Insomnia Video Game Culture held a post Thanksgiving tournament this weekend for Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 and Ultra Street Fighter 4. It was a quaint gathering for UMvC3, but there were plenty of skilled players in the bracket. Past winners Jan Del Rio, Gene “Buckethead” Flowers, J-Dog, and Rubeks were all in attendance. On the USF4 side, players from out of town were in attendance, and even a couple of players from Japan made it out. Unfortunately, quite a few of Houston’s best were not around, Hamad and Adeel “FourWude” Soomro were in California and others were not able because of the holidays.
In UMvC3, Gene was able to shake off his months of rust to make it to the winners final, but Zayboo from Tennessee showed up and blasted through Rubeks, Jan, and then Gene to advance to the Grand Finals. Jan would eventually come out of the losers bracket to try and get his revenge. Jan would take the first set in a close 3-2 match, but Zayboo turned it back around and won the tournament.
The USF4 bracket was pretty wide open with the absence of many of the top players. Top seeded Winchester was upset in his first match by Ren. The top 4 in the winners bracket ended up being Titanium White, Khaos, Racer X, and Gene. Gene and Khaos would end up in the winners final, with Gene winning and advancing to the Grand Finals. In the losers bracket, Wonderlust advanced all the way to the top 4 after losing his first match to Eddie Lee from San Antonio. His run would end at the hands of Sinx who also had a nice run after losing in the winners bracket quarters. Sinx would go on to beat Khaos to face Gene in the Grand Finals. But Gene was too good on this night, and ended things quickly in the first set 3-1 to take home the USF4 title to go along with his 3rd place finish in UMvC3 here at Insomnia.