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X-News Week #72 (March 4th-March 10th, 2019)

America

  • The ONE – Retro Fighting Game Tournament took place on Saturday in Vegas with a final between Justin Wong ChunLi and eltrouble Dhalsim. Bracket | Video
  • 4th meet up organized in NYC featuring TechMonkey, SuperrV, MegamanX, GreenTea, Zoolander, The Chief, and EtotheNGVideo
  • Toronto Top Tiers streamed the ST tournament run at CEC2019 with a final between Redeyeguy DeeJay and Pestro ChunLi. BracketsVideo (minute 9:01:25)
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum ran their #118 weekly event with Hokuto Claw and TechnicalMonkey ChunLi in the finals. Bracket | Video

Japan

Asia

Others

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X-News Week #73 (March 11th-March 17th, 2019)

America

  • Final Round tournament took place last weekend with a final between Justin Wong Old Sagat and FlashG Old Ken. Bracket | Video
  • Free Play Arcade has been organizing ST tournaments for kids with great success. However, details and videos are only posted in their facebook group.
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum ran their #119 weekly event with Hokuto Claw and RenoMD Dictator in the finals. Bracket | Video

Japan

  • Red Bull and Button Mashers joined forces to organize a tournament in Tokyo on console (!!) played on 30th Anniversary. Many big names were present like Souzou, Shogatsu, Shiki, KKY, Nogyo, Sasori, Kurahashi, Mattsun, etc (133 entrants total). The final was between Hazi Deejay and Kotaka Shoten Guile. Video annotations | Bracket (in Japanese) | Video | Website (in Japanese). After the main tournament there is an exhibition (FT3) between Kotaka Shoten Guile and Kurahashi Ryu.
  • FT5 at Space Shuttle arcade in Nagoya (Chubu). Tamashima Boxer (visiting from Tokyo) vs Futachan Claw.
  • Game Spot Versus weekly team tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). East vs West format. Kusa ChunLi and Nakamu Honda as team captains. Annotations in the video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #120 from the HL-SEGA arcade in Osaka (Kansai). Murasaki Dictator and Otochun ChunLi faced off against each other in a decisive match. Player name annotations on screen are both in Japanese and English. [source: Shogatsu’s youtube channel – live stream every Monday night – Japan time)]
  • Game Spot Versus special weekend tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). 2vs2 format. Annotations in the video description. With the participation of Komoda Blanka and Yaya Sagat. [source: GSV twitch channel – live stream every Saturday night (Japan time)]
  • Game Newton Ooyama special team tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). With a spectacular performance from Shiki Boxer. Annotations in the video description. [source: Ooyama nico channel]
  • From the list of streams in Japan that we have been missing for the longest time… we have G’Com Wajiro Arcade in Fukuoka (Kyushu area) in the very very West of Japan. Not sure what known players are in that arcade but they have been posting commentated streams on youtube for a while (no annotations). Better late than never.
  • Playland F1R tournament (Tohoku). From the remote arcade in the very far north of Japan. No annotations. [source: Playland twitch channel]

Europe

  • Extra Life Cafe in Paris (France) posted their ranking battle of March with a final between Zagi ChunLi and Donyann Ken. Player names on screen. After the main event there is also a team tournament, east vs west style, with the two finalists as team captains. Bracket | Video
  • First Attack posted the final of their last ranking battle in their facebook group. For some reason, they didn’t specify who the players are.

Others

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X-News Week #71 (February 25th-March 3rd, 2019)

America

  • The ONE – Retro Fighting Game Tournament in Vegas is coming up this Saturday with a 2X tournament. Schedule | Stream (Saturday 4pm PST) | Bracket
  • There is a newly created channel at the STR Discord server to help with matchmaking on online platforms. In particular, with the recent revival of HDR (in Classic mode of course).
  • DjFrijoles has given more details of the big tournament they are organizing in Mexico. Besides all the big local players Ultracombo might go to the tournament as well. It will take place on June 1st at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Guerrero.
  • The community in Argentina ran a stream to announce the rules and details of their upcoming 2nd national ST league.
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum ran their #116 weekly event with RealDecoy Blanka and Hokuto Claw in the finals. Bracket | Video

Japan

Europe

  • LaDOSE monthly ranking battle has been posted. Final between Bansheebot Blanka and Hiroki Ryu who was visiting from Tokyo. Bracket | Video. Annotations in the video description.
  • Marcade Honda kumite recorded by the LaDOSE crew in France.
  • Footage and results from the recent 2X tournamet at Konbo, Edinburgh, UK. Bracket | Videos
  • Extra Life Cafe in Paris uploaded their last ranking battle to Youtube. We already talked about the details in the past while it was on Twitch. Brackets | Part 1 | Part 2. No annotations. They also announced the details of the upcoming ranking battle for march.

