New year, new us. Meet the Victoria Esports Association.
TL;DR – There are a lot of new things with VESA in 2019! An updated theme, updated logo, a new site, a fresh new batch of tournaments, events, and new merch coming soon!
The New VESA Brand Image
We want to 'dis-associate' the Association with being just a club that makes a few tournaments for a handful of members for fun. Instead, we are big on creating a real esports community in Wellington. We want our members to feel like they are a part of something real, so that is why we created a new brand image that players can get behind!
Biggie Breezy has come and gone, records broken and rivalries tested. Bigger than Super Windbox the year before it, with even more out of region talent making the trip, its safe to say that Biggie Breezy lived up to its name. Even breaking the records for largest community Smash 4 (51 entrants) and Project M (36 entrants) tournaments in New Zealand history - records we set one year earlier. 60 total signups also means it was the largest community smash tournament at that time!
Congratulations to Aluf, who not only won every main bracket at Super Windbox, but also made the repeat at Biggie, and all from losers side with close sets abound. Can this man be stopped? Let’s see how he will perform next year, with the brand new Smash Ultimate already out.
Watch Aluf finish off Red, New Zealand’s highest ranked player, in Losers Finals with a flashy Mario combo:
Auckland vs Wellington
Congratulations for Auckland for taking out the Regional crew battle vs Wellington. With over half of the total entrants being from outside of Wellington, and half of those travellers being from Auckland, the venue was overrun by invaders looking to make waves on the national stage.
On top of that the attendees were treated to Tommy Millions Pizza after the tournament was over, with money matches and king of the hills going on into the night.
Congratulations to CC | Storm for having the most accurate predictions for how the tournament will play out, taking 1st place for the fantasy bracket.
Rock Paper Scissors Bracket
Congratulations to MaoNZ for showing us how hype and skillful (!?) Rock Paper Scissors can be by taking first place. Watch the Rock Paper Scissors finals here
Keep your eyes out for what looks to be a even Bigger Breezy in 2019, hope to see many of you there then!
Photos by Xieee