Before EVO 18 even started we were welcomed to new Dead or Alive 6 character, Diego! After the Showdown we were treated to a blacked out image of Leifang and Hitomi who will both be officially announced at Gamescom!! We might have to wait one more week to see the trailer, but a friend of @Mr. Wah did a little brightening on those two images for some pretty cool results:
Friend of mine lit up the picture where you can see more of Leifang's debut costume for next week at Gamescom. A play off her DOA1 outfit with added midriff, finger-less gloves, and sneaker-heels. - Mr. Wah
The Dead or Alive 5 Showdown at EVO 18 was a critical moment in DOA history, because it not only showed us how far we have come along, but how much growing is still possible, and that with DOA6 we're just getting started. The matches at EVO attracted thousands of people that have never played and six years later we break DOA's tournament attendance record at 150+ entrants. Say what you want, but DOA's growth has been stunning and today we are going to run @ZakkuRyeEVO 2018 Top 8 Highlights under the microscope along with a highlight of our own.
Not all of the matches were listed in this Top 8 Highlights video, but the community will be observing this tournament for years to come. @Mr. Wah will soon be interviewing @Rikuto on his epic performance at EVO so I...
There is a lot of new Dead or Alive 6 content for the community to dissect and look into, including downloadable move-lists, more hands-on time from the pros, and even some guides that lead to some hard-hitting damage this early on. If you discovered anything from the exhibition or would like to share, now is the time to analyze your experience. Shimbori was correct when he said that EVO would be a celebration of both DOA5 and DOA6:
@ZakkuRye continues to deliver some pretty insane EVO content on his channel and has released 14 videos for the event and does a great job of highlighting what the hardcore offline scene wants to see. FSD founder, Matt Ponton, does a great job highlighting what Diego can do not just with the environment, but current DOA6...
At the end of the DOA5 Last Round tournament, Team Ninja had a small announcement for Dead or Alive 6 done in the form of a teaser, which contains two returning characters from the series: Leifang and Hitomi.
We all know the history of these two characters since Leifang has been around since the first game and Hitomi since the third game. We also know that even though those two are great friends especially since the community named them Team Cabbage, these two lost during the fifth Dead or Alive tournament due to the hands of Jann-Lee. To make matters worst, Hitomi lost to him in the finals in Story Mode of DOA5.
How will these two characters play in this new system? You'll have to wait on August 20, 2018 at Gamescom 2018 to find out for yourself.
Another DOA tournament in the books, ladies and gentlemen! Holy crap, what an event that was!
In case you didn't catch Top 8-Top 4 for DOA5 Last Round, you missed out on a lot of great matches. These competitors reminded us why we play this game and they did a damn good job at it. But in the end, our very own @Rikuto has taken another big tournament this year, and he did his damnest to represent FreeStepDodge to the fullest and become the new champion.