Wednesday, 13 April 2016

I'm back !!!

Hello guys! Sorry for the lack of activity in updating! 

Its really been a long time since i update my blog .. but since there are so many
thoughts in my head i guess i should just do it..

I am on the flight to melbourne this weekend for BAM , this weekend will be another ranking event for capcom pro tour as well , looking at my current capcom pro tour points

Look what the hell was that 4 points lol

This year has been pretty much really tiring since the launch of SFV on feb16th.
There are so many ranking events all over the world however i am only manage to
go 2 premiums final round and NCR. I didnt felt i was ready yet but i just wanna go
and see how i would fare and how everyone was doing in this new game, I got 25th
place in final round and 9th in NCR , it really wasnt what i want as i kinda wanna get
top 8 at least , but everless i learn alot from playing in these 2 tournaments and
staying in fchamp place. Its been a good training journey for 2 weeks but travelling
just didnt stop , i did have a plan thinking of try to stay in america for more ranking
events and experience but since SFV crash is at the same time in korea. It took up
most of my schedule for till june , i am happy TEAM RAZER we have progress into
the top 4 for SFV crash and we are probably heading back about 2 weeks later.
Redbull kumite so far is the best event i join this year , really great production and
stuff , i am only one of the invited players for redbull kumite too , really happy to
be able to come back my 2nd year in a row

Sometimes life is ridiculous , I am have practicing this matchup for sometime and i

actually really hate it , even though i am very good at this matchup i felt. Out of the 15
people , i just dont wanna play against cammy. Like COME ON whats the chance , and i get the strongest cammy among everyone lol
Its like come on my luck cant be this bad , and the match has to end in a double ko.
Well i guess its been a exciting match for the audience but sadly i still didnt managed
to close it out. Sad 9th place for redbull kumite for me , i was mentally broken losing
to cammy but well its been a month and i think i am now more ready for this matchup
so lets see.

I also went to Kuwait as well for Kuwait Battle Royale , thanks Fikra for inviting me

to this event. I always like kuwait as the people are really nice and i have some cool
friends there hahaha this is also my first tournament of this year and its in Kuwait
again , Kuwait is kinda my lucky place hahaha

Right now i am on the flight to melbourne , its been sometime since i saw somanic.

Its also been sometime since i visit Melbourne as well , i definely dont miss the cold
weather as i really hate cold weathers lol especially those windy kind you know. This
weekend will have all the australia players , Momochi , Mago and Haitani. I dont have
much info on the australia players so i concentrated on practicing on Ken , Karin and
Necali for this weekend.My confidence level for these characters will probably be in
this sequence

Karin -> Ken -> Necali

Well will update more about whats going on this weekend , dont forget to check

here for more! Oh and i am sitting this scoot flight , somehow forget to VISA for australia ,forget to add baggage , forget to change $$ , lost my hp charger cable. What a amzing day isnt it lol . Lucky i can buy VISA at the airport , add baggage on the spot and change $$ at the airport , but well it cost alot more of course and i am irritated -.-
i am gotta charge my handphone fully on this scoot airline that has payable wifi and
payable charging port at least , will be looking for skybus i think to go to the city to
find somanic , this trip hopefully will be fun and i look forward to play more FANG. My
first ranking event tournament this year lets get some points! This year will be tough!

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Its been a long time since my last tournament! 2 days from now i am once again back to travelling! My first stop this time will be Austin Texas

SXSW Fighters 16 man invitational!
$20 000 on the line and you can see more information right here

Next will be final round at atlanta for the capcom pro tour premier event
As this is the first cpt premier event , seems like everyone is heading for this too.. i haven been to final round for a long time and hope to see you guys there!

Final Round will be my next stop! Heard the whole topanga crew will be going there as well as infiltration , kazunoko and kit (best dj from japan) .. this may be the hardest one but i am looking forward to it 

Next trip is the whole await Redbull Kumite!
Dont forget to check out this photos from Mark Teo Photography!
I really like these pictures :p

The full line up are shown above!
The last 2 slots will go to an open qualifer right before the event!

I just did the whole interview with redbull as well you can check it out at the link right below , i am so looking forward to this trip!
Dont forget to check it out too!

