SoCal Regionals 2015 (October 9th-11th) Preview + Capcom Pro Tour October & EVO moment 37 interview!

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It's finally here, SoCal Regionals, for real this time!

SoCal Regionals 2015 Preview

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We live in a post-EVO 2015 world! And yet the road to December's Capcom Cup continues. SCR 2015 was originally slated for May (before EVO 2015) but due to venue issues it's been bumped to October. Its premier event status for the Capcom Pro Tour is still active so its USFIV tournament still has a spot in the Capcom Cup for its winner, as well as Capcom Cup seeding points and $15,000 bonus for the top 8.

SoCal Regionals is run by one of the original world class fighting game players Alex Valle and his production company/group, Level|Up Series. They are also known for Wednesday Night Fights, the primary West Coast fighting game weekly, which just yesterday announced its new venue at the brand new eSports Arena in Santa Ana, California.

Wednesday Nights is scheduled to return on October 21st. So it's a very busy month for Valle and Level|Up!

Streams and Schedule

http://www.twitch.tv/leveluplive

http://www.twitch.tv/leveluplive2

Friday

Ultra Street Fighter IV 3v3 Teams

Onsite Registration: 8AM-11AM (Capped at 32 Teams)

Note: Spectators can enter this event!

Tournament: 12PM-6PM

Rules/Format:

Pokemon(Character Locked)

Best of 1 Set

Double Elimination

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3

Pools 1-4: 10AM-12PM

Pools 5-8: 12PM-2PM

Pools 9-12: 2PM-4PM

Pools 13-16: 4PM-6PM

Semis Top 32: 6PM-8PM

Finals Top 8: Sunday Time TBD

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round

6PM-Close

Finals Top 8: Sunday Time TBD

SkullGirls

6PM-Close

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Pools 1-2: 10AM-12PM

Finals Top 8: 4PM-6PM

Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax

Pools 1-2: 2PM-4PM

Pools 3-4: 4PM-6PM

Finals Top 8: 6PM-8PM

Saturday

Ultra Street Fighter IV Capcom Pro Tour

Pools 1-4: 10AM-12PM

Pools 5-8: 12PM-2PM

Pools 9-12: 2PM-4PM

Pools 13-16: 4PM-6PM

Semis Top 32: 6PM-8PM

Finals Top 8: Sunday Time TBD

Mortal Kombat X

Pools 1-4: 10AM-12PM

Pools 4-8: 12PM-2PM

Semis Top 16: 2-8PM

Finals Top 8: Sunday Time TBD

Smash 4

Pools 1-4: 10AM-12PM

Pools 4-8: 12PM-2PM

Semis Top 16: 2PM-4PM

Finals Top 8: Top 8 Sunday TBD

Melee

Pools 1-4: 4PM-6PM

Pools 4-8: 6PM-8PM

Semis Top 16: 8PM-Close

Finals Top 8: Top 8 Sunday TBD

Killer Instinct

Pool 1: 10AM-12PM

Pool 2: 12PM-2PM

Pool 3: 2PM-4PM

Pool 4: 4PM-6PM

Finals Top 8: 8PM-Close

The King of Fighters XIII

Pool 1: 10AM-12PM

Pool 2: 12PM-2PM

Pool 3: 2PM-4PM

Pool 4: 4PM-6PM

Finals Top 8: Sunday Time TBD

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Pool 1: 10AM-12PM

Pool 2: 12PM-2PM

Pool 3: 2PM-4PM

Pool 4: 4PM-6PM

Finals Top 8: Sunday Time TBD

Guilty Gear Xrd

Pools 1-2: 2PM-4PM

Pools 3-4: 4PM-6PM

Finals Top 8: Sunday Time TBD

Under Night In-Birth (UNIEL)

Pools 1-2: 10AM-2PM

Pools 3-4: 12PM-2PM

Finals Top 8: Sunday Time TBD

Blazblue Chrono Phantasma EX

Pools 1-2: 2PM-4PM

Pools 3-4: 4PM-6PM

Finals Top 8: Sunday Time TBD

Sunday

Guilty Gear Accent Core Plus R

10AM-12PM

Finals Top 8: 12PM-2PM

Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme: Vs Full Boost

Pools 1-2: 10AM-2PM

Finals Top 8: 2PM-4PM

The SCR schedule page on its websites says that any of these could change and that the Sunday line-up has yet to be finalised.

