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NorCal Fight Club League finale results, final standings ft. Ricky Ortiz, Filipino Champ, LPN, Hoodaman, BJ Unchained, more

Updated again: The final results/standings and stream archive have been added to this story. You can check out the results for all three rounds below.

Earlier: The second round of the NorCal Fight Club League is taking place in Milpitas, California. Many of Northern California's best will go head-to-head in Ultra Street Fighter 4.

Tonight marks the second of three different rounds set to take place at various locations. The 14 players listed below will fight it out at each event, and the points earned at each round will accumulate. The player with the most points at the end of the season, along with the four players to place beneath him, will secure a spot in the A league for season 2.

EG|Ricky Ortiz, Filipino Champ, pH|Hoodaman, pH|LPN, MMG|Julio, MMG|El Cubano Loco, Dirty Paws, Crizzle, Nando Tovar, BJ Unchained, Ramin, Crackfiend, Kelvin Jeon, and Nima are all expected to compete tonight. The tournament is character locked, and you can catch of glimpse of which characters will be used by whom in the image below.


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SNK Playmore registers trademarks for The Last Blade, The King of Fighters, Maximum Impact, Athena Asamiya - hints of new titles?

20 years ago, on August 25, 1994, the fighting game genre was irrevocably changed when SNK released The King of Fighters '94 for its MVS arcade system.

KOF94 was the first fighting game ever to feature characters from various different titles crossing over into the same universe for an epic dream battle -- an idea that would later make its way into other major fighting games franchises, including Capcom's Vs. series, Super Smash Bros., and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.

Today marks the 20th anniversary of SNK Playmore's KOF franchise. Unfortunately, it looks like the fighting games maker has nothing to announce on this momentous occasion.

But it isn't complete radio silence on the SNK fighting games' front; today the trademark_bot Twitter account has uncovered a number of noteworthy trademark registration filings that SNK Playmore has recently made.

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It's official: Amazon, not Google, has bought Twitch for $970 million - Read the CEO's thank you note

Update: Twitch has just made the official announcement that they've been purchased by Amazon.

Twitch CEO Emmett Shear said in his thank you note that in spite of the buy-out, Twitch will keep its independence and continue to operate from their current offices, with the same employees.


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Full press release below:

SEATTLE—August 25, 2014—Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Twitch Interactive, Inc., the leading live video platform for gamers.

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Wario, Krystal from Star Fox Adventures, Rival Smash mode - Giant gallery of leaked Super Smash Bros. for 3DS off-screen images

Earlier this morning we posted some videos that lend a lot of credence to the leaked roster list and info for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS rumors -- but that's not all.

This rabbit hole just keeps getting deeper. The leakers have now also posted a giant gallery of off-screen images showing numerous different aspects of the game: menus, modes of play, stills of characters and even trophies.

At this point it's hard to believe that someone would go through all this trouble to doctor up a bunch of images and videos for the purpose of perpetuating a fake list.

But until they've been 100% confirmed, we're marking these leaked images and info as rumors for now.


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XBL's #1 Decapre takes on Dieminion, Lap Chi, Sabin, Alex Myers - Olympic Gaming's spotlight on NoobTron in Ultra Street Fighter 4

Olympic Gaming is back with another installment in their Ultra Street Fighter 4 player spotlight video series. This time, they've chosen to feature NoobTron, who is currently #1 Decapre in the ranked match leaderboards on Xbox Live.

In this spotlight reel, Olympic Gaming has picked out a couple of choice NoobTron matches for your enjoyment, and they include matches against Dieminion, Canada Cup Gaming's Lap Chi, Team Spooky's Arturo Sanchez (Sabin), and /r/Kappa's Alex Myers.

Check out the spotlight video below, along with a brief interview to help you get to know XBL's top Decapre player better.

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Videos of Bowser Jr., Shulk and Ganondorf in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS support leaked roster list's validity

Over the past week or so a rumored leaked list of the character roster in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS has been floating around on the Interwebs.

While over here at EventHubs we had been hesitant on posting the supposedly leaked list as a news item on the site, due to the high possibility of it being fake, this morning some very telling videos of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS -- featuring gameplay footage of Bowser Jr., Shulk (from Xenoblade Chronicles) and Ganondorf in action -- has also been posted on the Web, injecting a much-needed dose of credibility to the leaked list.

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Chill music and hot combos combine in this community made Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 video – see how 'online warriors' take it to the next level

Flying High, usually being shared for his replay footage, has just uploaded a community combo project featuring technical triumphs from a large portion of the Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 cast. Even the music has been created by a fellow community member.

Arthur and Thor are just a few that hit some large numbers in this. Really, the imagination behind these combos is a great way to appreciate the collective power of online warriors.

Check below to relax and enjoy the combos of the hive mind.

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Q goes crazy and Sean parries like Daigo-light: Maximilian reminds us how intense Third Strike and other Street Fighters can be in SF Legacy Series

Street Fighter III Third Strike is already a fairly hype game with its parry mechanics and aggressive gameplay. When you pair it with Maximilian, though, you take it to a whole new level.

Maximilian has been doing his Online Warrior series for quite a while (I even fight him in one of the videos in a Dudley mirror match). This latest continuation, titled "SF Legacy," goes much deeper into the pinnacle fighting name than only this or Ultra Street Fighter 4.

