Monday, September 29, 2008

Star Cup 08 Chubu Prelim Vids 092808 - Prince (Chun x3) vs. Aniki (Guile x2, Boxer) - Gotoh (Ryu x3) vs. Prince (Chun x3) - Tani (Guile x3) vs. Noguchan (Ken x2, Chun) - MAO (Claw x3) vs. Oh!!J (DJ x3) - Noguchan (Ken x2, Chun) vs. Abeabe (Ryu, Ken, O.Sagat) - ARG (Claw x3) vs. Noguchan (Ken x2, Chun) - Gotoh (Ryu x3) vs. MAO (Claw x3) - Gotoh (Ryu x3) vs. ARG (Claw x3)

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Star Cup '08 Prelim News

The preliminary contests for Star Cup '08 went down on Sunday. Top players get to skip early rounds at the main event on October 12th. This year they chucked the 'no more than two top tier characters on a team' rule.

The following players will skip early round play. Alternates in parenthesis.

Star Cup '07 Top Four
Tsuji (Boxer x3)
Futachan (Ryu x3)
Otochun (Chun x2, Guile[?])
YuuVega (Dictator x2, DJ)

Kansai Prelims @ A-cho
Aniken (Ken x3)
Suzuyan (Guile x3)
Macky7 (Boxer x3)
(SIN (Honda x2, Boxer))

Chubu Prelims @ Kasugai 50
Gotoh (Ryu x3)
ARG (Claw x3)
(MAO (Claw x3))

Kanto Prelims @ Mikado
Gian (Dhalsim x3)
Taira (Dictator x3)
Noguchi (Claw, Fei x2)
(Mattsun (Ken x2, Cammy))

By the way...
I added recent major results to the old player report posts. Also added Graham @ Boxer plus UltraDavid's tier comparison chart to the Super Diagram Turbo post. Links for both on the left.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Kanto DCC Prelim Videos 081708 update2

A block. Please download only one file at a time.

EDIT: complete tourney is up. Some brilliant action in the finals block. Don't miss the slugfest in #21!

ARK's Morrigan fan art joint: Cancel Darkness (english profile) - Iribune (Zabel) & J.B (Jedah) vs. Sasuni (Sasquatch) & Sakamoto (QB) - Aswan (Demitri) & Sasazuka (Lei-Lei) vs. ARK (Morrigan) & KEN (Gallon) - Sasuni (Sasquatch) & Sakamoto (QB) vs. Aswan (Demitri) & Sasazuka (Lei-Lei) - Iribune (Zabel) & J.B (Jedah) vs. ARK (Morrigan) & KEN (Gallon) - Sasuni (Sasquatch) & Sakamoto (QB) vs. ARK (Morrigan) & KEN (Gallon) - Iribune (Zabel) & J.B (Jedah) vs. Aswan (Demitri) & Sasazuka (Lei-Lei)

EDIT: B block - Ogawa (Zabel) & Take (Lilith) vs. Ego (Lei-Lei) & Shu (Bishamon) - Sai (Demitri) & Kame (Victor) vs. DD (Sasquatch) & Nakanishi (Bishamon) - Ogawa (Zabel) & Take (Lilith) vs. DD (Sasquatch) & Nakanishi (Bishamon) - Ego (Lei-Lei) & Shu (Bishamon) vs. Sai (Demitri) & Kame (Victor) - Ogawa (Zabel) & Take (Lilith) vs. Sai (Demitri) & Kame (Victor) - Ego (Lei-Lei) & Shu (Bishamon) vs. DD (Sasquatch) & Nakanishi (Bishamon)

EDIT2: C block plus finals - Buzz (Gallon) & Megane (Demitri) vs. Oraora (QB) & MAB (Gallon) - Saga (Sasquatch) & Yamakawa (Zabel) vs. Kinboe (QB) & Kagesama (Gallon) - Saga (Sasquatch) & Yamakawa (Zabel) vs. Oraora (QB) & MAB (Gallon) - Kinboe (QB) & Kagesama (Gallon) vs. Buzz (Gallon) & Megane (Demitri) - Kinboe (QB) & Kagesama (Gallon) vs. Oraora (QB) & MAB (Gallon) - Saga (Sasquatch) & Yamakawa (Zabel) vs. Buzz (Gallon) & Megane (Demitri) - Saga (Sasquatch) & Yamakawa (Zabel) vs. DD (Sasquatch) & Nakanishi (Bishamon) - Saga (Sasquatch) & Yamakawa (Zabel) vs. Aswan (Demitri) & Sasazuka (Lei-Lei) - Aswan (Demitri) & Sasazuka (Lei-Lei) vs. DD (Sasquatch) & Nakanishi (Bishamon) - Sasazuka vs. DD vs. Yamagawa, DD vs. Nakanishi
Finals block tiebreaker + DCC seed battle

