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Absolute Battle 8 results ft. SonicFox, Punk, Snake Eyez, Justin Wong

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Absolute Battle is back, and as always, it's taking place in Texas.

This event is a big deal for Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7, since it's part of both the Capcom Pro Tour and the Tekken World Tour, but it's an even bigger deal for Injustice 2, for which it is a Premier Event in the Injustice 2 Pro Series.

Each of these three games are boasting over 100 entrants, so there'll be a lot of matches lined up to be played this weekend.

Although those are the main three games, that doesn't mean there's nothing else to enjoy. You can also look forward to tournament play in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, King of Fighters 14, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Killer Instinct and Pokkén Tournament.

There are a bunch of high profile players showing up for most games present at the event, including, but not limited to, FOX|SonicFox, PG|Punk, CYG|Snake Eyez, FOX|Justin Wong, Noble|Dragon, Streamme|Anakin, EG|NYChrisG, ITS|Joey Fury, Rogue|Slayer, PG|Speedkicks, FOX|Theo, Brian_F, XSK Samurai, RNG|WhiteBoi, CYG|PR Balrog, ITS|Princess Ling, Noble|Semiij, Circa|LPN, VS|Pokchop, Flash, PG|Hayatei, 801 Strider, Tempo|Alex Myers, Circa|ForeverKing, Biohazard, Noble|iLuusions, FOX|Scar, vS|KoDee and WBG|CJ Truth.

Streaming is being handled by Versus Gameplay, NetherRealm, PandaxGaming and Salty Mayhem.

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Black Manta Injustice 2 gameplay reveal

Recently, we saw the reveal of characters for Fighter Pack #2. The characters revealed were Black Manta, Raiden from Mortal Kombat, and Hellboy.

For those that don't already know, Black Manta is an enemy of Aquaman. He tends to use his alien-like suit for combat. He uses lasers, rockets, a harpoon, and a jetpack for fighting in-game.

It has been stated that Black Manta will be releasing in September. Deluxe pack owners will receive the character early as usual.

Previously, Black Manta was just a element of a stage transition. This is similar to how Martian Manhunter was a background character in a stage back in the first Injustice game.

His gameplay looks to be very "setup heavy." He is able to fire off missiles that from above similar to Sektor from the Mortal Kombat series. Assuming this isn't a move that is only available while using gear, he can also use this attack while in the air.

It also appears that he is able to just outright fly. This gives him an insane amount of of mobility. His approaches may be difficult for grounded opponents.

Here's a look at his super:

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First in-game screenshot of Injustice 2's Black Manta released

Black Manta is the first character of Injustice 2's Fighter Pack 2 that we'll be seeing. Today, we get our first look at him in-game.

NetherRealm Studios Creative Director Ed Boon tweeted out a screenshot of the new character in action. The image shows Manta firing a large eye beam at Swamp Thing.

Whether this is a special move, his character power, or something else is unclear right now. However, we will be seeing an official gameplay reveal that will have the answers we seek very soon.

On Sunday, August 27th, fans will get to see Black Manta in motion. You can catch the action on NetherRealm at 4 p.m. PDT.

Along with Black Manta, Mortal Kombat's Raiden, and Hell Boy are joining the Injustice 2 fight. These three fighters make up Fighter Pack 2, and we will see Black Manta released to Pack 2 holders and those who purchased the Ultimate Edition on September 12th.

You can check out the screenshot below.

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Hellboy, Black Manta and Raiden join Injustice 2 in upcoming Fighter Pack 2

Updated 8:32 a.m. PDT, Wed August 23, 2017: At Gamescom 2017, after an exhibition set between Steve Aoki and Don Diablo, NetherRealm Studios unveiled the next three fighters that will be coming to Injustice 2.

The three characters you can look forward to enjoying within the next few months are Raiden, Black Manta and the surprising inclusion of Hellboy. Raiden is most easily recognized from the Mortal Kombat series, Black Manta comes from the world of Aquaman, and Hellboy from his own comic book series published by Dark Horse.

Fighter Pack 2 will begin rolling out on September 12th, 2017. Those who own the Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition, the Injustice 2 Ultimate Pack, or Fighter Pack #2 will get early access to the first character on that day, though we are currently unsure which of the three fighters that will be.

The Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition and the Injustice 2 Ultimate Pack include a total of nine playable characters; three Premiere Skins that transform select fighters into alternate characters with new looks, voices and dialogue; and two exclusive new Gear Shaders that enable players to customize the look of their roster with alternate color themes.

