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It was Prophecized, Kona Worlds 2010 picture museum. Fun captured for all to enjoy

Discussion in 'VGC' started by Ninahaza, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Ninahaza

    Ninahaza You'll always be a part of me
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    Prologue: on sunday when Ray Rizzo was the only American left in the competition, i saw his heart was troubled and i came to him whiles he was sitting next to badintent and told him "ray rizzo you will win it all today, it has been prophecized" and then he was at peace. but BI just laughed. i wish i had gotten it on camera.

    Hello smogon
    sorry it has taken so long to make this picture thread but between the whole "hilton internet in the main lobby only" and making it through the LCQ into worlds. then i have work right when i got home just made this harder to post on schedule, anyways here it is enjoy.
    as always if you want to take some of these pictures outside of smogon please let me know so i can get the permission of those in it and if you would like to get your picture taken out of this thread just PM me. feel free to use these pictures for warstories etc and if you have your own pictures from worlds that you wish to contribute please do so i would love to see them

    Quick note: unlike my nationals picture thread this one barely has any pictures of smogonites in heated battles, mainly because i was in the action as well [played 2/3 days].but i know Zog, kinneas and Dtrain among others were taking pictures and videos so if one of you guys can contribute pictures of smogonites in action i would appreciate it. i also wont be making a warstory because this thread is huge

    i usually pick a random picture to start of the thread but this time this just makes more sense[from the left: Reese, Bluecookies and Drfidget]
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    Congratulations Ray Rizzo, the new pokemon world champion. you have now joined an elite group of people who can call themselves pokemon masters, you have also earned braging rights for the rest of your days and reached a level of pokemon Fantastictude. when i rushed that stage i was so proud of you and happy that USA won that i cannot find the words to describe it.

    Thursday/Friday-It begins.
    when i was at the LA airport waiting for my connection flight to kona, i met up with other smogonites heading to worlds as well as the spanish represention for worlds [kefka, ruben and albert] all from smogon as well. albert did bad in spain but came in 2nd in lyon france. kefka won the spain national and ruben was in top 4 or 2.

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    i also end up meeting the deagle brothers, Fmasamune and chrish I[but not grace beck] at the LA airport and we all flew together. in this picture you can see deagle who sat infront of me

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    the plane barely made it to Kona before it started falling apart

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    we arive at kona and take a group picture [chris and the spanish guys went off somewhere] from left to right: Deagle, Ninahaza, Fmasamune and metabou


    we then take an EXPENSIVE shuttle to the hilton where we drop off our stuff and start getting acquainted with other smogon people
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    from left to right:Ninahaza, Albert, Froggy25, Ruben and Kefka

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    as the day went on more smogon and Japanese people started filling up the main lobby and we spent the night just gathering in the main lobby to meet everyone

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    TCG action starts braking out, Badintent would end up facing Dtrain and Len. Reese, Bluecookies and Kinneas were just chilling with the gang

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    then BI faced Duy. i dont even know who won

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    o thats right now i remember
    Duy- FUCK
    Badintent- YES


    Friday-LCQ and the after party
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    [picture by Huy ha]
    and the competition begins

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    zerograde fighting hard to make it to worlds. [picture by pokemon.com]

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    greysong with his cute totodile plush make it as far as the 3rd round. 1 more and he would have been in. [picture by pokemon.com]

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    the battles get heated up
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    Dan was in action as well at the lcq
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    Fmasamune and winterzombie ready and waiting for the signal to start
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    Drfidget in the distance, he would make it to the 3rd round and face me, but only one would move on and get a worlds invite :(
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    After the LCQ had concluded-
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    from left to right: official worlds participents Fmasamune, Ninahaza, PBB and Zog[honorary qualifier]. smogon dominated the lcq with only 2 people i believe who made it and were not from smogon [the Japan guy and evan falco]

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    speaking of official worlds participents, the arnold family had yet again another impressive showing. cant wait to see whats next for this family with B/W coming out.

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    Froggy and Ninahaza living it up in hawaii

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    after the lcq the gang went downstairs to catch a bus so we can eat outside and escape the expensive food at the hotel. to the right we were joined by kefka and ruben

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    as we wait for the bus and others to get downstairs we recall the LCQ [by the way thats Skarms wife in the middle :) and jeremy is to the right of kinneas]

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    matabou-hey ryan[deagle] look
    deagle-i love rectangle shaped things
    Fmasamune- i'll give it to you for $100
    PBB- is that a hula dancing pikachu doll?

