X-News Week #66 (January 21st-27th, 2019)


  • Norcal Crabattle run their monthly ST event with Ultracombo Old Sagat vs Riz0ne Dictator in the final (minute 2:17:40). Stream
  • The Noho Dojo and Lost Ark Video Games run a tournament on Saturday in NC with Rekkaken Ryu and Damdai Ryu in the finals (minute 2:32:40). Stream
  • Toronto Top Tiers tournament took place last week with Ozz Deejay vs Bort Honda in the finals. Bracket | Video. After the tournament there is an exhibition match FT10 between Dogberry and Lucky Jim playing on World Warrior.
  • Recorded meetup in NYC with JoshC, Atari (visiting from Toronto), EtotheNG, Dominican2X, MegamanX and Min. Video
  • Recent streams by weirdlookinghippo with Dogbert, Maximum Elbow and Unessential as guests. Stream archive
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #112 weekly event with RenoMD Dictator and Scuzbucket ChunLi in the finals. Bracket | Video
  • Spring Series 4 tournament is now fully announced. $10K ST tournament. April 12-14 2019 Free Play Arlington in Texas. Two satellite qualifiers: NYC, Next Level Arcade, February 9, 2019 and LA, Don’s Arcade, February 16, 2019. Registration | Trailer
  • “The ONE” ST Tournament by BAS in Vegas is open now for registration.
  • Super Bit Wars 7 will have an ST tournament in Norman, Oklahoma on March 30th. First ST tournament in Oklahoma in a very long time. Registration


  • Star Cup qualifers update:
    1. January 14 @ Neyagawa ABC in Osaka. Check the x-news from last week.
    2. January 19 @ Enjoy Paradise (Enpara) in Osaka. Qualifier #1. Check the x-news from last week.
    3. January 19 @ Enjoy Paradise (Enpara) in Osaka. Qualifier #2. Check the x-news from last week.
    4. January 19 @ Play Spot BigOne in Tokyo. Check the x-news from last week.
    5. January 20 @ Game Spot Versus in Tokyo. Check the x-news from last week.
    6. January 27 @ VGM Robot in Fukaya. Final: TZW Guile vs Mattsun Ken. Annotations in first comment.
    7. Upcoming: February 2 @ Daytona Shiki in Tokyo.
    8. Upcoming: February 3 @ Space Shuttle in Nagoya. Qualifier #1.
    9. Upcoming: February 10 @ Space Shuttle in Nagoya. Qualifier #2.
    10. Finals: February 23 @ Space Shuttle in Nagoya.
  • FT5 at Space Shuttle arcade (Chubu). Yondaime Old Sagat vs Iroha Old Guile.
  • FT5 at Space Shuttle arcade (Chubu). Cloiwan Honda vs Edo ChunLi.
  • Rescued FT10 at Game Spot Versus (Kanto) from 2016. Mattsun Ken vs Nikaiten Old Sagat.
  • Game Spot Versus weekly team tournament (Kanto). East vs West format. Alabama Boxer and Kotaka Shoten Guile as team captains. Isimorn Claw as guest from France. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • Game Newton Ooyama special team tournament (Kanto). East vs West format. Annotations in video description. [source: Ooyama nico channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #114 from the HL-SEGA arcade (Kansai). Unfortunately, this week stream was not possible and they recorded footage with a camera. Part 1 | Part 2. Player list in video description in Japanese. [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 XSPR Ryu and Alabama Boxer. Annotations in video description. [source: Daytona twitch channel – live stream on Friday nights (Japan time)]
  • From the section of “Japanese-arcades-we-have-been-missing-forever” we have Sun Seibu (サンセイブ) arcade from the south part of the central area (Chubu). This is the arcade that recently published a controversial matchup chart with Deejay placed as #2 and other things not very common among other areas. Kawashima Boxer or Kenshiro Deejay are two players from that arcade that might sound familiar to you, although both of them play so many characters. There is also an ITO uppercase that has nothing to do with the Ito Deejay from Nagoya. They occasionally have visits from other Chubu players like Wani!K Honda, Tasaka Cammy or Nakamu Honda/Blanka. For the last 3 years they have been running monthly east vs west format events, all of them uploaded at Pikku Claw’s channel. However, he stopped posting 6 months ago and since then it’s all uploaded at Tetsu Sagat’s channel. Besides the team tournaments they also do FT5s. We are going to list here only the ones posted in the last month:
    1. Kuma Ryu vs Wani!K Honda. Video
    2. Mikan ChunLi vs Satan Deejay. Video
    3. Kawashima Boxer vs Haku Cammy. Video
    4. Otto Guile vs Nakamu Ken. Video
    5. Wakki Ken vs Harada Ken. Video
    6. Mikan ChunLi vs Isimorn Claw as guest. Video


  • LaDOSEnet posted their #701 monthly ranking battle in Lyon. The top 3 was between Zarghatt ChunLi, Hiroki Ryu and Kazel Deejay. Bracket | Top 6 video. Annotations in video description.
  • Bazoukha kumite from Gamespirit arcade in Lyon. Video. Annotations in video description.
  • Fightcade Offline Festival 2019 is now open for registration. It will be on April 5-7 in Murchante, Spain.
  • Monthly Spanish ranking battle on Fightcade with Marcade Honda and Yonpol Honda in the finals. Bracket. No videos.



  • Super Turbo Normal of the Week with ChunLi’s neutral jump light kick. Previous publications.
  • Another compilation video from LiangHuBBB. ST takes a very small part this time with some moments from ToL3.
  • Sanwa released a new connector type for buttons meant to be more robust and space saving. As a pre-sale for EVO Japan they will have the removable lever we mentioned a few weeks ago.
  • Muteki added a couple of tweets with two moments of his matches in the past. This wouldn’t be a highlight if it wasn’t that we miss him a lot and want him to go back as a regular in 2X again. Tweet 1 | Tweet 2
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