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  • blitzfublitzfu Cosmic Power Joined: Posts: 3,072
    JWong is doing his usual disappearing act, nobody knows whether he's coming or not at this point. He popped up to ask for MMs (I offered my usual 100$ match) then disappeared, who knows what's gonna happen.

    I guess we'll just have to cross our fingers. Thanks.
  • KAOSPIDERKAOSPIDER Maximum Spider Joined: Posts: 510
    The Coffin Corner: Where Dreams Go to Die

    E. Honda, Balrog & Vega: Street Fighter for Dummies
  • zaspacerzaspacer Joined: Posts: 553
    streetfighterdojo.com, the fighting game video library website, is contributing $80 toward the Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo tournament prize payout at Revelations (Jun. 10 - 12 LA, CA).

    Info on the SSF2T tournament:
    1) Forum Thread - http://shoryuken.com/forum/index.php?threads/...elations-los-angeles-ca-june-11th-1pm.132130/
    2) Website - http://ssf2t.wordpress.com/

    This $80 will specifically be distributed to provide $10 each to players placing 9th - 16th place. This will extend the payouts from Top 8 players to Top 16 players, and will hopefully provide an added incentive for players on the fence to come join the Super Turbo action.

    Here's how the Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo tournament's payout schedule currently breaks down:

    $5 venue fee to the venue (not part of prize payout)
    $20 registration fee toward the prize pool (part of prize payout)

    Current # players confirmed: 32

    $20 x 32 = $580

    1st = 45% + $0 = $288
    2nd = 20% + $0 = $128
    3rd = 10% + $0 = $64
    4th - 8th = 5% + $0 = $32 (each)
    9th-16th = 0% + $10 = $10 (each)

    Or for those who just want the numbers...

    1st
    $288
    2nd
    $128
    3rd
    $64
    4th
    $32
    5th
    $32
    6th
    $32
    7th
    $32
    8th
    $32
    9th
    $10
    10th
    $10
    11th
    $10
    12th
    $10
    13th
    $10
    14th
    $10
    15th
    $10
    16th
    $10

    (NOTE: the payouts for 1st - 8th will go up as more people enter the tournament)

    streetfigherdojo.com is happy to support the outstanding efforts of Revelations, Tournament Legacy, Alex Valle, and the Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo tournament community. Hopefully more of you out there will take this opportunity to join the sponsor train, throw some coins into the community machine, and help support your fellow World Warriors.

    So dig out that Gi (or Chinese Dress: we don't judge), step up to the classic arcade challenge, and join us for some old school Super Turbo beat downs:
    "You must defeat Shen Long to stand a chance!"
    streetfighterdojo.com - video library of top players
  • Dark GaidenDark Gaiden Joined: Posts: 284
    A quick heads up for the Evo Super Turbo tourney. The tourney will start at 1pm on Saturday (July 30th). We will have casuals on Friday evening so players can get used to the hardware 8-)
  • orochizoolanderorochizoolander 2LANDER! Joined: Posts: 15,624
    P. gorath said: seriously though, it really crystalized how much better mvc3 is than that game. "Oh look, commando vs. 3 characters...this will be excitin--zzzzzzzzzzzzzZZzzzz"
  • oldschool_BRoldschool_BR Projectile spammer Joined: Posts: 2,442
    Treta Tournament, Curitiba, Brazil. (Google crappy translation)

    Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
    Classic mode
    Platform: PS3

    Prizes (32 players or more) *they list 45, but I have confirmed with them that 32 will do for this game
    1) XBox360 Arcade
    2) Custom Sanwa joystick
    3) SSF4 for PS3

    (less than 32 players)
    1) Custom Sanwa joystick
    2) SSF4 for PS3
    3) PSN Card US$ 20,00

    There should be streaming/Twitter updates and stuff.
  • papasipapasi N Ken is the truth Joined: Posts: 1,568
    ^^^ why do you reward the winners with a copy of ssf4? lol

    but good job running tournament in Brazil!
    eltrouble "I doubt that ST will be on the main stream ever again."
    OhNuki: Real men play ST!!
    James Chen: there is something special about playing ST on a cab. It just feels so goooooood.
    Super Turbo Hitbox & safe jump guide http://www.strevival.com/hitbox/
  • oldschool_BRoldschool_BR Projectile spammer Joined: Posts: 2,442
    ^^^ why do you reward the winners with a copy of ssf4? lol

    but good job running tournament in Brazil!
    I am just helping in sort of subtle ways (presence, advertisement, printing stuff and fixing at the local arcade), the ones from Curitiba are taking care of it. The one responsible for ST is
    earqueman, from GGPO.

