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Posted on 19-12-14, 00:01 (revision 2)

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CC 2019 starts tomorrow. Well, technically there was the Last Chance Qualifier today (it's still going as of this post so no idea who's going to be the 32th player). Apparently Capcom had some logistic issues so they couldn't do a proper broadcast with commentators and things like that so the best we got is players who attended the event like Snake Eyez being able to film the matches live with their phones (it's...not great).

Tomorrow will have a proper stream for top-32 though. Sunday, I think, is top 8/finals.
https://www.twitch.tv/capcomfighters
Posted on 19-12-14, 03:52
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"Capcom had some issues" summarizes much of the last ... decade, really.

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Posted on 19-12-14, 15:35 (revision 1)

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Well, despite their ups and downs at least they've made it through which is more than what can be said from things like Konami and other ex big Japanese names like that I guess.
Posted on 19-12-16, 02:56 (revision 4)

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Holy moly...so many nail biters...

Day 1:

ProblemX - Daigo
Fuudo - Luffy
Bonchan - Smug
Kichipa-mu - Tokido
Fujimura - Idom
Daigo - NL

Kichipa-mu - Moke


Daigo (Guile) vs. Tokido (Akuma)


Day 2:

Most anime grand finals ever in SFV:
Punk vs. Idom

$250k...not bad. (Though I don't know how much is left after taxes but still)

New Character reveal

Also, I think Ono said the v-skill-II mechanic patch is available now.
Posted on 19-12-16, 04:07 (revision 1)
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Those Kichipa-mu matches are a perfect illustration of why Gief sucks in SF5: no conversion capability. Every other good character can convert a landed footsie into good damage, a hard knockdown and usually a mixup. You land a perfect footsie with Gief and you get... nothing. It feels very unrewarding.

I liked all of the Idom matches I saw. He's a good player and that stoneface of his is great. EDIT: whoops, I was thinking someone else with the stoneface, but Idom is definitely a great player with a great attitude.
Posted on 19-12-16, 06:36

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When Idom switched to Poison against Punk in the finals I thought, Wtf? Why would he switch now when his Laura was so dominant until now and was able to reset and he won 5 matches back to back, but seems it was the right call. Punk kind of fell apart after the reset while Idom was able to keep it together. Understandably, the pressure must have been insane for both players. Heart-rates probably above 120 bpm.

There's some pretty big balance changes in this update so we'll have to see how this affects 'Gief. His new v-skill II seem to be some kind of wrestling-type kick...counter, I think, not sure. It was shown briefly during the reveal here (looks pretty similar to the one Kenny Omega gave Ono before the reveal actually heh ). Let's hope it's more useful than his "Tundra Storm" kick counter because I don't think I've ever seen that move connect in a real match once.

Well, time to download the 25GB update...
Posted on 19-12-21, 22:34 (revision 3)

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Last Chance Qualifier for Red Bull Kumite yesterday
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/524249503

Couple of matches with timestamps:
StormKubo - Matsuhige
Itazan - Noguti
Gunfight - Jyobin
Gunfight - Moke
StormKubo - Kenpi

Grand Finals - StormKubo(W) - Infiltration(L)

Sucks that there were apparently lag on 2P side on last CC (probably came from the splitter setup I'm guessing) but this event looked much better organized.

Not sure about Rashid's V-Skill-II...reminds me a bit of SFIV El-Fuerte ("Air-Fuerte" maybe).


Top-16 today/Japan's Sunday. Starts in about 3 hours as of this at https://www.twitch.tv/redbull/
Posted on 19-12-22, 03:08
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Oh man, that was a great grand finals. Infiltration always has such weird pocket characters. Fuck Menat, though. What were they thinking when they designed that character anyway? "What if Dhalsim... but Rose?" I'm very impressed that Kubo managed to win with Abigail, since that seems to be a really poor matchup for him. Infiltration seemed to be having a lot of fun, too, which is nice to see.

That counter-kick thing for Gief looks really useful, as opposed to his existing counter thing, which is indeed fucking useless. I think its active frames are too short or something, as it never lands, even when it seems like it should. FAKEDIT: oh, okay, nvm, this pretty much sums up why it sucks:

This attack is infamous for its counter intuitiveness in terms of usefulness, as most other attacks simply work against an attack archtype, such as punch attacks or aerial attacks. However, this attack counters certain kind of kick attacks. Zangief can only catch horizontally-aligned kicks with this move. Mistimed or trying to counter the wrong type of attack puts Zangief in a Counter Hit state for higher damage and longer combos.


It does seem to have a 2f startup, which is smart so it can sneak into frametraps, you just need to know every single vulnerable move from every character and when those moves are used in blockstrings... That burden of knowledge is simply too great to be really useful, IMO.
Posted on 19-12-22, 22:54 (revision 4)

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Amazingly enough, Kichipamu used the Tundra counter once in one his match. But yeah, it's just too situational and too risky in most cases to be worth it when you can often use something like EX SPD in those scenarios (or even EX running Bear Grab/Power Bomb since it has armor). It looks cool, but that's pretty much it.

Menat's zoning is mitigated by her crap defensive options, especially when she's in the corner. I think she's not that bad on the BS meter (she's probably a really bad match up for Gief though). Rashid otoh...

The main event yesterday was probably the best SFV tournament ever imo. Not only many of the matches great but everything about the show was top notch; production, pre-show, location, audience (there were actually "Ohhhhs!" and "Ahhhhs!" from the audience) and overall performance. Heck, even the "How to Kumite" interludes. Seriously, it was worth it just for the initial random bracket drawing or the Grand Finals entrance.

Red bull Kumite 2019
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/524701788
Posted on 19-12-23, 01:14
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Posted by Broseph
it was worth it just for the initial random bracket drawing
rofl, a bunch of international nerds in a cage chugging red bulls. I love it! Some great matches, too.

I agree that Rashid is bullshit, and it's even more infuriating since we see so many of them each tournament, all doing the same bullshit flowchart over and over and over.
Posted on 20-01-26, 15:16 (revision 1)

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Evo 2020 Finals


EVO Japan 2020: Tekken 7 - TOP 8 (Leroy Edition)
EVO Japan 2020: SFV - TOP 8
EVO Japan 2020: Samurai Shodown - TOP 8

Good to see a bit more variety in SFV tournaments now that the top is not dominated so much by the Karins and the 'kumas crew. Don't really play Tekken but uh, that new Leroy character seem to be popular.
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