papasi, post: 7627800, member: 17411 wrote:
Who else will take
Paris, France October 31, 2012
London, England December 01, 2012
Anyone going to these? wolmar / 41i45 etc?
Grand final will be at December 08, 2012.
Winner of the London tournament will have a short notice to get vacation days off.
If you think you'll win, plan ahead
txsfy, post: 7737208, member: 81322 wrote:
Thanks for all the updates n info Papasi!
French cup was a regional qualifier for masters series europe, here is the actual qualifier bracket, same result, well done to Aero!
The UK event (i47)states there will be a few special guests (last minute japanese for last qualifier remaining?) 41i45 is an alpha3 player afaik. Likely to see ST regulars turn up for HDR (orf,chaosflare,smqclassic etc).
papasi, post: 7742571, member: 17411 wrote:
That's weird. So the winners of the paris qual doesn't get a spot at SF grand final but a chance to qualify in masters series europe?
So how many spots will the masters series europe provide? We only have 6 players qualified in grand final so far and it's very close to dec 9th.
Afro Legends - TX (deejay, boxer)
Damdai - NY (o hawk, o ryu, o ken)
Laugh - Asia (dictator, o sagat, n ken)
Tokido - Brazil (claw)
John Choi - LA#1 (ryu, o sagat)
shotosallday - LA#2 (o ryu, ryu, gief)
othartheom, post: 7763942, member: 22244 wrote:
here is the bracket: http://challonge.com/sf25_sfii
I don't understand why there is a Japan listed. Is this supposed to be one of the LA quals, or is the bracket fake?
Kuroppi, post: 7764050, member: 495 wrote:
Having the four US qualifiers face each other in Round 1 doesn't seem right though. Hopefully, it will get tweaked before it takes place.
othartheom, post: 7767499, member: 22244 wrote:
looking at that bracket we could very well see Damdai vs Afro GF!
eltrouble, post: 7773818, member: 50728 wrote:
Did they pull shotosallday's picture from his driver's license?!
DNGR S PAPERCUT, post: 7773938, member: 25510 wrote:
That bracket makes more sense by spreading out all the US players. But The only foreign player that looks like he's going to put up a fight is tokido. No disrespect to the other countries, but the 4 players representing US are among the cream of the crop, and 1 of them is literally a legend in the SF2 world.
Looking at this bracket, my best guess is that an American player will take first. Afro and Damdai have both beaten tokido before. Damdai beat tokido 6-0 I think in one of the east coast majors. So I think Tokido's tournament life will end once he reaches one of these guys. Also he plays shotos first and that guy plays the claw match up very well too.
Prior to NEC, I would have said that Afro would take Damdai. But Damdai pulled out an amazing looking fei out of nowhere. Not many players here get practice against good feis, so Afro vs Damdai match up is a complete mystery now.
John Choi is always a threat in any situation.
Shotosallday on a good day could take out everyone on the list, but he only has 2 tournaments of experience under his belt so that could be a factor. Shotos is a wildcard.
NOTE: All my EVO predictions were wrong, so I might have jinxed all the US players.
eltrouble, post: 7774260, member: 50728 wrote:
Choi performed very well at the qualifier, but he's been out of practice, and that may end up hurting him against this level of competition.
Shotosallday is a naturally talented player, but he has limited tournament experience under his belt, but this would be a great place to prove his worth.
Damdai is the most well-travelled ST player in the States and has a wealth of knowledge to back him up.
Afro's been practicing pretty consistently this past year, and is always a threat in any tournament.
I'll have to tip the odds in favor of Damdai and Afro in GF. Of course, I'm favoring Afro to win, but Damdai seems to have put some work into the game lately, and it'll be interesting to see what he'll bring to the table. Either way, it's going to be one exciting tournament.
deadfrog, post: 7784795, member: 5849 wrote:
I heard that the prize for winning ST was an old car??
papasi, post: 7785834, member: 17411 wrote:
And yeah, unblockable tatsu is hella cheap.
Pasky, post: 7787607, member: 9951 wrote:
Clearly AfroLegends only lost because they were using remixed music.
TheMuffinMan, post: 7788502, member: 2130 wrote:
Huge thanks to Papasi for taking me, shotosallday, damdai, and biocide to the arcade after the tournament and taking care of credits and dinner! I am forever grateful for that level of hospitality!!! Well done to shotos for beating tokido, choi for keeping it real despite the rust, afro for making every match a nail-biter, and to damdai for successfully running the gauntlet.
It was a seriously awesome trip, and I hope to see all of you guys again! Also, thanks to the owner of Game Center Arcade for keeping it open late and getting down on ST!
DarknessintheFog, post: 7790523, member: 68055 wrote:
LoL man the nor cal crew has never gotten dinner just for coming out
afro legends, post: 7790891, member: 4737 wrote:
Damdai, congrats...you deserved to win. You played your ass off. I could say I lost because of 3 frames of lag but I don't wanna cause controversy and be a dick. The better man won last weekend, period. This makes for a great rivalry and is great for the game so I'm glad things happened the way it did. I will be back.