Sunday, March 8, 2009
For the past four years, Super Turbo players have got together in the spring for a five on five tournament. Results for the last couple years on the blog here: 2007, 2008. For the fifth 5on5 tournament they are adding preliminary contests ("ranking battles") where the winners get points that will be used for seeding at the main event. Ranking battles run March through June and use different formats at different arcades:
Game Newton: Singles
Game Inn Sakura: 2on2
The main event — the Gian Recital — is scheduled for the third week of July to run in conjunction with the 3rd Strike Cooperation Cup.
Official website is here: http://x-5on5.com/
I'll probably post results and video links as things get underway. Stay tuned.
These following videos are highlights from a TV show where top players visit to duke it out and chat about their game. The complete episodes are here: Third Strike, Street Fighter IV.
3S: Haruna Anno (Akuma) vs. Tokido (Sean)
3S: Haruna Anno (Akuma) vs. KSK (Alex)
SF4: Itabashi Zangief vs. Haruna Anno (Zangief)*
SF4: Tokido (Akuma) vs. Haruna Anno (Zangief)*
SF4: Daigo (Ryu) vs. Itabashi Zangief
* I added a few tl notations on these just for fun.
There are some pictures from the SF4 taping on Haruna's blog here. She took 4th place at a couple of Nakano TRF beginner tourneys, by the way.
The Daigo Umehara fan site was just updated. Looking great.
There's an incredible collection of videos there including the complete Aniken - Daigo gachi battle (follow the link at the bottom of the ST section.)
Here he is at his first national tourney, Vampire Hunter Gamest Cup 1995. The Anakaris player is one of Foosuke's fellow YSB members.
I used this website to make the headings above.