And well since i am already in Paris , i will probably go to the Hypespotting in Scotland Glasgow as well. This year its gotta be another Capcom Pro Tour Premier Event and i cant wait to see all the other players around the world flying over too!

This may actually be one of my long travelling trips with $15 000 minimum prize pot for this 4 events , definely i hope to do well as i am very prepared this time. So dont count me out and i hope to see you guys all around the world!

Oh and right after i got another invitational.. with very strong lineups.. but i shall not reveal now hahaha time to pack my luggage for 2-3 weeks .. See all of you guys soon!

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Just saw the Canada Cup Master Series Event Room by Lapchi!
This looks so sick!
I am so looking forward to this now , gotta go practice now !!

Oh also please help vote for me for Team Razer 2014 ! 
Stand a chance to win $500 Razer store Voucher as well!

Saturday, 3 January 2015

My Next Oversea tournament! Canada Cup Master Series Round Robin FT 7 format!
if you actually ask me , i think this tournament have alot of matchups that i dont really like.. Zangief .. Evil ryu .. Yun .. Zangief .. Rose .. and El Fuerte -_-


I haven got the chance to play Kazunoko since the last exibition i beat him in AE 2012 in Japan. Nonetheless to say now Yun has gotten stronger and Gen getting weaker is definely gotta affect me , he is one of the opponent i dont really wanna face.


Hadnt really heard much news from him as he hasnt been joining alot of tournaments lately , he is definely a strong force to reckon with.. Also he plays Yun , Evil Ryu and Cammy mainly all the top tiers and all is tough for Gen so i definely wont have a good time with this too :(


The EVO Champ 2014! I feel i have practice quite alot in this matchup as i used to lose to rose alot , but i have managed to beat him in the last 2 encounters EVO 2014 and Capcom Cup .. However he also knows my style very well so will see if luck turns out on whose favour on that day 


I wanted to say i really hate this character in ultra lol , but i think in ultra sf4 version 1.04 , his green hand got nerf and i think it may change quite alot.. I look forward to playing him again 


ok.. i dont really know el fuerte.. counter picking my way i guess hahahhaha .. so what is el fuerte's worse matchup? hahahhahaha


Very Strong opponent , Ever since he pick Evil Ryu i felt that he give me a very hard time due to character advantage as well.. Will be brushing up and look forward to playing him again :)

Oh and i am heading to Calagry once again , i cant really remeber the last time i went there , but its been 1-2 years at least.. I wanna see Peter again from canada , A ken player who took care of me really well .. Hope will get the chance to hang out again and see you guys next week at Canada!

Next wednesday 7th Jan 9pm (GMT +8) will be Razer Xian's Academy 42 ! I will be talking about my trip and playing online behind i fly off on 8th jan.. Hope everyone is getting a good new year! Dont forget to tune in at

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Sorry guys for the Lack of update .. This is the link for Razer Xian's Academy All Episodes on Youtube .. Since Ultra Street Fighter 4 is out now.. I will be posting some thoughts here and there again..

This is the link for all the episode .. Tonight will be my first stream of ULTRA Street Fighter 4 .. It will be at 9pm GMT+8 every wednesday as usual .. but dont forget to check out if you trying to learn more about the new characters !!

Streaming 3 hours from now

Gen has pretty much alot of changes , so i have to play more to figure out as he seems to have a new kind of playstyle to be tournament viable .. Fei Long players will be kinda happy as i just tested out a little .. Seems very damaging now and most of the stuff still works .. Mainly key points are

Flame Kick (Uppercut) FADC Chicken Wing Ultra 1 does alot of damage due to the last hit of ultra 1 hits now..

Down mp more damage is very significant in the match..

Rekka range not as much difference (however have to test how punishable this version is compared to last version)

Ex Red Focus Combo Practicability not as high , Especially Stand Hp EX Red Focus .. Due to Stand Hp Flame Kick FADC Chicken Wing Ultra 1 does really good damage (only 2 bars also) ..

Focus Attack Range wasnt much difference , still very good.. 

Stand Lp Tenshin still works but not EX , the 1 frame gap to press 3 frame buttons or throw between is really tight , Very viable .. EX Tenshin starts up faster , Lots of uses and harder to avoid now..

