Daigo, Justin Wong, Infiltration and Ricki Ortiz among the players who travelled to the UK’s VS Fighting 2018

No Puyo Puyo Tetris this year, sadly

This weekend VS Fighting 2018 took place at Millennium Point in Birmingham, U.K. As expected, hundreds upon hundreds of FGC members gathered from across Europe to throw down for a three-day rumble on the the most popular fighters of today.

This year, however, had some extra royalty in attendance, as superstars Daigo Umehara, Justin Wong, Ricki Ortiz, Infiltration, Sonic Fox, Bonchan and many others all made the trip to throw down with some of Europe’s greatest, including Problem X, Ryan Hart, Luffy and ImStillDaDaddy (I’m missing out as many names as I’m including). This all-star gathering is a real rarity on British shores, essentially making VS Fighting 2018 the biggest event in UK FGC history.

Tournaments were held on Street Fighter V, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken 7, Blazblue: CTB, SSFT2, Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2, Under Night In-Birth Late(st) and Injustice 2. Street Fighter V, Dragon Ball FighterZ and Tekken 7 were officially recognised events, so the winners soaked up points for their respective Pro-Tours. The Top Eight for these titles were held in Millennium Point’s cinema auditorium, which remained packed throughout the finals.

Bandai Namco were also in attendance, showing off their upcoming Soulcalibur VI, which seemed to be going down smooth for the fans I spoke with. Papa John’s showed up outside, selling pizzas for £1 from a makeshift tent. Bet they regretted that shit real quick. However the biggest news from this weekend, surely, is that I didn’t go 0-2. Watch your back, Daigo.

Street Fighter V:

1. CYG|Daigo (Guile)
2. FD|Fujimura (Ibuki)
3. UYU|NL (Cammy)
4. FOX|Justin Wong (Menat)
5. NASR|BigBird (Rashid, Ken, Zeku)
5. FNATIC|Shakz (Laura)
7. Liquid|John Takeuchi (Rashid)
7. FAV|Sako (Menat)

Tekken 7:

1. FOX|Saint (JACK-7)
2. Kkokkoma (Kazumi, Paul, Geese, Devil Jin, Dragunov)
3. UYU|Jeondding (Eddy, Lucky Chloe)
4. FOX|JDCR (Heihachi, Dragunov)
5. 4G|DevilKazuya (Devil Jin)
5. DO|Sephiblack (Miguel)
7. DG|Asim (Katarina, Kazumi)
7. CCG|Tissuemon (Master Raven)

Dragon Ball FighterZ:

1. FOX|SonicFox (Bardock, Fused Zamasu, Android 16)
2. CO|Dogura (Kid Buu, Cell, Goku)
3. CO|Go1 (Cell, Bardock, Vegeta)
4. FOX|Dekillsage (Adult Gohan, Gotenks, Android 16)
5. DO|Zer0q (Cell, Bardock, Gotenks | Cell, Blue Vegeta, Gotenks)
5. Ponos|Moke (Kid Buu, Cell, Trunks)
7. Ponos|Garireo (Bardock, Goku Black, Android 16)
7. GGWP|Souji (Kid Buu, Cell, Goku)

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle:

1. GGWP|Souji (Ruby, Es)
2. NGI|DBlanks (Platinum, Es)
3. Hiari (Vatista, Yang)
4. Rize|KNX (Yang, Blake)
5. ZW|Achorawl (Kanji, Azrael)
5. gwak.fr|Shenzo (Es, Jin | Vatista, ν -No.13-)
7. Wauhti (Orie, v -No.13-)
7. Rycroft (Ruby, Es)

Guilty Gear Xrd REV. 2:

1. gwak.fr|Shenzo (Dizzy)
2. Hound|RAD (I-No)
3. CrackAddictLolis (Jack-O)
4. SCC|Lark0 (Faust)
5. ZW|Achorawl (Leo)
5. Petezilla (Elphelt)
7. C4IQ (Leo)
7. WP|Daikokugo (Leo)

Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo:

1. FOX|Justin Wong (O. Sagat)
2. Orf (Ryu)
3. GMC|GolcarJack (Guile)
4. Jin (Ken)
5. TwiF (Vega)
5. Ryan Hart (Ryu)
7. dWo|Farman (O. Sagat)
7. TheBox (Guile)

Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late(st):

1. Hiari (Linne)
2. CrushingEagle (Wagner)
3. Wauhti (Hilda)
4. Dazardz (Seth)
5. SDO|Tokazz (Hilda)
5. VentusCross (Waldstein)
7. NGI|AngelDarkSong (Carmine)
7. gwak.fr|Shenzo (Phonon, Hilda)

Injustice 2:

1. DizzyTT (Catwoman)
2. xZoro (Supergirl)
3. UndeadJim (Cyborg)
4. AWP (Firestorm, Blue Beetle)
5. GK|Youphemism (Black Adam, Supergirl)
5. Skyylark (Robin)
7. Jenko (Leonardo)
7. Slaughterz (Green Arrow, Gorilla Grodd)

VS Fighting 2018 [Official site / Event Hubs]

Chris Moyse
Managing Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse