[UPDATE] Mad Catz Unveiled Japan Results [UPDATE] Mad Catz Unveiled Japan Results
Mad Catz is bringing the Unveiled party to Japan this Friday, coinciding with the Tokyo Game Show 2013 video game expo. While TGS 2013... [UPDATE] Mad Catz Unveiled Japan Results

Mad Catz is bringing the Unveiled party to Japan this Friday, coinciding with the Tokyo Game Show 2013 video game expo. While TGS 2013 will going on at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex in Chiba, Mad Catz Unveiled Japan will take place at a smaller venue nearby.

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Like previous Unveiled events, Mad Catz Unveiled Japan will have some very hot exhibitions with some top players from across the globe, in both Capcom’s Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition ver. 2012 and Soulcalibur V. The highlight match of the night pits Team Mad Catz legend Daigo Umehara against the virtually unstoppable Infiltration in a first-to-ten match.

Other matches will feature several visitors to Japan: Western Wolves’ Ryan Hart, Desperation Move’s Xian, Evil Geniuses’ Justin Wong and Mad Catz’s Kayane; as well as some of Japan’s best: Mad Catz’s Mago and Tokido, Razer’s Fuudo, Bonchan, Kazunoko and Kamichan.

Due to time differences, these matches will be going on in the early morning for much of the western world. If you want to watch, be sure to tune into Mad Catz TV or directly to Niconico using the links below.

English Language Broadcast (Niconico)

Japanese Language Broadcast (Niconico)

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition ver. 2012

First-to-Ten Main Event

MCZ|Daigo Umehara vs. Infiltration

First-to-Five Exhibitions

WW.MCZ|Ryan Hart vs. Bonchan
DM.MCZ|Xian vs. Kazunoko
MCZ|Mago vs. RZR|Fuudo
MCZ|Tokido vs. EG|Justin Wong

Soulcalibur V

First-to-Three Exhibition

MCZ|Kayane vs. Kamichan

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Results

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Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Ver.2012

MCZ|Mago (Fei Long) vs. RZR|Fuudo (Fei Long) – 1-5 ●●○●●●

Bonchan (Sagat) vs. WW.MCZ|Ryan Hart (Sagat) – 5-4 ●●○●○○○●○

Kazunoko (Yun) vs. DM.MCZ|Xian (Gen) – 3-5 ○○●●○●●●

MCZ|Tokido (Akuma) vs. EG|Justin Wong (Rufus) – 5-2 ●○●○○○

MCZ|Umehara (Ryu) vs. Infiltration (Akuma) – 10-2 ○○○○○●○●○○○○

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SoulCalibur V

Kamizono (Hilde) vs. MCZ|Kayane (Viola) – 3-1 ○●○○

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Sources: Mad Catz, Niconico (1, 2)

  • Remster

    Any idea on the US times for this?

    • Martini Whoelse

      It’s live now.

  • Ricardo Medero

    Infiltration lost because Daigo is a smarter player not because Ryu is better than Akuma

    • awwnuts07

      There was some asshole in the chat that kept posting “Ryu vs Akuma is a 7-3 mu, it’s not fair!”

      I wanted to strangle the stupid shit, but I had to settle for turning off the comments.

  • awwnuts07

    Ho Lee Fuk. Daigo’s play was gdlk.

    • Shalaska

      Yeah, he shut down Infiltration so well that some people are thinking it was staged. But what those idiots don’t understand is that’s the biggest compliment they can give to Daigo.

      • awwnuts07

        Really? I guess it’s some low level scrubs that don’t understand fundamentals and how well Daigo uses them. But I seriously can’t stop laughing because these idiots think it was staged. For what? The FGC isn’t rich, there aren’t piles of money waiting for Infiltration if he throws the fight. Goddamn, we have some stupid fucking people in this community.

        • Toysoldier82

          Some people seem to think that just because Daigo was 6-0’d (technically 6-3) once before it means he can never win against Infiltration. Go figure. It’s as if Infiltration is the only player in the FGC that can analyze why he lost and adjust accordingly.

  • bummyjab

    daigo is on fire!

  • Yudir Chang

    God bless Daigo! God bless the Ring!

  • Matt Crane

    I absolutely, positively MUST watch archived footage of Daigo vs. Infiltration since I missed the live stream. Don’t see any archived video on Twitch, Youtube, or Nico Nico yet. I hope we see some soon. I know it was just a few hours ago, but, y’know.

  • Rohan Mayers

    OMG…this proves my point. EVO has serious time control issues. I have been arguing this for months now. EVO is design to produce hype for the fans because it increase upsets and comeback but not prove players’ skill. Diago beat both Infiltration and Xian a few months after EVO. EVO is a great tournament but we need to understand that the EVO champion is not the best or the world champion. Time control matter. If the time control in the ChrisG vs. Justin Wong in UMvC3 was 2/3 ChrisG would have won. More matches are needed for EVO but I realized that that is almost impossible because EVO showcase 8-9 games.

