NorCal Regionals Report

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Hey there fans! Leontes here with another FGC event report. March was a busy month for us with the Nindies Showcase (and our Nintendo Switch announcement) on the 20th, and then NorCal Regionals 2018 on March 29th-April 1st. For many, it was their first time seeing all 10 characters, full voice acting for the whole cast, the new Team Battle mode and the many performance optimizations that our team has spent countless hours on to make the game run smoother. It's crazy to look back at last year's NCR and see how far we've come in terms of sheer polish. 

MrGPhantome took a bunch of photos over the weekend, so I thought I'd share some of my favorites from our booth with you all. 

 Sirlin is challenged by a pretty good Day 1 Grave player!

Sirlin is challenged by a pretty good Day 1 Grave player!

 Panda Global's newest player  INFILTRATION  naturally checks out Lum against  Solacracy's  legendary DeGrey

Panda Global's newest player INFILTRATION naturally checks out Lum against Solacracy's legendary DeGrey

 Sirlin and I discuss SF2 stuff with  Killer Miller  of  ST Revival

Sirlin and I discuss SF2 stuff with Killer Miller of ST Revival

 Father and son hype battles all weekend!

Father and son hype battles all weekend!

 Ran a small 16-player DE bracket on Saturday (you can see my fatigue setting in, lmao)

Ran a small 16-player DE bracket on Saturday (you can see my fatigue setting in, lmao)

 Discussing the future with  BornFree

Discussing the future with BornFree

 Also discussing the future with Current Timeline  gootecks

Also discussing the future with Current Timeline gootecks

  Snake Eyez  and  gllty  watch  eltrouble  (world-class ST Dhalsim) and  Killer Miller  (world-class ST Honda) explore the Argagarg vs. Midori matchup (bad quality photo taken from my phone :()

Snake Eyez and gllty watch eltrouble (world-class ST Dhalsim) and Killer Miller (world-class ST Honda) explore the Argagarg vs. Midori matchup (bad quality photo taken from my phone :()

 Shout outs to  John Choi  for being a fantastic host as usual

Shout outs to John Choi for being a fantastic host as usual

MrGPhantome's full NorCal Regionals 2018 album can be found here. Check it out if you want to get a more overall picture of what it was like to be there! Here's my two favorite shots from the album:

 Further proof that Smash players will go to any length to keep their scene alive

Further proof that Smash players will go to any length to keep their scene alive

  Carolyn Dao ,  Sajam ,  eltrouble  and  Killer Miller  wage indirect war over the island of Catan while  FilipinoMan  watches

Carolyn Dao, Sajam, eltrouble and Killer Miller wage indirect war over the island of Catan while FilipinoMan watches

Thanks again for following along with our development through Early Access. It means a lot to us to have die-hard fans grinding on the server day in and day out, and your efforts to help grow the community have been fantastic. We're still planning on adding many more features and modes to the game before our simultaneous launch on Steam, PS4 and Nintendo Switch later this year, and we're taking some time off from attending events at this time (though you miiiight see us at Evo...). Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and if you haven't already, join our Discord server to meet up with other Fantasy Strike players and get some battles in.

Let's keep spreading the good word of fighting games!
-Leontes