You can purchase the Ultimate Edition for $99.99 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Players who have already purchased the standard edition of the game can get all of the same content in the Injustice 2 Ultimate Pack for $39.99.

The start of Fighter Pack 2 is not far away, so we will likely be seeing the NRS crew conduct a live stream the show of the first character within the next two weeks or so. Stay tuned here at EventHubs for the latest updates on Injustice 2.

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2GGC: SCR Saga results ft. ZeRo, MKLeo, Nairo, Ally

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Another 2GGC event is upon us, and iwth it comes some truly high level Super Smash Bros. Wii U action.

This time, though, things are a tad bit different. In conjunction with the Level Up Live crew, this entry, entitled SCR Saga, will also feature Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5, Injustice 2 and Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2.

So even if Super Smash Bros. isn't your series of choice, there'll hopefully be games of interest being played at this event.

With Super Smash Bros. Wii U being the main attraction, though, most of the notable names showing up are from that game, with over 300 entrants in Singles.

Noteworthy playersx expected to attend are TSM|ZeRo, FOX|MKLeo, NRG|Nairo, C9|Ally, P1|CaptainZack, MSF|Larry Lurr, BC|Mr. R, 2GG|Komorikiri, LG|Abadango, MVG|Salem, P1|Tweek, CLG|VoiD, DNG|Kameme, YP|Fatality, IMT|ANTi, Locus, Samsora and many more.

Streaming is being handled by 2G Gaming, LevelUp Live and ESA Smash.

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Injustice 2 Fighter Pack 2 to be revealed at Gamescom

Injustice 2 will be seeing its next big announcement at Gamescom. Fighter Pack 2, featuring the game's next three DLC characters, is set to be revealed at the gaming expo.

On Wednesday, August 23rd at 5 a.m. CDT / 3 a.m. PDT, NetherRealm Studios is holding a live stream on which top DJs Steve Aoki and Don Diablo will face off in Injustice 2. The two competitors will slug it out in five matches for charity.

A donation of $5,000 will be made to the Aoki Foundation, founded by Steve Aoki himself, which focuses on finding advances in brain science through funding research in regenerative medicine and brain preservation. The foundation also supports humanitarian causes dear and near to Steve Aoki such as disaster relief, developmental disabilities, and animal-rights.

In addition to the celebrity showdown, NetherRealm will be showing an exclusive reveal of Injustice 2's Fighter Pack 2. This likely means we will be finding out which three characters are set to join the game next.

From Mortal Kombat's Raiden to Black Manta, there is quite a bit of speculation on who is coming as DLC based on the initial silhouettes released for the characters. You can see them in this story's banner.

All of the action is set to take place on both Twitch and NetherRealm Studios' Twitch channel.

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SonicFox shows off a Captain Cold sequence that drains 100% of a life bar while freezing four times

FOX|SonicFox is a player that is known for playing a variety of characters in Injustice 2. Recently, he's been freezing over the competition with Captain Cold.

Every time that SonicFox messes with this character, we get a glimpse at some rather frightening tech. A lot of people's eyes have been opened up to what this character is capable of.

Recently, he posted on Twitter a rather interesting sequence that took away 100% of Superman's life bar. While all of it wasn't a true combo, it doesn't appear as though it can be escaped very easily.

What makes this clip especially fun is the fact that the training dummy was frozen multiple times. Four freezes in total.

There was even a moment where SonicFox left the opponent frozen while inside of a frost field. Standing next to the frozen opponent, he then just charged his trait.

When the opponent was able to break out of the frozen status, they were immediately frozen again without any interaction from Captain Cold. This only makes up two out of four of the freezes.

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Source: SonicFox's Twitter account.

SonicFox's crazy mix ups, HoneyBee takes nearly 70% health in less than 10 seconds, Semiij KOs himself: Summer Jam XI Injustice 2 highlights

This past weekend, we witnessed some amazing tournament action over in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Summer Jam XI brought us an intense Injustice 2 tournament, and today we have our favorite highlights to share with you.

These clips feature FOX|SonicFox, Noble|Semiij, BC|HoneyBee, FOX|Scar, and more.

There are plenty of highlights to get through, and these are by no means an exhaustive collection of all the strong plays the event had to offer, so let's get started.

As we know, SonicFox has been showing his exceptional character knowledge by playing multiple fighters in tournament. Summer Jam XI was no different.

When up against teammate Scar, Sonic Fox's Captain Cold laid down some outstanding mix ups. Scar showed he is no slouch either by answering back with lethal corner offense from his Supergirl.

