Level | Up Presents **The Specialists**


#1

The Specialists

Brief History:
2009 was a time of discovery for Southern California?s Street Fighter 4 talent. Some did well but most were checked into reality by many defeats. The pride and soul of the West Coast legacy was wearing thin as it seemed many top players have grown complacent on their performance. The scene desperately needed guidance for there was a lot of talent reaching a point of no return.

On October 2009, Street Fighter Legend Alex ?CaliPower? Valle and the House of Cicada?s Bryan Gateb established The Specialists. Alex called upon Southern California?s elite to practice in various sessions that would last through the night. Alex believes constant exposure to high level play will give direction and confidence to overcome player plateau. With the success of Specialists I and II, the Southern California elites have grown stronger and wiser in their journey to become the nation?s best competitors.

Brief Summary:
“The Specialists” is a special event where Southern California?s elite gather for various hours of Street Fighter 4 sessions. With the guidance of Alex ?CaliPower? Valle and the High Definition Live Stream Broadcast by the House of Cicada media producer, Frank Reyes, the purpose is to expose the community at-large to constant high-level competition while teaching the country as well as receive input via the live stream @ http://www.ustream.tv/channel/leveluplive or http://www.justin.tv/leveluplive.

Detailed Regional Hot Spots:

Valley - http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt241/Cicada1337/Random%20Pics/Valley.png
San Diego - http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt241/Cicada1337/Random%20Pics/SanDiego.png
Orange County - http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt241/Cicada1337/Random%20Pics/OrangeCounty.png
LA West - http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt241/Cicada1337/Random%20Pics/LAWest.png
LA East - http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt241/Cicada1337/Random%20Pics/LAEast.png
Inland Empire - http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt241/Cicada1337/Random%20Pics/InlandEmpire.png

Special Regions:
NorCal - http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt241/Cicada1337/Random%20Pics/NorCal.png
Arizona - http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt241/Cicada1337/Random%20Pics/Arizona.png

Street Fighter 4 Specialists Rules/Format -

Team 5v5 Round Robin!!!
Same Character will be ALLOWED!!
All Teams will play each other one time
5v5 Exhibition Format:
Begin: Player A plays Player A.
Outcome A: Player A WINS and goes to back of the line. (etc. with B,C,D,E)
Outcome B: Player B Loses and is eliminated from rotation. (etc with B,C,D,E)
Teams will play until all players are eliminated!
In case of a tie there will be SUDDEN DEATH!


#2

UPDATE!!

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Stream URL:

Date:
March 27,2010

Time:
1PM

Location:
House of Cicada

Team Captains: All Captains get an auto-spot!

LA West
Shizza
JC Exclusive
James Chen
Joon
Renzo

Orange County
CaliPower
Warahk
AndyOcr
Richard N
Tatsu

LA East
TheGreaterForce
Keno
ComboJack
KillerKai
VicdaSlick

Inland Empire
Moval
Fuson909
Khio
Waldo098
Markski

San Diego
ShadyK
Yeb
SteinMania
Deci
unprotectedSEX

Valley
Joe Dubbs
Viciouz
K-Wheelie
Commander Jessie
Coffee

NorCal
Filipino Champ
Vance
Eric Choi
Grimmz
Korea

Arizona
Juicebox Abel
SaBrE
Mr. SNK
JaeronMerc
Danimitsu


#3

imma see if sd wants to have a qualifiers at my pad for the team
with long as team captian


#4

Hey the regional pictures don’t work.


#5

team la west is ready to defend our title


#6

must make orange county qualifiers…


#7

Here you go:

Updated SoCal Region Borders:
Valley -

San Diego - http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt241/Cicada1337/Random%20Pics/SanDiego.png
Orange County - http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt241/Cicada1337/Random%20Pics/OrangeCounty.png
LA West - http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt241/Cicada1337/Random%20Pics/LAWest.png
LA East - http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt241/Cicada1337/Random%20Pics/LAEast.png
Inland Empire - http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt241/Cicada1337/Random%20Pics/InlandEmpire.png

Special Regions:
NorCal - http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt241/Cicada1337/Random%20Pics/NorCal.png
Arizona - http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt241/Cicada1337/Random%20Pics/Arizona.png


#8

Regions Fixed!


#9

I’m sort of confused. I live in West LA…is there some qualifier at West LA somewhere??


#10

orange county qualifers soon?


#11

Sweet, it’s time for another 4 and a half hour drive to wreck face!


#12

So what about everything north of LA East like Pasadena and Monrovia?

They technically aren’t on any of the maps, but I assume they are LA East?


#13

i imagine those areas/cities would be considered LA East, as they fall within the east and west borders of that map. :slight_smile:

waiting Valle confirmation.


#14

Should be L.A. East. Last L.A. east quals were held in Arcadia.


#15

really interested in valley quals. Do we have no valley captain or is there just not one selected yet?


#16

^^ my vote is for vicious as the valley captain!


#17

Vids from previous HoC Tournaments and Specialists events: http://www.youtube.com/Cicada1337#p/p


#18

3/21/2010 – Inland Empire Qualifiers during the normal HoC Sunday Session – start time TBD


#19

This is gonna be so legit.


#20

Hey shizza, if its on ps3 how will you play on fightpad? wireless fight pad? that has some lag to it i think.