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Posts tagged “Evo Championship Series”

Evo Online cancelled after allegations against co-founder

Fighting game championship Evo has been cancelled this year following abuse allegations against Evo co-founder and CEO Joey "MrWizard" Cuellar. Evo are ejecting him from the company and replacing him as CEO. The makers of half the games in Evo's lineup had already pulled out of the event following the allegations, including Street Fighter gang Capcom and Mortal Kombat devs NetherRealm. Evo Online was due…

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Evo 2020 is going online-only

Like everything else, Evo is not going ahead as usual this year. The fighting game championships will not invade a Las Vegas resort for a weekend at the end of July, with that event now cancelled and tickets getting refunded. But Evo 2020 is evolving, and will go online this summer. It surely won't be the same but, even as a casual spectator, I'm still…

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Tekken 7’s new character is Ip Man with dreadlocks

Barnstorming punch ‘em up Tekken 7 is getting a new knuckle sandwich artist, developers Bandai Namco have announced. He’s a calm-looking martial fightist who lost his family in a gang conflict in New York and went missing for 50 years, only to reappear in the following videogame trailer at fighting game championship EVO 2019. It looks like he’s been hanging out in Hong Kong, because…

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Evo 2019’s best storyline is a wholesome Dragon Ball FighterZ rivalry

Dragon Ball FighterZ is not supposed to be the main event at fighting game tournament Evo. But at any event like this, it’s the best stories that rise to the surface. In the fighting game community of late, those stories often involve Dominique “SonicFox” McLean, and, when it comes to DBFZ, his rival Goichi "GO1" Kishida. This year, it was GO1 who triumphed – but…

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Virtual fisticuffs festival Evo 2018 is streaming live through the weekend

For fans of the Street Fighters, Tekkens and Dragon Ball FighterZs of this world, The Evo Championship Series is the most magical time of the year. Held at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, thousands trade blows across eight major games (plus a fair few minor ones) in search of fame, glory, and big cash prizes. Evo's doors are open, and the first matches…

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Biff! Bam! Tekken 7 Reveals Bob And Master Raven

I'm still a little surprised Tekken 7 [official site] is coming to PC after 23 Tekkenless years. Bandai Namco announced their fighting game's PC port during E3, and showed a little more of it during last weekend's Evo fightorama. This is exciting to me because, as someone who's not played Tekken since the first PlayStation, I am delighted to discover its lineup includes characters I'd…

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Down Right False: One-Button Moves In Rising Thunder

Can a fighting game become mainstream in the way, say, League of Legends has? Like MOBAs, fighting games have years of unquestioned design in them, and bits hanging on from when they were a necessity, but can someone streamline them while staying true to their spirit and find a new, wider audience? The folks making Rising Thunder [official site] hope so.The game has big fighting…

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No Ultra, No Turbo: Street Fighter V Is The Only SFV

For years, Capcom have iterated upon each major Street Fighter game with Turbo, Ultra, Championship, and Goodness Knows What Other Editions, tweaking the balance and adding new characters and stages. That's all good and well when you need to physically release new cartridges, but that hasn't been the case for years. So, finally, they're sticking with one game. Street Fighter V [official site] will be…

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Watch Evo 2015 This Weekend, It’ll Be Great

But what, you may reasonably ask, is that?Evo is the world championships of fighting games. If you like fighting games, you're already planning to watch it, have Monday off work and are stocking up on cool snacks. If you don't hopefully you haven't already stopped reading, because Evo is the spectator event of the year unless you have some sort of allergy to excitement. Taking…

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