SEGA Cup: Virtua Fighter Tournament 2013 Results

By on April 20, 2013 at 11:59 pm

This Saturday at Super Arcade in Walnut, California, SEGA and Level|Up will be presenting the SEGA Cup, a Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown tournament. With over $16,000 dollars in cash and prizes, this is set to be one of the biggest prize pots for a Virtua Fighter tournament ever.


SEGA Cup is bringing together players from across the nation, including Shidosha, CIDKID, VxG.EMP|Denkai and VxG.EMP|Rodnutz from the East Coast and LA Akira, DRE Fei, Renzo and Rip from the West Coast. Evil Geniuses’ Justin Wong, who was challenged directly by SEGA to compete at SEGA Cup, will also be attending, having trained specifically for the event. Joining these players are three veterans from Japan, well-known in the Virtua Fighter world: Tougeki champions Fuudo and Itabashi Zangief of Razer, and Choufu K・K Sarah.


Pools for SEGA Cup can be viewed on Challonge.

Pool 1
Pool 2
Pool 3
Pool 4
Pool 5
Pool 6
Pool 7
Pool 8


SEGA Cup offers cash prizes for the top 16 finalists, with the following breakdown.

1st – $3,000
2nd – $2,000
3rd – $1,600
4th – $1,400
5th-6th – $1,100
7th-8th – $900
9th-12th – $600
13th-16th- $400

Stream & Schedule

SEGA Cup will be streamed by Level|Up on their Twitch channel.

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Below is a schedule for SEGA Cup 2013, in Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7)

10am Check-in, Onsite Reg, Casuals
11am Pools 1 and 2
1pm Pools 3 and 4
3pm Pools 5 and 6
5pm Pools 7 and 8
7pm Top 16
8pm Top 8
10pm Prize ceremony



 Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown

1. RZR|Fuudo (Shun)
2. GentlemanThief (Jean, Pai, Jacky)
3. RZR|Itabashi Zangief (Shun)
4. Choufu K・K Sarah (Shun, Aoi, T-Arashi)
5. Tricky (Eileen)
5. EMP|Rodnutz (Akira)
7. Rocket (Brad)
7. Renzo (Brad)
9. AyuFanb0y (Akira)
9. EMP|Denkai (Jacky)
9. LA Akira (Shun)
9. Myke623 (Kage)
13. BLACKSTAR (Sarah)
13. AdamYuuki (Jeffry)
13. myth_boy6 (Lei-Fei)
13. ChiefFlash (Wolf)

Grand Finals

RZR|Fuudo (Shun) vs. GentlemanThief (Jean) – 3-0

Losers Finals

GentlemanThief (Jean) vs. RZR|Itabashi Zangief (Shun) – 3-2

Winners Finals

RZR|Fuudo (Shun) vs. RZR|Itabashi Zangief (Shun) – 3-1

Losers Semifinals

Choufu K・K Sarah (Aoi, Shun) vs. GentlemanThief (Pai, Jean) – 1-2

Top 8 Winners

Choufu K・K Sarah (T-Arashi) vs. RZR|Itabashi Zangief (Shun) – 0-2
Tricky (Eileen) vs. RZR|Fuudo (Shun) – 0-2

Top 8 Losers

Rocket (Brad) vs. GentlemanThief (Jean) – 0-2
Renzo (Brad) vs. EMP|Rodnutz (Akira)  – 0-2

Tricky (Eileen) vs. GentlemanThief (Jacky) – 0-2
Choufu K・K Sarah (Shun) vs. EMP|Rodnutz (Akira) – 2-0

Top 16 Winners

RZR|Fuudo (Shun) vs. LA Akira (Shun) – 2-0
Myke623 (Kage) vs. Tricky (Eileen) – 0-2
AyuFanb0y (Akira) vs. Choufu K・K Sarah (Shun) – 0-2
RZR|Itabashi Zangief (Shun) vs. GentlemanThief (Jean) – 2-1

