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Toryuken TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III Qualifier Results!

Congratulations to JED07 for becoming the latest TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III qualifier by defeating Chi-Rithy in the grand finals at Toryuken 2018.

Video: Pools | Top 8
Brackets: Smash.gg

1. JED07 (Dictator)
2. Chi-Rithy (Chun-Li)
3. LordJimmyBones (Boxer)
4. Dogbert
5. Justin Wong (O. Sagat)
5. Unessential (Chun-Li)
7. Atari (Guile)
7. Psychochronic (Chun-Li)

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 $1300!

TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III poster

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X-News Week #29 (May 7th-13th, 2018)

North America

  • Capcom has announced a special series or tournaments with a $7000 minimum prize pool to celebrate SF30th Anniversary. 3 different games in 3 American majors: ST at CEO, Alpha 3 at SoCal Regionals and 3rd Strike at Canada Cup.
  • Toryuken major in Toronto will be the next ToL3 qualifier happening this weekend (May 19-20). Top 8 will be streamed on Toronto Top Tiers secondary channel. Registration and Bracket
  • Combo Braker will be another qualifier happening in two weeks (May 25-27). However, registrations in this case are closed. They recently announced that 111 participants are signed up for ST.
  • Top 8 of Texas Showdown tournament from last week has been officially posted on Youtube, check for video annotations in one of the video comments (not the video description). The ‘pools’ video that was published last week on a separate channel has annotations now as well.
  • Free Play Arcade had their Tuesday Night Fight session that can be seen in their stream archive.
  • The Lost Ark arcade in NC run another Super Turbo Sessions of casuals on the weekend. There were great players attending like Damdai, Rekkaken, Immortal and RoyBiselStream video
  • Pixel Palace Games in Ohio is organizing an ST tournament on May 19 along with many other games. Event | Registration
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #77 weekly event. The final this week was between Rakanishu Blanka and H-Zero Old Sagat. Bracket | Video | Leaderboard

Japan

  • Gamespot Versus continue with their Danisen series. Besides the local people there are some top players visiting from Nagoya. MAO claw, Opemai claw, AFO Blanka, Gian Dhalsim, Nakamu Blanka, Kotaka Shoten Guile, Kawamata Ryu to name a few from the full list, so you can guess what awesome matches you will see between them. Check for video annotations in one of the video comments (not the video description). Video
  • MAO posted 8 more FT5 videos to MAO-db channel played at Space Shuttle (Nagoya) with many players visiting from other areas. The matches are: Gotoh Ryu vs Hide ChunLi, Akko Claw vs Itoh Ryu, Wani!K Honda vs Akko Claw, Futachan Ryu vs Opemai Claw, Akko Claw vs MAO Claw, MAO Claw vs Yomiaidoh Ryu, Danjiri Boxer vs Itoh Ryu, Tsumura Hawk vs Futachan Ryu. Video list
  • A miscommunication with Kakerugo organizers last week made us believe only one of the two setups in the tournament were recorded. We were wrong. Shogatsu posted a video with the footage of the secondary cabinet were most of the losers matches were played. Check for video annotations in one of the video comments (not the video description).
  • Gamespot Versus weekly team tournament (Kanto), Shal Boxer and Palestina ChunLi were the team captains. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • Belated Gamespot Versus weekly team tournament (Kanto) from the previous week with a slight larger number of participants since players were warming up for the Kakerugo tournament. Seo ChunLi and Yakitori Old Hawk were the team captains. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • More FT5s coming from GameSpot Versus (Kanto): Kinakong tarou Claw vs Miya Ken (video), Abebin Honda vs Chosu Ken (video), Tako-sama Zangief vs Yuzuru DJ (video).
  • North vs South tournament from the HL-SEGA arcade (Kansai). Kusumondo and Shogatsu were defending their teams in the final in a classic Honda mirror.
  • Playland F1R 2on2 tournament (Tohoku). From the remote arcade in the very far north of Japan. April 28 tournament | May 2 tournament

