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Killer Instinct added to MLG Anaheim's lineup, $7,500 in prizes up for grabs

Killer Instinct has been added to MLG Anaheim's lineup. This tournament takes place on June 20-22, 2014.

KI joins Injustice: Gods Among Us and Super Smash Bros. Melee as the fighting games being played at this event.

$7,500 in prizes will be on the line for Killer Instinct, which marks this as yet another huge prize pot for competitors. Tip from DevilMaySpy, Likewoah and EMP_FecalMatter.

Daigo's prime target at the Topanga World League was Xian; feels that winning the league with Ryu is a large accomplishment recently posted an event report on the now concluded Topanga World League. The post included a brief interview with MCZ|Daigo "The Beast" Umehara, the winner of the league.

Daigo mentioned that during the Topanga World League his 'prime target' was the EVO 2013 champion, RZR|Xian. According to The Beast, his reason for focusing on Xian was because of something said to him at the Mad Catz Unveiled event last year, where Daigo won the exhibition against Xian with a convincing 10-0.

After taking his lumps, the EVO 2013 champion told Daigo, "it's not over yet," so it seems that The Beast may have wanted to prove even more of a point this time around. Daigo went on to defeat Xian once again at the Topanga World League with a score of 7-5.

Hit the jump to continue reading.

Yoshi is star-struck by Little Mac, Link falls for Sheik, and the battle with Charizard will forever drag on: 128 Super Smash Bros. Wii U screenshots

Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS have had some juicy reveals this month. With these most recent announcements come a slew of new screenshots for the Wii U version of the game.

A Flickr user has rounded up 128 high-quality screens for everyone to see. We've gathered up only a handful for you to check out, but be sure to hit the link at the end of the story to view all 128.

Take a look at all of Ultra Street Fighter 4's new features and characters in Capcom's latest trailer

The English version of Capcom's latest Ultra Street Fighter 4 trailer has just hit the internet.

In it, we get to see a recap of all newly added characters, a quick rundown of each of the new features, (such as Red Focus, online training, Ultra Combo Double), and more.

Be sure to check it all out after the break.

Guy can cancel first hit of Hurricane Kick into other special moves in Ultra Street Fighter 4

We were just sent a very interesting Ultra Street Fighter 4 match video clip that shows off a potential change that was not listed in the official update notes.

It seems that Guy can now cancel the first hit of his Bushin Senpukyaku (Hurricane Kick) into other special moves now. The video shows Guy hitting Hugo with a normal Hurricane Kick, then canceling the first hit into an EX Bushin Izuna Otoshi (Flip Grab). You can see from the meter usage that he is actually canceling from a normal special move, not an EX.

Some are speculating that this may simply be a glitch in the arcade version of the game, and others feel it may be a form of kara canceling due to the faster start up the move has received in Ultra Street Fighter 4.

Hit the jump to check out the footage and let us know what you think is going on.

Xian and Gackt discuss Topanga World League, show off some new tech, and battle opponents online: Xian's Academy ep. 10

RZR|Xian returns with the latest episode in his Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 tutorial series, Xian's Academy.

In this installment, Xian is joined by fellow Razer teammate, Gackt, and the two discuss the Topanga World League, along with match ups against various players they've encountered in the past.

Gackt and Xian hit training mode to show some of the different tech/punishes they have found in recent times, then proceed to jump online to take on a wide array of opponents.

Hit the jump to check out Xian's Academy episode 10.

Has Ultra Street Fighter 4's worst match up already been discovered? Dhalsim's 2-hit st.MK is the absolute Hugo killer

Bad character match ups are not a new concept in the Street Fighter 4 series. Guile vs. M. Bison, Blanka vs. T. Hawk, Dudley vs. everyone (well, that's what it feels like); there are a slew of different bad match up combinations that come as a result of the tools a character has been given, or lack thereof.

Ultra Street Fighter 4 has been officially playable in Japan for nearly a week now, and it seems that the game's worst match up may have already been discovered. In the following clip we get to see YHC Mochi, a sensational Dhalsim player in Japan, go up against an unknown Hugo player.

Mochi utilizes Dhalsim's new and improved standing medium kick, which now hits twice instead of once, to keep the Hugo at bay. Not only does this attack successfully keep the grappler out, but the two hits of the normal are so fast that it stops any Focus Attack attempts, armored EX command throws, and any forward movement.

Some may argue that this beatdown was merely relative to Mochi's incredible skill level, but looking at it from a match up analysis standpoint, it appears that Hugo's options are extremely limited against Dhalsim.

So what do you think? Could this already be the worst match up in Ultra Street Fighter 4? Hit the jump to check out the match, and feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts.

NorCal Regionals 2014 results, stream archive and battle logs ft. Justin Wong, PR Balrog, K-Brad, Infiltration, Filipino Champ, Ricky Ortiz and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results for all days of NorCal Regionals 2014.

The second premier event of Capcom Pro Tour is finally upon us, namely NorCal Regionals 2014, and the lineup is stacked.

Games set to headline the event include Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Killer Instinct and King of Fighters 13.

There's no shortage of top players, either. Big names expected to attend the event include EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, EG|K-Brad, Infiltration, RG|Filipino Champ, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Mike Ross, AS|Reynald, BE|KaneBlueRiver and many, many more.

