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Harada confirms patch coming this week to reduce PS4 wired pad input delay in Tekken 7

Input lag has been a hot topic for most of the modern fighting games. It's not uncommon these days for top players to request developers to reduce the input lag in these games.

Tekken 7 is a game that has been found to have about 7.2 frames of delay on the PlayStation 4. The Xbox One version has it at about 6.3 frames.

The developers of Tekken 7 have noted that this input delay is only present on wired PS4 pads. It has recently been confirmed that they are working on a patch to reduce input lag for these pads on the PS4.

In fact, this was confirmed by Harada himself. The patch is expected come out this week.

There wasn't any confirmation as to how much the input lag would be reduced. We are sure to find out soon.

More details can be found at Tekkengamer.

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Source: Harada's Twitter.

EVO 2017 brackets announced; four competitors will emerge from each 20-player Street Fighter 5 pool

Initial pools for EVO 2017 have been posted on Smash.gg, so you can now look up and find any one of the 2,622 Street Fighter 5 competitors, 1,515 Smash 4 fighters or players in the tournament's seven other featured titles.

We highly recommend you look over your competition, as EVO organizers currently have a bracket feedback feature that allows for players to request a change should they feel there's a problem with the current brackets.

This is primarily in place to help players that have been matched up with others from their local scenes, so they don't run into the same competition they have at home.

It seems there's a new format to the initial pool brackets this year for Street Fighter 5, Smash 4, Melee and Guilty Gear in that four players will be qualifying for the second round of play.

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Poongko shatters the floor three times, Flash gets stuck on ice, while Nina... mutates? Funny and Cool moments #102

LiangHuBBB has returned with yet another of his classic Funny & Cool Moments videos. This is episode 102 of the series.

The video features its share of epic moments from Tekken 7, Street Fighter 2, Blazblue, Injustice 2, Street Fighter 5, and more. Many of these situations will have you either scratching your head or laughing at the absurdity of what just happened.

Depending on which games and communities you follow, a number of these quirky events will come off as familiar to you. Those of us who follow Injustice 2, may be familiar with Floe spending 15 seconds in the training mode with Deadshot, then winning an online match with the character.

Tekken 7 is a game that added a rather interesting feature that content creators like LiangHuBBB can really take advantage of. As a character's life becomes low, certain sequences within the game will trigger a slow motion effect.

Of course, this isn't limited to just the really awesome situations that players can pull off mid-match. It showcases its share of hilarious bugs and glitches as well.

One of my favorite sequences has to be this brutal beat down by Poongko in Tekken 7 with Akuma.

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My number one favorite moment is probably the part where Nina "mutates" but I think the sound might be too important for that one. A little NSFW language is contained in the video.

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Eliza gets unlimited supers with this newly discovered Tekken 7 bug, EVO tournament organizer says it's banned from the event

In Tekken 7 there exists a bug that allows Eliza to perform an unlimited amount of supers with no real meter requirements. Needless to say, this tactic will be banned at EVO this year.

Tekken series veteran and FGC commentator Rip posted a clip on Twitter yesterday showing the bug in action. Apparently, Eliza can cancel into her super after performing her forward, forward + 4-2, and as long as she has a drop of meter at the ready, the super will activate.

From the looks of it, this can only be initiated on block, however, the situation it creates for the opponent is deadly. Not only is it unfair to have access to super whenever you like in a match, but Eliza's in particular acts as a safe launcher that also nets her free chip damage.

Rip also notes that if the opponent attempts to hit a button while blocking the start up of the super, they will be opened up and subject to a follow up combo.

EVO tournament organizer Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar responded to the tweet to assure fans that if this bug is not patched out by next weekend (when EVO kicks off), it will not be allowed during the competition. Anyone who uses it will be penalized, likely with an automatic loss of a round or full game.

Early last month, we learned that Eliza has an infinite combo in Tekken 7. It seems as though a patch to address these traits is much needed at the moment.

You can check out the bug in action below.

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EVO finals day kicks off with Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, here’s the Sunday schedule

As we draw nearer to EVO, the year’s largest fighting game event, we learn more of what will be in store for competitors and fans alike. Earlier, the event organizer revealed the finals day (Sunday) schedule.

Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar sent out a tweet yesterday divulging the order of the games we’ll see close out the large-scale event. To kick off EVO Sunday, we’ll be seeing Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Originally, UMvC3 was not a part of this year’s official EVO line up of games. Instead, several donation drives were opened up to determine which one out of a handful of fighting titles would secure the final spot at the event.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 won the player’s choice pick with the community raising over $70,000. As expected, Street Fighter 5 will be the headliner and will close out the entire show this year.

Over the weekend, the final EVO entrant numbers were released. You can find a breakdown of the numbers for each game (and series) over the past few years after the jump.

To see how the games will play out on EVO Sunday, be sure to check out Mr. Wizard’s tweet below.

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Canada Cup Vancouver results ft. Justin Wong, ChrisG, K-Brad, Ricki Ortiz

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Although there's still a ways to go until Canada Cup itself, we've got some warmup this weekend with Canada Cup Vancouver.

As the name would suggest, this event takes place in Vancouver, Canada.

Tournament games at Canada Cup Vancouver include Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Injustice 2 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Players attending include, but are not limited to, FOX|Justin Wong, EG|NYChrisG, EG|K-Brad, EG|Ricki Ortiz, SPY|Filipino Champ, PG|RayRay, KyleP and Jibrill.

Streaming is being handled by Canada Cup.

Contrary to most of this weekend's events, this one takes place across two days, so make sure to check the schedule so you don't miss your game of choice.

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Thaiger Uppercut 2017 results ft. Xian, Tokido, JDCR, Saint

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Thaiger Uppercut 2017 is taking place this weekend in Bangkok, Thailand.

A bunch of Asia's top players have shown up to the event, which will be featuring not just a Capcom Pro Tour Ranking event for Street Fighter 5, but will also have tournament play in Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, King of Fighters 14 and Injustice 2.

Players expected to attend the event include RZR|Xian, FOX|Tokido, FOX|JDCR, FOX|Saint, RB|Bonchan, FOX|Momochi, Mago, GGP|Kazunoko, YAMASA|Nobi, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, BST|Daigo, ZW|GamerBee, ZW|OilKing, SZ|Sako, YAMASA|Yuu, CO|Go1, Flash, RISE|Marn, GetNews|Pekos, YBK|Daikokugo, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, CO|Tanukana, FV|Chuan, Leslie, TJ|MindRPG and many more.

Streaming is being handled by TGUC FGC and Fight Club TH.

With the current top 3 on the CPT Asia leaderboards, FOX|Momochi, RB|Bonchan and GGP|Kazunoko all in attendance, you can bet that the competition will be fierce for everyone trying to better their chances of being at Capcom Cup at the end of the year.

As for entrant numbers for each game, Street Fighter 5 will be hosting 106 competitors, Tekken 7 has 91 participants, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and King of Fighters 14 have 24 players each, with Injustice 2 rounding it out at 16 fighters.

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Tekken World Tour online tournaments to be postponed as a result of boom in interest

Rarely do we get wind of an upcoming delay and feel much positivity about it, but it appears that the postponing of the Tekken World Tour online events is due to an ultimately encouraging reason.

Just yesterday, MarkMan informed the community that Tekken 7 had surpassed 1,000 entrants at EVO this year, successfully doubling its numbers from 2016.

This apparently came to organizers of the Tekken World Tour as a pleasant surprise, as they soon thereafter released the following statement:

"With the incredible interest in TEKKEN at EVO 2017 and the ever growing TEKKEN community worldwide, we’ve decided to relaunch the TEKKEN World Tour Online Tournaments to give the expanding player base more time to come together and hone their skills online.

We’re developing the TWT Online Tournament scene from the ground up and want to ensure it shines for all players. Please stayed tuned to the TEKKEN social channels for all new dates and announcements."

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Tekken 7 reaches over 1,000 entrants at EVO 2017, doubles its numbers from last year

Tekken has officially joined EVO's 1,000 entrants club. The latest in the series has hit the milestone this year, according to the tournament's organizer.

