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Buenos Aires True Salt 2018 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Even though the Capcom Pro Tour is nearing the end of its run this year, we're not quite there yet.

This weekend, another CPT-designated event is taking place, this time in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

This is a Capcom Pro Tour Ranking event, so points are still on the line, and since we're nearing the end, they're more important than ever before.

Besides Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, this event will also feature tournament play in Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken 7 and Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2.

As for players participating, you can expect to see Furia|HKDash, Umbrella|Dark, AAG|Pr3da, 2DR|YoungHou, Misterio and many more.

Streaming is being done at UAFG.

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SEA Major 2018 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

SEA Major, formerly known as South East Asia Major, is taking place this weekend with its 2018 installment in Singapore.

This is a massively stacked event by all metrics, the full details of which you can find in our official preview, but let's do a quick recap here.

SEA Major 2018 is the Asian finals of the Capcom Pro Tour as well as hosting an Open Premier, meaning you effectively get two Premier top 8s for the price of one at this event. It's also a Master Event for the Tekken World Tour and a Saga event for Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Besides those prestigious qualifications, it's also a ArcRevo Pro Tour qualifier for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and BlazBlue: Central Fiction on top of that. There will also be a pre-release tournament for Soul Calibur 6 at the event, so look forward to getting a good look at high level play in the title before its release next week.

Players attending include FOX|Tokido, FOX|SonicFox, Mouz|Problem X, GGP|Kazunoko, UYU|Qudans, FAV|Sako, CYG|Fuudo, Kkokkoma, CO|Dogura, UYU|Jeondding, UYU|OilKing, UYU|NL, CYG|Daigo, FOX|Justin Wong, TSM|Leffen, FOX|Dekillsage, Gachikun, Ponos|Moke, EG|NYChrisG, Yamasa|Nobi, AR|Book, RZR|Xian, PG|Speedkicks, PG|Nakkiel, COOASGAMES|Noroma, Yamasa|Take, UYU|Fergus, ESE|RunItBlack, DNG|Tachikawa, Acqua, RB|Tanukana and many, many more.

Streaming is being done at Capcom Fighters, Tekken, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Anime Illuminati and Team Spooky.

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AK gets a time over victory against Jeondding at Tekken 7 while Moke's Trunks escapes Yamcha's pressure with a level 3 super in DBFZ — SEAM highlights

The Tekken 7 World Tour and Dragon Ball FighterZ Saga event have both wrapped up at SEAM 2018. Both events had some top tier talent competing in them.

Competitors for Tekken 7 included EQNX|Dimeback, UYU|Jeondding, Kkokkoma, Yamasa|Nobi, PBE|AK, Tejan, UYU|Qudans, AR|Book, COOASGAMES|Noroma, and many more. As for Dragon Ball FighterZ, players were like FOX|SonicFox, Ponos|Moke, CO|Fenrich, CO|Dogura, GGP|Kazunoko, FOX|Dekillsage, Acqua, FT|Kaimart, TSM|Leffen, EG|NYChrisG, PG|Nakkiel, and more were present and accounted for.

We've got a batch of highlights for both games. First, let's start with some of the cool moments that occurred during the Tekken tournament.

Nobi's Steve found himself matched up against Book's Jin. Book just needed one more round to win the set and eliminate Nobi. Things weren't looking good for Nobi as he had a life deficit.

It seemed like momentum was starting to swing Nobi's way as he landed a launcher on Book's Jin. He kept the pressure going just enough so that he would then have the life lead.

Book then opted to end his offense with an invincible Rage Art.


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New Master III results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Today, the latest installment in an event series is taking place in São Paulo, Brazil.

This is a Tekken 7 event, and a lot of players from across the country are set to join the fray.

It's a one-day event, so once the action kicks off it'll keep going until the end of the stream and a winner has been crowned, so make sure to tune in.

The event begins at 10 A.M. Brazilian time, right when this story goes live, so make sure not to miss any of it.

Streaming is being done at Projeto Korea.

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Almost half of players used Android 16 but only one Cell; Jin rises to the top - SEAM Dragon Ball FighterZ and Tekken 7 character usage stats

SEA Major 2018 is currently going on in Singapore where many of the strongest players from around the world in multiple games have gathered due to the event being a Capcom Pro Tour premier tournament, a Master Event for the Tekken World Tour and a Saga event for Dragon Ball FighterZ.

With so many great players in one place, we thought it would be a good idea to see how the individual characters performed in each of the three big titles. We already collected the character statistics for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, and now we've compiled the data for Dragon Ball FighterZ and Tekken 7.

