Snake Eyes Takes The Fall Classic
One of two Premier events to happen this past weekend, tons of players from across the US traveled to Raleigh, North Carolina to attend the Fall Classic. Top 16 was full of competition, and loser’s bracket in particular was a brutal place to fight through. Xian managed to cruise through winner’s bracket in convincing fashion as he awaited a challenger to emerge from the other half of the bracket. Fan favorite, Pepeday, fresh off his victory at Tokyo Game Show, was knocked into loser’s early by Smug, but fought his way through, finally falling to Nuckledu in a thrilling match.
Ultimately, it was Snake Eyez with his overpowering Zangief who came out of loser’s to face Xian in Grand Finals. It seems that all those extra matches had put Snake Eyes into another gear however, as his unwavering approach with Zangief seemed to fluster Xian as the sets went on. Xian went through a number of different characters, searching for a way to stop the Red Cyclone, but was unable to find any answers and lost 3-0 in the final set. Snake Eyez qualifies for Capcom Cup and solidifies his spot as one of the top players in the US. He will be one opponent no one will want to face come December.
The Fall Classic Top 16 Results
|9th||CJ Truth||Fei Long||4|
|13th||EG|PR Balrog||Balrog/Evil Ryu||2|
Nishikin Comes Out On Top at the Taito Arcade Nationals
Over in Tokyo, Japan, the other Premier event was taking place at the Taito Arcade Nationals. The winner of the singles event would qualify for Capcom Cup, and the list of names attending was practically a who’s who of top character specialists in the country. While many fans has high hopes for Daigo Umehara to take this tournament with his #1 ranked Evil Ryu, he was defeated relatively early in the competition, and had to settle for a mere 9th place.
In a result that absolutely no one saw coming, it was Nishikin, the top Blanka player in Japan who came out on top of the event without dropping a set. His path to victory featured impressive wins over Kazunoko’s Yun in Winner’s Finals, and Bonchan’s Sagat in Grand Finals. Ultra Street Fighter IV has proven that any character has a chance to win, so don’t be surprised if Nishikin pulls off many more tier-defying wins at Capcom Cup.
Taito Arcade Nationals (Singles) Top 16 Results
It seems Luffy can’t go even one week without winning another tournament and this week was no different. Taking place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Red Fight District featured many of the top European players, in addition to some international faces in Gamerbee and Justin Wong.
Try as they may, the story remained the same, with no one able to stop Luffy from claiming yet another European trophy, and even more CPT ranking points to add to his ever growing lead over the rest of the field.
Red Fight District Top 16 Results
ChuChu Wins at Brazil Game Show
Down in South America, Brazil Game Show hosted a CPT ranking event that brought out some of the best the region had to offer. When all was said and done, it was ChuChu who emerged victorious with some extremely solid Chun-Li play. ChuChu has been one of the only players on the circuit to consistently participate in the monthly online tournaments hosted by World Gaming, and his victory at BGS helped pushed his point total high enough so that he is now guaranteed a spot at Capcom Cup. As the dark horse of the event, he’ll be looking to bust some predictions and upset the competition.
Brazil Game Show Top 16 Results
|7th||SFT. Guiller BR||4|
Cyber Olympics Etapa TerraMall
In Costa Rica, the final event of the Cyber Olympics series took place in Etapa TerraMall. While Nano and Bebedero were hoping to secure a win to boost themselves into the running for a Capcom Cup spot, Gabo ended up playing gate keeper, as his victory at the event effectively ended both players chances for reaching the Cup. Will any of these players try to make it out to Dreamhack for the last chance qualifier? We will have to see.
Cyber Olympics Etapa TerraMall Top 16 Results
Wednesday Night Fights and Next Level Battle Circuit Season Results
WNF and NLBC, the two top weekly tournaments in US finished up their ranking seasons this past Wednesday, and the results are now in. Snake Eyez and Smug are the winners for each respective weekly and their efforts net them 128 CPT points each. Snake Eyez is already guaranteed a spot to Capcom Cup, but Smug is on the fringe of qualifying. With time running out on the Pro Tour season, we’ll have to see who fills out the final spots.
WNF Season Top 16 Results
|13th||GG NYChris G||1|
NLBC Season Top 16 Results
|2nd||SteamCo Sanford K||64|
|3rd||OG PxG Shine||32|
|5th||BIFU Spab Rog||8|
|5th||OG Lil Evil||8|
|13th||MOR Rico Suave||1|