Frosty Faustings 2022
The new year brings many new titles for players around the world to compete at. Whether you like to play the newest titles such as Guilty Gears Strive or old titles such as Wind Jammers, Frosty Faustings is your home for all things fighting games. This year they went big with organizing a total of 45 official events and side tournaments. The event featured many titles such as Tekken 7, Street Fighter V, Super Smash Brothers Ultimate and even some older titles such as Killer Instinct and 3rs Strike.
Frosty Faustings took place January 28th and 29th with the 30th being an after party to celebrate all things gaming. The after party featured many exhibitions, grudge matches and even money matches between the top players who missed out on facing each other during the main event.
We have over 3400 players sign up for the event but some of which backed out due to concerns over health and safety. The community banded together and decided jointly to not ask for refunds in order to help the organizers run the event without fear of being forced to cancel due to financial issues in these uncertain times.
These players battled it out for over $35,000 including entry funded prize pools, developer supported pot bonuses and crowd funding from local community members. It was no surprise that the main event Guilty Gears Strive was the largest event with nearly a 3rd of the total attendance competing in this title.
Main Event : Guilty Gears Strive
We saw many titans of players featured in the top 8 of Frosty Faustings such as Moist Esports' own Hotashi and Intel Gaming's own Razzo. Neither of these players were projected to make it to the grand finals but found themselves battling it out for the title of champion. In the end we saw Hotashi take it game 5 to avoid sending the series into another set.
About Guilty Gears Strive
The headline of Frosty Faustings was Guilty Gears Strive, one of the latest craze in the fighting game community. Guilty Gears Strive is the newest project of Arc System Works. This team is known for many game franchises such as BlazeBlue, Kill La Kill and most known Guilty Gears. Arc System Works is also known as one of the most directly involved fighting game team as they support esports fully from organizing national circuits to implementing in game mechanics such as rollback netcode. Rollback netcode is just a 1 piece of the puzzle to making sure a game can fully support an online scene.