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Who will win EVO 2014? Predict the winners based on the top 8 players left

Updated: We've added polls for all of the final five EVO 2014 games being played on Sunday.

Who's going to take top honors at the EVO 2014 tournament in the Sunday finals? We want to know your picks, based on the top 8 players for each event.

We've setup polls for Ultra Street Fighter 4, Smash Bros. Melee, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Killer Instinct.

Feel free to leave a comment explaining your pick, voting options are below.

EVO 2014 preview: Notable players, streams, brackets, schedule and more - July 11-13 in Las Vegas

It's that time of the year again, when we shut ourselves in for three straight days to simply enjoy the largest fighting game competition in the world, and EventHubs has you covered this year, as always, with full coverage of the event.

The site will be updated live with the latest results, battle logs and happenings throughout the entire event as they occur, so as to make sure that our loyal readers don't miss a single moment of the action this weekend.

Read on in the full story for a rundown of notable players at the events, what streams to watch, as well as the event schedule.

Full EVO 2014 weekend stream schedule now available - Team Spooky, Capcom Fighters, and IPlayWinner providing coverage

Evolution 2014, the Super Bowl of fighting games, is set to punch and kick its way into Las Vegas this weekend. If you aren't able to attend in person this year, then chances are you'll be staying in and catching all of the action via live stream.

Luckily, the full weekend stream schedule is now available for all to see.

Throughout the weekend, both Team Spooky and IPlayWinner will be running the show on the srkevo1 and srkevo2 streams. Not only that, but Capcom Fighters will also be streaming Ultra Street Fighter 4 pools from their channel.

Check out the full EVO 2014 stream schedule below and start planning your weekend as a stream monster early!

Estimated prize payouts for EVO 2014's main games - breakdowns for top 8

With EVO 2014 taking place next weekend, you're probably wondering exactly what's at stake this year. Luckily, an Imgur user by the name of acekingoffsuit recently posted estimated prize payouts for each of the main games on the EVO lineup.

These numbers were calculated using the number of reported entrants per game, the amount sent to the prize pot for each entrance fee ($10), any additional pot bonuses, and the official EVO prize structure.

Below you can find the estimated totals for all of the main EVO 2014 games.

Total estimated prize pots:

Ultra Street Fighter 4: $29,790
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: $10,140
Super Smash Bros. Melee: $9,700
Blazblue Chrono Phantasma: $35,080
Killer Instinct: $13,380
King of Fighters 13: $3,190
Injustice: Gods Among Us: $3,110
Tekken Tag Tournament 2: $7,570

EVO 2014 beta brackets are out; pending review

The pool brackets for EVO 2014 are out!

Well, the beta brackets, at least. These brackets are subject to change, as Mr Wizard and the EVO 2014 organising committee are currently soliciting feedback from EVO 2014 to make sure that everything checks out.

Which pool of players are you in? And, more important, which pool of players are notable players in?

EVO 2014 breaks record for registrations, full rundown of numbers for all games

EVO 2014 will be bigger than ever, as Tony "Ponder" Cannon released the registration numbers for all of the games in the lineup this year on Twitter.

Ultra Street Fighter 4, not surprisingly, leads the way but you can find the rest of the list below.

EVO 2014 takes place next weekend in Las Vegas, July 11-13, 2014.

CEO 2014 results, stream archive, battle logs ft. Justin Wong, Ryan Hart, Infiltration, PR Balrog, Momochi, Dieminion, K-Brad, ChrisG, Armada and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results for CEO 2014.

The time is finally here for some more rumbling in the ring, with the massive Capcom Pro Tour premier event CEO 2014 taking place in Orlando, Florida.

Names expected to be present at the event include EG|Justin Wong, DIG|Ryan Hart, Infiltration, EG|PR Balrog, EG|Momochi, EMP|Dieminion, EG|K-Brad, EG|Ricky Ortiz, GG|NYChrisG, EMP|IFC Yipes, C9|Mango, EMP|Armada, Crs|Hungrybox, EG|ChocoBlanka and many more.

The event also features special guests Akimo, Nishikin and Dunhill from Japan, who have been flown out to the tournament by Twitch.tv.

Games to be played at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Injustice: Gods Among Us, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Soul Calibur 5, Project M, Persona 4: Arena, Capcom vs. SNK 2 and DiveKick.

Below, you'll find livestreams and a schedule for the event.

Watch Ryu make funny faces as he tells you why he's going to Shadowloo Showdown V; epic trailer ft. Kyle Herbert (voice of Ryu)

Shadowloo Showdown V is taking place from August 29 to 31 at the CQ Hotel in Melbourne, Australia.

And to tell you why you should consider making a trip there (or at least, reserve the weekend for watching the stream at home), tournament organiser Shadowlogic has brought out some very big guns.

They've recruited to their cause someone that even the almighty M. Bison could never bring over to his side.

I'm referring to, Mr. Street Fighter himself. The man. The legend. The protagonist. Ryu.

Check out the trailer for Shadowloo Showdown V, where Ryu makes funny faces (kudos to Michael Shiao Chen for the animation work) as he tells you, with his soul channeled through the vocal chords of Kyle Herbert (the real voice of Ryu), why he'll be at Shadowloo Showdown V.

