14th Jan2013

JDCR Interview with Qudans

by Rip

JDCR’s series of interviews with top Korean players continues as he interviews one of the best koreans during Tekken 5.0 and Tekken 5 DR – Qudans. Qudans talks about the multi-year break he took from Tekken, what he’s doing now besides playing Tekken, and also shares his views on competing in Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Great read and interview by JDCR. Qudans spent a lot of time in Southern California during Tekken 5 and Tekken 5 DR, so I got to play with him on many occasions. He was actually the first Tekken player from Korea that I ever faced. I hope he makes it out to Evolution this year as he never got to have a good showing there. Check out the full interview here.

JD: I might have heard of you playing on a pad. What did you feel from all your overseas experience.
Q: I went Japan and USA all 6times. I will first talk about game style. In the US, average players only play with simple style like mid and low. They seemed to play 2D games more. Only top players know how to move well. Japan player did as well, but Japan players, they are patient and know how to make a strategy. It was a long ago, I have no idea about these days. About tournament, American tournaments consisted of players from all over the world. Literally, it seemed to be a real world tournament. Japan tournaments were also kind of world tournament, but it was more like Japan vs Korea. however, 60 Japanese Players, Korea…one player(laugh). and both countries were very friendly to me. Korean players sometimes are all alone at foreign tournaments, But many players are interested in us and say hello to us first. I really appreciate it and feel sorry because I didn’t give them anything!

JD: Among Korean players, who have potential – Oni Oyabun [Mauritius]
Q: In my tekken life over 10years, I have been seeing Ji3moonace play for 8 years. Whenever I see him, I think he has a lot of potential. He has been making me think that for 8 years(laugh).

31st Dec2012

JDCR Interviews Sunchip! Tekken Pro Moves To LoL Pro?

by Rip

Over at his blog, JDCR has interviewed Sunchip. JDCR’s english has gotten pretty good so its a cool insight into the Korean competitive Tekken scene. JDCR also plans to interview other top Korean players in the future so be sure to swing by his blog. Read the full interview with Sunchip here. Sad to see he isn’t playing TTT2 competitively, but glad to see he remembers Ultimate Tournament in 2010. He was the only player to beat me at that tournament but I guess he won’t be returning for Ultimate Tournament 2012.

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

31st Jul2012

JDCR Interview by Ryan Hart

by Rip

Ryan Hart is currently in Japan and had an opportunity to interview Korea’s JDCR before this upcoming SBO tournament. JDCR shares his thoughts on Tekken Tag Tournament 2 as a whole and goes into a a lot of detail as well. Its a great read and an interesting look into the mind of one of Korea’s top Tekken players. Check it out here