Showing up at the last minute, I actually had to talk Mikko into entering the tournament! He spent his last $10 to get in and went under the name AvG Chipotle Cheesesteak. He knocked off the always tough Kid Viper with a full screen instakill before going on to Winners Finals where he narrowly defeated Rayplay 3-2. Rayplay would knockout Kid Viper 3-2 in Losers Finals before getting 3-0'ed in Grand Finals. Congrats again! Game: Persona 4 Arena System: PS3 Prize: $42 cash + Insomnia shirt!
BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma / Saturday December 28th, 2013
Kid Viper once again proved he is Houston's most dominant BlazBlue player, this time showcasing his skills on the new Japanese only (for now) installment, Chrono Phantasma. He beat Ghostbear in Winners Finals who went on to defeat Matt H. 3-2 in Losers Finals. Ghostbear then reset the bracket going 3-2 on Kid Viper before KV turned it around 3-2 to take the first Insomnia CP title! Congrats again! Game: BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma System: PS3 Prize: $36 cash + Insomnia shirt and killer wallscroll!
King of Fighters XIII / Saturday December 28th, 2013
In possibly Insomnia's last King of Fighters XIII tournament ever, Nem Cantu won his first Insomnia KOF title over a small but difficult field. He bet Vicio before facing Hellwingz in Grand Finals. Hellwingz reset the bracket 3-1 before Nem flipped the script and eliminated him 3-1. Congrats again and thanks to all who supported this game- it's a great community! Game: King of Fighters XIII System: 360 Prize: $35 cash + Insomnia shirt and poster!
Super Smash Bros. Melee / Saturday December 14th, 2013
While the turnout was a bit lower than usual, the competition was still fierce as we had a few of the best Melee players in Texas at our event last night! In the end it was Baka4Moe taking the win over Mojo 3-1 after Mojo (who beat TSC in Losers Finals) had reset the bracket 3-1. Rounding out the top 8 was Kalo (4th), Killer Whale and Dime (T-5th) and Andrew and She Called Me Bro (T-7th). Thanks again to all who came out and made it a fun and memorable night! Game: Super Smash Bros. Melee System: Gamecube Prize: $113 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition / Saturday November 30th, 2013
A lighter turnout than usual for this Thanksgiving weekend tournament, but the competition was still strong and the tournament was still a ton of fun. In the end it was past winner NHC Hadouken 69 resetting the bracket on the always-tough Nytemare Raven 3-1, 3-1. Coming in 3rd was Jan and 4th was Reach. Rounding out Top 8 were Ghostoast and Winchester (T-5th) and Bagels and Ren (T-7th). Congrats again to all our winners! All in all, another awesome tournament- can't wait for Ultra! Game: Super Street Fighter IV AE System: 360 Prize: $100 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 / Saturday November 23rd, 2013
Really great turnout for our last Tekken tournament of the year saw a lot of familiar faces battle it out with EMP Kor ultimately taking the top prize. The tournament included Tekken vets RoRo, NME, VOA, with a Top 8 including Nate and the team of Ana and DevilJim (tied for 7th), Storm of Kicks and KJ tied for 5th and YKP grabbed 4th. JoJo would beat Lawz Mike (3rd) in Losers Finals before being defeated by Kor by the narrowest margins of 3-2. All in all, another great Tekken event! Special thanks to KJ for streaming the event! Game: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 System: PS3 Prize: $97 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 / Saturday November 16th, 2013
We had another huge turnout for Marvel last night with 35 entrants including, for the first time, our 4 previous winners in 2013- Jan, Rubeks, Buckethead and AvG J-Dog. It was highly competitive and a lot of fun. Ultimately it was Gene aka Buckethead aka Obamacare taking the win over Rubeks aka Penne Pasta Pete in Grand Finals 3-2. This was after Buckethead took out Jan (3rd) and Rubeks took out J-Dog (T-5th) to get to Winners Finals. Rounding out the top 8 was AJ (4th), Old Dirty Chinese Restaurant (T-5th) and TTM Chimera and Weegee tied for 7th. Congrats again to our winners and thanks to all who came out! Game: UMvC3 System: 360 Prize: $147 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Injustice: Gods Among Us / Saturday November 9th, 2013
Five Injustice tournaments in 2013 and five different winners! Kombat Houston's Digit became our latest champion using a recently buffed Shazam! He took out past winner KH Cat's Superman before beating Jarel's seriously tough Doomsday. He got through KH Mattix's Aquaman 3-1 in Winners Finals before dropping the first set to KH Showtime's Batman 3-2 before recovering and taking it 3-0. Congrats on your first win! Game: Injustice System: PS3 Prize: $50 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Super Smash Bros. Melee / Saturday November 2nd, 2013
Our second ever Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament produced two impressive records- one for the most entrants in an Insomnia tournament (47) and one for the biggest payout ($200). The payout breaks the old record held by our first Melee winner Hannah! She would finish tied for 7th this time along with Brawl champion Fliphop. Rayzorium would ultimately win the top prize over 2nd place Tuna Salad Combo (TSC) who had defeated John G. (3rd) in Losers Finals. Rounding out the top 8 were Sybawave (4th) and Yum Cha and Yannis (T-5th). All in all it was another great night and another awesome showing by the Melee community. Thanks again! Game: Super Smash Bros. Melee System: Gamecube Prize: $200 + Insomnia T-shirt!