    They get SF4 as a stain for their weakness: be at the top or be just another loser!
  • papasipapasi N Ken is the truth Joined: Posts: 1,568
    you should take some pictures

    i wonder how tournaments are like in brazil
    eltrouble "I doubt that ST will be on the main stream ever again."
    OhNuki: Real men play ST!!
    James Chen: there is something special about playing ST on a cab. It just feels so goooooood.
    Super Turbo Hitbox & safe jump guide http://www.strevival.com/hitbox/
  • DNGR S PAPERCUTDNGR S PAPERCUT Joined: Posts: 1,608
    ^^^ first place winner gets ass. I'm talking triple A quality grade meat. And in Brazil, there is no shortage of prizes baby. oh yeah... CULOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!
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  • oldschool_BRoldschool_BR Projectile spammer Joined: Posts: 2,442
    We will have pics, for sure.

    Yeah, Paper, but it's actually "cu", only! That is Spanish! (This is extremely helpful information that will add to everyone's overall knowledge)
  • papasipapasi N Ken is the truth Joined: Posts: 1,568

    Dromstruction - UC Davis - October 22nd-23rd - NorCal Major


    http://iplaywinner.com/news/2011/9/21/dromstruction-october-22nd-23rd-norcal-major-live-stream-by.html

    This is going to be one of the largest fighting game tournaments NorCal has seen all year, with seeding tournaments already taking place all across the bay area!

    October 22nd & 23rd
    Freeborn Hall, UC Davis, CA 95616

    Double Elimination Tournament for the following games:

    Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition
    Marvel vs Capcom 3
    Mortal Kombat
    Tekken 6
    Street Fighter III: Third Strike
    BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II
    Super Street Fighter II: Turbo
    Catherine 1v1

    Come join us in our 14,000+ sq ft venue to enjoy food, games and products brought to you by local businesses and the fighting game community!

    http://dromstruction.com/
    eltrouble "I doubt that ST will be on the main stream ever again."
    OhNuki: Real men play ST!!
    James Chen: there is something special about playing ST on a cab. It just feels so goooooood.
    Super Turbo Hitbox & safe jump guide http://www.strevival.com/hitbox/
  • SLEZZYSLEZZY NOT Sleazy Joined: Posts: 326
    ^Catherine 1v1, I'll be there to watch it lol
    1. Play dishonorably
    2. Receive hatemail
    3. ???
    4. Profit
  • milesokeefemilesokeefe Spammy Joined: Posts: 387
    HDR will be featured at Devastation 2011 this October, here in sunny Phoenix, Arizona!

    Devastation dates: Friday Oct. 7th - Sunday Oct 9th.

    http://www.devastationevent.com/devastation-2011/

    Though the event runs from Friday, October 7th to Sunday, the HDR tournament won't be held until Saturday at 7PM. So that's nice for ppl who can't take a 3-4 day weekend - you can drive out Saturday morning!

    ... pretty sure it'll be on PS3 tho. I'm still gonna enter cause hey, HDR tournament less than 20 miles from me.

    Hope to see some of you all there, too!

    EDIT - Oh wow, that's like.. the week after next!

    I recommend ppl print the ticket out rather than choose to have it mailed at this point, lol.
  • SweetJohnnyVSweetJohnnyV Streets ahead! Joined: Posts: 1,981 mod
    Me and EA Megaman are going. I know Cesar and his crew are going too. Devastation is always fun. See ya there!
  • GhaleonGhaleon Maximum Cammy Joined: Posts: 3,467
    We try hard to rep ST with Season's Beatings, and our high-stakes event last year was a definite success.

    We're building on that this year at Season's Beatings: Velocity.

