Ultra Street Fighter IV / Saturday December 27th, 2014
Our last Ultra tournament of the year boasted 56 entrants and a TON of great matches! Ultimately, it would be GameGuys | Brolylegs clinching his THIRD Ultra title of the year going through Hunted Chimera (aka Vagabond) in Winners and Grand Finals and Boost Jan who finished 3rd. Rounding our Top 8 were Nytemare Raven (4th), GameGuys | Kaos and Synx (T-5th) and Just Run and Jeff B (T-7th). Thanks again to everyone who came out and competed and made it a fun and memorable night and congrats again to Broly for taking care of business! Game: Ultra System: xbox Prize: $235 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 / Saturday December 6th, 2014
With our lowest turnout for Marvel ever and no past winners in attendance, the joke was that I wasn't going to give out an Insomnia shirt to the winner! Still, we had a great time hosting and saw some great matches with Weegee ultimately taking the title over AJ Tucker after resetting the bracket in Grand Finals. Coming in third was Carnevil. Thanks to everyone who came out and made it a fun and memorable night. Game: UMvC3 System: Xbox 360 Prize: $45 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 / Saturday December 6th, 2014
With Tekken 7 on the horizon, we decided to host our first ever pair play only tournament and take full advantage of the tag feature. With a handful of teams competing, I'm surprised they didn't auction off the spot for Kor's teammate, lol! Anyhow it would be the team of Kor and Storm of Kicks taking it over Team Samagatsu 3-0 to win our first and only Tekken pair play championship. After it was all over, Kor could not be bothered to stop playing casuals to get his picture taken so this is the best we could do! Game: TTT2 Pair Play System: PS3 Prize: $45 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Project M / Saturday November 29th, 2014
Smaller than usual turnout for our first PM 3.5 tournament- not sure if it was the fact that Smash 4 just dropped, the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, or a little bit of both but where the tournament lacked in size (23 entrants) it made up for in competition as the top 5 PM players were all in attendance. Not surprisingly, they finished in that ranking with GameGuys Mojo (aka Fuzzy Lumpkins) taking 1st over Strawhat (2nd) who had beaten his brother NK (3rd) in Losers Finals to advance. Rounding out the Top 8 were past winner Rayzorium (4th), Axxo and Jaimie tying for 5th and Unknown and Feharin tying for 7th. Thanks to all who came out and made it a fun night and congrats again to our winners! Game: Project M 3.5 System: Wii Prize: $100 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Super Smash Bros. 4 / Saturday November 22nd, 2014
WOW! Our first Smash 4 tournament for the WiiU had a HUGE turnout of 58 entrants which resulted in our largest payout ever! In the end it would be Houston's top Brawl player, Grim Turtle, taking the victory and his first Insomnia title. He would take out top PM player Opelousai and Rayzorium (2nd) before beating Rayzorium again in Grand Finals 3-2. Rounding out the Top 8 were Dao (3rd), Tipy (4th), Vash and Nanasuki (T-5th) and Brolylegs and NAU King Octopus (T-7th). Good games all around and thanks again to everyone who came out and made it a fun and record breaking night! Game: Smash Bros 4 System: WiiU Prize: $244 + Insomnia shirt!
