It’s the 25th anniversary of Super Street Fighter II Turbo, and Japan is celebrating it with the Star Cup Tournament

This is a guest blog by yogaboy from Super Turbo Revival. Be sure to check their page out for more Super Street Fighter II Turbo news!


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Star Cup was a tournament that ran in Nagoya, Japan from 2006 to 2014, and now it’s back in 2019 for a special occasion: the 25th anniversary of its featured game, Super Street Fighter II Turbo. The exact date of the anniversary is Saturday, February 23 — although some video footage shows how the first beta versions of game actually arrived to the arcades in the USA around the end of March in 1994.

What makes Star Cup special is that it’s a singles tournament; traditionally in Japan, all of the Super Turbo majors are always team tournaments like the 3vs3 X-Mania (now renamed to X-EST) or the 5vs5 Kakerugo (formerly known as Gian Recital). Even though it’s a singles tournament, it still comes with a twist where players have to lock in which 3 different characters they are going to use beforehand. This year, they are allowing use of the same character 3 times, whereas in the past, competitors could only use the same one twice.

The last time Star Cup tournament took place was in 2014 for the 20th anniversary, and it had one of the best finals ever witnessed between the two best players in Japan, Otochun and MAO. We might see the same outcome this time as well. You can see the 2014 final here:

For the last two months, qualifiers have been running all around Japan to fill the final 16-player bracket for this Saturday. Well-known names like Mattsun, Yuuvega, and Murasaki are among those players. Details of the qualifiers:

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Star Cup begins tonight at 7:00 PM PT! Check out the ST Revival page for more details.


Sources: Space Shuttle (Twitter): STRevival (Twitter); Kakuge Checker [in Japanese]

Anime Ascension 2019 results

While Evo Japan 2019 was raging in the East, there was also some great anime action going on Stateside: Anime Ascension 2019 took place in Irvine, California, with a massive number of America’s finest anime players in attendance. The main quartet of titles being played were as follows:

  • Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st]
  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
  • BlazBlue: Central Fiction
  • Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2

There were also side tournaments held for the following titles:

  • Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S
  • Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R
  • Melty Blood: Actress Again Current Code
  • Million Arthur: Arcana Blood
  • Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition

Results

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Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st]

1. XiT|Squish [ULTRA INSTINCT] (Akatsuki)
2. Trill (Chaos)
3. BrkrDave (Merkava)
4. Clim (Merkava)
5. Linguini Bros|SploogieMcNoodle (Seth)
5. BurgerTime (Merkava)
7. Drunk Suika Ibuki (Vatista)
7. it’s me| f6zQYGeTi2YqlrU3 (Eltnum)
9. DFAxCalamity (Mika Returna)
9. LPT (Byakuya)
9. KPB|JDR (Hyde Kido)
9. Kyros (Carmine)
13. Bored-erlands (Merkava)
13. Suguri (Yuzuriha)
13. NCH|Taozenforce (Orie)
13. Spectro (Phonon)

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BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

1. ORL|Shinku (Yang Xiao Long/Ruby Rose)
2. TGS|LTL (Ruby Rose/Gordeau)
3. Jona (Ruby Rose/Gordeau)
4. ORL|IRONGOD (Nu-13/Waldstein)
5. Spectro (Orie/Es)
5. baco (Naoto Shirogane/Makoto Nanaya)
7. Kiomi (Ragna The Bloodedge/Carmine)
7. PG|SKD (Blake Belladonna/Hyde Kido)
9. Nyan-derthal (Jubei/Waldstein)
9. Headpat Homies|Vivian (Yosuke Hanamura/Hazama)
9. Betadood (Ragna The Bloodedge/Hyde Kido)
9. Mastrcheap (Ragna The Bloodedge/Iron Tager)
13. Clim (Yu Narukami/Orie)
13. UYU|BeautifulDude (Hazama/Carmine)
13. MAD CAMELZ|LordHosephDong
13. Headpat Homies|Raiden (Ragna The Bloodedge/Hyde Kido)

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Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2

1. Hotashi (Elphelt Valentine)
2. PG|MarlinPie (I-No)
3. CATPION|Daymendou (Slayer)
4. KidViper (Johnny)
5. 8BR|UltraToast (Ramlethal Valentine)
5. BxA|Blaze (Raven)
7. Horsejoke (Jack-O’)
7. UYU|KizzieKay (Sin Kiske)
9. Foo (Kum Haehyun)
9. NOSLO (I-No)
9. ORL|Shinku (Dizzy)
9. UYU|BeautifulDude (Zato-1)
13. OrionXElite (Leo Whitefang)
13. Pepsi of Nazareth (Potemkin)
13. Hursh (Venom)
13. Gearless Omi (Elphelt Valentine)

Side Tournaments

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Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R

1. FuManChu|DQRF (Sol Badguy)
2. Quash (Johnny)
3. Mike Z (Potemkin)
4. NerdJosh (Faust)

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Melty Blood: Actress Again Current Code

1. It’s Me|f6zQYGeTi2YqlrU3 (Yumiduka Satsuki, Arcueid Brunestud)
2. Animevo|Numakie (Hisui)
3. Aligari (Warachia)
4. Granola (Nrvnqsr Chaos)

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Million Arthur: Arcana Blood

1. Spectro (Iai Arthur)
2. Dejixal (Iai Arthur)
3. Nyan-derthal (Bisclavret)
4, Karuda (Nimue)

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Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S

1. NCN|Kaelan Ramos
2. baco
3. Animevo|Hagure
4. Juno
5. NerdJosh
5. Akito555
7. Aligari
7. ESC|POS Industries

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Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition

1. Delta
2. it’s me|f6zQYGeTi2YqlrU3
3. darkanddark
4. NorseFTX
5. Waifu Warrior DJ Azure
5. bgenio
7. Kirouni
7. Karuda

Source: LevelUpLive

Mega Man and Roll Crossover Costumes for Ryu and Sakura slide into Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition on February 26th

Plus: Zangief gets a Luchador mask in Menat’s Fighting Chance!

