Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 8 Preview (debut of DIVEKICK!)

Posted by FLStyle (4660 posts) -

UFGT8, one of my favourite Road to EVO events is all this weekend, featuring the return of the Mystery Game Tournament and the debut of DIVEKICK!

Just look at the trophies they'll be playing for (which are related to a the post-credits ending in The Avengers)!

Infinity Gauntlet Trophies!

The main reason why UGFT is so popular is because of the extras you get other than the EVO seeding point tournaments that come with the rest of the events. Last year's Mystery Game Tournament (which is by no means limited to fighting games) was my personal favourite event.

MGT 2011

Street Fighter 1, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Pong! The randomness of not having played a fighting game vs making a competitive match out of something like Mario is not only hilarious but just as exciting as any of the main fighting game tournaments (knowledge of the games not necessary!)

This year however, the Mystery Game Tournament has a new rival in DIVEKICK!

I don't even know what this game is capable of, but I'll have a fun time watching.

Where can I watch this?

http://www.leveluplive.tv/ is where you can watch both streams at the same time (and not have the chats up if you don't want those), Stream 1 by Level | Up Series and Stream 2 by FocusFire.

And here's the final day schedule for Sunday:

Hope you tune in!

#1 Posted by FLStyle (4660 posts) -

UFGT8, one of my favourite Road to EVO events is all this weekend, featuring the return of the Mystery Game Tournament and the debut of DIVEKICK!

Just look at the trophies they'll be playing for (which are related to a the post-credits ending in The Avengers)!

Infinity Gauntlet Trophies!

The main reason why UGFT is so popular is because of the extras you get other than the EVO seeding point tournaments that come with the rest of the events. Last year's Mystery Game Tournament (which is by no means limited to fighting games) was my personal favourite event.

MGT 2011

Street Fighter 1, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Pong! The randomness of not having played a fighting game vs making a competitive match out of something like Mario is not only hilarious but just as exciting as any of the main fighting game tournaments (knowledge of the games not necessary!)

This year however, the Mystery Game Tournament has a new rival in DIVEKICK!

I don't even know what this game is capable of, but I'll have a fun time watching.

Where can I watch this?

http://www.leveluplive.tv/ is where you can watch both streams at the same time (and not have the chats up if you don't want those), Stream 1 by Level | Up Series and Stream 2 by FocusFire.

And here's the final day schedule for Sunday:

Hope you tune in!

#2 Posted by StarvingGamer (8138 posts) -

And once again I miss all the good stuff because I work weekends.

Also lol Divekick, why is UltraDavid simply the best?

#3 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

I'm looking forward to seeing some C.Viper tech as my team in Marvel right now is her, Taskmaster and Doom.

#4 Posted by MethodMan008 (809 posts) -

@Sooty: Why are you using a heavy execution character in Marvel? :P

But yeah, if you're going to take anyones tech, make it Marlins.

#5 Posted by FLStyle (4660 posts) -

@StarvingGamer said:

And once again I miss all the good stuff because I work weekends.

Also lol Divekick, why is UltraDavid simply the best?

Sad times. Did you miss Evo last year? I definitely recall someone from GB not catching it live.

#6 Posted by JJOR64 (18955 posts) -

@StarvingGamer said:

And once again I miss all the good stuff because I work weekends.

I'm in the same boat as you. I work every weekend and sometimes I hate it. Definitely going to request EVO Finals day of for sure.

#7 Posted by JJOR64 (18955 posts) -

Also, I think we should start doing threads like this for each major so we don't have to keep bumping around between each thread. Going for the SF4 stream thread to the Marvel thread then back to the SF4 thread is annoying.

#8 Posted by FLStyle (4660 posts) -

@JJOR64 said:

Also, I think we should start doing threads like this for each major so we don't have to keep bumping around between each thread. Going for the SF4 stream thread to the Marvel thread then back to the SF4 thread is annoying.

Might as well, there isn't many left now before Evo.

#9 Posted by Carryboy (645 posts) -

@FLStyle: Yeh great way to raise awareness.

@Sooty: Doom beam and horizontle arrows assists?

#10 Edited by FLStyle (4660 posts) -

@Carryboy: There's a Doom assist other than missiles?

  • I'm so glad JWong dropped Iron Fist, Wolvie/Akuma/Storm is a perfectly capable team
  • Sanford Kelly is doing well at another major, I hope he makes it to top 8 at Evo if only to see a Sagat
  • Skullgirls continues to interest me, hope it replaces Street Fighter X Tekken at Evo 2013
  • Mystery Game and Divekick have lived up to the hype so far
#11 Posted by Carryboy (645 posts) -

@FLStyle: Crazy huh?

#12 Posted by FLStyle (4660 posts) -
#13 Posted by FLStyle (4660 posts) -
#14 Posted by freakin9 (1113 posts) -

I was all about fighting game tournaments last year with MK.

Now not so much.

#15 Posted by FLStyle (4660 posts) -

Heading into the final hours of UFGT8, been a great event.

Got MK9 Top 4, UMvC3 Top 8, Mystery Game Tournament Top 8 and DIVEKICK Top 8 left.

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