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Street Fighter II Tournament at Cade Gallery: Portraits of Fighters

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Downtown Phoenix's Cade Gallery followed up last month's Mortal Kombat II tournament with a new challenge in the form of the ultimate fighter of the 16-bit era; Street Fighter II.

Ten contestants fought to the K.O. for the title of Street Fighter II champion. Every fight counted in the tournament's best two-out-of-three elimination format. Contestants were serious and focused, save for some playful trash-talking. One hour and several dollars in spent quarters later and it was all over. The victor raised the belt and his opponents went home to ice fingers, wrists, and pride.

Who won? Who tapped out? Find out in this slide show direct from the event.

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