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.
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.
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.
In a grand finals match that almost went the full distance, Ryusei Ito has emerged as the victor of Evo 2017's BlazBlue Central Fiction tournament.
The final day of Evo 2017 kicks off this morning with Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3's swan song tournament. BlazBlue, Tekken 7 and Super Smash Bros. For Wii U follow, culminating in Street Fighter V at 10 p.m. ET.
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:…
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…
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.
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…
When Tekken Tag Tournament came out in 2000, the game included a bowling mini-game called Tekken Bowl that became a cult favorite among Tekken players. Unlike Tekken, the bowling mini-game isn’t deep or complicated. You just choose a Tekken character and aim your bowling ball down the lane. But it’s still a…
Women remain a minority in the esports industry, but they have always been a presence in competitive gaming scenes. Compete’s video team interviewed four female esports experts about their successes, their struggles, and their different takes on competitive gaming’s gender disparity.
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 stream, because the commentators and the on-screen overlay referred to him by a slightly different name.
In the hands of a skilled player, even a weak character can be a winner. Dominique “SonicFox” McLean proved that this weekend when he used The Joker, arguably one of the worst characters in Injustice 2, to kick Batman’s ass.
Two players who had faced the greats and came out on top clashed in tonight’s Injustice 2 grand finals, as WhiteBoi and his stellar Scarecrow bested Slayer at CEO 2017.
Killer Instinct will be coming to Steam later this year. Announced during the game’s top eight play at CEO 2017 last night, no launch date or price point has been set yet for the former Windows 10 Store exclusive.
In times of trouble, some players turn to a coach or fellow pro, possibly even to a higher power. This Street Fighter player chose to lean on the Good Book: namely, Daigo’s book, The Will to Keep Winning.
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…
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.
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…