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Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon

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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:
A censored beat down, heavy weights bringing DK down, an assist from Halberd and more in these Smash the Record Highlights
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'I feel like Mega Man still have a lot to learn vs. Mario' - Ally on the Mario vs. Mega Man match up in part two of the interview
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'To shimmy or not to shimmy' - Gootecks shows off just how dangerous Urien is in the corner in the latest Excellent Adventures episode
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Smash Bros. and Overwatch? Oversmash? DirtyDan413's concept art for Overwatch inspired recolors of Smash Bros. characters are pretty cool
A user that goes by the name of DirtyDan413, Smash tag Noodl, has created a gallery that showcases what some of the Smash Bros. recolors would look...

Evolution of a tier list part 3 - Super Smash Bros. Melee has the first instance of a character dropping from the uppermost tier position
This is the third part of my Evolution of a tier list series, but it is the second part that specifically talks about Melee's tier list. Since Melee...

Yoshi has seen a considerable rise on Melee's tier list thanks to aMSa but he thinks Yoshi might belong in the top 8
The best Super Smash Bros. Melee Yoshi player, VGBC|aMSa, has taken to Twitter in order to share his opinions on Yoshi's match ups in Melee. He also...

Robotpencil's unique depiction of Smash Bros. characters, Venom, Harley Quinn, and more FGC characters are surprisingly dark and gritty
A user that goes by the name of Robotpencil over at Devianart has a gallery of interesting images for characters that hail from fighting games, mostly...

The Capcom Pro Tour DLC will be disappearing at the end of the month - If you want it, you'd better get it soon
It seems that the Capcom Pro Tour DLC will be disappearing at the end of this month (November) according to a tweet by Capcom.The content we will be...

Fans of the Smash Bros. series care the least for a leaderboard - Check out what content our readers are wanting the most out of a Smash Switch title
Update: The results are in! Check them out after the jump.So we've been hearing a lot of (unconfirmed) rumors of a possible port of Super Smash Bros....

Smash Bros. Easter eggs in the Sherlock Holmes Elementary television show - Hungrybox and Silent Wolf are...suspects?
Jeffrey Paul King is a known writer of the television show, Elementary. It's a show about Sherlock Holmes.Apparently, Jeffrey Paul King is also a...