Others

  • The RetroRGB crew published a detailed page (with video included) of everything you wanted to know about capturing game video which applies to those who have been setting up recording hardware to capture ST. A must read.

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X-News Week #70 (February 18th-24th, 2019)

America

  • 3rd meet up organized in NYC featuring TechMonkey, SuperrV, MegamanX, GreenTea, Zoolander, Dominican2X and EtotheNG. Video
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum ran their #116 weekly event with Hokuto Claw and x64 Honda in the finals. Bracket | Video
  • The community in Argentina ran a small tournament called Tucuman and recorded the footage of it. BracketVideo

Japan

  •  The Star Cup tournament finally took place on the 25th anniversary day of the game and was even featured on Shoryuken’s blog. There are two videos already up:
    • The first video is the three last chance qualifiers run on the same day of the tournament. There are amazing performances from Mori Boxer, Tasaka Cammy, Gunze Zangief and Isaji Cammy among others. The players who qualified were Kotaka Shoten Guile, Fujimon Deejay and Kusumondo Honda.
    • The second video is the final top 16 with the 3 players aforementioned, the ones classified from other satellite qualifiers (Kusa, Alabama, Yondaime, KKY, Hazi, Cloiwan, Yuuvega, Mattsun, Murasaki, Opemai) and the three players who automatically qualified for being the top 3 of the past edition (Otochun, MAO, Futachan). There are way too many good performances to name them here so we recommend to watch it all. Annotations in the video description.
  • Online FTX from 2015, but published recently, between at Kenta-kobe and Hazi.
  • Game Spot Versus weekly team tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). East vs West format. Suzuka Dhalsim and Nakamu Blanka as team captains. Annotations in the video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • Game Spot Versus special weekend tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). Double bracket format. Final between Shu Ken and Seo ChunLi. Annotations in the video description. [source: GSV twitch channel – live stream every Saturday night (Japan time)]
  • Game Newton Ooyama special team tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). East vs West format with two chances for each player. Annotations in the video description. [source: Ooyama nico channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #117 from the HL-SEGA arcade in Osaka (Kansai). With the guest visit of Unessential ChunLi from Canada. Otochun ChunLi and Hazi Deejay faced off against each other in the final match. Player name annotations on screen are both in Japanese and English. [source: Shogatsu’s youtube channel – live stream every Monday night – Japan time)]
  • Game Daytona Shiki weekly tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). With their usual “winner stays on” format. There are always 2 laps. This week’s final is between Kaneko Guile and XSPR Ryu. Annotations in the video description. [source: Daytona twitch channel – live stream on Friday nights (Japan time)]
  • Special team battle at the Sun Seibu arcade in Hamamatsu (Chubu). East vs West format. Annotations in Japanese in the video description.

Europe

  • The Spanish community ran their monthly online ranking battle with a final between Marcade Honda and Pof Boxer. However, stream footage has been automatically deleted from their twitch archive. Bracket

Asia

  • Weekly session from the arcade in Singapore. Annotations in the video description.

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STR Discord #matchmaking channel

The ST Revival team invites everyone to join the new STR Discord server, which we set up to help with matchmaking on online platforms. In particular, with the recent revival of HDR (in Classic mode of course), we thought it could help players line up matches and lobbies.

Depending on how this goes in terms of user adoption, we may add stuff to the Discord, but as of now, the primary purpose is matchmaking across all online platforms (though with a focus on HDR Classic) and it will be moderated as such. Join with the link below, and hope to see you in there!

