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SCR Prelude 2 results ft. Jayce the Ace, Filipin0man, Alex Myers, Chris King, Tyrant

Updated: Final results and archives have been added.

Earlier: SCR Prelude 2 is taking place today in Anaheim, California. This one-day event is the second of two tournaments leading up to SoCal Regionals 2015.

Games being played today include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Killer Instinct, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma, and Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax.

Jayce the Ace, Filipin0man, Alex Myers, WL|Chris King, HB|Tyrant, Miniboss, GutterMagic, and more will be competing, so be sure to tune in! You can find the brackets over on Level|Up's Challonge page.

You can find the live streams and schedule after the jump.

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Alberta Beatdown 5 live stream ft. Nairo, Mr. R, Denti, BigD, Alphicans and more

There's a lot of action going on elsewhere this weekend, but Canada sure isn't sleeping, either. This weekend, we've got Alberta Beatdown 5 going on, with a heavy Super Smash Bros. Wii U presence, including top players such as Liquid|Nairo, LLL|Mr. R, TLOC|Denti, TEG|BigD, TEG|Alphicans and many more.

It's not all about Super Smash Bros. Wii U, though. The tournament's main lineup of games includes Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M as well. The event will also feature sid tournaments for Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-.

Streaming duties are being handled by Edmonton Gamers, SSB University and DasHype.

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

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Location test footage of Blazblue: Central Fiction shows off new characters, changes for old characters, and more

Though news about Blazblue: Central Fiction, the upcoming new title in the series, has been scarce as of late, we've been made aware of some location test footage that does an excellent job of showing off the two new characters, and some changes for veterans of the roster.

There's plenty of footage within of the two new characters, Naoto Kurogane, and Hibiki Kohaku. Better yet, the footage provided is of a strong level of play, with the players definitely being familiar with the characters.

That being said, there's plenty to see in the returning characters as well, with balance changes and new moves abound, as well as the effects of the overdrive system on the new characters.

Hit the jump to check out some of the matches.

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Arc Revolution Cup 2015 results ft. Ogawa, Garireo, Chou, Rion, FAB, N-O, Tahichi, Dora, Makkii, Yoshiki, Souji, LordKnight, KojiKOG and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Arc Revolution Cup is one of the most prestigious events for the so-called anime fighting games, and this year's event is upon us.

The tournament will feature 3v3 competitions in Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend and Persona 4: Arena Ultimax as well as a singles tournament in Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st]. With both Guilty Gear and BlazBlue boasting a 500,000 yen prize for the first placers and Persona and UNIEL with a respectable 300,000 and 100,000, respectively, this is definitely the time to give it your all.

Competitors you can expect to show up include Ogawa, Garireo, Chou, Rion, FAB, N-O, NB|Tahichi, Dora, Makkii, Yoshiki, NB|Souji, TS|LordKnight, KojiKOG and many, many more.

Hit the jump to check the live action from the event out.

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Official flyer for CEOtaku details tournament date, main and side games, and more

Having been advertised for a while after this year's stellar showing at CEO, CEOtaku is an anime-fighter only major tournament looking to bring the anime community an overwhelming experience.

Recently, CEO Gaming has posted the official flyer for CEOtaku, showing that the event will take place on October 17th-18th, and what games will be run, including Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma, Arcana Heart 3 Love Max, Skullgirls 2nd Encore, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Guilty Gear Xrd, Melty Blood Actress Again, Catherine, and many more.

The event is certainly lining up to be huge, and potentially a pinnacle event for the anime community. Registration for the event will go up on August 19th on CEO Gaming's main website.

Hit the jump to check out the tweet containing the official flyer.

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NESiCAxLive now in the United States at Round 1 in California, more locations potentially receiving it

Though it's been quite a long time since we talked about NESiCAxLive, an arcade board that allows the legitimate downloading of countless games and updates onto a single unit digitally, we can finally report that a unit has come to the United States.

