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RC00
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Jul 08, 2021
In Retro-Gaming Events
History of Southern Kombat *up until 7/7/21 In order to go into the history of Southern Kombat, we must talk about the first online tournament I ever ran. UMK3 Revival took place on August 18th, 2018. It was a traditional double elimination bracket with 9 participants. I enjoyed this turnout and it was a fun tournament to run. At this time, I was not really known the way I am today as I was not a YouTube creator or a powerhouse of a player that was notable. I had plans to make UMK3 Revival a bi-weekly online tournament. I was quickly discouraged after the amount of players registered for UMK3 Revival 2 was near to not enough and I had to post-pone it for a few hours which brought it down to 2 participants. I would not run another tournament until 2021. I had the idea sometime during 2020 of a southern regional tournament series to bring a little more southern representation to the UMK3 community. Most of the UMK3 competitive community hangs around the northern states and the only "southern" players I could think of are Trukuu and myself at that point in time. Come around 2021, and I felt like it was time to shoot my shot with online events. Southern Kombat I The concept of Southern Kombat was born! Southern Kombat I was region locked to only the Southern States. I only intended it to be a Southern Regional and I gave a rough list of states that qualified to compete. This was to combat things such as lag while also giving some headroom for those with Wi-Fi connections. This was also the tournament where I had a rough idea of some other names in the Southern Region of the United States. The tournament had 4 participants. Turd Baby: I had actually heard of Turd Baby because of CKK, but I was surprised to find out that he was also from Mississippi! xCounterWeightx: I had already known of this player, but I didn't know he was from Maryland. Trukuu: I first met Trukuu back in either 2018 or 2019. He caught my eye because apparently he was a Classic Subzero main and I also started out as a Classic Subzero main so I wanted to learn from somebody that was more experienced. I wouldn't talk to him for a year or so because I just wondered if he was still hanging around Mississippi and he was actually doing some events in Starkville at that time. RC00: That would be me! :P Ultimate Southern Kombat The idea for Ultimate Southern Kombat had set in after the small success that was Southern Kombat I. Ultimate Southern Kombat would serve as the offline event for the southern region of the U.S. I had made a small announcement making some people aware of the idea. The only issue came down to times I was available. Trukuu was awesome when it came to helping me out with resources and we were good for the most part on paper. Sadly, my passions outside of UMK3 conflict with trying to run an event. I most likely would not be able to run this tournament until 2023 or 2024 (around the time I graduate high school). Southern Kombat II Southern Kombat II will be the first Southern Kombat tournament open to all participants in North America. Once this tournament is completed, this thread will be updated.
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RC00
Tournament Organizer
May 05, 2021
In Artist's Corner
A little-known fact about me, I love to compose music and write songs. Aside from video games, I spent a lot of time listening to music like Prince, Cameo, Parliament Funkadelic, etc. As for classical/modern-classical music, I cannot really say I have a favorite composer. I started teaching myself piano at age 8, by age 12, I had already learned trombone, bass, and guitar. I started composing when I was 13 which being that my knowledge of composing was very little at the time, the pieces written had many issues like instrumentation, and the harmony rarely was anything outside of just some major triads. As for soul music, I have released 3 songs already released, another one on the way, but I am trying to deal with some issues from the distribution company at this time. I currently participate in both my high school's choir and band program and have good standing in both. One story that will always stick with me is when I wrote this one piece in C#. For a little context, nobody really writes in C#, because it's a hard key to read on music, and is annoying to try and teach the parts to the individuals singing the piece even though it is not that technical at all. I showed it to my friend who is about to graduate, and he was like, "You know people don't really read in C#, do you?" It didn't occur to me at the moment because when I hit those chords on the piano, I saw it as a C#7, not a Db7 (which are the same notes, just different names). The piece also has accidentals, which makes it more complicated for the instructor/director than the students. I also wrote this piece for band. I got a good bit of feedback on it and I'm still working on revisions for the final product that will be "Fire Horns." This is from a section of the Pre-Final. French Horns and Saxes have very dissonant chords at first, then all of the brass comes in with these 4 chords. The first one is a Cmin11 chord, which you can think of as a Bb Major Triad over a C Minor Triad. The purpose of these chords is to give the feeling that the music is screaming at you while the piccolo has a melody going on that is very on edge. Here is my personal portfolio of compositions (Does not include Final Revision of Fire Horns): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1qYi7Xq_3ZNZoQNaWfOu-jCZdBTGrJRb_?usp=sharing As for some of my favorite compositions, these include some that I have actually played in band: Melodious Thunk - This song is fun to play on trombone. The piece is very dissonant at the beginning and it's hard to feel out what it's doing at first. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXVXPlzcVLI Emblem of Unity - Also has a fun trombone part. This march is maybe one of the best in my opinion. https://youtu.be/dlNEpoW-05s Pageant - Just an awesome piece that has both a slow section into a parade section which is super fun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTCvsdfb-Ks Concerto for coloratura soprano and orchestra in F minor, Op. 82 - beautiful piece featuring the soprano voice - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8fq8BBrFfk Do Not Reject Me In My Old Age - This features an Oktavist voice, which is roughly an octave below the Bass voice - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1ZVSTjUnJ8 Deep River - This is a spiritual that I love to sing because it's beautiful - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jqqNmK754E
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RC00
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Apr 10, 2021
In Player Legacies
Living in Mississippi, there is hardly any E-Sports unless it's maybe Super Smash Brothers Melee or Super Smash Brothers Ultimate. I started playing Super Smash Brothers Melee competitively back roughly in 2016. My brother had gotten me into competitive melee after I had walked in his room and saw him playing Super Smash Brothers Melee (SSBM). After taking curiosity, I sat down and he put me against the CPU in the 20XX hack set at level 5 because I was a causal Smash 4 player at the time and thought, "this should be pretty easy." Being that it was the 20XX CPUs that were modified to play more like competitive human players, I was destroyed and my brother was just laughing hysterically almost because I was not aware of what the CPU was doing. From that day on, I'd go to learn the competitive techniques, go through about 6 different mains, and play until 2019. I started playing UMK3 competitively in 2018. I would start as a Classic Sub-Zero main. At the time, the online scene was going pretty decently. The online scene was eventually killed, due to drama that occurred that I was never really aware of because I was only 12 years old at the time. Online matches would be severely scarce unless it was NWO or Shapeshifter which I enjoyed playing on the times I would randomly hop on Kaillera and they would be there. I would then go through a few mains to end up gaining Human Smoke which most people put him roughly at #2 on the tier list. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the online scene picked up a lot. I got to play a lot of teams with players such as Shapeshifter, NWO, Tehdrewsus, Cienfuegos, HERO_COMBO, Black Blade, etc. Also, Fightcade had picked up giving me more opportunities to play people like Shock and summoning.
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