X-News Week #69 (February 11th-17th, 2019)

Reminder that Saturday 23rd is ST/2X 25th Anniversary. Thank you to each and every player of the community for staying there for so long.
Here the news from last week plus all the details of the Star Cup tournament coming up this weekend in the Japan section:


  • The West Coast Spring Series qualifier took place at Don’s arcade in LA. Many players returned to the scene for the tournament like Moocus, OG Ken, WickedElement, Synco, Stevebafett, Blaqskullz, etc. The final was between AfroLegends DJ and Riz0ne Dictator. Along with eltrouble Dhalsim the three of them get qualified for the Spring Series finals. Annotations on video description. Bracket | Video
  • Speaking of Spring Seriers finals 3 out of the 5 Japanese invites have been announced. Otochun, Mattsun and Yaya are confirmed to attend. April 12-14. Event Info
  • Lost Ark arcade in North Carolina will be running a tournament on ST 25th anniversary date, February 23rd. Event info | Stream channel
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #115 weekly event with ScuzBucket and x64 in the finals. Bracket | Video


  • Star Cup finals are already here, happening on Saturday 23 at Space Shuttle in Nagoya. Unlike most Japanese tournaments this is a singles one although the players have to decide which two characters they can use beforehand. The finals will be among 10 champions that have been qualified for the last two months all around Japan plus the top 3 from last edition (2014) who are automatically qualified. The last 3 remaining spots will be decided in a preliminary round on the tournament day making it to a final 16 players total for the bracket. The final tournament will start at Saturay Noon (JST time)/Friday 7pm (PST time)/Saturday 4am (CET time),  and will be streamed at the Space Shuttle twitch channel. More info (in Japanese). Here is a list of all the 16 spots:
    1. Neyagawa ABC in Osaka. Hazi (DeeJay/O.Hawk). Video
    2. Enjoy Paradise in Osaka. Qualifier #1. KKY (Dhalsim). Video
    3. Enjoy Paradise in Osaka. Qualifier #2. Murasaki (Dictator). Video
    4. Play Spot BigOne in Tokyo. Cloiwan (Honda). Video
    5. Game Spot Versus in Tokyo. Alabama (Boxer). Video
    6. VGM Robot in Fukaya. Final: Mattsun (Ken/Cammy). Video
    7. Game Newton Ooyama in Tokyo. Yuuvega (Dictator/DJ). Video
    8. New from last week: Space Shuttle in Nagoya. Qualifier #1. Yondaime (O.Sagat) (final against Aniki (Ryu/Guile). Losers | Winners | Grand Finals
    9. New from last week: Space Shuttle in Nagoya. Qualifier #2. Opemai (Claw) (final against Fujimon (DJ)). Losers | Winners. Losers finals and grand finals weren’t recorded due to an equipment problem.
    10. New from last week: Daytona Shiki in Tokyo. Kusa (ChunLi/Honda) (final against Kikai (Dictator/Guile)). Video
    11. 2014 Top 1: Otochun
    12. 2014 Top 2: MAO
    13. 2014 Top 3: Futachan
    14. Onsite qualifier #1
    15. Onsite qualifier #2
    16. Onsite qualifier #3
  • FT5 at Space Shuttle arcade in Nagoya (Chubu). Shinonii Old Sagat vs Parupunte Boxer.
  • FT5 at Space Shuttle arcade in Nagoya (Chubu). Hakase Dhalsim vs Opemai Claw.
  • FTX at Game Spot Versus in Tokyo (Kanto). Rescued from 2016. Between Yakitori Old Hawk and Alabama Boxer[source: GSV youtube channel]
  • Game Spot Versus weekly team tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). East vs West format. Kawamata Ryu and Tomoza Dictator as team captains. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #116 from the HL-SEGA arcade in Osaka (Kansai). Otochun ChunLi and Murasaki Dictator face each other in the decisive match. Player name annotations on screen both in Japanese and English. [source: Shogatsu’s youtube channel – live stream every Monday night – Japan time)]
  • Game Spot Versus special weekend tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). Character ratio format. Gucchi Ryu vs Hide O.Blanka/ChunLi in the final. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV twitch channel – live stream every Saturday night (Japan time)]
  • Belated Game Spot Versus special weekend tournament from the previous week in Tokyo (Kanto). 2vs2 team format. Gucchi & Nikaiten vs tomo & Yakitori in the finals. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV twitch channel – live stream every Saturday night (Japan time)]
  •  Playland F1R tournament (Tohoku). From the remote arcade in the very far north of Japan. No annotations. [source: Playland twitch channel]


  • Extra Life run the qualifier for HFS-FactorX. The final was between Balcork Feilong and Zagi ChunLi. Both of them get qualified for FactorX. They also were the captains for the special East vs West that was run afterwards. Bracket | Stream | East vs West chart
  • The Spanish community started doing regular monthly offline meet ups in Barcelona and they streamed the last one directly from ps4 30th. The final was between Pof (O.Hawk/Boxer) and RickyTTT (Ryu/O.Sagat). Annotations on video description. Bracket | Video
  • Ladose will run their monthly ranking battle this Sunday 24 at Gamespirit in Lyon. More info
  • The french group First Attack posted the results of their last ranking battle with a final between pe1port Dhalsim and Pierrot Feilong. Bracket | Final’s video (facebook links)


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