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Tekken Commentator Makes On-Point ‘Panda’ Character Impression During THE MIXUP 2018 Event

Published: 10/Sep/2018 18:37 Updated: 10/Sep/2018 18:53

by Virginia Glaze

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Fighting game commentator Steve ‘Tasty Steve’ Scott delivered a hilarious (and remarkably accurate) impression of the Tekken character ‘Panda’ during Tekken World Tour event ‘The Mixup’s’ Top 8.

Sunday’s Top 8 saw Tekken pros Fursan | Rangchu and Rox Dragons | Chanel face off in the Losers’ Final.

Rangchu, using Panda, was down one 1-2 when Tasty Steve pulled off an impression of the character during her intro.

He made a sound exceptionally similar to Panda’s grunt – although his impression was slightly louder (and much more hilarious).

Fellow commentator Spaghetti ‘Spag’ Rip cracked up at his impression, and Steve did it again – much to the chat’s amusement. Not much commentary happened following this impersonation: the two could barely follow the action on screen after Steve’s sound effects.

“Yo, my dude is dying right now. This is hilarious. Come on, bro! Get it together!”

Following the match – which Rangchu took 3-1 – Chanel’s fight stick malfunctioned, giving Rangchu a round as per the Tekken World Tour ruleset. The error ended up killing Rangchu’s momentum, and Chanel took the set 3-2, knocking Rangchu out of the tournament at 3rd place and moving on to the Grand Finals.

Chanel went on to fight teammate Rox Dragons | KNEE, who took the tournament 3-0 over Chanel after the latter’s 3-2 bracket reset. The Mixup was the final tournament in the Tekken World Tour for Tekken 7’s first season.

This isn’t the first tournament where Rangchu placed highly with Panda, either. He likewise made Top 8 during the 2018 Evolution Championship Series with the character, in the largest fighting game tournament in the world – and the largest Tekken tournament in history.

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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]