Android 16 is by far the most used character at SEA Major with almost half of top 32 using him on their main team. Bardock unsurprisingly came in at second place for overall usage, but Cell and Super Saiyan Vegeta seem to be sitting in a much different place than they once were.

Cell and Vegeta previously dominated generally for how many players used them at most tournaments, but this has drastically shifted now with only five Vegetas in top 32 and only a single Cell to be found.

Only eight characters didn't see play time in the top 32 including Android 17 though Cooler is already sitting in his first major top 8 with CAG|Dogura picking him up.

Tekken 7 featured a fairly even spread for characters used in the top 32 with 19 characters being played as mains and 19 seemingly not being played at all. Jin has technically been the most popular character for this group of top players with four having used him at some point during the event — though Asuka and JACK aren't far behind. You can take a look at the full character breakdown after the jump.

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Tokido barely avoids losers bracket in the first set, Ryuusei's comeback was thwarted by an EX reversal, and KoreanWrestlingMan spends meter for time

SEA Major 2018 is hosting a number of major tournaments this year. This is a pretty stacked event as a result.

For Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, this is an open premier event for the Capcom Pro Tour. Meanwhile, it's also serving as a Master Event for the Tekken World Tournament. Finally, we're getting the opportunity to spectate another Dragon Ball FighterZ Saga event.

The players in attendance include FOX|Tokido, FOX|SonicFox, Mouz|Problem X, GGP|Kazunoko, UYU|Qudans, FAV|Sako, CYG|Fuudo, Kkokkoma, CO|Dogura, UYU|Jeondding, UYU|OilKing, UYU|NL, CYG|Daigo, FOX|Justin Wong, TSM|Leffen, Ponos|Moke, RZR|Xian, and many more.

We've got highlights for all three games (mostly for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition). While Tekken 7 and Dragon Ball FighterZ are down to their final eight players, the highlights for Street Fighter 5 go up until top sixteen.

Believe it or not, Tokido came super close to getting sent to the losers bracket in his very first pools match. Luckily for him, he was able to survive and make it to the winners side of top eight.

Order|ROF ended up giving him a number of difficulties. Tokido was able to take him down, but only with a comeback where he had just a pixel of life remaining.


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PC mods bring Dragon Ball Z to Tekken 7 — you can now give Kazuya the 'Badman' Vegeta look

We have yet to see official representation of Dragon Ball Z in Tekken 7 despite both franchises having fighting games under the same Bandai Namco umbrella. It is very often that we see PC savvy fans step in to create content for our favorite fighting games that the developers either don't have the interest or potentially the rights to make.

There have been numerous Street Fighter 5 PC mods featured here on the site over the years, but today we have some that can be put into place in Tekken 7.

A PC modder by the name of mattplara recently created an alternate look for Tekken series mainstay, Kazuya. With this mod, players can give Kazuya a look that closely resembles Vegeta's "Badman" look from Dragon Ball Z.

This particular look, though out of character for Vegeta, came about during Dragon Ball Z's Android Saga. We see Vegeta in a bright, pink shirt with the word "Badman" written across the back, as well as bright, yellow pants.

Needless to say, this is an embarrassing outfit for the Prince of Saiyans to wear, but thanks to mattplara you can now rock it in Tekken 7 when you play Kazuya. I can't help but wonder if we'll ever see the Badman outfit come to Dragon Ball FighterZ — or at least a color inspired by it for Vegeta.

Mattplara has numerous other Tekken 7 PC mods to download, many of which revert Tekken characters like Asuka, Paul, Xiayou, Jin, Bryan, and more back to some of their looks from previous entries in the series. Additionally, there are some Hunter X Hunter mods here that you can potentially pick up.

Information on how to apply these mods can found on each one's main page.

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Capcom Pro Tour Open Premier and Asian Finals, Tekken World Tour Master Event, Dragon Ball Saga event and more — SEA Major 2018 preview

Update: This story contained erroneous information about the qualifying process for the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour. This has since been corrected.

SEA Major 2018 is coming up this weekend, and judging by pure status it's hard to remember any event that has ever been this huge.

With Pro Tours being all the rage for fighting games lately, it's almost shocking to see how much pedigree has been awarded to SEA Major this year, though it's easy to understand why when you remember how well-ran and favorably received the event has been in years prior.

Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Tekken 7, Dragon Ball FighterZ, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and BlazBlue: Central Fiction are all going to be played at the event, and have points for their respective circuits on the line.

In fact, the only games with currently running pro tours that are not present at SEA Major 2018 in an official fashion are Injustice 2 and King of Fighters 14.

Not only are the games present at the event, but for the aforementioned three games it's the highest level of non-EVO event you can have for any of them, with each practically guaranteeing direct qualification to their finals.

