It was great to watch our Dark Sided Street Fighter V trio of Somniac, Falco and ZG team up for the SFV 3v3 tournament. I particularly enjoyed watching how much Somniac played the "team tournament" metagame utilising blind pick and changing up the team order. Each of the boys did so well on the weekend, both Falco and Somniac placing in the Top 32. Unfortunately ZG wasn't able to join them bowing out in the Losers Final of his pool after being knocked down by INFILTRATION but such are the woes of double elimination brackets in a tournament setting.
Speaking of making it all the way to Losers Final in Street Fighter V, Wazminator having a breakout performance over the weekend showing us all the (now familiar...) force of a pad playing Boxer powering his way up the loser bracket but eventually falling to the legendary Sakonoko. However, this was but a warm up for Waz as his true test was to come to the day after in the Mortal Kombat XL tournament. He powered through his pool just narrowly avoiding a loss to SAGGAT83 with a rather large comeback and defeated long time rival Gilbagz in the opening round of Top 8.
So close, yet so far to the trophy Wazminator had to face off against previous BAM champion GooGie in the Winners Final. Wazminator managed to defeat the reigning champion to make it into the Grand Final and in true fighting game story cliché fashion, the defending champion came back for revenge out of the Losers bracket. Wazminator was not phased though and managed to seal the deal and claim the title of BAM9 MKXL Champion!