Well! Another Southern Ontario Open has come and gone, and just like last year, I was barely able to attend… but thankfully the rest of the Combo Smite crew were able to be there for the majority of the event and REPRESENT!
… if by that I mean lose lots of games. But they had a great time, and truth be told, so did I! Hopefully next year I can actually spend more than a frantic 5-hours at the tournament!
And I know I’ve said it before, but thank you again for your patience, everyone. We’ve all had a lot on our plates recently, but I’m hopeful we can get back into the weekly groove of doing these things, because we love doin’ ’em and apparently you guys don’t mind listening to ’em!
So the Southern Ontario Open has come and gone. Big thanks to the organizers, volunteers, and everyone else who helps make the event possible!
We’re going to record a podcast about it (and probably the new Journeypeople Warcasters) in the near future, plus the amazing “State of the Meta” podcast that Nick and Darrell got to be a part of, but the team is busy recovering today.
So content is coming! We’re just not 100% sure exactly when… but soon! Definitely soon.
Thanks for your patience! And, hey, if you want to see Marc playing an embarrassingly awful game of WarMachine against an incredible (and nice) opponent, check the following link:
Nick, Darrell, Aaron, Kassem, and I headed down to Hamilton, Ontario for the “Southern Ontario Open” again this year! This is probably the best WarMachine tournament any of us have ever attended, and Saturday night after the Masters qualifiers, we sat down and recorded our experiences!
Last weekend we traveled down the road to Hamilton today to compete in the Youngbloods tournament taking place alongside the Southern Ontario Open Master’s tournament as you may have heard about in our last podcast. Apparently this was the largest Warmachine tournament ever held in Canada at 88 participants. Pretty impressive.
We, however were entered in the Youngbloods, which is a smaller scale 35 pt tournament targeted more at newer players, which may not accurately describe us but we are still bad enough that we fit in just fine. It was only 14 players which is significantly less than 88 but still the largest tournament I or any of the Combosmite crew have participated in. Continue reading →
Nick, Adam, Kassem, and I went to the Southern Ontario Open tournament on Saturday, May 24th… great times had by all, and a solid podcast resulting from it!
Nick will be posting his results in his own thread, but the podcast is being attached to mine because… well, no good reason, so just because! Also, I’m going to apologize in advance for the quality of the pictures… we were on the clock, so I only had enough time to snap a single shot of each turn (and sometimes not even that!), and only using my crappy little camera phone. Thankfully, Nick took much better pictures for his report, so check those out for your pretty-picture fix!
If you’ve been following Combo Smite for the last few weeks, you’ll have heard us all talking about the 35 point 2-list tournament coming up… that was this one, the “Youngbloods” portion of the Southern Ontario Open tournament. The ‘main’ event of the tournament was a massive (EIGHTY-EIGHT MAN!) qualifier for the WarMachne Weekend Invitational… but I didn’t feel mentally prepared for such an event. And after seeing the field… I think I made the right decision. They had plenty of space, but I gotta tell ya, 90 tournament players all trying to talk over each other in a relatively small room? Yeah, I was much happier on my side of the tournament.
To all our listeners, just a reminder that the Combo Smite team (at least 2/3rds of it, and hopefully the whole crew plus a couple of our mercenary co-hosts!) will be attending the “Southern Ontario Open” Tournament tomorrow! Granted, we’re only competing in the “Youngbloods” portion of the event, but still! It’ll be a tournament, and it’ll be fun!
If you happen to be in Hamilton and at the tournament, we’d love to meet ya! We’ll be the guys wearing “Combo Smite” baseball jerseys (and confused looks on our faces!).
Additionally, we’ll be recording a “Tournament Special” podcast to recount the efforts of the Combo Smite hosts at the tournament, to discuss things we learned and horrible mistakes we made (probably more of the latter than the former)… that will release on Wednesday of next week (May 28th) after the regularly scheduled Monday podcast!
Good luck to everyone at the tournaments on Saturday!