The latest version of SNK’s classic Samurai Shodown seems built for Evo. Its high damage moves, flashy supers, short 60-second rounds, and time-stopping Rage Explosion mechanic are perfect for the fighting game community’s biggest stage.
If you’re not familiar with Rage Explosion, here’s how it works: A Rage Gauge builds up throughout the round anytime you get hit. When it’s at its maximum, you can activate a Rage Explosion which increases your damage for a short time period, allowing for big comebacks.
Activating your Rage Explosion will also stop the clock and interrupt any attack, even if you’re mid-combo.
In the losers top eight, with just six seconds left on the clock, Chia-Chen “ZJZ” Tseng’s Charlotte held a tiny life lead over Seonwoo “Infiltration” Lee’s Genjuro.
ZJZ managed to get two pokes in on Infiltration and then tried to back away to run out the clock, but Infiltration popped his Rage Explosion at 0 seconds to freeze the clock.
Here’s what happened next: