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Combo Breaker 2018 early results, streams ft Go1, SonicFox, Tokido, Fujimura, ChrisG, Infiltration, Daigo, JWong, NuckleDu, Punk, Leffen and more

Updated with live results: This story is being updated with day two results as quickly as we can get them in the story. Keep checking back for more updates throughout the day.

This weekend, we're getting an absolutely gargantuan event taking place in St. Charles, Illinois in the form of Combo Breaker 2018.

It really can't be stated enough how big this event is for a ton of different games, with a whopping 16 games, and the Mystery Game Tournament besides them as well, exceeding 100 entrants each, and with two games exceeding 500 entrants, and another one getting very close.

On top of that, it's a Premier Event for the Capcom Pro Tour and a Master Event for the Tekken World Tour, so people will definitely be showing up to compete. Also, the winner of Dragon Ball FighterZ will claim the final spot in the 16-person event Summit of Power happening two weeks from now.

With so much on the line and so many players showing up, we couldn't possibly begin to list every notable name present, so here is a very small excerpt of who you can expect to see: CO|Go1, FOX|SonicFox, FOX|Tokido, FD|Fujimura, EG|NYChrisG, PG|Infiltration, CYG|Daigo, FOX|Justin Wong, NuckleDu, FOX|Punk, TSM|Leffen, Rise|MenaRD, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, Liquid|Nemo, Fursan|Verloren, Mouz|Problem X, AS|Reynald, GGP|Kazunoko, CYG|Fuudo, ALG|Dragon, CO|Dogura, PG|SKD, RB|Luffy, FOX|Theo, PG|MarlinPie, RNG|Swedish Delight, Circa|ForeverKing, Tempo|S2J and so, so many more.

The games being played at the event, in order of entrants from biggest to smallest, are Dragon Ball FighterZ, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Injustice 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Killer Instinct, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Mortal Kombat XL, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, the ceremonious Mystery Game Tournament, Super Smash Bros. 4, King of Fighters 14, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Vampire Savior/Darkstalkers, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Mortal Kombat 9.

Streaming is being done at Team Spooky, Capcom Fighters, Tekken, NetherRealm, BG Callisto, Funky P, PandaxGaming, Vampire Arcadia and VG Boot Camp.

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Save up to 50 percent on Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, King of Fighters 14 and Injustice 2 plus their DLC in PlayStation's Extended Play Sale

Sony runs digital weekly ads across their PlayStation platforms and this week's sale includes some good deals on a handful of the biggest fighting games around.

The Extended Play Sale in the US PlayStation Store is geared towards games with continued support through seasonal updates and DLC.

Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition (and Deluxe Edition), Injustice 2: Legendary Edition and King of Fighters 14: Special Anniversary Edition are all apart of this sale, so if you haven't picked these games up or waited on their DLC, this may be the perfect opportunity to get caught up on content.

As per usual with PSN sales, players with an active PlayStation+ account will gain an additional 10 percent of regular sale price, so Injustice 2: Legendary Edition will be up to 20 percent off, Street Fighter 5 content is up to 30 percent off and KoF14 is up to 50 percent off retail pricing.

These deals apply only to the US store and run from today until the morning of May 29th. Other popular titles included in the sale are Rainbow Six: Siege, Overwatch, Diablo 3, Battlefield 1 and the Witcher 3.

You can check out the full list of sale prices for the fighting game related discounts as well as the store link after the jump.

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Battle Arena Melbourne 10 results ft. JDCR, Tokido, Knee, Qudans, Armada

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Big happenings this weekend in Melbourne, Australia.

Battle Arena Melbourne is back for its 10th installment, and it's going to be the a Masters Event for the Tekken World Tour, so you know a bunch of top Tekken players from Asia are going to show up down under to try and grab those points.

It is also a Ranking Event for the Capcom Pro Tour, and while it's not as stacked as you might hope, being on the same weekend as France's Stunfest, a Premier Event for the tour, some top players chose to attend here instead.

Besides these two games, the event will also feature tournaments in Dragon Ball FighterZ, Super Smash Bros. 4, Super Smash Bros. Melee, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Mortal Kombat XL, Injustice 2, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st] and Skullgirls: 2nd Encore.

As for players attending, pretty much anyone who's anyone from Asia's Tekken scene will show up, but for a short list of names for various games, you can expect to see FOX|JDCR, FOX|Tokido, ROX|Knee, UYU|Qudans, Alliance|Armada, Fursan|Verloren, RZR|Xian, FOX|Saint, Fursan|LowHigh, ROX|Chanel, Kkokkoma, COOASGAMES|Noroma, Yamasa|Take, iG|Jiewa and many more.

