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X-News Week #62 (December 24th-30th, 2018)

America

  • Silentscope posted a video where he beats the CPU with T. Hawk and then improvises a quick tutorial about the execution of some of the character moves like the sako tick.
  • Fromo and Shotosallday had another recorded offline session which will be soon uploaded to youtube. Stream recording
  • Rockman (aka MegamanX) had a session on 30AE where he explains some strategies with Zangief. Stream recording

Japan

  • 4FOX major took place last weekend at Game Newton arcade. 4vs4 format (2 ww + 1 new challenger + 1 boss). Videos: QualifiersPools | Offsteam Pools Losers (no sound) | Finals (with post event exhibition at 3:10:55). Annotations in video description. The event had some inactive players coming back like Taira dictator.
  • Pre-4FOX event. East vs West team battle format. Kanto vs 6 Perfectures. Video. Annotations in video description. Amazing performance from Nakamu Blanka.
  • Game Spot Versus weekly team tournament (Kanto). East vs West format. Yakitori Old Hawk and Kotaka Shoten Guile as team captains. Crazy performances in the final matches. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #110 from the HL-SEGA arcade (Kansai). KKY Dhalsim and Murasaki Dictator face each other in the decisive match. Due to technical difficulties the image is in black and white. Player name annotations on screen both in Japanese and English. [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 Nullpoga Old Ken and Kawasim Zangief. Annotations in video description. [source: Daytona twitch channel – live stream on Friday nights (Japan time)]
  • Ko-Hatsu arcade (Kansai) posted their first random 2on2 format tournament. With some top players from Osaka like Otochun, Gunze, Mori, Aniken, KKY, etc. Annotations posted in the first video comment.
  • Playland F1R tournament (Tohoku). From the remote arcade in the very far north of Japan. No annotations. [source: Playland twitch channel]

Europe

  • Last tournament at Extra Life Cafe in Paris had a final between Zagi ChunLi and Bazoukha Boxer. Unfortunately, there are no videos of the event. Bracket

Others

  • Someone posted a tweet in Japanese about an SF2 side tournament at EVO Japan, but the details are not very clear.
  • Someone posted about a project of a metal case for the CPS2, still a work in progress.
  • Singapore weekly tournament. This week with a special kumite of TFO FeiLong who also attended the 4FOX major in Japan. Annotations in video description. Video
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