TOPANGA LEAGUE 4 (A) Final Results

By on December 7, 2014 at 4:30 am
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TOPANGA LEAGUE 4 (A) is a pay-per-view series of broadcasts. See below for more information.

TOPANGA LEAGUE 4 is the first of the round-robin invitational series to utilize Capcom’s Ultra Street Fighter IV. Several weeks ago, the B League competition reached its conclusion, with sako, SANTAROU, EX Pugera, NEMO, Fuudo and TOKIDO advancing. For the next month, the action now turns to A League, featuring twelve of Japan’s top Street Fighters. Last year, Bonchan climbed from an average start to reach the pinnacle, claiming the 3rd A League championship. The fight to simply remain in A League can be grueling, let alone to seize first place. Who will be the first Ultra Street Fighter IV TOPANGA LEAGUE A champion?

A League Competitors

  • Bonchan (Sagat)
  • Momochi (Ken)
  • Kazunoko (Yun)
  • Umehara (Evil Ryu)
  • Michael-tan (Ken)
  • Uryo (Chun-Li)
  • Fuudo (Fei Long)
  • sako (Elena)
  • SANTAROU (Sagat)
  • Pugera (Ibuki)
  • NEMO (Rolento)
  • TOKIDO (Akuma)

Commentary

  • Play-by-play – A-ru
  • Analysis – Shiro, Yoshiwo, Mago, NEMO, Kazunoko
Schedule

ROUND 1 – November 7 (Fri)

sako vs. Bonchan
SANTAROU vs. Pugera
Umehara vs. Michael-tan
Uryo vs. NEMO
TOKIDO vs. Kazunoko
Momochi vs. Fuudo
Michael-tan vs. Pugera
Bonchan vs. Uryo
Momochi vs. SANTAROU
sako vs. NEMO
Umehara vs. Fuudo

ROUND 2 – November 8 (Sat)

TOKIDO vs. Michael-tan
Bonchan vs. NEMO
Kazunoko vs. SANTAROU
Momochi vs. Pugera
sako vs. Michael-tan
Bonchan vs. Fuudo
NEMO vs. Pugera
Umehara vs. SANTAROU
sako vs. Fuudo
Kazunoko vs. Momochi
Umehara vs. TOKIDO

ROUND 3 – November 9 (Sun)

Uryo vs. Pugera
Kazunoko vs. Michael-tan
TOKIDO vs. Momochi
sako vs. SANTAROU
Bonchan vs. Michael-tan
Fuudo vs. Uryo
Umehara vs. Momochi
TOKIDO vs. NEMO
Uryo vs. SANTAROU
Kazunoko vs. Fuudo
Umehara vs. NEMO

ROUND 4 – November 14 (Fri)

Fuudo vs. Michael-tan
Kazunoko vs. NEMO
TOKIDO vs. SANTAROU
sako vs. Pugera
Uryo vs. Michael-tan
Fuudo vs. SANTAROU
Kazunoko vs. Pugera
Bonchan vs. TOKIDO
Momochi vs. Michael-tan
sako vs. Uryo
Umehara vs. Bonchan

ROUND 5 – November 15 (Sat)

Bonchan vs. Pugera
NEMO vs. SANTAROU
TOKIDO vs. Fuudo
sako vs. Kazunoko
Bonchan vs. SANTAROU
Momochi vs. Uryo
Fuudo vs. NEMO
Umehara vs. Pugera
TOKIDO vs. Uryo
sako vs. Momochi
Umehara vs. Kazunoko

ROUND 6 – November 16 (Sun)

TOKIDO vs. Pugera
Bonchan vs. Kazunoko
Michael-tan vs. SANTAROU
Momochi vs. NEMO
sako vs. TOKIDO
Umehara vs. Uryo
Fuudo vs. Pugera
NEMO Vs. Michael-tan
Kazunoko vs. Uryo
Bonchan vs. Momochi
Umehara vs. sako

ROUND 7 – November 22 (Sat)

Momochi vs. NEMO
TOKIDO vs. NEMO
Kazunoko vs. TOKIDO
Kazunoko vs. Bonchan
Bonchan vs. Pugera

ROUND 8 – November 23 (Sun)

Momochi vs. TOKIDO
NEMO vs. Kazunoko
TOKIDO vs. Pugera
NEMO vs. Bonchan
Momochi vs. Pugera

ROUND 9 – November 24 (Mon)

Kazunoko vs. Pugera
Momochi vs. Bonchan
NEMO vs. Pugera
TOKIDO vs. Bonchan
Momochi vs. Kazunoko

