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NEC 18 results ft. SonicFox, ChrisG, XCaliburBladez, Dragon, MrKwiggle

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The annual Big E event Northeast Championship is taking place this weekend in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in its latest installment NEC 18.

This is a big event for many games, and will have the finals of this year's Dead or Alive 5 Battle Royale, so that's definitely something to look forward to.

Besides Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, games being featured are Street Fighter 5, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Injustice 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], BlazBlue: Central Fiction, King of Fighters 14, Pokkén Tournament DX, ARMS, Windjammers, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and a few other games depending on entrants.

Notable players attending include FOX|SonicFox, EG|NYChrisG, UGS|XCaliburBladez, ALG|Dragon, MrKwiggle, PG|MarlinPie, FOX|Theo, SB|JB, PAG|LostSoul, RNG|WhiteBoi, vS|SperoGin, Method|Flux, Circa|JoeyD, Circa|ForeverKing, Noble|iLuusions, PG|Coach Steve, FSD|Teru Rock, TSB|Mynus, PG|RayRay, SYN|Rojikku Reigns, ON|Vicio, GXR|Hoodless, NG|Obscure, DC|LazieFreddy, OniJin, PAG|Grover, FSD|Rikuto, NS|Ludovic, UGS|BlackmoonrisingX, ITS|Maknificent and many more.

With 5 games having around or more than 100 entrants, there's going to be a lot of action going on no matter your game of choice, so tune in to the action.

Streaming is being done at Bifuteki, Funky P, KPB Live, Kombat Network, Team Spooky, TSB Blaze and Atari FGC.

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Atom now available in Injustice 2

Injustice 2's newest DLC character is now available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Atom, the physicist / professor, joins the fight with the ability to shrink and grow at will..

Today, players who purchased the Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition, Deluxe Edition, Ultimate Pack, or Fighter Pack #3 gain access to Atom. He will likely become available for standalone purchase on December 19th -- a week from today -- for $5.99.

In Injustice 2, Atom is a character that doesn't really fit a specific archetype. He has numerous tools for different situations, and his ability to shrink down makes him difficult to hit.

You can check out the Atom breakdown from the most recent Watchtower stream for more info on how the character plays.

Atom is the first character in Fighter Pack #3. Enchantress and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will join him at a later time.

If you haven't purchased any of the aforementioned editions or Fighter Pack #3, you can still try Atom out in his free trial Multiverse.

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Injustice 2's Atom live stream showcase

While the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' guest appearance has been the talk of the town when it comes to Injustice 2 in recent weeks, but today NetherRealm Studios is showing off the simultaneously biggest and smallest fighter on the roster: Atom.

Developers are breaking down Atom to show us all of his special moves, techniques and general approach in Injustice 2.

The DC hero is capable of shrinking down to the the size of a, you guessed it, atom, but is also able to grow to immensely huge proportions to smash foes in one go.

As a result, players will need to master a wide variety of tools as Atom has plenty of techniques for almost every situation.

It seems the newcomer doesn't have the biggest damage output in the game, which helps to offset the fact that he has so many resources in the way of moves.

You can watch the live stream right along with us, as the embed has been included after the jump below.

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Atom official Injustice 2 gameplay trailer released

Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios have released the official gameplay trailer for Atom in Injustice 2. Previously, we were given a quick look at the character in action, but today we get the full video.

Ray Palmer is a brilliant molecular scientist who can alter his size, shrinking down to the subatomic level. His small size doesn't prevent him from being a real threat in battle.

In this trailer, we see several of Atom's various attacks. He can reduce his size to avoid oncoming attacks, teleport, and uses a ray gun to trap opponents in place.

Atom is the first character in Fighter Pack #3. He will be joined by Enchantress and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

We can expect to see Atom become available this month.

If you're hoping to see what this character is all about in Injustice 2, be sure to tune into the next Watchtower stream. It will be taking place tomorrow, December 7th, and will likely provide an in-depth look at Atom.

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What's the best way to keep DLC fair for both development companies and paying customers?