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    the gang just got bigger and bigger so we decided to head over to the side events room

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    random picture of this bird that was in the main lobby. it did tricks all over that ring it was fun watching it. infact that whole place was full of birds

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    finally met up with greysong xD. and the girl battling him is the older sister of the juniors national champion. infact she was always around a smogon guy...hmmm maybe she is just attracted to smogon males :). smogon strong

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    in the free gameplay/side events room. bluecookies in a heated battle with Dtrain as PBB and skarm try to help him out, skarmbliss strong

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    right next to our table to the left is Len[alaka] hustling the japanese and little children. i think he made like $400.

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    Skarm battling the juniors national champion, whiles his sister stares at that canadian hunk with such luscious hair.

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    Bluecookies may be world champion but he got owned in the TCG side event by this little kid. it was truely a sight to see [just ask him]

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    after seeing how much bank len was making hustling, Dan went to his room to get his stuff so he could set up shop. there was alot of money flowing through that room.


    things died down a little after the LCQ so i decided to brake off the group and get some pictures of the place
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    half of the free gameplay/ side events room

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    the middle of the grand ball room where the TCG was taking place still. that whole ball room is so HUUGGGEEE, i couldnt even get a picture of the whole thing, i tried and just deleted them cause i failed.

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    main stage

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    main hall leading down to the VGC game room, the shop and registration centers. its a long hall and those are mirrors decorated with pokemon along the way.

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    here is just 1 mirror, the place was just huge


    it started getting crowded again so i went back to the free game play room to see what everyone was up too.
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    BI and skarm engaged in a heated battle. deagle in skarm's corner and PBB in BI's corner

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    z_z

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    after getting his ass kicked by that young asain kid, Bluecookies try's an even yonger kid, which is a good strategy.

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    Len's little brother, i forgot his name :(

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    the ha's show up, Huy spots a pokemon plush he likes, len spots money he likes :).

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    it was so worth the money and Dan sneaks into the picture

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    Bluecookies finally wins againts that really young kid and proudly tells the tale of his mighty victory

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    Bluecookies- i am telling you guys he had me against the ropes with his crobat deck, but i didnt give up that easly. its not the Rizzo way, i faught my way back with energy cards

    Metabou- ooooh
    Huy- your so awsome
    Zog- your my new hero
    Skarm- i love you ray rizzo

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    Zog and i decided to take it a step further and play yugioh at a pokemon tournament. you really dont get anymore badass than this. its like eating taco bell in a Mcdanold play room.

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    jeremy was facing huy's doube relicanth. although he was last year's junior world champion, even he felt the might of the double relicanth

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    Dtrain and BI do some side bisness. next year i am bring stuff to sell too

    Bluecookies vs little kids TCG fever
    after Bluecookies heroic tale of conquest and glory. a fever catches on with the smogon pros facing little kids in TCG.

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    and just like bluecookies first attempt. skarm looses here [just ask him]

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    Dtrain also joined in, but i dont know who won. i bet dan won cause unlike bluecookies and skarm, he actually plays the tcg for real.

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    BI joins in but he decides to play with the big kids

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    Milan goes with BI's style and plays with the big kids

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    but not len.

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    or skarm or bluecookies. i think skarm just said screw it and forfieted to the kid.



    i met up with chris and we talked about the LCQ and how i faced grace, then we decide to get a picture. but thats when we found out Bluecookies is a champion but he really sucks at taking pictures
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    Bluecookies picture

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    Bluecookies tells me the pictures arent coming out great so i go see whats up and tell him to just be really still when taking it
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    yeah chris was really nice

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    i really liked this picture. ninahaza, chris, mike and huy.

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    Duy also got into the Yugioh action with zog. i hope Duy really doesnt retire from pokemon for yugioh.

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    mike and huy. nice pic

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    Bluecookies, skarm, omegadonut and huy

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCR4mxNjPE4
    Len left his shop to his little brother and bluecookies tried to hustle len's little brother, i was laughing so hard. check out the video

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    now Huy was facing the juniors national champion.


    after an awsome day of nonstop pokemon from LCQ to the free game room/side events. we decided to go out for dinner
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    here is a video of alaka and bluecookies trying to comunicate with ruben and albert upstairs the main lobby before we went out for dinner, funny shit man.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oSgpHiyxdY&feature=channel


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    it was really nice that there was a cheap food court with DQ and subway and stuff. it had been a long day and some of us were tired

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    another bluecookies picture. next time we meet up i am making sure you get a perfect picture ray.