Capcom Pro Tour October Calendar

NameLocationDates (Oct)Seeding

Red Fight District

Amsterdam, Netherlands3rd-4thRanking

Ze Fighting Game Champion (CPTA Qualifier)

Chengdu, China3rd-4thRanking

SoCal Regionals

Ontario, CA, USA9th-11thPremier

CPT Brazil

São Paulo, Brazil10th-12thPremier

Ultra Hyakkishu Cup

Tokyo, Japan17thPremier

Milan Games Week

Milan, Italy23rd-25thPremier

Defend the North

New York, USA24th-25thRanking

Ciber Olimpicos Central America 2015

Costa Rica24th-25thRanking

Canada Cup

Calgary, AB, Canada30th-1st NovPremier

The EVO 2015 top 8 received four times as many seeding points as premier events and the premier events top 8 receive(d) twice as many seeding points as ranking events.

Capcom have the full standings here

News

Kotaku interviews Daigo Umehara, Justin Wong and Seth Killian about EVO moment 37

"I wanted to show Justin that this wasn't going to be an ordinary fight."

A well put together video by Kotaku (minus them mistaking Daigo for Raoh). I especially like the description of their mindsets during the match.

Full list of Street Fighter V reveals since EVO 2015

The King of Fighters XIV was unveiled and everyone hates its graphics

An extremely early version of KOFXIV was shown at TGS and it hasn't gone down well! I will reserve judgement of their decision to drop their graphical style for polygons until a version much closer to release is shown. Also I hope the online is good, or just better than XIII. May give this a try myself when it releases.

Thanks for reading and enjoy watching!

I'm glad to finally get this blog up, it's been delayed several times, but now that it's up I'm going to be watching as much fighting game events as I can. Hope you will too!

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@flstyle: Good to see you back in action!

NOTICE: Please hit up the EVO thread for talk about the events happing this weekend.

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@hassun: This past few weeks has been an utter pain in the ass! Looking forward to watching some fighting games!

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@hassun: @starvinggamer:

The Invasion Boss this week is Corrupted Shinnok, and he's guaranteed to be the next DLC character, just look at this top tier DLC combo:

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Real talk: It's actually a pretty fun puzzle to solve though I've only won once thus far, I've gotten it below 6 seconds like a dozen times or so; so eh good enough.

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Oh hey a new thread. Yey.

@fredchuckdave: That looks like the most annoyingly un-fun thing to me.

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#6  Edited By hassun

New instalment of the analysis series of the Stunfest grand finals AKA easily one of the best sets of the year:

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#7  Edited By Fredchuckdave

@starvinggamer: Well that specific thing only happened once, I've had decent luck with Tanya; also I learned you could combo air to air kicks into X-Ray though it's not easy to do (total accident):

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@hassun: Stunfest Grand Finals was the best match of all time unless you really like Timeouts and "HEALING!"

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Well shit just realized SCR is going against Brazil, we might actually have an auto qualifier from the US!? (Probably not)

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#10  Edited By hassun

If you want to watch Snake Eyez play FT10 sets against Machaboo, Eita and Nemo then you're in luck!

Snake brought out his E Ryu to fight Eita.

They played some salty runbacks afterwards.

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In other news, the brackets for the Ultra Hyakkishu Cup (upcoming Japanese CPT premier tournament) have been revealed and Shoryuken was kind enough to translate them. As expected from a Japanese major, it's a 128-player nightmare!

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In other other news, Poongko is getting on that hard counter Bees in my hair train.

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Oh snap new blog!

Guess its time to dust off my stream monster hat.

We getting the illuminati chat back together for any majors?

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@hassun: Let me know if you figure out who's going to Brasil or SCR and/or who you predict will win them.

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@l1ghtn1n: Oh, man... I hope it isn't Gief...

Could be a redisign of Hakan? Skin tone matches and Hakan had studs before.

Hopefully it's a new character. Maybe related to Gief.

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Gief is a bad guy, but isn't a bad guy.

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#19  Edited By hassun

I thought Ono was trolling as usual but then I saw this: http://shoryuken.com/2015/10/01/street-fighter-v-character-announcement-planned-for-russias-igromir-expo-this-weekend/

Chances of it being Gief have just increased by about 80%

Speaking of Zangief, Snake Eyez is still hard at work training in Japan and was a guest on Yubiken today: http://www.twitch.tv/yubiken/profile

He played Kawaguchi (Rose), Dashio (Seth), Hagejin (Zangief), R (Boxer) and Santarou (Sagat).

