Capcom Cup 2013 (Dec 14) Preview & Curleh Mustache, USFIV dated & FGC News!

Welcome to the final FGC tournament & News blog from me for 2013! Featured news items include Ultra Street Fighter IV and Killer Instinct!

Tournaments Featured in this blog

TournamentDateLocationMain stream
North East Championships XIVDecember 6-8Philadelphia, PATeam Spooky
Curleh Mustache Battle Royale 2December 6, 7 or 8Philadelphia, PATeam Spooky
Capcom Cup 2013December 14Burlingame, CACapcom Fighters
Hadocon VDecember 15San Mateo, CAiPLAYWINNER

Capcom Cup - December 14th

Following on from Capcom's successful 25th anniversary tournament season last year Capcom are now ending this year with the first ever Capcom Cup. The most notable difference between it and EVO is the qualifier events, which serve as entries into the tournament instead of seeding events for an open entry tournament like EVO. The top 8 finalists for AE ver. 2012, UMvC3 and SFxT are as follows:

Street Fighter (1st place wins $6000, 2nd - $3000, 3rd - $1000)

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (1st place wins $3000, 2nd - $1500, 3rd - $500)

Street Fighter X Tekken (1st place wins $3000, 2nd - $1500, 3rd - $500)

North East Championships XIV featuring the Curleh Mustache Battle Royale 2 - December 6-8

NEC XIV is your last regularly scheduled weekend spanning tournament event of 2013, here's the game and stream details, check it out this weekend! -

• Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012

• Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

• Street Fighter X Tekken

• Killer Instinct

• Injustice: Gods Among Us

• Mortal Kombat 9

• Soul Calibur 5

• Tekken Tag Tournament 2

• Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate

• King of Fighters 13

• Persona 4 Arena

• Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R

Primary Stream - http://www.twitch.tv/teamsp00ky

Secondary Stream - http://www.twitch.tv/bifuteki

Injustice / Mortal Kombat Stream - http://www.twitch.tv/kombatnetwork

Anime Fighters Stream - http://www.twitch.tv/st1ckbug

Extra Stream - http://www.twitch.tv/kpbfgc

Curleh Mustache Battle Royale 2

Personally I only enjoy team tournaments when they're either Canada Cup or Curleh Mustache Battle Royales, so I'm expecting good things from this.

News

Ultra Street Fighter IV location testing under way, releases in Summer 2014

USFIV releases in June 2014 digitally and physically on PC and consoles in August 2014. The game is making the rounds across the globe, giving players the chance to test out mechanics and characters. It's been such a long time since I saw Chun-Li as a half decent character in SFIV.

Check out Street Fighter X Tekken crossover characters Rolento and Hugo.

Fighting Games hit the next-gen consoles

The PS4 and Xbox One launched last month, Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition for the PlayStation 4 has a Metacritic rating of 82/100 from 12 critics, while Killer Instinct for the Xbox One got 73/100 from 37 critics. Both make sense for each game, Injustice was already a much loved game by the gaming press and the little content KI has is considered a good start.

I'm very interested in seeing some KI tournaments and if KI will accepted into EVO 2014.

Assist Me, the final season begins!

That's it for 2013, see you soon for EVO details and the event coming out of New York, Defend the North!

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Posted by ArbitraryWater

Those Ultra Street Fighter IV videos reminded me how much more interested I would be playing those characters in a game that isn't Street Fighter x Tekken.

Posted by punkxblaze

This just reminded me how much I don't like listening to some fighting game commentary, because half the commentary is OH THAT'S CRAZY OH THAT WAS CRAZY HOMIE.

Yeah, that's where my curly mustache is at. scoops.

Posted by IrrelevantJohn

Great work man. Always love reading these.

Posted by JJOR64

Stinks we gotta wait till June now. Still hoping to make it to next year's EVO.

Excited for NEC and Capcom Cup. Going to watch what I can for NEC and try and watch all of Capcom Cup since I have Saturdays off.

Edited by churrific

Nice to see one more of these before the end of the year. Kudos.

Edited by ESREVER

I am not looking forward to KI AT ALLLLL. It is so boring to watch. It better not be in EVO, it probably will though since its new and xbox. Please note I'm not saying anything about how it plays. I'm sure its fun for them. I wouldn't know since I haven't played it. I just know I don't like watching it.

Thanks for the writeup! I love all this FGC stream goodness.

Edited by Nefarious_Al

I'll be at CapcomCup to test out the Bison changes in ultra firsthand. Fuck the actual tourney. Also I wanna try out Poison, she looks like a pretty complete character.

Edited by InfiniteSpark

Great blog as always! I really wanted to go to NEC but my brother didn't want to go after our disappointing experience at Summer Jam. I'll be cheering on for a friend who always goes to Big E's major tournaments at Philly. Hopefully I'll be able to attend Winter Brawl in a few months.

