So West Coast Warzone is officially over. My baby project took a long time and a lot of work to complete but it has been completed. I lost money running the event, but clearly, I went in knowing that was going to be the case. Rofl.
I must admit, I was really surprised at the turn out. I recall telling Kai that I thought the event was going to be a complete failure, with a 100 man SF4 tournament and 15 man tournaments for the other games. We had almost 300 for SF4 which totally blew my mind. It was a weekend of incredibly hype matches and I am completely thrilled that things went as well as it did (sans delays ‘n junk).
Officially, I’m about down 10Gs, but who cares? My friends had a good time, I had a good time, and a lot of people mentioned to me that they had a good time. I anticipate losing a few Gs doing this a year, but this is a soul powered event. It’s only going to delay me in getting a house by a few years. No biggie.
Anyhow, I now have a lot more respect for tournament organizers, especially the big guy: EVO. There is a lot that goes into hosting an event and I should be much more prepared for next year. I had a blast organizing the event and will make sure Warzone II is bigger and better than the first.
Thanks to all those who supported me. I will be revamping this site soon and providing more frequent updates as work has become much more manageable.