ROUND 10 – December 5 (Fri)

sako vs. Bonchan
Michael-tan vs. Momochi
sako vs. Uryo
Michael-tan vs. Bonchan
Umehara vs. Momochi

ROUND 11 – December 6 (Sat)

Uryo vs. Momochi
Umehara vs. Michael-tan
Bonchan vs. Momochi
sako vs. Michael-tan
Umehara vs. Uryo

ROUND 12 – December 7 (Sun)

Uryo vs. Bonchan
sako vs. Momochi
Umehara vs. Bonchan
Michael-tan vs. Uryo
Umehara vs. sako

Format & Rules

Provisional Ranking Round-robin League

A twelve-player online round-robin league. Matches are best of three rounds, best of five games. In the case of a tie in rankings, order is determined by the players’ game win-loss difference, with one game counting as one point. For example, a 3-0 victory counts as +3, while a 2-3 loss counts as -1. If there is still a tie, the winner of the match between the two players claims the higher ranking.

The top four players will automatically advance to the upper finals league. Fifth through tenth place will advance to the lower finals league. Eleventh and twelfth place drop from competition.

Finals League Ranking Competition

Provisional ranks fifth through tenth place will play in the lower finals league. The top two players from this league will join provisional ranks first through fourth place to make up the upper finals league. Tenth place will fall to B League, while eighth and ninth place must play in the replacement matches after the next season’s B League.

Offline round-robin leagues. Matches are best of three rounds, best of thirteen games. In the case of a set point tie (6-6), the match goes into deuce. The first player to gain a two-game advantage or reach ten wins (whichever comes first) claims victory. In each match, the player with the higher provisional ranking begins with a one-game advantage. Two characters are allowed, with mid-match switches allowed every three-game interval for the losing player within that interval. In the case of a tie in rankings, order is determined by the winner(s) of the match(es) between the involved players. If there is still a tie, order is determined by game win-loss difference.

Prize Information

  • 1st Place – 1,000,000 yen (~8680 USD)
  • 2nd Place – 300,000 yen (~2605 USD)
  • 3rd Place – 150,000 yen (~1300 USD)
  • 4th Place – 80,000 yen (~695 USD)
  • 5th Place – 50,000 yen (~435 USD)
  • 6th Place – 20,000 yen (~175 USD)

Broadcast & Pricing Information

TOPANGA LEAGUE 4 will be streamed on Niconico Live as a pay-per-view series of broadcasts. In order to view, you must have a registered Niconico account.

  • B League Individual day ticket – 300 Niconico points (~2.60 USD)
  • A League Individual day ticket – 500 Niconico points (~4.35 USD)
  • B League season ticket – 1500 Niconico points (~13.00 USD)
  • A League season ticket – 3500 Niconico points (~30.40 USD)
  • B-A League season ticket – 4500 Niconico points (~39.05 USD)

The A League ticket will allow purchasers to watch all twelve days of A League. The A-B League ticket includes the entirety of A League as well as the completed B League. Ticket purchase allows unlimited timeshift access to archives until Monday January 12, 2015.

TOPANGA LEAGUE 4 Ticket Purchase

In order to purchase tickets, one must first buy the appropriate amount of Niconico points. One point is the equivalent of one Japanese yen. While there are a number of payment options for buying points, the only relevant direct purchase options for those outside of Japan is via credit card. All credit cards may not work.

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Results

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ULTRA STREET FIGHTER IV – TOPANGA LEAGUE 4 (A)

Final Results

1. Umehara (Evil Ryu) – 1,000,000 yen
2. Momochi (Ken) – 300,000 yen
3. sako (Elena, Ibuki) – 150,000 yen
4. Bonchan (Sagat) – 80,000 yen
5. Uryo (Chun-Li, C.Viper) – 50,000 yen
6. Michael-tan (Ken) – 20,000 yen
7. Kazunoko (Yun)
8. NEMO (Rolento)
9. TOKIDO (Akuma)
10. Pugera (Ibuki)
11. SANTAROU (Sagat)
12. Fuudo (Fei Long)

Pugera, SANTAROU and Fuudo drop to B League. NEMO and TOKIDO must play in the A-B replacement matches after the next B League.

