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

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@fredchuckdave: Disappointing news but expected. I wonder just how much of it will be streamed. I hope it's everything even though it would mean multiple matches at the same time.

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Well I just spent about 1.5h writing up a whole thing about the upcoming events this weekend and Giant Bomb helpfully decided to eat that entire post and on top of that it's 6:00 out here so if you'll excuse me I'm just going to go to bed and maybe try again tomorrow.

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EDIT: OK I don't really have time to rewrite the whole thing so I'll just keep it to the pure basics:

Topanga A League finals

The 5th Topanga A League wraps up this weekend.

Stream is on Niconico and you have to pay to watch it. (The first hour each day is free though.)

This is basically the second most prestigious USFIV tournament for the remainder of the game's lifspan as the premier fighting game.

6 players will face off in a round robin format. Every match is FT7 with a 2-game differential or FT10, whichever comes first.

They are Daigo Umehara, Bonchan, Kazunoko, Nemo, Momochi and Dashio.

Furthermore, players who are ranked higher than other players (due to their performance earlier in the League) get 1 free game against the players who ranked below them. E.g. Daigo gets 1 free game against everyone else, Bonchan gets 1 free game against everyone except Daigo, etc.

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The final stretch of the tournament will be spread across 3 days: Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The tournament starts at 16:00 local time each day.

Time converter: http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/?pl=1&lid=1850147,2950159,5128581,5368361&h=1850147

The matches for Saturday are:

  • Daigo vs Nemo
  • Daigo vs Dashio
  • Bonchan vs Kazunoko
  • Kazunoko vs Momochi
  • Nemo vs Dashio

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Street Grand Battle 2015

Street Grand Battle is a big tournament in Lyon, not CPT but there are a bunch of top players going.

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Streams:

Brackets:

* Xian, Santarou and Kichiken will not be in attendance. Keoma and Gamerbee will though.

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Mastercup 8

Hey kids, do you like Tekken? Oh good, do you like team tournaments as well? Fantastic!

Mastercup 8 is a gigantic Tekken 7 tournament. 187 5-man teams (for those not blessed with math talents or a calculator, that's 935 players) will duke it out om Tekken 7 arcade machines at Tokyo Leisureland Palette Town in Tokyo, Japan. Making this the largest Tekken tournament in history.

The tournament will commence at 08:00 local time on Saturday3 Time converter: http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/?pl=1&lid=1850147,2950159,5128581,5368361&h=1850147

Streams:

Teams:

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Duelling the KoF Season 14

No this is not a KoF XIV tournament. It has a whole lot of the other KoF games though!

Duelling the KoF 14 features the following games:

  • KOF '98 (3 on 3 tournament)
  • KOF 2002 (Singles tournament)
  • KOF 2002UM (2 on 2 tournament)
  • KOF XI (Singles tournament)
  • KOF XIII Climax (3 on 3 tournament)

Schedule:

Brackets:

Stream:

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Tomorrow's Topanga matches are:

  • Dashio vs Momochi
  • Kazunoko vs Nemo
  • Bonchan vs Dashio
  • Bonchan vs Momochi
  • Daigo vs Kazunoko

The current standings are:

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@gaspower: Yeah everyone there seems to be really into it.

@l1ghtn1n: I also enjoy the 1v1 Tekkens more and I agree that the amount of customization is way too much in this game. It mostly looks tacky and bad and some of the characters are nearly impossible to recognise.

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I'm not really into Tekken at all, but this Masters Cup stream is entertaining. Tekken is nuts. Japan is nuts. And the people that play Tekken in Japan are nuts.

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#310  Edited By hassun

Daigo showed off some terrible playing and got basically 7-0'd by Kazunoko. Dashio saved his honour but no longer has a chance to win.

Current standings are:

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Matches for the final day:

  • Bonchan vs. Nemo
  • Bonchan vs. Daigo
  • Daigo vs. Momochi
  • Kazunoko vs. Dashio
  • Momochi vs. Nemo
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@hassun: @l1ghtn1n To be fair, those kinds of customisation options has been in Tekken for some time now especially in the arcade versions and it's pretty much up to the players. It'd just be weird if they started taking out options all of a sudden. I think it's just more noticeable in this case since they're playing on the arcade version and everyone is using their cards with their customized characters vs. the console versions wherein it'd be too much of a hassle to have everyone's accounts logged in to the machine.

Plus, the level of play between and US and Asia (particularly Korea) in general in this game is just too big. I forgot how good really high level Tekken play was so enjoyable to watch. The only guy that I could really think of that could stand toe to toe with them is Mr. Naps/Jimmy Tran though he may have tailed off now compared to when he played T6.

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#312  Edited By hassun

In a bit of a surprising turn of events, Daigo just won Topanga A-League.

It was a 4-way tie in wins/losses and I thought Kazunoko had won because he had the highest Game Differential but apparently the rules don't work that way.

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Daigo can be wasted a day and still win Topanga.

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#315  Edited By hassun

Good episode from the Daily Dot featuring an interesting interview with Justin Wong and some talk about Topanga, Capcom Cup and the lack of Japanese arcade release for SFV:

http://www.twitch.tv/dailydot/v/27367866

Alex Valle also hosted a video podcast about the FGC development, SFV and everything in between not too long ago and it contained possibly most depressing thing I've heard about SFV so far:

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Character specialists are my favourite thing in the FGC and if Capcom is going to completely ignore that style of play in favour of the Infiltration "I play everyone" style I'll be so goddamn bummed out.

Don't get me wrong, I know that most top players can play a whole bunch of characters but ideally every character should be able to beat every character and watching people adapt themselves to fight any opponent is much more interesting to me than counterpicking based on characters.

The very last thing I want to see from SF is becoming more like a moba. Especially the moba-style pick/ban system. For the love of all that's good NO. It doesn't even make the roster of characters you see more varied. Not to mention that SFIV results have shown that there is plenty of character variation (even with the existence of characters like Elena).

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Everyone going out and having fun post-Topanga but one person is conspicuously absent:

Bonus 2:

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Its dead isn't it.

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#318  Edited By hassun

Infiltration won an award!

If you want to see him receive the award go to http://www.azubu.tv/ogn, hop over the VOD tab and click on the video at the top starting with "[OGN] 2015". Infiltration receives the award and makes a short speech about 25% into the video.

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Happy Thanksgiving FGC fans:

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@flstyle When's the Capcup thread coming out? o.O

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