Join the STR Discord channel

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X-News Week #69 (February 11th-17th, 2019)

Reminder that Saturday 23rd is ST/2X 25th Anniversary. Thank you to each and every player of the community for staying there for so long.
Here the news from last week plus all the details of the Star Cup tournament coming up this weekend in the Japan section:

America

  • The West Coast Spring Series qualifier took place at Don’s arcade in LA. Many players returned to the scene for the tournament like Moocus, OG Ken, WickedElement, Synco, Stevebafett, Blaqskullz, etc. The final was between AfroLegends DJ and Riz0ne Dictator. Along with eltrouble Dhalsim the three of them get qualified for the Spring Series finals. Annotations on video description. Bracket | Video
  • Speaking of Spring Seriers finals 3 out of the 5 Japanese invites have been announced. Otochun, Mattsun and Yaya are confirmed to attend. April 12-14. Event Info
  • Lost Ark arcade in North Carolina will be running a tournament on ST 25th anniversary date, February 23rd. Event info | Stream channel
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #115 weekly event with ScuzBucket and x64 in the finals. Bracket | Video

Japan

  • Star Cup finals are already here, happening on Saturday 23 at Space Shuttle in Nagoya. Unlike most Japanese tournaments this is a singles one although the players have to decide which two characters they can use beforehand. The finals will be among 10 champions that have been qualified for the last two months all around Japan plus the top 3 from last edition (2014) who are automatically qualified. The last 3 remaining spots will be decided in a preliminary round on the tournament day making it to a final 16 players total for the bracket. The final tournament will start at Saturay Noon (JST time)/Friday 7pm (PST time)/Saturday 4am (CET time),  and will be streamed at the Space Shuttle twitch channel. More info (in Japanese). Here is a list of all the 16 spots:
    1. Neyagawa ABC in Osaka. Hazi (DeeJay/O.Hawk). Video
    2. Enjoy Paradise in Osaka. Qualifier #1. KKY (Dhalsim). Video
    3. Enjoy Paradise in Osaka. Qualifier #2. Murasaki (Dictator). Video
    4. Play Spot BigOne in Tokyo. Cloiwan (Honda). Video
    5. Game Spot Versus in Tokyo. Alabama (Boxer). Video
    6. VGM Robot in Fukaya. Final: Mattsun (Ken/Cammy). Video
    7. Game Newton Ooyama in Tokyo. Yuuvega (Dictator/DJ). Video
    8. New from last week: Space Shuttle in Nagoya. Qualifier #1. Yondaime (O.Sagat) (final against Aniki (Ryu/Guile). Losers | Winners | Grand Finals
    9. New from last week: Space Shuttle in Nagoya. Qualifier #2. Opemai (Claw) (final against Fujimon (DJ)). Losers | Winners. Losers finals and grand finals weren’t recorded due to an equipment problem.
    10. New from last week: Daytona Shiki in Tokyo. Kusa (ChunLi/Honda) (final against Kikai (Dictator/Guile)). Video
    11. 2014 Top 1: Otochun
    12. 2014 Top 2: MAO
    13. 2014 Top 3: Futachan
    14. Onsite qualifier #1
    15. Onsite qualifier #2
    16. Onsite qualifier #3
  • FT5 at Space Shuttle arcade in Nagoya (Chubu). Shinonii Old Sagat vs Parupunte Boxer.
  • FT5 at Space Shuttle arcade in Nagoya (Chubu). Hakase Dhalsim vs Opemai Claw.
  • FTX at Game Spot Versus in Tokyo (Kanto). Rescued from 2016. Between Yakitori Old Hawk and Alabama Boxer[source: GSV youtube channel]
  • Game Spot Versus weekly team tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). East vs West format. Kawamata Ryu and Tomoza Dictator as team captains. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #116 from the HL-SEGA arcade in Osaka (Kansai). Otochun ChunLi and Murasaki Dictator face each other in the decisive match. Player name annotations on screen both in Japanese and English. [source: Shogatsu’s youtube channel – live stream every Monday night – Japan time)]
  • Game Spot Versus special weekend tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). Character ratio format. Gucchi Ryu vs Hide O.Blanka/ChunLi in the final. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV twitch channel – live stream every Saturday night (Japan time)]
  • Belated Game Spot Versus special weekend tournament from the previous week in Tokyo (Kanto). 2vs2 team format. Gucchi & Nikaiten vs tomo & Yakitori in the finals. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV twitch channel – live stream every Saturday night (Japan time)]
  •  Playland F1R tournament (Tohoku). From the remote arcade in the very far north of Japan. No annotations. [source: Playland twitch channel]

