StrongStyle 6 — NorCal’s premier Tekken 7 event — results

By on February 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm
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NorCal StrongStyle 6, Northern California’s major Tekken tournament, was held over the weekend with more than 230 players competing in Tekken 7. A tournament with strong grassroots origins, StrongStyle, made a return in 2018 after a hiatus of several years. It was last resurrected in 2014 in memory of player Patrick “ILOVEYOURMOM” Collins, who passed away during the same year due to sickle cell complications.

Despite its humble beginnings, this year’s StrongStyle was a prime destination for top international competition. Among the field were players from Korea (Saint, JDCR, JeongDing), Japan (JacKiller, BKC), and Europe (Fergus, BlackBeard, Jopelix). Top American players SpeedKicks, JimmyJTran, and JoeyFury turned up for the action as well.

StrongStyle was streamed for the first time by TeamSp00ky with support from 10/0 Productions. The high production value of the broadcast was an exciting addition to the tournament; in the past organizer Bronson Tran had chosen to forgo streaming StrongStyle in favor of focusing on the player experience at the event.

The two day event brought its fair share of upsets, with 2017 Tekken World Tour runner-up and King of Iron Fist 2016 Champion Echo Fox|Saint failing to make top 8 after losing to Jimmy Tran and Marquis “Shadow 20z” Jordan. Tran, a NorCal native, fought his way into winners finals with the crowd behind him and raced out to a 2-1 lead before falling to JDCR.

Here is the Twitch archive for day 2 of StrongStyle:

Results

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Tekken 7

1. Echo Fox|JDCR (Dragonov)
2. JimmyJTran (Brian Fury)
3. UYU|Pling (Xiaoyu)
4. Rickstah (Akuma)
5. WalkerGaming|BKC (Brian Fury)
5. vS|Trungy (Geese)
7. Shadow 20z (Claudio)
7. Jackller-Bancho (Jack 7)

Match Log

Grand Final

  • JDCR vs JimmyJTran – 3-1

Winners Final

  • JDCR vs JimmyJTran – 3-2

Losers Final

  • JimmyJTran vs UYU Pling 3-0
  • Top 8 Winners Matches
  • NCSS|JimmyJTran vs vS Trungy 2-0
  • Echo Fox|JDCR vs UYU|Pling 2-0

Top 8 Losers Matches

  • UYU Pling vs Rickstah – 2-1
  • UYU Rickstah vs vS Trungy 2-0
  • UYU Pling vs Walker Gaming BKC 2-1
  • Walker Gaming BKC vs Shadow 20z 2- 0
  • Rickstah vs Jackller-Bancho 2-0

Kevin Webb is a player, writer and tournament organizer based in New York. When’s he’s not working on his set play or out at an event, you can catch him streaming on Twitch, tweeting about comics or throwing games of Dota 2.