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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:
'There are so many wrong [leaks]... which conveniently drown out the true ones' - Boon's recent Tweets on Mortal Kombat 11 leaks are VERY interesting
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Arslan Ash believes that Fahkumram should be unbanned from Pakistan's Tekken 7 tournaments
Some time ago, VS|Arslan Ash revealed over Twitter that Fahkumram was banned from most Tekken 7 tournaments in Pakistan. This was mostly the result of...

Something similar to rollback netcode was attempted for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate but there were too many side effects according to Masahiro Sakurai
Masahiro Sakurai's 611th column for Famitsu Column surfaced on the internet earlier today. In the latest Sakurai Column, the Super Smash Bros....

Brand new technology that will reduce input delay in fighting games announced by NVIDIA today
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Frieza is a representation of the developers' intentions for zoners in Dragon Ball FighterZ as elaborated by LordKnight
Although there are 40 characters (and counting) in Dragon Ball FighterZ, it can be argued that the game plan for everyone is fairly similar. Still,...

Poll results: Which characters would you like to see join Tekken 7 Season 4's roster?
Update: The results are in. Hit the jump to check out how our readers voted.Earlier: Tekken 7 Season 4 was announced about a month ago during the...

Starting today, Street Fighter 5 is one of the free games in September 2020 for PlayStation Plus subscribers
If you are a PlayStation Plus subscriber, then you can get access to free PlayStation 4 games from the PlayStation Store on a monthly basis. Starting...

'That online player just destroyed me... I better rematch him so I can learn from my mistakes' — Here are 50 things you won't hear from Smash players
HopCat recently released a video titled "50 things you NEVER hear Smash players say." This is a skit that comedically pokes fun at player stereotypes...

Norm Spencer, the voice for X-Men's Cyclops, has passed away
It was revealed earlier today that Norm Spencer, the voice behind X-Men's Cyclops in various media, has passed away. Cal Dodd, Wolverine's voice...

Guilty Gear Strive is meant to be easier to comprehend compared to previous entries while still maintaining difficult advanced techniques
Arc System Works has released their third volume of their Developer's Backyard series. This provides Akira Katano, Director of Guilty Gear Strive, and...