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Defend the North 2017, which took place in White Plains, New York from July 29-30, one of the many respectably large fighting game events scattered around the northeastern region of the United States, has concluded. As a regional ranking event for the Capcom Pro Tour, Street Fighter V, in particular, drew more contenders than the rest.

DTN features a massive lineup of games divided into two tiers: Tier I and Tier II. Tier I games are the headliners – new or popular games expected to have the most entrants. They include: Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, Injustice 2, Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, The King of Fighters XIV, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Pokken Tournament, and Killer Instinct.

Tier II titles are older or more niche games expected to have fewer entrants. They include: Ultra Street Fighter IV, Mortal Kombat XL, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, and Skullgirls: 2nd Encore. For the sake of being concise due to the huge lineup, the Tier I game results will be presented normally, while Tier II game results will only have winners listed. However, due to Capcom vs. SNK 2 and Marvel vs. Capcom 2 having less than four total entrants each, their results will be excluded entirely.

Streams were handled by TeamSp00ky, Bifuteki, HouseOf3000, NYC_VF, TSB_Blaze, and EvoGamingNYC, all on Twitch.

As usual, players will be listed in “[sponsor/team name] | [player name]” format, with their used characters named, and tournament brackets on Smash.gg linked to.

Street Fighter V

  • 1. iDom [Laura]
  • 2. PG | Punk [Karin, Nash, Ken]
  • 3. Danslip [Cammy]
  • 4. Rise | Smug [Balrog
  • 5. SB | Dieminion [FANG, Guile, Ed]
  • 5. WBG | CJ Truth [Cammy]
  • 7. PIE | Kami [Necalli]
  • 7. Method | Mikeand1ke [Laura]

View the full brackets here. (172 total entrants)

The young superstar Punk meets his match when his frequent NLBC rival, iDom, prevents him from taking home the big win by sending the Evo runner-up to losers from winners finals, then stonewalling him from even gaining a reset in grand. No doubt, this will ensure iDom is someone worth looking out for in the future.

Tekken 7

  • 1. FightingGM [Lee]
  • 2. Blood Hawk [Kazumi]
  • 3. PepperBeef2Spicy [Leo, Law]
  • 4. Brian H. [Paul]
  • 5. EMP | The Game [Law, Devil Jin, Heihachi]
  • 5. EMP | Blood Red [Steve]
  • 7. Tetyuzon [Lucky Chloe, Feng, Miguel]
  • 7. FBI [Claudio]

View the full brackets here. (112 total entrants)

Injustice 2

  • 1. Echo Fox | SonicFox [Red Hood, Black Canary]
  • 2. Circa | Forever King [Batman, Black Adam]
  • 3. T7G | DR Gross [Aquaman, Green Lantern, Black Adam]
  • 4. RNG | Whiteboi [Scarecrow]
  • 5. Echo Fox | Theo [Superman, Aquaman]
  • 5. PG | Hayatei [Robin, Batman]
  • 7. Fable | Destroyer [Atrocitus]
  • 7. DF | Grr [Deadshot, Dr. Fate, Bane]

View the full brackets here. (114 total entrants)

Injustice and Mortal Kombat king, SonicFox, takes the top spot with some very respectable competition standing in his way, with other Evo finalists such as DR Gross, Theo, and Hayatei sharing the top 8 with him.

Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2

  • 1. PAG | Lost Soul [Elphelt]
  • 2. PG | MarlinPie [Zato-1]
  • 3. Mynus [I-No]
  • 4. Grover [Venom]
  • 5. DreadedRuffian [Sin]
  • 5. TSB | Blaze [Raven]
  • 7. OG Shine [Potemkin]
  • 7. Alex Smith [May]

View the full brackets here. (55 total entrants)

Panda Global’s MarlinPie nearly takes grand finals coming from the losers bracket, taking the first set with ease, but Lost Soul gains momentum and halts his opponent’s domination in a close second set.

Super Smash Bros for Wii U

  • 1. RNG | Dabuz [Rosalina, Bayonetta]
  • 2. Ho3K | Dill [Mewtwo, Diddy Kong, Sheik]
  • 3. cR | Dekillsage [Fox, Sheik]
  • 4. Ho3K | Ralphie [Cloud, Ness]
  • 5. Ho3K | Frozen [Corrin]
  • 5. DA | Sinji [Pac-Man]
  • 7. Edwin [Mega Man, Pac-Man]
  • 7. Ho3K | HelpR [Cloud, Lucario, Lucas]

View the full brackets here. (85 total entrants)

Pokken Tournament

  • 1. Shippo [Braixen]
  • 2. HBA | Rokso [Garchomp]
  • 3. Burnside [Suicune]
  • 4. HZRDS | Twixxie [Chandelure]
  • 5. WhiteyWhite [Pikachu Libre]
  • 5. Rasenryu [Gardevoir]
  • 7. Zenkuri [Blaziken]
  • 7. White Chocolate [Sceptile]

View the full brackets here. (47 total entrants)

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3

  • 1. EG | NYChrisG [Morrigan/Dr. Doom/Vergil]
  • 2. iDom [Dante/Dormammu/Doctor Strange]
  • 3. NoLife [Zero/Dante/Vergil]
  • 4. Rambam [Zero/Dr. Doom/Dante]
  • 5. MASH | Crazy Joe [C. Viper/Dante/Strider]
  • 5. Prodigy [Magneto/Dr. Doom/Phoenix, Magneto/Dormammu/Dr. Doom]
  • 7. Bri [Super-Skrull/Frank West/Amaterasu]
  • 7. PG | Coach Steve [Nova/Dr. Doom/Akuma]

View the full brackets here. (41 total entrants)

Killer Instinct

  • 1. UA | Bass [SPinal, Mira]
  • 2. Circa | Nicky [Mira]
  • 3. Buddins | Raven in Raw [Spinal, Sabrewulf, Cinder]
  • 4. DF | Pink Diamond [Maya, Kim Wu]
  • 5. Sabrewulf97 [Rash]
  • 5. ItzTymeToDul [Omen]
  • 7. Cupcake NS

View the full brackets here. (29 total entrants)

King of Fighters XIV

  • 1. EG | NYChrisG [Andy/Robert/Benimaru]
  • 2. PAG | Rome Himself [Yamazaki/Vice/Billy]
  • 3. AmishMike [Robert/Mai/Iori, Iori/Andy/Mai]
  • 4. Shakugan [Mature/Mai/Nakoruru]

View the full brackets here. (19 total entrants)

TIER II TOURNAMENTS

Only winners listed. Click the game title to view its respective brackets.


Matthew Fetrow

I've been playing video games since 4 years of age, and finally began to deeply invest myself into the world of fighting games in 2015 after many off-and-on encounters with games inside the genre. I have a preference for 3D fighters, but also enjoy Street Fighter, King of Fighters, and some airdashers. I'm also a big fan of RPGs and shmups.