    2 H2H Japanese setups, Oct. 14-16
    Friday = casuals+group event
    $50 entry, Top 5 payout (at least) (Saturday). feat. Japanese, Damdai, Jason Cole, DGV, UltraDavid, James Chen, and more -- WILL BE STREAMED on the main channel, Sat morn. 1st place guaranteed $1,000.
    $10/person Team Tournament (Sunday)

    Hope to see many of you there. We love SF2 and will continue to support it till the end of time, since the community still reps it hard!
    Location: Momo's, the TV in the back playing Marvel and ST
    gdlkEnt - Season's Beatings Twitter:
    Season's Beatings Tournament Series - on Facebook
  • KuroppiKuroppi くろっぴ Joined: Posts: 891
    Is this thread still being updated? :)

    I put up a SF2 (ST and HDR) tournament calendar up on my site a little while back.

    http://www.kuroppi.com/calendar/
    Shhh... ST in da house!

    www.strevival.com | STR Facebook | Twitter
  • SweetJohnnyVSweetJohnnyV Streets ahead! Joined: Posts: 1,981 mod
    Is this thread still being updated? :)

    I have been doing a crap job of updating the 1st post, but yeah people do post up new tournaments when they're announced. By all means, feel free to post new ones (ST, HDR, HF, etc.) when you hear about them ;)
  • KuroppiKuroppi くろっぴ Joined: Posts: 891
    I just noticed that this hasn't been posted here yet: WE'RE ONE WEEK AWAY!

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    We are happy to announce that Mike Watson's SUPER ARCADE will be sponsoring the ST tournament at SoCal Regionals: THE SUPER ARCADE CUP!

    With all the support Watson has been giving the ST community here in SoCal with Wednesday Night Fights and more, this was a great way to bring Super Arcade and the SCR ST tournament together.

    www.kuroppi.com/scr

    There are three ways to register:
    1. We have registration link on the page where you can pay through Paypal.
    2. You can register with DGV or MuffinMan at WNF.
    3. You can register on-site on the day of the tournament aka late registration, which will be $25 (this includes the additional $5 for late registration). Registration closes at 12PM. We highly encourage interested participants to register early =D
    For everyone who has already signed-up through the old SCR page, you'll need to officially register through the new page.

    Specifics:

    Platform: Arcade Superguns & KuroCaB!
    Game: Super Turbo
    Location: Irvine, CA
    Date: December 17 (Saturday)
    Final Signups/Registration: 9am-12pm
    Tourney Start Time: 1pm
    Address: University of California, Irvine - Student Center Pacific Ballrooms C&D
    A311 Student Center
    Irvine, CA 92697-2050

    Format:
    *Best 3/5 matches (Double Elimination)
    *Grand Finals best 4/7 matches
    *Turbo 3
    *Akuma is Banned

    Registration Fee: $20 prior to 12/17/11 - $25 on site registration
    Venue Fee: $5 (If you are entering any other games in the lineup, you are NOT required to pay the $5 venue fee)

    Payout Structure:
    Top 8: 50% / 15% / 9% / 7% / 6% / 5% / 4.5% / 3.5 %
    MadCatz is generously providing prizes for 1st and 2nd place:
    1st – Super Street Fighter IV Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition ‘S’ for Xbox 360
    2nd – Team Mad Catz Shirt
    Details regarding the tournament will be constantly updated via this thread and via:

    www.kuroppi.com/scr

    There will be a total of 3 stations (Station 3 will be strictly for casuals/warm-ups)

    Station 1: KuroCab
    Station 2: Supergun
    Station 3: Supergun

    Shhh... ST in da house!

    www.strevival.com | STR Facebook | Twitter
  • studtrooperstudtrooper Super Turbo Joined: Posts: 3,088
    Using Ryu's HDR background for the poster = sweet irony. Good luck with the tourney, wish I could get there!
    ST/HDR: Honda/Rog/O.Hawk | USF4: Bison | SFV: Ryu :(
    XBL: mr x64 | PSN: deadpool_zero | SFV: epistaxis64
    GGPO/Fightcade: x64
  • oldschool_BRoldschool_BR Projectile spammer Joined: Posts: 2,442
    I see no irony.
  • KuroppiKuroppi くろっぴ Joined: Posts: 891
    In case anyone here missed it:




    http://www.kuroppi.com/tournamentoflegends/


    TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS AT EVOLUTION 2012 ANNOUNCEMENT:

    For the 25th anniversary of Street Fighter, the most legendary names in fighting games will compete for a projected $3000+ at EVO in the granddaddy of them all: Super Street Fighter II Turbo. The timeless storylines of East vs West, U.S. vs Japan and Old Guard vs New School will clash in the most ageless, accessible and eternally intense fighter ever.
    And you can earn a spot in the championship 16-man Main Event! Win one of seven tournaments across the U.S. to see your name up in lights against true legends of the fighting-game community (see schedule below).

    Log on to www.kuroppi.com/tournamentoflegends/fanvote between February 15th and February 27th to vote for your favorite competitor, earning them an invite in July's championship. The winner will be announced on February 28th on the Box Arena stream. Keep checking for more details, including confirmed competitors, interviews and more. We will be announcing US and Japanese invites over the coming weeks.

    We aim to host the most exciting and stacked 16-player tournament in ST's long history and provide a spectacular show for fighting-game lovers around the globe. U.S. and Japanese stars with the most extensive competitive resumes who do not qualify at any official event will be chosen by a panel of tournament organizers and Super Turbo experts to fill the remaining qualifier slots, ensuring that we truly host a Tournament of Legends.
    Qualifier #1 - Super Arcade (SoCal) - March 31.
    Qualifier #2 - Season's Beatings (Midwest) - May 5.
    Qualifier #3 - Northwest Majors (Northwest) - May 26.
    Qualifier #4 - East Coast Throwdown (East Coast) - June 9.
    Qualifier #5 - Wild Card (TBA)
    Qualifier #6 - Last Chance Qualifier at EVOLUTION 2012 - July 6.
    Qualifier #7 - Last Chance Qualifier at EVOLUTION 2012 - July 7.
    FINALS - 16-man TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS at EVOLUTION 2012 - July 7.
    Shhh... ST in da house!

    www.strevival.com | STR Facebook | Twitter
  • SweetJohnnyVSweetJohnnyV Streets ahead! Joined: Posts: 1,981 mod
    TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS AT EVOLUTION 2012 ANNOUNCEMENT:

    That's pretty cool. Is this going to be one of Evo's special events this year, streamed on the main stream, etc?
  • eltroubleeltrouble Joined: Posts: 5,708
    I doubt that ST will be on the main stream ever again.
  • papasipapasi N Ken is the truth Joined: Posts: 1,568
    http://shoryuken.com/forum/index.php?threads/mar-3-2012-revival-entertainment-presents-saturday-showdown-santa-ana-ca.155338/

    Where: Alex's Arcade. In the city of Santa Ana, at the corner of Harbor and MacFadden.

    When: March 3rd, 2012, This upcoming Saturday.
    SF2: Super Turbo: Starts at 7pm

    Entry Fee: $4 for Super Turbo. All cabinets will be on free play mode for the tournamentONLY. Super Turbo participants will enjoy free play from 4pm-closing. Any participants of the tournament may join the Super Turbo tournament and free-play session for only $3.
    eltrouble "I doubt that ST will be on the main stream ever again."
    OhNuki: Real men play ST!!
    James Chen: there is something special about playing ST on a cab. It just feels so goooooood.
    Super Turbo Hitbox & safe jump guide http://www.strevival.com/hitbox/
  • papasipapasi N Ken is the truth Joined: Posts: 1,568
    [Mar 4, 2012] FINAL ROUND XV


    Road to EVO

    Tournament of Legends Qualifier

    Tentative time : Sunday at noon, $20 entry
    Please pm damdai on srk

    The "WESTIN" Atlanta Perimeter North

    7 Concourse Parkway
    Atlanta,Georgia
    30328
    United States
    eltrouble "I doubt that ST will be on the main stream ever again."
    OhNuki: Real men play ST!!
    James Chen: there is something special about playing ST on a cab. It just feels so goooooood.
    Super Turbo Hitbox & safe jump guide http://www.strevival.com/hitbox/
  • eltroubleeltrouble Joined: Posts: 5,708
    Results from our small tourney from last night.

    1. Afro Legends
    2. synco
    3. DNGR S PAPERCUT
    4. Hugo101
    5. DGV
    5. Voltech
    7. MuffinMan
    7. moocus
    9. eltrouble
    9. Millertime
    9. DJTeddyEddy
    9. Jorge
    13. JD
    13. EddieC
    17. DeathWish

    Congratz to Afro for taking first, and showing us what a beast Balrog can be. We had a lot of killers in this tournament, but I was happy to see some newer players give ST a shot, as well as some of the SF4 players. Shout-outs to syncho, who showed up with some very solid shoto play, and fought a lot of good players to take 2nd. I hope you guys enjoyed playing on the set-up, and I hope that we can have another tournament in the future.

