Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Thank you everyone for making the ranbat a huge success and congratulations to the top 3! The ranbat brought back good turnout to tourneys and the fun in 3s. I'm looking forward to running a 2nd season despite what I may have said earlier, but this'll be after T8. Once again thank you everyone for making this a successful season and Brandon and Mo for doing their parts in uploading videos and running the brackets respectively.

Easy niggas,


Ranking Battle 1.8

Season 1 is finally done!

3S - 1.8 Results (20 entrants)
1st - Adam B. (Ken) - 10 points
2nd - Phastestpig (Ken/Chun) - 7 points
3rd - Don (Yun) - 5 points
4th - Chris (Ibuki) - 3 points
5th - DarkDragon (Chun)
5th - Gaijinblaze (Ken/Alex/Yang)
5th - JS Master (Chun)
5th - Yang (Ken/Chun)
9th - Boa (Chun)
9th - Burton (Twelve/Ken)
9th - Cruxay (Dudley)
9th - C-Royd (Ken/Dudley)
9th - DarkGiygas (Urien)
9th - Dice01 (Ken)
9th - Eric Hai (Ryu)
9th - RX50Cent (Urien)
17th - AneurysmX (Dudley)
17th - G3nn (Ken)
17th - Gerjay (Makoto)
17th - MythicExile (Ken)

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Ranking Battle 1.Final!


Our last ranbat is this coming Friday! I hope to see everyone there and maybe some new faces if you're looking to give money to Chris.



Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Ranking Battle 1.7

This was the biggest turnout in a while! Thanks everyone for coming out.
The next Ranbat (1.8) is scheduled for May 4th. This will be the final Ranbat for the 1st Season.

3S - 1.7 Results (25 entrants)
1st - Jack (Makoto) - 10 points
2nd - Chris (Akuma/Ibuki/Ken/Urien) - 7 points
3rd - King (Chun) - 5 points
4th - Burton (Ken/Twelve) - 3 points
5th - AneurysmX (Dudley) - DQed
5th - Don (Yun)
5th - Gerjay (Makoto)
5th - MythicExile (Ken)
9th - Carson (Makoto)
9th - Cruxay (Dudley)
9th - DarkGiygas (Urien)
9th - Eric RTSD (Akuma)
9th - Gaijinblaze (Ken/Yang)
9th - JS Master (Chun)
9th - RX50Cent (Urien)
9th - Yang (Ken)
17th - Boa (Chun)
17th - Brilliantnaoki (Elena)
17th - C-Royd (Dudley)
17th - DarkDragon (Chun)
17th - Dice01 (Ken)
17th - G3nn (Ken)
17th - Hugo Anthony (Hugo)
17th - Kymah (Yun/Ken)
17th - Phastestpig (Ken)

Videos can be found here, or at the link on the right.

Peace out,


Friday, April 20, 2007

One Point Seven

Thanks B-Don and Gaijin-B for posting and doing the shitz, yous my niggas fo real. This is our second last ranbat for the season! Come come. Attendance has been dwindling lately, I'm not sure why but there is plenty of drama for everyone to see, from not shaking hands to me smashing the speakers! Anyway really now, you already fucking paid and we all know us 3s players don't do anything with out lives so may as well come. I'm sacrificing 2-3 hours of study time for this, surely you all can take the time from your busy and meaningful lives to do the same.

See everyone tonight!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Ranking Battle 1.6

Thanks to everyone for coming out!
The next Ranbat (1.7) is next Friday, April 20th @ 7pm.

3S - 1.6 Results (17 entrants)

1st - JS Master (Chun) - 10 points
2nd - AdamB (Ken) - 7 points
3rd - Chris (Ibuki/Akuma) - 5 points
4th - Gaijinblaze (Ken/Dudley) - 3 points
5th - C-Royd (Dudley/Ken)
5th - DarkGiygas (Urien)
5th - Eric RTSD (Akuma/Ken)
5th - RX50Cent (Urien)
9th - Boa (Chun)
9th - Burton (Ken)
9th - DarkDragon (Chun)
9th - Eric Hai (Ryu)
9th - G3nn (Ken)
9th - Phastestpig (Ken)
9th - Samir (Yun/Ken)
9th - WB (Ibuki)
17th - Gerjay (Makoto)

Videos are up, at the link on the right.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

This is to confirm that Ranbat is this coming Friday, as in in two days, as in the day after my final. WoOoOo. Hope to see everyone there, especially Mo who'll be defending his Ranbat championship (and running the ranbat).