Even more Crossover Costumes are sliding their way into Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, as the latest blog post from Capcom-Unity reveals that Ryu will be receiving a Mega Man Crossover Costume, while Sakura will gain her first such outfit by donning the attire of Roll Caskett from Mega Man Legends. You’ll be able to turn these Shotokan brawlers into super fighting robots on February 26th, which each Premium attire setting you back $3.99.

Additionally, though Mech Zangief, Mech F.A.N.G, Mech Juri, and Mech Abigail are returning to Extra Battle for a second showdown, if you’d prefer to save your Fight Money, you can purchase the four — alongside Jin Saotome Ryu and his Theme from Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes and Cyberbots — in the new “Robot Bundle” for $9.99.

Finally, Alex isn’t the only grappler getting some new duds, as the next Fighting Chance Costume will be for Zangief, as he’ll be donning a luchador mask in a (fairly minimal) effort to conceal his identity, becoming “The Gief.” You’ll be able to try your luck at getting this outfit from Menat’s fortune readings starting February 26th. You can see more detailed descriptions of the outfits — as well as screenshots and a trailer, where they battle Guts Man Balrog and Air Man Rashid in a Dojo full of E-Tanks — below.


Mega Man for Ryu (Mega Man) – Mega Man needs no introduction, as the Blue Bomber and hero of 20XX is just as iconic as Ryu. In fact, if you look really closely, a charged Mega Buster shot almost resembles a Hadoken, making this costume a perfect fit for Ryu! This costume is available for purchase for MSRP $3.99.

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Roll for Sakura (Mega Man) – Those familiar with the Mega Man series are probably familiar with Roll, Mega Man’s “little sister” and Dr. Light’s assistant. In the Mega Man Legends games, Roll Caskett is a different character entirely – a genius mechanic and best friend of Mega Man Volnutt who’s searching for a grand treasure. This costume is available for purchase for MSRP $3.99.

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Leo for Alex (Red Earth) – Leo is one of four playable characters in Red Earth, a Capcom fighting game series first released in 1996. As the king of Greedia, Leo was cursed to become half-lion half-man by unknown invaders. He has now accepted his fate and holds this curse as a symbol of strength. This costume is available in Extra Battle Mode starting March 15! During this time, you can also obtain Leo’s Theme to be used as background music.

 

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The Gief – He wants to be a bit more humble and hide his true identity in the ring with a mask. But let’s face it, it’s not hard to figure out who’s behind the mask. This costume is available in Fighting Chance on February 26!

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BUNDLES

Robot Bundle – Keep those circuits going, because we’re putting the previous robotic-themed costumes from Extra Battle Mode into a shiny new bundle for a limited time. The Robot Bundle is available for $9.99 and includes Mech Zangief, Mech F.A.N.G, Mech Juri, Mech Abigail, the Jin Saotome costume, and the Cyberbots background music.

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That seems to wrap things up for the upcoming February update to SFVAE. Are you looking forward to grabbing any of these new costumes? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

Source: Capcom-Unity

Alex gets a Crossover Costume that turns him into Red Earth’s Leo in Street Fighter V’s Extra Battle mode, starting March 15th

The King of Greedia returns!

Following the announcement of the returns of Mech Zangief, F.A.N.G, Juri, and Abigail to Extra Battle, as well as the currently-ongoing challenges for Balrog’s Guts Man attire, Capcom has unveiled the next Crossover Costume coming to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, which sees Alex transformed into the King of Greedia from the Red Earth series, Leo.

Originally appearing in 1996’s arcade-only fighter Red Earth — or War-Zard in Japan — Leo is the thirty-five-year-old King of Greedia, cursed by an unknown group of invaders and transformed into a half-man half-lion form. Armed with his trusty sword and shield, he seeks to “repay his debt to his countryman.” Leo was also a playable character in 2004’s Capcom Fighting Evolution (a.k.a Capcom Fighting Jam in Japan), serving as one of the four reps for Red Earth. This will be Alex’s first Crossover Costume — and as usual, you much defeat a CPU version of Leo-Alex to collect one of four gems weekly in order to assemble the attire. Each attempt will cost you 2,500 Fight Money each, meaning you need a minimum of 10,000 FM to claim the outfit as your own. Leo’s Theme from Red Earth will also be available as Crossover BGM in an additional Extra Battle that will set you back 1,000 FM per attempt. Any subsequent victories will net you 100 EXP for the character used.

Alex Leo’s Extra Battles will begin on Friday, March 15th, following the conclusion of Guts Man Balrog — whose fist gem is still available if you jump in this afternoon. The fourth challenge will conclude on April 12th. You can see the Street Fighter account’s tweet below.

Will you be looking to add this Crossover Costume, and/or Crossover BGM to your collection? Tell us down in the comments.

Source: Street Fighter (Twitter)

Mech Zangief, F.A.N.G, Juri, and Abigail returning to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition’s Extra Battle on February 22nd

You’ve got another opportunity to collect the final pieces to fine-tune your Mechs, starting tomorrow!

