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Join The Dream Cancel #KOFXIV Online Tournament #8 – March 17th & 18th 2018

Saturday, March 17th & Sunday, March 18th will have King of Fighters XIV Online Tournaments for Steam players and PS4 players!

The Steam KOFXIV Online Tournament will be ran by CalvinClimb.

Saturday, March 17th & start 4pm Pacific, 6pm Central, 7pm Eastern Standard time.
It will be streamed at https://www.twitch.tv/calvinclimb/ .
You can sign up here: https://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/EEYfcBKKw2

The PS4 KOFXIV Online Tournament will be ran by desmond_kof

Sunday, March 18th & start 6pm Pacific, 8pm Central, 9pm Eastern Standard time.
It will be streamed at https://www.twitch.tv/dreamcancelsnk .
You can sign up here: https://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/JX8Zt3qmlI

We will meet in the Dream Cancel Discord Server an hour before we start in the #kofanyone text channel!


Streaming is encouraged! Just make sure your internet speed is good and wired!

This event will be standard team play. Limited only to players in USA & Canada.

Rules will be 2/3 matches until winners, losers and grand finals which will be 3/5.

Loser can switch characters, winner can change order.

NO WIRELESS/WIFI Connections please!

Check out footage from out last online tournament:

Crazy Battle Circuit Breakers Revenge Tournament – 2/11/2018

Don’t miss the second battle on the 2018 Crazy Battle Circuit, slated to be Breakers Revenge on Fightcade 1! The tournament is open to players of all skill levels and worldwide as long as you have stable, wired internet. It will take place on Sunday, February 11th @ 1PM PST (4PM Eastern). To see more details and sign-up, please see the official website’s page for the game at http://cbc.dx.am/breakrev.html or the Challonge page.

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Crazy Battle Circuit Last Blade 2 Tournament – 1/30/2018

Catch the return of the Crazy Battle Circuit for 2018 as we open up with SNK’s The Last Blade 2 on Fightcade! The tournament is open to players of all skill levels and worldwide so long as you have stable, wired internet. It will take place on Tuesday, January 30th @ 1PM PST (4PM Eastern). To see more details and sign-up, please see the official website’s page for the game at http://cbc.dx.am/lastbld2.html or the Challonge page.

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Join The KingsofCo #KOFXIV PS4 Online Tournament – Sunday 11/26/2017 – COMMUNITY RAISED CASH PRIZE

Kingsofco is throwing a 4th King of Fighters XIV online tournament for PS4 players!
Here is the challonge link to sign-up: http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/wJeIatYsVx

It’s free to enter & the winner gets a prize that you can contribute to!

More info here: https://matcherino.com/tournaments/8784/description

Check out footage from the last KingsofCo KOFXIV Online Tournament #3:

KingsofCo KOFXIV Online Tournament #3 (PS4) Results

1st Place: Decimo (kimkaphan)
2nd Place: Luis Cha (luisscha)
3rd Place: El Rosa

Check out the clips from the best moments of the tournament here: https://go.twitch.tv/kingsofco/clips

Check out the rest of the tournament standings and results here: http://challonge.com/a3pi3w2/standings

Top 8

Grand Finals

Join The KingsofCo #KOFXIV Steam Edition Online Tournament #2 – Sunday 9/17/2017

Kingsofco is throwing another King of Fighters XIV Steam Edition tournament for PC players!
Here is the challonge link to sign-up: http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/BdhjQ5pAQn

It’s free to enter & the winner gets a prize!

Check out footage from the last King of Fighters XIV Online Tournament from last month:

Tournament Recap: Frosty Faustings IX

I was asked to write down my thoughts about heading to the recent edition of the Chicago area winter tournament stalwart: Frosty Faustings.

Traveling from DC headquarters up in the Twin Cities, MN to Chicago twice annually (for both Frosty’s and Combo Breaker) is a time honored tradition now for the members of the KoF scene in Minnesota. We drove down Thursday morning so we’d have lots of time to settle in and find other players to get games in with.

