Why do 3D fighters go 3/5 rounds per match opposed to 2D fighters that go 2/3 rounds per match?


Something that I’ve always been curious about


From what I can tell. The damage output in 3D fighters is much higher, and the timer is short. So rounds end very quickly. So 3 out of 5 makes it fair. Where as in most 2D fighters the damage out put is smaller and the clock is longer. So rounds last longer. So 2 out of 3 is fair. 3 out of 5 in a game like Street Fighter is just too long and draining. And 2 out of 3 in say Virtua Fighter would be over in the blink of an eye.


In vf 2 mistakes and that’s the round, so rounds go quite a bit quicker than most 2d fighters.


I thought it’s because these games only get 12 entrants, so the tournament organizers are like “Well, let them play their game for a bit longer then.”



2/3 rounds Tekken ends hella fast.


most tournaments now run MKX 3/5 for that same reason, rounds go super quick. At the detroit locals Im thinking of switching Ultra to 3/5 if entries are low


They’re referring to rounds, not games.

MKX is still 2/3 rounds even if the format is switching to 3/5 games per set.


I totally misread that