Though there was no news about the future of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition disclosed at Evo Japan, we do have some returning Extra Battle Crossover Costumes. As Guts Man Balrog’s challenges roll on, another robotic quartet of Mech Zangief, Mech F.A.N.G, Mech Juri, and Mech Abigail will be returning to Extra Battle for a second run on Friday, February 22nd, when the battles for their first of four total Costume Pieces will resume. As before, challenging each of these mechanical World Warriors will cost you 2,500 Fight Money per individual attempt, meaning you’ll need a minimum of 10,000 Fight Money to claim a single Crossover Costume, and a whopping 40,000 FM for the compete set.

However, if you’ve collected any of the previous pieces on their first pass around, the game will remember the gems that you already have, so you’ll only need to wait for the corresponding week of the pieces that you’re missing to gain the complete attire.Guts Man Balrog’s second piece will also be starting on Friday, and the Extra Battles for both the normal and Arranged version of Guts Man’s Theme from Mega Man are still available as Crossover BGM for another 1,000 FM per attempt.

Will you be looking to complete any of the Mech attires you missed on the first cycle? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Street Fighter (Twitter)

Evo Japan 2019 results

This past weekend saw the second installment of Evo Japan, following the Evolution Championship Series’s first foray into the Land of the Rising Sun in 2018. With six main titles and a number of side tournaments, the entire weekend was full of fabulous action.

Results

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Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

1. Victrix|Momochi (Zeku, Kolin)
2. CYG.BST|Fuudo (Birdie, R. Mika)
3. Powe11 (Cammy)
4. REC|Punk (Karin Kanzuki, Nash)
5. Yoshimoto|Jyobin (Necalli)
5. Liquid|Nemo (Urien, Kolin)
7. UYU|OilKing (Rashid)
7. Crusher (Birdie)
9. YG|Machabo (Necalli)
9. UYU|NL (Akuma)
9. Pugera (Ibuki, Balrog)
9. Mago (Cammy)
13. GRPT|MOV (Chun-Li)
13. Liquid|John Takeuchi (Rashid)
13. KL|HumanBomb (Chun-Li)
13. AB|Kichipa-mu (Zangief)
17. Mo-Joe (R. Mika)
17. Anman (Urien)
17. WildTaiwanese (Akuma, Laura)
17. Nishikin (Blanka)
17. Yujix (Chun-Li)
17. Mizuha (Kolin)
17. AB|Chuan (Guile)
17. PONOS|Moke (Rashid)
25. DouyuTV|XiaoHai (Cammy)
25. RSC.O.R.C. (Urien)
25. CYG.BST|GamerBee (Cammy)
25. Inuchiyo (M. Bison)
25. Fudoh|Otani (Akuma)
25. Hikarin (Necalli)
25. Yossan (Juri)
25. Tokido (Akuma)
33. Deshiken (Karin Kanzuki)
33. Talon|Denesis (M. Bison)
33. B.O.B.|Xiaobao (Vega, Necalli)
33. EnVYUS|MisterCrimson (Dhalsim)
33. DNG|Itabashi Zangief (Zangief)
33. MH|Armpitplay (Ken)
33. Sikkemi (Ryu)
33. CO|Dogura (Urien)
33. Unsung (Zeku)
33. Ponzaman (Rashid)
33. AB|StormKubo (Abigail)
33. Rockpon (Menat)
33. Naooonnn (Akuma)
33. Fudoh|Johnny (Karin)
33. iG|Jeiwa (Akuma)
33. EG|Ricki Ortiz (Chun-Li)
49. Narikun (Ibuki)
49. OC|Gafro (Balrog)
49. Donpachi (Alex)
49. Kuro (Birdie)
49. Takuyar (Ryu)
49. PBE|Don (Akuma)
49. Nichiyobi (Laura)
49. KDIT|Yoro (Karin Kanzuki)
49. We-R1|Jimmy1 (Vega)
49. Yuzuponzu (M. Bison)
49. SF|GentlemenThief (Juri)
49. Yuri-Gorimusou (Ryu)
49. Trashbox (Birdie)
49. CCL (Chun-Li)
49. SSNO|Sakagami (Balrog)
49. NastyNas (Balrog)
65. Niceball (F.A.N.G)
65. PBE|Jamse (Kolin)
65. GGP|Kazunoko (Ibuki)
65. HNF|Chan-C (M. Bison)
65. FEA|Edmiya (Ed)
65. Aomori (Guile)
65. FC|TodayCEO (Dhalsim)
65. Jajii (Ken)
65. Mattypie (Ibuki)
65. PGW|Hayao (Zangief)
65. WP|Vanao (Balrog)
65. Kenpi (Ken)
65. AZmax151 (Urien)
65. MH|MinuteMaidOrange (Cammy)
65. EnVYUS|Layo (Laura)
65. Seike (Dhalsim)
65. Paddylee (Kolin)
65. DC|Laezax (Ryu)
65. ZJZ (Menat, Karin)
65. Tea Howk (Zangief)
65. We-Re|Kanabata (Sagat)
65. Eniki (Urien)
65. Fujii (Ryu)
65. XG|Yoyotai (R. Mika)
65. USGYGaru (Balrog)
65. RayPistola (Cammy)
65. LP|Quiqui (Urien)
65. Jojotaro (Akuma)
65. Dirty1m (Urien)
65. VS|WhiteAshX (Kolin)
65. AiAi (Juri)
65. Yohei (Alex)
97. FC|Vxbao (Vega)
97. StiLe3 (G)
97. UYU|JeStErPoWeR (Vega)
97. Uemura (Urien)
97. Kyon0079 (Guile)
97. Kagami (Ibuki)
97. Himajin (Ryu)
97. UYU|Jeondding (Cammy)
97. Noguti (Guile)
97. Touno (Ibuki)
97. NSLD (Chun-Li)
97. Gondo (Birdie)
97. Iincho (Nash)
97. Kudo (Akuma)
97. HiFight (Blanka)
97. Kawano (Kolin)
97. Blackwell|E.T. (Laura)
97. PGW|Ren (Rashid)
97. Xenom (Rashid)
97. Taishi (Falke)
97. Toriha (F.A.N.G, Ed)
97. Doramon (Karin Kanzuki)
97. Bigdanmul (R. Mika)
97. Kiyotea (Zeku)
97. Kosaku (Necalli)
97. Matatabi (M. Bison)
97. Lopez (F.A.N.G)
97. Uiri (M. Bison)
97. Ryox (Urien)
97. Kamayan (Karin Kanzuki)
97. KindE.T. (Blanka)
97. Panya HB (Abigail)

