KOF 97 Douyu Cup becomes one of the most spectated fighting game tournament in history with 500,000 peak viewers

Screenshot 2014-12-21 05.11.19Over the weekend, Douyu TV, Shanghai’s TTW Arcade, and 17utt.com hosted the KOF97 Douyu Cup in Shanghai, which drew in hundred of fans to spectate at the venue, and hundreds of thousands of fans spectating online.

Unprecedented Viewership

The tournament was notable as it drew in unprecedented viewership numbers.  Over the two days, the viewers who tuned in to the tournament averaged over 200,000.  On the second day, right after the finals began, the viewership at some point broke through 500,000 people.  On top of the official stream, there were a number of re-streams that offered separate commentaries on Douyu.  Together, they represent an additional 50,000 viewers on top of the half million viewers who watched the official stream.

The viewership numbers at the KOF 97 Douyu Cup completely shatter the viewership numbers set by EVO and Capcom Cup.  The EVO Championship series, widely regarded as the largest fighting game tournament in the world, reported peak viewership at 144,000, less than the 1/3 of the viewership at the KOF97 Douyu Cup.

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KOF98UM Final Edition 5 Minute Guides By Gunsmith of Orochinagi

Our good friend Gunsmith of orochinagi.com recently recorded and uploaded a few very quick video guides explaining and demonstrating some basics with a few characters from KOF98UMFE!

Blue Mary

Brian

Orochi Yashiro

Chang

Heidern

Source: Orochinagi

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Dream Cancel Live! Episode 37: Frofighter Interview

Chat with us at http://www.chatwing.com/dreamcancelsnk

In this episode we interview Saudi Arabia’s own Frofighter!

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Today: Dream Cancel KOF98UM Final Edition Steam Online Release Party

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Today is our King of Fighters 98 Ultimate Match Steam Online Release Party! Just hop in the chatwing chat box: http://chatwing.com/dreamcancelsnk at 10am PST/12pm CST/1pm EST to find matches, test the netplay and discuss the game! Be sure to report your findings at the steam forums: http://steamcommunity.com/app/222420/discussions/0/

Don’t have a copy? Buy it at: http://store.steampowered.com/app/222420/

Special thanks to thec0r3 for spreading the word and providing the cool poster: http://fightinggamesonline.info/dream-cancel-kof-98um-fe-release-party-tomorrow/

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KOF XI Available on JP PSN

300046084Following the release of KOF 98UM, Samurai Shodown 6, and Metal Slug 3 on JP PSN last month, today SNK Playmore released KOF XI.

Similar to the other recent ports, the game is available as a PS2 classic.  You can grab it on JP PSN for 1000 Yen.

Check out the PSN store page and official press release for more information.

Via Kof Koucha

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KOF ’98 UM FE on Steam Now Available!

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The King of Fighters ’98 Ultimate Match Final Edition, the game’s first platform release outside of arcades, has arrived on Steam today.

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For those who didn’t preorder, the game is $14.99.

Here is the official description of the game:

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KOF XIII Hit Box Videos for the Entire Cast

Have you ever wanted to take a closer look to the hitboxes of some of the moves in KOFXIII?

Earlier this year, Odabugs and Phoenix released a hit box viewer for the Steam Edition of KOF XIII.  Many players, including ourselves, have been studying the hit boxes in the game.

However, many players do not have access to a computer, or were not tech savvy enough to install the hit box viewer, and were consequently left out of the fun in studying KOF XIII hit boxes.

The good news is that now we have recorded the hit boxes of the entire cast and uploaded them for your viewing!

CHECK OUT THE HIT BOXES FOR THE REST OF THE CAST HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJTUItwpgoQFfHl6V-rhrWAWwTJDo1V7_

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Dream Cancel Live! Episode 36: Post-NEC15 KOFXIII Discussion

Chat with us at http://chatwing.com/dreamcancelsnk

In this episode we will talk to a few players about their experiences at Northeast Championships 15 last weekend!

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This Saturday: Dream Cancel KOF98UM Final Edition Steam Online Release Party

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To celebrate the release of King of Fighters 98 Ultimate Match Final Edition on Steam, Join us Saturday at http://chatwing.com/dreamcancelsnk at 10am PST/12pm CST/1pm EST to find matches and chat about the game! Anyone & Everyone is welcomed!

The game is released now! Pre-order: http://store.steampowered.com/app/222420/

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KoF XIII: Goro Daimon Combo Video By Persona

Today, Persona Entertainment uploaded a crazy combo video he recorded featuring KOF XIII character Goro Daimon! You will see lots of meter being used and abused for maximum damage output in HD mode! Here is an exerpt from the description section:

Daimon’s HD mode combos pretty much go in one direction and that’s either juggling them with his hcb-f AC or slamming them onto the ground with his dp K and then into qcb B xx hcf C loops. Many of Daimon’s command grabs do 2 hits with the first hit doing no damage so that pretty much is a 10% damage scaling per grab instead of the usual 5% so if you’re going for damage, you’re better off ending his HD mode combos as soon as possible if you have enough power gauges for his Neo Max. Daimon’s combos are usually practical to do but there’s two main difficult parts and that’s getting 4 df Cs in a juggle and canceling his dp AC at the first hit while still being able to combo after. But other than those, the biggest challenge in this video was trying to fit in 12 combos (I try to make 12 combos for each character) since you can pretty much showcase everything Daimon is capable of in just a few combos considering his limited combo abilities.

Source: Persona Entertainment Youtube

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