THANK YOU

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.

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EVO APAC FINAL BRACKET LIVE STREAM

for everyone unable to attend evo apac in person, fear not! live streaming is available at:

http://www.justin.tv/lansmash/

unfortunately the internet connection is less than stellar so the picture quality isnt superb but on the plus side you will be hanging off ever word from our super silky smooth suave commentators giving you every play by play! finals kick off at 1pm aest, see you there!

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!

Strat Talk Round-Up

Why a Honda pic? To honour Sydney's #2 player.

In my opinion, the Australian tournament scene is comprised of 3 types of players:

1) Top players who find themselves in the Grand Final of just about any tournament they enter;
2) Committed players who want to get better but don’t seem to be making as much progress as they could be; and
3) Casual players just in it for fun.

Thanks to the global popularity of SF4, there’s now a wealth of knowledge being shared online to help people improve their game. The Shoryuken front page has featured many such blog posts, all of which are useful.

Here I provide a brief look at recent strategy articles that could be helpful to players who fall into “category 2”.

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