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X-News Week #87 (June 17th-23rd)

America

  • 9th meet up organized in NYC featuring TechMonkeyMegamanXGreenTeaZoolanderDominican2X, and EtotheNG. [Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3]
  • ST tournament at CEO is finally happening this Saturday with 44 players registered. [Info | Stream channel]
  • ST tournament in two weeks at Columbus, OH. 2vs2 Waseda format. [Info and registration | Stream channel]

Japan

  • FT5 at Space Shuttle arcade in Nagoya (Chubu). Superstar Boxer vs The Arch Villain Dictator (visiting from Chicago). [Video]
  • FTX at Game Newton in Tokyo (Kanto) between MAO Claw (visiting from Nagoya) and Tsumura Hawk. [Video]
  • Game Spot Versus weekly team tournament #490 in Tokyo (Kanto). East vs West format. Kawamata Ryu and Cross Feilong as team captains. Timestamps in the video description. [Video | source: GSV youtube channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #133 from the HL-SEGA arcade in Osaka (Kansai). East vs West format, 2 laps. KKY Dhalsim and Haijin Ryu (visiting from Tokyo) faced off against each other in the decisive match. Player name translations in the video description. [Part 1Part 2]
  • Game Spot Versus special weekend tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). East vs West format using the 16 characters on each side. Timestamps in the video description. [Video | source: GSV twitch channel – live stream every Saturday night (Japan time)]
  • Game Newton Ooyama special team tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). Team tournament with the presence of some old school players, like Hakase Dhalsim, Opemai Claw (visiting from Nagoya) and Tontanki Zangief (aka Atomic Boy). Timestamps 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 Kawasim Dhalsim and Haku Cammy. Timestamps in the video description. [Video | source: Daytona twitch channel – live stream on Friday nights (Japan time)]
  • 2vs2 team tournament at Ko-hatsu arcade (Kansai). Live comments in Japanese. Unfortunately, no brackets nor annotations available. [Video | source: Kohatsu twitch channel]
  • Weekly online tournament #11 hosted by Gian, called Gian Recital, played on 30th anniversary. Final between Kenta-kobe Honda and Gian Dhalsim [Part 1 | Part 2]

Europe

  • Reflect tournament video has been posted. Final between TwiF Claw and DonYann Ken. Timestamps in the video description. [Video]
  • The video of the last online ranking battle in Spain is now available. Top 3 between RickyTTT Old Sagat, Pof Boxer and Yonpol Honda. [Video]
  • Online FT10 between Nantes (France) players elnino Dictator and Our_ Zangief. [Video]
  • The next ranking battle in Lyon organized by LaDose is taking place this Sunday. [Full calendar | Stream channel]
  • ST event at Birmingham (UK) happening next month on July 20-21. Main tournament on Saturday and East vs West team tournament on Sunday [Details | Stream channel]

Asia

  • Weekly sessions from the arcade in Singapore. Timestamps in the video description. [Video]

Others

  • Super Turbo Normal of the Week with Claw’s standing round house as part of the Roundhouse Month. [Article | Previous publications]
  • Moocus posted yet another Hawk demo video. [Video]

X-News Week #86 (June 10th-16th, 2019)

America

  • Art Sanchez has posted the remaining footage of combo breaker that was streamed on his channel. In this case, pool A. Timestamps in the video description. [Video]
  • Another meet up organized in NYC with several players doing FT5 sets. This time with the new lag-less HDMI converter. [Part 1 | Part 2]

Japan

  • FT5 at Space Shuttle arcade in Nagoya (Chubu). MAO Claw vs The Arch Villain Dictator (visiting from Texas). [Video]
  • FT5 at Space Shuttle arcade in Nagoya (Chubu). Hide ChunLi (visiting from Tokyo) vs Fujimon Boxer (one of his alt chars). [Video]
  • Game Spot Versus weekly team tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). East vs West format. Hide ChunLi and Gucchi Ryu as team captains. Timestamps in the video description. [Video | source: GSV youtube channel]
  • Game Spot Versus special weekend tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). 2vs2 format. Kawamata Ryu vs. PECO Ryu in the final decisive match. Timestamps in the video description. [Video | source: GSV twitch channel – live stream every Saturday night (Japan time)]
  • 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 DeeJay and Haku Cammy. Timestamps in the video description. [Video | source: Daytona twitch channel – live stream on Friday nights (Japan time)]
  • Weekly online tournament #10 hosted by Gian, called Gian Recital, played on 30th anniversary. With some players like TMF, Kenta-kobe and others participating. [Video]
  • Online FT10 hosted by Hazi on HDR classic mode between Okafei Feilong and Prime Dictator. [Video]

