The so-called “fighting game community” is really a blanket term for an archipelago of dozens of games and scenes of wildly varying size and content. Each has its champions, but they rarely get a chance to cross lines and challenge one another. But that’s exactly what’s happening with Dragon Ball FighterZ.
This year’s Evo World Finals will get underway this August in Las Vegas. Evo has announced which games have made the cut.
Japan’s Colossus doesn’t only use Dinosaur in King of Fighters XIV, he wears a dinosaur mask while playing. Just like he did today at Evo Japan.
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition players recently discovered a serious bug that makes one of the game’s most powerful characters almost unstoppable, which could have serious consequences with the inaugural Evo Japan on the horizon.
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…
Before yesterday, players at the world’s largest fighting game tournament were unable to receive advice from their coach, if they had one, once they reached the semifinals. Now, thanks to a rule change, if they need help during a match of Street Fighter, Super Smash Bros., or any other game contested at the Evolution…
In the Super Smash Bros. Melee community, how you play can matter far more than who you are. Recently, a top Melee player made his grand re-entry into the game’s competitive scene a little over a year after assaulting a Florida gas station clerk, causing a rift among fans and pros over whether it’s proficiency or…
Smash 4's new tournament ruleset removed Duck Hunt’s stage from the legal stage list ahead of EVO 2017. A heated debate between pro Smash players led up to today’s decision. EVO organizer Bassem “Bear” Dahdouh told me, “Essentially there were matches where people would sit on top of the tree platforms for long periods…
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Pokken Tournament fans just closed out a weeks-long, neck-and-neck donation competition over a primetime spot at the prestigious Evolution Championship Series tournament. It seems that Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will make an appearance at EVO 2017, having raised over $71,000 of the total $150,000 for…
This year, the Evolution Championship Series is giving nine fighting games the chance of a lifetime. The game that raises the most money for Make-a-Wish International (a non-profit organization dedicated to making the dreams of children with life-threatening conditions reality) will earn a spot during the prestigious…
The game lineup for the EVO 2017 fighting game tournament has been announced, an eight-game mix of the usual suspects and newcomers like Injustice 2, Tekken 7, The King of Fighters XIV and BlazBlue: Central Fiction, with a ninth game being left up to player voting.
FGC Raw is a new documentary series focusing on “the top players in the fighting game community”. First up is Long Island Joe, who made one hell of a run at this year’s EVO.
100% of tonight’s WNF Street Fighter V prize pool is being donated to the funding campaigns for two members of the FGC who were involved in a traffic accident on the way to EVO 2016.
High-profile Super Smash Bros. player Cristian “Hyuga” Medina lost his team and sponsorship Sunday at Evo 2016 after allegedly touching another player’s body while she slept.
Two new characters have been revealed for Tekken 7: Bob and Master Raven. Bob debuted in Tekken 6, while new character Master Raven is master of Raven, who debuted in Tekken 5.
Japan will play host to its own Evo tournament. It will be called, well, Evo Japan, and according to 4Gamer, more details will be announced this September at the Tokyo Game Show.
Well, that’s EVO 2016 in the books. Infiltration just took out the biggest (and final) event, the tournament’s first ever Street Fighter V showdown.
Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma has finally taken out top prize at EVO, winning 2016's Smash tournament after beating Sweden’s Adam “Armada” Lindgren in the Grand Final.
Maybe wait until after the award ceremony. Failing that, at least wear a shirt. The rando who took the stage and got in the face of newly-crowned Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 champion Christopher “NYChrisG” Gonzalez followed neither of these suggestions, and was escorted out by security for his trouble.
EVO 2016 is almost over, fighting game fans, but a lot can happen in the final moments, like a pixel-sliver win or tournament finals for Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, Guild Gear Xrd: Revelator, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Street Fighter V.