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Moves for Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath
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Smash World Tour Europe Online Qualifier results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Smash World Tour is on again this weekend with an even bigger installment than previous weeks, this time focusing on Europe as a region.

Players participating include Solary|Glutonny, Mr. R, Supahsemmie, FYN|iStudying, Flow, LSE|Oryon, CGN|Tru4, CGN|cyve, RobinGG, SSP|Snormanda, Homika, NCE|sisqui, OwlBBs, HIVE|DarkThunder, Peli, VCA|Purple~H, WIZ|AndresFn, EDM|Bloom4Eva, Tarik, ROV|Vidad, PW|CurryGovernor and more.

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Rose's offensive tarot cards from her V-Skill 1 apply debuffs on guard but they aren't unblockables in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

Quite a lot of information was revealed about Rose during Capcom's Spring Update stream for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition. With V-Skill 1 equipped, Rose has access to four different tarot cards that come with varying effects.

Though Rose's V-Skill 1 appears to be kind of random, two out of four of her tarot cards can be thrown as an offensive projectile. Should the tarot card connect with the opponent, then it will apply a debuff. What's interesting is that the effects of the card are applied even if the projectile is blocked.

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Here are some unclear deaths that have seemingly happened throughout Mortal Kombat's two main timelines

The Mortal Kombat series is a fighting game franchise known for putting some extra emphasis on the narrative and single player modes. While the Mortal Kombat story does not appear to have any qualms about killing off characters when it's appropriate for the narrative, it's not always clear on when it happens.

BruskPoet recently released a video that covers some of these unclear deaths. The first character covered in the video is Ermac, the Fusion of Souls.

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Tragic loss turns to comedy gold thanks to the classical music Phenom has playing during Street Fighter 5 stream

One of the best players to ever compete in Street Fighter 5, NVD|Phenom, is a go to source for entertaining stream clips. While he's often spotted pulling of ridiculous whiff punishes and amazing comebacks, even the greats fall from time to time.

While using his M. Bison against a Grand Master Laura recently, Phenom thought he sniffed out the perfect place for a sly super. You can probably already gather that things did not exactly go his way this time, and the classical music playing during the stream lined up absolutely perfectly fit the feels and underscore the heartbreaking loss.

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Despite what you may be hearing online, no, C. Viper is almost certainly not going to be Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's final DLC character

One of the interesting side effects of Street Fighter 5's Spring Update event this past week was that it got the fighting game community talking about the final DLC character planned for the title again though one seemed to be brought up more than anyone else.

After watching the broadcast, some fans were immediately convinced that Season 5's fifth fighter would be none other than Crimson Viper, but unfortunately the arguments for that being the case don't seem to hold water for multiple reasons.

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John Tobias reveals the real reason why Johnny Cage was killed off and cut from Mortal Kombat 3 and it has nothing to do with the story

Mortal Kombat is one of the few fighting games where death plays a vital role in the plot and most characters have met their end at some point or another before almost always being resurrected after a short break away.

In the early days of the series, Johnny Cage's sudden demise and exclusion from the roster of Mortal Kombat 3 was perhaps the most surprising to players popping quarters into the new arcade cabinet, and MK Co-creator John Tobias recently opened up about the real reason he says the actor was sidelined in 1995.

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Oro seems to be taking extra pages out of Master Roshi's book for his design in Street Fighter 5 though they may both tie back to Japanese mythology

Oro has long stood out among the cast of Street Fighter's wide range of fighters for his age and unique abilities though there's at least one other character from a different popular series that he seems to share quite a bit in common with — especially now.

The Spring Update event for Street Fighter 5 this past week finally showcased Oro's new design and gameplay which further cemented his connection to Dragon Ball's Master Roshi, but just how deep do those ties go?

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Hungrybox releases new tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate version 11.0.1 which includes Pyra & Mythra

It's been some time since Pyra & Mythra became playable fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in version 11.0.0. Though patch 11.0.1 was released shortly afterwards, it only reverted an unintentional buff to Wii Fit Trainer's Header.

Liquid|Hungrybox recently released 5 videos that outlines his newest tier list. In total, Hungrybox spends nearly two and a half hours explaining why he placed characters in either the bottom, mid, upper mid, high or top tier categories.

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Here are a few characters that can successfully stop Sheeva's Dragon Drop special with consistency in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate

Last week, TrueUnderDawgGaming experimented with some moves to figure out what beats Sheeva's controversial Dragon Drop special in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate. Unfortunately, he had many difficulties finding a move that worked with consistency, and without any caveats.

