X-News Week #76 (April 1st-7th, 2019)


  • Super Arcade new location in LA celebrated their 1st anniversary. The final was between eltrouble Dhalsim and OGKen Old Ken. [Bracket | Video]. There are some highlights extracted from the main video: Couch match | Grand final | Watson kumite.
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum ran their #122 weekly event with Scuzbucket ChunLi and x64 Honda in the finals. [Bracket | Video]


  • FT5 at Space Shuttle arcade in Nagoya (Chubu). Tamashima Boxer (visiting from Tokyo) vs MAO Claw. [Video]
  • Game Spot Versus casuals seriesin Tokyo (Kanto) with Yaya Sagat in it. [Video | source: GSV youtube channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #123 from the HL-SEGA arcade in Osaka (Kansai). Shogatsu and Murasaki faced off against each other in a decisive match. Player name annotations on screen are both in Japanese and English. [Video | source: Shogatsu’s youtube channel – live stream every Monday night – Japan time)]
  • Game Newton Ooyama special team tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). Team tournament with the presence of some inactive players showing up, like Shiki Boxer. Annotations in the video description. [Video | source: Ooyama nico channel]
  • Special monthly 3vs3 at Game Spot Versus in Tokyo (Kanto) with Hide ChunLi, Haidin Ryu and Makiri Ken as the winning team. Annotations in the video description. [Video | source: GSV twitch channel]
  • Game Daytona Shiki weekly tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). With their usual “winner stays on” format. There are always 2 laps. This week’s final is between Kaneko Guile and KKY Blanka. Annotations in the video description. [Video | source: Daytona twitch channel – live stream on Friday nights (Japan time)]
  • Playland F1R tournament (Tohoku). From the remote arcade in the very far north of Japan. Round Robin special tournament with annotations. [Video | source: Playland twitch channel]


  • Fightcade Offline Festival took place last weekend in Spain with players coming from France, Italy, the UK and Japan. The solo final was between TMF Zangief and TZW Guile. [Solo Bracket | Team Bracket | Video Playlist (with James Chen on the commentary)]. There are some post-event reports like James Chen report (minute 54:05) and Retro-videojuegos report (in Spanish).
  • The community in Nantes is more active than ever with 2X. They run their 19.1 edition of Nantarena tournament with a final between Donyann Ken and MMK ChunLi. [Bracket | Video | Team Battle video]. A couple of players in that community started both youtube and twitch channels dedicated to 2X and they are also in the process of creating a mobile app in order to visualize hitbox data. [Youtube channel 1 | Youtube channel 2 | Twitch channel 1 | Twitch channel 2]
  • ST tournament called Reflect is announced to be held in Hammersmith, London (UK). Dates are June 15-16. [Tournament info]


  • Weekly sessions from the arcade in Singapore. Annotations in the video description. [April 3 edition]


  • Super Turbo Normal of the Week with Akuma’s crouching strong. [Article | Previous publications]
  • The principal maintainer of the SRK wiki, Born2SPD, has added jump and prejump animation frames data for all the chars. [SRK wiki] As part of the research he created a couple of videos of quirks that happen with jumping frames. [Video 1 | Video 2].
  • The Japanese wiki T-Akiba has also added some data like character width. [T-Akiba wiki (in Japanese)]
  • Someone at retrorgb has made some new lag tests where confirms the almost negligible lag of using brook + ud-usb decoder. [Article]
  • Uniqlo clothing brand has released some shirts with SF related illustrations. Here is their commercial video.
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