Agh 2-0~! Not bad at all~
GoSuwbc facing FXOz
SeleCT. He doesn't like me taking his photos ;_;
ItsGosu guys watching GoSuwbc play Machine
Casters on screen
The MLG booths are awesome <3
IMMVP being shy when interviewed after his win vs DRG
MMA getting ready
MMA looking seriously badass
Big thanks to everyone for upvoting it to the frontpage of screddit XD
Day9 taking photos with a fan.
I stayed around for quite a while photographing Sean's signing and he was so super nice to EVERYone who went up to him for autographs and photos. Like everyone. Mega respect.
She told me Day9's always missing sharpies so she's around in case he needs more of them
djWHEAT talking to miniwheat
Miniwheat with Gunrun
View from the media room
Check out the crowd, this is eSports~!
The Infinity Seven team which attended MLG Anaheim~
From left: iSdaisuki, iSEdge, iSNoctis, iSJinn (me) and iSSocrates (my co-manager). Owmygroin is missing from picture because he went home cuz he was too tired T_T
All in all it was a great experience and we all had a super lot of fun. I'd like to thank friends at TL and ESFI World for their help and MLG for making the event so amazing. Also to Justin.tv for the awesome after party without which I wouldn't have had the chance to meet up with so many people I kept missing while busy during MLG itself. I really hope I'd be able to make it to MLG Raleigh~!!
I'll do a writeup sometime later on, maybe when I'm on my 18hour flight back to Singapore this Wednesday. Will update if I do. :D
PS: Please feel free to share the photos with the rest of the community, but please don't crop my watermark away and do credit me if you use them in any articles. Thank you~ :3
ESFI World did an interview with Socrates and myself, we talked a little bit about our backgrounds like my air rifle history and our Warcraft 3 team.
It's slightly lengthy but feel free to check it out~ :D
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