July 16, 2021

Panda Releases Teams and Players in July Roster Changes

Esports brand Panda, one of the biggest names in grassroots esports and the fighting game community (FGC), shared today that it will part ways with multiple teams and players in its 2021 roster changes. We have lots of big things coming in the future at Panda. Unfortunately, that also means making some difficult choices. Today […]

June 1, 2021

Intel World Open Street Fighter V Series

Intel World Open returns for another year after postponing the 2020 circuit due to the pandemic canceling the Olympics. The 2021 season will feature a $250 thousand prize pool for Street Fighter V. Although the Path To Tokyo will not be featured as part of the Street Fighter V Pro Tour or Street Fighter League […]

March 29, 2021

Capcom Pro Tour 2021 format and details

The Capcom Pro Tour officially returns in 2021 for the fighting game community (FGC). Following a rough 2020 season with multiple delays and cancellations due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Capcom is excited to announce that the new season will begin on April 17. The season will run from April 19 to January 22 with the […]

November 24, 2020

Nintendo’s Controversial Relationship with Smash and #FreeMelee

Nintendo recently sent a cease and desist order to The Big House, one of the longest-running esports tournaments. The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancelation of several fighting game community tournaments, including Big House’s original plans for a July event. The delayed Big House event was to take place online in December using Slippi, a […]

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 […]