DBFZ Casual Fight Night & Tournament

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DBFZ is out for PS4, PC and Xbone! I thought organizing some GB Casual Fight Nights during the week would be a fun idea. @esrever plans to hold weekly tournaments for those interested. Currently PS4 is where he will be hosting casuals and tournaments. However if someone wants to host events for the PC or Xbone versions of DBFZ let me know and I can promote them here.

I want to emphasize that the tournament is not the focal point of all this. The casual play sessions are. The goal is to create an environment for those new and old to FGs to have fun and learn. Post here with your PSN/Steam/Xbone/Discord names along with your region and hopefully other like minded folks will do the same.

Rage Quit Biweekly Tournament (PS4)

YOU MUST USE OUR GB FG DISCORD TO COMMUNICATE DURING TOURNAMENT https://discord.gg/VAZ5k8f

After Sunday's Casual Fight Night Mace will host a tournament for those interested. You must communicate during the tournament in the #dragon_ball_fighterz channel. Mace will bump this forum to remind everyone about the tournament at that time. Mace will begin the tournament after the Casual Fight Night ends at 8pm EDT Sunday. Past brackets can be found here.

The rules are as follows.

  • Tournament will be double elimination, meaning you need to lose to two opponents before you are eliminated from the tournament
  • Matches will use the default settings, and be 2 out of 3. Winner Finals, Loser Finals, and Grand Finals will be 3 out of 5. In addition, the person coming from the loser's bracket will need to win two sets of 3/5 while the winner only needs to win one set of 3/5
  • Upon losing a match, the losing player may switch characters if they like. However, the winner must select the same character.
  • Players are responsible for reporting their own scores on the Challonge page. If you have any problems doing so or you accidentally enter the wrong score/winner let me know during the tournament so I can fix it.

Tournament Stream

Casual Fight Night on PS4

@esrever will try to have Casual Fight Nights throughout the week.

The best way to communicate during these sessions is on Discord in the #dragon_ball_fighterz text channel. Using Discord is not mandatory for these, so if you would rather let your buttons do the talking it's all good. Hit up the Discord to find games when you are free and in the future we might revamp the Fight Night times.

Giant Bomb FG Discord Channel

Discord Link https://discord.gg/VAZ5k8f

We have a Discord for people on GB who play or want to learn more about FGs. For DBFZ all communication will take place in the #dragon_ball_fighterz channel. If you have a passing interest in any FG or want to watch an upcoming FG stream while chatting with GB people come on by. We have people of all skill levels that play a wide range of FGs. With that said we have gaps in what people play regularly. So if you're really into a fighting game that isn't getting much play on the discord, drop by, build the hype and teach us!

GB Name/DiscordPSN/Steam/XboneRegion
GB: MikeFightNight Discord: Michael TransactionPSN/Steam: MikeFightNightEast Coast Canada
GB: ESREVER Discord: MacePSN: MaceXCentral US
GB/Discord: IrrelevantJohnPSN: xLLeg3ndXBeast Coast
GB: LiquidSaiyan3 Discord:Discord: alexnzPSN: LiquidSaiyan3US East
GB: Bloo561 Discord: BlooPSN: Bloo561US SouthEast
GB: xkkzz Discord: xkkzPSN: SixtyorangeUS Southwest
GB: IamTerics Discord: TericsPSN: dawades2000US East
GB: mechatyranitar Discord: slushyPSN: papaslushyUS West
GB: Shirogane Discord: ShiroPSN: RaishiroAustralia
GB: PSB_Vam Discord: GB: PS_VamPSN: PSB_VamUS West
GB/Discord: FLStylePSN: FLStyleUK
GB/Discord: flynnnearyPSN flynnnearyUS Northeast

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#2 Posted by ESREVER (2923 posts) -

GB: ESREVER
Discord: Mace
PSN: MaceX
Region: Central US

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#3 Posted by xanadu (1911 posts) -

Where in the hell is Trunks?!

