We are Fighters

Free Step Dodge

A Dead or Alive community forum for players who enjoy the series of Dead or Alive.

Are you ready fighters? The 5th chapter of our Summer Jam saga begins tomorrow at 1 pm EST. The competitors will be slugging it out on stream via FunkyP for a Team NINJA sponsorship to NEC and a nice $1,000 pot bonus. I talked to Killy after his impressive victory with Tina at Final Round XX, and his fearless nature might make him the number one contender for first place at this Battle Royal event:
Team NINJA is probably doing the best they have ever done with not only enticing new players but also continuing a trend of releasing regular DOA content. If you look through Team NINJA's history of incredible games you will notice right away none of them have come close to the nine million mark. Even though it is free to play Core Fighters, exposure and getting people to play your game is the most important thing in 2017.

The developer has also supported the identity of the players well with the Battle Royal tournament for the hardcore players, and continuous DLC for people that want to be stylish and wear what they want with their mains. It's hard to believe we are on the 7th season pass.

For those that want DOA threads of their own check out the FSD Shop for great designs you can't get anywhere else. Not even as DLC.


Summer Jam XI is this weekend, but we do have some breaking news in the community.

For more than ten years, @MASTER has been active in the DOA community since the beginning, whether he is doing commentary or competing in tournaments.

It was recently announced today that MASTER is the new Community Manager at Team NINJA. Here's what he had to say about his new role:

“Today I'm Honored to announce that I am the new community manager for Team NINJA. This opportunity was only possible because of the team's dedicated fans and the people that have continued to support me during my gaming career. I want to thank Team NINJA for bringing me into their family but most importantly I want to remind the community that this is a huge opportunity for us. I reach out to my ninjas for support once more as WE begin this new journey together and I hope to make everyone proud. #Thankful#Community#MyNinjas

On behalf of FSD Community, we would like to congratulate MASTER on his new role at Team NINJA and wish him well on his new career.
Summer Jam has always provided this community spectacular talent with a lasting highlight reel of crazy moments. The window is closing on time to pre-register for this Battle Royal tournament with a $1,000 pot bonus and a sponsored trip to NECXVIII for 1st place paid for by Team NINJA. Now is the time to put all of you skills to the test. It's time to break bones and smash bodies.

From Lopedo's pre-release victory to XcaliburBladeZ dethroning Kwiggle's Christie with Eliot -- anything can happen at Summer Jam, but it can also be a huge game changer for future tournaments in the season. Let it be known in the comments if you are attending! For everyone else pre-registration closes 7/21 and last call started 7/15.

Now might also be a good time to look around at the FSD shop for tournament threads. I really happen to like the Tengu Princess because it's unique to find any type of physical merch for Nyo-Tengu, and the colors are nice and light for Summer!
ESL put on two DOA events this week, one in Japan and one in Europe. The Japanese event went fine and there was no controversy there; but the European event went down a different path that involved one of the most popular competitive players getting screwed by a random.

The player lied to ESL using an alternative "GehaktbaI" name

There was little to no moderation in this event so the player was quite the crafty exploit. @Gehaktbal also provides proof of his lagless victory in another video. This is something all players should be prepared to do if they plan on participating in any online event as they become a more popular option for those that can not travel.

The player rage quits after being dominated by the real Gehaktal

UPDATE: After displaying the proper evidence, ESL has overturned the ruling in Jim's favor! Congrats, Gehaktbal.

Since DOA5 launched, most of us have not been all that privy to online tournaments. We've all tried a few out and it's pretty tough to compare that experience to an offline because you can't. Though as our game continues to grow there should be more outlets for our power and ESL looks to become one of those options despite the recent controversy with the European Cup.

Like in DOA World Online Tournaments, there is a moderator present to watch the matches, and the first thing you may notice is that both players have maximum connection speed for this event. Anyone that is familiar with this style of tournament will tell you evidence is very important; especially video.

You're going to see good play despite being online. Good evasion, tactics and mix-ups complete the Japan cup and here are some of the replays for their events:

Dead or Alive in Dallas has been an ongoing event for years now as detailed in the DID13 trailer and while the event was streamed on the 10th of this month it is important that the community documents every event possible to not only display the talent but to also to keep the tournament flow going as we continue to cement our legacy in the FGC.

This year at DID13 the numbers were not as high, but there are still plenty of high quality and close matches throughout. We see appearances from: BlackMoonRisingX, Dareaper214, xHuntress and more devoted players from the community. Though it was a hard-fought battle with plenty of Last Rounds, Master won this event with Hayabusa against Black Moon's Leifang.

