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Updated: Infiltration and Laugh no longer a part of Western Wolves

Updated: Infiltration and Laugh no longer a part of Western Wolves Updated: Ryan "Laugh" Ahn also revealed his departure from Western Wolves via his Facebook page, stating:

My days as a Western Wolf is over, but I had a year full of memorable moments during my time with the team. Thanks to everyone who share the same passion!

One of the best fighting game players on the planet, Seonwoo "Infiltration" Lee, is no longer a part of the sponsorship group, Western Wolves. Lee announced the news via his official Twitter today.

I am no longer part of Western Wolves, but I had an unforgettable year in 2012 and I wish them the best in the future. Thank you everyone!

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Tokido explains how he discovers strong characters so quickly after a game's release - interviews with Daigo, Mago, Justin Wong and more

While he was in Kuwait, Zhi caught up with many of the top players who attended the K.O. Fighting Festival event for a set of interviews. MCZ|Tokido has the first clip below, and he explains how he discovers strong characters so quickly after a game's release, noting that it's about acquiring information and opinions from various sources and compiling all of the data — and he likes to copy strategies and borrow ideas from other players.

Tokido said he hasn't had a lot of time with the new version of Street Fighter X Tekken yet, so he's going to play all of the characters and look for broken combinations, plus use frame data to look for strong block strings and setups. As of late, he's using the Vita version of SFxT to research strong characters and help decide his team, while he's killing time.

Important note: The videos which aren't in English all have been transcribed, but you need to hit the CC button while viewing them to see the translation.
To check out interviews with MCZ|Daigo, MCZ|Mago, EG|Justin Wong, DM|Xian and WW|Ryan Hart, hit the jump.

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Injustice Battle Arena videos and results: Aquaman vs. Cyborg - Green Lantern vs. Solomon Grundy

The results are in for week 3 of the Injustice: Gods Among Us battle arena. This week featrued Aquaman vs. Cyborg and Green Lantern vs. Solomon Grundy. Hit the jump to see the other clip.

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Svensson explains why he has been mum in regards to Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 updates

Svensson explains why he has been mum in regards to Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 updates A little ways over a month back, the community made a large push to let both Capcom and Marvel know they'd like to see updates to Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, but since that time, Capcom has been pretty silent on the subject.

Commenting specifically about some of the reports we've posted here on EventHubs, Capcom's Christian Svensson said some of the expectations the community has when he makes a statement has made him shy away from making other remarks on the issue.

CapcomJuNky: A month or so back, the community made a strong push/voice for more content for UMvC3. Just wondering if this discussion is still being held. Nothing of specifics, but overall communication either internally or talks with Marvel?

Svensson: I appreciate the passion but you realize this is a leading question, right?

If I say "conversations are happening" forum/blog posts on SRK and EventHubs (and the media) go nuts and all of a sudden in people's minds something will definitely be coming and if eventually content fails to materialize, we're the bad guys. Oh, and I'd probably piss off Marvel too as an added bonus.

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Big Band confirmed for Skullgirls DLC character after Squigly, first male character

Last night one the Salty Cupcakes stream, some new Skullgirls DLC information was released, including who their first male character will be.

Big Band, has been confirmed as future DLC after the release of Squigly. Details on Big Band, general crowd fund, goals and reward tiers, PC version and more are available over on the SkullHeart forums.

Big Band:

• Big Band, the gigantic iron lung wearing character from the Lab 8 stage is confirmed as the first Male Character stretch goal after Squigly.

• He will be a charge character with anti-air and command grabs.

• It was previously mentioned that MikeZ wanted to make Big Band play like Q from Street Fighter 3 Third Strike, "but good".

• He will be called サックスでか (Sax-Deka) in Japan. Deka is both a slang term for someone who is extremely tall and also for a police officer/detective. So his name is basically "Sax Detective". Peter Bartholow mentioned previously that this name was what Japanese fans started calling him before the game was released there and is thus a nod to them, and a nod to characters in fighting games having different names in different regions.

• If you select Big Band in a fight he won't appear in the backdrop for Lab 8.


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Head over to the Skullheart forums for all the details.

Updated: Results and stream archive Wednesday Night Fights 2013 #1.2 live stream - Street Fighter X Tekken v2013, SSF4 AE v2012 and TTT2

Updated: Results and stream archive Wednesday Night Fights 2013 #1.2 live stream - Street Fighter X Tekken v2013, SSF4 AE v2012 and TTT2 Updated: The results and stream archive have been added into the story after the jump.

Level|Up is back tonight and will be streaming Wednesday Night Fights 2013 1.2 live from Super Arcade in Walnut, California. Tonight's stream will kick off at 9:30 p.m. PDT / 4:30 a.m. GMT.

Tonight, they will be streaming, Street Fighter X Tekken v2013, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

Hit the jump to check out the stream.

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Infiltration vs. Breno Fighters FT7, Daigo vs. Gannoon FT5 - Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012

Haunts has uploaded an exhibition match from the special event held in Brazil where Capcom flew Infiltration, Laugh and Combofiend out to the tournament onto the Capcomefighters YouTube. This is a first to seven set in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 between Infiltration and GR|Breno Fighters.
After the jump is a first to five set between MCZ|Daigo and Gannoon from Kuwait, thanks to WhiteTowerQ8.

