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July 19, 2015

EVO 2015 Day 2 Recap

EVO 2015 rolls on into its final day where only Grand Finals for all the majors await (Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 and Ultra Street Fighter IV) but before that? The massive amounts of hype and equally biblical pillars of salt from Day 2 need to be examined. So for your reading pleasure, dear fight fans, is Day 2 of Evolution 2015.

Day 2 of EVO 2015 had a lot of action to watch across all seven SRKEVO streams, but nothing quite compares to the shenanigans that transpired regarding fan-favorite Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. It’s Mahvel baby! Hype levels are always high with this game, and rightly so as it is [...]

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July 18, 2015

EVO 2015 Day 1 Recap

EVO 2015 is here! It is a yearly extravaganza where the best players from around the world converge upon Las Vegas for glory, salt, ridiculous amounts of hype and large cash prizes. The main roster of titles include the likes of Ultra Street Fighter IV, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Tekken 7, Killer Instinct and Persona 4: Arena Ultimax though numerous side tournaments abound for those interested in, well, whatever else might be your thing. The entire schedule, along with the proper Twitch channels to catch the action on can be seen below and be sure to hit up the EVO Event page on Twitch to [...]

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April 17, 2015

FGC Recap: ESL’s Fatal 8 and Topanga World League 2

This week’s FGC Recap features the Fatal 8 (the first of many events focusing on Mortal Kombat X  hosted by ESL), a meeting of the Japanese Street Fighter elite along with PIE|Smug at Topanga World League 2. It is rare to have a single weekend in which there is not only so much activity in the FGC but the span of talent spans not only the United States but across the globe as well. Let’s get started shall we?

The Fatal 8, the invitational exhibition tournament (hosted by ESL) sought to bring together eight of the very best Mortal Kombat pros on the planet. It overwhelmingly proved to be an excellent showcase of not only what truly high-level play looked like but [...]

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March 24, 2015

FGC Recap: Final Round 18

Final Round is never short on salt or theatrics or any shortage of superlative play. This week the FGC Recap jets on down to Atlanta, GA for what is considered the first major event of the year. Not only does it usually feature a completely stacked roster full of the world’s best but never fails to showcase just how competitive the scene is globally. The Japanese elite are, no doubt, worthy of their crowns but the last few years have shown that when it comes to Street Fighter, in particular, the United States is starting to close the gap. Before I’m accused of only covering Ultra Street Fighter 4 in this weekly series I want to say, in my defense, that the only highlights [...]

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March 9, 2015

FGC Recap: Abuget Cup

 

Southeast Asia’s first ranked Capcom Pro Tour tournament event, the Abuget Cup, took place this past weekend in Jakarta, Indonesia. A lot of homegrown heroes and some of Asia’s finest were in attendance for the AdvanceGuard hosted event. Notable names in attendance were CCG|HumanBomb and Dark Jiewa. The event, sponsored by AdvanceGuard and broadcast by ToughCookieTV not only provided Capcom Pro Tour points to those who placed but also served up a $1500 prize pool. Brackets, as per usual, can be found over at Challonge.This wasn’t a multi-game tournament as the past few weeks have been and, instead, focused strictly on Ultra Street Fighter IV. [...]

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March 3, 2015

FGC Recap: Cannes Winter Clash

Tournament season kept on rolling this past weekend with the Cannes Winter Clash. Players from around the world met at Palais Des Cannes in Cannes, France for the first sanctioned Capcom Pro Tour 2015 event. The tourney, with three separate streams for viewers to partake, featured some top-notch play, a big surprise from the /r/Kappa sponsored grouping of players (Infiltration and Poongko), Dieminion showing just how consistent he is, and Sako putting on a Evil Ryu clinic in Ultra Street Fighter IV . Notable players who made it out to France for the event: HORI|Sako (one of the five Japanese Gods of fighting games), /r/Kappa|Infiltration, /r/Kappa|Poongko, Ryan Hart, MD|Luffy (on his [...]

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February 24, 2015

FGC Recap: Winter Brawl 9 and Sonic Boom

This weekend was one full of surprises, comebacks, top-tier play and loads of salt. This week’s FGC Recap will focus on two major events,  Winter Brawl 9 and Sonic Boom, to kick off the tournament season heading into the beginning of the Capcom Cup Tour for 2015. LET’S GOOOO!!

The first event, held in Essington, PA and hosted by Big E (Eric Small) Gaming, was the ninth installment of the always compelling Winter Brawl. The games featured included major titles like Ultra Street Fighter IV, Ultimate Marvel v. Capcom 3, Smash Bros. Melee/Super Smash Bros. for WiiU, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-. Other games included were Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, BlazBlue: [...]

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