November 15th 2012, 4:00 PM MST - This morning, the following threatening note was slipped under the door of Hank Chien's hotel room by an unknown party:
Upon discovery of the note, Youmee Im, the First Lady of Kong, looked at Chien and asked if he had a comeback, to which the champion replied "Hank Chien always has a comeback."
A firm and fearless rejoinder to the sender, complete with the friendly roommate greeting (suggesting that these mighty warriors intend to keep innocent bystanders safe during the clash that looms on the horizon).
At least we know that the champion considers Dean a threat... if nobody else.
More than 40 hours remain until official play begins, but the game is very much afoot...