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Tekken 7

1. VS|Arslan_Ash (Kazumi Mishima)
2. PBE|AK (Shaheen, Paul Phoenix)
3. CherryBerryMango (Jin Kazama, Noctis Lucis Caelum)
4. THY|Chikurin (Geese Howard, Jin Kazama)
5. WG|Jimmy J Tran (Bryan Fury)
5. Destiny (Geese Hoard, Asuka Kazama, Akuma)
7. WG|Book (Jin Kazama)
7. Saint (JACK-7)
9. Pikohan_Kouki (Lee Chaolan)
9. UYU|Jeondding (Eddy Gordo)
9. TarisCutter (Kazumi Mishima)
9. Ulsan (Kazumi Mishima)
13. UYU|LowHigh (Marshal Law, Shaheen)
13. Rangchu (Katarina, Lucky Chloe, Panda)
13. Chirichiri (Shaheen)
13. BoA Flower (Kazuya Mishima)
17. Richstah (Akuma)
17. Yamasa|Take (Kazumi Mishima)
17. Fightspirit (Steve Fox)
17. Zeugal (Steve Fox, Sergei Dragunov)
17. JDCR (Armor King)
17. WG|Kagemaru (Josie Rizal)
17. UYU|Qudans (Devil Jin)
17. AO (Miguel Caballero Rojo)
25. ROX|Chanel (Eliza, Alisa Bosconovitch)
25. Hakaioh (Geese Howard)
25. COOASGAMES|Noroma (Sergei Dragunov)
25. Soyongdory (Devil Jin)
25. ROX|Knee (Paul Phoenix)
25. Kkkokkoma (Kazumi Mishima, Marshal Law)
25. Karei (Kazumi Mishima)
25. Uukun (Kuma)
33. PTJ (Noctis Lucis Caelum)
33. KuroKuro (Noctis Lucis Caelum, Leo Kliesen)
33. Ratin (Leo Kliesen)
33. Lark12Lark (Katarin Alves)
33. Yamasa|Nobi (Sergei Dragunov, Steve Fox)
33. Joe0910 (Heihachi Mishima)
33. Keisuke (Kazuya Mishima)
33. Taisei (Steve Fox)
33. Merry3
33. Legender (Akuma)
33. Nishi (Feng Wei)
33. UYU|Double (Marshal Law)
33. CofeePrinz (Steve Fox)
33. Sunchp9759 (Kazumi Mishima)
33. Nisshin (Alisa Bosconovitch)
33. Emperor of Night (Jin Kazama)
49. ShinAkuma (Akuma)
49. SaltySalmon (Gigas)
49. Jackller Bancho (JACK-7)
49. Taaku (Shaheen)
49. Minari Soda (King)
49. Tsubumi (Shaheen)
49. PBE|Doujin (Claudio Seraffino)
49. Mnaba (Katarina Alves)
49. Youwin (Devil Jin)
49. Gochirou (Hwoarang)
49. Vegawo (Paul Phoenix)
49. Bennkei (King)
49. Cove (Katarina Alves)
49. TaiHeiYo (King)
49. AndyChan
49. Yuttariyu_ki (Marshal Law)

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Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2

