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X-News Week #45 (August 27th-September 2nd, 2018)

North America

  • JoshC Claw qualified for Tournament of Legends III at the SummerJam tournament. The final was against SuperrV Boxer. Video | Brackets
  • SCR qualifier will take place in LA on September 15 at 12pm with Top 8 at 9pm. Pools will be streamed by silentscope88 with Top 8 on the LevelUpLive.
  • Undead_Kaiju organized a kumite on Twitch along with a fundraiser for the player Toshin who spent the whole EVO tournament with a severe eye infection. The goal was reached in less than 20 minutes.
  • IFixMachine arcade in New York have set their schedule for ST in the coming weeks for Thursday and Friday night. It’s still not clear if all these sessions will be streamed in their channel.
  • Monday Night Fightcade is back with their weekly tournaments. #93 edition with Rakanishu Blanka in really good shape playing against H-Zero in the finals. Bracket | Video

Japan

  • Few weeks ago, Aniken went to the Pythagoras arcade located in the south region of Kansai. He made a special Kumite and made some sort of bet (we couldn’t translate it properly) against whoever was able to beat him. Annotations are in video description. After the offical Kumite Aniken keeps playing against everyone. In total, there are 3 hours straight of him that you can watch if you want to see one of the finest shotos of this planet. [source: Pythagoras twitch channel]
  • Another FT10 from the Gamespot Versus arcade (Kanto) called the Komonomochi series. This time with Kurahashi Ryu against Hide ChunLi. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • Rescued footage of 3 series of 10 games played in the recently closed Mat Mouse arcade. Sashishi Ryu vs Mattsun Ken. Played on May 7, 2018.
  • One thing we have been missing in these weekly reports are the monthly Ko-Hatsu tournaments in Osaka (Kansai). They used to put brackets and pictures in their website but not anymore. However, they take a picture of their hand made bracket and post it on twitter. Video has no annotations but the players are some of the usual suspects from Osaka: Kusumondo, Shogatsu, Murasaki, Gunze, etc. Video | Brackets | Links to the past editions of 2018
  • Special monthly 3vs3 at Gamespot Versus (Kanto). With many strong players from the new generation in Tokyo. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • Gamespot Versus weekly team tournament (Kanto). With Tomoza Dictator and Hide ChunLi as the team captains. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • Gamespot Versus 2vs2 weekend special (Kanto). With many strong players (mostly new generation) from the arcade. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #93 from the HL-SEGA arcade (Kansai). Otochun ChunLi and Kusumondo Honda face each other in the decisive match. Player name annotations on screen both in Japanese and English.
  • Game Daytona Shiki weekly tournament (Kanto). With their usual “winner stays on” format. There are always 2 laps. This week’s final is between Motsu Blanka and Hide ChunLi. Annotations in video description. [source: Daytona twitch channel]
  • Monthly tournament at Amipara Technoland (Chugoku) in the very west of Japan. August edition. Player names in video description. Main tournament | East vs. West special [source: Amipara nico channel]
  • Playland F1R 2on2 tournament (Tohoku). From the remote arcade in the very far north of Japan. August 22 edition (no annotations) and August 25 edition (annotations in video description). [source: Playland twitch channel]

Europe

  • Everything is ready for the last European Tournament of Legends III qualifier at the MixUp event this weekend. There will be strong players like Myco Boxer, DonnYan Ken or ErCommander Blanka. Stream will be on Saturday at LaDoseTV channel and the top 3 on Sunday at the MixUp channelBrackets
  • As they do every year, XStreetBattle has released their goodies section with things you can buy related to the game or the tournament.

Others

  • GolcarJack has released a small chart of how Guile cr.mp works against other characters.
  • The legendary NKI is back and he is planning to release a Volume XII of his combo video series. He is already posting image previews in his twitter account.
  • There are some videos being posted on facebook about a manga called High Score Girl Thank where they feature ST being played in the arcade with actual footage from the game. Rumors say that TMF and TZW helped recording the game footage to include it in the cartoon.
  • There is an online tool called StretchSite which is very convenient if you want to watch ST videos that have been recorded in 16:9 but want to view it in the original arcade 4:3 ratio. Example

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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