Red Bull Kumite in Las Vegas Preview: Kumite Goes to Vegas

Red Bull Kumite is finally landing in the USA and you can’t ask for a bigger spectacle. This weekend (Nov. 13-14) Caesars Palace in Las Vegas will host invitational 8-man brackets for Guilty Gear -Strive- and Tekken 7 with a 16-man bracket capping off the show on Sunday for Street Fighter V. Read on for how to watch and what to expect.

This story has been updated with full schedule details and DLC announcements.

Go inside the minds of the FGC’s greatest with Fly Nation’s street interviews

For the past few years and with increased ambition during the COVID-19 pandemic the FGC has taken to creating personal brands, producing content and being appealing to watch on streams and edited videos. Which is why I was delighted when I was informed of a series of street interviews with members of our community. In this series of in-person interviews you can watch names including Sabin, Yipes, Brian_F, and Koustics talk about where they are in the scene currently and anecdotes from the past.

Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 mod “Rev 0” introduces stylish gameplay changes & additions

If you’re tuned in to “Guilty Gear Twitter” you have probably seen clips of Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 gameplay…but different somehow. If you’ve ever seen Sol hit Sidewinder combos or Ky land a command grab in Rev 2 you were probably watching Adapt’s Rev 0 gameplay mod in action. Rev 0 introduces balance changes and new mechanics ranging from universal options to new character moves. I’ve previously heard and seen snippets of what the mod can do, but now the developer has released an official website showcasing the changes.

What does a retro fighting game port need to succeed?

It’s a great time to be a fan of the mid-2000’s era of fighting games: Following the news that Digital Eclipse has begun talks with Capcom and Disney to produce a new release of Marvel vs Capcom 2 in response to the #FREEMVC2 social media campaign, Fightcade has released the much anticipated Flycast update for GGPO online play making NAOMI arcade games like MVC2 easily playable online for free with just a PC and an internet connection (and you should totally tip developer Flyinghead for his work on that, by the way). Which begs the question for anyone already invested in playing games on Fightcade: why should we even care about a new port of MVC2?

UDON asks for Japanese art book suggestions, Blazblue community responds

Did you know there are several Blazblue art books that were never released outside of Japan? If you didn’t and that sounds like an enticing piece of memorabilia for your collection, now’s the time to speak up. Director of publishing at UDON Entertainment Matt Moylan recently put out a tweet asking for suggestions for which Japanese art books the company should pursue for English releases. The Blazblue community has heard the call and responded.

Quarantined Rapport 4: How to watch, what to play & how to support

New Jersey-based fighting game outfit Quarterly Rapport bring us the 4th edition of the online mega-tournament series Quarantined Rapport this coming weekend from November 12th to 14th. As always the event is in benefit of Direct Relief in support of combating COVID-19. Read on for where to watch and how to participate.

Join 60+ game communities uniting to host a massive online tournament, with the goal of raising money for DIRECT RELIEF’s efforts against COVID-19. Leading up to Sunday night our streamers will feature a crowdfunding meter, which we’ll be charging up with donations.

Mizuumi Wiki announces Edit War, a fundraising tournament for poverty gems

The venerable Mizuumi Wiki announced its first fundraiser event last night in “Edit War”. The netplay tournament will take place over the course of 2 weekends in November (13-14, 20-21) and feature 7 tournaments and 1 exhibition show. The roster of tournament titles includes a variety of games now playable with rollback netcode via Flycast Dojo on Fightcade and Melty Blood Type Lumina on PC. The exhibition will show off Senko no Ronde SP, an arcade fighting game and shooter hybrid akin to games like Acceleration of Suguri. All fundraising for this event will be done via Matcherino pots where 30% of the pot goes to Mizuumi Wiki and the remainder is for top 3 payouts. Read on for the full schedule and links to registration.

Skullgirls community speaks in preview of 2022 documentary

Fighting Game documentary powerhouse Hold Back to Block was one of many parties collaborating on the recent One More Once tournament for Skullgirls. In time for the occasion we were treated to a preview of the upcoming Skullgirls documentary to be released in 2022. Today you can watch a compilation of the previews on Youtube on Hold Back to Block’s official channel. Some of the most prominent community members tell all about the development of some iconic characters including Kai Kennedy’s portrayal of Beowulf. This is also perhaps the first time this writer has seen anything recorded about the impact the mobile version of Skullgirls has had on the community overall.