3rd Strike video channel directory


DIRECTORY (…A guide to finding match videos & live broadcasts)


TheShend’s channel (giant archive)




Game Spot Versus (Tokyo) - live channel / Niconico channel * (weekly general battles and tournaments)


Game Newton (Tokyo) - Niconico channel * / YT channel / live channel (3rd Maniax tournament series)


A-cho (Kyoto) - channel / tournament channel / live channel (tournaments from time to time; annual All Capcom Historical vs game Olympics)


Leebros Media Park (Osaka) - Niconico channel * (tournaments from time to time, see: 3rd Club blog)


AM Fantasista (Okayama) - channel / live channel (regular tournaments)


Play Spot Big-One 2nd (Saitama) - Niconico channel * (tournaments from time to time)


SFIII3rdStrike channel (selection of Japanese 3S)


Hismit’s channel (selection of Japanese 3S)

  • Niconico links require you to be logged in.

Translation (Japanese-English):

Japanese 3rd Strike Player Index

Google translate




Next Level (NYC) - 3S Fight Club live channel / 3S Fight Club channel (3S Fight Club tournament series)


Super Arcade (Walnut, CA) - live channel (tournaments from time to time)


Boiler Room (LA, CA) - channel / live channel (casuals and general battles)


James Games (Upland, CA) - live channel


Arcade UFO (Austin, TX) - live channel / channel (monthly tournaments)




Heart of Gaming (London) - London channel / live channel (Gutter Trash tournament series)


Arcade Street (Paris) - channel / Paris channel / live channel (King of 3rd Strike tournament series)

Additions or changes to this list? Post up.


Returning championships


Super Battle Opera / Tougeki (RIP?)


Cooperation Cup (annual team tournament, around January)


Yabanpaku (annual-ish tournament)


It’s not up-to-date in a fair few places as I’ve been pretty busy the last 18 months, but it’s what I work to when updating the channel: Master Video List


Thanks for the posts you made in the official match vid thread Mitr! Having the player name lists all put together was a much appreciated luxury. Nobody wanted to continue a conversation unfortunately. Maybe some were afraid to get chewed out for cluttering up the thread.

Anyway, firstly I’d like to discuss Vanao’s Gouki and/or Oro. Seems like he has gotten a little less reckless with Gouki but still high pressure. Rinds me a bit of Jiro with less Demon attempts. I’m most fond of his Oro actually. Some of the risks he takes with Oro are just good gambles for the character, such as busting EX Tengu first chance he gets to keep up pressure or maintain corner control. Endless jump in mix ups too.

Also, watched some of the most recent 3rd MANIAX and I gotta say Shie is fucking beast. Really good execution and pace. His battle against Koushun Hugo made my jaw drop. Shie knows that matchup very very well. His style almost reminds me of Deshiken a little.


What about no ho?


wow great resource @"Mitri MF"‌

I’m going to sticky this!


TheShend: I added your master video list. Are there any important active channels I left out that you notice right away? I’ll go through your list.

NMF: Cheers, I liked doing those updates. I think the lack of conversation is also just because of the forum dying. Outdated concept and all that. :smile:
Would you like Vanao Oro over the Oro specialists? I like him cause it’s sort of an excuse for my own stupid gambles with Oro.

Dander: I think you’re doing a funny, but it’s in the list.

Thanks for the sticky Pherai.


was just about to ask for oro videos lol.


Recently, versus uses only twitch and newton uses only niconico. Might want to switch that up.


Ok I’ve added those.
Game Versus still seems to upload to Niconico though, only a couple of days ago.


TheShend actually has videos of me playing at a now-dead arcade from 8 years ago. Sick stuff, thanks for the memories.

Thinking about it, those videos must be 10+ years old at the very least. That place closed down a long time ago.


You can hear me yell out “ghetto” after I get him with the trick hahaha

This is one trick Kuroda has never seen. It’s a duckcanoe classic baby.

This is documented proof that I came up with this shit hahahaha Thanks TheShend!


What was that from by the way? I just realised the description contained just an opinion, back when I did that and before I realised I knew jack shit.

I packed that in sharpish and just stuck to facts like what, who, where & when.


That was from an Arcade in Burnaby BC called Johnny Zee’s aka JZee’s.

Lots of top Canadian players played in there including ATM Spidertao (hands down best MvC2 player in Canada who beat Sanford and Xecutioner when they went to Toronto back in T6 i think it was), JJJ (arguably best CvS2 player in Canada, best S-groove player in the world who beat Dr. B in a MM in an S-groove mirror, he was an A-groove player mostly though) and me, arguably best 3s player in the north west (I never played East coast Canadians)

We never really filmed much, so there isn’t much of us online…

We did stupid shit like this instead:

That was one rare occasion when we were filming because I was trying to be the first to get the Makoto Full stun on video. I managed to do it and put it online on a website called illusionsofoasis (dead now). I don’t think that video survived or was seen by many lol.


Haha, I remember seeing a few of your vids like that. IIRC there was a vid of Kuroda’s Q vs. Thanatos Oro where you wrote in the description “Nice escape by Kuroda at xx:xx” - where he used SAI to get out of the corner. Subsequently whenever I used SAI as Q and whiffed it I’d refer it as “escaping” for shits and giggles.

I think you should still write like that, but keep it to the comments section.


I can volunteer to be one of the translators of the matches and players if you need. Cheers.

By the way louis why you trying so hard to get wiki admins to delete your page again? LOL


Did you mean for the other thread, RVN? The Official Match Videos thread
Anyways, all initiative is welcome of course.


Ha I remember that name, Spidertao, does he still play?


He moved to Korea back in 09 for work, and he became good friends with Laugh IIRC. He even placed top 3 in the Korean National tournament for Vanilla SF4… As for games that matter though, he hasn’t played in a long time, just when he comes back to BC to visit.

But he’s still a monster in MvC2.

There’s another MvC2 player named Mephisto from BC who won the Japanese MvC2 national tournament back in 02 or 03, beating players like Liquid Metal and Nun. He’s basically 2nd best in Canada, and it’s great to watch him and Tao play sets. He beat Tao more last Summer, so I’d say Tao isn’t playing too much anymore

Random Canadian OG lore haha


The Boiler Room has a live channel now. I added it to the list.