South Korean fighting game player Seon-woo “Infiltration” Lee revealed last night that he’s been barred from attending several major community events, including this year’s Evolution Championship Series (Evo). While the news came as a shock, many of those familiar with the highly accomplished competitor’s controversial past consider it a long time coming.
Massive streaming personality Tyler “Ninja” Blevins claims that he tried to give the prestigious Evolution Championship Series fighting game tournament (also known simply as Evo) a bonus $500,000 for its Super Smash Bros. prize pool years ago, only to get shut out by Smash developer Nintendo.
Super Smash Bros. won’t be featured at Evo 2022, the biggest fighting game event of the year. The Sony-owned esports organization announced the loss of the platform fighter in a statement on Twitter today, and appeared to blame the decision on Nintendo, which has historically tried to tightly control how its games are featured out in the wild.
One of the most famous esports moments in history happened way back in 2004 at Evo. Two now legendary Street Fighter players, Justin Wong playing Chun-Li and Daigo Umehara as Ken, were duking it out. Just as it seemed Wong was going to take the round, Daigo, with one pixel of health, parried 15 hits and came back for the win. Now in January 2022, Wong was able to relive that experience nearly 18 years later.
One of the most famous esports moments in history happened way back in 2004 at Evo, gaming’s biggest fighting game tournament. Two legendary Street Fighter players, Justin Wong playing Chun-Li and Daigo Umehara as Ken, were duking it out. Just as it seemed Wong was going to take the round with a souped-up move, Daigo, with one pixel of health, parried 15 hits and came back for the win. Most players would have just died, especially under such pressure.
By Dorrani Williams 8 June 2021 14:15 GMT There has never been a better time to learn fighting games.I remember playing fighting games with my friends and family when I was younger, and when I say playing I mean spamming buttons as Eddie Gordo in Tekken and praying to God I’d win.I did win a few games back then but 90% of the time I was just a walking punching bag and the same still applies to this day. I suck! But I have a feeling that will all change with Guilty Gear Strive.In the video below I speak about…
By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 7 March 2021 15:59 GMT Guilty Gear Strive developer Arc System Works announced earlier this week that the fighting game was getting pushed back to June – but it may at least get another beta.After the developer posted a note to Twitter, explaining online lobbies and server stability need work – hence the delay – the studio has now noted that the game may get another beta ahead of launch to check everything is working as it should do.During the New Game+ Expo, Arc System Works noted that another beta test is being considered with improvements in line…