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X-News Week #52 (October 15th-21st, 2018)

America

  • Canada Cup is ready to finally host the Tournament of Legends III this weekend. Schedules have been announced as follows: Team tournament – Friday at 6pm (EDT). On-site qualifiers – Saturday at 9am (EDT). Tournament of Legends top 32 – Saturday at 7pm (EDT). Tournament of Legends finals – Sunday TBD. Schedule grid. Stream links will be added to this post as soon as we know.
  • The last ToL3 qualifier was run last weekend at ECT. With Technical Monkey ChunLi, BAS Old Sagat and Psychochronic ChunLi forming the podium. Psychochronic will be the one who will be able to attend the finals as the qualified player. Full stream (starts at 2:20:00) | Top 4 Youtube Video | Brackets
  • Fromo, Shotosallday and Rudytudy run and recorded a 4 hour set of casuals. The video description lists the characters that each player used. Video
  • IFixMachine in Brooklyn will run ST on Tuesday 23 with Riz0ne Dictator and BAS Old Sagat as guests. More Info | Stream link
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #100 (!!) weekly event with Yito2k and H-Zero in the finals. Bracket | Video

Japan

  • Last week’s tournament X-Er has now a video with detailed description and timestamps. Stomach Momio Zangief was definitely the MVP of the tournament. Other games like the Shu Ken vs Yondaime Old Sagat are really worth watching.
  • An FT5 coming from MAO-db at Space Shuttle arcade (Chubu) between Nakamu Honda and ZTT Zangief (video). Anyone knowing how lopsided this matchup is will understand how brave ZTT Zangief is to participate in this challenge.
  • Gamespot Versus weekly team tournament (Kanto). AFO Blanka and Kotaka Shoten Guile were the team captains. Nuki came back this week probably to be on point for ToL3. Great performance from PECO Old Ken as well. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • Gamespot Versus special weekend team tournament (Kanto). A 2vs2 team tournament with Nuki ChunLi and KKY Dhalsim as special guests. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #100 from the HL-SEGA arcade (Kansai) with an amazing performance of Mori Boxer. Player name annotations on screen both in Japanese and English. (Live stream every Monday night – Japan time).
  • Game Daytona Shiki weekly tournament (Kanto). With their usual “winner stays on” format. There are always 2 laps. This week’s final is between Cellotape Zangief and Tomoza Dictator. Annotations in video description. [source: Daytona twitch channel – live stream on Friday nights (Japan time)]
  • Playland F1R 2on2 tournament (Tohoku). From the remote arcade in the very far north of Japan. No annotations. [source: Playland twitch channel]

Europe

  • Footage from XSB team tournament has been fully posted and added to the playlist. Each match has been posted in a video separately. A couple of highlights would be the match with the top European team sending the Japan team to losers (video) or TMF almost beating the other 3 Japanese players in the losers final (part of the top 3 video). Full playlist
  • Extra Life Cafe in Paris run another session of their bi-weekly Ranking Battle with Max31 Cammy and Hiroki in the finals. Stream archive | Bracket
  • The Barcelona Fighters crew who are usually dedicated to other fighting games had Chispes to join their talkshow and explain the experience of the Spanish players at XSB. Interview starts at 1:11:00. Video (content in Spanish)

Others

  • Popular interviewer BornFree and legendary commentator James Chen had a ~2 hour stream were James was teaching BornFree the history, features and gameplay of Super Turbo. Really interesting conversation between the two. Stream video
  • A really good mini documentary called “The return of Super Turbo” was created from the Combo Breaker tournament run few months ago. The ending of the documentary is as unexpected and emotional as the ending of the tournament. Video
  • Any old man with kids in the ST community might appreciate the new silent buttons from Sanwa. Jasen Customs posted a video review about them.
  • Capcom released another 30AE update although nothing significant has been added and definitely not the black screen fix that many players have been complaining about.
  • Here a store selling posters with peculiar illustrations based on the SF2 stages (no new challengers though).

