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The streak continues: ZeRo gets 2-0'd in pools, but still takes 1st in an amazing losers bracket run at The Big House 5

Gonzalo "TSM|ZeRo" Barrios is widely renowned as the best Super Smash Bros. 4 player on the scene right now. Saying that he wins every tournament he attends is not an exaggeration.

In fact, ZeRo has placed 1st in 54 out of the 55 Super Smash Bros. Wii U singles tournaments he has competed in since June 2014. This would have been a perfect score, if not for his 3rd place win at Sky's Smash 4 Invitational in late November of last year, as reported by the SSBWiki.

Spending so much time on the game -- both competing and frequently creating tutorial content -- caused Barrios to feel burned out and announce a hiatus from the scene early last month. Though he didn't compete at Paragon -- another large-scale Smash tournament that took place the first week of September -- his hiatus was short lived as ZeRo entered a handful of smaller events over the course of the month.

The Big House 5 is one of, if not the largest Super Smash Bros. event around, and fans everywhere were curious to see how the champion would Fair against the best of the best this time.

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Impossible comebacks, top-notch plays and even a triple perfect; Snake Eyez takes on Yubiken's Santarouman and Dashio

It's no secret that Zangief doesn't fare well against the likes of Seth or Sagat, and that stands even more true when YBK|Dashio and YBK|Santarouman are the ones on the sticks controlling them.

One of the strongest Zangief players in the world, RB|Snake Eyez, spent some recent time in Japan for Tokyo Game Show, and took on the challenge of playing these two top fighters in a pair of exhibitions.

The resulting matches were nothing short of spectacular. Snake first takes on Santarouman in a two out of three set, then goes up against Dashio in a first to five. We won't reveal too much, but we will urge you to keep in mind the old adage, "it's not over till it's over," as exemplified in the sequence below:

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That GIF is a pretty good indicator of how close these rounds tend to be. There's also a point where someone scores a triple perfect, but you'll have to check out the videos after the jump below to find out who.

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Win a trip to the Capcom Cup in these two online tournaments; Street Fighter Online Series: Capcom Cup Edition announced

A set of special online tournaments was announced by Capcom earlier this morning. Introducing the Street Fighter Online Series: Capcom Cup Edition.

Capcom and Level|Up are teaming up to run two separate 128-player online Ultra Street Fighter 4 events.

The first is set to take place on October 17th and the second one will follow on November 3rd. The winners of these tournaments will receive a trip to the Capcom Cup at PSX on December 6th (as an attendee, not a competitor).

Both events will be played on the PlayStation 4 version of Ultra Street Fighter 4. You can check out the tournament details after the jump.

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Zangief, Karin, and more in Street Fighter 5 playable at New York Comic Con this week, Ono to attend Capcom panel

Capcom has unveiled their plans for this year's New York Comic Con. The company will be represented in full effect later this week, and we can expect to see a number of great things from them.

Attendees will be given the chance to try out the latest public build of Street Fighter 5. All of the newly announced fighters -- Zangief, Karin, Rashid, and more -- will be accessible to those wanting to try them out. The press release also reads, "and fists will fly if another new challenger decides to join the fight," which means we might actually be seeing a new build of Street Fighter 5 with the yet to be officially revealed Laura -- the brand new fighter that was prematurely leaked last week.

Additionally, Capcom is gearing up to run a Street Fighter 5 panel with a guest appearance by producer Yoshinori Ono. The presentation will be taking place on Saturday, October 10 from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. EDT in Room 1A10.

New York Comic Con kicks off on October 8th and will run through the 11th. Be sure to check back with us throughout the week for the latest updates on all things Street Fighter 5.

'None of them are people I can't potentially beat' - Dashio talks Capcom Cup prospects, character choices, Street Fighter 5, Yubiken and more

Note: This interview was conducted in Japanese and subsequently translated by the interviewer.

Since we've just gotten a batch of new people qualified for the 5th Topanga A League, we reached out to get some interviews.

The fourth interview in our series is with YBK|Dashio, who talks about his chances in both Topanga A League and Capcom Cup, what he looks for in a character, his recent affiliation with Yubiken and more.

You'll find a snippet below to get you started.

MajinTenshinhan: You may well be Japan's strongest Seth player, but I've heard that you're very good with other characters as well. When you choose your character in a fighting game, what do you look for?

YBK|Dashio: I try around a lot of characters, and I end up choosing the characters that feel fun and have movement options that fit my playstyle. In Ultra Street Fighter 4, that ended up being Seth.

