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Tekken pro destroys commentator with hilarious roast during tournament

Published: 1/Dec/2018 22:20 Updated: 2/Dec/2018 18:33

by Virginia Glaze

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The 2018 Tekken World Tour Finals are underway, and things are already heating up – especially between commentators Reepal ‘Rip’ Parbhoo and Ryan Hart, who shared a hilarious moment during the Championship’s last-chance qualifier.

During the LCQ, Ryan Hart pointed out that one of Rip’s previous wins in Tekken 6 during the Evolution Championship Series tournament wasn’t truly legit, as the game hadn’t even been released on home consoles at the time, and was only available to play in Japanese arcades.

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“A little birdie told me that your Evo win wasn’t actually official,” Hart stated, much to fellow commentators ‘Tasty Steve’ and ‘Spaghetti Rip’s’ amusement. “…so basically, you’re just the guy who gets to the finals and lets his country down,” he continued, referencing Rip’s previous 2nd and 3rd placements in subsequent Evo tournaments.

Rip appeared to take the insult with humorous indignation, returning with, “Aren’t you the guy who won Evo because of a home button?”

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The two went back and forth until Tasty Steve brought up Rip’s Pokken championship win, to which Hart responded, “Are you trying to say that you’re a multi-game champion?”

“I didn’t want to get into it, because I know you ran away from Tekken to those 2-D games because you couldn’t hang in Tekken anymore,” Rip responded.

Hart returned Rip’s scathing reference to his Street Fighter career by citing his own prestigious list of legendary Tekken victories, bringing down the hammer with a final, brutal statement.

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“I know what I’m talking about. I’ve won more tournaments than you’ll ever enter.”

Hart and Rip’s hilarious banter marked just one memorable instance from the 2018 LCQ, which was taken by Italian Katarina main ‘Ghirlanda’ in a nail-biting set with Japan’s ‘Double.’

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]