Ultra Street Fighter IV / Saturday November 8th, 2014
Another Ultra tournament, another MASSIVE turnout but for the first time in a long time, we crowned a new champion! Coming all the way from Dallas were VGP Joe Love, VGP Integra and RM Tboykin. You don't make that trip down I-45 unless you think you stand a fighting chance, and these guys surely did. Joe Love made it to Winners Finals by taking out Brolylegs (T-5th) and Nytemare Raven (3rd). Integra met him in Winners Finals by taking down past AE champs DL | Four Wude (4th) and Hunted Chimera (T-5th). Joe Love would take it in a close match 3-2 sending Integra down to Losers Finals where he edged Nytemare Raven 3-2. He would get his runback against Joe Love in Grand Finals but come up short 0-3. Rounding out the Top 8 tied for 7th were fellow Dallas player Tbyokin and Salad (aka AJ Tucker). Congrats again and thanks to everyone who came out! Game: Ultra Street Fighter IV System: 360 Prize: $227 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 / Saturday November 1st, 2014
With almost all of Houston's best in attendance and even VGP Gonzo from Dallas, it would be the online warrior Terry Bogard taking his second Insomnia title! He beat AJ Tucker in Winners Finals 3-2 before besting Boost Jan in Grand Finals 3-1. Also competing were Buckethead (4th), AvG J-Dog and Rubeks (T-5th), and Weegee and Roman (T-7th). Congrats again to Terry for taking it and thanks to everyone who came out and made it a fun and memorable night! Game: UMvC3 System: 360 Prize: $121 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 / Saturday November 1st, 2014
Kor continued his dominant ways in TTT2 by getting through a field of 16 to earn his 6th Insomnia title in 7 tries! In fact, he didn't drop a single match all night, staying in winners bracket the whole time and ultimately defeating JoNo from Australia 3-0 in Grand Finals! Storm of Kicks would take third. Congrats to Kor and thanks again to everyone for coming and competing! Game: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 System: PS3 Prize: $53 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Killer Instinct / Saturday October 11th, 2014
Sam came from out of nowhere to win his first Killer Instinct title at Insomnia! He beat a field which included OrchidBabyDaddy (3rd), TX Hotdawg (2nd) and Charlie Boye. I would say it was a pretty dominant performance overall as he only dropped one match all night! Congrats on the win and thanks to everyone who came out and continues to support this game! Game: Killer Instinct System: xbox one Prize: $38 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Mortal Kombat 9 / Saturday October 11th, 2014
KH Cat continues to dominate his fellow Kombat Houston counterparts in MK9 as we all eagerly anticipate the arrival of MKX next year! En route to victory, Cat took out KH Lumberzach and Papa Show (aka Showtime) in both Winners Final and Grand Finals to earn his...damn I lost count how many times he's won this game! Congrats again and can't wait for MKX! Game: MK9 System: PS3 Prize: $30 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Injustice / Saturday October 11th, 2014
Numbers continue to dwindle for this once popular game, but KH Mattix and his skill level have only gotten better! He took out fellow Kombat Houston comrades Cat (3rd) and Handy Savage (2nd) to earn yet another Insomnia title! Congrats again and thanks to everyone who continues to support this title! I've always loved the game! Game: Injustice System: xbox Prize: $30 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Ultra Street Fighter IV / Saturday September 27th, 2014
GameGuys Brolylegs can now make a fairly strong case for being the best Ultra player in Houston as he won his second Insomnia tournament, this time surviving a 56 man tournament which included some great competitors including DL | Four Wude (who he beat in Grand Finals 3-2), Nytemare Raven (who he beat in Winners Finals 3-1 and would finish third) as well as Buckethead (T-5th) and Sylint (T-9th). Rounding out the Top 8 were JustRun (4th), Dandy Cage (T-5th) and K Dillon and PHS Ghoasttoast who tied for 7th. This ties Hunted Chimera for the most money to be awarded at in Insomnia tournament! Congrats to him and thanks to all who came out! Game: Ultra Street Fighter IV System: 360 Prize: $235 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Project M / Saturday September 13th, 2014
Rayzorium won his third title for Project M last night, staying in winners bracket the whole time and making it through a field of 39 players! Really on his game, Rayzorium only dropped two games all night and that was in Grand Finals to second place finisher NK. Finishing third would be Axxo followed by BC (4th), CAT and Opelousai (T-5th) and Lumberzach and Kei$ (T-7th) to round out the Top 8. All in all it was a really great night for Smash and as always a wonderful time hosting this community! Cheers for that! Game: Project M System: Wii Prize: $165 cash + he declined the Insomnia shirt since he already had two, lol!
BlazBlue & Under Night In Birth / Saturday September 6th, 2014
History repeated itself on Anime night as one person won two tournaments- this time it was Danke from Austin, Texas. Between the two cities, a definite ranking was formed as night as Danke finished first, Kid Viper finished second and Matt H. finished third in BOTH tournaments! We had 16 entrants for our first Under Night in Birth tournament and 9 for BlazBlue! Thanks again to everyone who came out and competed and made this night fun and memorable and congrats again to the winners! Games: BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma/Under Night In Birth System: PS3 Prizes: $85 cash + Insomnia T-shirt!