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 / Saturday October 12th, 2013
Another solid turnout for Houston's hypest game! Jan stayed in the Winners bracket all night taking out D Snug (T7th), AJ (3rd) and Lasagna Larry (2nd place finisher Rubeks) twice! Houston's Marvel scene continues to get even stronger and deeper and this was even more proof of that. Congrats again! Game: UMvC3 System: 360 Prize: $130 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition / Saturday October 5th, 2013
Another Street Fighter tournament, TONS of new faces, TONS of familiar foes and an ultimate turnout of 36 fighters but in the end it was Four Wude coming out on top again! He took down past winner Hunted Chimera in a field that included Nytemare Raven, PCutta, Beastchan23 and Ren! His Akuma was in the zone, losing only 1 match all night! Congrats again! Game: SSFIVAE System: 360 Prize: $151 cash + Insomnia shirt!
BlazBlue Continuu Shift / Saturday September 28th, 2013
A familiar winner for our BlazBlue tournament as Kid Viper beat Shugo Tenshi in Grand Finals to repeat as 3 time BlazBlue champion at Insomnia! The field included Rayplay, Faulty Defense, Isaac J, Ghostbear and more! Congrats on the win! Game: BlazBlue System: PS3 Prize: $35 cash + Insomnia shirt + swag!
Persona 4 Arena / Saturday September 28th, 2013
Scottie Yosh finally broke through and secured his first ever Insomnia championship for Persona 4! The field was smaller than usual but still contained the ever difficult Ghostbear and Rayplay as well as past winners Shugo Tenshi and Kid Viper. Congrats on the win! Game: Persona 4 System: PS3 Prize: $39 cash + Insomnia shirt + P4 prize!
Injustice: Gods Among Us / Saturday September 14th, 2013
Well on an unusual night as attendance was cannibalized by the Mayweather vs. Canelo fight, we got ourselves a familiar champion- although it was his first win in Injustice. Kombat Houston's Cat was fairly dominant using top tier characters Black Adam and Superman over his favorite character- Joker. He stayed in winners bracket all night long defeating fellow teammates KH Digit (T5th) and KH Showtime (2nd). Rounding out the top 8 were MMS Hunted Chimera (3rd), Sylint (4th), KH Mattix (T5th), Howling Cat (T7th) and KH Royale (T7th). Thanks again to all who came out and competed and congrats again to our new Injustice winner! Game: Injustice System: PS3 Prize: $88 cash + Insomnia t-shirt!
Super Smash Bros. Melee / Saturday September 7th, 2013
I will never be able to explain what took us so long to give Melee a shot in our tournament schedule, but it was VERY successful! At the end of the day, it was Hannah and her Ice Climbers taking the win over a HUGE field of 39 entrants including wins in Winners FInals and Grand Finals over 2nd place JGR. Finishing third was FGC veteran Isaac J. Not only was Hannah's win the first for a gal in a fighting game since Amanda won Soul Calibur V back in June 2012, but her win earned her the biggest payout in Insomnia history! Congrats again and thanks to all who came out and supported their scene! Game: Super Smash Bros. Melee System: Gamecube Prize: $164 plus Insomnia shirt! Congrats!