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X-News Week #51 (October 8th-14th, 2018)

America

  • This Saturday is the very last ToL3 qualifier at East Coast Throwdown in NJ. Bracket.
  • Tournament of Legends III event will be next week at Canada Cup finally! 97 players already registered for the on-site qualifiers (minus the already classified players).
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #99 weekly event with Kela420 and H-Zero in the finals. Bracket | Video
  • SSF2T Argentina had their #13 event. Stream video | Bracket

Japan

  • X-er major took place last weekend at Big-One arcade (Kanto). The format of this tournament is a 2vs2 and only those players who never won a major before are allowed to participate. There is the raw stream available on youtube. Another video with proper annotations will be published in the coming days. Stream | Brackets
  • Two FT10 at Gamespot Versus arcade (Kanto) from their Komonomochi series. Shu Ken vs. Munari Sagat (video) and the guest players from other areas: Nullpoga Old Ken vs. Spirytus Boxer (video) [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • An FT5 coming from MAO-db at Space Shuttle arcade (Chubu) between Bon Boxer and Futachan Ryu (video). Bon is visiting from the Gifu Oasis arcade, also in the Chubu area.
  • Gamespot Versus weekly team tournament (Kanto). Tencho Ryu and Seo ChunLi were the team captains. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #99 from the HL-SEGA arcade (Kansai). Otochun ChunLi and KKY Dhalsim face each other in the decisive match. Player name annotations on screen both in Japanese and English. (Live stream every Monday night – Japan time).
  • Game Newton Ooyama special team tournament (Kanto). 2vs2 format. Yuuvega Dictator and Seo ChunLi face each other in the decisive match. Annotations in video description. [source: Ooyama nico channel]
  • Game Daytona Shiki weekly tournament (Kanto). With their usual “winner stays on” format. There are always 2 laps. This week’s final is between Nakano Cammy and Nakajima Guile. Annotations in video description. [source: Daytona twitch channel – live stream on Friday nights (Japan time)]
  • Playland F1R 2on2 tournament (Tohoku). From the remote arcade in the very far north of Japan. No annotations. September 29October 3 and October 10 editions. [source: Playland twitch channel]

Europe

  • XSB Tournament took place last weekend. Koemon FeiLong was the MVP of the tournament taking both solo and teams. The top European team formed by Zagi, Balcork and Spinalblood also had an outstanding performance by sending the Japanese team to losers. The videos were uploaded to youtube super fast. Highlights and edited versions with annotations of the footage will be uploaded in the coming days. Commentary is done by Isimorn, mostly in English. Solo Tournament: Video | Bracket. Team Tournament: Video (Top 3) | Bracket
  • Right after the XSB tournaments there were a series of FT5 exhibition matches between Japanese players and European players: Murasaki vs Spinalblood (video), Koemon vs Spinalblood (video), Murasaki vs Zarghatt (video), Koemon vs Myco (video), Kawasim vs Myco (video), Zarghatt vs TMF (video).
  • World Warriors will be hosting an ST tournament in Manchester (UK) this Saturday. More info
  • An unknown organization who is keeping their identity hidden for now is organizing an event in Europe. There are some teasers in their newly created twitter account.

Others

  • WydD is back to continue his extensive input lag analysis. This time he includes the numbers for the CPS2 version. A detailed article will come soon as well.
  • The legendary undamned is working on a mini project called InfiniKey-CPS2. He is using the recently discovered method to inject the security key into the RAM and making it as a nice polished product. With this PCB we can forget about replacing batteries in our CPS2s.

Also, please check out the TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III fundraiser at https://www.gofundme.com/legends3 to help support ST Revival with tournament expenses and pick up some awesome Super Turbo related goodies in the process. If you can’t swing a full donation for one of the prizes, a small donation of even a couple of dollars is still greatly appreciated!