EVO's own Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar announced on Twitter yesterday that Tekken 7 has over 1,000 players registered for the event this year. In 2016, we saw EVO's Tekken 7 tournament net 543 entrants, making this year roughly double the registrants.

The increase is likely due to the game seeing an official release on consoles earlier this month. Previously, Tekken 7 was only playable in Japanese arcade form, but now competitors have access to it on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

We haven't seen final numbers for this year's EVO, so Tekken 7's entrants -- and the entrants of the other eight games on the official line up -- are likely to increase by the time registration closes. If you'd like to register, you can do so here up until tomorrow, June 30th.

EVO is taking place on July 14th - 16th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Via Tekken Gamer.

Desk takes Akuma across Street Fighter 4, 5, and Tekken 7 for an absolutely amazing combo exhibition

Desk is on a tear when it comes to combo video making as of late. We've seen him venture into Injustice 2 and Tekken 7, and an occasional Street Fighter 5 compilation still goes live on his channel.

Today, however, Desk puts three different fighting games together to create the ultimate tribute to Akuma. Entitled "Tekken vs. Street Fighter: Akuma's Iron Fist 2," this video features Akuma combos from Ultra Street Fighter 4, Street Fighter 5, and Tekken 7.

From solo combos to ones that use bits and pieces from each game to make a larger, super combo, there's a lot to take in here. Couple this with Desk's excellent editing abilities, and you definitely won't want to miss this one.

Below is just a quick combo from the video to get you started. Be sure to hit the jump to view the full thing.

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CEO 2017 results feat. Punk, NuckleDu, Daigo, Snake Eyez, Smug, XSK Samurai

Updated with results from CEO 2017: We've added the final results for this tournament below.

One of the biggest fighting game tournaments in the world kicks off today, Community Effort Orlando, better known as CEO.

The competition will take place in Orlando, Florida, and is scheduled to attract some of the world's best fighting game players.

This is a premiere Capcom Pro Tour event for Street Fighter 5, and part of Injustice 2 pro series and Tekken World Tour.

Notable Street Fighter 5 players in attendance include PG|Punk, Liquid|NuckleDu, FOX|Tokido, CYG|PR Balrog, CYG|Daigo Umehara, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, FOX|Momochi, GGP|Kazunoko, PIE|Smug, RB|Snake Eyez, Rise|Marn, Brian_F, FOX|Justin Wong, SPY|Filipino Champ, GRPT|MOV, CO|Dogura, Circa|LPN, EG|NYChrisG, EG|K-Brad, DNL|Chris Tatarian, EG|Ricki Ortiz, F3|Alucard, XSK_Samurai, NS|Ludovic, FA|Mono, Flash, WBG|CJ Truth, among others.

Top players for Smash 4 include TSM|Zero, FOX|MKLeo, C9|Ally, RNG|Dabuz, P1|Tweek, 2GG|Komorikiri, Mr. R, NRG|Nairo, MSF|Larry Lurr, MVG|Salem, DNG|Kameme, LG|Abadango and 2GG|Ranai, plus many more.

The top game for entrants as of Thursday evening was Smash 4 with 611, followed by Street Fighter 5 with 548, Injustice 2 had 400 people, Melee 292 and Tekken 7 picked up 248 competitors.

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JDCR keeps making comebacks with a giant combo while Fuko La Muerte whiff punishes with a Rage Art - CEO 2017 Tekken 7 highlights

The Tekken 7 tournament at CEO 2017 has now come to an end. We have highlights coming from the top 8 segment of the tournament.

Being that Tekken 7 has a system in place that causes the game to go into slow motion when finishing hit is about to go off, it really does help in highlighting key moments in the game. You know that usually, someone is about to lose when it goes into slow motion (although not always).

Jack-7 certainly made a strong showing in this tournament, especially considering that FOX|Saint ended up winning the whole tournament with him. Five of the six highlights has Jack-7 involved.

But our first highlight showcases Fuko La Muerte's Bob landing his Rage Art against HZRD|Speedkicks's Hwoarang in a combo. It was just enough to bring Speedkicks to a sliver of life remaining.

