I’ve been told that it would be better to post this here than in the events forums as it might not be seen much by ST players there, if that’s a problem, please let me know.
Anyway on the topic of the event, it’s not on the official website yet but on the Neo-Arcadia forums, some news have been annouced.
Here’s a link to the thread, most of the talk is in french but you can post in english without problem : http://www.neo-arcadia.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=30173
[LEFT]So six guests have been announced for now :[/LEFT]
[LEFT]- Professeur Jones (France)[/LEFT]
[LEFT]- Damdai (USA)[/LEFT]
[LEFT]- Komoda (Japan)[/LEFT]
[LEFT]- Kusumondo (Japan)[/LEFT]
[LEFT]- Kenpachi (Belgium)[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Also i will be there to stream the event, i talked to the owner of Neo Arcadia and said to him it would be nice that the commentary on stream is done in english.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]He agrees but sadly they don’t have people there that speak english good enough for that, so if anyone that come is willing to help, please let me know.[/LEFT]
So as i’m not a ST player and can’t judge their level that precisely, i’ll quote a list made by Wolmar a while ago when someone asked the same thing on the Neo Arcadia forum. Note that he didn’t included himself, from what i saw in most tourneys he deserve to be up there in the list.
I’m far more impressed with Yaya’s display of zoning, as opposed to showing off some 5-second clip of cool combos that the previous players displayed. I’d prefer see some more interesting setups or clutch moments that the players used.
Also, I dislike the use of dub-step in an ST trailer.
Impressive sure, but it looks out of place in the clip in contrast to the other player clips. And even then, I don’t think a few seconds of a corner trap can really capture skillful zoning mind games that took a whole match to lead up to.
True, especially against Komoda’s clip, but then again, Komoda always displays amazing shit beyond just doing combos. It’s kind of difficult to showcase fireball zoning superiority in a clip that lasts only for several seconds. But it’s always impressive watching Yaya doing so well with N.Sagat just by the fact that he has an amazing ability to throw tiger shots so quickly, while rarely being punished for it. He always knows when to stop in anticipation of a jump in.
The pools and brackets of the solo tourneys have just been drawn, for the 3vs3 it will be done tomorrow evening when all the teams have been decided, the tournament of legend qualifiers bracket will be done at the same time.
You can find all the brackets here, for the solo tourney the first 2 of each pool advance in the final round :