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Fighting Games Weekly | Apr 6-12 | Fighting Games Weekly | Apr 6-12 | DaiGOAT

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Week of April 6th to the 12th, 2015.

Fighting Games Weekly is the weekly discussion thread for all things fighting games. News, events, streams, videos, players, drama, everything fighting game related.

Don't know what to watch right now? Check the FGCPros Twitch Group or Jaxel's Stream Viewer. If you want to watch multiple streams at once, you can use Jaxel's customizable multiviewer as well. If you are looking to see what events are coming up past this week, check out the FGC Event Calendar that our own Malice215 put together.

New to FGC-GAF is the FGC-GAF Index which lists the fighting games GAFers plays as a neat reference with some rough statistics to boot. To add yourself to the index, quote this post and use the survey link below. Please remember to save/bookmark the "Edit your response" link so you can edit your responses if/when you buy a game already on the list or a new game that releases in the future.


Last week's thread. An archive of previous FGW threads is available here.​





Last year, GAFer Shouta helped organize donations from various FGC-GAF members to send fellow member QisTopTier to EVO. Q suffers from Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy, but has always wanted to go to EVO and we're looking to double up this year and send him to EVO again!

If you want to help out, you can check out the details and pledge on this spreadsheet.



Topanga World League 2 [ PAID STREAM ] [ Thursday ] [ 7PM Japan | 6AM EDT | 3AM PDT ]
  • Topanga World League returns, with a much-anticipted appearance by American fan favourite, Smug.
  • This event continues through Sunday.
  • More information is available here (JP).
Spring Fighter 2015 [ Saturday ] [ 1PM EDT | 10AM PDT ]
  • NYU's Game Centre welcomes the FGC once again, with this year featuring Seth Killian interviewing John Choi.
  • This event continues through Sunday.
  • More information is available here.
I'm Not Yelling [ Additional stream: Showdown ] [ Saturday ] [ 2PM EDT | 11AM PDT ]
Fatal 8 Exhibition Tournament [ Saturday ] [ 5PM EDT | 2PM PDT ]
  • ESL Gaming and Netherrealm studios team up to present the first tournament in a brand new MKX eSports League, taking the form of a single elimination invitational with a $10 000 pot.
  • MKX Pro League Event
  • More information is available here.





Every week, FGW will spotlight one GAFer to get a better picture of their history with fighting games, their preferences, and much more. For this week's FGW Player Spotlight, we will be taking a closer look at our most lovable drive-by poster, The Last Emperor!

What fighting games do you currently play, what is your all time favourite and why?
I don't play any fighting games. Haven't played in years, since the first month of vanilla marvel and I realized I was booty butt cheeks. I still play smash 64 randomly
What are your favorite mechanics from the current selection of fighting games and why? What are your least favorite and why?
Favourite mechanic is X factor. Comebacks for the days means the hype is real. There's nothing better than an X factor 3 Vergil or Dark Phoenix comeback. Least favourite is anything that gives back health (x factor, devil trigger, that bitch Elena's ultra).
What got you into fighting games? Are there any other genre of games you play?
Marvel got me into the Fgc. Bought in the first month because I was bored with 4chan. I thought it was me who sucked but I was playing on an Xbox pads. Found my way to a random Fgc thread on SOHH and they had a link to a stream that happened the weekend previos. I started watching it and my mind was blown. Who were these losers who went to tournaments to play. I was laughing my head off. Not only that, there were sponsorships and team names. It was EMP that took the cake tho. These lames had on jerseys. But then I saw Evil Rahsaan Spider-Man and damn, I couldn't stop watchin. A couple of hours later, I was watching this really fat dude getting bionic armed and I was hooked. Shoutout to ultradavid for the hypest commentary ever, back when the mic would cut out once a match. I originally only cared for marvel, but when Poongko smashed that red bull, then perfected that fraud on the biggest stage, I started to get into SF as well. Those are the only games that matter, so I don't really watch anything else. I don't really play anything else, other than CoD wit my lil bro sometimes, where I run around with the riot shield and have a terrible k/d ratio but always lead the team in assists.
What is your favorite fighting game character and why?
Favourite fighting game character changes everyday. Whichever one produces the most salt or whoever has the biggest boobies.
Describe your style of play, and how do you play (local, online, etc.).
If I would play, I'd be the most annoying. I'd get one hit then run and turtle. If I played online, I would most definitely pull the plug if I was losing.
What do you feel are your biggest strengths and weaknesses as a player?
I don't have weaknesses cuz I'm not dumb enough to spend anytime playing these games.
Best and worst moments in the your fighting game career?
Best moments are too numerous to count, as a stream monster. This is entertainment, and the more than people that are mad/sad, the better. Tbh, the best moments happen during non-tournaments (the on blast show, Lando at the FGC house). I generally root for the player that will produce the most salt, whether it's for the player who loses or on gaf. So, worst moments is when I gotta eat crow (Rufus winning marvel last year, the fraud yesterday).
What do you want from future fighting games?
I want the future to bring more entertainment for me as a stream monster. So, no more of these crappy anime or 3d games.
Who should be on next week's GAF Player Spotlight?
The gorilla dude should get it next week. He the homie.
Since Dahbomb strongly encourages pre-orders, what games do you plan to buy that have been officially announced?
I haven't bought or been excited for a game since vanilla, so idc.



