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The top 10 most popular fighting games on PC right now

Although they used to show close to no connection for many years, the fighting game community population continues to rapidly grow on PC with players making the jump from their console brethren, but what exactly are they all playing?

After recently finding out that the PC playerbase for Guilty Gear Strive had reportedly surpassed that on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, we decided to do some further digging to see what the most popular fighting games on Steam currently are.

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Stock up on great fighting game deals in Steam's Winter and PlayStation's Holiday Sales

It's that time of year again for holiday cheer and gift giving, and what better gift could you ask for than a nice new fighting game beatdown?

The Steam Winter Sale and PlayStation Holiday Sale are here to provide some great deals on fighters and beyond to stuff your own digital stockings or guilt your friends into playing with you for buying for them.

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Here's a new look at Umbrella's gameplay in Skullgirls: 2nd Encore with this latest trailer

Following the grand finals for Skullgirls: 2nd Encore at CEO 2021 fans were treated to a sneak peek at the next Skullgirls character coming via the Season Pass 1 — Black Dahlia.

Additionally, a new trailer for Umbrella was also shown off. This trailer is ideal for the players that did not participate in the Early Access build for Umbrella in Skullgirls.

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CEO 2021 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

There's finally a massive return to offline fighting game action this weekend with CEO 2021 happening in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.

Notable players are plentiful — just a small sample of the champions-to-be attending this event are as follows: PG|Punk, RB|Arslan Ash, PG|KizzieKay, Moist|Hotashi, PG|Hayatei, Talon|Book, EG|Dekillsage, PG|HookGangGod, CRaZY|SuperAkouma, Hilife|NYChrisG, Angelic, PG|Nephew, Smug, PGW|Ren, BC|HoneyBee, DUSG|Rangchu, Shadow20z, BC|Biohazard, PG|MarlinPie, RW|Cloud, Bandits|Caba, RayRay, Moist|Kola, ZomBmu, CGL|VideoGamezYo, Solary|Glutonny, END|Shine, BC|LordKnight, TempestNYC, EQNX|CuddleCore, PG|Esam, EQNX|Brian_F, KaneBlueRiver, Viejos|Gandido, Diaphone, SubatomicSabers, GCC|Real Ice, TheMightyUnjust, PBE|Doujin, TectalEastside, DUSG|Pinya, Goblin, Llon_nu13, BC|Arturo Sanchez, Aidan|Shine, 4o4|EdGoneBad, Flocker, Alex Smith, CGL|K7 Showoff, Fatality, WaDi, Joonya20z, OD Fullauto, RR|AjaxFidelity, NYCT|Fear and FM|Chris T — but of course there are many more as well.

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Black Dahlia teased for Skullgirls: 2nd Encore Season Pass 1

After the grand finals for Skullgirls: 2nd Encore at CEO 2021, a new character was teased for the Season 1 Pass after the debut of Umbrella's official trailer. The character that will be playable after Umbrella will be Black Dahlia.

The quick tease provided us a little peek at Black Dahlia's silhouette. She is seen standing by a doorway pointing an exaggerated Thompson submachine gun towards the camera.

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Steam Autumn Sale includes Guilty Gear Strive, Tekken 7 complete for $38 and dozens of great fighting game deals

Black Friday itself may be technically over now, but that doesn't mean the sales have ended — especially if you play games on PC.

The Steam Autumn Sale is currently slashing prices left and right, including great deals on Guilty Gear Strive, Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Samurai Shodown, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl and just about every other fighting game you can think of.

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Revolution 20XX -Xtend- results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Revolution is back in action for 2021 and taking place as usual in Londo, United Kingdom.

Notable players competing include Mystic, WIZ|Dragoi,|Achorawl, DLZ, SnakeBelmont, BarryBones, Deviance, Rixta, NGI|DBlanks and more.

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Modern fighting games ranked by execution difficulty from Kizzie Kay, Justin Wong and Kitana Prime

The debate surrounding execution and its difficulty level continues to be a highly contested issue in the fighting game community, but what does that really look like when comparing titles side by side?

