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Footage of SonicFox and Chris G. playing Videl in Dragon Ball FighterZ gives us a glimpse of what the character is capable of

Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 2's first two characters are Videl and Jiren. Seeing as how the second Dragon Ball World hasn't started yet, we haven't had too many opportunities to see some high level gameplay for these new combatants.

Not too long ago, YogaFlame24 uploaded some videos featuring FOX|SonicFox and EG|Chris G. using Videl. This fighter looks like she has quite a bit of potential thanks to her ability to call Saiyaman assists.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ still has 2 unknown DLC characters coming out next, so who are the most likely candidates to show up?

Dragon Ball FighterZ kicked off its second season of content over a month ago when we got a new update for the ever popular fighting game that also brought with it Jiren and Videl as the first DLC characters to release since Android 17 and Cooler.

Season 2 was revealed to contain six new fighters out the gate where we also learned that Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta and Broly from the recent Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie will be the final two characters for 2019, but that still leaves the third and fourth warriors a mystery for now.

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Capcom President: We are fully engaging the eSports market, focusing on five, ten and even twenty years into the future

As the eSports train continues to pick up speed, gaming communities have become more and more comfortable with shedding the anxieties and leaning into this massive new landscape.

After taking into account the growth of first person shooter, battle royale and multiplayer online battle arena scenes, it's clear that the fighting game car is a little closer to the back of our figurative train. This is perhaps most easily evidenced by the numbers as we compare, say, 2018 Dota 2 World Championship's $25 million prize pool to the $500,000 prize pool of the 2018 Capcom Pro Tour.

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Here are five Dragon Ball FighterZ tips from Lord Knight on how to improve that require little to no practice

We're currently in the second season of Dragon Ball FighterZ. If you've been struggling to figure out how to improve at the game, then some tips from an outside source might be what you need.

BC|Lord Knight recently released a video that details five tips on how to improve in Dragon Ball FighterZ with little to no practice. In other words, these are just a few fundamental tricks to keep in mind during matches.

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Early EVO 2019 entrant numbers leaderboard released, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate currently in the lead

The official EVO 2019 line up of main games was unveiled yesterday on a live stream featuring the event's organizer, Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar, and EVO's Head of Business Development, Mark "MarkMan" Julio. During the broadcast, we learned that nine games would be headlining the largest fighting game tournament of the year and which of them would be securing the coveted Sunday finals spots.

Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will make up EVO Sunday's line up this year, and in an unexpected reveal that surprised fans, we found out that SNK's upcoming Samurai Shodown title will be a part of the event's main games line up as well.

As he often does when we're leading up to EVO time, Mr. Wizard has released an early leaderboard for the number of entrants per game at this year's event. Though specific numbers aren't divulged, we are given a look at a list of the nine titles ordered based on their number of registered players so far.

At the top of the list with the highest entrant numbers is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Due to the massive popularity of the Nintendo Switch title, its placement at this point in time isn't all that surprising.

Other current EVO staples such as Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7 also find themselves high up on the leaderboard, however, Dragon Ball FighterZ comes in at a shockingly low eighth place. Unreleased titles Mortal Kombat 11 and Samurai Shodown have more entrants than Bandai Namco / Arc System Works' 3v3 fighting game right now.

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Winter Brawl 3D Edition results

This weekend saw a Big E event taking place in Philadelphia, with the latest edition of Winter Brawl.

Unfortunately, this tournament managed to fly under our radar which is why there was no initial stream post.

Thankfully, the results are easily accesible in today's age of online brackets and streaming, so even if you missed it, you can catch up with what happened.

This was an event featuring mainly Soul Calibur 6, Tekken 7, Dragon Ball FighterZ and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle.

There was also a pre-release tournament for Dead or Alive 6 at the event, in anticipation of that title's near release.

Streaming was done at Bifuteki and Funky P, so you can find the archives there. Event results will follow below.

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Destination: Fight! 5 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend will be a joyous one indeed, because it is the return of Destination: Fight!

Destination: Fight! 5 will be taking place as usual in Skövde, located centrally in Sweden.

This event has a bunch of games being played, with tournaments being held in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Dragon Ball FighterZ, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Slap City, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax and Rivals of Aether.

