Zagi wins the first Fightcade Offline Festival

Zagi wins the first Fightcade Offline Festival

Zagi took the win in both solo and team tournaments at the first edition of the FOF in the last weekend of May.
Nearly 40 candy cabinets, some of them very rare, had all sorts of shmup, puzzle and fighting games.
8 French players travelled to Spain for the tournaments.

Video of team tournament finals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ubyrf3o6b4&t=3s
Videos of the solo tournament: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfK2-zwaq3-L13uLfs41PBTonEmDhjz3L
Bracket solo tournament: http://2xbcn.challonge.com/fof2x

 

XSB to become the biggest ST tournament in Europe

XSB to become the biggest ST tournament in Europe

With the absence of X-Mania Europe since 2014 and Stunfest in 2017 the guys from LaDose in Lyon have committed to organize the ST tournament that Europe deserves.

Everything is set up to become the new big European tournament of the game. 6 Japanese guests as well as many international players from USA, Canada, England, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Morocco.

All the top legends from France will be present, both old school and new school and both from online and offline scenes. Max31, Balcork, Milanea, Zagi, Professor Jones and Er Commander to name a few.

Unfortunately, the available spots for the tournament sold out in barely two weeks, which is good and bad at the same time, but contact the organization in case you want to be added to the waiting list.

Dates: October 14 and 15
Place: Gamespirit at Lyon
List of participants: http://www.xstreetbattle.net/en/players

Stunfest 2016 3on3 Results

The team of Abdel / Bazoukha / Saimonax win Stunfest 3on3!

Stunfest 2016 3on3
May 22, 2016
Rennes, FRANCE

 NameCountryCharacter
1stAbdelFRA
1stBazoukhaFRA
1stSaimonaxFRA
2ndMilaneaFRA
2ndNoodlezFRA
2ndLarvozorFRA
3rdNukiJPN
3rdGo1JPN
3rdBASJPN

Stunfest 2016 Solo Results

Nuki wins Stunfest 2016 by defeating Abdel in the finals.

Stunfest 2016
May 21, 2016
Rennes, FRANCE
Players: 78

 NameCountryCharacter
1stNukiJPNChun-Li
2ndAbdelFRABoxer
3rdmax31FRACammy
4thMilaneaFRAHonda
5thWolmarFRADhalsim
5thBazoukhaFRABoxer

Stunfest 2016 ST Tournament This Weekend

Stunfest is probably the biggest major in Europe and part of the Capcom Pro Tour. Stunfest is also the biggest european ST tournament since X-Mania Europe hasn’t happened for the last couple of years.

So far there are 74 players registered including Japanese Nuki Chunli. Solo tournament on Saturday and team tournament (3vs3) on Sunday. Here here full list of details:

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2015 Review by UK and Australian Super Turbo Communities

Besides the well known ST communities in Japan, US and France there are also many other communities around the world working hard to make the game even more immortal.

The UK and Australian Super Turbo communities have looked back and reviewed what 2015 has been. Full of events and achievements. Here some excerpts:

It’s been a great year for ST, with a total of 35 tournaments throughout the year, reaching all around the UK with tournaments available in 15 cities including Dublin!
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Next year is the 25th anniversary of Street Fighter II. We haven’t decided exactly what we will be doing or when, but we do intend to put on an event bigger and better than the IIX 20th Anniversary, so keep your eyes open for news on that.

Full UK community review and their youtube channel.

ST is proof that so long as players are willing to come out and support their favourite titles then any game has the potential to live on regardless of its age.

Full Australian community review.

Consett Clash – 9.19.15

Consett Clash
September 19, 2015
Consett, GREAT BRITAIN
Bracket

 NameCountryCharacter
1stGolcar JackGBR
2ndFestilenceGBR
3rdUNW4NT3DGBR
4thmelvindorfGBR
5thZero1GBR
5thRoboDuckGBR
7thmarjinbuGBR
7thHadoshroomsGBR
9thBSC RUOKGBR
9thSFO|GhostGBR
9thArkadeMikeGBR
9thSHAUNJSGBR
13thwillo1188GBR
13thSegaZoomGBR
13thMarzipwnGBR
13thRedclientGBR
17thDeakinsGBR
17thScotty_GOGBR
17thJotaro TonyGBR

Grandmaster Challenge Commentary Donation Drive

Our friends across the pond, Grandmaster Challenge, is running a Commentary donation drive to help get equipment for their streams and events.
http://www.grandmasterchallenge.com/?p=1250


For 3 years now, we have been organising tournaments and supporting events all around the country in our endeavour to show people that Super Turbo is still played seriously and has a passionate scene. We have also been attracting new players as well as reviving the interest of older players, meaning that the scene is stronger and more diverse than it has been in years.
Due to the support we offer to tournament organisers, as well as the community who support us by attending such events, Super Turbo retains a strong prescence at tournaments despite the onslaught of new games. We have even inspired other tournament organisers to pick up ST who now run it of their own accord.
However, it wasn’t always so good. ST was largely neglected; often relegated to side tournament status which meant it had little to no promotion, few setups, no hype and generally wasn’t recorded. It would mostly be a couple of Xbox 360s in a corner to keep people quiet.

We got sick of seeing ST get sidelined and decided to step up our game and become involved in running, supporting and hosting tournaments to the point where we now host tournaments on arcade hardware with head to head setups, fully captured and with a spectator screen or projector. We now also co-host a multi game tournament in Chesterfield called Sunday Geek Hype. Some of the events we have supported either by loaning hardware, capturing or running them include:

i series
Play Expo
Super Turbo Sunday
IIX 20th Anniversary
Warriors Return
VS Fighting
King of the North
Rival Scenes
3Sports
Super Strike Saturday
Sunday Face Off Monthlies
Sunday Geek Hype

This all had to be funded personally, so growth has been somewhat slow.

The way most events work is that they charge a venue/entry fee and a separate tournament fee (per game). The venue/entry fee goes towards paying to hire the venue and whatever is left goes towards funding future events and setups. Since we hold side tournaments at existing events, we only charge the tournament fee. We do not get a cut of the venue/entry fee, meaning that we do not make any money from events.

That was largely irrelevant to us though as we were never interested in making money. We just saw ourselves as players doing our bit to support the game we love. However it did mean that we had no money to invest in events or setups.

However there is one final piece to our traveling tournament setup that is missing and that is a commentary setup. It has been way down the priority list since it is so expensive and doesn’t have any personal use to us (it would only be useful for tournaments). This is something that has been increasingly requested lately, even more now that we support so many events and co-host Sunday Geek Hype. What with us starting Super Turbo Sunday again, we feel the time is right to get a commentary setup sorted and push Super Turbo Sunday to be the flagship ST event that it should be.
So this is where we’d like to appeal to the Super Turbo community to help us pool together the funds required to buy an audio mixer and headsets. We are still researching the headset side of things as it seems to be very difficult to find something suitable, high quality and durable at a reasonable price point.

We are currently looking at:

Mixer: Yamaha MG10XU (1x£150)
Headsets: Audio Technica BPHS1 (2x£120)

We always plan for the long term, and having a flexible, high quality setup is important to us as it allows us to support many different events and hardware configurations and give Super Turbo the main game treatment that it deserves. Although expensive, this is a very high quality setup. The same headsets were used at EVO for the main commentary, are used by Sergjiev for his Arkadeum broadcasts and ST tournaments that he streams and will be used at the UK’s upcoming major, Hypespotting.

We do not expect to be able to raise the complete amount, but anything the community can help with would be very much appreciated. Thank you!

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