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Category: News

1 Year of X-News. Super Turbo around the world 2017-2018

1 year: October 23rd, 2017 – October 28th, 2018

My motivation

X-News started on October 30 2017, just after Canada Cup 2017. My first goal with such publication was to connect the several small scenes of the game that many times miss each other news and have no clue what’s going on at the other side of the ocean. Still, English publications are not very accessible to the Japanese community but I already heard some players who follow us and praise the effort.

A side effect of having this publication is that compilations like this can be done relatively easy. Unfortunately, we know how twitch archive works so many links were broken and had to be fixed, if possible. We strongly encourage all TOs to back up all tournament footage to youtube. Also, don’t start a youtube channel if you are not planning to keep it accessible ‘forever’.

The structure of the X-News has been always the same: America, Japan, Europe and Others sections. A bullet list format but with a small summary so you know what the content behind the links is. Player names always in bold. If there are youtube videos that are accessible (instead of twitch or niconico) then the links to the original sources are also posted. We are going to break all these rules in this special post though.

Before going with the annual summary I want to specially thank XGamerz and the mysterious owner of the SSF2T channel (we only know he is from Brazil) for their constant work of keeping all the information organized and available for the community. Thanks to the TOs in Japan for allowing us to re-post their content, prioritizing accessibility over copyright. Thanks Kuroppi for making STRevival the home of the X-News. Needless to say, thanks to all the TOs and contributors around the world for sending me information about their events and for posting them mainly on facebook which makes my work less complicated. Also, thanks Papasi, just because.

Warning to mobile users: open youtube links below with the browser instead of the youtube app. Otherwise some links with search filters and direct timestamps won’t work.

Links marked with [JCC] have James Chen commentary.

 

Best News of the year

Old school legends showing up to tournaments

AfroLegends coming back from retirement since 2014

Other great facts

Worst News of the year

Japanese arcades closing:

  • Yokohama’s Mat Mouse arcade in Tokyo (staff now works at Bigmouth arcade).
  • Ikebukuro’s Ramble Plaza in Tokyo (Update: apparently Mikado owns the arcade now so it was an owner change only).
  • Amuseum Kusatsu Game Center located between Osaka and Nagoya.

 

Capcom being more active than other years

 

Majors around the world

Other majors

Majors in Japan

Other special events in Japan

Online tournaments

Weekly events

Monthly events

Other streamed gatherings – irregular

FTX series

Kumites

 

Documentaries related to Super Turbo

Interviews

 

Community projects

Hardware projects

 

Combo videos and compilations

Tutorials

Articles

Final Note

Several years in the past had plenty of memorable events, like in 2014 when it was the 20th anniversary of the game, but nobody put those facts together and not many people remember the many things that happened. I didn’t want that to happen again.

I hope these publications give a better perspective to the pessimists about the many things that are going on with ST which is far from dead, as they say.

Our community and numbers can’t be compared to modern e-sport communities but having a smaller community has also advantages. We are strongly bound to the arcade hardware and a generation from the 90s so we don’t know how much longer this will last so let’s enjoy every bit of it in the meantime.

X-News Week #56 (November 12th-18th, 2018)

America

  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #104 weekly event with x64 and kela420 in the finals. Bracket | Video
  • The crew in Argentina had a 3 day event with 6 different tournaments. The only retro game of the event was ST and it was all streamed. Video

Japan

  • The team tournament at Space Shuttle (Chubu) is not a weekly event anymore but they run them from time to time as a special occasion. Most strong players from the area were present, the top Cammys Tasaka and Sawada, the top Ryus Futachan and Gotoh and a final exhibition between MAO and ARG. Also with Nakamu Blanka as guest. Video
  • Two FT5 coming from MAO-db at Space Shuttle arcade (Chubu). Opemai Claw vs Yondaime Old Sagat (video). ZTT Zangief vs Futachan Ryu (video).
  • Gamespot Versus weekly team tournament (Kanto). East vs West format. Nakamu Honda and Koemon Feilong as team captains. With the return of Atomic Boy Zangief (aka Toutanki Hawk) with his characteristic strategy of going for the super in 90% of his rounds. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • Gamespot Versus special weekend tournament (Kanto). 2vs2 format. With the final: Gucchi Ryu and Choshu Ken vs PECO Old Ken and Toukon ChunLi. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV twitch channel – live stream every Saturday night (Japan time)]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #104 from the HL-SEGA arcade (Kansai). Kusumondo Honda and Otochun ChunLi face each other in the decisive match. Player name annotations on screen both in Japanese and English. [source: Shogatsu’s youtube channel – live stream every Monday night – Japan time)]
  • Game Daytona Shiki weekly tournament (Kanto). With their usual “winner stays on” format. There are always 2 laps. This week’s final is between Den Boxer and Kawasim Zangief. Annotations in video description. [source: Daytona twitch channel – live stream on Friday nights (Japan time)]
  • Playland F1R 2on2 tournament (Tohoku). From the remote arcade in the very far north of Japan. November 2 edition and November 9 edition. No annotations. [source: Playland twitch channel]