The first unit is at Round 1, an arcade in Los Angeles, California (Puente Hills). This could have an enormous impact on the arcade scene in the United States, mixing cost effective convenience for business owners with a huge library of titles for players.

In the announcement tweet by Round 1, they ask that people come by and show interest, with NESiCAxLive units only being able to grow in distribution if they're amply supported by the community. Here's the tweet in question:

If this is something you are interested in, tweet our to Round 1 and let them know, or go to the venue yourself and support it! Perhaps we'll be seeing a lot more of NESiCAxLive in the US soon.

Tip submitted by Shinebox.

Source: Round 1 USA

EVO 2015 results feat. Daigo, Momochi, Luffy, Mago, Xian

Update: This story has been updated with final results for EVO 2015.

EVO 2015 is finally upon us, so hopefully you've cleared your entire weekend and are ready for some serious fighting game action.

This year's main lineup will feature Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Tekken 7, Killer Instinct and Persona 4: Arena Ultimax. If none of these games tickle your fancy, though, don't worry - there are more side tournaments than you could ever hope for. For full details, check out our EVO 2015 spectator guide.

As for notable players, there are more than we could even attempt to count. Safe to say, if it's a player name you know, they're most likely there. Just in case, though, make sure to check out the EVO Player Locator to check for your favorite players.

Streaming duties for the main tournament will be covered on SRKEvo1, Capcom Fighters, SRKEvo2, SRKEvo3, SRKEvo4, SRKEvo5, SRKEvo6 and SRKEvo7.

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When is Ultra Street Fighter 4? Who should I look out for in Mortal Kombat X? EventHubs has you covered with our EVO 2015 spectator guide

EVO 2015 is here! The largest fighting game event of the year kicks off tomorrow, and with seven live streams, 9 main games, and thousands of players, one might be wondering how and where to find everything.

Tonight, we have put together a beginner's guide to EVO of sorts in hopes that we can make your viewing experience this weekend that much easier.

Contained in this story is information on all nine of the main games, where and when they are streaming, and which players to look out for. Of course, there are a plethora of amazing players competing this weekend, but we chose a handful that we felt newcomers watching EVO for the first time might have fun looking out for.

Additionally, we've included information on the various side tournament set to take place at the event.

There is a ton of info here, so hit that jump and get ready for EVO 2015!

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Huge 'Knockout' sale currently going on in the PlayStation Store; big savings on Mortal Kombat X, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Guilty Gear Xrd and more

In preparation for this year's EVO, The PlayStation Store has put a whole bunch of combat-related content on sale. Games, movies and TV shows all carry a slashed price tag now through July 20th.

Mortal Kombat X Premium Edition is currently down from $89.99 to $67.49. You can also save 50% off Blaz Blue: Chrono Phantasma and 30% off Guilty Gear Xrd. Many Street Fighter titles, including Ultra Street Fighter 4, are also on sale.

Perhaps the best deal of all? You can get the film Mortal Kombat: Annihilation for only ten bucks. Head on over to the PlayStation Store to take advantage of these great deals.

Thanks to YaNoob, Shinkuu_Kikoken, sic, DarkFlare07, and enkil for the tips.

Arc System Works has been kicking around ideas for a new fighting game

Both of Arc System Works' A-list titles have new versions coming down the pipeline. For Guilty Gear Xrd, we have Revelator, and BlazBlue : Central Fiction was just recently unveiled.

Despite all of that, it seems the company is interested in creating a brand new fighting game. In an interview with Famitsu (thanks to Hachima), Arc System Works' president Minoru Kidooka said that the company is aiming to release more console titles.

“I don’t know if some of these retail games will end up being sold digitally instead, but we’d like to at least work on increasing the number of console titles that can be sold at full price,” Kidooka explained.

Famitsu moved forward, asking if the company had any plans to create any new fighting games.

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Luffy takes out Bonchan's ferocious Sagat, Garireo does the unthinkable, and more: Relive last year's excitement with these hype moments from EVO 2014

EVO 2015 is only a few days away now, and what better way to prepare for all of the hype than to look back upon last year's event.

