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Here are the San Diego Comic-Con 2018 panels fighting game fans should be on the look out for this week

San Diego Comic-Con 2018 is kicking off today, and the yearly event aims to bring fans of all things nerdy four action-packed days of fun and big reveals.

Every year, this large-scale convention holds meetings with creators, booths for attendees to check out the latest products and works, and panels. These panels usually feature creators, game developers, the film industry, and more sharing insight into their projects and announcements of what's to come.

While fighting games typically don't have huge representation at San Diego Comic-Con, we usually see a handful of big companies with booths and panels there. Capcom and Bandai Namco tend to have representation at the event, and this year is no different.

In the past, we've seen Capcom make major announcements at SDCC, such as the reveal of Street Fighter X Tekken, announcing Ken as a playable character in Street Fighter 5, and more. This year, Capcom will be holding another Street Fighter 5 panel, which might mean we'll be seeing Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition's next DLC character, G, finally unveiled.

So, what panels should we be on the look at for? And when are they going down?

I've compiled a list of each panel listed on San Diego Comic-Con's schedule that might hold news related to fighting games. Click the jump to get started!

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With Season 2 DLC for Tekken 7 on the way, what characters might we see join the battle?

Back in June, there were reports that eight additional DLC entries had been placed in to Tekken 7's code, suggesting that more content might be on the way for the game.

This was already hinted at by Michael Murray at Combo Breaker the weekend before, where he said that the Tekken team were still hiding things that would be announced later on.

Last week, there was another development where it seems to have been accidentally spilled by a Japanese site that a Season 2 of the game would indeed be arriving.

The plans of additional DLC are likely from a business standpoint as well, considering the game surpassed its sales goal of 2 million in one year back in December, where it reportedly hit 2.5 million copies sold.

We can assume that a healthy amount of players who bought the game also bought the post-launch DLC characters Geese Howard and Noctis Lucis Caelum, the latter in particular due to it being a crossover with the wildly popular Final Fantasy series' latest entry, Final Fantasy XV.

We've been told a few times from developers that crossover characters tend to sell the best - even in Injustice: Gods Among Us, Ed Boon confirmed that Mortal Kombat's Scorpion in fact sold the most out of the post-launch content. Assuming this is the case not only for Injustice, it would mean that it's highly likely that any new DLC we get would at least partly contain characters from outside the Tekken universe.

With all this in mind, let's take a look at what content we might be getting from Tekken 7 in the relatively near future.

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FV Cup 2018 results ft. Xian, OilKing, Jeondding, Gamerbee, Book

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

FV Cup 2018 is taking place this weekend in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This is a stop both on the Capcom Pro Tour and the Tekken World Tour, so competitors from across all of Asia have shown up to try and grab some points for their respective game tour.

With 80 registered entrants for Street Fighter 5, 53 for Tekken 7 and also notably 56 for Dragon Ball FighterZ, there's going to be a lot of fighting going on this weekend.

Besides these three titles, you'll also see tournament play in King of Fighters 14, Injustice 2, Guilty Gear Xrd: REV 2, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.

Players attending include RZR|Xian, UYU|OilKing, UYU|Jeondding, CYG|Gamerbee, AR|Book, Yamasa|Take, AB|StormKubo, FD|Haitani, Yamasa|Nobi, AB|Chuan, Humanbomb, Ulsan, iG|Jiewa, Mago, Loveneet, Talon|Denesis, Tse4, AG|R-Tech and many more.

Streaming is being done by Team Spooky and Beastapac.

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Viennality 2018 results ft. Biohazard, TekkenMaster, HoneyBee, Hayatei

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.

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Sonic Boom 2018 results ft. Go1, Problem X, Luffy, Fergus, BigBird

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Sonic Boom 2018 is taking place in Madrid, Spain.

It's a Capcom Pro Tour event, so points are on the line.

With that in mind, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition has over 100 entrants, so the competition will be fierce, to be sure.

Besides this, the event will also feature Dragon Ball FighterZ, King of Fighters 14, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and Ultra Street Fighter 4.

