After some back-and-forth Twitter banter, the English voice actors for Dragon Ball's Goku and Vegeta will be facing off in a live Dragon Ball FighterZ match on January 25. The event will be held at the Esports Arena in Santa Clara, Calif., and will be livestreamed on YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook.
Sean Schemmel, who voices Goku, and Christopher Sabat, who voices his longtime rival Vegeta, started talking smack in a Vegeta-themed Twitter thread on January 6. It culminated in Sabat suggesting they settle the score in FighterZ. After fans and even Bandai Namco jumped on the idea, Sabat issued a more formal challenge to get the attention of anime streaming site Funimation, which decided to make the "Super Saiyan Showdown" official.
Hey @SeanSchemmel & @VoiceOfVegeta… You wanted a #SuperSaiyanShowdown?!
🔥🔥🔥YOU GOT IT 🔥🔥🔥
January 25th. It's on. pic.twitter.com/Deh30f1UFH
— Funimation @ SuperSaiyanShowdown (@FUNimation) January 10, 2018
Funimation is responsible for the English dubs of Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Super, and now Dragon Ball FighterZ. FighterZ includes both English and Japanese voiceover.
Dragon Ball FighterZ releases for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on January 26. A beta of the game begins on January 14 at 12 AM PT / 3 AM ET and runs until January 16. You can see all of the confirmed Dragon Ball FighterZ characters so far in our gallery, including the three most recently recently announced fighters: Hit, Goku Black, and Beerus from Dragon Ball Super.