Panda recently brought together three of their best fighting game players from different sides of the FGC in PG|Justin Wong, PG|Kizzie Kay and PG|Kitana Prime to rank modern titles based on their execution alone.

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Evo 2021 in-person showcase cancelled due to concern over COVID-19 Delta Variant spread

After Evo Online ran its course earlier this year, fans were anticipating a bit of a return to form with the in-person showcase slated for late November. Unfortunately, the major tournament series announced today that the Evo 2021 Showcase will no longer be taking place.

A statement released by the official Evo Twitter account states that the ongoing complications of COVID-19 and the spread of the Delta Variant are the cause of the cancellation.

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Morrigan's idle animation expertly recreated in Skullgirls X Capcom fan art along with renders of Sakura and Lilith

Skullgirls created one of the most distinct and iconic art styles with its use of more classical cartoon aesthetics that's surprisingly difficult to relicate, but we found someone who captures the spirit perfectly.

Hata4564 is a talented Japanese artist, who recently put together special renders for Darkstalkers' Morrigan and Lilith plus Street Fighter's Sakura as Skullgirls characters and even went so far as to animate the infamous succubus' idle pose on top of it all.

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New move teased for Umbrella in Skullgirls with reminder that her alpha run on Steam is coming soon

A playable Umbrella alpha is slated for sometime this month. Being that the month of August is nearly over, it shouldn't be long before the alpha is playable for those that purchased the Season Pass 1 for Skullgirls.

To remind Skullgirls fans that the playable alpha is still on the way, the official Skullgirls Twitter account released a teaser for the second fighter of the Season Pass 1. In this 5 second clip, a new move was shown off for Umbrella that did not appear in the last gameplay trailer.

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Kunimitsu, Cetrion and Annie were among the most picked characters in their games at Evo 2021 but they weren't number 1

Despite not having an in person presence this year for the main event, Evo 2021 Online still managed to draw in thousands of players from all over the world to test their skills in the realm of fighting games.

We previously covered how character usage shaped up across the regions for Guilty Gear Strive and Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, and now we've gone back and found out who was the most popular in the remaining three mainstage titles between Tekken 7, Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate and Skullgirls 2nd Encore.

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Evo 2021 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Although it's being played under different circumstances than we'd normally be used to, Evo 2021 is upon us and will be a grand event even whilst being an online-only affair.

Countless top players from all different regions are participating, far too many to even count. If there's a player you're hoping to see, odds are extremely high that they'll be in this event to reach the broadcast finals.

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Click Burgundy's latest fighting game artwork celebrates Evo winners, Athena's new design, Goldlewis' arrival and Akira Kazama

Fighting game fan artists are among the most dedicated to their scenes out of almost all online communities though one typically stands above the rest without ever saying a word.

Click Burgundy's illustrations speak for themselves with their portraits capturing everything we love about fighting game characters, so we've rounded up some of their latest and best artworks, which covers Evo, character announcements and other recent events around the FGC.

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Evo fighting game Steam sale offers markdowns for Guilty Gear Strive, Street Fighter 5, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and even Granblue Fantasy: Versus

With Evo 2021 raging on and online this year, Steam has decided to put on a big fighting game sale to celebrate.

No fewer than eleven different fighting game titles have been marked down for PC players, and the discounts range from 20-85% off. Read on to see if you can get one of those games you've been on the fence for cheap right now.

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Umbrella gameplay debut trailer released for Skullgirls 2nd Encore, playable alpha coming later this month

Almost a decade after its initial release, Skullgirls is finally a mainstage title at Evo Online 2021, and the developers came prepared to show something new.

Prior to the start of the North American finals at the event, Hidden Variable and Future Club revealed Umbrella's debut gameplay trailer as the next DLC character coming to Skullgirls 2nd Encore.

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What fighting game announcements, if any, should we be on the lookout for during Evo 2021 Online?

The Evolution Championship Series events evolved over time to become a place where fighting game developers would come to announce their new projects and characters alongside the tournaments themselves although this year is a bit different.

Evo 2021 Online officially kicked off this weekend with the first half of this massive event, but are there any likely reveals we should be on the lookout for?

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