    Big thanks to Alex for hooking it up with $4 freeplay + tournament for the whole night.
  • syncosynco Joined: Posts: 104
    Results from our small tourney from last night.

    1. Afro Legends
    2. syncho
    3. DNGR S PAPERCUT
    4. Hugo101
    5. DGV
    5. Voltech
    7. MuffinMan
    7. moocus
    9. eltrouble
    9. Millertime
    9. DJTeddyEddy
    9. Jorge
    13. JD
    13. EddieC
    17. DeathWish

    Congratz to Afro for taking first, and showing us what a beast Balrog can be. We had a lot of killers in this tournament, but I was happy to see some newer players give ST a shot, as well as some of the SF4 players. Shout-outs to syncho, who showed up with some very solid shoto play, and fought a lot of good players to take 2nd. I hope you guys enjoyed playing on the set-up, and I hope that we can have another tournament in the future.

    Big thanks to Alex for hooking it up with $4 freeplay + tournament for the whole night.

    No H in synco, also thanks for running the event!
  • eltroubleeltrouble Joined: Posts: 5,708
    No H in synco, also thanks for running the event!

    whoops, sorry about that. No problem, hopefully we can get some more ST action in later on.

    Videos of the matches are already up on my youtube, but I haven't spliced in the "Salty Cam" footage yet.
  • papasipapasi N Ken is the truth Joined: Posts: 1,568
    Just passing along info that these guys are advertising on GGPO. (I'm not associated with any of the TOs)

    Quoting the Tournament Organizer from battle-group.net


    Battle-group.net presents - GGPO ST tournament with cash prizes (April 7th 7PM EST)


    GGPO IGN: IISOPIISatsuiNoHado_X
    email: FlawlessFuryX@hotmail.com

    Round 1 : April 7th 7PM EST
    Prize : Cash + gamestop giftcard
    Rules: TBA
    llSOPllSatsuiNoHado If it gets to 32 man bracket and it runs smooth I'll give up to $50

    For signup and more info, please go to

    http://battle-ground.net/forum/showthread.php?t=77

    The original SRK thread is here

    http://shoryuken.com/forum/index.php?threads/apr-6-2012-street-fighter-turbo-ii-fight-night-registrations-ggpo.156493/
    eltrouble "I doubt that ST will be on the main stream ever again."
    OhNuki: Real men play ST!!
    James Chen: there is something special about playing ST on a cab. It just feels so goooooood.
    Super Turbo Hitbox & safe jump guide http://www.strevival.com/hitbox/
  • AnsatsukenStyleXAnsatsukenStyleX Soldier Of Pestilence Joined: Posts: 118
    Just passing along info that these guys are advertising on GGPO. (I'm not associated with any of the TOs)

    Quoting the Tournament Organizer from battle-group.net


    Battle-group.net presents - GGPO ST tournament with cash prizes (April 7th 7PM EST)


    GGPO IGN: IISOPIISatsuiNoHado_X
    email: FlawlessFuryX@hotmail.com

    Round 1 : April 7th 7PM EST
    Prize : Cash + gamestop giftcard
    Rules: TBA



    For signup and more info, please go to

    http://battle-ground.net/forum/showthread.php?t=77

    The original SRK thread is here

    http://shoryuken.com/forum/index.php?threads/apr-6-2012-street-fighter-turbo-ii-fight-night-registrations-ggpo.156493/
    Thanks bro, I highly appreciate your help. The rules has been updated and the time has been updated.
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    Your signature has been modifed, please read the rules.
  • papasipapasi N Ken is the truth Joined: Posts: 1,568
    Friendly reminder that another EVO 2012 Super Turbo Tournament of Legends qualifier is going down this weekend at power up

    http://shoryuken.com/forum/index.php?threads/apr-13-2012-powerup-2012-evo-2012-tournament-season-cincinnati-ohio.139904/

    LOCATION
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    The Cincinnati Mall - 600 Cincinnati Mills Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45240
    513-874-8766
    arcadelegacy@yahoo.com

    DATE
    April 13 - 15
    eltrouble "I doubt that ST will be on the main stream ever again."
    OhNuki: Real men play ST!!
    James Chen: there is something special about playing ST on a cab. It just feels so goooooood.
    Super Turbo Hitbox & safe jump guide http://www.strevival.com/hitbox/
  • KuroppiKuroppi くろっぴ Joined: Posts: 891
    In case any of you new-school pad players want a shot at this, we will be using DGV's cab for one of the stations at TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS and it will be compatible with PS2 sticks/pads (no 3P/3K/Turbo allowed). :)

