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


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


Sorry I’ve been neglecting the forums. I’ve been focusing on Facebook and Twitter for the announcements but catching up on all the announcement/news now:

Northwest Majors ToL II Qualifier Results:

STP defeats Axel Kelly in the grand finals of the Northwest Majors TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS II qualifier for EVO 2014!

Thanks to Michael Yu (Slash5150) and Chris Anderson for helping us organize this qualifier and to Largemann for streaming.

1st - STP
2nd - Axel Kelly
3rd - Airthrow



Stunfest ToL II Qualifier Results:

Justin Wong defeats Balcork in the Grand Finals of the Stunfest ToL II Qualifier. Because Justin Wong has already qualified, the qualifier spot goes to Balcork!

1st - Justin Wong
2nd - Balcork
3rd - Zagi
4th - Max
5th - Dav35
5th - Milanea

Video (Part 1) - Video (Part 2)


Nakamura Cammy is Invite #5 for X-MANIA USA / ToL II!

Japanese Grandmaster, Nakamura has confirmed his participation for X-MANIA USA and TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS II at EVO 2014! Nakamura is considered the #1 Cammy player of all time but don’t let his character choice fool you. His experience and skill can beat anyone at any time as evidenced in the match below against Otochun. He has placed 2nd and 5th at X-MANIA in the past and just recently 5th at Gian Recital this past weekend.



East Coast Throwdown ToL II Qualifier Results:

TechnicalMonkey wins the East Coast Throwdown TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS II qualifier for EVO 2014!

Special thanks to John “SweetJohnnyCage” Gallagher for helping us organize this qualifier.

1st - Technical Monkey
2nd - Marsgattai
3rd - Real Decoy
4th - Zoolander
5th - Psychochronic
5th - Chris G


Super Arcade ToL II Qualifier Results:

Shotosallday and DNGR S PAPERCUT win the Super Arcade TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS II qualifiers for EVO 2014!

Thanks to Mike Watson, Armando and MuffinMan for helping us organize this tournament. Special thanks to eltrouble for running the brackets and Sergjiev for streaming the two tournaments for fans to enjoy.

Qualifier #1:

1st - Shotosallday
3rd - eltrouble
4th - Mike Watson
5th - DGV
5th - Digital Infamy
7th - OG Ken
7th - Zaspacer

Qualifier #2:

2nd - Moocus
3rd - kuroppi
4th - Digital Infamy
5th - eltrouble
5th - Mike Watson
7th - James Chen
7th - AfroCole

Video (Qualifier #1) - Video (Qualifier #2)


Japanese Invite #6 for X-MANIA USA & ToL II is Hanashi!

Japanese Grandmaster, Hanashi has confirmed his participation for X-MANIA USA and TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS II at EVO 2014! Hanashi is considered by many to be the top Fei Long player in Japan. Among his notable tournament results is 3rd place at X-MANIA XIII (2012), 5th place at X-MANIA XI (2010) and winning X-MANIA Europe 3 last year and also placing 2nd in the solo and 3vs3 tournaments.