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Combo Breaker 2023 results

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

One of the biggest fighting game events in the world is back in 2023 and the grand tournament, which is of course Combo Breaker 2023, will be taking place in Schaumburg, Illinois, U.S.A.

Notable players set to attend include RB|Arslan Ash, DRX|Knee, TSM|Leffen, XSET|iDom, TempestNYC, Twis|Slash, Liquid|Dabuz, VARREL|Rangchu, RR|Mono, THY|Chikurin, RB|Anakin, AR|Wero Asamiya, TBH|Seis Mx, Talon|Book, ScrawtVermillion, Kkokkoma, ZomBmu, BIG|Sephiblack, Proton|Coach Steve, DRX|Chanel, TUE|Shadow20z, Joey Fury, CRaZY|SuperAkouma, RB|CuddleCore, CATPION|Daymendou, Falcon|Ghirlanda, Buscar Luz, Shuaboo, JPV|Axenstar, PAR|Aarondamac, PAG|Monarch, Psykotik, ONI|NBNHMR, Nitro Knight, BC|Jonathan Tene, Moist|Hotashi, Solstice, Zando, Umisho, Tommy2step, Zane and many more.

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Clever musician turns annoying Street Fighter combos into surprisingly satisfying songs

For as many nostalgic hours as we may have spent with them, older fighting games like 1996's X-Men vs. Street Fighter are often chock-full of overpowered abilities that developers simply didn't have the foresight to avoid. For instance, Chun-Li has a few infinite combos that come from extremely repetitive loops featuring the same 2-3 attacks.

It kind of breaks the game when a seasoned Chun-Li player starts pulling one of these off as the action almost entirely stops as they slowly but surely whittle life bars down to nothing, but talented musician and fighting game player Desk has transformed these rather rote sequences into the percussion of some original songs.

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One of Street Fighter 1's classic characters can be found and fought in Street Fighter 6's World Tour Mode

Street Fighter 6 is a mere three weeks away now, and fans are chomping at the bit to get any new information about Capcom's upcoming title that they can. Fortunately, the company behind the sixth installment in the long-running fighting game franchise are happy to oblige, sharing character introduction videos and fun tidbits almost daily as we draw closer to launch.

The folks over at Capcom TV recently aired another preview of Street Fighter 6's big single-player experience, World Tour Mode, playing through more of it to show viewers what all they can expect to find in the game. During the presentation, we see an encounter with a classic Street Fighter 1 character that we haven't seen in forever, and not only are they in World Tour, but you're able to fight them as well.

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PlayStation and Steam's big Golden Week sales are offering up the best deals on Japanese fighting games

Update: We've updated this story to include PlayStation's Golden Week Sale deals as well for fighting games which can be found below.

Now that we've got all of the "it's gonna be May" memes out of the way, it's time to start looking forward to the (hopefully) lovely Spring month itself.

To help kick off May, Steam just launched the Golden Week Japanese Game Fest, which includes steep discounts from publishers like Capcom and Bandai Namco, and of course a bunch of cheap fighting games.

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Texas Showdown 2023 results

Updated with final results: This story has been updated with the final results for Texas Showdown 2023. It ran from April 21st through the 23rd, taking place in Houston, Texas. Notable players who were in attendance included: Justin Wong, RB|Anakin, Reynald, Joonya 20z, Coates|Bas, CLG|Brian_F, END|Shine, Combofiend, Kizzie Kay, and GOL|NovaSpec, among many others.

There are a ton of games on the docket for this tournament, including Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, Guilty Gear Strive, Tekken 7, King of Fighters 15, Street Fighter 3 Third Strike, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mortal Kombat 11, and many other games will be competed in during the weekend.

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The Mixup 2023 results

Updated with final results: The final results for The Mixup 2023 have been added into this story. This tournament took place now in Villeurbanne, France. It ran from April 22nd to the 23rd. Notable players in attendance included: Varrel|Rangchu, Super Akouma, Talon|Kkokkoma, THY|Chikurin and BIG|Sephiblack, among many other competitors.

The games being played at this competition include Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Strive, Soul Calibur 6, Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, King of Fighters 15, Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 and a few other titles. The Tekken 7 tournament is a Master Event on the Tekken World Tour.

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Justin Wong commentates his own grand finals match for Capcom vs. SNK 2 at Texas Showdown tournament

Most of the commentators we have here in the fighting game community are of course strong players in their own right, but they typically aren't asked to do both at the same time at events.

Legendary player Justin Wong took on the double duty at Texas Showdown 2023 this weekend commentating his own top 8 matches in Capcom vs. SNK 2 including his grand finals set.

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Have you seen Shinkiro's awesome artwork depicting Cody's life from Final Fight to jail and finally becoming the mayor of Metro City?