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 / Saturday August 31st, 2013
The news of Tekken's demise in Houston was greatly exaggerated it seems! We pulled in 26 entrants including a few teams for our latest tournament and it was a total blast! Coming in second and third were EMP Kor and DevilJim respectively, but it would be Grim taking home the grand prize! He and a buddy drove in from San Antonio, but apparently he used to play in Houston under the name Knicks. He stayed in Winners bracket the whole time, eventually earning the bracket over multiple time Insomnia champion Kor! Congrats again and big shoutouts to the Tekken community for representing! Game: TTT2 System: PS3 Prize: $110 cash + Insomnia shirt! Congrats!
Mortal Kombat 9 / Saturday August 31st, 2013
Unusual night, but a very familiar result. We ran MK9 concurrently with Tekken and had a small but competitive turnout for the beloved game. Kombat Houston streamed the game which saw KH Cat taking the win over KH Lumberzach in Grand Finals after Zach had taken out KH Fusion in Losers Finals. All in all a fun tournament for one of the shop's most beloved games! Congrats again! Game: MK9 System: PS3 Prize: $42 cash + Insomnia shirt! Congrats!
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 / Saturday August 24th, 2013
Jan put on an impressive performance, capturing his first Insomnia title since 2012 and doing it against a field of 36 which included past winners Rubeks and AvG J-Dog. He sent the former to losers 3-0 and J-Dog 3-2. He would have to face J-Dog again and after having the bracket reset on him 3-0, he would take the next set 3-0 to win the cash prize and, okay, I owe him a shirt! Congrats again! Game: UMvC3 System: 360 Prize: $151 cash + Insomnia shirt! Congrats!
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition / Saturday August 3rd, 2013
What an awesome night for Street Fighter in Houston! We had a big turnout of 37 competitors for our first AE tournament since Ultra was announced at Evo last month and it was definitely hype! In the building were past winners MMS Hunted Chimera, Sean Wagner, Four Wude and NHC Hadouken 69 along with veterans Nytemare Raven, Bagels, Raph, and Machete. Winners Finals was a rematch of last tournament's Grand Finals, with Hadouken sending Chimera to Losers. There he would face Four Wude who had just eliminated Nytemare Raven. Chimera would ultimately take the battle 3-1 and head back to Grand Finals to face Hadouken. In extremely close matches, he reset the bracket 3-1 before getting his revenge 3-0 and taking home the prize! Congrats to our Top 8 and thanks to all who came out and made it a fun and memorable night! Game: SSF4AE System: 360 Prize: $155 cash + Insomnia shirt. Congrats!
Injustice: Gods Among Us / Saturday July 20th, 2013
What the hell just happened?! If you played HandySavage's Batgirl, that's what you walked away saying. How do I know? Because I got 2-0'd by that Batgirl and have NO CLUE what I should have done differently. On a night with 34 entrants including several Kombat Houston members, it was two virtually unknown players that absolutely steamrolled the field and ended up in Grand Finals. HandySavage, our eventual winner, took on Howling Cat's mean Black Adam, beating him 3-1 to capture his first Insomnia Injustice title fresh off a strong showing at Evo in Vegas. KH Cat would place 3rd, followed by MMS Hunted Chimera in 4th, INS Dumbluck and Glut tying for 5th and KH Lumberzach and KH Shanxter tying for 7th to round out the Top 8. Good games to everyone and congrats again to our winners! Game: Injustice: Gods Among Us System: PS3 Prize: $140 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Persona 4 Arena & BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend / Saturday July 13th, 2013
SuperKawaiiViper (aka Kid Viper) did it again, winning both Persona 4 Arena AND BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend in the SAME NIGHT! His paths to victory were very different in both games, however. In BB, he never lost a match, winning 3-1 over Noobster in both Winners Finals and Grand Finals. In P4U, he got knocked down to losers in the very first match by eventual runner up Rayplay. He would get his revenge, resetting the bracket 3-1 before taking the title 3-1. He now has 4 Insomnia titles! Congrats to him and thanks again to all who came out and made it a fun and memorable night! Games: Persona 4 Arena & BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend System: PS3 Prize: $113 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Super Smash Bros. Brawl / Saturday July 6th, 2013
We had another strong turnout for Brawl as the nation gets ready to watch Melee at Evo 2013. In all we had 29 entrants and the competition was fierce! We ran 2/3 for Top 8 for the first time and it went really well, so expect that again in the future. In the end, it was Illmatic holding on against Asa to take his second Insomnia SSBB title! Congrats again! Game: SSBB System: Wii Prize: $118 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 / Saturday June 29th, 2013
This was one of our hypest tournaments ever as we had some incredible matches and crowned a new Marvel champion! The crowd was into it early as the field of 24 was producing some really close contests. In Semis, AB Stone dropped eventual 4th place finisher Wig Splitta' (aka Elver is Gone) 3-2 and Stark lost 3-0 to AvG JDog. In Losers Finals, Stark would pull the upset and get past Stone 3-2 before losing again 3-0 to AvG JDog whose Hulk was just too much! Congrats again to our new champ and thanks to all who came out and made it a fun and memorable night! Game: UMvC3 System: 360 Prize: $100 cash + Insomnia shirt!