Europe

  • Europe is having more majors in 2018 than ever before. This coming weekend will be the comeback of the classic Stunfest. According to the schedule 2X will be solo tournament on Saturday and team tournament on Sunday. Expect many big players and great final streams. Registration | Brackets
  • Fist of the Notts Star 2 returns at Nottingham, UK on June 9. There will be several game tournaments in the event. 2X will be played on Superguns. Details | Registration
  • DonYann has uploaded the top 3 of the Coin-Op tournament in Paris from few weeks ago on Youtube. Professor Jones Dictator, Bazoukha Boxer and Touco Zangief are the players in the top 3. Videos

Others

  • STNotW (ST Normal of the Week) by Fudd DJ and hosted on the Free Play Arcade group. The subject this time is Dhalsim’s slide.
  • The channel of Chemical Lovers are constantly uploading videos about fighting game theory and analysis. They recently uploaded a video explaining why ST is still been played to this day and why it could be considered balanced. The video is perfect to show to all those players who say ST is cheap, broken or spammy.
  • An article on Eventhubs gives more details of the training modes included in the 30th Anniversary Collection. Damage diplay, input display, ‘dummy controls’ and stage selection (at least in versus mode) are some of the features mentioned.
  • Retroarch emulator has released a new version with several new features, one of them being “runahead latency reduction”. Tests still have to confirm if that’s really beneficial for playing ST online.
  • Arcadeshock is going to release an in-store exclusive stick as part of their HORI RAP4 Kai Customized series. In this case the stick has a design dedicated to Super Street Fighter II X. However, for those cabinet purists, the stick will have 8 buttons instead of 6 and the button layout will be vewlix instead of sega or noir. The date of the release is still unknown.
  • Third Argentinian weekly online tournament with more and more players each time.

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X-News Week #28 (April 30th-May 6th, 2018)

It’s not that common that we have a major in each continent on the same weekend. Exciting times for ST!

North America

  • Texas Showdown was the US major run last weekend with 47 entrants. The qualified players for top 8 were Justin Wong Old Sagat, RagingStormX Chunli, Enforcer Ryu, Atari Guile, Noun (aka Fudd) DJ, Jumpsuit Jesse FeiLong and the two players who had a really disputed final: SilentScope Cammy and Pup (aka CVital) ChunLi. As the winner of this tournament SilentScope is qualified (with Cammy!) for the Tournament of Legends III final that will take place in October. Pools video (annotations coming very soon) | Top 8 stream archive (starts @13.30) | Bracket
  • The recently re-opened Super Arcade in LA has been announced as Tournament of Legends III qualifier. The date will be June 16th. The fundraiser for Tournament of Legends III is getting closer to $1300 in order to unlock the next Japanese invite.
  • Free Play Richardson will be hosting their next ST event on May 15. They usually hold these classic games tournaments on Tuesdays and ST is happening every 6 weeks or so.
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #76 weekly event. For the third time in a row, the final was between x64 and H-ZeroBracket | Video | Leaderboard