Flame Kick FADC forward dash one of the nerf , To adjust to this .. in the corner while pressuring you could do flame kick fadc backdash chicken wing..

Ok guys will post thoughts about other character soon !! Playing some Decapre at the moment hoping to find something good ^_^

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Razer Xian's Academy Episode 7 is now up on youtube !!

Dont forget to tune in tomorrow Razer Xian's Academy Episode 8 on ..

Content about Episode 8 will be learning a new character !! I will be learning a new character that even i dont know much about it :) So dont forget to stay tune tomorrow at 9pm GMT +8 !!

Monday, 10 March 2014

Razer Xian's Academy is back !! Episode 6  ^_^
Dont forget to tune in on wed 9pm GMT+8 !!

Topics covered this time will be on Razer Xian's Academy will be

-Talking about my tournament at IVGC
-Question and Answers about RZR Xian
-New option select defence
-How to practice counter hit combos
-Difference between 1p corner and 2p corner
-WInning on XBOX LIVE (maybe) 

hahahah dont forget to join me for some fun and lessons on the stream !!

Signing off RZR Xian

Friday, 21 February 2014

Episode 5 of Razer Xian's Academy is up now !!

Will be heading to Cannes for IVGC in a few days time , Going to training mode to practice for all the top players in Europe that is heading there.. Cant wait to see everyone there !! I will be updating my journey in Cannes as well on my twitter Xianmsg , so dont forget to follow me for more updates !!

Over here i would like to thanks everyone who likes my private coaching , I have more free time now so if anybody wants 1 to 1 private coaching ,  feel free to just send me an email at .. What i will help you with is

- Getting better with your character
- Better understanding of why you are not winning consistenly
- Analysing of your match videos and help you get better
- Analysing your opponent for you
- Tips and tricks for your character

Thanks for all the support guys

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Razer Xian streaming wednesday on 9pm GMT+8 at .. 

Topics  i will cover tomorrow will be

- Advanced footises

- Charge Characters

- Playing on XBOX Live , Training for next tournament IVGC in Cannes

- Questions and answers about RZR Xian

For those who miss out on Razer Xian's Academy Episode 4 , its now up on youtube !! 

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Episode 4 of Razer Xian's Academy is uploaded !! This time with RZR Gackt ^_^
Revealing some strategies on the feilong sagat matchup..

For people asking me regarding on Razer Game Booster , You can download them at 
Basically i use it to record my matches and review them when i play online on PC , it can also be used for other games like starcraft , dota etc.. Its pretty user friendly , i upload a footage as well , you can use HD to watch it if you want it to be clearer..

Lastly hope everybody have a good valentines day with your love ones , dont forget to stay tune into more Razer's Xian Academy every wednesday 9pm gmt+8 ..

Next tournament i am attending will be IVGC at cannes , EMP Dieminion and Bala will also be attending ..

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Special Guest Appearance for tomorrow RZR Gackt will be on RAZER Xian's Academy Episode 4 , Same timing 9pm GMT+8 .. Dont forget to tune in to see gackt reveals his secret techniques and tricks !!  Check it out at

Contents for tomorrow will be

- RZR Gackt revealing feilong technique and tricks

-XBOX live gameplay and discussion with RZR Gackt and RZR Xian

-Questions and Answers for us

-Talking about next tournament attendance for both RZR Gackt and RZR Xian

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Episode 3 of Razer Xian's Academy is up !!

Content about Episode 3 Razer Xian's Academy are

-Special moves that change hurtbox (Juri, Ibuki)

-Solid safe block strings that covers many options

-How to get out of Gen's Oga Mixup..

Hope everybody's enjoy Xian's Secret of Fighting Game.. Next week Razer Xian's Academy Episode 4 will be a special episode because i have a special guest RZR Gackt revealing his tricks of Fei Long !! So dont forget to tune in every week 9pm GMT+8 to watch on LIVE !!

Regarding Episode 2 .. I couldnt get it upload but if people are interested they can actually view it at .. Its part of the archive however you have to be a subscriber to watch it.. Please support me by subscribing because that will encourage me to reveal more secrets and content !!

