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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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