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Sega is once again doing a marathon charity stream, this time to raise money for Special Effect!

Sega will be playing Virtua Fighter at 4PM GMT Saturday.
That's 8PM Friday PST, and 11PM Friday ET.


Tune in and help raise money for a good cause at Sega's Twitch channel at https://www.twitch.tv/sega/
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Ed Boon, the co-creator of Mortal Kombat & Injustice and creative director at NetherRealm Studios, recently echoed what the entire VF and perhaps the greater Fighting Game community have been wanting, needing, requesting and even demdaning: "Someone needs to reboot VIRTUA FIGHTER".
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On 25th January 2020, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown was held as a Side Tournament at Evo Japan 2020. This community event was organised by @Tetsuko_Yamada and saw entries capped at 64 players, comprised of Japanese locals and a few international competitors as well. Read on for full results, brackets and videos.
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On Sunday, 12th January 2020, the 2020 Pre Beat-Tribe Cup took place at Game Newton Ooyama. This 5-on-5 character-specific tournament saw a total of 57 teams (275 players!), and was streamed live via the Game Newton Ooyama channels on various platforms simultaneously. The original 12 hour archive has been timestamped in this post, along with some interesting stats and a highlights package for your enjoyment.
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Virtua Fighter's Pai Chan has been added to Sega's all-star crossover mobile game Sega Heroes! Read on for more details and pictures of Pai's new style.
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Yuzumo Design's next project is a fan book called "SEGA60" to celebrate SEGA's 60th Anniversary. You may remember Pin from Yuzumo Design when he reached out to the international VF community during the production of Virtua Fighter Heatwave - a fan book celebrating VF's 25th Anniversary - which included interviews from a number of VFDC members. This time around, Pin is now reaching out to any and all fans of SEGA to help with this next project with stories, photos, cosplay, fan art, and more!
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown has been confirmed as a side tournament for Evo Japan 2020! Confirmed by @Tetsuko_Yamada in the tweet below. As advised, please stay tuned for more details!
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In a recent interview with Video Games Chronicle, Yu Suzuki was asked if he would be willing to return to beloved Sega IPs he worked on in the past, specifically OutRun and Virtua Fighter.
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UK saw a return to Virtua Fighter on May 4 with the Sakura Fight Festa, hosted by NthGenMedia.

12 Virtua Fighter players from UK and Europe congregated in London to test their mettle! The event was a great success with new and old faces alike playing casuals and competitive matches.
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The 17th VFR Beat-Tribe Cup took place on Saturday 23 March 2019 in Tokyo, Japan in collaboration with Toushinsai and was streamed live via their Twitch channel. The entire 12 hour archive has been sliced up, translated, timestamped and served up for your consumption below! Additionally, there's a whole bunch of stats and trivia you might like to check out, too.
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