This weekend is the Nico Nico Cho Kaigi (“Nico Nico Super Conference”), a massive festival event to be held at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan that will feature art, food, political discussion, and numerous forms of entertainment, from singing to dancing to games. A part of that event is Cho Tougeki (“Super Tougeki”), a collaboration between Nico Nico Cho Kaigi and Tougeki and special qualifier which will kick off the season for Tougeki 2012.
Below are the six Tougeki 2012 arcade titles, each of which will have a qualifying tournament at the Cho Tougeki:
- Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Unlimited (2 on 2)
- Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Ver.2012 (3 on 3)
- Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena (1 on 1)
- Aquapazza (2 on 2)
- Virtua Fighter5 Final Showdown (3 on 3)
- Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (3 on 3)
*No qualifier for the console games: SoulCalibur V (1 on 1) and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (1 on 1).
What makes Cho Tougeki special besides being the first qualifier for Tougeki 2012? Firstly, this isn’t a regional qualifier, but one intended to be open to all areas of Japan. Secondly, though most of the Tougeki tournaments this year are team competitions, all of the qualifiers held at Cho Tougeki will be singles tournaments. In addition, SSFIV AE only will have a double-elimination format. Finally, the winners of each respective tournament not only get to choose their teammates for Tougeki (where applicable), but earn a spot in the finals tournament at Tougeki 2012, skipping the regional block qualifying rounds.
- Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Ver.2012
- Virtua Fighter5 Final Showdown
- Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
- Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena
- Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Unlimited
There will also be a SSFIV AE concept match event held April 29, featuring a star list of players. These concept matches however will NOT be streamed. Here is a list of the participants:
In addition to the qualifiers, Tougeki has announcements planned for the Nico Nico Cho Kaigi, so be sure to watch and stay tuned this weekend for more information.
A Note on Nico Nico Live
As a part of the Nico Nico Cho Kaigi, the Cho Tougeki stream will be on Nico Nico Live. The stream is free to watch, but you must have a registered Nico Nico account to view on Nico Live.
CLICK HERE to register. Instructions are in English, so register is very easy.
While the stream will indeed be free to watch, Nico Live uses a limited viewership system that give priority to premium members, however, so you might have to refresh the stream multiple times, or in the worst case scenario, watch a mirror stream. Stay tuned for updates.
Cho Tougeki starts at 12 PM JST, which means 11PM EDT, 8 PM PDT tonight for the US.
http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv89103663 – Cho Tougeki Day 1 Official Stream
http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv89104349 – Cho Tougeki Day 2 Official Stream
Below are some mirror stream links:
http://com.nicovideo.jp/community/co1386315 – Click the red button to watch
http://www.twitch.tv/kadeybaybe – Mirror stream provided by Kadey of NeoGAF. Note that the stream is in HD, so those with slower connections may be unable to view.
1. Uryo (Sakura)
2. Dogura (M.Bison)
3. Itabashi Zangief (Zangief)
4. Fuudo (Fei Long)
Uryo says he will team up with Momochi and Haitani for Tougeki 2012.
Uryo (Sakura) vs. Dogura (M.Bison) – Uryo resets
Uryo (Sakura) vs. Dogura (M.Bison)
Itabashi Zangief (Zangief) vs. Uryo (Sakura)
Uryo (Sakura) vs. Dogura (M.Bison)
Fuudo (Fei Long) vs. Itabashi Zangief (Zangief)
Concept Match Event
The ten players were broken into teams of two with teammates chosen by drawing. A simple single-elimination tournament was then played, using a Waseda-style format (A1 vs. B1, A2 vs. B2, match between the winners if necessary).
1. Mago (Fei Long), Uryo (Sakura)
2. Umehara (Ryu), Kazunoko (Yun)
3. TOKIDO (Akuma), Haitani (Makoto)
3. MDR (Rufus), Momochi (Cody)
5. Nuki (Seth), Fuudo (Fei Long
Mago/Uryo vs. Umehara/Kazunoko
Uryo (Sakura) vs. Umehara (Ryu)
Mago (Fei Long) vs. Kazunoko (Yun)
MDR/Momochi vs. Mago/Uryo
Momochi (Cody) vs. Uryo (Sakura)
MDR (Rufus) vs. Mago (Fei Long)
TOKIDO/Haitani vs. Umehara/Kazunoko
TOKIDO (Akuma) vs. Kazunoko (Yun)
Haitani (Makoto) vs. Umehara (Ryu)
Haitani (Makoto) vs. Kazunoko (Yun)
Nuki/Fuudo vs. Umehara/Kazunoko
Nuki (Seth) vs. Umehara (Ryu)
Fuudo (Fei Long) vs. Kazunoko (Yun)
1. Haitani (Makoto)
2. Sugiyama (Necro)
3. Higa (Ibuki)
3. Nuki (Chun-Li)
Haitani says he will team up with Momochi and Umehara for Tougeki 2012.
Sugiyama (Necro) vs. Haitani (Makoto)
Sugiyama (Necro) vs. Higa (Ibuki)
Haitani (Makoto) vs. Nuki (Chun-Li)
1. Chibita (Lion)
2. Jin (Kage)
3. ChinpanJ (Jacky)
3. Hoshino Hikaru (Jacky)
Chibita says he will team up with Jin and SHU for Tougeki 2012.
Chibita (Lion) vs. Jin (Kage)
ChinpanJ (Jacky) vs. Jin (Kage)
Chibita (Lion) vs. Hoshino Hikaru (Jacky)
1. Ryou (Deku) (Devil Jin/Heihachi)
2. Mister (Yoshimitsu/Hwoarang)
3. Yuu (Feng/Leo)
3. AO (Miguel)
Ryou says he will team up with Yuki for Tougeki 2012.
Mister (Yoshimitsu/Hwoarang) vs. Ryou (Devil Jin/Heihachi)
Ryou (Devil Jin/Heihachi) vs. Yuu (Feng/Leo)
Mister (Yoshimitsu/Hwoarang) vs. AO (Miguel)
1. Yume (Aegis)
2. Kasumi LOVE (Yu Narukami)
3. Domii (Akihiko Sanada)
3. Tomo (Labrys)
Yume (Aegis) vs. Kasumi LOVE (Yu Narukami)
Domii (Akihiko Sanada) vs. Kasumi LOVE (Yu Narukami)
Yume (Aegis) vs. Tomo (Labrys)
1. KoujiKOG (Tamaki/Yu)
2. Owaga (Konomi/Yuma)
3. Yume (Touka/Yuma)
3. Fuusen (Arawn/Satsuki)
KoujiKOG says he will team up with Tomii for Tougeki 2012.
Owaga (Konomi/Yuma) vs. KoujiKOG (Tamaki (Yu)
Yume (Touka/Yuma) vs. KoujiKOG (Tamaki/Yu)
Owaga (Konomi/Yuna) vs. Fuusen (Arawn/Satsuki)