Welcome to the first ever "Xephavorites" article. Just for the sake of introduction... What to expect with "Xephavorites?" Well, aside from playing the game, much like a lot of you here, I enjoy watching matches. Whether it's for comedy entertainment purposes, or because the skill is potent in the match, I'm a fan of the 'sport' that is Soul Calibur. This particular "Xephavorites" article will revolve around NECXV's Pool Play matches that might've been skipped over and/or top 16.
This isn't to say that "Xephavorites" article will only pertain to video play... but we'll cross that bridge when the times come. Also, as a bonus, every "Xephavorites" article will have a guest's input. This article @GreatOne1939 (will edit and add his favorite's when he's finished filtering through them) will be showing you his favorite matches from NECXV, alongside my top 5 favorite's. Without further due, let's jump right in!
What's up everyone!? My name is Sluch & I was posting up to let people know that on Saturday of July 26th, 2014, I & my good friend Jesse will be hosting a Soul Calibur 5 tournament at Arcade Legacy in Cincinnati, Ohio. Here is the info for the tournament:
The Tournament Format & Rules :
> Double Elimination
>70%, 20%, & 10% pot split for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places respectively
> Tournament will be played on the PS3 console & Asus monitors, or monitors/tvs of equal caliber
> No custom characters
> No Viola Back Throw Infinite
> 3 out of 5 rounds per match
> All sets will be best of 3 out of 5 matches for the whole tournament
Other Important Details About the Tournament:
> Venue fee will be $10
> Entry fee for SC5 tournament will be $10
> Tournament will start at 2 pm EST
> Tournament will be held inside of Arcade Legacy
> Arcade Legacy opens it's doors at 12 pm EST on Saturday, & closes at 1 am EST that day
EVO 2014 is quickly drawing near and thanks to the valiant effort of many of our community members we now have side-tournaments for both Soul Calibur 5 and Soul Calibur 2. Many people are hyped for this tournament, and much like previous EVOs the turnout is expected to be quite large. Thanks to certain community members helping promote EVO 2014, international interest has been quite high.
@Ringout has generously stepped up and offered to help sponsor an international player for at LEAST a flight to EVO.
EVO 2014 is rapidly approaching and much the same as last year we are not included in the main lineup. However, we are planning to host a side tournament for Soul Calibur V and Soul Calibur 2! @Revin122, TwinGalaxies co host @Jennifer Zhang,and I have all stepped up and want to do our best to make this a great experience for you guys. However to make this all possible, we are going to need your help. Yes, we need interest from you guys to be able to have this tournament. We need you guys to attend!!
NCR 2014 is a tournament held in Sacramento Califronia starting April 18th. Unfortunately, NCR has excluded Soulcalibur on the main line up along with several other games. However, John Choi (NCR Tournament Organizer) has given all communities a chance to set up their own side tournaments.
@Alex.J and @Nyawu have gone out of their way to contact the Norcal Regionals staff so that they can host a side tournament for SCV and SCII. Soulcalibur will most likely start April 19th (Saturday) at 12PM PDT. If you plan on making it out to NCR, you can pre register for games on their website http://norcalregionals.com/.
CEO (Community Effort Orlando) takes place in Orlando Florida (June 27-29) and is hosted by @CEOJebailey once every year. Since Jebailey is such an awesome tournament organizer, he listened to our community and we are now at CEO 2014! He is willing to give us even more love as long as we show up and support his event.
Here are some of the deals he has offered us via Facebook.
For those wondering when they can catch the Soulcalibur V action at Final Round XVII, we will be able to watch the top 8 finals live tonight at 8PM Eastern/5PM Pacific/1AM CET and will be streamed by Funky P. Make sure you tune in to catch all of the hype and upsets.
The pool matches leading up to top 8 finals are being recorded offline by Avylon, so we will be able to catch those matches once the videos have been uploaded.
With the revival of the Soulcalibur community online as well as offline, and the great results Thunder Dome (by Party Wolf) has been bringing, this tournament is aimed to keep the hype and interest flowing in both competitors and audience.
Just Frame Tier is an invitational tournament for ONLY the top players of the community, for a chance to win $100. This is an online tournament that will be carried out on PSN, and for best scheduling purposes it will be ran during the weekends, starting with the weekend after Final Round (March 22). Depending on the availability of the players, the amount of matches ran each weekend will be determined.
Final Round 17 is just around the corner and everyone is getting hyped up! In order to pull everyone into our excitement, community members have crafted a Pre-Final Round podcast. @RTD @Jimbonator @Blueboyb @Ringout and @Ramon recap all of the events leading up to today. In the video they cover the latest Southern California Regionals, Winter Brawl, the players who will be attending, and much more! This will be the biggest SCV event since EVO 2012.
Final round this year will be missing out on some of our top players. In order to make this Final Round the hypest event for Soulcalibur, @RTD has been putting in a ton of work. In the Soulcalibur Competitve Players Group, RTD has started a donation drive for two of our top players. @LostProvidence from Chicago and @lolo from Mexico would love to compete. However, LP and lolo need support from the community so that they can attend.