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Colon Zamora
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Never forget. And happy b day.
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EVO 2013 was the best EVO yet. If you're into videogames at all (ANY GENRE), you should definitely check it out. Videos should be up on YT soon. Make sure to tune in or attend next year
 
It was back in April when I felt like I needed to make this the best Evolution experience ever. The past five trips, something happened to where it nearly derailed the whole damn trip. And I just kept hoping and hoping and hoping and hoping something like that wouldn't happen this year.

If there was something bad that happened this year to me at Evolution, it's that I didn't get to eat like I thought I would get to during the event, and that's my own fault. Next Evolution I go to, I plan to get in Wednesday so I can have a day to myself to enjoy whatever venue it's going to be.

But other than that, this sixth trip to Evolution was miles and miles the best one of the bunch. I got to see so many friends I hadn't seen in a long time, and I got to say hello to some people I've watched on their streams as well as others whom I follow on Twitter (side note, my apologies to Trihex and Withhelde for the extremely awkward introductions :( my bad).

It's weird sometimes because I did get to meet a few players I chat with frequently ... but they didn't know what I looked like, so it was like a whole new intro, but it was all good. Shoutouts to the Cannons, Joey, Andres, Rachel, Kara, Tushar, the Antonio A.J., Chris, Seth, James, Scampizzle, Rewilson, the Furbster, Max, Tragic and Jebailey for holding it down. And there were MANY MANY MORE who were fierce all weekend.

I really wanted to write this for another reason as well. Back in May, when I got shitted on by a lot of people for the Marvel stats and statsheet, I lost the fire to do anything, not just fighting games, but stuff period. The Daigo Parry book that I'm working on has helped fuel that fire again, but being at Evolution did as well.

There were times when I'd walk around the venue and it'd just be too much and I'd feel like breaking down. Then there were times during Championship Sunday where I couldn't say anything out of fear I was just going to cry out of joy that I was able to see this in person, two times I definitely remember were Justin's win over Chris (I imagined how much both wanted to win the title) and Mango winning (because I reported on Mango's first ever tournament back in 07 and had seen that damn kid's first two years in the scene and become a beast in less than 6 months, and now he's a world champion).

It was about this time 3 years ago when my life was at its lowest point (didn't go to Evolution that year). If you asked the 2010 me if I'd be around to attend Evolution 2013 in person, I would have said you're nuts.

Anticipating and being at Evolution also allowed me to see that there was much more that there is out there. And if this is my last one (hope not!) then I know that I can move on. There's speed running, Magic the Gathering, running, DDR, building arcade machines and the book that I'm working on. And there's so much more that I want to do ... but first I wanted to attend one Evolution that didn't have a shitty personal moment. This ended up being the one, and now I can move on without having to feel like wondering "what if."

Stats? Yeah I'm pretty much done (and I've said for a while now that someone will come along, take the reins and get it to where it needs to go; it's not going to be me, and it never was going to be me). Get Your Tournament? It's a thing of the past, but I'll still keep the name on twitter ^_^. There's so much I want to do now, and that usually bites me in the ass, but it doesn't really matter at this time. I welcome the challenges. Being at this past Evolution, where so many good things happened, allowed me to see that.

Hope to see you all at the next Evolution, and hopefully the book will be ready by then. And hopefully I'll have stories about the hundreds of adventures in and out of fighting games. :)

I tried not to think much when writing this, so it might be going all over the place, but yeah. :P
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    graduate student, 2012 - present
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    MS computer architecture, 2011 - present
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