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 / Saturday August 30th, 2014
Solid turnout for Marvel with 25 total entrants and people coming from as far as College Station and even San Antonio to compete! Winners Finals came down to a familiar matchup with Buckethead taking it 3-0 over Boost Jan. Jan would regroup in Losers Finals taking out San Antonio's Pikachu to get his runback in Grand Finals where he reset the bracket before ultimately defeating Buckethead to win the title and the cash! Rounding out Top 8 were Weegee (4th), AJ Tucker and Roman (T-5th) and Big Chris and AvG JDog (T-7th). Congrats to the winners and thanks to everyone for coming out! Game: UMvC3 System: 360 Prize: $100 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Ultra Street Fighter IV / Saturday August 16th, 2014
Yet another HUGE turnout and yet another record payout for us, as Hunted Chimera earns his first Ultra title at Insomnia! He would defeat past winner DL | Four Wude 3-2 in Grand Finals after going through Brolylegs and Guile Disaster to get there. Four Wude, who was put into Losers by Nytemare Raven, beat him in the runback in Losers Finals. Our Top 8 looked like this: 1st- Hunted Chimera, 2nd- DL | FourWude, 3rd - NytemareRaven, 4th place:Guile Disaster, (tied for 5th) GameGuys | Brolylegs and Synx, and tied for 7th Sylint and JustRun. Good games all around and a big thank you to everyone who came out and made it a fun, memorable, and record breaking night! Game: Ultra Street Fighter IV System: 360 Prize: $235 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Super Smash Bros. Melee / Saturday August 9th, 2014
We had an awesome turnout for Melee as 39 competitors fought it out to claim superiority (and prize money) in Houston. In the end it would be GameGuys Mojo taking the victory and gaining revenge over the guy who beat him at his only other Insomnia tournament, Baka4Moe. Coming in third was BestFriendJohn who also played an awesome tournament. Rounding out the Top 8 were Rayzorium (4th), Pogo and TimerBomb (T-5th) and INS Tarzan and Sandtrap (T-7th). Thanks to everyone who came out and played and an extra big shoutout to Noc from Texas Melee who streamed the whole thing! Check out and follow his Twitch stream here! Game: Melee System: Gamecube Prize: $164 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 / Saturday July 26th, 2014
An upset was brewing last night as 20 competitors entered our Tekken tournament- lots of veterans of the scene were joined by at least half a dozen newcomers and it was a total blast! Old school player Tony sent nominal favorite Kor to losers bracket early on, but Kor would fight back to Grand Finals, reset the bracket and take his revenge! All in all, a seriously fun night and a lot of great matches. Check out our twitch archive to see the action! Thanks again to everyone who came out and made it a fun and memorable night! Game: TTT2 System: PS3 Prize: $84 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Injustice & Mortal Kombat 9 / Saturday July 19th, 2014
Kombat Houston showed up in full force for these two events, and although we were bummed that Digit couldn't make it on time, we were happy that Scar made it out again finally! And I'm sure he's happy he made it out to, as he ended up taking both tournaments, becoming just the second player ever to accomplish that feat (Kid Viper did it previously with Persona 4 and BlazBlue)! In Injustice, Scar was sent to Losers by Showtime, before beating Royale, Sylint and Cat (3rd). He then reset the bracket on Mattix (2nd) before taking it 3-1. In Mortal Kombat, he had an easier time, staying in winners the whole time and taking out Rattlehead, Cat (3rd) and Showtime (2nd) in Winners and Grand Finals. Congrats on this serious accomplishment and coming in second in KI on the same night! Games: Injustice / Mortal Kombat 9 Systems: Injustice (xbox) / MK9 (PS3) Prize: $106 total cash + an Insomnia shirt!