    More info here:

    http://www.strevival.com/2012/06/17/tol-payout-hardware-information/
    Shhh... ST in da house!

    www.strevival.com | STR Facebook | Twitter
  • orochizoolanderorochizoolander 2LANDER! Joined: Posts: 15,624
    Man why do all these quals have to be so far from NY?, oh well I have 4 chances at Evo.
    P. gorath said: seriously though, it really crystalized how much better mvc3 is than that game. "Oh look, commando vs. 3 characters...this will be excitin--zzzzzzzzzzzzzZZzzzz"
  • Neko XNeko X LOCAL "TECH-SUPPORT" Joined: Posts: 554
    where do we find ANY info for that last chance qualifier tournaments to be held at EVO?
  • KuroppiKuroppi くろっぴ Joined: Posts: 891
    where do we find ANY info for that last chance qualifier tournaments to be held at EVO?

    Entry fees/payout/hardware info: http://www.strevival.com/2012/06/17/tol-payout-hardware-information/

    Schedule is here: http://www.strevival.com/2012/06/17/trailer-schedule/

    There will be seven qualifier spots open at EVO: http://www.strevival.com/2012/06/25/seven-tol-spots-will-be-up-for-grabs-at-evo/
    Shhh... ST in da house!

    www.strevival.com | STR Facebook | Twitter
  • Neko XNeko X LOCAL "TECH-SUPPORT" Joined: Posts: 554
    thank you very much. i wonder why it is not of importance on the EVO site...I find this tournament more interesting than most of them.
  • KuroppiKuroppi くろっぴ Joined: Posts: 891
    Is this thread still being updated? :)

    I put up a SF2 (ST and HDR) tournament calendar up on my site a little while back.

    http://www.kuroppi.com/calendar/

    http://www.strevival.com/events/

    Update: I've moved the SF2 calendar over to the STR site (actually this occurred a while back). But for those of you who were keeping up with it, I haven't updated it for a while because I was in post-EVO/ToL burnout. ;) But I've added a bunch of tournaments on the calendar now. If there are more tournaments that you know of, please let me know.
    Shhh... ST in da house!

    www.strevival.com | STR Facebook | Twitter
  • Zero1_Zero1_ Combo fraud Joined: Posts: 641
    Super Street Fighter II Turbo Tournaments at Play Expo
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    Event Info
    Signup Thread
    Event Opening Time: Saturday 13th 11:00-19:00 - Sunday 14th 10:00-18:00

    Attention fight fans! Grand Master Challenge will be presenting the whole Super Street Fighter II Turbo experience at Play Expo. On Saturday GMC will be running two tournaments with free entry, both using revisions of the original SSF2T.

    At 14:00 there will be a 16-player knockout on SSF2T HD Remix on the XBOX 360. Then at 16:00 another tournament will take place on the arcade game Hyper Street Fighter II, which allows players to select any character from the series.

    On Sunday comes the main event – Super Street Fighter II X (Arcade). This tournament has a £5 entry fee and will be run in Double Elimination style, with cash prizes for the top 3 competitors. Players are already confirmed from around the UK, making this one of the toughest tournaments of the year. The winner of this will be surely be able to make the claim of being the Grand Master of SSF2T!

    Saturday is designed to be more of a casual day of playing, sharing strategies and getting to know the community of players. Sunday is going to be tough, but casual play will be available all weekend to sharpen up your skills for what promises to be one of the UK’s greatest Street Fighter tournaments.
    Due to these tournaments having a capped numbers of entrants, players can reserve their place in advance for all three tournaments. This is being logged through the official GMC Forum so please head over there if you wish to participate in this exciting series of challenges. No money is needed at this time, and should all places not be taken up prior to the show, registration will also be available on the day.

    Please note that despite being retro games, GMC’s tournaments will be based in the now.play area of Play Expo.


    Play Expo is the only UK video games expo which caters for every aspect of video games – from console, PC and mobile to classic gaming (including arcade and pinball) right through to pro gaming/eSports and even cosplay.