Players from all around are set to gather the event, including Svampen, KSP|Ixion, Cyrox, PsychedelicPet, LD|Zake, Martin, Hiari, LBA|Popi, KaiserSWE, KSP|Bobbis, SmashSK, Stimoro and many more... Including myself!

It's a two-day event, and almost every game will be receiving stream time, so make sure to tune in for your games of choice and enjoy the show.

Streaming is being done at Destination Fight and Neophos.

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Videl sits among the best characters in the game, Jiren makes top 20: An early look at the Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 2 tiers

Dragon Ball FighterZ is currently into its second season. The latest patch veered away from character balance changes and instead introduced a variety of system mechanics tweaks with the goal of improving the overall battle experience.

On top of changes to things like Sparking Blast, Z Reflect, and back dashes, Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 2 added Dragon Ball Super's Jiren and Dragon Ball Z's Videl to the playable cast.

As we often do, today we're taking a look at our Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 2 tiers to see how things are looking at this point in time. At the time of writing this, Season 2 and the two latest DLC fighters have been in the game for just under a month.

Starting with the newcomers, we see that Videl appears to be considered the stronger of the two so far. On the tier list, the daughter of Mr. Satan sits at #6, behind top contenders such as Android 16, Kid Buu, and Adult Gohan.

In combat, Videl has the ability to bring out her partner, The Great Saiyaman, who acts almost as an assist that can extend combos and pressure situations. We've seen a strong example of this dual-type character in Android 18, who uses Android 17 in a similar way.

On the flip side, Jiren finds himself lower on the tier list with his #17 placement. Jiren utilizes big counter special moves to stop opponents in their tracks, and with these types of attacks being a bit more difficult to master, it is likely a contributing factor to his current placement.

It is worth noting that it is still early for both of these characters, and we will likely see shifts in their placement as we get more votes in for them.

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Will Smith's Aladdin Genie meets Street Fighter, Videl hangs with Bob Ross, and more: Hilarious fighting game art pieces and memes from DemonDan14

Spending a lot of time each week on fighting game community Twitter, I often come across funny videos, images, and memes related to our favorite fighting titles. One artist that pops up quite often is DemonDan14, and more often than not Dan's humorous pics grab my attention with a double-take.

If you're unfamiliar with Dan, this graphic designer / Street Fighter 5 Alex aficionado is known most for the highlight videos he makes featuring the fan favorite Third Strike brawler. These reels usually incorporate impressive Alex plays accompanied by cheesy / awesome Classic Rock for maximum hype.

While the Alex compilations are certainly awesome, today we're focusing on the hilarious art pieces and memes we've seen Dan produce in recent times.

Included here are some of our favorites as of late, such as Will Smith's real-life Aladdin Genie with a Street Fighter 4 Oni twist, Mortal Kombat 11's Baraka eating toast instead of brains, Alex shaking hands with Yugi Moto from Yu-Gi-Oh! and more.

I would be remiss if I also didn't point out the fantastic piece that sees RISE|Smug behind the G mask. That's just too good.

Check out some of the ridiculous memes below, and be sure to check out DemonDan14's Twitter for more awesome content.

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Ever wonder what the 'Z' stands for in Dragon Ball Z?

Many fans of the Dragon Ball franchise these days are probably most familiar with the Dragon Ball Z series. Goku's story has essentially been divided into three separate arcs: Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball Super (which renders Dragon Ball GT non-canon).

Have you ever wondered what the "Z" stands for or is supposed to symbolize in "Dragon Ball Z"? Notably, this particular naming convention has had an influence on the popular fighting game "Dragon Ball FighterZ" — hence the capital "Z" at the end.

According to an interview with Akira Toriyama, only the anime separated the two arcs with the title change while the Japanese manga retained the "Dragon Ball" title. The anime staff apparently approached Akira Toriyama with a suggestion (or rather a demand) to change the name of the series to better fit its image.

Most of Goku's adventures as a child were more goofy and comedic in nature. When he became an adult, tense moments became a more common theme.

Ultimately, Akira Toriyama decided to add the letter "Z" — the last letter in the alphabet — to the title as a way of signifying that Goku's story was coming to its conclusion. That was before the series exploded in popularity.