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    after dinner some of the party decide they want to go for a late swim. so here we are waiting on mike and his girlfriend :). jeremy was with us but i dont know where he went after this.

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    we thaught those were possibly real turtles so we sent in omega to check it out

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    they werent but then omegadonut decided to stay in the water and swim
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    omegadonut was the only one to go in. we just sat on the pool chairs and talked about random stuff and then headed back to the main lobby to meet up with kongler and others
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    we ended off yet another night in the lobby with everyone gathered around having fun with batlling and just talking. its really nice


    Saturday -Pokemon worlds championship 2010 begins.
    i woke up super excited to compete in worlds. i didnt get much sleep cause i was trying to create this thread, then woke up early to pick one of my old teams [didnt get a new team after all] and form hidden strategies with it. after froggy and i were ready we went to compete for the chance to be called pokemon world champion [a tittle we will have to chase again next year]
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    pokemon sunday was there up and early to get coverage of the events

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    the place was packed, and i just love how bluecookies gets in this picture with his breakfast

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    left to right: Kefka, PBB, skarm, bluecookies and Zog. the competitors talking about strategy and how they are going to tackle the day. except for zog :(. next year zog forsure. and also :( to PBB for the DQ.

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    remeber the hall of mirrors i showed you guys earlier. well there was no room this morning, it was packed
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    coloring station at worlds FTW

    Opening ceremony begins
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    a hawaiian senior sang a traditional welcome song to open the events up. here is a link to watch the openening ceremonies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_TTh2u-jCY


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    mark and katy were our official 2010 world championship hosts


    a kick ass video played [again check the link above for entire ceremony]. after that the 2010 world championships had officially begun.

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    snaged this picture of pikachu with the juniors before heading into the VGC room to compete.

    once again sorry for limited pictures of smogon/competitors in action
    as i was one of them myself. i will update this thread over this week as i get the pictures/videos from others. here what i manged to get in between rounds.

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    TR_Jessie was there competing and Xerograde was there to catch the action

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    everyone except for len and skarm was done battling in the 5th round. they took up all of thier 45 minutes time limit with just 2 battles [toxic blissey vs toxic blissey ]. so they went to sudden death.

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    suden death-the first one to loose a pokemon looses the round. everyone was watching. waiting to hear the results.

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    and len wins with a crit mach punch that takes skarms blissey down. skarm had had enough as he got up to leave. but little did he know next round he would be facing me and get locked in another blissey vs blissey stall fight [ which i won pfft] but he would take the round.

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    TR_jessie was battling her 6th round right next to skarm and i and i managed to snag this photo of her cute growlithe

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    then i got a picture with the german national champion kedavra[whose team was just completely my team's bane. i stood no chance]

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    then PBB, bluecookies and zog got a picture with kedavra as well

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    KKKKEEEEEFFFFFFFFKAAAAAAAA
    sex? sex? sex?

    after the heated battles were over.
    after hours of battling, standings where up and the top 8 were revealed, Huy, Ryan, Alan and Ray Rizzo moved on along with 4 japanese players

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    we were back at the food court after a big day of battling and our appetite reflected it.


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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vtt-p8_rDEw
    alright i think this maybe my best video of bluecookies and the spanish guys. they are teaching him how to fucking curse. and he asked for the lesson.


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    after dinner we waited for our bus for about 45 minutes all because the bus driver decided to park like 20 feet away and take a break. the hispania's took this chance to teach bluecookies and PBB a love sex song.


    after getting back from dinner we Find Evan falco[possible porn name] in the lobby. this guy's story is either gonna piss you off or give you a good laugh
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    so he came to worlds for the TCG, but on friday right before the VGC LCQ he was looking for a way to kill time before the TCG and decided to enter the LCQ, deagle provided him with a team, he ends up making it to worlds while more deserving players mike, zog and Dtrain didnt.

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    he didnt win his whole way through. its like he was showered with luck because he gets beat in round 2[i believe it was round 2 or 3] but then as Evan Falco was walking out his opponent calls him back and gives him the win because his opponent was a qualified TCG worlds participant.
    THE LEGEND THAT IS EVEN FALCO. but he says he liked VGC so much next year he is droping TCG for it.

