ST Revival is dedicated to preserving and promoting a generation of Super Street Fighter II Turbo competition, across the U.S. and worldwide.
— Super Turbo Revival
Our goal is to foster Super Turbo competition everywhere. We don’t do it for money, or attention, but for the love of the game. ST has the timeless, intangible qualities which enable those rare pieces of entertainment that live on and evolve years after its release, thanks to those who love them.
While we lead the charge by organizing, running and broadcasting these ST events, the players who remain hungry and compete time after time in city after city are the true heart of the community. As always, we’d like to thank the Fighting-Game Community tournament organizers across the globe for their cooperation and support to run Super Turbo at their venues. And the fans worldwide who continue to provide their support and share their excitement for the game. And special thanks to Armando, Bernie, James Chen, damdai, Delatroy, Chris Li, MillerTime, pof, Sabin, Undamned, Alex Valle, Mike Watson, Mr. Wizard, Tom & Tony Cannon, and anyone else who has helped out throughout the years that we may have forgotten.
You can read more about our team below.
Bob “kuroppi” Painter is one of the first generation of Street Fighter players still invovled in the scene today. Known for his yellow E. Honda, he has competed in various tournaments over the years from the a.g.sf2 days, EVO, and even in the first Super Battle Opera in 2003. As the fighting game scene stagnated in the mid 2000′s, he found other interests outside of Street Fighter but that proved to only last a few years. The advent of GGPO and HD Remix brought him back to the scene that he loves and hasn’t left yet.
A psychology major at San Diego State University, he took a different career path, deciding to go into designing video games and worked on EverQuest for 15 years and now is focusing on Front End Web Development. He organized four large tournaments at EVO between 2012 and 2014 (Tournament of Legends, ST Games, Tournament of Legends II and X-Mania USA). He designed the ST Revival website and maintains it, also does the graphic design work. Though he has retired from organizing tournaments, he still enjoys being a part of ST Revival and giving back to the community that he has been a part of for so many years. He has passed the torch for tournament duties over to eltrouble.
Eugene “eltrouble” Lin is a born-and-raised resident of Los Angeles and supporter of the Super Turbo scene in Southern California. His gaming history started off with classic NES and SNES games back in the 90s, but really started to get into more competitive games with first-person shooters. The bulk of his teenage gaming years was spent with Quake 3 Arena, Half Life DM, Team Fortress Classic, and every version of Counterstrike to exist. Like most kids born in the 80s, he grew up playing SF2 in various donut shops, liquor stores, and 7-11s, but stopped once the arcade scene started to die down during the mid-to-late 90s.
He started playing fighting games competitively in November 2011, around the same time when Watson took over his local arcade, and has been playing ST ever since. Since befriending Muffin Man, he has assisted with TO work both at small local tourneys and large scale majors, and will continue to provide support to bolster and maintain the ST scene.
David “Atari” Bibona grew up in New Jersey, and relocated to Toronto in 2008. Growing up in the 90s, he was a big fan of many NES and Genesis games. When Street Fighter 2 in its various iterations began appearing at video rental stores, bowling alleys, supermarkets, and shopping malls everywhere in the early 90s, he immediately became a huge fan and played the series both on arcade cabinets and on home console ports, though being quite young at the time, this was focused on the casual rather than competitive scene.
He picked up ST competitively in 2016, and after befriending eltrouble and Miller Time at EVO, he followed their advice and began working within his local ST community in Toronto to grow the scene. Atari has been traveling extensively to local and major tournaments across the US both as a participant and as an organizer, with the goals of meeting new people, making new friends, and growing the community.
Yogaboy found out about the ST scene on Youtube while living in San Francisco in 2012. Around those days he also found out about the 25th Street Fighter Anniversary tournament finals that was taking place near San Francisco so he went to see that tournament live. He got hooked immidiately with the ST community, its retro aspect from the arcade era, its mix of new and old generations, etc.
Knowing that his skills and dexterity wouldn’t take him very far in competition he prefered to focus on organization tasks for the community. After going back to Barcelona in 2014 Yogaboy run into his university friend ‘pof’ and told him everything about the ST scene. Pof got hooked and built Fightcade in order to save the online community after the death of GGPO.
Yogaboy tries to help STRevival on technical tasks and also providing some content. He also tries to document all his learnings from the Japanese scene on Goukipedia, a website about the game he created himself.