The David Spence time capsule continues with video footage of Old School Challenge 2001

By on March 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm

David Spence’s home videos are offering the new school players a glimpse into what tournaments were like over a decade ago. Moreover, it gives us a look at long-lost footage of events long since past, as well as players that have hung up their joysticks, but once were tops of their region.

This video features footage of the Old School Challenge tournament, that took place at 8 on the Break in New Jersey in 2001. Featured in this footage is Nothingness — still considered one of the strongest Honda players in North America — footage of Arturo Sanchez playing Vega (Claw) long before his switch to Dhalsim, and some faces that are now unknown making top 8.

Source: Atari FGC

Corey "Missing Person" Lanier is a full-time writer, and one half of the "So Smart" team that did commentary for Street Fighter V Crash. A former English teacher, he has spent 5 years living between China and South Korea before moving to Canada. When he's not busy writing, he enjoys streaming, playing mafia and elevating his Super Turbo game. He also believes Sailor Moon S is the best fighting game on the planet, and if you don't believe him, see him in Sailor Moon!