Europe

  • First attack crew in France had their monthly Ranking Battle (season 2). Results: Pe1Port, Pierrot and SonicSan. Bracket | Videos (hosted on fb)
  • The last ranking battle event at Extra Life Cafe in Paris (France) had a final between Karot Blanka and Collux Zangief. Stream video

X-News Week #55 (November 5th-11th, 2018)

America

  • The guys at Free Play in Texas have set the dates for their biggest tournament of the year and one of the biggest in ST, as it happened last year, with Japanese invite, great prices and great production. It will happen at Free Play Arlington Arcade on April 12-14, 2019. The tournament called FPA WWFG will open its registration on January 2019. More information
  • Their other arcade in Texas, Free Play Richardson, will have a 2vs2 tournament on their Tuesday Night Fights (11/20) in celebration of their new Versus City with ST. Any reason is a good excuse to run a tournament. It will be at 7.30pm (Texas time). Stream
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #103 weekly event with x64 and Read Decoy in the finals. Bracket | Video

Japan

  • Another FT10 from the Kemonomichi series run at Space Shuttle arcade (Chubu) hosted at MAO-db channel. Gotoh Ryu vs the legendary ARG Claw. It also includes some extra commentary at minute 23:19 (in Japanese)
  • A Kumite coming from Gamespot Versus (Kanto) of Toukon ChunLi, one of the most under rated ChunLis in the Japanese scene but definitely one of the top ones. The Kumite format, in this case, lets him play each opponent until he gets the win against them. Annotations are in video description and also a little interview at the end of the clip (video).
  • Gamespot Versus weekly team tournament (Kanto). East vs West format. Kawamata Ryu and Kawasim Dhalsim as team captains. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • Game Newton Ooyama special team tournament (Kanto). 3vs3 team tournament with great performances from VIPER Hawk and Kawasim Dhalsim. Annotations in video description. [source: Ooyama nico channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #103 from the HL-SEGA arcade (Kansai). Kusumondo Honda and Murasaki Dictator face each other in the decisive match. Player name annotations on screen both in Japanese and English. [source: Shogatsu’s youtube channel – live stream every Monday night – Japan time)]
  • #79 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 Daytona Shiki weekly tournament (Kanto). With their usual “winner stays on” format. There are always 2 laps. This week’s final is between Tomoza Boxer and Haru KING Honda. Annotations in video description. [source: Daytona twitch channel – live stream on Friday nights (Japan time)]
  • Playland F1R 2on2 tournament (Tohoku). From the remote arcade in the very far north of Japan. October 27 edition with annotations in video description. And October 31 edition with no annotations. [source: Playland twitch channel]

Europe

  • The popular French Youtuber Benzaie has published several episodes of his gaming experience in Japan. One of those episodes is dedicated to 2X where he meets NicoFromTokyo and goes through some training for the final test against the game grandmasters at the weekly Gamespot Versus. Content in French. Video
  • HFSPlay have released a trailer of their big tournament for 2019 which will include the 2X tournament called FactorX. Unfortunately, they confirmed they can’t guarantee a recording of the whole tournament and only few games in the finals are likely to be streamed.
  • An FT5 between Forteuropa Dictator (from Sweden) and Myco Boxer (from France) over Fightcade. (video)
  • The next ranking battle event at Extra Life Cafe in Paris (France) has confirmed the guest visit of Isimorn from Lyon. November 18. Event info
  • At the time of this writing, Well Playd Winter is running their ST tournament in Newcastle (UK), not sure if anything will be recorded though.
  • The Spanish community made their first attempt to stream their monthly tournament. This time with a final between Marcade Honda and Christianbko Claw. Annotations on video description. Video | Bracket

