Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Grand Finals

Posted by FLStyle (4665 posts) -

We are heading into the end of the year with lots of FGC events coming up, read on for:

Events - Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Grand Finals, Curleh Mustache 5 (EVENT COMPLETED), North East Championship (EVENT COMPLETED)

Results - Atlus Fighting Championships, Giant Bomb Persona 4 Arena community vs. GameFAQs Persona 4 Arena community

News - R.I.P. Southtown Arcade, Reverge Labs lays off Skullgirls team - Skullgirls team goes indie, Next Level Arcade Documentary

Also check out - IGN's IPL picks up Street Fighter - Can the FGC become eSports?

Event Previews

Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Grand Finals - San Francisco - December 8th

Featuring Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (Version 2012), Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Online Edition and Street Fighter X Tekken.

The SFIV Bracket

Remember hearing about the $500,000 tournament series that Capcom announced earlier in the year? Well that's been going on since July and the last one in Telford, England will be December 1st. With any luck Capcom will put together a new trailer after that with the full list of players and I can replace the one you see above with that.

Only the winners (and runner ups in some cases) qualify for this tournament, which is how it'll be completed in a day instead of three like EVO. With qualifying tournaments all around the globe you can be guaranteed that the best players in the world will be at the finals. $125,000 of the $500,000 has been reserved for the finals which means there's plenty of money to play for.

The black sheep of the list of games on show is most definitely Street Fighter X Tekken, but Capcom has that base covered too.

The Street Fighter X Tekken winner will be handed the keys to an all-new custom designed Scion FR-S Sports Coupe. Capcom has partnered with Scion, Five Axis and Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA), to create a one-of-a-kind Street Fighter-themed sports car, complete with video entertainment hardware from SCEA and a modified exterior from Five Axis including a custom FIVE:AD aero kit, spoiler, wheels, as well as many more premiere components from leading automotive aftermarket companies.

Apparently there'll be an all-new announcement at the event too, but with Darkstalkers Resurrection and Street Fighter X Tekken Version. 2013 already announced, what is this new secret?

Stream Link - http://www.twitch.tv/capcomfighters (Stream is live 24/7 replaying the qualifiers as the case was with EVO)

More Info - http://www.capcom-unity.com/haunts/blog/2012/11/16/sf25th-grand-finals-location-and-event-details

Qualifiers below

Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012

EG|Ricky Ortiz (Rufus)

Happy Medicine (M. Bison)

BT|Dieminion (Guile)

Wolfkrone (C. Viper)

WW|Infiltration (Akuma)

AvM|GamerBee (Adon)

MCZ|Tokido (Akuma)

GR|Breno Fighters (Cammy)

MCZ|Daigo Umehara (Ryu)

RZR|Fuudo (Fei Long)

AGE|Snake Eyez (Zangief)

EG|Justin Wong (Rufus)

Problem X (Seth)

Alioune (Cammy)

MCZ|Mago (Fei Long)

EG|Momochi (Akuma, Cody)

Street Fighter X Tekken

EG|Justin Wong (Rufus, Chun-Li)

EG|Ricky Ortiz (Rufus, Chun-Li)

ER|Tatsu (Vega, Xiaoyu)

UYG|NuckleDu (Guile, Zangief)

WW|Infiltration (Rolento, Ryu)

TH|Poongko (Kazuya, Ryu)

AvM|GamerBee (Julia, Jack-X)

GR|Breno Fighters (Ryu, Chun-Li)

MCZ|Tokido (Dhalsim, Cody)

Yukimura (Ryu, Kazuya)

Sethlolol (Law, Kuma)

Combofiend (Julia, Marduk)

Alioune (Jack-X, Lili)

Fuzzy (Cammy, Rolento)

EG|Momochi (Rufus, Cody)

Kingstonn (Ryu, Rolento)

Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Online Edition

EG|Justin Wong (Chun-Li)

Nica KO (Yang)

BOC (Urien)

MCZ|Tokido (Chun-Li)

MOV (Chun-Li)

Mester (Yun)

Gunfight (Dudley)

EG|Momochi (Urien, Yun)

Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix

Afro Legends (Balrog)

Damdai (Ryu, Dhalsim)

WW|Laugh (Sagat)

MCZ|Tokido (Vega)

John Choi (Ryu, Sagat)

ShotosAllDay (Ryu, Zangief)

Aero Rockman (Guile, M. Bison, Dee Jay)

Fuzzy (Ryu, Cammy)

Curleh Mustache 5 - New York - November 24th

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is the game of choice for the invitation-only tournament created by the man who popularised the terms Curleh Mustache and Mango Sentinel, IFC Yipes. Yipes himself has been winning some major tournaments as of late, the former MvC2 EVO world champion doing some good work with a strong Nova, Spencer, Doctor Strange team.

Much like the SF25th Finals, only top talents will be competing at this event for one day only. Make sure to check it out!