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Updated: Results and stream archive Next Level Battle Circuit #7 featuring Street Fighter X Tekken v2013, UMvC3 & SSF4 AE v2012

Updated: The stream archive and results have been added into the story after the jump.

Tonight, Team Spooky is streaming the Next Level Battle Circuit #7 from The Next Level arcade in Brooklyn, New York.

They will be streaming Street Fighter X Tekken v2013, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 over on TwitchTV.

Brackets will be available on Next Level's Challonge.

Hit the jump to check out the stream.

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Weekly event listings February 22 - 28, 2013: Winter Brawl 7, Ozhadou Nationals 11 and more

Weekly event listings February 22 - 28, 2013: Winter Brawl 7, Ozhadou Nationals 11 and more If you have an event you'd like to submit, you can add it into the Events area of the forums or you can send it in via the Contact Us form.

• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Big E's Winter Brawl 7, February 23 - 25. There will be plenty of top talent in attendance including such players as EG|PR Balrog, AGE|NYChrisG, EG|Justin Wong, BT|Dieminion, BT|IFC Yipes, AGE|Fanatiq, AGE|Snake Eyez, Ranmasama and many more. You can check out a full breakdown of this event here.

• Sydney, Australia: Ozhadou Nationals 11 Road to Evo 2013, February 22 - 24. A live stream for this event can be found here and will kick off around 10:30 a.m. EDT on February 23 / 3:30 p.m. PST on February 22.

• St. Louis, Missouri: STLBW 3.0 | Armor Breaks and Harlem Shakes - SSF4 AE v2012, February 25. A live stream can be found here.

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Between Rounds ep. 4 - Mike Ross is joined by Kelvin Jeon to talk Electric Wind God Fist, and play a set of matches

The new episode of Mike Ross' Between Rounds is now up on the IPLFighters YouTube. Today, Mike Ross is joined by Kelvin Jeon, who is known for his excellent execution of Kazuya's Electric Wind God Fist, then of course they jump in to play against each other in Street Fighter X Tekken v2013.

Winter Brawl 7 weekend tournament preview

Big E's Winter Brawl 7 will be taking place this weekend in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday, February 23-25.

There will be a ton of top players in attendance including EG|PR Balrog, AGE|NYChrisG, EG|Justin Wong, BT|Dieminion, BT|IFC Yipes, AGE|Fanatiq, AGE|Snake Eyez, Ranmasama and many more. They will be running both team and single tournaments for a large amount of games at this event so it should be rather exciting.

Hit the jump for a full rundown of what to expect.

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IGN talking with parties interested in acquiring IPL - Company hit with layoffs, other websites in network shutting down

IGN talking with parties interested in acquiring IPL - Company hit with layoffs, other websites in network shutting down Polygon is reporting that IGN has been hit with layoffs for an unspecified amount of their editorial employees today. Ziff Davis, who recently acquired the IGN network of websites will be "winding down" 1UP, UGO and GameSpy.

Additionally, the company is actively engaged with parties interested in acquiring IGN's Pro League (IPL).

Here is a small except from IGN's memo, where the discuss the plans they are focusing on.

As a result of our decision to focus on our core brands, we are:

· Winding down 1UP.com, UGO.com and GameSpy.com;
· No longer ad repping 3rd party sites such as GameStop.com and FamilyGuy.com;
· Actively engaged with parties interested in acquiring IPL. IGN's role going forward will be to broadcast and cover a variety of eSports events;
· Dividing our ad sales team into two: one focused on IGN and the other focused on AskMen.

Sent in by t0fu, coolbox and an anonymous reader.

MarlinPie vs. Knives first to seven set - Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

The guys BrokenTier have uploaded another set of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 matches from the BrokenTier Booth at SoCal Regionals 2013.

This is a first to seven set between BT|MarlinPie and AGE|Knives, both guys are using the teams they are known for MarlinPie it's his C. Viper, Dr. Doom, Amaterasu and Knives is the Spencer, Sentinel, Akuma.
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The onslaught of Japan player highlights, Juri ultra 1 breakdown and more - SSF4 AE v2012 roundup

YogaFlame24 has a new series in the making title 'The onslaught of Japan' and part 1 was recently put online. It features a number of player highlights from Japan in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012.
Hit the jump to check out a nice breakdown of how to use Juri's Ultra 1, some general Sakura tips and a new series about playing Ryu.

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Capcom waiting on community feedback over several months before evaluating Street Fighter X Tekken again - PC patch update

Capcom waiting on community feedback over several months before evaluating Street Fighter X Tekken again - PC patch update Capcom is going to take a wait and see approach before they start evaluating Street Fighter X Tekken v2013 again, Christian Svensson recently said. Svensson notes that fighting games are not completely figured out in a couple of weeks, and they want to see what feedback comes from the community over the next several months before they start looking over the title again.

Sven also comments on the v2013 patch for PC, noting that the team is working on it currently, but they don't have an ETA (estimated time of arrival). Hit the jump to check out all of the responses.

Josh: I think the anti-airs by certain Tekken characters are just too strong. (Lili, Asuka, Law, etc.) Are there any plans to make other changes to the v2013 patch of Street Fighter X Tekken?

Svensson: It's too soon to tell. We'll have to see how the community re-embraces SFxT and exactly what feedback comes from the community over the next several months before we evaluate. Fighting games are not "completely figured out" in a couple weeks.

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