The King of Fighters XIII / Saturday June 15th, 2013
Our second ever KoF tournament was modestly attended, but a total blast! First off, we want to give a huge shoutout to Duckie and Vicio for making the drive down from Austin! That's dedication and supporting the scene and you guys rock for that! The winner of the event was Baytown's Kiyardo who lost 2-0 to Vicio before coming back to beat Hellwingz 3-0 in Losers Finals before getting his revenge 3-0, 3-1 on Vicio to take the title! Congrats to him for that and thanks to all who came out and made it an awesome tournament! Game: The King of Fighters XIII System: 360 Prize: $50 cash + t-shirt!
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition / Saturday June 8th, 2013
What an awesome tournament! In a bracket that contained past winners Nytemare Raven and MMS Hunted Chimera, it would be NHC Hadouken69 and his Ryu taking home the prize money! Hunted Chimera (2nd) put him losers bracket originally 3-0, but after besting Nytemare Raven by the same score, Hadouken69 made the adjustment and reset the bracket on Chimera 3-2 and then going 3-2 again in a thriller of a Grand Finals! Also playing strong were Sinx who placed fourth and Jestus and AvG Reach (tied for 5th). Twenty four competed in what was a fun and exciting night! Congrats again! Game: Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition System: 360 Prize: $100 cash + t-shirt!
Injustice: Gods Among Us / Saturday June 1st, 2013
KH Scar lost his first match to Street Fighter beast MMS Hunted Chimera before ripping off 11 straight sets en route to his second Insomnia title and first for Injustice. I don't think we've ever seen something like that here and it's a testament to his resolve. Falling in his path were KH Showtime, KH Cat and eventual runner up Baked Cadaver. Seriously impressive win in this bracket of 36! Congrats! Game: Injustice System: PS3 Prize: $150 cash + awesome t-shirt!
Super Smash Bros. Brawl / Saturday May 18th, 2013
Illmatic made his first Insomnia tournament a memorable one, walking away with first place over a very tough field. The group of 27 competitors included past winners PJ and JB as well as top contenders Austin, Kilik, BC, Matt F. and JRugs. Austin would take 2nd and PJ 3rd in some very tightly contested matches. Overall a very competitive tournament! Congrats again! Game: Super Smash Bros. Brawl System: Wii Prize: $100 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 / Saturday May 11th, 2013
EMP Kor was on top of his game last night which meant trouble for the field of 20 who participated in our 4th Tekken Tag Tournament 2 tournament. He lost only one match all night en route to his third Tekken title at Insomnia winning 3-0 over Storm of Kicks. Speaking of Storm, he was the winner of the bounty ($20 to the first player to knock an OG out of the tournament) but loser of the money match FT3 between him and OG NeoX. All in all it was a very fun night! Congrats again! Game: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 System: PS3 Prize: $70 + Insomnia shirt!
