ZeRo swept 3-0 in Smash 4 winners bracket at Get on my Level by Melee god Mew2King

Gonzalo "TSM|ZeRo" Barrios has been the most dominant single force in Smash 4 since its inception, but the Sheik/Diddy player has been out of the game for a few months now, and he may not be at quite the level he was.

We haven't seen ZeRo in tournament since February, as he's been taking some time to himself. After a few months' absence, Barrios finally decided to jump back into competition in attending Canada's Get on my Level.

He entered the tourney acknowledging that he may not be at 100%, as revealed in this short clip from an interview with the Score eSports: In his winners bracket match against FOX|Mew2King, a player best known for his god status in Smash Bros. Melee, ZeRo fell in a 3-0 upset.

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Stunfest 2016 results ft. Daigo, Tokido, Haitani, Mago, Kazunoko

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Stunfest is happening in Rennes, France, and it's a Premier Capcom Pro Tour event - so you know it's going to be huge.

The event houses a bunch of different games besides Street Fighter 5, though. You can expect to see tournament play in Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Ultra Street Fighter 4, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, The King of Fighters 13, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, SoulCalibur 5, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Breakers Revenge and Hokuto no Ken. There will also be a stream for casual matches and exhibitions in King of Fighters 14.

As for players attending, you can expect to see Tokido, MJS|Haitani, Mago, Kazunoko, EG|Momochi, AvM|GamerBee, RB|Daigo, MD|Luffy, RZR|Fuudo, PxP|Problem X, YP|Valmaster, RZR|Xian, Qanba|Xiao Hai, HM|Eita, LLL|MBR, HumanBomb, UM|ImStillDaDaddy, HM|Go1, RB|Bonchan, CCL, Perilous|Packz, RZR|RB, D44BAS, OR|Nuki, Melty|Will2Pac, F2K|Popi, Perilous|Afii, HM|Dogura, Melty|Cuongster, Gootecks, UM|Tyrant, Emersion, M|LordDVD, RB|Kayane, Umezono, Brick and many, many more.

Streaming is being done by Capcom Fighters and Asso3HitCombo.

Check out the action after the jump.

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CEO Prologue Day 1 results ft. NuckleDu, Tampa Bison, Kitana Prime, DR Gross, and more

This weekend brings us CEO Prologue as a bit of a warm-up for the premier event coming up next month.

Guilty Gear Xrd, Street Fighter 5, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat X, and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 were all played through to completion yesterday. On the roster today we have Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Pokken Tournament.

The live stream can be found over at CEOGaming and MVG_League.

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Frame-by-frame hitboxes for footsies, and detailed Karin tech info - ToolAssisted's side project looks great for number crunching

Tool Assisted has really been getting traction behind his name since the release of Street Fighter 5. Tons of work went into collecting and implementing the data used to build the bot that could make or break somebody's day.

Along the journey, Tool Assisted has also been sharing quite a bit of this data with the community, and his current side project is one of the fruits of that labor.

What you'll find here is a set of tools aimed at players looking to really refine their game through the numbers. Compiled within is a tool dedicated to footsies, and a pair of tools that Karin users will find especially useful.

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Disgusting confirms, unrelenting offense and unblockable fireballs; Daigo fights his way into top eight at Stunfest

We've watched with much excitement as the competitors in Rennes, France whittled the Street Fighter 5 Stunfest bracket all the way down to top eight.

Amongst the myriad of top contenders, our focus has been especially on RB|Daigo, as we've seen very little SF5 tournament action from him up until this point. Not disappointing, Daigo has made it all the way to top eight, and we've collected a few highlights from his journey there.

Though we see them play week in and week out on Daigo's stream, Daigo and RZR|Fuudo were forced to duke it out at Stunfest as well. Fighting Fuudo's Mika in the neutral, Daigo kept things slow, simply fishing for pokes.

