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.
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…
At Brooklyn Video Games, Fuerte Beatdowns III was keeping the spirit of old-school King of Fighters 2002 alive last night. One tense match between Darkwhip and Cimus came down to slivers of health as the timer ticked down. Old games are still hype.
The grand finals of a recent 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 Cryin’ Brian.
Adnan “Blackbeard” Zaman came into Paris Games Week as the 51st player on the Tekken 7 leaderboards in Europe. But a massive run through the Tekken World Tour event this weekend took him all the way up to the top, placing him in the top three of his region just ahead of the world tour finals.
Saudi Arabian artist Mashael Barrak has had her character design chosen to be included in an upcoming SNK game after winning a design contest.
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.
Canada Cup has given lifetime bans to the players caught cheating in last weekend’s Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite tournament. The ensuing chaos caused by their actions ruined one player’s chances of qualifying for the official Battle for the Stones event in December.
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…
In a shocking turn of events, Dominique “SonicFox” McLean was eliminated from ELEAGUE’s Injustice 2 World Championship last Friday after losing twice to Christian “ForeverKing” Quiles during the first day of competition.
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.
Like any subculture, the one that’s sprung up around competitive games like Street Fighter and Guilty Gear has slowly developed its own special language, which can be hard to understand if you haven’t been a part of the scene for years.
Competing at the highest level isn’t just about talent, but consistency. Hajime Taniguchi, or “Tokido,” exemplified this virtue by busting out a tape measure to ensure he was sitting the proper distance from the monitor at this morning’s TWFighter Major in Taiwan.
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.
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.
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…
In Puyo Puyo Tetris, it’s never over until the screen falls down.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite only came out less than a week ago, but longtime Marvel players have been hitting the lab and putting together their teams. One player showed his prowess last night by putting up a perfect round.
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.
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…