Good Bye,


Sunday, April 8, 2007

Okay fuck Easter. There was no ranbat this week so it will be postpone for next Friday.

See everyone soon

Blah blah

Wednesday, April 4, 2007


Ranbat this weekend! If you're celebrating Easter and can't make it, enjoy your holiday because ranbat never celebrates. The calender has been posted on the site and people know we run it on a bi-weekly basis, so there is little reason for us to postpone the ranbat.

Correct me if I'm wrong but this will be our second last ranbat right?
Okay I'm wrong its our third last

I hope the ranbat will be as hot and have nothing to do with easter like this girl

See everyone Friday,



Saturday, March 24, 2007

Ranking Battle 1.5

Another ranbat over! Firstly I'd like to congratulate Mo on first tourney victory! You have truly shut me up, but I hope you learn a bit of humility in your victory. It seems like I'm not very needed in running the ranbats anymore so I'll let Mo and Brandon handle most of it (like they do now) and help out if its ever needed.

Now to something more serious. It seems like certain players have problems with one another outside of the game. Today it was nearing the peak of what I can tolerate. This is the last draw before something will be done for safety. This is not a threat but a necessary precaution, so Burt if you are reading this, I hope you understand because no matter what personal issues you have, you can't instigate shit in the arcade. It is pretty juvenile what you did. Next time I hope me or at least someone else can step in and stop the bullshit for good. If you have an issue with me that doesn't involve threats of violence I'll gladly talk.

I apologize for my writing tonight, I'm a bit drunk!

3S - 1.5 Results (23 entrants)
1st - Gaijinblaze (Ken) - 10 points
2nd - Burton (Ken/Twelve) - 7 points
3rd - Chris (Ibuki/Akuma) - 5 points
4th - Samir (Yun/Ken/Dudley) - 3 points
5th - Cruxay (Dudley)
5th - RX50Cent (Urien)
5th - JS Master (Chun)
5th - Boa (Chun)
9th - Adam B. - DQed
9th - C-Royd - DQed
9th - DarkDragon (Chun)
9th - Dice01 (Ken)
9th - Do-N (Alex/Yun)
9th - G3nn (Ken)
9th - Melvin (Ken)
9th - Phastestpig (Ken)
17th - Daniel (Makoto/Elena)
17th - DarkGiygas (Urien/Dudley)
17th - Eric RTSD (Akuma/Ken)
17th - Gerjay (Makoto)
17th - Hugo Anthony (Hugo)
17th - MythicExile (Ken/Chun)
17th - Nech Neb (Urien/Chun)

Videos are available HERE, or at the link on the right.


I read some of the posts on srk recently in the Toronto thread. I can finally understand why some people left the community and stopped joining tourneys.

I also want to let any readers know that I have personal feelings regarding this too but I'm holding back, as being objective for the ranbat and the 3s community is part of the goal of this blog.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Ranbat 1.5 coming up!!!!!!!!!

Hey everyone I just want to post that ranbat is happening once again this Friday. The format will go back to the traditional 1v1 single elimination. New participants are welcomed as we're only half way through so please come! I will continue harassing those who think they're not good enough and the ones who are scared. I also want to extend thanks to Brandon and Mo for doing the ranbat and organizing this blog. Although they don't post much, they do as much, probably more work that me. I just yell at people.


Another note. Since T8 is coming I'd like to hear some suggestions as to how the teams should be organized, I'm probably not going to be here to organize anything but I'd like to get the ball rolling. Instead of letting "top" players decide, why not we give spots out to the top ranbat participants and maybe a tourney for the last few spots? Any suggestions?

Monday, March 12, 2007

New videos.

Ranbat 1.4 videos are now up, as well as videos of the remaining matches from 1.3.

You can find them HERE, or at the link on the right.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Ranbat 1.3 continued, Ranbat 1.4.

