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The Pokémon Company Is Changing Player Names On Pokkén Tournament Streams

Christian “Suicune Master” Patierno earned his second straight championship belt for Pokkén Tournament at this past weekend’s Community Effort Orlando. You might not have known that, even if you watched the steam, because the commentators and the on-screen overlay referred to him by a slightly different name.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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After pulling in over 100 competitors in 2016, this weekend’s Capcom Pro Tour premier event in Jönkö

After pulling in over 100 competitors in 2016, this weekend’s Capcom Pro Tour premier event in Jönköping, Sweden, DreamHack Summer, only saw 46 players in attendance. That enabled everyone to get points for the circuit rankings, moving them one step closer to qualifying for Capcom Cup in December.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Tekken 7 Player Turns Down Tournament’s T-Mobile Phone Prize, Because He Uses AT&T

Tekken 7 player Bronson Tran lived up to his nickname “the mouth of NorCal” this past Wednesday night when he received and rejected the MVP prize at E3’s Twitch Esports Arena invitational. Fans nominated the MVP via Twitter hashtag, and the winner was supposed to get a T-Mobile phone. Except, as Bronson explained…Read more… Continue […]

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Nintendo Responds To Smash Bros. Pro’s Callout, Wants To Keep Scene Grassroots

One of the world’s top Super Smash Bros. players recently knocked Nintendo for not sufficiently supporting the scene and said he hoped that Nintendo heard him. This week in Los Angeles, they did—after we played a clip of his speech to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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New Injustice 2 Update Shows Which Online Competitors Are Using Wi-Fi, Whether They Like It Or Not

Injustice 2 received its first major update on June 5, courtesy of developer NetherRealm Studios. The patch largely addresses lingering bugs in the DC Comics fighter, but it also included a new indicator that notes whether online opponents are playing over wi-fi. While it may seem like a minor addition, this…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Local Player Defeats Tekken 7 World Champion At Philippines Event

The Philippines played host to a major Tekken 7 event this past weekend, allowing local competitors to try their skills against two of the world’s strongest players. South Korean masters Hyun-jin “JDCR” Kim and Jin-woo “Saint” Choi stopped in the city of Makati for the Rage Art tournament after placing first and…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Street Fighter Veteran Mocks Idea Of Selling Out By Selling T-Shirt

The fighting game community has mixed feelings about the term “esports.” For the FGC, the term has come to connote corporate influence and sponsorships. Mike Ross, Street Fighter veteran and co-founder of fighting game-centric YouTube channel Cross Counter TV, addressed the controversy this week in a bizarre video…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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When Arcades Closed, The Fighting Game Community Built Their Own Battleground

Street Fighter veteran Alex Valle remembers when fighting game players would crowd around arcade cabinets to face off. After the demise of arcades, Valle believed that future generations of fighting game players still needed a way to learn from one another in person. What began in 2009 as a series of meetups hosted in…Read more… […]

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Low-Tier Heroes Dominate Vampire Savior Tournament

The recent fighting game tournament Combo Breaker featured the obvious big games such as Street Fighter V and Injustice 2, but a less-heralded game had one of the event’s best and most unconventional showings. Vampire Savior, a 1997 fighting game featuring demons, zombies, and mummies, drew perhaps the greatest…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Spectator Crashes Key Street Fighter V Tournament Match

Christopher “NYChrisG” Gonzalez was in a tricky spot during the tail end of Combo Breaker’s Street Fighter V tournament in St. Charles, Illinois this past weekend. His opponent, Japanese fighting game god Naoto Sako, had him on the ropes in their losers bracket match. Down two games and on the brink of elimination,…Read more… Continue […]

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Spectator Crashes Key Street Fighter V Tournament Match

Christopher “NYChrisG” Gonzalez was in a tricky spot during the tail end of Combo Breaker’s Street Fighter V tournament in St. Charles, Illinois this past weekend. His opponent, Japanese fighting game god Naoto Sako, had him on the ropes in their losers bracket match. Down two games and on the brink of elimination,…Read more… Continue […]

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Brave Players Who Entered Combo Breaker Mystery Game Tournament Had To Play Some Weird Stuff

When you enter a gaming tournament, you usually know what you’re in for. Unless you’re entering a mystery game tournament. Do that, as dozens of people did at the Combo Breaker event in St. Charles, Illinois last weekend, and you’re playing the notorious Dong Dong Never Die. That’s just for starters. Weird picks…Read more… Continue […]

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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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