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Tekken producer addresses fan demand for missing legacy characters in Tekken 7

Tekken 7 currently has 37 characters on its playable roster. From brand new fighters to combatants who graced the stage from day one, there are many varied styles to choose from when jumping into battle.

Despite this, some fans are still hoping to see the return of their favorite warriors, and they are quite vocal about it on social media.

Tekken's chief producer Katsuhiro Harada often responds to follower comments on Twitter, and just this morning he addressed a topic that he seemingly runs into often: "why isn't my favorite character in Tekken 7?"

Harada took to the TwitLonger platform in order to more thoroughly explain.

"First of all, although I have talked over several times, I'll mention this again," Harada started. "For me all characters are like [my] sons and daughters.

"Sometimes, [fans] say, 'Harada dislikes (or hates) xxxx (character name)', but it is a completely selfish belief or misunderstanding." He goes on to say that there is no way he dislikes the characters that he and his team have created.

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JDCR allows a combo to drop against Saint to win via timeout, while Qudans had an amazing run - SEAM 2017 Tekken 7 highlights

The South East Asia Major 2017 event has concluded all of its tournaments. One of the games played was Tekken 7.

It was a major tournament, so you can expect some pretty big names to be attending. Players like FOX|JDCR, FOX|Saint, Qudans, COOASGAMES|Noroma, Jeondding, and more.

As a result of this, there were some pretty hype moments taking place throughout the course of the tournament. We've decided to highlight these sequences for your convenience.

Our first cool moment focuses on a round between JDCR and Qudans. They both had one game and two rounds won; whoever won this last round would stay in winners while the other went into the losers bracket.

Things were looking quite favorable for JDCR as he had quite a considerable life lead. Unfortunately though, Qudans was able to make effective use of his rage via the Rage Drive.

During the final combo, one of the commentators was convinced that it wasn't going to KO. It ended up just being enough.

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South East Asia Major 2017 results ft. JDCR, Tokido, Saint, OilKing, Momochi

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

South East Asia Major 2017 is finally upon us, and as most years, it's taking place in Singapore.

This is the Asian Regional Finals for the Capcom Pro Tour, so you can look forward to a huge showdown in both the qualifying tournament on Saturday and the actual finals on Sunday, when the leaderboard for the Asian region comes to its climax.

However, that doesn't mean other games are taking a backseat. This is also a Regional event for the Tekken World Tour with a $15,000 pot bonus, so you can expect some extreme battles to take place to reach the end there as well.

Besides these two titles, you will also be seeing a Battle or the Stones Event in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, as well as tournament play in Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Injustice 2 and Windjammers.

Players expected to attend this event include FOX|JDCR, FOX|Tokido, FOX|Saint, ZW|OilKing, FOX|Momochi, Mago, RZR|Xian, Qudans, ITS|Chanel, GGP|Kazunoko, FOX|Justin Wong, ROX|Knee, Ponos|Moke, Yamasa|Nobi, Scarz|Sako, DNG|Tachikawa, XYZZY, COOASGAMES|Noroma, Yamasa|Take, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, Kkokkoma, Jeondding, Yamasa|Yuu and many more.

Streaming is being done at Capcom Fighters, Tekken, Battle for the Stones, Game Start Asia and Team Spooky.

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No tutorials in Tekken 7 since players weren't using them anyways; story mode envisioned to teach players while they play instead

Fighting games are considered to be one of the toughest genres to pick up and play. There a number of mechanics that must be learned, special moves to memorize, and fundamentals to figure out.

You would think it would be important to include a tutorial mode in order to teach these basics to players. Despite this, Tekken 7 was packaged without this mode.

PC Games News recently had a chance to Katsuhiro Harada why this was missing. The Tekken producer noted that people weren't really using the mode anyhow.

"We can tell with most of our games which modes players are spending time in," said Harada. Tekken 7's "story mode was envisioned on teaching the player with baby steps whilst playing the game" instead.

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Input lag solution could be coming to Street Fighter 5 and other titles with upcoming Unreal Engine update

It's no secret that many modern fighters these days suffer from more input lag than what players are comfortable with. In the case of Street Fighter 5, the amount of input lag averages at about 6.2 frames.

