EVO Japan 2020 Samurai Shodown Report – A Passionate Clash Of Swords!

EVO Japan 2020 Samurai Shodown Report – A Passionate Clash Of Swords!

During this year’s EVO Japan 2020, funglr Games made a trip to take a look at the competition making an appearance at this year’s event.

In particular, Samurai Shodown, which hadn’t been released at the time of EVO Japan 2019, made its way to a nationwide competition. The game had a great reputation once released, drawing in great players and a crowd with great energy to this year’s competition.

Samurai Shodown Results

Fans of Samurai Shodown are probably already aware, but below are the results of EVO Japan 2020.

In the final match, we saw a great battle that had gamera using Shiki and Emujima using Shizumaru Hisame. For those that couldn’t make it to the match, it’s available on YouTube for everyone to see!

Tournament Report: Finals

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gamera with his trophy.

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Along with a nice little trophy, gamera also receives 500,000 Yen (~$5,000 USD) as a cash prize!

funglr Games Best Match Selection

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The finals gave us a great battle, but there were more matches to be enjoyed throughout the whole day! We especially enjoyed the preliminary match between GEWP|K2(@K2_KOF) and †Shadow Knight†Lone(@lone_shi)!

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In a best two out of three, both fighters used Ukyo and were an amazing match for each other. Both players took one win each and in the final seconds of the last match, both players had only a small bit of their health bars left and there were only seconds on the clock…

… when K2 strikes with Ukyo’s Tsubame Gaeshi, taking down Lone in a crazy unexpected turn! Take a look below!

All matched have been archived on YouTube.

 

Epilogue: Cosplaying Pro Player K2

We also had the chance to interview K2 at the Yubiwaza Cup, but we can tell he’s more in touch with the spirit of Ukyo this time around.

大阪で開催されたeスポーツ大会第2回YUBIWAZA CUP「SAMURAI SPIRITS」大会レポート!

Although unable to make it to the finals, K2 definitely stood out in the audience.
When we asked him why he was dressed up as Ukyo, he said

Around the time I thought it would be interesting to dress up as my main, my skills with Ukyo were pretty good. It also helps that he’s an easy character to cosplay as. (laughs)

So does that mean he’ll dress up as another character if he changes his main? I wonder what would happen if SNK weakens Ukyo and strengthens Mina and Iroha…

After asking, K2 was pleased to let us take some pictures of him, so we all leave you with K2 as Ukyo!

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サムスピ追加キャラ「真鏡名ミナ」「風間蒼月」「いろは」をEVO Japan 2020で発表!

2020年1月25日に開催されたEVO Japan 2020で「SAMURAI SPIRITS(サムライスピリッツ)」ことサムスピでシーズンパス2で追加される新キャラクターが発表されました。

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