Injustice: Gods Among Us stories

Semiij has a perfect round against SonicFox, THEO deals massive damage in the corner, and more - Injustice 2 EVO top 8 highlights

The Injustice 2 tournament for EVO 2017 has now come to an end. There were some pretty hype moments that need to be reviewed.

We got highlights from the top eight portion of the event. This is just to give a taste of the excitement.

Our first set of highlights are focused upon FOX|SonicFox's set with CR|HoneyBee. Initially, SonicFox was playing as Red Hood while HoneyBee was using the Flash.

Throughout the whole tournament, SonicFox was able to get into top eight without losing a single match. HoneyBee was giving him a little trouble, however, considering the score was 1 - 1.

SonicFox was slightly behind HoneyBee in terms of remaining life. The gap was becoming smaller though.

HoneyBee then used his trait and went for a high risk maneuver -- an advancing low attack. His gamble paid off and allowed him to combo into his super.

Click image for animated version

Continue reading »

EventHubs EVO 2017 spectator's guide: Here's when and where to find everything related to the event's main games

Our EVO 2017 coverage has started, you can watch and follow along here throughout the weekend. The largest fighting game event of the year begins this Friday, and with nine different live streams, nine main games, and thousands of players from all over the world competing, you might be wondering how and where to find all of the action for your favorite titles.

Much like last year, we have put together an EVO 2017 spectators guide to make your viewing experience this weekend as smooth as possible.

Contained in this story is information on all nine of the main games, where and when they are being streamed, and which players to look out for. Of course, there are a plethora of amazing players competing this weekend, but we chose a handful that we felt newcomers watching EVO for the first time might have fun looking out for.

This year has seen the rise of many amazing competitors. From WhiteBoi's outstanding CEO 2017 win with Scarecrow in Injustice 2 to PG|Punk's dominance in Street Fighter 5, the talent competing this weekend is 100% top-notch. This weekend will determine who is the best in the world.

A big thanks to Velociraptor and MajinTenshinhan for their contributions to this story.

There's a lot to get to, so be sure to check out our spectator's guide after the jump.

Continue reading »

Sub-Zero now available in Injustice 2

Injustice 2's latest DLC fighter is now available in-game. Sub-Zero of Mortal Kombat fame enters the fray with icy punches, blasts, and weapons to defeat the opposition.

Today, players who purchased the Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition, Deluxe Edition, Ultimate Pack, or Fighter Pack #1 gain access to Sub-Zero. He will become available for standalone purchase on July 18th for $5.99.

Much like Scorpion in Injustice: Gods Among Us, Sub-Zero's look was designed by legendary artist and DC Comics publisher, Jim Lee. Of course, players will be able to give the character unique flair using the plethora of different gear pieces he can equip.

In Injustice 2, Sub-Zero excels at defensive fighting, forcing his opponent to work their way in. He can, however, also play an aggressive style and once he corners his foe, they're in big trouble. You can check out our Sub-Zero character breakdown recap from the most recent Watchtower stream for more info on how the character plays.

Sub-Zero is the second DLC character out of the nine we will be seeing added to the Injustice 2 roster. Next up, we'll be seeing Starfire join the battle.

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

Sub-Zero in Injustice 2 image #1 Sub-Zero in Injustice 2 image #2 Sub-Zero in Injustice 2 image #3 Sub-Zero in Injustice 2 image #4 Sub-Zero in Injustice 2 image #5 Sub-Zero in Injustice 2 image #6
Click images for larger versions

Continue reading »

Echo Fox's Theo releases Injustice 2 tier list

Echo Fox's own Theo recently put together an Injustice 2 tier list that shares who he feels are the top 10 characters in the game. The heroes and villains on this list have some... interesting names, but we were able to decipher them.

For those unfamiliar, Theo was one of, if not, the best player back in Injustice: Gods Among Us. He has since returned to reclaim the title.

His tier list includes several of the usual suspects -- Black Adam, Deadshot, etc. -- however, some of the characters' placements are up for debate, according to the replies on Twitter. Seeing Scarecrow rank above Darkseid may be surprising, but Whiteboi's recent CEO 2017 win using the Batman baddie definitely put the character on the map.

You can check out the tier list below.

Theo's Injustice 2 tier list image #1
Click images for larger versions

Do you agree with Theo's list? Let us know in the comments below.

Contributions to this story made by AdaptiveTrigger.

