Tekken

Tekken 7 casters lose their minds after insane comeback

Published: 23/Oct/2019 10:38 Updated: 23/Oct/2019 10:52

by Kamil Malinowski

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Two Tekken 7 casters absolutely lost it on stream after an insane comeback in the Bud Light Tuesday Throwdown.

One of the most competitive American Tekken 7 tournaments is just around the corner with the final few Bud Light Tuesday Throwdown qualifiers being played throughout October.

Some of the best players in the USA battle it out every Tuesday for a chance at a place in the final Tekken World Tour qualifier, bringing fans incredible matches every week.

Bandai namcoTekken 7 is a competitive fighting game.

It was no different on October 22, as a match between Ariel ‘FightingGM’ Capellan and Kith Mercer came down to the wire and had everyone on the edge of their seats, including the casters, who could barely contain their excitement.

The series was tied at 1-1 with the last best of five match going down to the final fight. Both players were low on health as the timer was running out and FightingGM took a massive hit before mounting a miraculous comeback at the death.

The American blocked a low-high-low combo and missed his rage drive, but amazingly managed to recover and fire off a quick attack before creating some space and, with just one second left on the clock, hitting a mid-kick to finish off his opponent.

Meanwhile, casters Steve ‘Tasty Steve’ Scott and Reepal ‘Rip’ Parbhoo were completely losing it, screaming and shouting throughout as key attacks hit and were blocked in the final seconds of the match.

“Three, two, one!!! Oh MY GOD, what the hell?!” they screamed as FightingGM landed the finishing blow, deafening viewers around the world.

More Tekken matches will be played every Tuesday until November 12, when the live finals of the Bud Light Tuesday Throwdown will be played, undoubtedly giving fans even more incredible matches.

Gaming

EVO 2020 game lineup revealed: Smash Ultimate, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, more

Published: 5/Feb/2020 4:15

by Andrew Amos

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Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is making a surprise return to the fighting game mecca, Evolution Championship Series (EVO), in 2020, with Smash Ultimate, Tekken 7, and Street Fighter V headlining the major event.

Fighting game fans rejoice, fan favorite franchise Marvel vs. Capcom will be making a return to EVO alongside a host of usual mainstays in 2020.

The popular franchise was announced as a major event at EVO 2020 during the game lineup presentation on February 4, alongside eight other titles.

Smash Ultimate will once again be appearing at EVO, as well as Tekken 7, Street Fighter V, and Dragon Ball FighterZ. While these tournaments shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, players can now stop holding their breath in case something completely crazy was on the cards.

The 22nd rendition of the major fighting game event will also see the return of Soulcalibur VI, Samurai Shodown, and Under Night In-Birth from 2019’s event.

Marvel vs. Capcom’s inclusion after a three-year absence comes as a surprise to the game’s most dedicated players, including Justin Wong. “Wait MVC2,” he said on Twitter. “They didn’t tell me I’m in this tourney until just now.”

The franchise will be making a return as a special eight-player invite-only tournament, Wong included, and it will be the Marvel vs. Capcom 2’s first appearance at EVO since 2010.

Its inclusion does mean that one other major franchise was snubbed from EVO 2020 — Mortal Kombat 11. After the series made a return to EVO in 2019, it will be gone just as quickly as it came, with the game not included in the final list of nine.

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle has also been removed from the games list, with the franchise not featuring at EVO 2020. It’s the first time a BlazBlue game won’t be at EVO since 2016. Instead, it will be replaced by the yet-to-be-released Granblue Fantasy: Versus.

The latest game in the Granblue Fantasy franchise will be released in North America on March 3, giving players around five months to prep for the big event.

While not listed on the official event line-up, EVO will also play host to the opening tournament of Guilty Gear Strive. The latest release in the franchise is expected to hit shelves later in the year, but fans can get their first taste of the title at EVO 2020 in a preview tournament.

EVO 2020 will kick off in Las Vegas on July 31 and will run until August 2.

EVO 2020 game line-up

  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Granblue Fantasy: Versus
  • Guilty Gear Strive (Preview)
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
  • Samurai Shodown
  • Soulcalibur VI
  • Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Tekken 7
  • Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[cl-r]