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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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The Fourth Invite for TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III is Kusumondo!

The Honda grandmaster, the Yokozuna himself, Kusumondo is coming to TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III!

Kusumondo’s resume is quite impressive to say the least. He is a former X-MANIA champion. He won Kakerugo 5on5 in 2015. He’s also competed internationally on many occasions, including winning Ultra 2 Old 2 Furious and X-Street Battle in 2017. He finished 2nd at Canada Cup in both 2016 and 2017 to Mattsun but did win the 3on3 tournament last year at Canada Cup. But possibly his most famous match came at EVO 2014 in the TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS I grand finals, as he and MAO had an epic battle that went to the very final round!

TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III takes place at Canada Cup 2018 on October 26-28, 2018 with Super Turbo players from around the globe attending. If you can’t attend a local qualifier, you can still participate in one of the Last Chance Qualifiers at CC 2018 and earn a spot in ToL3! More detailed information with the list of qualifiers and upcoming qualifiers can be found at the TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III page.

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X-News Week #47 (September 10th-16th, 2018)

North America

  • Murasaki Dictator has been announced as the third Japanese invite for Tournament of Legends III.
  • DGV Ryu takes the SCR tournament against BAS Old Sagat in the finals. He is now qualified for Tournament of Legends III. The tournament had 47 entrants. Pools (part 1, 2, 3), top 8 (minute 5:16:58). Bracket
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #95 weekly event with RenoMD and x64 in the finals. Bracket | Video

Japan

Europe

  • Sige Blanka is organizing one of the top online tournaments in Europe called King of Fightcade 2018. The 18 participating players have been preselected to play during some weeks: Max31, Balcork, Zagi, Wolmar, Milanea, Myco, Oldsamir, Bansheebot, Er Commander, Shari, 41i45, FortEuropa, DJ-Sylenth, Pijo80, Quenellier, Kouni, Spiritmad, Shari, FortEuropa. The resulting edited video will be posted soon. Trailer | Bracket
  • More and more players are signing up for XSB. Check the current list on their website.
  • First attack September Ranking Battle have been posted. Pe1port, Solinvictus and Keikun formed the top 3. You can see some posted videos of the finals in their group.

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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SoCal Regionals TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III Qualifier Results

Congratulations to DGV for winning the SCR 2018 TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS Qualifier! Unfortunately, neither DGV nor BAS will be able to attend Canada Cup 2018 so the qualifier spot will go to Killer Miller!

Video: Pools | Top 8
Brackets: smash.gg

1. DGV
2. BAS
3. Killer Miller
4. Silentscope
5. kuroppi
5. Fromo
7. Von
7. Jephrocs

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The Third Japanese Invite for TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III is Murasaki!

Murasaki from Japan is coming to TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III!

Murasaki is a former X-Mania Solo champion as well as a multiple top 3 finisher at Kakerugo and 4/X Fox. He will also be participating at X-Street Battle in Europe prior to TOURNAMENT LEGENDS III.

TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III takes place at Canada Cup 2018 on October 26-28, 2018 with Super Turbo players from around the globe attending. If you can’t attend a local qualifier, you can still participate in one of the Last Chance Qualifiers at CC 2018 and earn a spot in ToL3! More detailed information with the list of qualifiers and upcoming qualifiers can be found at the TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III page.

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 $2600!

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X-News Week #46 (September 3rd-9th, 2018)

North America

  • Free Play Arcade run a big 2vs2 team competition where noobs were paired with vets. 29 teams total! Video | Brackets
  • Friday ST tournament at SuperDojo, last stop pre-SCR tourney. Muffinman, Watsoneltrouble, Millertime among others. ST starts at minute 6:35:00. Video | Brackets
  • SCR qualifier will take place in LA this weekend, September 15 at 12pm with Top 8 at 9pm. Pools will be streamed by silentscope88 with Top 8 on the LevelUpLive.
  • Some changes in the qualifier spots for Tournament of Legends III have been announced.
  • Atari posted the footage from the Final Round tournament (and ToL3 qualifier) played a few months ago. ST goes from minute 2:20:00 to 4:47:00. Video
  • Monday Night Fightcade @ Arkadeum run their #94 weekly event. Bracket | Video

Japan

Europe

  • MixUp had Zarghatt ChunLi as the winner of the tournament. 2nd and 3rd place will go to the Tournament of Legends III finals. Kouni Ryu and DonnYan Ken respectively. Videos (part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 [top3]) | Brackets
  • Extra Life Café launches monthly sessions from September 22th in Paris, one Saturday a month. More info
  • Gameover is back in the UK with a 2X tournament on September 23. More info
  • Spanish 2X monthly tournament had Marcade Honda as the winner. Video (Top 3) | Bracket

Others

  • TZW has published some extras of his latest DVD although they are related to World Warrior and Champions Edition instead of Super Turbo. Channel

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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ToL III Qualifier Spot Changes

As we draw closer to TOL and players book travel, some qualifiers have let us know that unfortunately, they will be unable to attend the main event in October. In accordance with the rules of TOL, the spots have been offered to the second place finishers at the relevant event:

– Toryuken winner, JED07 will be replaced by runner-up Chi-Rithy.
– Final Round winner, Comeback will be replaced by runner-up Atari.

However, in a couple other cases, the second place finishers have not been able to make the trip either. The TOL committee has decided to address those situations as follows:

Biollo’s spot, from winning La Qualificacion, was put up for grabs at the final French event, The Mixup, meaning that both the first and second place finishers at that event will qualify for TOL. As this event took place this past weekend, the qualifiers were Kouni and DonYann.

