This category is about that moment when you think, “I’ve got it all figured out, I’m ready to take on my roommate’s Samus.” Whether you actually succeed or not, you learn. More about them, their playstyle, and as importantly – where you can improve. It’s that moment you’re at a Tekken 7 local and decide you wanna go all the way and main Panda because, well, they’re a dang Panda isn’t that the coolest thing? Or it’s that moment when you decide on the Biggest Stage that you’re actually better suited to play on the player 1 side, either because you prefer it that way or you’re trying to mindgame your opponent, or both.
Fighting games allow for people of all skill levels to engage with games competitively, and in 2018, players had a wide selection of strong choices. Let us know your favorites, and why. Maybe it’s the first fighting game that truly clicked with you. Maybe you just got the new version of your favorite and have spent countless hours refining tech. Maybe it’s mostly about the community, or the way you engage with Fighting Games most is as a spectator.
Oh… would you look at that, a new challenger approaches. An orange monster in a hockey jersey. Show us what you got.
You will have until 5th January to nominate your games – this is our cut-off ahead of polling going live.
Remember: you can nominate up to three games, so be creative with your choices!
Be sure to check the Q&A section below if you have questions, otherwise feel free to reach out to one of us! We hope you enjoy this event and we’re excited to see what sorts of discussion each category inspires!
Q: End of Year? What's that?
A: I’m glad you asked! Just head over to our pinned topic if you need a catch up! You can also find details on the process for the event here.
Q: How do I nominate a game?
A: To nominate a game, head on over to our google form and write down your submissions in the appropriate field. You may nominate up to three games and you will be able to edit this submission at any time by returning to the google form (before the nomination date closes).
As the nominations will be done externally, this thread will instead be the place to discuss what your favorites were and to make the case for them if you feel strongly. We welcome thoughtful posts about how you made your decision, as long as we keep it positive and respectful.
Q: When does the nomination process end?
A: The period of time to make your nominations will end January 5th, 2019.
Q: What games can I nominate?
A: For this category, though we’re mostly interested in highlighting games that released this year, we recognise that fighting games tend to live on in the scene well after launch. Therefore, you’re welcome to nominate any fighting game that received a new major release in 2018, whether that means dlc fighters, new seasons of content or new platform releases.
The moderation team reserves the right to remove any game from nomination if necessary.
- Thank you to @Emily for the banner!