What I like about Seth is that at any time when you and your opponent are reading eachother, you can turn the tables and have them play right in to your hands because he has so many options.

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The Big House 5 results. Mango, Armada, Mew2King, ZeRo, Hungrybox

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

Earlier: The Big House 5 is currently underway in Dearborn, Michigan. Running all weekend, we can look forward to three days of amazing Smash Bros. action as one of the biggest Smash events of the year plays out.

Both Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Wii U will be played at the event. There will be doubles and singles events for each, and the Melee Crews team tournament will be taking place later today.

Players competing include Alliance|Armada, C9|Mango, Liquid|Hungrybox, COG|Mew2King, PG|Plup, Tempo|Axe, Tempo|Westballz, CLG|PewPewU, WFX|Shroomed, Lucky, SFAT, Fe|MacD, Ice, S2J, HugS, KirbyKaze, FlyAmanita, CT|The Moon, SS|Colbol, Zhu, Fe|Nintendude, Liquid|Chillin, TSM|ZeRo, Liquid|Nairo, DaBuz, PG|Esam, Abadango, Boreal|Ally, PG|MVD, StaticManny, COG|Wizzrobe, IQHQ|Vinnie, NS|Seagull Joe, Fatality, and more.

Brackets can be found here, so you can follow along with the action throughout the event.

Hit the jump to check out the live streams and schedule.

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'Execution is so much more important in Melee, it's not even funny' - Bobby Scar joins the Excellent Adventures

Mike and Gootecks have released their first episode of Excellent Adventures featuring Smash player: Bobby Scar, a.k.a. "The other Mike Ross."

For a Smash Bros. player, Bobby's Ryu doesn't look too shabby, but will it be strong enough to earn a win in the unforgiving realm of online Street Fighter? At the very least, it's good enough to make online players think they're actually playing against Mike Ross.

When asked to compare Melee and Street Fighter, Scar confidently states that "execution is so much more important in Melee, it's not even funny." That may or may not strike a chord with some of the Street Fighter community.

Hit the jump for episode 84 of the Excellent Adventures: "TWO MIKE ROSSES?"

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Fashion fighters will love these artistic 'Ken of Clubs' tees, Ryu socks and beautifully ugly Street Fighter Christmas sweaters from Numskull

If you're going to make a fashion faux pas, at least do it with a top tier Christmas sweater featuring Guile and Cammy.

Numskull has been building their Capcom-themed clothing line with plenty of inspired designs. They offer such accessories as a "Ken of Clubs" playing card shirt, or character country-pride tee shirts.

And if you're one of the few kids that still doesn't have Blanka socks, you can get with the times and join the "in-crowd" by purchasing your own. You can check out a few of these featured items below:

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If you like what you see, head on over to Numskull for their full Capcom catalog.

Who would win a fight to the death between Dan Hibiki and Hercule Satan? We look to the latest Death Battle! for the answer

Usually Death Battle! pits the cream of the crop against each other, facilitating fantasy matches between similar powerhouses from different universes.

The latest fight to the finish features a bit of a change in gears, as two comic relief characters square off not to discover who the strongest is, but rather who isn't the worst.

Hercule and Dan, from the Dragon Ball Z and Street Fighter universes respectively, are often not given second thoughts by audiences, as attention is usually diverted to more important matters. Despite this, Dan and Hercule actually have fairly rich backgrounds.

Wiz and Boomstick enlighten us as to just how powerful each of these two fighters are. Did you know that Dan can actually tap into the Satsui No Hado? Find out more, including who comes out alive, after the jump.

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Red Fight District 2015 final results ft. Luffy, Ryan Hart, Valmaster, Problem X

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Another Capcom Pro Tour ranking event is upon us, and this time it's Red Fight District 2015, which is taking place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

While Ultra Street Fighter 4 is the main draw, the tournament will also feature competitions in Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Killer Instinct.

As for competition at the event, you can expect to see MD|Luffy, FA|Ryan Hart, YP|Valmaster, KIG|Problem X, UM|ImStillDaDaddy, BX3TPL|Phenom, EG|K-Brad, WSO|Andreas, Gonzales, IND|Pro Fluke, Melty|Cuongster, Gagapa, UM|Tyrant, Melty|Will2Pac, Packz, LLL|MBR, Rize|Infexious, IPlay|Halibel, IPlay|Sheva, Emersion, ArF|Gamein, Afii, Ettelman, StarNab and more. Streaming duties are being handled by Fight Club NRW.

Hit the jump to check out the action.