Japan

  • Kakerugo major (the 5vs5 formerly known as Gian Recital) was on Saturday with 202 people singed up (according to Mattsun, the biggest turnout ever). It was also the first time to have a team formed by 5 female players. The tournament lasted more than 10 hours but thankfully it’s all annotated in this video for you to follow (note: there were two simultaneous setups and the stream keeps switching between them). Some of the most notable performances were Muteki vs Ito and Fujimon DJ (6:12:30), Muteki vs Opemai Claw (9:38:10), Yuuvega vs MAO (2:40:00), Hakase vs Yondaime‘s team (9:48:30) and the very decisive match between two of the best boxers Tsuji vs Tamashima (10:15:10). Bonus: MAO wearing the #banmao t-shirt (10:18:20). Team list | Video
  • For the last 3 or 4 years there is the tradition of running the character tournament the day before the Kakerugo event. A unique chance to see things like Ryus team versus Boxers team, DeeJays vs Claws, etc. However, this year they changed the rules in order to shorten the length of the tournament a little bit. If a player loses a game then he is out of the tournament even if his team passes. Some of the highlights were VIPER and Yakitori Hawk against 10 Kens (1:18:20), Koemon FeiLong beating 7 Dhalsims in a row (1:56:10), Yuuzuru DJ beating 9 hondas (3:08:20), Hustler Claw beating 9 Guiles (3:25:05) and the very decisive final game between Fujimon DJ and MB Boxer with a comeback that you will have to see twice to believe it (4:07:35). Video
  • X-Count videos are back with their FT10 in Osaka. This time between Takanotsume Zangief and Haruyama Ken (video). As always, they also publish a couple of FT5 (they call them half X-Count): Murasaki Dictator vs Alabama Boxer (video). The other FT5 was between Otochun ChunLi and OldSamir Guile from France who was visiting Osaka at that time (video).
  • A new FT5 found in the recent footage of GameSpot Versus (Kanto): Nikaiten Boxer vs Kusa ChunLi. Video
  • GameSpot Versus Danisen (Kanto) as part of the new Danisen series with some of the usual players including the new blood. Participants: Naoki Boxer, Momio Zangief, Peruo Boxer, Bunchin FeiLong, Shu DeeJay (his alt char) and Kusa ChunLi.
  • Gamespot Versus weekend tournament (Kanto) who are always experimenting with tournament formats. This time they create two big teams, then each player faces one player in the other team (instead of winner stays on). The team with more wins by the end takes it all.
  • Game Daytona Shiki weekly tournament (Kanto). With their usual “winner stays on” format. There are always 2 laps. This week’s final is between Nakajima Honda and Seo Dictator.
  • North vs South tournament from the HL-SEGA arcade (Kansai). Mori Boxer and Nishio Dictator were defending their teams in the final.
  • Playland F1R 2on2 tournament (Tohoku). From the remote arcade in the very far north of Japan.

Europe

  • Practically all the big names in Europe where present in the X-Mania Europe V tournament. Ken Bogard was in charge of the commentary. The final of the 3vs3 team tournament was between Kouni Ryu, Zarghatt ChunLi, TMF Zangief and Balcork FeiLong, Zagi ChunLi, Solinvictus DJ. Footage is still not available on youtube but it all can be watched from the twitch archives. Team Top 16 stream archive @38:40 | Team Top 4 stream archive @1:25:35. Warning for headphone viewers: the intro music of the teams might be a little bit loud.
  • There was a solo tournament the day after the 3vs3 event, also in the same X-Mania V venue with 64 entrants. Unfortunately, only the top 8 was streamed and so many big games were missed, specially those involving Shinonii who was one of the Japanese invites. Those who qualified for the top 8 were Wolmar Dhalsim, TMF Zangief, Bazoukha Boxer, Professor Jones Dictator, Nayma Honda, SpinalBlood Sagat and the very final between Zagi ChunLi and Myco Boxer. Myco is one of the youngest players to win an ST major being only 18 years old. Bracket | Stream archive @2:55:09

Others

  • Capcom started, in their official channel, a “retrospective series” that will be talking about the games included in SF30th. They started with SF1 and SF2 series narrated by James Chen. The video talks not only about each version details and improvements but it also highlights the ST competitive scene! Video
  • STNotW (ST Normal of the Week) by Fudd DJ and hosted on the Free Play Arcade group. The subject this time is DJ’s slide.
  • Bob Sagat, known for his animation skills and his amazing Super Turbo videos has created, for fun, an animation of DeeJays Machine Gun Uppercut. Fun to watch.
  • The Japanese blog about ST that we featured a few weeks ago has recently posted his achievement celebration of 100 posts. The amount of work is really remarkable as he posts extended content of matchups and game curiosities almost every day (!!). Unfortunately, only those who are lucky enough to read Japanese will be able to enjoy the content.
  • Fighter101 has also started his version of “Road to 30th Anniversary” initiative with a series of Fightcade streams he is posting on his channel.
  • The community in Argentina has run a second online tournament which is likely to be a weekly event given the good response from the players so far. Bracket

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Texas Showdown TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III Qualifier Results

Congratulations to Silentscope for winning Texas Showdown and qualifying for ToL III! The grand finals featured an intense battle between Silentscope and Pup(Cvital) that went down to the final round!

