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The long awaited Nyotengu combo video for many from NoctTengu is finally here. This is the most complete Nyotengu combo video you will ever see. Some know I've been working on this for a very long time and I'm happy to see it finally finished.

Since the day the Tengu Princess came to DOA5U Arcades, I've been studying and taking note of all info I find on her. Including combos. A little over a year ago, I just thought why not put part of that work into a video. I planned to include and had footage for uphill combos and pretty much the entire list redone for the Dangerzone stage, but I think we can all agree it wouldn't be very enjoyable to watch repeats of previous combos. This video shows every type of combo she can do (along with good options downhill) without repeating too many, too many times if it's not necessary.

All combos done by yours truly. Hope you enjoy.

Special thanks to YinCresent for helping out with the intro footage, my friends and followers for the support, and Team Ninja for creating the Tengu Princess.

Attack on Titan combos were also originally planned to be in this, but if you want to see those, check out my other video here:


The Dead or Alive tournament season has just begun, and we've had some insane tournaments including the conclusion to the first Battle Royal event of the year: Final Round XX, a tournament so juicy that all of its content can't possibly be covered in a single results story. We follow up to the Battle Royal smash by continuing to promote the tournament scene outside of The Magnificent 5 -- now we have The Establishment; an event put on by the dedicated Haven Shine gaming crew.

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@LordXav1er is heading this event

For quite a while LordXav1er has been doing a great job of promoting the offline scene in Rhode Island, and Havenshine Gaming features regular DOA offline tournaments streaming on Tuesdays via their Twitch. They want to expand on DOA to the best of their ability, and making new majors and ways for players to communicate should be of our top priority. The show doesn't start until May 20th, but now would be the most optimal time to plan for the event especially if you are in the area or want to help grow the scene!


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Top 8 Stream Replay | Pools 1+2 | Pools 3+4 | Standings
1st Killy :tina:2nd BladeZ :eliot::rachel::alpha152:3rd Kwiggle:rachel::christie:

What a hype event. Not only were there great matches, but an intense atmosphere to follow up with the heated Winter Brawl tournament that took place last month. The pools were also very well diversified seeing the likes of Raidou in Top 8 and Killy's Tina taking the show. This was an unbelievable event, and Killy has successfully obtained his golden ticket to NEC XVIII and is now one of the biggest threats in the community.

Sonic Fox (Christie) vs XcaliberBladeZ (Eliot)

Bladez starts this match off with counters and parries, knowing exactly what to do in the Christie matchup. Sonic fights back after Bladez gets a 75% advantage using combos and the wall via Zack Island. He's able to keep Christie pinned up against the wall with incredibly timed tech ups and stun launches getting a great in the second round. This just doesn't happen against Sonic Fox.

The third round Bladez continued to assert his dominance with mix ups to take the game. There is not one person who has figured out the Christie game better than XcaliburBladeZ, so Sonic makes the switch to Marie Rose for the second fight. Sonic Fox started making good reads towards the end, but Eliot kept hitting him with that 9 frame high and got his damage to secure a quick win.

Eviljutzu (Raidou) vs Khaliah Delorean (Helena, Tina)

The speed game really helped Killy with this selection, but I think Eviljutzu did a great job of spacing out Helena with Raidou to the best...
Battle Royal Final Round XX Live
The Dead or Alive community is about to perform and entertain the FGC again this time at Final Round XX in Atlanta which could be the perfect follow-up event to the incredible Winter Brawl and KIT tournaments. This competitive show will be the first of five in Team NINJA's 2017 Battle Royal featuring 60 offline players.

There is a $1,000 pot bonus, and the money is nice, but I think the big catch for a lot of people here is that 1st place sponsorship to NEC. Team NINJA will pay your flight, hotel, venue and entry to NEC XVIII. That is a very enticing prize to any of the hungry players out there that want to travel, and if you have your ticket to the main show punched early it helps tremendously with planning your agenda for the rest of the year. Since @Rikuto has already qualified for NEC XVIII second place will take the sponsorship prize if he wins this major. The player that successfully captures the prize has earned it, because it's not coming easy here.

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Kwiggle is the current Final Round Champion

It's almost impossible to determine a winner because of all the talent. You have @Rikuto, @XcaliburBladeZ and @Hoodless whom are very concerned about each other because of recent...
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This is the beginning of a new Battle Royal -- and while it might not be our biggest yet it certainly will have the finest quality after a revitalizing NEC XVII, solid turnouts, new players and hype tournaments like Winter Brawl 11 to keep us locked into DOA5.

What I find awesome is the confidence Team NINJA has shown in our game and in us as they already have plans for a 2018 Battle Royal made evident by the NEC XVIII grand prize. There are a lot of rumors pertaining to DOA6 and my guess is that it will be announced after the NEC XVIII tournament.

