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Despite DOA5 coming out over 5 years ago we are seeing very strong numbers for our weekend main event, beating out big names in numbers like Injustice 2, Pokemon, Blazblue and coming close to a new release like Tekken 7 or the big one Street Fighter V. There have been events; free events even that have barely cracked 30 players... so as a community member pat yourself on the back, and if you are going to NEC find a ninja to hug as this clan has come a long way. Are you ready for Team NINJA's biggest event of the year?

Get behind the hype in more ways than one! Please announce DOA6 Team NINJA!

If you are wondering how you are going to survive against some of the veterans, FSD has you covered with the community forum and our media section with over 800 tournament videos for you to peruse. Team NINJA has been releasing informative videos for new players on their youtube channel and you can also watch the pros stream on Twitch. There is a time to have fun and a time to sit down and practice... and you better be practicing if you expect to be a part of that 6,000 dollar pot bonus!

It's time to study up! Some skill will carry over to the next game.

While not everyone can make it to NEC this year, everyone can certainly be involved in some way. Stream schedules will be added as they are made available and Team NINJA will also be making announcements to complement the hype of the tournament so that there can be...
With the amazing collaborative effort from the community, BigEGaming and Team NINJA we are at the end of our third battle royal for Dead or Alive 5: Last Round and NEC 18 will provide the grounds for this respected event with announcements from Team NINJA expected. The community will be treated with a $6,000 pot bonus to fight over, which is also the biggest pot bonus at NEC -- thanks to Team NINJA, whom might be having their BEST year to date. BigE has also extended the time you can register along with the capacity of players (128) due to more interest in this event.

Get dressed for NEC with this new shirt that we will keep our little secret!
I will be running the Dead or Alive 5 Last Round side tournament during FF on Saturday 4pm. Here is the event page so you can RSVP.

Here's link to sign up. $10 to enter.


Facebook Event Page
Team NINJA is providing us with a lot of great content. Not only do we have a full tournament at NEC 18, but the community now has access to an improved Ninja Gaiden Black on XBOX ONE X and now we have Nioh on PC which is mostly getting positive reviews from Steam. This is definitely the best way to play the game.

TECMO KOEI has shown a lot of interest in PC gaming and it has not only grown their fanbase but their pocketbooks as well. Since the PS4 version is still going for around $30, you might as well upgrade to the Steam version if you can. Not only will you get better visuals, but you will get the complete Nioh experience.


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Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 3550 or over
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 780 VRAM 3GB or over AMD Radeon™ R9 280 VRAM 3GB or over
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 80 GB available space
Sound Card: 16 bit stereo, 48KHz WAVE file can be played
OS: Windows® 10 64bit, Windows® 8.1 64bit, Windows® 7 64bit
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 4770K or over
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 VRAM 6GB or over AMD Radeon™ R9 380X VRAM 4GB or over
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 80 GB available space
Sound Card: 16 bit stereo, 48KHz WAVE file can be played

Siologica's Main Costume

One of the strongest, if not the strongest Genfu in DOA5, will be coming back to the US for NEC this coming year. Siologica is an established name in the Japanese DOA community. He is very known for his countless high profile major wins in his respective country for a character that is considered as "boring." His stoic personality bodes well for a character such like Genfu. As a player who is very patient and consistently maximizes his character's potential, Siologica will be a huge threat in this year's NEC.

What does Siologica mean? Siologica の意味は?

Originally the name was Sio. But there were many people with the same name playing the game. So I went to Siologica with the name of my favorite grocery store (Logica) behind me. There is no deep meaning [behind it].

What are fun things to do in Japan? 何か面白いことや楽しいことってなんですか?

It is fun to play against [other players in] the game center. I have been playing DOA for a long time. Before playing DOA 5 at the game center, I played it at home. However, I had a longing to play at the game center. I love the unique space where the game center is dim, loud and cigarette smoke drifts everywhere.

What is your favorite Ramen shop? 好きな料理のお店とかはなんですか?

I like the Hakata ramen based restaurants. Hakata is Japan's Kyushu region so Hakata's noodles are Tonkotsu Ramen. Speaking of "ramen" in Tokyo, it is [typically] soy sauce ramen. If you say "ramen" at a Hakata ramen shop, it will be Tonkotsu Ramen. The noodles are thin and hard. The noodles often get entangled in [the] soup and it is the best. "Ichiran" and "Ippudo" are popular Hakata ramen shops. I go to Hakata ramen store three times a week for lunch.