Needless to say, stories from Dragon Ball Super and video games like Dragon Ball FighterZ are still surfacing without an end in sight at the moment. Goku is still very much an extremely popular character.

Toriyama also came up with the title for Dragon Ball GT. "GT" just stood for "grand tour" since the story revolved around travelling the universe.

Via: CBR.

All of Jiren and Videl's anime and manga references in Dragon Ball FighterZ

Dragon Ball FighterZ recently added the first two characters of the game's official second season. Dragon Ball Z's Videl and Dragon Ball Super's Jiren joined the fight as DLC and are available for purchase now.

It is no secret that Arc System Works and Bandai Namco have filled Dragon Ball FighterZ to the brim with references to the source material, and they have not slowed down any with Videl and Jiren.

IKevinX has returned with two recent videos that walk us through where inspiration for these characters' moves come from.

Each video provides a side-by-side look at where the various attacks and mannerisms for these two fighters likely came from within the anime and manga. For Jiren, we see the source of some of his Ki blasts, as well as his counter that sends the opponent spinning incredibly fast into the air.

Videl's video acts as a two-for-one, with Great Saiyaman also seeing his references explained.

Below are just a handful of screenshots to get you started. You'll find all of the references in IKevinX's videos after the jump.

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This new Android 21 statue will make the perfect addition to any Dragon Ball or fighting game fan's collection

When Android 21's design was originally shown off for Dragon Ball FighterZ, fans had an absolute field day with her looks that made her an instant favorite for most, and now you can properly bring her into your home.

Anime figure makers MegaHouse recently revealed an Android 21 statue as part of the "Dragon Ball Gals" line that is sure to get everyone's attention for a... variety of reasons.

This new figurine uses the Akira Toriyama-designed Majin / transformed version of the android which includes swappable good and evil face plates plus features that seem a bit exaggerated compared to her in-game appearance.

The statue will ironically stand around 21 cm (8.3 inches) tall though she won't be poseable outside of possibly her tail that appears to be moved around in the photographs.

Pre-orders are now available on websites like AmiAmi starting at around 11,000 yen or $99 USD with a release date currently scheduled for June 2019.

You can get a closer look at the new Android 21 figure in all her big hair and poofy pants-ed glory in the gallery below.

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Videl's match breaking glitch is actually super easy to pull off and needs fixing ASAP in Dragon Ball FighterZ

We previously reported on a Dragon Ball FighterZ glitch involving Videl that could bring the entire match to a halt, and it turns out the bug is actually worse than we first believed.

Fighting game tech explorer Rooflemonger recently put out a new video detailing how easy it is to pull off Videl and Base Goku's freezing glitch that can only be fixed by exiting the match entirely.

All a player needs to do — besides obviously have Videl and Base Form Goku on their team — is hit Videl's launching level one Super in the corner and cancel the hit into her medium Frankensteiner grab. From there, one needs to Ultimate Z Change into Goku's Kaioken Super at which point the game will become unplayable.

Since Goku has multiple routes / follow-ups for his Kaioken, players need to use his down medium to start into sweep and then immediately go into his finisher. Videl will still be on screen at this time attempting to do her throw that appears to connect at the same time as Goku's hit causing the game to become unsure of what exactly to do.

Once the bug occurs, Goku will still be able to perform attacks, but his opponent will be frozen and juttering between both sides of the screen plus they can no longer be hit. It's hard to see the full effects of the glitch in an image, as the frozen character can change their position frame by frame in rapid succession.

This would be essentially a non-issue if the glitch were impractical to use and easy to fix like Jiren's freeze glitch, but this has the potential to ruin matches especially online. Here's hoping Bandai Namco and Arc System Works can release a fix quickly, but until then, you can see what it does and how it happens in the video after the jump.


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You can make Krillin's level 3 super cover the entire screen and completely hide your next attack in Dragon Ball FighterZ

Not that we expected any different, but Krillin has not been one of the stronger characters at any point over the first year of Dragon Ball FighterZ's life.

Goku's bald buddy has always been a welcome contribution to the Dragon Ball series, and we certainly got very emotional when Frieza did him dirty, but rarely does Krillin ever find himself spotlighted with something significant to contribute to the fight these days.

