- June 25th:
|There were a few more Japanese players that were interested at various points in time but because of various reasons (mainly the cost of the trip), it looks like there will be five invites coming. So barring any last minute changes, there will be SEVEN ToL qualifier spots up for grabs at EVO!|
|The top 4 players in the Last Chance Qualifier #1 will advance to the ToL finals and the top 3 players in the Last Chance Qualifier #2 will advance to the ToL finals. With so many top players having already qualified, this will be a great chance for everyone to get into the finals. We are expecting some fierce battles as players fight for those last prestigious ToL spots! Good luck!|
- June 22nd:
|Old School Jason Wilson qualifies for TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS by winning the Midwest Championships qualifiers!|
- June 18th:
|The TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS entry fees, payout and hardware information can be found here, on the ST Revival website.|
- June 17th:
|The TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS trailer and detailed schedule can be found here, on the ST Revival site.|
- June 16th:
|John Choi wins the Southtown Arcade ToL qualifier and joins TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS!|
|Despite without US sticks and struggling on the Japanese controls, Choi defeated MonGoloRoboKop in the finals to join the 32-man finals to take place at EVO 2012!|
- June 15th:
|Daigo "the Beast" Umehara will participate in TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS as the final Japanese invite.|
|SWe had reserved a spot for Daigo from the beginning, anticipating that he would like to participate. Because of this and Daigo winning the CEO ToL qualifier, second place finisher, James "jchensor" Chen qualifies for TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS!|
- June 7th:
|Announcing the final US Invite for TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS, Jumpsuit Jesse Cardenas!|
|Jesse, known for his incredible Fei Long has had great showings at Texas Showdown, Final Round, Midwest Championships and EVO. He was also a qualifier for the 2003 SBO ST team.|
- June 3rd:
|Julien "Zass" Beasley qualifies for TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS at Northwest Majors!|
|ST Playah defeated Jason "AfroCole" Cole in a thrilling final set to win NW Majors. Unfortunately, STP is unable to attend EVO and because Cole has already qualified/invited, the NW Majors qualifier goes to Beasley!|
- June 2nd:
|DNGR S PAPERCUT qualifies for TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS by winning the BOX ARENA qualifier!|
|PAPERCUT bested DGV in the finals and overcame a tough field with Digital Infamy, Zaspacer, kuroppi, Moocus, Voltech among the other participants.|
- May 30th:
|Announcing the second US Invite for TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS, Jason "AfroCole" Cole!|
|AfroCole is a legendary name in the ST world, dating back to the mid 1990s. He won back to back ST championships in 2001 and 2002 at B5 and EVO 2002. He also has multiple top eight finishes at B4, EVO 2005 and last year's EVO Casino Cup. Cole has also placed and won at many majors around the country over the years.|
- May 30th:
|Jeron "Hiro" Grayson qualifies for TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS!|
|Jeron finished 3rd at UFGT8 behind DGV and the winner, Alex Valle. Because both Valle and DGV have already qualified for ToL, the qualifier spot goes to Jeron!|
- May 23th:
|Announcing the first US Invite for TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS, Jason "Shirts" de Haras.|
|Shirts is a long time veteran ST player and has placed 3rd place and 7th place finish at EVO in 2002 and 2008 respectively. He also placed 4th at B4 Championships back in 2000 and qualified for SBO in 2003.|
- May 15th:
|Congratulations to Riz0ne and Laugh for qualifying for TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS at Season's Beatings: Summer Slam!|
|Riz0ne is a former SBO qualifier in 2011 and Laugh is a well known multi-game Street Fighter player from South Korea.|
- May 15th:
|Congratulations to Brent "Immortal" Werling for qualifying for TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS at Power Up!|
|Brent is a former SBO qualifier in 2011 and will join the roster of Claw players who are already in the TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS!|
- April 18th:
|We are happy to announce that The Box Arena will be joining as a TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS qualifier!|
|When we expanded the finals to 32 back in February, we had made plans to run a qualifier at Team Madcatz Championships in San Diego, which was scheduled to take place last weekend. After the announcement last week that TMC would be postponed until after EVO, we were approached by Box Arena to move the qualifier to their location at Frubble. Frank Fresh, the director at Box Arena is an avid ST fan and Box Arena became the perfect choice to replace TMC, as Frank wants to be a part of the ST revival, they are the premiere fighting game group in San Diego and we get to keep the qualifier in SoCal, like originally planned.|
|The Box Arena qualifier will take place on Saturday, June 2 at 2PM. The qualifiers will be $20 to enter and is standard ST tournament format:|
|3 out of 5 games.|
|Akuma is banned.|
|Box Arena has plans to stream the qualifiers at http://www.twitch.tv/theboxarena|
- April 11th:
Congratulations to Carlos "CVital" Vital for pulling of a surprise and winning the Texas Showdown TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS Qualifier! CVital pulled off upsets over Super Turbo greats John Choi and Jumpsuit Jesse.
You can watch the grand finals between CVital and Choi here.