1. WG|Samitto (Chipp Zanuff) – 550 Points Qualifies for the ARCREVO World Tour Finals
2. Chachacha (Kum Haehyun) – 250 Points
3. Tomo (Leo Whitefang) – 190 Points
4. YG|Machabo (Ky Kiske, Sol Badguy) – 160 Points
5. 310 (Venom) – 130 Points
5. WG|LOX (Jam Kuradoberi) – 130 Points
7. Nage (Faust) – 100 Points
7. Zadi (Raven) – 100 Points
9. Dorji_kun (Raven)
9. Ruda (Axl Low)
9. TKC (Slayer)
9. Ogawa (Zato-1)
13. LostSoul (Elphelt Valentine)
13. Taka (Slayer)
13. GGP|Kazunoko (Raven)
13. Luigi
17. Hime (Axl Low)
17. Tekiira (Jam Kuradoberi)
17. Teresa (Jam Kuradoberi)
17. PurePure (Jack-O’)
17. Kageyama (Elphelt Valentine)
17. GZL|Koichi (I-No)
17. Ranger (Millia Rage)
17. Isamu (Venom)
25. Kuroshiba (Bedman)
25. Remiscar (Elphelt Valentine)
25. Riutama (Jam Kuradoberi)
25. Yakui (Raven)
25. Shimomo (Jack-O’)
25. Twollio (I-No)
25. Shiichan (Zato-1)
25. Teitoku (Jack-O’)
33. Kazuna (Elphelt Valentine)
33. Kojirou (Johnny)
33. Totan (Dizzy)
33. Spike (Slayer)
33. Asago (Ky Kiske)
33. Aji Shogun (Baiken)
33. Nora (Elphelt Valentine)
33. Hamident (Jam Kuradoberi)
33. Keibou
33. Roze (May)
33. Nyasu (Potemkin)
33. Nekochan (Answer)
33. Ekusu (Johnny)
33. Mayumis (Sin Kiske)
33. Iitakuto (I-No)
33. Bari (Elphelt Valentine)
49. Tsubasamay (May)
49. Rosian (Ky Kiske)
49. Amo (Zato-1)
49. Mightmight
49. Ayusama (Venom)
49. Kedako (May)
49. Takku (Ramlethal Valentine)
49. Kazuhiko (Ky Kiske)
49. Idesan (Axl Low)
49. Pakuman (Leo Whitefang)
49. Nakata Nishikouki (Faust)
49. Kyon (Axl Low)
49. Kiryuu246
49. Zenith (Raven)
49. Teeketsuatsu (Raven)
49. Kudo (Leo Whitefang)

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BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

1. Tsurugi|Tomo/Relo (Mai Natsume/Gordeau) – 550 Points Qualifies for ARCREVO World Tour Finals
2. Alcormakkos (Ruby Rose/Gordeau) – 250 Points
3. Hide (Ruby Rose/Gordeau) – 190 Points
4. KYONOentremete (Mitsuru Kirijo/Yuzuriha) – 160 Points
5. Shige (Orie/Izayoi) – 130 Points
5. Noble (Carmine/Es) – 130 Points
7. Pizamayo (Blake Belladonna/Yuzuriha) – 100 Points
7. Gouda (Gordeau/Nu-13) – 100 Points
9. LLon_Nu13 (Nu-13/Vatista)
9. Mononaisi (Yuzuriha/Akihiko)
9. Stone (Mai Natsume/Makoto Nanaya)
9. SSNO|KojiKOG (Waldstein/Iron Tager)
13. Nerima (Yuzuriha/Noel Vermillion)
13. Woo (Yang Xiao Long/Es)
13. Itorin (Yang Xiao Long/Mitsuru Kirijo)
13. GRPT|DoraBang (Vatista/Merkava)
17. Shiroitori (Yosuke Hanamura/Linne)
17. A’z (Yuzuriha/Gordeau)
17. Nezu (Mai Natsume/Naoto Shirogane)
17. Doropon (Gordeau/Ruby Rose, Waldstein/Iron Tager)
17. Picty
17. RYO_KK
17. Manatsu (Ragna The Bloodedge/Nu-13)
17. Nanoha-sensei (Es/Vatista)
25. Nameless (Gordeau/Ruby Rose)
25. Namuru (Carmine/Yu Narukami)
25. Hashimo
25. Colayarou (Chie Satonaka/Gordeau)
25. Masakichi (Yang Xiao Long/Hyde Kido)
25. Akira (Mitsuru Kirijo/Waldstein)
25. RAYUmeteor (Waldstein/Gordeau)
25. Feketeri (Vatista/Noel Vermillion)

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SoulCalibur VI

1. Shoot-Fighters|Keev (Nightmare)
2. Shen Chan (Cervantes de Leon)
3. SHK (Zasalamel)
4. Shen Yuan (Seigfried Schtauffen, Sophitia Alexandra)
5. Tamonegi (Maxi)
5. Shiwapon (Sophitia Alexandra)
7. KangMin (Taki)
7. Jashin (Ivy Valentine)
9. CrazyTaxi (Raphael Sorel)
9. Heaton (Siegfried Schtauffen)
9. SaitohFR (Astaroth)
9. Weasel (Sophitia Alexandra)
13. 575Ebola (Nightmare)
13. KuraJang (Kilik, Talim)
13. Nekooyogi (Kilik, 2B)
13. De-chi (Talim)
17. Oplon|Skyll (Heishiro Mitsurugi)
17. Yuttoto (Voldo)
17. GGP|Kamizono (Seong Mi-Na)
17. Guren Nishioba (Raphael Sorel)
17. Nyantam (Tira)
17. Chrome0Knight (Yoshimitsu)
17. Sunkro (Xianghua)
17. Miharanao (Azwel)
25. DarkRuna (Azwel)
25. Izhmash SVD (Astaroth)
25. Hatomugi (Nightmare)
25. Cipher0613 (Geralt of Rivia)
25. Mado (Maxi)
25. Fatman (Voldo)
25. J_Clade (Maxi)
25. Heizu (Heishiro Mitsurugi)