Posted by FLStyle
Posted by DocHaus

Currently rooting for my homies in the DMV fighting in Curleh Mustache (though they probably won't win). They're putting up a decent fight against Florida in Team Spooky's stream.

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Posted by Demoskinos

Always impressed by these threads you put together for this stuff man. Good stuff.

Posted by mosdef

Sigh still no Virtua Fighter :( Beginning to wonder if im the only American that loves the game.

Posted by GaspoweR
Posted by DocHaus

@mosdef Hey I like VF5FS too, though I have it on XBL where I can count the number of people still playing on one hand.

@esrever I'm starting to think they should adopt the LoL-style "character ban" rule a little more to make things interesting. A couple of tourneys experimented with it but I guess the majors are a little too scared to do it.

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@dochaus: Yea I rather liked when they did the character ban at NextLevel Battlecircuit. Course ChrisG won that because he has like a 100 different teams under his belt. But it definitely makes it more interesting.

Posted by FLStyle

YOOOOOOOOOO

THE KING!

Posted by FLStyle

Sanford Kelly (Sagat) 5-4 (Balrog) PR Balrog

Sanford calls out Justin Wong!

Posted by GaspoweR

Man, Marn's Strider is pretty good.

Posted by StarvingGamer

Got home just in time for Marn, lol. Did Sanford beat Justin?

Edited by GaspoweR

Guys did you see that Sanford Kelly call-out gauntlet? Those matches were MAAAAAAAAD HYPE.

@starvinggamer: Justin beat him with a pixel of life left, last game, last match. Those sets with Justin and PR Rog were fucking nuts.

Also Arturo is doing a salty suite AE stream http://www.twitch.tv/nycfurby

cc @flstyle.

Posted by FLStyle

One of the closest sets I've seen, Sanford vs. Justin Wong, that was amazing!

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Posted by StarvingGamer

Yo $100 bets on staring contests? Fucking FGC.

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Posted by FLStyle

Capcom Cup! Let's go! All times are in PST.

TimeEvent
9:00 AMOpening Ceremony
9:30 AMPre-Game Show
10:00 AMStreet Fighter x Tekken Tournament
12:00 PMAnnouncements / Ultra Street Fighter IV Exhibition
1:00 PMUltimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Tournament
3:00 PMUMVC3 Clash of the Champions Exhibition
4:00 PMSuper Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Tournament
6:00 PMAwards and Closing Ceremony
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HYYYYYYYPE

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Posted by StarvingGamer

KUMA SO HYPE

Posted by StarvingGamer

ONLINE WARRIORS LET'S GO

Posted by FLStyle

Grand Final - Infiltration vs. TampaBison

Will TampaBision prove that it is Tuesday and not Saturday?

Edited by ESREVER

Man I was hoping for so much more from Seth :( Can't believe he agreed to go gem-less when thats such a big part of what makes his team works.

RIP Bear

Edited by StarvingGamer

I swear they better announce the 5th character for USFIV today or I'm going to... keep waiting.

Posted by Chumley_Marchbanks

@starvinggamer: Looks like you've been kept waiting. On the plus side, online training and elimination are going to be pretty sweet.

Posted by Hailinel

They could make Ronald McDonald the fifth character at this point for all I care.

I don't need anyone else.

Posted by StarvingGamer

Impact Flames Impact Flames Impact Flames Impact Flames

Posted by FLStyle

Let's go Yipes!

Posted by FLStyle

CHOKE DETECTED

Posted by StarvingGamer

LET'S GO YIPES

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Posted by ESREVER

I fuckin' love watching Mahvel, but its gonna end up killing me. These matches have been so intense.

Posted by Demoskinos

Can anyone catch me up on whats been going on? I just tuned in.

Posted by StarvingGamer

YIPES I BELIEVE

Edited by StarvingGamer

@demoskinos: Big stories are Yipes come from out of nowhere, beating Filipino Champ and Nemo, taking it to winner's finals vs Chris G.

Chris G vs. Justin Wong winner's semifinals came down to a Storm OCV near-comeback, last pixel Chris G clutched it out. Champ proceeded to destroy Justin in loser's. KBR didn't do much, Nemo is still a threat.

EDIT: Oh yeah, Yipes had different teams for Champ and Nemo and Chris G. 3 rounds, 3 teams.

Posted by FLStyle

Can anyone catch me up on whats been going on? I just tuned in.

Infiltration dominated SFxT, Yipes has proven all the doubters wrong over whether he should be in the Marvel tourney or not and USFIV has online training mode and 3 vs. 3 multi-player KOF style.

Posted by StarvingGamer

YO LET'S GO YIIIIIIIIIIIPES

Posted by Demoskinos

*faints* God damn. The last 30 seconds of that match.

Posted by FLStyle

Yipes in the GF run back against Chris G!

I believe in you Yipes!

Posted by StarvingGamer

:'(

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