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This wild 1-character comeback vs. a full team in King of Fighters 15's losers final was arguably the hypest sequence of CEO 2022

CEO 2022 may be done and over with now, but the weekend event gifted us all too many great moments to count between dozens of fighting games.

There was one sequence in particular, however, that was arguably more hype than all the rest which happened to take place during the losers final of The King of Fighters 15 tournament.

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CEO 2022 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend will be seeing the grand return of one of the biggest offline majors, namely CEO 2022 which is taking place in Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S.A.

There are far too many notable players attending to list them all, but here's just a mere sample of who's going to be there — PG|Punk, Intel|Razzo, XSET|iDom, PG|Plup, TSM|Tweek, DUSG|Gen, RB|Anakin, TMG|Tamago, Moist|Hotashi, CGL|K7 Showoff, NYChrisG, Talon|Book, Liquid|Hungrybox, BMS|Wawa, PGW|Ren, Justin Wong, Liquid|Riddles, Bandits|MenaRD, TxC|ViolentKain, Rise|Nitro, RR|Mono, AR|Wero Asamiya, RYO, Liquid|Dabuz, VGIA|Shanks, Bandits|Caba, DUSG|Rangchu, Exceed|Solstice, Smug, Pako, BC|ApologyMan, Nephew, Hive|LegendaryyPred, Shadow20z, TxC|Khriz, PG|KizzieKay, PG|HookGangGod, ScrawtVermillion, END|Shine, Buscar Luz, Kasuga, EMGG|Justakid, PAR|FlashMetroid, Mundank, LZR|Hayatei, CRaZY|SuperAkouma, PG|MarlinPie, MEGA|ArnKratos, CLG|Brian_F, DEUS|Incendiate, Monarch, DUSG|Pinya, Damdai, ElChakotay, RayRay, YARUCREW|Macho, BAN|Sonix, Zomba, Gosain, END|Shine, OmegaXcn, Shuaboo, Paragon|Myran, MVD, MuteAce, DZ|Jonathan Tene, BC|LordKnight, TS1|Cookye, VIEJOS|Gandido, PartyWolf, Jake, PG|Marss, JakeyTheSnakey, Jram, Spiral|Krudo, Arlieth and more.

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Only 9 characters saw no play at CEO's top 32 for King of Fighters 15 while the original 'Big 3' basically disappeared

The King of Fighters 15 is now over 1 month removed from the game's first major balance update, which has allowed players more time to craft their new strategies and team compositions.

All of that got put to the test this weekend with CEO 2022 going down, and the majority of KOF15's characters got at least some time in the spotlight — but not so much for the previous top tiers.

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This Orochi Shermie super in 2002UM is insane, has a chance of KO-ing her, and kinda makes me want it in King of Fighters 15

Earlier this week, SNK gave us a glimpse at the next DLC team set to join King of Fighters 15. Team Awakened Orochi, featuring Orochi Yashiro, Orochi Shermie and Orochi Chris are scheduled to launch sometime in August of this year, and the new teaser trailer showed some quick shots of their official KOF15 artwork.

Though we haven't seen any gameplay footage of them in KOF15 just yet, a clip on Twitter showing one of O. Shermie's abilities from back in King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match has me kinda hoping the developers bring it back... This level 3 super is absolutely ridiculous and it's so crazy that it even has a chance of KO-ing the O. Shermie who performed it.

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PlayStation's Mid-Year Sale includes Guilty Gear Strive at the lowest price we've seen plus King of Fighters 15 and more sweet deals

Now that Summer is basically upon us, you could go and enjoy some nice outdoor activities, but you could also stay inside and kick the butts of your friends and family in some cheap fighting games.

PlayStation is currently running their Mid-Year and Level Up Sales, which includes the lowest price we've seen for Guilty Gear Strive digitally plus sweet deals on The King of Fighters 15 and a bunch of other fighting games / DLC.

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Briefly teased King of Fighters NFT project all but disappears after fan backlash

Although SNK surprised fans with the Team Awakened Orochi announcement for The King of Fighters 15 this morning, there was another reveal that caught the internet by surprise arguably even more — and not in the best way.

A new Twitter account called CryptoKOF suddenly appeared last night claiming to be working on an "officially authorized" NFT project for SNK based on their fighting game franchise, which has since all but disappeared following online backlash from fans.

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Orochi Yashiro, Orochi Shermie and Orochi Chris of Team Awakened Orochi announced as King of Fighters 15 DLC

Orochi Yashiro, Orochi Shermie and Orochi Chris have all been announced as upcoming DLC for King of Fighters 15. Together, the three form a team known as "Team Awakened Orochi."

