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Looking to improve in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate both mentally and physically? VoiD shares 5 tips to become a better player

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and pretty much the whole series for that matter, is not an easy game to dive into competitively largely because it's so focused on community learning with the games mostly lacking the tools for growth needed.

It's very easy to become discouraged when trying to improve in competitive Smash, but longtime pro player CLG|VoiD recently released a short video guide with five tips to help people get physically and mentally better at Ultimate.

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Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 Southeast Asia 2 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The online Capcom Pro Tour continues this week with its second installment for the Southeast Asia region.

Notable players set to compete include RZR|Xian, Chuan, SIN|Brandon, TGU|MindRPG, RSG|Bravery, Oswald, Dixon, AronManurung, Amir, Fubarduck and many more.

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Celtic Throwdown 2020 Online early results, streams ft. Noka, Rixta, Deviance, LordVenom, Lythero, Xaeji, Gumius, Nevir, Mik, Stimoro and more

Update: This story has been updated with day 3 results.

The annual Irish fighting game event Celtic Throwdown is back on this year, though given the circumstances in 2020 it will be held online across several weeks.

Notable players set to compete in this first week are Oplon|Noka, Rixta, Deviance, LordVenom, Lythero, Xaeji, Gumius, Nevir, Mik, Stimoro, AS1|Nutrient and many more.

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Topanga League X Tekken 7 Season 2 early results, stream ft. Gen, Ao, Chikurin, Rangchu, Take, Jyotaro, Nobi, Double, Noroma, Karei, Yuu and more

Update: This story has been updated with full day 4 results.

The Topanga League is back with another Tekken 7 installment after the last one proved so successful.

Players participating in the finals stages of the league are Liquid|Gen, GyoGun|Ao, THY|Chikurin, BLCK|Rangchu, Yamasa|Take, EQNX|Jyotaro, Yamasa|Nobi, Double, COOASGAMES|Noroma, YOG|Karei, Yamasa|Yuu, ITO|Mikio, ITO|Chirichiri, YoujinBoy, GPG|Pekos, HYDE|Hakaiou, ITO|Macchan, Amiigo, EQNX|Masa and Zeugal.

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GWO 2020 Autumn early results, stream ft. Xeph, Gamera, Omito, Score, Laggia, M', BNBBN, Tahichi, Nage, Daru, KojiKOG, Nakamura, Ruki and more

Update: This story has been updated with day 2 results.

GWO 2020 Autumn is a online event happening in Japan this weekend (and a few days after the weekend as well).

Notable players participating include Xeph, Gamera, Omito, Score, Laggia, M', BNBBN, Tahichi, Nage, TRL|Daru, KojiKOG, Nakamura, Ruki, Takehara, Kyamei, Tsujikawa, Sabamiso, FAB, Chou, Pizamayo, TY, Ranger and Jajamaru, though there are obviously many, many more as well.

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Phenom's G pulls off the dirtiest sucker punch I've ever seen in a Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition clip

"Shake hands with the president." This is what G says in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition as he extends his hand after inputting the taunt command.

Obviously if both players are using G, they can sort of simulate a handshake that symbolizes sportsmanship with one another before beginning a match with one another. NVD|Phenom recently found himself in a situation like this as he was practicing his G.

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A rehash of the Super Mario Sunshine trial would be perfect for a Phoenix Wright trailer if revealed for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

With only Min Min revealed so far for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass Vol. 2, there are still five challengers waiting to be revealed supposedly before December 2021 — though delays wouldn't be surprising considering the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Masahiro Sakurai, the continuous development of the Super Smash Bros. series that has gone on since Smash 4 is scheduled to end following the release of these five remaining challengers.

Without much to work with in terms of clues about the next few characters, fans are left to their speculation and wish lists until something official is announced. My most wanted character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Phoenix Wright of Capcom's Ace Attorney series. I recently saw a fan video that demonstrates how Phoenix Wright could be revealed during a trailer if it should ever happen.

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Master Roshi's moveset in Dragon Ball FighterZ is filled with references from the Dragon Ball manga and anime

Arc System Works has been skillfully packing character movesets full of references throughout the development of Dragon Ball FighterZ. As one might expect, Master Roshi is no exception as he takes many references from the anime and manga.

Since Master Roshi had become less relevant throughout the era of Dragon Ball Z, the majority of his moves actually come from Dragon Ball. Notably, Master Roshi spent a great deal of time in disguise as Jackie Chun so that he may secretly test his students, Goku and Krillin, during World Martial Arts Tournaments.

