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Bobby 'Lil Loco' Garcia passes away, Jordan 'Vienna Hotdog' Bryan hospitalized after EVO-bound highway accident

Two members of the Southern California fighting game community were involved in a traffic accident on Interstate 15 near Baker, CA early Friday morning.

Bobby "Lil Loco" Garcia and Jordan "Vienna Hotdog" Bryan were on their way to participate in EVO 2016 when their Toyota Camry collided with a parked tractor-trailer. The tractor-trailer had pulled to the shoulder of the road to assist with a previous accident that occurred minutes earlier when an Acura rear-ended a BMW. Authorities found the driver of the Acura to be under the influence, and arrested him on site.

Garcia passed away at the scene, and Bryan was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition. Bryan sustained multiple injuries, but according to his GoFundMe page, is now in stable condition.

There are currently two active donation pages running, one to help with Garcia's funeral fund and the other for Bryan's medical expenses.

It's with great regret we bring this news forward. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and families of those affected by this this tragic accident.

Source: Desert Dispatch. Images from Garcia and Bryan's Facebook pages.

New King of Fighters 14 trailer featuring Team China

A brand new King of Fighters 14 trailer just surfaced on the Playstation Store, this time around featuring Team China.

In this trailer, we get a more comprehensive look at one of the brand new additions to the roster, Meitenkun. The trailer also offers a better look at his teammates, Shun'ei and Tung Fu Rue.

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You can see the trailer for yourself after the jump.

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Big news for Mortal Kombat XL on the horizon according to Boon

Ed Boon is back at it again, stirring the pot a bit on Twitter. This time around he takes a moment to address not having a big reveal for Mortal Kombat X at EVO this year.

It wasn't too long ago that Boon was polling Twitter to gauge community opinion on which characters in Mortal Kombat could use a buff, so it's definitely interesting to see him confirm that something is coming up soon.

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LI Joe joining Best of III live to discuss his top 8 run at EVO 2016 and take viewer call-ins; broadcast to begin shortly after 4 p.m. PDT

Though he made a splash just after Street Fighter 5's debut, with only two CPT points from his 9th place finish at Combo Breaker, Long Island Joe was on very few radars when it came to the EVO top 8 discussion.

In our 'Which Americans (if any) will place top 8 in Street Fighter 5 at EVO 2016' poll, our readers, those that thought America would have any top 8 representation at all, understandably put their money on the likes of EG|Justin Wong and Liquid|NuckleDu to be the top performing Americans at EVO 2016.

With an utterly amazing tournament run, LI Joe fought his way through numerous world class competitors to not only crack the final bracket, but place 5th overall in a tournament of over 5,000 players.

Our SF5 American hero will be joining Best of III's live broadcast just after 4 p.m. PDT to discuss his EVO run and take call-ins from viewers. You can talk to Joe directly by calling 1-844-229-8900.

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Desk lets the A.I. rock in his new video featuring the Bison Dolls

Normally when we see something from Desk, its some new creative way to mess with game mechanics, or an impressive display of his execution. This time around, he's done things just a little bit differently.

Desk's most recent video features the Bison Dolls, characters exclusive to the story mode, playable only by using mods. Since Desk doesn't use hacks or mods in his videos, he had to let the A.I. be the star of the show this time around.

If you haven't played the "extra mode" on Street Fighter 5's cinematic story yet, this video will give you a decent idea of what you'll find yourself up against. Some of the dolls, Decapre especially, feel pretty fleshed out when compared to other NPCs.


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Ken has grown even stronger through having a family that supports him - Ken and his sinister alter-ego Violent Ken detailed in latest SF5 profiles

Moving further with the playable Street Fighter 5 cast, we have Ken Masters being detailed in the latest CFN post.

This isn't just about the Ken we know and love, though, but we're also seeing the alternate universe Violent Ken from the SNK vs. Capcom series being explained. Check out the Ken images below.

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You can find Ken's full profile below.