Upper Finals League

1. Umehara (Evil Ryu)
2. Momochi (Ken)
3. sako (Elena, Ibuki)
4. Bonchan (Sagat)
5. Uryo (Chun-Li, C.Viper)
6. Michael-tan (Ken)

Final Standings

Rank Temp Rank Player Name Affiliation Char 1 Char 2 Wins Losses Game ±
1 1 Umehara MCZ Evil Ryu 5 0 +22
2 6 Momochi EG Ken Evil Ryu 4 1 +7
3 2 sako HORI Elena Ibuki 2 3 -1
4 5 Bonchan Sagat 2 3 -3
5 4 Uryo Chun-Li C.Viper 2 3 -9
6 3 Michael-tan FGC Ken Sagat 0 5 -16

Because the tie breaker between sako, Bonchan and Uryo cannot be decided by direct matches (sako beat Uryo, Bonchan beat sako, and Uryo beat Bonchan), the tie breaker goes to game differential.

Upper Finals League Match Log

ROUND 10 – December 5 (Fri)

sako (Ibuki) vs. Bonchan (Sagat) – 3-7 ☆ ●●●●○●○●●
Michael-tan (Ken) vs. Momochi (Ken) – 6-8 ☆ ●○●●○●●●○○○|●●
sako (Elena) vs. Uryo (Chun-Li) – 7-3 ☆ ●○○○○●●○○
Michael-tan (Ken) vs. Bonchan (Sagat) – 4-7 ☆ ●○●●●●○○●●
Umehara (Evil Ryu) vs. Momochi (Ken) – 8-6 ☆ ●●●○○○●○●●○|○○

ROUND 11 – December 6 (Sat)

Uryo (Chun-Li) vs. Momochi (Ken) – 4-7 ☆ ●●○○○●●●●●
Umehara (Evil Ryu) vs. Michael-tan (Ken) – 7-3 ☆ ●○○○●●○○○
Bonchan (Sagat) vs. Momochi (Ken) – 5-7 ☆ ●○○●○●●●○●●
sako (Elena) vs. Michael-tan (Ken) – 7-2 ☆ ○○●○●○○○
Umehara (Evil Ryu) vs. Uryo (C.Viper) – 7-1 ☆ ○○○●○○○

ROUND 12 – December 7 (Sun)

Uryo (C.Viper) vs. Bonchan (Sagat) – 7-5 ☆ ○●○●○○●●●○○
sako (Elena) vs. Momochi (Ken) – 6-8 ☆ ●○●○○○●○●●●|●●
Umehara (Evil Ryu) vs. Bonchan (Sagat) – 7-1 ☆ ○○○●○○○
Michael-tan (Ken) vs. Uryo (C.Viper) – 5-7 ☆ ●●○●○●●○●○●
Umehara (Evil Ryu) vs. sako (Ibuki) – 7-3 ☆ ○●●○○○○●○

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Lower Finals League

1. Bonchan (Sagat)
2. Momochi (Ken)
3. Kazunoko (Yun)
4. NEMO (Rolento)
5. TOKIDO (Akuma)
6. Pugera (Ibuki)

Bonchan and Momochi advance to the upper finals league. NEMO and TOKIDO must play in the A-B League replacement matches after the completion of the next B League. Pugera falls to B League.

Final Standings

Rank Temp Rank Player Name Affiliation Char 1 Char 2 Wins Losses Game ±
5 10 Bonchan   Sagat   3 2 +1
6 5 Momochi EG Ken Evil Ryu 3 2 +6
7 8 Kazunoko Yun Seth 3 2 +11
8 6 NEMO BE Rolento   2 3 -5
9 7 TOKIDO MCZ Akuma   2 3 -2
10 9 Pugera FGC Ibuki Ryu 2 3 -11

Bonchan defeated both Momochi and Kazunoko, claiming the highest rank in the tie, while Momochi defeated Kazunoko, claiming the next rank. NEMO defeated both TOKIDO and Pugera, claiming the highest rank in the tie, while TOKIDO defeated Pugera, claiming the next rank.

Lower Finals League Match Log

ROUND 7 – November 22 (Sat)

Kazunoko (Yun) vs. Bonchan (Sagat) – 5-7 ☆ ○●○●●●●○○●●
Momochi (Ken) vs. NEMO (Rolento) – 7-1 ☆ ○○●○○○○
TOKIDO (Akuma) vs. Kazunoko (Yun) – 3-7 ☆ ●○●●○●●●●
Pugera (Ibuki) vs. Bonchan (Sagat) – 7-4 ☆ ●●○○○●○●○○
NEMO (Rolento) vs. TOKIDO (Akuma) – 7-5 ☆ ○○●●○○○●●●○

ROUND 8 – November 23 (Sun)

