Super Smash Bros Ultimate creator Masahiro Sakurai was reportedly very interested in Tekken’s newly announced online netcode improvements, according to Game Director Katsuhiro Harada.
During a Twitch stream on September 26, Harada detailed new features coming to Tekken 7 with Season 4, including a Wi-Fi indicator so players know what kind of connection their opponent has.
Season 4 will also have some general netplay enhancements, which should improve the game’s online gameplay drastically.
According to Harada, he recently spoke with Sakurai and claimed that the Smash Bros creator “showed keen interest in our conversation about online features.”
Sakurai apparently even asked Harada if he could use his information about the ratio of Wi-Fi to wired players. This was likely for a column that the Smash boss wrote for the gaming magazine Famitsu back in September.
While it may not be possible to refuse a match, simply knowing whether your opponent is wired or on Wi-Fi may be something that Sakurai is looking into. Perhaps even in the form of some sort of “preferred opponent” system similar to that of the “preferred ruleset.”
So, even though Smash doesn’t have the same kind of online features that Tekken does, the fact that Sakurai is interested in another game’s capabilities does seem relatively reassuring, especially given the fact that more improvements are on the way.
NRG and Team Summertime content creator Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards is hosting a $5,000 charity throwback tournament for Call of Duty: Ghosts, featuring huge names like Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Patrick ‘ACHES, Price, Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat, and more. Everything you need to follow all the action live can be found below.
The Call of Duty offseason can only mean two things – lots of roster changes and a bunch of throwback tournaments featuring past titles in the FPS series.
A week after hosting a successful Black Ops 4 tourney, Hitch and his Team Summertime are back at it again, this time putting together a CoD: Ghosts competition featuring some of the biggest names in the community
All of the details for this event can be found below, including the official stream, list of players and teams, the full bracket, format, and more.
Hitch and Team Summertime are hosting several throwback tournament this CoD offseason.
When is Hitch’s throwback Ghosts tourney?
This event is taking place on Wednesday, October 7, kicking off at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET and expected to last for a good portion of the day.
How to watch Hitch’s throwback Ghosts tourney
The competition is being streamed live on BoomTV’s Twitch channel, which we’ve included below for your convenience.
Players & teams
As mentioned above, there are a lot of popular figures playing in this throwback event, headlined by the likes of Scump, SlasheR, ACHES, Parasite, and many other top active pro players, retired legends of the esport, content creators, and more.
Here’s the full list of teams:
Envoy, Blazt, Saints, Vivid
Scump, MBoZe, Ricky, MiRx
Loony, Pacman, Goonjar, ACHES
Decemate, Parasite, Twerk, Fero
Dougisraw, Rallied, Shiftola, Joe Espo
Study, TCM, Twizz, NAMELESS
Kenny, Temp, Classic, Huke
Kekoa, Larry, Fame, Estanaut
Lava, KennyBounce, Precision, Itsreborn
TJHaLy, Methodz, SlasheR, Slacked
Ampz, SuperEvan, Hugs, Colorrs
Nagafen, Remy, Roy, Nemo
Xotic, Mochila, Bidz, 2Pac
Ramby, Equip, Majormaniak, Teddywrecks
Madcat, Joee, SunnyB, Devr
ACHES, who won the 2014 Call of Duty Championship, is playing in TST’s Throwback Ghosts tournament.
Here is the starting bracket for the tournament and it will be updated live throughout the day on the official BoomTV event page as results from the matches come in.
The starting bracket for TST’s throwback Ghosts tournament.
Format & rules
This is a double-elimination 4v4 competition using a Variant format, meaning that the maps, modes, and rules are mostly from the official competitive ruleset for when Ghosts was the main CoD game being played.
In the 2014 season, the three main modes were Domination, Search and Destroy, and Blitz, each with their own set of maps. Here are the map-mode sets that are being used in this event:
Grand Finals: Strikezone Dom, Warhawk SnD, Freight Blitz, Octane Dom, Sovereign SnD
Grand Finals Reset: Freight Dom, Octane Snd, Warhawk Blitz, Sovereign Dom, Freight SnD
Of course, the entire driving force behind this throwback tournament series is charity, as Hitch and TST are raising money for Movember – one of the leading global organizations committed to changing the face of men’s health.