Phoenix Dynasty: The Empire Rises in the West
Since the departure of the Living Legend Justin Wong when he moved out to California to help expand the Empire out west, Empire Arcadia has not made an impact in the West Coast. With the emerging Phoenix Dynasty at hand, TriForce personally traveled West with a small force of next generation Knights to restore dynamism to the Empire. With Perfect Legend, Tom Brady, Black Mamba, KDZ, Link RKC and Luis Cha, the Empire’s looked to leave a statement at E3 and MLG; “We're still here!”
The first order of business for the Empire was to continue it's commercial exposure; re-aligning the Empire’s industrial network with some of the top businesses and media entities in the gaming industry. TriForce personally headed that mission along with Tom Brady. Nintendo of America, Guinness World Record and Twin Galaxies all had an award to presented TriForce at E3 for his impact on the gaming culture. He was awarded the World Record for being the first in line for the most official launch parties of Nintendo products.
Continuing the a tradition of the Empire. (Click picture for video)
Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo of America was on hand to personally congratulate TriForce’s accomplishment and to thank him for all of his loyal support as a Super Nintendo Enthusiast. TriForce was also awarded a blown up trading card post by Walter Day; Founder of Twin Galaxies. The trading card commemorated the historical events of all of the official launch parties, validate by both Nintendo and (GWR) Guinness World Record. Gaz Deaves, Editor of (GWR) personally bestowed the Guinness World Record award to Isaiah TriForce Johnson on behalf of (GWR) Gamers Edition.
Walter Day honors these Historic Pioneers
of the Video Game Age.
The official video of the presentation has been added to the TIME Magazine pilot, “Discover Arcadia” which documents the personal lives and professional work of the memebrs of Empire Arcadia throughout the decade in which the organization has been established. After the presentation, Triforce went to G4Tv's indoor studio booth to share a presentation by Walter Day the founder of Twin Galaxies with two other special guest. Walter awarded TriForce, Patrick Scott Patterson and G4Tv Feedback correspondent Nikole Zivalich the official certificate for their video game trading card to honor them as historic pioneers of the video game age. On the other side of the mission, Tom Brady represented Empire Arcadia at the (MLG) Major League Gaming booth at E3 during his commentary. Tom Brady has brought a new dynamic to Empire Arcadia as far as professionalism goes. Working with MLG as a commentator and former professional within the MLG League adds to Empire Arcadia’s growing professional look. His experience and connection with the community and industry of gaming gives a prime example of Empire Arcadia’s service and commitment to development in the digital community, culture and industry of gaming.
Re-Establishing Empire Arcadia's presence in the video game industry.
On the virtual battlefield, the Empire made sure that its presence was not ignored. During E3, Koei/Tecmo worked with (IPL) IGN Professional League to host a Dead or Alive 5 tournament. The tournament is a part of a series of invitational tournaments leading up to the world launch here in the United States. Black Mamba who already made a statement for the Empire at North West Majors 4, placing 3rd in both Mortal Kombat 9 and Soul Calibur 5 was ready for both IPL and MLG in the same week at both E3 and Anaheim. In his first ever attempt at the game, Black Mamba won the qualifying tournament defeating Kayane and Chosen 1 and place 3rd in the final tournament the following day at the official Dead or Alive 5 tournament produced by IPL at E3.
Black Mamba returns to Dead or Alive 5 while Luis Cha takes on King of Fighters 13 for EMP.
The next move for Black Mamba and company was MLG Anaheim where he and KDZ both placed 9th in Soul Calibur 5 where they came up 1 game short of top 8 for MLG’s Fight Arena in the summer. Black Mamba’s lost was heart breaking as the MLG undefeated Champion Keev's who hadn’t lost a match to anyone at Anaheim went to the final match and round against Black Mamba before digging deep down just enough to thwart off his attempts. Despite the short comings, Link RKC struck back for the Empire by defeating Japanese sensation Tokido and eliminating him out of the Soul Calibur 5 tournament. The Empire had finally broken through the top 8 placing, securing a spot at MLG Summer Fight Arena.
Luis Cha, a new member to the Empire Arcadia family travelled from Mexico representing LDA a Dark Geese Company and place top 12 in King of Fighters 13. Unfortunately it will be short lived for the Empire and MLG as the game was dropped after the Anaheim's competition. Howerver Luis Cha will return to the world stage at Evolution 2012 for the World Fighting Game Championships. Finally after his 9th place return to competition at MLG Ohio, the Evolution 2011 World Mortal Kombat Champion Perfect Legend, vindicated himself from all the scrutiny he received when the People’s Champion vVv CDJr. Defeated him soundly 3-0. Perfect Legend vowed to defeat CDjr. the next time they played. In poetic form, the two both met again at the top 16 both undefeated but this time, Perfect Legend returned the favor to CDjr. defeating him 3-0. At the time many thought the feat was a mere fluke until the two met up again in the losers bracket for top 3, where Perfect Legend defeated CDjr. again annihilating any speculation of his ability to compete against the world’s best. Perfect Legend’s final placement was 3rd as he fell short 1 round from going to the grand finals against MLG Anaheim Champion Detroit Ballin.
Who among them will join the Phoenix Dynasty?
After a successful weekend the Empire looks towards a new future with a new generation of players to support those that help erect the founding pillars of Empire Arcadia. With games such as Diablo 3, League of Legends, Dead or Alive 5, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown and more, the Empire looks to forge a new Dynasty by working with the industry leaders and the next generation of gaming champions to re-establish its dominance, once again. What new alliances will be forged? What new members will join the Dynasty? What old members will return and what new history will the Empire write? Only the future has the answers and that future is now! The Gods are among us.