The April 2013 issue of Arcadia magazine had a P4U matchup chart created by surveying the various top players of each character in the game. Kurushii was nice enough to provide everyone with a scan of the page in question, and I’ve went ahead and translated the chart here. It’s interesting to see the differing opinions of the various players, like how the Kanji and Elizabeth players both think the matchup is in their respective characters’ favor.
Man, I know I am super late on posting this, but I’ve been really busy recently. If for some reason you haven’t already heard the announcement, the next Guilty Gear game is in development! It’s titled Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-, and the name implies that it’s the true third game in the series, as Xrd is a combination of X and 3rd. The game is running on the Unreal engine and uses 3d models instead of the sprites that we’re all familiar with. No further details are available yet.
Recently, Jonio has announced a slight change in Mikado’s weekly schedule of Guilty Gear events. Tuesdays will still have the Random 2on2 tournament. But now, Wednesdays will have a special tournament geared towards intermediate players. Thursdays will have a 3on3 tournament, and Saturdays will also be a 3on3 unless there are enough players for a 5on5.
The Arc Revolution Cup finished on May 19th, and the Xrd Sign announcement was definitely the biggest news to come out of it. As for the tournament, preliminary matches for all three games were being played simultaneously, so we didn’t get much footage from pre top 8 Guilty Gear. However, Arc Sys did announce that all matches were recorded, and will eventually be released. My guess is they will use the existing Arc Revo Cup Youtube account to release the complete footage. Kiisha Faust was the winner of the GG tournament, and he played a spectacular match vs Haaken Potemkin in the grand finals.
Speaking of Kiisha, he recently shared his personal character ranking for AC +R.
S Chipp Faust Dizzy Baiken Millia
A Jam Slayer May Anji Order-Sol
B Testament A.B.A Axl Kliff I-No
C Johnny Justice Potemkin Eddie Sol Ky Robo Venom Bridget
Finally, I’ve collected the complete stream footage of Arc Revo Cup GG as well as the special Mikado events that took place a day before it! The final rosters of the 25on25 are a little different than what I posted earlier, as some players could not make it at the last minute. There are a ton of videos, so you can see them after the break. continue reading…
The fan vote for the participating players of the upcoming East vs West Japan 23on23 just finished yesterday, so Takuya has tweeted the (almost) complete teams. I’ve translated the teams below:
Kabegiwa no DC
Yes, I wrote almost complete teams, because as you can see, West Japan does not have a Potemkin! I’ll update this post again when they decide on a Pot player.
I already wrote about Arc Revo Cup finals happening this weekend, but remember that Mikado is also holding a special 5on5 along with the aforementioned East vs Japan 25on25! It will be happening on the exact same day that the last chance qualifiers are being held, the 18th. Jonio has already posted the stream link, which is set to go live on 13:30, which is around 9:30PM PST Friday. So the Mikado events will be happening almost simultaneously with the last chance qualifiers. It’s gonna be a really cool weekend for GG, so don’t miss it!
It is now one week until the Arc Revolution Cup finals are taking place, so the official site has made a number of updates. They have posted the complete brackets for all three games. Hitconfirm has a translation of the first round matches to be played in each block. Additionally, Shinjin has done an English translation of the GG bracket, and Jourdal and Kurushii have done a translation for the BBCP bracket. Note that the 2 last chance qualified players will be playing against FAB and Kabegiwa no DC respectively.
Much to my surprise, the event will also be streamed for free on both Nico and Twitch! The last chance qualifiers for all games will be happening on the 18th at 12:30 Japan time on the Godsgarden Twitch channel. This is around Friday 8:30 PST. The finals are taking place on the 19th, and will be streamed on the Arc Fes twitch channel starting at around 12PM Japan time.
Now that the Arc Revolution Cup qualifiers are over, the date of the finals is set to be May 19th. Recently, Jonio has been planning a couple of special Mikado GG events to take place on the day before Arc Revo finals, the 18th. So far, there is going to be a 3on3, 5on5, and most importantly an East vs West Japan 25on25! The players of each team will be decided by an online fan vote, which closes on May 15th! The pages are available below: East Japan(Kanto) voting page West Japan(Kansai) voting page
There have been more Arc Revo Cup qualifier videos released since my last post, so you can see them after the break! continue reading…