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Ok so i am now offically Razer Xian .. Together with Razer Gackt.. Thanks Razer so much for sponsoring us .. we are very proud to be part of Razer ^_^ Will be bring more OGA's and Rekka all over the world !!

So yes tonight is Razer Xian's Academy again !! Tonight topics that i will be covering is simply more knowledge about street fighter 4 arcade edition that you could only learn from Xian's Academy .. what does that mean?

- Showing off knowledge about moves/ultras that have weird properties and how to use it in a real match

- Showing off how to catch a backdash with/without an option select..

- Playing on XBOX live trolling everyone ^_^

- Questions and answers about Razer Xian

So dont forget to tune in tonight at 9pm GMT+8 to watch Razer Xian's Academy !!

You can watch it at

Will have bonus features for today since its the first RAZER edition.. will be showing off everyone how to get out of OGA setups without guessing a 50/50 !!

Sorry that i haven been blogging the past week.. Because i went to Germany for ESGN TV again !! Have a very fun and exciting time there .. I like it soo much.. but well stay tune for the next ESGN TV Season 2 !!

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Welcome back to Xian's Academy Again !! For people who actually missed last week stream ,, You can watch it here.. 

Tomorrow is wednesday but however i am going to travel again , So i will be streaming tomorrow afternoon 3PM GMT +8 instead of 9pm , but it will be rebrodcast at 9pm as well ..So hope everybody is cool with that !! So sorry due to the busy schedule .. It was a little last min though ..Tomorrow Xian's Academy the topics i am going to cover will be news on

-- ESGN TV show , first episode 1 is air yesterday of me vs mike ross , i will be proceeeding and if you wanna watch more , dont forget it will be air everyday from now also at 21.30 European Central Time .. Next Episode will be me vs FChamp !! More information please check out

--Xian's Academy of course , I will be teaching more stuff and answering to more questions that i received from feedbacks and stuff .. The topic tomorrow will be either on Escaping Vortexs or Understanding options (Definiting 50/50) , All these topics may be similiar in some way or another if you really understand , this is one of the most important aspect you could learn because you could apply it other fighting games as well..

--Also not to miss out play and troll session on XBOX live .. Playing online and learning at the same time on training mode.. Questions and answer also avaliable but not too much due to limited time !!

Thanks for watching Xian's Academy , hope if you guys like it remeber to subscribe to my toughcookietv channel , Donations greatly appreciated too if you could send any bit to through PayPal ^_^

Signing off for now , see you guys tomorrow on stream ^_^

Monday, 27 January 2014

ESGN TV of Street Fighter 4 Fight Night will be live in less than an hour !!
It will be shown at 21.00 European Central Time which is about 50 mins from now..
Check this Me vs Mike ross in this exciting sets at

Thursday, 23 January 2014

First episode of Xian's Academy is now up on Youtube ^_^

I started the first 20 mins talking about Xian's Academy .. Bascially showing you what i have been talking about DEFENCE .. escaping Ibuki Kunai .. 3 button tech .. 4 button tech .. Crouch tech plink jab and etc..

Hope you guys like Xian's Academy ^_^

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Yes i will be start streaming once again !! ^_^
It will be on EVERY WED at 9pm GMT +8 ..Every week for about 90mins.. 

Tomorrow will be my first time streaming after so long again..
Topics i will be covering is the recent Poll on of the top 10 players .. Xian's Academy Session where i will be explaining and showing more on the topics i have covered on my blog recently regarding DEFECE.. 3button tech.. 4 button tech.. crouch tech (lp+lk) and etc..

After that i will go Online on XBOX live to play as long as explaining what is going on in the matches .. Hope you guys like it , will be sharing more tech so everybody can improve together with me ..

Thanks for watching Xian's Academy

Signing off for now ^_^

Monday, 20 January 2014

Welcome to Xian's Academy Again !!

    I already covered most of the topics about DEFENCE , if you understand my previous post and knowing how to apply flexibilty..There are still people who dont understand crouch tech ( by plinking lp+lk) .. So today i will give more examples and why it is useful to put into 1 of your defensive options..

Crouch teching by plinking (lp+lk)..
Instead of the usual crouch lk coming out .. Crouch Lp will come out instead .. It is especially useful for some characters because some characters have a 3 frame crouch jab but a 4 frame crouch LK..

