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Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon

Content Editor

Although Justin has his bachelor's degree in computer science, he discovered his passion for writing about fighting games after joining the EventHubs team. Writing for EventHubs has allowed Justin to take advantage of his enjoyment of dropping trivia about fighting games.

During his time with the EventHubs tech department, he assisted in developing many of the site's features such as move pages, tiers sections for games, the tournament player listings, and more.

The Super Smash Bros. series has been Justin's main focus when it comes to fighting games even at a young age. With Super Smash Bros. 4 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, he's been able to win a few local tournaments. On a few occasions, he's even been able to do this with characters often deemed as being low tiers.

Thanks to his longtime experience with the Super Smash Bros. franchise, Justin tends to be the "Smash guy" of the EventHubs team.

Justin would eventually make a transition into learning traditional fighting games when Super Street Fighter 4 was released in 2010. Although not technically an "old school" player of the arcade era, he's developed a preference for playing on the fight stick.

NetherRealm Studios' Mortal Kombat and Injustice series also tend to be big favorites of Justin's. He's always willing to throw down with Baraka and Batman in their respective games.

Growing up, Justin has been a casual fan of the Dragon Ball series, mostly as a result of his brother being a huge fan. Still, Justin is quite knowledgeable about Dragon Ball lore and the mechanics behind Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Justin is also quite skilled at providing breakdowns and analyses for 3D fighting games like Tekken 7 and Soul Calibur 6.

With games in the Super Smash Bros, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, and Injustice series, Justin tends to be well versed when it comes to understanding tech and frame data.

Past stories:
Kazuya Mishima's reveal trailer might've unveiled TWO 'DLC mechanics' for the Tekken rep in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
We got our first look at Kazuya Mishima's moves and abilities in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate when his reveal trailed debuted during Nintendo's E3 2021...

'If you had someone eviscerated like this, you'd have fecal matter everywhere' - ER doctor reacts to MK11 Fatalities
The Mortal Kombat series is known for some extremely brutal finishers — often called Fatalities. The latest entry in the Mortal Kombat series, Mortal...

New Potemkin 100% damage combo discovered off blocked guard crush in Guilty Gear Strive
It's often said that damage is extremely high in the newly released Guilty Gear Strive. With the right set of circumstances, it's possible to deal up...

Masahiro Sakurai once considered Heihachi for Super Smash Bros. 4 but implementing his movement would've been difficult
Tekken's Kazuya Mishima was recently revealed to be coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as part of the Fighters Pass Vol. 2's Challenger Pack 10....

Did Masahiro Sakurai and Katsuhiro Harada hint at Kazuya in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate months prior to his reveal?
Kazuya Mishima from the Tekken series was recently unveiled to be the upcoming character behind Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Challenger Pack 10 of the...

When should we expect Street Fighter 5 Season 5 news with Capcom's E3 2021 presentation behind us?
Although fans kept their expectations low, Capcom's E3 2021 presentation still managed to leave many feeling let down. We knew from the get-go that...

Here's a closer look at many of the moves that Tekken's Kazuya will be able to perform in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Tekken's Kazuya Mishima was recently announced to be coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as part of the Fighter Pass Vol. 2's Challenger Pack 10....

No King of Fighters 15 character trailer tonight, next trailer to be revealed on June 23
With a few exceptions, SNK has held a recent tradition where they released a new King of Fighters 15 trailer every Wednesday. Unfortunately, it seems...

Kazuya Mishima announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2
Kazuya Mishima from Bandai Namco's Tekken series was announced earlier today for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2 during Nintendo's E3...

Nintendo Direct for E3 2021 now live
The day is finally upon us. The Nintendo Direct for E3 2021 is scheduled to begin today at 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET."Tune in for a Nintendo Direct...