Before Fuko La Muerte landed this combo, he himself was at a sliver of life remaining left. By this point, a hit for either player would've done the other in.

Leave it to the slow motion to make a comeback even more epic.

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Core-A Gaming's Q&A session with two of the world's best Tekken players will help you level up in Tekken 7

The mighty Core-A Gaming is back with another quality video, this time featuring two of the strongest Tekken players in the world: FOX|Saint & FOX|JDCR.

Seeing as Tekken 7 just dropped, there are a ton of potential new Tekken players contemplating jumping in and sticking with the game. The 3D fighter is very technical when it comes to movement, and fighting on a 3D plane in general may be a tad intimidating to newcomers.

Core-A set up a question and answer thread on Twitter, and proceeded to ask Saint and JDCR their opinions on a wide variety of frequently asked questions.

Don't know how to Korean backdash properly? JDCR has some advice for you. Not sure what kind of lever to use? Saint has a few answers.

Saint also talks about the inclusion of Street Fighter's Akuma in T7, and specifically notes how many players weren't all that keen on having the guest character in their franchise.

In game strategy, tech, hardware advice and more await in Core-A's latest video, which you'll find after the jump.

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Follow ups after Shoryuken, multiple jump ins and a 100% combo... Desk got his hands on Akuma in Tekken 7

Tekken characters have the ability to move in three dimensions, Akuma has the ability to focus attack dash cancel to extend combos, Desk has the ability to make mind blowing style videos, we'll let you think about the possibilities for a second.

We're used mostly to the combo master featuring Street Fighter as his main game, but he's broken some new ground with Tekken recently, which offers some exciting potential with its wall bounces and juggle-heavy style.

The combo scientist is able to pull off multiple jump ins, follow ups after Dragon Punch and other little nuances that we rarely see in the Street Fighter sequences we're used to seeing.

Here's such a progression now, topped off with sleek editing Desk is also known for:

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Aris tries to perform a very difficult Tekken 7 Jin combo that's worth $100

During one of his recent streams, Avoiding The Puddle's Aris found himself falling into the combo vortex in Tekken 7's training mode.

While figuring out the intricacies of Josie, a viewer named Ydziro donated $100 to Aris' stream. After doing so, the viewer requested that Aris attempt a difficult Jin combo that they have been struggling to perform in its entirety.

Aris follows through and gives the combo a try. The main portion of this sequence that makes it so difficult is the final string of attacks.

During the juggle, the very last hit always seems to whiff. Fortunately, Aris figures out the key to making it work.

You can check out the full video below. There is a lot of language NSFW used here, so be careful where you watch.

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Tekken 7's patch to fix online stability is now live on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Updated: The official Tekken 7 Twitter account has stated that the online stability patch is now live on Xbox One as well.

Earlier: Hot off the heels of yesterday's news, Tekken 7's patch to improve the online experience has gone live.

The 1.02 update comes in at a 723.8 MB file size, and is currently available on PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe. We can expect to see a similar patch on PC and Xbox One sometime next week.

You can check out a couple of images of the update on PS4 below.

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Hit the jump to check out the full patch notes.

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Tekken 7 receiving patches this week to address recent issues, matchmaking set to be fixed

Tekken 7 has been officially in the hands of the public since last week. The legendary 3D fighter was well received by fans, however, it came with some unfortunate matchmaking and connectivity issues online.

It looks as though we'll be seeing a fix very soon. According to the official, European Tekken website, patches will be released this week and next week to address some recent problems.

Firstly, the PC version of the game will see a patch today that improves security and updates Denuvo -- the anti-tamper technology and digital rights management found in modern games. Tekken 7's Denuvo protection was cracked just four days after release, setting the record for the fastest breach.

As for the game's online issues, PlayStation 4 users can expect to see online stability improved by the end of the week. The patch will address the matchmaking issues and will implement other bug fixes.

A similar patch is set to be released on Xbox One and PC sometime next week. Bandai Namco will share more details on these patches shortly.

Hit the jump to check out the official word on these fixes from the Tekken site.

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