Example of characters that can put this to good use.. Ryu , Barlog ..
This is a very strong technique even though we hardly see alot of people using it.. Imagine Ryu Crouching Teching with 3 frame Crouching Jab coming out .. It will actually makes frame trap alot alot more harder .. It bascially turn into a little bit comination of DEFENCE option of pressing 3 frame and crouching teching.. If till this point anybody doesnt understand please post in the comments .. i will try to explain clearer..

Yup and besides the 9 options , thanks for the feedback i did forgot about one of the important DEFENCE option like jump backwards.. which is really crucial for charge characters .. Because Charge Characters wants to have their charge.. So blocking between block strings and hold up+back can be a very strong DEFENCE too..

Thanks for seeing Xian's Academy .. I hope you will reread the few DEFENCE post together and strengthen up your DEFENCE .. mix in your options randomly or choose wisely what defence options you need to do when you are under pressure..

Next Topic i will cover is DEFENCE against vortex .. Which is much harder where everybody see it as a 50/50 .. By knowing how to Defend against vortex will actually make you alot better overall as a player.. See you at the next Xian's Academy Post ^_^

Friday, 17 January 2014

Welcome to Xian's Academy , today i going to elaborate more on the point 3 button tech and more details about DEFENCE Options I believe everybody already understands more about DEFENCE , so i will be explaining about 3 button tech today..

Whats is a 3 button tech?

Its bascially Crouch teching with more than 1 more button besides lp+lk .. I believe already alot people knows how to do it .. TIming is a key to using 3 button tech , People who cant tech properly with 3 button tech is usually pressing it too early , Basically timing to 3 button tech a throw is the same as a crouch tech , all you need is go training mode and practice..

The best example on when to use a 3 button tech is against Rufus.. Imagine you are always under pressure with the dive kick , Guessing between a throw and another dive kick.. 50/50 .. 3 button tech bascially helps to eliminate the 50/50 and will be a game changing for you.. 

Example ..
Fighting against Rufus with Ryu , After blocking a Dive kick .. If you use a 3 button tech with either (lp,lk+mp) or (lp,lk+hp) instead of crouch tech , Rufus is not able to pressure you with another dive kick because crouch mp or crouch hp will comes out instead and hit them away in the air..

This is a game changing technique so i believe everyone should have this as a priority technique especially against character like rufus ..


That doesnt mean with this technique , Rufus can never get 50/50 you again , however rufus can switch into frame trap style , using delayed stand mp to go for a counter hit  or even a delayed ex messiah kick to catch your 3 button tech.. Therefore..

is very important when it comes to defence , imagine you change your defence options between this 3 button tech , backdash , focus backdash , jump back press button immediately , pressing 3 frame(for ryu this case its d.lp) and invincible reversal..

The next time you face a rufus ever again , you will never be afraid... Think of all the options he has , and the probability of hitting you with it..With all the defence options i list to you .. you have probably at least minimum 6 to deal with rufus.. While rufus only has maybe 3.. Lets count who is at the better edge after rufus gets in with a dive kick..

Rufus Options After Dive Kick

Frame Trap
Dive Kick Again
Delayed EX Messiah

Ryu Options After blocking Dive kick

ALL of the above that i name..

I wont elaborate more about this , just think about it.. Creativity is important in fighting games .. So if you think about all the options that Rufus has to guess if you mix and blend in your options randomly.. You will realise theres nothing much scary anymore.. Just dont be predicable and get downloaded ^_^

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Taking a lil break today , gotta go for a facial and grooming... Thanks for the invitation from We Need A Hero..This is actually my first time in Singapore coming to a Male Grooming Shop , i dont remeber there is any other in singapore.. I am really surprise by the services because they were all so friendly !!

Taking pictures of myself ^_^

Really like it when they put these on my face.. feels so good 

                               Customer service was on another level , Godlike ^_^

Haha yes taking more picutres because somehow i feel i look better after the facial..

This is definely one of the few shop i am really impressed in singapore , i really like the idea of man grooming .. i shall be heading back soon hehe love it sooo much..This is the website if you wanna visit , its just located near tiong bahru