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OH APAC – Results

The OH APAC qualifier series for Super Street Fighter IV is now over! Here’s a summary of what went down around the APAC region during the month of May 2010:

  • 3 weeks of tournaments;
  • 7 different regions;
  • 8 Super Street Fighter IV Tournaments;
  • 13 players qualifying for the SSF4 – APAC Finals at EVO APAC.

A full list of qualifying players is available after the jump.

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Levelling Up Your Game: Post Match Analysis

After the Farewell SF4 tournament at Manhattan Superbowl on 10/04/2010, Humanbomb and Genxa started a new thread for match analysis on the Grand Finals of the Team Tournament.

This is often a highly overlooked aspect of improving your game. You can see how a match unfolds, any execution or decision making mistakes that both players make. Essentially you will be looking to see what mistakes you are making and how you can stop them in the future. Here’s a quick list of stuff to look out for (after the jump).
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Registrations open for EVO APAC

The EVO APAC website is now live! This website contains all the information competitors and spectators need to know concerning the EVO APAC tournament, taking place at UTS, Sydney on the weekend of 29th-30th of May, 2010.

The site includes a section documenting the OzHadou APAC qualifier series of tournaments, and complete rules for the EVO APAC event. If you’ll be competing at EVO APAC, be sure to read the rules, as these are a little different to what’s typically used at Australian tournaments.

Remember that the winner of the SSF4 tournament receives a paid flight to Las Vegas, USA to compete at EVO 2010. Just like EVO in the US, all competitors for EVO APAC MUST register online before the event. Make sure you register to avoid missing out!

Jack and Benson on Gamespot AU’s Crosshairs with SSF4

So Jack and I were fortunate to be invited to Gamespot to have a test of Super Street Fighter 4 earlier this week and give a quick review of our opinions on the game. Pardon the scrubby gameplay, we were too excited to do anything properly :P. Also huge thanks to Randy and Dan for the invites and shameless Ozhadou plugs!!

Link to full vid below, we’re on from 22 minutes!

Crosshairs–UFC 2010 Undisputed, Splinter Cell: Conviction, Super Street Fighter IV

Reaction vs. Prediction

The front page of Shoryuken now includes a number of excellent Strategy Corner articles. A recent highlight of this series is A Quick Guide to Reaction-Based Defense by Thelo, a Canadian HDR player who made top 8 at EVO2009 and mains E.Honda.

As someone who’s playstyle favours the “down-back” position, I found this to be an excellent discussion of the difference between reaction and prediction in fighting games. Even if you prefer an offensive style of play, it helps to understand how to attack to minimise your exposure to reaction-based defense.

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