Code:
04/15  Mortal Kombat X
SUMMER BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend
2015   Rivals of Aether
2015   Skullgirls Encore
TBD    Beast's Fury
TBD    JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven
TBD    Next The King Of Fighters Title (tentative)
TBD    Pokken Tournament
TBD    Rise of Incarnates
TBD    Street Fighter V
TBD    Tekken 7
TBD    Tekken X Street Fighter
TBD    Yatagarasu: Attack on Cataclysm
TBD    Yatagarasu: Legend of Raven





Super Desperation Radio [ 9:30PM EDT | 6:30 PDT ]
  • Hellpockets and various other members of the KoF community discuss KoF and happenings in the FGC.
Marvel Mondays [ 10PM EDT | 7PM PDT ]
  • Out of the ashes of The BOX Arena, comes the San Diego FGC's newest organized weekly for UMvC3.
UltraChenTV: First Attack & Lv3 Focus [ 11:30PM EDT | 8:30PM PDT ]
  • Weekly FGC show dedicated to match analysis, teaching, commentary, news, debates, and more! Hosted by UltraDavid and James Chen.



Kachitagari TV (JP) [ 9PM JST | 8AM EDT | 5AM PDT ]
  • Bon-chan, Kazunoko and Fuudo's new show, focusing primarily on SSFIV AE ranked matches but is branching off into other games as well.
Capcom UK presents WinnerStaysOn Sessions [ 8PM GMT | 3PM EDT | 12PM PDT ]
  • Logan Sama, organiser of the old WSO weeklys in London, invites some of London's finest to Capcom UK HQ for first to 5 sets in USF4.
NYC VF [ 8PM EDT | 5PM PDT ]
  • NYC VF crew presents VF5:FS tournaments casuals out of The Next Level arcade in Brooklyn.
The Break Weekly [ 8PM EDT | 5PM PDT ]
  • New Jersey's largest weekly featuring UMvC3 and Injustice.
The On Blast Show [ 10PM EDT | 7PM PDT ]
  • JamessMK & DarKNaTaS host a raw and uncut weekly talk show discussing events in the FGC with various FGC personalities.
UltraChenTV: The Tuesday Show [ 11:30PM EDT | 8:30PM PDT ]
  • Weekly FGC show dedicated to match analysis, teaching, commentary, news, debates, and more! Hosted by UltraDavid and James Chen.
The Show That Sucks [ 1AM EDT (following day) | 10PM PDT ]
  • iPlaywinner hosts a weekly talk show featuring alpha stream monsters Harrison and Honzo Gonzo.



Game Spot Versus KoF Casuals (JP) [ 7PM JST | 6AM EDT | 3AM PDT ]
  • KoF 1998UM, KoF 2002UM and KoF XIII C action from Japan.
TOPANGA TV (JP) [ 9PM JST | 8AM EDT | 5AM PDT ]
  • A weekly show featuring Mago, Tokido, and Momochi. They go over the tournaments they will participate and have participated in overseas and in Japan, as well as the general news in SF. For long periods of the year, there is a student-teacher session involving one of the 3 Topanga members taking a player under their wing and teaching them how to play SF. The show features rank matches (sometimes random char. matches) and ends with a 8 man online tournament featuring players around 4.5kpp such as Poongko, Inco, and more.
Next Level Battle Circuit [ 8PM EDT | 4PM PDT ]
  • NYC's biggest weekly at The Next Level Arcade in Brooklyn featuring SSFIV AE, UMvC3 and TTT2. If the Teamsp00ky link is not working, it is likely on the backup stream on Arturo's channel.
Wednesday Night Fights [ 12AM EDT (following day) | 9PM PDT ] [ON HIATUS]




HBTB Live [ 8PM EDT | 5PM PDT ]
  • Hold Back To Block hosts a weekly roundtable discussion of various happenings in the FGC.
Melee It On Me [ 9PM EDT | 6PM PDT ]
  • A bi-weekly Smash podcast discussing recent events, news and issues in the Smash community, hosted by Scar, Prog, Cactuar and Sheridan.
Ghost Battle Series [ 9PM CST | 10PM EDT | 7PM PDT ]
  • Galloping Ghost Arcade presents an Injustice weekly out of Chicago.
The Fray [ 10PM EDT | 7PM PDT ]
  • A weekly FGC talk show hosted by iPlaywinner, featuring a varying, ensemble cast of prominent members of the fighting game community.
ATP LIVE! [ 11PM EDT | 8PM PDT ]
  • Aris' new weekly show, discussing whatever he wants to! The format resembles old ATP podcasts.
The Runback [ 12AM EDT (following day) | 9PM PDT ] [ON HIATUS]
  • The UMvC3 and KoF XIII branch of Wednesday Night Fights also hosted at Super Arcade in Walnut, California.



