Winter Brawl 11 results ft. SonicFox, ChrisG, RayRay, Scar, Punk

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Winter Brawl 11 is taking place this weekend in Essington, Pennsylvania, and there's a lot of action to be seen.

You can expect to see high level play in Street Fighter 5, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Pokkén Tournament, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Mortal Kombat XL, King of Fighters 14, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Soul Calibur 5, Killer Instinct and more.

Players attending include FOX|SonicFox, EG|NYChrisG, PG|RayRay, FOX|Scar, ANBU|Punk, PIE|Smug, UA|Bass, Dieminion, IMT|ANTi, PG|Coach Steve, D-Link|LordKnight, MrKwiggle, DF|PinkDiamond, LI Joe, NS|Ludovic, Unkn0wn, TA|Moons, GG|SherryJenix and many more.

Streaming is being handled by Bifuteki, Funky P, KPB Live, Kombat Network and BlazeU25_.

Check out the full action below.

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'Playing on American servers from the UK, almost every connection I’ve had has been superb' - Ketchup and Mustard on Injustice 2's netcode

The Injustice 2 beta has been available to many players for quite some time now. Unfortunately, not everybody has had the opportunity to try the beta for themselves and Netherrealm themselves have confirmed that the beta will be ending soon.

I decided to reach out to PND|Ketchup and PND|Mustard and ask about their opinions of the Injustice 2 beta and their future hopes. Both players are known for being professional players and commentators for NRS games.

I've seen a lot of concerns from the community that Injustice 2 is not different enough from its predecessor. While my own experience from the beta has been telling me otherwise, I wanted to ask players like Ketchup and Mustard on their opinions on the matter.

This is a joint interview. I'm talking to Ketchup and Mustard at the same time during this interview.

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SonicFox and Slayer showcase high level play for Black Canary and Superman in this very close FT10 Injustice 2 beta set

FOX|SonicFox and YOMI|Slayer recently had a first to 10 set within the Injustice 2 beta. This showcased high level play with both Black Canary and Superman for the beta while commentated by PND|Ketchup and PND|Mustard.

Despite Black Canary being the newest character released for the beta, SonicFox has been showcasing the character's capabilities really well throughout the beta. Off of just a D1 (crouching light) conversion, Black Canary is able to perform some pretty devastating combos.


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While Slayer's playstyle was wisely mostly consisting of zoning SonicFox out with Superman's lasers, he also showcased a pretty nifty conversion.

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Injustice 2's online beta closes February 21st

If you were lucky enough to be sent a code for the Injustice 2 online beta, you might want to get in as many games as you can. According to a NRS representative over on WB Games, the beta test is closing on Tuesday.

NRS-Lanny notes in the statement that the testing period has provided the company with a lot of useful data that will help shape the game's online modes.

You can check out the message below.

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Source: WB Games.

Swamp Thing is a zoner/grappler hybrid with an interesting projectile, multiple command throws, and more in Injustice 2 - IGN shares impressions

Swamp Thing is one of the most recent characters revealed as playable in Injustice 2. The announcement brought us a quick gameplay trailer, but we haven't heard much else about the towering, vegetative giant.

Luckily, IGN's own Vince Ingenito managed to get hands-on time with Injustice 2's new combatant.

In the write up, we learn that Swamp Thing has grappler-esque qualities, but mixes some zoning into his play-style. From a distance, he can use his Vine Grab command throw to scoop up unsuspecting opponents from as far as almost full-screen away.

On the zoning end of things, his Log Kick projectile can help pressure opponents into making the wrong move using its deceptive travel speed to bewilder foes. It starts out fast, but continues to slow down as it moves across the stage until it comes to a complete stop.

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A new super for Green Lantern? Scarecrow's super? The Injustice 2 mobile game may have given us a sneak peak at GL's and Scarecrow's super

While we haven't had the opportunity to see Green Lantern in action yet for Injustice 2, we do know for sure that he is in the game thanks to the announcement of the Jon Stewart skin for Green Lantern.

Recently, we saw gameplay of Green Lantern, Scarecrow, and Cyborg within the Injustice 2 mobile game. It seems likely that the Green Lantern in the mobile game shares many animations from his console counterpart.

Through the mobile game, we are now able to see Green Lantern's super move. It's not known if this super will be the same in the console version of Injustice 2.

We're not sure if Scarecrow will be apart of the Injustice 2 roster yet, but if the leaked list is anything to go by then it seems like this will be the case. We get a glimpse of his super from the mobile game as well.

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Scarecrow, Cyborg, and Green Lantern headed to Injustice 2? First footage of the mobile game features all three alongside current console characters

The first footage that we've seen of Injustice 2's mobile game surfaced today, and the nearly 13 minute clip gives us a legitimate glimpse at what to expect from the app.

What's interesting, though, is the inclusion of a handful of characters that have not yet been revealed for the console version -- Scarecrow, Cyborg, and Green Lantern, specifically. We did see the confirmation of Green Lantern as playable last month, however, as one of the premier alternate skins is specifically designed for him.

The gallery below contains screenshots of these three characters, showing them in-game and on what appears to be the character select screen.

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Though the first Injustice mobile game had characters exclusive to the app, all three fighters can be seen on the console version's potential leak list, which has been correct with each reveal so far.