Others

  • BornFree uploaded to youtube the ST training session he had with James Chen a while back. It has many interesting moments and stories in the conversation including all the questions James Chen answers that many people coming from other games might have as well. Video

X-News Week #54 (October 29th-November 4th, 2018)

America

  • Tournament of Legends III top 32 offstream matches have been posted on youtube. They are the matches from the losers bracket. Annotations in video description. Video | Bracket
  • A series of FT5 between top players who were at ToL3 have been posted on youtube. They mostly occurred post event on Sunday night. Ultracombo New Sagat vs Komoda Blanka (video), Damdai Old Ryu vs Mattsun Old Ken (video), DonYann Ken vs KillerMiller Honda (video), Kusumondo Honda vs eltrouble Dhalsim (video), Makiri Ken vs KillerMiller Honda (video), Ultracombo New Sagat vs Mattsun Ken (video), Murasaki Dictator vs Zoolander DeeJay (video). Plus some extra casuals (video).
  • Upcoming uploads very soon: missed top 32 matches due to stream disconnections.
  • Free Play Arcade run the 24 hour marathon for the charity event last weekend. The ST tournament was part of it and it had 57 players (!!). The final was between Yuuki and NounStream (starts at 12:46:00, be aware it’s a 24 hour video) | Bracket
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #102 weekly event with x64 and Scuzbucket in the finals. Bracket | Video

Japan

Europe

  • An FT5 between Forteuropa Dictator (from Sweden) and GolcarJack Guile (from the UK). (video [aspect ratio corrected])
  • The tournament at Loriol du Comtat (Avignon) from last weekend had a final between DonYann Ken and Geronimo1979 Dhalsim. Video (Top 3). No bracket.
  • The mysterious organizers from the FactorX trailer are HFSPlay, the same people that co-organized X-Mania Europe in 2018. X-Mania is a license that won’t be used anymore and FactorX is the new name. Expect it to be one of the majors in Europe in 2019 with many cabinets, top players and quality organization. First announcement
  • The guys from Navarcade who organized the Fightcade Offline Festival are bringing four H2H sets to the RetroBarcelona event (Spain) on December 1. There will be a big ST tournament there, also with some players visiting from France. Stream | Registration
  • The next ranking battle event at Extra Life Cafe in Paris (France) will be on November 18. Event info
  • Well Playd Winter event in Newcastle (UK) will have an ST event on November 17. Registration
  • In order to promote the French 2X Discord DonYann created 4 different online tournaments. One for each week from now until xmas and each of them with a different format (not revealed so far). More info

X-News Week #53 (October 22nd-28th, 2018)

America

  • Tournament of Legends III last chance qualifiers. Makiri Ken, LordJimmyBones Boxer, Nakano Sagat ChunLi, Damdai Old Ryu, Alex Valle Ryu, Thelo Honda were the final qualifiers. Video (2 parts, annotations in video description) | Brackets | Full poster
  • Tournament of Legends III top 32. Video (6 parts, no annotations) | Bracket
  • Tournament of Legends III top 8. Stream (starts at 6:06:55) | Bracket | Results
  • Canada Cup 3vs3 team tournament took place on Friday. Video (up to top 3, annotations in video description) | Top 3 stream (starts at 5:35:20) | Bracket | Results
  • Upcoming uploads very soon: offstream ToL3 top 32 matches (losers bracket), missed top 32 matches due to stream disconnections, special post event FT5s where you will be able to see Ultracombo New Sagat vs Komoda Blanka, Damdai Old Ryu vs Mattsun Old Ken among other matches.
  • Previous to the event, the French players who were coming for ToL3 had a set of casuals with some Toronto local players. Atari posted the stream of the event. No sound.
  • Clips and video highlights from the tournament are already being posted like this small compilation with some Daigo moments from ToL3 or this other clip showing the silly damage of ChunLi’s throw (at the end of the clip). There is a full list of clips extracted from the stream.
  • James Chen and Ultra David interviewed (starts at 1:09:00) Atari and Millertime to talk about the ToL3 details (pre-event), they also reviewed (starts at 55:45) the results after the event.
  • LordJimmyBones Boxer probably had his best performance to date making it to the final top 8. At the same time he wanted to make a public announcement, through this X-News, that he is retiring from the game as he needs more time for other games and streaming tasks. Surely he does it on a high note due to his last performance. However, we all know that nobody ever really retires from ST.
  • As a highlight, the representation at ToL3 was really outstanding. Players who represented so many communities from Japan, Mexico, Canada, France, UK, Spain, NorCal, SoCal, East Coast, Texas and many more areas; online players who recently joined offline tournaments; old school players like Valle, Choi, or even from Japan like Nakano Sagat and Foosuke (even if it was for casuals); players coming from other games like Yuuki (3S and yoyo master) and many more others we might forget.
  • Psychochronic posted a lot of pictures of the weekend in Canada, most of them ToL3 related. Friday, Saturday and Sunday pics.
  • The community in Mexico announced a big offline tournament for 2019. For now there is only a trailer (facebook video) but no more details. Players who will be present are: djfrijoles, robbies, ar/elliot, yito2k, h-zero and many others. The location is the place you would go if you escape from a prison: Ixtapa Zihuatanejo.
  • Free Play Arcade will run a charity event on November 3 where ST and other games will be part of a 25 hour marathon for a good cause. Stream | Donation link | Event info
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #101 weekly event with RenoMD and H-Zero in the finals. Bracket | Video