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

More Info - http://www.brokentier.com/blogs/news/6699846-curleh-mustache-vol-5-east-coast-edition

NorthEast Championship (NEC XIII) - Philadelphia - December 1st / 2nd

The more traditional event of the three, NEC is an open-entry event for all the popular games with multiple streams spanning a weekend.

NEC XIII is the first stop on on the East Coast Tekken TAG Tournament 2 circuit (which I think is a brilliant idea by the way):

The rules to this tournament circuit are simple. If you win the TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 tournament at Northeast Championships 13 in Philadelphia, then you will be awarded a plane ticket to FINAL ROUND XVI. If you win FINAL ROUND XVI, you will be flown to East Coast Throwdown 5. If you win ECT5, you will be flown to Evolution in Vegas. If you’re local to any of these tournaments that you’ve won a trip to, we will pay for your hotel room instead of the flight. The four of us from Big E Gaming, FINAL ROUND, and East Coast Throwdown want to make sure TTT2 is the most memorable TEKKEN for you guys yet, and what better way than to fly you around the country to represent your home turf?!

So potentially one person, providing he/she wins TTT2 at NEC, Final Round and East Coast Throwdown could go to two of these events for free and then EVO 2013 for free. The odds that one person manages to pull it off are slim, but I'm looking forward to seeing the winners of these events competing at the next one, undoubtedly with a bullseye on their chest.

Check out all the sponsors and prize pool money bonuses too, NEC is shaping up to be a good watch.

Stream Links -

STREAM: (Main) --http://www.twitch.tv/teamsp00ky

2nd Stream--Tekken/SCV and more Jaxel:http://www.twitch.tv/8wayrun

3rd Stream--All around Bifuteki: www.twitch.tv/Bifuteki.com

4th Stream Smash(Brawl and Melee)-- Calvin-VGBootCamp and Mark-Clash http://www.twitch.tv/vgbootcamp and http://www.twitch.tv/clashtournament

5th Stream P4A/BB/GG - Alan: http://www.twitch.tv/St1ckBuG

More Info - http://shoryuken.com/forum/index.php?threads/dec-1-2012-northeast-championship-nec-xiii-dec-1st-2nd-in-philadelphia-pa.167658/ & http://bigegaming.com/?p=303

Results

Atlus Fighting Championships

Atlus teamed up with Mad Catz and the live-streaming services of Level|Up Series on the 17th to have the Atlus Fighting Championships, showcasing The King of Fighters XIII and Persona 4 Arena. Level|Up has uploaded the Persona 4 Arena tournament, hopefully they'll upload the KOFXIII tournament too.

Giant Bomb Persona 4 Arena Community vs. GameFAQs Persona 4 Arena Community

I confess that I didn't touch the Atlus Fighting Championships stream for the entirety of the GB vs. GameFAQs P4A tournament, personal investment to see Giant Bomb players do well and all that.

  • Both GB and GameFAQs will form a team. These teams will be formed of exactly 12 people, not more. If one of the websites has less people than 12 signing up, then we'll have to adjust to the lower limit. For example, if GB has 12 people willing to sign up but GameFAQs only has 9, then 3 people will need to be cut from the GB team so that the teams are balanced.
  • The order of the participants in a team will be pre-determined before everything starts and matches will work like a standard, single elimination team tournament. For example: GBTM1 (Giant Bomb Team Member 1) vs. GFTM1 (GameFAQs Team Member 1). If GBTM1 wins, then the matchup will be GBTM1 vs. GFTM2 and so on. A team loses when all of their members are eliminated.
  • All matches will be best 2 out of 3 rounds for 99 seconds each round. Winner will be best 2 out of 3 matches. This isn't double elimination or anything, so when a member is eliminated, they're gone FOREVER.
  • A player that loses a match is allowed to switch characters, however a player who wins must choose the same character as his previous match.
  • If a player drops during a round, it is up to the opposing team to decide if they get a rematch or not.
  • We'll probably all be paying attention to this stuff, but save replays if, for some weird reason, players decide to have their match in a private lobby.

There are other videos with the entire tournament but TheFakePsychic's streams are always my preferred method of watching Giant Bomb Persona 4 Arena content.

The tournament was very close with each side having players enjoying large win streaks but eventually it came down to the final two players for each team (staged!), it was exciting stuff and I tip my hat to and all the GB P4A players for making it one of the best sub-communities on Giant Bomb.

News

R.I.P. Southtown Arcade

Another arcade with ties to the Fighting Game Community has bitten the dust unfortunately. Southtown Arcade, known for its affiliation with FGC stream and website IPLAYWINNER (including the Frame Trap show), has announced its closure, citing a bunch of reasons why it must close.

Due to a number of circumstances, Southtown Arcade’s last day of operation at its current location will be Sunday, November 25th, 2012. We’re really sorry for the sudden nature of this announcement, but we were hoping that we would be able to resolve a number of outstanding issues in order to continue normal business operations, and, unfortunately, our optimism did not bear fruit.

