The first ever Fight Nerd Video Game Open wrapped up this weekend over at 8 Bit & Up Gaming in NYC and I bet you weren’t there! What happened, you used to be cool? Anyway, “Fall Brawl 2010” was a huge success for those who came down to check it out, and what a tournament it was. Last minute additons to the roster included one of our special guests, King of the Cage flyweight champion Jimmie Rivera and speaking of special guests, the attendees were shocked to see our super secret guest – Frank Shamrock!
The former UFC & Strikeforce middleweight champion dropped in to give some advice to the gamers and to let everyone know that he is coming to NYC soon permanently to open up new schools in NY and to push hard to get the sport of MMA legalized here. If Frank Shamrock can’t get MMA legalized in New York, then who can?
The eight-man brackets became a double-elimination tournament, with Kevin Wang taking the grand prize at the end of the day. Kevin lost in his first fight of the day to Alvin Colon, and had to battle back up from the bottom of the loser’s bracket to get to the finals and avenge his earlier loss to Alvin, winning all of his final fights by TKO with powerful ground & pound skills. Alvin came in second, with Paul Jobson coming in third and Dennis Wright taking fourth place.
Big thanks one more time to all of our epic sponsors who donated an absurd amount of prizes and freebies to everyone who came! Check them all out at The MMA World Expo, Jakks Pacific, Round 5 MMA, Skin Industries, Klutch Wear, No Surrender Fight Wear, MMA Worldwide Magazine, TapouT Magazine, M-1 Global, King of the Cage and Topps!
You can see the rest of the photos at this link here and you can also find some more photos of the event courtesy of Iveta Lacane on the MMA in NYC meetup.com group’s photo area! Big thanks to everyone who came out to compete and to have fun, and thanks to Old School NYC Gamer for coming down to cover it and to Jim Genia for doing a bit of liveblogging as well! Expect some video from this event very soon, there is just so much to edit! Anybody want to be my video intern?
Hit the jump for a few more photo highlights of the event!