Yep, this is going to be a long one, so if you're interested in
- Final Round XVI, its Curleh Mustache Battle Royale Exhibition run by VxG EMP (yeah that happened) IFC Yipes and the continuation of the East Coast Tekken Circuit then read on.
- PAX East happenings ie. Divekick, Daigo, Injustice, New Super Street Fighter IV, you'll have to scroll down a bit
- News of the biggest YouTuber of the FGC, Maximilian, you'll have to go all the way down to the bottom.
I hope blogs get Table of Contents one day, ah well, let's begin!
Final Round XVI + Curleh Mustache Battle Royale (March 29th-31st) Preview
In terms of legacy, ATL Final Round, of which this is the 16th year, is only 2nd behind EVO.
It's been a while since one of the top 5 fighting game tournaments came around and watching some of the Mad Catz action this weekend (more on that later) has me more than ready for whatever fighting games the Final Round stream by MCZ Team Spooky has to throw at me.
Final Round is not a part of Road to EVO 2013, but that's Final Round's decision.
IFC Yipes is bringing his Curleh Mustache brand of UMVC3 hype to Final Round on Friday with a Team Exhibition. Each team has 5 people and they will battle it to see who the best team in the USA is:
|Team NYC||Team NorCal||Team SoCal||Team Latin America|
|IFC Yipes||Filipino Champ||Justin Wong||Neo Karsh|
|Chris G||PR Balrog||TBA||Taekua|
|Team Mid-Altlantic||Team Midwest||Team Georgia|
|DJ Huoshen||OmG iTz Andre||Roach King|
|RyRy (?)||JDM||Some Brown Kid|
The East Coast Tekken Circuit continues! The winner of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 gets seeding and a free flight to East Coast Throwdown and the winner of that gets a free flight to EVO 2013. Final Round is considered the premier Tekken event, so there should be plenty of competition on display.
Curleh Mustache Battle Royal
Darkstalkers Resurrection Invitational
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Regional 5v5 Teams
Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v. 2012 Singles (to Top 8)
King of Fighters XIII Singles (to Top 8)
Soul Calibur 5 Singles (will finish on Friday)
Melty Blood Actress Again: Current Code Singles (will finish on Friday)
King of Fighters XIII Singles (Top 8 to End)
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Singles (to Top 8)
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Singles (to Top 8)
Street Fighter x Tekken Singles (to Top 8)
Persona 4 Arena Singles (will finish on Saturday)
Mortal Kombat 9 Singles (will finish on Saturday)
Dead or Alive 5 Singles (to Top 8)
All of the following will be streamed by Team Sp00ky:
09:00-11:30 - Street Fighter x Tekken Singles Top 8
11:30-01:30 - Dead or Alive 5 Singles Top 8
01:30-04:00 - Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v. 2012 Singles Top 8
04:00-07:00 - Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Singles Top 8
07:00-10:00 - Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Singles Top 8
PAX East Round-up
New patch for Super Street Fighter IV! I'm calling it, Revenge of the Character Specialists. No longer will players be stuck getting bodied by Akuma and Fei Long, hurray! Though I do hope they focus more on bringing the other characters up to Akuma and Fei Long's level rather than nerfing those two out of relevance forever.
One of the latest FGC members to be employed by Capcom, Peter 'Combofiend' Rosas, put out the call to users for submissions on what they think who be good changes to each character. Here's to a more balanced future.
The word of Divekick is spreading! Many people called it game of the show. While attendees were divekicking each other, Divekick also got a bit of stream time over at the Mad Catz booth.
Injustice got plenty of stream time on the Twitch TV's own Twitch channel, with Hector showing off new character Black Adam and some high-level play courtesy of MCZ TS Arturo and Nerdjosh. Hector revealed that the two had been visiting NetherRealm Studios quite regularly to help work on getting Injustice ready for tournament play. Hector now passes the reigns over to Ed Boon, who'll be showing off Injustice even more at GDC this week.
Maximilian announces Assist Me Season 3 and continues to be awesome in general
So Max continues to run his main fighting game channel over at http://www.youtube.com/miles923 and his Let's Play channel over at https://www.youtube.com/YoVideogames The main channel has passed over 100,000 subscribers and over 46 million views while his new Let's Play channel continues to grow with over 20,000 subs and 2 million views.
The Assist Me show is how I discovered Max and season 1, 2 and Retro Assist Me (one third Back to the Future parody, one third Assist Me story, one third Marvel vs. Capcom Origins tutorial) is some of the best stuff I've seen on the net.
Max almost managed to get stunt-man and voice behind classic Dante and Ken Masters, Reuben Langdon, to play Dante, which would have been pretty cool. Unfortunately the schedules apparently didn't line up.
Nevertheless I'm excited to see Dante help out Max, Doom and Wesker in whatever shenanigans they get up to.
Some of Max's Let's Plays that I've enjoyed watching the past 3 months include Devil May Cry 1, 2, 3, 4 and DmC and Metal Gear Rising. Sometimes he plays games that I haven't and check it out, sometimes he plays games that I myself have completed and just have fun with it. Make sure to sub to the two channels.
Or just watch these two videos, because they're funny-ass shit.
Thank you for reading, watching and hopefully not getting bored, see you next time and make sure to tune into Final Round this weekend!