Momochi (Ken) vs. TOKIDO (Akuma) – 9-7 ☆ ○●○●○●●●○●○|○●○○
NEMO (Rolento) vs. Kazunoko (Yun) – 3-7 ☆ ●●●○○●●●●
TOKIDO (Akuma) vs. Pugera (Ibuki) – 7-3 ☆ ○○○●○●●○○
NEMO (Rolento) vs. Bonchan (Sagat) – 6-8 ☆ ○○●●●○○●○●●|●●
Momochi (Ken) vs. Pugera (Ibuki) – 5-7 ☆ ○○●●○●●●●○●

ROUND 9 – November 24 (Mon)

Kazunoko (Yun) vs. Pugera (Ibuki) – 7-0 ☆ ○○○○○○
Momochi (Ken) vs. Bonchan (Sagat) – 5-7 ☆ ○○○○●●●●●●●
NEMO (Rolento) vs. Pugera (Ibuki) – 7-2 ☆ ○○○●○○●○
TOKIDO (Akuma) vs. Bonchan (Sagat) – 7-5 ☆ ○○●○●●●●○○○
Momochi (Ken) vs. Kazunoko (Yun) – 7-5 ☆ ●●○○○●○○●●○

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Provisional Ranking Round-robin League

1. Umehara (Evil Ryu)
2. sako (Elena)
3. Michael-tan (Ken)
4. Uryo (Chun-Li)
5. Momochi (Ken)
6. NEMO (Rolento)
7. TOKIDO (Akuma)
8. Kazunoko (Yun)
9. Pugera (Ibuki)
10. Bonchan (Sagat)
11. SANTAROU (Sagat)
12. Fuudo (Fei Long)

Umehara, sako, Michael-tan and Uryo advance to the upper finals league. Momochi, NEMO, TOKIDO, Kazunoko, Pugera and Bonchan advance to the lower finals league.  SANTAROU and Fuudo drop from competition, falling to B League.

Final Standings

Rank Player Name Affiliation Character Wins Losses Game ±
1 Umehara MCZ Evil Ryu 10 1 +17
2 sako HORI Elena 8 3 +15
3 Michael-tan FGC Ken 8 3 +11
4 Uryo   Chun-Li 6 5 +1
5 Momochi EG Ken 6 5 +1
6 NEMO BE Rolento 5 6 -3
7 TOKIDO MCZ Akuma 4 7 -1
8 Kazunoko Yun 4 7 -6
9 Pugera FGC Ibuki 4 7 -6
10 Bonchan Sagat 4 7 -7
11 SANTAROU YBK Sagat 4 7 -11
12 Fuudo RZR Fei Long 3 8 -11

Uryo defeated Momochi and Kazunoko defeated Pugera in their respective direct matches, thus claiming the higher rank.

Provisional Ranking Round-robin League Match Log

ROUND 1 – November 7 (Fri)

sako (Elena) vs. Bonchan (Sagat) – 0-3 ●●●
SANTAROU (Sagat) vs. Pugera (Ibuki) – 1-3 ●○●●
Umehara (Evil Ryu) vs. Michael-tan (Ken) – 3-2 ●●○○○
Uryo (Chun-Li) vs. NEMO (Rolento) – 3-0 ○○○
TOKIDO (Akuma) vs. Kazunoko (Yun) – 3-0 ○○○
Momochi (Ken) vs. Fuudo (Fei Long) – 3-2 ○●○●○
Michael-tan (Ken) vs. Pugera (Ibuki) – 3-1 ○○●○
Bonchan (Sagat) vs. Uryo (Chun-Li) – 3-1 ○●○○
Momochi (Ken) vs. SANTAROU (Sagat) – 2-3 ●○○●○
sako (Elena) vs. NEMO (Rolento) – 2-3 ●●○○●
Umehara (Evil Ryu) vs. Fuudo (Fei Long) – 3-1 ●○○○

ROUND 2 – November 8 (Sat)

TOKIDO (Akuma) vs. Michael-tan (Ken) – 2-3 ○●●○●
Bonchan (Sagat) vs. NEMO (Rolento) – 1-3 ●○●●
Kazunoko (Yun) vs. SANTAROU (Sagat) – 2-3 ○●○●●
Momochi (Ken) vs. Pugera (Ibuki) – 3-0 ○○○
sako (Elena) vs. Michael-tan (Ken) – 3-0 ○○○
Bonchan (Sagat) vs. Fuudo (Fei Long) – 1-3 ●●○●
NEMO (Rolento) vs. Pugera (Ibuki) – 3-1 ○●○○
Umehara (Evil Ryu) vs. SANTAROU (Sagat) – 3-0 ○○○
sako (Elena) vs. Fuudo (Fei Long) – 3-0 ○○○
Kazunoko (Yun) vs. Momochi (Ken) – 3-0 ○○○
Umehara (Evil Ryu) vs. TOKIDO (Akuma) – 3-2 ○○●●○

