For the past decade or so, I’ve done my best to live in The Now. It’s the only way. It’s tough to do, but I’m trying.
It's difficult for me to see the calendar with it showing December 10 and not be wanting to live in the past.
Frustrated with a lot of personal things that happened to me in 2006, I was determined to find a way to make things better. Independence was the best solution but it had to be through some means.
On a ride to the upper regions of Northern California, I had an idea. I was going to start a magazine covering all things competitive gaming in the state. If no stable publication wanted to take a chance on me, I was going to go at it on my own.
Reality soon hit, that the costs of a magazine were well out of reach, and then there’s the survival rate of a magazine. Double whammy. No thank you. At least there was the Internet, I could try to do something there.
Fifteen years ago today I started Get Your Tournament. Although I gave you the 2-minute take of how it all began, the genesis is much more lengthy.
It's surreal that it has been that long since the start. It's how I broke through in the industry, my feeble attempt to get people to understand that I have something to say about competitive gaming. It’s how I met a lot of players, industry leaders and celebrities.
The Get Your Tournament days are long gone, and I've shed myself from that title — with the exception of the email through the end of the year — but I always take a moment to reminisce about the whole of it all whenever the calendar turns to December 10 each year.
It also got me thinking about a way to move things forward. So for this issue, I will giveaway 1 free subscription to one of you readers.
To enter, you just have to comment on the specific topic for the day, and I'll choose a winner.
Let's move things forward with this question: who do you think will be the next player to get to 100 Capcom Pro Tour Top 8 wins?
Tokido, Punk and NuckleDu are all past the 100-win mark. Problem X has more than 75 wins and would be next in line. Phenom, Bonchan, Justin Wong, Fujimura and Fuudo are all after him.
You can pick one of those players, or you can go off the board too in your selection. Just don’t pick ShinAkuma666.
Submit your comment by 8 pm PT December 12, 2021. I'll choose the winner soon after.
Thanks to all of you who have come by to read the newsletter, whether it's the first time today or since June.
And happy 15th anniversary to Get Your Tournament! Wish it could have worked, but not everything has a happy ending. Good times regardless.