Downloadable content has become a staple in modern gaming, whether you like it or not, and it's highly unlikely that this practice will go away anytime soon, if ever.

What's important for developers to understand, though, is that very few people are inherently opposed to the concept of downloadable content, but the practices some companies employ with their implementation of it can turn fans against you very quickly.

Although we've already had articles talking about these issues, there's always more to talk about when it comes to something so ingrained in modern gaming.

As such, I've decided to go more in-depth with how players should be treated by companies when it comes to DLC practices.

In this article, I'll be looking at fighting games specifically, and outline generally how companies should try to handle DLC for optimal fan satisfaction, as well as looking as some examples of how current games, such as Street Fighter 5 and Injustice 2, handle their DLC.

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Facing legends that were competing since before these two were even born; follow Punk and Sonic Fox through their EVO 2017 experiences

EVO is the fighting game community's most prestigious yearly event, wherein the world of the FGC congregates for the most precise testing of skill and the ability to execute under pressure.

The Vegas-based event has grown to include more and more game titles over the years, and has blown up to become a phenomena few ever foresaw. With eSports shaping the FGC's competitive landscape more than ever before, more players are competing for more money than ever thought possible.

Players like Victor "Punk" Woodley of Panda Global and Dominique "Sonic Fox" McLean of FOX eSports aren't old enough to play the slot machines down at the casino, but they represent two of the biggest competitive threats in all of fighting games.

Waypoint followed these two powerhouse players, along with their sponsorship managers, through their EVO treks this year to see what the experience is like for competitors of their caliber.

While McLean has already taken multiple EVO titles in previous years, this would actually be the very first time Woodley made it out to the big dance. Both players would crack the to eight bracket of their respective games, but pressure to perform, physical health issues and world class invaders from Japan would threaten success.

Find out just how far these prodigies went, how they handled the pressures of being the best and what EVO is like for a pro in Waypoint's full video below.

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'We fight as a team, Mikey' - how will Injustice 2's Ninja Turtles fight despite occupying a single character slot?

The reveal of the Ninja Turtles in Injustice 2 was unexpected for many reasons. For one, we knew that there were only going to be three characters per Fighter Pack.

Despite this, one of the roster slots ended up being four fighters in one. All four of the Ninja Turtles together as a single combatant.

While we haven't seen any gameplay footage of the Ninja Turtles yet, there was a line spoken during the trailer that gives us a really good idea of what's going on here. Specifically, it's what Leonardo says to Michelangelo.

"Dibs on the magic lady," said Michelangelo. Interestingly, Leonardo responded with "we fight as a team, Mikey."

There was clear emphasis on this line of dialogue. It was as though it was said as a way of justifying why all four of the Ninja Turtles were present when there was only one slot remaining by that point.

So how will the team function as a single fighter on the roster? As of right now, we can only speculate on this question.

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'All the [Season 2 DLC characters] have long learning curves and are interesting to play, especially Menat' - Xian talks Season 2, F.A.N.G and more

Capcom Cup 2017 is drawing closer by the day, and a lot of top level players are ready to test their skills against eachother at the grand event.

In an effort to build hype for this, we've decided to reach out to the qualified Capcom Cup players, and will be bringing you interviews with as many as possible of the players set to participate in the event.

Next up is RZR|Xian, who in this interview talks about his Ibuki switch in Season 2, F.A.N.G's issues, the new cast of characters in Season 2 and more.

Here's a snippet to get you started.

MajinTenshinhan: You really made a splash at the beginning of this year's season at Final Round 20 where you won with Ibuki, who wasn't considered good at all last season.

It seems like this inspired a lot of people, especially in Asia, to pick her up. How good do you think Ibuki is right now, and how does it feel to be such a trendsetter with a character? You even played her a bit back in Season 1.

RZR|Xian: I feel that Ibuki is definitely in the top 3 position right now. I didn't really think much of setting a trend, at that point in time I just wanted to win, so I decided I wanted to pick a stronger character.

Continue below for the full interview.

