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X-EST (X-Mania) 3on3 Tournament Announcement

The X-Mania series is taking on a new name: X-EST (Every Summer Tournament) and this year’s was announced by @X_EST_info to be taking place Sunday, August 28th at e-sports SQUARE in Tokyo.


RIP Nohoho

It’s a sad day for the Super Turbo and fighting game community.

Nohoho, one of the most influential members of the Super Turbo scene has passed away. He is well known for his fierce Blanka, as well as his super nohoho fighter ii x website, which featured a ton of incredible Super Turbo information, especially from Japan. Though he retired his blog several years ago, it still remains an important source of translated information for players today. Many players have said that his site was the reason that they got into Super Turbo and continued to follow the scene, as his blog was the bridge between Japan and the rest of the Super Turbo community bringing information that we couldn’t find anywhere else.

He also was the inspiration for many to give back to the community, including Super Turbo Revival, to continue bringing news from Japan to the Super Turbo scene. Without Nohoho’s hard work over the years bridging the Japanese ST scene to the rest of us and keeping interest in the game, Super Turbo Revival may never have been formed and the scene likely would have died out long, long ago, during the “Dark Age of Fighting Games”.

Cheers to you, Nohoho. May you be in a better place now.

Nohoho with AFO
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Kakerugo 2016 Trip Report

I am going to dump every bit of the Kakerugo 2016 report here. I warn you it’s very long. You have material for several days, specially if you want to go through the videos so digest it the best you can and hope you enjoy it.

First of all, last year I posted a report of the X-Mania 2015 trip along with 46 videos of games from the Japanese arcades. I know I promised there were going to be more parts coming written by the rest of the people that came to the trip with me. All I can say is that @eltroubleSRK promised me he will do it sooner or later. ST is a timeless game so it’s better late than never 🙂

I will also apologize in advance for all the vertical videos in this post. I find it the most confortable way for me to film both the screen and the players hands at the same time but I am aware it’s not the right way to do it specially if you are watching it on the phone.

Part 1: Kakerugo 2016, if you have to chose one tournament go to this one

These days there are two major tournaments per year in Japan. X-Mania (3vs3 team tournament in August) and Kakerugo (5vs5 team tournament in May). Kakerugo was known in the past as Gian Recital. Exclusive news: X-Mania will change its name and location this year too.


Tournament brochure handed to all participants

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ST @ Defend the North – July 30th

Defend the North 2016 Super Turbo tournament poster

Super Turbo at Defend the North is taking place on July 30th.


– Entry fee: $10
– Payout Split: 70/20/10
– Defend the North registration can be done though the Defend the North website.
– To pre-register for Super Turbo, go here: http://challonge.com/dtn2016st. There will be a $200 pot bonus if 25 people or more register.

– Entrance fees will be collected at the time the tournament begins. Entrants who sign up and then don’t show/pay will simply be removed from the bracket.


Arcede/Supergun. Bring your own stick – the Supergun takes USB inputs, compatible with PS3 and XB360.


– 12:00 PM: setup
– 12:30 PM -5:00 PM: Registration and casuals
– 5:00 PM – Brackets will be made by then and then we will start. At this point no one else will be entered into the bracket.
– Schedule is subject to change.


– Best 2/3 games until Top 8, which will be 3/5.
– Double Elimination Bracket.
– The winner of each match must stick with their character, while the loser may switch characters.
– Akuma is banned.

Visit the Defend the North website for more information on this event.