    Play Expo features four distinct events: re.play, now.play, pro.play and cos.play.
    now.play has a large emphasis on new and upcoming games, hardware and accessory releases, for the latest consoles and PC. pro.play is an eSports event featuring [big-money!] competitive gaming tournaments whilst re.play will feature freeplay arcade & pinball machines, retro consoles and vintage computers. Finally, cos.play will include costume competitions, talks, DDR, Artists and Anime traders.

    Play Expo is one of the first places in the UK you can preview the new Wii-U console and try out New Super Mario Bros U, Nintendo Land and Ubisoft’s ZombiU before they hit the shops.
  • mad possummad possum Joined: Posts: 1,091
    Wow, wish I lived i lived in the UK, it's like my dream tourney, LOL. I like the idea of running a free HDR tourney as a side event, maybe with some kind of goofy prize (I've gotten some things like SF action figures from obscure side tourney games). That may be a good way to get people playing again. For some of you that go to tournies to play SSF4 or even ST it wouldn't be that hard to bring a set up and run a quick free HDR side tourney. I may even try that if I ever start going to tournies again.

    Zero I assume you're gong to this? Do you know if any of it is going to be recorded? Any idea who some of the players coming are (like Orf or maybe even Professor Jones coming over)?
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  • Zero1_Zero1_ Combo fraud Joined: Posts: 641
    Yeah I'm going; actually I'm helping to run the SF2 side of things. I'll be providing the HDR setup and one of the CPS2 boards for the cabs. Basically Play Expo is a large video games event where all kinds of scenes meet up and just celebrate video games together. There's a large UK arcade/pinball community called JAMMA plus who attend and the members there are arranging to bring their cabs (one guy alone has confirmed to bring 26 cabs), you've got various other exhibitors who sell merchandise and retro games etc and the highlight for me is that Replay Events, the guys who run play expo, have a huge collection of rare retro consoles which are all out for people to play on. Things like weird NES revisions by Sharp, N64 DD, Sega CDX, Nomad, tons of stuff. They also run tournaments for certain games such as Mario Kart 64, Bomberman, and even Street Fighter 2 Turbo on the SNES.

    Nintendo is confirmed to be there showing off the Wii U as well as other things.

    The tournament side of things is pretty interesting this year. I'm not sure how you guys operate in the US, but here in the UK we have these kind of regional scenes that run events and tournaments. Basically a bunch of people who identify as a group and either run their own tournaments, or offer their services and piggy back on other gaming events. Two well known scenes/TOs here in the UK are Armshouse (I believe headed by WorstGiefEver) and Electronic Dojo. Armshouse is based in London and EDojo in the Birmingham area, so they both deal with different parts of the UK.

    It turns out that both Armshouse and Electronic Dojo will be at play expo running tournaments. I'm not sure if this was intended or a conflict of plans, but it looks like it's all in good faith as Armshouse are holding pay to play tournaments for the major games such as SF4, Marvel, Tekken and EDojo are holding free tournaments (presumably not to step on Armshouse's toes) for SF4, Tekken and Persona 4 Arena on alternate days.

    Now as is usually the case these days, most tournament organisers (here at least) neglect ST (though EDojo have typically held HDR classic mode tournaments at previous events to their credit), which is why DNA set up Grand Master Challenge. GMC is a one of these scenes in itself, but we focus purely on SF2. We look at tournaments that may be of interest and then we go about asking the TO's if they would add ST to their line up, and we basically provide setups, promote the event and run the SF2 side of things at no cost or involvement of the original TO. So it's basically adding ST to their roster for free as they don't even need to do anything.

    So far we've had some great events. The first GMC tournament we hosted in Birmingham off the back of Electronic Dojo's VSFighting 2 and then more recently we hosted our second tournament at a LAN event called i46, together with Unequalled Media.

    GMC has a particular affinity with Electronic Dojo, since it was DNA who originally set Edojo up, so yes I believe we will be streaming on Edojo's stream, and the matches should be recorded. When I get details of the stream URL, I'll pass it on.


    So yeah, the reason why there are 3 versions of SF2 at play expo, is simply because GMC is running that side of things and we have the resources to do so, rather than a tournament organiser trying to juggle 4 or 5 main games and having to decide on a specific version of SF2. What we want it to push ST out there and give it the same level of attention that the big games get, rather than leaving it to someone else to run it and it get relegated to side tournament status.