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    at first i really hated what even Falco represented [because he made it through]. but as time went on i found out he was really just a nice kid. and after he made it he really did put in the practice time and learned to prepare himself for worlds the next day so ehh.

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    deagle had this ? shirt that really made me laugh.
    what? focus sash groudon!

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    Judd aka kongler was in hawaii to catch the fun and compete. he made an awsome comback, got a better standing than me hehe.

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    yeah i love it. i didnt get to speak to kongler at nationals but we talked in hawaii, really cool guy. hope to see him again next year

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHu1sVTFluU&feature=channel
    in the lobby reese came to join us and the spanish guys started teaching him the love sex song they thaught bluecookies. check out the video


    then Kinneas came to the lobby and they thaught kinneas how to sing as well. he was so clueless as to what was going on. he didnt even sing along till the end lol
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dclgkuVy-S0&feature=channel

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    then after kinneas had it down kongler joined in and everyone sang the love sex song to thier best abillity, sooo fail. they needed more lessons. funny to watch though.

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    the deagle brothers were just watching everyone sing and deagle had his "WTF" face on.


    -CONTINUED below 'v'
  2. Ninahaza

    Ninahaza You'll always be a part of me
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    Foosball party
    skarm and the rest of the gang made it to the lobby [looks like the lobby was the official way to end our nights]. Everyone headed over to the games area and we just chilled there for about 2-3 hours playing foosball. it was soo much fun

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    team Texas[len and kongler] vs team skarmbliss[bluecookies and PBB]

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    team skarmbliss is one goal away from the win.[sorry my flash sucks]

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    GOAL GOAL, SKARMBLISS WIN WITH A GOOAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLL
    background: jeremy approves.

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    team skarmbliss [together] would go undefeated that night.

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    Dtrain on his mac

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    Huy on his notebook

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    team hispania was next to face the foosball might of team skarmbliss[ they would loos]

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    we had special canadian guest referee mike to make sure nobody was cheating. thats froggy to mike's right and len on his left

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    Huy had formed a "infraction giving" council. with whom all of smogon's non mod user's fates hanged in the balance

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    they were seriously infracting people lol

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    ahah! council leader huy found someone being a douche-bag. time for the council to vote

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    vote passes. someone got it real good. better stop just incase the council is still active. they wouldnt take kindly to what i am writing about them.

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    back to the foosball tourny at hand. team metadeagle/deagle brothers [we were naming teams by mashing the players usernames together or by thier country] try thier skills againts the might of team skarmbliss. [they would loose]

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    team England vs team Spain [Duy was helping kinneas defend better]

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    TEAM ENGLAND LOOSES DESPITE THE HELP


    team HA vs team espania
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    alright duy steped up with his partner huy to try and knock off team espania but in the end it was useless, the spanish go to bed after this win with a winning streak


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    froggy was our official score keeper. [sorry my camera's flash just sucked]

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    team usa[len and Duy] vs team England[reese and kinneas], team England won this one i believe.

    i also played but no one got a picture of me. my partner was kinneas and together we made team KINNAHAZA. 2nd best only to team skarmbliss


    below is a video i recorded of one of the last matches before we called it a night. it had gotten late.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7_z4vmnuYw
    team pokemonbattlefrog [PBB and froggy25] vs team blueskarm [bluecookies and skarm]. with special guest referee reese.

    after that epic battle everyone soon left to go get some sleep.

    in Froggy25[Adrien] room we found out we could buy 24 hours internet and we decided to put the laptop on and browse smogon.
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    and for those who dont know, i roomed with froggy25, he kindly took me in and without him i wouldnt have been at worlds. thanks so much adrien. he requested a nice two bedroom from TPCI
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    that Ends saturday



    Sunday-last day and pokemon worlds Finals.
    i get to the grand ball room excited to see epic battles and witness the next world champion get crowned.

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    team Japan was already there early and ready to fight and take it all home. and they were kind enough to let me take those two photos of them.


    the trophies were out and ready to be given out.
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    outside we gathered around bluecookies to let him know he isnt going into this alone. even team espania was really rooting for ray Rizzo

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    baby uses defense curl :).

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    others join up in the grand ball room.

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    everyone was in good spirits. we had 4 american competitors and were confident this year was ours

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    reese and ruben get a quick one in before the events started.


    top 8 pictures-the calm before the storm.
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    In the crowd-

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    Fmasamune and PBB chat it up. who will make it, who will get crowned. how is america's chances.

