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Guilty Gear Strive and DNF Duel's most popular characters at CEOtaku among the best players

This past weekend was huge for the Arc World Tour with CEOtaku 2022 serving as 1 of North America's 2 qualifying events, so the best in the world came to try and punch their exclusive ticket to the finals.

Now that the action has officially come to a close, we've gone through and gathered the character usage for top 32 of both Guilty Gear Strive and DNF Duel at CEOtaku with a few surprises.

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CEOtaku 2022 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend sees the return of one of the grandest events under the CEO banner, namely CEOtaku and it will be happening in Orlando, Florida.

Notable players set to compete include PG|Punk, SonicFox, RZR|Umisho, Moist|Hotashi, TSM|Leffen, M&I|TempestNYC, EMGG|Masoma, Rise|Nitro, ZomBmu, VG|MysticSmash, Excedrin|Solstice, Jona, Elyon, Diaphone, ScrawtVermillion, EG|Dekillsage, PAR|FlashMetroid, WPG|Clearlamp_o, Lucar, Buscar Luz, Intel|Razzo, CATPION|Daymendou, Foo, G.U.|Monarch, TectalEastside, FF|ElvenShadow, RW|Cloud, Shuaboo, BrkrDave, Hiari, Uri, Zando, Grover, Neokarsh, BeautifulDude, WPC|Mahouko, Kuro, MadBestKiller, October, Woocash, Bean, Seth, Nezu, TAYSTON|Silent, Clim, Rikir, Skeletal Minion, OmegaTomHanksFL and many more.

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Big balance update announced for DNF Duel but still no confirmation of DLC... yet

Neople and Nexon kept things quiet on DNF Duel receiving post-launch content since the game first released in June, but that's apparently changing.

During CEOtaku 2022, Arc System Works announced that a heavily requested balance patch will be coming to the Dungeon Fighter Online spin-off later this year as well as discuss some future plans for the game — though they still didn't fully confirm DLC.

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Celtic Throwdown 2022 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Celtic Throwdown 2022 is back in action this year and will as always be taking place in Dublin, Ireland.

Notable players set to compete include Solary|Yasha, Kaneandtrench, RooKang, Fergus, NSxC|PataChu, NSxC|WhiteBl4ck, HG|Danielmado, KPB|JDR, Cobelcog, VDV|KingRasta, Layo, SnakeBelmont, Ed|Dudeakoff, Ducky, Chickenmaru, Virum, C4IQ|Suiryuudan and many more.

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The sexy Street Fighter 2 clone that went all the way with wild moves like lariat boobs and a nude uppercut

There were dozens if not hundreds of developers trying to bank on Street Fighter 2's massive success in the early '90s with many of them betting on unique selling points, and what sells better than sex?

That must have been what Games Express and Hacker International were thinking when they released Strip Fighter 2 in 1993, and Top Hat Gaming Man recently created an excellent new video diving into the history and wild experience of the lewd fighting game.

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Looks like a new Guilty Gear Strive or DNF Duel announcement is coming this weekend

Things have been somewhat quiet on the front of Arc System Works since Evo 2022 last month, but it appears that is about to change very soon.

CEOtaku 2022 tournament organizer Alex Jebailey is now teasing what looks to be an incoming announcement(s) for Guilty Gear Strive and / or DNF Duel this weekend.

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The Rumble Fish 2 release date confirmed along with physical Collector's Edition containing the first game

I'm not sure who out there had The Rumble Fish 2 getting a home release after 17 years on their bingo cards, but they're eating good right now.

Dimps and 3goo recently released a new trailer for The Rumble Fish 2 confirming the fighting game's release date as well as revealing the physical Collector's Edition, which comes with the original arcade game and more bonus goodies.

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Taito's canceled Street Fighter clone was ahead of its time

During the big fighting game boom of the early '90s, it seemed as though every developer wanted to take their own slice of Street Fighter 2's pie, and that included Taito.

The arcade giant released Global Champion (known as Kaiser Knuckle for Japan) in 1994, which was only memorable for its unfair final boss, but Guile Win Quote recently showed off the game's canceled sequel / update that would have made it so much more than a Street Fighter clone.

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Treta Championship Series 2022 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This week will be seeing the Treta Championship Series returning to offline for its 2022 edition and it's taking place in São José dos Pinhais, Brazil.

