Alex Valle

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CaliPower
Alex Valle
StatusActive
Born (1978-04-11) April 11, 1978 (age 40)
Lima, Peru
HometownWestminster, California
NationalityAmerican
Current teamLevel Up
GamesSuper Street Fighter II Turbo
Street Fighter Alpha
Street Fighter Alpha 2
Street Fighter III: New Generation
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact
Virtua Fighter 3
Tekken 3
Marvel vs. Capcom
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
Marvel vs. Capcom 2
Tekken Tag Tournament
Capcom vs. SNK 2
Tekken 5
Hyper Street Fighter II
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
Street Fighter IV
Super Street Fighter IV
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
Mortal Kombat 9
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012
Street Fighter X Tekken
Persona 4 Arena
Killer Instinct
Ultra Street Fighter IV
Nickname(s)LU Alex Valle, CaliPower, Mr. Street Fighter

Alex Valle (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbaʎe]; born April 11, 1978), also known as CaliPower and Mr. Street Fighter, is a Peruvian American professional fighting game player. Valle is mainly a Ryu specialist[1] and is considered one of the most influential people within the fighting game community.[2]

Gaming career[edit]

The first tournament Valle entered was an original Street Fighter II tourney using Ken, in which he lost to a Guile and a Dhalsim player.[when?] Valle's original competition was John "Choiboy" Choi and Mike "Watts" Watson. He was also the first American to ever face against Daigo Umehara in a tournament: the Street Fighter Alpha 3 World Championships in 1998. In the tournament, Valle lost to Umehara in an outstanding comeback. From 2002 to 2010, Valle has had 10 Top 8 performances [3] Valle is known for innovating the "Valle CC (Custom Combo)" which was his key to winning the Battle By the Bay Street Fighter Alpha 2 tournament (B3), which is now considered the predecessor of the Evolution Championship Series (EVO).[4]

After three years of not making a Top 8 at EVO, Valle took a 4th-place finish at EVO 2013 for Street Fighter X Tekken using a team of Yoshimitsu and Lars, being defeated by Justin Wong.[5] Valle later took a 4th-place finish at Capcom Cup 2013, losing an "epic" runback against Dexter "Tampa Bison" James.[6] According to an interview with Canadian Smasher Toronto Joe, Valle was impressed with the Super Smash Bros. Melee scene in SoCal. When Toronto Joe asked for advice for building a community, Valle responded "Find a group of dedicated people willing to lend a hand and create frequent events. Community building takes a long time so have realistic expectations and cater to your scene directly." When Toronto Joe asked how the Fighting Game Community stands out compared to other game genres, such as first-person shooters and MOBAs, Valle stated that "[t]he FGC started in arcades where you had to take out the player next to you. The social interaction is what makes every match interesting because we instantly feel our opponents struggle for each defeat." Valle was excited for Super Smash Bros. 4 and he felt interested in showcasing the game at upcoming tournaments.[7]

Valle competed in an early preview of Ultra Street Fighter IV's Omega Mode, in which he lost against Ryan "Filipino Champ" Ramirez.[8] Valle is known for having an offensive playstyle when playing with Ryu, as determined by Justin Wong in his Step Up Your Game series of articles.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Valle is the CEO and co-founder of Level Up[10] and is the man behind the SoCal Regionals tournaments as well as the Wednesday Night Fights Online Tournaments. Valle formerly ran ReveLAtions, The Runback, and Super Smash Sundays; the former being a major that happens once a year, and the latter two being weeklies. He was born in Lima, Peru on April 11, 1978.[11]

Tournament Results[edit]