Check below to get started on the Third Strike portion of Maximilian's fantastic SF Legacy series.

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Hugo hits Makoto with a fully charged red focus – part 2 of this compilation features red focus absorbs in ranked matches and tournaments in USF4

Since Ultra Street Fighter 4 released, red focus has primarily been utilized for its RFADC. Rarely have we seen anyone take the big risk associated with burning two bars of meter on a read.

But if you wanted to see how hype the regular red focus can be, then look no further. The BEAST has uploaded a compilation of live matches spotlighting the bravest of the brave flashing red.

Hit the jump for some amazing moments featuring a mechanic not often seen.

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The Magic of Smug: Undecipherable block strings, a 30-hit combo, insane juggles, perfect rounds and more in Ultra Street Fighter 4

CMV maker YogaFlame24 published today the final installment of his "The Magic Of" series of highlight videos.

For this final installment, he's decided to shed the spotlight on East Coast's PIE|Smug, who is arguably the best Street Fighter 4 Dudley player in the world right now.

You'll find in this tightly-edited five-minute-long video all sorts of arcane chicanery from PIE|Smug: undecipherable block strings, ambiguous mix-ups, sudden resets and more.

There's also an amazing 30-hit combo, and entire perfect rounds full of PIE|Smug's beasting. You don't want to miss this.

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Ono: Capcom fighting games revival project was developed internally by old-timers; SSF2T initially picked instead of Hyper SF2

After finding out about Capcom's announcement of a fighting games revival project that would see four classic fighters redistributed in Japanese arcades via the NESiCAxLIVE platform, some EventHubs readers have been wondering why the Osaka-based games maker decided to go with Hyper Street Fighter 2 and Street Fighter Alpha 3 instead of Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo and SFA3 Double Upper as two of their picks.

As it turns out, our readers weren't the only folks wondering about that.

After Capcom made the announcement at the Tokyo qualifier for the "Isshuu Sengeki Cup" Ultra Street Fighter 4 tournament yesterday, Famitsu caught up with Capcom's Head of Consumer Games Development Division 2 Yoshinori Ono to find out more about the project -- and asked about their criterion for games selection.

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Infiltration had to sell off the one-of-a-kind Scion FR-S sports coupe he won at the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary tournament

Remember the sweet ride that Infiltration took home as part of the prizes for winning Street Fighter X Tekken at the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary tournament grand finals?

The one-of-a-kind Street Fighter-themed Scion FR-S sports coupe that was produced in partnership with Capcom, Five Axis and Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) that featured custom aero kit, spoilers, wheels and other bells and whistles?

The ride that Infiltration actually had to earn his license for, just so he could drive it?

Apparently Infiltration has sold it, due to the high-maintenance nature of the vehicle, according to an interview he gave to a Korean publication (translated to Japanese by skullokei on Twitter, and subsequently into English by us).

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How will Tekken's Harada top Yoshinori Ono's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge attempt? Find out in his video response

Yesterday, Capcom's Yoshinori Ono posted a video of himself accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, in which he dumped a bucket of ice water over his head -- but not before nominating Bandai Namco Games's Katsuhiro Harada to do the same.

Not to be outdone by Ono, today the Tekken series director has issued his video response to the challenge, well under the 24 hours' time limit as per the rules.

How will Harada top Yoshinori Ono's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge attempt? Find out in his video response embedded below.

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VS Fighting 4 tournament results, battle logs and stream archive feat. Luffy, Ryan Hart, Dieminion, Alioune, Problem X, Valmaster, WhiteBl4ck and more

Updated with final results: This story has been updated with finals day results, battle logs and a stream archive.

The latest Capcom Pro Tour premier event is taking place this weekend in Birmingham, England. Being a premier event, this means that the winner of the Ultra Street Fighter 4 tournament here gets a guaranteed spot at Capcom Cup later this year.

Notable players expected to attend include MD|Luffy, DIG|Ryan Hart, Dieminion, BCN|Alioune, CG|Problem X, GL|Valmaster, CDV|WhiteBl4ck, BX3|Phenom, UM|ImStillDaDaddy, Cuongster and more.

The main event is the Ultra Street Fighter 4 tournament, but the event also has tournaments running for Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Injustice: Gods Among Us, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma and Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo.

You can find the livestream below.

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Gootecks's PP are in good hands - Ultra Excellent Adventures of Gootecks & Mike Ross ft. FlashMetroid Ep. 28: Playin' Lame

There's still about half an hour to go till the start of the Ultra Street Fighter 4 top 8 playoffs at VSF4 today.

If you woke up early to catch all the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 action and are just twiddling your thumbs now while waiting for USF4 to start, then boy do I have good news for you: Gootecks and Mike Ross (with special guest FlashMetroid) are here to rescue you from your boredom! You're all free now!

The latest episode of Ultra Excellent Adventures has just gone live on the official Cross Counter TV YouTube channel, and it's exactly 30 minutes long -- just long enough to hold you over until the start of the VSF4 top 8 play-offs.

So what are you waiting for? Check out Ultra Excellent Adventures of Gootecks & Mike Ross ft. FlashMetroid Ep. 28: Playin' Lame below -- but don't forget to leave the Capcom Fighters stream running in the background so you'll know when top 8 begins.

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