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Ze Fighting Game Championship results ft. Fuudo, Xiao Hai, Gackt, HumanBomb, Dakou

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Besides the Last Chance Qualifier taking place right before the main Capcom Pro Tour Asia event, this is the last qualifier of the CPTA circuit, and it's taken place in Chengdu, China.

As such, a lot of people have gathered to get those points, as well as a qualifying spot to Capcom Pro Tour Asia, so prepare to see some very high level Ultra Street Fighter 4 action.

Players you can expect to see include RZR|Fuudo, Qanba|Xiao Hai, RZR|Gackt, RZR|Itabashi Zangief, CCG|HumanBomb, Qanba|Dakou, MF|Tonpy, YBK|Shirou, Dark Jiewa, Chuan, KOK, StormKubo, God of Sky and more.

Hit the jump to check out the event.

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5th Topanga B League results and battle logs

Update: This story has been updated with final results for Topanga B League.

Update 2: YBK|Santarouman and -6 had told the organizers of Topanga League that if they were to get 3rd place and reach the playoffs, they would not be able to participate. Unfortunately, this is what happened, and as such the 4th placers Misse and Gachikun will take their places in the playoffs.

While it might be saddening that summer is on its way out, that's also the cue for Topanga to be starting up for its annual league play. The 5th Topanga B League launches today, and it's bigger and badder than ever before.

The contestants have increased from 16 to 20, and are now divided up into two different leagues (Team Black and Team Red), in which they will have to battle it out for a chance to qualify for the prestigious A League. The top 2 placers in each group go directly to the A League where MCZ|Daigo, EG|Momochi, RB|Bonchan, Uryo, FGC|Michael-tan and Kazunoko are waiting. The third placers in each group go into a final chance qualifier round robin together with BE|Nemo and MCZ|Tokido to try and grab the last spots in the A League, so the stakes are huge.

As for the people participating in this year's B League, you can expect to see MCZ|Mago, RZR|Fuudo, Misse, -6, MDR, Nishikin, YBK|Santarouman, Ninomae, Sasaki, YBK|Dashio, FGC|EX Pugera, FGC|Pepeday, Gachikun, Hagejin, AiAi, YBK|Kawaguchi, YBK|Shirou, Matsuri, Kenzou and KitasenjuDJ.

This is a pay-per-view event, but if you're prepared to pay you can find today's broadcast here. Also, you can watch the first hour of the broadcast every day without paying.

Hit the jump to check out current standings, battle logs and scheduled matchups.

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Capoeira, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and electricity? We take a closer look at Street Fighter 5's Laura

Just after Capcom announced Zangief for Street Fighter 5, a handful of screen shots for yet another SF5 character leaked out on the Internet. Laura is the third brand new character to the franchise in this game, and though we only have a few images, we've put together some speculations about her.

First off, it looks like she uses Brazilian jui-jitsu as her main fighting style, with a bit of Capoeira sprinkled in. The distinction here will be important, because jui-jitsu is a grappling style, while Capoeira deals primarily with dancing kick techniques.

We're fairly sure that Laura was the character Ono was hinting at back in July. Judging by her clothing, her apparent fighting style(s) and the stage she's featured in, it's increasingly apparent that she's Brazilian.

Laura's nationality and ability to harness electricity hint that she's probably connected to Blanka in some capacity, if even just as a simple nod by Capcom. Hit the jump for more including speculation on her in-game approach and what we think is her Critical Art.

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'Zangief has been dishing out Spinning Pile Drivers for over 20 years' - Check out the Iron Cyclone's Street Fighter 5 trading card and Vine

He's been around since the beginning, and he's certainly not going to miss out on Street Fighter 5. Zangief is back, this time as the "Iron Cyclone," and ready to spin, slam and smash his way to victory.

His trading card looks back through the years at his appearances in Street Fighter 2, Alpha 3 and Street Fighter 4. You can check it out below:

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Hit the jump for Gief's official Street Fighter 5 Vine.

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Zangief's V-Trigger can suck opponents into command throw and Critical Art mix ups, EG|Momochi and EG|ChocoBlanka stream Street Fighter 5

EG|Momochi and EG|ChocoBlanka have played through a variety of characters in Street Fighter 5 on their twitch channel last night. This build includes the latest character, Zangief, that was announced earlier this week.

Their experimentation reveals quite a bit of information that we were previously unaware of. Zangief's V-Trigger is apparently capable of sucking in opponents who are far away. This can lead into some really brutal mix ups like the pile driver or Zangief's Critical Art.

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Watching this stream might give us some early insights on how some of the match ups might play out in the future.

Hit the jump below to get the link to the stream archive.

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