You're not logged in | Login / Register | News Filter | Submit News

Skullgirls stories

BAM 11 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we have BAM — Battle Arena Melbourne — 11 taking place, and it's of course happening in Melbourne, Australia.

Some of the players set to compete at this event are THY|Chikurin, Rangchu, RZR|Xian, UYU|OilKing, JDCR, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, PBE|Doujin, RB|Bonchan, Liquid|John Takeuchi, Yamasa|Take, Yamasa|Nobi, COOASGAMES|Noroma, CYG|GamerBee, Mago, EQNX|Dimeback, Fate|Ulsan, iG|Jiewa, Rise|K-Brad, ALUS|Yang Mian, Yamasa|Yuu, YOG|Machabo, SIN|Brandon and Somniac though there are obviously many more.

Continue reading »

From M. Bison to Geese Howard, who are the 10 most intimidating and best villains in fighting game history?

Fighting game final bosses are among the most iconic and memorable among all genres of video games because they represent — especially in the arcade era — the highest mountain you had to climb over to reach the top against computer players that would do everything in their power, including breaking the game, to destroy you and force you to spend another quarter.

Many of them have a number of design choices in common. They have the color red worked into their primary or secondary color schemes, they want to control / destroy the world, or they may simply want to acquire the best of every fighting style via assimilation. There are a number of them that have stood the test of time amongst their peers, however — we don't exactly hear too many people clamoring about Azazel from Tekken 6 or Ultron Sigma.

Continue reading »

If you somehow didn't know, Click Burgundy's fighting game artwork is the toppest of tiers

Click Burgundy is a Japanese artist we've featured a number of times on EventHubs already because of their godlike fighting game art, and their work continues to be amazing.

We've collected a dozen more pieces from Click Burgundy's recent collections where they seem to have been pretty excited about the EVO and EVO Japan line ups plus some other recent fighting game announcements like Videl in Dragon Ball FighterZ — and I guess we know which side of the pigtails vs. short hair debate they fall on.

Continue reading »

Poll results: A sixth fate will be joining BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle; which series do you want to see added to the crossover fighter?

Update: We've updated the story with the results of the poll, so hit the jump to find out which series led the race with the most votes that people want to see as the sixth fate in BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle.

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle released as a crossover title between four different franchises with BlazBlue, Under Night In-Birth, Persona 4 Arena and RWBY. Three of them had games that were originally developed or published by Arc System Works while one was entirely new to fighting games entirely.

Continue reading »

Destination: Fight! 5 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend will be a joyous one indeed, because it is the return of Destination: Fight!

Destination: Fight! 5 will be taking place as usual in Skövde, located centrally in Sweden.

This event has a bunch of games being played, with tournaments being held in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Dragon Ball FighterZ, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Slap City, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax and Rivals of Aether.

Players from all around are set to gather the event, including Svampen, KSP|Ixion, Cyrox, PsychedelicPet, LD|Zake, Martin, Hiari, LBA|Popi, KaiserSWE, KSP|Bobbis, SmashSK, Stimoro and many more... Including myself!

It's a two-day event, and almost every game will be receiving stream time, so make sure to tune in for your games of choice and enjoy the show.

Streaming is being done at Destination Fight and Neophos.

Continue reading »

EVO Japan 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The second installment ever of one of the biggest tournament expansions we've seen is here this weekend, namely the expansion of the EVO brand to Japan, with EVO Japan 2019.

This year, it's taking place in Fukuoka rather than Tokyo, and although entrants aren't as high as they were in last year's monumental premier year, the entrants certainly aren't anything to scoff at.

Over 1000 players are participating in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, over 500 in Tekken 7, and roughly between 200-300 each for Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Soul Calibur 6 and King of Fighters 14, respectively.

While these 6 games are the main titles at the event, there'll be an absolutely insane amount of side tournaments as well, so make sure you keep in tune with all of the action.

Players participating are a bit too plentiful to list, but just count on the vast majority of Asian top players — and many other top players from other regions of the world — being present and competing.

Streaming is being done at EVO, EVO 2, EVO 3 and EVO 4.

Side events are set to be streamed at KVO Japan 01, KVO Japan 02, KVO Japan 03 and KVO Japan 04.

Continue reading »

Rejected Street Fighters, the worst stages and just how terrible is Metro City? - Fighterpedia returns from the year 2011 with a full HD remaster

Fighterpedia originally released as a 13-part series in 2011 as a celebration of fighting games and the absolute absurdity of them, but they became impossible to watch legitimately in recent times after Machinima began removing videos before their complete closure earlier this year.

