Nick “Rufe” Skogstad’s Beginner Trial Results

On November 30th, 2014 Nick Skogstad logged his trial for Season 1 of the Old-Schooled League at ThatGameStore when he took on the four challenges for the Beginner round. Here’s how he did.

Player Date
Sonic &
Knuckles
Ms.
Pac-Man
Star
Force
LoZ
LTTP
Nick "Rufe" Skogstad 30NOV2014 3 Acts 9,220 68,800 5:32

Nick is the current favorite to win the season, but if there is anything his performance today shows it’s that everyone needs to practice. His stand out performance was in Legend of Zelda, the game he got the most practice in with a stunning time of 5:23. However a few simple mistakes in Sonic & Knuckles lead to early deaths and a stunning Game Over in the final part of Act 2 of Flying Battery Zone when he ran into pitfalls he hadn’t encountered during his warm-up.

Sebastien “Slave2TheBox” Veland’s Beginner Trial Results

On November 17th, 2014 Sebastien Veland logged his trial for Season 1 of the Old-Schooled League at ThatGameStore when he took on the four challenges for the Beginner round. Here’s how he did.

Player Date
Sonic &
Knuckles
Ms.
Pac-Man
Star
Force
LoZ
LTTP
Sebastien "Slave2theBox" Veland 17NOV2014 3 Acts 22,220 47,700 23:53

Sebastien’s stand out performance this far into the league was Ms. Pac-Man where he logged the highest score yet at 22,220. He also claims the fastest defeat of the boss of the Eastern Palace, quickly dispatching the last red knight with the bow and arrow before it’s new attack pattern could even begin. His run through also had a stark reminder of just how harsh retro games can be when in Sonic & Knuckles the game refused to acknowledged he jumped into the spinning wire drum because he had jumped a pixel too high when entering it, plummeting Sonic to his death.

Nick Next Up in Old-Schooled Season 1

Nick "Rufe" SkogstadNick “Rufe” Skogstad will be taking on the Old-Schooled challenge on November 30th at 3PM. Nick is know for being one of the top players in the history of Old-Schooled. Nick’s first appearance was  in the second Old-Schooled tournament where he came in first place, logging an impressive 80,500 in Super Ghouls and Ghosts on the SNES. He has also won both the 17th and 16th Old-Schooled tournaments, defeating Josh Davis and Evan Small respectively. He is the current favorite to win, though his strength has always lied in adapting to new surprise games. With all the challenges being announced ahead of time it will be interesting to see how he does this time.

You can come see him play live at That Game Store in person or watch him on twitch.tv at Furluge’s and That Game Store’s channels! Since this is a live event and some setup time is needed the broadcast is not scheduled to start until 3:30PM.

Sebastien Next Up in Old-Schooled Season 1

Sebastien "Slave2TheBox" VelandSebastien “Slave2TheBox” Veland will be taking on the Old-Schooled challenge tomorrow November 17th at 6PM. Sebastien has previously participated in the 17th and 16th Old-Schooled tournaments where he placed 5th in both of the qualifying rounds. His best performance from the two tournaments was from the 17th tournament in Crack Down for the Sega Genesis where he came in 2nd place with a score of 61,900 points. Tomorrow we’ll see if his training has paid off enough to secure himself a spot in the Intermediate Round.

You can come see him play live at That Game Store in person or watch him on twitch.tv at Furluge’s and That Game Store’s channels! Since this is a live event and some setup time is needed the broadcast might not start until 6:30PM, so please be patient.

Abraham Forosan’s Beginner Trial Results

On October 26th, 2014 Abraham Forosan logged his trial for Season 1 of the Old-Schooled League at ThatGameStore when he took on the four challenges for the Beginner round. Here’s how he did.

Player Date
Sonic &
Knuckles
Ms.
Pac-Man
Star
Force
LoZ
LTTP
Abraham Forosan 26OCT2014 1 Act 5,330 9,600 15:34

Abraham was the first player this season to play Knuckes in the Sonic and Knuckles challenge and it appears to have worked against him as the last minute character change appears to have given him difficulty with the controls. His best performance of the night was Legend of Zelda where he speedily defeated the boss for a clear time of 15:34.

Don “Furluge” Scherig’s Beginner Trial Results

On October 13th, 2014 Don Scherig logged his trial for Season 1 of the Old-Schooled League at ThatGameStore when he took on the four challenges for the Beginner round. Here’s how he did.

Player Date
Sonic &
Knuckles
Ms.
Pac-Man
Star
Force
LoZ
LTTP
Don "Furluge" Scherig 13OCT2014 7 Acts 13,600 113,600 9:19

Don ran out the clock on Sonic & Knuckles, running out of time right before finishing the Lava Reef Zone. He also was quite pleased to pick up Larios’ 50,000 point bonus in Star Force but he lost control of the game shortly after the Alpha target. Legend of Zelda was finished in a solid 9 minutes and 19 seconds. His worst performance of the night would be Ms. Pac-Man, as he professes to really dislike the game, making it difficult for him to put the practice time in for it.

Don and Abe Next Up in Old-Schooled Season 1

Abraham ForosanThe dates have been set for October’s events in Season 1 of the Old-Schooled league. Don will be facing the challenge on Monday 13Sep2014 at 6pm and Abe will be giving it his all Sunday 26Sep2014 at 3pm. Don is of course the league commissioner and he’s been practicing. Abe is an Old-Schooled league veteran and has participated in more Old-Schooled events than anyone else. He came in first on the lost 21st tournament after the Herzog Zwei debacle,  he came in 2nd place on the 12th tournament, and 6th tournament, the first tournament to use a two-round structure and he was the first to face off against Evan in a final round. He is also the only current League player to have survived the dreaded Shaq-Fu challenge from the 4th tournament. He’s been around for most of the firsts of Old-Schooled, so it’s only fitting this veteran is here for the first season of the league!

Good luck to both of you this month. You can come see these events live at That Game Store in person or watch them on twitch.tv at Furluge’s and That Game Store’s channels!