For many years, Daigo Umehara has been the icon of the fighting game community. Fans have lived vicariously through him, experiencing the ups and downs of competition. But we’ve always been kept at arm’slength when it comes to really getting to know him and many of the top Japanese players. Lately, Daigo
Tekken 7 released last week to high praise from critics and players, but has been suffering from matchmaking issues on console. Bandai Namco has responded and patches are on the way.
Nintendo has announced a port of its Pokémon fighting game Pokken Tournament DX coming to the Switch on September 22. A trailer was shown during an eight-minute Pokémon Direct (a Nintendo Direct focused solely on Pokémon games) on Tuesday showing off the portable aspects of Pokken Tournament DX and
Dayton “Wheels” Jones has qualified for two Killer Instinct World Cups (a 32-player finale to the Killer Instinct Ultra Tour similar to Capcom Cup and the Capcom Pro Tour) and has finished in numerous top 8s at major tournaments, including a dramatic second place finish at Combo Breaker 2017. A 22-year-old
Street Fighter V’s gigantic patch that includes new DLC character Ed, sweeping balance changes, and CFN upgrades is now live. Upon loading the game up, you’ll notice right away the character select screen has been revamped. The character select icons are much smaller and there’s an open space above
ELeague’s Street Fighter V Invitational wraps up this Friday, with the winner set to take home the lion’s share of the $250,000 prize pool. Semifinals and Grand Finals will air on TBS at 10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PDT. The Preliminaries stage knocked out two players from each group, which Yahoo Esports ranked
CBS reality TV show The Amazing Race will pit contestants against South Korea’s best Street Fighter V pros. According to Polygon, Evo 2016 champion Lee “Infiltration” Seon-woo and Lee “Poongko” Chung-gon will appear on this week’s episode of the show. The Amazing Race contestant must win a round against
Capcom has announced Street Fighter V’s new Capcom Fighter’s Network update, balance patch, and DLC character Ed will release on May 30. Thank you SFV players for participating in the New CFN Beta. Street Fighter V recently wrapped up its second CFN beta test in which players had access to all of the
When I dove into Injustice 2, I had no illusions of being the next Hometown Hero or playing in ESL Pro League. Upon firing up the game, I was pleasantly surprised it worked. Sadly, many games – not just fighting games – have done little to allay those fears, with problematic betas and launches.
For a large part of his career, he succeeded with Sagat in Street Fighter IV. It shouldn’t be a surprise he’s winning in Street Fighter V but it is a surprise that he’s doing it with Nash – another character nerfed so badly that he was abandoned by most top players. Last weekend at Capcom Pro Tour
Winterfox has announced it is releasing Street Fighter V pros Gustavo “801 Strider” Romero and Miky “Samurai” Chea. The players have allegedly received better offers and Winterfox has said it “can’t keep the players any longer,” in a statement sent to Yahoo Esports. 801 Strider is going through a resurgence
ELeague closes out its Street Fighter V Invitational Regular Season with Group D this week, where two more players will earn the chance to compete in the Playoffs on national TV Friday, May 26. Capcom Cup 2016 champion Du “NuckleDu” Dang and Arman “Phenom” Hanjani are the top two seeds and as a result
Street Fighter V’s Capcom Fighters Network beta test begins tomorrow, but if you want to get a head start, you can download the beta client for PlayStation 4 right now. This the second CFN beta test and is the result of a delay in rolling out an update for CFN. According to a previous blog post, Capcom
SNK Global has announced a PC port of King of Fighters XIV via Steam, with preorders and a closed beta available later this month.
Fable eSports has announced the signing of notable anime fighting game pro Keenan “Kizzie Kay” Kizzie and Pokken Tournament pro Christian “Suicune Master” Patierno.
Capcom has released the official trailer for Street Fighter V’s next DLC character Ed. After a leak on the PlayStation Store all but confirmed Ed, and a separate leak with images last weekend, we finally see the character in action. It is a large projectile that Ed can follow up with attacks, very
New leaked images of Street Fighter V’s upcoming DLC character appears to confirm it is indeed Ed, though, he looks a bit different from the last time we saw him. This is a stark change from a seemingly younger Ed wearing a sleeveless white hoodie.
Ai “Fuudo” Keita and Joshua “Wolfkrone” Philpot earned spots in the Street Fighter V ELeague Playoffs and they both had to go through Kun Xian Ho to do it. Xian might have been the MVP of the night as he played one stressful set after another. With the exception of Joe “MOV” Egami, every one of Xian
Warner Bros. has revealed Injustice 2’s first three upcoming DLC characters in a new teaser trailer. DC villain Red Hood and superheroine Starfire make their first appearances as playable characters in Injustice 2.
When Yahoo Esports ranked the four groups and predicted finalists coming from each group before ELeague started, we had no idea how the game and the players would evolve. It’s been two months and Victor “Punk” Woodley and Yusuke Momochi advanced to finals as expected in Group A. Yet struggling veteran
Christopher “NYChrisG” Gonzalez orchestrated what would have been one of Street Fighter V’s greatest comebacks to date against Brian “Brian_F” Foster at ESL’s King of the Hill but couldn’t seal the deal, suffering a soul-crushing defeat. NYChrisG was the reigning King of the Hill on Tuesday, meaning
UPDATE 8:45AM PST: Ed Boon took to Twitter to let Injustice 2 fans know DLC information is forthcoming. Injustice 2 director Ed Boon may have hinted at the possibility of a returning character from the first game. In an interview with Yahoo Esports, Boon talks about Ares, among other characters, being