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Ed Boon's second 'actual klue' for Mortal Kombat 11 has something to do with the 1984 Nightmare on Elm Street trailer but it isn't Freddy Krueger

Earlier today, we reported on Ed Boon dropping the first actual klue for what's coming to Mortal Kombat 11. "Queen gives you your first Klue at what's koming for MK11. #ActualKlue #1," said Boon in a Tweet. "Open your eyes... look up to the skies and see."

In Ed Boon's latest Tweet, he dropped the second "klue" for what's coming next in Mortal Kombat 11. "Second Klue is this movie trailer, but I can tell you it's not Freddy Krueger. #MortalKombat11 #ActualKlue #2."

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Two-time EVO champion JDCR creates excellent competitive beginner's guide for Tekken 7 in multi-part series

It's no secret in the fighting game community that Tekken is among the most daunting series to learn and play competitively with even the newest entry lacking tutorials to help ease players in beyond the basics.

Two-time EVO champion JDCR recently stepped up to create his own helpful five-part competitive beginner's guide for Tekken 7 which covers important topics like inputs, character selection, side-stepping, and the ins and outs of the game's combo system.

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One of the best F.A.N.G players in the world reveals his Street Fighter 5 match up chart for the villain

F.A.N.G remains one of the least-utilized characters in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition with only around .7 percent of players using him online though once you come across a strong one, you know how deadly they can be even if his poison itself is not.

One of the best F.A.N.G players in the world in RR|Mono recently broke down his thoughts on his favorite fighter's match ups in Season 5 with many of them being quite a bit more favorable than would be initially expected.

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Ed Boon reveals first real klue for Mortal Kombat 11's next DLC using Queen lyrics

Mortal Kombat 11's last batch of DLC characters came all of the way back in May with the Aftermath expansion though there now appears to be a big hint as to what's going to come next to the popular fighting game.

After teasing and hinting for a while, MK co-creator Ed Boon revealed what he says is the first actual klue as to what's currently being worked on using lyrics to Queen's biggest hit.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Master Roshi review: The game's most unique character has a lot of great tools and a steep learning curve

Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 3 has seen the release of its latest DLC character this week. The turtle hermit himself, Master Roshi, is now playable in-game and available for everyone.

Goku and Krillin's trainer comes equipped with a bevy of interesting and effective tools, but it's going to take you some real getting used to to play him comfortably. Roshi is unconventional by design, being the first character in the entire game to not have a Super Dash, but that doesn't make him any less fun.

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Brazilian Street Fighter 5 tournament ends in the ultimate heartbreaker after going down to the last game, last round, and last pixel

Everyone here knows what it's like to drop a combo and how painful it can be, especially under high-stress situations, but an entire tournament riding on a moment like that is an entirely different level of heartbreak.

This week's WR Kumite Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition tournament in Brazil featured such a combo drop in grand finals that might make you shed a tear for an E. Honda player.

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Tekken Online Challenge Korea results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Tekken Online Challenge continues this week with probably one of the most contested regions for the game, namely South Korea.

Notable players participating include JDCR, ROX|Chanel, GG|Saint, Talon|Kkokkoma, UYU|JeonDDing, EQNX|Eyemusician, Mulgold, Rest, DoToRing, Breadman and many more.

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Should fighting games learn from MOBAs to restructure their online ranking systems? A few titles already started and it seems to be going well

Especially during these times which have most of us staying home more than we may be used to, online play in fighting games is quite the hot button topic. While there's obviously much discussion back and forth about improvements and normalizing implementation of well-developed rollback netcode for the community as a whole, my colleague John "Velociraptor" Guerrero and I started talking about an entirely different aspect of online fighting game play and realized that there's another area where there may be room for improvement for many of the current mainstream titles.

It came about fairly casually as we were talking about our recent experiences with Blizzard's MOBA game Heroes of the Storm and the more we talked about how the system in that game works for competitive game modes, the more we started comparing it to the current crop of fighting games. Since Velociraptor mainly plays Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition and I have a lot of experience with that game from the last few years, that was where the brunt of our conversation was focused. The question we landed at was, should mainstream fighting games learn more from MOBAs on how to approach online ranking systems? We decided to make a collaborative article out of it outlining our thoughts on what's good and bad about it, as well as taking a quick look at the games that have actually already started using similar systems for their online competitive modes.

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There's a mod that lets you play Mortal Kombat while you're playing Doom

Of all the video game titles that have given cautious parents heart attacks, Mortal Kombat and Doom have to both be in the top 10. Now impressionable children can incite parental panic twice as efficiently thanks to a Doom mod that lets users play Mortal Kombat 2.

If you're still having a hard time imagining what the hell (sorry for the language, we played a lot of violent video games growing up) we're talking about then we highly recommend PNDK&M's latest YouTube entry as they offer video footage of this odd mod in action.

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