After a series of unsuccessful attempts, one of Daigo's standing medium punches makes contact, and he confirms it into a brilliant Critical Art to close out the round.


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Making Necalli's standing roundhouse meaty makes it one of the strongest moves in Street Fighter 5... here's how to do just that

It's a hard-hitting, long reaching Crush Counter that's very difficult to punish, but when you wrap Necalli's standing roundhouse inside these meaty resets, it becomes safe and leads to combos.

If Necalli meets you in the air with medium punch, you're going to have to make some major guesses to avoid taking a ton of damage and stun. Augmented with his command grab, these set ups become all the more scary.


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It's bad enough the ancient warrior already has two very reliable anti-airs in his DP and standing jab, but this tech will urge opponents to keep their feet planted all the more. There's plenty more in the full video, which you'll see below.

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Mike Watson invested 80k into opening Super Arcade in Azusa; city continues to change requirements, backs bigger arcade across street

Super Arcade closed its doors in November of 2014, and despite a year and a half worth of efforts by owner Mike Watson, the plan to open a new location in Azusa, California still hasn't come to fruition.

A recent article in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune informs us that Watson has now spent $80,000 trying to get his building up to code.

The city's Planning Commission has denied Watson not once, but twice now, citing the attraction of questionable clientele as a central reason. Now that he's trying to move into a different local, Super's owner is continually faced with surprises that deny him progress.

"The city could have given me a list of corrections in one bunch, but instead, they are doing it in increments,” Watson told the Tribune.

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Bandai Namco doles out details on their official Tekken 7 tournament series

Recently Bandai Namco took to their official website to hash out more details on the North American Tekken 7 tournament series.

The company has already been hosting events earlier this year in an effort to get the game into the hands of the players, but this official announcement marks intent to take what Bandai Namco has already been doing and expand upon it further.

The tournament series began back in February, and will continue on through November 6th at the Wizard World Comic Con. Each event features a $3,000 prize pool, with a final prize pool totaling $20,000.

The date and location of the final event has yet to be announced. The current tournament schedule can be found in the official press statement.

Source: Bandai Namco official website. Submitted by GamerDWreck.

Nash is a rogue badass and Decapre a central villain; Episodes 1-4 of Street Fighter Resurrection available to watch

After a positive response from the fighting game community to 2014's Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist, producers jumped right into creating their next SF miniseries: Street Fighter Resurrection.

Resurrection actually came out back in March of this year, but unlike its predecessor it was not available on YouTube. As a result a lot of the FGC seemed to miss it, and so we felt it prudent to highlight the fact that episodes one through four are currently available to watch on go90.

The series follows Street Fighter 5's version of Charlie Nash, and may very well give us some insight into the game's story, which we'll be getting next month.

Below is a quick sequence that highlights Nash's "badassery" as he takes on multiple armed guards and introduces Decapre to his boot.


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Dr. Fatbody takes Bison's V-Skill to an all new level with these phat damage follow ups

We recently saw some very interesting M. Bison V-Skill tech from Venom 44 (special thanks to Jigawat for sending that in), but now we have yet another Dictator player taking things a step further.

Dr. Fatbody has been sitting on some Bison tech for a little while now, but has graciously chosen to share it with the community as a follow up to Venom's video. The idea here is Bison's ability to parry using his V-Skill, and then follow up after doing so.

At first glance this move looks as though it's only useful for dealing with fireballs, but as the good doctor shows us, a well placed parry can lead into some nasty damage.


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Stunfest gets stunned - Sudden power outage at Stunfest 2016 interrupts top 16 match

Technical difficulty issues caused a scare for Stunfest staff earlier, as an apparent power outage temporarily halted the tournament.

In a Street Fighter 5 top 16 losers bracket match between RZR|Xian and Packz, the power on stage suddenly went down, interrupting the second game of the set.

Gootecks immediately took to instagram to keep the community in the know as far as why the tournament stream suddenly went down, stating that there was visible smoke rising from the stage area.

