These last few weeks have been awesome for followers and players in the pro fighting game scene. We had Season’s Beatings a few weeks ago, SoCal Regionals and South Florida Challenge just last week and NorCal Regionals coming up next week. All of these events have (and will) feature the best fighting game talent from around the world, which has led to some amazing matches (and antics) for us to see.
Happening any minute now is the Canada Cup, which as far as I know, is the first major Canadian fighting game tournament. This one should be as big and entertaining as everything else the fighting game community has been spoiled with of late.
A lot of big Super Street Fighter IV names will be here for this event. Diago “The Beast” Umehara will be there, alongside Justin Wong, Mike Ross, Gootecks and Mago. I’m not too familiar with the scene’s top Canadian talent outside of Air and JS Master, but I hope Canada represents! Outside of Super Street Fighter IV, there will also be tournaments for Super Street Fighter II HD Remix, Tekken 6, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift.
I wish I could go to compete and be a part of the tournament experience, but the event is happening on the other side of the country from me. Now that I’ve had a taste of tournament experience under my belt, I’d love to try it again, especially one with top talent like that. If you can’t head out there, like me, you can watch the live stream, provided to us by Team Spooky. They’ve done an amazing job running fighting game streams in the past and the production values should be just as good this weekend.
This weekend is going to be a busy one for me, which means I won’t be able to camp in front of my computer all weekend to watch the action, but I will check in as often as I can. If you have any interest in fighting games, now might be a good time to put down the controllers and watch the masters at work.