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The King of Fighters XIV

1. Sanwa|M’ (Shun’ei/Billy Kane/Iori, Benimaru/Shun’ei/Iori, Billy Kane/Shun’ei/Iori)
2. Blackwell|E.T. (Blue Mary/Billy Kane/Oswald, Choi/Blue Mary/Oswald)
3. Score (Choi/Najd/Mature, Najd/Heidern/Mature, Choi/Mature/Heidern, Najd/Mature/Heidern, Robert/Benimaru/Mature)
4. SR (Leona/Kim/Gang-Il, Kim/Gang-Il, Nelson/Mature/Luong, Nelson/Gang-Il/Luong)
5. DouyuTV|Xiao Hai (Alice/Blue Mary/Iori, Alice/Shun’ei/Iori, Robert/Blue Mary/Iori, Blue Mary/Shun’ei/Iori)
5. Laggia (Alice/Blue Mary/Shun’ei)
7. CG|Pineapple (Zarina/Hein/Oswald)
7. Akira (Alice/Blue Mary/Shun’ei, Alice/Shun’ei/Leona)
9. Tsubasan (Robert/Benimaru/Iori)
9. Hisa (Benimaru/Kyo/Iori)
9. CG|Lau (Najd/Billy Kane/Mature)
9. SSNO|KojiKOG (Billy Kane/Verse/Mature)
13. Mok (Andy/Kukri/Kula)
13. FumiFumi (Tung Fu Rae/Luong/Leona)
13. MadKOF (Mature/Verse/Shun’ei, Mature/Daimon/Shun’ei)
13. KRone|Abaio (Hein/Billy Kane/Leona, Hein/Shun’ei/Leona)
17. Skawp (Kula/Leona/Daimon)
17. ssongkOF (K’, Leona/Iori)
17. KOFNo.1 (Kyo/Blue Mary/Shun’ei)
17. TxC|ViolentKain (Najd/Kyo/Iori)
17. Emui (Athena/Nakoruru/Yuri)
17. ZJZ (Zarina/Yuri/Leona)
17. Fudohmyouou (Shun’ei/Iori/Kim)
17. Koukou (Hein/Najd/Shun’ei)
25. Waiemu (Kula/Leona/Iori)
25. Burger King (Shun’ei/Gang-Il/Iori)
25. Noso (Mai/Leona/Ralf)
25. Kaitoman (Leona/Love Heart/Iori)
25. Rot (Verse/Benimaru/Zarina)
25. Dream (Meitenkun/Iori/Leona)
25. WP|K2 (Shun’ei/Leona/Hein)
25.H∀L (Billy, Oswald, Shun’ei)

Side Tournaments

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BlazBlue: Central Fiction

1. CO|Fenrich (Jin Kisaragi) – 550 Points
2. OJA|Masa (Mai Natsume) – 25o Points Qualifies for the ARCREVO World Tour Finals because Fenrich had already Qualified
3. OJA|Rikutoue (Izanami) – 190 Points
4. Yoshiki (Nu-13) – 160 Points
5. JAnson (Hazama) – 130 Points
5. GRPT|DoraBang (Bang Shishigami) – 130 Points
7. Makky (Rachel Alucard) – 100 Points
7. Nuka (Mu-12) – 100 Points

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Dragon Ball FighterZ

1. CO|Fenrich (Bardock/Cell/Super Saiyan Vegeta)
2. Matoi (Android 21/Super Saiyan Goku/Bardock)
3. Waka (Bardock/Android 16/Super Saiyan Goku)
4. Oplon|Skyll (Vegeta/Android 16/Super Saiyan Goku)
5. Musui (Kid Buu/Android 16/Super Saiyan Vegeta)
5. NTR|Vhaeraun (Android 18/Super Saiyan Vegeta/Gotenks)
7. Himeji (Bardock/Android 16/Super Saiyan Goku)
7. OJA|Rikutoue (Videl/Bardock/Super Saiyan Goku)

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Million Arthur: Arcana Blood

1. Hinokino (Koume Sakiyama
2. Smirnoff (Nitou Arthur
3. Jin (Riesz)
3. Mr. Bushido (Nitou Arthur
5. Osa (Iai Arthur)
5. RQRQ (Nitou Arthur
5. Yamanaka (Iai Arthur)
5. Zamaken (Zex Siegfried)

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Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike

1. Hirahata (Dudley)
2. Machiken (Ken)
3. PGW|Hayao (Hugo)
4. Dio (Urien)
5. Yuuri (Yang)
5. Vegawo (Makoto)
5. Kiyotarou (Oro)
5. Yuusuke (Yun)

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Ultra Street Fighter IV

1. Rau Ru Kuruuze (M. Bison)
2. Kinuito (Hakan)
3. Da (Dhalsim)
3. 1P@Karitoro Hiroshima (Ken)
5. Black Mamba (Blanka)
5. G.Y.R.O (Oni)
5. Kenzou (Akuma)
5. Yocchanfan (Rose)

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Vampire Savior

1. Toho (B.B. Hood)
2. Ninoude (Q-Bee)
3. Aji (Jon Talbain)
4. DD (Sasquatch)
5. Mano (Lilith)
5. Kuroe (Sasquatch)
7. Benzou (Jedah)
7. Ando (Felicia)

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Capcom vs. SNK 2

1. Gan (Iori/Blanka/M. Bison – A-Groove)
2. Black Mamba (Blanka/Sakura/M. Bison – A-Groove)
3. D44Bas (M. Bison/Vega/Blanka – A-Groove)
4. Izumi (Benimaru/Sagat/Ken – S-Groove)
5. Aoki (Cammy/Blanka/Sagat – K-Groove)
5. Mizoteru (Cammy/Blanka/Sagat – K-Groove)
5. Bocchan (Cammy/Blanka/Sagat – K-Groove)
5. Gi-ha (Iori/Rolento/Blanka – C-Groove)