Thanks to Georg Shkodo and AllesDaTV, that isn't the case on this particular day, at least when it comes to Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Krillin's Split Energy Wave Super sees him send a beam high up into the air so that it can come crashing down towards his foe a few moments later. Techniques that act like this in DBFZ often expand in size the higher up they start from, and you can actually manipulate Krillin's level three so that it covers the entire battlefield.

To do this, both players use Gotenks' spinning attack to send foes up to an exceptionally high point on the screen. Cancelling from here to Krillin's level three achieves the desired effect, and fills the entire battleground with an explosion that makes it impossible to see which side you'll be attacking from next.

This is fairly reminiscent of Piccolo's Hellzone Grenade Super follow up, though it does cost a good bit of meter to pull off. Check it out in action via the clips here:


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Videl appears to have a glitch in Dragon Ball FighterZ that can freeze the opponent and make them invincible when paired with Base Goku

Jiren and Videl have officially been out for a week now in Dragon Ball FighterZ, and they appear to brought with them a number of new glitches — which isn't exactly uncommon for a team-based, versus-style fighting game like this.

A new discovery appears to have found that it is possible to break a match in the fighting game when using Videl and Base Form Goku on the same team that can lock the opponent from moving or attacking for the rest of the round.

Twitter user Kent Junior recently posted a video online showing the reported glitch which can be accomplished by hitting the opponent with her launching level one Super after landing an air Dragon Rush which is then followed up by an Ultimate Z Change into Base Goku's Kaioken Super.

Doing this 'correctly' will result in the opposing character being frozen in the hit animation with no reported way to escape. Attacks don't hit the stuck fighter, not even the giant hitbox of Goku's Spirit Bomb.

Moreover, the game loses its ability to accurately track Android 21 in this case causing Goku to face the wrong way or get stuck in the air trying to Super Dash while the FighterZ villain teleports around the screen or disappears entirely.

We don't have confirmation right now that this works with other characters, but this bug is likely being monitored closely by Bandai Namco along with a similar bug for Jiren for fixes that could come in a future patch.


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Poll results: Pigtails or short hair? Which look is the best for Videl in Dragon Ball FighterZ?

Update: Evidently, the community prefers Videl's pigtails over her short hair appearance by a fairly large margin. Hit the jump below to check out the results.

Earlier: For the past few days now, the Dragon Ball FighterZ community has been divided on a very important issue. Which version of Videl is the "best Videl"?

Following the World Tour Finals, Jiren and Videl were announced as the first DLC characters for Season 2 of Dragon Ball FighterZ. Later, we learned that Videl would have access to the game's first alternate costume.

By holding down L1+X / LB+A when choosing Videl, players could use the long haired version of Videl with pigtails. By default, she fights with her short haired appearance.

This was apparently the result of Gohan suggesting to Videl that cutting her hair could help with fighting as her hair wouldn't get in the way so much.

In any event, many community members have made it clear which version of Videl that they like best. Clearly there's only one right answer here...

We've created a poll to settle the issue once and for all. Don't worry though: there are "both are good looks for Videl" and "I don't like either hair style" options to choose from too.

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Playing Jiren or Videl in Dragon Ball FighterZ? Here's everything you need to know to level up from beginner to expert

Two new characters have kicked off Dragon Ball FighterZ in 2019 as both Jiren and Videl have been added to the game's expanding roster.

It doesn't get much different than the human daughter of Hercule and an immensely powerful Pride Trooper from Universe 11, but both newcomers offer unique and exciting experiences.

You may be exploring Jiren and Videl already, or perhaps you're on the fence about whether or not you'd like to purchase and try them out. No matter what your situation, TrueUnderDawgGaming has done a ton of research already, and produced some very useful videos.

Both of these fighters get their very own character breakdown guides so you can see how to best approach the technical, yet rewarding, Videl, or the oppressive and dominant Jiren.

True shows us how to use individual moves, tie them together for mix ups, build strategies and plenty more. He also devotes a full video for each character that just show combos, ranging from beginner to advanced in terms of difficulty.

Check out this brutal beat down from Videl and Saiyaman as TUDG sprinkles in assists, Sparking and more to dole out all the punishment. As hard as this one hits, it isn't even the biggest combo in her video:


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