ROUND 3 – November 9 (Sun)

Uryo (Chun-Li) vs. Pugera (Ibuki) – 3-1 ○○●○
Kazunoko (Yun) vs. Michael-tan (Ken) – 0-3 ●●●
TOKIDO (Akuma) vs. Momochi (Ken) – 3-2 ○●●○○
sako (Elena) vs. SANTAROU (Sagat) – 3-1 ○●○○
Bonchan (Sagat) vs. Michael-tan (Ken) – 1-3 ●○●●
Fuudo (Fei Long) vs. Uryo (Chun-Li) – 1-3 ●●○●
Umehara (Evil Ryu) vs. Momochi (Ken) – 0-3 ●●●
TOKIDO (Akuma) vs. NEMO (Rolento) – 2-3 ○●●○●
Uryo (Chun-Li) vs. SANTAROU (Sagat) – 0-3 ●●●
Kazunoko (Yun) vs. Fuudo (Fei Long) – 3-0 ○○○
Umehara (Evil Ryu) vs. NEMO (Rolento) – 3-0 ○○○

ROUND 4 – November 14 (Fri)

Fuudo (Fei Long) vs. Michael-tan (Ken) – 1-3 ●○●●
Kazunoko (Yun) vs. NEMO (Rolento) – 3-1 ○○●○
TOKIDO (Akuma) vs. SANTAROU (Sagat) – 3-0 ○○○
sako (Elena) vs. Pugera (Ibuki) – 3-1 ○○●○
Uryo (Chun-Li) vs. Michael-tan (Ken) – 1-3 ●○●●
Fuudo (Fei Long) vs. SANTAROU (Sagat) – 3-0 ○○○
Kazunoko (Yun) vs. Pugera (Ibuki) – 3-2 ●●○○○
Bonchan (Sagat) vs. TOKIDO (Akuma) – 0-3 ●●●
Momochi (Ken) vs. Michael-tan (Ken) – 3-2 ○○●●○
sako (Elena) vs. Uryo (Chun-Li) – 3-0 ○○○
Umehara (Evil Ryu) vs. Bonchan (Sagat) – 3-0 ○○○

ROUND 5 – November 15 (Sat)

Bonchan (Sagat) vs. Pugera (Ibuki) – 2-3 ○○●●●
NEMO (Rolento) vs. SANTAROU (Sagat) – 2-3 ●○○●●
TOKIDO (Akuma) vs. Fuudo (Fei Long) – 1-3 ●●○●
sako (Elena) vs. Kazunoko (Yun) – 3-1 ●○○○
Bonchan (Sagat) vs. SANTAROU (Sagat) – 3-2 ○○●●○
Momochi (Ken) vs. Uryo (Chun-Li) – 1-3 ●○●●
Fuudo (Fei Long) vs. NEMO (Rolento) – 1-3 ●●○●
Umehara (Evil Ryu) vs. Pugera (Ibuki) – 3-0 ○○○
TOKIDO (Akuma) vs. Uryo (Chun-Li) – 2-3 ○●○●●
sako (Elena) vs. Momochi (Ken) – 3-0 ○○○
Umehara (Evil Ryu) vs. Kazunoko (Yun) – 3-2 ●○●○○

ROUND 6 – November 16 (Sun)

TOKIDO (Akuma) vs. Pugera (Ibuki) – 0-3 ●●●
Bonchan (Sagat) vs. Kazunoko (Yun) – 3-1 ○●○○
Michael-tan (Ken) vs. SANTAROU (Sagat) – 3-0 ○○○
Momochi (Ken) vs. NEMO (Rolento) – 3-2 ○●●○○
sako (Elena) vs. TOKIDO (Akuma) – 3-1 ●○○○
Umehara (Evil Ryu) vs. Uryo (Chun-Li) – 3-1 ●○○○
Fuudo (Fei Long) vs. Pugera (Ibuki) – 0-3 ●●●
NEMO (Rolento) vs. Michael-tan (Ken) – 2-3 ○●●○●
Kazunoko (Yun) vs. Uryo (Chun-Li) – 0-3 ●●●
Bonchan (Sagat) vs. Momochi (Ken) – 1-3 ○●●●
Umehara (Evil Ryu) vs. sako (Elena) – 3-2 ○○●●○

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Sources: TOPANGA, Niconico Live