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X-News Week #44 (August 20th-26th, 2018)

North America

  • SummerJam is coming up this weekend as the next Tournament of Legends III qualifier. It will take place in Philadelphia, PA. Brackets | Stream
  • Star69 Garage Arcade @ Round Rock is organizing an ST tournament for September 22. Details | Stream

Japan

  • FT5 set at Space Shuttle (Chubu) between Riz0ne Dictator and MAO Claw.
  • FT5 set at Daytona Shiki (Kanto) between Yuuvega Dictator and Nia Honda. [source: Daytona twitch channel]
  • Long set (a little over 100 games in 3:30 hours) between Shiki Guile and Gucchi Ryu. Shiki used to be known for his Guile in the early days before he went to Boxer. [source: Daytona twitch channel]
  • Amuseum Kusatsu Game Center will be closing their doors by the end of the month. It wasn’t a known arcade (located just in between Osaka and Nagoya) but most of the big players from Chubu and Kansai decided to go there for a farewell tournament. +30 players with Shogatsu, Murasaki, MAO, KKY, Fujimon and many others were present. Annotations in English have been added as the first comment in each video. Main tournament | Special East vs West
  • Gamespot Versus weekly team tournament (Kanto). With amazing performances from the FeiLong players. Kawasim Dhalsim and Kawamata Ryu were the team captains. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #92 from the HL-SEGA arcade (Kansai). Mori Boxer and Kamenjin Claw face each other in the decisive match. Player name annotations on screen both in Japanese and English.
  • Another episode of the on going Danisen at Gamespot Versus (Kanto). The players involved this time are: Peruo Boxer, Sakurai Ryu, Bunchin FeiLong, Kusa ChunLi. No annotations. [source: GSV nico channel]
  • Game Newton Ooyama special team tournament (Kanto). East vs West format with each player doing two laps. A chance to see Kurahashi using his legendary Guile for a couple of matches. 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 VIPER Hawk and Tomoza 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

  • Celtic Throwdown in Dublin Ireland had Golcarjack Guile as the winner who fought against Cobelcog Cammy in the finals. Bracket | Videos
  • SFO will have their September edition this weekend in Leeds, England. Tournament details
  • Schedules for the next (and last) European Tournament of Legends III qualifier have been published. It will be next week (September 8-9) at the MixUp event.
  • LaDOSEnet posted the footage of their last ranking battle which they do monthly in Lyon. The top 3 was Zarghatt ChunLi, Bansheebot Blanka and Touco Zangief. Videos (Part 1, 2, 3) | Brackets | Blog post
  • Kawasim Dhalsim has been announced as the third and final Japanese invite for the XSB tournament (13-14 October) in Lyon. It will be his first time outside of Japan. The final list of Japanese invites are Murasaki Dictator, Koemon FeiLong and Kawasin Dhalsim.

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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