These Fighting Game Community events read more like Wrestling Pay Per Views all the time.
Season's Beatings: Ascension Preview!
This event is taking place in Cleveland from the 28th to the 30th, featuring all sorts of games and players from EVO as well as new games that have been released after:
- Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition ver. 2012
- Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
- King of Fighters XIII
- Tekken Tag Tournament 2
- Mortal Kombat
- Soulcalibur V
- Persona 4 Arena
- Dead or Alive 5
- Super Street Fighter II Turbo
If you saw EVO this year you'll know that it was the Mexicans and the Koreans who stole the show in a lot of the games on display, and many of them are making the return trip to the USA for Ascension including these two crazy KOF players:
the SSFIV: AE 2012 EVO Champion Infiltration
and one of my favourite players in UMVC3, Mame Spider.
Recent releases, TTT2, P4A and DOA5 will all be at Ascension, I'm looking forward to seeing what the highest level matches of those games look like. If you've seen or taken part in the Giant Bomb P4A Community tournaments you'll know how fun that game is. TTT2 has had a very positive response from the 3D fighting game players and DOA5 was just released so we'll have to see how that goes, if it's half as nuts as the story was in the Giant Bomb Quick Look it should be good to watch at least.
Due to Bus problems Spooky is not currently at the event, will update if he makes it during the weekend.
Jeff Gerstmann vs. Max, Max completes Retro Assist Me series
Maximilian is the most prominent member of the Fighting Game Community on Youtube (34 million views) with his fighting game and FPS videos. His Assist Me show is particularity good, check out episode 1 out of 4 of Retro Assist Me. 1/3rd Back to the Future parody, 1/3rd part continuation of the Assist Me story and 1/3rd introduction into the recently released Marvel vs. Capcom Origins.
Both Max and Jeff's first online ranked match in Tekken TAG 2 when it first came out was against each other and was recorded in Max's video of his impressions of TTT2's online.