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Weird Dragon Ball FighterZ Tournament Rule Sets Up Incredible Comeback Weird Dragon Ball FighterZ Tournament Rule Sets Up Incredible Comeback

The top players in Dragon Ball FighterZ are still discovering new tech and strategies, but last night’s tournament showed the potential the game has for competition. In a set between two players with two quite different backgrounds, Kizzie Kay and Chris G. put on an anime-as-hell bout.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Belongs To The Fighting Game Community Now Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Belongs To The Fighting Game Community Now

Last week, the Evolution Championship Series announced the main lineup for its 2018 event won’t include Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite; I was able to confirm just a few days later that the game will also be left off this year’s Capcom Pro Tour. These developments have left Marvel vs. Capcom on life support and its …

Punk Destroys Street Fighter V Rival, Tells Him To 'Know Your Place In This World' Punk Destroys Street Fighter V Rival, Tells Him To 'Know Your Place In This World'

The only true way to resolve a trivial spat in the fighting game community is by squashing the disagreement in-game, with the defeated opponent getting trash talk rained upon them after.

Dragon Ball FighterZ Has People Debating Fighting Game Notation Dragon Ball FighterZ Has People Debating Fighting Game Notation

Dragon Ball FighterZ has been a wildly popular game, but it’s also resurfaced some old discussions among the fighting game community—namely, numpad notation.

Multiple Fighting Game Tournaments Ban Competitor After Woman Says He Beat And Raped Her Multiple Fighting Game Tournaments Ban Competitor After Woman Says He Beat And Raped Her

Multiple organizations have banned fighting game competitor Andre “OmGiTzAndre” Howard from competing at their events after a fellow community member said he raped and assaulted her. The woman described the abuse last night after her boyfriend spoke about it in a podcast on Tuesday.

A Loser From The Anime Series Is Now One of Dragon Ball FighterZ's Biggest Badasses A Loser From The Anime Series Is Now One of Dragon Ball FighterZ's Biggest Badasses

Android 16 drew the short straw in the Dragon Ball Z anime series. A villain-turned-hero, he was designed to kill Goku, but he mostly just got wrecked by Cell for the better part of the show’s run.

Dragon Ball FighterZ Is Fantastic For Newcomers Dragon Ball FighterZ Is Fantastic For Newcomers

Unlike team games like Dota 2 and Overwatch where losing is always someone else’s fault, fighting games can make you specifically feel like shit. I’ve picked up and put down so many fighting games over the years rather than pile up losses with no one else to blame. But Dragon Ball FighterZ is somehow different.

Majin Obama And Tasty Steve Deliver A Passionate Fighting Game Sermon Majin Obama And Tasty Steve Deliver A Passionate Fighting Game Sermon

Last night’s Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 action at the inaugural Evo Japan was incredible, but it was the lead-up to the final match that really stuck with me. The commentators gave a surprisingly moving speech about the passion and dedication of the fighting game faithful, the culture of the community, and putting soul…

Dissidia Final Fantasy's First Major Tournament Shows Its Potential And Pitfalls Dissidia Final Fantasy's First Major Tournament Shows Its Potential And Pitfalls

After hosting sporadic tournaments over the last few months, game developer Square Enix hosted a special Dissidia Final Fantasy NT invitational at Wednesday Night Fights in Santa Ana, California. The players—an eclectic bunch comprised of traditional fighting game competitors, longtime Dissidia fans, and online…

The Death And Resurrection Of The Fighting Game Community's Most Beloved Message Board The Death And Resurrection Of The Fighting Game Community's Most Beloved Message Board

The last few weeks have been a turbulent time for Shoryuken, the world’s leading fighting game website, and full disclosure, my former employer. After the outlet’s owners announced plans to shutter their message boards, the competitive community was sent into a frenzy, worried what the move meant for the future of…

Regulators In The Philippines Continue To Tighten The Screws On Esports Regulators In The Philippines Continue To Tighten The Screws On Esports

Competitive gaming in the Philippines was dealt another serious blow after the recent signing of a resolution by the country’s Games and Amusement Board (GAB). In addition to mandatory drug testing for THC and methamphetamines, the resolution will require esports events to ensure all participants are officially…

Fighting Game Legend Plays Street Fighter And Vampire Savior At His Wedding Fighting Game Legend Plays Street Fighter And Vampire Savior At His Wedding

The people who actually get married at a wedding have so much to do—write the vows, master the cadence of the walk to the altar, personally greet everyone in attendance—that it leaves a miniscule amount of time to really take in the whole affair. One iconic fighting game competitor, however, felt it was important to…

3rd Strike Is Alive And Well This Weekend At Cooperation Cup 3rd Strike Is Alive And Well This Weekend At Cooperation Cup

While the biggest events host the latest games, it’s always nice to revisit classics. In Japan, love for Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike never waned, thanks to a vibrant arcade scene. This weekend’s Cooperation Cup highlights the best of the best, in a game almost 20 years old.

Dragon Ball FighterZ Recreates Series' Most Dramatic Moments Dragon Ball FighterZ Recreates Series' Most Dramatic Moments

The more we’ve seen of the upcoming Dragon Ball FighterZ, the more incredible it is how faithful Arc System Works has been to both the original anime and manga in portraying some of its biggest moments.

BlazBlue Player Explains Why He Writes In A Notebook During Matches  BlazBlue Player Explains Why He Writes In A Notebook During Matches 

During yesterday’s BlazBlue matches at the Northeast Championships, after a hard-earned win, one player decided to keep some thoughts on his mind the old-fashioned way: with pen and paper.

Street Fighter V Champion NuckleDu Pulls Out Of Capcom Cup A Week Before Annual Event Street Fighter V Champion NuckleDu Pulls Out Of Capcom Cup A Week Before Annual Event

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.

Competitors Battle For Love And Justice At Sailor Moon Fighting Game Tournament Competitors Battle For Love And Justice At Sailor Moon Fighting Game Tournament

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…

King of Fighters Match Comes Down To The Last Second King of Fighters Match Comes Down To The Last Second

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.

Living Fighting Game Meme Cryin' Bryan Finally Gets His Big Win Living Fighting Game Meme Cryin' Bryan Finally Gets His Big Win

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.

Tekken Player Flies Up European Rankings With Tournament Win Tekken Player Flies Up European Rankings With Tournament Win

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.

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