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Adult content sponsors banned from Capcom Pro Tour under new rules, but Capcom later clarifies players from these groups can still compete

Updated: Capcom has issued a few more statements on the official Capcom Fighters Twitter page, stating that they will review the rule and have an update soon. We've added their statements below.

Players on these adult content sponsorship teams will still be allowed to compete, according to Capcom, but they will not promote sponsors they deem inappropriate.

Earlier: The Capcom Pro Tour rule set was recently updated to ban all adult content sponsors, and the players who were on those squads from competing, citing specifically "publishers of pornographic websites, or any other sponsor Capcom deems inappropriate at its sole discretion." The entire rule read:

Capcom will not allow Players to participate in any Tournament if sponsored by adult content sponsors, such as a publisher of pornographic websites, or any other sponsor Capcom deems inappropriate at its sole discretion. Players who are sponsored by alcoholic beverages, cigarettes or vaping (e-cigarette) products will not be precluded from competing in a Tournament.

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Alex Valle shares his top 7 characters in Street Fighter 5, thoughts on Ryu, and why people aren't playing Rashid right now

We recently caught up with fighting game veteran LU|Alex Valle to pick his brain and find out his thoughts on Street Fighter 5.

In this interview, Valle tells us how he feels about Ryu in this iteration, gives us a bit of insight into why he plays Rashid, and more. Additionally, we learn which seven characters he feels are at the top of the tier list right now.

Below is a snippet to get you started, but be sure to hit the jump to read the full interview.

DreamKing: Ryu is regarded as a very strong character right now, with some players feeling that he might actually be the best in the game. How strong (or weak) do you feel Ryu is in Street Fighter 5?

Alex Valle: Ryu is very strong in Street Fighter 5 for sure. However, to achieve success with him requires extremely high levels of spacing, fireball game, match up knowledge, and patience.

Many characters out range him, can get around fireballs, mash 3-frame light attacks in the middle of his pressure, or just put him in a bad beat.

Tokido is one of the only Ryu players consistently placing at the top while others are struggling to make top 8 around the world. Very similar to how RB|Daigo utilized Street Fighter 4 Vanilla/Super Ryu and showcased to the world how strong he can be.

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Alex parries Guile's full Critical Art and two Flash kicks simultaneously, LamerBoi's Rashid tech is filthy: These Street Fighter 5 clips are epic

We've been posting a lot of hardcore Street Fighter 5 tech this week, so right now we'd like to share a couple of fun clips that were sent in to us by a handful of readers simply because they're awesome.

In this video from Kionte Spencer, the Alex player pulls off one of the best parries we've seen in Street Fighter 5 so far. Starting with a parry of five V-Trigger Sonic Booms, the big finale features a full parry of Guile's Critical Art and two Flash Kicks at the same time.

You can find the final bit in the GIF below.


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Unfortunately, the final Flash Kick wasn't parried, but damn was that impressive anyway!

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Super Smash Bros. 4's 1.1.6 update is now live, Bayonetta reset in our tiers

Data-miners revealed the contents of Super Smash Bros. 4's upcoming update. Yesterday, we learned that the 1.1.6 patch was set to only add balance changes for Bayonetta.

When a game receives a large update with several balance changes, we here at EventHubs usually reset the tiers section for said game and allow our users to cast new votes based on the changes implemented.

Since Super Smash Bros. 4's latest patch is now officially live and only affects Bayonetta, we have reset only her votes in our Smash Bros. tiers. Now, EH users can hop in and cast new votes on Bayonetta's match ups.

As always, we have archived the standings before the tiers reset. Below you can see what Bayonetta's match ups looked like pre-patch, and how often she appeared in the "best/worst matchups" and "most voted" categories.


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Be sure to check out our Super Smash Bros. tiers and vote on Bayonetta's match ups, if you feel knowledgeable enough on the subject.

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