Asia is getting its second go in the Capcom Pro Tour Online. Today’s event along with the upcoming fourth event is open to players from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea. Out of a fierce bracket that included names like Fuudo, Nemo, Daigo Umehara, Haitani, MOV, Itabashi Zangief, Oil King, NL, xyzzy and more, the following players have fought their way to the final eight:
Top 8 Winners
RB|Bonchan vs. moke
FOX|Momochi vs. Inuchiyo
Top 8 Losers
CYCLOPS|GO1 vs. POONGKO
DNG|Tachikawa vs. GGP|Kazunoko
As always you can catch the online action on the Capcom Fighters Twitch channel.
Proceeds from the sale of this album will go to help Richmond Public Schools.
To demonstrate their love for “one of the most game-changing, ass-kicking games of all time” as well as highlight their local hip-hop scene — not to mention raise funds for Building a Better RPS, a project to support Richmond Public Schools — twenty hip-hop producers, DJs, and other artists collaborated to create Street Fighter: The RVA Warrior. This new unlicensed hip-hop tribute to Street Fighter II features twelve tracks from a wide variety of musical artists and styles, generously sampling and remixing original Street Fighter game music and SFX.
The full album is available on Bandcamp, either on CD for $9.99 USD or as a “name your price” digital download. Fans of both Street Fighter and hip-hop should head over and listen to some samples! (Unsurprising, contains NSFW language.)
Keep tabs on the online action available for Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers!
So you’ve picked up this new iteration of the classic Super Street Fighter II series for Nintendo Switch, but now what? If you need a hand finding online events for this neo-retro title, a new Twitter feed has appeared to act as a hub for exactly that. Head over to Twitter and check out the USF2 Online League, and go make a name for yourself in some of these tournaments.
A new organization for the USF2 Competitive scene:
The Steam version of Tekken 7 received has been updated. Weighing in at around 258 MB, this patch provides online matchmaking adjustments to ensure that legitimate players will no longer be matched up with hackers looking to boost their Ranking or alter the game’s parameters. Additionally, leaderboard issues and partially-disappearing models have been corrected, with tweaks also being made to Nina’s Ivory Cutter (likely the same change applied in console patch 1.02 to remove a wall infinite on Kuma), along with a few other moves. A similar update was applied to the PlayStation 4 version of the game earlier this month. You can see the full list of changes below, courtesy of the official Tekken Facebook page:
Tekken 7 Steam June 21 Update
Update size: 258.7 MB
Attention Tekken 7 fighters! The first patch for Tekken 7 on PC is happening now stabilizing the following issues:
Fixes an issue where the leaderboard only shows until the 97th rank and players can’t jump to their own ranking.
Fixes an issue where players can’t resume the game after minimizing the app’s Window.
Updates the matching version to ensure hackers will not be matched with legit users anymore.
Fixes Nina’s Ivory Cutter, Eddy’s rage arts and Miguel’s power crash move.
Fixes an issue where sometimes both controls are assigned to 1P in VERSUS battle.
Fixes an issue where the keyboard becomes unresponsive after reconnecting USB devices.
Fixes issues where customized Kazuya’s 3D model partially disappears.
UK publishers Bitmap Books has teamed up with SNK to bring us NEO GEO: A Visual History, an art book commemorating a legendary console that brought us innovative games and introduced many to some of the FGC’s most iconic characters. Bitmap Books are the creators of The Unofficial NES/Famicom: A Visual Compendium and Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection, two products similar to their upcoming SNK book, that you can check out by clicking their respective links.
NEO GEO: A Visual History is officially licensed and contains images of hardware photos, cover art, concept art and more. The hardback book is 400 pages and, reportedly, will be available in three different editions:
Standard Edition – £29.99
Collector’s Edition – £49.99 – Ships in a heavy board black slipcase with five A4 posters, two stickers and an enamel pin badge, only available for pre-order
MEGA Edition – £69.99 – Same package as the Collector’s Edition, but comes in a metallic gold slipcase and includes an exclusive “Memory Card Kid” black T-shirt. Limited to 330 copies, and comes with a stamped letter of authentication
Pictures of the covers of all three editions, plus other sample photos, can be viewed in the gallery below:
Pre-orders will be open July 3rd, 7:00 AM BST. If you wish to sign up to be notified the minute the pre-order period opens, you can do so by clicking here.
Winter’s coming early this year, as the frosty grand-master of the Lin Kuei Sub-Zero is joining the Injustice 2 roster on July 11th. Announced by Ed Boon via Twitter, the Mortal Kombat guest character will act as the second character of Fighter Pack 1.
Due to his release being so close to Evo, the icy ninja will not be legal at the tournament. If there is a balance patch to coincide with his release, expect an official ruling as to whether setups at Evo will or will not use the latest version of Injustice 2.
Starfire is the next character to come in Fighter Pack 1 and based on the current trend with character releases, she will probably join the fight in August. If I were a betting man, I’d imagine we may see a trailer for the alien princess during the Injustice 2 finals at Evo.
Marvel past will meet Marvel future at the Evolution Fighting Championship!
Previously making a big impression on attendees to this year’s E3, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will now be playable at Evo 2017 in Las Vegas! The VERSUS demo build (a more recent version of the game than the downloadable Story Demo) will be available for Evo attendees to try out firsthand during the event, so get ready to sample the power of the Infinity Stones for yourself between your tournament matches!
The Northern Fights champions will be decided tomorrow in Toronto!
The competitors that proved victorious in their respective regional qualifiers will face off in Toronto tomorrow to determine the Northern Fights champions for Street Fighter V and Mortal Kombat XL. Hosted by World Gaming and Cineplex, if you’re in the Toronto area tomorrow you can head over to Scotiabank Theatre to watch the finals play out live. Admission is $9.50, or $40.00 for a full “fan experience” package that includes bonuses and swag. You can buy tickets here.
You can see who’s competing in the brackets for Street Fighter V and Mortal Kombat XL. The event schedule is below:
One of the unique events at CEO 2017 this year was the Tekken Royal Rumble. In this “king of the hill” style match, players would come on stage to compete in Tekken 7 with the winner of the match remaining on stage to face the next player in line, until only one player remained.
The most interesting thing about the match, however, was the roster. Aside from players such as Reepal “Rip” Parbhoo and the memetic ShinBlade, it also featured other personages such as CEO head organizer Alex Jebailey (who started the match with Echo Fox’s Cool Gray AJ), pro-wrestlers Xavier Woods from the WWE and Kenny Omega from NJPW, and even the game’s own producer, Katsuhiro Harada.
The resulting matches are both exciting and entertaining, with moments such as Alex Jebailey coming out to “you suck” chants (even though he won his first fight), Xavier Woods competing in a King-style Jaguar mask, and more.
For those who missed it, the entire Tekken 7 Royal Rumble has now been shared onto CEO Gaming’s Youtube channel. Check out the matches below!