Punk, Smug, Luffy, GamerBee and more - Here's who you'll be seeing in SXSW's Fighters Underground top 8 bracket tomorrow

Posted by Nicholas 'MajinTenshinhan' Taylor • March 17, 2017 at 5:29 p.m. PDT

After two grueling days of round robin sets in two different groups, the preliminary stages of Fighters Underground have been completed, and we will now move in to a double elimination bracket, with 8 players, to be played tomorrow.

It's been a fierce battle to get one of the top 8 spots, and the chance to fight for the lion's share of the $20,000 pot the tournament has.

Tough competitors such as FOX|Momochi, EG|K-Brad, EG|Ricki Ortiz and DNL|Chris Tatarian are already out of the running, but to find out who's still in it, and who each of them will be facing in their first match, continue below.

Matchup List


PG|Punk (Karin) vs. FOX|Justin Wong (Karin)
PIE|Smug (Balrog) vs. SPY|Filipino Champ (Dhalsim)
RB|Luffy (R. Mika) vs. RB (Urien)
Liquid|NuckleDu (Guile, R. Mika) vs. ZW|GamerBee (Necalli)

For a full rundown of the path that lead these players here, check out our results story.

Comments

mario3d said on March 17, 2017 at 5:33 p.m.

I want to see blood

#1
Xar5000 said on March 17, 2017 at 5:39 p.m.

That mirror match. Haha! This is gonna be good.

#2
Shinpaisuru said on March 17, 2017 at 5:40 p.m.

I really think they should buff Chun. Anyway I think Punk gonna take it tomorrow.

#3
Dperiod said on March 17, 2017 at 5:41 p.m.

Can we see a possible Jwong upset?!? Interesting.

#4
MooMeowCat said on March 17, 2017 at 5:41 p.m.

What time?

#5
Wolfeagle847 said on March 17, 2017 at 5:55 p.m.

Time please

#6
mechmaster90 said on March 17, 2017 at 6:04 p.m.

Luffy against his own sponsor.

#7
Chris_P_Lanqs said on March 17, 2017 at 6:11 p.m.

The other article that kept up with the results said all 3 days it is from 1 pm to 9 pm EST. Not sure or ur times zone but that should help

https://www.eventhubs.com/news/2017/m...

Link has conversions

#8
BlackMasamune said on March 17, 2017 at 6:13 p.m.

Anybody putting these up on YouTube?

#9
Chris_P_Lanqs said on March 17, 2017 at 6:18 p.m.

They have most or all pools on YouTube on the "fgc area" page...not sure if I'm allowed to post a link to it but it pops up on my feed immediately so u should be able to find it easily

#10
GensDisciple said on March 17, 2017 at 6:24 p.m.

RB taking this whole thing...

#11
EXkbow said on March 17, 2017 at 6:59 p.m.

Interesting MU's for sure. Weird that jWong is an under dog. I wanna see punk vs. Du again. My money is in du tho to take it all.

#12
Flashnunes said on March 17, 2017 at 7:04 p.m.

will Eleague be like this as well, i mean, Round robin > double elimination bracket in top 8?

#13
gravemind said on March 17, 2017 at 8:03 p.m.

Punk beat him 3-0 in the mirror last fall, not sure it's an upset at this point.

#14
Captainbuttocks said on March 17, 2017 at 8:18 p.m.

Punk is my hero. I used to think something was wrong with him but hes always winning. He is my Daigo

#15
Baiken_Bae said on March 17, 2017 at 8:39 p.m.

Lets go Smug!

#16
ParabolaBeam said on March 17, 2017 at 9:38 p.m.

Ha.

#17
celeon said on March 17, 2017 at 9:57 p.m.

punk the best in USA right now, even Du was beaten by him, even when Du said he would win 3 0 if they had a match in Final round.

#18
evo546 said on March 17, 2017 at 10:31 p.m.

Punk is godlike but that doesnt make him the best in the u.s right now just cause he beat Du once..... Look at tournament result DU is still the best

#19
Agentownshiprebelion said on March 17, 2017 at 11:15 p.m.

Ok. Maybe I Wont work an extra shift tomorrow then. Must see Karin mirror!

#20
poupou33 said on March 18, 2017 at 1:25 a.m.

No loosers bracket?

#21
Flashnunes said on March 18, 2017 at 2:56 a.m.

actually it is not once, but twice, first time was in Nec 17 last year

and the last results from those 2 say: Punk 7 - 0, and Du 5 - 2, just sayin... i mean, he is at LEAST top 2 US, FREE

#22
lajn said on March 18, 2017 at 3:22 a.m.

FGC Area (yes area, not arena)

Also "Kobra_47", "Gaming Unloaded" and "One Day"

#23
Smorgasboard said on March 18, 2017 at 4:14 a.m.

Loving all the high quality esports tournaments this year.

#24
delamarche said on March 18, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Someone call Ashton, goddamn everyone is getting Punked.

#25
ArkticDark said on March 18, 2017 at 6:35 a.m.

I was hoping they would do the Topanaga style for the 3rd day so we can see each player play eachother player.

#26
RhythmRhino said on March 18, 2017 at 9:13 a.m.

From the other news post about this tournament:

"Event Schedule

The event is set to be played between noon and 8 PM local time each day.

Time Zone Conversion:
PST: Subtract 2 hours.
EST: Add 1 hour.
UTC/UK Time: Add 5 hours.
CET: Add 6 hours.
JST: Add 14 hours."

#27


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