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Posted on February 28, 2012 by OG

Capcom’s reality show for the upcoming release of Street Fighter X Tekken, Cross Assault, reached a true level of reality last night when one contestant, Miranda “Super Yan” Pakozdi, decided to forfeit her match due to her issues with Team Tekken coach, Aris Bakhtanians.  Last night’s challenge was for 2 person teams in Team Tekken and Team Street Fighter to face-off against each other in Street Fighter X Tekken’s Scramble mode where 4 players fight at the same time.  When Super Yan was called for her match with her teammate DMG Rene “Kor” Maistry, Evo 2011 Tekken 6 champion, it was then that she decided to forfeit the match. 

At that point, Capcom Senior Product Manager and host of Cross Assault, Matt Dahlgren, began reviewing the player contracts over forfeiting as to whether players would be kicked off from the show automatically and who would win points for the challenge.  Dahlgren made the decision that the Kor and Super Yan would have to play their matches against those players where the results of the match actually influenced the point rankings while other unimportant matches had the other team receive an immediate win.  Things got a little light-hearted when Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter X Tekken Producer, Yoshinori Ono, showed up dressed as Blanka.   

Yohinori Ono dressed up as Blanka

Kor and Super Yan did play 2 matches which they lost 0-6, which could mean that the matches were thrown by Super Yan.  When up for the Elimination Match against Team Street Fighter’s Dr. Sub Zero, Super Yan made the choice to forfeit her match.  In a true gentleman’s act, Dr. Sub Zero gave the prizes for winning the Elimination match to Super Yan.  Super Yan will be on the show for tonight’s episode of Cross Assault, but in what fashion things will work out tonight still remains to be seen. 

For those unfamiliar with the show, Cross Assault is a show where players were selected to compete against each in Street Fighter X Tekken.  Players of Team Street Fighter are coached by fighting game legend Alex Valle, and Team Tekken is coached by Tekken and Soul Calibur pro, Aris Vaktanians, who has been interviewed on this site.  Each day players practice and then complete challenges in Street Fighter X Tekken, with the players that performed the worse to face-off against each other in an Elimination Match where the loser would have to wear a “Pink Salty Shirt” and force to change teams.   The finals of the Cross Assault would take place during the Final Round XV tournament this weekend, with the winner receiving $25,000.

Super Yan explained her decision to forfeit on her Twitter page, stating that issues she had with Aris, who is known to have no filter and be a little touchy with the "ladies," came after days of comments made by him:


Cross Asasult Miranda Pakozi SuperYan Aris


Cross Assault Miranda Pakozdi Superyan Aris


Cross Assault Super Yan Miranda Pazdi


In particular, she replied to fighting game legend Mike Watson via his Twitter account @SuperDojo regarding comment made to her by Aris:

Cross Assault Miranda Pakozi Super Yan Super Dojo Mike Watson

Super Yan has received her share of support from the fighting game community who contend that someone feeling uncomfortable is in their right to remove themselves from the situation, although many are questioning the decision to give up the chance at $25,000.  You can watch all the event unwind on the Cross Assault video page on the Capcom Unity Twitch TV page.  The drama starts happening at the 7:30:00 mark.   Live streams for Cross Assault start at 8am PST on the Team Spooky Channel, IplayWinner Channel, and Capcom Unity Channel on

Update:  A video has shown up on Youtube by a user named "CrossAssaultHarass" that shows Aris commenting on the stream with comments focusing on Super Yan.  



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