Entrants: 43
Bracket: Smash.gg
Video: TwitchTV

1. Silentscope (Cammy / T-Hawk)
2. Pup(CVital) (Dhalsim / Chun-Li)
3. Justin Wong (O. Sagat / Chun-Li)
4. Jumpsuit Jesse (Fei Long / Ryu)
5. Enforcer04 (Ryu)
5. Noun(Fudd) (Dee Jay / Dhalsim)
7. RangingStormX (Chun-Li)
7. Atari (Guile)

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 $1300!

TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III poster

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Super Arcade Joins as a TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III Qualifier!

We are excited to announce that Super Arcade is joining as a TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III qualifier on June 16th! The qualifier will start at 2PM. Full details will be added soon.

Super Arcade has just reopened in its new location at 123 E Foothill Blvd, Azusa CA. For more information about Super Arcade, visit their website.

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 $1300!

TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III poster

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X-News Week #27 (April 23rd-29th, 2018)

North America

  • The fundraiser of Tournament of Legends III is getting better and better and it’s already at $1K. For that same reason, the first Japanese invite to the event has been announced. Mattsun Ken will be at ToL3.
  • A reminder that Texas Showdown is coming up this weekend as part of the Tournament of Legends III qualifier. In their schedule you can check the ST tournament times but they are not so specific about the stream details yet.
  • Top 8 of SCR 2017 has been uploaded to youtube, better late than never. The final was between Tomo and AfroLegends. James Chen on the mic for the second half.
  • WNF @ e-sports Arena in LA is going to be weekly (instead of bi-weekly) until 30th Anniversary is released. Last week WNF is already available on youtube. Unfortunately, a conflict with the other games and timing prevented the top3 to be recorded. Offstream, Tomo beat Millertime in the finals.
  • If WNF wasn’t enough work silentscope and Millertime are also recording the Friday sessions in the recently reopened Super Arcade. The casuals from the first Friday are recorded with an improvised setup and now available on youtube.
  • LordJimmyBones has been streaming ST sessions on his channel several times this week. Check the latest stream archive to access to his videos.
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #75 weekly event. The final this week was between x64 and H-ZeroBracket | Video | Leaderboard
  • Bonus: from South America, the newly created group of ST in Argentina organized a small tournament on Fightcade 1 and they are planning to run another one this coming Sunday but this time on Fightcade 2. Bracket

Japan

  • A reminder that Kakerugo will happen this weekend, the biggest major in Japan (5vs5 format) with 38 teams registered so far (190 players). For some unknown reason, there are several Japanese players that are coming back to this tournament after months or even years of inactivity like Muteki, Sasori, Souzou, Gian, ARG, etc. The bad news is that neither Otochun nor Aniken will make it for the 4th time in a row even though they promised they would in a recent interview. There will also be a special character tournament as a pre-event on Friday. Complete list of teams and brackets.
  • Gamespot Versus weekly team tournament (Kanto), Kawamata Ryu and Kawasim Dhalsim were team captains. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • Another long set from previous arcade footage that was never properly published: Gucchi Ryu vs MB Boxer from 2015. Video
  • Game Newton Ooyama team tournament (Kanto), East vs West format with plenty of grandmasters visiting the arcade this week. Hide, Gian, Shiki, Yuuvega and Keishin among them.
  • Game Daytona Shiki weekly tournament (Kanto). With their usual “winner stays on” format. There are always 2 laps. Players usually play one lap with their main and another one with their alt character. This week’s final is between Isaji Cammy and Hide ChunLi.
  • North vs South tournament from the HL-SEGA arcade (Kansai) by ShogatsuTeppei Guile and Yomiaidou Ryu were defending their teams in the final.
  • Amipara Technoland monthly tournament (Chugoku). The East vs West team tournament format they did after the main tournament we linked last week.
  • Playland F1R 2on2 tournament (Tohoku). From the remote arcade in the very far north of Japan.

