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People of Earth, lend Mike Ross your strength … ¯\(⇀‸↼)/¯
The sound of Tiger Shots echoed throughout the streets of Akihabara this past weekend with a ferocity that hasn’t heard in years. When the GODSGARDEN x TwitchTV Classic Tournament came to its conclusion, the god of Muay Thai fighting, Sagat, was clearly the player favorite in this special tournament where only characters from the original Street Fighter II were allowed.
Some dared to test the god, however, as American player and “The People’s Champ,” Mike Ross (E.Honda) had a very impressive run throughout the tournament. In typical Mike Ross fashion his matches were some of the most exciting of the tournament, such as his nail-biter of a set versus Neurosis (M.Bison). Mike ultimately placed fourth making him both the highest placing foreigner to compete in GODSGARDEN x TwitchTV, as well as the highest placing, non-Sagat player.
While Sagat dominated top three competition, the matches themselves were still very exciting for those who appreciate the subtle art of careful plasma chucking. We’d like to thank the crew at GODSGARDEN for putting together this fantastic event, as well as all the players in attendance! Please join us in congratulating our winners and enjoy the VODs.
1st – Bonchan (Sagat)
2nd – Hanamaruki (Sagat)
3rd – Acqua (Sagat)
4th – Mike Ross (E. Honda)
5th – Neurosis (M. Bison)
As if your butt wasn’t sore from the spectacle that was Dreamhack Winter 2011, TwitchTV has got plenty more action to keep you glued to your seat this Saturday night. Our advice to you is after reading through this post, make a dash for your local market, stock up some energy drinks, order a pizza, call some friends and settle in for a Saturday night filled with fights!
WHAT IS IT: GODSGARDEN x TwitchTV Classic Tournament
WHY IT’S AWESOME: TwitchTV is teaming up with GODSGARDEN, the most revered fighting game community in Japan to bring to you a special farewell tournament for Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition just prior to the much-anticipated Ver.2012 balance update. The rules for this tournament are unique in that only characters who appeared in the original Street Fighter II will be available for play, leaving many of the dominating characters out in the cold. With top players such as Mago, Kindevu, Itsabashi Zangief, Kazunoko, Mike Ross and more in attendance, expect truly world-class fighting. Click here for more information..
WHAT IS IT: Shoryuken.com GBPHP Showmatches presented by iPlayWinner
WHY IT’S AWESOME: Come watch some of the very best Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 players in the world do battle in this special invitational showmatch event! The cast includes multiple EVO 2011 top 8 Marvel vs Capcom 3 players such as coL. CC. F. Champ and Mine, as well as local heroes Dacidbro and Honzo Gonzo and more. This is THE event to watch if you’re interested in seeing just what top Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 play looks like now that the game has been in these players hands for a sufficient enough time. Click here for more information..
WHAT IS IT: Level|Up Series King of Fighters XIII Launch Party at Super Arcade
WHY IT’S AWESOME: It all began in ’94 and now KOF is here again! Celebrate the launch of SNK Playmore’s The King of Fighters XIII with Southern California-based Level|Up Series, live from Super Arcade in Walnut, California. Southern California is known for having a fiercely loyal King of Fighters community, which will be very well represented thanks to Dream Cancel, who will be on hand to offer tutorials from the pros, high level gameplay and more. If you want to see just what makes this game so special, tune in tonight! Click here for more information..
On November 27, GODSGARDEN, Japan’s most revered fighting game community, joins forces with TwitchTV, the world’s largest video game broadcasting community, to bid farewell to Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition with a special “Classic Tournament.” Set in Akihabara, Japan, this “Classic Tournament” will feature some of the greatest fighting game talent in the world with players such as Mago, Kindevu, Itsabashi Zangief, Kazunoko, Mike Ross and more in attendance, all fighting for a $1,000 USD prize pool, sponsored by TwitchTV.
This “Classic Tournament” is unique in that it features a strict rule on which characters are made available to players as only those found in the original Street Fighter II will be allowed for tournament play. This means that of the 39 characters available in Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, the only characters allowed for GODSGARDEN x TwitchTV will be Ryu, Ken, Chun-li, Guile, Blanka, Dhalsim, E.Honda, Zangief, Balrog, Sagat, Vega and M.Bison.
“To say that we’re proud to be entering into a collaboration with GODSGARDEN would be an understatement,” says Jared Rea, TwitchTV Community Manager. “Everyone at TwitchTV believes in the fighting game community. We’re working hard towards extending its reach, as well as accelerating its growth and it’s incredibly thrilling to now be doing so on a global level with a group that we respect as both players and organizers.”