Check out the full statement here - http://www.southtownarcade.com/

IPLAYWINNER will continue to run events at a new as of yet unannounced venue.

Reverge Labs lays off Skullgirls team - Skullgirls team goes indie

The release of Skullgirls came and went and not much was heard about it after that. The game, while having some good ideas, had trouble with an initially small community getting smaller instead of larger, not being picked up by EVO for EVO 2012 and no patch to the game's post-release issues after Reverge Labs laid off the entire Skullgirls staff in June before a patch was completed and released.

But now it will see the light of day:

Welcome to Lab Zero Games.

Forward-thinking and retro-minded, Lab Zero Games is an independent game development studio founded by the original team that brought you Skullgirls. Lab Zero intends to continue its critically-acclaimed work on Skullgirls as well as leverage its unique design and artistic sensibilities to develop new games.

As many of our fans know, Skullgirls had more than its fair share of difficulties getting to market, but thus far none have been quite this dire: last June, the entire Skullgirls team was laid off from Reverge Labs.

To try to prevent such calamities from befalling us, our games, or our fans again, the Skullgirls team decided to form its own studio.

Autumn Games, the publisher and owner of the Skullgirls property, is fully behind the new studio and will continue to work with us in the future on all Skullgirls-related endeavors, such as the just-released patch, more merchandise and a few other things we can’t quite announce yet.

http://labzerogames.com/

Next Level Arcade Documentary

Living in the UK, I have the dubious distinction of having never watched an episode of the West Coast's main fighting game weekly Wednesday Night Fights (Starts at 4AM my time or something crazy like that). But the East Coast's main fighting game weekly, Big Two, streamed by none other than Team Spooky and features many favourites like Aquasilk and Chris Hu, I can.

Check out what goes on at Next Level Arcade on a typical Big Two evening courtesy of owner Henry Cen.

And that about does it for this FGC event/news blog thingy. I'll be updating it as appropriate in the coming weeks. I leave you in the capable hands of Chris Hu as he teaches you some English. Shout out to for pointing me in the direction of NEC.

#1 Posted by FLStyle (4665 posts) -

We are heading into the end of the year with lots of FGC events coming up, read on for:

Events - Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Grand Finals, Curleh Mustache 5 (EVENT COMPLETED), North East Championship (EVENT COMPLETED)

Results - Atlus Fighting Championships, Giant Bomb Persona 4 Arena community vs. GameFAQs Persona 4 Arena community

News - R.I.P. Southtown Arcade, Reverge Labs lays off Skullgirls team - Skullgirls team goes indie, Next Level Arcade Documentary

Also check out - IGN's IPL picks up Street Fighter - Can the FGC become eSports?

Event Previews

Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Grand Finals - San Francisco - December 8th

Featuring Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (Version 2012), Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Online Edition and Street Fighter X Tekken.

The SFIV Bracket

Remember hearing about the $500,000 tournament series that Capcom announced earlier in the year? Well that's been going on since July and the last one in Telford, England will be December 1st. With any luck Capcom will put together a new trailer after that with the full list of players and I can replace the one you see above with that.

Only the winners (and runner ups in some cases) qualify for this tournament, which is how it'll be completed in a day instead of three like EVO. With qualifying tournaments all around the globe you can be guaranteed that the best players in the world will be at the finals. $125,000 of the $500,000 has been reserved for the finals which means there's plenty of money to play for.

The black sheep of the list of games on show is most definitely Street Fighter X Tekken, but Capcom has that base covered too.

The Street Fighter X Tekken winner will be handed the keys to an all-new custom designed Scion FR-S Sports Coupe. Capcom has partnered with Scion, Five Axis and Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA), to create a one-of-a-kind Street Fighter-themed sports car, complete with video entertainment hardware from SCEA and a modified exterior from Five Axis including a custom FIVE:AD aero kit, spoiler, wheels, as well as many more premiere components from leading automotive aftermarket companies.

Apparently there'll be an all-new announcement at the event too, but with Darkstalkers Resurrection and Street Fighter X Tekken Version. 2013 already announced, what is this new secret?