Woolie and Matt McMuscles, the original creators of the Fighterpedia and formerly of Super Best Friends Play, began the task in 2018 to remaster and remake the show that introduced the world to Zubaz plus a bunch of references and memorable quotes which are still uttered around the community today.

The first three episodes of Fighterpedia HD are now live with re-recorded audio and visuals with editing duties falling to another community member in Daisy Del Carmen, but they didn't stop with a simple remaster. New visuals and dialogue / jokes have also been added to the videos to update them for the seven years that have passed since the original while keeping the spirit of 2011's FGC.

"In terms of changes, the main goal is to free it from the old pre-widescreen, 560 x 340 format of 2011, and re-render the assets in a more future-proof way," said Woolie. "While we're at it, however, we figured that we might as well take the opportunity to save ourselves from any jokes that make us cringe watching it now, or add extra parts in some episodes to make EX meter burn versions of the original bit now that we know the future."

Rejected Street Fighters is perhaps the most well-known of the series as its first episode and the video that gave the internet the unused bullfighter character with the name 'Zubaz' on his shirt, who has since gone on to appear in a number of video games like Divekick, Pocket Rumble and Shovel Knight. It also showed off art of prototype fighters for Street Fighter 2 with the evolution of Vega from a ninja to a Templar knight before reaching his final design while Zangief was named 'Vodka Gorbalsky.'

Rejected Street Fighters image #1 Rejected Street Fighters image #2 Rejected Street Fighters image #3
Click images for larger versions

The second remaster released was for the seven best and worst fighting game stages circa 2011 including the likes of Street Fighter Alpha 2's iconic Stormy Fields, Akuma randomly roaming the halls of the Shadaloo base in Street Fighter: The Movie The Game and King of Fighters 2002's strange giant clogs and sheep. May we never speak of Pokefloats again.

Continue reading »

Frosty Faustings XI results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Frosty Faustings XI is taking place this weekend — or to be more specific, this Friday and Saturday — in Illinois.

This is a pretty huge event with more than 1200 entrants total, so the competition is going to be off the charts for several of the games present.

Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate both have over 200 entrants, while BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Soul Calibur 6, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition and the event's Mystery Tournament all have over 100 entrants each.

Besides these titles, you can also expect tournament play to be streamed for Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Vampire Savior (Darkstalkers), Windjammers, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, Pokkén Tournament DX, King of Fighters 14, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Melty Blood: Actress Again Current Code, Super Sailor Moon S, Fighting EX Layer, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Injustice 2, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Killer Instinct.

Players set to attend include NuckleDu, REC|Punk, NRG|HookGangGod, LostSoul, UYU|Cloud805, EG|NYChrisG, BC|LordKnight, 1UP|PepperySplash, PG|MarlinPie, Teresa, Disrupt|Shadow20z, BjornSonOfBear, FF|ElvenShadow, Jona, FOX|Dekillsage, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Mr. K, Hotashi, NRG|Supernoon, Brian_F, Disrupt|Joonya20z, BxA|Blaze, ITS|ShinBlade, ITS|Mak, UYU|BeautifulDude, Foo, JodyThaGreat and many, many more.

Streaming is being done at BG Callisto, Low Kick Tournaments, Team Spooky, Will English IV, rs Blackrose and Unrivaled Tournaments.

Continue reading »

Revolution 2018 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Big happenings this weekend in London, United Kingdom.

Revolution 2018 is taking place as it does annually, and there are a bunch of games and players present for high level competition.

The main tournament games you can expect to see at this event are BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, King of Fighters 14, Fighting EX Layer, Pokkén Tournament DX and Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st].

This is also a qualifying event for the ArcRevo World Tour next year for the first three mentioned games above.

Players attending are plentiful, but just a few notable names include Svampen, Kiba, KingRasta, Nyphi7,|Shenzo, LD|Zake, ZW|Achorawl, though there are of course many more as well.

Streaming is being done at NGI Events and Nth Gen Media.

Continue reading »

CEOtaku 2018 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Big happenings in Florida this weekend, as the annual CEOtaku 2018 is taking place.

As something of a CEO spinoff focusing heavily on airdashers or anime-styled games, this event has just grown and grown with every year.

This year, the main game, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle has surpassed 300 entrants, with three other games — Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and Dragon Ball FighterZ — also all surpassing 200 entrants, making for a huge turnout.

