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Bandai Namco cancels support for all remaining Tekken 7, Soul Calibur 6, and Dragon Ball FighterZ physical tournament events on 2020 World Tours

Bandai Namco provided an update on their 2020 major tournament circuits this morning. The company has announced that official support for all remaining physical tournament events on the World Tours for Tekken 7, Soul Calibur 6, and Dragon Ball FighterZ has been canceled.

This decision was made in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic as a safety measure for participants and tournament staff.

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Tekken 7 is one of the headlining games of the Humble Bandai Namco Bundle 4

For years, Humble Bundle has served as a great way for players to rack up a large backlog of games to play while helping a good cause though it's not everyday that a major fighting game is tossed into the equation.

The Humble Bandai Namco Bundle 4 sale is currently underway, and one of its premier titles this time around is one of the biggest fighting games of the current generation, Tekken 7.

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Topanga League X Tekken 7 early results, standings and stream ft. Chikurin, Rangchu, Double, Nobi, Noroma, Take, Gen, Karei, YoujinBoy, Yuu and more

Update: This story has been updated with day 2 results.

Topanga League is making brave new strides this year with the classically Street Fighter-focused league now delving in to the world of Tekken 7 as well.

14 players received official invites while two others qualified through online qualifiers, and it's now been solidifed that the 16 players who will be competing in this league are THY|Chikurin, AMPLFY|Rangchu, UYU|Double, Yamasa|Nobi, COOASGAMES|Noroma, Yamasa|Take, Liquid|Gen, YOG|Karei, YoujinBoy, Yamasa|Yuu, GPG|Pekos, ITO|Chirichiri, Ao, EQNX|Jyotaro, Amiigo and Macchan.

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This real-life recreation of King's Reverse Arm Slam Chain Grab from Tekken is hilarious and awesome

King, the jaguar-masked wrestler in the Tekken series, is a grappler character who is known for his command throws. One of his defining traits, in fact, are these long, intricate chain grabs that require a set of various inputs to pull off completely and successfully.

One such chain grab is called the Reverse Arm Slam, and with it King performs a series of slams on the opponent before grabbing them by the legs and swinging them around. It looks awesome in-game, but it looks hilarious AND awesome when performed in real life by MacheteHernand1.

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EVO Online's decision to limit open tournaments to titles with great netcode is a bold message to fighting game developers

When news first dropped that EVO 2020 was cancelled and EVO Online would be taking its place, the FGC's immediate concern jumped to how the mainstage games would hold up considering none of them are known for their strong netplay capabilities.

The organizers behind EVO essentially side-stepped that issue completely, however, this week when they announced that none of those titles would be part of the open tournaments for EVO Online with those honors going instead to four fighting games championed by the community for their netcode prowess.

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'Did he just lag in real life?' - The Keef Crew's take on EVO Online's announcement and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's exclusion hits down to the core

When EVO Online was first teased following the offline major's cancellation, players around the world wondered how their games would hold up in a large netplay setting. One community, however, had their concerns answered rather directly, as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate did not make the list.

The Keef Crew put together a hilarious skit at the time warning of the impending Wi-Fi warriors, but now with Smash no longer part of the equation, their newest video takes on the exclusion and how the various scenes reacted to the news.

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EVO Online details revealed with 5 weeks of events, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate removed from lineup

With the cancellation of the main EVO 2020 event due to worries about the coronavirus pandemic, organizers have pivoted to move the event online with a newfound focus on fighting games with the best netplay around.

The first details for EVO Online have been revealed via an announcement trailer which will be split up over five weekends and features a very drastic change up to the events and games originally planned to take place.

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Unreal Engine 5 officially revealed which may power the next generation of fighting games

Epic and their Unreal Engine have held a strong presence within the fighting game community for multiple console generations at this point, and now we've seen what the next generation may have in store for us.

During the Summer Game Fest showcase this morning, Epic unveiled Unreal Engine 5 with the first real-time PlayStation 5 footage which shows off what the next generation of fighting games may be working with.

