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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 DGV Ryu won’t be able to make it to the finals either and has been replaced by Millertime Honda.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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