The spot from Don’s Arcade, originally won by Digital Infamy, will be converted into an additional Last Chance Qualifier opportunity at Canada Cup, meaning that there are now six LCQ spots at that event.

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The Mixup TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III Qualifier Results!

Due to Biollo, the qualifier for La Qaulification unable to attend TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III, as well as 2nd and 3rd place unable to attend, a second qualifier spot was added to this weekend’s Mixup qualifier to replace the La Qualification spot.

Zarghatt, who had already qualified at the Fightcade Offline Festival wound up taking first place with Kouni and DonYann taking 2nd and 3rd place. So we congratulate Kouni and Don Yann for taking the qualifier spots!

We will also have some other qualifier news coming shortly.

Video: Twitch
Brackets: smash.gg

1. Zarghatt
2. Kouni
3. DonYann
4. Er_Commander
5. xinfu
5. Kazel
7. EDRudi
7. ISIMORN

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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X-News Week #45 (August 27th-September 2nd, 2018)

North America

  • JoshC Claw qualified for Tournament of Legends III at the SummerJam tournament. The final was against SuperrV Boxer. Video | Brackets
  • SCR qualifier will take place in LA on September 15 at 12pm with Top 8 at 9pm. Pools will be streamed by silentscope88 with Top 8 on the LevelUpLive.
  • Undead_Kaiju organized a kumite on Twitch along with a fundraiser for the player Toshin who spent the whole EVO tournament with a severe eye infection. The goal was reached in less than 20 minutes.
  • IFixMachine arcade in New York have set their schedule for ST in the coming weeks for Thursday and Friday night. It’s still not clear if all these sessions will be streamed in their channel.
  • Monday Night Fightcade is back with their weekly tournaments. #93 edition with Rakanishu Blanka in really good shape playing against H-Zero in the finals. Bracket | Video

Japan

  • Few weeks ago, Aniken went to the Pythagoras arcade located in the south region of Kansai. He made a special Kumite and made some sort of bet (we couldn’t translate it properly) against whoever was able to beat him. Annotations are in video description. After the offical Kumite Aniken keeps playing against everyone. In total, there are 3 hours straight of him that you can watch if you want to see one of the finest shotos of this planet. [source: Pythagoras twitch channel]
  • Another FT10 from the Gamespot Versus arcade (Kanto) called the Komonomochi series. This time with Kurahashi Ryu against Hide ChunLi. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • Rescued footage of 3 series of 10 games played in the recently closed Mat Mouse arcade. Sashishi Ryu vs Mattsun Ken. Played on May 7, 2018.
  • One thing we have been missing in these weekly reports are the monthly Ko-Hatsu tournaments in Osaka (Kansai). They used to put brackets and pictures in their website but not anymore. However, they take a picture of their hand made bracket and post it on twitter. Video has no annotations but the players are some of the usual suspects from Osaka: Kusumondo, Shogatsu, Murasaki, Gunze, etc. Video | Brackets | Links to the past editions of 2018
  • Special monthly 3vs3 at Gamespot Versus (Kanto). With many strong players from the new generation in Tokyo. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • Gamespot Versus weekly team tournament (Kanto). With Tomoza Dictator and Hide ChunLi as the team captains. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • Gamespot Versus 2vs2 weekend special (Kanto). With many strong players (mostly new generation) from the arcade. Annotations in video description. [source: GSV youtube channel]
  • North vs South weekly team tournament #93 from the HL-SEGA arcade (Kansai). Otochun ChunLi and Kusumondo Honda 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 Motsu Blanka and Hide ChunLi. Annotations in video description. [source: Daytona twitch channel]
  • Monthly tournament at Amipara Technoland (Chugoku) in the very west of Japan. August edition. Player names in video description. Main tournament | East vs. West special [source: Amipara nico channel]
  • Playland F1R 2on2 tournament (Tohoku). From the remote arcade in the very far north of Japan. August 22 edition (no annotations) and August 25 edition (annotations in video description). [source: Playland twitch channel]

Europe

  • Everything is ready for the last European Tournament of Legends III qualifier at the MixUp event this weekend. There will be strong players like Myco Boxer, DonnYan Ken or ErCommander Blanka. Stream will be on Saturday at LaDoseTV channel and the top 3 on Sunday at the MixUp channelBrackets
  • As they do every year, XStreetBattle has released their goodies section with things you can buy related to the game or the tournament.

Others

  • GolcarJack has released a small chart of how Guile cr.mp works against other characters.
  • The legendary NKI is back and he is planning to release a Volume XII of his combo video series. He is already posting image previews in his twitter account.
  • There are some videos being posted on facebook about a manga called High Score Girl Thank where they feature ST being played in the arcade with actual footage from the game. Rumors say that TMF and TZW helped recording the game footage to include it in the cartoon.
  • There is an online tool called StretchSite which is very convenient if you want to watch ST videos that have been recorded in 16:9 but want to view it in the original arcade 4:3 ratio. Example

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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JoshC Qualifies for TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III at SummerJam!

Congratulations to JoshC for qualifying for TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III at SummerJam by defeating Superrv in the grand finals!

Video: Twitch
Brackets: smash.gg

1. JoshC
2. Superrv
3. RenoMD
4. Psychochronic
5. Zoolander
5. EtotheNG
7. comeback386
7. FlashG

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!

TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS III poster

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