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Choreographed Street Fighter V Match Is Very Entertaining

PlayStation Japan recently invited two high-level fighting game competitors to showcase a special Ryu-on-Ryu mirror match in Street Fighter V. But this wasn’t a normal exhibition. Instead of playing out the kind of fight you would see at the Evolution Championship Series, the Japanese maestros demonstrated their…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Smash Bros. Player Leaves Pivotal Tournament Match After Getting Frustrated With Audience Member

During Smash regional Collision 2019 in New Jersey last weekend, a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate match came to a halt when one of the competitors got annoyed with the gathered audience and walked offstage. This left tournament organizers reeling for over an hour as they tried to come to a solution for both players.Read more… […]

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Tekken World Tour Announces Drastic Improvements For 2019

It feels like only yesterday that the fighting game community watched surprise South Korean competitor Hyeon-ho “Rangchu” Jeong crowned global Tekken 7 champion in Amsterdam. It wasn’t, obviously, but it was only three months ago, and the folks behind the Tekken World Tour already have new details to share about what…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Tekken 7 Veteran Doesn’t See A Future With The Walking Dead’s Negan

This past weekend, a group of Tekken 7 players from South Korea traveled east to take on their Japanese counterparts in a massive 12-on-12 exhibition as part of the Tekken Pro Championships. As the two most talent-dense Tekken regions in the world, both sides fielded impressive teams featuring some of the best players…Read more… Continue […]

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Evo Japan Champion Gets To Keep His Prize Money Despite Japan’s Confusing Laws

Making a living in competitive gaming is difficult, but it’s even harder for folks living in Japan. The island nation limits prize money for video game tournaments, and also, strangely enough, its gambling regulations also apply to the world of esports. These two legal hurdles have made it almost impossible for…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Evo Japan Champion Gets To Keep His Prize Money Despite Japan’s Confusing Laws

Making a living in competitive gaming is difficult, but it’s even harder for folks living in Japan. The island nation limits prize money for video game tournaments, and also, strangely enough, its gambling regulations also apply to the world of esports. These two legal hurdles have made it almost impossible for…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Tekken 7 Player Comes Out Of Nowhere With Evo Japan Win

Despite only having happened twice so far, Evo Japan has already become a prestigious stop on the fighting game community calendar thanks to the level of talent it attracts. Last weekend’s Tekken 7 competition was no different, but the champion didn’t come from the ranks of South Korean and Japanese powerhouses who…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Players Want More Water At Fighting Game Tournaments

There are some things folks have come to expect from fighting game tournaments. Organizers always provide the monitors, consoles, and games necessary to compete, but the venues that these events are held in often lack access to affordable drinking water. This has long been an issue in the fighting game community, but…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Evo Japan Cuts Sexual Dead or Alive 6 Stream Short, Issues Apology

Evo Japan 2019 kicked off festivities last night in Fukuoka, ushering in a second year of the Evolution Championship Series spin-off event. The broadcast day opened with a special Dead or Alive 6 exhibition, followed by a stage show that apparently got too risqué for the Evo organizers, who later issued an apology.Read more… Continue […]

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Super Smash Bros. Melee Events In Four States Ban Wobbling After Tennessee Ruling

Last week, the Super Smash Bros. Melee community in Tennessee fired the first shot in the modern wobbling war when they announced that most of the competitions in their state would ban the controversial Ice Climbers technique. Since then, tournament organizers in four more states have decided to follow suit, setting a…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Super Smash Bros. Melee Technique Gets Fake-Banned And Then Actually Banned

Despite being old enough to get a driver’s license in much of the United States, the undying Super Smash Bros. Melee has been haunted by a controversial technique for at least a decade. Wobbling, which can only be used by the Ice Climbers, is a whimsical term for a move that is actually quite controversial […]

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Latin America Isn’t Getting As Screwed Over By The Capcom Pro Tour This Year

Last year, Capcom made changes to their official Street Fighter V competition, the Capcom Pro Tour, that hurt the qualifying chances of a very specific sector of the fighting game community: those who live outside competitive hubs like the United States and Japan. The adjusted points system impacted players who lacked…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Competitors See Potential in Dragon Ball FighterZ’s New Characters

Late last month, Dragon Ball FighterZ received its first new characters since September 2018: fan favorites Videl and Jiren (CORRECTION 10:09 am ET: This story originally misstated the release date of the previous DLC). Since the two newcomers joined the playable roster, the fighting game community has inundated…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Champion Is Who We Thought He Was

Last weekend’s Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour finale in Los Angeles, California, was punctuated with surprises and excitement in just about every match. But while the talent on display was some of the densest the young game has seen over its year of competition, the circuit’s most dominant player was able to walk…Read more… Continue […]

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Favorites And Dark Horses To Watch At This Weekend’s Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Finals

This weekend, the official Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour will culminate at a grand finals event in Los Angeles, California. It’s sure to be an explosive finale, but the fireworks are actually starting on Saturday, as hundreds of players compete in a handful of last-chance qualifiers.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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A Very Angry Capcom vs. SNK 2 Competition

Over the weekend, a monthly Capcom vs. SNK 2 tournament at Japan’s Club Sega Shinjuku held a special exhibition between three established competitors. The event had brought these three players together due to the similarities in how they play the game, particularly their use of a specific fighting style that rewards…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Formerly Terrible Pichu Is Now A Tiny Ball Of Death

At first glance, Pichu doesn’t come across as a super strong Super Smash Bros. character. The diminutive Pokémon is cute as a button, sure, but its weaknesses meant it was always overshadowed by its fellow cast members in Super Smash Bros. Melee. But that all changed with the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.Read more… […]

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An Old-School Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Throwdown Was The Best Fighting Game Event Of 2018

On the evening of December 30, a group of fighting game veterans gathered together in New York City for Battle of the Strongest, a Marvel vs. Capcom 2 exhibition featuring some of the game’s best east coast competitors. Even though it was a small show with relatively low stakes by modern standards, the tournament…Read more… […]

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Has Been Mysteriously Pulled From Multiple Fighting Game Events

The future of Dragon Ball FighterZ competition is in flux. Over the last few months, several prominent fighting game events have had to pull the game from their official lineups, and no one is quite sure who’s to blame.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Street Fighter V Competitors Carry An Otherwise Messy Capcom Cup

Capcom Cup wrapped up a year of Street Fighter V over the weekend with an explosive grand finals match between Japanese powerhouses Kanamori “Gachikun” Tsunehori and Hiromiki “Itabashi Zangief” Kumada. The players were incredible, but the tournament itself was a bewildering mishmash of poor scheduling and tiresome…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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