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#4 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (1206 posts) -

Discord: IrrelevantJohn

PSN: xLLeg3ndX

Region: Beast Coast

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#5 Posted by LiquidSaiyan3 (603 posts) -

PSN: LiquidSaiyan3
Discord: alexnz
Region: US East

OMG it's actually happening! Very excited for this game

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#6 Posted by Bloo561 (119 posts) -

PSN: Bloo561
Discord: Bloo
Region: US SouthEast

WHERES MY TRUNKS

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#7 Posted by mrtaste (43 posts) -
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#8 Posted by xkkzz (44 posts) -

PSN: Sixtyorange
Discord: xkkz
Region: US Southwest

Just got my pre-order in for PS4 version. Gonna be mashin' that autocombo button tomorrow.

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#9 Posted by handlas (3334 posts) -

Can people even play? This might be the worst lobby system I've ever seen. This has unsold me on the game.

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#10 Posted by liquiddragon (3042 posts) -

I keep getting "Failed to initialize network" when I "Start Game" in main menu. Can't play at all.

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#11 Posted by OurSin_360 (6080 posts) -

Downloading now and hope to get to try it before its over.

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#12 Edited by nickhead (1240 posts) -

I keep getting "Failed to initialize network" when I "Start Game" in main menu. Can't play at all.

Same here.

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#13 Edited by OurSin_360 (6080 posts) -

I got that message but just kept trying and got in, now i cant find a match though.

This beta is fucking horrible

I finally found the practice area so got some gameplay at least, but never got a match and i am not 100% sure if there was something I missed. This whole virtual lobby thing is pretty terrible.

Too early to say but could be another sfv with good gameplay but hidden by a lot of bad systems and non existent net code.

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#15 Posted by Nefarious_Al (277 posts) -

The netcode is actually pretty good, servers are just fucked right now. Played a bunch of matches yesterday and it holds up better than Rev 2 console netplay. Looks like PC will be the place to play for best online again though. Got it on both so I'm ready either way.

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#16 Posted by ripelivejam (12916 posts) -

I got guilty gear xrd while watching the quick look and Jason raving about how cool it looked, and haven't played much yet. I fear the same will happen with this. Curse you, Jason!

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#17 Posted by dazzhardy (1411 posts) -

Been trying on and off every hour or so for the last 8 hours, and this is the sum of the experience for me. I'm not actually sure there's an actual game and not just this screen...

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#19 Posted by handlas (3334 posts) -

I never got an error message for mine... that's new. Just would never find anyone to play with even though there are a lot of people running around in the lobby.

However, played the training stuff. Nevermind... can't say I like how the game plays at all. Sure is pretty though.

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#20 Edited by Acura_Max (704 posts) -

It is a beta after all. So, I'm not surprised. I hope they use this beta the way betas were done in the past and fix the issues so release runs smoothly.

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#21 Edited by OurSin_360 (6080 posts) -

Tried again, can no longer connect at all. Hopefully they fix the servers at least long enough to play a match.

Although i find the Lobby area to be pretty terrible with no guidance as to where things are. It took me a few minutes to find the guy to even set up a fight que, so many people were there i couldn't even see him lmao. Man bring back the goddamn menu where things are quick and easy, games are getting stupid.

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#22 Posted by dazzhardy (1411 posts) -

12 hours in, and still getting the same error message. It has a nice "press any button" screen at least :\

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#23 Posted by FateOfNever (1917 posts) -

Managed to get in a couple of times by just trying over and over again nonstop, but can't actually ever find a match. Whether I try Ranked or Casual, even tried changing lobbies and anything I can think of and I'm still regularly spending 10-20 minutes searching for a match with absolutely no results.

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#24 Posted by dazzhardy (1411 posts) -

Also finally managed to get into a lobby, and played the training which makes the game seem rad as all hell, but not been able to get into any sort of match, ranked or casual.

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#25 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (1206 posts) -

Wooo! Can't wait for the tourney on the 28th! Be there or be dead...

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#26 Posted by IamTerics (786 posts) -

PSN: dawades2000

Discord: Terics

Region: US East

2 and a half days to find which characters closest resemble my Skullgirls team. Or just Elphelt.

