VSFighting X, the UK’s biggest FGC throwdown, returns this weekend

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The curse of 0-2 beckons…

VSFighting, perhaps the UK’s most prestigious fighting game tournament, will make its grand return this week for the first time in three years. Players from across the UK, Europe, and wider international communities will gather together once again in a bid to lay claim to bragging rights in some of today’s (and even some of yesterday’s) hottest scrappers.

The annual throwdown, which has run yearly since its inception in 2010, has been on hiatus since 2019 — impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its related lockdown rulings. The coming weekend will see the 10th iteration of the tournament, once again hosted by West Midlands FGC Electronic Dojo, return to the Millennium Point complex in Birmingham for three days of sweet ‘n’ salty action.

For a community that demands face-to-face competitive action, the last two years have been tough, so we’re super excited to finally be back,” said Electronic Dojo head Justin Xavier. “We’re expecting incredible things for the FGC over the next few years and we hope to put on an event that signals the start of a great run!”

Arc System Works’ Guilty Gear Strive, Bandai Namco’s Tekken 7 and Dragon Ball FighterZ, Capcom’s Street Fighter V, SNK’s The King of Fighters XV, and Nexon’s DNF Duel are all on deck as the main games for VSFighting X. In addition to the main roster, various national FGCs will be hosting a series of side tournaments on Capcom classics Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, Ultra Street Fighter IV, and fighting game tournament mainstay Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

And, if all that wasn’t enough, then Bandai Namco’s Soulcalibur VI and Sega’s Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown will also be in attendance — as well as official demo pods hosting a build of the highly anticipated Street Fighter 6! What a lineup!

VSFighting X will unquestionably be the UK’s biggest fighting game gathering in some time, with over 1000 people currently signed up in a competitive or casual capacity. Fortunately, Millennium Point is a large, multi-level, spacious venue, so attendees should hopefully be well accommodated without the environment getting a little too close for comfort. This is sure to be a stellar weekend for Europe’s fighting game community.

Of course, I will be in attendance, ensuring that somebody, somewhere, gets a free ride up the bracket.

VSFighting X takes place August 19-21 at Millennium Point, Birmingham. For more details on the event, including pass prices and travel information, visit the official VSFX website.

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