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Mikado is having a double dose of sets to commemorate the console release of Revelator! This weekend's sets will be Civil War: En (Slayer) vs Mocchi (Sol) [Former Tougeki/SBO teammates] face off in a FT7!

After that match, it's Evo 2015 finalist Rion (Ky) face off against Endou (Chipp)! As usual, 2djazz will be commentating the matches (in English!) on Jonio's channel at twitch.tv/joniosan around 5:30 JST on Saturday May 21! Follow jonio on twitter @jonio_mikado, and 2djazz at @2djazz.

Also if you missed last week's exhibition of Machaboo (Sin) vs Nage (Faust) then you can check out the recording on youtube here
 
 
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Community member Baf0 has provided links to all the current character specific Discord servers. For those uninitiated, Discord is the spiritual successor to the archaic but fond-remembered IRC web platform, albeit with a more streamlined and 21st century feel. The app is available on Android and iOS and has been a recent boon within the community of SFV, and also with a General Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- & Misc. server by way of Mr. Biscuits. 

Check below for links to each characters' respective server. Note that there are also links to a Europe FG community server, as well as Xrd predecessor Guilty Gear XX AC +R.

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The Exhibitions from Mikado Arcade in Tokyo march on!

This time it's Machaboo (Sin) vs Nage (Faust) in a FT7. Jonio will be streaming on his Twitch channel http://twitch.tv/joniosan starting at 6PM JST (2AM Saturday PST/ 5AM Saturday EST).

@2djazz (aka MajinObama) will be doing English commentary.

PS: In case you missed last week's exhibition of Karinchu vs Nakamura, it's now on youtube:
 
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Rice Digital announced today the release of a special edition of Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- for Europe. The price of this edition called Let's Rock! Edition will be 94.99€ or £69.99 for Playstation 4 and 89.99€ or £64.99 for Playstation 3 and exclusively sold at the Rice Digital Online Store. Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- will be released on June 10 in the European continent, 3 days after the North American release. 
Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- Let's Rock! Edition with come with the following items:
The Game. Limited Edition GUILTY GEAR Double Red Vinyl with Art Sleeves –  Guilty Gear Sound live 2014  Archives. Full official CD Soundtrack GUILTY GEAR Xrd Visual Book Bonus Character: Raven DLC code
 
They are offering free worldwide shipping.
Playstation 4 Preorder.
Playstation 3 Preorder.
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A campaign supporting Mikado Game Center, well known for its guilty gear play, has recently appeared on Teespring. The campaign, posted by joniosan, has 7 different colors available until May 12th. The price of each shirt is $24.99 with $3.99 shipping.
The proceeds from the campaign are said to go to bringing more JP footage/players stateside. You can view the different colors and the t-shirt design below.
https://teespring.com/joniosan
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Mikado is set to have a double elimination tournament for Xrd this Saturday and is scheduled to start around 2:00 PM JST. This event will include many of the top players set to come to Evo2k16.

You can see the pre-reg list here http://ftg-reversal.net/events/2.

The stream will be on Jonio's channel twitch.tv/joniosan

In addition to that, Braver's Revel is this Saturday at around 1:00 PM JST! Braver's Revel is a nationwide 2v2 tournament for BBCF and contains most of the best players across all of Japan.

Shun over on neogaf wrote up a summary of the players at the event: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1210112

The stream will be on nico video http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv260337269

also, if you missed last weekend's BB Exhibition, Majinobama has put them up on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw0h8mwSJkE     
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hJaN3zv7ks
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Following last week's exhibition matches, Majinobama is helping bring another set of exhibitions this weekend with English commentary.

First is a FT7 in GGXrd Revelator featuring top Venom player, Satou 310 (@310_progressive) Vs. a mystery competitor. This exhibition will take place on 4/16/2016 at roughly 5:00 PM JST on twitch.tv/joniosan with commentary by Majinobama

Second is a BBCF FT5 double header! These two matches will pit two elite Kantou region players vs top ranked users of the new characters, Izanami and Nine the Phantom! The first will be Dora (Bang) vs Fumi (Nine), with the second match being Ryo (Litchi) vs Shima (Izanami). These matches will be streamed on Sunday afternoon 4/17/2016 at approx 12:10~ PM JST (USA Sat Night!). Stream will be on twitch.tv/majinobama with commentary by Guymam.

be sure to subscribe to these channels if you haven't already!
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BlazBlue Central Fiction's console version has now been confirmed for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Joining the playable cast from the XBlaze games comes Es. XBlaze Code:Embryo and XBlaze Lost:Memories are visual novels set in the same multiverse as BlazBlue. While largely unconnected, they share a lot of the same lore terminology and the main character from Lost:Memories resembles BlazBlue's Nine to such an extent that many believe they are the same person.

More details on new character Es, game modes and an interview with series creator and producer Toshimichi Mori to come in a 10-page feature in this week's Famitsu.

Source: Famitsu
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This weekend Mikado is having it's usual Xrd tournament filled with high level players. However, In an effort to to make content catered towards the Western audience, they've decided to host 2 Jack-O exhibitions as well since she is a new character that the West can now access via the demo on PS4. 

Hase (Slayer) vs Mike (Jack-O) will take place sometime before or after the usual 3on3 April 9, 2016 Saturday night JST at the usual place: twitch.tv/joniosan (follow him!). Unlike most events at Mikado however, this will feature English commentary by Jazz aka Majinobama.

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FG (Jack-O) vs Samitto (Chipp) will take place on Sunday, April 10, at 12:30 PM JST. (Thus, it will air live Saturday night in the Americas!) This will be broadcast on Majinobama's personal channel, twitch.tv/Majinobama.

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