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Combo Breaker 2015 results, stream archive feat. Justin Wong, NuckleDu, Ricki Ortiz, K-Brad, CD Jr., SonicFox, Air, Arturo & more

Story updated with final results: We've updated this story with the final results for Combo Breaker 2015.

Combo Breaker 2015 is taking place this weekend, and it's got a ton of games, and a ton of competitors.

Players you can expect to take part in the event include EG|Justin Wong, Liquid|NuckleDu, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EG|K-Brad, TSC|CD Jr., cR|SonicFox, ZeRo, CCG|Air, BE|KaneBlueRiver, TS|Arturo Sanchez, EMP|KDZ, KIT|ForeverKing, REO, MOR|Rico Suave, HitBox|Tyrant, Wolfkrone, STB|Shujinkydink, EMP|DarthArma, VGP|Tom Brady, FF|ElvenShadow, Pig of the Hut, BT|Viscant, BananaKen, JRosa, TS|NerdJosh, KidViper and more.

As for games, you can expect to see Mortal Kombat X, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Killer Instinct, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Skullgirls Encore, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, King of Fighters 13, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Divekick, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Lethal League and a special mystery game tournament.

There are also a bunch of retro tournaments, featuring classic games such as Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and Vampire Savior.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Spooky, VGBootCamp, BGCallisto and Galloping Ghost Arcade. There will also be an after-hours stream, featured on EG Justin Wong's stream.

Hit the jump to partake in the action.

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Iron Man takes on Lex Luthor in the latest Death Battle! Which suit-bearing billionare will survive their explosive fight to the death?

We've got the Armored Avenger, you may recognize him from Marvel vs Capcom, going one on one with Superman's arch nemesis, Lex Luthor, in a Death Battle!

Wiz and Boomstick break down both combatants, usually giving us at least one nugget of information we didn't know previously in the process, and then pit them against each other in a fantasy duel.

If there's a wild card in this one, it's probably that Lex is armed with alien technology. Though Iron Man has dealt with gods and aliens before, "alien technology" is a pretty broad descriptor and could sway the battle depending on the specifics.

Wanna find out who wins? Hit the jump and check out the video.

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Kim gets frozen in air, Xian tries the 'dash, dash, dash, dash' strategy, and more: Funny and Cool Moments ep. 89

LiangHuBBB returns with week with a brand new installment of his Funny and Cool Moments series.

In this episode, games such as Ultra Street Fighter 4, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Killer Instinct, Street Fighter 4 Third Strike, King of Fighters 13, and many others are featured.

There are a number of awesome, and frankly, odd moments included here. Be on the look out for the weird KoF13 glitch that leaves airborne, RZR|Xian attempting multiple dashes, then command throw with Makoto, and plenty of other great clips.

For Funny and Cool Moments episode 87, hit the jump.

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40% off Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, 75% off Injustice - PlayStation Store sale

The PlayStation Store has just been updated today.

In addition to the handful of new titles and demos that have been added to the PlayStation Store, a number of older titles are getting their prices slashed as part of a PSN sale.

Two fighting games are part of the sale line-up, with Persona 4 Arena Ultimax's price marked down by 40% (up to 50% for DLC), and Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition for the PS3 and PS4 marked down by 60% (75% if you're a PS Plus member).

Here's the full list of titles on discount:


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How long will the prices stay discounted?

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Final Round 18 results feat. Daigo, Momochi, Xian, Infiltration, Fuudo, Bonchan, Kazunoko, GamerBee, Xiao Hai, Smug, Tokido, PR Balrog and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Final Round 18 is upon us, and this tournament is stacked through the roof. If you're anywhere close to Atlanta, Georgia this weekend, make sure to stop by. But even if you aren't, don't worry - the event will be livestreamed, and we here at EventHubs will make sure to provide you with full coverage as best we can, so that you won't miss any of the action.

On the lineup, you'll find Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Killer Instinct, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late and King of Fighters 13.

The event will also house a Curleh Mustache event on Friday, the 20th, so don't miss some top-level Marvel action outside of the main tournament. Streaming duties are being handled by Capcom Fighters, Team Spooky, FunkyP, SixFortyFive, Smash Studios and Kombat Network.

As earlier mentioned, the event is incredibly stacked. You can expect to see MCZ|Daigo, EG|Momochi, RZR|Xian, /r/Kappa|Infiltration, RZR|Fuudo, Bonchan, /r/Kappa|Kazunoko, AvM|GamerBee, Qanba|Xiao Hai, Snake Eyez, PIE|Smug, MCZ|Tokido, EG|PR Balrog, Tempo|NYChrisG, EG|Justin Wong, TSC|Dieminion, Qanba|Dakou, JDCR, Liquid|NuckleDu, MCZ|Mago, EG|Ricky Ortiz, EG|K-Brad, TSC|Sanford Kelly, CCG|Chris Tatarian, TSC|IFC Yipes, KOR, Flocker, RZR|Itabashi Zangief, UM|ImStillDaDaddy, CTRL|RayRay, Filipino Champ, TSC|CD Jr., CTRL|Flux, BT|Angelic, CCG|Air, MOR|Rico Suave, KIT|Cloud805, /r/Kappa|KitasenjuDJ, Filipinoman, CTRL|Unknown, TS|Arturo Sanchez, BE|Abegen, JRosa, DC|FlashMetroid, EH|Velociraptor, Julio, pH|LPN and many more.

