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Dream Cancel KOFXIII Steam Battle #7 – Sunday 7/12/2015

On Sunday July 12th will be our 7th steam battle for King of Fighters XIII Steam Edition! We will meet up and play together Sunday at 2pm Central time/3pm Eastern Standard Time!

Optional check-in is 30 minutes before the session starts (1:30pm CST, 2:30pm EST) and we will stop collecting scores at 6pm CST/7pm EST.

We will meet in the group chat for the game: steam://friends/joinchat/103582791433979937

kofxiii steam group chat

This is will be the 3rd Journey To Dream Cancel Cup online event to play for PlayKOF ranking points!

http://dreamcancel.com/journey-to-dream-cancel-cup/

All players in attendance will play each other in a first to 3 wins set. Everyone will play at the same time. After you have finished playing with one person, move on to the next available player and so on (in the chat say “FREE” when you are available). When you are playing, please try to keep track of your score either through chat reminders or tally marks on pen and paper. Report your final score in the group chat. All players wins will be tallied, ranked and posted at the end.

It is recommended you try to play as many different people as possible, and you are allowed to rematch with previous opponents once.

Top 3 scoring players will PlayKOF points and will be added to the ranking board!

If you’re playing someone you’ve never faced before, be sure to run a test match to make sure both of your connections feel playable to each other. If they don’t, you can opt out and face another person with a better connection.

While you are playing in the session make sure your connection is free and isn’t being used to stream video or upload or download files. Also make sure that your connection isn’t being used or shared by anyone else on your network.

No wireless connections, please!

See you then!

Dream Cancel Forum: http://dreamcancel.com/forum/index.php?topic=3465.0

Journey To Dream Cancel Cup Standings 7/1/2015 Update

PlayKOF points and ranks have been updated from the month of June!

http://dreamcancel.com/kofxiii-standings/

http://dreamcancel.com/kof98fe-standings/

http://dreamcancel.com/kof2002um-standings/

Full standings: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_SoG8x0dHcDp6yX5IvF4Rs-H-Wl_zdXbY9o9UTD0Dy8/edit?pli=1#gid=262776927

For more information about the Journey To Dream Cancel Cup, visit the main information page here: http://dreamcancel.com/journey-to-dream-cancel-cup/

Contact us at [email protected] if you would like your tournament to be added to the circuit!

KOF XIII EVO 2015 details

As you might have noticed. EVO 2015 registration has closed down. Here are more details regarding the EVO 2015 side tournament:

  • You can register online (kofxiiiatevo)
  • You can pay on site (starting Thursday room #TBD or  at our booth (Friday) from 7AM – 11 AM)
  • Registration is $10
  • KingsofCo will stream the side tournament
  • You can donate for the pot (more info on the kofxiii at evo website)
  • If you want to participate in other side tournaments check out AnimeEVO for the full list (not just Air Dash Games)
  • The Tournament will start July 17 at 12 noon, and top 8 will be Saturday (Time, and stream TBD)

For more information check out the kofxiiiatevo website, leave a message here, or contact us on the following places:

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Reddit

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email

See you guys in Vegas!!!

Exploring KoF XIII dialogues: Mai and the Shiranui legacy

Even if you play KoF mostly for the competitive side of things and don’t really care about the game’s story, you must have at least spent some time in XIII’s Arcade mode to unlock Billy and Saiki. In the process, you may have read or skipped all the pre-match exchanges between every pair of characters that meets in the game’s Arcade mode.

Some of those conversations reference story elements from previous games, and not just from the KoF series, so new players might not be familiar with some of the referenced names and events. Since the stories and characters SNK has developed over the years are among the strongest aspects of their body of work, it’s worth trying to clarify some of them.

She doesn’t have a major role in KoF XIII’s primary story, but as a famous character she was heavily requested during XII’s release. Mai was therefore given considerable focus in XIII’s promotional materials, so she seems like an interesting character to start with.

In her match with Takuma, he mentions someone called Hanzo:

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In depth analysis of character drop speeds and Iori safe jump timing

TSS Atma recently put up a new video where he analyzes the nuances of different characters’ drop speed and how that affects Iori’s safe jump timing.

Here is the description of how it works:

“So Athena hits the floor after SDM on frame 40, normal characters on frame 38. Joe hits the floor on frame 33 and the consequence is DM becomes an 8f safejump and SDM a 10f safejump against him(so neither work!)

There is no such thing as Athena/King/Joe having magical faster starting up moves or cancelling their wake up frames, they just happen to hit the floor faster in certain scenarios. In Athena’s crystal bit case the 3rd and 4th frame have a really small hitbox around her head, so it can’t really hit grounded opponents consistently, but can hit airbourne ones.