Stream Link - http://www.twitch.tv/capcomfighters (Stream is live 24/7 replaying the qualifiers as the case was with EVO)

More Info - http://www.capcom-unity.com/haunts/blog/2012/11/16/sf25th-grand-finals-location-and-event-details

Qualifiers below

Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012

EG|Ricky Ortiz (Rufus)

Happy Medicine (M. Bison)

BT|Dieminion (Guile)

Wolfkrone (C. Viper)

WW|Infiltration (Akuma)

AvM|GamerBee (Adon)

MCZ|Tokido (Akuma)

GR|Breno Fighters (Cammy)

MCZ|Daigo Umehara (Ryu)

RZR|Fuudo (Fei Long)

AGE|Snake Eyez (Zangief)

EG|Justin Wong (Rufus)

Problem X (Seth)

Alioune (Cammy)

MCZ|Mago (Fei Long)

EG|Momochi (Akuma, Cody)

Street Fighter X Tekken

EG|Justin Wong (Rufus, Chun-Li)

EG|Ricky Ortiz (Rufus, Chun-Li)

ER|Tatsu (Vega, Xiaoyu)

UYG|NuckleDu (Guile, Zangief)

WW|Infiltration (Rolento, Ryu)

TH|Poongko (Kazuya, Ryu)

AvM|GamerBee (Julia, Jack-X)

GR|Breno Fighters (Ryu, Chun-Li)

MCZ|Tokido (Dhalsim, Cody)

Yukimura (Ryu, Kazuya)

Sethlolol (Law, Kuma)

Combofiend (Julia, Marduk)

Alioune (Jack-X, Lili)

Fuzzy (Cammy, Rolento)

EG|Momochi (Rufus, Cody)

Kingstonn (Ryu, Rolento)

Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Online Edition

EG|Justin Wong (Chun-Li)

Nica KO (Yang)

BOC (Urien)

MCZ|Tokido (Chun-Li)

MOV (Chun-Li)

Mester (Yun)

Gunfight (Dudley)

EG|Momochi (Urien, Yun)

Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix

Afro Legends (Balrog)

Damdai (Ryu, Dhalsim)

WW|Laugh (Sagat)

MCZ|Tokido (Vega)

John Choi (Ryu, Sagat)

ShotosAllDay (Ryu, Zangief)

Aero Rockman (Guile, M. Bison, Dee Jay)

Fuzzy (Ryu, Cammy)

Curleh Mustache 5 - New York - November 24th

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is the game of choice for the invitation-only tournament created by the man who popularised the terms Curleh Mustache and Mango Sentinel, IFC Yipes. Yipes himself has been winning some major tournaments as of late, the former MvC2 EVO world champion doing some good work with a strong Nova, Spencer, Doctor Strange team.

Much like the SF25th Finals, only top talents will be competing at this event for one day only. Make sure to check it out!

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

More Info - http://www.brokentier.com/blogs/news/6699846-curleh-mustache-vol-5-east-coast-edition

NorthEast Championship (NEC XIII) - Philadelphia - December 1st / 2nd

The more traditional event of the three, NEC is an open-entry event for all the popular games with multiple streams spanning a weekend.

NEC XIII is the first stop on on the East Coast Tekken TAG Tournament 2 circuit (which I think is a brilliant idea by the way):

The rules to this tournament circuit are simple. If you win the TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 tournament at Northeast Championships 13 in Philadelphia, then you will be awarded a plane ticket to FINAL ROUND XVI. If you win FINAL ROUND XVI, you will be flown to East Coast Throwdown 5. If you win ECT5, you will be flown to Evolution in Vegas. If you’re local to any of these tournaments that you’ve won a trip to, we will pay for your hotel room instead of the flight. The four of us from Big E Gaming, FINAL ROUND, and East Coast Throwdown want to make sure TTT2 is the most memorable TEKKEN for you guys yet, and what better way than to fly you around the country to represent your home turf?!

So potentially one person, providing he/she wins TTT2 at NEC, Final Round and East Coast Throwdown could go to two of these events for free and then EVO 2013 for free. The odds that one person manages to pull it off are slim, but I'm looking forward to seeing the winners of these events competing at the next one, undoubtedly with a bullseye on their chest.

Check out all the sponsors and prize pool money bonuses too, NEC is shaping up to be a good watch.

Stream Links -

STREAM: (Main) --http://www.twitch.tv/teamsp00ky

2nd Stream--Tekken/SCV and more Jaxel:http://www.twitch.tv/8wayrun

3rd Stream--All around Bifuteki: www.twitch.tv/Bifuteki.com

4th Stream Smash(Brawl and Melee)-- Calvin-VGBootCamp and Mark-Clash http://www.twitch.tv/vgbootcamp and http://www.twitch.tv/clashtournament

5th Stream P4A/BB/GG - Alan: http://www.twitch.tv/St1ckBuG

More Info - http://shoryuken.com/forum/index.php?threads/dec-1-2012-northeast-championship-nec-xiii-dec-1st-2nd-in-philadelphia-pa.167658/ & http://bigegaming.com/?p=303

Results

Atlus Fighting Championships

Atlus teamed up with Mad Catz and the live-streaming services of Level|Up Series on the 17th to have the Atlus Fighting Championships, showcasing The King of Fighters XIII and Persona 4 Arena. Level|Up has uploaded the Persona 4 Arena tournament, hopefully they'll upload the KOFXIII tournament too.

