- I’d like to take part as a student
- I’d like to take part as a mentor
Back in the day Shax used to run a tournament focused on taking new players pairing them up with the old guard to train and then having it all come together for a tournament in a nice supportive environment.
For me personally this event came at a perfect time and with the help of my mentor Kirandio I was able to get up to speed way faster than I otherwise would have. This tournament not only helped me learn the game but it also took me from some dude who played qm occasionally and lurked about the forums without ever saying anything and boosted me up to an actual member of the yomi community who’s still around and competing years later.
This year we’ve seen IYL and summer smash when no one was sure they’d come back, we’ve seen NFTT bring back one day tournaments as strong as they’ve ever been and we’ve seen 19XX really encourage some character diversity throughout the scene. It makes me incredibly happy that the yomi community for the weird little niche that it is is still in full swing, in my time playing competitive games I’ve lost count of the number of games i’ve loved but have watched fade into obscurity.
The Mentournament is one Yomi tradition that I think serves a very special purpose and I’d hate to see it disappear so I want to step up and give newcomers the chance to get into yomi that was given to me by shax, kirandio and all the other mentors back in the day.
So who would be interested in participating in a Mentournament either as a student or a mentor?
I’m pretty open about who I’d consider a new-comer, If you feel like a new-comer then you’re probably a new-comer.