Europe

  • Extra Life run the qualifier for HFS-FactorX. The final was between Balcork Feilong and Zagi ChunLi. Both of them get qualified for FactorX. They also were the captains for the special East vs West that was run afterwards. Bracket | Stream | East vs West chart
  • The Spanish community started doing regular monthly offline meet ups in Barcelona and they streamed the last one directly from ps4 30th. The final was between Pof (O.Hawk/Boxer) and RickyTTT (Ryu/O.Sagat). Annotations on video description. Bracket | Video
  • Ladose will run their monthly ranking battle this Sunday 24 at Gamespirit in Lyon. More info
  • The french group First Attack posted the results of their last ranking battle with a final between pe1port Dhalsim and Pierrot Feilong. Bracket | Final’s video (facebook links)

Others

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X-News Week #68 (February 4th-10th, 2019)

America

  • The East Coast Spring Series 4 qualifier was run in NYC with a final between Damdai and TechMonkeyBracketPart 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Top 4
  • The West Coast qualifier will be run at Don’s arcade in LA on February 16. Top 3 of the tournament will qualify for Spring Series 4 at Free Play Arcade in Texas. Event Info | Stream channel
  • NorCal Crabattle run their February edition with a final between Myung and RusselCasse. Stream (starts at 1:33:00).
  • Lost Ark arcade in North Carolina will be running a tournament on ST 25th anniversary date, February 23rd. Event info | Stream channel
  • Retro Night is back at Defend The North 2019 in New York. July 19-21. Starting prize pool of $250 courtesy of CitiGaming and powered by Matcherino. Event info and registration
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #112 weekly event with RenoMD Dictator and x64 in the finals. Bracket | Video

Japan

Europe

  • Zarghatt ChunLi and Donyann Ken have been announced as invited players for the FactorX tournament at HFS in France. More info
  • Extra Life Cafe in Paris will run a qualifier for HFS this weekend where the first 2 will get the spot. Golcarjack and Myco are likely to travel there for the spot. Sunday 17 at 3pm CEST. Stream | More info
  • A bunch of players have been now confirmed for the Fightcade Offline Festival in Spain (April 5-7). Seven Japanese players with different game specialities. For 2X there will be the two players who contributed to the game footage of the High Score Girl manga: TMF Zangief and TZW Guile. SpinalBlood Sagat from Italy has been confirmed as well.
  • First attack group have announced they will be running an ST tournament by the end of July at Morlaix (Bretagne, France). The exact dates are still TBD and they are working on bringing a Japanese guest. First attack facebook group

Others

  • Super Turbo Normal of the Week with E. Honda’s crouching light kick. [previous publications]
  • Capcom has released the music of several games on Spotify including ST. ST Playlist | More info
  • Arcade Shop has released the special stickers of the 2X logo that they created for the last EVO.
  • Capcom Japan has released several merchandising products related to Street Fighter on their website. One of the products is a 17 keychains with all the characters of ST with the chibi drawing style.
  • Someone on twitter has created an unofficial 2X wallpaper based on the design of the aforementioned keychains.
  • Displaced Gamers channel has released a detailed video about the 4:3 aspect ratio in CPS1 and CPS2 systems. They explain many of the myths and questions asked from players, why CRT don’t use pixels, how console ports found workarounds to other systems or why the native resolution of the games is different than the ones shown in the arcade screen, etc.
  • Brook has released their first full featured stick with their popular PCB inside. It comes with a removable lever as well. The stick will be presented at EVO Japan.
  • Hori has released a series of compact sticks meant for nintendo switch and PS3/4.
  • Arcade Paradise Shop has released several JAMMA related products. One of them is a switcher board that can be controlled from the joystick panel.

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X-News Week #67 (January 28st-February 3rd, 2019)

America

  • Recorded meetup in NYC with TechMonkey, SuperrV, MegamanX, and EtotheNG. Video
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #113 weekly event with x64 and RealDecoy in the finals. Bracket | Video

Japan

  • Starcup qualifier from Game Newton Ooyama in Tokyo (Kanto). Final: Yuuvega Dictator vs Kusa ChunLi. Annotations in video description.
  • FT10 from the Kemonomichi series at Game Spot Versus in Tokyo (Kanto) between Piroshi Honda and Gian Dhalsim.
  • FT5 at the Sun Seibu arcade in Hamamatsu (Chubu) between Isimorn Claw and Kenshiro Boxer.
  • FT5 at Game Spot Versus in Tokyo (Kanto) between Makiri Ken and Isimorn Claw.
  • Game Spot Versus special weekend tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). East vs West format. Hide ChunLi and Miya Ken as team captains. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV twitch channel – live stream every Saturday night (Japan time)]
  • Game Daytona Shiki weekly tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). With their usual “winner stays on” format. There are always 2 laps. This week’s final is between Alabama Boxer and Kawasim Dhalsim. Annotations in video description. [source: Daytona twitch channel – live stream on Friday nights (Japan time)]
  • Playland F1R tournament (Tohoku). From the remote arcade in the very far north of Japan. No annotations. [source: Playland twitch channel]