REV Major 2017 results ft. JDCR, Nobi, Saint, Take

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we've got even more action going on in the eastern parts of the world - namely, in Philippines.

REV Major 2017 is a big fighting game event featuring a bunch of different games being played at high level.

You can expect to see tournaments in Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, King of Fighters 14, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Injustice 2 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Although there are several games, the game with the fiercest competition is definitely Tekken 7, for which this event is a Tekken World Tour qualifier on the Asian circuit.

Several of Korea and Japan's strongest are in attendance, including FOX|JDCR, Yamasa|Nobi, FOX|Saint, Yamasa|Take, Knee, Yamasa|Yuu, KuroKuro, CO|Tanukana and many more from other regions of Asia.

Streaming is being handled by Tekken and Playbook PH.

Continue reading »

Neatherrealm studios' 10 tips for using training mode and features in Injustice 2 to improve

Injustice 2 is a game that's been out for a little while now. There are certainly a number of players out there that don't know how to deal with certain moves or strategies within the game.

Apparently, players constantly ask NRS how to improve in their game. During the last Watchtower stream, they offered up some tips on how to utilize the game's training mode and other features to do just this.

While they note that this is directed mostly at players who are unfamiliar with the training modes' features, there is certainly potential for even a veteran player to learn something new here. Tips tend to get more advanced the further they go.

In total there are 10 tips given here. It's a pretty in depth look at some of the game's options.

The first tip is a pretty simple one. The ability to reset everything is available in the training mode.

Using this feature will allow you to speed up the learning process. You don't have to wait for the opponent to get up, an ability cooldown, etc.

Click image for animated version

Continue reading »

Balance patch for Injustice 2 at the end of Fighter Pack 1, after EVO 2017; multiple mother box purchases at once and advanced gear filtering later

NRS, a company that develops fighting games, is particularly infamous among the FGC for releasing patches too quickly. Despite this, they've been noticeably passive with their balance changes this time around for Injustice 2.

During the Watchtower stream that was mostly focused on Sub-Zero, it was announced that a balance patch will be coming out at the end of Fighter Pack 1, after EVO. It seems that they have been receptive to the feedback that they have gotten in terms of how they have patched games previously.

They don't want players to have to learn what would essentially be a brand new character right before EVO. As a result, they want to get through EVO before making any adjustments.

It is noted that they intend to adjust some of the top tiers while the bottom characters will receive a few changes to bump them up to the middle. This should hopefully balance things out a little without being a knee jerk reaction.

No specific characters or changes were outlined during the stream. Most players might have an idea of which characters might be receiving at least a couple of nerfs based on tournament performances.

There was also an announcement that there will be an option to buy multiple mother boxes at once sometime in the future. In addition to this, advanced gear filtering will also be added.

Currently there isn't a definitive date on buying multiple mother boxes and advanced gear filtering features. We'll be sure to keep an eye out for further announcements regarding these additions.

Sub-Zero has a command throw, an invincible slide, and an Ice Klone bear in Injustice 2

The NetherRealm Studios crew showed off the ins and outs of Sub-Zero during their latest Injustice 2 Watchtower stream. The frosty ninja takes some heavy inspiration from his Mortal Kombat X counterpart, but adds some handy new tricks to his arsenal.

In Injustice 2, Sub-Zero is a defensive fighter who slows down the match and makes his opponents come to him. Using his Ice Ball and Ice Klone moves, he can force the opponent to take risks and capitalize with hard-hitting combos.

Though Sub-Zero excels on defense, he also has the ability to get aggressive. Players will want to steer clear of the corner when fighting against him.

To get us started, let's check out his super.

Click images for animated versions

Continue reading »

Sub-Zero 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 Sub-Zero 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 Sub-Zero'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 Sub-Zero and Red Hood.

Click image to view the tweet

Continue reading »

War of the Gods Injustice 2 week 4 top 8 stream feat. Semiij, Dragon, WoundCowboy, Rewind, and more

War of the Gods week 4 will be finishing off their top 8 tonight. This is an online Injustice 2 tournament consisting of some of the best players of the series.

Players in attendance are Semiij, Dragon, WoundCowboy, Noble|iLuusions, HARA|Rewind, Method|SylverRye, EMPEROR_KNICKS, and HoneyBee.

The tournament stream will start at 5:00 P.M. CST/8:00 P.M. EST. You can find the live stream below.

