Like all modern competitive games, Tekken 7 is no stranger to some questionable updates for the sake of keeping things fresh and interesting. A fighting game with 51 characters would naturally be tough to balance, especially with usage and win rate data available to developers that may contradict the community’s…

As online tournaments have become the momentary standard for the fighting game community, numerous weekly event series were formed for regions to keep their players connected. …

The release of Tekken 7 back in 2017 brought a massive wave of new players into the fighting game community. While some approached the new game with a more casual attitude, players like Tyler Beecroft emerged as hopeful new faces in the competitive realm. …

Ask anyone what makes the fighting game community so unique, and one of the most common answers would likely be diversity. That’s why players in the scene such as Rose Lockhart have worked to build the LGBTQ+ Fighters Discord. …

Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, the fighting game community has managed to restructure for a mostly online-only environment. …

With the Evo 2019 announcement of Tekken 7 season 3, the game’s community patiently awaited the release of patch notes to understand how Bandai Namco will be balancing characters for the title’s competitive future. …

The Midwest is home to many strong and dedicated fighting game players, and with the constant growth of the FGC, the region’s best have been able to showcase their gameplay more than ever on a global scale. For the Chicago Tekken community, the strides being made to become more recognized…

Among the world’s strongest Tekken communities, Atlanta has stood out for years as one of the healthiest and most dedicated scenes. Georgia’s passionate veteran players have become household names in the FGC, such as Anakin, Pokchop, Speedkicks and many more.

Alongside these veterans is a young, ambitious community of Tekken…

Like many fighting game players, KawaiiFaceMiles began her journey in the FGC through her love for the games. Over the years, Miles has continued to grow within the FGC not just as a competitor, but also as one of the Tekken scene’s most well-known personalities.

Source: @KawaiiFaceMiles

At the start of 2019…

As one of the American FGC’s largest hubs, New York has been a hotbed of fighting game players for decades. …

Alex Beaven

UofL grad. I write about fighting games a lot.

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