Killer Instinct / Saturday July 19th, 2014
Our third Killer Instinct tournament saw a familiar face back on top. After missing the last tourney, Sylint regained his spot by Charlie Boy (3rd) and KH Scar (2nd). The savvy fighting game vet hadn't played KI in a while but proved to be unstoppable, staying in winners all the way until the end. Congrats and thanks to all who came out and special thanks to those who lugged their xbox one consoles out so that we could run this thing! Game: Killer Instinct System: Xbox One Prize: $35 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Ultra Street Fighter IV / Saturday July 5th, 2014
An incredible turnout of 54 for Ultra right before EVO yielded some very unexpected results and Brolylegs' first Insomnia title! Broly beat Buckethead in Winners Finals 3-1. Meanwhile, Jan beat Hunted Chimera (4th) 2-0 to advance to Losers Finals where he would then beat Buckethead 3-2 to advance to Grand Finals. There he would lose a close one to Broly 3-2. Rounding out the Top 8 were Nytemare Raven and Synx who finished tied for 5th and the two Display Lag past champs Four Wude and Hamad (aka MVP aka Camel Eyez aka Chickensnacks). HUGE turnout, awesome competition and our biggest payout ever made this just an awesome tournament! You can check out the archives on our Twitch channel! Thanks to everyone for coming out and congrats again to our winners! Game: Ultra Street Fighter IV System: 360 Prize: $227 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 / Saturday July 5th, 2014
All the top players from Houston were out for this one, minus Rubeks who was taking it easy before EVO, fresh off his 3rd place finish at CEO. So in his first Insomnia tournament, Terry Bogard took it over a field which included Jan, Buckethead and Stone, all multiple time Insomnia champions. He beat Stone (4th) 3-2 to advance to Winners Finals where he defeated Buckethead (2nd) 3-2. Buckethead would sweep Jan (3rd) in Losers Finals before losing again 3-2 to Terry Bogard in Grand Finals. Congrats on your first Insomnia win and thanks to everyone for coming out and competing! Game: UMvC3 System: 360 Prize: $60 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Super Smash Bros. Project M / Saturday June 28th, 2014
Another great crowd and packed house for Project M even though a lot of players traveled to CEO in Florida. We had 35 entrants in all including some familiar faces and a lot of new blood as well. In the end it would be past champ Rayzorium holding on for the win over Sandtrap, despite Sandtrap resetting the bracket in Grand Finals. EZ had a strong showing as well, finishing third. Thanks again to all who came out and supported their game and congrats again to the winners! Game: Project M System: Wii Prize: $147 cash + Insomnia shirt!
The King of Fighters XIII / Saturday June 14th, 2014
We had an all Austin top three as Sendo took first over ON | Vicio to cap off our first The King of Fighters XIII tournament in nearly 7 months. Houston repped strong too with a lot of strong play. These guys have been leveling up every Tuesday so if you're looking to play KOF in Houston, stop by Insomnia on a Tuesday from 7pm-3am! Congrats again to our winners and thank to all who came out (and traveled) and made it a fun and memorable night! Game: KOF XIII System: 360 Prize: $45 cash + Insomnia shirt!
BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma / Saturday June 14th, 2014
Small BlazBlue turnout but all the heavy hitters were here and competing. In the end, we saw a familiar match up as Matt H took on past multiple-time winner Kid Viper in Grand Finals. Matt H would handle Viper this time, 3-1 to take his first Insomnia crown! Congrats to him and thanks to everyone who came out and played! Game: BBCP System: PS3 Prize: $30 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Ultra Street Fighter IV / Saturday June 7th, 2014
There was a lot of stuff going on this weekend- A-Kon in Dallas, Curleh Mustache South at Ultra Arcade in San Antonio, various graduations, and yet we still managed to pull in a strong 34 man bracket for our first official Ultra tournament. In the end it would be DL | Four Wude taking it 3-1 over Brollytraps to earn yet another Insomnia title! The always tough Nytemare Raven got third, losing only to EX Jermaine (T5th) and Broly. Fourth belonged to OAR Raph who was using Rolento for the first time. Rounding out top 8 was PHS Ghosttoast (T5th) and tying for 7th was Ren (Vega) and Kensou, who was breaking in his Decapre. All in all, a really great night and a lot of awesome games! Congrats again to our winners! Game: USF4 System: 360 Prize: $143 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 / Saturday May 18th, 2014
Really fun night with all of Houston's top Tekken players in attendance including GameGuys Kor, JoJo, Lawz Mike, Devil Jim, Storm of Kicks, VOA and even a rare appearance by Crow! This tournament would not disappoint and had a lot of great and surprising moments with Kor getting put into Losers in his first match against Tekken veteran Vineet! He would work his way through losers as Devil Jim and Lawz Mike worked their way through winners with Devil Jim taking it in Winners Finals. Kor would edge out Crow in losers semis before defeating Lawz Mike in Losers Finals. From there, he reset the bracket on Devil Jim 3-1 and then beat him 3-0 to win another Insomnia title! Congrats and thanks to all who came out and made it a fun and memorable night! Game: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 System: PS3 Prize: $84 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Super Smash Bros. Melee / Saturday May 10th, 2014