One of the reasons for this is because a lot of today's fighting games are using Unreal Engine 4. Essentially, excellent graphics at the cost of input latency.

Street Fighter 5 isn't the only game in this genre that uses Unreal Engine though. Games like Tekken 7, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, and the upcoming Dragon Ball FighterZ do as well.

For the longest time, it looked as though this was something we would just learn to deal with. This is pretty much what we as fighting game players have done thus far.

Now, however, it looks as though a solution has finally been presented. The developers of this engine have updated it to address this problem.

Would it even be significant enough though?

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Asian CPT leaderboard comes to a close, Tekken's best collide and a battle for the Time Stone - Here's why you should watch SEAM 2017 this weekend

South East Asia Major 2017 is coming up this weekend, and there are multiple reasons you should keep your eyes on this event.

It's not just about this event being a staple for the FGC for the last 5 years, but there's so much more that makes this event a huge deal in 2017.

For a full rundown of everything this event will bring you, continue below.

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Next Level Battle Circuit v.87 results ft. SonicFox, Punk, IDOM

Updated 9:26 a.m. PDT, Thur October 12, 2017: Results and the stream archive have been added to the story.

Earlier: Another installment of New York's long-running weekly event, Next Level Battle Circuit, is taking place at the Next Level arcade tonight.

We can expect to see four different fighting games on the docket: Street Fighter 5, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Tekken 7, and Injustice 2.

Today marks the fourth week that Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite has been at Next Level Battle Circuit. Earlier today, we saw PG|Punk say on Twitter that he aims to defeat the current two-week champion, FOX|SonicFox.

Players expected to compete tonight include FOX|SonicFox, PG|Punk, PG|RayRay, PG|CoachSteve, IDOM, and more.

If you'd like to follow along with the action, you can check out the brackets here.

Hit the jump to view the live stream.

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Tekken 7 has sold over two million copies since its console release in June

Tekken 7 technically came out back in 2015, but that was an arcade-only release in Japan. The game got its worldwide console release just a few months back on June 2nd, and it seems business has been booming ever since.

Twitter user NightmareSteam tweeted at Tekken 7 Director Katsuhiro Harada asking what the sales were for the latest title in the franchise. Harada responded by saying, "Over 2 million now (2017 June to September)."

Though Tekken 7 rarely takes the much coveted final game slot in fighting game tournaments, these numbers would suggest that it's more popular than one might think if using only major events as a barometer.

Since its February 2016 release Street Fighter 5, the usual tournament headliner, has sold 1.7 million copies. Tekken 7 almost hit this number after just two months on the shelves, and projects 2.1 million units sold by the end of 2017.

What's more, Tekken 7 has further content on the horizon with Fatal Fury/King of Fighters character Geese Howard set to join the roster as DLC this coming winter.

The Tekken World Tour Finals are slated for this November 12th in San Francisco, which will mark the end of the game's first major seasonal circuit. There the top 16 players of the World Tour will face off for a prize pool of $50,000.

Thank you to HooliganComboFTW and icejohn for sending this in.

Revolution 2017 results ft. Svampen, Kiba, Raven, KingRasta, RAD

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Revolution 2017 is taking place this weekend in London, United Kingdom.

This event features a bunch of different games, with its main focus aimed towards the sub-genre generally referred to as anime games or airdashers, though also featuring games outside of that distinction.

The games you'll be seeing tournament play of are Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Tekken 7, Gundam Versus, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, King of Fighters 14, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Pokkén Tournament DX and Arcana Heart 3: Love Max.

Players attending include the likes of Svampen, Kiba, Raven, KingRasta, RAD, Jackal, Pida, LordSpectreX, Sacred Azure, Nyphi7 - and of course, many more.

This event has 84 entrants for Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and 78 entrants for BlazBlue: Central Fiction, the event's two main games, so it's definitely going to be action-packed.

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

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TWFighter Major results ft. Tokido, JDCR, Saint, Haitani, Yukadon

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

With the Capcom Pro Tour drawing ever closer to the end of its current season, the Premier Events are out in full force.

This weekend's big showing is taking place in Taipei, Taiwan.

Besides being a Premier event for Street Fighter 5, this is also a Master Events for Tekken 7, so stakes are high there as well.