Giant Bomb Persona 4 Arena Community vs. GameFAQs Persona 4 Arena Community

I confess that I didn't touch the Atlus Fighting Championships stream for the entirety of the GB vs. GameFAQs P4A tournament, personal investment to see Giant Bomb players do well and all that.

  • Both GB and GameFAQs will form a team. These teams will be formed of exactly 12 people, not more. If one of the websites has less people than 12 signing up, then we'll have to adjust to the lower limit. For example, if GB has 12 people willing to sign up but GameFAQs only has 9, then 3 people will need to be cut from the GB team so that the teams are balanced.
  • The order of the participants in a team will be pre-determined before everything starts and matches will work like a standard, single elimination team tournament. For example: GBTM1 (Giant Bomb Team Member 1) vs. GFTM1 (GameFAQs Team Member 1). If GBTM1 wins, then the matchup will be GBTM1 vs. GFTM2 and so on. A team loses when all of their members are eliminated.
  • All matches will be best 2 out of 3 rounds for 99 seconds each round. Winner will be best 2 out of 3 matches. This isn't double elimination or anything, so when a member is eliminated, they're gone FOREVER.
  • A player that loses a match is allowed to switch characters, however a player who wins must choose the same character as his previous match.
  • If a player drops during a round, it is up to the opposing team to decide if they get a rematch or not.
  • We'll probably all be paying attention to this stuff, but save replays if, for some weird reason, players decide to have their match in a private lobby.

There are other videos with the entire tournament but TheFakePsychic's streams are always my preferred method of watching Giant Bomb Persona 4 Arena content.

The tournament was very close with each side having players enjoying large win streaks but eventually it came down to the final two players for each team (staged!), it was exciting stuff and I tip my hat to and all the GB P4A players for making it one of the best sub-communities on Giant Bomb.

News

R.I.P. Southtown Arcade

Another arcade with ties to the Fighting Game Community has bitten the dust unfortunately. Southtown Arcade, known for its affiliation with FGC stream and website IPLAYWINNER (including the Frame Trap show), has announced its closure, citing a bunch of reasons why it must close.

Due to a number of circumstances, Southtown Arcade’s last day of operation at its current location will be Sunday, November 25th, 2012. We’re really sorry for the sudden nature of this announcement, but we were hoping that we would be able to resolve a number of outstanding issues in order to continue normal business operations, and, unfortunately, our optimism did not bear fruit.

Check out the full statement here - http://www.southtownarcade.com/

IPLAYWINNER will continue to run events at a new as of yet unannounced venue.

Reverge Labs lays off Skullgirls team - Skullgirls team goes indie

The release of Skullgirls came and went and not much was heard about it after that. The game, while having some good ideas, had trouble with an initially small community getting smaller instead of larger, not being picked up by EVO for EVO 2012 and no patch to the game's post-release issues after Reverge Labs laid off the entire Skullgirls staff in June before a patch was completed and released.

But now it will see the light of day:

Welcome to Lab Zero Games.

Forward-thinking and retro-minded, Lab Zero Games is an independent game development studio founded by the original team that brought you Skullgirls. Lab Zero intends to continue its critically-acclaimed work on Skullgirls as well as leverage its unique design and artistic sensibilities to develop new games.

As many of our fans know, Skullgirls had more than its fair share of difficulties getting to market, but thus far none have been quite this dire: last June, the entire Skullgirls team was laid off from Reverge Labs.

To try to prevent such calamities from befalling us, our games, or our fans again, the Skullgirls team decided to form its own studio.

Autumn Games, the publisher and owner of the Skullgirls property, is fully behind the new studio and will continue to work with us in the future on all Skullgirls-related endeavors, such as the just-released patch, more merchandise and a few other things we can’t quite announce yet.

http://labzerogames.com/

Next Level Arcade Documentary

Living in the UK, I have the dubious distinction of having never watched an episode of the West Coast's main fighting game weekly Wednesday Night Fights (Starts at 4AM my time or something crazy like that). But the East Coast's main fighting game weekly, Big Two, streamed by none other than Team Spooky and features many favourites like Aquasilk and Chris Hu, I can.

Check out what goes on at Next Level Arcade on a typical Big Two evening courtesy of owner Henry Cen.

And that about does it for this FGC event/news blog thingy. I'll be updating it as appropriate in the coming weeks. I leave you in the capable hands of Chris Hu as he teaches you some English. Shout out to for pointing me in the direction of NEC.

#2 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

I was totally unaware Curleh mustache was this weekend. I'm hype for that. Expecting a good event. I have not been following the SF anniversary events so I'm not really interested in the finals but I may check them out. It sucks about south town arcade. Hopefully the new place is just as good.

#3 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19329 posts) -

Screw Aigis and screw Mitsuru. That is all.

Also, it's sad that Giant Bomb lost versus GameFAQs in P4A, although the final matches were really intense so that made up for it.

#4 Posted by FLStyle (4665 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ: Indeed they were, I have fun watching all the events you put together.