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Fighting EX Layer

1. #18 (Jack)
2. Makoto (Shirase)
3. Nochun (Blair)
4. Satokin (Garuda)
5. Machii (Sanane)
5. DR (Skullomania)
5. Tsurugi|G.X. (Garuda)
5. Cero_T (Shirase)

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Chaos Code: New Sign of Catastrophe

1. Nanpon (Bravo)
2. Midarebo (MG Hikaru)
3. Manji (Kagari, Catherine)
4. Pikuchii (Celia, Cthylla)
5. Hashimo (Cerberus)
5. Norichan (Catherine)
7. Moriwo (Hermes)
7. DWU (Kudalk-SIN)

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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

1. KaneBlueRiver (Hulk/Sentinel/Haggar)
2. HNF|Chan-C (Zero/Dr. Doom/Dante)
3. Horuto (Strider Hiryu/Vergil/Akuma)
4. Vairos (Frank West/Super-Skrull/Haggar)
5. DiscoVigilante (Nova/Dr. Doom/Amaterasu)
5. Heartia (Wolverine/Sentinel/Vergil)
7. Granderxyz (Wolverine/Taskmaster/Akuma)
7. GB|JuDioBrando (Zero/Dante/Akuma)

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

1. CyberJapanAgent (Dante/Dormamu – Space)
2. Ororon (Frank West/Monster Hunter  – Soul)
3. HNF|Chan-C (Zero/Hawkeye – Space)
4. Vairos (Nemesis/Chun-Li – Reality)
5. InC|VGD (Haggar/Gamora – Power)
5. PBE|BryanXD (Gamora/Captain Marvel – Power)
7. Lakshmi (Gamora/Rocket Raccoon – Reality)
7. Desangel213 (Ultron/Iron Man – Power)

Sources: Evo; Evo2; Evo3; Evo4; KVO Japan 1; KVO Japan 2

Du “NuckleDu” Dang signs with Echo Fox

Echo Fox is seemingly resuming the hunt for players!

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After a massive series of departures from Punk, Scar, Theo, Momochi & ChocoBlanka, Justin Wong, Saint & JDCR, their FGC Division Manager Boeken, and even Tokido, Echo Fox has (surprisingly?) signed a new fighting game player as of today, in the form of 2016 Capcom Cup Champion, Du “NuckleDu” Dang. He will be joining SonicFox, Dekillsage, MKLeo, and Mew2King in the organization’s fighting game division, meaning that they once again have a Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition player among their ranks for the 2019 Capcom Pro Tour Season, beginning next month at Final Round 2019.

Echo Fox president Jared Jeffries had the following to say about the newest member of the FOXFAM. “NuckleDu is a young player who has proven himself to be one of the best in the world. His dedication to improvement, his dramatic flair, and his desire to compete at the highest level make him a perfect for Echo Fox.”

The recently signed Du also tweeted that he is, “extremely excited for this year,” and that he’ll be, “going all in!” Du’s recent performances include winning Defend The North and East Coast Throwdown 2018, getting 13th at ELEAGUE, 4th at Tokyo Game Show 2018 and the Red Bull Conquest NA Regional Finals, placing 7th in the NA Regional Finals Open Premiere, and ending the year with a 13th place finish at Capcom Cup 2018 last December. Known utilizing the triple threat of Guile, R. Mika, and Cammy, his roster took some big hits in the Season 4 balance update, so it will be interesting to see if he continues to use that trio of characters, or if he’s got some new fighters under his sleeve for the upcoming Season of competition.

Sources: NuckleDu (Twitter); Echo Fox

Evo Japan 2019: Brackets, schedule, and streaming information!

This weekend’s action in Fukuoka is about to begin!

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The second installment of Evo Japan is finally upon us, following a blockbuster debut in 2018. This time around, there are six official games in the lineup:

  • Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition
  • Tekken 7
  • SoulCalibur VI
  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle – ARCREVO World Tour Finals Qualifier
  • Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 – ARCREVO World Tour Finals Qualifier
  • The King of Fighters XIV – NEO GEO World Tour 2 Qualifier

There will also be a plethora of side tournaments, the most prevalent of which is for BlazBlue: Central Fiction — which will also serve as an ARCREVO World Tour Finals Qualifier — as well as Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Catherine: Full Body, Million Arthur: Arcana Blood, Ultra Street Fighter IV, World Heroes 2, Psychic Force 2012, Super Street Fighter II Turbo [Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection], Chaos Code: Last Sign of Catastrophe, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, Vampire Savior, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and more. There will also be a special pre-release exhibition for the upcoming Dead or Alive 6.

You’ll be able to catch all of the action starting tonight, February 14th, at 8:00 PM PT (10:00 PM CT, 11:00 PM ET) at twitch.tv/evotwitch.tv/evo2, twitch.tv/evo3, and twitch.tv/evo4. Lastly, final brackets are now live for all six main title at Evo Japan’s Challonge page, and the event map is also available for attendees. AceKingOffSuit has provided the community with a stream schedule (see below).


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Watch live video from evo on www.twitch.tv

EVO 2

Watch live video from evo2 on www.twitch.tv

EVO 3

Watch live video from evo3 on www.twitch.tv

EVO 4

Watch live video from evo4 on www.twitch.tv


The Evo Japan commentary lineup includes UltraDavid, James Chen, Spooky, F-Word, Rip, TKBreezy, Ebonic Plague, Jiyuna, MarkMan, Sajam, Tasty Steve, DC, Rynge, Hellpockets, LI Joe, Majin Obama, D1, and RZR|Kenny Omega.