Most popular game at CEO 2014? Check out the entrance numbers for this year's lineup

CEO has emerged as one of the largest fighting game events in the community, and many people are curious how the entrance numbers for the top games in the lineup shook out.

As luck would have it, the main man behind CEO, Alex Jebailey, dished out that information recently, telling how USF4, UMvC3, Smash, Injustice and other games broke down for competitors.

If you're curious which game(s) drew the biggest number of players, check out the info below.

Tokido adapts to Xian in the grand finals for King of Fighters 13 at SEAM 2014; BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Top 8s videos

At SEAM 2014, Ultra Street Fighter 4 wasn't the only game that former teammates (back when Xian was sponsored by Mad Catz) and long-time fierce rivals RZR|Xian and MCZ|Tokido squared off in.

They also faced each other in the grand finals for The King of Fighters XIII.

This isn't the first time RZR|Xian and MCZ|Tokido has played against each other in KOF13, of course. They were in this very position, fighting for the champion's spot, in the KOF13 grand finals at Shadowloo Showdown 2013, where RZR|Xian ultimately won.

This time around, Tokido has returned with a slightly different team line-up, replacing Kim Kaphwan with Chin Gentsai, possibly as a means to better adapt to Xian's tactics.

But will the character switch pay off?

Find out in the archived match footage from SEAM 2014, provided by the Toughcookietv YouTube channel.

They've also got play-offs match footage for BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma and Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

BlazBlue creator Toshimichi Mori: Tsubaki was originally conceptualised as a lesbian (yuri) character

BlazBlue: Bloodedge Experience, the latest light novel spin-off for the fighting game franchise, was recently released in Japan on June 20.

To commemorate the novel's release, 4Gamer met up with BlazBlue series creator Toshimichi Mori along with Bloodedge Experience's author Mako Komao for a little chat about the newly-released book and also the fighting game franchise in general.

Most of this interview was about the BlazBlue: Bloodedge EXperience as well as the other light novel spin-offs for the franchise, so we won't go into detail for that.

But what some of you BlazBlue fans may find interesting is the story that Mori shared about how the character Makoto Nanaya came to be -- she was created to fill a gap.

South East Asia Major 2014 results, stream archive and battle logs feat. Xian, Tokido, Fuudo, GamerBee, Momochi, Kazunoko, Mike Ross, Bonchan & more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results for South East Asia Major 2014.

South East Asia Major 2014 is happening this weekend in Singapore, and there are a lot of notable players ready to show their skills.

Notable players confirmed to be attending include RZR|Xian, MCZ|Tokido, RZR|Fuudo, AvM|GamerBee, EG|Momochi, Kazunoko, Mike Ross, Bonchan, RZR|Gackt, Leslie and more.

Games present at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, so there's a lot of viewing pleasure to be had.

Streaming duties are being handled by Tough Cookie, and Zhieeep, with embeds available after the jump.

Arc System Works and Aksys Games donating $30,000 to BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma pot at EVO 2014; Toshimichi Mori and Kana Ueda will also be there

Arc System Works and Aksys Games are slated to have a much bigger presence at the EVO championship series this year.

Not only is BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma one of the games in the EVO 2014 line-up, but the Japanese fighting games maker and their US localisation partner, respectively, have announced that they are adding a cumulative total $30,000 to the prize pot.

Tournament preview: SEAM 2014 and MLG Anaheim 2014 ft. Tokido, Fuudo, Bonchan, Justin Wong, PPMD, Mew2King, Mango, Armada, Hungrybox, Leffen, and more

This weekend we have two major events taking place that will be host to some truly excellent fighting game action. Both South East Asia Major 2014 and Major League Gaming's 2014 Anaheim Championship are kicking off this Friday.

A slew of games are being competed in throughout the weekend including Ultra Street Fighter 4, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Killer Instinct, and more.

Players such as MCZ|Tokido, RZR|Fuudo, Bonchan, Mike Ross, EG|Momochi and many others will be at SEAM, while EG|Justin Wong, EG| PR Balrog, GG|NYChrisG, EG|PPMD, C9|Mango, EMP|Armada, EMP|Mew2King, Crs|Hungrybox, Leffen and more are attending MLG Anaheim.

Sako talks about his experience playing BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, and why he's only competing in Ultra Street Fighter 4 at EVO 2014

Famitsu has published a new interview with Hori|Sako as part of their on-going Hori Densetsu Dot Com series of columns ("Densetsu" being the Japanese word for "Legend") .

This interview was conducted shortly after Sako's wife Akiki gave birth to their daughter on April 17 (the same day Ultra Street Fighter 4 went into service in Japanese arcades), and slightly before BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma was patched on May 14.

In it, Sako speaks mostly about his experience with BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, a game that he had been playing while waiting for Ultra Street Fighter 4 to come out.

In fact, Sako's been enjoying the game so much that one of Famitsu's editors, who introduces himself as the middle child of the Toyoizumi Brothers, bought Sako the PS Vita version of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma as a gift to celebrate the birth of his daughter.

Sako: That made me really happy (laughs).

Hori representative: But that has nothing to do with the baby!

Akiki (Sako's wife): Recently Sako's been taking to the PS Vita a lot. As I've been in the hospital all this while and Sako's been here every night, he hasn't been able to game as much, and I kinda felt bad. So I said to him, "it's okay to go buy a PS Vita game to play in the hospital."


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