Mark the date, July 29th! Though, it’s not part of the official line-up, SF2 at EVO cannot be stopped!
Following the successful side-tourney at Revelations, we’re not stopping there! DGV has made plans for another ST tournament at the year’s biggest tournament. The entry fee is not for the weary so bring your A-game because the competition is expected to be fierce!
TRUST is a program written by David Boudreau (XSPR). He has graciously written up this article to help explain the program.
A few websites have offered various ways to get better at ST for some years now, such as Street Fighter Dojo which offers a comprehensive list of videos for any given character match-up; You browse to find a particular character’s match-up, and see what strategies and counters that some of the best players employ. There are also many tutorial videos available, demonstrating particular attacks or tactics like option selects or combos, with helpful features such as displaying inputs and replaying the tricky parts in slow-motion. Console ports of fighting games also have training modes.
Watching videos can give you an idea of what to do, but does not offer you the context of playing in an actual match to put it into practice and become familiar with actually Executing it.
While a training mode is the true test for self improvement for that shortcoming, no console port offers much in terms of features in this department to test the particular scenario you want to create (outside of very simple options such as making the dummy character jump straight up, crouch or block etc).
TRUST is a program designed to address this gap and lets you customize your own training mode particular to any given scenario that you want to practice. It even comes with a number of lessons built-in, which offer a kind of “missing manual” that never came with the game itself.
This year’s SBO ST qualifiers are being held this weekend at Midwest Championships in Nashville, TN. Unfortunately, the event will not be streamed but it looks like matches will be recorded. Good luck to everyone trying to make Team USA!
The results from the Super Turbo tournament at NorCal Regionals are in. Daigo pulls it out over Valle in the finals. Great job Fudd, Papasi, Mizuki and company on running another successful ST tourney!
Three days away! All you Nor Cal ST and SF2 fans, go hit up the Super Turbo Tournament @ NorCal Regionals this Saturday. The ST scene is enjoying a nice resurgence lately but still needs all the support it can get.