Always one of our favorite events to host, we had another great night of Melee yesterday with a familiar face taking his second Insomnia title. The field of 20 featured some really great players including Hannah (aka Admiral), Jake13, Rayzorium, and TSC. Admiral would take out both TSC (4th) and Rayzorium (3rd) before narrowly dropping a set to Jake13 in Grand Finals 3-2. Some truly exciting moments and a lot of salt too! Thanks to everyone who came out and made it a fun and memorable night! Game: Melee System: Gamecube Prize: $84 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 / Saturday May 3rd, 2014
The turnout may have been smaller than usual because of the Mayweather fight, but Houston's top five Marvel players were all in attendance at the same time for the first time. Jan, Rubeks, Buckethead, Stone and AJ Tucker had never competed in one bracket at Insomnia before and it would end up being Stone taking the top prize! He defeated AJ, Buckethead and Jan (in Winners Finals) all 3-1 before facing Buckethead again in Grand Finals. Buckethead would reset the bracket 3-2 before ultimately losing 2-3 to Stone. Seriously awesome show and our first ever in-house stream! Thanks to everyone who competed and congrats again to our new champ! Game: UMvC3 System: 360 Prize: $70 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Injustice Gods Among Us / Saturday April 26th, 2014
Wow- a small but SERIOUS turnout for Injustice yielded a familiar winner although with a new character! KH Mattix, after having the bracket reset on him 3-1 by KH Digit's Shazam, switched from Deathstroke to Doomsday to take the victory 3-1. More results from this stacked bracket include: Hysteria (3rd), KH Showtime (4th), KH Royale and KH Handy Savage (T-5th) and Greg UU and Dream Team (T-7th). Thanks to all who came out and competed from as far as College Station and congrats again to 2 time winner KH Mattix! Game: Injustice System: PS3 Prize: $50 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Killer Instinct / Saturday April 26th, 2014
Our second ever Killer Instinct tournament saw a new champion crowned as GameGuys Swoldier had a DOMINANT effort losing only one match along the way to fellow GameGuys teammate Charlie Boy who ultimately finished 3rd. First time Insomnia combatant AP put up a hell of a fight but ultimately fell 3-0 to Swoldier in Grand Finals. Thanks to all who came out and competed and congrats again to Swoldier! Game: Killer Instinct System: Xbox One Prize: $35 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Super Smash Bros. Project M / Saturday April 19th, 2014
Our first Project M tournament at the new location turned out to be HUGE- like, 47 entrants HUGE! Among them were past PM winner Rayzorium and past Brawl winner Oscar along with brothers Strawhat and NK. This was their first time at Insomnia, but I was told they were killers and they did not disappoint. Rayzorium would end up placing 3rd as NK knocked him out in Losers Finals. He then reset the bracket on his brother, before Strawhat ultimately took the victory! Tremendous turnout and tremendous support! Smash community always rules! Thanks to all who came out and congrats again to Strawhat for his first Insomnia crown! Game: Project M System: Wii Prize: $200 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition / Saturday March 29th, 2014
In anticipation of April's Texas Showdown Championships, we had a HUGE turnout for Street Fighter! In all, 50 competitors entered, traveling from as far as Dallas to compete, practice and test their skills! At the end of the night, we would crown a new champion as DL | MVP (aka Camel Eyez) beat Brolylegs 3-1 in Winners Finals before taking out his training partner DL | Four Wude despite the latter resetting the bracket. Also in attendance were GameGuys P-Cutta and Synx, Integra, RM T-boykin and Chevylicious (Dallas), Nytemare Raven, Machete and Fallen. Seriously fun and big thanks to KH Cat from Kombat Houston for streaming the event! And again, congrats to MVP for taking home the largest prize we've ever given out! Game: SSFIVAE System: 360 Prize: $210 cash + Insomnia shirt!
BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma / Saturday March 22nd, 2014
Despite a smaller than usual turnout, we had a HUGE amount of fun hosting this tournament. It didn't lack in excitement either as Matt H. knocked off heavyweight Kid Viper in Winners Finals 3-2.After defeating the always tough Ghostbear in Losers Finals, Kid Viper got his chance for revenge and reset the bracket 3-1 before taking the tournament 3-2 over Matt H. Congrats to both for excellent efforts and for putting on a show! We'll also be paying for Kid Viper to enter Texas Showdown in April! Game: BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma System: PS3 Prize: $32 cash + Insomnia shirt + entry into TX Showdown!
Persona 4 Arena / Saturday March 22nd, 2014
Rayplay finally had his Insomnia tournament breakthrough, winning Persona 4 after numerous 2nd and 3rd place finishes! Rayplay dominated a small field of tough competitors, dropping only one round all night! He would take out BloodyCrimson5 3-1 in Winners Finals before taking the title 3-0 over BloodyCrimson5 in Grand Finals. Congrats on the breakthrough- nice to have a new champ! Game: Persona 4 Arena System: PS3 Prize: $28 cash + Insomnia shirt!
