This is what happens when summer is over, and circuit events start to whine down. A ton of events that would normally get buried by bigger events get their time to shine and make their mark. Unfortunately, this is a double edged sword. As circuit events means that top players need to prioritize them and you find attendance can suffer for some events that are not part of any circuit.

The Fall Classic 2018

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Case in point, The Fall Classic 2017 saw 200 sign ups for Tekken 7 alone. This year, with the TWT taking its toll on players, attendance is down. But this doesn’t make it any less worthy of viewing. Especially with the one man hype train, Pokechop, choo-choo-ing his way through North Carolina. I would like to see that Injustice 2 top 8, but KPBLive VODs are subscribers only. I’m not staying up until 6am for that.

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Fighting Fest 2018

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Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana is hosting Fighting Fest 2018. I really wish my Spanish was better, then I could watch the MKX tournament and understand, among other reasons. But there is a chance that there may be some English commentary. Fingers crossed.

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Revolution 2018

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“London Weebs” “How dare you?!” But yeah, Anime games in the European Continent. God speed.

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Playground FGC Weekend

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While not an event that us part of any circuit, Playground FGC in Toronto has some heavy hitters coming in to attend. Punk and K-Brad in for Street Fighter, Go1, Hookganggod, and Dekillsage are in for DBFZ, and JeonDDing for Tekken. As is tradition, they are to fill the “bully” position and have everyone root against them. Can a hometown hero bring down any of these Goliaths?

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Schedule: All Times in EDT

Friday September 28th 2018
4:00PM - Door Opens For Casuals
6:00PM - Tournament Check In
7:00PM - Tekken 7, Street Fighter V and Dragon Ball FighterZ Start Until Top 8
11:00PM - After Party and Casuals

Saturday September 29th 2018
1:00PM - Meet and Greet
2:00PM - Commentating Panel
3:00PM - Mindset Panel
4:00PM - Tekken Top 8
6:00PM - DBFZ Top 8
9:00PM - SFV Top 8
11:00PM - After Party and Casuals

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Red Bull Conquest Qualifier – Boston

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The Red Bull conquest continues, traveling to Boston. The favorite to win the Tekken 7 event will have to be Joey Fury. I’m obviously missing something, because I thought he already qualified. I’ve been thinking; I hope this ends up being successful enough for them to expand it internationally.

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Schedule: All Times in EDT

11:00AM - Doors Open
12:30PM - Guilty Gear Pools
2:30PM - Tekken Pools
4:00PM - SFV Pools
4:30PM - Guilty Gear Top 4
5:30PM - Tekken Top 8
7:00PM - SFV Top 8

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Couchwarriors QLD September Ranbat

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The FGC in Brisbane, Australia is taking a break from fighting the hordes of animals who are out to get them to fight each other in some virtual martial arts. This is part of a local circuit of sorts, where the winners win an all expenses paid trip to EVO 2019.

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Schedule: September 29th | All Times in AET

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Emerald City 7

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Oddly enough, this is the only Melee centric event I found happening this week. This AbsentPage guy is really working hard. I see him at every smash event, it’s crazy. But more power to him. He’s gonna have to work his way through the likes of Bladewise and Fat Goku.

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Schedule: September 29th | All Times in PST

10:30 AM - Melee 2v2
10:45 AM - Wii U 2v2
01:00 PM - Smash 4 / Melee 1v1 Wave A
02:30 PM - Smash 4 / Melee 1v1 Wave B
04:00 PM - Melee / Smash 4 [Top 32]

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ESL One: New York 2018

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As an ESL event, this will not be streamed in English on Twitch. It is being streamed exclusively on Facebook. Which is part of the reason I barely heard about. What were they thinking? Anyway, last week’s FaceIt major kind of left a bad taste in some people’s mouths. With Astralis bulldozing their way to the victory. The game’s weren’t exactly close either. With Astralis not being here, we might see some closer matches this time around. There was one team called “Swole Patrol” that unfortunately failed to qualify. What I would give to have them be in with that name...

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Papito Qinn is into the whole YouTube thing, is the winner of the 2016 SpookTAYcular Scary Story Contest, and a twitter incompetent. “No more TWT events until October.