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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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EVO 2021 Side Tournaments results

Update: This story has been updated with final results for all games, namely Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Soul Calibur 6, Them's Fightin' Herds, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Granblue Fantasy Versus, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[cl-r] and Dragon Ball FighterZ.

The next installment of pre-EVO events are upon us, and it's the official lineup of side tournaments that are happening for the next few weeks in leadup to the main event in August.

A wide variety of fighting games are having qualifiers played in several regions, after which there will be regional finals held for each title in their respective regions.

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Umbrella's teaser shown off for Skullgirls

At the end of the Skullgirls Championship Series 2021 Summer Blockbuster, a quick teaser for Skullgirls' next character was revealed. Though she was apparently planned for the base roster, players will soon have the opportunity to use Umbrella in Skullgirls.

As the teaser begun, we can see Squigly beating up on Parasoul, Umbrella's older sister. After getting up, Parasoul then calls for help from her younger sister.

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Guilty Gear Strive's final entrant numbers for Evo 2021 Online are more than the second and third highest games combined

After not holding an event for the first time in over 20 years in 2020, the Evolution Championship Series will soon be returning with a very different look this time around.

Now that registration has finally closed for Evo 2021 Online, AceKingOffsuit has compiled the entry numbers for what appears to be the largest online fighting game event ever while boasting strong participation around the globe.

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Granblue Fantasy: Versus gets a rare discount in PlayStation's Summer Sale alongside other great fighting game deals

Granblue Fantasy: Versus is personally one of my favorite fighting games of this generation, but one issue with the title is it almost never goes on sale.

PlayStation's Summer Sale is now underway, which is indeed offering up nice discounts for GBVS and more great fighting games — plus some of their DLC.

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Evo 2021 Showcase brings the top worldwide competitors back together offline to fight over $125,000 prize pool

Evo 2021 Online is set to showcase the talent of the fighting game community across the globe, but we'll be able to see the best of the best compete in person later this year as well.

The organizers of the world's largest fighting game event announced today they'll be returning to Las Vegas, Nevada with the Evo 2021 Showcase featuring the top players of each region battling for their share of the $125,000 prize pool.

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Annie of the Stars is now officially available for Skullgirls 2nd Encore

Fighting game fans were quite surprised to learn last year that Skullgirls 2nd Encore would be seeing more DLC support almost a decade after its initial release, and now the first big step towards the future is available to all.

Annie of the Stars is now officially released as the first character of Skullgirls' Season 1 Pass including her own story mode and balance changes for a good number of the cast.

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Skullgirls 2nd Encore is getting another shot at being an Evo mainstage title

Skullgirls was arguably snubbed from a spot at the Evolution Championship Series when it first released all the way back in 2012, and it seemed like they'd finally get their shot last year with Evo 2020... until that event ended up being canceled.

This year will be a bit different, however, as Hidden Variable revealed today that Skullgirls 2nd Encore will be joining the ranks of Evo 2021 Online as a mainstage event finally.

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Steam's Summer Sale offers some of the steepest fighting game discounts we've ever seen

Summer is here once again, and while that means a lot of the people will be hitting the beach for some fun in the sun, all of us here know that it means some of the best video game deals are on the way.

The largest of which being Steam's Summer Sale is now live and features some of the steepest discounts for fighting games we've ever seen — including more recent releases like Dragon Ball FighterZ's FighterZ Pass 3.

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CEO 2021 wildly reaching its attendee cap in mere hours proves the FGC is hungry and ready to return to offline events

The global COVID-19 pandemic essentially wiped out all offline fighting game tournaments (and pretty much every other in-person get-together) for over a year now, which had many wondering if players would be hesitant to return to events after the world got turned on its head. We apparently had no reason to worry, however.

Community Effort Orlando 2021 launched its registration for the planned tournament in December yesterday, and the floodgates were immediately blown off with a level of support that we haven't seen in a long time, and certainly put smiles on our faces.

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CEO 2021 10-game lineup revealed with new trailer welcoming the FGC back into the ring, registration now open

After over a year now with no traditional major fighting game tournaments, one of the best events in the FGC is back to throw its hat in the ring for a big return.

Community Effort Orlando 2021 was previously confirmed to going down before the end of the year, and now the full 10-game lineup and registration information for CEO's grand re-entrance has been revealed alongside a new trailer.

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Umbrella character teaser trailer for Skullgirls 2nd Encore released

The next character to join the roster of Skullgirls 2nd Encore and Skullgirls Mobile is none other than Umbrella.

Umbrella is the younger sister of Parasoul, and carries around a living weapon by the name of Hungern. She will have a unique mechanic in that she must feed Hungern during the fight, and the more she does so, the more the pair powers up.

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Next Skullgirls character to be revealed May 6

The first character of Skullgirls' Season 1 Pass, Annie of the Stars, is currently scheduled to be fully released in May 2021. It appears that we may also be learning the identity of the second character from the Season 1 Pass during the month of May.

Recently, the Skullgirls Twitter account posted an image that depicted silhouettes of Skullgirls characters. In the image itself, it asked "Who's next?" It seems that we'll be getting the answer to this question on May 6, 2021.

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Skullgirls Championship Series 2021 Spring Blockbuster results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend will see the first major Skullgirls: 2nd Encore event of the 2021 Championship Series taking place with the Spring Blockbuster.

Qualifiers were held last week and the players participating in this week's main event will be EG|SonicFox, EG|Dekillsage, Cloud, PME, ATK|Swiftfox-Dash, Elda Taluda, Triviality, FuLLBLeeD, Seen Connroy, GrahamSandwich, Rabbleflaggers, Hydra, KJ, MPGame, Aeroshire and ShakeyFingers.

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