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X-News Week #50 (October 1st-7th, 2018)

America

  • As most of you already heard Primera Airlines went bankrupt which affected many european players who had the ticket to go to the Tournament of Legends III. One of the strongest European players Max31 Cammy won’t be able to find a workaround and his qualifier spot will be added now as one of the on site qualifiers. DGV Ryu won’t be able to make it to the finals either and has been replaced by Millertime Honda. More info
  • Shogatsu has been announced as the 5th Japanese invite for ToL3. A teaser was also posted last week for a mysterious 6th Japanese invite. By the time of this writing the mysterious fighter has already been announced but to avoid spoilers we’ll leave the link here: 6th Japanese announcement.
  • Wednesday Night Fights is back and was streamed last week with a special guest, Sean Claw, who’s lived in Thailand recently. Twitch archive video
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #98 weekly event with RenoMD Dictator and Scuzbucket ChunLi in the finals. Bracket | Video
  • The community in Argentina is not skipping a single week and run another event with XonX and NostraX in the final. It will be soon uploaded to their youtube channel. Stream video | Bracket
  • Arcadegameplay group in Brazil are joining to the commitment of doing regular ST events. They streamed their first online ranking and posted it on youtube. Video

Japan

  • The guys at Space Shuttle (Chubu) posted the team tournament they run after the special FT10 of last week. Superstar Boxer and Prince ChunLi also were the team captains of this event and coincidently they played the decisive team match of the event as well. Yondaime confirms his new commitment to play Old Sagat instead of New Sagat for the time being. Video
  • Gamespot Versus weekly team tournament (Kanto). Usually the teams are formed from the weakest player to the strongest ones. However, this week they did some sort of random order which makes strong players go earlier than expected. In any case, Kawasim Dhalsim did a 22 win streak which is very unusual. He will be going to the European tournament XSB this weekend. Amazing performance from Kurahashi Ryu as well. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • Gamespot Versus 3vs3 special (Kanto), with many strong players from Tokyo. The decisive match is between Shal Boxer and Aoba Claw. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #98 from the HL-SEGA arcade (Kansai). Otochun and Aniken face each other in the decisive match. Player name annotations on screen both in Japanese and English. The image is not well adjusted for the first half of the video.
  • Ko-hatsu arcade (Kansai) run their monthly tournament #78 (it was actually two weeks ago but we missed it). The usual strong players from Osaka are supposed to be there. The video has commentary and there is a picture of the initial bracket, unfortunately both of them are in Japanese. Video | Bracket
  • Game Daytona Shiki weekly tournament (Kanto). With their usual “winner stays on” format. There are always 2 laps. This week’s final is between Hatenko Ryu and Tomoza ChunLi. Annotations in video description. [source: Daytona twitch channel]
  • Playland F1R 2on2 tournament (Tohoku). From the remote arcade in the very far north of Japan. No annotations. September 23 and September 26 editions. [source: Playland twitch channel]

Europe

  • The biggest European tournament of the year is finally coming this weekend with lots of players from Europe and 4 Japanese invites. Solo will be streamed on Saturday at 8.30pm (CEST) and teams on Sunday 11am (CEST). Schedule | Stream channel
  • Extra Life Cafe in Paris run their first Ranking Battle and it was all streamed. The final was between Max31 Cammy and Toukak Dhalsim. Video | Bracket
  • The big online team tournament (20vs20) organized by Bazoukha has been re-streamed and commentated by Isimorn and Zarghatt with many great performances to watch. Annotations in video description. Video
  • BeatBy44 group in Nantes published the top 4 of their last tournament. No brackets available.
  • First Attack group in Morlaix have published the results of their last ranking battle. No videos available yet.
  • 2XBCN group in Barcelona run their monthly event with 29 players participating, new record. No videos available yet. Results

Others

  • LiangHuBBB has published another great compilation video. Unlike other compilation videos, he usually puts footage from all the communities in the world, online and offline, new and old. Video
  • An old video re-discovered recently about ’10 reasons to play Blanka’. Made by Fujikido Blanka.
  • A-core channel posted another great video, this time about ‘the need for community’. Footage from FPA Texas is featured in the video.
  • A fun article, in French, about the origin of many characters and their music.

