European Fantasy Strike Early Access Tournament #2: 7pm UTC Thur Nov 29th 2018

After the last event was successful I'm going to run another online event for European players of Fantasy Strike on Thursday 29th November at 7pm UTC (so 7pm UK time, 8pm CET). It is only open to European players to keep everyone to decent ping times and connections. Please ensure you're able to play Fantasy … Continue reading European Fantasy Strike Early Access Tournament #2: 7pm UTC Thur Nov 29th 2018

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European Fantasy Strike Early Access Tournament #1: 7pm UTC Thur Nov 8th 2018

Enough folks seemed interested to make this work, so here we go. I'm going to run the first online event for European players of Fantasy Strike on Thursday 8th November at 7pm UTC (so 7pm UK time once we move back to UTC next week). It is only open to European players to keep everyone … Continue reading European Fantasy Strike Early Access Tournament #1: 7pm UTC Thur Nov 8th 2018

Running European Fantasy Strike Casual Online Tournaments?

Ok I just posted a bit in the Fantasy Strike discord about this, but here's a post to discuss here as well. I'm considering running some Europe-only online tournaments for Fantasy Strike. Long time followers of Agoners will know I used to do this for SF2 HDR. It wouldn't be anything serious or with prizes … Continue reading Running European Fantasy Strike Casual Online Tournaments?

Characters or tools?

Agoners writer FightingRoadHog had some interesting comments to me recently after we both watched Bonchan return to playing his favourite character, Sagat, in a recent Street Fighter V tournament now that Sagat has been released for the game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqDnaiUE1Ys (Aside: some quick replay analysis btw - Looks to me like Sagat can fight ok vs … Continue reading Characters or tools?

The case against powerful new DLC characters in fighting games

Here's another good podcast from the guys at Eventhubs: https://www.podbean.com/media/player/audio/postId/9705254?url=https%3A%2F%2Feventhubs.podbean.com%2Fmf%2Fweb%2F5kzerq%2FEpisode_6.mp3   They make a good case for the positives that can come when new DLC characters are immediately and obviously quite strong in a fighting game, looking at the current example of Cody in Street Fighter V. VesperArcade also put some thoughts along these lines … Continue reading The case against powerful new DLC characters in fighting games

SFV Arcade Edition and Season 3 Thoughts & Predictions

Just like I've done every previous year, I'm going to give my round-up of my thoughts on the state of Street Fighter V as the new season begins, and in this case, a new edition too, sort-of. I'm also going to make a few more predictions along the way - and my track record on … Continue reading SFV Arcade Edition and Season 3 Thoughts & Predictions

Gfinity Street Fighter V Challenger Series – Friday 30th June 2017

I entered another one of these online events this week, and sadly it turned out to be a bit of a wash out, as there were many no shows due to the event being rescheduled from Tuesday - when it couldn't go ahead thanks to Capcom's ridiculously awful server management. Because of this, I got … Continue reading Gfinity Street Fighter V Challenger Series – Friday 30th June 2017