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.