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Sabin's clutch win over Momochi at the buzzer, PR Balrog and Bonchan double KO, Hungrybox resets the bracket: EVO 2016 highlights

With EVO 2016 now over, we thought it'd be a great time to share with you, the EventHubs reader, some of our favorite moments from the event.

Featured in tonight's batch of highlights, you'll see clips from some of the main games on the EVO line up, featuring players such as BST|Daigo, Tokido, RZR|Fuudo, Liquid|Hungrybox, EG|Momochi, EG|PR Balrog, TS|Sabin, Ally, and more.

To kick us off, we have one of the most amazing sets to take place over the course of the entire EVO weekend. Former Mad Catz teammates Tokido and Daigo squared off in an intense Ryu mirror match.

Tokido showed that he was able to keep up with Daigo's top-level footsies, so to mix things up, Daigo threw out a number of quick overheads to keep Tokido honest. In the GIF below, you can see Daigo gain ground with a double dash and end the round with forward + medium punch.


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Legendary basketball Hall of Famer and sportscaster Bill Walton explains the magic of EVO

Basketball Hall of Famer and ESPN college basketball analyst, Bill Walton, is feeling the eSports fever. Back at E3 this year, we saw him enter the Street Fighter 5 "Editor's Only" tournament in which only media personnel were permitted to compete.

Over the weekend, Walton joined the crowds at EVO 2016 in Las Vegas, and based on this recent video from ESPN SportsCenter, it looks as though he had the time of his life.

Walton explains why it is that, at the age of 63, he's found a new love in competitive fighters. "My future is the business of sport," Walton begins. "And this is what the business of sport is all about for all of our futures."

He goes on to describe the passion and emotion he experienced from watching some of the world's greatest champions compete, as well as the roar of the audience showing their support.

To check out Bill Walton's full segment, be sure to hit the jump.

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Capcom releases information on their San Diego Comic-Con 2016 panels; 'Hot Ryu' Funko POP figure revealed

San Diego Comic-Con 2016 is kicking off this weekend, and though this event is a mecca for all things comic books, our favorite fighting games see representation at the gathering as well.

As they often are, Capcom will be in attendance this year offering playable demos of upcoming titles to attendees and selling merchandise. From Street Fighter "Hulk Hands" to detailed statues, there will be much for Capcom fans to purchase at the convention.

For those awaiting the release of the Street Fighter Funko POP figures, you're in luck. These little world warriors will be making their debut at San Diego Comic-Con and will run $12 per figure.

Fan favorites such as Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy, and more will be available for purchase, as well as a figure depicting the vastly popular "Hot Ryu" alternate costume from Street Fighter 5.

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Even more intriguing, though, is Capcom's panels. There will be two presentations related to Street Fighter this year, and it would not be out of the norm for Capcom to announce new developments for Street Fighter 5 at this event.

You can check out the schedule for Capcom's SDCC panels after the jump. Stay tuned here at EventHubs as we'll have the latest Street Fighter 5 news from the panels as soon as it drops.

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'Download complete' - Infiltration wins EVO 2016, continues his reign as the world's greatest Street Fighter 5 player

The largest fighting game tournament of the year, EVO, took place this past weekend. Players from all walks of life congregated in Las Vegas to throw down in nine main games (as well as a plethora of side games) and determine who is the best in the world.

With over 5,000 entrants in Street Fighter 5 -- easily the largest tournament in the franchise's history -- this year's event proved to be one of the most exciting we've ever seen.

Seon-Woo Lee, better known as RZR|Infiltration, was a favorite to win EVO's first Street Fighter 5 tournament due to the dominance he has displayed throughout the year so far. Much as fans expected, Infiltration took home the gold last night, but not before fighting through a gauntlet of incredibly strong players.

One of the sensational players to give the newly crowned Street Fighter 5 champion a run for his fight money was fellow Razer competitor Fuudo. In the winners finals set, Fuudo's R. Mika proved to be a worthy adversary for the exceptional Nash player, bringing the exhilarating set to the final round of the final game.

Closing out strong, Fuudo managed to take the round with a fake jab into command throw mix up, catching Infiltration off guard and sending him to the losers side of the bracket.