With all this going on, you know that this event is going to be absolutely massive for all of the games represented, so let's take a look at what we can expect from SEA Major 2018 this weekend.

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TXT 2018 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Today, they're running a huge one-day event in Bogota, Colombia.

The classic Tekken 7 tournament, TXT, which stands for Tekken Xtreme Tournament, is back.

This is a Masters Event on the Tekken World Tour, so a huge amount of points are on the line for the tour.

Roughly 80 players are participating, but we all know it's more about quality than quantity, and some real heavy hitters have shown up.

Some of the names participating include UYU|Fergus, EQNX|Dimeback, PG|Speedkicks, TR|FukoLaMuerte, UYU|Princess Ling, W2W|Binchang, AEG|AbelDelMaestro, and of course many more beyond that.

Streaming is being done at Tekken.

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Tekken X Street Fighter will be Bandai's next big title, any character can get top 8 in Tekken 7 and more; Rip shares opinions with BornFree

Most know him today primarily as a commentator, but Reepal "Rip" Parbhoo's history is just as intriguing as the wisdom he so often imparts.

The Tekken community member recently sat down BornFree at SoCal Regionals to past, present and future for his favorite game's scene.

If you're not too certain about his qualifications as a competitor, Rip took 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Tekken 6 at EVO 2009, 2010 and 2011 respectively. He speaks on doing so as well as some of his proudest competitive moments.

As far as the present goes, he's extremely happy with Tekken 7's current status. He feels that the most recent patch made it so that any character on the select screen can make top eight at a major, which is something few games have ever been able to boast.

Looking into the future, Rip wants Tekken 7 to thrive for as long as possible, but still believes that Tekken X Street Fighter is still on the horizon as Bandai Namco's next big venture.

All of this and plenty more await in the full interview below. Let us know if you agree with Rip's sentiments and if you learned anything about this storied community member in the comments after.

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Fighting Fest 2018 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Dominican Republic's hype fighting game event returns agin this year, with Fighting Fest happening in Santo Domingo.

This is a ranking event for the Capcom Pro Tour, meaning that points are on the line for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition.

Besides this, a bunch of other games are being played as well.

You can expect tournament play for Super Smash Bros. 4, Mortal Kombat XL, Dragon ball FighterZ, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Injustice 2, Tekken 7, King of Fighters 14, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle.

Players attending include, but are not limited to, Rise|MenaRD, Rise|Caba, SB|DoomSnake, DR Ray, Crossover, Jochy, TDT|Pikoro, MJ|Gama and Tiger|Luiman20.

Streaming is being done at Quien Online RD, The Mikeysan, Top Siete Games, Dragon Ball FighterZ RD, Stryker DR and Mr Connor TV 1.

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The Fall Classic 2018 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Fall Classic 2018 is back again this year.

It's taking place in Raleigh, North Carolina, and will have a bunch of games played.

Tournament titles present at the event are Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Dragon Ball FighterZ, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Soul Calibur 5, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Injustice 2, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Pokkén Tournament DX and King of Fighters 14.

There are tons of players participating in each game, but a few notable names that you can expect to see are UGS|XCaliburBladez, Pokchop, W2W|KnowKami, ESE|Coach Steve, UGS|BBoyDragon... But of course also many more.

Streaming is being done at Bifuteki and Funky P.

Because of the multitude of games being played, you can expect to have Top 8s on almost all weekend, so stay tuned.

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Tekken World Tour Online Week Two Results — Asia, Europe and New Zealand

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Tekken World Tour is in full force for Tekken 7 this year, and the online events for it are happening this week and next.

Although there are no official streams, players are free to stream their matches on their own twitch channels if they wish to do so, and we will provide Smash.GG brackets, and full results after the events are over in this story.

This weekend, there will be separate events in Asia. The first one is for East Asia, which will feature players from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Mongolia, South Korea, and Taiwan. The second one is for South East Asia, which will be eligible for entry to players from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, East Asia, East Timor, India, Laos, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Southeast Asia, and Sri Lanka.

There are also two events going on in Europe. There's the Europe East event which players from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia (except individuals located in Crimea), Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, and Ukraine can enter.

There's also the Europe West event, which is open to players located in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Finally, the online event for New Zealand is also happening.

Each of these events begin at noon in their respective time zones, which can be found on their linked Smash GG pages. Results will be posted in this story once the events have ended.

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Tekken World Tour Online Events Week One Results — North America, Latin America and Australia

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Tekken World Tour is in full force for Tekken 7 this year, and the online events for it are happening this week and next.

Although there are no official streams, players are free to stream their matches on their own twitch channels if they wish to do so, and we will provide Smash.GG brackets, and full results after the events are over in this story.