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale / Saturday May 4th, 2013
Smash Brothers powerhouse BC applied those skills en route to winning our first PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale tournament! He took down a modest but competitive field of 12 with his Kratos- taking out his brother (another awesome Smash player) Matt in the process. After the 4 man free-for-alll tournament we would run a 1v1 tournament and Matt would get his revenge! All in all, a really fun night! Congrats again! Game: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale System: PS3 Prize: $50 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 / Saturday April 27th, 2013
Rubeks made it two out of three Insomnia Marvel titles to start the year by taking down past champ Buckethead! Buckethead who was dropped into Losers by Sinx (3rd) in a 3-0 upset, battled back taking out AB Jan (4th) 3-1 and getting his revenge on Sinx 3-1. He then reset the bracket going 3-0 on Rubeks, but Rubeks regained his composure and closed it out 3-2 to take the title back! This tournament was a little light on competitors because of the crazy storm that rolled through and flooded roads, but it still featured strong performances by Weegee (7th), Joey H. (7th), Gabriel (5th) and Stark (5th). Can't wait for the next one- congrats again! Game: UMvC3 System: 360 Prize: $88 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Injustice: Gods Among Us / Saturday April 20th, 2013
Andy's Black Adam was just too much for the competition at our first Injustice tournament. The week-one tournament saw 42 total entrants and our biggest pay out of the year! Andy had to run the gauntlet of Kombat Houston opponents as he beat Showtime's Deathstoke, then LumberZach's Harley Quinn, followed by Cat's Joker in Winners Finals. Cat would get a second chance as he beat Andy's brother Tyrone (who played Aquaman) in Losers Finals before losing again to Andy 3-0 in Grand Finals. Andy actually didn't drop a single match all night en route to victory! Congrats to our first (and definitely not last) Injustice tournament winner! Game: Injustice: Gods Among Us System: PS3 Prize: $150 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Persona 4 Arena & BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend / Saturday April 6th, 2013
Kid Viper made some personal history by winning his first Insomnia title last night and made Insomnia history by becoming the first person to win two tournaments on one night! I considered making two entries for this feat, but thought it was better highlighted this way. In Persona, he came back to beat Miku (aka Shugo Tenshi) from Losers bracket, going 3-1 then 3-2 to earn the win. In BlazBlue, he was undefeated all night, eventually beating GG's Ghostbear 3-0 in Winners Finals and then 3-2 in Grand Finals. Congrats! Games: Persona 4 Arena AND BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend System: PS3 Prize: $100 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition / Saturday March 23rd, 2013
Can anyone stop this guy?! MMS Hunted Chimera won his second consecutive Street Fighter title and his second straight title overall (SFxT last weekend) by surviving a field of 25. After being sent to the very unfamiliar Losers bracket by past champ Four Wude, Chimera battled back defeating fellow Fei Long player WT|Ragdu, and then reset the bracket on Four Wude 3-0, before taking the final set 3-1. I guarantee we'll see this matchup again around Houston for a long time to come! Congrats again! Game: SSF4AE System: 360 Prize: $88 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Street Fighter x Tekken / Saturday March 16th, 2013
We all found out the hard way that MMS Hunted Chimera doesn't just play AE! He massacred the smaller field of competitors to add another Insomnia championship to his resume dropping only two matches in the process. He went 3-1 to send EX Jermaine to losers bracket in Winners Finals and when he saw him again in Grand Finals, it went down the same way. Congrats again! Game: SFxT System: PS3 Prize: $50 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Mortal Kombat 9 / Saturday March 9th, 2013
KH Cat found himself in a familiar place as did KH Lumberzach- Grand Finals. After putting Lumberzach in losers 3-1, Cat sealed the deal going 3-1 again en route to another Insomnia title, this time with the added bonus of sponsored spot in Texas Showdown in April courtest of Insomnia! Also making strong showings was KH Royale (3rd) and Birdwatcher (4th). Congrats again! Game: Mortal Kombat 9 System: PS3 Prize: $60 cash + Insomnia shirt + Paid spot in Texas Showdown!
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 / Saturday March 2nd, 2013
Gene took home that cash after battling through a HUGE field of 40 players! Along the way he knocked off past winners AB Jan (4th) and Rubeks (2nd) in Grand Finals. Also making strong showings were AvG JDog (3rd) who had the upset of the night beating Jan, as well as Sylint, Sinx, Spiderbro and Big Chris. It was really an awesome showing and an overwhelming turnout for our first Marvel tournament on xbox! As you can see, that boy Gene is a little camera shy so we snapped a shot of his reserved chair and O.Red eyeballing the cash in the chair! Congrats again! Game: Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 System: 360 Prize: $140 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Super Smash Bros. Brawl / Saturday February 23rd, 2013
Oscar made it two straight by never losing in this field of 30! Entrants included brothers B.C. (2nd) and Matt F. (3rd) along with past winner Fliphop who had to make an early exit and really came out to support the scene! A lot of new faces from previous Brawl tournaments made a second appearance and leveled up as well- always good to see! Congrats again! Game: Super Smash Bros. Brawl System: Wii Prize: $105 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Halo 4 Free For All / Saturday February 16th, 2013
Bernie won his first solo Insomnia title last night! After losing in the Semifinals he came back and placed first to save himself and reset the bracket before winning in thrilling fashion as all 3 competitors finished with the same amount of kills! By virtue of having the least deaths, Bernie took first over the always awesome Rockin Turtle (2nd) and Scar Tactics (3rd). Congrats! Game: Halo 4 System: 360 Prize: $50 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Mario Kart Wii / Sunday February 10th, 2013
Three Mario Kart tournaments and Bon has won 'em all! He was actually our very first champ ever, winning Mario Kart back on opening day in 2011! This time the field was a little smaller and we were running 4 at a time for the first time, which was a lot of fun. He beat runner up Weegee after having the bracket reset in the first match. He'll be eating hot dogs and green tea treats off of us for the next two months with that credit! Congrats! Game: Mario Kart System: Wii Prize: $50 gift card + Insomnia shirt!
