X-News Week #73 (March 11th-March 17th, 2019)


  • Final Round tournament took place last weekend with a final between Justin Wong Old Sagat and FlashG Old Ken. Bracket | Video
  • Free Play Arcade has been organizing ST tournaments for kids with great success. However, details and videos are only posted in their facebook group.
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum ran their #119 weekly event with Hokuto Claw and RenoMD Dictator in the finals. Bracket | Video


  • Red Bull and Button Mashers joined forces to organize a tournament in Tokyo on console (!!) played on 30th Anniversary. Many big names were present like Souzou, Shogatsu, Shiki, KKY, Nogyo, Sasori, Kurahashi, Mattsun, etc (133 entrants total). The final was between Hazi Deejay and Kotaka Shoten Guile. Video annotations | Bracket (in Japanese) | Video | Website (in Japanese). After the main tournament there is an exhibition (FT3) between Kotaka Shoten Guile and Kurahashi Ryu.
  • FT5 at Space Shuttle arcade in Nagoya (Chubu). Tamashima Boxer (visiting from Tokyo) vs Futachan Claw.
  • Game Spot Versus weekly team tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). East vs West format. Kusa ChunLi and Nakamu Honda as team captains. Annotations in the video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #120 from the HL-SEGA arcade in Osaka (Kansai). Murasaki Dictator and Otochun ChunLi faced off against each other in a decisive match. Player name annotations on screen are 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). 2vs2 format. Annotations in the video description. With the participation of Komoda Blanka and Yaya Sagat. [source: GSV twitch channel – live stream every Saturday night (Japan time)]
  • Game Newton Ooyama special team tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). With a spectacular performance from Shiki Boxer. Annotations in the video description. [source: Ooyama nico channel]
  • From the list of streams in Japan that we have been missing for the longest time… we have G’Com Wajiro Arcade in Fukuoka (Kyushu area) in the very very West of Japan. Not sure what known players are in that arcade but they have been posting commentated streams on youtube for a while (no annotations). Better late than never.
  • Playland F1R tournament (Tohoku). From the remote arcade in the very far north of Japan. No annotations. [source: Playland twitch channel]


  • Extra Life Cafe in Paris (France) posted their ranking battle of March with a final between Zagi ChunLi and Donyann Ken. Player names on screen. After the main event there is also a team tournament, east vs west style, with the two finalists as team captains. Bracket | Video
  • First Attack posted the final of their last ranking battle in their facebook group. For some reason, they didn’t specify who the players are.


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