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Daigo: 'I think I will be boarding about 40 different flights this year; I plan to win prize money at a level I've never done before'

This past Sunday, on April 19, Mad Catz pro gamer Daigo "The Beast" Umehara made an appearance at the Tokyo School of Anime to give a talk on the subject of "eSports Professional Gamer World" as a special guest lecturer.

MCZ|Daigo's talk is part of a series of lectures that the Tokyo School of Anime is organizing specifically for applicants considering enrollment into their eSports curriculum, a two-year program that will begin in 2016 with four majors to choose from -- including pro gaming, shoutcasting and events management.

4Gamer writer and renowned Tekken reporter Hameko attended the talk on Sunday, and did a report on it. He noted that about half of the 80-strong audience were teenagers, and was surprised to see a male-to-female ratio of 6:4.

After the talk, Hameko also caught up with The Beast himself for a brief interview.

In this interview, which we've translated in its entirety, MCZ|Daigo talks what he'd be like as a full-time lecturer at the school, his thoughts on competing in Street Fighter 5 next year, as well as his plans for Capcom Pro Tour 2015.

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Capcom registers 'Capcom Fighters Network' trademark, could use the name for a computer program or online portal

A trademark registration for "Capcom Fighters Network" that the House of Street Fighter has filed earlier this month with the United States Patent and Trademark Office has gone live, EventHubs has learned.

According to the coverage description for the Capcom Fighters Network (CFN) trademark, the name could potentially be used on at least two different things.

The first is a computer program that would "enable uploading, accessing, posting, displaying, tagging, blogging, linking, sharing or otherwise providing images, information, data and electronic media over the Internet" -- which sounds like it might potentially be a tool for players to share replays or screenshots, possibly for Street Fighter 5.

And the second way in which the Capcom Fighters Network could potentially manifest, is an online portal that would let users pull up their friends' "ranking or scores of games through the websites", sign up for tournaments and leagues, take surveys, and even play "on-line [sic] interactive multiplayer games", among other things.

Check out the trademark coverage description for the Capcom Fighters Network name in full, through the image below.


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Who's your Super Smash fantasy character? Tell us who you want to see as upcoming DLC for Smash 4

A few days ago, we discovered the possibility that Nintendo may be planning on releasing five new characters for Smash 4.

We already know that Lucas will fill one of these slots, and we are speculating that Ryu and Roy are going to take up two more. That still leaves two unaccounted for.

We'd like to ask you, the EventHubs readers, who you think might be the next fighters to enter the fray. I'm going to start by sounding off with a few characters that I've heard people hoping for or that I think would be good fits:

-Banjo-Kazooie
-Viewtiful Joe
-Star Wolf
-Solid Snake
-Ice Climbers
-Mike Tyson

Smashers! Please comment and tell us who you want to see and/or who you think we will see. It's easy enough to fire off a name or two, we also want to hear why you think your choice(s) would be a good fit in the Smash universe.

Rolento's crouching hurtbox may be a problem in the latest Ultra Street Fighter patch... it's so low that Abel's crouching jab whiffs

We may need a 1.06 patch really quickly as Rolento seems to have a ridiculous hitbox when he's crouching.

On his stream today, Japanese Abel player sapporuj0108j came across this while playing. As you can see below, Abel's crouching jab whiffs cleanly over crouching Rolento.

Just to be sure, I went and tested this in the 1.04 version, and Abel's crouching jab does indeed make contact with crouching Rolento. Eternal0star has also discovered that Oni's standing fierce punch whiffs on crouching Rolento. Again, this was not the case in the previous version.

It's likely that this new hitbox will cause problems for a much of the rest of the cast. Hit the jump to see the videos.

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Ultimate Fighters Tuesday 4.5 results featuring Brentt, Damdai, Vicious, Commander Jesse and more!

Ultimate Fighters Tuesday 4.5 results featuring Brentt, Damdai, Vicious, Commander Jesse and more! Update: Results and an archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: Tuesday night in SoCal means Ultimate Gaming Center is open for Ultimate Fighters Tuesdays.