Japan

Europe

  • The guys from Loriol du Comtat (Avignon) took advantage that some French players are visiting the area on November 3 and decided to make an ST tournament with several players like Myco, DonYann, Bhaji Quan, Geronimo1979, Marcade, XavieF, GPR and Guileman. There is no stream available but top 3 video might be posted afterwards.

X-News Week #52 (October 15th-21st, 2018)

America

  • Canada Cup is ready to finally host the Tournament of Legends III this weekend. Schedules have been announced as follows: Team tournament – Friday at 6pm (EDT). On-site qualifiers – Saturday at 9am (EDT). Tournament of Legends top 32 – Saturday at 7pm (EDT). Tournament of Legends finals – Sunday TBD. Schedule grid. Stream links will be added to this post as soon as we know.
  • The last ToL3 qualifier was run last weekend at ECT. With Technical Monkey ChunLi, BAS Old Sagat and Psychochronic ChunLi forming the podium. Psychochronic will be the one who will be able to attend the finals as the qualified player. Full stream (starts at 2:20:00) | Top 4 Youtube Video | Brackets
  • Fromo, Shotosallday and Rudytudy run and recorded a 4 hour set of casuals. The video description lists the characters that each player used. Video
  • IFixMachine in Brooklyn will run ST on Tuesday 23 with Riz0ne Dictator and BAS Old Sagat as guests. More Info | Stream link
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #100 (!!) weekly event with Yito2k and H-Zero in the finals. Bracket | Video

Japan

  • Last week’s tournament X-Er has now a video with detailed description and timestamps. Stomach Momio Zangief was definitely the MVP of the tournament. Other games like the Shu Ken vs Yondaime Old Sagat are really worth watching.
  • An FT5 coming from MAO-db at Space Shuttle arcade (Chubu) between Nakamu Honda and ZTT Zangief (video). Anyone knowing how lopsided this matchup is will understand how brave ZTT Zangief is to participate in this challenge.
  • Gamespot Versus weekly team tournament (Kanto). AFO Blanka and Kotaka Shoten Guile were the team captains. Nuki came back this week probably to be on point for ToL3. Great performance from PECO Old Ken as well. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • Gamespot Versus special weekend team tournament (Kanto). A 2vs2 team tournament with Nuki ChunLi and KKY Dhalsim as special guests. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #100 from the HL-SEGA arcade (Kansai) with an amazing performance of Mori Boxer. Player name annotations on screen both in Japanese and English. (Live stream every Monday night – Japan time).
  • Game Daytona Shiki weekly tournament (Kanto). With their usual “winner stays on” format. There are always 2 laps. This week’s final is between Cellotape Zangief and Tomoza Dictator. Annotations in video description. [source: Daytona twitch channel – live stream on Friday nights (Japan time)]
  • Playland F1R 2on2 tournament (Tohoku). From the remote arcade in the very far north of Japan. No annotations. [source: Playland twitch channel]

