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Seagull Joe releases his updated 6.1 tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

GG|Seagull Joe has released an updated tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This ranks the 79 characters that are currently in the game from S tier to F tier in version 6.1.1 (essentially version 6.0.0 since no balance adjustments were applied since then).

A notable number of changes have been applied to Seagull Joe's opinions since his version 4.0 tier list. Terry Bogard and Banjo-Kazooie can be located on Seagull Joe's latest tier list as they are both available as fighters.

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Who wound up being the best and worst characters in Dragon Ball FighterZ this season? Check out Rooflemonger's final Season 2 tier list

Especially since the start of the rumblings we've heard indicating that Ultra Instinct Goku will be joining the roster, the Dragon Ball FighterZ community has started to stir in preparation for a new chapter.

As we get closer to the DBFZ Tour World Finals, it's best to be in the know when it comes to how powerful each of the game's characters currently are. One of DBFZ's most prominent content creators, Rooflemonger, has developed and shared his opinions when it comes to the final ordering of the roster as it stands now.

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Guilty Gear Strive's Faust and currently revealed characters compared side-by-side to their Xrd counterparts

At Frosty Faustings XII this past weekend, Arc System Works unveiled their latest character for the upcoming fighting title, Guilty Gear Strive. The odd and creepy combatant, Faust, returns to battle and is even spookier than before.

As another legacy character in the Guilty Gear series, Faust has a point of reference we can look at to see how much he's changed since the last installment in the franchise. HiFight has taken the opportunity to compare the new version of Faust, as well as the rest of Strive's currently revealed characters, with their Guilty Gear Xrd counterparts to see what has carried over to the new game.

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Fire Emblem's Byleth has been added to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster banner

Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses has been revealed to be the Fighters Pass' fifth and final challenger for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He (or she) will made available to use on January 28.

In order to commemorate Byleth's inclusion, Nintendo has already added him to the Smash roster banner. There are now 80 playable characters that are present here.

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Glitch 8: Missingno results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Glitch 8: Missingno is happening this weekend in Laurel, Maryland.

Players set to attend include TSM|Tweek, Liquid|Dabuz, ANH|Maister, Rogue|Light, PG|Esam, MVG|DarkWizzy, TG|MVD, Cosmos, RNG|Ryuga, 3D|Gen, lluZ|Raffi-X, DA|Sinji, WaDi, Kola, SSG|LeoN, K.I.A|Stroder, Illuz|Jakal, Fatality, JW, Pelca, Suarez, Rivers and more.

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54 characters were represented in Glitch 8: Missingno's top 128 while 32 made it into Frosty Faustings XII's top 32 for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

It's been an entertaining weekend for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans. Both Glitch 8: Missingno and Frosty Faustings XII had Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournaments take place.

Over 700 were set to compete for Glitch 8 while more than 200 attended Frosty Faustings. As a result, we have the character usage stats for Glitch 8's top 128 and Frosty Faustings' top 32.

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Daigo's Kage takes on Ultimate Grand Master players in Season 5 of Street Fighter 5

Despite CYG|Daigo previously confirming that he'll be sticking with Guile in Street Fighter 5, he's been having a lot of fun with Ryu and Kage. Notably, these two fighters received some very helpful buffs in Season 5.

Recently, SFV Fan uploaded footage of Daigo using Kage. During the video, Daigo finds himself going up against Ultimate Grand Master Guile and Ken players.

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Elphelt, Alisa, Eltnum, and Hyde were the popular picks for Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Tekken 7, and Under Night In-Birth at Frost Faustings top 32

Frosty Faustings XII has already concluded for the weekend. This particular tournament held events for games like Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Tekken 7, and Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st].

All three of these aforementioned titles had over 200 entrants each. As a result, we've gathered the character usage stats for the top 32 for these three games.

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Two players have intense staredown during Samurai Shodown match for 30 seconds until commentators notice that it's actually a controller issue

Fighting games are often described as mental chess games mixed with physical execution, and last year's Samurai Shodown game encapsulates that idea considering that just one wrong move can cost a player the entire round no matter how much health they have left on their gauge.

During their deciding match of top 16 at Frosty Faustings last night, Guzman and SpaceDetectiveKH start the first round of SamSho as usual before backing off and getting into what appears to be an intense mind game of who is going to make a move first.

Except, that's not what was really going on... and it took nearly everyone almost the entire round to figure it out that wasn't really a staredown in front of them, leading to one of the best tournament clips of the year thus far.

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'You can't really win unless you have at least 2 characters' - Fujimura explores using Chun-Li in Street Fighter 5 to cover Ibuki's weaknesses

As we move into the beginning of Street Fighter 5's fourth full year on the market, players are reassessing their character choices while also exploring new possibilities following the success that some multi-fighter users have had at places like Capcom Cup and EVO the past few years.

