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Texas Showdown Championships and Spring Fighter 2013 weekend tournament preview

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • April 10, 2013 at 12:31 p.m. PDT • Comments: 17
Texas Showdown Championships and Spring Fighter 2013 weekend tournament preview We have two great events coming up this weekend; Texas Showdown Championships on April 12 - 14 in Houston and Spring Fighter 2013 on April 13 in New York. Many games will be played at these events including Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Street Fighter X Tekken v2013 and much more.


We can expect to see some top level talent over at Texas Showdown including such players as EG|Justin Wong, AGE|NYChrisG, LU|Alex Valle, DM|Xian and others. Spring Fighter will feature a discussion segment with MCZ|Daigo Umehara and Sony Santa Monica's Seth Killian.

Hit the jump for a breakdown of these two spectacles.

Texas Showdown Championships


The Run Down: Texas Showdown Championships will be taking place on April 12 - 14, 2013, in Houston, Texas. There will be tournaments for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Street Fighter X Tekken v2013, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Mortal Kombat 9 and many other games. Pot bonuses for their respective games are as follows:

Soul Calibur 5: $100/200
Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition 2012: $100
Mortal Kombat 9: $200
Guilty Gear Accent Core: $400

Who's expected to show: EG|Justin Wong, AGE|NYChrisG, DM|Xian, LU|Alex Valle, AGE|Romance, EMP|Kor and more.

Who to look out for: Coming off of his first place win at Final Round 16, ChrisG continues to be the strongest Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 player on the scene right now. Additionally, Justin Wong took first in UMvC3 at April Duels 2 this past weekend, so we can expect both of these players to bring their A-game.

At April Duels 2, Xian snagged a convincing first place win over J Wong in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012. The match up was very back and forth but Xian was able to close it out in the first set coming from Winners bracket. Alex Valle is also looking quite strong right now after a phenomenal Ryu mirror exhibition between himself and MCZ|Daigo during the Mad Catz Unveiled event at PAX East.

Streaming duties: A live stream for this event will be provided by Level Up Live.

Schedule:

Friday, April 12

12PM - 5PM: Last Minute Registration and Checkin, Casuals
5PM- 12AM: Side game tournaments
7:00PM: Dead or Alive 5 (Playstation 3)
9:00PM: Guilty Gear Accent Core
6PM - 9PM: Persona 4 Arena (Playstation 3)
9PM - 12AM: King of Fighters XIII (Playstation 3)

Saturday, April 13

8:00AM - 10:00AM: Warmups, casual play
10:00AM - 12:30PM: Street Fighter X Tekken v.2013 (XBox 360) Pool play
12:30PM - 3:00PM: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Playstation 3) Pool play
3:00PM - 5:30PM: Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 (XBox 360) Pool play
4:00PM - 7:00PM: Mortal Kombat 9 (Playstation 3) Pool play
5:30PM - 8:00PM: Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (XBox 360) Pool play

Side Games:

1:00PM: Soul Calibur 4 (Playstation 3)
4:00PM: Super Street Fighter II Turbo (Arcade)
7:00PM: Skullgirls (Playstation 3)
10:00PM - 12AM: Guilty Gear Top 8

Sunday, April 14

10:00AM - 12:30PM: Mortal Kombat Top 8
12:30PM - 3:00PM: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Top 8
3:00PM - 5:30PM: Street Fighter x Tekken Top 8
5:30PM - 8:00PM: Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition 2012 Top 8
8:00PM - 10:30PM: Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Top 8


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Spring Fighter 2013


The Run Down: The 4th annual Spring Fighter event will be taking place at Game Center in New York, New York on April 13. There will be tournaments for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Street Fighter X Tekken v2013.

Who's expected to show: Both MCZ|Daigo Umehara and Seth Killian will be in attendance. An evening event will be held where Seth will talk to Daigo about his life inside and outside of competitive Street Fighter.

Streaming duties: A live stream will be available on Mad Catz TV.

Schedule:

Saturday, April 13

10am – 12pm: Sign-in and Casual Play
12pm – 5pm: Pools for SSFIVAE, UMvC, SFxT (All games will be on Xbox 360)
5pm – 630pm: SFxT and UMvC Finals
7pm – 8pm: A Conversation with Daigo ‘The Beast’ Umehara by Seth ‘SKill’ Killian
8pm – 10pm: SSFIVAE Finals

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