3S - 1.3 Results (25 entrants) · View full bracket
1st - Samir (Ken/Yun) · 10 points
2nd - Adam B (Ken)
· 7 points
3rd - Chris (Akuma/Ibuki)
· 5 points
4th - JS Master (Chun)
· 3 points
5th - Gaijinblaze (Ken)
5th - AneurysmX (Dudley)
5th - Burton (Twelve/Ken/Urien)
5th - Tek-Yun (Yun)
9th - Cruxay (Dudley)
9th - DarkDragon (Chun)
9th - Don (Yun)
9th - Eric RTSD (Akuma/Ken)
9th - Hugo Anthony (Hugo)
9th - King (Chun)
9th - RX50Cent (Urien)
9th - Phastestpig (Ken)
17th - Boa (Chun)
17th - Carson (Makoto)
17th - Daniel (Elena)
17th - Dice01 (Ken)
17th - Eric Hai (Ryu)
17th - G3nn (Ken)
17th - Gerjay (Makoto)
17th - Kymah (Yun)
17th - Pat N. (Urien)

3S - 1.4 Results (9 teams) · View full bracket
1st - Chris (Akuma) / Burton (Q) · 10 points
2nd - C-Royd (Dudley) / Adam B (Ken)
· 7 points
3rd - Tek-Yun (Yun) / JS Master (Chun)
· 5 points
4th - King (Chun) / RX50Cent (Urien)
· 3 points
5th - Gaijinblaze (Ken) / AneurysmX (Dudley)
5th - Secret Weapon (Ken) / Hugo Anthony (Hugo)
5th - DarkDragon (Chun) / MythicExile (Ken)
5th - Phastestpig (Ken) / Nech Neb (Urien)
9th - Samir (Ken) / Gerjay (Makoto)

Is it the coincidence or does Gaijinblaze like to always me as low as possible and lately it seems, himself as high as possible? You're an idiot Mo.

Thanks everyone for joining the team ranbat. We had a pretty decent turnout with many exciting matches. Videos should be up by Sunday at the latest. We are scheduled for a regular 1v1 ranbat next tourney. Practice hard everyone.


edit* Mo I take the sarcasm back. You quoting me gave our page 200 hits today.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Alright everyone. We're doing it again this Friday as a Team 2v2 Ranbat. But before we start this week's Ranbat we have to finish last weeks. So tentatively, the remaining matches from last tourney will be concluded at 7 PM on Friday. I will inform the remaining players to come. If any player is missing they will be disqualified.

Just to remind everyone. The remaining players are Chris, Gaijinblaze , Samir, Adam B, JS Master

As for people arriving on time, the same rule applies. Arrive at orbit by 7:30 PM to guarantee a spot, any later you might be left watching the tourney.


Also it would be nice if you left a comment with your team mates and your team name.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Ranbat 1.3

Hey everyone. This weeks ranbat could not finish because of a broken button. We will continue with the remaining matches next ranbat unless the remaining players can agree on a date to meet up and finish.

As for the issues around rematches, I want everyone to know that there will be no rematch unless both sides agree. It is unfair to grant rematches when players play through the match without saying anything. I'm sure if the person requesting the rematch won they wouldn't be asking for the same thing. In this case it is Dickson and Chris, sorry guys but there will be no rematch. It is unfair to Samir who played fairly to earn his victory. For next time, as soon as the buttons or joysticks are broken and you think its not appropriate to continue then stand up and stop.

I hope to conclude this ranbat soon. Some videos will be up soon (we took quite a bit of footage)

- Phastestpig

EDIT: Videos are up here -

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Just a reminder to everyone that Ranbat is happening again this Friday. As a step towards a better and more organized tourney, the tourney's goal this week is to start at 7:30, no later. People who arrive late may get a spot but there is no guarantee so please plan your Friday night accordingly. And another note, if any player has an issue with the ranbat or another player (including me) please address it without being disruptive to other players (this includes shoving like elementary kids) especially if you're looking to stay around until the end of the season. Let's make sure the ranbat is a fun tourney where everyone can get better or just dick around.

See everyone this Friday at 7:00 (Registration closing at 7:30)

One more thing, I want to confirm to everyone that you can indeed change characters.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Turnout was great! Although I was only there for a little bit I can tell this ranbat thing is here to stay, even though some people need to grow the fuck up. Otherwise see everyone next week! Videos of top 4 are below. For the next ranbat all matches will be recorded and we'll just make a video with highlights of the ranbat.


