American Guilty Gear Players Showcased in New Super Steam Xrd Exhibition League

By on February 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm
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If Japanese players can do it, why can’t the rest of the world? US Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- players decided that they won’t always be in Japan’s shadow–who regularly has various exhibitions and leagues. An online league in the first-to-seven format will stream some big names with commentary a few times a month.

The first two, happening on February 24th, are the following:

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The first time, it’s a double fight special, but that might not always be the case. Commentary will be provided by BeautifulDude and DaiAndOh. There will be different commentators and players every time, rotating about two-three times a month.

“The series was obviously inspired by the FT10s on Jonio’s stream and the timing feels perfect now that the Steam player base has grown significantly,” Sym, who came up with the idea, told SRK. “Thanks to its lower input delay we can have quality netplay matches across any region in the US and even with Canada. This will help promote Xrd and give players valuable experience in matchups they may not have access to in their local scene. Matchup knowledge is something the US scene has struggled with, we don’t have the same luxury as Japan, but this will definitely help.”

Catch the stream on February 24th at 9 p.m. EST at www.twitch.tv/ssxrdel and stay tuned to it to see who’s coming up next. Follow the two organizers, Sym and Silva, linked below, to keep up to date.

You can also follow the #SSXrdEL hashtag to get into the spirit of competition with some fanart.

Sources: @Sym; @Silva

Luke "Woocash" Siuty is a Chicago-based writer who specializes in ArcSys titles. A Guilty Gear veteran, he plays Baiken and commits atrocities by playing Sin when he's not busy pondering the ArcSys Cycle. He's always down to talk on Twitter, so send him tips. He's good at OS-ing in real life, not so much in video games, though.