The Smash Break Bi-Weekly [ 6PM EDT | 3PM PDT ]
  • The Break hosts a new Melee bi-weekly to replace Rokunaya Bi-Weeklies which are ending.
Thank God It's Team Stickbug [ 7PM EDT | 4PM PDT ]
  • Arturo streams a BlazBlue and Guilty Gear bi-weekly out of Next Level arcade in Brooklyn.
KaoTV! (JP) [ 11PM JST | 10AM EDT | 7AM PDT ]
SALTY! [ 11PM EDT | 8PM PDT ]
  • A bi-weekly Skullgirls event hosted by members of the Skullgirls development team, often featuring preview builds of the game.



Rebel Up [ 7PM EDT | 4PM PDT ]
  • Super Arcade's anime bi-weekly, featuring GG, BB, P4A, SG, Gundam and older anime games as well.



GGPO VanBats [ 4PM EDT | 1PM PDT ]
  • Weekly GGPO Vampire Savior ranbats streamed by GAFer Rotanibor.
Super Smash Sundays [ 4PM EDT | 1PM PDT ] [ON HIATUS]
  • SuperDojo and Team OXY partner up to create a new weekly for the SoCal Melee community, featuring doubles and singles.



On GAF we have various members that stream fighting games from time to time too. If you would like to add your channel to this thread, send me a PM.


Often, some fighting games can seem intimidating to players new and old. Below are a bunch of resources that may be of aid to new players, or handy as references.
  • Learn How To Play Fighting Games Free eBook from Shoryuken is a fantastic primer for new players to the genre.
  • Footsies Handbook is a guide to the potentially elusive, but integral part of doing well in any fighting game.
  • NeoGAF's Arcade Stick Thread is the place to go for questions about anything arcade stick-related.
  • Step Up Your Game is an editorial series by Justin Wong that covers a multitude of topics, notably focusing on strengthening your mental game and playing smarter instead of harder.
  • Tips for first time competitors will help you straighten out those nerves and expectations when you head out to your first tournament.
  • Domination 101 is almost a cult classic article in the FGC, which has Seth Killian telling us how he really feels about the idea of "cheapness" in fighting games.
  • Team-building Guide by our very own Karsticles, which helps make it easier to approach team-building in MvC games, and games with similar synergistic elements.
For a list of NeoGAF OTs for specific fighting games, as well as a list of non-GAF fighting game communities that may be of interest, check out the FGW Archive where these resources can be found on separate sheets at the bottom.

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If you have any suggestions for the OP, please do not hesitate to post in this thread or (preferably) PM me to let me know.
 

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Capcom Pro Tour top 16 points standings, after the weekend's events

Xian 272 *qualified*
Mago 258 *qualified*
Daigo 258 *qualified*
Poongko 196
Infiltration 168
Momochi 132 *qualified*
Gamerbee 128
Tokido 128
Dark Jiewa 128
Nuckle Du 66
Luffy 64
Sako 64
Fuudo 64
Humanbomb 64
Kazunoko 40
Bonchan 36
 

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Spotlight will be up sometime in the next day, got delayed but I decided to throw up the thread anyways after this past weekend was so eventful.

Daigo smoked a lot of weed in Norcal.
hey-hey hey-hey

gamerbee 2nd everyday
 
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Capcom Pro Tour top 16 points standings, after the weekend's events

Xian 272 *qualified*
Mago 258 *qualified*
Daigo 258 *qualified*
Poongko 196
Infiltration 168
Momochi 132 *qualified*
Gamerbee 128
Tokido 128
Dark Jiewa 128
Humanbomb 128
Nuckle Du 66
Luffy 64
Sako 64
Fuudo 64
Kazunoko 40
Bonchan 36

sako should get a spot though :eek:
 

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DAIGOAT


DONT DOUBT HIM



Also.. big shoutouts to all the new Elena players that are gonna be on XBL. 90% of y'all won't be able to hit the cr.lp into lynx tail but I still love y'all.
 

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The whole point of the Capcom Cup qualifying series was for Daigo not to qualify...and then qualify right at the end.

Seems like a waste of time now. Just play the event and let him get bodied.
 