Though our next focus should be Final Round XX, and while online registration might be closed we still have 55 entrants which is even greater than our numbers for Winter Brawl and the amount of talent is just insane. Not only will XcaliburBladeZ be competing off his last win, but @Rikuto will be there to try and take it from him as well as KIT '17 winner @Hoodless, Kwiggle, @shazzmatazzles, @coldpieceaj, Shade Swifteye and many more vicious competitors.

Let's keep fighting, community! 2017 is off to a great start.
Winter Brawl 11 was such a hype tournament it left you wanting more, right? This post-interview features pro players: @Blackburry, @Kwiggle and @Sly Bass not only talking about why they play DOA, but also why they pick the characters they pick and their history with the franchise. I thought that Kwiggle's reasoning for picking Christie was very interesting as he originally was a Kasumi main visioning something else for his character.

The interview and production was created by @Rojikku - a fierce competitor at Winter Brawl 11, and a consistent tournament goer constantly looking to expand his game. Let's keep the tournament hype going all throughout the year and before you know it we will be at the next chapter with Dead or Alive 6.

Brackets: Pools 1 | Pools 2 | Pools 3 | Pools 4 | Top 16
1st :rachel: XcaliburBladeZ 2nd :bayman: Rikuto 3rd :christie: Sonic Fox​

This cold winter just got a little warmer with the raw intensity and close competitive games at this year's Winter Brawl. Congratulations to XcaliburBladeZ for making it through to the end with a first place prize. He not only defeated NEC Champion, @Rikuto after losing to him previously, but won against a bevy of other serious fighters with many tournament highlights of their own and a very clear focus -- taking home that trophy.


We also see our community leader, Matt Ponton return with some impressive Bass and Mai play. He won against @shazzmatazzles fantastic Ein, @Lith and @HGS Ghoul. It was great how he sent @Blackburry's Rachel home packing, but right after his loss Berry decided to go with his dangerous main. Ponton also had some issues earlier in pools with Sonic Fox/Christie and the same problems occurred in this match. It's really quite the spectacle to see Christie's insane wall damage in pro heavy bouts like these. Despite all this Ponton ties 7th with @Rojikku.


@Rojikku competed in some of the most intense matches at Winter Brawl. He lost in the early going to BladeZ, but he used it...
Community FSD Store Updates
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Winter Brawl is upon us! This is a good thing for quite a few reasons. First, one of our larger tournaments of the year going on brings us all together in a pretty awesome way, both in person and around the site itself. Second (going to stop my list here because I'm lazy), more eyes means it would be financially irresponsible to not have a sale. Surprise! We're having a sale!

Don't act surprised, because you're very much not, but please click through to the store and take advantage of the 15% off running through the weekend. We appreciate it and you'll look hot.

In addition to the sale, we do have a bit more to share on the store. Foregoing a cliche bit about 'circumstances beyond our control' we'll just say that our principal shirt provider went under and got snapped up by another one. Sort of like PAC-MAN eating a ghost but the ghost just doesn't respawn. Kind of have to play another game with ghosts in it at that point, so you're going to be seeing some product refreshing very shortly in the form of new shirts. Designs and all will stay the same so don't worry if you've had your eye on a specific one. As always, more designs are still on the way too.

Tl;dr, buy shirts on sale, buy shirts not on sale after this weekend, and we'll be getting new shirts in the very near future.
Thanks to Team NINJA I was given a few PSN codes for the latest costume set to be given away at Winter Brawl XI and possibly on stream during Top 16 and Top 8. Details to come soon but be sure to be on the lookout!

Competitive Dead or Alive 5 will be live on the show floor of the Clarion Hotel in Essington, PA next weekend. For those not able to participate in this major you can still watch on Twitch:

Saturday Top 16 - Top 8 9pm EST via FunkyP
Sunday Top 8 - 4pm via Bifuteki
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Competitive Dead or Alive 5 will be live on the show floor of the Clarion Hotel in Essington, PA next weekend. If you have been considering Winter Brawl 11 now would be the time to prioritize your plans for this tournament as pre-registration ends this Friday. For those not able to participate in this major you can still watch on Twitch:

Saturday Top 16 - Top 8 9pm EST via FunkyP
Sunday Top 8 - 4pm via Bifuteki

@Blackburry, @Jaeger, @LordXav1er and @Sly Bass will be competing so you already know there are going to be plenty of awesome matches. The community also looks forward to seeing new offline competitors as they continue to emerge at events. If you are competing in Winter Brawl be sure to let it be known in the comments -- the DOA offline scene always looks to highlight veterans, regulars and new players as well to keep the whole community connected in a positive way.

Pre-Register for Winter Brawl 11 now!