At EVO 2014, we witnessed a number of upsets, perfects, comebacks, the works. Players such as MD|Luffy showed their dominance in Ultra Street Fighter 4, while others like Garireo defined the phrase "never give up."

Today, we have for you the top 5 most hype moments from the event, courtesy of Maximilian. Each moment included here is one that we would have chosen ourselves, and after re-watching this video, I cannot wait to see what this year has in store. My body is ready.

Hit the jump to check out some amazing moments from EVO 2014.

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Blazblue: Central Fiction announced, location tests slated for July 18th

This morning, a trailer was released detailing a brand new Blazblue game, Blazblue: Central Fiction. It details the game with some new graphical elements, character moves, and two new characters for the game, Hibiki Kohaku and Naoto Kurogane.

Besides game details, it is slated for location testing in Japan from July 18th, through July 20th. The trailer also teases one of the legendary heroes, Nine, as a potential character.

Hit the jump to see the trailer.

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Multiple updates to tiers sections - MKX list heavily changed, Tanya & Predator added, BlazBlue and Skullgirls reset, Aria available

With the deluge that E3 created this year, we had been a little late in updating our various tiers sections on the website, but we pulled out all of the stops today and got caught up with things.

First off, we added Tanya and Predator to the Mortal Kombat tier listings, plus the list has been shaken up a lot, as a number of characters have swung up or down low recently.

Note that Predator and Tanya barely have any votes currently from the community, so they're currently located in the middle of the list, but that should change soon, as readers start inputting some of their match ups.

Next up, since BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend was recently released, we've reset the tiers, but also added Lambda and Celica into the mix.

Skullgirls got their 2nd Encore out into the wild, and we've added Robo-Fortune into their roster, plus reset their tiers.

Finally, long awaited and requested, Aria is now available for Killer Instinct tier voting.

As always, any time we reset the tiers for a game, we archive them. You can find the archives on the index pages for those respective titles.

CEO 2015 preview - Your resource for the big event this weekend, including players, games, schedules, and streams

CEO 2015 is upon us this weekend, and a ton of information has been made available for tournament go-ers and spectators alike to take advantage of.

The tournament is featuring an incredible amount of players, including EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR_Balrog, MCZ|Daigo Umehara, MCZ|Tokido, RZR|Fuudo, MVG|Mew2King, Liquid|Hungrybox, Liquid|Knuckledu, Steam Co.|Yipes, YOMI|Michaelangelo, Kazunoko, Velociraptor, Tryken, and countless others in all sorts of head to head competition.

For such a large amount of players, a large amount of games is expected. These include the main event titles (Smash Bros. for Wii U, Smash Bros. Melee, USF4, MKX, UMvC3, Xrd, P4AU, KI, TTT2, and Divekick) as well as a bevy of side titles like Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, Def Jam: Fight for New York, Windjammers, Soul Calibur 3, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Capcom versus SNK 2, and a lot more, including Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7.

Hit the jump to check out all you'll need to know for this weekend.

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South East Asia Major 2015 results ft. Daigo, Xian, Momochi, Bonchan, Tokido, Fuudo, Infiltration, GamerBee, Poongko, Nemo, Mago, Gackt and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The next Capcom Pro Tour premier event is upon us, and it's the always high-level South East Asia Major. This year, instead of Singapore, the tournament is taking place in Bangkok, Thailand.

Games you can expect to see at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

As for players, there's an incredible list. You can expect to see MCZ|Daigo, RZR|Xian, EG|Momochi, Bonchan, MCZ|Tokido, RZR|Fuudo, Infiltration, AvM|GamerBee, /r/Kappa|Poongko, /r/Kappa|Nemo, MCZ|Mago, RZR|Gackt, RZR|Itabashi Zangief, Qanba|Xiao Hai, Qanba|Dakou, CCG|HumanBomb, FGC|EX Pugera, YBK|Santarouman, Tonpy, FA|BigBird, Leslie, RZR|RB, YBK|Shirou and many, many more.

Hit the jump to check out the action.

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