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Dragon Ball FighterZ National Championships early results, stream ft Go1, Fenrich, Kazunoko, HookGangGod, Wawa, Shanks, Dekillsage, Supernoon and more

Update: This story is being updated periodically with week two results.

This weekend will see a series of Dragon Ball FighterZ events across some of the strongest regions for the game where eight players per region will be battling it out to prove who is the strongest in Dragon Ball FighterZ for their area right now.

Some of the biggest names set to compete are CO|Go1, CO|Fenrich, BC|Kazunoko, PG|HookGangGod, Wawa, VGIA|Shanks, EG|Dekillsage, Supernoon, BC|Tachikawa, Oplon|Noka, PG|BNBBN, Cloud805, ApologyMan, Maddo, BC|LordKnight, B, Matoi, Kyden, KK|Calbu, Wizards|GenisGod, KnowKami and BD|SubatomicSabers, though there are many more participating as well.

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Christopher 'NYChrisG' Gonzalez drops out of Dragon Ball FighterZ National Championship, Bandai Namco Esports announces replacement

Update: Bandai Namco Esports has clarified that CientifiKOF will replay the set with Reynald to keep things fair to both players. Reynald will choose when this set will take place.

Last weekend, Christopher 'NYChrisG' Gonzalez took to Twitter to announce that he was pulling himself out of the Dragon Ball FighterZ National Championship tournament following a bad experience with poor connections. Today, Bandai Namco Esports has announced that the departure is official and revealed who will be taking Gonzalez's place.

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Here are three of the most stylish and jaw-dropping Beerus combos you've never seen in Dragon Ball FighterZ

When you're not the greatest character amid a roster filled with plenty of heavy hitters constantly distracting audiences with their frustratingly powerful fireworks, it can be a real climb to get people to take you seriously again... even if you're a god of destruction.

Enter Beerus in Dragon Ball FighterZ, (yes, he's still in the game) who has garnered new faith from EG|SonicFox thanks to a handful of buffs in Season 3. It seems the purple cat is getting a second chance by more and more members of the community, and a user by the name of TaliosDrakei has come up with a few exceptionally stylish combos that, while perhaps not the most practical, will certainly get Dragon Ball FighterZ fans on the edges of their seats.

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Online tournaments are causing drama in the FGC, are we ready for this new horizon or do we need more time?

The online 2020 Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Finals officially kicked off over the weekend and... immediately ran into a snag that's now threatening the event's integrity as a whole as ChrisG declared on Twitter after his round one loss that he'd be removing himself from the remainder of the round robin style event.

Such alterations in an already underway round robin tournament are absolute wrenches in the gears, and while the FGC waits to see how this pans out we also recall lag-incited drama from multiple Capcom Pro Tour Online brackets in recent months. The successes and failures of online events this year leave the FGC with an updated view of this style of competition, and we have to question whether or not we're quite ready for it yet.

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Here are five things about Dragon Ball FighterZ that you probably didn't know about as outlined by LordKnight

Like almost any other fighting game, Dragon Ball FighterZ holds a few secrets that some players might not know about. BC|LordKnight has recently uploaded a video that details five things about Dragon Ball FighterZ that you probably didn't know about.

Did you know that forward and medium attack becomes special cancellable while Sparking Blast is active? As this is typically an overhead attack for every character, having yet another mix up that leads to a combo is obviously useful in a game like Dragon Ball FighterZ.

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Who are the top 10 best point characters in Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 3.5?

With the two added assists implemented in Dragon Ball FighterZ's Season 3 update, team composition and placements are more important than they've ever been in the 3v3 fighter.

Point characters set the tempo at the start of rounds which bring ramifications for the rest of the match, and fighting game content creator TheDoctorBlu recently released a video counting down and breaking down who he sees as the top 10 leading fighters to choose from in DBFZ Season 3.5.

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Ultra Instinct Goku player infuriates Frieza user with the smoothest dodge and gnarliest follow up

We recently ran a poll asking readers which characters in Dragon Ball FighterZ are most frustrating to fight against, and while that title has certainly bounced around the roster in the last few years, it's currently and undisputedly held by Ultra Instinct Goku.

Those hoping for an example of how rough facing off with UI Goku can be need look no further than a recent clip posted by Wild_wolf28, which not only features a merciless beat down, but also one of the smoothest (and therefore frustrating) means of opening an opponent up.

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With no assists or Sparking Blast, Tien can perform a solo touch of death in Dragon Ball FighterZ but at the cost of a lot of meter and vitality

Tien in Dragon Ball FighterZ is capable of dishing out tons of damage by himself as he has two very powerful level 3 supers at his disposal. The Neo Tri-Beam super can be made to inflict even more damage by expending additional bars of meter and Tien's health bar.

