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RECAP: SCR 2011 NorCal vs SoCal 5v5

In honor of AfterShock this weekend, I’ll repost the SCR’11 5v5 Grudge match. Will NorCal get their revenge? Will there be any controversy? Start button pressing? One thing is for sure, there’s going to be a lot of trash talking, excuse making and a whole lot of HYPE MATCHES!

I’ll leave this here…

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A few words from Atlus regarding KOFXIII and EVO 2012

I just received this from Aram Jabbari at Atlus:

Nearly a year ago, ATLUS signed on to publish THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII in North America. We were excited to become a part of such a legendary franchise. The title’s quality was readily apparent, a fact further supported by its positive reception in Japanese arcades.

We reached out to the biggest KOF communities around the world, connecting with sites like DreamCancel, Orochinagi, SNK-Capcom, and others. With the help of their fantastic and passionate community organizers, people like Oscar Oyarzabal, Neil Cambre, Alan Francois, and Giby Zia, we were always in the right places at the right times and were able to arrange or participate in numerous events through which to promote the game. We are endlessly thankful for all of the help they offered us, for all of their advice, and for all of their passion. We had some fighting community people on our staff, but there’s no way we could have been able to reach out to the community as effectively as we did without their help.

I was at Evo 2012 this past weekend and left the hall amid chants of “K-O-F.” For anyone who was there, or who watched it online, it was an unforgettable Top 8, and one of the most exciting Grand Finals ever. The air in the ballroom was absolutely electric. For myself, witnessing the rise of THE KING OF FIGHTERS at Evo was a thrill. For the people who’ve been working hard in the KOF community for so many years, it must have been something much more. Truly, it was a moment that couldn’t have come without their dedication.

Congratulations to MadKOF and Bala; their back and forth battle was the epic stuff of legend. While there may have been a winner and a loser when all was said and done, their commitment to leaving it all on that Evo stage ultimately made all of us feel like winners, and further validates those who’ve tirelessly devoted their time and energy to the KOF series.

From all of us at ATLUS: thank you!

And in response to that, I’d like to say, on behalf of Dream Cancel and the KOF community, thank you for taking the chance on publishing KOFXIII and making this all possible!

KOFXIII EVO 2012 results

I can’t go out with a farewell post!

Grand Finals begin at 2hours31min mark! All credits goto Iplaywinner.

Top 8
1. CafeID|MadKOF (Duo Lon, Chin, Kim)
2. IGL|Bala (Billy, Takuma, Shen | Others)
3. CafeID|Verna (Duo Lon, Shen, Kim | Others)
4. CafeID|Guts (EX Iori, Saiki, Shen | Others)
5. vVv|Romance (King, Benimaru, Yuri | Others)
5. CafeID|Lacid (Kyo, Ash, Kim)
7. AS|Reynald (Mr. Karate, Benimaru, Kim)
7. Yang Yao Ren (Mr. Karate, Hwa, Mature)

A few parting words

EVO 2012 was nothing short of amazing. BALA was dominating as usual but MadKOF was like a man possessed as he battled his way through his fellow Cafe Id team members and into finals. His opening round was a strong statement as his Duo Lon completely decimated BALA’s Billy. And then shit got real.

Seeing KOF on the main stage at EVO was too lofty a goal when Dream Cancel launched. The idea behind the site was to create a place for the KOF community to meet, share information and grow. It was as simple as that. It kind of had to be since, back then, nobody know if KOFXIII would even be released on home consoles.

When DC launched, I was lucky enough to find some very good mods to help build the frame work here and really cement the community through information sharing and online tournaments. And, when XIII was released, we shifted our focus to it and tried our hardest to unify the community behind that game. I think we were successful in that goal and, seeing the turnout and hype at EVO for XIII, the overall FGC seems to agree.

Moving on
Now that DC has accomplished more than I could have hoped, it’s time for me to move on. I am working on returning to school part-time to earn a Bachelors degree, even though my Associates has gotten me rather far. It’s also time for a new vision to drive the site and, to that end, I’m leaving Desmond Delaghetto and Kane317 in charge. Both of these guys have been extremely good for Dream Cancel and will, no doubt, keep the momentum going as well as exploring new ideas. I look forward to seeing what they come up with.

I owe tons of people thanks for the success of Dream Cancel. Everyone who has ever volunteered as a mod has been outstanding and I owe them all a debt of gratitude. I also appreciate every member of the Dream Cancel family. Without all of you, DC is nothing. Finally, I owe a great deal of thanks to the haters. Nothing lets you know you’re succeeding as much as the ire of the hater collective.

And with that, thanks for playing. I’ll catch you around!

– nilcam

Drive Cancel Radio Episode 8: Team Chaos

Desmond Delaghetto and David Kong interview Team Chaos (StolenHope, Yoshi, Romance, The Beast and Soma), learning more about the team’s history as well as KOF history. Enjoy!

Episode 8: Team Chaos

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Drive Cancel Radio Episode 7 – Relaunch

Desmond Delaghetto is joined by David Kong for the relaunch of Drive Cancel Radio. This episode, they’re talking to A-Visionz, aka ApocryphicV about this past Power Up 2012 KOFXIII Tournament and discussing their plans for the future of the show. They also talk about the results from Shadowloo Showdown 2012 and Seasons Beatings 2012.

Episode 7: Transition

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Power Up 2012 KOFXIII results

KOFXIII Tournament results
1. IGL|B.A.L.A. (Leona/Joe/Takuma)
2. FC|NYChris G (King/Kyo/Benimaru, Edit random, Team random)
3. TFA.RZR|Banana Ken (Athena/Elisabeth/Yuri)
4. DandyJ (Ralf/Mr. Karate/Kim, Billy/Mr. Karate/Hwa, Mr. Karate/EX Iori/Hwa)
5. ActionHank (Robert/K’/Benimaru)
5. James Jr. (Andy/EX Iori/King)

Link to the archive. Thanks to Alex in the comments!

Team Cancel vs Team Power Up (6v6 event) results
Team Power Up defeats Team Cancel, 6-5

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