“Cross Counter is excited to be a part of the GODSGARDEN event,” says Ryan “Gootecks” Gutierrez of Cross Counter, who will be traveling to Japan to take part in the tournament along with Mike Ross. “We are thrilled to return to Japan for such an exciting event and look forward to meeting all of the Japanese players and organizers. It’s great to have TwitchTV involved with such a prestigious event.”
GODSGARDEN x TwitchTV will be available for free online viewing at http://twitch.tv/godsgarden/ at 1PM JST (8PM PST, 5AM CET), November 27. If you’d like to be alerted via email when the event goes live, click on the “Subscribe” button on the GODSGARDEN TwitchTV page.
DreamHack Winter 2011 streams presented exclusively on TwtichTV!
We are proud to announce that all of the broadcasts LIVE from DreamHack 2011 will be available exclusively on TwitchTV! You can catch the StarCraft 2, Heroes of Newerth, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Quake Live, DotA 2, Bloodline Champions, and Counter-Strike 1.6 events LIVE all weekend here on Twitch. 1,235,000 SEK, equivelant to ~$180,000 USD will be passed out to the top finishers in these titles.
We’ve set up a DreamHack Winter 2011 Team Page to make viewing and enjoying DreamHack a breeze – you can now catch all of the official DHW2011 streams in one convenient place.
DreamHack is focused on everything you can do with computers, Internet and digital entertainment and culture. DreamHack is a lot of gaming, communication, programming, designing, music composing and whatever you can imagine! We organize a lot of large tournaments and compos and also a great Expo with company’s like ASUS, Telia, Intel, Blizzard and many of the Swedish universities to name a few.
So what are you waiting for? Bookmark the team page, sit back and relax, and enjoy eSports. Oh you, and tell your friends too 🙂
For more information, please see the official DreamHack website.
Some of the best StarCraft 2 action of the year is taking place this weekend across both sides of the Atlantic as TwitchTV is the destination of choice for both the MLG Pro Circuit and Multiplay i44 events! If that’s not your cup of tea we’ll also be playing host to IGN and their coverage of Minecon: the world’s first official MineCraft convention! It’s going to be a great weekend here at TwitchTV so settle in, it’s going to be a long one!
The biggest MLG event of the year is going down this weekend in Providence, Rhode Island and the TwitchTV team will be there checking out the action first-hand! Tune in all weekend long to catch some of the very best StarCraft 2, Halo: Reach and Call of Duty players in the world make history! Check it out at MLG’s TwitchTV Team page.
Not to be outdone, this weekend is Multiplay’s massive i44 UK LAN event, part of the IGN Pro League 4 StarCraft 2 qualifier! That’s not all as i44 also plays host to Battlefield 3, Counter-Strike: Source and even fighting games with Tekken 6. See it all this weekend on their dual-channels, Multiplay and Multiplay2.
Join the FragDolls on Friday, November 18 from 6PM-8PM as they celebrate the launch of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations with a night of backstabbing fun! Expect special interviews with Ubisoft developers, prize giveaways and live gameplay. Check it out at FragDoll’s TwitchTV Channel.
IGN will be streaming live from Las Vegas, the home of the world’s first official MineCraft convention! Join Notch and the rest of the Mojang crew as they launch MineCraft 1.0 and host a series of discussion panels relating to one of the biggest phenomenons in recent gaming history. The full schedule of panels is available at http://www.twitch.tv/ignlive.
Friday, November 18th
1 – 2:30 p.m. Keynote Address and Minecraft Launch with Notch
4 – 5 p.m. Mojang Panel with Q&A (live demos of Scrolls and Cobalt)
Saturday, November 19th
10 – 11 a.m. Panels on your favorite Minecraft subjects
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Yogscast Panel
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Panels on your favorite Minecraft subjects
We’re extremely thrilled here at TwitchTV to announce a special collaboration with one of the most progressive fighting game communities in the world, GODSGARDEN. Since 2009, GODSGARDEN has been bringing high-quality Japanese gameplay to the world featuring some of the best talent in fighting games with innovative concept matches and tournaments.
On November 27, 1PM Japan time, that tradition continues as we proudly present GODSGARDEN x TwitchTV Classic Tournament: a Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition tournament with a twist! Players will only be allowed to choose from the original Street Fighter II cast! This means that out of the 39 characters available in the game, the only characters allowed for GODSGARDEN x TwitchTV will be Ryu, Ken, Chun-li, Guile, Blanka, Dhalsim, E.Honda, Zangief, Balrog, Sagat, Vega and M.Bison.
