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Curious what the FGC looked like back in 2001? Check out TechTV's coverage of B5, tournament footage

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • July 7, 2013 at 5:10 p.m. PDT • Comments: 49
EVO 2013 will be taking place this coming weekend, but before it became known as "Evolution", there was an annual gathering of fighting game players in California titled Battle by the Bay.


These events attracted some of the best talent at the time from that region, and back in 2001, TechTV did a segment on the fighting game community, interviewing players like Viscant and Duc Do at B5.

If you keep a sharp eye, you should be able to spot Justin Wong, Ricky Ortiz and Alex Valle, among others, in their younger days.
If you want to go further, hit the jump to find some tournament footage for Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, featuring some well known players, who are still active in the FGC to this date.
You can find more B5 footage on Zachdms' YouTube channel.
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