The SoulCalibur VI ESL tournament shows off competitive gameplay in the latest build

By on June 16, 2018 at 2:00 pm

As E3 2018 came to an end, ESL hosted the first competitive SoulCalibur VI tournament available to attendees of the event. In the midst of Bandai Namco developer interviews and the story trailer, it’s good to get down to business with some real gameplay.

There’s pretty good character representation in the tournament (footage timestamped and embedded below). We get to see Siegfried, Yoshimitsu, Xianghua, Geralt, Zasalamel, and Maxi. Taki, and Kilik make appearances as well. Keep in mind that the command list is still not available to see in the game, so most people were only able to guess and figure out moves as they went. However, it shows when some of them have put in the time to get a general plan.

UYU|Beautifuldude’s Grøh stands out in particular. What’s even more impressive though is that this is his first SoulCalibur game, indicating not only that he applied his good fighting game fundamentals, but also that SoulCalibur VI is relatively accessible even if you come from different spheres of the FGC.

Check out the footage below:

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Recently, a SoulCalibur VI ESRB rating confirmed certain characters.

Source: ESL (Twitch)

Luke "Woocash" Siuty is a Chicago-based writer who specializes in ArcSys titles. A Guilty Gear veteran, he plays Baiken and commits atrocities by playing Sin when he's not busy pondering the ArcSys Cycle. He's always down to talk on Twitter, so send him tips. He's good at OS-ing in real life, not so much in video games, though.