Many of the best Japanese players have tried their best sticking with only one tournament-ready character in SF5 outside of some like RB|Bonchan and CYG|Fuudo though now the secondary movement seems to be gaining a bit more traction within the region.

Rohto|Tokido has been deadly lately with his Urien play, and now FD|Fujimura, who is generally seen as the best Ibuki player in the world, is exploring the world of a newly buffed Chun-Li to potentially help cover up the ninja's weaknesses.

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Mortal Kombat 11 was the 5th best-selling game of 2019 in the US with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate also cracking the top 10

While it may be hard to believe, we only first saw the reveal of Mortal Kombat 11 one year ago considering how much of an impact its had in such a short amount of time on the market.

NetherRealm Studios' latest fighting game dominated the North American market for the first handful of months following its release, and it apparently finished strong as well.

Mortal Kombat 11 finished 2019 as the 5th best-selling title in the United States despite not charting in December itself according to the NPD Group's latest numbers, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate also managed to crack the top 10 even though it came out the previous year.

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Ultra Instinct Goku's first magazine scan appears online for Dragon Ball FighterZ

It seems as though we finally have our confirmation that Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 3 is indeed happening, and it'll kick off with another playable version of Goku among the first new DLC fighters.

Ultra Instinct Goku's inclusion had been reported a few days ago, but now we have visual confirmation of what the transformed hero's look will be in DBFZ with the one-page scan of the latest V-Jump magazine in Japan revealing the character and also acknowledging how many Gokus there are.

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Hate Byleth all you want but 'Byleth Kirby' is still adorable in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

When Byleth was revealed as the final challenger of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass, he (or she) was met with divisive opinions, to say the least. This likely has something to do with the fact that Fire Emblem is now tied with Pokémon in having the second highest number of character reps in Super Smash Bros. despite their frequency being disproportionate to the franchise's popularity.

Regardless of one's feelings towards Byleth's inclusion, there is a neat little perk that comes about because of this addition. Every new character means that Kirby will get a new copy hat. NintendoVS has posted a sneak peek at what Kirby will look like after copying Byleth before the big release on January 28.

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New Guilty Gear Strive trailer shows off Faust's creepy new look and gruesome gameplay

As we'd been alerted a while ago, the next Guilty Gear Strive trailer was going to be set to be shown at Frosty Faustings XII.

The event finally happened this weekend, and right after the top 8 of Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 wrapped, we were treated to our new trailer which showcased the gameplay of a more menacing looking Faust we first saw back at ArcRevo America last year.

You can check out some images from the trailer below.

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Frosty Faustings XII results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Frosty Faustings XII is going on this weekend and the action will be happening in Chicago, Illinois.

Players set to attend include EG|NYChrisG, Illusion|LostSoul, Dramatik|RedBlade, Disrupt|Shadow20z, AMTRS|Score, AN|KizzieKay, Teresa, 1UP|PepperySplash, CATPION|Daymendou, PG|MarlinPie, BC|LordKnight, Rikir, EQNX|CuddleCore, Foo, AXL|Boom, GeTV|Sandman, BNP|Gosuda, BDG|DidimoKOF, LordJimmyBones, KPB|JDR, IThatGuy-_-, MC|GCYoshi13, BDG|SubatomicSabers, KPB|Magnets, Elyon, BxA|Argenrost, Incendiate, 1L2P|Burrity Vorhees, Crescent|RobTV, Flux, EQNX|Brian_F, TS|Arturo Sanchez, PG|Kitana Prime, UTAE|Coosco, Disrupt|Joonya20z, JoeyD, LTL, ScrawtVermillion, Betadood, Crescent|Doza, Armada|Ned, dB|Yeti, Zinoto, Daze, ZomBmu and many more.

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D.C.'s Joker has historically been low tier in NetherRealm Studios fighting games, will he finally break the trend in Mortal Kombat 11?

Joker from the D.C. Universe will be releasing as a DLC fighter for Mortal Kombat on January 28. Please note that if you don't own the Kombat Pack, then you'll have to wait an additional week before getting the opportunity to play as him.

Although DLC combatants for NetherRealm Studios games have usually been fairly strong, history has actually not been very kind to the Joker. Throughout Joker's fighting game career, he has often been regarded as low tier. As a result, he tends to see very little in terms of competitive play.

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Itazan demonstrates Abigail's crazy corner carry against Jyobin's Necalli thanks to Season 5 buffs for Street Fighter 5

The Season 5 balance patch attempted to make adjustments to Street Fighter 5 in order to balance out the low tiers and top tiers for Season 4. It's hard to say how successful this attempt was considering that the next Capcom Pro Tour season hasn't started yet.

In the meantime, we can gauge the power levels of characters by watching match footage. SFV Fan recently highlighted a battle between DNG|Itazan's Abigail and Jyobin's Necalli.

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