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CEO 2022 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend will be seeing the grand return of one of the biggest offline majors, namely CEO 2022 which is taking place in Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S.A.

There are far too many notable players attending to list them all, but here's just a mere sample of who's going to be there — PG|Punk, Intel|Razzo, XSET|iDom, PG|Plup, TSM|Tweek, DUSG|Gen, RB|Anakin, TMG|Tamago, Moist|Hotashi, CGL|K7 Showoff, NYChrisG, Talon|Book, Liquid|Hungrybox, BMS|Wawa, PGW|Ren, Justin Wong, Liquid|Riddles, Bandits|MenaRD, TxC|ViolentKain, Rise|Nitro, RR|Mono, AR|Wero Asamiya, RYO, Liquid|Dabuz, VGIA|Shanks, Bandits|Caba, DUSG|Rangchu, Exceed|Solstice, Smug, Pako, BC|ApologyMan, Nephew, Hive|LegendaryyPred, Shadow20z, TxC|Khriz, PG|KizzieKay, PG|HookGangGod, ScrawtVermillion, END|Shine, Buscar Luz, Kasuga, EMGG|Justakid, PAR|FlashMetroid, Mundank, LZR|Hayatei, CRaZY|SuperAkouma, PG|MarlinPie, MEGA|ArnKratos, CLG|Brian_F, DEUS|Incendiate, Monarch, DUSG|Pinya, Damdai, ElChakotay, RayRay, YARUCREW|Macho, BAN|Sonix, Zomba, Gosain, END|Shine, OmegaXcn, Shuaboo, Paragon|Myran, MVD, MuteAce, DZ|Jonathan Tene, BC|LordKnight, TS1|Cookye, VIEJOS|Gandido, PartyWolf, Jake, PG|Marss, JakeyTheSnakey, Jram, Spiral|Krudo, Arlieth and more.

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Save big on King of Fighters 15, Granblue Fantasy: Versus and more fighter deals in Sony's Days of Play and Steam's SNK Publisher Sale

Digital video game sales seem to be popping up more and more these days, and it's always nice to see them include either newer fighting games or those that don't get discounted very often.

Both Sony and Steam are currently running sales events that fighting game fans should be interested in between the Days of Play and SNK Publisher Sale that includes discounts on The King of Fighters 15, Granblue Fantasy: Versus and many more titles.

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Granblue Fantasy Versus 2.80 patch notes released, new system mechanics also detailed in introduction video

Update: All patch notes have been translated and placed in this story.

The latest patch for Granblue Fantasy Versus is about to hit us and will be debuting later tonight Pacific Time, so everyone in the world will be able to play it in about 24 hours from now.

With a new patch, there must also be patch notes and they've just been released to the Japanese Granblue Fantasy Versus homepage and will be translated in this article by myself, Nicholas "MajinTenshinhan" Taylor.

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Granblue Fantasy Versus is about to undergo some major changes and it could be a cause of concern for its dedicated community

In a few days, Granblue Fantasy Versus will be receiving a game-changing patch which has been in the works and foreshadowed for quite a few months now. The reason it's being looked at as a game-changer isn't just because it'll be the first balance patch for the game in a while, but because the developers have openly stated their intent to add three brand new mechanics to the game.

With a recent tweet confirming that the game is being patched on Thursday, June 2nd (Pacific Time, so Friday, June 3rd for other regions of the world) it's almost entirely certain that this will be the patch that's been discussed. As a Granblue Fantasy Versus main who has been playing since launch, though, excitement isn't really what I'm feeling and having discussed it with many other community members, I know I'm not alone in feeling a sense of dread. So, why is that exactly?

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Canada Cup Master Series 2 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend sees the return of the Canada Cup Master Series and it's taking place in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Notable players attending include PG|Justin Wong, Grilla|NYChrisG, PG|KizzieKay, K-Brad, Shujinkydink and more.

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Battle Arena Melbourne 12 results

Update: This story is being updated with final results.

Battle Arena Melbourne 12 is happening this weekend and it'll be going on in South Wharf, Melbourne, Australia.

Notable players set to compete include ORDER|Travis Styles, ROF, Somniac, GG|Sriks, Kanga|Jdizzle, Schenkhan, FURY|RaZe, Kanga|Ghost and many more.

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Texas Showdown 2022 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend we'll be seeing the return after a few pandemic-plagued years of one of the year's most hype majors, Texas Showdown. As the name would suggest, it'll be taking place in Texas — more specifically, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

Just a listing of a few notable names set to compete includes PG|Punk, Grilla|NYChrisG, Shadow20z, Reynald, PG|Kizzie Kay, RR|Mono, PAR|Emily, PAR|FlashMetroid, Brian_F, BC|LordKnight, Grilla|Romance, END|Shine, MICK|Xephukai, K-Brad, EMGG|JustAKid, Joonya20z, Boom, Just Pokey, Jan, Disintegration, NoelBHungry, Blarrlad, Tommy2Step, Genghis D0n, Ranmasama, Buscar Luz, PAR|Joe Crush, FAT|Jermanji, Masoma, AndyOCR and Aroo.