Streaming is being done at Tekken, New Game Plus TV, Melbourne Melee, Firery, Burnout Fighter, Virtua Fighter Australia and Couch Warriors Smash.

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Man does this digital fan art by AnubisDHL look good

Not that there was anything wrong with them in the first place, but the characters from some of our favorite fighting titles are getting digital makeovers and touch ups to look their absolute Sunday best.

Argentinian artist AnubisDHL has refined and polished the visuals on characters like Street Fighter's Cammy and Chun-Li, Injustice 2's Black Canary and Aquaman, Marvel vs. Capcom's Trish, Dante and Virgil and others, and the results speak for themselves.

Most of these just see these fighters in standard poses, but we do get an action shot or two (mainly thanks to Dante and Claire).

Also, I'm probably late to the party on this one but Black Canary looks incredibly like Kaley Cuoco from Big Bang Theory. Also don't ever watch that show.

We've grabbed a handful of our favorites to share with you here, but there are plenty more over at Anubis' Deviant Art page.

Be sure to check them out after you look over our gallery and dropped a comment to let us know what you thought.

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Texas Showdown 2018 results ft. Punk, NuckleDu, ChrisG, Problem X, Chris T

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The big event this weekend is Texas Showdown 2018 taking place, quite obviously, in Texas, U.S.A., more specifically in Houston.

This is both a Ranking event on the Capcom Pro Tour and a Challenger event on the Tekken World Tour, so both Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition and Tekken 7 will be quite stacked.

Besides the aforementioned two titles, the tournament will also feature Dragon Ball FighterZ, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Injustice 2, Killer Instinct, Capcom vs. SNK 2, King of Fighters 14, Vampire Savior/Darkstalkers, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike and Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st].

Obviously there are a ton of players participating, with Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Dragon Ball FighterZ and Tekken 7 all reaching over 100 entrants each.

Some of the players you can expect to see compete this weekend are PG|Punk, NuckleDu, EG|NYChrisG, Mouz|Problem X, CYG|Chris Tatarian, FOX|Justin Wong, RB|Anakin, Rise|Smug, Circa|JoeyFury, UYU|KizzieKay, FOX|Scar, UYU|Princess Ling, PG|Nakkiel, KidViper, Shadow20z, NVT|Flash, RB|Snake Eyez, RNG|WhiteBoi, VS|SperoGin, EG|Ricki Ortiz, SB|JB, UYU|Brian_F, UA|Bass, Tempo|Alex Myers, BeautifulDude, OG|Shine, Commander Jesse, Hamad, Joonya20z, TGQ|Zenzen and many, many more.

Streaming is being done at Level Up Live, PandaxGaming, TX Showdown Live, JoeStrikes, Atari FGC, The Slurred Nerd and Poverty Maniacs.

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Game Over 2018 results ft. MenaRD, Justin Wong, Brolynho, K-Brad, Caba

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend will see the Game Over 2018 event taking place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

This is a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event, so points are on the line for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition.

Besides this, the event will also feature tournament play for Dragon Ball FighterZ, Super Smash Bros. 4, Mortal Kombat XL, Injustice 2 and King of Fighters 14.

Players attending include, but are not limited to, RISE|MenaRD, FOX|Justin Wong, F3|Brolynho, Ghost|K-Brad, GAM|Caba, CYG|Chris Tatarian, ESPR|Mono and SB|DoomSnake507.

With around 80 entrants for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, it'll be interesting to see how well the local Dominican fighters manage to protect their home turf against international invaders, and there's bound to be a lot of hype matches going on.

Streaming is being done at GAM Stream TV.

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Injustice 2's April patch notes are live

Injustice 2 Legendary Edition's April patch is now live.

The game's 1.19 update includes bug fixes for issues that cropped up with the Legendary update last month along with some added functionality to the latest features that came with the Legendary Edition.

15 members of the game's roster also received bug fixes and slight gameplay adjustments with this latest patch.

You can check out the full list of patch notes after the jump.

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Injustice and He Man are crossing over in a comic book miniseries this July

The Injustice series has crossed paths with some interesting franchises so far. Now, it looks like we'll have to add He-Man and the Master of the Universe to that list.

Injustice vs. He Man and the Master of the Universe is a six-issue comic book miniseries (digital-first) that is set to kick off in July. At the helm of this project is writer Tim Seeley (Nightwing, Green Lanterns) and Freddie E. Williams II (He-Man/Thundercats, Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), CBR reports.

The plot sees Batman calling upon a hero from another dimension for aid in defeating Superman -- who happens to be a dictator in this universe (if you're unfamiliar). That warrior, of course, is He-Man.

The first issue of Injustice vs. He-Man and the Master of the Universe will become available for sale on July 18th both in comic book stores and as a digital download.

