New Tournament Series
This is the first time I have attended the Wednesday night Rosemount Legacy Games tournament. I’ve attended their Shakopee tournament multiple times in the past. To my understanding. this particular tournament only started up a few weeks ago. The store is pretty nice, and is only about 30-35 minutes from Northfield, making it one of the closest tournament venues, excluding our own Northfield event of course.
There where only 6 entrants into this tournament, including myself. It’s definitely the smallest tournament I have attended to date. What was interesting is that I believe 5 of the 6 entrants where from Northfield. Because of the small number of participants, the organizer opted to run the bracket in a Round Robin format, which basically allowed everyone to play 5 games, 1 against each other player, rather than having half of the individuals get eliminated after only 2-3 games. While Round Robin is not particularly feasible at larger events, I actually prefer it, as it gives all players more play time, and also provides a more accurate ranking in the end.
In this tournament, I played against 3 Clouds, a Lucina, a Fox, and a Greninja. I don’t recall exactly which people played what characters, except that the Fox player switched to Cloud after our first game. I played very strongly from game 1, all the way through game 10. So well in fact, that I actually won the tournament with a 10-0 record, having beat every player without dropping even a single game. I’ll be the first to admit that the competition was not at the same level as the big monthly or big weekly, but that doesn’t diminish the fact that the progress I have felt I have been making has finally paid off, in both a figurative and literal sense, since I actually took money home!
Furthermore, this is the 3rd tournament in the last week and a half (out of 4) where I have made actual progress in bracket. In the past when I made it past round 2, it was at an event surrounded by events where I got knocked out in Round 1. Obviously, 4 is not a particularly large sample size, but I am hopeful that these are indicators that suggest real tangible progress.