Tournament Results
Year Tournament Placement Game
1996 SHGL SFA2 Tournament 1st Street Fighter Alpha 2
1996 SHGL Super Final SFA2 Tournament 1st Street Fighter Alpha 2
1997 UCLA Street Fighter III Tournament 1st Street Fighter III
1997 SHGL SFIII Tournament 2nd Street Fighter III
1997 SF III Midwest Extravaganza 2nd Street Fighter III
1998 SHGL SFA3 Tournament 1st Street Fighter Alpha 3
1998 SFA3 International Championship 2nd Street Fighter Alpha 3
1998 SFA3 National Championship 1st Street Fighter Alpha 3
1998 Sacramento SFA3 Tournament 5th Street Fighter Alpha 3
1998 US Fighting Game Championships 1st Tekken 3
1998 US Fighting Game Championships 1st Virtua Fighter 3
1998 US Fighting Game Championships 1st Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact
1998 US Fighting Game Championships 1st Street Fighter Alpha 2
1998 Las Vegas 2nd Impact Tournament 1st Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact
1999 East Coast Championships 4 1st Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact
1999 East Coast Championships 4 3rd Marvel vs. Capcom 2
1999 East Coast Championships 4 1st Street Fighter Alpha 3
1999 B3 – Battle by the Bay 4th Super Street Fighter II Turbo
1999 B3 – Battle by the Bay 1st Street Fighter Alpha 2
1999 SHGL SFA3 Tournament 1st Street Fighter Alpha 3
1999 NorCal SF/Tekken Tournament 1st Tekken Tag Tournament
1999 NorCal SF/Tekken Tournament 2nd Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
1999 NorCal SF/Tekken Tournament 1st Marvel vs. Capcom
1999 NorCal SF/Tekken Tournament 1st Street Fighter Alpha 3
2000 East Coast Championships 5 5th Marvel vs. Capcom 2
2000 East Coast Championships 5 1st Tekken Tag Tournament
2000 East Coast Championships 5 2nd Street Fighter Alpha 2
2000 East Coast Championships 5 1st Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
2000 East Coast Championships 5 2nd Street Fighter Alpha 3
2000 Midwest Championships 2nd Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
2000 Midwest Championships 1st Street Fighter Alpha 2
2000 Midwest Championships 2nd Super Street Fighter II Turbo
2000 B4 Street Fighter Championships 2nd Marvel vs. Capcom 2
2000 B4 Street Fighter Championships 1st Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
2000 B4 Street Fighter Championships 1st Street Fighter Alpha 2
2000 B4 Street Fighter Championships 2nd Super Street Fighter II Turbo
2000 B4 Street Fighter Championships 2nd Street Fighter Alpha 3
2001 B5 Street Fighter Championships 5th Marvel vs. Capcom 2
2001 B5 Street Fighter Championships 5th Street Fighter Alpha 3
2001 B5 Street Fighter Championships 3rd Super Street Fighter II Turbo
2002 Evolution 2002 7th Capcom vs. SNK 2
2003 NorCal Regionals 2nd Super Street Fighter II Turbo
2003 NorCal Regionals 5th Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
2003 EVO 2003 5th Super Street Fighter II Turbo
2004 Midwest Championships 1st Super Street Fighter II Turbo
2004 EVO 2004 5th Super Street Fighter II Turbo
2006 Texas Showdown 6 5th Tekken 5
2006 Texas Showdown 6 2nd Street Fighter Alpha 3
2006 Texas Showdown 6 1st Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
2006 Texas Showdown 6 4th Capcom vs. SNK 2
2006 Texas Showdown 6 3rd Super Street Fighter II Turbo
2006 EVO 2006 4th Hyper Street Fighter II
2007 EVO 2007 3rd Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
2007 EVO 2007 7th Super Street Fighter II Turbo
2008 EVO 2008 3rd Super Street Fighter II Turbo
2009 NorCal Regionals 2nd Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
2009 NorCal Regionals 2nd Street Fighter IV
2009 EVO 2009 7th Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
2009 West Coast Warzone 2nd Street Fighter IV
2010 West Coast Warzone 2 3rd Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
2010 West Coast Warzone 2 3rd Street Fighter IV
2010 Midwest Championships 2nd Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
2010 Midwest Championships 1st Super Street Fighter IV
2010 Devastation 2010 2nd Super Street Fighter IV
2010 NorCal Regionals 3rd Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
2010 NorCal Regionals 4th Super Street Fighter IV
2010 EVO 2010 7th Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
2010 SoCal Regionals 2nd Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
2010 SoCal Regionals 2nd Super Street Fighter IV
2010 EVO SFIV Online Tournament 4th Super Street Fighter IV
2011 West Coast Warzone 3 3rd Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
2011 UFGT 7 5th Mortal Kombat 9
2011 UFGT 7 2nd Super Street Fighter II Turbo
2011 UFGT 7 2nd Super Street Fighter IV
2011 Revelations 2011 4th Super Street Fighter II Turbo
2011 NorCal Regionals 2nd Super Street Fighter II Turbo
2011 NorCal Regionals 3rd Mortal Kombat 9
2011 Sin City Heat 2nd Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
2011 DEVASTATION 2011 1st Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
2011 SoCal Regionals 2011 2nd Super Street Fighter II Turbo
2011 SoCal Regionals 2011 7th Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
2012 NorCal Regionals 10 5th Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012
2012 Season's Beatings Ascension 4th Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012
2012 Canada Cup 2012 3rd Persona 4 Arena
2012 Youmacon 2012 2nd Street Fighter X Tekken
2012 Youmacon 2012 3rd Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
2012 Youmacon 2012 1st Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
2012 Youmacon 2012 7th Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012
2013 SoCal Regionals 2013 3rd Street Fighter X Tekken v2013
2013 SoCal Regionals 2013 1st Super Street Fighter II Turbo
2013 Texas Showdown 2013 2nd Street Fighter X Tekken v2013
2013 Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 9 4th Street Fighter X Tekken v2013
2013 Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 9 1st Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012
2013 Evolution 2013 4th Street Fighter X Tekken v2013
2013 Capcom Cup 2013 4th Street Fighter X Tekken v2013
2014 Texas Showdown 2014 1st Street Fighter X Tekken v2013
2014 Texas Showdown 2014 4th Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
2014 Texas Showdown 2014 2nd Street Fighter Alpha 3
2014 Texas Showdown 2014 7th Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012
2014 Texas Showdown 2014 4th Super Street Fighter II Turbo
2014 NorCal Regionals 2014 7th Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012
2014 NorCal Regionals 2014 1st Super Street Fighter II Turbo
2014 Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 10 2nd Killer Instinct
2014 Capcom Pro Tour Invitational @ E3 7th Ultra Street Fighter IV

