STR Presents: X-Mania USA AND Tournament of Legends II @ EVO 2014


Awesome! A true ST grandmaster!


A bit of a surprise as Justin Wong defeats a strong field at Texas Showdown to qualify for TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS II at EVO 2014!

Special thanks to JaviSRK and Chris Chou for helping us organize the tournament. Thanks to Jumpsuit Jesse and Harvey Chang for running the brackets and to Hadouken69 for updates.

Entries: 27

  1. EG|Justin Wong (O. Sagat/Chun-Li)
  2. Shotosallday (O. Ryu/Dee Jay/Ken/Zangief/Dictator)
  3. Jumpsuit Jesse (Fei Long)
  4. LU|Alex Valle (Ryu)
  5. Est1991 (Ken/Ryu)
  6. NHC|Hadouken69 (Ryu/Dee Jay/Claw)
  7. Issac (Chun-Li)
  8. Mailman (Chun-Li)


STR will be teaming up with the San Diego Fighting Game Club and the Oceanside Fight Club to host a TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS II qualifier on June 7th starting at 7PM PST. The tournament will be streamed by Arkadeum.

More Infomation:



– June 7th, 2014 @ 7PM PST

7969 Engineer Rd. #114
San Diego, CA, 92111


  • UD-CPS2 Supergun (Compatible with most popular sticks and pads.)


– Double elimination.
– 3/5 games.
– Akuma is banned.

Entry fee:

  • $10 entry fee
    – Payout: 1st – 80 / 2nd – 20% / 3rd – Entry Fee (20% will go to STR to help tournament expenses for EVO)


Super Arcade will be hosting two TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS II qualifiers on May 10th starting at 3PM PST. The second qualifier is scheduled to begin at 7PM PST. Information on the stream will be coming soon. Thanks to Watts, Armando, MuffinMan and eltrouble for organizing this event.

More Infomation:

Stream: TBA


– May 10th, 2014
– Qualifier #1 starts at 3PM PST

  • Qualifier #2 starts at 7PM PST

Super Arcade
1211 N. Grand Ave.
Walnut, CA 91789


  • UD-CPS2 Supergun (Compatible with most popular sticks and pads.)


– Double elimination.
– 2/3 games.

  • Winner’s Finals, Loser’s Finals and Grand Finals are 3/5 games.
    – Akuma is banned.

Entry fee:

  • $10 entry fee and $5 venue fee for each qualifier.
    – Payout: 1st 80% / 2nd 20% / 3rd Entry Fee (20% will go to STR to help tournament expenses for EVO)


Damdai wins the ST tournament at Civil War defeating Ganelon in the grand finals. Since Damdai has already qualified for TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS II the qualifier spot goes to Ganelon.

Special thanks to Robin “Renegade” Palm for helping us organize the tournament. Big thank you to Arturo “Sabin” Sanchez for once again streaming the tournament for all to see.

Name: Civil War TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS II Qualifier
Date: April 13, 2014
Location: Richmond, VA
Entries: 24

1st Damdai (O Ryu / Ryu / T.Hawk)
2nd Ganelon (Claw)
3rd TS|Arturo “Sabin” Sanchez (Dhalsim)
4th Krost (O Ken)
5th Dsinnie (Chun-Li)
5th RVA|Renegade (Boxer)
7th Psychochronic (Chun-Li)
7th Steven Sorenson


Alex Valle wins the Nor Cal Regionals TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS II qualifier, defeating Arturo “Sabin” Sanchez in the Grand Finals.

Special thanks to John Choi, ultracombo and Papasi for helping us organize the tournament. Big thank you to Arturo “Sabin” Sanchez for once again streaming the tournament for all to see.

Name: Nor Cal Regionals TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS II Qualifier
Date: April 19, 2014
Location: Sacramento, CA
Entries: 24
Video: Coming Soon

1st LU|Alex Valle (Ryu)
2nd TS|Arturo “Sabin” Sanchez (Dhalsim)
3rd ultracombo (O. Sagat / Guile)
4th Vestax (Boxer / E. Honda)
5th Darkness (Boxer / Ryu)
5th NerdJosh (Boxer)
7th Thrust
7th Yoon


X-Mania USA news items from this past week:

An article posted earlier today on Eventhubs quotes Nuki from his blog stating that he will team up with Daigo Umehara and Tokido at X-MANIA USA at EVO 2014!

Link to the Eventhubs article here.