Europe

  • Hokuto Claw from Mexico has been announced as invited player for the FactorX tournament at HFS in France. More info
  • Tournament at Konbo, Edinburgh, Sun 24th Feb in honor of the 25th anniversary of the game. Unfortunately, no recordings or streaming are planned. More info
  • Last Extra Life Cafe tournament in Paris is now uploaded to youtube with a final between Zagi ChunLi and Max Cammy.

Asia

  • Weekly sessions from the arcade in Singapore. Annotations in video description. January 31 edition

Others

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X-News Week #66 (January 21st-27th, 2019)

America

  • Norcal Crabattle run their monthly ST event with Ultracombo Old Sagat vs Riz0ne Dictator in the final (minute 2:17:40). Stream
  • The Noho Dojo and Lost Ark Video Games run a tournament on Saturday in NC with Rekkaken Ryu and Damdai Ryu in the finals (minute 2:32:40). Stream
  • Toronto Top Tiers tournament took place last week with Ozz Deejay vs Bort Honda in the finals. Bracket | Video. After the tournament there is an exhibition match FT10 between Dogberry and Lucky Jim playing on World Warrior.
  • Recorded meetup in NYC with JoshC, Atari (visiting from Toronto), EtotheNG, Dominican2X, MegamanX and Min. Video
  • Recent streams by weirdlookinghippo with Dogbert, Maximum Elbow and Unessential as guests. Stream archive
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #112 weekly event with RenoMD Dictator and Scuzbucket ChunLi in the finals. Bracket | Video
  • Spring Series 4 tournament is now fully announced. $10K ST tournament. April 12-14 2019 Free Play Arlington in Texas. Two satellite qualifiers: NYC, Next Level Arcade, February 9, 2019 and LA, Don’s Arcade, February 16, 2019. Registration | Trailer
  • “The ONE” ST Tournament by BAS in Vegas is open now for registration.
  • Super Bit Wars 7 will have an ST tournament in Norman, Oklahoma on March 30th. First ST tournament in Oklahoma in a very long time. Registration

Japan

  • Star Cup qualifers update:
    1. January 14 @ Neyagawa ABC in Osaka. Check the x-news from last week.
    2. January 19 @ Enjoy Paradise (Enpara) in Osaka. Qualifier #1. Check the x-news from last week.
    3. January 19 @ Enjoy Paradise (Enpara) in Osaka. Qualifier #2. Check the x-news from last week.
    4. January 19 @ Play Spot BigOne in Tokyo. Check the x-news from last week.
    5. January 20 @ Game Spot Versus in Tokyo. Check the x-news from last week.
    6. January 27 @ VGM Robot in Fukaya. Final: TZW Guile vs Mattsun Ken. Annotations in first comment.
    7. Upcoming: February 2 @ Daytona Shiki in Tokyo.
    8. Upcoming: February 3 @ Space Shuttle in Nagoya. Qualifier #1.
    9. Upcoming: February 10 @ Space Shuttle in Nagoya. Qualifier #2.
    10. Finals: February 23 @ Space Shuttle in Nagoya.
  • FT5 at Space Shuttle arcade (Chubu). Yondaime Old Sagat vs Iroha Old Guile.
  • FT5 at Space Shuttle arcade (Chubu). Cloiwan Honda vs Edo ChunLi.
  • Rescued FT10 at Game Spot Versus (Kanto) from 2016. Mattsun Ken vs Nikaiten Old Sagat.
  • Game Spot Versus weekly team tournament (Kanto). East vs West format. Alabama Boxer and Kotaka Shoten Guile as team captains. Isimorn Claw as guest from France. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • Game Newton Ooyama special team tournament (Kanto). East vs West format. Annotations in video description. [source: Ooyama nico channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #114 from the HL-SEGA arcade (Kansai). Unfortunately, this week stream was not possible and they recorded footage with a camera. Part 1 | Part 2. Player list in video description in Japanese. [source: Shogatsu’s youtube channel – 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 XSPR Ryu and Alabama Boxer. Annotations in video description. [source: Daytona twitch channel – live stream on Friday nights (Japan time)]
  • From the section of “Japanese-arcades-we-have-been-missing-forever” we have Sun Seibu (サンセイブ) arcade from the south part of the central area (Chubu). This is the arcade that recently published a controversial matchup chart with Deejay placed as #2 and other things not very common among other areas. Kawashima Boxer or Kenshiro Deejay are two players from that arcade that might sound familiar to you, although both of them play so many characters. There is also an ITO uppercase that has nothing to do with the Ito Deejay from Nagoya. They occasionally have visits from other Chubu players like Wani!K Honda, Tasaka Cammy or Nakamu Honda/Blanka. For the last 3 years they have been running monthly east vs west format events, all of them uploaded at Pikku Claw’s channel. However, he stopped posting 6 months ago and since then it’s all uploaded at Tetsu Sagat’s channel. Besides the team tournaments they also do FT5s. We are going to list here only the ones posted in the last month:
    1. Kuma Ryu vs Wani!K Honda. Video
    2. Mikan ChunLi vs Satan Deejay. Video
    3. Kawashima Boxer vs Haku Cammy. Video
    4. Otto Guile vs Nakamu Ken. Video
    5. Wakki Ken vs Harada Ken. Video
    6. Mikan ChunLi vs Isimorn Claw as guest. Video

