Last weekend, Arc System Works hosted a huge event where three world champions were crowned. Guilty Gear -Strive-, Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising and Undernight In-Birth II [Sys:Celes] all had their respective tournaments (although the latter was basically a side event).

These tournaments had a total prize pool of $140,000, which might not sound shockingly big, but it is a very decent amount of money for the fighting game community.

The main tournament was, of course, Guilty Gear -Strive-. Sixteen best players from all around the world were playing for $100,000 in prize money. To qualify for the GGST world championship, the Senegali player Verix had to come to Paris and win Ultimate Fighting Arena 2023 last November. He managed to keep this momentum and managed to pass over big names in the community like TempestNYC and UMISHO. All matches in the playoffs were closed, and all five games were required to determine a winner.Verix was the strongest and earned $500.

Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising tournament was not as big, and Fukunaga was dominant in Long Beach. Finally, knotts won the UNI2 bracket.

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