@ImmortalSaiyan: Any event with Yipes on the mic is a good one, curleh mustache even more so.

#5 Posted by thegoldencat7 (1496 posts) -

I hummed and hawed for a while about whether to go to the UK qualifier just to experience a FG event first hand, and more importantly because Daigo was going to go. The swine went and won the Japanese qualifier though, so its just Mago and maybe Dieminion going. Not quite as exciting.

#6 Posted by FLStyle (4665 posts) -

@thegoldencat7 said:

I hummed and hawed for a while about whether to go to the UK qualifier just to experience a FG event first hand, and more importantly because Daigo was going to go. The swine went and won the Japanese qualifier though, so its just Mago and maybe Dieminion going. Not quite as exciting.

Me too, the train there and back to Telford was only £34, under normal circumstances that would've been fine (not taking hotel and food costs into consideration) but I need all the moneys I can get for Christmas.

#7 Posted by FLStyle (4665 posts) -

Hold the phone! Team Spooky just released a new trailer for tomorrow's Curleh Mustache 5, tons of hype!

#8 Posted by DocHaus (1325 posts) -

For those in the DMV area, Steve H has been starting to host some weeklies at the Dave & Busters in White Flint Mall, on Tuesday nights, building off the two bigger Knock Out Fights that were held at the same location. Granted the weeklies have been shoved into a much smaller space but its a start and I wish them all the best.

#9 Posted by FLStyle (4665 posts) -
#10 Posted by FLStyle (4665 posts) -

Congrats to Chris G for taking Curleh Mustache 5.

Roll on the next two tournaments.

#11 Posted by Dan_CiTi (3261 posts) -

Man I hope the SF25th Finals Tourney has some big news at it, should be interesting. Also Tekken TAG 2 is a fantastic game. 

#12 Edited by FLStyle (4665 posts) -

NEC XIII aaaaAAAAaaaa

STREAM: (Main) --http://www.twitch.tv/teamsp00ky

2nd Stream--Tekken/SCV and more Jaxel:http://www.twitch.tv/8wayrun

3rd Stream--All around Bifuteki: www.twitch.tv/Bifuteki.com

4th Stream Smash(Brawl and Melee)-- Calvin-VGBootCamp and Mark-Clash http://www.twitch.tv/vgbootcamp and http://www.twitch.tv/clashtournament

5th Stream P4A/BB/GG - Alan: http://www.twitch.tv/St1ckBuG

6th Stream Mortal Kombat: http://www.twitch.tv/kombatnetwork/

UK SF25th Qualifier

http://www.twitch.tv/capcomfighters

#13 Posted by DocHaus (1325 posts) -
#14 Posted by Raethen (180 posts) -

Curleh Mustache was awesome, Chris G's team change up devastated and he is a killer Virgil player, and his Morrigan is a great counter to Dark Phoenix teams. Really stoked to check out the NEC archives this week.

#15 Posted by FLStyle (4665 posts) -

This post has the Bracket for the 25th anniversary SSFIV: AE 2012 Grand Finals, check it out

#16 Posted by Petiew (1345 posts) -
@FLStyle: I hadn't been following the 25th Anniversary tournament and only recently realised that entry into the qualifiers wasn't based on geographical location. Interested to hear what you think of it. For example should the UK qualifier have only been open to UK residents? On one hand it makes the finals more exciting, with only the best, top players in it. On the other hand it leads to things like the Cryan Hart incident where Madcatz fly over a bunch of killers and completely dominate the entire tournament.
#17 Posted by FLStyle (4665 posts) -

@Petiew said:

@FLStyle: I hadn't been following the 25th Anniversary tournament and only recently realised that entry into the qualifiers wasn't based on geographical location. Interested to hear what you think of it. For example should the UK qualifier have only been open to UK residents? On one hand it makes the finals more exciting, with only the best, top players in it. On the other hand it leads to things like the Cryan Hart incident where Madcatz fly over a bunch of killers and completely dominate the entire tournament.

I think it sucks for the local UK/Brazil/Europe scenes, especially Ryan Hart losing his sponsorship over his subsequent Twitter rant, but as a spectator I want to see the best against the best, not Daigo 3 - 0ing Ryan's Sagat/Yun.

If this was a Street Fighter World Cup in which you had Japanese players literally representing the UK and Brazil, that would be a completely different story. That would call for local qualifiers with only local entrants.

#18 Posted by geodlux (21 posts) -

Did Latif try to qualify? I watched some of the qualifers but do not recall seeing him.

Pretty awesome bracket though, would have liked to see poongko, and xian,.

Should be a fun tournament

#19 Posted by FLStyle (4665 posts) -

@geodlux said:

Did Latif try to qualify? I watched some of the qualifers but do not recall seeing him.

Pretty awesome bracket though, would have liked to see poongko, and xian,.

