This weekend, the Neo Geo World Tour stops in LA for the Socal Retro Gaming Expo. Players competed in intense fighting over two days to crown the KOF XIV champion of the event. It came down to Luis Cha and TxC | El Rosa. Luis Cha battled out of loser’s bracket in Grand Finals to force a reset with a 3-0 lead. On the reset, El Rosa battled back and took the qualifier spot 3-1. This will be El Rosa’s first time qualifying for the Neo Geo World Tour.
The 11th monthly tournament hosted by Dream Cancel had exciting matches on PS4. Hawaii Monkey took his Joe and ran through loser’s bracket all the way to loser’s finals. There was intense back and forth between Purest (Shota), but Hawaii Monkey could not be stopped. He took that momentum into Grand Finals against KenshixHimura. Using his Joe, Monkey rushed down Kenshi into a bracket reset and took the title. Not new to online tournaments, this marks a return for HawaiiMonkey to competitive KOF XIV after a break.
Full Moon #9 in New York City featured some big name competitors like Marco Polo, Vic Viper, Romulus, and Shadow780. Top 4 was an intense back and forth between Vic Viper and Animonk, leading into a tense fight between Shadow780 and Animonk. In Grand Finals, Marco Polo took his patented Luong to a 2-0 victory to take the crown.
Since version 3.0 is currently released, there will be players needing to store and share information in one centralized location. Our King of Fighters XIV wiki needs updating to 3.0 right now. This is how you can help:
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AtlusUSA just released the a new King of Fighters XIV trailer, revealing Blue Mary as the final DLC character for version 3.0!
Blue Mary makes her triumphant return to THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV as a DLC character! Born into a family of accomplished martial artists, she is a specialist in several techniques but excels in the grappling fighting style of Sambo. Watch Blue Mary take down her opponents in the latest trailer.
Blue Mary will be available for purchase as DLC on April 12th. This will bring the total playable roster to a whopping 58 fighters!
SNK has just released a trailer of Najd, a new mysterious Saudi Arabian fighter who was designed by a contest winner a few months back.
Najd is a very quiet person dressed with an Abaya (traditional Saudi garment) with extraordinary powers. At night, she puts on her Abaya and turns into a vigilante to protect her fellow citizens. In contrast to her mysterious appearance, she is a college student during the day.
Also released is a video of Najd’s voice actress explaining more about the character, and has footage from a recording session: