Welcome to the Rollback: a frame-by-frame look back at our past week’s most notable news — and our favorite SRK articles — from February 2 to February 8, 2018!
Zavian “mushin_Z” Sildra, Editor-in-Chief:
It is interesting to see this particular development in Japan’s esports scene play out, for better or worse.
Also interesting to see what characters are getting the most play in the early days of this new fighter. Will they stay on top?
The first Kemonomichi was a great exhibition of old-school games and talent; I’m looking forward to seeing what’s in store for round 2.
The eight games that will comprise the main events at Evo 2018 have been revealed — time to start saving for that plane ticket!
Don’t count out older titles — some of the best fighting games ever made aren’t on the Evo 2018 roster, there’s a lot of great gameplay in our genre’s rich history!
Sam “Trilby” Foxall, Assistant Editor:
Making good on his promise to invest his Capcom Cup winnings back into his local scene, MenaRD has set up the Santo Domingo Tigers to shine a spotlight on players from the Dominican Republic.
Will Hiroki-san drown in pools? Will she unleash her secret developer-only tech? Can she defeat the likes of Ono-san and Harada-san? Find out at Evo 2018!
For those who couldn’t make it out to Tokyo for the inaugural Evo Japan, Gerald from Core-A Gaming has done a video recap of the event, complete with interviews from James Chen and Alex Meyers.
Cowabunga shell-heads! Ahead of their release on February 13th, NetherRealm have released the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ intro trailer for Injustice 2. Be ready for the wave of new Turtles sewer-surfing their way through Ranked.
Making their first tentative steps into the FGC, major esports organization OpTic Gaming is hosting their own tournament this June. Could a player signing be on the cards too?