In just a few hours, one of the most exciting stops on the Virtua Fighter Relationship tour will be underway -- The 2016 Tokai Cup(2016東海杯)!
The Tokai Cup is a 5v5 character-locked tournament; teams must consist of at least three different characters. 165 players in 33 teams will be travelling from all across Japan to Club Sega Nagoya, where they will compete among the nation's best.
The Video Game Museum Robot arcade, located in Saitama (in the outskirts of the Greater Tokyo Area), held the first VF5S tournament of 2016 on January 2nd. It was a 6v6 random team tournament - 48 players divided into 8 teams competed, including players like Hama Lau (LA), tara (JE), Shark Vanessa (VA), SHENRON (GO), Satoshi (SA), Serori (KA), Chinpan/Chimpanzee (JA), and many more -- Over 5 hours of VF action!
Happy New Year to all VFDC members for 2016! Can't picture yourself winning? Life won't go easy on you? A new year signifies a new beginning, so be ready for it and break through any obstacles that get in your way!
The latest in the Virtua Fighter Relationship series of team tournaments, volume twelve of the Tokyo Bay Area Cup featured stiff competition from many of VF's top players, including Yuutenji(LE), Chinpan(JA), SHU(SH), Entan(AK), Aopai(PA), Satoshi(SA), Wasakon(LA), Joseph(AK), Magnum(JE), Reorao(GO), and alot more!
BunBunMaru(ブンブン丸) and Ohsu Akira(大須晶), both icons of the Japanese VF community, were filmed on the show "e-Sports MAX"(eスポーツMaX), which played on the Japanese television network Tokyo MX back in July 17th. These guys show off top level VF2, with studio commentary (in Japanese). In a second video, BunBun and Ohsu also analyze the replay of their match(also in Japanese).
On December 5th in Tokyo, Ikebukuro Sarah, one of the legendary Tetsujins (Ironman) of VF1 and VF2, was honored for his 50th birthday celebration by holding special event featuring a 100-man kumite. It was held at one of the most famous arcades in Japan, Mikado Arcade.
To all our VF'ers in the Southeast United States, the one and only Lisle Wilkerson will be appearing in person at the community-run all-SEGA fan convention, Sonic & SEGA Fan Jam. It will be taking place this Saturday, November 14th, 2015, at Savannah, Georgia.