Today at the EVO World Finals we saw the debut of two combo videos that were made especially for this event. The theme of the Super Fireball Battle was very unique, displaying creative ways to nullify attacks and have projectiles trade and cancel each other out. The Style Exhibition focuses on stylish elements rather than technical combos. So this means no especially long combos, few 100% kill combos, and you don’t need a thorough understanding of the game mechanics to appreciate how they look.
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With less than two weeks to go till EVO2010. Will the Australian contingent have what it takes to stand up against the American and Japanese “gods”?
Below are the people who will be representing Australia
hebretto (NSW) [SSF4; HDR; MVC2; TVC]
humanbomb (NSW) [SSF4]
kientan (NSW) [SSF4]
Somniac (Victoria) [SSF4]
ToXY (Victoria) [SSF4; HDR]
The guys from ACL (Australian Cyber League) and SGL (Sydney Gamers’ League) have kindly asked OzHadou to lend a hand in running a Super Street Fighter 4 tournament at their upcoming event this weekend. The event will feature competitions for multiple games including Halo, Modern Warfare 2, Heroes of Newerth and will have over 500 players participating in the event from around Australia.
Randolph from Gamespot AU came along to EVO APAC and interviewed the top 3 in Super Street Fighter IV: ToXY, Humanbomb and Daigo Umehara. The interviews are now online as part of the Gamespot Crosshairs series.
Thanks to Randolph and the Gamespot AU team for taking the time to come along to EVO APAC and for providing these excellent videos of the EVO APAC top players.
Remember that all 3 of these players will be competing at EVO 2010 very soon.
There’s an excellent mini-documentary of OH APAC – Adelaide up on Youtube, courtesy of nathanswan. The quality is really good, and it provides an excellent overview of the Adelaide scene, EVO APAC and the Australian community in general.
Check it out below.
Dark Chaotix is nearing completion on his second KoFXII Combo Music Video, which is being edited by RyuWorks. For now, enjoy the trailer:
He hopes to level up the Perth Street Fighter scene and plans to include articles on SF strategies as well as news on local events and other SF related goings on over in the far west.
Benny and Richie from Gamearena came along to EVO APAC to interview Daigo Umehara. They also interview Humanbomb (NSW) and ToXY (VIC) who placed 2nd and 3rd respectively in Super Street Fighter IV.
The EVO APAC team thanks Benny and Richie for coming along to EVO APAC and showing support for the Australian competitive Street Fighter community.
The first ever Evolution qualifier tournament in Australia is now over.
The EVO APAC Super Street Fighter IV Champion, Daigo Umehara from Japan, and runner-up Humanbomb from Sydney have both won flights to Las Vegas, USA, where they will be competing in the SSFIV tournament at EVO 2010.
The EVO APAC team thanks the following people:
- our sponsors: Evolution, EGG, UTS Union, THQ, Good Games and Madman;
- supporting organisations: LanSmash and OzHadou;
- all media who were in attendance (Gamespot, Hyper, Benny & Richie);
- everyone who volunteered their help during the event; and
- all the competitors and spectators who attended.
Detailed results, including links to videos and photos from the event, can be found in the EVO APAC results thread in the OzHadou forums.
I think most of the event organisers are still recovering from the weekend so I’d like to take this opportunity, behalf of the staff, to thank everyone for coming to EVO APAC and those watching the stream (despite its hiccups) over the two days.
Big thank you to our sponsors Electronic Gamers Guild; UTS Union; THQ; Good Games; and Madman Entertainment.