Players attending are CO|Go1, Mouz|Problem X, RB|Luffy, UYU|Fergus, NASR|BigBird, Liquid|John Takeuchi, Epsilon|Takamura, FNATIC|Akainu, NVD|SaltyKid, EnVyUS|MisterCrimson, Method|ImStillDaDaddy, FNATIC|Shakz, FNATIC|Brick, Overload|VegaPatch, EnVyUS|Layo and many more.

Streaming is being done at Madrid FGC, Madrid FGC 2 and FGCVLC.

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Abuget Cup results ft. Knee, Fuudo, Xiao Hai, Jeondding, Xian

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Abuget Cup is taking place this weekend in Jakarta, Indonesia.

It's a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event and a Tekken World Tour challenger event, with over 100 entrants for Tekken and over 60 for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, with both being very stacked with skillful players vying for the tour points.

Besides this, there will also be a Dragon Ball FighterZ tournament at the event.

Players attending include ROX|Knee, CYG|Fuudo, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, UYU|Jeondding, RZR|Xian, Fursan|LowHigh, FAV|Sako, AB|StormKubo, FD|Haitani, AR|Book, UYU|OilKing, CYG|GamerBee, COOASGAMES|Noroma, Mago, ROX|Chanel, AB|Poongko, Yamasa|Take, Gachikun, Yamasa|Nobi, Humanbomb, AB|Kichipa-mu, Fursan|Rangchu, AB|GunFight, Yamasa|Yuu, KR|CherryBerryMango and many more.

There will be dedicated streams for both Tekken and Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, so make sure to tune in to both to not miss any hype matches.

Streaming is being done at Advance Guard TV and Gimu Gimu.

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Tekken 7 reportedly getting second season of DLC content

It seems as though Noctis may not be the final DLC addition to the Tekken 7 roster as word of a second Season Pass has leaked via a Japanese gaming schedule manager.

This was spotted and translated by Tekken news site Avoiding The Puddle which reported a "Welcome Price" version of the game that will include the T7's current DLC along with a smaller price tag. They also mentioned the following:

"Pre-orders of the 'Welcome Price' edition of Tekken 7 is said to come with a discount coupon that can be used for the game's first Season Pass (Tekken Bowling, Geese and Noctis) and the second Season Pass which hasn't been formally announced yet."

This won't come as all that much of a shock for followers of the Tekken 7 scene as we recently discovered eight unknown DLC entries for the PC version of the game.

This also comes after Producer Katsuhiro Harada's statements at Combo Breaker claiming that Bandai Namco was "still hiding" some things from fans that would be revealed at a later time.

That time very well may be September 6th as that's the alleged date we'll be getting the mysterious new edition according to the source. Japanese speakers can view the tweet from Renka_schedule that references a Season 2 by clicking the thumbnail below:


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Ryu and Jin Kazama duke it out on the latest episode of Death Battle to see who is the stronger fighting game poster boy

Ryu and Jin Kazama are two of the most recognizable fighting game characters in the history in the genre that have already crossed paths once already in Street Fighter x Tekken, but their battle this time the stakes will be even higher than Pandora's Box.

ScrewAttack is back at it again with another episode in their Death Battle series which pits two similar characters in a climactic battle against one another to see who would come out on top based on previous accomplishments and feats of strength all wrapped in a flashy fight sequence.

As they do for every episode of Death Battle, ScrewAttack goes over both characters backgrounds, special moves and fighting styles, ansatsuken for Ryu and Kazama plus Mishima style martial arts for Jin. Both warriors of course have a dark side to them with the Satsui no Hado turning Street Fighter's poster boy into Evil Ryu while the Devil Gene transforms Jin into Devil Jin with black wings and eye lasers.

Ryu has another power to draw from however, the mu no ken, granting him the power of nothingness. ScrewAttack also estimates that Ryu can lift over 36 tons from his training with Oro though Jin can fly out of the atmosphere and break the sound barrier with his punches.

The battle itself starts out in a dojo and showcases all of what both fighters are capable of going beyond punches and kicks with fireballs, parrying, transformations, Supers, V-Triggers and more. Ryu and Jin get their shots in to prove which of them is more worthy, but only one comes out on top.

