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Desk travels through 30+ years of infinite combo history in 30+ different fighting games

Infinite combos aren't exactly healthy for a fighting game, but they do offer up a unique sense of novelty that comes from feeling like you're breaking all the rules and having the power to do so.

The one and only combo maestro, Desk, recently just released his latest project traveling through over 30 years of history for infinite combos and just as many different titles.

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Summer Jam 2023 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Summer Jam is back for 2023 and is once more being held in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Notable players participating include RB|Anakin, TUE|Genghis D0n, FaZe|HK Jr., Liquid|Shadow20z, FaZe|Joey Fury, C9|CuddleCore, XiT|JJBreeze, KingReyJr, GoH|Yurikov, PAG|Pachukof, RomeHimself, DEUS|Incendiate and more.

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VSFighting XI results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

VSFighting is back again this year with its 11th edition and as is customary it's taking place in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Character stats for the story can be found here.

There's a vast amount of notable players attending, including DH|Jeondding, RB|Anakin, Mouz|Problem X, Falcon|Mister Crimson, Kiba|Kkokkoma, Kayne, BIG|Sephiblack, CRaZY|SuperAkouma, Solary|Yasha, Hurricane, MysticSmash, BC|Jonathan Tene, Ayorichie, Suleymon, M80|EndingWalker, FaZe|HK Jr., NSxC|Wade, ONi|TigerPop, MR|Umisho, Asim, KS|Rikemansbarnet, BubblanAB7, Dragons|Raef, GL|Tetsu, ImStillDaDaddy, Shakz, Gosain, FLY|Razzo, InfernoKong, K-Wiss, Jodd, Musclenoob, OBAssassin, DZ|Noka, Kasuga, Brickterium, Reason|Boltstrike, Setchi, Dejojo, Shivs, Rize|Jermanji, Ian McTetly, Kaneandtrench, Tibetano, C4IQ|Suiruuydan but of course also many, many more.

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Evo 2023 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The long-awaited event of the year for a lot of fighting gamers is back again this year with Evo 2023 and as usual it'll be taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

Notable players are far too plentiful to even list, but with the massive amount of entrants it's safe to assume that if the player you're looking for mains any of the main titles for the event, they'll be there playing it. Be sure to also check out our documented character usage stats for Street Fighter 6 as well as the rest of the games for Evo 2023.

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Hadoken! - Premium Street Fighter gloves for Ryu react and make sound effects when performing special moves in real life

I'm sure there's quite a few people out there who've gotten into real martial arts thanks to fighting games, however, I'm not sure they should be bringing these gloves to their next training lesson (because they might be too powerful).

Premium Bandai recently announced they're making Ryu's gloves from Street Fighter a reality, and they'll make sound effects when the wearer performs special moves.

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Defend the North 2023 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Defend the North is back for 2023 this weekend and it will be taking place in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.

Notable players coming to the event include Bandits|MenaRD, Punk, XSET|iDom, RB|CuddleCore, TempestNYC, Bandits|Caba, Smug, GHZ|Chino Funkey, K7 Showoff, NeNe, BLM|Teiga, FluxWaveZ, RayRay, FearOfSilence, MASH|Escalante, Crocs N' Socks, Crazy Salvi, SF|GentlemanThief, Mundank, 4TW|SpaceBoy, DualKevin, Joe Umerogan, NYCMasherMike, RomeHimself and many more.

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Brussels Challenge 2023 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Brussels Challenge is back with another Major Edition for 2023 and if the name didn't already tip you off, it will be happening in Brussels, Belgium.

Notable players participating include TSM|Leffen, Mouz|Problem X, Falcon|MisterCrimson, Solary|Yasha, VS|MysticSmash, BKR|Luffy, Valmaster, 0|Akainu, Falcon|JoKa, K-Wiss, Popibluebeast, CRaZY|SuperAkouma, Kilzyou, Takamura, Ky-Dragon, Broski, M80|EndingWalker, Zhen Chen, KS|Rikemansbarnet, Kayne, Wade, FaZe|HK Jr., BIG|Sephiblack, Twis|Slash, GL|Tetsu, Frionel, Will2Pac, ONi|TigerPop, ShadyImpostor, Suleymon, NassimClaw, Jodd, Dragons|Raef, RooKang, KaneAndTrench, RN|Nyphi7, TDB|Mosquito, Sly, Flower and many, many more.

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CEO 2023 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

CEO 2023 is going to be happening this week and it's massive as always. The location of the event is as usual Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S.A.

