Back in the early to mid-2000’s the Philippines was considered to be second only to the US when it came to Marvel, to the point were notable American MvC2 players have lost when they were over here (e.g. Clockw0rk in a money match back in 2005). More recently, when Xian from Singapore was over in 2011, he lost multiple long sets to different local players (despite arguably being the best in Singapore). Despite this however, the PI scene has never really gotten much international recognition. To change this, EVO 2012 UMvC3 champion Ryan “Filipino Champ” Ramirez and the owners of the A2G game center are collaborating on a special USA vs Philippines event.
The event is taking place this coming weekend October 13 to 14, 2012.
Saturday will have a tournament to determine who will join Team Philippines. The main event itself will take place on Sunday.
A2G game center at the University Mall along Taft Ave. in Manila.
Who is competing?
“Team USA” is composed of Filipino Champ, NEO, CJ Showstoppa and Hiro.
“Team Philippines” will be captained by “Papable” Peter Chua with his teammates determined by the tournament on Saturday.
Will it be streamed?
Sadly, due to logistics issues (really bad internet) we will not be able to stream the event. However we are working on recording and posting match replays from the event up ASAP.
What else is happening?
Team USA will be available for casual, FT10 sets on Saturday while the tournament is ongoing.
On Sunday, Filipino Champ and Papable Peter will also be having a rematch of their FT10 battle from last April.