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A-cho 2on2 Videos 072108

Pic from a-cho's website.
ARCADE -> "大会動画" (6th link down on the left)

acho_sp2x_20080721a.asx - ShootingD (Ryu) & Nekohashi (O.Ryu) vs. Otochun (Chun) & ARG (Claw)

acho_sp2x_20080721b.asx - Danjiri Dhalsim & Saitou (Zangief) vs. Isaji (Cammy) & Doku Manju (Blanka)

acho_sp2x_20080721c.asx - Shiro (Ryu) & Taira (Dictator) vs. Seki (DJ) & Kenshiro (Fei)

acho_sp2x_20080721d.asx - Gian (Dhalsim) & Futachan (Ryu) vs. Kusumond (Honda) & The SuperStar (Boxer)

acho_sp2x_20080721e.asx - Otochun (Chun) & ARG (Claw) vs. Danjiri Dhalsim & Saitou (Zangief)

acho_sp2x_20080721f.asx - Shiro (Ryu) & Taira (Dictator) vs. Gian (Dhalsim) & Futachan (Ryu)

acho_sp2x_20080721g.asx - 3rd: Danjiri Dhalsim & Saitou vs. Gian & Futachan

acho_sp2x_20080721h.asx - Finals: Otochun & ARG vs. Shiro & Taira

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Kansai DCC Prelim Vids 072008 Plus Alpha

Some videos from the Darkstalkers Combination Cup preliminary contest at a-cho are up. Oboro & Dara didn't make it out of their block.
ARCADE -> "大会動画" (6th link down on the left)

acho_vs_20080720a.asx - Yamakawa (Zabel) & CAA (Zabel) vs. Rui (Anakaris) & Bario (Gallon)

acho_vs_20080720b.asx - DD (Sasquatch) & Nakanishi (Bishamon) vs. Orekon (Felicia) & Nan (Bulleta)

acho_vs_20080720c.asx - Sako (Bulleta) & Kaji (Lilith) vs. Kenta (Demitri) & Mano (Lilith)

acho_vs_20080720d.asx - Aswan (Demitri) & Hosokawa (Sasquatch) vs. Teruchika (Felicia) & cat-k (Felicia)

acho_vs_20080720e.asx - Yamakawa (Zabel) & CAA (Zabel) vs. DD (Sasquatch) & Nakanishi (Bishamon)

acho_vs_20080720f.asx - Sako (Bulleta) & Kaji (Lilith) vs. Aswan (Demitri) & Hosokawa (Sasquatch)

acho_vs_20080720g.asx - 3rd Place: Yamakawa & CAA vs. Aswan & Hosokawa

acho_vs_20080720h.asx - Finals: DD & Nakanishi vs. Sako & Kaji

acho_vs_20080720i.asx - Seed battle: Kaji vs. Sako

The main event went down on September 14th. Results are up at the official site.

Vampire Hunter
58 entrants
1st: TKO (Sasquatch)
2nd: Marusa (Felicia)
3rd: Sasazuka (Gallon)

Vampire Savior
52 teams
1st: Kosho (Bulleta) & Nasu (Sasquatch)
2nd: Orekon (Felicia) & Ouchi Jedah (Jedah)
3rd: Shimatsuya (Jedah) & Kaji (Lilith)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Mikado Area Showdown Videos 081608 p1

First batch of videos from Mikado's SBO weekend locals vs. out-of-towners battle. Kanto vs. Kansai, Chubu, Hokkaido & International. Please download only one file at a time. - Shu (Ken) vs. Fujishima (Boxer), Toukon (Chun) vs. Fujishima (Boxer) - Toukon (Chun) vs. Akashachi Kancho (Blanka), Abebin (Honda) vs. Akashachi Kancho (Blanka) - Abebin (Honda) vs. oh!!J (DJ), Abebin (Honda) vs. AAA (Ryu) - Abebin (Honda) vs. Aniki (Guile), KKY (Dhalsim) vs. Aniki (Guile) - KKY (Dhalsim) vs. Kusumondo (Honda), Yuubou (Fei) vs. Kusumondo (Honda) - Kashiwagi (Ryu) vs. Kusumondo (Honda), GOH Ken (O.Ken) vs. Kusumondo (Honda) - Nyo (DJ) vs. Kusumondo (Honda), Nyo (DJ) vs. Oreryu (Ryu) - Nyo (DJ) vs. 7 (Dhalsim), Yoshimura (Dhalsim) vs. 7 (Dhalsim) - Yoshimura (Dhalsim) vs. Batayan (Guile), Yoshimura (Dhalsim) vs. The SuperStar (Boxer) - Haru KING (Honda) vs. The SuperStar (Boxer), Roku (Honda) vs. The SuperStar (Boxer)

Elsewhere: Kosho & Nasu took Vampire Savior at the Darkstalkers Combination Cup. Kosho supposedly swept everybody. Detailed results aren't up yet.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Pre X-Mania 2008 Videos 080208 p2

Second batch. Please download only one file at a time.

