August 5, 2020

Street Fighter V Summer Update announces new characters and more

Capcom’s Street Fighter V Summer Update revealed fan favorites and a long-forgotten franchise. Assisted by AEWs Kenny Omega, Capcom showed four new characters for the final season of Street Fighter V. The company also teased an unannounced fifth character for the FGC. Street Fighter V Summer Update New Characters The first of the four characters […]

August 1, 2020

Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable announce new FGC content

Company representatives from Capcom, SNK, Bandai Namco and others converged for the Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable. Held in Japan, this developers’ conference aimed to discuss the state of the fighting game genre. Tekken 7 and Soul Caliber VI, along with Guilty Gear Strive, were prominently featured. Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable The conference served […]

July 21, 2020

Red Bull Gaming Tekken Academy launches this Thursday

Tekken 7 specialist Hoa “Anakin” Luu will be rolling out a six-week training camp for the next generation of Tekken players in the fighting game community. Courtesy of Red Bull Gaming, Luu’s Tekken Academy seeks to cover basics and advanced fighting techniques. To supplement training, Anakin will also provide analysis from fellow Tekken specialists and […]

July 9, 2020

Former Capcom Pro Tour Champion Du “NuckleDu” Dang announces retirement

Street Fighter V champion Du “NuckleDu” Dang announced via Twitter his retirement from competition. The announcement comes days after Dang suffered injuries from a car accident. Dang’s shocking retirement comes as the fighting game community deals with a series of sexual assault allegations directed towards players and tournament organizers. NuckleDu in North America Often considered […]

July 7, 2020

Evo Online 2020 canceled after sexual assault claims

Less than 24 hours before kick-off, fighting game community tournament Evolution Championship Series was canceled following allegations of sexual harassment against now-former Evo CEO Joey “MrWizard” Cuellar. Player Mikey “Crackpr0n” Pham shared a disturbing story on his Facebook page about a sexual harassment incident. Allegedly, Cuellar was involved to a large degree. Evo Online Canceled […]

February 8, 2020

EVO Lineup is Released Without Mortal Kombat

EVO is the most anticipated FGC event every year and the games that are chosen receive a ton of viewers, mainstream attention and usually an uptick in popularity. Each year nine titles grace the stages inside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year those nine titles are: DRAGON BALL FighterZ […]

January 11, 2020

Let’s Make Big Moves sets the Ultimate tone In 2020

This past weekend, the first major Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament took place. Let’s Make Big Moves (LMBM) took place in New York City as the first S-tier tournament for 2020. What’s more, LMBM sets the tone for what Smash Ultimate tournaments will look like for the rest of the year. Many of the top-ranked […]

November 8, 2019

EVO 2020 to be held at Mandalay Bay

The Evolution Championship Series, known as EVO, will be returning to the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort in Las Vegas in 2020. The tournament will run from July 31 to Aug 2. This will be the third time that the Mandalay Bay will host EVO. The venue has had some of the most memorable moments […]

October 25, 2019

Interview with Rob TV

Street Fighter 5 claims more spotlight with esports starting to intersect with the Fighting Game Community. As the community finally starts rallying together to claim the title of esport, we wanted to speak with a champion of the FGC. Esportz Network had the opportunity to interview Rob TV, a professional player in Street Fighter 5. […]

October 18, 2019

Riot’s Project L and the FGC’s evolution

Riot Games revealed their intentions announcing their creation of a fighting game at EVO 2019. Alongside League of Legends, the biggest competitive scene in esports, the currently named “Project L” is set to be the new baton carrier in a genre predominantly represented by Capcom’s Street Fighter. Once Project L drops, the fighting game genre […]

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