Europe

  • Reflect tournament took place last weekend in London with a final between DonYann Ken (from France) and Twif Claw. [Bracket | Videos not available yet]
  • VSFighting 2019 in Birmingham (UK) will have an ST tournament on July 20th. [Info and registration]
  • Extra Life Cafe in Paris will host the last monthly session of their ranking battle this Sunday 23rd. [More info]

Others

  • Super Turbo Normal of the Week with Dhalsim’s standing round house as part of the Roundhouse Month. [Article | Previous publications]
  • A new compilation video from LiangHuBBB. Some high damage sequences, setups and combos in ST. [Video]

X-News Week #85 (June 3rd-9th, 2019)

America

  • The tournament in Mexico from a few weeks ago has been posted to youtube thanks to Hokuto. With all the best players from the country. Final between Yito2k Dhalsim and Hokuto Claw. Timestamps in the video description. [Bracket | Tournament video | Special FT5]
  • Art Sanchez has posted the top 24 from to top 8 video of Combo Breaker with an outstanding 4K/60fps quality. James Chen on the mic. Timestamps in the video description. [Video]
  • ST Kids Tournament at Free Play Arcade. Final between Sonic Matt and Candice. No sound. Annotations on screen. [Bracket | Video]
  • Norcal Crabattle monthly tournament with a final between Kamata Ryu (Japanese player who temporarily moved to the US, NOT Kawamata Ryu) and Myung Claw. The organizers promised they will start posting the tournaments to youtube so the footage doesn’t get lost anymore. [Brackets | Stream (starts at 2:43:20)].
  • Apparently, the community in Seattle has been running monthly tournaments for a while and they just started to post the finals of the tournaments to youtube as well. [Last month finals | Past streams].
  • Two ST tournaments have been announced to happen in Ohio in the upcoming weeks. One in Columbus on July 27 [info and registration]. The other one in Fairfield on July 15 [info and registration].
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum ran their #130 weekly event with Scuzbucket ChunLi and x64 Honda in the finals. [Bracket | Video]
  • Dbostick‘s weekly Super Turbo Dojo online session archived on Youtube, played on Fightcade. [Video]

Japan

  • FT10 from the KomonoMichi Series at Game Spot Versus in Tokyo (Kanto) between Kyouju Dhalsim vs. Haku Cammy. [Video]
  • FT5 at Space Shuttle arcade in Nagoya (Chubu). Cloiwan Honda vs Murasaki Dictator (visiting from Osaka). [Video]
  • Game Spot Versus weekly team tournament #488 in Tokyo (Kanto). East vs West format. Hide ChunLi and Shogatsu Old Honda as team captains. Annotations in the video description. [Video | source: GSV youtube channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #132 from the HL-SEGA arcade in Osaka (Kansai). Player name translations in the video description. [Part 1, Part 2]
  • Game Newton Ooyama special team tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). Team tournament (2vs2) with the presence of strong players from Tokyo. Timestamps 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 Haku Cammy and XSPR Ryu. Timestamps in the video description. [Video | source: Daytona twitch channel – live stream on Friday nights (Japan time)]
  • Special team battle at the Sun Seibu arcade in Hamamatsu (Chubu). Player names in English on screen. [Video]
  • Playland F1R tournament (Tohoku). From the remote arcade in the very far north of Japan. [Video | source: Playland twitch channel]
  • Weekly online tournament hosted by Gian, called Gian Recital, played on 30th anniversary. [Video]

Europe

  • Reflect tournament in London will take place this weekend. We have been told the tournament will be streamed at 3WayTV channel. [Registration]
  • Isimorn posted the offstream matches from the last Stunfest (basically the whole tournament). Team tournament [part 1, part 2, part 3]. Solo tournament [part 1, part 2, part 3].