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    Duy- KKKKkkkkkkkkkAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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    skarm- dude Duy there is no need to yell like that the event hasnt even started yet
    len- yeah, plus KKAAAAAA is the Japanese team thing, play for the home side
    Duy- calm down guys its part of my strategy to psych the Japanese out alright, have a little faith
    Jeremy- dude Dtrain did duy just yell kaaaaaaa, is he secretly rooting for the Japanese side
    Dtrain- o yeah, i've had my suspicions for awhile now. same thing with those spanish guys.


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    the Arnolds where there as well to catch the top 8 in action and cheer for the home team.


    IT BEGINS
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    as HO-OH rides on huys side.

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    but atlast not even a HO-OH can take 2 water spout critical hits. Huy reps america proudly till the very end.

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    bluecookies wins the round and goes through to the top 4.

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    pokemon sunday with front row seats catching all the action as well and rooting for japan.

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    i just love the faces those two hosts make haha. btw i think thats TR_Jessie's mom :).

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    the 2010 pokemon USA and Japan national champions. who had to sit out and watch the top 8 from the sidelines.

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    at this point almost all the battles had ended and so far metabou and Huy had already been taken out. bluecookies was in and this was deagles last battle. do or die.

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    unfortunately deagle looses and that leaves American with 1 person to go through 3 Japanese.


    GOOD THING THAT ONE PERSON WAS RAY MOFUCKING RIZZO. MSANKKKEEEYYYYYY.
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    let me rephrase that. hrrmmmmmm, RAY MOFUCKING 2010 WORLDS CHAMPION RIZZO

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    BI with G4 in hawaii doing his thing :).

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    xerograde and his familly also made it to watch and root for the home team.

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    team Japan was looking strong with them dominating the juniors and 3 seniors heading into the semi finals. they had it forsure

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    NOT WHILE REY MOFUCKING RIZZO HAD SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT IT.
    look at BI to the right looking at bluecookies and smiling. you know why he was smiling. BECAUSE IT WAS RAY MOFUCKING RIZZO vs 3 japanese. thats a disadvantage for the Japanese.

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    Alan, Badintent and bluecookies reping the skarmbliss shirts

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    semifinals underway. bluecookies in a heated battle to determine who would move on and be one step closer to being crowned 2010 world champion.

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    Yasuki Tochigi vs Isao Yoshioka also playing to be one step closer

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    omegadonut with his comic relief in such an intense battling moment. this is a great picture.

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    after bluecookies was in the finals forsure. we rush him with soo much excitement

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    with a group like us as his backup, bluecookies was winning forsure

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    getting our crobats

    PIKA-PICTURE TIME-
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    random picture of Zog
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    i gotta tell you zog was nothing like what i pictured him to be, i thaught he'd be like 28 years old and like a foot taller :0. but it was a pleasure to meet you zog. hopefully next year you just come in with a paid trip and everything.

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    Yasuki Tochigi . the man to face bluecookies in the finals.

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    bluecookies gets interviewed, then the competition brakes until 3:15 pm when the junior final takes place follwed by the senior final.


    with so much time to burn before the finals we decide to start off with some smogon pictures.
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    Reese, Huy, Skarm and Kinneas

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    Ninahaza and Kinneas, the arm flexing pose i did was to signify how strong team KINNAHAZA was. you guys better hope there isnt a foosball in san-diago.

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    Len and Ninahaza

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    Thomas [PBB] and Ninahaza

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    the Brits talking amongs themselfves. i think reese, kinneas and zog were the whole british representation at worlds.

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    the europe representation. albert, ruben, reese, kinneas and zog.
    missing people : froggy25[france], kefka [spain] kadarva [germany]. correct me if i missed anything

    Pokemon sunday picture time.
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    after pictures with pokemon sunday, a few of the guys decided to get thier totodile picture for this years vgc season. i started this whole totodile pic thing haha.
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    skarm falls to totodile

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    reese also feels the pain

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    a wild Kinneas approaches to get his hat back

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    HA it was a trap. kinneas falls to totodile as well.

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    Ninahaza falls to totodile again. i never learn.

    After the totodile pictures the gang breaks up to go get thier towels and plan to meet at the pool to swim untill 3:15pm where the finals would take place and the closing ceremonies shortly after.
  3. Ninahaza

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    Pokemon 2010 world championship closing ceremonies

    When in hawaii go swimming.