Continue reading »

EVO 2017 brackets announced; four competitors will emerge from each 20-player Street Fighter 5 pool

Initial pools for EVO 2017 have been posted on, so you can now look up and find any one of the 2,622 Street Fighter 5 competitors, 1,515 Smash 4 fighters or players in the tournament's seven other featured titles.

We highly recommend you look over your competition, as EVO organizers currently have a bracket feedback feature that allows for players to request a change should they feel there's a problem with the current brackets.

This is primarily in place to help players that have been matched up with others from their local scenes, so they don't run into the same competition they have at home.

It seems there's a new format to the initial pool brackets this year for Street Fighter 5, Smash 4, Melee and Guilty Gear in that four players will be qualifying for the second round of play.

Continue reading »

Injustice 2 celebrates the Fourth of July with a firework-filled Multiverse event

It's the Fourth of July, folks! For those of us here in the states, we'll likely be celebrating with fireworks that piss off my dog and barbecues.

However, if you're the type that would rather keep to yourself and get some gaming in, NetherRealm Studios has you covered. A special, Fourth of July-themed Multiverse event has kicked off today in Injustice 2 that puts some great rewards up for grabs.

The Independence Day challenge lets players battle through a series of different fightsthat are lit up with fireworks throughout. These spectacles in the sky aren't just for show, as each set does something different mid-match.

You'll experience firework pillars that shoot from the ground in red, white, and blue colors -- each with fire, lightning, and ice effects, respectively. You'll also come across some that explode in the air and hurt each player, heal them, give them armor, super meter, and more.

Not only will you receive credits and Mother Boxes for completing each mission, but if you clear event's three objectives, you'll score 20,000 credits, two Platinum and a Diamond Mother Box.

Below are some screenshots of the Independence Day Multiverse event. Be sure to play through and get your rewards.

Happy Fourth of July, everyone!

Independence Day Multiverse event in Injustice 2 image #1 Independence Day Multiverse event in Injustice 2 image #2 Independence Day Multiverse event in Injustice 2 image #3 Independence Day Multiverse event in Injustice 2 image #4 Independence Day Multiverse event in Injustice 2 image #5 Independence Day Multiverse event in Injustice 2 image #6 Independence Day Multiverse event in Injustice 2 image #7 Independence Day Multiverse event in Injustice 2 image #8 Independence Day Multiverse event in Injustice 2 image #9
Click images for larger versions

Poongko shatters the floor three times, Flash gets stuck on ice, while Nina... mutates? Funny and Cool moments #102

LiangHuBBB has returned with yet another of his classic Funny & Cool Moments videos. This is episode 102 of the series.

The video features its share of epic moments from Tekken 7, Street Fighter 2, Blazblue, Injustice 2, Street Fighter 5, and more. Many of these situations will have you either scratching your head or laughing at the absurdity of what just happened.

Depending on which games and communities you follow, a number of these quirky events will come off as familiar to you. Those of us who follow Injustice 2, may be familiar with Floe spending 15 seconds in the training mode with Deadshot, then winning an online match with the character.

Tekken 7 is a game that added a rather interesting feature that content creators like LiangHuBBB can really take advantage of. As a character's life becomes low, certain sequences within the game will trigger a slow motion effect.

Of course, this isn't limited to just the really awesome situations that players can pull off mid-match. It showcases its share of hilarious bugs and glitches as well.

One of my favorite sequences has to be this brutal beat down by Poongko in Tekken 7 with Akuma.

Click image for animated version

My number one favorite moment is probably the part where Nina "mutates" but I think the sound might be too important for that one. A little NSFW language is contained in the video.

Continue reading »

Canada Cup Vancouver results ft. Justin Wong, ChrisG, K-Brad, Ricki Ortiz

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Although there's still a ways to go until Canada Cup itself, we've got some warmup this weekend with Canada Cup Vancouver.

As the name would suggest, this event takes place in Vancouver, Canada.

Tournament games at Canada Cup Vancouver include Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Injustice 2 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Players attending include, but are not limited to, FOX|Justin Wong, EG|NYChrisG, EG|K-Brad, EG|Ricki Ortiz, SPY|Filipino Champ, PG|RayRay, KyleP and Jibrill.

Streaming is being handled by Canada Cup.

Contrary to most of this weekend's events, this one takes place across two days, so make sure to check the schedule so you don't miss your game of choice.