Europe

  • Footage from XSB team tournament has been fully posted and added to the playlist. Each match has been posted in a video separately. A couple of highlights would be the match with the top European team sending the Japan team to losers (video) or TMF almost beating the other 3 Japanese players in the losers final (part of the top 3 video). Full playlist
  • Extra Life Cafe in Paris run another session of their bi-weekly Ranking Battle with Max31 Cammy and Hiroki in the finals. Stream archive | Bracket
  • The Barcelona Fighters crew who are usually dedicated to other fighting games had Chispes to join their talkshow and explain the experience of the Spanish players at XSB. Interview starts at 1:11:00. Video (content in Spanish)

Others

  • Popular interviewer BornFree and legendary commentator James Chen had a ~2 hour stream were James was teaching BornFree the history, features and gameplay of Super Turbo. Really interesting conversation between the two. Stream video
  • A really good mini documentary called “The return of Super Turbo” was created from the Combo Breaker tournament run few months ago. The ending of the documentary is as unexpected and emotional as the ending of the tournament. Video
  • Any old man with kids in the ST community might appreciate the new silent buttons from Sanwa. Jasen Customs posted a video review about them.
  • Capcom released another 30AE update although nothing significant has been added and definitely not the black screen fix that many players have been complaining about.
  • Here a store selling posters with peculiar illustrations based on the SF2 stages (no new challengers though).

X-News Week #51 (October 8th-14th, 2018)

America

  • This Saturday is the very last ToL3 qualifier at East Coast Throwdown in NJ. Bracket.
  • Tournament of Legends III event will be next week at Canada Cup finally! 97 players already registered for the on-site qualifiers (minus the already classified players).
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #99 weekly event with Kela420 and H-Zero in the finals. Bracket | Video
  • SSF2T Argentina had their #13 event. Stream video | Bracket

Japan

  • X-er major took place last weekend at Big-One arcade (Kanto). The format of this tournament is a 2vs2 and only those players who never won a major before are allowed to participate. There is the raw stream available on youtube. Another video with proper annotations will be published in the coming days. Stream | Brackets
  • Two FT10 at Gamespot Versus arcade (Kanto) from their Komonomochi series. Shu Ken vs. Munari Sagat (video) and the guest players from other areas: Nullpoga Old Ken vs. Spirytus Boxer (video) [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • An FT5 coming from MAO-db at Space Shuttle arcade (Chubu) between Bon Boxer and Futachan Ryu (video). Bon is visiting from the Gifu Oasis arcade, also in the Chubu area.
  • Gamespot Versus weekly team tournament (Kanto). Tencho Ryu and Seo ChunLi were the team captains. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #99 from the HL-SEGA arcade (Kansai). Otochun ChunLi and KKY Dhalsim face each other in the decisive match. Player name annotations on screen both in Japanese and English. (Live stream every Monday night – Japan time).
  • Game Newton Ooyama special team tournament (Kanto). 2vs2 format. Yuuvega Dictator and Seo ChunLi face each other in the decisive match. Annotations in video description. [source: Ooyama nico channel]
  • Game Daytona Shiki weekly tournament (Kanto). With their usual “winner stays on” format. There are always 2 laps. This week’s final is between Nakano Cammy and Nakajima Guile. Annotations in video description. [source: Daytona twitch channel – live stream on Friday nights (Japan time)]
  • Playland F1R 2on2 tournament (Tohoku). From the remote arcade in the very far north of Japan. No annotations. September 29October 3 and October 10 editions. [source: Playland twitch channel]

Europe

  • XSB Tournament took place last weekend. Koemon FeiLong was the MVP of the tournament taking both solo and teams. The top European team formed by Zagi, Balcork and Spinalblood also had an outstanding performance by sending the Japanese team to losers. The videos were uploaded to youtube super fast. Highlights and edited versions with annotations of the footage will be uploaded in the coming days. Commentary is done by Isimorn, mostly in English. Solo Tournament: Video | Bracket. Team Tournament: Video (Top 3) | Bracket
  • Right after the XSB tournaments there were a series of FT5 exhibition matches between Japanese players and European players: Murasaki vs Spinalblood (video), Koemon vs Spinalblood (video), Murasaki vs Zarghatt (video), Koemon vs Myco (video), Kawasim vs Myco (video), Zarghatt vs TMF (video).
  • World Warriors will be hosting an ST tournament in Manchester (UK) this Saturday. More info
  • An unknown organization who is keeping their identity hidden for now is organizing an event in Europe. There are some teasers in their newly created twitter account.