The tournament also features King of Fighters 14 and Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2.

Players expected to attend include FOX|Tokido, FOX|JDCR, FOX|Saint, GRPT|Haitani, YouDeal|Yukadon, GRPT|Fuudo, Jeondding, CYG|Daigo, RZR|Infiltration, Gachikun, Chanel, GRPT|MOV, Mago, Ponos|Moke, CO|Go1, FOX|Momochi, Kkokkoma, GGP|Kazunoko, Scarz|Sako, KuroKuro, Pekos, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, EG|K-Brad, PandaTV|Jiewa, Talon|HotDog29, DNG|Tachikawa, Humanbomb, Tse4444 and many more.

Streaming is being done by Capcom Fighters, Tekken, TW Fighter and Taiwan Fighting Festival.

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TXT Chile 2017 results ft. JoeyFury, SperoGin, Sapito, Abel del Maestro

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

TXT, short for Tekken eXtreme Tournament, is back again, taking place in Santiago, Chile.

This is a Master Event for the Tekken World Tour, so as always, much is at stake.

128 players are participating to reach the end, and hopefully get a chance to compete in the Tekken World Tour Finals in November.

As always for Master Events, there's a $10,000 pot bonus as well, so there's definitely extra incentive to perform well.

Players attending this event include, but are not limited to, Circa|JoeyFury, Xcel|SperoGin, FNM|Sapito, Avalon|Abel del Maestro and JacksonFive.

Streaming is being done at Tekken.

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Barcelona Games World results ft. Gura, Fergus, Caiper, SuperAkouma, KaneAndTrench

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend is truly loaded with Tekken 7 action.

We have three Master events for the Tekken World Tour taking place during these three days, and here's one of them - Barcelona Games World which, as the name suggests, takes place in Barcelona, Catalonia.

With the Tekken World Tour Finals announced to occur just over a month from now, the goal is clear, and the players are battling hard to reach it.

This event features a ton of European top level talent, although there will surely be a few players who've traveled from further away to compete as well.

A few of the players expected to compete here are Eastone|Gura, TDG|Fergus, ARK|Caiper, Crazy|SuperAkouma, DG|KaneAndTrench, Tenshimitsu and CGG|Tissuemon.

Streaming is being done at Tekken.

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Chanel's Eliza suddenly becomes drowsy and takes a nap before the timer expires against Knee - TWFighter Major day one Tekken 7 highlights

Day one of the Tekken 7 tournament that is being held at the TWFighter Major event is now concluded. It was quite the spectacle for Tekken fans.

Players in attendance included FOX|JDCR, FOX|Saint, PBE|Doujin, Qudans, and Chanel. Surprisingly, it's not JDCR and Saint that are in the winners finals (Saint has even been eliminated at this point).

We have highlights that showcase some of the most interesting moments that have happened so far. Moments like how the set between Chanel and ROX|Knee ended.

Chanel was playing as Eliza while Knee was using Bryan. While Chanel was behind on health, he had access to his super and rage art.

He managed to land a combo on Knee which allowed him to combo into Eliza's super. Within that same combo, he also landed her rage drive.

As the time kept ticking away, it became apparent that Knee did not have enough time to catch up at this point. Chanel's Eliza fell asleep in anticipation of the timer expiring.

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Tekken World Tour Finals will take place on November 12th in San Francisco, Geese Howard to be playable on site

We finally have a date and location set as the big finale to the Tekken World Tour is just over a month away.

November 12th at 1 p.m. PDT is the time and City View at Metreon in San Francisco is the place where the best Tekken 7 competitors in the entire world will face off for a prize pool of $50,000.

The top five players from the American, European and Asia-Pacific regions will join with EVO champion FOX|JDCR to fill out the 16-man, double elimination bracket.

Spectator tickets are on sale now for just $5, and attendees will get more than just top level Tekken action. Upcoming DLC character Geese Howard will be featured in a playable build at the Finals making for an extra special opportunity for those that can make it to the event.

As if this all weren't enough, franchise Director Katsuhiro Harada and Senior Game Designer Michael Murray will be on site for a meet and greet. This will truly be a Tekken fan's paradise.

