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Cannes Winter Clash early results, stream feat. Sako, Infiltration, Poongko, Ryan Hart, Luffy, Valmaster, Dieminion, Xiao Hai and more

Updated with live results: We've added early results to this story, and we're posting live results as they happen for Cannes Winter Clash 2015. The event is being held in Cannes, France, and this is the final day of action.

Notable players in attendance include HORI|Sako, /r/Kappa|Infiltration, /r/Kappa|Poongko, Ryan Hart, MD|Luffy, GL|Valmaster, Dieminion, Qanba|Xiao Hai, Tonpy, CG|Problem X, BX3|Veggey, BX3|Phenom, WSO|Andreas, UM|ImStillDaDaddy, BTM|Hurricane247, Rize|Pro Fluke and many more.

If you want to follow along at home with the action, Challonge brackets are available.

We've embedded the live streams from this event and more details below.

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4th SG vs. HK 22-on-22 live stream ft. Xian, Humanbomb, Leslie, Scrubby Dan, Gackt, Gameouttt and more

Update 2: Full lists of players for both the Hong Kong and Singapore sides have been updated. This will be a 22 vs. 22.

Update: The stream is live now.

Earlier: With $500,000 on the line at this year's Capcom Pro Tour, and more ranking tournaments in Asia than any other region, the best players USF4 in Singapore and Hong Kong are looking to step up their game.

So what better time than now to hold the 4th Singapore vs. Hong Kong 20-on-20 mega exhibition match -- right before the first Capcom Pro Tour Asia tournaments -- to get everyone fired up?

Slated to begin on March 1, 4 p.m. Singapore and Hong Kong time (that's 12 a.m. PT, or 3 a.m. ET), the 4th SG vs. HK exhibition will see 20 of the best players from each country, led by RZR|Xian and Humanbomb respectively, take on one another in a King-of-Fighters-style marathon match.

On the Singapore side, there's RZR|Xian, RZR|Gackt, Leslie, Jen (a top female Chun-Li player), Dixon (aka Gamble Boxer), and more.

Meanwhile, Hong Kong is being represented by the likes of Humanbomb, Scrubby Dan, Gameouttt (legendary Guile) and Terrychk (very patient E. Honda).

Which side will emerge victorious? Find out with us here on EventHubs on March 1 at 4pm GMT+0800 hours (12 a.m. PT / 3 a.m. ET).

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Luffy's demoralizing freeze; Imstilldadaddy's cocky combo; Poongko plays with his food, hype moments thus far from Cannes Winter Clash!

It's already been an intense ride at Cannes Winter Clash 2015 and it's only Saturday!

We've seen multiple team tournaments run in the French major and the competition has been absolutely fierce thus far.

Today's focus is specifically on the 5v5 team tournament, which saw many instances of players banding together to represent their home country. This wasn't always the case however, as "Team World" consisted of players from all over the globe.

Our first hype moment comes from the set between the UK's UM|ImStillDaDaddy and France's CDV|Will2Pac. Guile isn't known for his comebacks, especially against Viper, but ImStillDaDaddy swept his way to a victory anyway.


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Hit the jump to see Luffy's depressing moment and more!

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The Dead or Alive community aims to ban over 120 overly-sexualized costumes in Dead or Alive 5: Last Round

The latest iteration of Dead or Alive has been out for a few weeks now, and the overall reception seems to be rather positive.

As with the introduction of any new title, we expect to see a surge in tournament frequency and attendance. With the coming flux of attention, the community has decided to put a soft ban on no less than 129 costumes that have been deemed too revealing for general audiences.

The Dead or Alive franchise has been known for its highly-sexualized portrayal of women in clothing that leaves little to the imagination.

Acknowledging that some of the game's content may be unsuitable for the more professional atmosphere they'd like to promote at tournaments, some members of the community have come together to regulate what is acceptable and what is not. Below is a quote from Free Step Dodge, DOA's go-to forum site.

"This is a movement that was discussed by several members of the community to try and help turn around the image that has plagued the franchise. DOA has always been known for its over-sexualized females and just that alone has pushed people away from even trying the game. Sex Appeal in the DOA franchise will never go away but we, the community, want people to take it seriously and started the costume ban at offline tournaments to force people to focus more on the game play aspect of the game. This is a soft ban and is at the discretion of the tournament organizer (TO) running the game at the event. However we HIGHLY encourage people to not use the suggested costumes on stream for something like Top 8."

Hit the jump to see what costumes are banned and hear what one Free Step Dodge administrative representative has to say on the subject.

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Someone just donated $1,000 to /r/Kappa's campaign to send Kitasenju DJ, Infiltration and Kazunoko to Final Round 18

An anonymous good Samaritan just made /r/Kappa history today, by donating a cool $1,000 to the group's crowdfunding campaign to send Infiltration, Kitasenju DJ and Kazunoko to Final Round 18.

