Thanks to Big E Gaming and Team NINJA's Master, Dead or Alive 6 will make the cut this weekend as a featured game at Winter Brawl: 3D Edition after a 2-week delay canceled its original tournament debut. Due to the short notice and registration deadlines for the event, DOA6 will be smaller than one might expect for a major debut. The DOA5 tournament has been dropped and players in the DOA5 pool have transferred to the DOA6 pool.
If you are spectating, you are free to multi-task and play DOA6 for yourself through the timed deluxe demo this weekend. The pools show that top players like @Rikuto, @BBoyDragon and Xcalibur BladeZ will be there to showcase the game at its best and will be educational for everyone watching. The stream is likely...
You might not get Dead or Alive 6 as early as Sonic Fox (and now his brother Kwiggle), but you will be able try all of the characters for yourself in the weekend demo (PS+ or XBOX LIVE required) that starts this Friday. While that's happening you can also spectate DOA6s first major appearance at Winter Brawl 3D if you didn't register for the tournament on time. Thanks to Sonic's streamed matches with Xcalibur BladeZ, the community is already beginning to find some new complex mechanics in DOA6s final build.
@DestructionBomb found some interesting tech with NiCO and is juggling the possibilities:
Teleport after Kokoro held the non-holdable strike:
First character that can do something like that. This might...
Team NINJA presented DOA6 today at EVO Japan in Fukuoka starting at 8pm Pacific Time. The stream was live via openrec, and the event started with a professional player exhibition and ended with Shimbori presenting information for DOA6. Every character will be unlocked for attendees at EVO Japan, and special DOA6 demonstrations from Siologica and Teru Rock were live streamed.
DOA World Championship was revealed at the show with 90k up for grabs and more details coming soon. Just a few weeks ago I expressed the importance of a championship in my opinion piece, and it's good to see that they do have serious plans in the works for DOAs offline community. A timed demo will be...
CEO has confirmed that Dead or Alive 6 will be a part of their main tournament lineup this June in Daytona, Florida. It's recommended to register sooner than later to avoid late fees for the event. You can also contact CEO if you are a local looking to help out at the tournament.
This will be the first time that DOA has appeared at CEO, which is one the largest tournaments in the world, that grows in attendance each and every year. DOA players will have to adjust to fighting their matches in a wrestling ring, and competitors that make it to the finals will get their own entrance with music. When you combine the intensity and the pageantry of CEO with DOA6 and its community, how could you deny that this could be the best showing DOA has ever had?
Xcalibur BladeZ has already confirmed to FSD that he will be competing at the event with an emphatic "hell yeah"...
Since Team NINJA wants DOA6 to be taken seriously as an esport game, it is of utmost importance that they have a road map set up for fighters prior to the release of DOA6. A qualifying cup or tournament schedule would not only add to DOA6s replay value and help garner interest among fighters, but will show how serious Team NINJA is about making that change. Within the game development process you can see that they have made several changes to the style of the game to ensure that casual players also enjoy the experience and don't feel alienated.
This is a specific opinion post, so gameplay mechanic discussions (frame data, move safety) are better left for news posts or the forum. Since Team NINJA has delayed the game, and we have little data on the final build, opinions wouldn't be educative enough to matter. The general review for DOAs gameplay has been sincerely positive by most of the professional players in the DOA community that have played it.
Played a few hours of the beta on xbl. Netcode has improved, but still avoiding all wifi players. There were no lobbies even though TN said there would be. Hopefully, we get them tomorrow. Game feels GREAT. Love the neutral play.