V-1 FINAL – KOF XIII Climax and KOF 2002UM Tournament Featuring Cafeid Results

By on January 14, 2013 at 4:28 am

This Monday in Japan is the first major tournament of the year for The King of Fighters XIII, V-1 FINAL. The event will be held at Nishi-Nippori Game Spot Versus in Tokyo and is officially supported by SNK Playmore and QANBA. The event will feature two competitions: a King of Fighters XIII Climax 2on2 team tournament and a KOF 2002 Unlimited Match singles tournament. Of note, Evo 2012 champion MadKOF, 3rd place Lacid, 4th place Guts, 5th place Verna, and ID-money will be in attendance, representing South Korea and their group, Cafeid. In addition to the tournaments, a special Japan vs. Korea exhibition match is planned to close out the event.

The King of Fighters XIII Climax
  • 2on2, winner stays
  • Characters may be changed every match
  • Duplicate characters are not allowed within a single match (Team must use 6 characters)
The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match
  • Singles
  • Characters may be changed every match
The King of Fighters XIII Climax Japan vs. Korea 5on5
  • Team Japan – Shoki, Gosho, Dune, Rinomoto, Koukou
  • Team Korea – MadKOF, Kensouzzang (ID-manager), Verna, Guts, Lacid
Stream & Schedule

V-1 FINAL will be streamed on Niconico Live. You must have a registered Niconico account in order to view. The tournament is scheduled to begin at 12 PM JST (UTC +9) Monday in Japan, 3 AM GMT in the UK, and 10 PM EST, 7 PM PST in the US.


10:00 PM EST, 7:00 PM PST – KOF 2002UM Preliminaries
12:00 AM EST, 9:00 PM PST – KOF XIII Climax Preliminaries
2:00 AM EST, 11:00 PM PST – KOF 2002UM Finals
4:00 AM EST, 1:00 AM PST – KOF XIII Climax Finals
6:00 AM EST, 3:00 AM PST – KOF XIII Climax Japan vs. Korea 5on5



The King of Fighters XIII Climax

1. Special Invite 2 – (Fujishima (EX Iori/Mr. Karate/Shen), Sange (Ryo/Leona/Kim)
2. Ikari no Ryuu – Rinomoto (EX Kyo/EX Iori/Mr. Karate), Picnic (Saiki/Chin/Shen)
3. Cafeid 1 – MadKOF (Raiden/King/Kim, Duo Long/King/Kim, King/Shen/Kim), Guts (EX Iori/Mr. Karate/Shen, Saiki/EX Iori/Shen, EX Iori/Saiki/Mr. Karate)
4. Cafeid 2 – Lacid (Kyo/Ash/Kim), Verna (Mature/Yuri/EX Iori)
5. One Chance – MOA (Kensou/Takuma/Maxima), Hamutai (Saiki/EX Iori/K’)
5. Rougai! – Ganpi (Saiki/Kula/Iori)
Cap (EX Iori/Kyo/Shen)
5. Assen 2 – 777 (EX Iori/Mr. Karate/Kim), Mahou Tsukai LV53 (K’/Kula/Yuri)
5. GEKOKU-Jou (Ichimu/Naoki)
9. The Beast – Panda the Beast (Kim/Karate/Iori), Yasai the Beast (Yuri/EX Iori/Ash)
9. 1-Shuukan Ganbarimashita – Pamu, M’ (EX Iori/Mr. Karate/Vice)
9. Koashi Kosuru Men – Himojoe (Clark/Ralf/Shen), Azuki Neko (Robert/Takuma/Kim)
9. KCE-official – Gosho (Daimon/Chin/Vice), Dune (Mr. Karate/Hwa/Iori)
9. Special Invite 1 (Uu/F2)
9. Rougai FINAL – Shoki, Ruiko
9. Fire Sisters (Nagihe→, Gaku)
9. Maguro ni Omakase (Fair/Kantoku)

Grand Finals

Ikari no Ryuu (Rinomoto/Picnic) vs. Special Invite 2 (Fujishima/Sange) – 0-2

Rinomoto (EX Kyo/EX Iori/Mr. Karate) vs. Fujishima (EX Iori/Mr. Karate/Shen)
Picnic (Saiki/Chin/Shen) vs. Fujishima (EX Iori/Mr. Karate/Shen)