The event will be hosted at Twitch.tv/godsgarden and we hope to bring you more details concerning the players involved as the time draws near. We hope you come out and support GODSGARDEN and the Japanese fighting game community!
Canada Cup 2011
The largest fighting game tournament of the season is here! TwitchTV is the home of Canada Cup 2011 and some of the best players in the world. Tune in November 5-6 to see Justin Wong, Tokido, Mago, Infiltration and many other top players compete in a truly international tournament featuring Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition and Marvel vs Capcom 3. We will also offer a premium stream for the event that includes a high-definition broadcast, exclusive raffles and contests, and no commercial interruptions – all for just $8.95. Check out the stream this weekend at http://twitch.tv/canadacup. For more information please visit http://canada-cup.ca/.
ASUS ROG Stars Invite
This weekend brings yet another awesome StarCraft 2 event in the ASUS ROG Stars Invite, which takes place in Helsinki, Finland. Eight of the most famous and infamous StarCraft 2 pros in the world are flying in for what should be a spectacular show. Catch IdrA, HuK, White-Ra, DIMAGA, Ret, SeleCT, SjoW, and elfi as they duke it out for bragging rights and $10,000 in cash. And if that wasn’t enough, the fun will continue after the main event is over with an additional $5000 for a community-voted show match! All of the information you need and more can be found on TeamLiquid.
This week’s edition of WellPlayed’s Rampage series features yet another League of Legends grudge match between FnaticMSI and Team Dignitas. LoL fans, come cheer for your favorite teams and enjoy high-level matches! Info can be found at http://wellplayed.org/rampage.
MOBAFIRE Presents: Take Your Best Shot
The League of Legends community does not slow down and MobaFire’s Take Your Best Shot 5v5 tournament adds yet another huge event for LoL fans this weekend. The broadcast kicks off Friday (11/4) with a match between “u Mad Bro” and “Untrollable” at 7PM Pacific. Be sure to tune in Sunday (11/6) as well to see “Team Curse” take on “Wish LoL” at 3PM Pacific. The stream will be casted by MOBACAST.com and features ColbyCheeze and The Red Baron at the helm. Catch all the action this weekend at http://mobacast.com/live.
We are very pleased to announce that Canada’s premiere fighting game tournament, Canada Cup 2011, will be presented LIVE, this weekend on TwitchTV. We’re working very closely with our friends to the North to make sure that everyone at home gets the best possible presentation of the action available at Canada Cup 2011. We’re also thrilled to announce that, moving forward, TwitchTV is the official home of Canada Cup.
In cooperation with Canada Cup, there will also be a premium stream available this weekend. For a flat fee of $8.95, premium viewers will be able to watch the Canada Cup stream in high-definition and without advertisements during the course of the event.
In addition to an HD and ad-free stream, premium subscribers will be automatically entered into a raffle for prize packs from Mad Catz, Canada Cup Gaming, and Hori, including fight sticks, apparel, and more!
Regular (free) viewers will still be able to watch the event at a resolution of 360p, including advertisements.
We are excited to work alongside Canada Cup and we hope you take the time to tune in and enjoy the stream this weekend. For a complete schedule of events, check out the Canada Cup website. To be notified as soon as Canada Cup goes live, please visit their TwitchTV page and click the “Follow” button for email notifications.
Catch the first major Gears of War 3 LAN event, featuring former Gears 1 and Gears 2 pros and commentary by prominent members of the community. Tune in and enjoy! It’s going to be awesome 😀 (oh yeah, and we’re sponsoring the event).
What: 16 Team Gears of War 3 Invitational tournament – Game type: Execution – Team size: 4
When: Saturday, October 22nd from 10AM-10PM EST — Sunday, October 23rd from 10AM-7:30PM EST
Where: Game Time LAN Center in Franklin Square, NY. Live on BeyondGaming’s TwitchTV channel.
Prize pool: 1st place – $2600, 2nd place – $1200, 3rd place – $800 4th place – $400
Make sure to follow Hypefestation on Facebook for updates about the event!
Last night’s TwitchTV mixer with White-Ra was a huge success! Alexey played some games against fans 1v1, and after winning several games he started playing 2v1s (and won both of those games). Special appearances were made by Cats Pajamas Fans got to come in and tour the new TwitchTV offices in downtown San Francisco. Check out some photos of the event by David Zhou on Flickr.