The Road to EVO 2013 continues with Winter Brawl 7, brought to you by Big E Gaming, in Philadelphia from the 23rd to the 24th of February.
This event was a late addition to the Road to EVO this year, with South California and North California Regionals both getting an official Road to EVO spot, as well as two of the biggest events of the year, UFGT9 (Chicago) and CEO 2013 (Orlando). The North East community of the USA, where some of the planet's most well-known fighting game names from New York and New Jersey (IFC Yipes, Sanford Kelly, Chris G, LI Joe, Team Spooky) are from, were seemingly a casualty of EVO's plans to avoid too many events with too many seeding points up for grabs (which lead to cases of seeded players playing fellow seeded players in the first rounds at EVO 2012).
But the North East scene rallied, Winter Brawl 7 has been added and it looks like a great event to watch this weekend.
Now that we know the 8 games at EVO, they will all be present at Winter Brawl, including the people's choice, Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Streams and links
|Primary (All)||Team Spooky||http://www.twitch.tv/teamsp00ky/new|
|Secondary (3D fighters)||8wayrun||http://www.twitch.tv/8wayrun/new|
|Secondary (Anime fighters)||Team Stickbug||http://www.twitch.tv/st1ckbug/new|
|Secondary (Mortal Kombat)||Kombat Network||http://www.twitch.tv/kombatnetwork/new|
Or as always you can use the handy Twitch FGC page which will show all of these and more - http://www.twitch.tv/team/fgcpros
Korea's EVO 2012 & Capcom 25th Anniversary Champion for both SSFIV and SFxT, Infiltration, leaves his sponsorship team Western Wolves
The best player on the planet is officially a free agent after he announced his departure from the fighting game division (which has a partnership with Mad Catz) of Western Wolves.
"I am no longer part of Western Wolves, but I had an unforgettable year in 2012 and I wish them the best in the future. Thank you everyone!"
No-one knows whether this is merely a formality before some else announces that they've signed him or that he's flying solo for now, but I doubt he'll be without a team for long. Not that he would need to a team to pay to go to any tournaments after dominating all the high profile tournaments last year.
Dieminion posts his early thoughts on the Street Fighter X Tekken version. 2013 Tier List
Disappointed to see Hugo all the way at the bottom, he actually seemed useful for ending combos when SFxT was first released.
Sega Cup 2013 - April 20, 2013
Sega is attempting to push Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, even if no-one else seems interested. $16,000 in prizes will be up for the 128 entrants in April -
Japan's EVO 2011 Street Fighter champion and resident Virtua Fighter legend Fuudo will immediately be labelled as the favourite to win this event. Justin Wong, still part of Evil Geniuses, has announced his entry into the event, giving it some much needed star power.
On a personal note I applaud Sega on the winning structure they're using, looks like event 8th place will make a decent amount of money.
That's all folks!
Despite embedding the video at the top the new Giant Bomb has stopped me from embedding anymore, otherwise I would've posted some more interesting stuff, ah well. Hopefully that'll be fixed for the next blog.