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CES 2009: Who Won the Street Fighter IV Event?

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on Jan 12, 2009 // Sr. Social Media Manager

That’d be Team PlayStation, as represented by Joe C. (no relation to this guy) in the CES Street Fighter IV event.

Capcom threw one heck of an event: swank hotel suite, 4 PS3 Street Fighter setups with the official, upcoming Mad Catz arcade sticks and Fight Pads, and a bracket of fighters ready to whup each other up in Street Fighter IV.

Street Fighter IV Tournament Bracket

The last man standing was Joe C., who powered his way through the tourney with Sagat. He Tiger Uppercutted Major Nelson‘s representative, Josh (via E. Honda), in a dramatic title match, to claim the spoils (a limited edition Star Wars Battlefront PSP bundle), and defend PlayStation’s good name.

Joe C wins the Street Fighter IV Tournament

Joe then took on Justin Wong, one of the very best Street Fighter players in the world, who came out on the winning end with Chun Li.

Justin and Joe at the Street Fighter IV Tournament

On the, um, less competitive end of the spectrum, I managed to take my first round match with Guile, but went down 3-1 against Alex N. in the 3rd round. Got to let someone else win the prizes, right? ;-)

Thanks to everyone who came out (some from as far as Florida!!), thanks to Joe C. for donating his awesome skills to the cause, thanks to Justin M. for taking the pics (more here), and extra special thanks to Capcom, who have something else to announce: That wasn’t your last chance to get your hands on Street Fighter IV before its February 17th release date.

If you’re going to be in the San Francisco area this week, they’re holding an even bigger event on Friday night. Want to attend? Head over to Capcom Unity to find out the details.

Street Fighter Fight Club poster

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+ gbh08 on January 13th, 2009 at 9:23 am said:

LoL @ Gunwing

taking things a bit too serious arnt you, had xbox one im sure they would have wrote about it too, its only a bit of fun


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+ zookey on January 13th, 2009 at 10:22 am said:

HAHAHAHAHA nice—good job team :-) Can’t wait for SF4—does anyone know if we will get the Akuma fight pad on PS3? I want that one sooo bad!


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+ foolkiller79 on January 13th, 2009 at 11:41 am said:

Congrats to Joe C. That is a nice PSP. I have one myself.

And to everyone complaining about events not being in New York, I live in Kentucky. Now tell me again how you get nothing. The closest thing to a video game event was a tent at the state fair put on by a non-Sony company with PC and console games, for a $2 entrance fee.


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+ PlasmaGlory on January 13th, 2009 at 12:35 pm said:

Thank you Joe C. for bringing glory to our Playstation family


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+ Shane_O on January 13th, 2009 at 12:37 pm said:

@ gbh08

Sorry, man. Those were the only videos I could find of the finals. I know they’re barely watchable but you can see just enough of the blurry videos to get an idea of how it went down. I was hoping for an official video of the event but as Jeff pointed out in his response to post #28, they couldn’t even get a good angle anyway. Maybe someone else recorded it and just haven’t posted the videos up yet.
I also want to say that I completely agree with you on your response to Gunwing.

@ zookey

Check Amazon.com, they’ve got the Akuma FightPads for pre-order.


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+ BZKlint on January 13th, 2009 at 2:31 pm said:

Go Pats! :P


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+ ancientflounder on January 13th, 2009 at 6:11 pm said:

Good looking out, Shane_O. Hope everyone gets the chance to see those matches if they haven’t yet. Sorry for the poor quality. There’s a Rapidshare link up on the vid pages for the original files. They do look better.


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+ Shane_O on January 14th, 2009 at 9:37 am said:

@ ancientflounder

No problem. I have to give credit where credit is due. I still appreciate that you at least made the effort to record the matches with what you had available, so don’t be sorry about the quality. I’ll definitely check out the Rapidshare link.


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+ ennemee on January 15th, 2009 at 12:31 am said:

Is there any truth that StreetFighter4 for the consoles is a gimped version of the arcades? characters being left out and such?


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+ imique on January 17th, 2009 at 4:30 pm said:

I would love to see video of the semi final and final games…


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+ trav54 on January 24th, 2009 at 1:00 pm said:

Haha! Victory over MS! J/K, glad to see everyone had fun. Can’t wait for the 17th!


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