Should be a fun tournament

I'm not sure about Latif and Xian, I only see Latif at EVO for the most part. Poongko seems to have vanished, don't know if he's stopped playing or not.

#20 Posted by Lukeweizer (2654 posts) -

Is it all on Saturday? Or is top X going to be on Sunday? Oh god... please be all on Saturday.

#21 Posted by FLStyle (4665 posts) -

@Lukeweizer said:

Is it all on Saturday? Or is top X going to be on Sunday? Oh god... please be all on Saturday.

Yep, 10am - 9pm PST.

#22 Posted by Solidsnak (131 posts) -

thanks for the heads up, been waiting for grand finals

#23 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

That bracket is intense. Should be a lot of quality matches. I will try and catch this.

#24 Posted by FLStyle (4665 posts) -

Capcom released a trailer for Saturday's event, no new info but it's a nice short intro for those who are just finding out about it.

#25 Edited by FLStyle (4665 posts) -

We are just over an hour from the beginning of the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Grand Finals.

Stream and Brackets and Profiles

http://finals.streetfighter25.com/ With brackets and player profiles, without chat

Or

http://www.twitch.tv/capcomfighters With chat, without brackets and player profiles

Schedule

10AM (OR 1PM EST OR 6PM GMT) - Doors Open

10:15 AM Super Street Fighter II: Turbo - Down to Top 3

11:15 AM - Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike - Down to Top 3

12:15 PM - Special Announcement

12:30 PM - Raffle #1

12:40 PM - Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition Ver. 2012 - Down to Top 3

2:30 PM - Raffle #2

2:40 PM - Street Fighter x Tekken - Down to Top 3

4:30 PM - Street Fighter x Tekken Ver. 2013 Exhibition

4:45 PM - Cosplay Contest

5:00 PM - Special Announcement / Raffle #3

5:30 PM - Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Finals

6:20 PM - Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Finals

7:05 PM - Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Ver. 2012 Finals

7:45 PM - Raffle #4

7:50 PM - Street Fighter x Tekken Finals

#26 Posted by thegoldencat7 (1496 posts) -

It will be an epic day of stream monstering. If my crappy Glasgow hotel internet holds out that is.

Predictions- AE: Daigo, SFxT: Infiltration, 3rd Strike: MOV, HDR: Afrolegends.

Daigos maybe a bit of a sentemental choice, but you've gotta have faith.

#27 Posted by MasterRain (314 posts) -

I'm so hype!

#28 Posted by JJOR64 (18954 posts) -

GOT A BIG BONER FOR ST RIGHT NOW OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

#29 Posted by mubress (1517 posts) -

@JJOR64 said:

GOT A BIG BONER FOR ST RIGHT NOW OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

I haven't watched any ST in ages, I think it's my second favourite to watch behind sf4 (just because I play it I guess). As soon as I hear Ryu say HADOUKEN! I get hype.

#30 Posted by JJOR64 (18954 posts) -

SF4 coming up. OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

#SF25 #BigBoner

#31 Posted by JJOR64 (18954 posts) -

DIEMINION SO HOT

#32 Edited by FLStyle (4665 posts) -
#33 Posted by churrific (478 posts) -

Damn. Daigo's measured corner pressure against Dieminion is too good.

#34 Posted by thegoldencat7 (1496 posts) -

Dude, Daigo/Infiltration EVO runback for winners final?

This tournament man.

#35 Posted by JJOR64 (18954 posts) -

Sanke Eyez oh my god.

#36 Posted by JJOR64 (18954 posts) -

Since all the US players are out, guess I'm rooting for Daigo to take SF4. Now it's time for SFxT.

#37 Posted by thegoldencat7 (1496 posts) -

An EVO champions top 3. This is just too perfect. I honestly feel spoiled.

#38 Posted by StaticFalconar (4849 posts) -

You know, I really didn't mind the fact that they had to play some of the matches off the stream to make sure everything is on time, but with the amount of dead time aka, I really want a sugar cookie now that has been going on, I feel however made that decision really dropped the ball on this one.

#39 Posted by mubress (1517 posts) -

@thegoldencat7 said:

An EVO champions top 3. This is just too perfect. I honestly feel spoiled.

Yup, couldn't have worked out much better (maybe snake eyez instead of fuudo, he played great), it's just a shame the finals are all on later for EU people. I'm more than happy to watch them on youtube though.

#40 Posted by thegoldencat7 (1496 posts) -

@mubress: You know its nothing compared to seeing it live. Time for coffee!

#41 Posted by FLStyle (4665 posts) -

Agreed on all accounts.

This SFxT tournament is about as good as it can get, a variety of characters at least.

#42 Posted by mubress (1517 posts) -

@thegoldencat7 said:

@mubress: You know its nothing compared to seeing it live. Time for coffee!