Europe

  • The meet-up at COIN-OP in Paris, organized by Karot Blanka, took place this last weekend with 17 players attending. The final was between Bazoukha (aka Kalel) Boxer and Profesor Jones Dictator. There was also an exhibition team tournament, East vs West style. By the time of this publication the videos are still being processed and uploaded but they will be available on this channel. Team results | Brackets | Videos
  • The video of the PAX 2vs2 tournament of last week in Paris has been uploaded. No annotations nor bracket are available yet.
  • Isimorn and Zarghatt did another ‘delayed commentary’ session in French of both the last GSV in Tokyo and the Kansai vs Chubu in Nagoya from few weeks ago.
  • LaDOSE uploaded the video of the ‘Nuit du Versus Anniversary Edition‘ tournament from February with a final between Zagi ChunLi and Nayma Honda. Bracket
  • On Sunday, Gamespirit hosted the monthly LaDOSE ranking battle. It was streamed on twitch and it will be uploaded to youtube eventually. The final was between Zarghatt ChunLi and Kazel DJ. Bracket
  • The guys from the 2X French Discord group organized a small online tournament played on Fightcade. Bracket
  • A reminder that HFSPlay event will have a 2X tournament this weekend (strangely called X-Mania Europe V), both solo and team formats. Unfortunately, only top8 will be streamed on their channel. List of players | Schedule | Stream channel

Others

  • STNotW (ST Normal of the Week) by Fudd DJ and hosted on the Free Play Arcade group. The subject this time is FeiLong fierce buttons.
  • Millertime has moved all the upcoming tweets about ST videos of the series that we announced last week to the hashtag #sf2vids. They will be a new publication every day until 30th anniversary is released.
  • The Street Fighter ‘The Miniatures Game’ that we mentioned last week has successfully reached +$1.3M of founding which means that they will include the 17 ST characters.

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X-News Week #26 (April 16th-22nd, 2018)

North America

  • Northwest Majors joins as a Tournament of Legends 3 qualifier. It takes place June 22-23 in Des Moines, WA.
  • Clutch 18 gaming event had an ST tournament on the weekend that was streamed by NYCFurby. Grand Finals was between Immortal and GhettoOnTheRiseVideo Playlist
  • Millertime announced she will be having ST setups on Friday nights at the recently opened @SuperDojo. Silentscope streamed the casuals that happened last week.
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #74 weekly event. The final this week was between x64 and H-ZeroBracket | Video | Leaderboard

Japan

Europe

  • VSFighting joins as the fourth European Tournament of Legends 3 qualifier and the first UK qualifier. VSFighting takes place July 20-22 in Birmingham, UK.
  • PAX tournament in Paris had very strong players on their 2vs2 tournament. Isimorn recorded most of the matches with his camera and it will be posted soon with annotations.

Others

  • Pof posted a video that shows the maximum distance some charge characters can walk forward when performing their super by delaying the input timing as much as possible. It’s not too much but it can be one or two steps depending on the case, enough to confuse your opponent.
  • Pof also posted another video about a glitch of the game that might not be so known by many. The glitch allows boxer to keep a down charge while on a standing position which lets the character to perform an unexpected headbutt that can be useful in some matches.
  • STNotW (ST Normal of the Week) by Fudd DJ and hosted on the Free Play Arcade group. The subject this time is Dictator’s crouching heavy kick.
  • SF30th Anniversary can be already pre-ordered on Amazon. For the sake of the hype Millertime is writing a series of tweets called Super Turbo Lessons where she points out practical stuff found in videos.
  • Jasco Games created a successful kickstarter project about a street fighter card game. The project is already funded with almost $1M. However, they will only include all 17 characters of ST (they have 15 so far) if the funds get to $1.3M. There are only 10 days left for that to happen. The game won’t be sold at retail and it will be exclusive for this campaign according to them.

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Japanese Invite #1 for TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III

The TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III fundraiser has passed $650 and we’ve unlocked the first Japanese invite! Thank you to all who have donated so far. This event could not happen without your support!

And without further ado, The first Japanese invite for TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III is… Mattsun!

