Jul 162013
EVO 2013 - Record Viewership, Champions, Interviews and VODs

During EVO 2013 the peak viewership occurred with Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 which had 144,000 concurrent viewers.  Super Street Fighter IV AE and Super Smash Bros. Melee both reaching past 120,000 concurrent viewers. Overall EVO 2013 had a record breaking year with 1.7 million people tuning in throughout the weekend.

Jul 122013
Pre-Evo 2013 Interview With Simon "Popi" Gutierrez, The DreamHack Summer 2013 SSFIVAE Champion

After dethroning Daigo Umehara who is arguably one of the best Street Fighter players in the world, Sun-Woo “Infiltration” Lee looked unstoppable. However, that was until this Swedish guy showed up at DreamHack Summer 2013 and put an end to his dominant run. In this interview, the Swedish DreamHack Summer 2013 champion Simon “Popi” Guiterrez [...]

Jan 252013
EVO 2013 Donation Tops $32,000 For Eighth Game Pick!

EVO 2013 is going to be held July 12-14th at the Paris Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. This time around, they’re expanding the total games to eight, leaving the last one up to the fans through the means of donation. This year, EVO is going to be adding a different twist as to what will [...]

Jan 122013
Interview With Daigo "The Beast" Umehara

After a very eventful 2012 year, which finished with Capcom’s 25th Anniversary Tournament, I was fortunate enough to have a quick online Q&A session recently, with arguably the greatest fighting game expert of all time, Daigo Umehara, a.k.a. “The Beast”. The interview was originally in Japanese, and translated by yours truly. SATO: Hello Mr. Umehara, [...]

Nov 162012
New Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 Tournament Announced By TOPANGA

TOPANGA, known for their Japanese Street Fighter IV tournaments, recently announced their new UMvC3 branch tournament, featuring 8 of Japan’s top players. The tournament will feature 8 of the best players from the Kantou region (mainland Japan) and it will be an offline, single-elimination tournament. The game format will be just like the SFIV: AE [...]

Sep 272012
2nd TOPANGA League A: Round 12 Finale Recap

The 2nd TOPANGA League A Round 12 is going to be the last round to determine who will finish on top of the league for the crown. Currently, Fuudo is on top with a 3-0 record and an amazing +20 GD but Umehara is right behind in 2nd place, also with a 3-0 record and [...]

2nd TOPANGA League A: Round 11 Recap

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Sep 252012
2nd TOPANGA League A: Round 11 Recap

Now that the 2nd TOPANGA League A is at the midway point of the Third Stage, things are definitely picking up as Japan’s top Street Fighter IV players compete for the title. Round 11 match ups 1. Umehara (Ryu) vs. Uryo (Sakura) 2. Kazunoko (Yun) vs. Bon-chan (Sagat) 3. Uryo (Sakura) vs. Sako (Ibuki) 4. [...]

2nd TOPANGA League A: Round 10 Recap

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Sep 222012
2nd TOPANGA League A: Round 10 Recap

The 2nd TOPANGA League A has finally entered its Third Stage, featuring many of the high end players from Japan in this final stage of the tournament. The six players competing are: Daigo Umehara, Fuudo, Kazunoko, Bon-chan, Sako and Uryo. The six will fight several best-of-ten matches against each other and the player ranking top [...]