In response to that video, TrueUnderDawgGaming received numerous comments about some moves that he didn't try during the experiments. With the right character in tow, Sheeva's Dragon Drop can be beaten.

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Animist's video on how he made the Street Fighter's Chun-Li vs. Red Bull can will really make you appreciate the intricacies of stop motion videos

Back in March, we witnessed a Chun-Li action figure beating up the Red Bull can in an expertly made stop motion video. Though it was a bit strange to see Chun-Li resorting to fake tears to gain the upper hand, Chun-Li's motions and combos gave the impression that the author of the video was very familiar with the Street Fighter series.

Animist recently released a video that details how he made that Chun-Li vs. Red Bull can video. If you didn't appreciate stop motion videos before, then you might after seeing the video based on how much work goes into intricate details.

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Nemo's face cam hilariously freezes as he reacts to running into Kichipa in ranked Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition set

Technical difficulties during livestreams are the worst, but we can sometimes find humor with them. Liquid|Nemo recently had an incident during his Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition stream where his face camera froze.

As highlighted by HiFight, this technical issue actually came at the perfect time. When Nemo's camera froze up, he was in the middle of reacting to seeing who his next opponent was.

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Chun-Li, Mai, and other fighting game characters drawn by Skullgirls artist Alex Ahad

Alex "o_8" Ahad is the main creative mind behind the look and story of Skullgirls, but that doesn't mean he only draws the likes of Ms. Fortune, Valentine, or Peacock.

A recent perusal of his Twitter page absolutely blew us away as the incredibly talented artist has more than a few other fighting game characters (yes, mostly girls) in his trademark style on display. We somehow whittled down our favorites into a 12-image gallery to share some of the magic with you today.

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2 tips for tricking yourself into enjoying Training Mode in fighting games

Some people are able to skip right into the training room, utilize all of the helpful tools, and before their first fight they wind up knowing more technical information about their character than most others learn in 100 matches. Then there's the rest of us who have noted that there's a training mode icon on the menu screens and have seen content creators use it in tutorial videos, but see training as a boring and arduous process not worthy of stealing precious minutes away from our actual fight time.

I'll clarify that I am no longer in the latter group, and I'll bet those of you who still are have to admit (at least to yourselves) that you wish you'd have at least a bit more drive and discipline to get yourself into the lab to practice and explore your favorite fighter. Allow me to try to help entice the part of you that hates training mode to come over to the more informed side with two quick ideas that will make it all seem like less of a chore.

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Ramlethal is by far the most popular character of Guilty Gear Strive's beta but Arc System Works was surprised at how many people love Giovanna

Popularity contests are only fun when we're arguing about our favorite fighting game characters though they're made even more so when the developers get in on the action with hard data to provide.

Arc System Works recently released the official character poll rankings from Guilty Gear Strive's open beta, which showcased a number of interesting similarities across all corners of the globe along with some odd differences.

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Iconic Mortal Kombat movie theme updated for 2021 film, now with more dubstep

From plenty of epic fights to $5,000 sunglasses, there are more than a few reasons we remember and love the 1995 Mortal Kombat film. That said, the single best thing to come out of it is unequivocally The Immortals' Techno Syndrome theme song as it gets the hairs on our arms to stand up to this day.

With the next live action Mortal Kombat movie coming out in two weeks' time, Warner Brothers has decided to share a snippet of the updated version of Techno Syndrome which, as they note, is sprinkled with "modern dubstep elements."

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Someone figured out how to pull off a 999 hit combo in Dragon Ball FighterZ

You expect to see some high-count combos when you tune into the very rapid-fire action of Dragon Ball FighterZ, but one player has figured out a way to take things to the absolute limit and went and pulled off a whopping 999-monstrosity with Gotenks.

Bruhnemius discovered a 652-hit sequence back on April 2 that they thought was the longest possible in the game. Spoilers: it wasn't, and Bruhnemius was the one to prove it via maxing out the combo counter. Read on to see how they did it.

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Mai will have a particularly intriguing story with Andy Bogard in King of Fighters 15, according to developer notes

Terry Bogard may be SNK's fighting game poster boy, but if you told us Mai Shiranui was more popular, we wouldn't argue much with you.

King of Fighters' leading lady received her very own character trailer for the upcoming King of Fighters 15 this week, and as has become the usual practice following these weekly drops, SNK has posted some text from developers offering a bit of detail on her from an insider's perspective.

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