Meanwhile, last week was Toronto's largest fighting game tournament, so we visited Toryuken to chat with its organizer and its champion.
Russell Ordona, better known as NeoRussell, has been running the Toronto-wide Toryuken fighting game tournament for three years now. It's one of the largest tournaments in Canada, running games like Street Fighter IV, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and Killer Instinct but it still pales in comparison to any American tournament. Canada just doesn't have the density of players like you might see in California or New York. So we talked to Russell about the role of these kinds of tournaments, and what he does as an organizer to grow it every year.