The Japanese gaming group YUBIKEN are putting together a special tournament series for Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Ver.2012 called the YUBIKEN Championship. The series will consist of a mixture of online and offline events to determine a champion and the challengers will fight to claim the title.
The preliminary tournament for the YUBIKEN Championship consists of 3 blocks of 8 players. Each block will play an online tournament through SSFIV’s tournament mode. The 3 players who win each respective block will then qualify for the main tournament, which will be on Thursday February 21. The 3 remaining player will face off in a round-robin, live at the YUBIKEN studio, with the winner claiming the championship and a 10,000 yen (~105 USD) prize.
The YUBIKEN Championship works similar to boxing however, as other players will be able to challenge the champion. The tournaments that follow each month will determine a No. 1 contender who will have a shot to claim the title.
Tokushima Tetsuo (Balrog)
Shippu Jinrai Ken Mas (Ken)
Denki Bran (Hakan)
Hazama ●pei (Balrog)
Initial Kyouso (Rose)
Naruo (Fei Long)
The YUBIKEN Championship is scheduled to begin at 6 PM JST (UTC +9) in Japan, 4 AM EST, 1AM PST in the US. The event will begin with the lottery drawing for bracket slots, followed by the preliminaries an hour later.
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Ver.2012
ACQUA (Cammy), Denki Bran (Hakan) and ASKA (aka Super Santarouman) (Sagat) process to the finals round of the YUBIKEN Championship.
ACQUA (Cammy) vs. Shippu Jinrai Ken Masu (Ken)
Tokushima Tetsuo (Balrog) vs. ACQUA (Cammy)
Shippu Jinrai Ken Masu (Ken) vs. Yoichi (Yun)
Tokushima Tetsuo (Balrog) vs. Kamoshio (Ibuki)
Shiro (Abel) vs. Denki Bran (Hakan)
Dakku (Ryu) vs. Shiro (Abel)
Denki Bran (Hakan) vs. Shimamuu (T.Hawk)
Karipaku (Cody) vs. Dakku (Ryu)
Shiro (Abel) vs. Zangyura (Zangief)
Denki Bran (Hakan) vs. Hazama ●pei (Balrog)
ASKA (Sagat) vs. Initial Kyouso (Rose)
Furukawa (Sagat) vs. ASKA (Sagat)
Oisu (Ibuki) vs. Initial Kyouso (Rose)
PE (Gen) vs. Furukawa (Sagat)
Takkin (Ken) vs. ASKA (Sagat)
Ikego (Gen) vs. Oisu (Ibuki)
Naruo (Fei Long) vs. Initial Kyouso (Rose)