    • Umm… hey so tournaments don’t prove much because it’s too easy to get randomed out, especially with a 2/3. Also, Daigo trained… a LOT for this… Just sayin.

    • heatEXTEND

      You can’t prepare playing every single person in a tourney -_-

      • This, exactly this.
        Hence my “Too easy to get randomed out”
        2/3 isn’t long enough to learn to some random player using some random ass character that you have little matchup experience against!

    • Geoffrey Tasker

      if anything evo should go 3/5 or ft5 but even Ft5 the fact that it has 8/9 gamesn’t even the problem the problem with your argument is that there were 1500 players in AE this year, if every match at evo was ft10 the tournament would last a week. and thats just not viable. evo is the super bowl of the FGC not the NBA finals of the FGC no one has that kind of time.

      • Rohan Mayers

        I am not asking for every round to be longer. But maybe top 8 or top 16 should be longer than 3/5. But the problem is that the 8-9 games. You can’t have that for all games. That would be forever. So, I know my idea won’t work. Plus longer matches are boring especially when one player have a larger lead. If one player has a 6-2 lead in a first to 10, you will stop caring because it is very unlikely the person come back. But in a 2/3 or 3/5 comebacks are possible. My argument is this that EVO is design for hype not skills. And fans need to understand this and stop claiming the EVO champ is the best, strongest, or world champion.

        • xelad1

          This is old news. People that claim that being EVO champ means you’re the best are just being silly. However, you can’t be EVO champ without being one of the absolute best.

          People claimed Infiltration as the best for his year after EVO because he won practically every major he entered and made it look pretty easy. He had a full year of dominance.

          I think we’re seeing now that Infiltration isn’t quite as strong without Laugh as his teammate, especially considering Laugh’s propensity to research the game and also considering that Laugh is easily one of the top 5 Ryu (top 3?) players in the world.

          Glad to see Daigo finally win a long set against Infiltration, but frankly Infil looked like he was dropping a lot of setups and just not playing as clean as he usually does.

          I love that Ryu vs. Akuma was always seen as a 6-4 in Ryu’s favor, then after Infil it was 4-6 in Akuma’s favor. Now people are going to think Ryu dominates Akuma 7-3 lmao. /wall of text

    • GCBill

      I agree that EVO doesn’t prove the best player overall, but playing more matches isn’t ever going to fix that. Double elimination tournaments will always prove who the best two players *on any given day* were, not the best two overall players. Asking any more of the double-elim format is too much – this will always be a fundamental limitation of any short-term format no matter how many matches are played. The only way to figure out who is the best is to look at performance over months – but this is true no matter how many games you play.

      Also, just because the champion doesn’t keep winning everything, doesn’t mean their EVO win is invalidated. Winning EVO puts a huge target on your back. People will start preparing especially hard for you and your style, and so winning tournaments after EVO is actually *harder* for a champion than it was before. Xian and Flocker both deserved to win EVO based on how they played on July 12-14, but that doesn’t mean they’ll keep winning once people make adjustments to their styles. It’s all part of a healthy game that champions get “figured out.”

      • godfist314

        Wow….that makes so much sense. Thanks for the insight!

      • GCBill

        I suppose I should clarify. Playing more matches may help to reduce the variance of any one match’s outcome. But simply reducing variance won’t give you the best overall player. It’ll just make it more likely that the two players in the finals really were playing the best on that day. You’ll still need to look at long term results to know the best overall player.

        Top 8 is already 3/5, which is a big step up from 2/3. But the more games you add, the less each game added matters (Law of Diminishing Returns and whatnot). A further increase to 4/7 is likely to make less of a difference than the increase from 2/3 to 3/5. So eventually the tradeoff of slightly lower variance for more time spent in tourney is no longer worthwhile.

  • Charles Scott-Spain

    Replays, please.

  • mc facepalm

    not shocked but slightly taken back by Fuudo and Tokido winning how they did. Any info on the replays?

  • Kazzzem

    …for anyone who missed it:

  • Abir Chowdhury

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mltyG9pZ_jU for those who missed the Daigo vs Infiltration match

  • Martini Whoelse

    I predict Daigo will win 10-2

  • Inan

    Seriously… does no one have the Kayane vs Kamichan match uploaded?

    • I’d have posted it earlier, but Disqus was being a bitch and wouldn’t let me.

  • Harmony Lab

    It looks like the combination of the split with Laugh, and people studying him and gunning for him is taking its toll. Plus perhaps some complacency has set in after a year of near complete dominance. His play is definitely off what it used to be. It was fun while it lasted, but at the same time, it’s good to watch tournaments again where it seems like several players have a chance to win.