Taking the competitve fighting game scene by storm, BurnYourBra is the epitome of what Komplicated represents: she's Black, female and will clean house in your favorite fighting game. She also has the backing of Madcatz, Eventhubs, FocusFire, and Youmacon Gaming.
Known for being a Street Fighter 4 player, Burn (as her friends call her) primarily plays Ken, but is putting time in the lab (i.e. training mode) to learn M. Bison (Dictator) to have a backup for bad matchups, like the ones she dealt with at Final Round in Atlanta. Here's her first person account of what took place.
Final Round was the first EVO seeding tournament of this year that I attended. It was held in Altanta, Georgia the weekend of March 2nd to March 4th. Top eight winners in their respective games receive EVO seeding points for the Evolution Tournament which is held this year in July in Las Vegas.
This was my first time at Final Round (I missed the last two years due to school and work.) I was excited to go this year and I prepared weeks in advanced by training and playing on the Playstation 3. (Xbox and PS3 have different timings in regards to SF)
Before Final Round I spent a lot of time learning Bison in AE2012. Ken is my main but throughout the three different versions of SF4, he's had bad matchups. These characters are usually the characters I lose to in tournaments. I decided back in December that I would learn Bison as a 2nd main to counter those bad matchups.
My first match was against an E. Honda player which I lost. It was heartbreaking and really upset me. I chose Bison for the first match but I felt like something was wrong. I felt like NOTHING was coming out in regards to my character's moves. Not to mention that I didn't like the monitor (it was an HP monitor) and I felt tons of lag. That issue was solved when I volunteered to bring down my own standard Asus monitor from my room to help with the only set up for the 32 man bracket pool. I also later found out that I wasn't playing on the updated version of Street Fighter, which is AE2012. I was playing AE.
This was a little fustrating but I gathered my thoughts and decided that I couldn't focus on that mishap the entire tournament. I decided to stick with Ken and went through the losers bracket pretty easily but then I lost to an E. Honda again.I wasn't as upset as losing the first time because the only person I could blame was myself.
But the match felt easier than the first E. Honda I played. I was one spot away from making it into losers' finals in my pool which was unfortunate.
My teammates did fairly well which made me proud. However I wasn't content with my performance. As a player,there is always room for improvement. After major tournaments I go back to the lab, to figure out what I could've done better and what I missed.
The next major [competition] I'm going to attend is Texas Showdown the weekend of April 6th-8th. With the release of Street Fighter x Tekken, I plan to compete in that as well as AE2012. I hope that I enjoy SFxT enough to compete and that I do fairly well. But SF AE2012 will always be the game that I will put time into the most at the moment until it disappears from competitive play.
We hope that she goes all the way and brings home the grand prize. #teamburnurbra