Besides these four games, there's plenty more to be played — tournaments will also be held for BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Koihime Enbu: RyoRaiRai, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Melty Blood: Actress Again Current Code, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, Sailor Moon S, Fighting EX Layer, Arcana Heart 3: Love Max Six Stars and Dissidia Final Fantasy NT.

As for players attending, you can expect to see FOX|SonicFox, NRG|HookGangGod, PG|SKD, WN|LostSoul, WG|Samitto, Kedako, UYU|KizzieKay, LordKnight, Jona, NRG|Supernoon, FOX|Dekillsage, UYU|Cloud805, PurePure, PAG|Grover, Hotashi, FOX|Punk, 1Up|PepperySplash, PG|MarlinPie, PG|Nakkiel, Foo, FF|ElvenShadow, Clim, KnowKami, UYU|BeautifulDude, BxA|Argenrost, DATA|TectalEastside and many more.

Streaming is being done at CEO Gaming, DATA FGC and Polarity GG.

Continue reading »

The Mixup 2018 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

One of Europe's most hype events is back this year again, with The Mixup taking place in Lyon, France.

A notable aspect of the event is how it divvies up the different events into their own events, more or less, with the titles Tekken Grand Battle, Street Grand Battle, Dragon Grand Battle, Guilty Gear Grand Battle and Blaz Grand Battle.

This is Master Event for the Tekken World Tour, meaning it's a gigantic opportunity for any Tekken 7 player wishing to get into the World Tour Finals, and players have definitely showed up in response to that status. It's also a Capcom Pro Tour Ranking event for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, which while not quite as extravagant, has brought a lot of Street Fighter competitors from across Europe to Lyon as well.

Besides these titles, you can also expect to see tournament play in Dragon Ball FighterZ, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Vampire Savior (Darkstalkers) and Skullgirls: 2nd Encore. There will also be a 8-person invitational event for Soul Calibur 6.

Players attending include ROX|Knee, UYU|Jeondding, Kkokkoma, Fursan|LowHigh, TO|Machabo, ROX|Chanel, UYU|Qudans, RB|Luffy, CGG|Tissuemon, NVD|Phenom, Crazy|SuperAkouma, UYU|Fergus, NASR|BigBird, EQNX|Dimeback, NVD|SaltyKid, DG|Asim, Fursan|Rangchu, NVD|Momi, Packz, Oplon|Skyll, WhiteBl4ck, Cobelcog, NidhoGG|Eifi, Method|Broski, NidhoGG|Wawa, Onimario, exceL|Isam, VGG|FakePotter, Nyphi7, AE|Pekos, LD|Zake and many more.

Streaming is being done at Tekken, Unequalled Media, The Mixup Lyon, VSFTV Dot Com and LaDOSE TV.

Continue reading »

Damn... these 'reasons' why people don't play certain fighting games are brutal and really funny

Name any fighting game, any one that ever existed, and you've undoubtedly heard someone give their "reasons" for not playing it or why it's no good.

Whether it be too noob friendly or wasn't released on the right console, people love to complain about things in the fighting game community. All of us do it, whether we're willing to admit it or not. (Menat's standing heavy punch is cheap and totally unfair!)

Reddit user XXXCheckmate recently put together a graphic that lists some of the most common complaints about many of today's most popular fighting games. They're brutal, funny as hell, and a very accurate depiction of the stuff you'll come across online and in real life.

Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, Injustice 2, Dragon Ball FighterZ, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, none of these games are safe from the ax, and they're all included here.

"Top 8 is all the same," "F U N C T I O N S," "half the roster is Goku," are among some of the classic complaints we see regularly. I also have to give it up for "no Testament, no invest-ament," because that's pretty darn good.

At the end of the day, it's all in good fun. Everyone is still going to play the games they love, despite the criticism. Unless it's that one Sailor Moon fighting game, then everyone is going to play it because it's perfect...

The weekend is almost here, so relax a little and read over these funny complaints to share a laugh with us.

Common "reasons" people don't play certain fighting games image #1
Click images for larger versions


Viennality 2018 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Viennality is taking place in Vienna, Austria.

The big deal at this event is Injustice 2, of which it's a spot on the Injustice 2 Pro Series circuit, making it a landmark event.

Besides that, the event will also feature Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Mortal Kombat XL, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle and Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2.

Players attending include BC|Biohazard, NASR|TekkenMaster, BC|HoneyBee, PG|Hayatei, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, PG|Kitana Prime and many more.

It's a two-day event, so stay tuned throughout all of it to enjoy the full action.