You can view this entire tournament via Master's stream replays on Twitch. Hopefully he exports the event to his Youtube as well seeing as how these Twitch replays expire.
Gaming For Honor & All Charged up presents Challenge Accepted featuring Injustice 2, Tekken 7, and Dead Or Alive 5 Last Round. We will also showcase the Super Smash Bros weekly presented by All Charged Up Smash. A portion of the days profits will benefit charity. Who is ready to accept THE CHALLENGE?

Sunday August 6, 2017

Gamers Heaven
285 Schuylkill Rd,
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Injustice 2 (PS4)
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (PS4)
Tekken 7 (PS4)
Super Smash Bros (Wii U)

$8.00.($5.00 covers venue, $3.00 go towards Gaming For Honor to help cover operation cost and expenses) A portion from there will go towards a selected military charity to be determined.

Your $8, also grants access to ACU.
Players can also enter All Charged Up Smash through their normal $10 venue (discountable to $5, by joining their Facebook group (https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=880412325414390&tsid=0.5738234811591219&source=typeahead
and posting on social media.

Tournament entry
Injustice 2: $5.00
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round:$5.00
Tekken 7: $5.00
Super Smash Bros: $5.00

Registration: https://smash.gg/tournament/gaming-for-honor

12:00pm Pre registration Injustice 2 12:00-1:00 casuals.
1:00: Injustice 2 begins

4-7pm Super Smash Bros tournament
5:30 pre-registration Dead or Alive 5
6:00 Dead or Alive 5 begins.

7:00-8:00: Casuals/pre registration.
Tekken 7.
8:00: Tekken 7 begins

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/gamersheavenlpx

Tournament Rules:
Dead or Alive...
Independence Bash II (PS4)
I wanna thank everyone for the success of the first one and I look forward to hosting another tourney for everyone. I'm gonna try something a little different this time around and do top 16 on Sunday to see which works better. This way there will be a set time for the stream and I won't be as drained running this for so long straight. Please keep that in mind when deciding weather or not to sign up.

When - Pools 7/8 @ 7pm eastern
Top 16 7/9 @ 7pm eastern

Sign up - Just post your gamertag here, message me here, or hit me up on PSN (GetLucky84). You must also add me to your friends list (I will not contact you about anything other than the event) for smoother running of the tourney. Feel free to delete me after the tourney I will not take offense :D

Deadline - Must sign up by 7/6 (Thursday) @ 7pm est. Must also add me to your friends list by this date.

Double Elimination
Normal Health
60 sec time limit
Random Stage Select (tatami banned)
Danger Zones On
Winner Has Character Lock
Best 2 out of 3
Finals (winners, losers, grand)Best 3 out of 5)

How it works - This will be run like a standard double elimination tournament (2 losses and you're out). At 7pm EST I will start contacting participants and sending them to do there match either by message or inviting to my room (please be patient). I suggest screen shotting or recording your matches in case evidence of results is needed ( I don't expect much trouble but you never know. Every online tourney I've been in ran like this it never came up. But in case of differing results from participants you will both be called into my room to resolve the matter) and on the PS4 it is very simple to do so. Upon completion of your match simply message me the results weather you win or lose (ex. I win 2-0 / I lost 1-2). This will go on till you hit top 16 and then you will be free to leave for the day. The top 16 will be streamed on my...
Congrats to our champion, AvoJetLife, for winning the last Bi-weekly.

This is the official FreeStepDodge online biweekly tournament for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round.

The next biweekly online tournament will be on June 19th, 2017 at 8:35pm EST. You can sign up for the tournament on right here. Be sure when signing up to use your PSN name, so that it is easier to get a hold of players.

Registration will end at 8:35pm EST on the dot. After that there will be a quick shuffling of the registered players and then the tournament will begin. Please sign up using your PSN id's. This will make it easier for me to get in contact with the players. Also please check in the twitch stream chat lobby so it will be easiest to arrange matches.

Registration: http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/4KG84LyXD7

Stream will be on www.twitch.tv/thegvn


  • Playstation 4 only
  • Rounds are set to a 60 second time limit
  • Life is set to Normal
  • First to 3 rounds per match
  • First to 2 matches per set, except for the Winner, Loser, and Grand Finals
  • First to 3 matches per set for Winner, Loser, and Grand Finals
  • Dangerzones are set to On
  • Random Stage select
  • Dojo is banned, remove from random filter.
  • Winner Lock is Enabled
  • Random Character can be chosen, but if the player wins s/he must choose the same character for the following match.
Players will be DQ'd if they do not arrive for their match in 5 minutes.

Hide Full Description