Top 16 Losers

Rocket (Brad) vs. BLACKSTAR (Sarah) – off-stream
AdamYuuki (Jeffry) vs. EMP|Denkai (Jacky)off-stream
Renzo (Brad) vs. myth_boy6 (Lei-Fei) – off-stream
ChiefFlash (Wolf) vs. EMP|Rodnutz (Akira)off-stream

Rocket (Brad) vs. AyuFanb0y (Akira) – off-stream
EMP|Denkai (Jacky) vs. GentlemanThief (Jean) – 1-2
Renzo (Brad) vs. LA Akira (Shun) – off-stream
EMP|Rodnutz (Akira) vs. Myke623 (Kage) – off-stream

Winners Bracket Match Log

Penguin Trois (Sarah) vs. hseiken (Lion) – 1-2
Sorias (Aoi) vs. Zass (Wolf) – 0-2
Chanchai (Lion) vs. BLACKSTAR (Sarah) – 2-1
Cruzlink (Akira) vs. LA Akira (Shun) – 0-2
ThisisEubanks (Vanessa) vs. RZR|Fuudo (Shun) – 0-2
Devil REI (Vanessa) vs. hseiken (Lion) – 0-2
JINXHAND (Jeffry) vs. Zass (Wolf) – 0-2
RZR|Fuudo (Shun) vs. Rocket (Brad) – 2-0
LA Akira (Shun) vs. Chanchai (Lion) – 2-0
hseiken (Lion) vs. floodnhard (Goh) – 2-0
LA Akira (Shun) vs. Zass (Wolf) – 2-0
hseiken (Lion) vs. RZR|Fuudo (Shun) – 0-2
AdamYuuki (Jeffry) vs. Plague (Akira) – 2-0
Hawktopus (Pai) vs. EG|fLoE (Jacky) – 0-2
Cros (Jacky) vs. Tricky (Eileen) – 0-2
Dennis0201 (Jean) vs. oneida (Lau) – 2-0
Myke623 (Kage) vs. Barzabal (Pai) – 2-0
AdamYuuki (Jeffry) vs. CrazyDude (Shun) – 2-0
EMP|Denkai (Jacky) vs. rickstah (T-Arashi) – 2-0
00000000 (Vanessa) vs. Tricky (Eileen) – 0-2
Myke623 (Kage) vs. EG|fLoE (Jacky) – 2-0
AdamYuuki (Jeffry) vs. Radical Reactor (Vanessa) – 0-2
EMP|Denkai (Jacky) vs. Dennis0201 (Jean) – 2-0
Tricky (Eileen) vs. RadicalReactor (Vanessa) – 2-1
EMP|Denkai (Jacky) vs. Myke623 (Kage) – 1-2
Shouta (El Blaze) vs. Toma (Akira) – 2-0
PikoCat (Aoi) vs. ShinobiFist (El Blaze) – 1-2
EG|Justin Wong (Jacky) vs. MarquisPosa (Eileen) – 2-0
Renzo (Brad) vs. DeathWalksAlone (Brad) – 2-0
Choufu K・K Sarah (Shun) vs. myth_boy6 (Lei-Fei) – 2-0
Brisal73 (T-Arashi) vs. Shouta (El Blaze) – 2-1
Phanatik (Lei-Fei) vs. ShinobiFist (El Blaze) – 2-0
soakrates (Lei-Fei) vs. ShinyBrentford (Goh) – 0-2
EG|Justin Wong (Jacky) vs. Choufu K・K Sara (T-Arashi) – 0-2
Renzo (Brad) vs. Brisal73 (T-Arashi) – 2-0
Shidosha (T-Arashi) vs. Phanatik (Lei-Fei) – 2-0
AyuFanb0y (Akira, Kage) vs. ShinyBrentford (Goh) – 2-1
Shidosha (T-Arashi) vs. Choufu K・K Sara (Lau) – 0-2
Renzo (Brad) vs. AyuFanb0y (Kage) – 0-2
RZR|Itabashi Zangief (Shun) vs. GodokuNoDan (Vanessa) – 2-0
ChiefFlash (Wolf) vs. siLE Pai (Pai) – 2-0
Airegin (Wolf) vs. DRE Fei (Akira) – 2-1
GentlemanThief (Jean) vs. BL (Jacky) – 2-0
EMP|Rodnutz (Akira) vs. Kamais Ookin (Jeffry) – 2-0
R_Panda (Brad) vs. akuma001 (El Blaze) – 2-1
RZR|Itabashi Zangief (Shun) vs. MLP 715 (Lion) – 2-0
Shag (Goh) vs. MotorCityJacky (Jacky) – 2-0
EMP|Rodnutz (Akira) vs. Waverusher Kobi (Aoi) – 1-2
GentlemanThief (Pai) vs. ChiefFlash (Wolf) – 2-0
RZR|Itabashi Zangief (Shun) vs. Airegin (Wolf) – 2-0
R_Panda (Brad) vs. Shag (Goh) – 0-2
RZR|Itabashi Zangief (Shun) vs. Waverusher Kobi (Aoi) – 2-0
GentlemanThief (Jean) vs. Shag (Goh) – 2-0

