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Perfect Legend faces off against Jinkid the Tekken 4 EVO Champ in a first-to-10 in Tekken 7

PRO|Perfect Legend recently had a first-to-10 set against Jinkid in Tekken 7. Back in 2003, Jinkid was able to win the EVO 2003 Tekken 4 tournament with Jin.

Being that Perfect Legend has also taken the EVO Championship for Dead or Alive 4 in 2004 and Mortal Kombat 9 in 2011 and 2012, this match up is essentially pitting two EVO Champs up against one another.

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Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath featured in PlayStation's Summer Sale alongside other hot fighting game discounts

The summer months used to mean a sparse release line up for video game players which has evolved over the years into an event that presents some of the best sales of the year, and that includes fighting games too.

PlayStation's digital Summer Sale is now underway which includes the first big discount for Mortal Kombat 11's Aftermath expansion that we've seen for the platform.

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Fahkumram has been banned from almost every Tekken 7 tournament in Pakistan according to Arslan Ash

VS|Arslan Ash recently commented on Twitter on how strong Fahkumram is in Tekken 7. This eventually evolved into a discussion about the state of Tekken 7.

"This is what I have been saying for a long time," began Arslan Ash. "Even EQNX|Ulsan admitted this as well. 'The only way to beat Fahkumram is to pick Fahkumram.' We Pakistan people (majority top players) are not playing this stupid character as it is banned in almost every tournament in Pakistan."

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Katsuhiro Harada's favorite don't ask me for s*** and sit the hell down lines can now be worn wherever you go on this official new shirt

Katsuhiro Harada's been one of the most vocal developers in the fighting game community as the longtime director of the Tekken series though he's been known specifically for a few favorite lines in particular.

Ten/o Media recently revealed their new fighting game t-shirt designs including one featuring Harada and his notable phrases of don't ask me for s***, shut up and sit the hell down โ€” which is of course all in good fun.

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Bandai Namco Fun Live event schedule released, no Tekken 7, Soul Calibur 6 or Dragon Ball FighterZ listed

Yesterday, Bandai Namco announced their new Fun Live show taking place later this month where the company plans to show off what's going on and what's coming to a bunch of their games. Now we appear to know its contents for the most part.

The full Fun Live schedule has seemingly been posted to Bandai Namco Taiwan's website though there's no listings for Tekken 7, Soul Calibur 6 or Dragon Ball FighterZ.

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Bandai Namco announces Fun Live event taking place July 17โ€“24 which will likely contain new Tekken 7 and Soul Calibur 6 information

Bandai Namco may finish this console generation as the biggest fighting game publisher around by juggling Tekken 7, Dragon Ball FighterZ and Soul Calibur 6 at the same time, and we may be learning about the future of those projects very soon.

The Japanese developer / publisher announced this morning they will be hosting a multi-day Fun Live event where they plan to reveal new content for their games which is now the most likely place we'll be seeing updates to those fighting games.

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Tekken 7 Director's recent post features potential link to Yakuza series, once again sparking speculation among fans

Tekken 7's third season of content wrapped up earlier this spring, and while nothing's been confirmed about what may be coming next, there may be a hint floating around in front of our faces.

Katsuhiro Harada, the longtime director of the Tekken series, recently shared a photo to his Twitter page featuring four images taken from within the latest game though there's one that's caught the attention of Yakuza fans in particular.

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Bandai Namco is currently evaluating the best way to reveal stuff after EVO Online 2020 was canceled

Despite Tekken 7 not being part of the main lineup for the now canceled EVO Online 2020 tournament, a special exhibition was supposed to be broadcasted.

Bandai Namco has apparently been working hard to reveal something during this yearly event. Due to the cancellation, the plans for these announcements need to be reworked.

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Kirbcen's fighting game art gallery is made up of stunning reworked 3D renders

I recently came across Kirbcen's gallery of fighting game artwork. Although these are 3D renders that have been painted over, you can tell that a great deal of time has been spent on each piece.

One of the first illustrations that you'll see on his Twitter depicts Spider-Man and Dante shaking hands. This is clearly meant to pay homage to the Marvel vs. Capcom series.

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Steam Summer Sale brings in the best fighting game discounts including Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition for the first time and all EVO Online games

Fighting game players finding a home on the PC platform have grown exponentially over the past decade or so, and now they're in for a big seasonal treat for the next few weeks.

Steam is now running its annual Summer Sale starting today which includes some of the best deals for fighting games that we've seen in quite some time including the first notable discounts for Street Fighter 5: Champion Editon, all EVO Online titles and dozens more of the big names.

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We should probably kiss any chance of seeing a Tekken representative appearing in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate goodbye at this point

This week marked the end of the longest drought of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate-related content since the game released with the announcement of Min Min though there was something else in the reveals that caught the eye of fighting game fans.

Joining the new ARMS representative will be a handful of new Mii Fighter costumes which seem to pretty much cement that we probably won't be getting a Tekken character in Fighters Pass 2.

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Fighting game legends Tokido and Dogura forge a new rivalry in Tekken 7 with this epic first to 10 exhibition set

Rohto|Tokido and CO|Dogura have remained among the best fighting game players in the world for a long time, and though their paths have been tied to the realm of 2D games for the most part, the realm with an extra dimension called out to them.

Earlier this week, Topanga in Japan brought in Dogura and Tokido for what they called a concept match in Tekken 7 featuring a first to 10 exhibition set that's both fun and exciting.

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Tekken 7 Version 3.32 update aims to fix Fahkumram's hitbox issues though some apparently still remain

Fahkumram is the latest character to join the roster of Tekken 7 as a brand new addition to the series though he's faced some apparent issues since launch earlier this spring.

Tekken 7 Version 3.32 update should now be available to download for all users which aims to take out hitbox / hurtbox / collision box problems for Fahkumram though some apparently still remain.

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The Hidden Last Boss of Japan covers the story of Tekken 7 world champion Chikurin as told by Ryan Hart

Tekken continually proves itself to be among the best fighting games with its global reach bringing together a rich community of players who all want one thing โ€” to be named the best in the world.

Yuta "THY|Chikurin" Take managed to achieve that goal this past year by winning one of the most difficult and stacked Tekken 7 tournaments of all time by taking home the Tekken World Tour Finals championship against all odds.

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Topanga League X Tekken 7 results

Update: This story has been updated with final 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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Ironically, Lucky Chloe is most popular in North America now says Harada after her initially icy reveal all those years ago

After four years of questions, laughs and "wait are you serious" replies, it appears as though the new dancing queen of Tekken 7 has found herself an unlikely place to call home.

Longtime Tekken Director Katsuhiro Harada has been a lot more active on Twitter lately answering the questions of fans on all matter of topics where he revealed Lucky Chloe is most popular with players in North America years after threatening to leave her out of the roster completely in the region.

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Katsuhiro Harada opens up about rollback netcode in Tekken 7 and server issues

Tekken 7's growth as a community has pretty much gone unmatched in the FGC over the past handful of years though one thing most players could agree on that's holding it back from reaching even further heights is the game's issues with online play.

Earlier, on his 50th birthday no less, longtime Tekken Director Katsuhiro Harada took to Twitter to address fans over recent reported server issues as well as to say that Tekken 7 apparently does use rollback netcode.

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