Also, please check out the TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III fundraiser at https://www.gofundme.com/legends3 to help support ST Revival with tournament expenses and pick up some awesome Super Turbo related goodies in the process. If you can’t swing a full donation for one of the prizes, a small donation of even a couple of dollars is still greatly appreciated!

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The Sixth Invite for TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III is Daigo Umehara!

The Beast is joining TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III!

Daigo Umehara needs no introduction, as he is considered one of, if not the best Street Fighter players of all time!

Daigo is a former Tougeki champion, a two-time former EVO Super Turbo champion and has won a number of majors across the US. He competed and finished fourth in the memorable TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS I at Evolution 2012, falling to AfroLegends. He also competed in X-MANIA USA at Evolution 2014, teaming up with Nuki and Tokido in a great and entertaining match against Mike Watson, John Choi, and Alex Valle.

TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III takes place at Canada Cup 2018 on October 26-28, 2018 with Super Turbo players from around the globe attending. If you can’t attend a local qualifier, you can still participate in one of the Last Chance Qualifiers at CC 2018 and earn a spot in ToL3! More detailed information with the list of qualifiers and upcoming qualifiers can be found at the TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III page.

TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III poster

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Max31 and a Sixth Japanese Invite!

Some of you may have heard that the French players attending TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III booked their flights on Primera Airlines, which went bankrupt. They are not offering any refunds and sadly, Max31 is now unable to attend ToL3. As a result we opened up Max’s qualifier spot to a SIXTH JAPANESE INVITE AND THIS INVITE IS DEFINITELY A LEGEND!

Stay tuned for the announcement coming on Tuesday!

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The Fifth Invite for TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III is Shogatsu!

Another Honda grandmaster, Shogatsu is coming to TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III!

Shogatsu is a multiple-time Gian Recital and Kakerugo Champion and also won the Canada Cup 3on3 tournament last year. He has also placed highly in a number of tournaments, including X-MANIA and Defend the North!

TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III takes place at Canada Cup 2018 on October 26-28, 2018 with Super Turbo players from around the globe attending. If you can’t attend a local qualifier, you can still participate in one of the Last Chance Qualifiers at CC 2018 and earn a spot in ToL3! More detailed information with the list of qualifiers and upcoming qualifiers can be found at the TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III page.

TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III poster

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The Fall Classic TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III Qualifier Results

Congratulations to Zoolander for winning the Fall Classic 2018 TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS Qualifier!

Video: Coming Soon
Brackets: smash.gg

1. Zoolander
2. Iceymitsu
3. Megaman X
4. Senvid
5. comeback386
5. Ricky
7. SpryteMix
7. Lamar

TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III poster

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X-News Week #49 (September 24th-30th, 2018)

America

  • The Fall Classic TOL3 qualifier took place last weekend with Zoolander winning the tournament. Brackets | Stream
  • East Coast Throwdown (October 20-21) will be the very last qualifier left before Tournament of Legends take place at Canada Cup.
  • Kusumondo has been announced as the 4th Japanese invite for ToL3. new belt
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #97 weekly event with Real Decoy and H-Zero in the finals. Bracket | Video
  • Psychochronic posted a recent set of casuals played in Canada with him Dogberry, Unessential, Redeyeguy, Pestro, and other special guests. No annotations.
  • AtariFGC has posted footage of past tournaments that were still being uploaded or edited. No annotations. EVO PoolsEVO Top 24 | Summerjam East vs West
  • Norcal Crabattle was hosted last weekend in Belmont, CA featureing ST. Unfortunately with no videos. Info
  • Early Bird registration for Northeast Championships (mid-December) is now open.
  • The community in Argentina streamed a special event called “Desafios” with series of FT15 and other similar challenges. Another big announcement is that the major VS Series (beginning of November) will incorporate ST as one of their games. They made a trailer to announce it.