You can take a look at a clip of Ryu busting out his Super moves back to back below and the full video after the jump. Be sure to let us know in the comments whether or not you agree with the outcome of this Death Battle, and vote in our poll as to who is the stronger character.


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Dragon Ball FighterZ retains its top spot while Super Smash Bros. 4 slips: Mr. Wizard shares the final EVO preregistration rankings

We're only a month away from the world's largest fighting game tournament which means preparation is already underway for those planning to attend (unless you're one of those that likes to do everything at the last possible minute to which I am guilty).

Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar has been keeping us updated as to the status of entrant numbers every month or two noting that one of the newest games to join the EVO roster, Dragon Ball FighterZ, had a "big" and seemingly growing lead over Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition and the rest of the mainstage list of games.

Cuellar released the 'final' leaderboard update for EVO preregistration numbers today, and DBFZ remains in its top spot though without any indication as to the title's overall lead plus some movement of other games on the board.

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle jumped from its sixth position in May up to the fifth most amount of entrants meaning it knocked Super Smash Bros. for Wii U down to sixth place although Melee remains in fourth.

While we don't have the entrant numbers yet, the drop for Smash 4 appears to be significant when compared to the title's entrant numbers for 2017 since the game had the second highest amount of entrants last year and also 2016.

Tekken 7 has moved into the third position from being in fourth place in 2017, and Injustice 2 now sits at the bottom of the eight mainstage EVO titles. EVO 2018 will be taking place August 3rd through 5th at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Those that still wish to register for the event have until July 20th to do so.


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CEO 2018 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

CEO 2018 is upon us, and there are a ton of games being played at the event.

With over 3000 people attending, there's barely any point in listing all the notable players you might see, but if you want a closer look at who's showing up, make sure to check our tournament preview from yesterday.

This is a Capcom Pro Tour Premier event for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition at the Capcom Pro Tour, a Master event for the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour, a Master event for the Tekken World Tour and a Premier event for the Injustice 2 Pro Series.

Besides these games, the event will also be hosting Super Smash Bros. 4, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters 14 and Capcom vs. SNK 2.

On top of this, the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be playable at the event, so there's likely to be ample gameplay from that extremely hyped game, and there will also be exhibition events for the upcoming Soul Calibur 6 and the recently released Fighting EX Layer.

Streaming is being done at Capcom Fighters, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken, CEO Gaming, Team Spooky, VG Boot Camp, NetherRealm, Data FGC, Polarity GG and Villain904.

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Raito looks amazing with Duck Hunt, Jimmy J Tran makes our hearts stop and Jeondding breaks out the spin kicks; CEO Smash 4 and Tekken 7 highlights

We're seeing the best of the best clash in the top eight brackets at CEO 2018 and grabbing some of our favorite moments to relive with you.

Both Super Smash Bros. 4 and Tekken 7 have wrapped up and we have some brilliant plays from the likes of CND|Raito, Tweek, Jimmy J Tran, ITS|Lil Majin and others.

Tekken finals kept audiences on the edge of their seats as it almost always does, and Smash saw a few not so common characters get some time in the competitive spotlight.

Our first look is at the latter portion of the Smash 4 bracket as Raito takes on the mighty FOX|MKLeo with the seldom seen Duck Hunt.

Raito puts on an amazing display of trap style play as he manipulates one of the game's greatest players to be exactly where he wants him.

The technical skill showcased here is brilliant, bringing Leo's levels of frustration to par with those of NES players from back in 1984 when the original Duck Hunt was released:


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Multiple flight delays pose issues for CEO attendees as community rallies together to get players in on time; organizer Alex Jebailey comments

Players from all corners of the fighting game community (as well as the globe) set out earlier this week for Daytona, Florida to attend CEO 2018, but not all of them have reached their destination.

Multiple reports of heavily delayed flights started popping up across social media on Thursday, the day most players reserved for travel as they headed for Orlando International Airport (MCO).

Complaints have been across multiple airlines and multiple routes into MCO. FlightView has the destination airport marked yellow and as having "minor delays" as of Friday, mainly due to local thunderstorms.

Community Effort Orlando carries on as planned, but many players are now facing the potential for being disqualified out of their Friday pools as they remain stuck at various airports awaiting connecting flights.

