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Street Fighter’s Pro Tour Keeps Squeezing Out Its Middle Class

Over the past few years, Capcom Pro Tour has evolved from the collection of direct qualifiers organized for the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Tournament in 2012 to something much more inclusive. In order to ensure global representation at Capcom Cup, leaderboards were established in four distinct regions—North…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Belongs To The Fighting Game Community Now

Last week, the Evolution Championship Series announced the main lineup for its 2018 event won’t include Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite; I was able to confirm just a few days later that the game will also be left off this year’s Capcom Pro Tour. These developments have left Marvel vs. Capcom on life support and its […]

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Multiple Fighting Game Tournaments Ban Competitor After Woman Says He Beat And Raped Her

Multiple organizations have banned fighting game competitor Andre “OmGiTzAndre” Howard from competing at their events after a fellow community member said he raped and assaulted her. The woman described the abuse last night after her boyfriend spoke about it in a podcast on Tuesday.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Death And Resurrection Of The Fighting Game Community’s Most Beloved Message Board

The last few weeks have been a turbulent time for Shoryuken, the world’s leading fighting game website, and full disclosure, my former employer. After the outlet’s owners announced plans to shutter their message boards, the competitive community was sent into a frenzy, worried what the move meant for the future of…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Regulators In The Philippines Continue To Tighten The Screws On Esports

Competitive gaming in the Philippines was dealt another serious blow after the recent signing of a resolution by the country’s Games and Amusement Board (GAB). In addition to mandatory drug testing for THC and methamphetamines, the resolution will require esports events to ensure all participants are officially…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Fighting Game Legend Plays Street Fighter And Vampire Savior At His Wedding

The people who actually get married at a wedding have so much to do—write the vows, master the cadence of the walk to the altar, personally greet everyone in attendance—that it leaves a miniscule amount of time to really take in the whole affair. One iconic fighting game competitor, however, felt it was important to…Read […]

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Xavier Woods’ Most Successful Tag Team Effort Last Weekend Was At A Windjammers Tournament

Xavier Woods and his New Day WWE tag team may have failed to regain the tag titles in the squared circle at last weekend’s Clash of Champions, but Woods fared much better a few days before in some 2-on-2 Windjammers competition. The WWE star hopped in the Northeast Championship fighting game tournament, and with his…Read […]

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Street Fighter V Champion NuckleDu Pulls Out Of Capcom Cup A Week Before Annual Event

As the Capcom Cup 2016 champion, Du “NuckleDu” Dang was automatically granted a spot at the 2017 event to defend his Street Fighter V title. But a recent announcement has thrown a wrench in that storyline, shaking up the established competitor lineup for the most important Street Fighter event of the year.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Competitors Battle For Love And Justice At Sailor Moon Fighting Game Tournament

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Jougai Rantou!? Shuyaku Soudatsusen (roughly, Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon: Outdoor Brawl!? Star Scramble) is a fighting game that was developed for the Super Famicom in 1994. Although the game never officially left Japan, the competitive fighting game community has taken a shine to this…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Living Meme Cryin’ Bryan Finally Gets His Big Win

The recent grand finals of a 470-player Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite tournament would have normally passed by without much fanfare, if not for the buzz that passed through the scene as it became known the winning player, a relative unknown named Brian “Abbock” Murphy, was in fact an infamous gamer known since 2012 as…Read more… […]

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The Ups And Downs Of Teabagging In Pro Gaming

When the clock counted down the last 100 seconds, Injustice 2 Pro Series player Dominique “Sonic Fox” McLean knew he’d already won the match. His opponent’s health bar had been reduced to a sliver. All Sonic Fox had to do was kill time. So he started teabagging.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Fighting Game Tournament Pool Goes To Shit After Loser Keeps Playing Under Friend’s Name

While fighting game events allow everyone an opportunity to compete thanks to their traditional, open-bracket format, they have one explicit rule: you only get one shot at winning. A competitor boldly broke this rule at this weekend’s Canada Cup in Toronto, Ontario when he decided his first chance wasn’t enough and…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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DreamHack’s Fighting Game Tournament Trophies Keep Breaking

After wrapping up its first Denver outing this weekend, the DreamHack tournament series awarded the champions of their various fighting game events with unique trophies that featured moving parts and the logo of each respective title. Unfortunately, these prizes soon began to fall apart.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Tekken World Championship Moves To The United States

For the first time in its short history, Bandai Namco Entertainment’s official Tekken 7 world championship is set to be held outside of Japan. The Tekken World Finals, scheduled for November 12, will invite 16 of the world’s fiercest competitors to San Francisco to compete for a $50,000 prize pool.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Tekken World Championship Moves To The United States

For the first time in its short history, Bandai Namco Entertainment’s official Tekken 7 world championship is set to be held outside of Japan. The Tekken World Finals, scheduled for November 12, will invite 16 of the world’s fiercest competitors to San Francisco to compete for a $50,000 prize pool.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Had A Rough Weekend

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite’s reputation has taken a hit in its second week of competition. Blame an inescapable combo some players are hoping gets banned, low attendance at an official Capcom event, and a rules fiasco that affected the finals of an important tournament.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Marvel vs. Capcom Players Are Figuring Out Some Of Infinite’s Hidden Techniques

Just a week after Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite’s official launch, the fighting game community is starting to showcase a deep understanding of what makes the game tick. They’ve figured out mechanics that are unexplained in Infinite’s tutorial and concocted high-level competitive strategies that have contributed to…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Dominique “SonicFox” McLean is rapidly approaching half a million dollars in total tournament winnin

Dominique “SonicFox” McLean is rapidly approaching half a million dollars in total tournament winnings after collecting $120,000 at the Injustice 2 Pro Series Grand Finals this weekend. At just 19-years-old, McLean is the world’s highest-paid fighting game competitor in terms of event money.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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