Asia

  • Weekly sessions from the arcade in Singapore. 4vs4 format. Timestamps in the video description. [Video]

Others

  • Super Turbo Normal of the Week with Blanka’s standing roundhouse as part of the Roundhouse Month. [Article | Previous publications]
  • Klimax made a half an hour video tutorial dedicated to Boxer. [Tweet]
  • Moocus posted yet another Hawk tutorial. [Video]
  • Someone on twitter has posted a demonstration video on how to optimize damage of Ryu’s air juggle + super combo. [Tweet]
  • As per some user’s requests Mongorobocop started to post his podcasts to his youtube channel. [Link]

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]

X-News Week #83 (May 20th-26th, 2019)

America

  • Combo Breaker took place this last weekend with a final between JigglyNorris FeiLong and Munn3y Claw. Free Play arcade added $500 to the pot bonus. [Brackets | Pools – Day 1 stream (minute 22:05) | Pools – Day 2 stream (minute 1:15:00) | Top 24 stream (minute 8:04:05) | Top 8 stream (minute 6:26:54)]
  • Tournament in Mexico coming up this weekend with Ultracombo as guest. June 1-2. [Stream channel]
  • Latest argentina tournament as part of their regular league with a final between XonX Dhalsim and Nostrax Claw. [Bracket | Part 1 | Part 2]
  • An old EVO match (2006) rescued by Ryan Hart between himself and David Sirlin. [Video]
  • Dbostick Super Turbo Dojo online sessions archived on Youtube. [Video]

Japan

  • FT5 at Space Shuttle arcade in Nagoya (Chubu). Shinonii Old Sagat (visiting from Tokyo) vs Futachan Ryu. [Video]
  • FTX at Game Newton in Tokyo (Kando) between VIPER Hawk and tomo Ryu. [Video]
  • Shogatsu was in charge of the secondary cabinet of recent Kakerugo tournament in Japan (5vs5) and now he posted all the many hours of the offstream matches. Annotations both in the video description and on screen. [Pools A&B | Pools C&D | Losers A | Losers B | Losers C | Losers D | Pre-event Offstream]
  • Game Spot Versus weekly team tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). East vs West format. Nakamu Honda and Kotaka Shoten Guile as team captains. Annotations in the video description. [Video | source: GSV youtube channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #130 from the HL-SEGA arcade in Osaka (Kansai).Hosted by Ando. With Komoda Blanka as guest player who faces Otochun ChunLi in the final decisive match. Annotations on screen in Japanese only. [Part 1 | Part 2]
  • Game Spot Versus special weekend tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). Special format: Each player gets to disconnect one of the six buttons (not sure how they decide which one). Annotations in the video description. [Video | source: GSV twitch channel – live stream every Saturday night (Japan time)]
  • Game Newton Ooyama special team tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). East vs West format. 2 laps. Annotations in the video description. [Video | source: Ooyama nico channel]
  • Weekly online session called Gian Recital. [Video]
  • Someone named okumon has a new twitter account where he is posting a lot of videos of matches between Osaka players like Otochun, Murasaki, Komoda and Kusumondo. [Link]

Europe

  • LaDOSEnet posted their #704 monthly ranking battle in Lyon. The top 3 was between Max31 Cammy, Isimorn Claw and Zarghatt. Annotations in the video description. [Bracket | Top 6 video | extra: winner’s final]
  • During LADOSEnet ranking battle it was announced that next XSB tournament will have eltrouble Dhalsim and KillerMiller Honda as US guests for the tournament. [Link]
  • Second part of the re-stream of the last Kakerugo tournament in Japan and commentated in French by Er Commander. This time he will commentate the final stage of the tournament. [Video]
  • Offline session at Marselle (France). East vs West format (3 laps) with Myco Boxer and Marcade Honda as team captains. [Lap 1 | Lap 2 | Lap 3 | Myco Kumite]
  • The guys from Nantes (France) posted an FT10 between Gwenroc and Our. [Video]

Others

  • Super Turbo Normal of the Week with Cammy’s jumping light kick. [Article | Previous publications]
  • Mongorobocop’s ST podcast episode 6 dedicated to T. Hawk. [Link]
  • Video talking about how CPS2 encryption system works and how it beat the bootleg creators for so many years. [Video]

X-News Week #82 (May 13th-19th, 2019)