Losers Bracket Match Log

hseiken (Lion) vs. Rocket (Brad) – 0-2
RadicalReactor (Vanessa) vs. AdamYuuki (Jeffry) – 0-2
EMP|Denkai (Jacky) vs. Dennis0201 (T-Arashi, Jean) – 2-1
myth_boy6 (Lei-Fei) vs. Mike B (El Blaze) – 2-0
ShinyBrentford (Goh) vs. Brisal73 (T-Arashi) – 2-1
Shidosha (T-Arashi) vs. myth_boy6 (Lei-Fei) – 1-2
Renzo (Brad) vs. ShinyBrentford (Goh) – 2-0
R_Panda (Brad) vs. ChiefFlash (Wolf) – 1-2
Waverusher Kobi (Aoi) vs. EMP|Rodnutz (Akira) – 0-2
Shag (Goh) vs. ChiefFlash (Wolf) – 0-2

Source: Level|Up, LevelUpLive

  • Should have had more views. Game is amazing. Good games to everyone.


    Event looked pretty cool. Fuudo looked heads and tails above everyone else there, including his Japanese counterparts. Gentleman Thief did really well for himself props to him.

  • H_Magnus

    Amazing tourney. And GentlemanThief is a hero.

  • TS

    Sweet tournament.

  • Bavo Bruylandt

    Fuudo walked over GentlemanThief in the finals as if it wasn’t even a match. Was there such a skill gap between him and the other Japanese invites? What was the level of those players?

    • soakrates

      GentlemanThief beat two great Japanese players on his way to grand finals. Fuudo was just on another level.


    As a player in the SEGA Cup tourney, I have to say:

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH to Alex Valle, Level | Up, Mike Watson, Super Arcade, Jeff Beckham, LA Akira, and SEGA for creating such an AWESOME event!

    It was one of the best experiences, not just in tounaments or in gaming, but in my life. I truly had a blast, was able to meet players I’ve been playing for years for the first time in person, was able to meet players dozens and dozens of new players, was able to get casuals with the great and legendary Itazan (where I was, of course, beaten), had the chance to attempt to communicate in broken and painfully basic Japanese with Fuudo and Choufu KK Sarah, as well as have a great excuse to experience beautiful Los Angeles in all its glory for the first time (special thanks to Shidosha for showing me around!)

    This experience as a tournament was well worth any cash it took to make it there and then some — thank you SEGA for making it all possible

  • Jinzer0

    Fuudo is on a whole new level in VF only Chibita “The God of VF” can give a challenge to Fuudo “The Titan of VF”.

    Congrats to GentlemanThief for making it to Grand Finals he gets better every tourney.

    Good Games goes out to all the Sega Cup players and Organizers.