Team PIE to run a Topanga League-type exhibition, 'King of New York' ft. Dieminion, Sanford Kelly, Smug and more; winner goes to EVO

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • March 24, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. PDT

Last week, Empire Arcadia and Team PIE dropped some hints of a project that they have been waiting to reveal. The cat is out of the bag, and last night the announcement was unveiled over on TS|Sabin's stream.

Team PIE will be running a Topanga League-esque, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, round robin event in which eight of New York's best players will compete. Entitled, "King of New York," this special exhibition match will feature some of the East Coast's best.

Empire Arcadia stands as the team's largest rival at this event, having defeated the PIE guys in the 5v5 exhibition at Defend the North earlier this year. However, there are a couple of other strong players set to compete that will definitely be a threat.

As it stands right now, six of the eight slots are filled, and there will be a "Pool B" tournament next month that will decide who gets the remaining slots. The current line up is as follows:
• EMP|Dieminion
• EMP|Sanford Kelly
• RG|Rico Suave
• TS|Sabin
• PIE|Smug
• PIE|Zeus
• Pool B winner 1
• Pool B winner 2
Hit the jump for more information.
The Pool B tournament will be open to any players who wish to attend, and the top two winners will receive their spot in the King of New York exhibition.

The winner of the entire event will receive a trophy with their name engraved on it, and a round-trip ticket to EVO 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. We can expect more information on next month's Pool B tournament soon.

Below you can catch Sabin's stream archive with the announcement.
You can find the announcement at around 02:54:00 in the stream archive. There is a bit of NSFW language used here, so be cautious playing the video in the work place.
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