Japan

  • As MAO announced recently, the guys at Space Shuttle (Chubu) have joined the trend of making FT10s (Kemonomichi event). Finally, the video between Prince ChunLi and Superstar Boxer has been released. Played on September 23. According to the description both players have been training for this for about a month. Video
  • Gamespot Versus weekly team tournament (Kanto). Special HSF2 event (they do it a couple of times per year). Tencho Ryu and Hide ChunLi were the team captains. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • Gamespot Versus weekend special (Kanto). This time with an East vs West format. Incredible performance from Kurahashi Ryu. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #97 from the HL-SEGA arcade (Kansai). Teppei Guile and Hazi DJ face each other in the decisive match. Player name annotations on screen both in Japanese and English.
  • Game Daytona Shiki weekly tournament (Kanto). With their usual “winner stays on” format. There are always 2 laps. This week’s final is between Une Guile and Seo Dictator. Annotations in video description. [source: Daytona twitch channel]
  • Playland F1R 2on2 tournament (Tohoku). From the remote arcade in the very far north of Japan. No annotations. [source: Playland twitch channel]

Europe

  • One of the two big European team events on Fightcade this year is going to be streamed on Saturday, October 6 at LaDOSETV channel (9pm CEST) and commented by Isimorn and Zartghatt. It is a 20vs20 match that has been played in the last months and put together now for you to see. Trailer
  • XSB Tournament had many more big players signing up from the UK: Orf, Kaosflare, GolcarJack, Vile-Island as well as Spinalblood from Italy. There will be 7 players coming from Spain. In total, a third of the total list is coming from countries outside of France which is probably a new record.
  • LaDOSEnet posted the footage of their last ranking battle #607 which they do monthly in Lyon. Top 6 video | Top 3 video | Brackets | Blog post
  • The guys from Navarcade in Spain run a few events in the last weeks both in Murchante, Zaragoza and Madrid. One of the finals played in one of those events was recorded and commented by Marcade (who btw also posted a recent video about reaching 1M points in ST)
  • Rival Scenes Major in the UK has announced that it will include ST as one of the main games for 2019. Signups are already open.

Others

  • The event Hong Kong Retro Gaming Expo organized a series of tournaments and ST was one of them. They posted the video of the finals on facebook.
  • Gwenroc has posted a video about how to build the Multi CPS2 Darksoft. Content in French.

Also, please check out the TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III fundraiser at https://www.gofundme.com/legends3 to help support ST Revival with tournament expenses and pick up some awesome Super Turbo related goodies in the process. If you can’t swing a full donation for one of the prizes, a small donation of even a couple of dollars is still greatly appreciated! The next Japanese invite will be unlocked at $1950!

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X-News Week #48 (September 17th-23rd, 2018)

America

  • Art Sanchez hosted a Matcherino fundraiser tournament for TOL3 on 30AE. RenoMD, Millertime, Kuroppi, LordJimmyBones, Rekkaken among others were present. The final was between Krost and BORT. Bracket | Main tournament video | Top 3 video
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #96 weekly event with RenoMD and H-Zero in the finals. Bracket | Video
  • An ST tournament was held at Star69 Garage Arcade in Austin TX last weekend. With American bat top sticks and unfortunately with no videos. Info
  • The community in Argentina posted the video of their last league matches (top 8).