What players and games are you looking forward to seeing during this big weekend? Tell us your plans in the comments below — and enjoy Evo Japan 2019!

Sources: Evo (Twitter); Evo Japan News (Twitter); AceKingOffSuit (Twitter)

Strong Style Japan results

This past weekend, a huge 3V3 Tekken 7 Team tournament took place in Tokyo, Japan, known as Strong Style Japan. This event saw 41 teams battle it out in a 3V3, double-elimination format, with the winners getting an all-expenses paid trip to Strong Style 2019 in San Jose, California on July 13th and 14th, as well as better seeding in the brackets.

Results

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Tekken 7

1. DRAGON BALL – Chikurin (Geese Howard), Rangchu (Panda), Ulsan (Kazumi Mishima) – Will receive all-expenses paid trip to Strong Style 2019
2. Heartless & Speedstar & Red Bull Athlete – Karei (Kazumi Mishima), Double (Marshal Law), RB|Tanukana (Ling Xiaoyu)
3. ITO – ITO|Buppotan (Paul Phoenix), ITO|Shocchin (Lili), ITO|Mikio (Leo Kliesen)
4. Walker Gaming – WG|Furumizu (Lei Wulong), WG|BKC (Bryan Fury), WG|Kagemaru (Josie Rizal)
5. Kabirunrun’s Friends – Paruru (Lars Alexandersson), Taaku (Miguel Caballero Rojo), Kei (Lee Chaolan)
5. Birdhead’s Association – Seven Hero Kujinshii (Asuka Kazama), Rito (Asuka Kazama), Kondou (Kazuya Mishima)
7. Smile! Livelihood Protection Tekken ~Okinawa Drifting Experience~ – KunB (Alisa Bosconovitch), Sharp (Sergei Dragunov), Aruru (Alisa Bosconovitch)
7. Puripuri Princess Buriburin – Zeugaru (Steve Fox), AO (Miguel Caballero Rojo), Joutarou (Noctis Lucis Caelum)

Sources: Walker Gaming; ANIMEILLUMINATI

Several characters potentially leaked for Mortal Kombat 11 via Steam Database

We may have an idea of several upcoming Kombatants, thanks to a leak from Steam!

Since The Reveal in January, we’ve seen news for the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 trickle out bit by bit: Kano was recently announced at an event in Brazil, while Kabal and D’Vorah were properly revealed last week during the first edition of the Kombat Kast and an episode of Inside Xbox. Now, thanks to a list of Trophies from the Steam Database, we may have an idea of several of the upcoming Kombatants set to return to the title, as well as possible clues to the identities of additional new challengers as well.

As rooflemonger notes in his video, there are several Trophies for performing both Fatalities for each specific character. These include already-confirmed fighters like Skarlet, Baraka, D’Vorah. Raiden, Kabal, Kano, Sonya, Scorpion, and Sub-Zero, but also reveals initials for unannounced characters that are potentially returning in the newest title as follows:

  • ERR – Erron Black
  • FRO – Frost
  • JAD – Jade
  • CAS – Cassie Cage
  • KOL – Kotal Kahn
  • JAC – Jacqui Briggs (or Jackson Briggs/Jax?)
  • LIU – Liu Kang
  • KUN – Kung Lao
  • TER – The Terminator? Newcomer?
  • KOT – Possible Newcomer
  • CET – Possible Newcomer

Other Trophies potentially confirm the return of Mercies, a mechanic introduced in Mortal Kombat 3 that allowed a victorious player to revive their fallen foe with a small sliver of life to continue the battle. This was primarily done as a necessary requirement to perform an Animality once the resurrected opponent was defeated a second time, though we have nothing that indicates their specific return. Perhaps this will be used to allow a second chance to finish opponents off with a Brutality? These Trophies also confirm the return of The Krypt, with various goals to complete within it such as running five miles or spearing 100 hanging bodies. There is also one for spilling 100,000 pints of blood, in addition to completing battle tutorials, a set number of Towers, collecting 200 pieces of Gear, and playing ten “A.I. Sets.” Whether this means facing the Computer, or perhaps creating A.I. fighters and sending them out to battle for Gear, à la Injustice 2, is currently unknown.

Perhaps most interesting is that NetherRealm Studio’s Ed Boon reacted to the possible leaks on Twitter, asking Sonya on Sunday what she thought of leaks, with a GIF of her performing her Fatal Blow on Scorpion, as well as announcing that the “latest leak,” is that we won’t be throwing Blanche anymore. The old woman was a popular intractable in the Outworld Marketplace stage in Mortal Kombat XL — whom could be thrown at opponents, and could even perform Stage Brutalities when certain conditions were met — by tweeting out artwork of her in the style of official MK11 character renders.

Back in 2017 we saw an Injustice 2 base roster leak that turned out to be 100% correct, and as rooflemonger points out, the Steam Database tends to be mostly infallible, so this list of characters is looking very likely. We’ve also got another female character reveal on the horizon on this Thursday’s Kombat Kast, so we can see if this leak begins to come together. You can hear rooflemonger’s thoughts on the situation in the video below.

What are your thoughts on this potential roster list? Are you excited for these returns, or were you hoping to see someone else? Tell us what you think in the comments.

Sources: roofleomnger; Ed Boon (Twitter); steamdb.info; r/xboxone