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X-News Week #84 (May 27th-June 2nd, 2019)

America

  • Vampirearcadia posted the Combo Breaker videos from 2 weeks ago to youtube [Pool B | Pool C | Top 8]. However, top 24 and Pool A remain still at nycfurby‘s twitch archive.
  • An ST tournament took place in Mexico last weekend. Unfortunately, with Ultracombo MIA. Hokuto recorded the tournament but he is still processing the videos. HZero streamed some casuals at DJFrijoles‘ house the day after. [Casuals]
  • Kids ST tournament at Free Play Arcade. Age range from 11 to 14 years old. Final between Sonic Matt (11) and Owen (14). No sound. Annotations on screen. [Bracket | Video]
  • STunday Super Turbo monthly tournament at Free Play Arcade. 36 players. With a final between Boatguy and Mike Beltran. [Bracket | Video]
  • Dbostick‘s weekly Super Turbo Dojo online session archived on Youtube, played on Fightcade. [Video]

Japan

  • FT5 at Space Shuttle arcade in Nagoya (Chubu). Yondaime Old Sagat vs Cloiwan Honda. [Video]
  • FT5 at Space Shuttle arcade in Nagoya (Chubu). Ito DeeJay vs The Arch Villain Dictator. [Video]
  • FTX at Game Newton in Tokyo (Kanto) between Cloiwan Honda and Hide ChunLi. [Video]
  • Game Spot Versus #487 weekly team tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). East vs West format. With the guest Darkness Boxer from the US. Kotaka Shoten Guile and Numa Boxer as team captains. Annotations in the video description. [Video | source: GSV youtube channel]
  • Belated Game Spot Versus #482 weekly team tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). East vs West format. With the guest Bazoukha Boxer from France. Nakamu Blanka and Kawamata Ryu as team captains. Annotations in the video description. [Video | source: GSV youtube channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #131 from the HL-SEGA arcade in Osaka (Kansai). The tournament is an East vs West format, 2 laps. However, the first lap of this week is a special one with every player using Old Dictator. That’s correct, 30 minutes of Old Dictator mirrors. The second lap goes as usual with Mori Boxer and Murasaki Dictator facing off against each other in a decisive match. Player name annotations on screen are both in Japanese only. [Lap 1 | Lap 2]
  • Game Spot Versus special weekend tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). Special Cloiwan Honda kumite. With the presence of Darkness Boxer from the US. Annotations in the video description. [Video | source: GSV twitch channel – live stream every Saturday night (Japan time)]
  • Special monthly 3vs3 at Game Spot Versus in Tokyo (Kanto). Annotations in the video description. [Video | source: GSV twitch channel]
  • Game Daytona Shiki weekly tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). This time with a special round robin. Annotations in the video description. [Video | source: Daytona twitch channel – live stream on Friday nights (Japan time)]
  • Belated 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 Kawasim Zangief and Kabuki-kun Boxer. 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. Annotations in the video description. [Video | source: Playland twitch channel]
  • Special interview of Futachan Ryu and Ito DeeJay while they play some games on HDR classic mode. Japanese only. [Video]
  • Okumon keeps recording top matches in Osaka with his phone and apparently he orders them by player (with a brief introduction included). This week he posted a few matches of Tsuji Boxer, Hazi DeeJay and Kimomaru Dictator. [Twitter feed (scroll down to see his videos)]
  • Belated tournament from April at Leisureland Fujie arcade at Kanazawa (Chubu). Player names on screen in Japanese. [Video]
  • Weekly online videos from Gian, called Gian Recital, played on 30th anniversary. [video 1 | video 2 | video 3 | video 4]
  • Weelky online video from Hazi, played on HDR classic mode. [video]

Europe

  • Top 3 from the last monthly tournament in Spain. With Pof Boxer, Christiankbcao Claw and Marcade Honda. Annotations in the video description. [Video]

Asia

Others

  • Super Turbo Normal of the Week with Zangief’s crouching light punch. [Article | Previous publications]
  • Aniken posted a very short video on twitter with Pony Zangief beasting… in 1995! [Tweet]
  • Vile Island posted a new tech on twitter about how to execute back throw into wall dive with Claw. [Tweet (with video example)]
  • Shogatsu posted a tweet with some nice tech to use against O. Sagat neutral jump hard kick if you are playing as Honda. [Tweet]
  • Imagawa Zangief posted a tweet about a better way to time the super (FAB). However, the explanation is in Japanese only. [Tweet]
  • Kidakira made another video to show what would happen if throw invulnerability after the landing of a character was none (or negligible). This is a rare case because the invulnerability usually lasts a few frames despite of being a random amount. So, this video is not meant to show practical applications in real matches. [Video]
  • Isimorn updated the SF2 world map with dozens of new spots where you can play Street Fighter II around the world. [Map]
  • The excellent channel ‘FGC Translated’ has been posting several bits of Daigo’s stream with English subtitles. In some of those videos Daigo praises Street Fighter II and its mechanics over other games. An excellent opportunity to focus on these type of videos who favor our beloved game. [video 1, video 2, video 3]
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