On August 3rd, 2013, VF players from around the world gathered at the Dugdale Centre in London to participate in SEGA Cup Europe organized by Unequalled Media. Check out the results, media from the event, and links to all the feedback and impressions from the event in this thread.
A tournament isn't considered newsworthy unless it has its own hype trailer. NYG8 just got BIG!
New York Gathering 8 will commence at Next Level Arcade in Brooklyn, NY on August 10 and 11th.
That's right, two full days of Virtua Fighter action! VF5:FS, VF2 and VF4: Final Tuned.
VF4:Final Tuned you ask? Considered by many as the best VF game in all of the series and wasn't even released on console. Yes, we will have a VF4:FT setup running on Naomi 2 hardware via Supergun playing on a projector.
SEGA Cup Europe will be upon us very soon (August 3rd, 2013)! For those that miss the original registration deadline, sign-ups has been extended to July 31st, 2013. Check out the new trailer for SEGA Cup Europe! Prize pot of £6000 (~ €7000) to top 8, side events, goodie bags plus raffles, and lots of fun VF competition! Don't let this chance to meet up with fellow VFers pass by! Information provided by ZeroEx
The 3rd Odaka Cup is one of VFR's 5 on 5 Seed Trial Team Battle. Located in Nagoya, Japan this event garners Japanese VF players from many different regions. The event is held this Sunday, July 14th, 2013 and is streamed on Chinobrad's Twitch Channel. Update: Links to the archive and final results are posted below
Kingo (Kim Heng Ung) from France and Krye (Wouter Strankinga) from Netherlands are currently two of the strongest VF players in Europe. In the past year, both of them have done very well in online and offline events. From my experiences with the two, both Krye and Kingo have a strong competitive spirit and desire to meet fellow VF enthusiasts. In December 2012, I interviewed both players about their VF experiences with the goal to help promote the World Games at Cannes event in March 2013. Unfortunately, I did not meet that goal. I still wanted to post that interview which I now hope may help promote the Sega Cup Europe event in August 2013. What you have here is two sets of interviews. The “Half a Year Ago…” Interview is from December 2012 and the follow-up interview “…Present Day” is from June 2013.
The fighting game community has never been so big and active throughout the US. Every quarter there is a massive FGC(fighting game community) event showcasing some of the greatest talents in fighting games the world has ever seen. For some it's a chance to see greatness and clutch on a level that we aspire to get to. For others it's a way to showcase your talents and see just where you stack up in terms of time dedicated to your preferred fighter. This is not fact or statement, it is a compilation of feelings and emotions I felt after my time with some FGC events. It's a self check for everyone out there that loves fighting games and is connected to them as a player, spectator, or creator.