We reported a few months ago that SOULCALIBUR VI was added to the official lineup for EVO 2020. EVO 2019 being the largest SOULCALIBUR tournament ever, it was nice to see VI get another year at the premiere event. Unfortunately, due to complications caused by the SARS-CoV2 virus, the event has been officially cancelled. This was just announced on the @EVO twitter.
EVO, the yearly tournament just released their games list for the upcoming championship this summer. Among the staples of Street Fighter, Smash Bros, Marvel and Tekken; SOULCALIBUR also made the list for the second year in a row! Last year's EVO was attended by over 700 players and was won by Yuttoto from Japan.
EVO 2020 takes place this year between July 31 and August 2 in Las Vegas. It is considered the largest and most important fighting game tournament in the world and players tend to save up all year to be able to attend. More information about the event can be found on the EVO website.
Yesterday, Kayane had the distinct honor to formally announce the SOULCALIBUR VI World Tour for 2020. The tour will be similar to the Tekken World Tour, in that it will be a circuit of sanctioned tournaments around the world, leading up to the eventual finals. It was also announced that the first event in the tour would be EVO Japan. EVO Japan is on January 23; so not very far away. Because of that the deadline to register is on December 15. So if you're going to be attending EVO Japan, don't forget to register as soon as possible!
The World's Invitational tournament just ended! Congratulations go out to @Skyll, @Blueboyb and @lolo for placing top three, among the best of the best in the Soulcalibur community! Also announced at the World's Invitational, they also announced Hildegarde von Wolfkrone as the next DLC character to be released, with season 2. No official date has been announced, but we've got some media you can watch for now.
SEA Major 2019 is happening right now, and Namco Bandai has released two new trailers. The firstly one being a new preview for season 2 of SOULCALIBUR VI with new moves on several characters. The second trailer is simply an announcement from Motohiro Okubo himself, apologizing for not being able to attend SEA because of the Typhoon. He goes on to tell us to expect some more during the World's Invitational on November 2 in Las Vegas. Something tells me a new character trailer will be coming soon.
Namco Bandai and Allied eSports just dropped a trailer to their invitational tournament taking place this November at the HyperX eSports Arena in the Luxor, Las Vegas. The tournament will include seven players who previously qualified at other events. There will also be a last chance qualifier for the final eight spot. The last chance qualifier will be open to 128 players only, will take place the day before the World Invitational.
#TheVoidStreams own Tournament Series looking to bring the community the best opportunities to compete in glorious Soul Calibur competition. With that said, The End of Days will be contested over the PC platform for Soul Calibur 6 on April 18th 2019. Entry into this tournament if FREE for all competitors and the prize pool as of this posting is currently $125 thanks to the Matcherino raised community pot GUARANTEEING money to 1st & 2nd place. We hope to see you there and may you attain the glory of victory!
Recently a glitch was discovered with Voldo that allows him to activate Soul Charge, or his Critical Edge, even if he has less than 1 bar of super. I wont go into more details on how to do the glitch, but it's pretty evident, easy to spot, and not something a Voldo player would ever do "by accident". This is a potentially game breaking bug, and we have to wait for Namco Bandai to fix it via game patches.
Speaking with other players and moderators, the general consensus seems to be to soft-ban the glitch. Voldo would not be banned, but the use of the glitch would be. If a player does the glitch in a tournament match, they will automatically lose that MATCH. This is because using a Critical Edge through this glitch may often result in the end of the current round. If such a case were to happen, it would be hard to return to the status quo. To make things easier for tournament organizers, and uniformity of enforcement, we have decided to penalize an entire match.
Starting Friday, August 3rd, Namco Bandai will be hosting a multitude of exhibitions. From a 192 man singles tournament via Friday, to a Teams 5v5 event. Myself and @Party Wolf will be in attendance, among other notable competitors! Make sure to tune in both Friday and Saturday!
BigEGaming has made a poll on twitter to where we can potentially get 500 dollars added to the SCV prize pool. The voting link will be provided below and there are only a couple days left. Thank you for voting!