- The major Frosty Faustings took place in Chicago with 48 entrants. Immortal Claw and ThatArchVillan Dictator are the ones who made it to the final. Pools video (with annotations on Atari‘s channel) | Top 8 video (starts at 7:08:05, with James Chen and RoyBisel on the mic, no annotations) | Bracket
- WNF in Toronto is back! With all the big names from the area and the special guest ThatArchVillan coming from Chicago. The final is between Ozzz and JED07. Video | Bracket
- Taking advantage of the visit of ThatArchVillan to Toronto, Psychochronic posted two videos of casuals in the glorious Dreamcast version. The first video is two sets of FT50 of ThatArchVillan vs. Dogberry and Psychochronic. The second video is four sets of FT25 (one alternate, one main) of ThatArchVillan vs. JED07 and Psychochronic.
- Monday Night Fights @ Arkadeum run their #62 weekly event. As it happened last week, x64 and RenoMD dictator made it to the final. Bracket | Video
- To complement last week’s tutorial of Guile vs Dictator, Frank Vacanti made an extra episode where he interviews and talks to GolcarJack over skype.
- The casual sessions at Lost Ark arcade in NC are now recorded in the stream archive. Even if it’s casuals the names of the players are updated on screen. Damdai, Rekkaken and Atari were some of the guests attending the event.
- The guys from Chile (obviously not in North America) posted part of the tournament they had last week with an exciting final between Saga Ryu and DRG old Feilong. We recommend to watch those old Feilong combos.
- Jason Wilson posted the results of the event they had at Game Galaxy last week with Caleb winning the event.
- Philcito, one of the admins of No Honor Crew has announced there are official groups created both for PS4 and Xbox ONE in order to do some events and tournaments after 30th anniversary is launched.
- Reminder that this weekend, February 3-4, there will be another Texas qualifier in Toronto. The Super Turbo Showdown 2. Stream channel | Registration
Many foreigner players were present in some of the Japan events this week because of EVO Japan taking place this past weekend.
- The videos and results from the last ranking battle in Lyon have been posted with the final between Zarghatt ChunLi and Kouni Ryu. Take a look at the video descriptions. Winner’s final | Loser’s final and Grand Final | Bracket
- Isimorn published on youtube the restream he did on parts of XSB and ToL3 while he also talks about other plans for LaDOSE. The commentary is in French.
- The GHM youtube channel posted a video with a lot of footage of the XSB tournament of last year with a lot of interview in it. Content in French.
- Fighter101 posted a video where he shares his thoughts about old games vs. new games.
We hit our 10th X-News with the last week of the year. So far people seem quite happy about these publications so we’ll keep making them for the time being.
- Silentscope announced he will be taking over the streaming tasks in the WNF bi-weekly tournaments in LA. We hope to see his footage coming up soon.
- Frank Vacanti has been posting a new series of videos where he goes through the theory and strategy of some matchups, mainly for Guile, using online footage and step by step explanations.
- Combo Breaker tournament dates have been announced for next May. It will take place on Illinois and it will have a big ST event that has been getting bigger and bigger each year.
- Japan had one of their three annual majors this past weekend. The 4vs4 tournament called 4/X FOX. Each team had to have two world warrior characters, one new challenger and one boss. As it usually happens there was was a pre-event on the day before with a solo tournament which had Yuuvega and KKY making it to the finals. As it happened last year, there were a lot of upsets mainly because of Yakitori old Hawk beating a lot of grandmasters like Murasaki and Yuuvega, he even had his chance against MAO in the finals. Most of the big names were there even those that have been inactive during the year. However, we still miss Otochun and Aniken making it to the majors in Tokyo since 2014. Video of the main event | Bracket | Results
- As it happens every year by these dates, there was the Nagata Shogatsu new year’s eve special. Since it took place just the day after the 4/X FOX tournament there was a huge list of grandmasters to play against Shogatsu in the long kumite. Video with annotations will be posted very soon.
- Monthly ranking battle at Neyagawa ABC in Osaka (Kansai) [part 1, part 2, part 3] with the visit of MAO from Nagoya. You can hear how the crowd goes nuts when things don’t go so well for MAO (minute 32:10 of the first video). It’s always crazy to see that even when they do a single tournament in Japan they usually leave it to a single game (FT1) in each confrontation which makes it more brutal. The final is between Murasaki and Otochun. [Shogatsu’s nico channel]
- Gamespot Versus weekly tournament (Kanto) with Hide ChunLi and Kawamata Ryu as the team captains. [source: GSV youtube channel]
- With the Tournament of Legends III announcement taking place (see below) there are two European qualifiers confirmed run by LaDoseNet and First Attack, in Lyon and Morlaix respectively. July 15 and August 12 are the dates to save in your agenda.
- The teaser from last week has been finally been revealed. Tournament of Legends III will take place at the next Canada Cup, bigger than ever and with a bunch of qualifiers all year long across many countries. Read all the event details. We cannot be more excited!
- Kuroppi released a big project called Super Turbo Tournament Database where you can find results from the very early days of the tournaments to this day, across many countries and scenes. You can also filter your results by player name.
- As Daigo announced months ago, he will be hosting a special FT10 match between the two grandmasters Aniken Ken and Kotaka Shoten Guile. The match will take place on January 3 at 1pm JST (Japan Standard Time). There has been a lot of hype built around it. A pre-show event has been posted with insights around the match and with a surprise short exhibition between Muteki Guile and Daigo Ken (minute 26:20). On top of that, there was a very interesting video with English subtitles with interviews to other grandmasters so they could give their point of view. The grandmasters are Teppe, Gunze, Kurahashi and Yaya. Daigo twitch channel