The month of December will be very eventful for King of Fighters XIV events both online and offline in the US! The “King of Winter” is a campaign to bring awareness to these stellar events with their rich talent! Spearheaded by the collaborative efforts of the US KOF community, Dreamcancel will be promoting these events!
Don’t miss out! If you can’t attend, be sure to watch!
We hope you enjoy this action-packed December as the “King of Winter” rages on! We’ll be adding more tournaments in to the list as they’re announced. Be sure to also check the Worldwide KOF Calender to keep aware!
After a few months of pooling through the data, Fatacon and I have finished our analysis of all the data collected during the #KOFSurvey. It took as a while. However, with the brand new changes just a few days away, we wanted to publish this asap. Special thanks to all the collaborators who helped with translating, sharing, and giving so much advice. A very special thanks to KPB|Zidiane who acted as the editor for the final product. Please note: This goes over the English survey data and uses figures from them. We may make a comparison analysis at a later date.
#KOFSurvey was a community initiative started on October 6th, 2016 and ended formally in January 2017. Users entered in information on their general experience with “The King of Fighters XIV” at that time as well as what they would need to watch, learn, and play more KOF. We successfully gathered more than 4,000 unique entries spanning over 7 different languages such as Spanish, Japanese, Korean, and even Turkish!
#KOFSurvey Analysis Article
For the tl;dr – Our whole community has to step up and work together. We have so many communities spanning over the entire globe; we can accomplish so much when we’re all on the same page. My next goal is to make that collaborative.
For our player spotlight, we are highlighting a man whose excitement for KOF is pure, exciting, and infectious.
A content producer that I’m excited to shine some light on is Ignant Rizzy. Rizzy is a fighting game enthusiast that has been producing KOF content since the initial announcement. His reaction videos, for this author, were entertaining and refreshing. Since launch, he’s been posting videos of his adventures online playing KOF and improving. Ignant Rizzy has a talent to treat his viewers like you’re one of the gang. As a listener, Rizzy treats his viewers like good friends and speaks his mind genuinely about every topic. There’s so much enjoyment to be had in watching someone have fun, and Rizzy has a LOT of fun playing KOF.
If you’d like to watch his reactions to the KOF trailers or if you’d like to see some of his latest play time, check the vid and the links below. Be sure to watch his vids, drop a like, follow him on Twitch, Youtube, and all the things. This is Reiki, and I’m out! Peace!
This data is being shared with the hope that responsible and eager members of the community can make a change. We also hope tournaments and events that cater to our community use this information to see further growth.
The survey is complete and we will do a follow up in mid 2017. The follow up will see how perceptions have changed.
The Spanish, Korean, and Japanese surveys will be up till December.
Fatacon and Reiki-Kito has set up a interest survey to further understand what players and viewers (like yourself) want out of KOFXIV events. This survey is intended to help understand and shape KOF communities around the world. Results will be shared with community leaders and organizers to create a growing and positive community!
SNK is hosting two KOF XIV streams this month. The first one is coming up this Friday and will be hosted by Nemo and Famitsu. The event will start on Friday 9pm (Japan time) and will be streamed on NicoNico:
Taking place in Atlanta, GA for the nineteenth year in a row, Final Round 19 hosted a ton of fighting games over the weekend, including a The King of Fighters XIII side tournament. Here are the results for the Top 3 of the event.
1. Malik (Hwa/Shen/Kyo, Duo Lon/Hwa/Kyo, Kyo/Hwa/King)
2. 482 Creole Mustard (Ryo/Takuma/Yuri)
3. HimeCut (Mr. Karate/Clark/Kim)
Videos of the tournament have been posted on SixFortyFive’s YouTube Channel in a playlist provided.
Earlier this morning, SNK Playmore published news concerning the next playable demo location for King of Fighters XIV. The next demonstration location will be at the Taipei Game Show in Taiwan on Friday, January 29th, 2016 to Tuesday, February 2nd.
The Taipei Game Show (TpGS) is the only game show in the country of Taiwan and one of the first gaming show cases of the year. Over 130 companies have signed up to present at this event worldwide. TpGS is hosted at the Taipei World Trade Center: Hall 1.
There is no further information regarding new characters/updates to the game at this time. Stay tuned!