We can't help but wonder if He-Man could potentially join the playable roster as DLC for Injustice 2.

At this point, NetherRealm Studios' mainstream DC Comics fighting title has wrapped up its initial DLC character plans with the release of nine additional combatants. This includes crossovers with the likes of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Hellboy. So, why not He-Man?

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2018 Injustice 2 Pro Series officially announced

Warner Bros. just revealed details for the 2018 Injustice 2 Pro Series as their second season of their global tournament series for the NetherRealm Studios game.

The Pro Series will feature five offline qualifying events across North America and Europe in addition to three online ranking events where players can earn points to land a spot in the Grand Finals event this fall.

There will be 12 spots up for grabs with four additional spots guaranteed to winners of qualifying events with a shot at taking home a piece of the $150,000 prize pool.

Full details can be found in the press release and announcement video after the launch.

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Injustice 2 Legendary Edition is now available

We've come a long way as video game players from the golden age of fighting games in the arcades where the arcade owners would have to purchase new boards or entirely new cabs for the ability to play the newest version of a certain game.

The retail version of Injustice 2 Legendary Edition releases in stores today, but NetherRealm Studios also decided to launch the patch bringing the core game's content up to a more legendary state last week on March 22.

The retail release contains the game along with all previously released characters including Darkseid, Red Hood, Hellboy and the Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles as well as the premiere skins found in the previous Ultimate Edition containing Power Girl, John Stewart, Reverse-Flash, Grid and Black Lightning each with unique looks, voices, and dialogue.

Current owners of Injustice 2 need only update their games to get access to the new Legendary Edition content. The most notable additions are new gear for every character in the game, an increase in level cap from 20 to 30, a new augment slot, a new tutorial mode and new Legendary Multiverse towers to level up and earn new gear for the DLC characters.

Injustice 2 Legendary Edition is available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam now along with its mobile version.

You can check out the move list for every character in the game here as well as our tier list for the game, and you can view the launch trailer after the jump below along with the Legendary patch notes.

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Spoilers: Bruce Wayne is Batman; double spoilers: he's coming to Injustice 2 Legendary Edition as a Batman costume

We only recently found out that an all new Legendary Edition of Injustice 2 will be dropping on March 27th, and it seems one of the many new bells and whistles coming along with it will be a new Bruce Wayne skin for Batman.

The gaming community in general is more than used to controlling the Dark Knight in the countless titles he's been featured in, but now Injustice players will be able to use the man behind the mask as their in game avatar.

Each character will be getting "epic gear" upgrades in this new edition, and we're leaning towards the assumption that the billionaire playboy might be Batman's.

The Legendary Edition will also include Fighter Packs one, two and three alongside Darkseid for a total of 10 DLC characters.

You'll be able to get the entire bundle for $59.99, the game's initial price, despite our being less than a year removed from its initial May 11th, 2017 release date.

Click on the thumbnail here to see the quick teaser for Bruce in Injustice 2:


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Injustice 2 Legendary Edition adds new tutorials to help players learn high-level techniques

Fighting games have come a long way since the 90's when learning fighting games was done through trial and error and Fatalities in Mortal Kombat were just rumors until you witnessed them with your own eyes.

Since then, training modes have been introduced to let players test out combos and what their character can do and over recent years, developers have been putting more and more in-depth tutorial systems into their games to bring in new players plus help the intermediates advance.

Injustice 2 will be launching its Legendary Edition update to the game later this week with the retail launch on March 27, and with it, will come a new and more robust tutorial system to help players advance and teach them the techniques they need to compete at a higher level.

The mode appears to be called "Learn" and will demonstrate the tools needed to succeed through a text-based breakdown of concepts and techniques followed by having the player perform the tech for themselves.

In the clip below from the latest Watchtower stream, they show off the tutorial for learning frame advantage by covering concepts like start-up frames, blockstun and recovery including the number of frames so players can do the math.

Check out the clip below and tell us what your favorite game tutorial is and if these types of tutorials are helpful down in the comments after the jump.


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Final Round event organizer Shin Blanka announces possible retirement, potential end of the tournament series

Early this morning, Larry "Shin Blanka" Dixon announced his possible retirement from event planning in the FGC. Known for organizing the long-time major tournament series Final Round, Dixon states that it too may be coming to an end.

On his personal Facebook account, Shin Blanka wrote an extensive statement sharing his reasoning for the decision and the current state of things.

The message begins by thanking everyone involved with this year's event -- Final Round 21 -- which took place just this past weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. Dixon goes on to address a troublesome attendee (with some language NSFW), who took issue with the clear bags given out at that the event.