Notable players participating include RB|Arslan Ash, Bandits|MenaRD, Punk, Kiba|Kkokkoma, XSET|iDom, 00|Phenom, Liquid|Riddles, GIA|Shanks, NuckleDu, FLY|Jmook, KDF|Ulsan, RB|Plup, Liquid|Hungrybox, Bandits|Caba, UYU|JeonDDing, Talon|Book, RB|Anakin, Wizzrobe, Wero Asamiya, THY|Chikurin, A Foxy Grampa, Joey Fury, TUE|Shadow20z, END|Shine, Justin Wong, CRaZY|SuperAkouma, KS|Rikemansbarnet, Proton|Coach Steve, Seis Mx, Rise|Inzem, Justakid, Varrel|Pinya, Mao, Nephew, RR|Mono, Zane, FG|Marvelo, OD|FullAuto, KDF|CBM, KaneBlueRiver, Supernoon, LegendaryyPred, Smug, Liquid|Dabuz, Jibrill, Solstice, wG|ApolloKage, ScrawtVermillion, RocklandKyo, 26R|MuteAce, RayRay, 00|Veggey, HB|Docta Afrikan E.X., HawaiianShirtMan, PAR|Ty, JurassicOri, Falcon|Ghirlanda, Dragons|Raef, TUE|Genghis D0n, GOH|Yurikov, Flocker, Comite|FKang, Dinasty|Gummy, TDC|Mystic, GHZ|Chino Funkey, GCYoshi13, NoelBHungry, BigBadWolfMN, Keninblack and many more.

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Goh_Billy creates cursed Street Fighter 2 sprites swapping the world warriors' costumes and even performing Mortal Kombat moves

There's just something about good sprite work that will never get old, even when the fans take them and make them do some ridiculous things.

Goh_Billy has been going through Street Fighter 2's iconic sprites lately and editing them in some pretty funny and cursed way like swapping costumes and even performing classic Mortal Kombat moves.

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Capcom Town celebrates 40 years of history featuring playable classics and a museum with artwork, design documents and more

Outside of Nintendo, Capcom has probably the most iconic and recognizable stable of video game series and characters though we don't get to see them together all that often anymore.

The company recently released Capcom Town as a free digital theme park where visitors can look back through their 40 years of history including classic playable titles as well as a cool museum that features official and concept artwork as well as design documents for your favorite titles.

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Falls Guys' new Street Fighter collaboration brings Chun-Li and Guile to the rumble to join Ryu, Akuma and Cammy

The continuous line of Street Fighter crossovers appears as though they'll be never-ending, especially with the newfound success in Street Fighter 6, but we're certainly here for the ride.

Fall Guys announced a new Arcade Action collaboration with Capcom to bring new Street Fighter character skins and items into the game for a limited time.

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Fan creates unique sprites of Street Fighter 2 characters performing the wrong special moves

Many of our favorite fighting game characters are defined by their special moves. For example, Ken just wouldn't be Ken if he didn't have his iconic "Shoryuken" attack.

Goh_Billy recently wondered what it would look like if characters performed the iconic specials belonging to other fighters. This resulted in Goh_Billy creating some rather unique sprites.

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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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Street Fighter tier list ranking every playable character by their canon strength created by UltimaShadow

Up until like literally the last game, Street Fighter's canon story and events have been a bit of a mess, but if you can wade through all of the happenings, you can start to make some connections and draw some conclusions.

UltimaShadow recently attempted to use that knowledge for something a little different and more fun by ranking every playable Street Fighter character in a tier list based on their canonical strength.

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When all you have to do is not throw the fireball...

It seems that no matter how many rounds of Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo we watch, we still find ourselves being surprised at just how crazy the action can get from time to time.

Riz0ne recently uploaded a round of footage that appears to be from a Super Turbo side tournament at EVO Japan this year. Said footage features Mattsun's Ken in the midst of an absolutely uphill slog as he tries for about 95 seconds (which are much faster than real seconds in ST) to get through Dee Jay's fireball maze.

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These eyeball-handed Street Fighter X Grape Brain figures are some of the strangest fighting game merchandise we've ever seen

It's always interesting to see fighting game merchandise that strays beyond the norms or shirts and arcade sticks with some creativity, but we'd probably call this one a bit more abstract.

Japanese artist and figure designer Grape Brain / Rage recently revealed a new line of Street Fighter mini figures that put eyeballs on the hands of the world warriors... or just turn them into a monster.

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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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