The Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike scene in Japan is preparing itself for a special team battle event to discover if the older generation of players can still compete with the rising newcomers to the game as well as some other special matches.
The Yabanpaku event will take place in Club Saru in Nagoya, Japan on November 23. Along with a 3vs3 team tournament, Yabanpaku will include a 15vs15 team battle between players over 30 and under 29 years old. You can vote for up to 5 players per team a day until they are added into one of the teams. As of now, players such as Haitani, Vanao, Genki, and Rikimaru are in the under 29 team while Nuki, Yuki Otoko, Pierrot, Tominaga, and Kokujin are on team over 30. Another part of the event includes a matchup tournament similar to the Ryu vs Dudley tournament years back where you can also vote for what characters will players have to play as (Currently Makoto vs Dudley is leading)!