Luffy dominates at Dreamhack Stockholm
In Sweden, an epic showdown of top European talent took place at Dreamhack Stockholm. A very familiar scene played out with EVO2K14 Champ Luffy, and top UK player Ryan Hart facing off in Winner's Finals. With several tournament wins in the past few months, Luffy's confidence has been at an all time high, and he proved once again that he is the king of the European Street Fighter scene with a convincing victory over Ryan in Winner's Finals and Grand Finals, giving him the title.
Dreamhack Stockholm Top 16 Results
|2nd||DIG|Ryan Hart||Sagat/Ryu/Evil Ryu||64|
|5th||HOG|Popi||Yun/Cammy/Fei Long/Evil Ryu||8|
|13th||Chinooo||Ken/Fei Long/Evil Ryu||1|
Problem X wins EGX London
Another European tournament took place the very same weekend, this time over in London at the Eurogamer Expo. Many local UK and European players made it out to the event to try to take the tradeshow event and the competition was fierce. Problem X battled back from Loser's bracket to face off against Andreas in Grand Finals, eventually taking the event with some spirited C.Viper play. With a few more EU tournaments left on the CPT circuit including Dreamhack Winter, could Problem X vault himself into the running for a spot at Capcom Cup? We will have to see.
EGX London Top 16 Results
|1st||RZR CG|Problem X||C.Viper||128|
|3rd||RIZE|PRO FLUKE IND||El Fuerte||32|
|4th||IPlay|TR You Genius||Vega||16|
Xian surprises at Saigon Cup
The final ranking tournament of the weekend took place in Vietnam, where top Asian talent was in attendance to chase down those CPT points. The local Vietnam scene showed up in full force as well, but it was all about the seasoned international veterans in the top 4. Best known for his technical Gen play that lead him to victory at EVO2K13, Xian surprised everyone by pulling out a pocket Poison in the first-to-five Grand Finals against Gamerbee. Fighting from Loser's bracket, Gamerbee was able to reset the bracket in a tight set, but Xian coolly and calmly dominated the final set 5-1 to win the tournament. Xian's win vaults him to 12th place in the leaderboards, while Gamerbee's efforts move him up to 10th. With both players attending the upcoming CPT Asia Finals, expect much more shuffling of positions in the coming weeks, as players jockey for a higher seed at Capcom Cup.
Saigon Cup Top 16 Results
|13th||TGU|Aon Yoga Water||Dhalsim||1|
The battle rages online with the Street Fighter Online Series
In the online arena, players in the Americas and Europe competed in online tournaments run by World Gaming. Top 16 results from September can be seen below:
Americas PS3 September Top 16 Results
Americas X360 September Top 16 Results
|2nd||o Zeldaa o||32|
|5th||Bad News Vegas||4|
|7th||vl RoyalMist lv||2|
|13th||My Other Option||1|