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#27 Edited by mechatyranitar (3 posts) -

PSN: papaslushy

Discord: slushy

Region: US West

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#28 Posted by Shirogane (3647 posts) -

Not sure how often i can join these nights, or if anybody even wants to play me and my Australian connection. But i'll drop this here anyway.

PSN: Raishiro

Discord: Shiro

Region: Australia

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#29 Posted by MikeFightNight (1226 posts) -

Unfortunately, due to connection issues with Ring matchmaking, we will be moving the first DBFZ Rage Quit Weekly Tournament to next Sunday (February 4th) Hopefully, Bandai will release a patch in the meantime. http://gbrqw.challonge.com/5kdjd7nn

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#30 Posted by PSB_Vam (33 posts) -

GB: PSB_Vam

Discord: PS_Vam

PSN: PS_Vam

Region: West US

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#31 Posted by FLStyle (6536 posts) -

Unfortunately, due to connection issues with Ring matchmaking, we will be moving the first DBFZ Rage Quit Weekly Tournament to next Sunday (February 4th) Hopefully, Bandai will release a patch in the meantime. http://gbrqw.challonge.com/5kdjd7nn

Patch dropped, is it tournament time now?

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#32 Posted by ESREVER (2923 posts) -

@flstyle said:
@mikefightnight said:

Unfortunately, due to connection issues with Ring matchmaking, we will be moving the first DBFZ Rage Quit Weekly Tournament to next Sunday (February 4th) Hopefully, Bandai will release a patch in the meantime. http://gbrqw.challonge.com/5kdjd7nn

Patch dropped, is it tournament time now?

Yea I think its time. Sign ups are live. If you registered before today I went ahead and removed you (sorry kmj). Everyone is able to register for it now though.


The first PS4 DBFZ GB Tournament is scheduled one week from today, Friday March 23rd at 8pm ET. I want this to happen regardless if the ring lobby patch is effective or not. We'll see.

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#33 Posted by MikeFightNight (1226 posts) -
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#35 Edited by flynnneary (63 posts) -

Hey am I still good to try and enter the tournament? If so...

GB: flynnneary

Discord: flynnneary

PSN: flynnneary

Region: US Northeast

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#36 Posted by ESREVER (2923 posts) -

@flynnneary: Yup, you good. Tourney will be this Friday. Just be sure you're online in the discord server before we start the event. Maybe even introduce yourself and get some early games in before tourney time.

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#38 Edited by MikeFightNight (1226 posts) -

I would like to thank everyone who played in our first GB DBFZ tournament! Congrats to @kuutochi for winning! Big thanks to @esrever for organizing and streaming the tournament. Stream archive of the whole thing can be found below. Tournament bracket can be found here.

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#39 Posted by ZombiePie (7293 posts) -
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#40 Edited by ESREVER (2923 posts) -
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#41 Edited by ESREVER (2923 posts) -

Hey all, signups for this week's tourney are live. Only change is is that we're gonna start a hour earlier than before. So that will be a 4pm pdt/6pm cdt/7pm edt start time!

https://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/kRv6iBaClz

Remember if you sign up, please join the Discord if you have not already. If you're new to the discord server, don't be afraid to announce yourself and maybe get some casual games in. If you're not in the server 5 mins before we start the tourney, I will remove you from the participants list.

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#43 Posted by ESREVER (2923 posts) -
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#45 Posted by ESREVER (2923 posts) -

Our DBFZ tourney is still on for tonight at 5pm pdt/8pm pdt!
Sign-Ups will remain open up until 10 mins before tourney start time.

https://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/tEXcYjEpA3

To celebrate the DLC release and the 5th entry in this tourney series, I'll gift $10 in PSN FUNBUX to tonight's winner! Yes the new characters are allowed to be used in tonight's tourney. Good Luck! Please sign up using either with your PSN name or your Discord name. If you're new and haven't introduced yourself to the chat yet, say hi! I'll try to get a casual lobby up and running about a hour before we start the tournament.

Discord participation is mandatory!

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