This weekend, there will be separate events in North America, the first one being North America West, which includes Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Manitoba, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Oregon, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Yukon.

North America East encompasses Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Meanwhile, Latin America North includes Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Puerto Rico. Latin America South, on the other hand, has Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay as its eligible regions.

Australia also has its online event being played this weekend, and each of these begin at noon in their respective time zones, which can be found on their linked Smash GG pages. Results will be posted in this story once the events have ended.

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Martin Wong's fighting game cosplay photos are all total KO's

We're excited to share some absolutely stellar photography from Martin Wong as he captures gorgeous models in top tier cosplay outfits.

These quality images feature characters from a wide range of franchises including Street Fighter, Super Smash Bros., Mortal Kombat, Marvel vs. Capcom and others.

Such cosplayers as Jessica Nigri, Vera Bambi and Meg Turney bring all new life to characters like Fox McCloud, Spider-Man and the pool party versions of Chun-Li, E. Honda and Cammy White.

Mr. Wong doesn't limit his craft to gaming and pop culture characters alone, but also specializes in portrait, fashion, surreal and wedding photography.

As you'll surely see when looking through the selection we've garnered for you here, these images exude professionalism from start to finish.

You can see more of Wong's work by visiting his (somewhat NSFW warning due to boudoir photos) Instagram as well as his personal photography site. Check out the gallery below and please share your favorites in the comments when you're done gazing through.

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SoCal Regionals 2018 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The big shebang this weekend is SoCal Regionals 2018, taking place in Ontario, California.

This is a huge event by all counts, with the biggest part of it being that it is a Premier event for the Capcom Pro Tour, also a Premier event on the Injustice 2 Pro Tour and a Ranking event on the Tekken World Tour.

Besides these three major tours, the event will also be hosting tournaments for the yet-to-be-released Soul Calibur 6, Dragon Ball FighterZ, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Super Smash Bros. 4, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Pokkén Tournament DX and ARMS.

With Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition over 250 entrants, Tekken 7 and Dragon Ball FighterZ close to 200 entrants and Super Smash Bros. 4 at around 150 entrants, there's going to be a ton of competition in every game present, for sure.

Notable players attending are too many to count, but among others, you can expect to see FOX|SonicFox, FD|Fujimura, FOX|JDCR, FOX|Tokido, CYG|Fuudo, FOXSaint, GGP|Kazunoko, CO|Dogura, UYU|OilKing, FAV|Sako, CYG|Daigo, EG|NYChrisG, FOX|Punk, FOX|Justin Wong, Jimmy J Tran, Reynald, Ghost|NuckleDu, Gachikun, Noble|Tweedy, PG|Nakkiel, FOX|Dekillsage, EQNX|JoeyFury, PG|Speedkicks, BC|ApologyMan, Noble|Semiij, EQNX|Dimeback, UYU|Cloud805, NRG|Supernoon, Shadow20z, NASR|TekkenMaster, PG|Hayatei, UYU|KizzieKay, MnT|Trungy, UYU|Princess Ling, Nisshin, Noble|Rewind, Pokchop, UYU|BeautifulDude and many more.

Streaming is being done at Capcom Fighters, LevelUp Live, LevelUp Live 2, NetherRealm, 2GGaming and SilentScope88.

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Android 16 and Gotenks are everywhere in Dragon Ball FighterZ while Hwoarang and Alisa are seen the most in Tekken 7 at SCR2018

It's the final day of the SoCal Regionals 2018 tournament. This was a pretty major event as there were over 250 participants playing Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition while nearly 200 were signed up for Dragon Ball FighterZ and Tekken 7.

Here's another opportunity to gauge which characters are performing well in the tournament scene based on how commonly they're being used in the top portion of the brackets. For Street Fighter 5, we saw there were plenty of Cammy, Rashid, Akuma, and R. Mika in the top 64.

As for Dragon Ball FighterZ, it seems like things are slowly starting to shift after the patch that went live shortly after EVO 2018. Although FOX|SonicFox was spotted using Nappa yesterday with great results, there are only two other players in the top 32 who are also making use of the bald Saiyan.

It seems Gotenks and Android 16 have become the most frequently used combatants in the game. Each character has been represented by twelve different players in the top 32. Meanwhile, Cell and Bardock lag behind with seven competitors using them.

Tekken 7 also recently had a patch drop. We're now in Season 2 for the game, so characters like Dragonuv and Devil Jin have — so far — disappeared from the top 48.

Hwoarang and Alisa are now being used the most frequently with some degree of success for this event. Meanwhile, Jack-7, Jin, Akuma, Bryan, and Lucky Chloe have three players using them each.

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