Head over to the Eventbrite page for more information and to purchase tickets. Thanks to Ichirin for sending this our way.

Northwest Majors IX.5 results ft. Punk, NuckleDu, Snake Eyez, ChrisG

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Northwest Majors IX.5 is taking place this weekend in Washington.

This is the last offline ranking event for the North American region of the Capcom Pro Tour, so anyone hungry for points is bound to show up.

Besides Street Fighter 5, the event will also be hosting tournaments in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Tekken 7, Injustice 2 and Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo.

If any of these happen to be your game of choice, rest assured that they will all be getting ample streamtime from pools until the end.

Players attending this event include PG|Punk, Liquid|NuckleDu, CYG|Snake Eyez, EG|NYChrisG, Rise|Smug, EG|K-Brad, CYG|PR Balrog, Brian_F, 801 Strider, Tempo|Alex MYers, Circa|LPN, Commander Jesse, PIE|Kami and many more.

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

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GameTyrant Expo 2017 results ft. Armada, ZeRo, Hungrybox, Mew2King, Leffen

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

A brand new tournament has propped up and is taking place this weekend - GameTyrant Expo 2017 takes place in Salt Lake City, Utah, hopefully with many more years to come in the future.

The main games being played at this event are Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. 4, and that's where the main competition is, with over 300 players participating in each, and both Singles and Doubles events are being hosted for them as well.

There's lots more to get excited about, though, because this event also features Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, Injustice 2, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and Pokkén Tournament DX.

This event has huge prizes at stake for multiple games, with prize pools up to as high as $30,000 for both Smash games, and prize pools up to $5,000 for each other fighting game.

With Smash being the main competition, those are the players mainly highlighted below, although there's sure to be some heavy hitters in a few of the other titles as well. At this event, you can expect to see Alliance|Armada, TSM|ZeRo, Liquid|Hungrybox, FOX|Mew2King, TSM|Leffen, P1|CaptainZack, FOX|MKLeo, NRG|Nairo, RNG|Dabuz, PG|Plup, CLG|SFAT, G2|Westballz, C9|Ally, Tempo|Axe, MSF|Larry Lurr, RNG|Swedish Delight, IMT|Shroomed, Frys|Wizzrobe, LG|Abadango, BC|Mr. R, CLG|PewPewU, Tempo|S2J, VGBC|aMSa, 2GG|Komorikiri, MVG|Salem, ALG|n0ne, Lucky, Liquid|ChuDat, P1|Tweek, CLG|VoiD, Balance|DruggedFox, Professor Pro, Marss, YP|Fatality, SPY|MacD, DizzKidBoogie, PG|Esam, BC|MikeHaze, HugS, MSF|La Luna and many more.

Streaming is being done at VG BootCamp and EndGame TV 1.

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The Fall Classic 2017 results ft. XCalibur Bladez, Mr. Kwiggle, JoeyFury, Speedkicks

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

One of the many big events going on this weekend is The Fall Classic 2017, taking place in North Carolina.

This is a Masters Event for the Tekken World Tour, so you can bet the Tekken beasts will be out in full force. It's also a key event to the Dead or Alive Battle Royale, so we recommend paying attention to the high level of play in Dead or Alive 5: Last Round as well.

Besides that, the event will also feature tournament play in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Street Fighter 5, Injustice 2, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], BlazBlue: Central Fiction, King of Fighters 14, Pokkén Tournament DX, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Mortal Kombat XL.

Another notable factoid about this tournament is that several top level 3rd Strike players from Japan have flown out to compete, so you can expect to see some Co-operation Cup tier gameplay coming your way.

There are also potential to increase the pot size of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, as well as get some hype exhibition matches. For more details regarding this, go to this Matcherino page.

Players attending this even include, but are not limited to, XCalibur Bladez, Mr. Kwiggle, ITS|JoeyFury, PG|Speedkicks, Kokujin, RX, ITS|Princess Ling, Circa|JoeyD, Xcel|SperoGin, Issei, Rip, Jimmy J Tran, VS|Pokchop, Chi-Rithy, Yakkun and Noble|Vagabond.

Streaming is being done at Bifuteki, Tekken, Funky P, KPB Live and Exodus 3rd.

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