A new trailer that showcases what the three are able to do in King of Fighters 15 has been released. According to the trailer, Team Awakened Orochi are slated to be released in August 2022.

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Poll Results: Who are the best and worst dads or father figures in fighting games?

Update: Voting has come to a close for our latest polls, so you can see who the community picked as their best / worst fighting game dads below.

In case you haven't looked at a calendar, today happens to be Father's Day, which a ton of fighting game characters probably have some complex and conflicted feelings about.

From Tekken to Dead or Alive, the genre has a unique mix of dads and adoptive father figures who are either the biggest dirtbags on Earth or surprisingly wholesome, but which among them could be considered the best of the best or being awful?

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PlayStation 5's input lag problem is now slowly getting better in games like The King of Fighters 15

Despite the console's more powerful hardware, the PlayStation 5 has struggled to keep up with even its predecessor in terms of input latency for fighting games, but there is at least some progress being made in that regard.

With the Version 1.34 update dropping earlier this month for The King of Fighters 15, SNK aimed to drop the amount of lag in the game on PS5, and testing appears to confirm the numbers are indeed better now — although still not as low as you'd hope.

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Here's the full list of fighting games included on PlayStation Plus' newly launched subscription service

We've been hearing about PlayStation's plans to incorporate a new subscription service to try and rival the Xbox Game Pass, and now it's finally time to see what it's all about.

Sony has officially launched the new PlayStation Plus service featuring hundreds of titles from the original console up to the PlayStation 5, and there's a good bit of fighting games on the table too.

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King of Fighters 15 version 1.34 patch notes, input lag improved on PlayStation 5

A new update has gone live for King of Fighters 15 and to keep fans informed, SNK has released the ver. 1.34 patch notes for us to read over.

Packed into this latest patch are a good mixture of different things, though the major focus here appears to be bug fixes and quality of life improvements. Most prominently, SNK has went ahead and improved the input lag players have been experiencing on PlayStation 5.

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DreamHack Dallas and Texas Showdown champ Reynald releases new tier list for The King of Fighters 15

In the wide realm of fighting games, it's hard to find a player with a better track record than Reynald with his 10+-year history of taking hom victories across multiple different series, and he's still on top of his game.

After winning DreamHack Dallas 2022 this past weekend (and recently Texas Showdown too in the game), Reynald dropped his own tier list for The King of Fighters 15 while also breaking down his thoughts on the cast from the recent re-balancing.

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SNK Fight! Road to the Strongest announced as new mobile game featuring characters from King of Fighters, Samurai Shodown and Metal Slug

SNK has already found itself a nice hit in the mobile market with The King of Fighters Allstar, and now their most iconic properties are coming together for a new title.

Nuverse and CMGE announced SNK Fight! Road to the Strongest as a new mobile game featuring characters from The King of Fighters, Samurai Shodown, Metal Slug and more classic SNK series.

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DreamHack Dallas 2022 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, DreamHack Dallas is taking place and of course it's being held in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.

Notable players attending include Fate|Arslan Ash, Moist|Hotashi, TMG|Tamago, Reynald, PG|KizzieKay, BC|LordKnight, AR|Wero Asamiya, Azeem|X, MuteAce, CG|Salt, PAR|Joecrush, Danke, Lima, Bobby Big Ballz, BC|Magi, TxC|Khriz, Akash and more.

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Save big on King of Fighters 15, Granblue Fantasy: Versus and more fighter deals in Sony's Days of Play and Steam's SNK Publisher Sale

Digital video game sales seem to be popping up more and more these days, and it's always nice to see them include either newer fighting games or those that don't get discounted very often.

Both Sony and Steam are currently running sales events that fighting game fans should be interested in between the Days of Play and SNK Publisher Sale that includes discounts on The King of Fighters 15, Granblue Fantasy: Versus and many more titles.

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Alioune unveils new King of Fighters 15 tier list after major patch

Version 1.32 is the biggest update that King of Fighters 15 has seen thus far. Characters like Ralf, Vanessa and Terry Bogard noticeably got taken down a peg or two from their top tier status.

A new tier list for the latest version of King of Fighters 15 has recently been unveiled by Alioune. Every fighter in the game has been divided up into the S tier, A+ tier, A tier, B+ tier, B tier and C tier categories.

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SNK finally begins to address matchmaking issues in The King of Fighters 15

While players have been largely enjoying their time in matches for The King of Fighters 15 these past few months, many have faced continued issues of actually making it into sets since launch with little recourse.

Now, it appears, however, that SNK is finally moving forward with the first steps of trying to get KOF15's wider matchmaking problems fixed.

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