Thursday, October 4, 2012

The X-Factor

I was just recently watching The X-Factor on FOX. For those of you who don't know what the X-Factor is, it's a singing competition that is held in the US and various different countries to find the newest singing talent in the world. As I was watching, a handful of top 64 participants began to sing. However, those handful of singers actually forgot the words they had worked so hard to remember and perform to in front of the 4 judges. And as I was watching, it reminded me of a tournament environment.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Stream is officially up!

I'm able to stream now! All thanks to my buddy Seummy. He generously lent me his computer for the time being. I will be streaming Super Street Fighter 4 AE v. 2012 PC Version more often. But as of now, I will be streaming DotA 2 just to keep the stream active. Plus, I enjoy playing DotA 2! :)

Here's the link:

Watch live video from xsk_samurai on
Don't forget to follow me on twitter @XsK_Samurai for feature updates on the stream. Enjoy!


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Counter Picking ft. Sanford Kelly

I came across a video I found quite interesting and wanted to write about it. Here's the video:

(Video courtesy of

For those of you who don't have time to watch it, Sanford Kelly summarizes his opinion on the East Coast scene. However, he mentions something that caught my mind: counter-picking.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

NCR Final ft. PR Rog

NCR Day 1 was coming to a close. I lost to Clockwork in attempts to making it to Day 2. His Doom/Ammy combination was something I couldn't keep up with (and this is before he abused the team hyper combination with Doom/Ammy). I didn't make it out of my pools in KOF XIII or SFxT.

Day 2 was pretty eye opening for me. I had to play PR Balrog in winners. I decided NOT to study any of his matches the day before and it definitely cost me.

Here is the match against PR Balrog and I (courtesy of The match started out okay, but went downhill from there.

Friday, July 27, 2012

NCR 10 Part 2

The next event was KOF XIII. I had recently picked up KOF XIII because it was a game I believed would help with my main game (Street Fighter).

I ended up not making it out of my pools and struggled against TC|TheBeast on stream against his Billy. Although I had no match-up experience against him, I gave him a decent fight.

NCR 10 Part 1

Hello everyone! I know... I know... It's been a long time since I've blogged, but I have a lot of experiences I have bottled up to share with you all. I'll start with NCR 10 in San Francisco, California.

Before I start I just want to say I haven't been writing for personal reasons. I had become so busy with school and work that I needed to take time off of writing. For example, most of my assignments were writing assignments that were to be submitted through online. After I would finish I didn't want anything to do with my computer.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Hello once again!

Hello everyone! I apologize for the lack of posts. Family, school, and work have been keeping me quite busy. On top of that, I've been practicing with the local scene (Fresno) quite a lot.