Tetris / Sunday February 10th, 2013
A storybook ending indeed on Sunday as Shini went out on top in Tetris! Our first female champ and multiple time Tetris winner, Shini is moving away to Pennsylvania with husband Scott so we through her a goodbye party / Tetris Tournament! She defeated a field of 16 including an epic showdown with Alwyn in Grand Finals! Congrats and we'll miss you guys! Game: Tetris System: PS3 Prize: $50 gift card + Insomnia shirt!
Persona 4 Arena / Saturday February 2nd, 2013
MIkko battled through a field of 21 competitors in our biggest Persona tournament to date! Although he had won few random select tournaments in the past, this is Mikko's first proper Insomnia title as he defeated Kid Viper (2nd) and two-time champ Shugo Tenshi (3rd) to earn it! Also competing were Kensou (4th), Sebastian, Azure Rage, Noobster and Bielzebro to round out the Top 8 respectively. Congrats again and it's great to see this scene grow! Game: Persona 4 Arena System: PS3 Prize: $75 cash + Insomnia shirt!
King of Fighters XIII / Saturday February 2nd, 2013
Kensou was pulling double duty participating in our Persona 4 Tournament as well, but that didn't stop him from racking up another Insomnia title- this time in King of Fighters XIII! En route to victory, he battled through a field of 16 which included heavy weights Raph (2nd) and Tofu Soup (3rd), Marvel champ Rubeks, and even a couple of dudes who made the drive out from San Antonio (shoutouts to the 210!)! Congrats again! Game: KoF XIII System: 360 Prize: $56 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 / Saturday January 26th, 2013
Tournament veteran Christian won his first Insomnia title, defeating some big competition in the process. He knocked off past winners Edward Z. and Daniel M. and the always tough Isaac to come back from the Losers bracket and take the cash! Congrats! Game: Black Ops 2 System: 360 Prize: $56 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Super Street Fighter IV AE V.2012 / Saturday January 19th, 2013
Newcomer Hunted Chimera burst onto the scene at Insomnia grabbing the first Street Fighter title of the year! The smaller-than-usual field of 21 still consisted of some strong competition including AB Jan (2nd), Bagels (3rd), Reach, Word and BeastChan23! Ultimately, Chimera's Fei Long was too much for Jan to handle as he beat him in both Winners Finals and Grand Finals. Great tournament all in all, and we look forward to the next one! Congrats again to all the winners! Game: SSFIV System: PS3 Prize: $75 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 / Saturday January 12th, 2013
Rubeks becomes our first UMvC3 champ of 2013 by knocking off heavy weight AB Jan after Jan reset the bracket in Grand Finals. The field was deep and a lot of Houston players have really leveled up their game. Among the 35 man bracket was Sylint (3rd), AvG J-Dog (4th), AvG Mikko (5th), O.Red, Swagner, Synx and AJ from Austin. It was a great tournament to kick off the new year and congrats again to all the winners! Game: UMvC3 System: PS3 Prize: $119 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Mortal Kombat 9 / Saturday January 5th, 2013
KH Showtime becomes our first champ of 2013 facing some really stiff competition along the way. He outlasted a field of 26 including KH Cat (2nd) and KH Shanxter (3rd), along with 5 other members of the Kombat Houston crew. Cat had sent him to Losers but Showtime battled back, taking two sets and winning the first Insomnia tournament of 2013! Shout out to Tar Nasty, Thee Odinson, Yatchinator and MKO Temp for making the long drive out to compete as well! Game: MK9 System: PS3 Prize: $91 + Insomnia shirt!