Europe

  • LaDOSEnet posted their #701 monthly ranking battle in Lyon. The top 3 was between Zarghatt ChunLi, Hiroki Ryu and Kazel Deejay. Bracket | Top 6 video. Annotations in video description.
  • Bazoukha kumite from Gamespirit arcade in Lyon. Video. Annotations in video description.
  • Fightcade Offline Festival 2019 is now open for registration. It will be on April 5-7 in Murchante, Spain.
  • Monthly Spanish ranking battle on Fightcade with Marcade Honda and Yonpol Honda in the finals. Bracket. No videos.

Asia

Others

  • Super Turbo Normal of the Week with ChunLi’s neutral jump light kick. Previous publications.
  • Another compilation video from LiangHuBBB. ST takes a very small part this time with some moments from ToL3.
  • Sanwa released a new connector type for buttons meant to be more robust and space saving. As a pre-sale for EVO Japan they will have the removable lever we mentioned a few weeks ago.
  • Muteki added a couple of tweets with two moments of his matches in the past. This wouldn’t be a highlight if it wasn’t that we miss him a lot and want him to go back as a regular in 2X again. Tweet 1 | Tweet 2

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X-News Week #65 (January 14th-20th, 2019)

America

  • Frosty Faustings run an ST tournament with 52 players. Bracket | Top 8. James Chen was in the commentary of the very last games. He also did a kumite afterwards (aka The Chen Challenge) where he played and commentated at the same time (lol) while he was sharing some curiosities of the game with the audience and the players.
  • Third installment of Super Turbo Showdown has been announced. It will be hosted in Toronto on March 30th. There will be both teams (3vs3) and Singles events and also a Matcherino campaign during the event to raise the prize pool. Registration | Matcherino campaign
  • The ST community in Chile run a tournament with RZP taking the victory. Bracket | Finals video
  • Norcal Crabattle has announced their monthly ST tournament for January 26 at 6pm. Registration | Matcherino campaign
  • There are three more videos available from the facebook live streams of the ST ranking battle run in Brazil. Stream list
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #111 weekly event with GrayInvader and x64 in the finals. Bracket | Video

