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X-News Week #54 (October 29th-November 4th, 2018)

America

  • Tournament of Legends III top 32 offstream matches have been posted on youtube. They are the matches from the losers bracket. Annotations in video description. Video | Bracket
  • A series of FT5 between top players who were at ToL3 have been posted on youtube. They mostly occurred post event on Sunday night. Ultracombo New Sagat vs Komoda Blanka (video), Damdai Old Ryu vs Mattsun Old Ken (video), DonYann Ken vs KillerMiller Honda (video), Kusumondo Honda vs eltrouble Dhalsim (video), Makiri Ken vs KillerMiller Honda (video), Ultracombo New Sagat vs Mattsun Ken (video), Murasaki Dictator vs Zoolander DeeJay (video). Plus some extra casuals (video).
  • Upcoming uploads very soon: missed top 32 matches due to stream disconnections.
  • Free Play Arcade run the 24 hour marathon for the charity event last weekend. The ST tournament was part of it and it had 57 players (!!). The final was between Yuuki and NounStream (starts at 12:46:00, be aware it’s a 24 hour video) | Bracket
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #102 weekly event with x64 and Scuzbucket in the finals. Bracket | Video

Japan

Europe

  • An FT5 between Forteuropa Dictator (from Sweden) and GolcarJack Guile (from the UK). (video [aspect ratio corrected])
  • The tournament at Loriol du Comtat (Avignon) from last weekend had a final between DonYann Ken and Geronimo1979 Dhalsim. Video (Top 3). No bracket.
  • The mysterious organizers from the FactorX trailer are HFSPlay, the same people that co-organized X-Mania Europe in 2018. X-Mania is a license that won’t be used anymore and FactorX is the new name. Expect it to be one of the majors in Europe in 2019 with many cabinets, top players and quality organization. First announcement
  • The guys from Navarcade who organized the Fightcade Offline Festival are bringing four H2H sets to the RetroBarcelona event (Spain) on December 1. There will be a big ST tournament there, also with some players visiting from France. Stream | Registration
  • The next ranking battle event at Extra Life Cafe in Paris (France) will be on November 18. Event info
  • Well Playd Winter event in Newcastle (UK) will have an ST event on November 17. Registration
  • In order to promote the French 2X Discord DonYann created 4 different online tournaments. One for each week from now until xmas and each of them with a different format (not revealed so far). More info

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X-News Week #53 (October 22nd-28th, 2018)

America

  • Tournament of Legends III last chance qualifiers. Makiri Ken, LordJimmyBones Boxer, Nakano Sagat ChunLi, Damdai Old Ryu, Alex Valle Ryu, Thelo Honda were the final qualifiers. Video (2 parts, annotations in video description) | Brackets | Full poster
  • Tournament of Legends III top 32. Video (6 parts, no annotations) | Bracket
  • Tournament of Legends III top 8. Stream (starts at 6:06:55) | Bracket | Results
  • Canada Cup 3vs3 team tournament took place on Friday. Video (up to top 3, annotations in video description) | Top 3 stream (starts at 5:35:20) | Bracket | Results
  • Upcoming uploads very soon: offstream ToL3 top 32 matches (losers bracket), missed top 32 matches due to stream disconnections, special post event FT5s where you will be able to see Ultracombo New Sagat vs Komoda Blanka, Damdai Old Ryu vs Mattsun Old Ken among other matches.
  • Previous to the event, the French players who were coming for ToL3 had a set of casuals with some Toronto local players. Atari posted the stream of the event. No sound.
  • Clips and video highlights from the tournament are already being posted like this small compilation with some Daigo moments from ToL3 or this other clip showing the silly damage of ChunLi’s throw (at the end of the clip). There is a full list of clips extracted from the stream.
  • James Chen and Ultra David interviewed (starts at 1:09:00) Atari and Millertime to talk about the ToL3 details (pre-event), they also reviewed (starts at 55:45) the results after the event.
  • LordJimmyBones Boxer probably had his best performance to date making it to the final top 8. At the same time he wanted to make a public announcement, through this X-News, that he is retiring from the game as he needs more time for other games and streaming tasks. Surely he does it on a high note due to his last performance. However, we all know that nobody ever really retires from ST.
  • As a highlight, the representation at ToL3 was really outstanding. Players who represented so many communities from Japan, Mexico, Canada, France, UK, Spain, NorCal, SoCal, East Coast, Texas and many more areas; online players who recently joined offline tournaments; old school players like Valle, Choi, or even from Japan like Nakano Sagat and Foosuke (even if it was for casuals); players coming from other games like Yuuki (3S and yoyo master) and many more others we might forget.
  • Psychochronic posted a lot of pictures of the weekend in Canada, most of them ToL3 related. Friday, Saturday and Sunday pics.
  • The community in Mexico announced a big offline tournament for 2019. For now there is only a trailer (facebook video) but no more details. Players who will be present are: djfrijoles, robbies, ar/elliot, yito2k, h-zero and many others. The location is the place you would go if you escape from a prison: Ixtapa Zihuatanejo.
  • Free Play Arcade will run a charity event on November 3 where ST and other games will be part of a 25 hour marathon for a good cause. Stream | Donation link | Event info
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #101 weekly event with RenoMD and H-Zero in the finals. Bracket | Video

