Sunday, September 26, 2010

Akahoshi Memorial T-shirts

That's right folks, as promised (and spoiled for those of you who were at bugis these last few days) Rebel2 brings to you it's very own limited edition AKAHOSHI MEMORIAL T-SHIRTS.

Modeled here by the lovely luissa, these t-shirts are stylish enough to wear to your own wedding. Or in the case of kuanyi, awesome enough to scare the shit out of your mother.

Stocks are EXTREMELY limited, and since we hate lugging shit around, we're going to be putting these up for pre-orders.

Send an email to rebel2sg [at] with the title "Akahoshi Memorial T-shirt Pre-order" and state your name, nickname and preferred size.

The cost for each of these works of onanistic art is a paltry $20 if you pre-order NOW. You'll receive your shirt on tourney day, 02/10/10 once you pay up.

Sales on the day itself will set you back $25, so really. It makes no sense whatsoever not to pre-order now.

For more information, go to the Round1 Forums here!
More pictures from the photo shoot can be found at our Rebel2 Facebook page here!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Blazblue Chalet Aftermath

A fine merry old weekend of doggery it was. I basically started drinking on friday evening, and stopped on sunday morning when it was time to go home. I think this picture, and the fact that i can't for the life of me remember posing for it, says it all.

Friday, September 17, 2010


As everyone may or may not know, members of Team Xialan are teachers in their day to day lives. Jonda teaches Art, and i've recently been invited to teach Confident Speaking to primary school children. Teaching is a wonderful experience, particularly for me because my job basically entails teaching the next generation how to be Xialan.

However there are moments where a little too much Team XL spirit seeps into things, such as this particular moment during my first class last week. I was telling the kids a story about the power and limitations of self-belief. Halfway through, i lapsed into shouting MODE by accident. It went something like this:

"And then the fire CAME, and the zoo keepers were all running aROUND, but they didn't release the elephants, because they thought 'you are an elePHANT, you can just run aWAY'"

And my class stopped me and asked "Boss, boss how come the zookeeper talks so funny?"

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Maltura - Character Profile

"I cannot tickit!"

Maltura Chuasugano (麦芽ソラ チュア秀ガーノ) is a player in the Singapore Street Fighter scene. He is a 24-year-old (as of Street Fighter 4) Singaporean uniboy who has an intense fascination with Gackt. He has managed to copy and learn some of Gackt's techniques, but really wants him to train him personally.

Maltura typically fights in his running t-shirt, a FBT shorts (Ah Legs) with his Targus bag tugged underneath the cabinet. He has short black hair.

Chronologically, Maltura first appeared at Century Square, where he had begun to participate in Street Fighting tournaments after watching Gackt win a 3v3 Tournament with his girlfriend and Peihoon.

Maltura fights in an emulated version of Gackt's fighting style. He can successfully manipulate Plink and is subsequently able to perform the "Fits" energy attack (however, due to his lack of training, he cannot keep it at full length of duration like Gackt can). Unlike Gackt and other warriors from the same style, however, he can control the sound of his voice and throw larger verbal projectiles that sacrifice victory and combo execution for entertainment and laughs (all night). In the Teamchemist vs. Citibankers series, he throws his verbal projectiles directly at Seanchemist, though his "Hiyakeshita" (literally "Sunburned") version still throws them horizontally at opponents).

His other attacks include the "Shououken Smash", a version of the "Gackt Shoryu" that sees him jumping off his seat before executing the attack (weak version is very similar to a normal Shoryuken, but with an extended delay; when performed with the Fierce punch button, the attack can hit 6 times as he is running toward his opponent).

His super attacks include his own interpretations of the "GaccckkktttTTT" (the Shinkuu-Hadoken, like his regular projectile, will not cover the full length of the screen) and "GS (Gackt Sweep)"

- lifted and edited from The Street Fighter Wiki

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Blazblue CS Chalet

What's happening xialanners. After a long period of dormancy due to a variety of issues including but not limited to imbibing copious amounts of alcohol and anti-depressants i've finally come back to make my first post here. Shoutouts to Jonda the Vice-Capt for keeping the xialanning alive during my dogging.

Anyways, with the SF4 scene chilling and smoking a joint till super comes out in the arcade Team XL has been looking for new avenues to make some noise and bring the HYPE. So the next few events Team XL will be rocking up to are Blazblue Continuum Shift events. Why BB:CS you ask? Simple, because if ever there was a community in need of a Team XL makeover, it's the BB:CS community. Well, that and because i'm the one organizing the tournaments. So remember to stay tuned not only to here, but also Rebel2SG on twitter for more updates on upcoming BB:CS tournaments and news. (Hint: There's something going to happen on the 25th you heard it here first)

And on the 17th - 19th of September we have the BB:CS chalet. Team Xialan will be in attendance, to bring the hype and noise. Or more specifically Vx aka Boss will be there. So i guess Team Xia will be there. Team Lan, Jonda aka Vice-Capt will probably drop by too. All friends and fans of BlazBlue are welcome, and even friends who don't play the game are welcome to drop by and have a drink on saturday night. More details below.

Till next time xialanners,

With the success of the inaugral BlazBlue 2v2 Tournament held last month, BBSG is proud to present our next event, a fun filled community gathering held at Costa Sands Resort from the 17th of September to the 19th .
You’ve had a feel of the competitive nature of the community at the 2v2, now come experience the friendship and camaraderie. Watch Jaeshi try to shishigami ninpo the wall, watch Faylar get trolled repeatedly by Vx, watch Kuni steal every single prawn we cook! A community is only as vital as its members, so come on down and get to know your fellow players better. The organiziers for the next tournament (oh yes, it’s coming) will be there as well, so if you have any burning questions you wanted to ask but didn’t feel comfortable doing so in public, just hit up Vx or Lionel while they’re inebriated at the chalet, they might even let you in on the details for the next few tournaments.

But of course, what is a chalet of gamers without games. There’ll be nonstop playtime going on for the duration of the chalet on two consoles. Feel like you levelled up since the tournament? Weren’t able to join the tournament because you were slow? Feel like you’ve become a better troll thanks to observing Team Xialan? Come on down and show everyone what you’ve got! If enough people are staying over, we’ll conduct special event style competitions in the middle of the night, with special prizes to be awarded in various categories!
Steal, discuss and experience the best and latest strategies and combos from the veteran players, beat them and make them BBQ you a chicken WING., it’s all good. EVERYONE, especially the newer players , is encouraged to attend the BBQ on 18th Sept, where most of the community will be. Even if you can’t stay, drop by and mingle for abit, you’d be amazed at how easy it is to make friends there.
Places are limited, so register fast!

Shoutouts and special Thanks to  Kuni, Hannybaba and Jae who generously donated their time and money towards making this chalet a success.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Team Xialan Weekly Roundup: September 2010

the Team Xialan Weekly roundup.

first off, was down at the the Comex show over the weekend. the place was packed as hell, as always, but more importantly, the standard of emceeing at these events have severely deteriorated over the years. i'm very sure Team Xialan can do a better job... i'm thinking,

VX: ok right now we're about to have our hourly special on this beautiful 30 inch LCD TV.

JDA: ya. you. yes. you don't pretend, you got the TV face, i know you come here to buy TV one.

VX: that's right. all of you walk around like as if you got something more important to see at the other end, come down here and buy my TV NOW.



merchants should seriously consider.

on a separate note, i was listening to some sound files from Super Street Fighter 4, maybe we too should record some classic Team Xialan lines and release them as sound packs so maybe you folks can have really xialan ring/message tones.