- April 3rd:
|We are excited to announce that Nuki has confirmed for TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS!|
|A multi-game legend in both Japan and America, Nuki is not only known for his aggressive game play, but he is also recognized for his outlandish commentary during intense matches. Since the late-90s, Nuki has been a dominant force in games such as Street Fighter Alpha 3, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Street Fighter 3: Third Strike, and most notably Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo.|
|Nuki has competed at EVO mutilple times at the past and has placed 2nd in Super Turbo in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2008 but has never been able to take the championship. Will this year be the year Nuki finally breaks through and claims the title?|
We are thrilled to announce that X-MANIA EUROPE will host a qualifier for TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS.
Maho has posted on SRK that "The qualifier will be reserved for european players, fee is 10€ and winner gets all the pot, plus a guaranteed spot for the finals to be held at Evo."
Big thank you to Commando from IEBattlegrounds for providing the incredible stream coverage. Please follow his channel to support his stream and help him improve and keep his streams going.
- March 28th:
We are happy to announce that Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 8 will be joining as a TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS qualifier.
UFGT8 will be held May 25-27 at Chicago, IL. You can visit their website here.
- March 13th:
Two top Japanese players, Kusumondo and MAO have confirmed for TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS.
Kusumondo, who is regarded as the top Honda player in the world, is a former X-MANIA winner in 2004. He also has 2nd place X-MANIA finishes on his resume in 2005 and 2007. More recently, he placed 2nd only to fellow Japanese player, Kurahashi last year at X-MANIA Europe.
MAO, is a relatively new school Japanese ST Player but already has a Tougeki championship under his belt, as well as winning Star Cup 2011 and a top 3 finish at X-MANIA 2010. He joins Tokido as another Japanese Claw player to contend with.
Will any of the US Qualifiers step up and be able to take out these two incredible players? These players are used to team tournament formats so how will they fare against America's best one on one and with an American tournament format? We will find out at EVO 2012!
- March 12th:
We are happy to announce that Northwest Majors is back as a TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS qualifier! Thanks to Jason Nelson and Chris from NW Majors for setting this up!
Northwest Majors will be held on June 2-3 in Seattle, WA. You can visit their website here.
Unfortunately, due to some issues regarding gaming for money, we've decided to cancel the GGPO Online Qualifier. GGPO will be replaced by NW Majors.
The date for the Southtown Arcade qualifier in San Francisco has been decided. It will be held on June 16th. Thank you to Arturo for his help setting this up!
- March 8th:
We are happy to announce that Power Up will be joining as a TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS qualifier.
Power Up will be held on April 13-15 at Cincinnati, OH. You can visit their website here.
- March 4th:
The legend himself, Alex "CaliPower" Valle qualified for the TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS at Final Round. In a hard fought finals against Damdai, Alex came up a little short but since Damdai has already qualified through the fan vote, the rules state that the 2nd place finisher will be awarded the invite.
- February 29:
Due to the request from various tournament organizers across the US and from additional interest from players from Japan, we have decided to expand the TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS from 16 to 32 to accommodate everyone wishing to be a part of this huge event!
We have added the following tournaments as qualifiers for the TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS:
|Final Round||Atlanta, GA||March 3, 2012|
|Texas Showdown||Houston, TX||April 6, 2008|
|C.E.O.||Orlando, FL||June 15, 2017|
|Midwest Championships||Nashville, TN||June 22, 2012|
|SouthTown Arcade||San Francisco, CA||TBA|
|GGPO Online Qualifier||TBA||TBA|
In addition, we have added an additional qualifying tournament for Super Arcade, Season's Beatings, and East Coast Throwdown.
For the Japanese players, we have increased the invites to 8 invites. There will still be major challenges to have the Japanese players confirm entry but the interest is definitely there and we will try out best to work with the Japanese players to make this happen.
We also have set aside three Wildcard spots for qualifier sites that we will announce shortly.
- February 29:
Congratulations to Damdai for winning the fan vote held from February 15th to February 27th. Damdai is the second player to make it into the TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS Finals.
As we do not want to prevent players from travelling to tournaments, any player who has already qualified, may enter an future qualifiers (with the exception of tournaments that are holding two qualifiers). If a player who has already qualified, wins a future qualifier, the runner-up will receive the qualifier spot. Visit the Rules/Information page for complete rules and details.
- February 15:
For the 25th anniversary of Street Fighter, the most legendary names in fighting games will compete for more than $3000 at EVO in the granddaddy of them all: Super Street Fighter II Turbo. The timeless storylines of East vs West, U.S. vs Japan and Old Guard vs New School will clash in the most ageless, accessible and eternally intense fighter ever.
And you can earn a spot in the championship 16-man Main Event! Win one of seven tournaments across the U.S. to see your name up in lights against true legends of the fighting-game community (see schedule below).
Log on to www.kuroppi.com/tournamentoflegends/fanvote between February 15th and February 27th to vote for your favorite competitor, earning them an invite in July's championship. The winner will be announced on February 28th on the Box Arena stream. Keep checking for more details, including confirmed competitors, interviews and more. We will be announcing US and Japanese invites over the coming weeks.
We aim to host the most exciting and stacked 16-player tournament in ST's long history and provide a spectacular show for fighting-game lovers around the globe. U.S. and Japanese stars with the most extensive competitive resumes who do not qualify at any official event will be chosen by a panel of tournament organizers and Super Turbo experts to fill the remaining qualifier slots, ensuring that we truly host a Tournament of Legends.