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'We're all looking at character types and uniqueness, as well as fan favorites' - Combofiend talks future Street Fighter 5 DLC

Street Fighter 5's first wave of DLC characters is a diverse selection that adds series mainstays to the roster and brings back some old fan favorites that have been very highly requested over the years. These character choices were very likely locked in early in the game's development, but now that Capcom's latest fighter has been in the hands of the public for a while, what is the company looking for in future DLC fighters?

Back at E3 2016, we asked Street Fighter 5 Associate Producer Peter "Combofiend" Rosas if there were specific criteria that Capcom is looking to hit with the next wave of additional fighters. Are they aiming for unique play-styles all around? Will the next batch be strictly fan-service?

"I would say it's definitely a combination of both," Combofiend told EventHubs. "There are characters that fans like, that they want to see, they're vocal about it — we're very aware of what characters those are."

Despite fan uproar, Rosas says that future character additions are still being decided. This isn't a bad thing, however, as it gives Capcom the opportunity to bring fresh move sets into the mix.

"Additionally, there are openings for unique play-styles, and much like how we added Laura who had a unique fighting style, we see that as an opportunity to put a character in there that has a unique fighting style that has never been in Street Fighter. We're all looking at character types and uniqueness, as well as fan favorites," Combofiend concluded.

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Full Street Fighter 5 costume color gallery for Chun-li, Cammy, and R. Mika's new outfits

Several brand new costumes just became available in Street Fighter 5 last weekend, and thanks to Flyingcloud11 over on Imgur, we get to take a look at what the new costumes look like in all of their colors.

This gallery has all 10 colors for both Capcom Pro Tour outfits, and the new summertime outfits as well.

Make sure to hit the jump to see the gallery in full.

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'As long as I become a strong player, I'll thrive in the future' - PR Balrog talks plans for Capcom Cup, preparing for EVO and more

BornFree was on the hunt at EVO for players that specialize in Street Fighter 5's current DLC characters. Naturally, EG|PR Balrog was on his list.

PR Rog goes over what he thinks of Balrog so far, his strengths and weaknesses, and other early thoughts he has on the character. He puts a pretty big emphasis on Balrog being much different than his previous iteration, and he's had to take some time to adjust.

When asked if Balrog was the most exciting thing that PR Rog has experienced in the game thus far, he had some interesting things to say. "When I was playing Necalli, it wasnt there. I was just playing a top tier character and that's it...I had no passion" he says.

You can catch the full interview after the jump.

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Ryu travels the world, aiming to become a true martial artist - Street Fighter 5 profiles move on to playable characters with Ryu leading the pack

The latest profile on the CFN portal is actually profile #100 overall, and who would be more fitting for such a iconic number than the series' main character himself, Ryu.

As we move on to playable characters, they have more art pieces attached to them as well. Ryu also has a two-fold profile, one for himself and one for his dark side, when he's swallowed up by the Satsui no Hado. Here's a glimpse at Ryu's artwork.

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You can find Ryu's full profile below.

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EVO 2016 results feat. Infiltration, Tokido, Armada, Momochi, SonicFox

Updated with final results for EVO 2016: This story has been updated with final results from EVO 2016.

Another year has gone by, which means that yet another EVO has come - and this is the biggest on yet, by far. Entrants are through the roof, and we have a full spectator's guide available if you want to know what's going on with your favorite game.

The main games this year are Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Pokkén Tournament, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat XL, Tekken 7: Fated Retribution and Killer Instinct.

In case your most liked game isn't on the official list, worry not. There's also bound to be a huge amount of side-tournaments, including a developer-sponsored one for the yet-to-be-released King of Fighters 14.

As for players attending, there are so many that there's no point even trying to list them all. Thankfully, as always, there's a very handy Player Locator you can use to search for whichever players you happen to be looking for, and see what brackets they're in, how they're currently doing, and what games they've entered.

Streaming is being done on SRK EVO 1, SRK EVO 2, SRK EVO 3, SRK EVO 4, Capcom Fighters and Tekken.

Check out the full tournament action below.

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