EDIT: Great videos. Two weeks before SBO... everybody was looking really hungry. - Muteki (Guile), Nuki (Chun) & Mattsun (Ken) vs. Yuubou (Fei), Oonishi (Dictator) & Yoshimura (Dhalsim) - Kotaka Shouten (Guile), Souzou (Fei) & tomo (Ryu) vs. TZW (Guile), Futachan (Ryu) & Gian (Dhalsim) - YuuVega (Dictator), Noguchi (Claw) & Shogatsu (O.Honda) vs. Roku (Honda), Nakamu (Blanka) & Toukon (Chun) - USA (Boxer), Yakitori (Hawk) & VIPER (Hawk) vs. Yokkun (Dictator), Tonegawa (Ken), Gakusan (Zangief) - Muteki (Guile), Nuki (Chun) & Mattsun (Ken) vs. TZW (Guile), Futachan (Ryu) & Gian (Dhalsim) - USA (Boxer), Yakitori (Hawk) & VIPER (Hawk) vs. YuuVega (Dictator), Noguchi (Claw) & Shogatsu (O.Honda) - 3rd place: USA, Yakitori & VIPER vs. TZW, Futachan & Gian - Finals: YuuVega, Noguchi & Shogatsu vs. Muteki, Nuki & Mattsun


Don't miss fatboy's new ST Dhalsim strategy blog, Yoga Noogie.

Master Tomono @ Shin @ Watson @ Fuerte continues to bust heads! It's time for the devil to smile once more.

I made a quick move list for SF4. Might be handy to print out and bring to the arcade. I hope to do a revision soon (some of the command normals are wrong/missing here) but this is something to get you started: link.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Super Diagram Turbo Version 2

For the chart below I contacted SSF2T players from all over the US (plus, as of this new version, one player from across the Atlantic) and asked them for their take on their favorite characters' match-ups. A '1' means their character has a big disadvantage. A '9' means they've got a big advantage. '5' means even.

The values in the +/- column indicate the difference between the sum of all the values in the row and the baseline value of 80.

Thank you again to everybody who helped out!

Version 1 is here. Additional discussion here.

EDIT: Added Graham's opinion re: Boxer. Also UltraDavid put together a new chart comparing different ST tier rankings; see below.

EDIT2: Added Rambo's opinion re: Dhalsim.

EDIT3: Took one point off Blanka-Dhalsim.

Ryu-6776756367664436+9John Choi
-6574544356453336-7David Doyle
-5586663377776437+10Jesse Howard
4.5-5.564.5664365.56555.546+2.5Wes Truelson
O.Ken55-87772288874627+13Jesse Howard
48-96747396517719+13Justin Wong
E.Honda332-4674677725546-2Bill Gould
4677-8245236855440Chris Doyle
4547-556446555559+4Jeron Grayson
5658449-277765245+6Axel Kelly
Dhalsim66.58564.587-86775676+23Jason Cole
66.56444.577-75.5654565.5+9John Rambo
6.567554.577-75.5764.5576+16Arturo Sanchez
T.Hawk553433.5574-5561.5444-11Henry Cen
5.55-45.554.543.5-3.54.5445.535.5-8Jason Wilson
Cammy3550447279-523624-12James Chen
3421465625-543317-19Jeron Grayson
Fei-Long44.5-3.54.5464465.5-44444-9Jason Wilson
DeeJay4.55.56857.575.5477.56-564.56+15Afro Legends
Boxer66.575564.5656.5765-55.55.5+11.5Afro Legends
5447578446994-627+11Julien Beasley
6657675868.5776-566+21.5Henry Cen
66664.5645.556676-64.56+11.5Graham Wolfe
Claw66636897579964-43+18Julien Beasley
54575676587766-66+16Julian Robinson
O.Sagat777474663677654-4+10John Choi
688788883887852-5+27Jason Nelson
999757791995742-7+26Justin Wong
Dictator5443566546774371--3Julien Beasley
4343345547645555--8Professor Jones
55-4445.56545.56544.54.5--3Jason Wilson

Tier List Analysis (click to enlarge)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Pre X-Mania 2008 Videos 080208

First batch. Please download only one file at a time. - AFO (Blanka), Cross (Fei) & Kita (Chun) vs. Muteki (Guile), Nuki (Chun) & Mattsun (Ken) - Yuubou (Fei), Oonishi (Dictator) & Yoshimura (Dhalsim) vs. Oreryu (Ryu), Wassekun (Dhalsim) & Guts (Sagat) - Kotaka Shouten (Guile), Souzou (Fei) & tomo (Ryu) vs. Ashitana (O.Ryu), Oji (Ryu) & Cello Tape (Zangief) - Imagawa Yoshimoto (Zangief), Katsurayama Ujimoto (Ryu), Matsui Munenobu (Dictator)* vs. TZW (Guile), Futachan (Ryu) & Gian (Dhalsim) - ARG (Claw), Gotoh (Ryu) & KKY (Dhalsim) vs. YuuVega (Dictator), Noguchi (Claw) & Shogatsu (O.Honda) - Haru KING (Honda), Moto** (O.Ryu) & Tsuka (Cammy) vs. Roku (Honda), Nakamu (Blanka) & Toukon (Chun) - USA (Boxer), Yakitori (Hawk) & VIPER vs. Isaji (Cammy), Choshu (Ken) & AKIRA (Ryu)

* Maybe Nogyo, Shiro, Taira?
** Don't know how to read this nickname.