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Summer Jam XI results ft. Punk, SonicFox, NuckleDu, Dragon

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

We've got yet another great Big E event in store for us this weekend, with Summer Jam XI taking place in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

This is a Capcom Pro Tour Ranking event, as well as a Premier event for the Injustice 2 Pro Series, a Challenger event in the Tekken World Tour and also has points on the line for the Dead or Alive Battle Royale Circuit.

At this event, you can expect to see tournament play in Injustice 2, Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Mortal Kombat XL, Pokkén Tournament, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, King of Fighters 14, Killer Instinct, Soul Calibur 5, ARMS, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo and Vampire Savior.

Players attending include FOX|SonicFox, PG|Punk, Liquid|NuckleDu, Noble|Dragon, CYG|Snake Eyez, UGS|XCaliburBladez, FOX|Justin Wong, Streamme|Anakin, PG|MarlinPie, HoneyBee, FOX|Theo, ITS|JoeyFury, CYG|PR Balrog, VS|KoDee, 801 Strider, Tempo|Alex Myers, VS|Pokchop, Fable|NYCFab, Noble|Semiij, PG|Hayatei, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Circa|ForeverKing, Noble|iLuusions, FOX|Scar, BrianF, Method|MikeandIke, NG|Obscure, OG|Shine, BxA|StarCharger, Method|SylverRye, NS|Ludovic, F3|Alucard and many more.

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

With over 100 participants each in Injustice 2, Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7, you'd best be ready to see some intense matches coming up.

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VS Fighting 2017 results ft. JDCR, Saint, Xian, Luffy

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Fighting game action is going on all across the globe this weekend - for European viewers, the most time-zone friendly option is obviously VS Fighting 2017, which takes place in Birmingham, UK.

This tournament is a big deal for several games, as it's a Master event for the Tekken World Tour, a Premier event for the Injustice 2 Pro Series and a Ranking event for the Capcom Pro Tour.

A bunch of stellar competitors from all across the world have decided to show up, so the local talent definitely have their work cut out for them.

You can expect to see FOX|JDCR, FOX|Saint, RZR|Xian, RB|Luffy, Mouz|Problem X, Rogue|Slayer, Method|Packz, MD|MisterCrimson, Infused|ImStillDaDaddy, NASR|TekkenMaster, RNG|Whiteboi, Method|Cobelcog, Biohazard, Epsilon|Takamura, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, TDG|Fergus, PND|Madzin, Aris|Nivek, Infused|Afii, Epsilon|Brick, Prophecy|Shivryuken, Infused|Shakz and many more fighting for the points in their game of choice.

Besides the three aforementioned games, the tournament also hosts Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Killer Instinct and Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo.

Streaming is being handled by Tekken, NetherRealm, Electronic Dojo, VSFighting, Situational Damage and Grand Master Challenge.

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Injustice 2 has a 'What are you standing up for?' moment, NuckleDu flexes his Capcom Cup 2017 training and more - Summer Jam day 2 highlights

Day two of Summer Jam Summer Jam XI recently wrapped, but we captured some of the hype moments that happened, in case you missed the action.

The qualifying matches that happened at the end of the day for Injustice 2 and Tekken 7 definitely brought a lot of energy, as players would either survive to fight it out during Sunday's finals, or have to watch from the sidelines.

We start with DF|Grr's Bane vs. PG|Hayatei's Robin. This was a competitive set, and Grr was stocked with a super and waiting for Hayatei to do an unsafe move he could punish.

Once the super landed, Hayatei appeared to have given up, despite Grr's protests that he was still alive. Hayatei even stood up, started to desync his controller and walk away, but he actually managed to survive the sequence, albeit with just a few pixels left of life, facing a character who's extremely difficult to stop when he has you in chip range.

This moment echoed back to Wolfkrone vs. Ricki Ortiz's "What are you standing up for?" segment clear back in the Street Fighter 4 days, although a bit in reverse, as Hayatei prematurely assumed he'd lost.

The next highlight focuses on another top 8 qualifying match between Nashi and VS|Pokchop, where you can clearly hear the hype in the commentary team's voices, and see it first hand as the winner celebrates the outcome.

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Starfire officially available in Injustice 2

Injustice 2's latest DLC fighter is now available in-game. Starfire the Tamaranean enters the fray with her flight, ultraviolet radiation energy, and fiery hair to topple the opposition.

Today, players who purchased the Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition, Deluxe Edition, Ultimate Pack, or Fighter Pack #1 gain access to Starfire. Though we haven't seen confirmation on this, she will likely become available for standalone purchase on August 15th -- a week from today -- for $5.99.