[2015] Capcom Pro Tour SFV Grand final - Winner )

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Capcom Pro Tour Player Spotlight: Alex Valle, NuckleDu, Kelvin Jeon". Capcom Pro Tour.com. Capcom Pro Tour. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  2. ^ DigitalCavalry. "Alex Valle". kuroppi.strevival.com. Archived from the original on 2012-01-11. Retrieved 2015-03-13.
  3. ^ "Alex Valle and the Early Years". Sonic Hurricane.com. Sonic Hurricane. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  4. ^ Heart, Adam "Keits". "Blast From the Past – Battle By the Bay (B3) Street Fighter Alpha 2 Tournament (1996)". Shoryuken.com. Shoryuken. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  5. ^ "EVO 2013 Street Fighter X Tekken Summary". Shoryuken.com. Shoryuken. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  6. ^ "Capcom Cup 2013 Results". Eventhubs.com. Eventhubs. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  7. ^ "Toronto Joe interviews Alex Valle regarding Smash, Community Building and more." SmashBoards.com. SmashBoards. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  8. ^ "Capcom Cup 2014 Results". Shoryuken.com. Shoryuken. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  9. ^ "Step Up Your Game: Chapter 18 - Changing styles". Eventhubs.com. Eventhubs. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  10. ^ "Level Up: About Us". Level Up Productions.com. Level Up. Retrieved 2015-09-06.
  11. ^ Ashcraft, Brian (May 11, 2009). "The Last of The Great Arcade Fighters". Retrieved May 17, 2015.

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