For its entire existence Frosty’s has been one of the premiere national tournaments for anime players, especially Guilty Gear, but it has also for many years attracted Midwest KoF scenes (MN, Chicago, Indiana, Ohio etc) to meet up and duke it out. Over the last three years, tracking with the overall expansion seen in other FGC events, Frosty’s has gone from being run in medium sized bars to full blown majors-sized venues. Last year there were definitely struggles seen in venue size being too small, split areas of where brackets were run, as well as some very late running brackets. We chatted about these issues on the way down and hoped the move to an even larger venue would improve the tournament experience.

The venue opened up on Friday and we made our way down from the also crowded overflow hotel just down the street. Already a testament to the increased popularity of the Frosty’s event was that the venue hotel had sold out Saturday night sometime just after Thanksgiving. We were not accustomed to having to be worrying about getting a room at this normally modest sized regional event, so we late to booking a room. Getting to the venue the scope of why this happened was clear.

Four years ago Frosty’s was being held in a moderate sized bar/gaming space called Game Pazzo in a strip mall. We walked into a venue that was at least as big as the old UFGT/first Combo Breaker venue, which is to say a large sized major tournament. It was quite impressive that they’ve managed to evolve this far! Across the board there was a electrifying atmosphere all weekend as news of Xrd Rev2, the first major US tournaments for both SFV season 2 and BlazBlue CF happening here and a bevy of top players in each game traveling to the event, brought a truly majors-tournament level of excitement.

Having traveled to CEOtaku in October this was the second major I have attended for KoF XIV. Friday I spent all my time in the venue getting games in with players from Atlanta, Michigan, San Francisco and lots of other places. Outside of the first UFGT during the KoF XIII era, I have never attended a tourney that matched this one is the amounts of different KoF scenes that have been able to make it to a single event. It was very heartening and fun to get so many matches in with so many different people. We tried to go to sleep early, but struggled to leave such a lively venue.

Saturday for tournament day the heavy hitters showed up. Top players El Rosa, Violent Kain, Kusanagi, Goichi, KCO_Pedro and KaneBlueRiver all traveled to the event, as well as local area gods James Jr., Mario E and Mooney Blues. It was a stacked tournament and I was sad to miss quite a few great matches in pools that could easily have been a grand finals at a lesser tournament. All told more than 70 people registered for the KoF XIV tournament.

Top 8 was the most exciting I’ve see live so far for a XIV tournament. With the absolute thriller being Mooney Blues v Goichi from Japan which I won’t spoil for you. As a game XIV seems to be developing a fun to watch ‘high stakes’ sort of meta with people fishing at mid to long range into Max Mode or baiting movement at close range. Violent Kain was especially good at punishing people for ill timed movement options.

(Top 8 as streamed by RSBlackrose )

After the tournament was complete everyone stuck around the stations to get in more casuals even though most were exhausted at that point. Violent Kain and El Rosa recorded a FT10. KCO_Pedro got lots of games in with anyone willing. But, one of my favorite moments of the event was late on Saturday night as a dozen or so of us just stood back and looked at the character select screen explaining our thoughts on various characters and where XIV might go in the future.

As me and the other Minnesota players were leaving the venue to pass out in our hotel room we ran into Kane Blue River who showed us the amazing prize each person in top 8 got:

He also gave us great advice in that whenever we can do this (meaning travel to tournaments) we should. Kane said there were a couple players back in Chile that we easily as good as him, but simply couldn’t travel. Solid advice and motivation to try to get to as many events outside your scene as possible. We drove home Sunday with hours of discussions about where XIV is headed as a game, which characters need more exploration and of course what we can do as a scene to improve our play.

To end this I really need to say what an amazing job the TO’s of Frosty Faustings did this year. They have evolved so far in the nine years and this tournament ran as smooth as any I’ve ever been to. If anything they may have already outgrown the size of their event again by next year. Hope to see everyone again at Combo Breaker in May.

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