While the generous donator does not want to be named, through a message to /r/Kappa's fgcdrmike he explained that he donated that much because he would very much like for Kitasenju DJ to go to Final Round 18.

At the moment the /r/Kappa donation drive stands at $1,444 raised, with seven days left to go.

This means that the campaign will now fund Infiltration's travel arrangements to Final Round 18 -- that's been confirmed.

But for Kitasenju DJ's trip to also be funded, the campaign needs to reach $2016.

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Japan: Hagejin, not Snake Eyez, is the world's strongest Zangief - Nine States Tournament player list ft. Poongko, Infiltration, Pepeday & more

Nine States Tournament, the first qualifier event for Capcom Pro Tour Asia, is taking place in two weeks' time (March 14 and 15). The tournament organizers BEast of the East and the Fukuoka Gaming Club (FGC) have sent over a list of players tentatively confirmed to be in attendance, and going through the list I have to say this qualifier is looking really stacked right now.

Although it's taking place in Fukuoka, quite a number of notable players from other parts of Japan -- and some from outside Japan -- will be making their way to this qualifier.

Apart from an incredibly stacked list of players, the organizers also highlighted to us that Hagejin will be attending the tournament as well.

"Who's Hagejin," you ask? According to the organizers, Hagejin is the man that everyone in the Japanese scene has come to call "the world's strongest Zangief player".

As Hagejin usually does not enter tournaments, globally there's not a lot of people who know about him. But the organizers believe that from here on out Hagejin is going to be a name that'll be quite well-known to Street Fighter fans around the world.

Check out the list of players and a video trailer for Nine States Tournament below. And don't forget to check back here at EventHubs on March 14 and 15 for the stream and results.

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Daigo or Sako: Whose Evil Ryu do you prefer? Find out as Fusu1jiro (Juri) takes on both in these Ultra Street Fighter 4 XBL ranked matches

Hori|Sako may have once said that he believes MCZ|Daigo to have truly surpassed him when it comes to Evil Ryu play. The Hori-sponsored player may also have switched from Evil Ryu to a combination of Elena and Ibuki as his main characters.

But neither of those things make Sako's Evil Ryu matches any less fun to watch. The two Evil Ryu masters' play styles are almost as different as day and night, and both are super entertaining to watch.

There is enough room in the USF4 for both of them -- well, maybe having Hori|Sako fight MCZ|Daigo in an Evil Ryu mirror match is not such a great idea. That doesn't sound like a lot of fun to watch, since it'd mostly be about who has the better footsies game.

But what if the two top players were not facing each other, but were instead engaging in a fight against the same third-party? Wouldn't that make for a great way to compare and contrast the varying styles of both Hori|Sako and MCZ|Daigo?

XBL user Fusu1jiro (Yuzuriha), who mains Juri, has recently played against both players in a number of XBL ranked matches, and he's uploaded his own replays to his YouTube channels. Check them out below -- and let us know in the comments whose Evil Ryu play you find to be more entertaining to watch.

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Momochi: Akuma is in the same tier as Evil Ryu - Full character tiers in Ultra Street Fighter 4 according to Capcom Cup 2014 champ

Is Akuma a weak character? Nope, he's most certainly not in Ultra Street Fighter 4 Ver. 1.04, says Evil Geniuses's Yusuke Momochi (EG|Momochi).

In fact, according to the Capcom Cup 2014 champion, Akuma has gotten so much stronger in the latest version of USF4 that he would place the character in the same tier bracket as Evil Ryu.

Check out the rest of his USF4 tier list below. The list comes courtesy from the latest Arcadia magazine, which has just hit bookstores in Japan today.


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3 brand new characters revealed in Mortal Kombat X: The daughter of Jax, the son of Kenshi, and a descendant of Kung Lao

Mortal Kombat X has seen a huge reveal this morning.

A trailer was officially released today that gives a much closer look at what we can expect to see from story mode once the game drops in April.

We are also introduced to three brand new fighters.

Taking place 25 years after the events of Mortal Kombat (2011), the new generation of characters will discover that Outworld is not the only threat they face. Fans will get a first look at the newest fighters to join Cassie Cage, including Jacqueline Briggs, daughter of Jax, Takashi Takeda, son of Kenshi, and Kung Jin, descendant of Kung Lao.


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Shinnok and Mileena also make an appearance in this trailer, however, we don't see any actual gameplay footage of either, leading us to believe that they are merely a part of MKX's story. That doesn't rule the idea of them being playable out just yet, but as of now there is no confirmation.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.

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Rain, Baraka, Erron Black, Shinnok and more... non-confirmed characters in the Mortal Kombat X story trailer; Who we think will and won't be playable

It's a huge week for Mortal Kombat X! Early today, we got to see the story trailer, which was packed full of exciting content.

