In the ever growing list of everything SEGA can do to mention Virtua Fighter in the public sphere without yet including the all-important number "6" in a title, there will be a live twitch event on the Sega channel scheduled for Saturday 2 AM GMT (yes, that's two a.m. in the morning, Greenwich Mean Time). That's not a lot of time left between now and then, so read on for the (scarce) details.
Here's what we know:
The SEGA Twitch channel will host an Xbox 360 / Xbox One lobby for Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, starting Saturday, 2 AM GMT. Join the twitch chat, introduce yourself and you'll get an invite into the lobby. Game format (e.g. winner stays on, capped wins, etc) and duration of the event is unknown at this stage. Depending on the location of players, they may agree to allow for others to host the room temporarily, so you don't have to feel left out if your connection to Europe is not ideal.
Here are some handy time conversions:
- London, Saturday 02:00 (GMT)
- Rome, Saturday 03:00 (+1 GMT)
- Frankfurt, Saturday 03:00 (+1 GMT)
- Madrid, Saturday 03:00 (+1 GMT)
- Tokyo, Saturday 11:00 (+9 GMT)
- Sydney, Saturday 13:00 (+11 GMT)
- New York, Friday 21:00 (-5 GMT) (previous day)
- Los Angeles, Friday 18:00 (-8 GMT) (previous day)
So if you're available and able to play, why not jump on and help rep VF5FS to a larger audience?
Thanks to @Jide for the tip!