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5 big questions we have about EVO online and how it will work

For the first time in 20 years, Evolution will not have an offline event in the United States for its championship series and will instead be held in an online format due to the ongoing worries surrounding the coronavirus. Problem is, we don't really know anything about how it's going to work which has left the fighting game community wondering what they should be expecting of what was going to be the biggest tournament of the year.

With so many details currently left up in the air, John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero and I will be breaking down five of the biggest questions the FGC currently has about EVO online.

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Issues with Fakhumram's hurtboxes are causing weird whiffs and frustrating fans of Tekken 7

Our first few sightings of Fahkumram had us questioning his seemingly inconsistent size, and now that players have had a good month and a half to explore Tekken 7's latest DLC character they're questioning some seemingly inconsistent hurtboxes.

A recent Twitter post by DENGOJIN highlights how Fahkumram is able to weasel his way out of block and pressure strings in ways most everyone else on the roster cannot.

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Steam's massive Golden Week sale offers huge discounts for Japanese fighting games and their DLC to keep us busy in quarantine

With the month of May now finally upon us all, Japan is beginning their annual Golden Week celebrations which includes an absolute buttload of video game sales for those of us who don't even live in the country.

Steam's massive Golden Week Sale is now live and is offering some of the best discounts we've seen for Japanese fighting games on PC in quite some time — it's way bigger than the PlayStation holiday sale also still going on for the time being.

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Someone made a Street Fighter 5 Sagat PC mod over Tekken 7's Fahkumram and it's totally badass

Tekken 7's latest season of DLC concluded with the addition of a brand new fighter named Fahkumram. The towering giant is a Muay Thai specialist and fans quickly noticed a striking resemblance in style to another popular Muay Thai practitioner in fighting games.

The PC community, much like they often do, went ahead and made the simple comparison a reality in creating this Street Fighter 5 Sagat mod for Tekken 7's Fahkumram, and it looks spot on.

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Katsuhiro Harada says he's working on a new game design document along with planning the return for the Tekken World Tour

Tekken 7 first hit the arcade scene over five years ago at this point, and while development for the game may not be done yet, it appears as though its creators may be looking forward now to what comes next.

After the longtime Tekken director uncharacteristically disappeared off of Twitter for more than a week, a concerned fan reached out to Katsuhiro Harada to ask if he was doing alright with him responding back with what he and his team have been working on recently.

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Tekken 7's website adds entry for a new 50th character as a mysterious silhouette

Tekken 7 is quickly approaching its third anniversary since the 3D fighter first released on home consoles, and it appears as though the game may not be done adding in new characters just yet if its most recent update is any indication.

Eagle-eyed fans have noticed that Tekken 7's official European website now displays 50 playable fighters for the game despite the fact that there are only 49 available after Fahkumram's release.

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Harada says that today's Tekken 7 update was only 25-30% of what was planned

Earlier today, Tekken 7's version 3.31 update was released. Leroy was once again one of the biggest losers as he received a variety of nerfs in order to tone him down.

In total, 33 new balance adjustments have been made with version 3.31. According to Katsuhiro Harada, today's patch only makes up about 25-30% of what was actually planned.

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Tekken 7 Version 3.31 patch notes released including more nerfs for Leroy Smith and Hell Sweep reverting back to normal

With Tekken 7's Season 3 content all wrapped up, the game currently sits in a state of completion until we see more about the potential prospect of more DLC in the future, but that doesn't mean support for the game is stopping in the meantime.

The Version 3.31 update for Tekken 7 is now available to download, and Bandai Namco has released the full patch notes for the balance changes that have been included with it.

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Several new DLC listings for Tekken 7 surface on Steam

Tekken 7 just saw the conclusion of its third season with the release of towering Muay Thai fighter, Fahkumram. Coupled with the Cave of Enlightenment stage, the popular 3D fighting game's latest wave of DLC is all available now, though there could be more on the way.

Yesterday, several unknown listings under Tekken 7's downloadable content section surfaced over on the Steam database. There are five new items shown here, all following Fahkumram and the latest stage.

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