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Smash Pro Plans To Donate Some Of His Evo Winnings To Lesser-Paid Players Smash Pro Plans To Donate Some Of His Evo Winnings To Lesser-Paid Players

Yesterday, William “Leffen” Hjelte won Super Smash Bros Melee gold at Evo, fighting games’ biggest stage, but now he’s cementing himself as one of the greats. Leffen announced that he will donate a portion of his prize money to lower-placing players, who took home pennies by comparison.

Fighting Game Rivalries To Watch At Evo 2018 Fighting Game Rivalries To Watch At Evo 2018

This weekend, the Evolution Championship Series returns to Las Vegas for its twentieth outing. This annual event is the biggest and most important fighting game tournament in the world, with over seven thousand attendees planning to brave the boiling Nevada desert and compete for their shot at eternal glory.

Tracking The Fighting Game Community's 'Minor Leagues' Tracking The Fighting Game Community's 'Minor Leagues'

As with most competitive endeavors, major events with big names are given a lion’s share of the public’s attention. This tendency is reflected in Capcom’s official rankings for their Street Fighter V circuit, which only tracks results for the tournaments they deem notable. The fighting game community, however,…

Fighting Game Players Mimic Wrestling Stars

Even as the fighting game community has expanded rapidly over the last decade, Community Effort Orlando’s professional wrestling aesthetics have made it a unique and memorable stop on the competitive circuit. The yearly event gives the community a chance to show off their creativity and individuality by allowing…

One Rule For The Dragon Ball FighterZ Championship Is The Most Dragon Ball Thing Ever One Rule For The Dragon Ball FighterZ Championship Is The Most Dragon Ball Thing Ever

A world championship tour for Dragon Ball Fighter Z will see qualifying competitions in seven different countries, each with its own Dragon Ball as a prize. But what if one competitor wins all seven?

Dragon Ball FighterZ Is Suddenly Wide Open

Beyond the Summit held its first traditional fighting game event this last weekend, inviting 16 Dragon Ball FighterZ players to Southern California for a four-day tournament. But even with competitors like Dominique “SonicFox” McLean, Goichi “GO1” Kishida, and Sho “Fenritti” Shoji in attendance, one surprising figure…

Lord Yamcha Proves Himself In Dragon Ball FighterZ Comeback Lord Yamcha Proves Himself In Dragon Ball FighterZ Comeback

Yamcha has not had the best luck in Dragon Ball. He was once a lord and a threat, but by Super his lagging power level became a gag. You wouldn’t know it watching Ryota “Kazunoko” Inoue play him in Dragon Ball FighterZ, though.

Piccolo Is 'Too Much Fun' For This Dragon Ball FighterZ Star To Give Up Piccolo Is 'Too Much Fun' For This Dragon Ball FighterZ Star To Give Up

Four months ago, Eduardo “HookGangGod” Deno had never entered a tournament in person. He had been shooting up the leaderboards in Persona 4 Arena and Guilty Gear for years while preferring to risk frame delays and shaky network connections. But Dragon Ball FighterZ got the self-described “online monster” to see if…

DragonBall FighterZ Adds A God And A Goku, And Gets Even Better DragonBall FighterZ Adds A God And A Goku, And Gets Even Better

Two new fighters joined the Dragon Ball FighterZ cast this week, and both are fusions of characters already in the game. Vegito and Zamasu clearly indicate that the gameplay and design in DBFZ is getting more elaborate; they’re both hard to play and fun as hell.

Dragon Ball FighterZ Gave Us A Rare Look At What Neutral Play Feels Like Dragon Ball FighterZ Gave Us A Rare Look At What Neutral Play Feels Like

The biggest news in the Dragon Ball FighterZ world this weekend was Dominique “SonicFox” McLean finally defeating rival Goichi “GO1” Kishida, but the rest of Combo Breaker was pretty thrilling too. One tense standoff in particular served as a perfect example of a confusing fighting game concept known as ‘neutral.’

Dragon Ball FighterZ Star Finally Beats His Longtime Rival Dragon Ball FighterZ Star Finally Beats His Longtime Rival

Dominique “SonicFox” McLean has won titles in a number of games, but in Dragon Ball FighterZ, he found his challenge in Goichi “Go1" Kishida. After losing to Goichi in several tournament and exhibition sets, McLean finally got his tournament win last night in a heated grand finals at Combo Breaker 2018.

Super Street Fighter II Turbo player “Killer Miller” proposed to the tournament’s winner “eltrouble,” only to discover that the latter had been carrying around a ring in his backpack for the same purpose. Our congratulations to the happy couple.

Dynamic Tekken Rematch Proves That Adaptability Is Key Dynamic Tekken Rematch Proves That Adaptability Is Key

One of the best parts about a series of bouts between two talented fighters is seeing how they adapt. When a player has to scrap it and step outside their comfort zone, that’s where contenders are made. And it’s exactly what Hoa “Anakin” Luu did in a tense Tekken 7 loser’s bracket match-up today.

Dragon Ball FighterZ Player Stages Comeback From Sliver Of Health Dragon Ball FighterZ Player Stages Comeback From Sliver Of Health

You can have a sliver of health, but it’s landing that final blow that matters most.

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.

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