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 / Saturday March 8th, 2014
Our first tournament at the new location had to be Marvel! It's the most requested, and it's really the game that made us up our game in terms of adapting to competitive gaming standards. And this one, was awesome as usual! Ultimately it would be won by GOX who traveled 3 hours from Killeen, TX. He survived a field which included multiple time Insomnia champs Jan, Rubeks and Buckethead! It was a total blast and we can't wait for the next one! Congrats again! Game: UMvC3 System: 360 Prize: $126 cash + Insomnia T-shirt!
Super Smash Bros. Project M / Saturday February 15th, 2014
Our first Project M tournament did not disappoint! In fact, it exceeded my expectations in every way and was a ton of fun! Previous Melee winner Rayzorium took the title by beating a field of 46 competitors including Opelousai and Grime! We even threw in a sponsorship for Texas Showdown in April! Congrats! Game: Project M System: Wii Prize: $193 cash + shirt + Texas Showdown sponsorship
Super Smash Bros. Melee / Saturday February 15th, 2014
Yet another awesome Melee event and another new winner! This time is was Jake13 taking out a field of 31 competitors including past winners Hannah and Rayzorium as well as TSC, Mouf and Sybewave. We also paid for his entry into Texas Showdown in April! Congrats! Game: Melee System: Gamecube Prize: $130 cash + shirt + Texas Showdown sponsorship
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition / Saturday January 25th, 2014
After finishing a sold third at last month's Street Fighter tournament, PHS GG PCutta broke through with his first Insomnia title by beating long time foe and Houston's best Blanka, Nytemare Raven 3-1, 3-1 in Grand Finals! He survived a field of 34 competitors and got his revenge on Reach who sent him to Losers Bracket 0-2 in the first place by taking him 3-0 in Losers Finals. We sponsored PCutta for April's Texas Showdown Championship in Houston! Congrats! Game: SSF4AE System: 360 Prize: $143 cash + Texas Showdown spot + Insomnia shirt!
Killer Instinct / Saturday January 18th, 2014
Sylint got his first Insomnia title by taking our first Killer Instinct tournament for xbox one! We had 15 competitors for the bracket, making this Houston's biggest KI tournament since the opening day. He survived a tough field which included Baytown's MEA Charlieboy and eventual runner up EX Costanza and noted fighting game vet 134 (who took 3rd). We also sponsored him for Texas Showdown in April! Congrats! Game: Killer Instinct System: xbox one Prize: $53 cash + Texas Showdown spot + Insomnia shirt!
Injustice: Gods Among Us / Saturday January 18th, 2014
Another first time winner, KH Mattix got his title by shooting up a resurgent 22 man bracket featuring fellow Kombat Houston heavyweights Cat, Royale (2nd), Handy Savage, and Rattlhead. We had some competitors come in from College Station that gave everyone a run for the money but in the end it was Mattix and his Deathstroke prevailing! We sponsored him for April's Texas Showdown tournament as well! Congrats! Game: Injustice System: PS3 Prize: $80 cash + TX Showdown spot + Insomnia shirt!
Super Smash Bros. Brawl / Saturday January 11th, 2014
Our first Brawl tournament in almost half a year went to a familiar face! B.C. won his second Insomnia Brawl title taking it over his brother in Winners Finals 2-0 and again in Grand Finals 2-0! I was pleasantly surprised with the nice turnout of 27 competitors, particularly since we hadn't done the game in so long. The competition was still solid and it was fun as always! Congrats again to our winners and thanks to all who came out and made it a fun and memorable night! Game: SSBB System: Wii Prize: $95 cash + Insomnia t-shirt!
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 / Saturday January 4th, 2014
For our first tournament of 2014, there was more than just the cash on the line - we were going to sponsor the winner for this year's Texas Showdown Championships in April. It looked like this award might end up in the hands of Fonzo from Dallas before Rubeks beat him 3-2 in Losers Finals to give us a familiar Grand Finals of Rubeks vs. Gene aka Buckethead aka Obamacare. In the end it would be Gene taking the title, the cash and the sponsorship (although we did go ahead and sponsor Rubeks for the event as well)! 2014 is off to a terrific start and we look forward to the next Marvel event, probably in March! Congrats again to our winners! Game: UMvC3 System: 360 Prize: $110 + Texas Showdown spot + T-shirt!