Finals - Chris (Akuma) vs Louie (Urien) Part 1
Finals - Chris (Akuma) vs Louie (Urien) Part 2

Semi-Finals - Chris (Akuma/Ibuki) vs Samir (Yun/Ken)


All ranbat participants please take note that we will run a team (teams of two) ranbat after the next one. The teams will be randomly drawn so all the 'top' players won't group and ruin our fun. Of course this isn't the best way to solve unfair teams but I think this is the best way to ensure only a few people bitch at me instead the whole crowd.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Ranking Battle 1.2

3S - 1.2 Results (24 entrants) · View full bracket
1st - Chris (Akuma/Ibuki) · 10 points
2nd - RX50Cent (Urien)
· 7 points
3rd - Samir (Yun/Ken) ·
5 points
4th - JS Master (Chun) - DQed ·
3 points
5th - AneurysmX (Dudley)
5th - Burton (Alex)
5th - DarkGiygas (Urien)
5th - Nech Neb (Chun/Elena)
9th - Boa (Chun)
9th - DarkDragon (Chun)
9th - Tek-Yun (Yun)
9th - Don (Yun)
9th - Eric RTSD (Akuma/Ken)
9th - Hugo Anthony (Hugo)
9th - MythicExile (Ken/Ryu)
9th - Daniel (Elena)
17th - Carson (Makoto)
17th - Dice01 (Ken/Ryu?)
17th - G3nn (Ken)
17th - Gaijinblaze (Ken)
17th - Gerjay (Makoto)
17th - Melvin (Ken)
17th - Pat N. (Urien)
17th - Phastestpig (Ryu/Ken)

Thank you to everyone who joined. Chris managed to get the win once again and is leading the overall rankings! It was also great to see new players attending; there were 10 new entries this time! Keep practicing for the next ranbat; I hope to see you all there again.

Hopefully next time the 2nd machine will be working so that the tournament can progress much faster. I sincerely apologize to the players that had to wait so long for their turn. Thanks for your patience and cooperation.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Just to add regarding the success of the first ranbat. It was very surprising that so many players set aside their egos to join the tourney (20 entrants is relatively high given the recent turnouts). It was fun and it seemed like people were easy going, which is quite rare these days in our 3s community. If this is any indication of the future, we can assume that Toronto's 3S scene is going to make a come back! Interest was dying for this game after some players retired and left. But if people, like anyone reading this entry just JOINS THE DAMN GAME, we should be back kicking American ass in no time. There's nothing to lose except maybe $10? Just don't pussy and join (this includes "I don't like tourneys"). Japanese and even the guys at FFA play for fun and hardly worry about losing. I don't know why anyone allows that to stop them from joining. If you don't join I'll probably end up bitching at you if I see you so may as well join to shut me up. Once again, thanks everyone for coming out and making it fun.

Practice hard everyone!

- Tommy Pang

Edit* Thanks Brandon for fixing up the site.

Ranking Battle 1.1

The first ranking battle for Third Strike was a success! Lots of players came out and everything went smoothly. Hope to see everyone in two weeks!

3S - 1.1 Results (20 entrants)
1st - Chris (Akuma) · 10 points
2nd - JS Master (Chun) · 7 points
3rd - RX50Cent (Urien) · 5 points
4th - Tek-Yun (Yun) · 3 points
5th - Adam B. (Ken)
5th - Chun (Chun)
5th - Nech Neb (Urien)
5th - Patrick (Oro)
9th - Burton (Twelve)
9th - Cruxay (Dudley)
9th - Don (Yun)
9th - Eric Hai (Ryu)
9th - Gaijinblaze (Ken)
9th - Gerjay (Makoto)
9th - Kymah (Yun)
9th - Phastestpig (Ken)
17th - Boa (Chun)
17th - Daniel (Makoto)
17th - G3nn (Ken)
17th - Mythic Exile (Ken)

Videos: (Top four are included)

Thanks Chun for posting the videos. The angle is a little bit whacked but we'll make sure to get a better setup for next ranbat.

Season 1 Final Rankings

    1st - Chris Choi (55)
    2nd - AdamB (31)
    3rd - JS Master (28)
    4th - Burton (20)
    5th - Samir (18)
    6th - RX50Cent (15)
    7th - Gaijinblaze (13)
    8th - Jack (10)
    9th - Tek-Yun (8)
    9th - King (8)
    11th - C-Royd (7)
    11th - Phastestpig (7)
    13th - Don (5)