Stream duties are being handled by Team Spooky, CapcomFighters, iPlaywinner and NYCFurby.

Hit the jump to check out the live stream and event schedule.

'Since Japan is getting the same amount of time with Decapre as us, she is going to be very strong factor at EVO' - Justin Wong talks USF4

EventHubs correspondent Jason24cf was recently able to catch up with Evil Geniuses' Justin Wong over at PAX East 2014. In this interview, justin discusses Ultra Street Fighter 4, the addition of EG|K-Brad to the team, the Topanga World League, and more.

With Ultra Street Fighter 4 already playable in Japan, many players have been concerned with the head-start that their competitive scene has been given. Justin says that their advantage doesn't only lie in being given the game first, (as Street Fighter titles are always first released overseas), but also in the fact that Japan's competitive community is stronger, in general.

Wong added that, luckily, Decapre is not yet available in Japan. He states that since Japan will be getting the same amount of time with the 5th Ultra Street Fighter 4 character as the rest of the world, Justin feels that she will be a "very strong factor" at EVO this year.

Hit the jump to check out the video interview.

Updated: Elton R. Jones wins EventHubs' Qanba Q2 Glow fightstick giveaway

Updated: Elton R. Jones has been select as the winner of our Qanba Q2 Glow fightstick giveaway. We will be contacting you via Twitter, so be sure to check your direct messages soon.

A big thank you to everyone who entered. We hope to run another contest in the near future.

Earlier: We here at EventHubs are feeling generous this week. In an attempt to show our readers some love, we're going to give away a free EightArc fightstick to one lucky player.

The plan is to award the contest winner with a Qanba Q2 Glow for the system of their choosing. If the Q2 Glow happens to be unavailable by the time this contest ends, we'll get you a stick of equal or lesser value, (your choice).

This contest differs from our bi-monthly subscriber giveaways in that you don't need to be a subscriber on the site in order to win. Anyone is eligible, so be sure to enter!

Hit the jump to find out how you can win.

'Whiff punishing is not a raw reaction; it's mostly about prediction' - Juicebox's outstanding breakdown of footsies in SSF4 AE v2012

Juicebox has been hard at work sharing fighting game knowledge over on Twitter as of late. One follower asked how to beat M. Bison's standing medium kick using Cammy, and because of this, we now have a superb video breakdown of footsies to share with you.

To start the video, Juicebox explains that there are two main ways to deal with normal attacks in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012: Whiff punishing and interrupting the opponent's normal as it starts up.

He demonstrates these concepts using Cammy and M. Bison at first, then moves on to apply these concepts to other characters. Everything is explained in depth, and the in-game demonstrations are a great visual aid.

This is an extremely helpful resource, and for anyone who feels they've hit a plateau in their game, this video will surely get you where you need to go. Hit the jump to check it out.

Mike plays Cammy, K-Brad's Akuma, and more character swaps; Excellent Adventures of Gootecks and Mike Ross 2014, ep. 12: One Giant Hurtbox

Infiltration and EG|K-Brad return to the Excellent Adventures stage to join Gootecks and Mike Ross in more Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 online battles.

This marks episode 12 in the series, and today, the boys switch things up by playing each others' characters for a bit.

Mike Ross attempts to impress K-Brad by being the best Cammy online, K-Brad shows us that he knows how to play Akuma, and more.

Hit the jump to check out the action.

Chun-Li is underrated in SSF4 AE v2012 says Valmaster, one of Europe's top players

Zombiebrian, head moderator here on EventHubs and long time contributor to the FGC, recently caught up with Valmaster after his win over Ryan Hart at Hypespotting 3 in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012.

Valmaster plays one of the rarest characters to see in the SSF4 AE v2012 tournament scene, Chun-Li, and many people regard him as one of the better players around with that character.

Zombiebrian asked Valmaster a number of questions about Chun-Li's overall power, and he expressed that he felt she was an underrated character, but still not very strong. He feels she's simply good.

He also covers subjects like her bad match ups, upcoming tournaments and more. Hit the jump to read the entire interview.

Jugs of death: Orchid shows No Mercy in live action Killer Instinct skit

Killer Instinct isn't a franchise that often gets the live action treatment, but the folks at ReallyCleverAndroids decided to take the plunge.

This primarily features Jago and Sabrewulf facing each other, but Orchid of course joins in on the action.

The costumes for the human characters are really solid, but Sabrewulf's outfit is so awesomely bad, it makes for a very entertaining clip.

Hit the jump to check it out, and beware of Orchid's jugs of death. Some people might consider the end of this video NSFW.

Kazunoko feels Seth has no future in Ultra Street Fighter 4, Bonchan states Yun is higher tier now - Early impressions from top players

Some day one impressions of the arcade release of Ultra Street Fighter 4 came in recently from a few big names in Japan.

Keep in mind, this version of the game lacks Decapre, and it's entirely possible that you'll see additional tweaks to the balance of the roster as more data is collected.

Among some of the more notable things is that Kazunoko felt Seth had no future in the game with the way he currently stands, while Bonchan stated Yun is now in a higher tier than he was before.

These impressions were all given on day one though, so it's difficult to say how things will change over time.

Hit the jump for the complete breakdown.

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