Others

  • WydD is back to continue his extensive input lag analysis. This time he includes the numbers for the CPS2 version. A detailed article will come soon as well.
  • The legendary undamned is working on a mini project called InfiniKey-CPS2. He is using the recently discovered method to inject the security key into the RAM and making it as a nice polished product. With this PCB we can forget about replacing batteries in our CPS2s.

Also, please check out the TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III fundraiser at https://www.gofundme.com/legends3 to help support ST Revival with tournament expenses and pick up some awesome Super Turbo related goodies in the process. If you can’t swing a full donation for one of the prizes, a small donation of even a couple of dollars is still greatly appreciated!

X-News Week #50 (October 1st-7th, 2018)

America

  • As most of you already heard Primera Airlines went bankrupt which affected many european players who had the ticket to go to the Tournament of Legends III. One of the strongest European players Max31 Cammy won’t be able to find a workaround and his qualifier spot will be added now as one of the on site qualifiers. DGV Ryu won’t be able to make it to the finals either and has been replaced by Millertime Honda. More info
  • Shogatsu has been announced as the 5th Japanese invite for ToL3. A teaser was also posted last week for a mysterious 6th Japanese invite. By the time of this writing the mysterious fighter has already been announced but to avoid spoilers we’ll leave the link here: 6th Japanese announcement.
  • Wednesday Night Fights is back and was streamed last week with a special guest, Sean Claw, who’s lived in Thailand recently. Twitch archive video
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #98 weekly event with RenoMD Dictator and Scuzbucket ChunLi in the finals. Bracket | Video
  • The community in Argentina is not skipping a single week and run another event with XonX and NostraX in the final. It will be soon uploaded to their youtube channel. Stream video | Bracket
  • Arcadegameplay group in Brazil are joining to the commitment of doing regular ST events. They streamed their first online ranking and posted it on youtube. Video

Japan

  • The guys at Space Shuttle (Chubu) posted the team tournament they run after the special FT10 of last week. Superstar Boxer and Prince ChunLi also were the team captains of this event and coincidently they played the decisive team match of the event as well. Yondaime confirms his new commitment to play Old Sagat instead of New Sagat for the time being. Video
  • Gamespot Versus weekly team tournament (Kanto). Usually the teams are formed from the weakest player to the strongest ones. However, this week they did some sort of random order which makes strong players go earlier than expected. In any case, Kawasim Dhalsim did a 22 win streak which is very unusual. He will be going to the European tournament XSB this weekend. Amazing performance from Kurahashi Ryu as well. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • Gamespot Versus 3vs3 special (Kanto), with many strong players from Tokyo. The decisive match is between Shal Boxer and Aoba Claw. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #98 from the HL-SEGA arcade (Kansai). Otochun and Aniken face each other in the decisive match. Player name annotations on screen both in Japanese and English. The image is not well adjusted for the first half of the video.
  • Ko-hatsu arcade (Kansai) run their monthly tournament #78 (it was actually two weeks ago but we missed it). The usual strong players from Osaka are supposed to be there. The video has commentary and there is a picture of the initial bracket, unfortunately both of them are in Japanese. Video | Bracket
  • Game Daytona Shiki weekly tournament (Kanto). With their usual “winner stays on” format. There are always 2 laps. This week’s final is between Hatenko Ryu and Tomoza ChunLi. Annotations in video description. [source: Daytona twitch channel]
  • Playland F1R 2on2 tournament (Tohoku). From the remote arcade in the very far north of Japan. No annotations. September 23 and September 26 editions. [source: Playland twitch channel]

Europe

  • The biggest European tournament of the year is finally coming this weekend with lots of players from Europe and 4 Japanese invites. Solo will be streamed on Saturday at 8.30pm (CEST) and teams on Sunday 11am (CEST). Schedule | Stream channel
  • Extra Life Cafe in Paris run their first Ranking Battle and it was all streamed. The final was between Max31 Cammy and Toukak Dhalsim. Video | Bracket
  • The big online team tournament (20vs20) organized by Bazoukha has been re-streamed and commentated by Isimorn and Zarghatt with many great performances to watch. Annotations in video description. Video
  • BeatBy44 group in Nantes published the top 4 of their last tournament. No brackets available.
  • First Attack group in Morlaix have published the results of their last ranking battle. No videos available yet.
  • 2XBCN group in Barcelona run their monthly event with 29 players participating, new record. No videos available yet. Results

Others

  • LiangHuBBB has published another great compilation video. Unlike other compilation videos, he usually puts footage from all the communities in the world, online and offline, new and old. Video
  • An old video re-discovered recently about ’10 reasons to play Blanka’. Made by Fujikido Blanka.
  • A-core channel posted another great video, this time about ‘the need for community’. Footage from FPA Texas is featured in the video.
  • A fun article, in French, about the origin of many characters and their music.