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    When in hawaii go swimming.
    so everyone had broken up to go get thier swim stuff and we were gonna meet at the pool. even bluecookies decided to join us.

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    the palace [picture] this is where most of us had our room at the hilton resort, the whole hilton was just gianormous.

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    Kinneas and i were the first to get back downstairs, i took this picture whiles we were waiting for the others.

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    Found reese and skarm and got this pic before they made thier way down.

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    CLOSE UP


    after everyone made thier way downstairs we caught the next hotel train to the pool
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    o snap son train drama

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    Finally made it to the main pool, the pool was huge, it wraped around and had a waterfall. past this pool is a lagoon also with a waterfall and then if you keep going you find another pool haha.

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    not everyone in the group went swimming. some of us ordered lunch instead, although kinneas and jeremy[right above] went swimming right after eating [i know haha].

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    this was one of my fav pictures. that flower in omegadonuts hair just makes me smile everytime.


    POOL BOYS AND MORE PICTURE EDITING FUN
    guys let me know if all the editing i did on the following pictures ruined them so i can replace them with the originals.

    alright so those who went in the water had a blast, here are a few pictures
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    when i took these pictures it was mainly just albert, ruben, reese, kefka, bluecookies and PBB at the time

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    ahaha i'm just kidding reese your awsome :). hopefully you make it back for worlds 2011.


    alright so after eating and swimming, we decided to head back and get ready for the vgc/tcg finals followed by the pokemon 2010 worlds closing ceremony. every good thing must come to an end :(.
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    whiles waiting for the train to arrive: a picture of Mike taking a picture of a gaint cock.

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    on the train: a picture of the Mike's and thier ladies :)


    THE FINALS BEGIN [begining of the end]

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    Nick comes out to kick of the finals with his amazing voice.

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    Merriland double checks that everything is ready and running for the finals starting with the juniors.
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    random video of the preparation and juniors introduction.


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    The winner
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    after a very long stally juniors final, Shota beats the fan favorate Santa and becomes the juniors 2010 pokemon video game world champion. [battle videos will be added soon]


    Seniors
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    Winner

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    Ray Rizzo looses his first battle of the best 2 out of 3, but then manages to make a comeback and become the senior 2010 pokemon video game world champion. congratulations again.
    [battle videos will be added as soon as i get them]


    Ray Rizzo gets rushed by friends, paparazzi and interviewers in minutes.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6Deien1-6w
    This is not the video of us rushing the stage right when ray won. i havent gotten that video yet


    CLOSING CEREMONY.
    the pokemon 2010 world championship closing ceremony was broken down into two parts, part 1 was the closing ceremony dance performance and part 2 was the awards presentation where the new champions of both tcg/vgc were crowned. then the anouncers gave thier thanks and told us the location of the 2011 worlds. and that ended the whole event.

    closing ceremonies part 1-ceremony dance
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    Closing ceremony Part 2- the new champions and awards presentation.

    VGC champions and award presentation
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    TCG champions and awards presentation
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    TCG awards were presented by the president of the pokemon company Mr Tsunekaz Ishihara

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    and that ended the pokemon 2010 worlds/ vgc season


    i had to run to get my things and rush to go catch my flight. i had already risked missing it [gave myself like 55 minutes total] so i could witness the closing ceremonies. but my flight ends up being delayed for an hour so i made it with no problems yeahhhh.

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    Me sitting at the airport all bored waiting for my plane to get fixed so we can take off.

    THE END.


    STAGE RUSH video after ray rizzo wins, i am trying to get it from multiple angels so i'll update when more videos surface
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-78FRlPZw18

    !!!!!!!!^2010 Pokemon VGC season tribute video^!!!!!!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwJ_UGEpcRA
    this video was the final part of this thread. i am now done whew. didnt think this thread would be so much work.

    Battle videos section.
    UPDATES- [provided by kinneas, edited down to show just the battles]
    Senior Finals battle 1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3prygFk25E

    Senior Finals battle 2- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7ciq9Hrav0

    Senior Finals battle 3- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFX7nEaC_Fg

    Senior worlds round 6 battle, Skarm vs Ninahaza. Blissey vs Blissey fight=EPIC
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIDWtou6J20

    NOTE: please if you have any battles from worlds, even ".vs recorder" ones PM me with the number and i will get it on youtube and update the thread.

    Conclusion
    seeing as i wont be writting a warstory i will just throw my final thaughts in the picture thread.