This issue was brought to the attention of tournament organizer, Alex Jebailey, and his team on Thursday. Pleas for bracket holds and delays have been made across social media, but it seems there is little organizers can ultimately do in this unfortunate situation.

Jebailey took to Twitter early this morning to acknowledge the problem and state the little he'd be able to do to try to help those stuck en route:


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Over 3,000 attendees, 4 major tours represented, 14 tournament titles and more - here's what you can look forward to from CEO 2018 this weekend

This weekend, we'll all be able to tune in to CEO 2018, one fo the biggest fighting game events of the year, typically held annually in June.

Not only is it a Premier Event for the Capcom Pro Tour, Master Event for the Tekken World Tour and a Premier Event for the Injustice 2 Pro Series, but it'll also be the inaugural event of the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour, kicking off a competitive circuit for one of the most popular fighting games around.

Besides this, a bunch of other titles are also being played at the event, so let's take a look at what we've got to look forward to this weekend.

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Northwest Majors X results ft. SonicFox, NuckleDu, Punk, ChrisG, Problem X

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.

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Arkham Digital Fighting Tournament results ft. Tissuemon, SuperAkouma, Fergus, KaneAndTrench, Blackbeard

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, another Tekken World Tour event is taking place.

This time, the stage of battle moves to Barcelona for the Arkham Digital Fighting Tournament.

Although Tekken 7 is the main event, there will also be tournament play in Dragon Ball FighterZ, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, King of Fighters 14, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and BlazBlue: Central Fiction.

Players competing in the event include CGG|Tissuemon, Crazy|SuperAkouma, UYU|Fergus, DG|KaneAndTrench, SNG|Blackbeard, DG|Asim, Exeed|Ghirlanda, DG|RooKang, 4G|DevilKazuya, DG|ThePhantom, FS|Tenshimitsu, Cyrox and many more.

Almost 100 players have gathered to get those Tekken World Tour points to reach the finals later this year, so it'll be exciting who gets the gold in the end.

Streaming is being done at Arkham Team and Arkham Team TV 2.

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BET, HipHopDX team up with Level|Up for rappers vs. gamers Tekken 7 event; featuring Baron Davis, Page Kennedy, Derek Minor, Mozzy and others

HipHopDX , BET, and Level Up are teaming up for DXTurbo III: Rappers vs. Gamers featuring Tekken 7.

The annual event will be held on Thursday June 21 with hip hop stars and some of the fighting game community’s favorite Tekken 7 players competing in a 2v2 tournament for a chance to win sponsored prizes and ultimate bragging rights.

Some of the celebrity talent will include the likes of Page Kennedy, Derek Minor, Mozzy, NBA All-Star Baron Davis and Grammy Award winning producer Drumma Boy.

These hip hop community notables will be teaming up with Tekken players such as Rickstah, Circa|JoeyFury, ITS|JackieTran, ITS|CuddleCore, LUYG|RunItBlack, WayGamble and others.

Tekken 7's pacing and general action lend themselves to it being an incredibly engaging spectator eSport, fully capable of entertaining audiences whether they're part of the hardcore following or now.

You'll be able to watch the action at 2 p.m. Pacific Time either at the Hiphopdx website or over on LevelUp's Twitch live stream. For more information on the event please head over to LevelUp Live.

Tekken World Tour Taiwan Challenger results ft. Chanel, LowHigh, Take, Book, Nobi

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

There's some glorious Tekken action to behold this weekend.

Taiwan is having their very own Challenger Event on the Tekken World Tour.

This is a one-day shindig, so tune in today and stay until the end for some top-level Tekken matches streamed for your enjoyment.

Players from all across Asia are gathering to get some of those points in the hopes of qualifying for the Tekken World Tour finals later this year.

Some of the players you can expect to see at this event are ROX|Chanel, Fursan|LowHigh, Yamasa|Take, AR|Book, Yamasa|Nobi, UYU|Jeondding, COOASGAMES|Noroma, Fursan|Rangchu, Loveneet, RB|Tanukana, Yamasa|Yuu, Dimeback, KuroKuro, Dee-On Grey and of course many more.

Streaming is being done at TWFighter.

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