Results:

vs Kawaguchi: 3-1 Kawaguchi, 3-1 Snake, 3-2 Snake

vs Dashio: 3-2 Dashio, 3-0 Dashio Highlights: 1, 2, 3

vs Hagejin: 5-2 Hagejin Highlights: 1, 2

vs R: 2-0 Snake

vs Santarou: 2-1 Snake

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@l1ghtn1n: Capcom be like "SFIII, what's that?"

Another grappler though. Where are the goddamn zoners!?

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@l1ghtn1n: I've thought about this as well but they really shouldn't give in to the absolute morons screaming "projectile spam". That would be so goddamn sad.

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@l1ghtn1n:

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#27  Edited By hassun

If I'm being honest I have to admit that Dhalsim doesn't really interest me much either. I'm hoping there will be another zoning/space controlling character.

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#29  Edited By hassun

@fredchuckdave: The end boss character is definitely the character I am most interested in right now.

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#30  Edited By hassun

Ono is already at it again:

Might be the new Brazilian character? Some people have brought up that it looks like Urien's stage but I really doubt the vanilla game will have SFIII characters at this point unless they make Urien the final boss (which they should not do imo).

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URIEN PLEASE!!!!!!!

DON'T MESS WITH ME ONO. DON'T PLAY WITH MY HEART.

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@hassun: Right now the capcup top 32 includes 8 Americans, 3 Europeans, and 19 players from Asia; if we assume that both PR Balrog and Ricki Ortiz fail to get more points it could well be 6 Americans, 2-3 Europeans, and 21-22 players from Asia.

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#33  Edited By hassun

@fredchuckdave: As it stands I think the USA has little to complain about. Even 6 seems like a very good number if you ask me.

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#34  Edited By Fredchuckdave

@hassun: I think 8, 8, and 16 would be ideal, 6 isn't too far off from that.

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#35  Edited By hassun

At this point I just hope Zen is a cool character. Hopefully not a paper health character either.

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So @hassun, I guess you were right about the credibility of various leaks: Siliconera seems to be wrong (DLC notwithstanding), and Bogard seems to be on the money. Good stuff.

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@fnrslvr: As soon as I saw the V-trigger reveal I knew the chance of it being correct was extremely high.

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@l1ghtn1n: I forget, did he specifically say India? I thought it was just "Asia".

Make sure to add the Gief vids to the Gief thread as well, if they haven't been added already.

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@l1ghtn1n: Then that does hurt Dhalsim's chances but doesn't eliminate them either.

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@l1ghtn1n said:

Assuming Zen is from India like the leak says, that sort of rules out Dhalsim then correct?

England - Cammy/Birdie

Japan - Mika/Ryu/Karin/Half-of-Ken

America - Nash/The-other-half-of-Ken

Lol just realize 3/4 (5/7?) of the "Japanese" characters are blond.

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@thiago123:

https://youtu.be/KtvYcEOCQH0?t=25m50s

  • I asked Brolylegs if he already had a control scheme for the PS4 controller, with SFV being PS4-only for CPT tournaments and all that.
  • The question right after that about Cast going to Japan and training with Nishikin was also from me.

P.S. Cast Blanka's thank you note speech was adorable.

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#45  Edited By hassun

Schedule for Red Fight District:

Thanks to Acekingoffsuit as always.
Thanks to Acekingoffsuit as always.

http://www.twitch.tv/fight_club_nrw

Brackets:

USFIV: http://challonge.com/RFDIV_USF4

KI: http://challonge.com/RFDIV_KI

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I also have some good news concerning the Ze Fighting Championship in China: http://www.twitch.tv/gamestartasia will be restreaming the tournament.

Brackets: http://gamestartasia.challonge.com/

Thanks to Acekingoffsuit as always.
Thanks to Acekingoffsuit as always.

Matches uploaded to YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoKWe_Wl5sNj1LJ8KPZ8OrO4R8gZlN1Ei

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http://www.twitch.tv/teamsp00ky streaming the West Coast Qualifier of the King Iron Fist Tekken 7 tournament.

Bracket: http://challonge.com/Round1PHM

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Bonus

Some SFV exhibitions will take place at SCR:

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Aris got Classic'd by Rip.

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@fredchuckdave: That would entail him actually winning a game. :|

Also an interesting round from the Ze Fighting Championship:

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@hassun: He was up 5 rounds to 0 and lost 6 rounds in a row, that's the Classic; though a 2 game classic.

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#50  Edited By Fredchuckdave

Lucky Carla is looking more appealing lately.

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