SXSW Fighters is over! Well i wasnt very pleased with my results of course , getting 7th place .. But well i was defeated by Daigo and Justin Wong this time.. Till next time which will probably be soon at FInal Round..
Meanwhile i am just staying at Austin till Wednesday till my next flight to atlanta , so far being here was great staying with hsien cheng and gamerbee .. I gotta say hsien chang is so strong lol , definely having a good time practicing with them over here and also thanks hsien chang for all the hospitality that he have been giving me , really good times here thanks to him :) Tonight tuesday i will be going to the arcade or the console scene of Austin , furbarduck has invited me and i definely look forward to play with everyone in this local scene,, Final round is so near the corner and i will be particpating in 3 games again this time KOF 13 , Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 and Ultra Street Fighter 4. I also have been playing guilty gear XRD so a little bit , but well hopefully by the next time i will be ready to join as well :) This is actually my first time heading to Final Round , i have been to quite alot of america tournaments but FInal Round will be my first .. I felt especially motivated after SXSW fighters , dont ask me how i feel now because i am salty of course lol Ok probably go practice more now , See everyone tonight from Austin .. And wednesday night i will going to Atalanta .. Hopefully get to meet the community people there as well .. I wanna play with everybody so please head down and play me! Final Round will be so stacked with all the international players , see you guys there ;)
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 http://www.sxswgaming.gg/ 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!
http://www.finalround.org/ 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!
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!
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!
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 -_- Kazunoko 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. Xiaohai 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 :( Luffy 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 Snakeyes 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 Pepeday ok.. i dont really know el fuerte.. counter picking my way i guess hahahhaha .. so what is el fuerte's worse matchup? hahahhahaha Daigo 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 twitch.tv/toughcookietv
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.. http://www.youtube.com/user/toughcookietv 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 http://www.twitch.tv/toughcookietv
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 ^_^
Razer Xian's Academy Episode 7 is now up on youtube !!
Dont forget to tune in tomorrow Razer Xian's Academy Episode 8 on twitch.tv/toughcookietv .. 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 !!
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 !! http://www.twitch.tv/toughcookietv Signing off RZR Xian
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 email@example.com .. 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
Razer Xian streaming wednesday on 9pm GMT+8 at http://www.twitch.tv/toughcookietv .. 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 !!
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 ..
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 http://www.twitch.tv/toughcookietv 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
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 twitch.tv/toughcookietvLIVE !!
Regarding Episode 2 .. I couldnt get it upload but if people are interested they can actually view it at http://www.twitch.tv/toughcookietv/c/3629587.. 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 !!
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 http://www.twitch.tv/toughcookietv 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 !!
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 http://www.esgntv.com/tv/main/main.php --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 firstname.lastname@example.org through PayPal ^_^ https://www.paypal.com/sg/webapps/mpp/home Signing off for now , see you guys tomorrow on stream ^_^
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 http://esgntv.com/tv/main/main.php
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 ^_^
Yes i will be start streaming once again !! ^_^ It will be on EVERY WED at 9pm GMT +8 ..Every week for about 90mins.. www.twitch.tv/toughcookietv
Tomorrow will be my first time streaming after so long again.. Topics i will be covering is the recent Poll on www.eventhubs.com 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 ^_^
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 ^_^
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 .. Note..
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.. OPTIONS 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 Throw 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 ^_^