Cafeid 1 (MadKOF/Guts) vs. Ikari no Ryuu (Rinomoto/Picnic) – 1-2

MadKOF (Raiden/King/Kim) vs. Rinomoto (EX Kyo/EX Iori/Mr. Karate)
Guts (EX Iori/Mr. Karate/Shen) vs. Rinomoto (EX Kyo/EX Iori/Mr. Karate)
Guts (Saiki/EX Iori/Shen) vs. Picnic (Saiki/Chin/Shen)

Cafeid 2 (Lacid/Verna) vs. Special Invite 2 (Fujishima/Sange) – 1-2

Verna (Mature/EX Iori/Yuri) vs. Fujishima (EX Iori/Mr. Karate/Shen)
Verna (Mature/Yuri/EX Iori) vs. Sange (Ryo/Leona/Kim)
Lacid (Kyo/Ash/Kim) vs. Sange (Ryo/Leona/Kim)

Top 8

Cafeid 1 (MadKOF/Guts) vs. One Chance (MOA/Hamutai) – 2-1

Guts (EX Iori/Saiki/Mr. Karate) vs. Hamutai (Saiki/EX Iori/K’)
Guts (Mr. Karate/Saiki/EX Iori) vs. MOA (Kensou/Takuma/Maxima)
MadKOF (King/Shen/Kim) vs. MOA (Kensou/Maxima/Takuma)

Rougai! (Ganpi/Cap) vs. Ikari no Ryuu (Rinomoto/Picnic) – off-stream

GEKOKU-Jou (Ichimu/Naoki) vs. Special Invite 2 (Fujishima/Sange)off-stream

Cafeid 2 (Lacid/Verna) vs. Assen 2 (777/Mahou Tsukai LV53) – 2-0

Lacid (Kyo/Ash/Kim) vs. Mahou Tsukai LV53 (K’/Kula/Yuri)
Lacid (Kyo/Ash/Kim) vs. 777 (EX Iori/Mr. Karate/Kim)

Top 16

Cafeid 1 (MadKOF/Guts) vs. The Beast (Panda the Beast/Yasai the Beast) – 2-0

MadKOF (Raiden/King/Kim) vs. Panda the Beast (Kim/Karate/Iori)
MadKOF (Duo Lon/King/Kim) vs. Yasai the Beast (Yuri/EX Iori/Ash)

Shuukan Ganbarimashita (M’/Pamu) vs. One Chance (MOA/Hamutai)off-stream

Special Invite 1 (Uu/F2) vs. Rougai! (Ganpi/Cap)off-stream

Rougai FINAL (Shoki/Ruiko) vs. Ikari no Ryuu (Rinomoto/Picnic)off-stream

Fire Sisters (Nagihe→/Gaku) vs. GEKOKU-Jou (Ichimu/Naoki)off-stream

Maguro ni Omakase (Fair/Kantoku) vs. Special Invite 2 (Fujishima/Sange)off-stream

KCE-official (Dune/Gosho) vs. Assen 2 (777/Mahou Tsukai LV53)off-stream

Cafeid 2 vs. Koashi Kosuru Men – 2-0

Verna (Mature/Yuri/EX Iori) vs. Himojoe (Clark/Ralf/Shen)
Verna (Mature/EX Iori/Yuri) vs. Azuki Neko (Robert/Takuma/Kim)


 Japan vs. Korea 5on5 Special Exhibition

Korea (Kensouzzang/Guts/Verna/Lacid/MadKOF) vs. Japan (Rinomoto/Gosho/Koukou/Dune/Shoki) – 5-4

Kensouzzang (King/Daimon/Kensou) vs. Rinomoto (EX Kyo/EX Iori/Mr. Karate)
Lacid (Kim/Kyo/Ash) vs. Rinomoto (EX Kyo/EX Iori/Mr. Karate)
Guts (Ex Iori/Mr. Karate/Shen) vs. Rinomoto (EX Kyo/EX Iori/Mr. Karate)
Verna (Mature/Yuri/Kim) vs. Rinomoto (EX Kyo/EX Iori/Mr. Karate)
Verna (EX Iori/Mature/Yuri) vs. Gosho (Clark/Chin/Vice)
MadKOF (King/Duo Lon/Kim) vs. Gosho (Clark/Chin/Vice)
MadKOF (Duo Lon/King/Kim) vs. Koukou (Kim/Mr. Karate/Iori)
MadKOF (Duo Lon/King/Kim) vs. Dune (Mr. Karate/Hwa/Iori)
MadKOF (Duo Lon/King/Kim) vs. Shoki (Kim/Hwa/Benimaru)