If you aren't a player who purchased one of the aforementioned packages, fear not. Everyone can try out Starfire in her special Multiverse event right now.

In Injustice 2, Starfire utilizes zoning techniques to keep her opponent at bay. Though she is described as a "beginner friendly" character, Starfire has intricacies that hardcore players will undoubtedly enjoy harnessing.

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

Starfire is the third DLC character out of the nine we will be seeing added to the Injustice 2 roster. Next up, fans are awaiting the reveal of Fighter Pack #2, which will include another set of three combatants.

Below are a handful of screenshots to get you started. Hit the jump to view Starfire's Injustice 2 trailer.

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Starfire's ability to cancel any special into her trait complements her zoning and combo game - Injustice 2 breakdown and info

It was announced during today's Starfire stream that the Starfire multiverse mission will be coming out tomorrow, August 8th. Anybody who purchased the Fighter Pack 1, the Deluxe Edition of the game, or the Ultimate Edition of the game will also be able to play Starfire.

There's no word on when the character will release for the rest of us that didn't make any of these purchases. More than likely, it will be a week later.

In regards to the character herself, she is described as being a very beginner friendly character. Despite this, it is also noted that she has a number of intricacies that should appeal to some of the more hardcore players too.

She is definitely looking like she'll be among one of the game's more powerful zoning characters based on looking at how her moves work. A number of ranged options are available.

When the Twitch chat heard that she would be a beginner's character, many were displeased that the flashiness of her combos would suffer as a result. Well, it certainly appears as though she has a unique combo option that we'll see throughout the highlights...

First off, in case you forgot, here is her super once again.

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Starfire Injustice 2 Watchtower character breakdown live stream

Updated: The stream is now live.

Earlier: The NetherRealm Studios crew is back with another Injustice 2 Watchtower live stream. Today, we'll be seeing Starfire in action.

As always with these broadcasts, we can expect to see a full rundown of what the latest character has in store for fans. If past experience is any indication, we'll be treated to a breakdown of Starfire's special moves, trait, super, gear loadouts, and more.

The live stream is set to kick off at 1 p.m. PDT / 3 p.m. CDT. We will be updating this story once the stream is live.

While you wait, you can check out the following tweet from the official Injustice 2 Twitter account that features an intro interaction between Starfire and Blue Beetle.

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Should Injustice 2's interactables be banned from tournaments? Have they been toned down enough since the original Injustice?

Interactables is a mechanic that was introduced in the first Injustice game. Since then, they've appeared in Mortal Kombat X and Injustice 2.

In Injustice 1, this gameplay mechanic was not a popular one for me personally. The main reason behind this was because they were all unblockable.

It was a rather tiring experience to be knocked down three times in quick succession thanks to unblockable interacterables. These scenarios would result in gigantic chunks of life disappearing.

While they were sometimes avoidable, this wasn't always the case. If, for example, you didn't have enough meter to armor through the attack, then you were probably taking a hit since they took up too much space on the screen to jump over.

Luckily for me, it feels as though things were toned down for Mortal Kombat X and Injustice 2.

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Fight in Rio 2017 results ft. Brolynho, Dark, Tubarao, Keoma

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Fighters from across Central and Southern America are looking to gather this weekend in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the aptly-named Fight in Rio 2017.

This is a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event, so CPT points are on the line. It's also one of the biggest Latin America fighting game events.

Besides Street Fighter 5, the event will also be hosting tournaments in Injustice 2, King of Fighters 14, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Tekken 7 and Karnov's Revenge.

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SonicFox cools off the competition with his Captain Cold, Biohazard pseudo OTGs for 640 damage, and more - Viennality 2017 Injustice 2 highlights

The Injustice 2 tournament at Viennality 2017 has now come to an end. Plenty of fun and interesting moments occurred over the course of this event.

As a result of these moments, we have highlights worth sharing. While most of these highlights come from the top 8 portion of the bracket, there is one that occurred just before that point.

Our first highlight looks at the match between Aris|Nivek and Biohazard. Nivek was using Supergirl while Biohazard was running with Bane.

Nivek was doing a pretty good job of applying the pressure on Biohazard. He made sure to keep him in the corner by utilizing a teleport ender for his combo.

Unfortunately for Nivek, his efforts were undone by a wake up Bane Bomb. Since it was meter burned, they switched sides; now Nivek was in the corner.

Two reads later, Biohazard was able to finish off Nivek's last health bar.

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