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Granblue Fantasy Versus most wanted character poll results revealed, pointing towards likely candidates for future DLC

Earlier this weekend, we saw the GBVS CyGames Cup 2022 Special happening to much fanfare, and while the focus was of course on all the hype matches between top Japanese Granblue Fantasy Versus players, these sponsored events often bring with them a little something in the way of new information for the game as well.

GBVS CyGames Cup 2022 Special was no different, and brought with it the tidbits that the upcoming new system mechanics for the game will be released in June, and that there will be three new mechanics in total, as well as that there's another CyGames Cup happening in July. The part that kept everyone's attention focused, though, was the talk about the polls for which characters you want to see added to Granblue Fantasy Versus which were opened back in December — or, more precisely, the focus was on the results of these surveys.

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GBVS CyGames Cup Special 2022 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Another CyGames Cup is upon us, though this one is a bit more extravagant than the recent ones with a notable prize pool and even having matches split up across two days.

Some of the top players set to compete include Gamera, Debagame the Judge, Tako, TNT|Rookies, AMTRS|Score, Buggy, Kotone, Kasausagi, Hauko, Fujimun, MateoKK, Okureiman, Potaku and more.

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Evo 2022 early registration numbers show a new game in 1st place and Dragon Ball FighterZ currently in 6th place

After 2 years away in the first time in decades, the Evolution Championship Series is returning to its offline roots in 2022, and there's now an early glimpse as to which fighting games players are chomping at the bit to compete in the most.

The early registration rankings for Evo 2022 have now been release showing how all 9 maintstage fighters are stacking up in the race for headlining finals with a technically new current leader.

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We probably won't be seeing a new fighting game use Unreal Engine 5 anytime soon

As fans of the genre likely came to realize, the Unreal Engine 4 ended up powering most of the largest fighting games of this past generation from Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7 to Guilty Gear Strive and The King of Fighters 15.

It's looking like we may be waiting quite a while, however, to see its successor the Unreal Engine 5 begin to pick up steam for the next generation of fighters.

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Bum's Birthday Bash 2022 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Yesterday saw a large offline gathering happening in New York, New York, U.S.A.

Many big-name players attended this event, including BMS|Wawa, EG|SonicFox, LostSoul, TempestNYC, PG|Punk, EG|Dekillsage, VGIA|Shanks, PG|HookGangGod, LDN|Yasha, TMG|Tamago, Coach Steve, BuscarLuz and more.

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Evo 2022 lineup

Update: The full Evo 2022 lineup has now been revealed, and you can check out all 9 games in the story below.

After missing the in-person festivities in back-to-back years for the first time in 2 decades, the Evolution Championship Series is setting the stage for their big return to fighting games under new management.

It's certainly been a while, but the Evo lineup reveal event is back for 2022 to showcase which games are going to be on the official mainstage this year.

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Okay so Guilty Gear Strive and Tekken 7 are apparently playable on Steam Deck though still may not be the optimal way to play

Alright so yesterday we wrote an article about Guilty Gear Strive, Tekken 7 and other big fighting games being unsupported on the newly released Steam Deck, supposedly meaning they shouldn't run at all, but apparently that's not actually the case.

Thanks to some helpful commenters, we were made aware of people playing Strive and Tekken on the Steam Deck after all, although the system still may not be the best way to experience these titles.

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Guilty Gear Strive may not run properly on Steam Deck despite being used in marketing and same for a bunch of other big fighting games

Update: Thanks to commenters here, we were made aware that Guilty Gear Strive and Tekken 7 do apparently run on Steam Deck now though still may have issues. We have a new article with the additional information that can be found here, and the original story follows below with some corrections.

Guilty Gear Strive is the biggest fighting game of the past year, so it makes sense that players would want to take the action wherever they go — but that's apparently going to remain just a dream for now.

Despite being featured in marketing / promotional material to showcase the system last year, the newly released Steam Deck does not support Guilty Gear Strive nor a bunch of other big fighting games from the past few years.

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Granblue Fantasy: Versus version 2.71 patch notes have been released

Patch notes for version 2.71 of Granblue Fantasy: Versus have been released. Changes have been listed for Ferry, Belial, Cagliostro and Vira.

Overall, this is a pretty small patch for Granblue Fantasy: Versus. Although most of the listed adjustments are simply intended to be bug fixes, these are the type of fixes that could potentially affect the outcome of matches.

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Festival of Fights 2022 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Offline fighting game tournaments are still working hard to make their big comeback for the community, and it's not just the biggest boys in town that are up to play.

Festival of Fights 2022 is going down this weekend drawing almost 600 players from the West Coast and wider United States to compete including LZR|Supernoon, Reynald, NYChrisG, Cloud805, GoTE|Fredo, Chag, Razo, and many others.

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