Watch as some of SoCal's finest duke it out in Street Fighter 4 while up and comers vie for their own spots amongst the top ranks.

Challonge brackets are posted here.

Hit the jump to see the results.

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Frustrate foes from full screen or charge in, guns blazing and raise hell? Find your favorite style with these tutorials for Kenshi and Erron Black

As we're all still getting our bearings in the brand new Mortal Kombat X, clearly narrated, concise and insightful character breakdowns are some of our best friends.

With some positive reception to a few of his previous MKX videos, we revisit Superman Sajam's character breakdowns to learn a bit more about this exciting new game.

Today's focus is on Kenshi, the blind, telekinetic swordsman and Erron Black, the rugged gunslinger from Outworld. Kenshi is, and it may come as a BIG SURPRISE, a zoning character. Both his specials and normals are used primarily to ensure that his opponent never gets into his bubble.

Black, despite being a gunslinger, actually likes to play up in your face. He has a rather explosive play style as his goal seems to be to push you to the corner and pummel you on top of a bed of caltrops.

You can see both videos by clicking the jump below.

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'American play style is more aggressive in tournaments. That, to me, is really special' - GamerBee talks playing in the U.S. and life as a pro gamer

Coming off of an impressive second place finish at this year's NorCal Regionals in Sacramento, Bruce 'AVM|GamerBee' Hsiang looks to be a contender for this year's Capcom Cup Finals.

GamerBee sat down with GameCrate for an interview wherein they discussed Bee's experiences in the United States as well as how going pro has affected his life over the past three years.

GameCrate: "Do you have any thoughts on the differences between U.S. players and players from different regions?"

GamerBee: "Basically in Street Fighter right now the top-tier players almost all come from Asia, like Japan and Korea. But the United States actually has really talented players, but the problem is because they don’t get a lot of chance to train with each other, because the Internet connection is not that good, compared to Asia. So I would say their play style is more aggressive in tournaments. That to me is really special, and sometimes they do really fancy stuff. Asian players just play passive defense, more like calculated, so it’s not that hyped."

Hsiang continues to go into detail about playing and traveling in the United States and how to be a better player. Hit the jump to see more.

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'Mewtwo is the epitome of a glass cannon' Super Smash Academy breaks down the 150th Pokémon and newest addition to the Smash 4 roster

Being one of the five characters from Melee that did not make it into Brawl, it's been quite some time since we've seen Mewtwo in Super Smash Bros.

Finally, a few months after the release of Smash 4, the psychic powerhouse is back in our hands and seemingly stronger than ever.

Super Smash Academy has come out with a nifty breakdown video to help you get started with the new DLC character. Mewtwo's large size and floaty nature make him something of an easy target, but he makes up for this in the fact that he hits like a truck.

Learn which attacks, strategies and maneuvers best befit the legendary Pokémon. Hit the jump and check it out.

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Tokido and Andreas face off in this ft5 money match - Who takes the victory when Japan's best Akuma and Europe's best Rufus clash?

We recently saw Hypespotting 4 take place in Glasgow, Scotland, and a lot of international competition showed up for the event. Among them was MCZ|Tokido, who ended up in 2nd place against his teammate MCZ|Mago. Here, you'll find the Murder Face going up against probably Europe's best Rufus player, WSO|Andreas.

In this extremely close set, you'll see a lot of high damage, clutch moments and one of the most questionable Raging Demon hits you'll ever see.

Who will end up taking the victory in this top-player matchup? Tune in to the video below to find out.

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Shaheen's full movelist shown in this Tekken 7 gameplay video - Check out all the moves of Tekken 7's first Saudi Arabian fighter

One of the new characters for Tekken 7 that has gotten the most positive attention since his unveiling is Shaheen, a Saudi Arabian fighter who uses a "Military Self-Defense" fighting style.

If you're one of the curious as to how this rocking new addition plays, you're in luck - we have a full video showing just what Shaheen is capable of, to tide you over until the game eventually reaches your region.

Hit the jump to see Shaheen's moves in action.