    The main purpose of GMC is to promote SSF2X, but we both are pretty happy to play any version or any port since we just love the game that much. I put it to DNA to also run HDR as I want to attract as many ST players as possible. The other thing is that the arcade scene in the UK is virtually dead, and many HDR players that I know, have never even played on a cab, let alone the actual game that HDR came from. So I think that will be a nice treat for the HDR players (and of course the ST players who are so often confined to emulation). I hope that by getting HDR and ST players together that they will be more open to playing any version of ST, which will help grow the tournament attendance, rather than have people sitting it out since it's not their particular version.

    I haven't seen Orf since i46, but I've been meaning to ask JPJ if he's going, and he's a good friend of Orf and they tend to attend events together.

    The thing that the UK needs to work on badly is just getting the word out there. Everyone knows the US players and events, but I think we don't make enough noise about our own stuff. A good example is Super VS Battle in London. That became a really well known event, in a good location and because of that HDR got 48 entrants or so, and playes travelled from all over the world such as PR Balrog, Daigo, Kareeem, Cuongster etc.

    Play Expo isn't a major like SVB, Evo or anything like that so I wouldn't want to hype it up too much for overseas players only for them to travel over and maybe feel a bit deflated, but I do hope the die hard ST fans who think nothing of travel decide to come along. It's a brilliant event either way.

    There has been no SVB this year, and our Capcom 25th event got pushed back to 1st/2nd Dec... Now I don't know of any events happening around that time that Capcom would piggyback off, so maybe SVB plans to make a late showing this year?
  • studtrooperstudtrooper Super Turbo Joined: Posts: 3,088
    Why do so many non-japanese tourneys use the jap version of ST? Are they easier to find or something?
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  • Zero1_Zero1_ Combo fraud Joined: Posts: 641
    Why do so many non-japanese tourneys use the jap version of ST? Are they easier to find or something?
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    My guess is they want to use the exact same version as they do in Japan (maybe for reference, or just so there is like a standard version or something). Yeah, it seems easier to find 2X boards than ST, cheaper too. I find they are usually better condition and they often come with replica manuals/cabinet inserts.

    I prefer the original order of the names and the old sound effects for Cammy.

    Also I play Boxer now, and I get tired of hearing BARLOG
  • studtrooperstudtrooper Super Turbo Joined: Posts: 3,088
    Ahh. As someone who's grown up on the non-japanese SF conventions it kind of drives me nuts to see the names out of order and slash over maxout and stuff like that. And how could you not love "BARLOG WINS"?
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  • Zero1_Zero1_ Combo fraud Joined: Posts: 641
    Haha, yeah I grew up on the western versions too, but it just makes so much more sense for boxer to be called M.Tyson... I mean M.Bison.

    It's got to the point where I mentally think of boxer as Bison now, and it gets me into all kinds of confusion.
  • DNGR S PAPERCUTDNGR S PAPERCUT Joined: Posts: 1,608
    The non japanese versions have speed glitches in certain stages. gief, sim, and chun stages speeds move faster than all the other stages. Also japanese gief has a 1 hit dizzy if you land his neutral jump hp.
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  • studtrooperstudtrooper Super Turbo Joined: Posts: 3,088
    The non japanese versions have speed glitches in certain stages. gief, sim, and chun stages speeds move faster than all the other stages. Also japanese gief has a 1 hit dizzy if you land his neutral jump hp.

    I'm pretty sure all versions exhibit that level speed glitch (I think Sirlin talked about it during HDR development and how he fixed it in HDR). Is it the World version that has the O.Gief glitch?
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  • DNGR S PAPERCUTDNGR S PAPERCUT Joined: Posts: 1,608
    The Japanese version isn't as bad. We have both American and Japanese here at our local super arcade. And world version was the one that had the O Gief glitch.
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  • Zero1_Zero1_ Combo fraud Joined: Posts: 641
    The non japanese versions have speed glitches in certain stages. gief, sim, and chun stages speeds move faster than all the other stages. Also japanese gief has a 1 hit dizzy if you land his neutral jump hp.
    What exactly do you mean by speed glitches? I thought all versions of ST had stages at different speeds, or do you mean that the same stage can sometimes run at different speeds?
  • eltroubleeltrouble Joined: Posts: 5,708
    What exactly do you mean by speed glitches? I thought all versions of ST had stages at different speeds, or do you mean that the same stage can sometimes run at different speeds?

    Speed glitches = stages run at different speeds. Gief's stage runs faster than normal, as well as Sim's stage I believe.
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