Continue reading »

Thaiger Uppercut 2017 results ft. Xian, Tokido, JDCR, Saint

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Thaiger Uppercut 2017 is taking place this weekend in Bangkok, Thailand.

A bunch of Asia's top players have shown up to the event, which will be featuring not just a Capcom Pro Tour Ranking event for Street Fighter 5, but will also have tournament play in Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, King of Fighters 14 and Injustice 2.

Players expected to attend the event include RZR|Xian, FOX|Tokido, FOX|JDCR, FOX|Saint, RB|Bonchan, FOX|Momochi, Mago, GGP|Kazunoko, YAMASA|Nobi, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, BST|Daigo, ZW|GamerBee, ZW|OilKing, SZ|Sako, YAMASA|Yuu, CO|Go1, Flash, RISE|Marn, GetNews|Pekos, YBK|Daikokugo, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, CO|Tanukana, FV|Chuan, Leslie, TJ|MindRPG and many more.

Streaming is being handled by TGUC FGC and Fight Club TH.

With the current top 3 on the CPT Asia leaderboards, FOX|Momochi, RB|Bonchan and GGP|Kazunoko all in attendance, you can bet that the competition will be fierce for everyone trying to better their chances of being at Capcom Cup at the end of the year.

As for entrant numbers for each game, Street Fighter 5 will be hosting 106 competitors, Tekken 7 has 91 participants, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and King of Fighters 14 have 24 players each, with Injustice 2 rounding it out at 16 fighters.

Continue reading »

Bane's 'Venom Stop Option Select' causes his attack strings to complete on hit, but not on block in Injustice 2

UltraChenTV has uploaded a video showcasing an interesting trick with Bane's trait. Specifically, this is an option select that will cause a string of attacks to only come out on hit, while staying safe on block.

Normally, Bane's trait, which revolves around him pumping venom into his veins for immediate buffs at the cost of debuffs later, doesn't have any start up or recovery frames. This trait comes out regardless of Bane's current action.

The way this option select works is due to how the game remembers inputs. As shown by UltraDavid, Bane's attack string comes out a little bit slower if it is blocked compared to a connecting hit.

For whatever reason, pressing the trait button at a certain time will cause the game to "forget" later inputs, but only on block. On hit, the entire string of attacks come out regardless.

This is particularly good for Bane because coming from the first Injustice game, many of Bane's attacks became a lot less safe in Injustice 2. Using this option select seems to completely nullify this disadvantage.

So, for example, you can use Bane's B1, 1, BF2, followed by trait (1 = light attack, 2 = medium attack). On block, you'll only get the B1, 1 then go into trait which leaves Bane at advantage on block but the BF2 special move only comes out on hit.

Click image for animated version

After the jump, check out the video for a more detailed explanation and more practical uses for this tech.

Continue reading »

Sub-Zero's Injustice 2 shaders and gear options leaked, revealing options to look like other ninjas from Mortal Kombat

A user on YouTube known as TheHackingFreak has uploaded a video showcasing Sub-Zero's shaders and gear options in Injustice 2. Recall that Sub-Zero is supposed to be released on July 11th.

While we don't get a chance to see any early gameplay of Sub-Zero, the aesthetics that we see from the character select screen are pretty revealing of something cool. Sub-Zero might have some of the best shaders in the game.

Recall that in the Mortal Kombat series, there are multiple ninja-like characters, similar to Sub-Zero. Before the 3D era, these characters all looked the same except for different colored outfits.

It seems that Sub-Zero can use the colors of the other ninjas. Characters like Rain, Noob Saibot, Reptile, and more.

This makes us wonder if Sub-Zero will be able to utilize the moves from these other characters given the right gear setup. Obviously, if this is the case then they wouldn't be tournament viable but it would be cool nonetheless.

After checking out the images, hit the jump below to check out the video.

Sub-Zero in Injustice 2 character select images image #1 Sub-Zero in Injustice 2 character select images image #2 Sub-Zero in Injustice 2 character select images image #3 Sub-Zero in Injustice 2 character select images image #4 Sub-Zero in Injustice 2 character select images image #5 Sub-Zero in Injustice 2 character select images image #6 Sub-Zero in Injustice 2 character select images image #7 Sub-Zero in Injustice 2 character select images image #8 Sub-Zero in Injustice 2 character select images image #9
Click images for larger versions

Continue reading »