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Nine Tips For Women (And Anyone Else) Attending Their First Fighting Game Tournament

Are you are a woman who wants to compete in a fighting game event, but you don’t know where to start? Maybe you’re worried you don’t know enough or aren’t good enough. (Probably not true.) Or maybe you just want to know what these events are like ahead of time. Which ones should you try […]

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Street Fighter’s ‘Beast’ Is Now An Underdog

Daigo Umehara is arguably the best fighting game player of all time, so his relatively poor performance with Street Fighter V since the game’s release in February 2016 has surprised the competitive community. After sticking with series protagonist Ryu for for more than a year, Daigo recently made the switch to Guile…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Smash Champion’s Pop-Off Is Too Big For One Tournament Stream

When Jason “ANTi” Bates won the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament at Smash community major Get On My Level this past weekend, he exercised his rights as champion to celebrate his accomplishment. That said, he may have gotten a little too hype (if such a thing is even possible) when his victory lap […]

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Top Street Fighter V Player Rage Quits During Massive Upset

New York City’s fighting game community saw one of their own step up to the plate in a big way at this weekend’s Defend the North tournament just north of the city in White Plains. Derek “iDom” Ruffin faced off against Philadelphia’s Victor “Punk” Woodley, arguably the best player in the United States, and effectively…Read […]

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Network Error Exiles Street Fighter V Players To Fictional Island

Street Fighter V players noticed something strange happening during their online matches on the afternoon of July 22. Instead of appearing near their real-world locations on the Capcom Fighters Network map (a platform that ensures competitors match up with opponents in their general vicinity), they were being placed…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Street Fighter V Players Showcase Abigail’s Giant Potential

Street Fighter V’s newest character, Abigail, is the game’s largest fighter to date, towering over even resident grappler Zangief. Since the character’s arrived on Tuesday, the focus of community discussion has been on his capacity to inflict serious damage with just a few hits. Many players have been surprised by the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Street Fighter V Player Predicts Own Loss, Wins Anyway

Benoit “Gunfight” Arquilla, a French fighting game competitor living in Japan, proved the community’s age-old “never give up” adage still holds true in 2017 during a recent Street Fighter V live stream. After getting rocked by a strong Laura player named Suika during the final round of their online match, Gunfight was…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Risking Scorn, Former Pro Is Trying To Make A Simpler Fighting Game

Fighting games are complicated. That’s just a simple truth. As the genre has developed over the last few decades, franchises have become inundated with mechanics that both alienate newcomers and drive divisions between players. The makers of the upcoming game Fantasy Strike are trying to change that.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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CM Punk Consoles Street Fighter’s Punk, One Punk To Another, About Losing

Victor “Punk” Woodley has had a tough week. After months of first-place finishes on the Street Fighter V competitive circuit, most notably the $150,000 top prize in the Eleague SFV invitational, Punk experienced serious heartbreak in the Evo 2017 finals this past Sunday.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Best Moments From Evo’s Dragon Ball FighterZ Tournament

This past weekend, competitors at Evo 2017 got to put the upcoming Dragon Ball FighterZ through its paces in a side tournament. From tons of excellent, flashy super moves to impressive tag techniques, players showcased the surprising depth in this six-fighter demo.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Best Moments From Evo’s Dragon Ball FighterZ Tournament

This past weekend, competitors at Evo 2017 got to put the upcoming Dragon Ball FighterZ through its paces in a side tournament. From tons of excellent, flashy super moves to impressive tag techniques, players showcased the surprising depth in this six-fighter demo.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Tokido Battles Back Through Losers Bracket To Win Evo Street Fighter V Championship

Two titans of Street Fighter V clashed in Mandalay Bay, one on an undefeated streak and the other pressing on through the gauntlet of the loser’s bracket. After a bracket reset, longtime Street Fighter pro Tokido beat Punk 3-0 to take home the Evo 2017 championship trophy. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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BlazBlue Players Get Second Chance After Console Issues Plague Evo Pools

Every fighting game competitor wants to play under optimal conditions, or at least as close to their home training experience as possible. But what are they to do when an event’s setups begin to fail? And how do the organizers rectify such a situation? These questions became incredibly important during the BlazBlue:…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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What To Watch For This Weekend At Evo 2017, The World’s Largest Fighting Game Tournament

Every year, the Evolution Championship Series descends on Las Vegas, bringing with it the largest collection of fighting game players in the world. Evo serves as a reflection of the best the fighting game community has to offer, and players who manage to become champions in the sweltering Las Vegas desert are regarded…Read more… Continue […]

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AnimEvo Is A Great Showcase For The Games That Don’t Make It Into Evo

This weekend’s big Evolution Championship Series of tournaments for huge fighting games like Street Fighter V and Super Smash Bros. Melee, will run alongside an unofficial spin-off called AnimEvo that showcases competition in more obscure fighting games and even some games that don’t involve punches and kicks.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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This Weekend May Decide The Greatest Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Player Of All Time

This year’s Evolution Championship Series marks Marvel vs. Capcom 3’s seventh appearance at the world’s largest annual fighting game tournament. In that time, players have come and gone, and each year saw a different champion ascend the growing mountain of talented competitors. Now, with Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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This Weekend May Decide The Greatest Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Player Of All Time

This year’s Evolution Championship Series marks Marvel vs. Capcom 3’s seventh appearance at the world’s largest annual fighting game tournament. In that time, players have come and gone, and each year saw a different champion ascend the growing mountain of talented competitors. Now, with Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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