America

  • Texas showdown took place last weekend with a final between Enforcer and CVital. [Brackets | Pools stream | Top 8 | Extra footage: Enforcer vs Yuuki Losers and Winners]
  • Combo Breaker is coming up this weekend with more than 100 players registred for ST. The stream schedule has several streamer channels and time slots from Friday to Sunday. [Schedule chart | Brackets]
  • EVO ST tournament details have been announced including having side stream stage for top 4. [Details and registration]
  • Free Play announced a local summer tournament with Fromo Blanka as the first registered guest. [Details and registration]
  • Dbostick Super Turbo Dojo online sessions archived on Youtube. [Part 1 | Part 2]

Japan

  • FTX at Game Spot Versus in Tokyo (Kanto) between Shu Ken vs. Komoda Blanka. [Video]
  • Special Yondaime‘s Kumite using both new and old Sagat. Played on 30AE against online players. TMF and Nogyo among them. [Video]
  • Game Spot Versus weekly team tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). East vs West format. Kawamata Ryu and Cloiwan Honda as team captains. Annotations in the video description. [Video | source: GSV youtube channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #129 from the HL-SEGA arcade in Osaka (Kansai). Hosted by Ando. Annotations on screen in Japanese only. [Part 1 | Part 2]
  • Game Spot Versus special weekend tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). 2vs2 format. Annotations in the video description. [Video | source: GSV twitch channel – live stream every Saturday night (Japan time)]
  • Weekly online session called Gian Recital. Played on 30AE. Hosted by Gian [Part1 | Part 2]

Europe

  • Ladosenet will be hosting the next monthly ranking battle this Sunday with some players visiting from Paris. [Event information]
  • Er Commander made some re-stream of the last Kakerugo tournament in Japan and commentated it in French. [Video]

Others

  • Super Turbo Normal of the Week with Honda’s jumping heavy kick as part of the cross-up series. [Article | Previous publications]
  • We forgot to post Mongolorobocop ST podcast links for the past weeks:
    • Episode 5 with KillerMiller [Link]
    • Episode 4 with Fromo [Link]
    • Episode 3 with DngsPapercut [Link]
    • Episode 2 with Chris Delp [Link]
  • Someone recorded Mayakon’s hands executing sako ticks + hajiki screws + 720s. [Link]
  • As he already did last week, three more Hawk techniques showcased in Moocus channel. [Video 1 | Video 2 | Video 3]

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

America

  • 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]

Japan

  • 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)]

Europe

  • 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].

Australia

Others

  • 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]

X-News Week #80 (April 29th-May 5th, 2019)

America

  • Defend the North tournament has been announced for July 19-21. [Registration]
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum ran their #126 weekly event with Beans and x64 Honda in the finals. [Bracket | Video]
  • Some more details of the tournament being organized in Mexico. Name: Eye Of Tiger Tournament 2019. City: ixtapa zihuatanejo. Date: June 1st. Guests: Ultracombo.

Japan

  • Kakerugo 5vs5, one of the most important, if not the most, tournaments in Japan took place last weekend with almost all the old and new known grandmasters as well as guests players from Texas and Singapore. Amazing performances from Koemon Feilong, Hide ChunLi, Yakitori Hawk and a large etc. Annotations in video description. [Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4]
  • Kakerugo pre-event character tournament was also streamed. That means all Claw players against all Dhalsim players against all Cammy players, etc. Amazing performances from Zagi ChunLi (from France), Gunze Zangief, MAO and a large etc. Annotations in video description. [Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3]
  • FTX at Game Daytona Shiki in Tokyo (Kanto) between Piroshi Honda and KKY Dhalsim. [Video]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #127 from the HL-SEGA arcade in Osaka (Kansai). Yonesaki Dhalsim and Danjiri Dhalsim 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)]
  • #81 monthly tournament at Ko-hatsu arcade (Kansai). Unfortunately, no brackets nor annotations. [Video | source: Kohatsu twitch channel – live stream of 2X once a month]
  • Game Spot Versus special weekend tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). East vs West format. Annotations in the video description. [Video | source: GSV twitch channel – live stream every Saturday night (Japan time)]
  • Special Sunday tournament held at Enpara arcade in Osaka (Kansai) with two teams facing each other. Under 40 vs Over 40. Player names on screen in Japanese. [Video]
  • Casuals sessions at Game Spot Versus in Tokyo (Kanto) including a Kumite with Silentscope Cammy who was visiting from the US. [Video]
  • 2X session of Mikado olympics with TMF, Nakamura, Shinonii and the visit of Silentscope Cammy. No annotations. [Video]
  • Special team battle at the Sun Seibu arcade in Hamamatsu (Chubu). Annotations in English on screen. [Video]
  • Playland F1R tournament (Tohoku). From the remote arcade in the very far north of Japan. [April 27 edition (no annotations) | source: Playland twitch channel]
  • Weekly online session called Gian Recital. [Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3]