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Hellboy now available in Injustice 2

Injustice 2's latest DLC fighter is now available in-game. Hellboy, a paranormal investigator for the BPRD, enters the fray with his giant hand and giant handgun.

Today, players who purchased the Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition, Deluxe Edition, Ultimate Pack, or Fighter Pack #2 gain access to Hellboy. He will become available for standalone purchase on November 21st -- a week from today -- for $5.99.

In Injustice 2, Hellboy is a straight up brawler. He doesn't have much in the way of mix ups, as his main goal is to simply put a beat down on the opponent.

You can check out our Hellboy character breakdown recap from the most recent Watchtower stream for more info on how the character plays.

Hellboy is the final character to round out Fighter Pack #2. He joins Mortal Kombat's Raiden and Black Manta.

Today we also see the release of Injustice 2 on PC. You can purchase it through Steam or the Microsoft Store, and this version will allow players to purchase all of the current DLC we see on consoles -- with the exception of Hellboy.

Hellboy will join the PC roster at a later date.

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Whose accomplishments are greater in Injustice 2? SonicFox's quantity of 1st places or Dragon's big tournament wins like EVO?

Every fighting game needs their share of professional players. Among these professionals, only one can truly say they are the best in the world.

FOX|SonicFox is a player that can make that claim for Injustice 2. In fact, his reign of domination is quite noteworthy from other games.

He made his appearance upon the scene towards the end of the first Injustice's lifespan. Throughout the course of Mortal Kombat X, he was basically the undisputed best.

Now onto Injustice 2, his been taking tournament after tournament. In terms of just the quantity of tournaments, his title is safe. But...

ALG|Dragon has achieved a number of accomplishments in Injustice 2 that not even SonicFox has. Big wins like EVO and Eleague are hard to contest.

Perhaps the best player in the world is the one who is able to succeed in the tournaments that have the most amount of pressure. If that's the case, then maybe it's Dragon who is currently the best in the world.

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Ninja Turtles in Injustice 2 is a sign that NetherRealm Studios are going to keep upping the ante with their announcements

The announcement of the Ninja Turtles for Injustice 2 was one that took everybody by surprise. There were no hints that we were going to see this occur.

I think it's fair to say that we all expecting some sort of guest character. Somebody like Spawn would've been interesting, but he wouldn't have been as much of a surprise as seeing all four of the Ninja Turtles as a single fighter.

When I saw the trailer, my mind was completely blown. I had to rewatch it a few times simply because what I saw just seemed so unbelievable.

That's not to say that the Ninja Turtles didn't fit in with the rest of the Injustice 2 cast -- we've already seen the Ninja Turtles interact with Batman in a comic before. Still, this just came completely out of left field for me.

Everybody has been talking about the possibility of Spawn or a Watchmen character joining the roster. Again, they easily could've fit in. Fans would've been happy to see one of these as a possibility, but it was too expected.

Just when we think that we've seen everything, NetherRealm Studios just keeps upping the ante with their surprises. This has been going on since Mortal Kombat 9...

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Ninja Turtles Injustice 2 reveal sends fans into hype-filled frenzy; relive the magic of the moment with them here

Seeing the Ninja Turtles in the latest Injustice 2 trailer was quite a surprise to fans. That's putting it very mildly...

Atom and Enchantress are cool, but most of us probably care more about those Ninja Turtles. You can probably visualize fan reactions to their reveal.

Ed Boon posted a clip of the Eleague crowd while the trailer was playing. The energy in the room started off tame.

Eventually though, the time came to reveal that final character after Atom and Enchantress. When that sai blade was thrown into the ground, the crowd seemed unsure of what to make of it.

When the coat and hat was discarded, everybody basically lost their mind. You could feel everybody's excitement.

Maximilian also had a live reaction video. He (and a few others) were speculating that the character was going to be Mileena. Hit the jump to see how he reacted to the Ninja Turtles's entry.


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ForeverKing drops combo to win, TekkenMaster is quick on the draw, Dragon slays everyone; Eleague World Championship highlights

After a long and winding road, the Eleague Injustice 2 World Championship has finally concluded.

