Ultimate Montreal Airdashers 2022 Preview

With 3 whole days of fighting action, Ultimate Montreal Airdashers (UMAD) heralds the coming of large-scale FGC events in Canada. All of our favorites are headed north with a few crowd pleasers in tow, so let’s talk the schedule and where to watch.

UMAD 2022 Official Lineup

The official tournament lineup for UMAD 2022 is: Blazblue Centralfiction, DNF Duel, Granblue Fantasy Versus, Guilty Gear -Strive-,Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, Guilty Gear Xrd Rev2, Melty Blood: Type Lumina & The King of Fighters XV.

UMAD 2022 Side Tournaments

The official side event lineup for UMAD 2022 is: Akatsuki Blitzkampf Ausf Achse, Blazblue Cross Tag Battle, Cyberbots Fullmetal Madness, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code, Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS Maxiboost ON, Neo Turf Masters, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Samurai Shodown (2019), Skullgirls, Soulcalibur VI, Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, Ultra Fight Da! Kyanta 2, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] and a Mystery Game Tournament.

Capcom Fighting Collection powers Cyberbots at UMAD 2022

As I wrote in my review, the Capcom Fighting Collection provides the easiest way to get into an arrangement of classic Capcom fighters yet. With the ease of access of a console port UMAD 2022 will have Cyberbots run on the PS4 version of CFC. If you’ve never heard of Cyberbots, it’s a fast paced robot-smashing fighting game with plenty of tribute paid to mecha anime. I’m personally a big fan of the simple to grasp yet fast paced gameplay and really varied cast of characters. To get an idea of what you’re in for, UMAD 2022 TO PolarBair has release a primer video ahead of the tournament:

Akatsuki Blitzkampf returns to offline events

When’s the last time you heard about an Akatsuki Blitzkampf offline tournament? Akatsuki Blitzkampf’s base in the west continues to grow thanks to Flycast’s GGPO netcode finally making the game’s final arcade revision Ausf Achse playable online across the globe. If you’d like to get in on that action check out Fightcade to meet players in the wild. This is actually another one of those games that has consistent representation out of Canada, and local player Element_ has prepared a Beginner’s Guide to ABK:

In case you missed it, developer Subtle Style has announced an Arcade-exclusive update to this game’s sequel En-Eins Perfektewelt that is planned to release this year. This game will also be featured at Vortex Gallery, the community championships at Evo 2022!

UMAD 2022 Official Stream Schedule

All official top 8 times and streams (EDT)

The stream channels for UMAD 2022 are:

Friday, July 8th:

  • Incendium Gaming Stream:
    • 8:00 PM: Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R Finals
    • 11:00 PM: The King of Fighters XV Finals
  • MTL Airdashers Stream:
    • 7:00 PM: Soulcalibur VI
    • 9:00 PM: Cyberbots
    • 10:00 PM: Persona 4 Arena
    • 11:00 PM: Samurai Shodown
    • 12:00 AM: Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code

Saturday, July 9th:

  • Incendium Gaming Stream:
    • 2:00 PM: Melty Blood Type Lumina Finals
    • 4:00 PM: Blazblue Centralfiction Top 16 to Finals
    • 8:00 PM: Guilty Gear -Strive- Top 24 to Finals
  • MTL Airdashers Stream:
    • 4:00 PM: Tekken 7 Finals
    • 6:00 PM: Dragon Ball FighterZ Finals
    • 8:00 PM: Blazblue Cross Tag Battle Finals
    • 10:00 PM: Ultra Fight Da! Kyanta 2 Finals

Sunday, July 10th:

  • Incendium Gaming Stream:
    • 12:00 PM: Akatsuki Blitzkampf Ausf Achse Finals
    • 2:00 PM: Granblue Fantasy Versus Finals
    • 4:00 PM: Guilty Gear Xrd Rev2 Finals
    • 6:00 PM: DNF Duel Top 24 to Finals
  • MTL Airdashers Stream:
    • 2:00 PM: Skullgirls Finals
    • 4:00 PM: Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] Finals
    • 6:00 PM: Street Fighter V Finals
    • 8:00 PM: Mystery Game Tournament Finals

If there’s anything you think we missed, let us know ahead of the event on our tip line. For more information, inquiries and updates refer to MTL Airdashers on Twitter or the official MTL Airdashers Discord server.


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