Peco (O.Ken), Chika (Honda), Nikaiten (Boxer), Toukon (Chun), Sasori (Ryu), Fujinuma (Chun), Yoshio (Guile)
Pony (Zangief), VIPER (Hawk), Pyonkichi (Zangief), Noguchi (Fei), KKY (Dhalsim), Shin (Hawk), Nakamura (Cammy)
Some miscellaneous items. Thanks to Aka Zangief for the ST scoop.
- The Gian Recital site has been updated with a teaser for this year's event. '09 DVDs on sale at Versus and Ooyama Newton.
- Each month leading up to X-Mania 11 there's going to be an "X-Mania Archives" tournament at Baba Mikado. Format to-be-determined.
- Although most of the X-Mania 10 footage is gone, Mattsun seems to have conjured up the video for X-Mania 9 and X-Mania 8. Stay tuned…
- Danisen events have started up at Versus. Twice a month, players have a chance to fight for higher titles. It goes like this:
- Fight a similarly-ranked opponent
- Get one point for winning, give up a point for losing
- At +3 points your rank goes up, at -3 your rank goes down
A few arcades have been running this type of event on Third Strike for a little while. The Haitani vids I mentioned the other day are danisen fights.
Thirty people showed up this past sunday. Current top rankers: Nuki Chun (9th Dan), Gian Sim (8th Dan), KKY Sim (7th Dan)
- Nakano TRF — Hokuto hotspot and SF4 streaming pioneer — has been setting up SSF2X twice a week. Not sure if they plan to have tourneys and/or a stream.
- There will be only eight teams at SBO. Rumored (2ch chatter) Muteki, Shiki & Nuki team-up.