Some of you might remember hearing about the TDS tournament held at the Nintendo World store in New York. Well, I played the guy that won that recently. There was a tournament near me at Pacific Mall in Toronto, at the arcade named Orbit. T7. This tournament attract players from all over Canada, as well as many from the US as well. In fact, the general format of the tournament is Canada vs The Empire, where The Empire is a gaming clan known as Empire Arcadia. This tournament was mostly for fighting games, but they decided to make it a more general gaming event and held some impromptu competitions in other games as well. This is probably because Empire Arcadia has been travelling around with a camera crew filming an MTV pilot on gaming, and they want a broader appeal. So, this TDS tournament wasn't exactly planned in advanced. It was so last minute, in fact, that when a friend of mine who's pretty into fighting games and was attending most of the tournament heard about it and summoned me there to defend Canada, I was unable to make it there on time. The format of the tournament was 5 on 5, where all 5 people play all 5 from the other side (so 25 matches) and the winner is the side with more wins. The end result: Canada lost 25-0. When I finally showed up, I asked if I could challenge the strongest player from Empire in a few matches. This was a player who uses the handle TGFM (Triforce Game Master). I didn't know this at the time, but this is the player who won the Nintendo World TDS tournament, and he is also the emperor himself of the (rather large) gaming clan Empire Arcadia. How did I do? See a video of the first few matches here. (I win.) After that we were asked to move to make way for a Tekken Tag tournament I believe. I realise I play quite sloppily in that video. I was running on 4 hours of sleep, had worked all day, and had not played TDS significantly in the last 2 months. I did practice on the commute to work that day, but that is all. I suspect that half of TC's forum members could probably beat this guy. After the matchup I tried to explain that it was actually not my strongest Tetris game, and that I usually play TGM. The arcade was pretty noisy though so he couldn't really hear me. I said "Surely you must have seen the videos?" to which he replied "Video? Look me up on YouTube: Triforce - The Perfect Tetris". Enjoy. Be sure to watch the whole thing too. Sure he's not a bad player by any means. But worthy of waving a trophy around on youtube? ... Sadly with Canada losing 25-0, losing 20-5 wouldn't have been much help. A little more notice and maybe Millartime would have joined in to make it 15-10. And maybe I could get cgwg in on this too to finally even the odds and make it a real tournament. (Whoa 3 TC members in Toronto. ) In this thread I accuse Empire Arcadia of shamefully posting the results of this competition on their website. Honestly, they had 5 decent TDS players (one was Justin Wong heh) and said "hey let's have a tournament" and then played against 5 Canadian scrubs. I realise they did this for the sake of their MTV pilot, but bragging about the win on their website is just low. If this tournament runs again next year, I'll try to piggyback a proper Tetris tournament onto it to let them know their place. <EDIT> Converted html links to phpbb format as html doesn't work here anymore. Seems half the links are already dead though.