Update: October 14th, 2013 - results and links to videos added to post. On October 13th, 2013, 600-plus players will gather in Tokyo to participate in Virtua Fighter Relationship's (VFR) 14th Beat-Tribe Cup. VFR specifically runs Virtua Fighter-only team events and is one of the longest running fighting game tournament organization, having done so for 19 years. Thus, it is no exaggeration to state that VFR is an essential part of Virtua Fighter's history. The Beat-Tribe Cup is the climax event of the VFR season and truly is a sanctuary for VF Fans (see trailer below). We will update this thread with information pertaining to the 14th Beat-Tribe Cup. In addition, during the event we will update the status through VFDC's facebook and twitter account.
天翔神 ("Tenshoushin"), equivalent to the Skylord title on PSN and XBL VF5FS Rank Mode, is a rank that only the most dedicated and elite have achieved. Since the release of the game in Summer 2010 to Japan arcades, only five players have risen amongst the field of strong players to gain this rank. The rank is extremely difficult to obtain yet easy to lose; thus, it is fairly rare to see two active Tenshoushin-ranked players at any given time. Recently, Buster (LI) obtained the title at the 2nd Hamaotsu Cup, making him the 2nd active Tenshoushin player currently. Reorao (GO) (commonly known as Gorgeous) achieved the rank earlier this year. The two players decided to wage battle against each other at the conlcusion of the 2013 Tokyo Bay Area Cup, Vol. 8 tournament. Who will come out on top and be able to keep their hard-earned titles!?
On the weekend of September 13-15, a side tournament and gathering was held for VFers at the Fall Classic Fighting Game Tournament in Raleigh, North Carolina. Props to the Fall Classic organizers, Drift, and the VFers that participated in the event!
For those seeking to learn and improve on their VF play, there are many good resources already available. For example, video tutorials and the VFDC Wiki. However, textbook-like resources that allow people to follow chapters sequentially for effective understanding is sorely lacking. The Neko Dojo team, the makers of Virtua Wrecker 5 Final Showdown and many other videos showcasing very damaging setups, presents their textbook-like resource 2AFC Approach (see below for Table of Contents).
Continuing from last year's collaboration between VFR and Sega, the 2nd Hamaotsu Cup will be streamed on the VF.TV Live Ustream Channel on September 15, 2013, 11 AM JST (link to countdown timer)! The Kansai-centric Hamaotsu Cup is the last 5 on 5 seed trial battle before the 14th Beat Tribe Cup in October. Over 30 teams will be fighting for placement in a Seeded Block. Don't miss out on the action!
This September marks the beginning of VF Circuit - Season 2! Several important additions and changes are made for Season 2 including the option for online team-based events with flexible scheduling and the use of the replay upload game feature. The season will also see a change to the individual events format such that online matches will be played outside of room mode.
Hey VFDC! I'm happy to announce that the forums have been upgraded, which sees a number of significant new features, both under the hood and for the you, the end-user, as well as bug fixes and performance improvements. Read on for details.