What are good recommendations if you planning on going to Japan? What do you like about it? 日本に来たら、いいおすすめは何ですか?好きなれすとらんは?

Hakata ramen store is recommended, On the...
For three years in a row, Team NINJA has given players the chance to contribute their art to Dead or Alive 5. 2017 might be the best year yet favorites including Tina in 80s workout gear or even Bass dressed up as a chicken. A Halloween event really does give the community a chance to get creative.

What are your favorite designs this year? You can download these outfits via: PSN, STEAM and XBL. Happy Halloween! Congratulations to all the contest winners and participants.


Team NINJA's Youtube Tutorial series for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round continues this time detailing the art of Critical Statuses. When I first started playing fighting games, understanding this element was one of the more challenging aspects for me, and this element can also expose how well a player knows their character. When a single move can have many different options, it can be difficult to anticipate what's coming next. That's why legends like Sweet Revenge, Kwiggle, Sonic Fox, Emann and Bladez are able to paint such a beautiful picture when they compete as they are maximizing their damage on multiple factors.

This system, while complex can also be proven by the caliber of our incredible offline talent. The lasting fighters have truly applied what they have explored to their playstyles, and one would think that alone would question anyone who still thinks DOA is a "shallow" fighting experience. @DestructionBomb also provides us with tips that while situational are good strategies to add to our environment game.


TeruRock @ Red Bull G

The wait has finally ended. I've always wanted to interview someone this special for a vast period of time. TeruRock is a name players all around the world have heard before. He is famous for his immensely strong and exceptional Lei Fang. He has opened players eyes even more than so they thought. His fundamentally sound blend of defense and offense have made him a level above his peers. With his consistently pristine top results in all the tournaments he attends, he is one the players people will need to keep on their sights.

What is your gamertag? Where did you get the name TeruRock (輝Rock)? What was the inspiration for that name?

I made a part of my real name in English. As my name changed since I got married, I changed the handle name accordingly.

You're one of the most famous Japanese players to ever compete in DOA. What's your history with the game? What do you love about DOA compared to the other fighting games?

I began playing fighting games seriously all the way from DOA 2. The attraction of DOA is that I think the point where players need to hone both levels of attack and defense.

I don't know what Soy is doing

Not many westerners have traveled to Japan to play DOA. They are very curious about the Japanese DOA scene. Can you explain to us your scene on how it came to be? History of it? Did it start in the arcades?

In Japan, DOA is considered to be a low level game as a fighting game. It was all the way from DOA 1 to DOA 4. It is even so after DOA 5 was released....
After a spectacular event filled with thrilling upsets and intense nail biters, Chicago's own GXR | SRM Hoodless takes the top spot and is your eventual TFC 17 DOA5 Champion. With his patient and methodical style, Hoodless overcame many strong players and is now one of the players people will need to keep their eyes on when this year's NEC pops in this mid December. After watching the top 8 matches and witnessing his stellar performance, I had to go interview the man himself. Here's what came out of it.

A1R-GEAR: Congratulations on your spectacular win at TFC 2017. This tournament had many upsets and hype matches that many of us had our eyes glued on the matches itself whether it be there live or in our homes. How was your experience with the tournament?

Hoodless: Thank you. It was a lot nail-biters and hype matches at TFC. My experience at this tournament was terrific. Got to see my friends haven't talk to or seen for awhile. Met new faces in the community. I tried out some food their known for lol.

A1R-GEAR: It's always great to see new faces in the community. It makes each tournament more refreshing. I'm curious. What kinds of food did you try out there? Recommend anything?

Hoodless: Every time I go to a tournament it's refreshing. The food places I tried out was Bojangles, Smithfield's Chicken n BBQ and Pe changs. Bojangles is famous for there Chicken and biscuit. Smithfield's make there on BBQ sauce. It was good. The last is PE Changs it's a fancy Chinese restaurant. It was delicious. Recommend to go to those places when you come out to Raleigh, NC.

A1R-GEAR:That sounds delicious and mouth savoring! I really want to try that! Nevertheless, were there any players that were giving you a very hard match? Any players that impressed you? What was your toughest match and why?...