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Street Fighter Showcase Is A Trip Down Memory Lane Street Fighter Showcase Is A Trip Down Memory Lane

Last night, some of Street Fighter’s old guard assembled to play an exhibition tournament that took the players and viewers through the timeline of the series. It was both ridiculous and nostalgic, and a nice reminder of the legacy of these games and the people that play them.

When You Find The Good Button

Fighters in games like Tekken 7 can have a wide arsenal of attacks, with different angles, weights, and recovery time. But when you get the chance to mash that good button, ol’ reliable, you make the most of it. At least, that’s what Mr. Whooppee did when he trapped Rickstah’s Akuma in a barrage of boots to the face…

Dragon Ball FighterZ Up-And-Comer Is The 'Trash Mom' Of Gotenks Dragon Ball FighterZ Up-And-Comer Is The 'Trash Mom' Of Gotenks

A month ago at Wednesday Night Fights, a local weekly tournament in southern California, Dawn “Yohosie” Hosie was matched against a player who goes by RazorX. His Adult Gohan lineup was a familiar sight, but Hosie’s lead-off fighter was Gotenks, who used to be one of Dragon Ball FighterZ’s more obscure characters.…

Street Fighter Footsies Explained In Two Minutes

Street Fighter V pro Justin Wong placed first in the Canada Cup Master Series tournament with the new character Falke, described by some pros as “the worst character in the game.” The reason Wong can succeed with Falke is due to his expert defensive play, particularly when it comes to engaging in the back-and-forth…

Justin Wong Won A Major Tournament With Street Fighter V’s Newest (And Allegedly Worst) Character Justin Wong Won A Major Tournament With Street Fighter V’s Newest (And Allegedly Worst) Character

Justin Wong is a legendary fighting game player, and he’s nearly unbeatable when given the chance to use an ultra-defensive character or system mechanic. This part of Wong’s skillset was on full display last weekend during the Canada Cup Master Series tournament in Calgary, where he won the stacked event using Falke,…

Dragon Ball FighterZ's Best Player Keeps Getting Better Dragon Ball FighterZ's Best Player Keeps Getting Better

Fighters are gearing up for the coming season of major Dragon Ball FighterZ events, and few look as fearsome as Goichi “Go1" Kishida.

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Character Provides Bootleg Training Mode In Limited Beta BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Character Provides Bootleg Training Mode In Limited Beta

The fighting game community is currently exploring BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle via a beta test to uncover its secrets before the official May 31 release date. But as is often the case, this demo is limited to a handful of modes and doesn’t include a built-in place to practice solo, forcing players to use one…

Soulcalibur VI Player Accidentally Goes For A Swim

That’s one way to wake up, I guess.

Pro Panda Takes Down Tekken Champ

A top Tekken player was eliminated from Korea Masters today, by none other than a Panda player.

Street Fighter Player Mounts Comeback From The Magic Pixel

The “magic pixel” is a sliver of health that doesn’t even show up in your fighter’s health bar, an amount so tiny you would probably measure it in subpixels. It was from that tiniest pip of heath that Zeku player Air fought back, and in a rousing match, took the series while barely alive.

Pokkén Tournament Competitors Flew In Two People Who Ended Up Beating Them Pokkén Tournament Competitors Flew In Two People Who Ended Up Beating Them

A Pokkén Tournament event at SwitchFest in California crowdfunded travel for two internationally elite competitors, Tsubasa “CrossIgarashi” Igarashi of Japan and José Manuel “XAbsoluted“ Sanjuán Carreño of Spain. Curiously, it wasn’t just fans and spectators supporting these players, but also their direct competition.

Even In A Fursuit, SonicFox Keeps Winning Fighting Game Tournaments Even In A Fursuit, SonicFox Keeps Winning Fighting Game Tournaments

Keeping his promise from two weeks ago, Dominique “SonicFox” McLean showed up to the Clutch 2018 fighting game tournament last weekend in a custom-made fursuit. Naturally, he continued to kick everyone’s asses.

This BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Comeback Is Incredibly Dumb This BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Comeback Is Incredibly Dumb

Over the past few months, Arc System Works has been traveling the globe and showing off its next fighting game, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle. Competitors have had a chance to try out the game before its May 31 release, which also means they’ve had a chance to produce footage where they abuse the upcoming title’s…

Crossfire Tournament Proves Fighting Game Fans Will Play Anything Competitively Crossfire Tournament Proves Fighting Game Fans Will Play Anything Competitively

This weekend, a fighting game tournament called Michigan Masters wrapped up an expansive event in Farmington Hills. In addition to Dragon Ball FighterZ, Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, and over 20 other fighting games, a dark corner of the venue played host to a physical board game known as Crossfire.

SonicFox Completely Switched Out His Dragon Ball FighterZ Lineup, And It Worked

After a few weeks away, Dominique “SonicFox” McLean returned to New York City’s weekly Next Level Battle Circuit tournament series Wednesday night for a bit of Dragon Ball FighterZ competition. The king of fighting games had taken a few recent losses to rival Goichi “GO1" Kishida, and was ready to throw down with a…

Tekken 7 Competitor Gets So Mad He Has To Spike Someone Else's Controller

A recent Tekken 7 exhibition ended in carnage as the match’s loser trashed multiple peripherals in a hilariously childish display of anger.

Go1 Lands A Punishing Reflect In Dragon Ball FighterZ Match

Goichi “Go1" Kishida and William Peter “Leffen” Hjelte matched up today in Dragon Ball FighterZ at the Brussels Challenge in Belgium. During the match, a quick exchange of blows reminded everyone just how good Go1 is at this game, especially on defense.

Persona 4 Arena Player Wins Tournament In The Flashiest Way Possible Persona 4 Arena Player Wins Tournament In The Flashiest Way Possible

Over the weekend, Anime Ascension hosted several anime-styled fighting game tournaments. Although Persona 4 Arena Ultimax was was relegated to side tournament status in favor of newer games, its ending was one of the most exciting moments of the entire event.

Dragon Ball FighterZ's Best Player Does It With Defense Dragon Ball FighterZ's Best Player Does It With Defense

Goichi “Go1" Kishida has been dominating the Dragon Ball FighterZ scene since the game came out with a devastating lineup of Adult Gohan, Cell, and Vegeta. His success isn’t really in dealing punches and kicks, though: it’s that it’s almost impossible to land blows on him. The rhythm of a Versus style game like Dragon…

A Japanese Virtua Fighter Tournament Returned From Hiatus, And It Was Rad

Amid all the pro circuits and premiers for games like Street Fighter and Tekken, you might have forgotten about another classic: Virtua Fighter. Last night in Japan, 510 entrants gathered in Tokyo to play some Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown and y’all, it was pretty rad.

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