Mattsun is the two-time defending Canada Cup Super Turbo champion and the only two-time singles champion in Canada Cup history. Mattsun is a highly decorated Japanese grandmaster with first place finishes at prestigious tournaments such as X-MANIA, X-MANIA EUROPE, Kakerugo, X-EST and 4/X FOX.

TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III takes place at Canada Cup 2018 on November 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 2017 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.

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 $1300!

TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III poster

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Northwest Majors and VSFighting Join as ToL3 Qualifiers

We have two big announcements, as Northwest Majors and VSFighting join as ToL3 qualifiers!

Northwest Majors has previously been a qualifier for both ToL1 and ToL2 and we are pleased to have their participation once again. Northwest Majors takes place June 22-23 in Des Moines, WA. For more information, visit the Northwest Majors website.

VSFighting joins as the fourth European ToL3 qualifier and the first UK qualifier. VSFighting is presented by Electronic Dojo, a grassroots, Birmingham based community and the backbone of the VSFighting Tournament Series. They’ve supported the UK fighting game scene for the past 8 years. VSFighting takes place July 20-22 in Birmingham, UK. For more information visit the VSFighting website.

Visit the ToL3 page for more information concerning ToL3. Also, don’t forget to check out the ToL3 fundraiser as we are attempting to raise funds for tournament expenses.

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X-News Week #25 (April 9th-15th, 2018)

North America

  • The footage from the Spring Series tournament @ Free Play Arcade is now available on youtube. Mirrors of Sagat legends ultracombo and yaya, dictator legends rizOne and Murasaki, and a final between the top US player vs the top Japanese player are just some of the many highlights buried in the more than 20 hours of footage (off-stream and on-stream). Complete Playlist
  • SRK published an article giving more details of the first (ever) online qualifier for ToL3 hosted by Arkadeum on the Monday Night Fightcade sessions.
  • Press Start Gaming Center in Las Vegas is organizing an ST tournament inside the TOFTS event which will also host other tournaments of old games. The tournament will be on April 28.
  • Noho Dojo is hosting another Super Turbo Session at Lost Ark Arcade in North Carolina this Saturday.
  • LordJimmyBones is hosting some more regular Fightcade session on his twitch channel every week. You can see the past ones in his stream archive.
  • IFixMachine will be hosting an event in NYC as launch party for the 30th anniversary collection. There will be both an offline tournament on cabinet as well as an online tournament on console for a ranking battle.
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #73 weekly event. The final this week was between x64 and RealDecoy Blanka. Bracket | Video | Leaderboard

Japan

  • Gamespot Versus weekly team tournament (Kanto) with crazy runs from Bunchin FeilLong and specially Yakitori Hawk at the end of the video. He has been taking T. Hawk level to something ridiculous for the last 2-3 years defeating one grandmaster after the other. Sasori Ryu and Nakamu Blanka were team captains. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • Gamespot Versus weekend tournament (Kanto) with a ‘standard’ tournament format for once, double bracket for singles. Naoki Boxer and Hide ChunLi made it to the final.
  • Game Newton Ooyama team tournament (Kanto) with 4 teams of 5 players each going at each other in a single bracket format.
  • Game Daytona Shiki weekly tournament (Kanto). With their usual “winner stays on” format. There are always 2 laps. This week’s final is between Tomoza Dictator and Nakajima Honda.
  • North vs South tournament from the HL-SEGA arcade (Kansai) by Shogatsu. Shogatsu Old Honda and Murasaki Dictator are defending their teams in the final.

Europe

  • XSB Europe has now its first American invite confirmed. Psychochronic ChunLi from Canada who will be traveling to Lyon in October for the tournament.

Others

  • James Chen posted on youtube his “Delayed Commentary” session of the Kotaka Shoten vs Ito FT10 from Daigo‘s channel. His comments definitely add even more hype to the match.
  • There is a new youtube channel on the block coming from Japan which is doing a combo video for each character (8 so far). For the Ryu video, for instance, it shows combos for 20 minutes from the 3 hit ones to the 10 and 11 ones. Highly recommended.
  • STNotW (ST Normal of the Week) by Fudd DJ and hosted on the Free Play Arcade group. The subject this time is Boxer’s jumping medium punch

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