WCBU 2011 was great fun and quite a bit of work. The Blockstack.TV crew filmed and we broadcast some games from some interesting conditions. It was exciting! Those games have been a long time coming but I now have permission to release the videos and you’ll find them on YouTube in a convenient playlist. We learned from our experiences and you’ll notice that our latest videos are much better quality (HD).
Special thanks to Patrick (BULA), Matt (BULA), Tom (BSTV), Steve (BSTV), a cameraman who has a name that I have forgotten, Patrick F-M (Dubai, it was awesome to meet you), and Rose (she directed it all from the laptop).
What a day! The upset of the tournament (so far) and conditions that influenced every game. Round robins wrapped up and quarters started in Open and Mixed divisions. While I did take some photos most of my day was spent chatting with the SkyD guys. We walked between several games and had thoroughly interesting conversations. We livened things up with spectators that got very emotional and in general experienced the fantastic atmosphere that is WUGC 2012.
Dear readers, today’s update is a rather short but also reasonably good (if you ask me). Today I concentrated on two teams: Team Canada Open and Team Canada Women. However, I spent quite a bit of time socializing as that’s probably one of the best parts of going to tournaments. Anyhow, due to my socializing I was only able to catch TCO vs Colombia, TCW vs Australia, and TCO vs Philippines. None of the games left me entirely satisifed with the results but after speaking with players on both teams I’m fairly satisfied now.
Day 2! Following the showcase games the various divisions get down to figuring out where they really stand. Today was a day of wandering and I found a couple pretty good spots to sit and watch the games from. While I made an effort to get to some Team Canada games I was really out looking for friends and shall do so for most of the tournament. Anyhow, I’ll quickly recap the few games I watched, what bothered me, a few discussions I had, and an upset.