Absolutely Awful, Incomprehensibly Bad Game Has Raised $200, No Wait $600, Redact That, $1,000 Prize Pool

As this article is being written it is July 29th 2022. We are only a handful of days away from Evolution Championship Series 2022, the grand return of the most iconic fighting game tournament of all time, now under new management. Anticipation fills social media spaces as for the first time in years the Vegas strip will host the largest and most internationally-represented event in our community. An event that has, time and time again, proven to be the grounds where history is made. The schedule has come out, pools for the Vortex Gallery side tournaments are being released, and just today the commentators for the event have been announced. But slowly building traction is a common question being repeated through FGC Twitter;

“What the hell is Dino Rex?”

Fight of Steel launches July 14th on Steam

The next game from Taiwanese game studio Digital Crafter is Fight of Steel, and it’s out this week. The team is best known for the Jesus-upper-cutting Fight of Gods and meme animal brawler Fight of Animals. The third entry in this loosely-related “Fight of” series is set in the far future, promising “a new fighting game with ultimate freedom”.

Long-running Brazil BBTAG online biweekly calls it quits, citing PC rollback netcode issues

Have you ever heard of a game being less playable online following a rollback netcode patch? That’s what the Brazilian playerbase of Blazblue Cross Tag Battle feels lately. Community TO Zate announced on Twitter that after 88 editions of the Brazilian BBTAG biweekly the series would be retired because the Steam version’s rollback netcode has made online play more unstable than the previous delay based netcode.

The TO Desk #9: Vortex Gallery ╳ Evo 2022!

It’s Official! The folks at 956 Productions will be running all of the Evo 2022 side events! We talk about applying to volunteer for Vortex Gallery 2022 at Evo, the tournaments we’d like to see folks run, the Soulcalibur III Meta & give a sneak peak for our plans for a VeRy special next episode of The TO Desk!

The TO Desk #8: Winter Gaiden Wrap-up, We’re going to EVO & Vegas stories!

The TO desk is a show dedicated to telling the perspectives of organizers inside the FGC. Winter Gaiden is on its last weekend and we go over a few details before getting into the big news – we’ll be back at EVO 2022. We’re talking what we do, how we do it and sharing a few stories from the years of side events in the Mandalay Bay. Shib’s never been – so he’s gotta know.

Capcom’s new Community License for Street Fighter V tournaments is a dangerous misfire

Capcom’s foray into another year of supporting competitive Street Fighter V has begun with a controversial new precedent. On Monday afternoon Capcom announced the Street Fighter V Community License Agreement via the Capcom Fighters Twitter account, which is a set of policies that events must comply with so the organizers can apply for legal permissions to run SFV tournaments. The policy has left many organizers and players with more questions than answers and threatens to poison the well for grassroots Street Fighter in a totally unnecessary way. Let’s talk about the License and what it could mean for Street Fighter’s presence in tournaments if this remains as-is.