Streaming is being done at NetherRealm, PND|Ketchup and Virtual Dojo Vienna.

Continue reading »

Skullgirls 2nd Encore reportedly coming to Nintendo Switch

Anime Expo is currently underway in Los Angeles, California. While we don't typically see many fighting game announcements come out of the event, it seems that one was indeed made and it involves another fighter coming to the Nintendo Switch.

It is being reported that Skullgirls 2nd Encore is going to be released on Nintendo's console / handheld hybrid.

Twitter user AtroxChobatsu shared a photo of a slide from the Lab Zero panel that took place at Anime Expo showing Skullgirls 2nd Encore on Switch. No release date was given.

It does not appear that an official statement has been released by Lab Zero or the game's developers just yet, but the photo does look authentic.

Skullgirls 2nd Encore will join a number of different fighting games on the Nintendo Switch including Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers, SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy (set for release in September), and of course Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which is due out in December.

If you've never seen Skullgirls before, this title is a Versus-style fighting game that lets you choose up to three characters for fast-paced team battles. There's a colorful cast of interesting characters to select from including Cerebella, Peacock, Painwheel, Ms. Fortune, and more.

Encore also brings with it the post-launch DLC characters: Squigly, Big Band, Fukua, Eliza, Beowulf, and Robo Fortune. For more information and the Skullgirls 2nd Encore's launch trailer, be sure to hit the jump.

Skullgirls Encore on Nintendo Switch image #1
Click images for larger versions

Continue reading »

Northwest Majors X results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Northwest Majors X is taking place this weekend in Tukwila, Washington.

This is a Ranking Event for the Capcom Pro Tour, so with points on the line, the competition is bound to get heated.

Of course, there are other games besides Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition being played as well. The event will feature Tekken 7, Dragon Ball FighterZ, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Vampire Savior (Darkstalkers), Guilty Gear Xrd: REV 2 and Skullgirls: 2nd Encore.

With the four main games boasting over 50 entrants each, there's going to be a lot of hype gameplay to enjoy from the event.

Players attending include FOX|SonicFox, NuckleDu, FOX|Punk, EG|NYChrisG, Mouz|Problem X, FOX|Justin Wong, CYG|Chris Tatarian, iG|Jiewa, Ghost|K-Brad, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Tempo|Alex Myers, Flash, Rise|Marn and many more.

Streaming is being done at Team Khaos, Yes06kin_true and Seattle Tekken.

Continue reading »

From Street Fighter to Guilty Gear and even a little RWBY, check out these wonderful fighting game art sketches from Liyart

We're sharing some gorgeous fighting game art work from Riot concept artist liyart today.

Hailing from multiple different regions of the fighting game realm liyart's work samples from Street Fighter, Skullgirls, Dragon Ball FighterZ, RWBY and Guilty Gear, all of it highlighting female combatants.

My personal favorite has to be Chun-Li looking extra beautiful side profile with her hair down, but Jam Kuradoberi came in as a close second.

The toonish style the artist uses doesn't take anything away from these characters' clear and brimming personalities as they shine through via facial expressions and poses.

Please let us know which of these pieces from today's gallery were your favorites, and be sure to check out liyart's other work at their Twitter and other media pages.

Liyart Gallery 01 image #1 Liyart Gallery 01 image #2 Liyart Gallery 01 image #3 Liyart Gallery 01 image #4 Liyart Gallery 01 image #5 Liyart Gallery 01 image #6

Continue reading »

Big E3 sales underway for titles like Dragon Ball FighterZ and Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition; Killer Instinct: Definitive is $10

E3 may be winding down its new game announcements, but the sales related to the year's biggest gaming event are still well underway; the fighting game sales are very strong this time around.

The US PlayStation store currently has their 'Best of E3 Sale' going for "big titles from years past" including the likes of many current and popular fighting games on PlayStation 4.

Dragon Ball FighterZ sees discounts on the digital storefront for the game's standard edition, FighterZ Edition including the season pass and Ultimate Edition with the season pass, anime music pack as well as the commentator DLC pack.

Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, its deluxe version and the game's character passes are also included in the sale as well as Injustice 2: Legendary Edition, Guilty Gear REV 2 and Tekken 7 among others.

Microsoft's fighter Killer Instinct is also up for grabs for a great price. Players that have yet to pick up the title can grab it plus all of its characters and content with the Definitive Edition for $9.99 USD.

The PlayStation Store sale is running through June 19th. You can check out the full list of games and prices below.

Continue reading »