Japan

  • Star Cup Tournament is confirmed to happen in 2019 and it will also have many qualifiers in the main 3 areas of Japan. Last time something of this sort happened was in 2014. The format seems to be even closer to the American style of tournaments: FT3 with possible counter picks although we are still not sure if the players are forced to say what characters they are going to use in the tournament beforehand. There were 5 qualifiers run in one week alone. We are going to list both the results and the upcoming qualifiers:
    1. January 14 @ Neyagawa ABC in Osaka. Final: KKY (Dhalsim/Boxer) vs Hazi (DeeJay/O.Hawk). Annotations in video description.
    2. January 19 @ Enjoy Paradise (Enpara) in Osaka. Qualifier #1. Final: Aniken (Boxer) vs KKY (Dhalsim). Annotations in video description. [source: Ando’s twitch channel]
    3. January 19 @ Enjoy Paradise (Enpara) in Osaka. Qualifier #2. Final: Murasaki (Dictator) vs Wada (Sagat). Annotations in video description. [source: Ando’s twitch channel]
    4. January 19 @ Play Spot BigOne in Tokyo. Final: Cloiwan (Honda) vs Alabama (Boxer). Annotations in first comment.
    5. January 20 @ Game Spot Versus in Tokyo. Final: Nikaiten (Honda/Boxer) vs Alabama (Boxer). Annotations in video description. [source: GSV twitch channel]
    6. Upcoming: January 27 @ VGM Robot in Fukaya.
    7. Upcoming: February 2 @ Daytona Shiki in Tokyo.
    8. Upcoming: February 3 @ Space Shuttle in Nagoya. Qualifier #1.
    9. Upcoming: February 10 @ Space Shuttle in Nagoya. Qualifier #2.
    10. Finals: February 23 @ Space Shuttle in Nagoya.
  • Special singles tournament at Space Shuttle (Chubu). Japanese ‘brutal’ singles format with FT1. Final between Yondaime Old Sagat and ARG Claw. The old school players might be happy to see the final outcome.
  • An FT10 from the X-Count series run at the Enpara arcade in Osaka (Kansai). Gunze Zangief vs Wada Sagat. For some reason it was played back in November but published now.
  • Special FT10 called X-Count Rookies at Enpara (Kansai) meant to be played by beginners. Torneko Zangief vs Takashikyo Old Ken. After the FT10 there is an extra tournament with the top players but there are no annotations of it.
  • An FT5 at Game Spot Versus (Kanto) between Tsunoppi Guile and Nia Honda.
  • Game Spot Versus weekly team tournament (Kanto). East vs West format. Kawasim Dhalsim and Kotaka Shoten Guile as team captains. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #113 from the HL-SEGA arcade (Kansai). Mori Boxer and Otochun ChunLi face each other in the decisive match. Player name annotations on screen both in Japanese and English. [source: Shogatsu’s youtube channel – live stream every Monday night – Japan time)]
  • Game Spot Versus special weekend tournament (Kanto). 2vs2 format. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV twitch channel – live stream every Saturday 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 Gucchi Blanka. Annotations in video description. [source: Daytona twitch channel – live stream on Friday nights (Japan time)]
  • Playland F1R tournament (Tohoku). From the remote arcade in the very far north of Japan. With a special format this week: only Ryu vs Honda match allowed for all players. No annotations. [source: Playland twitch channel]

Europe

  • Rival Scenes event in Leeds (UK) run a 3vs3 2X tournament. Golcarjack Guile, dagV ChunLi and Kungfoo ChunLi were the members of the winning team. Brackets | Top 4 stream (minute 04:33:50)
  • Extra life cafe in Paris run another event of their ranking battle series. With an amazing final between Zagi ChunLi and Max31 Cammy. Bracket | Stream
  • The guys from LaDose uploaded a kumite of MonPoteVincent Boxer run two weeks ago at Gamespirit arcade.
  • The MixUp tournament is now open for registration. The event will be on April 20-21 in Lyon.

Asia

Others

  • Daigo was invited, along with other new school players, to play an exhibition of ST (among other games) in order to promote the Hi Score Girl anime. Timestamps: Rere Guile vs Itabashi Zangief (00:00), Haitani Ryu vs Itabashi Zangief (03:21), Haitani Ryu vs Daigo Ryu (07:01), Itabashi Zangief vs Daigo Guile (10:16). Bonus: you can listen to the full soundtrack of the anime.
  • Super Turbo Normal of the Week is back! The first one of 2019 is about Cammy’s crouching medium punch. You can also check all the previous publications.
  • Loïc *WydD* Petit has published the details of his advanced method to measure input lag so all the tech-savvies out there can apply the same method for more devices.
  • Fromo has published a quick round with KO at 93 seconds. Last year we had Shotosallday (video) and oldschool_br (video) doing the same. We are still looking for someone able to record a 94 second one.
  • AfroLegends announced that his plan this year is to go to Japan for the first time and participate in the X-EST tournament.
  • Sophiedreamy is an artist from France who decided to draw the 17 characters of the game and make live streams of the process. The videos are from 2017 but we happened to run into them now. Playlist

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