As such, it's possible to perform a touch of death combo using Tien without any assists or Sparking Blast. Xiao recently posted a clip on how to do this.

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Japanese pro pulls off sweet Touch of Death combo during first round of Dragon Ball FighterZ National Championships

The Dragon Ball FighterZ National Championships is providing some amazing regional action this weekend with the first round of competition throughout the world producing some great sets and moments.

One of the highlights from the first wave in round robin matches came earlier this morning where Japanese World Tour finalist PG|BNBBN managed to land a touch of death combo against his opponent, also a World Tour finalist, Maddo.

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Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta floats away in this curious Dragon Ball FighterZ glitch

Gameplay glitches will probably always be present in fighting games no matter how much they're tested, but at least those that show up in Dragon Ball FighterZ tend to be pretty amusing in what they do — as we previously saw with Nappa.

DBFZ player DeviiouZWayzNY recently shared his discovery of a bug for Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta, which is no exception to the entertaining rule, that ties into his godlike ki blasts in curious ways.

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New Nappa freeze bug causes Dragon Ball FighterZ action to come to a screeching halt

While the majority of play right now is fueled by the excitement of exploration and new findings, not all is perfectly well in the world of Dragon Ball FighterZ as it seems there's a new bug developers will want to deal with sooner rather than later.

This new fly in the ointment was highlighted by a player named GodGenis, and sees Nappa become completely frozen in place after using his Giant Storm super attack.

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LordKnight uses Master Roshi to take on Dekillsage in several Dragon Ball FighterZ matches

BC|LordKnight recently uploaded a video where he faced off against EG|Dekillsage, one of the most successful Dragon Dragon Ball FighterZ players in the world.

During the matches, LordKnight makes use of Dragon Ball FighterZ's latest addition, Master Roshi. He also has Broly and Gotenks backing up the Turtle Hermit.

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A look back at Dragon Ball FighterZ's launch roster and character select screen shows just how far the game has come and evolved in the past 2 years

Dragon Ball FighterZ will likely go down as the best-selling fighting game this generation that's not a sequel though it's now quite a different title than what we initially played in January 2018.

Bandai Namco recently jumped on the train of the how it started vs. how it's going meme with side-by-side shots of DBFZ's character select screens which shows just how much the game and community has grown over the past two and a half years.

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HookGangGod releases Season 3.5 tier list for Dragon Ball FighterZ

The last two big updates for Dragon Ball FighterZ brought in balance and system changes that the community had been wanting for a long time, leaving the fighting game in a great place for Season 3.5 — aside from the netplay for some.

Most everyone seems to agree now that every character in the game including Videl and Krillin are viable options, and the newly sponsored PG|HookGangGod recently broke down the ranks of who is the best of the best in his tier list.

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Poll results: People dislike facing Ultra Instinct Goku more than anyone else in Dragon Ball FighterZ, but he's clearly not the only annoying opponent

Update: Polls are closed and the results are in and waiting to be viewed after the jump.

Earlier: We've had a little time to begin getting used to Dragon Ball FighterZ's latest update as the community continues to become acquainted with the newly-added Master Roshi and reacquainted with the rest of the cast.

Bandai Namco's three on three fighter has been known to bring about fun in large helpings, but has also had some fairly egregious instances wherein certain characters become clearly much more powerful than they should be and thus wind up on almost every team, frustrating opponents left and right. Now it's time to find out who those characters are here in the game's latest version.

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Alioune releases Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 3.5 tier list with his patented Majin Buu in top 5

Dragon Ball FighterZ's recent Season 3.5 update with the release of Master Roshi brought the game to new heights in terms of balance and creativity that's seemingly made every character on the roster from Krillin to Beerus now being great options to just about every team.

Anyone who's been around the FGC for a while knows that R-cade|Alioune is one of the top tech innovators and analysts around, and now the top 25 player in the world has released his updated DBFZ tier list.

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Beerus is immensely better in Dragon Ball FighterZ according to SonicFox, who alleges the character found a way around a major universal nerf

Despite his being a god of destruction in the source material, Beerus has really never been that strong of a character in Dragon Ball FighterZ. The game recently underwent a major update, however, and changes to the purple cat character have both caught the attention and earned the faith of EG|SonicFox, one of the absolute best competitors to ever play the game.

The multiple time EVO champion has been posting plenty of their Beerus findings to Twitter, showing off newly discovered sequences and abilities that surely do make the character look more formidable than he ever has been.

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