Long time West Coast-East Coast rivals, AfroLegends and Damdai will team up at X-MANIA USA. They will be teaming up with another top East Coast player, Ganelon. Arguably three of the strongest ST players in the US today, they are putting some of their rivalry aside for the flag of the USA and will be gunning for the X-MANIA USA title!


Two more Japanese players for X-MANIA USA/ToL II who will be announced soon! (hopefully next week?) If we can hit that donation drive number or maybe even more! Every little bit is important, more than ever!

Eight more days left to donate!


I’ll donate


This better not be going to someones car payments…


Every penny is going into tournament expenses and prizes! Thanks for your support!


If we see Kuroppi driving a brand new Porsche with the license plate “STR-$$$” we’ll know something is up :stuck_out_tongue:


I’m currently having a super gun built and i dont mind lending that out for tourneys once its done.


Midget hookers are donations well spent.


Marsgattai defeats TechnicalMonkey in the grand finals of the Next Level 2 Old 2 Furious TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS II qualifier for EVO 2014!

Thanks to Henry Cen, Min, Ben Fong for helping organize the tournament and special thanks to Arturo “Sabin” Sanchez for all the work he put into promoting and streaming the tournament for all to see.

Entries: 36
Video: TwitchTV
Brackets: Challonge

1st - Marsgatti
2nd - Technical Monkey
3rd - Riz0ne
4th - Krost
5th - TS|Sabin
5th - Harlem Hero
7th - Todd “Six Buttons” Dwyer
7th - Kei


Brent “Immortal” Werling wins the Arcade Legacy Oldschool Onslaught TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS II qualifier for EVO 2014!

Thanks to Chris Hatala and Jesse Baker for helping organize and stream this qualifier.

Entries: 25
Video: TwitchTV (Starts at 6:05:00)
Brackets: Coming Soon

1st - Immortal
2nd - RoyBisel
3rd - Miguel S


The tourney at Arcade Legacy was a great one for midwest ST!

GGS to Immortal (wish we could have actually played in the brackets, but you won, so you better make it to EVO =p), roybisel with his tight Ryu, Ghaleon and nomrah for being as awesome and gracious as ever, SlyRy for the great matches toward the end, mad possum for representing aggressive Honda (and finally meeting in person), Llamah finally in-person as well (nice Chun!)…such a good time.

The tournament was a Chun-fest for most of the earlier rounds; it was crazy. I played O.Chun for most of the event and did very well with her, considering her shortcomings and my serious lack of practice. Switched to N.Chun once against roybisel’s Ryu, then later to O.Hawk against SlyRy to make that a mirror match.

Forgot who I played first, but second round I squeaked by mad possum, then nomrah’s formidable DeeJay to make it to top eight. roybisel had my number; he had plenty of practice against Chuns all day…not that he needed it, because he’s really good. Felt good to get some time in with him, though, and I did my fair share of damage before he knocked me into the back half of the brackets.

Went immediately back up against SlyRy’s well-tuned O.Hawk, and ended up getting cornered too often. Need to get that muscle memory back; he was getting in on my O.Chun for free eventually. Great Hawk, man. I switched up by picking his own character against him, since I am pretty on-point with how to handle that match, but again, his experience prevailed. I actually got a bit frustrated during the end of this, as I blatantly screwed up execution twice; once by jumping on accident at the end of a round, and another where I jumped when I simply meant to Rising Hawk (and gut punished accordingly).

At one point I walked back from the main arcade to the tournament floor and apparently missed some gasp drama, as Diego(?) had lost, and fumed up enough to shit talk his opponent, then call his girlfriend a bitch. Heh.

Miguel from Chicago really played the best N.Chun all day, and deserved to place as highly as he did for sure. Way to grind those out!

Pimp Sir Richard…I’ve seen him at events before, and he plays some great new shoto and Chun games. Some of the best anti-cross-up reversal DPs, man.

The matches between Immortal and roybisel were great. Always a pleasure to behold that spectacle. Everyone’s execution was a bit rusty, though, haha. I dropped my share, especially against SlyRy, but man, you could hear roy’s frustration when his jab combo into super came out as a standard rush punch. He ran it all the way back to the very end, though, but of course Immortal with his zig-zag wall dive madness, amazing reflexes, and truckload of patience prevailed.

It just felt so good to play with people of that caliber again. Great games, again, and THANK YOU to everyone who helped make it happen. Can’t wait to see what happens at EVO!


Congrats for my boy stplayah for winning NWM VI .


Ask ur boy if he wants to mm me at evo