Last night saw the final four competitors duke it out for both glory and a $125,000 first place prize.

Those four competitors included Circa|ForeverKing, NASR|TekkenMaster, PxP|A Foxy Grampa and ALG|Dragon, and saw no less than six different characters used.

We've grabbed a handful of our favorite moments from these epic finals to share with you today, so strap in as we watch superheros clash on the biggest of Injustice 2 stages.

Our first highlight sees Circa|ForeverKing and his Batman taking on NASR|TekkenMaster's Dr. Fate. The former was tasked with trying to navigate the zoning maze that Dr. Fate so often forces his opponents to deal with.

King scores a combo in the corner that puts his foe on the ropes, but drops it. Quick thinking helps ForeverKing turn a potentially tragic drop into a quick kill as he double jumps over TekkenMaster and proceeds to score a round ending combo:


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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Enchantress, and Atom join Injustice 2

At the Eleague Injustice 2 Finals tonight, the last two combatants of Fighter Pack 3 were revealed.

Joining the creative fighter Atom as the last DLC (that we currently know of) are Enchantress, and, shockingly enough, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Yes, all four.

Although details remain scarce at this time, the turtles do mention in the trailer "we fight together". Does this mean you use all four at once, or that they're similar to Mortal Kombat X's Triborg where you pick one before the battle? Time will tell.

Poor Enchantress gets pretty overshadowed in this trailer, but surely she makes DC Comics fans happy as well.

You can check some images from the trailer here.

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No word yet on when these characters will be released, but we're sure information will be revealed soon.

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Eleague Injustice 2 World Championship results ft SonicFox, Semiij, Hayatei, DR Gross, Dragon

Update: This story is being updated with live results as they occur.

This weekend, the Eleague Injustice 2 World Championships are happening in Atlanta, Georgia.

Although the Injustice 2 Pro Series is already over, there have been many different circuits run in tandem.

This is a 16-man event that will be ran across 3 weeks, each Friday, beginning this week at 6PM Eastern Time with a 8 player double elimination bracket.

Don't underestimate the stakes, though, there's $250,000 on the line here, so the players are definitely hungry for the win.

Players set to participate across these three weeks are FOX|SonicFox, Noble|Semiij, PG|Hayatei, F3|DR Gross, ALG|Dragon, FOX|Theo, NASR|TekkenMaster, BC|HoneyBee, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, Circa|ForeverKing, Nubcakes, VX|KillerXinok, Emperor Knicks, VX|HeeyGe0rge, Bambooka and HappyPow.

Streaming is being done at Eleague TV.

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Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition on sale for $53.99 on PlayStation 4

If you've been holding out on picking up Injustice 2 in order to get a more complete package with all of the characters, now might be the time to buy.

On the PlayStation Store, the Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition is available for the discounted price of $62.99 USD. If you're a PS Plus member, however, you can purchase the game for even less.

Those who have subscribed to the service get 40% off of the $89.99 price tag, meaning you'll be able to pick it up for $53.99. This is just $4 more than the standard edition, which is currently listed for $49.99.

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Constantine... is that you? Teaser image for Injustice 2's Fighter Pack #3 released

Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios are gearing up for another big Injustice 2 reveal this week. At the Eleague World Championship this Friday, we will be seeing a trailer that showcases Fighter Pack #3.

Each DLC pack contains three characters, and so far we've seen seven out of the nine total fighters. The identities of the final two remain a mystery, and come Friday, we should finally find out who they are.

Earlier today, Creative Director at NetherRealm, Ed Boon, sent out a teaser image of the upcoming Fighter Pack #3 trailer. Like any good teaser, there are hints shown that seem to point at who might be joining the battle.

The picture features a downed Black Manta with a lit cigarette in the foreground and a spilt oil barrel. We also see a mysterious hand of another fighter that has been knocked down, but it likely belongs to Raiden -- a character who was included in Fighter Pack #2 with Black Manta.

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