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Street Fighter V’s Balrog Is Pretty Damn Strong, But Not Unbeatable

Balrog is Street Fighter V’s One Punch Man. Capable of dishing out an insane amount damage, the fighting game community is divided over the power he has at his disposal, with some writing him off as an overpowered brawler to be nerfed as soon as possible. But does a character who few players are finding […]

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Tekken 7 Player Blames Tournament Loss On PlayStation 4 Being At Too High A Resolution

If you’ve ever played a fighting game, you’ve no doubt heard a laundry list of excuses for why someone lost. But at Combo Breaker 2017 in Illinois today, the world got a new one: the PlayStation 4 is outputting at the ‘wrong’ resolution.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Double KO Leads To Do-Over In Tekken 7 Match 

Tekken 7 won’t hit home consoles in the US for a few more days, but competition in the game is already heated. At Combo Breaker 2017, a multi-fighting-game tournament taking place this weekend in Illinois, the winner’s finals of one pool essentially went to overtime after a double knockout.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Golden Tee World Champion Claims $10,000 Prize, Good For 234th Place On PGA Tour

In the cavalcade of esports that can and will continue until the inevitable heat death of the universe, some events can get overlooked. Amidst the hubbub of last weekend’s games, a Golden Tee world championship was held in Las Vegas, with winner Mark Stenmark of Houston, TX earning $10,000 and his likeness in next…Read more… […]

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Burnt-Out Smash Pros Are Talking About Unionizing

Earlier this week, Smash 4’s top player admitted he was overwhelmed: “We really need an off season,” Gonzalo “Zero” Barrios wrote on Twitter, “Committed players are traveling the whole year [with] no breaks.” The conversation snowballed. Fans, tournament organizers and fellow players noted that, to organize an off…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Infamous Invisible Ceiling Glitch Resurfaces At Melee Tournament

At 16 years old, Super Smash Bros. Melee has no shortage of unique glitches and mechanics hidden in its GameCube-era code. At this past weekend’s Runback 2017, Justin “Plup” McGrath went hurtling into one of those glitches during a doubles match: an invisible ceiling that spiked him back down to the ground.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Reigning League Champs SKT Scrape Past Challengers To Win Mid-Season Invitational

SKT T1 has long been the most dominant force in League of Legends, winning three Worlds championships. Given the results of today’s Mid-Season Invitational finals, it doesn’t look like that’s changing anytime soon, as SKT T1 beat G2 for the MSI title, 3-1.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Smash Pro Wins Tournament Just In Time To Make His Flight

Yesterday’s single-day Greninja Saga Super Smash Bros. For Wii U tournament ran late, leaving one pro in a predicament after qualifying for the finals. Elliot Bastien “Ally” Carroza-Oyarce was leaving on a jet plane at 11:45 p.m., and the tournament kept going later and later.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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FIFA Ultimate Team Championship Decided On 90th-Minute Set Piece

After two days of play in Berlin, the grand finals for the FIFA Ultimate Team Championship came down to the wire between Chevrey “Vitality_Rocky” Corentin and Shaun “xShellzz” Springette. Despite losing the lead on his home turf, a last-minute rally helped Corentin barely scrape by and secure his spot as the 2017…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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17 NBA Teams Are Investing In 2K Esports, But There Might Not Be A Scene

The announcement of the NBA 2K league was huge—17 NBA teams will be investing in esports teams which will be contracted to compete in a regular season running concurrent with the NBA season. It was enough to pique many people’s curiosity, including our own, but when we went looking for references to any existing 2K…Read […]

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Smash Players Can’t Agree Whether Coaching Is Okay Or Not

The debate over coaching in competitions ebbs and flows like the tide. After a flurry of tweets from pros and personalities alike on the subject, it seems like the question of whether coaching should be allowed in competitive Super Smash Bros. For Wii U is being raised again.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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