Japan

  • An FT5 coming from MAO-db at Space Shuttle arcade between Nakamu Blanka and Futachan Ryu. Strongly recommended. Video
  • More treats for Blanka fans with a Komoda Kumite that is 3 and a half hours long. The matches are played in Osaka so most opponents are top players like Gunze, Otochun, Aniken, Mayakon, etc. No sound nor annotations. Video
  • Gamespot Versus weekly team tournament (Kanto). Nakamu Blanka and Kawamata Ryu were the team captains. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • Gamespot Versus weekend special (Kanto). The format this week is a Guile vs Ryu only. In the first lap you can see players with their main as such but in the second lap they switch characters. So you can see the final match being an unusual Kikai Ryu vs. Kawamata Guile. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #96 from the HL-SEGA arcade (Kansai). Otochun ChunLi and Murasaki Dictator face each other in the decisive match. Player name annotations on screen both in Japanese and English.
  • Game Daytona Shiki weekly tournament (Kanto). With their usual “winner stays on” format. There are always 2 laps. This week’s final is between KKY Boxer (visiting from Osaka and showing off his alt char) and Seo Guile. Annotations in video description. [source: Daytona twitch channel]
  • Playland F1R 2on2 tournament (Tohoku). From the remote arcade in the very far north of Japan. No annotations. [source: Playland twitch channel]

Europe

  • Up to 20 participants (new record) gathered last week at Extra Life Cafe in Paris. Really good news for those who wanted to see the Paris community revive. They also managed to stream the content. Amazing performance from Max31 Cammy. Bracket | Stream
  • The upcoming XSB tournament had a sudden 4th Japanese player signing up. The player himself asked to not reveal his identity until the day of the tournament so he will remain as the “Mystery Japanese player” for now.

Others

  • NKI has returned to the scene with a new combo video volume (number XII). The last one he published was 10 years ago. This time he dissected ST with the help of other people in the community. The result is really impressive. Video | Direct Download | Transcript (recommended reading)
  • Damdai has recently revealed in one of his streams a trick for shotos to consistently avoid meaty Sagat (old and new) tiger shots. The trick was not so known in the community until now. The trick is as simple as jumping back on wake up. He says he noticed that watching a Yondaime match in the recent X-EST tournament. Demo
  • The ST community in Singapore started posting videos on youtube of their meetups. One very good thing of these videos is that they are all annotation (in video description)
  • Daniel James created a poster for CPS2 fans. In his own words: “As a graphic designer, I wanted to capture this, and so I made this poster which is free for download. All I had to go on were random wiki articles, old forums and some bits from the old manuals, which originally left a lot to be desired visually. I felt the CPS2 is worthy of a poster. It’s sized at 18×24″ so it should print up to that size. Long live our CPS2 boards“. Download
  • @konosuke on twitter has found a way to revive dead cps2 boards without the need of replacing batteries nor touching the ROMS. In this case he found a way to inject the security key at boot time into the RAM. Another major accomplishment for hardware and CPS2 lovers. Tweets (1, 2, 3)

Also, please check out the TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III fundraiser at https://www.gofundme.com/legends3 to help support ST Revival with tournament expenses and pick up some awesome Super Turbo related goodies in the process. If you can’t swing a full donation for one of the prizes, a small donation of even a couple of dollars is still greatly appreciated! The next Japanese invite will be unlocked at $1950!

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The Fourth Invite for TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III is Kusumondo!

The Honda grandmaster, the Yokozuna himself, Kusumondo is coming to TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III!

Kusumondo’s resume is quite impressive to say the least. He is a former X-MANIA champion. He won Kakerugo 5on5 in 2015. He’s also competed internationally on many occasions, including winning Ultra 2 Old 2 Furious and X-Street Battle in 2017. He finished 2nd at Canada Cup in both 2016 and 2017 to Mattsun but did win the 3on3 tournament last year at Canada Cup. But possibly his most famous match came at EVO 2014 in the TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS I grand finals, as he and MAO had an epic battle that went to the very final round!

TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III takes place at Canada Cup 2018 on October 26-28, 2018 with Super Turbo players from around the globe attending. If you can’t attend a local qualifier, you can still participate in one of the Last Chance Qualifiers at CC 2018 and earn a spot in ToL3! More detailed information with the list of qualifiers and upcoming qualifiers can be found at the TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III page.

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