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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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The First Japanese Evo Will Be A Bit Different

Despite a long history spanning back to 1996, the Evolution Championship Series has never held an event outside the United States. That’s all going to change come January 2018, as the organization plans to host the inaugural Evo Japan in Tokyo, with a few notable changes that set it apart from the main tournament…Read more… […]

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Veteran fighting game competitor Justin Wong has decided to forgo competing in Marvel vs.

Veteran fighting game competitor Justin Wong has decided to forgo competing in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite until October. Wong is one of many players to receive early access to the game, and feels having an extra week to practice before Infinite’s official September 19 launch is unfair to the rest of the community.Read more… Continue […]

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Smash 4 Pro Survives Tournament Elimination With Clutch Off-Screen Play

Last weekend’s Super Smash Bros. for Wii U competition at DreamHack Montreal came down to a nail-biting grand finals match between Larry “Larry Lurr” Holland and Eric “ESAM” Lew. With his tournament hopes on the line, Holland scored a clutch counter against Lew to reset the bracket, which was made only more impressive…Read more… Continue […]

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Street Fighter V pro and Florida resident Du “NuckleDu” Dang announced that he will be donating his

Street Fighter V pro and Florida resident Du “NuckleDu” Dang announced that he will be donating his DreamHack Montreal winnings to Hurricane Irma relief efforts in his state. His first place finish over Justin Wong net the young competitor $4,700.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Pro Bested By His Own Team

Last weekend, East Coast Throwdown brought fighting game competition back to New Jersey with its ninth installment. As one of the last tournaments before the release of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite later this month, the event featured a stacked Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 bracket that showcased a clear endpoint to the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Two Weekends In Boston Showed Two Very Different Scenes In Competitive Gaming

Last Sunday, as two top League of Legends teams battled in Boston’s TD Banknorth Garden in front of thousands of cheering fans, a stadium usher grumbled a complaint that a lot of first-time esports spectators mention. The pro players, whose facial expressions appeared in close-up on big screens all over the stadium,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Fighting Game Players Find The Best Combos For Jesus And Buddha

Fight of Gods is an independent fighting game currently in early access on Steam. Players pit deities like Buddha, Odin, and Jesus against each other on a virtual battlefield. The game’s tongue-in-cheek nature has quickly endeared it to the fighting game community, who are embracing the in-development title and…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Skullgirls Player Celebrates A ‘Happy Birthday’ In Appropriate Fashion

When fighting game players aren’t devising new ways to squeeze extra damage out of their combos or crafting deadly setups to trap opponents, they’re usually figuring out how to defeat fellow competitors in the most stylish ways possible. Skullgirls makes that a little easier thanks to a character named Big Band, who…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Pokkén Tournament Match Reignites Debate Over Supposedly Boring Fighting Game Strategies

Winning by any means necessary is a core staple of fighting game competition, but it’s still unsettled whether fighting game pros need to entertain spectators while trying to do so. It’s been an issue in Street Fighter for decades, and top Super Smash Bros. players have even been booed for their controversial…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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