Japan

Europe

  • The guys from Loriol du Comtat (Avignon) took advantage that some French players are visiting the area on November 3 and decided to make an ST tournament with several players like Myco, DonYann, Bhaji Quan, Geronimo1979, Marcade, XavieF, GPR and Guileman. There is no stream available but top 3 video might be posted afterwards.

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TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III Results

Congratulations to Nuki for becoming the TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III champion!

Video: Twitch
Brackets: smash.gg

1. Nuki (Chun-Li)
2. AfroLegends (Dee Jay / Boxer)
3. Shogatsu (O. Honda)
4. ultracombo (O. Sagat)
5. Komoda (Blanka)
5. LordJimmyBones (Boxer)
7. Orf (Ryu)
7. Murasaki (Dictator)

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Canada Cup 2018 Super Turbo 3vs3 Results

Video: Twitch
Brackets: smash.gg

1. Murasaki / ultracombo / Alex Valle
2. damdai / AfroLegends / Mattsun
3. Makiri / orf / Komoda
4. Nakano Sagat / Kusumondo / Nuki
5. RenoMD / Zoolander / Hokuto
5. Marsgatti / krost / JoshC
7. ISIMORN / Shogatsu / Yogaboy
7. Zarghatt / DonYann / Kouni

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TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III SCHEDULE

TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III is finally here and it kicks off tonight with a special 3vs3 tournament starting at 3PM PST / 6PM EST. The event will be streamed and the stream channel will be announced later today. ToL III Pools and Top 32 will be streamed tomorrow on AtariFGC’s Twitch channel. See below for the full schedule. And finallly, Sunday’s ToL III Top 8 will be streamed on Canada Cup’s Twitch TV channel!

TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III SCHEDULE

DATE/TIME EVENT STREAM
FRIDAY 3PM PST/6PM EST 3VS3 TEAMS TBA
SATURDAY 6AM PST / 9AM EST ToL III LCQ POOLS https://twitch.tv/atarifgc
SATURDAY 4PM PST / 7PM EST ToL III TOP 32 https://twitch.tv/atarifgc
SUNDAY 12PM PST / 3PM EST ToL III TOP 8 https://twitch.tv/canadacupgaming

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XSB European Tournament Results

The most important European tournament of the year had the following results:

Solo Tournament

Video: Youtube
Brackets: smash.gg

1. Koemon
2. Kawasim
3. Murasaki
4. TMF
5. Balcork
5. Myco
7. Orf
7. Spinalblood

Team tournament

Video: Youtube (Top 3)
Brackets: smash.gg

1. Japan (Murasaki/Koemon/Kawasim)
2. Eurobeat (Zagi/Balcork/Spinalblood)
3. Yoga Sangria (Blackmane/DoubleU/TMF)
4. ShootingStars (Xinfu/Myco/Kazel)
5. Ta Gueule Robocop (Zarghatt/Kouni/Bansheebot)
5. Team UK (Orf/Kaosflare/KungFoo)

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ECT TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III Qualifier Results

Video: Twitch (starts at 2:20:00)
Brackets: smash.gg

1. TechnicalMonkey
2. Bas
3. Psychochronic
4. Comeback368
5. Todd Dwyar
5. Superrv
7. GoldenCen
7. Megaman X

TechnicalMonkey and BAS are unable to attend the finals so Psychochronic is the player who qualifies.

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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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