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9 side-switches and a super jump in one combo - These hitboxes are nuts! Iron Fist combo video Flow Like Water explores the characters' full potential

After the massive success of Marvel's recent Daredevil series on Netflix, a lot of people are stoked for the upcoming Iron Fist series, set to launch at some point in 2016. What fantastic timing by HT MrFlubbs, then, to pick this opportune moment to share a Iron Fist combo video that goes above and beyond what we've come to expect from the character.

This video focuses mainly on Iron Fist as a solo character - the only moment I can recall with any help is a THC activation featuring Nemesis - and the results are astounding. In one single combo, Iron Fist manages to switch sides more times than most of us change underwear in a week.

Hit the jump to check out the supreme martial artist in his full glory.

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Win a joystick by writing tips about Mortal Kombat X on EventHubs

Our latest contest is a giveaway for submitting helpful advice to our Mortal Kombat X moves database.

To win, all you need to do is leave helpful tips for any of the characters in the game, and their moves. Here's an example I wrote for Rose's Soul Spiral in USF4.

Again, the concept is very simple, just leave advice on how to play MKX. We'll choose the people who submit the best advice — and the more you submit — the better your odds.

We're giving away two joysticks valued at $199 USD apiece (it's fine if shipping + tax costs more), to two different users — so one stick for each winner. Users can choose between an EightArc (Qanba), Mad Catz or Razer joystick, as long as it doesn't retail for more than $199 USD — for any system they'd prefer.


Click logo to access the Moves Database for MKX

You can find the official rules after the break.

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'Ermac's Spectral variation should be tournament banned' Tom Brady and Reo discuss Ermac's meter building glitch

It didn't take long as this is officially day seven of Mortal Kombat X's public release, but here's a potentially game-breaking glitch that allows Ermac to build a full bar of meter in just a single attack.

In his Spectral variation, Ermac gains the ability to levitate and fly around the screen. If he performs his air blast attack or his teleport attack from his in-flight state, he automatically builds a bar of meter.

MK TOM BRADY vs MK REO have made a video explaining this glitch and then give a few practical uses for it. Their conclusion? Ban the Spectral variation until this is patched out.

In theory, Ermac will be able to build a bar of meter every time he knocks his opponent down. If he hits you with a combo, he can build a full bar or two while taking off 20%-30% of your health.

It's likely that this will be quickly removed from the game, but for the time being, you Ermac players can jump online and build up your win ratio right quick! Hit the jump to see the video.

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Skullgirls beware! Beowulf brings the pain with these flashy, massively damaging tag and delayed hyper combos

The anticipation for Beowulf was pretty huge, and he hasn't disappointed as he makes his splash into Skullgirls Encore.

Today we have a video made by RemiKz showing off some of Beowulf's most damaging combos. They actually do 100% on duo team characters, and while you may not realistically spend all your resources on these types of combos in tournament play, they do represent just how hard Beowulf can hit.

If you haven't tried out the new wrestler yet, this video may persuade you to give him a spin!

Hit the jump to check it out.

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Don't know where to start with Mortal Kombat X? Perfect Legend teaches you how to 'Practice Like a Pro' in this training mode tutorial

As an editor for EventHubs, I've been watching Mortal Kombat X content for months now. I've seen developers reveal characters, game mechanics and even go behind the scenes and show trivial, fun bonus content. Over the course of the past few months, I felt like I gained a decent grasp of the game and how to play it.

I sat down last night to actually play for the first time and it wasn't until I reached the character select screen that it truly hit me. Right now there are 25 characters with three variations each. We'll be getting even more characters in the coming weeks. That's 75+ characters I'll need to understand if I'm to play this game competitively.

It was then that I began to feel a bit overwhelmed. "Where do I even start?"

Top Mortal Kombat player RZR|Perfect Legend has graciously made a tutorial video titled "Practicing like a Pro in Mortal Kombat X." In it, he tells us how he goes about delving into the game to gain your bearings.

He tells you what to look for first when beginning with a character. From there, he teaches you how to flesh out your findings to decide whether or not a character is right for you.

So, if you're feeling a bit overwhelmed by that huge roster, take a breath, hit the jump and learn one step at a time how to Practice Like a Pro.

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