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Offer for FGW buds: Do any of you want to play UNIEL, P4U2, and/or Dengeki and not already own them? Drop me a PM if so.
 

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Rice brought this up in old thread, but I feel Smug is gonna get destroyed in Topanga now. I thought he was gonna get bopped before this weekend, but after the Ls, he feels more figured out.

Not necessarily.. I feel that Dudley loses against characters/players with very strong footsies in general. Going against Daigo with his godlike buttons and GamerBee's Elena was a bad draw tbh. Not to say that Daigo didn't do his research because he definitely did, but I feel he could come strong in the Topanga league.

I feel he should be able to bop Louffy, but Louffy/Rose's buttons are so good, that alone will be a determining factor. Facing off against Poongko he destroyed him because it wasn't a pure footsies match. Not to mention two combos from Dudley kills Seth.



Overall for the Topanga League I'm saying Smug goes:

Loses to Daigo
Loses to Momochi
Loses to Sako
Loses to Bonchan
Beats Poongko
Beats Xiao Hai
Could beat Louffy.. can't say how it'll play out tbh. Not sure if Louffy has that matchup knowledge.
 

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Capcom Pro Tour top 16 points standings, after the weekend's events

Xian 272 *qualified*
Mago 258 *qualified*
Daigo 258 *qualified*
Poongko 196
Infiltration 168
Momochi 132 *qualified*
Gamerbee 128
Tokido 128
Dark Jiewa 128
Nuckle Du 66
Luffy 64
Sako 64
Fuudo 64
Humanbomb 64
Kazunoko 40
Bonchan 36

How many people will qualify for Capcom Cup again? Seeing Kazunoko and Bonchan at the bottom of that list hurts
 

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How many people will qualify for Capcom Cup again? Seeing Kazunoko and Bonchan at the bottom of that list hurts
Do not worry

Out of 32 spots in this year's Capcom Cup, 16 qualify by winning Premier events, and the top 15 in points standings (that have not already qualified) also get in. And there are many, many more tournaments this year. Schedule is here.
 

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The blow up of stand jab xx tatsu whiff punish. I was in mumble and my headset exploded when that happened. Apparently Bruce's brain did as well.
 

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The whole point of the Capcom Cup qualifying series was for Daigo not to qualify...and then qualify right at the end.

Seems like a waste of time now. Just play the event and let him get bodied.

Players will keep going to prem events to get money.

Do not worry

Out of 32 spots in this year's Capcom Cup, 16 qualify by winning Premier events, and the top 15 in points standings (that have not already qualified) also get in. And there are many, many more tournaments this year. Schedule is here.

Also, there are now 4 qualified players. All 4 will most likely enter the next few prem tournaments meaning players have a better chance of getting an auto spot by just getting top 2-3 if the qualified players are the only players that finish above them.

If any 2 of these 4 players are in grand finals, whoever places in 3rd gets the auto spot.
 

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Capcom Pro Tour top 16 points standings, after the weekend's events

Xian 272 *qualified*
Mago 258 *qualified*
Daigo 258 *qualified*
Poongko 196
Infiltration 168
Momochi 132 *qualified*
Gamerbee 128
Tokido 128
Dark Jiewa 128
Nuckle Du 66
Luffy 64
Sako 64
Fuudo 64
Humanbomb 64
Kazunoko 40
Bonchan 36


how does Poongko have more points than Infiltrasean?
 

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Also, there are now 4 qualified players. All 4 will most likely enter the next few prem tournaments meaning players have a better chance of getting an auto spot by just getting top 2-3 if the qualified players are the only players that finish above them.

If any of these 4 players are in grand finals, whoever places in 3rd gets the auto spot.
This is true. By the end of the season, once there are 12+ qualified, you could possibly get into CapCup just by getting to top 8 at a Premier event lol.


how does Poongko have more points than Infiltrasean?
Poongko got 1st place at Cannes Winter Clash (for 128 points), and 2nd place at Nine States in Japan (for 64 points).
 

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This is true. By the end of the season, once there are 12+ qualified, you could possibly get into CapCup just by getting to top 8 at a Premier event lol.



Poongko got 1st place at Cannes Winter Clash (for 128 points), and 2nd place at Nine States in Japan (for 64 points).

yes, but didn't Infil place 2nd and 1st in those events?
 

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Do not worry

Out of 32 spots in this year's Capcom Cup, 16 qualify by winning Premier events, and the top 15 in points standings (that have not already qualified) also get in. And there are many, many more tournaments this year. Schedule is here.
Oh, that's good then. Didn't realize there would be 32 spots
 

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Real Talk...


Is Fei Long washed up?

I feel he's still a solid character but.. really played out and has been nerfed consecutively. I think Fuudo should start looking for another solid character to pick up tbh.