This is why EX Kyo Rekka string will always lead to a 3f safejump on any character, as his rekka is special in that it forces characters to hit the ground immediately when done on the ground.

Further Clarification:

Everything in this video is to do with characters hitting the ground at different times after Iori’s super, they do not wake up at different speeds or anything like that. Shen hits the ground on the 36th, as does King. Kula on the 37th. Yuri, Karate and Saiki hit on the 39th frame, and that’s important for Yuri as it means she cannot hold neutral to abuse her bug as Iori’s safejump is 4f.

What’s important is this is not universal and a good example of that would be Chin. Chin lands on the 38th frame like most of the cast after the DM/SDM however against Vice after a normal throw he hits the ground super late compared to other characters, which allows Vice to combo her EX Sleeve on Chin. The numbers stated are not universal! It can change from situation to situation but generally what I have found is there are often repeat characters(King, Joe) and for most of the “standard” cast, they don’t ever seem to have this strange phenomenon happen.”

Dream Cancel KOF2002UM Steam Battle #2 Results & Videos

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This past Steam Battle for KOF2002UM, we had over 9 players joining us!

To check out the scores and results, visit the forum thread where they are posted: http://dreamcancel.com/forum/index.php?topic=3463.msg70148#msg70148

Here is a video recorded by bpakito facing off against sketchspace, laziefred:

Next game for the Steam Battle will be KOF13! Check out details here: http://dreamcancel.com/forum/index.php?topic=3465.msg70149#msg70149

Korean Ratio Chart for KOF XIII

CIET-9OUMAAhxr_In an effort to increase character diversity, members of the Japanese Korean KOF community have created a ratio chart for an upcoming ratio tournament for KOF XIII.  The practice of using ratio lists to increase character diversity dates back to some of the older KOF titles.  See here for an example ratio list for KOF 2002um.  Basically, you pick a team that comprised with characters with a total point ratio equal or less than number specified.

A note worth mentioning is that a ratio chart is not a tier list.  It is meant to increase character diversity, so it is based on only on character strength, but also popularity and relative distribution of characters in the different ratios.

Do you agree or disagree with this ratio chart?  Or do you feel like we should start running similar ratio tournaments in the future?  Let us know in the comments below.

Update 1:  Added a ratio chart from Scotland (Max ratio = 9).

11156398_10153205422693608_8309542395025404050_nUpdate 2:  Our friends at kofkoucha and Gatoray pointed out that the ratio chart is in fact Korean, not Japanese.  Much thanks to Meep for pointing this out.

Hyper Battle 2 KOF Tournament Full Results & Videos

KOF13 (14 Players)
1.) LDA MCZ|Luis Cha
2.) ST TL|Kanibalito
3.) MEXIKOF|El Rosa
4.) KCO J Alan
5.) MEXIKOF|Violent Kain
5.) KCO Astro
7.) KCO Pedro
7.) TKC Vicio

Grand Finals

Bracket: http://challonge.com/u4hv99am

KOF2002UM (11 Players)
1.) Luis Cha
2.) El Rosa
3.) Violent Kain
3.) Kanibalito
5.) Pedro
5.) Astro
5.) Vicio
5.) Jose

Grand Finals

Bracket: http://challonge.com/766ti483

KOF98UMFE (11 Players)
1.) Violent Kain
2.) Luis Cha
3.) El Rosa
3.) Kanibalito
5.) KCO Pedro
5.) KCO Jose
5.) KCO Astro
5.) TKC Vicio

Grand Finals

Bracket: http://challonge.com/n95pq5hd

Videos: http://www.twitch.tv/kingsofco/profile/past_broadcasts (youtube links coming soon)

Columbia Cup KOF Tournament Full Results & Videos

KOF13
1 LDA Toshi
2 XRT I Huevo
3 NEM – Shanks
4 MXKOF LDA I Violent Kain
5 Papa Noel
5 PX RocklandKyo
7 MADARA
7 TCCR Soda

Full Results: http://challonge.com/PxColCupKOFXIIITop16/standings

KOF2002UM

1. LDA Toshi
2. NEM Shanks
3. XTR | Huevo
4. EGN Schmoo
5. Papa Noel
5. KFD
7. MXKOF LDA | VIOLENT KAIN
7. [Px] xkill

Full Results: http://challonge.com/es/gxzx12w6

KOF98UMFE

1. EGN Schmoo
2. lokotito
3. XTR | Huevo
4. Papa Noel
5. CBK Mister
5. wk|tinty
7. Henry
7. Px RocklandKyo

Full Results: http://challonge.com/m35p00z4

Videos: http://www.twitch.tv/px_team/profile/past_broadcasts

Youtube links will be available soon.

Source: Daniel Himura

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