Notable players set to attend include Shodown|Jah_lexe, FSN|Lukitu, Shodown|Chuchu, Shodown|NieL, FSN|Leoxaves, Konqueror249, KillerXinok, UA|Nathan, VF|Trema, TSD|GotM, FSN|Player 7 and many more.

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DNF Duel is in trouble and something needs to change fast

DNF Duel appeared to get off to a fairly strong start for a brand new fighting game earlier this Summer with a good chunk of buzz around the FGC and the visual flair to back it up.

Now that the game is not even 3 months out from its release, however, things are looking pretty bad, and there needs to be some big changes made soon if DNF is going to have a shot of sticking around for the long haul.

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Riptide 2022 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend sees another large Smash major take place, this time in Sandusky, Ohio, U.S.A.

Notable players participating include GG|Zain, Liquid|Hungrybox, Zomba, FLY|Jmook, PG|Plup, Cryme|Lui$, lloD, Tempo|Axe, Ned, Moky, BC|S2J, LG|Ginger, ApolloKage, GG|Tilde, Elegant, Polish, BC|Magi, APLE|Jake, Jflex, Kurama, WaDi, Toast, PAR|Scend, Lima, ZD and of course many, many more.

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JoJo All Star Battle R is fantastic fanservice, but probably not the next competitive fighting game you were hoping for

Almost 10 years ago, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle was released for the PlayStation 3 with a hype train like no other leading up to its release, even debuting trailers in the middle of Shibuya on the big screens and went on to sell over 500,000 copies in no time. While it was definitely a success for Bandai Namco and Cyberconnect 2, the publisher and developer of the game respectively, it definitely didn't catch on with the competitive fighting game crowd for a variety of reasons.

To many people's surprise, we got an announcement earlier this year that an enhanced version of the game featuring new content would be released. Given how long it's been since the original game came out, a new version came as a massive headscratcher for most of us, especially when that's normally something you do for the competitively minded when it comes to fighting games, and this game never really had such a scene. The question burning on everyone's mind is of course, is this new version more viable as a competitive fighting game? Well, after spending some time with the new and improved JoJo All-Star Battle R, my honest answer is both yes and no. Let's have a look at the pros and cons with this new title.

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East Coast Throwdown 2022 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend will see East Coast Throwdown throwing down once more as an offline event and it's taking place in Stamford, Connecticut.

Notable players attending this event include PG|Punk, XSET|iDom, RZR|Umisho, Solary|Yasha, END|Shine, Kudo, Rise|Nitro, PG|KizzieKay, K7 Showoff, LegendaryyPred, 860|Kite, STG|Zippy, SonicSol, BloodHawk, MetroM, Magnegro, JxK|Spaceboy and many more.

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From slippery floors to in your face flatulence, these are 10 of the most disrespectful Supers in fighting games

Super moves continue to be one of the premier feature of fighting games over 30 years since they were first implemented to bring they hype, but not all of them are made to play nice.

The aptly named content creator MrTopTenList recently released a fun new video counting down his top 10 picks for the most disrespectful Supers in all of fighting games.

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Thaiger Uppercut 2022 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Thailand's premiere fighting game major is back to grace us with its presence again this year with Thaigeer Uppercut (TGU) 2022 taking place this weekend in Bangkok, Thailand.

Notable players set to compete include ROX|Knee, Infiltration, UYU|OilKing, Talon|Book, ROX|Chanel, Ulsan, TGU|MindRPG, K-Brad, TxC|Vicio, Tetsuga-Ar and many more.

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R now available; see the launch trailer here

It's official, the highly anticipated update to 2013's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle is now available for purchase across all major gaming platforms.

Bandai Namco is celebrating the release of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R with a brand new launch trailer, which you can view below.

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New information revealed for the next Fatal Fury/Garou thanks to interview with SNK chief producer and associate producer

The last entry in the Fatal Fury series, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, was released back in 1999 — over 20 years ago. Although many favorites from the Fatal Fury cast have continued to make appearances in the King of Fighters series, they haven't been able to have their time in the spotlight the way that they used to.

Due to the amount of time that has passed, one might be led to think that 1999's Garou: Mark of the Wolves would be the last game ever released for the Fatal Fury series. However, it was recently announced after the King of Fighters 15 finals at Evo 2022 that a new Fatal Fury/Garou has been green-lit over at SNK. During an interview with Twinfinite at Gamescom, chief producer Yasuyuki Oda and associate producer Joshua Weatherford revealed many new details about the project.

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