Also, please check out the TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III fundraiser at https://www.gofundme.com/legends3 to help support ST Revival with tournament expenses and pick up some awesome Super Turbo related goodies in the process. If you can’t swing a full donation for one of the prizes, a small donation of even a couple of dollars is still greatly appreciated!

X-News Week #49 (September 24th-30th, 2018)

America

  • The Fall Classic TOL3 qualifier took place last weekend with Zoolander winning the tournament. Brackets | Stream
  • East Coast Throwdown (October 20-21) will be the very last qualifier left before Tournament of Legends take place at Canada Cup.
  • Kusumondo has been announced as the 4th Japanese invite for ToL3. new belt
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #97 weekly event with Real Decoy and H-Zero in the finals. Bracket | Video
  • Psychochronic posted a recent set of casuals played in Canada with him Dogberry, Unessential, Redeyeguy, Pestro, and other special guests. No annotations.
  • AtariFGC has posted footage of past tournaments that were still being uploaded or edited. No annotations. EVO PoolsEVO Top 24 | Summerjam East vs West
  • Norcal Crabattle was hosted last weekend in Belmont, CA featureing ST. Unfortunately with no videos. Info
  • Early Bird registration for Northeast Championships (mid-December) is now open.
  • The community in Argentina streamed a special event called “Desafios” with series of FT15 and other similar challenges. Another big announcement is that the major VS Series (beginning of November) will incorporate ST as one of their games. They made a trailer to announce it.

Japan

  • As MAO announced recently, the guys at Space Shuttle (Chubu) have joined the trend of making FT10s (Kemonomichi event). Finally, the video between Prince ChunLi and Superstar Boxer has been released. Played on September 23. According to the description both players have been training for this for about a month. Video
  • Gamespot Versus weekly team tournament (Kanto). Special HSF2 event (they do it a couple of times per year). Tencho Ryu and Hide ChunLi were the team captains. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • Gamespot Versus weekend special (Kanto). This time with an East vs West format. Incredible performance from Kurahashi Ryu. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #97 from the HL-SEGA arcade (Kansai). Teppei Guile and Hazi DJ face each other in the decisive match. Player name annotations on screen both in Japanese and English.
  • Game Daytona Shiki weekly tournament (Kanto). With their usual “winner stays on” format. There are always 2 laps. This week’s final is between Une Guile and Seo Dictator. Annotations in video description. [source: Daytona twitch channel]
  • Playland F1R 2on2 tournament (Tohoku). From the remote arcade in the very far north of Japan. No annotations. [source: Playland twitch channel]

Europe

  • One of the two big European team events on Fightcade this year is going to be streamed on Saturday, October 6 at LaDOSETV channel (9pm CEST) and commented by Isimorn and Zartghatt. It is a 20vs20 match that has been played in the last months and put together now for you to see. Trailer
  • XSB Tournament had many more big players signing up from the UK: Orf, Kaosflare, GolcarJack, Vile-Island as well as Spinalblood from Italy. There will be 7 players coming from Spain. In total, a third of the total list is coming from countries outside of France which is probably a new record.
  • LaDOSEnet posted the footage of their last ranking battle #607 which they do monthly in Lyon. Top 6 video | Top 3 video | Brackets | Blog post
  • The guys from Navarcade in Spain run a few events in the last weeks both in Murchante, Zaragoza and Madrid. One of the finals played in one of those events was recorded and commented by Marcade (who btw also posted a recent video about reaching 1M points in ST)
  • Rival Scenes Major in the UK has announced that it will include ST as one of the main games for 2019. Signups are already open.

Others

  • The event Hong Kong Retro Gaming Expo organized a series of tournaments and ST was one of them. They posted the video of the finals on facebook.
  • Gwenroc has posted a video about how to build the Multi CPS2 Darksoft. Content in French.