From there, he delves into his retirement. Dixon notes that at the end of this past weekend's event, he provided some quick words to attendees about his decision, though he wasn't really clear about the specifics.

"This leads me to this portion of the post when I address my retirement," Dixon wrote in the Facebook post. "I made a brief statement at the end of the event, but it wasn't fully explained and we had to pack up our equipment and be out the exhibition hall at a certain time.

"Unfortunately, we have never recovered our attendance from the social media witch hunt from Final Round 19. While I've taken responsibility for everything that happened that year and I understand why attendance dropped."

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Final Round 2018 results ft. SonicFox, Infiltration, Tokido, MenaRD, JDCR

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend is a big one, with the massive annual event Final Round taking place in Atlanta, Georgia.

Perhaps the biggest thing of note about the event this year is that it's going to be kicking off both the Capcom Pro Tour for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, for which it is a Premier event, and the Tekken World Tour for Tekken 7, for which it is a Master event.

Besides these games, you'll also get to enjoy tournament action in Dragon Ball FighterZ, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Injustice 2, Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2, Pokkén Tournament DX, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, BlazBlue: Central Fiction and Street Fighter Alpha 2.

As for players attending, there really are just way too many to list, but here are just a few of the notable competitors you can expect to see this weekend across the tournament games: FOX|SonicFox, PG|Infiltration, FOX|Tokido, Rise|MenaRD, FOX|JDCR, Punk, CYG|Daigo, NuckleDu, FOX|Saint, EG|NYChrisG, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, FOX|Justin Wong, CO|Go1, RB|Anakin, GGP|Kazunoko, PAG|LostSoul, Circa|ForeverKing, PG|Speedkicks, Fursan|LowHigh, Circa|JoeyFury, Gachikun, Shadow20z, F3|DR Gross, UYU|Princess Ling and many, many more.

You'll also get the enjoy the highly anticipated first-to-10 exhibition set in Dragon Ball FighterZ between FOX|SonicFox and CO|Go1. For even more information on the event, its attendance, and what you can look forward to, check out our official preview.

Streaming is being done at Capcom Fighters, Tekken, Bifuteki, Funky P, Kombat Network and Data FGC.

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Ever see an Injustice 2 match extend in a tournament set? Well it happened in Grand Finals at SXSW; here are some incredible top 8 highlights

The Injustice 2 tournament at SXSW Ground Zero has come to a close, the $20,000 prize pool dispersed to the top placers.

We've gone back through and grabbed a selection of clutch plays, intense moments and odd happenings for you in our highlights round up.

Our favorite had to be the grand finals "match extend" wherein both players landed the final hit at the exact same time. While many fighting games will normally end the round here with a double KO, Injustice handles things a bit differently.

There's plenty that happened in the top eight bracket before that however, and so we'll kick things off at the very beginning.

BC|Biohazard and his Bane had their work cut out for them as they faced off against the reigning EVO champion, ALG|Dragon.

Battered into the corner and under a storm of offense, it looked as though Bio was about to be sent to the losers bracket in his first top eight match. Then this happened:


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SXSW Injustice 2 Ground Zero results ft. Dragon, Semiij, DR Gross, HoneyBee, Grr

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Today, we have a high stakes Injustice 2 tournament going on.

With Final Round 21 starting this weekend, it'll be a nice warmup to see some heavy Injustice 2 action being streamed live from the SXSW event.

There's $20,000 up for grabs here, so obviously there's a lot to gain. You can see the specific prize money breakdown here.

The event is going from start until finish, though it's unclear how much of it will be streamed we can at least assume that top 8 will be viewable.

Notable players participating include ALG|Dragon, Noble|Semiij, F3|DR Gross, BC|HoneyBee, DF|Grr, FOX|Scar, RNG|WhiteBoi, BxA|StarCharger, BC|Biohazard, MF|Slayer and more.

Streaming is being done at SXSW Gaming eSports.

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The Capcom Pro Tour and Tekken World Tour both kick off this weekend - here's what's waiting at Final Round in a few days

We've had a few months now without any tournament circuits going on, and while there've still been events happening, it's been quiet for fighting game community standards.

That's all coming to an end now, though, as both the Capcom Pro Tour and Tekken World Tour are going to be kicking off at Final Round 2018 this weekend.

Not only is it kicking off both tours, but it's a Premier event for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition and a Master event for Tekken 7, so stakes are huge right out of the gate.

With such a lucrative opportunity, you can bet all manner of top players will be showing up to try and get that optimal start to the year's season, and we're going to list some of the biggest ones aiming to show up.

Of course, that's not all. Dragon Ball FighterZ is at the event and has an absolute crazy amount of registrants, and a bunch of other fighting games will be played, too.

For the full rundown, continue right below.

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