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Slashback 2024 Begins This Weekend

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A new fighting game event is kicking off this weekend, Slashback 2024. This is the second Slashback in the series, returning for another major event. We’re getting tournaments for quite a few of the biggest fighters at this event. Although, the tournament’s line up is a little unique. It’s focusing on some big fighters like those from Arc System Works, rather than including franchises like Street Fighter. It’s a fun change for a US tournament.

What can we expect at Slashback 2024? These are the games being featured and what the highlights are going to be.

Flashback 2024

Source: @SlashbackEvent

Slashback 2024

Slashback 2024 is a new fighting game esports tournament taking place this weekend, over April 6-7. Its the second volume of Slashback, happening in San Jose California. Here we’ll see a ton of the biggest anime fighting games get tournaments. Each will be played with a wider round followed by a finals bracket. These are the games we can expect to see at Slashback 2024.

Guilty Gear Strive

Probably the biggest tournament at Slashback 2024 is Guilty Gear Strive. It’s got a prize pool of over $1,000. There are quite a few players attending too, like Jonathan Tene, ApologyMan, and Kizzie Kay.

Guilty Gear Strive 1.25 Patch

Source: Arc System Works

Under Night In-Birth II [Sys:Celes]

The next on the roster is a new tournament for Under Night. This is a relatively new fighting game and it’s great to see it getting even more events at all levels. There are more than 200 players showing up here with a prize pool of over $2,000.

Granblue Fantasy Versus Rising

Granblue Fantasy’s recent sequel has a ton of tournaments ongoing right now. Fresh off the Arc World Tour final for the event, we’re getting a tournament here. There’s a prize pool of $1,920 here.

Granblue Fantasy Versus Rising Free to Play

Source: Arc System Works

Other Games at Slashback 2024

Those are some of the biggest games at Slashback 2024. There are quite a few others getting outings though. There’s a particular focus on Guilty Gear, with Xrd REV 2 and XX Accent Core Plus R. Then we’ve got events for Melty Blood Type lumina, BlazBlue Central Fiction, and Koihime Enbu RyoRaiRai.

Tons of the best anime fighters are going to be at Slashback. They’ll be worth checking in on over the event to see how the US community is handling new releases like Versus Rising.

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