The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match

1. Naruto (K’/Kasumi/Nameless)
2. Naoki (Foxy/Jhun/Heidern)
3. De-sama (K’/Kula/Mature)
3. Usagi (Kasumi/Kula/Nameless)
5. Sugiyama (’99 Robert/K’/Nameless)
5. u Godan (K’/Kasumi/Nameless)
5. Gosho (Ralf/Ryo/Jhun)
5. Cap (K’/Orochi Chris/Nameless)
9. Shoki (K’/Kasumi/Heidern)
9. Hiroto (Andy/’99 Robert/Kasumi)
9. 777 (Kim/K’/Nameless)
9. Azuki Neko
9. Hanchou
9. Picnic
9. Hamutai
9. Pon

Grand Finals

Naoki (Foxy/Jhun/Heidern) vs. Naruto (K’/Kasumi/Nameless)


De-sama (K’/Kula/Mature) vs. Naruto (K’/Kasumi/Nameless)
Naoki (Foxy/Jhun/Heidern) vs. Usagi (Kasumi/Kula/Nameless)

Top 8

De-sama vs. Sugiyama – off-stream
u Godan (K’/Kasumi/Nameless) vs. Naruto (K’/Kasumi/Nameless)
Usagi vs. Cap – off-stream
Naoki (Foxy/Jhun/Heidern) vs. Gosho (Ralf/Ryo/Jhun)

Top 16

De-sama (K’/Kula/Mature) vs. Shoki (K’/Kasumi/Heidern)
Sugiyama vs. Azuki Neko – off-stream
Hanchou vs. u Godan – off-stream
Naruto vs. Picnic – off-stream
Usagi vs. 777 – off-stream
Cap (K’/Orochi Chris/Nameless) vs. Hiroto (Andy/’99 Robert/Kasumi)
Hamutai vs. Naoki – off-stream
Pon vs. Gosho – off-stream

Sources: Game Spot Versus, Niconico Live, Dune

  • Orichalkos

    My body is ready for this!

  • El Tino

    I can’t find the link to the video, is it streaming right now?

    • Los Illuminados

      yes it is streaming right now.  http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv121882948

    • Los Illuminados

      yes it is streaming right now.  http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv121882948

  • Los Illuminados

    why thank you for making this post USD. much ♥  to you.  (́◕◞౪◟◕‵)/

  • Los Illuminados

    why thank you for making this post USD. much ♥  to you.  (́◕◞౪◟◕‵)/

  • Daniel Song

    Damn, both Korean teams knocked out at semi-finals.

  • Premium Members are annoying!!

  • Los Illuminados

    for those who missed out in watching or being in this epic Japan SNKP’s event. here are streams of a restream recorded. for all you twitch monsters and those who don’t have a Niconico LivePremium Members accounts. Enjoy. Thank you and Viva SNKP !!!

    By Dubsys. full stream event recorded. 

    By Juicebox. half stream event recorded with Juice’s commentary, comments, and opinions.

  • Orichalkos

    That Korea vs Japan match was just epic.  just goes to show why MADKOF is the EVO Champion. that guy is just unreal.

  • Eileithyia

    Japanese are master of team tournaments, very hard to beat. Even infiltration can’t beat Japan in ssf4 team tournaments.  Single tournament is different story. It doesn’t matter if you are EVO Champion.

  • gigantor21

    Damn, is that Nameless dude really that strong? He’s on half the damn teams in ’02. /never played UM

    • Los Illuminados

      very perspective aren’t we? yes Nameless is a really strong good character in KOF 2k2 UM. Nameless is like the Shen Woo in 2k2 UM. come back monster. “’02. /never played UM”? is that so, well if u like the KOF series i recommend you play KOF 2k2 UM and KOF ’98 UM Final Edition.  these 2 are the greatest KOFs of the past in my opinion. you should give them a shot.

      • gigantor21

        I’d love to, but my PS2 was borked years ago and I have no money to get a new one right now. *sigh*

  • Edu Constantino

    Special Invite 2 will win KOF XIII EVO 2013?