27th Mar2013

SBO / Tougeki – Closed!

by Rip

Over at the official Tougeki site, they have put up an announcement that Tougeki has had a rough 2010′s and that they will be suspending operations. Their message does say that they plan to re-organize it to create a new “Tougeki” scene, so hopefully they will be back stronger than before. As a competitor, traveling to Japan to compete in Tougeki were some of my favorite trips. It was always an international tournament with qualifiers from around the world sending players/teams to compete in this one tournament. Hopefully they will be able to rebuild and come back stronger. Click here for their full message

04th Aug2012

SBO 2012 – Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – Results

by Rip

SBO 2012 is now over for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and the tournament came down to a classic Korea vs Japan finals. Its been awhile since the major participants of an SBO tournament all made it to the top 3, so this may be a good sign for the consistency of results for the game. Its also interesting to note that JDCR was the only person in the top 3 using a solo character and that it wasn’t enough in the grand finals. Looks like solo mode may not be good enough at the highest skill levels. BIG shoutout to the Australian team, Lucky Strikes and MMT, for tying for fourth place!

Also, there have been lots of reports of glare/lag from other games at SBO this year as it was held outdoors, but for day 2 it looks like they’ve resolved this. Bracket and results after the jump

First vid = Top 4, second vid = Pools. Thx to TZ’s ZeroX03 for the vid