The summer grind continues to grind all the way into the autumn, with Summer Jam. The french are coming out this week with a big event, ultimate fighting arena. In fact we got event all over the world again this week. Final Fighters China, Show Me Your Moves, and Battery Basement smash events in the US, Dreamolition Derby in Munich, and DreamHack CS:GO in Sweden.
The eSports community suffered a heart breaking incident recently. I hope that steps are taken to avoid such a thing from happening again. Steps are being taken to help support those who were affected, more info in this article.
Not to be confused with a CD music collection being sold via television commercial for only $19.99, if you act now. Summer Jam 12 is a Tekken World Tour masters event, so we got really heavy hitters showing up, including the best Tekken player in the world, [Rox Dragon] Knee. But as the event is in New Jersey, you can also expect the Atlanta crew to show up. You know what that means? That means Pokchop, which is synonymous with HYPE. Arguably the USA’s best player and hands down, the world’s best King player, Lil Majin will also be attending. This is gonna be crazy.
There’s also going to be a Soul Calibur tournament with a Beta of the game. Calm down, to answer your question: Yes, Kayane is going to be there.
Over in France we have Ultimate Fighting Arena 2018. A rather large event.
Which is why I was so disappointed to find the lack information on the streaming side of things. Oh well, I’ll update this if more specific information is released. There we go. They came through. Good people. I’ll be tuning into that Tekken 7 and MKX games.
We have a Capcom Pro Tour event in Shaanxi, China. Purelly a Street Fighter event. Luckily there is an english stream. But if you speak mandarin, pop on over to the other stream if you wish.
Looking for some Melee and/or Smash 4? We got that covered too. Starting with Show Me Your Moves 19 in Urbana, Illinois. We got names like n0ne, KHJ Drephen, AbsentPage, Ginger, and Prince Abu competing.
Schedule:(September 1st - All Times CDT)
Tentative Melee Schedule:
10:30 AM: Doubles
1:30 PM: Singles Wave A
3:00 PM: Singles Wave B
4:30 PM - Smash Ladder Opens
6:00 PM: Top 64
Tentative Smash 4 Schedule
10:30 AM - Doubles
1:30 PM - Singles Wave A
3:30 PM - Singles Wave B
5:00 PM - Smash Ladder Opens
6:00 PM - Top 32
8:00 PM - Top 8
Streams: (They didn’t bother to tell us what’s going to be streamed where)
Over in Munich we have the destruction derby of dreams. A decent sized event with over 100 competitors. Given the timezone difference, I’ll probably tune in and watch some Tekken before Summer Jam. If you’re in Europe, then you should too if you have the time.
Schedule: (All Times in CEST)
And here we have more Smash, this time with 100% more Project M. Battery Basement 10. The organizers were nice enough to respond to me on Facebook with the necessary stream links. I’m not sure if they will stream the PM tournament on one of the Twitch channels though. Oh well...
Schedule:(September 1st - All times in MDT)
11:00 AM - Melee Doubles, Wii U Doubles, Project M Bracket, 64 Bracket, Rivals Bracket
12:30 PM - Melee Pools Wave 1, Wii U Pools Wave 1
2:00 PM - Melee Pools Wave 2, Wii U Pools Wave 2
3:00 PM - Project M Top 8
4:00 PM - Melee and Wii U Bracket
6:00 PM - Melee and Wii U Top 8
For some Counter Strike action, we have a major in Stockholm, Sweden. I made a mistake betting against MIBR last week. I won’t be making that mistake again.
English - DreamHack
English - DreamHack (b)
Brazilian-Pt - DH BiDa
Czech - Cool Prima
French - DH 1pv
German - DH 99Damage
German - DH 99Damage (b)
Hungarian - Gamer TV
Polish - Gamer TV
Russian - DH RuHub
Russian - DH RuHub (b)
Vietnamese - DH 500Bros
As I mentioned at the beginning, the eSports community suffered a tragic incident recently when a gunmen opened fire at a Madden qualifiers event. Electronic Arts has responded by organizing a donation drive for the victims of the incident and have donated 1 million towards it. There is also going to be a livestream event centered around raising funds to support the victims of the shooting. You can read the full statement below. Once I have all the information I will post it.