At this time, we can't say that Scarecrow and Cyborg will be playable on consoles, but it does seem like there's a good chance.

You can check out the Injustice 2 mobile gameplay footage below.

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Catwoman, Cheetah, and Poison Ivy officially revealed in Injustice 2 - 'Here Come The Girls' trailer released

Coming right off of the Swamp Thing announcement yesterday, NetherRealm Studios has released another character reveal trailer this time officially showcasing three new characters.

Poison Ivy, Cheetah, and Catwoman are joining the Injustice 2 roster.

Today's "Here Comes The Girls" trailer reveals Catwoman and Cheetah for the first time. It also gives us our first in-game look at Poison Ivy, and more footage of Black Canary.

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You can check out the trailer after the jump.

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Swamp Thing officially revealed in Injustice 2

NetherRealm Studios has just revealed the next character for Injustice 2.

Swamp Thing is officially joining the fight. A video showing gameplay footage has been released, courtesy of IGN.

In it, we see that Swamp Thing uses a variety of different techniques, including a dodge that sees him dip halfway into the ground, a long range vine grab, the utilization of a Swamp Thing clone (a la Noob Saibot), and more.

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Check out the footage below.

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Injustice 2 character announcement inbound - here are the characters, both shown and to be revealed, our readers are most excited to see in action

Updated: And the results are in. Prepare for today's Injustice 2 character announcement by checking out how our readers voted after the jump.

Earlier: After a long lull with no new information, Injustice 2 has been steadily showing us new content, and with each new tidbit, the leak list from December is looking more and more likely.

With that in mind, we decided to throw together two polls for you. One about which character we've seen gameplay of so far you're most excited about, and one about which character we have yet to see, assuming the leak list holds true, you're most excited to see in action.

We also decided to not include characters who have been officially revealed but not shown in-game yet - namely The Flash, Green Lantern, Poison Ivy, Bane, Brainiac and Darkseid - on the gameplay poll, instead having them together with the unrevealed ones, since we aren't quite sure what their movesets will be like yet.

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We have yet to see any gameplay of Poison Ivy in Injustice 2, but if the leak list is correct, how will she and Swamp Thing differ from eachother?

I'm a huge fan of Poison Ivy, and during Injustice 2 roster discussions, whenever I brought her up, a lot of people said they'd prefer she wasn't in because then Swamp Thing can't be in due to the similarity of their powers.

With them both being nature-based, I can see where they're coming from. But, if the leak list is to believed, and it's got a perfect score so far, they're actually both in the game.

Now, we have been made aware that NetherRealm are employing Premium Costumes for certain characters, with Reverse-Flash, Power Girl and John Stewart appearing as enhanced skins for The Flash, Supergirl and Hal Jordan, respectively, but it's hard to imagine something like that working for Poison Ivy and Swamp Thing, for a variety of reasons, but the most simple one is their vastly different anatomy.

So what exactly are NetherRealm Studios doing to differentiate these two characters power-wise? We can't say for sure until we see any actual gameplay, but for some theories, continue below.

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Our readers would like to see Capcom handle a DC vs. Marvel fighting game - final poll results here

Update: The final results are in! Hit the jump below to check them out.

Earlier: It's hardly a secret that comic books are a big part of fighting game culture, largely because of the Marvel and Capcom crossovers that began in the late '90s.

Back in 2008, though, the developers behind Mortal Kombat stepped into the ring and crossed over with DC Comics, which eventually evolved into them making full-fledged DC Comics fighting games, no crossover needed.

However, one thing that comic book fans and fighting game fans have often discussed is if there could ever be a Marvel vs. DC game - so let's put it to the test, with your opinions. If this game were to happen, which style would you like? The Marvel vs. Capcom style? The Injustice style? Or perhaps you want it to be handled by a completely different developer all-together?

Vote in the poll below.

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Black Canary's combos and dialogue interactions found so far in the Injustice 2 beta

With Black Canary now being available within the beta of Injustice 2, players have had time to get a good idea how her combos and dialogue interactions work.

ANBU Fight Club has uploaded a video showcasing her dialogue with other characters within the beta as well as a combo video for the newly added character.

Here's a combo that takes Black Canary's opponent from one side of the stage and pushes them to the corner of the other side.


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After the jump, you'll find the video that showcases Black Canary's dialogue interactions with the other beta characters as well as the combo video. Note that there is some NSFW language found inside of the combo video.

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Interested in how Black Canary plays but can't play the beta? REO's character breakdown will tell you everything you need to get started with her

A top level player of NRS games (both Mortal Kombat and Injustice), YOMI|REO, has uploaded a character breakdown on Black Canary who was only recently added to the Injustice 2 beta.

Throughout the breakdown, REO goes over Black Canary's normals and specials and how to apply them. REO also shows off Black Canary's mix up potential thanks to a restand setup.

Black Canary's combo game looks like it has a lot of potential.


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Injustice 2 beta's latest update available for download, Black Canary playable now

The latest update to the Injustice 2 beta is officially live. You can download the patch now, which comes in at a 329.9 MB file size.

Those anxiously awaiting Black Canary's arrival have to wait no longer. The character has been added to the online beta and is playable right now.

From what we've seen, it does not appear that a gear or player profile reset has taken place.

Check out screenshots of Black Canary from the Injustice 2 beta in our gallery below.

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