What can we expect from the upcoming tournament upon its return?
Europe's Premier fighting game event will take place this weekend in Birmingham, England. VSFighting is back after a couple of years in the wilderness due to Covid. VSFighting X, as it has been called promises to be an incredible affair with all the top games available.
After the excitement of Evo, it is understandable that people are interested in fighting games again, and with the FGC having such a great 2022, having another tournament to help build the steady influx of goodwill is nothing short of a great idea.
VSFighting X will commence on the 19th of August 2022, and end on the 21st.
19th August - Casuals and community events
20th August - Pools for all the Main Games
21st August - Top 24 of all the Main Games
There are going to be six main games for this event, and with Smash going on something of an exile from the rest of the FGC, it will not be available for this tournament. The six main games for VSFighting X are:
- Street Fighter V
- Tekken 7
- Dragon Ball FighterZ
- DNF Duel
- Guilty Gear -STRIVE-
- King of Fighters XV
Mortal Kombat 11 is noticeably missing and will not be in this year's event, spelling perhaps the competitive end of the game on the biggest stages. It has also been revealed that VSFighting X will be an Arc World Tour destination for both Guilty Gear -STRIVE- and DNF Duel. Furthermore, the event will also be a Tekken World Tour Master Event.
Below are the games that will be featured in the community tournaments:
- Super Street Fighter II Turbo
- Ultra Street Fighter IV
- Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
- Virtua Fighter 5
- SoulCalibur VI
- Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
Some of the games have already seen some great representation, with the likes of Go1 entering for DBFZ and DNF Duel. The -STRIVE- bracket also features all the best the EMEA has to offer, including Latif and Leffen (here's hoping for a run back). However, there does seem to be a lack of big names for Street Fighter V, as Punk is one of the few American representatives there. Also, the UK, which boasts the likes of Problem X, Infexious, and The4Philzz, doesn't have many of its top players available for the event.
Regardless, the event promises to be a lot of fun with great action and new chapters to ongoing stories.
VSFighting X will take place at Millennium Point, Birmingham City Centre, and DashFight will have all the relevant information, so don't forget to check out the website for updates.