Also, please check out the TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III fundraiser at https://www.gofundme.com/legends3 to help support ST Revival with tournament expenses and pick up some awesome Super Turbo related goodies in the process. If you can’t swing a full donation for one of the prizes, a small donation of even a couple of dollars is still greatly appreciated! The next Japanese invite will be unlocked at $1950!

X-News Week #48 (September 17th-23rd, 2018)

America

  • Art Sanchez hosted a Matcherino fundraiser tournament for TOL3 on 30AE. RenoMD, Millertime, Kuroppi, LordJimmyBones, Rekkaken among others were present. The final was between Krost and BORT. Bracket | Main tournament video | Top 3 video
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #96 weekly event with RenoMD and H-Zero in the finals. Bracket | Video
  • An ST tournament was held at Star69 Garage Arcade in Austin TX last weekend. With American bat top sticks and unfortunately with no videos. Info
  • The community in Argentina posted the video of their last league matches (top 8).

Japan

  • An FT5 coming from MAO-db at Space Shuttle arcade between Nakamu Blanka and Futachan Ryu. Strongly recommended. Video
  • More treats for Blanka fans with a Komoda Kumite that is 3 and a half hours long. The matches are played in Osaka so most opponents are top players like Gunze, Otochun, Aniken, Mayakon, etc. No sound nor annotations. Video
  • Gamespot Versus weekly team tournament (Kanto). Nakamu Blanka and Kawamata Ryu were the team captains. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • Gamespot Versus weekend special (Kanto). The format this week is a Guile vs Ryu only. In the first lap you can see players with their main as such but in the second lap they switch characters. So you can see the final match being an unusual Kikai Ryu vs. Kawamata Guile. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #96 from the HL-SEGA arcade (Kansai). Otochun ChunLi and Murasaki Dictator face each other in the decisive match. Player name annotations on screen both in Japanese and English.
  • Game Daytona Shiki weekly tournament (Kanto). With their usual “winner stays on” format. There are always 2 laps. This week’s final is between KKY Boxer (visiting from Osaka and showing off his alt char) and Seo Guile. Annotations in video description. [source: Daytona twitch channel]
  • Playland F1R 2on2 tournament (Tohoku). From the remote arcade in the very far north of Japan. No annotations. [source: Playland twitch channel]

Europe

  • Up to 20 participants (new record) gathered last week at Extra Life Cafe in Paris. Really good news for those who wanted to see the Paris community revive. They also managed to stream the content. Amazing performance from Max31 Cammy. Bracket | Stream
  • The upcoming XSB tournament had a sudden 4th Japanese player signing up. The player himself asked to not reveal his identity until the day of the tournament so he will remain as the “Mystery Japanese player” for now.

Others

  • NKI has returned to the scene with a new combo video volume (number XII). The last one he published was 10 years ago. This time he dissected ST with the help of other people in the community. The result is really impressive. Video | Direct Download | Transcript (recommended reading)
  • Damdai has recently revealed in one of his streams a trick for shotos to consistently avoid meaty Sagat (old and new) tiger shots. The trick was not so known in the community until now. The trick is as simple as jumping back on wake up. He says he noticed that watching a Yondaime match in the recent X-EST tournament. Demo
  • The ST community in Singapore started posting videos on youtube of their meetups. One very good thing of these videos is that they are all annotation (in video description)
  • Daniel James created a poster for CPS2 fans. In his own words: “As a graphic designer, I wanted to capture this, and so I made this poster which is free for download. All I had to go on were random wiki articles, old forums and some bits from the old manuals, which originally left a lot to be desired visually. I felt the CPS2 is worthy of a poster. It’s sized at 18×24″ so it should print up to that size. Long live our CPS2 boards“. Download
  • @konosuke on twitter has found a way to revive dead cps2 boards without the need of replacing batteries nor touching the ROMS. In this case he found a way to inject the security key at boot time into the RAM. Another major accomplishment for hardware and CPS2 lovers. Tweets (1, 2, 3)

Also, please check out the TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III fundraiser at https://www.gofundme.com/legends3 to help support ST Revival with tournament expenses and pick up some awesome Super Turbo related goodies in the process. If you can’t swing a full donation for one of the prizes, a small donation of even a couple of dollars is still greatly appreciated! The next Japanese invite will be unlocked at $1950!

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