    Pokemon Video Game Championship 2010 season has been the best i've ever had, which is greatly welcomed because the 2009 season was the worst [lottery system denied me]. this year's pokemon season provided me with many firsts and records. this was my first year making it to worlds and being a pokemon worlds participent, i set a new record for number of stops [seattle, phoenix, indianapolis and kona-hawaii] buts doesnt suprise me, i needed to make up for zero stops last year. i have had the time of my life traveling and meeting new friends this year and i couldnt have imagined a better way to end it than in hawaii.
    i went into hawaii with the goal of making it through the worlds LCQ and next year i am going into san diego with the goal of being crowned the 2011 pokemon worlds champion. untill then i cant wait to meet everyone again.


    PROPS
    - achieving my goal of making it through the LCQ
    - meeting the international pokemon community [kinneas, reese, froggy, the spanish group, kedavra, zog etc]
    -having an awsome time
    -getting a 2nd chance to meet people i missed at nationals like Fmasamune, PBB, bluecookies, kongler, etc.
    -Froggy25 for just being so awsome

    Slops
    -being prepared for the LCQ but not for worlds, didnt even have a back up team.
    -expensive everything at the hotel
    -booking a sunday night flight and having to miss the party after worlds champion ray rizzo was crowned

    thank you froggy25 for letting me room with you and thank you omegadonut for providing me with pokemon through out this year's vgc that ended up making the difference between my wins and looses. just thank you everyone for such an awsome year
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    you truly are jesus after all...

    A+.
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    OH YES ALL OVER MY FACE.

    Thanks much, now to finish reading the OP.
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    oh god deagle i absolutely love your question mark shirt

    so good.
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    Amazing thread! Loved every moment of my time there! Can't wait to see the rest of the pics/videos(what's left, the NADAR! pics/vids?) Thank you for taking the time to do all this Ninahaza, and it was a pleasure meeting you. Hope to see you again next year!

    PS: Hey my pictures weren't that bad were they x_x
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    The moment when I got my first infraction on Smogon, captured on camera.
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    Yo te quierrrrrro a ti, tu me quierrrrrrres a mi! :P

    Thanks for all the fotos and videos. Must have been a great time.

    Just a question, suposedly they gave a single room to each person, and gave froggy a double one on request?
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    No, they gave doubles to everyone who qualifies I think, or "King's room" (or something like that)
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    kudos on the photos as it looked like a great time for all that attended.
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    Oh my god how am I the first person to rate this thread 5 stars???

    This is amazing Ninahaza, you've done me proud! You had me giggling throughout, especially with your hilarious picture captions. Rock on man!
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    Great captions and great pics!! It was a great warstory!! Makes you want to be there :P
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    Great job with the photos mate, those pool edits cracked me up!
    Was nice meeting you bro, hopefully see you again in 2011 ;D
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    *Jealous*

    Great job bluecookies, and great warstory, the pictures made me want to be there :]
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    Great pictures! A behind the scenes exclusive! You and DrFidget made it seem as if we were watching these things as well.

    I think that evan is Evan Falco, so yeah, Smogon swept the LCQ other than the one Japanese person.
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    This thread was so massive and powerful even my Wii could not stand up to the challenge.

    Awesome pictures, really makes you want to go there.
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    lol no that's a completely different Evan. Who knew there could be so many Evans?
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    Great thread, Ninhaza. =) I'm so glad we finally get to see some pictures from the epicness that was Worlds 2010!!!! =D

    Gotta say, I was laughing so hard at the 'if Jesus puts the camera down and starts walking on water.' Oh gosh I found that really amusing for some reason =P

    AND CONGRATS ON COMPETING IN WORLDS!!!!!!!! =) Awesome job, dude ^_^
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    Great thread and thanks for posting pictures for those that couldn't make it, it was nice seeing how people spent their time outside of the battles. The Spanish speaking videos are hilarious.
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    Ninhaza; great, great pleasure meeting you and getting to know more about you. These pictures really capture the event, wonderful thread.
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    Made me LOL IRL. Thank you Jesus. Thank you!
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    Well I took a few pictures with my phone but I don't have email on my phone, so I really hope I can get email on it soon, but Ninahaza, good pictures man, too bad they didn't see my haunter hoodie though. And btw there was this one guy complaining about Nick McCord =P. I think PBB convinced Huy to give him an infraction.
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    Thou shalt not question Nick McCord.
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    and yet i am the only one actually named evan.

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