New characters Jacqueline Briggs, Takashi Takeda and Kung Jin were shown as playable characters and that's reason enough to get excited. There were a few other faces that popped up in the trailer that piqued our interest as well.

While we have no indication that any of these characters will end up as playable, we'd still like to take the time to point them out.

The first one is rather obvious. Mileena is back and just as hot as ever, given that you keep the mask on. She seems quite involved in the storyline, apparently leading an entire rebel army against Kotal Khan. She seems to be enemy of both Khan and the "good guys," which leads us to think there might be something of a triple threat dynamic at some point in the story.

Given that she's so intertwined in the story, of all the characters we've seen, she seems the most likely to be playable.


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Hit the jump to see all the others.

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Help /r/Kappa send Infiltration, Kazunoko and KitasenjuDJ to Final Round 18!

/r/Kappa has officially started their fundraiser to send a few players to Final Round 18 in Atlanta March 20th-22nd.

Originally, the goal was to send just one player, but Dr. Mike is pushing the envelope, aiming to send not only Infiltration, but Kazunoko and KitasenjuDJ as well!

If successful, we'd see one of the world's best Yun players, Dee Jay players and overall players at FR18.

Goal #1 : $1043 Infiltration
Goal #2 : $2016 KitasenjuDj
Goal #3: $2989 Kazunoko

The fundraiser will last over the next seven days, so head on over to youcaring.com if you'd like to donate.

There is also an option to donate by purchasing a tee shirt. Visit teespring.com to do so.

You can check Final Round's website for tournament details and to register for the event.

Thanks to drmike and FCCsucks for the tips.

A falcon punch from below the screen threshold, triple back flip kicks with Rosalina; Check out 'The Zone' a Smash 4 highlight reel by Puma

Captain Falcon, Rosalina, Diddy, Robin, and Shulk are only about half the characters Puma uses in this impressive Smash 4 highlight reel.

Landing a falcon punch is always pretty hype, landing one off the stage is even more hype, but landing one below the camera threshold? We're not even sure Puma actually wins that match, but it honestly doesn't matter.

This video is packed full of clever maneuvers, quick combos and last-second, clutch decisions.

With such a variety of different characters played at such an advanced level, don't be surprised if you begin to see this name more and more often in the Smash community.

Hit the jump and check out "The Zone."

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Yoshi drops the beat, 'Eye of the Family Man' mash up, Aganos' hard rock theme and... too many kazoos in this fighting game musical round up

Every so often, we get a musical mash up or remix from a popular fighting game theme. I've had my eye on a couple for a while now, and I happen to be in a musical mood so here they are.

The range is here is pretty wide as we have dance music from Yoshi, Aganos' heavy war theme, Super Smash Bros. Melee theme: kazoo version and a metal mash up of Guile's theme and "Eye of the Tiger."

It's fairly amazing what crazy ideas people come up with. That's one of the beauties of the FGC, so many different kinds of people with different kinds of talents. That's what makes videos like these possible.

Hit the jump and prepare for your mood to change about three or four times very quickly.

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50 shades of red: Watch Poongko get hilariously furious as he takes on Sakonoko's Elena... and yes, the shirt comes off

Elena is already a fairly frustrating character to play against. Her unusual movement and hurt boxes can be... off-putting to say the least.

When you have a master like HORI|Sako controlling her, you can probably expect some rage quits, stick throws and swear words done in outdoor voices.

Today, we have a few matches where Sako takes on the Street Fighter's angriest competitor, Poongko. We get to see things from Poongko's perspective as the whole interaction went down on his stream.

It's probably even more entertaining if you can understand Korean, but even if you can't, Poongko's increasingly angry cries take us right back to some of our own most frustrated moments. You kind of can't help but laugh.

Hit the jump to see the hilarity.

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Consistent 60+ hit combos online?! See ErDem's impressively execution-heavy Chun-Li and learn their training techniques here!

As impressive as Desk's flashy, elaborate and downright insane combos are, seeing such combos performed during an actual match trumps seeing them in training mode every time.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say the caliber of the play in this video very well may be on par with top 16 play at EVO.

Both combatants are obviously very well-practiced, but European player, ErDem, is certainly the star of this set.

While watching top players fluidly pick apart their opponents, often times the thought, "they make it look so easy," will come to mind. You may even feel inspired to pick up the character they are using because they appear so powerful in the hands of a pro.

With great spacing, strong decision-making and beautiful execution, all within the confines of online play, ErDem's Chun-Li is quite inspiring.

Wouldn't you want the ability to hit 68-hit combos consistently in game? There is quite a bit to be learned from watching this player, so hit the jump to see both in-game footage and how ErDem goes about training to get to this elevated level.

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