To this day, Toshiaki Mori remains one of the most recognizable and iconic artists in all of fighting games having worked for both SNK and Capcom, and though we don't get to see his work as much now, Shinkiro still knows how to put together a banger piece.

Capcom recently shared some special artwork from Shinkiro that depicts Cody through the 3 major stages of his life, battling in the streets in Final Fight, going to (and breaking out of) jail in Street Fighter Alpha / 4 and finally becoming the mayor of Metro City in Street Fighter 5.

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Desk spends 30 hours attempting to perfect a touch of death combo on Zangief where the wrestler can never touch the ground

There's basically no one else with the style and input control of the combo maestro Desk, so you always know he's got something interesting to show off when he pops up with something new.

It's been a hot minute since Desk produced any Street Fighter content, but he recently showcased his latest challenge of landing a touch of death combo on Zangief in Alpha 3, which apparently took him 30 hours to piece together and figure out.

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Street Fighter: Duel is charging $100 for Fashion Sakura but don't worry, you can get a coupon

There's obviously a certain amount of microtransactions you come to expect from free-to-play mobile games, but there's still items in some titles' shops that make you double take because there's no way they can be that expensive, right?

Players who hopped onto the release of Street Fighter: Duel this week quickly found out that if they want the cooler version of Sakura, they'd need to shell out up to $100 USD.

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Street Fighter: Duel is finally available to download for most of us outside of China

Although it feels like we've been hearing about the game for like 4 years now, most fans around the world haven't gotten a chance to try out Street Fighter: Duel before now.

Crunchyroll Games just released the mobile Street Fighter RPG to Android and iOS for much of the western world after first launching in China all the way back in 2020.

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The worst Supers in Marvel vs. Capcom that actually make the characters worse just for using them

When designing multiple Super moves for a character in a fighting game, developers will generally try to give them different purposes and uses to make them all worth using, but sometimes they can actually end up being a detriment to the player.

FGC content creator Jmcrofts recently released a new video going over some of the worst Hyper Combos throughout the Marvel vs. Capcom series that actively harm the character or make them worse for spending meter.

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The lost Street Fighter game that featured Barack Obama as a playable character

With a history spanning more than 35 years, the Street Fighter series has seen a number of games released that never made their way outside of Japan, and there's some that have been seemingly lost to time.

Back before Street Fighter 4 even hit arcades, Capcom created one of the most unique entries in the franchise being Street Fighter Online: Mouse Generation, which featured quite a few guest characters including then U.S. president Barack Obama.

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Evo Moment 37 reference in Street Fighter 5, zombie plungers, and secret taunts — JMCrofts shares strange fighting game Easter eggs

There are so many interesting, odd, and awesome Easter eggs hidden throughout our favorite fighting games. Whether it be something cryptic hidden deep within a Mortal Kombat title or something more simple like the variations you can use with Street Fighter 5's alternate costumes, it feels like there's always something more to discover.

Fighting game content creator JMCrofts recently participated in a Twitter thread sharing useless fighting game knowledge and factoids, which inspired him to create a full fledged video on the subject. Today, we're looking at some strange fighting game Easter eggs you might not have known about.

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Justin Wong lists 9 things that you likely didn't know were happening in Marvel vs. Capcom 2

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is an incredibly fast-paced and technical fighting game, and it has a long legacy in the fighting game community. This installment in particular is very well loved and might be the most highly revered of all the Versus series games Capcom has ever made, but despite its acclaim, there is still a lot that many people don't know about this fighter.

Someone who knows a thing or two about MvC2 is none other than Justin Wong, a longtime Marvel player and multiple-time Marvel vs. Capcom series champion. In one of his latest videos, JWong sat down to walk viewers through nine interesting things about Marvel vs. Capcom 2 that you likely didn't know were happening in any given competitive match.

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Justin Wong crafts tier list ranking all of his competitive fighting game mains from Storm to Menat and far beyond

There's maybe a handful of people in the world who can claim they have the competitive pedigree and results that Justin Wong has, and many of the characters he's mained over his career have become iconic in their own right too, for better or worse.

The fighting game legend recently crafted a new tier list to rank how strong he believes each of his main picks are / were from Marvel vs. Capcom to Street Fighter and far beyond.

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Felicia and her kitty helpers can trap an opponent forever with this strange Marvel vs. Capcom 2 glitch

I always love taking a look back at classic fighting games to see what kind of oddities they hold. No matter who is at the helm of development, fighting games (and games in general) always have unintentional behavior that, when properly triggered, can result in some wacky and unbelievable stuff.

Today we have a strange Marvel vs. Capcom 2 glitch featuring Felicia that you might not have known existed. JMCrofts recently shared footage of this weird phenomenon that sees Felicia and her kitty helpers entrap their foe in place on screen forever.

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