True but I ask myself what is more important to me: Street Fighter or Sleep? I'm afraid sleep wins, especially when I can watch it some other time ;)

I just got done watching the SF4 archive, Daigo beasting and then getting beasted on. I was rooting for Daigo (the underdog!) but they were some great matches anyway.

#43 Posted by FLStyle (4665 posts) -

Finished watching the archive, excellent event. Infiltration takes $25,000 for 1st in SSFIV:AE and another $25,000 and a car for 1st in SFxT.

The consensus I'm seeing from the USA players on Twitter is that they're in agreement that they won't be able to win these big tournaments if they stick with the characters they're playing. Being a character specialist with good reads isn't good enough apparently. Tier-whoring is the only option.

While the prospect of tournament top 10s being decided between the same 5 characters doesn't sound too fun to watch, if it puts the USA players on the same level as Infiltration and the Japanese players then you can't really blame them.

#44 Posted by mubress (1517 posts) -

@FLStyle said:

Finished watching the archive, excellent event. Infiltration takes $25,000 for 1st in SSFIV:AE and another $25,000 and a car for 1st in SFxT.

The consensus I'm seeing from the USA players on Twitter is that they're in agreement that they won't be able to win these big tournaments if they stick with the characters they're playing. Being a character specialist with good reads isn't good enough apparently. Tier-whoring is the only option.

While the prospect of tournament top 10s being decided between the same 5 characters doesn't sound too fun to watch, if it puts the USA players on the same level as Infiltration and the Japanese players then you can't really blame them.

That's certainly a good days work! They kept talking about the car but I never saw it, what was it?

As for top tier being the only option I can only comment on SF4 as I don't know the best characters in SFxT, but Ryu isn't top tier so how did Daigo make the Final? People will always say this kind of stuff after a top tier character wins, it's just the way it is.

#45 Posted by FLStyle (4665 posts) -

@mubress said:

@FLStyle said:

Finished watching the archive, excellent event. Infiltration takes $25,000 for 1st in SSFIV:AE and another $25,000 and a car for 1st in SFxT.

The consensus I'm seeing from the USA players on Twitter is that they're in agreement that they won't be able to win these big tournaments if they stick with the characters they're playing. Being a character specialist with good reads isn't good enough apparently. Tier-whoring is the only option.

While the prospect of tournament top 10s being decided between the same 5 characters doesn't sound too fun to watch, if it puts the USA players on the same level as Infiltration and the Japanese players then you can't really blame them.

That's certainly a good days work! They kept talking about the car but I never saw it, what was it?

As for top tier being the only option I can only comment on SF4 as I don't know the best characters in SFxT, but Ryu isn't top tier so how did Daigo make the Final? People will always say this kind of stuff after a top tier character wins, it's just the way it is.

That's the one, don't know how they're getting it to Korea.

I saw Dieminion and Ricky Ortiz saying that Daigo might've won if he had played a top tier character, though I've seen him try that before with Yun and it didn't win him EVO 2011.

#46 Posted by mubress (1517 posts) -

@FLStyle said:

That's the one, don't know how they're getting it to Korea.

I saw Dieminion and Ricky Ortiz saying that Daigo might've won if he had played a top tier character, though I've seen him try that before with Yun and it didn't win him EVO 2011.

Thanks, it looks pretty cool I guess. I assume they will get rid of all the capcom branding, if not that'd be....... funny. Good point about moving it, I'm sure they were hoping someone closer to home would win it ;)

I actually thought Daigo might switch to Yun, especially after the bracket was reset. Obviously he'd backed himself fully with Ryu.

#47 Posted by FLStyle (4665 posts) -

@mubress said:

@FLStyle said:

That's the one, don't know how they're getting it to Korea.

I saw Dieminion and Ricky Ortiz saying that Daigo might've won if he had played a top tier character, though I've seen him try that before with Yun and it didn't win him EVO 2011.

Thanks, it looks pretty cool I guess. I assume they will get rid of all the capcom branding, if not that'd be....... funny. Good point about moving it, I'm sure they were hoping someone closer to home would win it ;)

I actually thought Daigo might switch to Yun, especially after the bracket was reset. Obviously he'd backed himself fully with Ryu.

Maybe he'll work on his Yun for the first IPL event that uses AE, the lure of the big cash prizes! (yo eSports aaaAAAaaa etc.)

Also, congrats to Haunts and Combofiend for being hired by Capcom. The more FGC members sneaking into Capcom the better.

#48 Edited by FLStyle (4665 posts) -

Infiltration is the guest for a special Tuesday edition of the eSports show stream, Live on Three, starring everyone's favourite FGC meme-ruining, awkward eSports person (and GameSpot eSport's own) Slasher. Starts at the top of the hour (16:00 PST, 19:00 EST, 00:00 GMT)

http://www.twitch.tv/OneMoreGameTV

Speaking of GameSpot eSports, Gootecks did some stuff for them at the SF25 finals.

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