Europe

Others

X-News Week #79 (April 22nd-28th, 2019)

America

  • Latest TNF stream from Free Play Richardson (Texas). [Video]
  • 7th meet up organized in NYC featuring TechMonkey, MegamanX, Zoolander, RenoMD, SuperrV, JoshC, Dominican2X, and EtotheNG. [Video]
  • Recorded online FTX between DGV Ryu and Rocks Hawk. [Video]
  • CEO ST tournament has been announced for June 28-30. It will be run on cabinets. [Registration and info]
  • ST Tournament announced to run in Washington on May 1. [Tournament info]
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum ran their #125 weekly event with RenoMD Dictator and H-Zero in the finals. [Bracket | Video]

Japan

  • North vs South weekly team tournament #126 from the HL-SEGA arcade in Osaka (Kansai). Kusumondo Honda and Shogatsu Old Honda 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)]
  • Spectacular return of Pony Zangief at 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 Pony Zangief and Kaneko Guile. Annotations in the video description. [Video | source: Daytona twitch channel – live stream on Friday nights (Japan time)]
  • Special team battle at the Sun Seibu arcade in Hamamatsu (Chubu). Annotations in English on screen. [Video]
  • Weekly online session called Gian Recital. [Video]

Europe

Asia

  • Weekly sessions from the arcade in Singapore. Annotations in the video description. [April 26 edition]

Others

  • Super Turbo Normal of the Week with Feilong’s jump medium kick. [Article | Previous publications]
  • My Life in Gaming crew created a documentary of “gaming in CRT, PVM and BVM”. [Video]
  • Vile Island posted a video about a not so well documented technique where you can kara cancel a normal into a jump and force the opponent to block position for the entire duration of the jump. [Video]
  • KidAkira has posted a video with “a new way to link normals after a standing jab without the use of a traditional meaty attack”. [Video]

X-News Week #78 (April 15th-21st, 2019)

America

  • 6th meet up organized in NYC featuring TechMonkey, MegamanX, Zoolander, The Chief, and EtotheNG. [Video]
  • Toronto Top Tiers tournament with a final between DogBerry and Pestro. [No Brackets | Video]
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum ran their #124 weekly event with H-Zero and x64 Honda in the finals. [Bracket | Video]

Japan

  • FTX at Game Spot Versus in Tokyo (Kanto) between Kawasim Dhalsim vs. Alabama Boxer. [Video]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #125 from the HL-SEGA arcade in Osaka (Kansai). Teppei Guile and Kimomaru Dictator 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 Spot Versus special weekend tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). Random character select format. Annotations in the video description. [Video | source: GSV twitch channel – live stream every Saturday night (Japan time)]
  • Game Spot Versus special weekend tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). 2vs2 format. Annotations in the video description. [Video | source: GSV twitch channel – live stream every Saturday night (Japan time)]
  • Game Newton Ooyama special team tournament in Tokyo (Kanto). East vs West format. 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 Kawasim Zangief and Une Guile. Annotations in the video description. [Video | source: Daytona twitch channel – live stream on Friday nights (Japan time)]
  • Special tournament at the Sun Seibu arcade in Hamamatsu (Chubu).Annotations in Japanese on screen. [Video]
  • Playland F1R tournament (Tohoku). From the remote arcade in the very far north of Japan. [April 4 edition (no annotations) | source: Playland twitch channel]
  • Weekly online session called Gian Recital. [Video]

Europe

  • Special team battle from LaDOSE with 22 players. East vs West format. [Bracket | Video]
  • Special Daigo Umehara kumite at Gamespirit before the MIXup tournament in Lyon. [Video Playlist]
  • Celtic Throwdown has been announced for August 31 in Ireland. [Tournament info]
  • Recorded FTX online session between FortEuropa Dictator and ORF Ryu, from 2015. [Video]

Others

  • Super Turbo Normal of the Week with Dictator’s jump medium punch. [Article | Previous publications]
  • Vile Island created a video with ambiguous crossup setups for Cammy [Video]

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