Congratulations to RAMMACRICKET's CODY for becoming the 16th Grand Champion of the SFCCL! RammaCricket from New Jersey joined the SFCCL this season. With his friend Skrface_13, he won the 2vs2 Tournament back in September 2012. HIs two fighters, main fighter CODY and JURI, combined for season records of 42 wins and only 5 losses. While neither fighter reached the top 4 in the rankings of either division, both fighters reached the Semi Finals on each side of the bracket. In both matches, RammaCricket faced a former Grand Champion in Cubanile_WL from Florida. With both of his fighters reaching the Gold Finals, Ramma chose his main fighter to become the 16th Grand Champion of the SFCCL.
Ramma's CODY defeated some impressive fighters along his way to the Semi Finals. In the opening round, he defeated a-then undefeated #4 Skrface's Blanka (25-0), a former 3-time Grand Champion and his first ever defeat in a Super Brawl tournament. This match was delayed due to the problems Skrface had getting back online following Hurricase Sandy in late October. In the Quarter Finals, Ramma's Cody defeated the #1 ranked fighter in the B Division, DrPepper20's Honda (29-3). DrPepper20, another new member this season, dominated the standings all season long including the impressive victory at the very first event of the season, the Stardust Tournament. Ramma's opponents in the Semi Finals were both fighters of Cubanile_WL. Cubanile' main fighter and form Grand Champion, Ken, was defeated by Ramm's Juri in the A Division Semi Finals. In the B Division, Ramma's Cody defeated #2 Cubanile's Guy (29-6). Ramma's final record with Cody for this season sits at 27 wins and only 1 loss (and yes, Ramma regrets that one loss to XeroDgX!)
To put RammaCricket's performance in a final perspective, his Juri defeated 3 fighters in the Gold bracket with a combined record of (90-9) while his main fighter Cody defeated fighters with a combined record of 83-9. Total combined record of his opponents...173 wins and only 18 losses including two former Grand Champions!
Videos of all his Cody matches are below and on the SUPER BRAWL IV page. Also, I've included the Division A Semi Finals match between his Juri and former Grand Champion Cubanile_WL Ken.
Since RammaCricket was able to win both Semi Final matches, both if his fighters reached the Gold Bracket Finals, and therefore, for only the 2nd time in SFCCL history, a tournament final was not played since a member's two fighters reached the finals. The other time that happened......the very first SFCCL tournament that started it all back in April 2009. In that tournament, LUX_ became the first Grand Champion. Look it up under Season One Match Archives at the bottom of the page.
So it is a proper ending to the SFCCL......to end the league the way it began.
I mentioned in previous blogs here and over on the SFCCL FB page, this will be the last season of the SFCCL. The league began in April 2009 on 'vanilla' SF4. I never would have believed I would still be running this league 4 years later. However, as for any game, time I think has finally caught up with SF4. The die-hard players like myself will continue to play the game competitively and for leisure, but the big crowd of casual gamers have longed moved on to other games. This league was always meant to be a place for all skill levels, but that has become more difficult to do over the past couple of years. Heck, Super SF4 is now a free game for PS Plus members. More people may play as a result but if they didn't own the game the last 4 years, they won't play for long now.
So in my final words, all I want to do is thank all the members who have come across the league in the past 4 years. Made a lot of friends (and a few enemies) over the years and I learned a lot. Mostly that I am an average SF player! But in the end, the league was extremely successful and I will gladly put up the SFCCL to ANY ONLINE LEAGUE. EVER. Not being cocky, just being truthful. My proof? Ask any of the members who have come thru the SFCCL in the past 4 years. Even those that left on bad circumstances, they would still vouch for the SFCCL. And I wear that badge of honor proudly.
So, as my final bow, I will end with a song that inspired me to start the league in the first place. Old blue eyes himself...MY WAY!
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