X-News Week #81 (May 6th-12th, 2019)


  • 8th meet up organized in NYC featuring TechMonkey, MegamanX, Zoolander, The Chief, and EtotheNG. [Video]
  • FTX from 2015 played between the French player Max31 Cammy and Fromo Blanka [video].
  • Dbostick continues with his Super Turbo Dojo online sessions now archived on Youtube. [Link]
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum ran their #127 weekly event with TechnicalMonkey ChunLi and x64 Honda in the finals. [Bracket | Video]


  • FT10 from the X-Count series run at the Enpara arcade in Osaka (Kansai). Ando Dhalsim vs Palestina ChunLi. [Video]
  • FT5 at Space Shuttle arcade in Nagoya (Chubu). Gotoh Ryu vs cloiwan Honda. [Video]
  • Some extra footage from the recent X-er tournament. The first extra video is a Kumite of the two players who were part of the winning team: Yomiadow Ryu and Kazu Deejay [video]. The second one is a set of casuals that were played after the tournament [video (annotations in the video description)].
  • Ando posted for the first time an old special event run in 2018 in Osaka. It’s a Ken only tournament with many known Ken players including legends like Kameraya and obviously Aniken. Commentaries in Japanese. We’ll try to put annotations soon. [Video]
  • Special Ratio tournament at Enjoy Paradise (enpara) arcade in Osaka (Kansai). [No annotations | Video | Rules and ratio list (in Japanese)]
  • Game Spot Versus is back with their weekly team tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). East vs West format. Shogatsu Old Honda and Hide ChunLi as team captains. Annotations in the video description. [Video | source: GSV youtube channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #128 from the HL-SEGA arcade in Osaka (Kansai). One change from previous weeks is that it’s not hosted by Shogatsu anymore but Ando. For that reason annotations on screen are back to Japanese only. [Part 1 | Part 2]
  • Game Newton Ooyama special team tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). 2vs2 team tournament with the presence of some guests like MAO Claw. Annotations in the video description. [Video | source: Ooyama nico 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 XSPR Ryu and Kaneko Guile. Annotations in the video description. [Video | source: Daytona twitch channel – live stream on Friday nights (Japan time)]


  • Stunfest took place last weekend with a final between Max31 Cammy and Zagi ChunLi. Unfortunately, as it happened with HFS, only the final matches of the solo tournament were streamed as well as zero minutes of the team tournament. Thankfully, dedicated players like Isimorn streamed most of the early matches from his phone to fix the disaster. [Top 4 | Offstream footageSpecial East vs West (annotations in the video description)]
  • Some extra footage from the recent HFS tournament like the Youtube version of the special East vs West [video] or the side match between Bazoukha Boxer and PECO Old Ken [video].
  • FT5 at AfterLife Cafe in Barcelona (Spain) between Pof Boxer and Chispes Boxer [video].



  • Super Turbo Normal of the Week with Hawk’s jumping medium kick as part of the cross-up series. [Article | Previous publications]
  • Core-A Gaming new analysis video. With the excuse of talking about button mashing he goes through most of the fundamental concepts of fighting games, but explained better than ever [video].
  • KidAkira posted another combo videos on his channel. [Video]
  • Moocus started posting some videos with different Hawk techniques. [Video 1 | Video 2]
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