Thoughts on Day 1 of the MvP Invitational and Schedule for day 2 released
So, the MvP Invitational started last night. Among all the pomp and circumstance of these KesPA pros playing against the current top tier from around the world, we had Axeltoss and Axslav providing all the play by play. Don't get me wrong - the commentary was nice - but I couldn't help but feel like there could have been a better choice. Regardless, the matches were very good. In particular, HuK's perfomance last night against Bisu proved that HuK is still just as relevant today as he was back then.
A few other thoughts on the event so far, in no particular order:
- The long form tournament is awesome. This will give me something to follow over the next few weeks leading up to MLG Dallas, and I couldn't be more excited for the aftermath AT Dallas. Storylines like these are why I got into eSports in the first place.
- Axeltoss and Axslav need work on replay controls. More than once they goofed up - you can tell they're both more accustomed to live games.
- It's scary how fast the KesPA players are catching up. They were trading games with these guys, and in some cases, going 2-0, against the current top tier. Who can say how long it'll be until that's the norm...
- I really wish this was a live event. Maybe I've just gotten spoiled, but seeing the player reaction is the best thing in the world.
The schedule for Day 2 is now up, which I've embedded below!
After Day 1, here are the standings. (courtesy of TeamLiquid.net)
|North American Division|
|Korean / Taiwanese Division|
Absolute insanity - the only players not to lose a game are the top 4 from KesPA. Will the MLG players make a comeback? Only one way to find out: tune into the MvP Invitational going live at 7PM EST. Remember, you can buy a pass for only $10. What's $10 going to buy you these days, anyway?
Dustin Steiner is GameZone's eSports Correspondent! Follow him on Twitter @VGHC_Deitis and check out Video Gaming Hard Corps, where he is a local tournament organizer for the S. FL. Fighting Game Community.