You can find live streams after the jump.

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ST Akuma, Marvel's Vergil, Brawl's Meta Knight? Who is the most broken playable character in fighting games? WatchMojo counts down their top 10 here!

Do you remember the first time you played Akuma in Street Fighter 2? How about when Super Smash Bros. Brawl came out and people figured out how to run over everyone with Meta Knight? Remember Scorpion in Injustice before the patch?

There are quite a few fighting game characters that left their mark of extreme frustration on our hearts as we quickly discovered how incredibly overpowered they were.

WatchMojo has created a list of some of these characters, ranking them from 10-1 based on how ridiculous their abilites are. Not every character on this list is from the fighting game genre, but there are certainly a collection of notables from the FGC's neck of the woods.

Now, please be patient as the video may not go into quite as much detail as you'd like in regards to why a character is too strong or which specific iteration of said character is the most overpowered.

Who do you think will make the list? Hit the jump to see if and where your favorite, or most hated, OP characters landed on the count down!

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Winter Brawl 9 results and stream archive ft. Smug, Snake Eyez, Ricky Ortiz, Sanford Kelly, Dieminion, RayRay, CD Jr., Yipes, Rico Suave and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, courtesy of BigEGaming, you'll be able to enjoy the action-packed Winter Brawl 9.

Among others, you can expect to see PIE|Smug, Snake Eyez, EG|Ricky Ortiz, SteamCo|Sanford Kelly, CTRL|RayRay, SteamCo|CD Jr., EG|K-Brad, SteamCo|IFC Yipes, MOR|Rico Suave, Dieminion, TS|LordKnight, BIFU|Insaynne, BT|MarlinPie and many more.

Games set to be played include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Soul Calibur 5, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Tekken Tag Tournament, Skullgirls, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters 13, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Mortal Kombat 9, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Spooky, Bifuteki, Kombat Network, Kick Punch Block, TS|Arturo Sanchez and Smash Studios.

You can find all the action right below.

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Kumite in Tennessee 15 results ft. Justin Wong, Ricky Ortiz, Yipes, Sanford Kelly, K-Brad, Mew2King, CD Jr. LordKnight and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we hope you're all set to enjoy Kumite in Tennessee 15. The tournament features a wide variety of players competing in many different games at a high level.

Among many others, players you can expect to see at the event include EG|Justin Wong, EG|Ricky Ortiz, EG|K-Brad, SteamCo|Sanford Kelly, SteamCo|Yipes, Perfect Legend, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Boost|Jan, EMP|Mew2King, TS|LordKnight; AK|Pig of the Hut, KIT|Forever King, SteamCo|CD Jr., GGA|16-Bit and more.

Games set to be played at the event are Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M, Guilty Gear Xrd, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Killer Instinct, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Soul Calibur 5 and Mortal Kombat 9.

Tonight we'll be seeing a 16-man invitational tournament with such players as Justin Wong, K-Brad, Arturo Sanchez, Ricky Ortiz, GG|SherryJenix, and more competing.

Hit the jump to partake in all of the excitement.

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Invisible Orchid causes a petrified firecat to rise from the ground, Valle gets caught in the Gen infinite, and more: Funny and Cool Moments #88

LiangHuBBB returns on the first day of the new year with a brand new installment of the Funny and Cool Moments series.

This episode marks the 88th in the series, and much like the previous 87 videos we have many more interesting clips here to enjoy.

Now, I know what you're thinking... "DreamKing! What the Hell are you talking about in that headline?!" Well, one of the clips in this compilation shows a glitched out Killer Instinct match in which an invisible Orchid battles against another in a mirror match. Every time the vanished fighter goes for an Uppercat, you can see a stiff model of her fire cat rise up from beneath the floor.

I can't really explain it any better than that, so be sure to check out the GIF below to see what I mean.


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There are clips from a number of other games featured in this episode, including some interesting Omega Edition glitches, some Capcom vs. SNK 2 goodness, and much more. You can check out Funny and Cool Moments #88 after the jump.

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Ultra Street Fighter 4 40% off, Skullgirls 66% off, Dive Kick, Injustice, KOF13 discounts - 2014 Steam Holiday Sale

The PC version of Ultra Street Fighter 4 is the current daily deal over at the 2014 Steam Holiday Sale. For the next 42 hours or so (at the time this post goes live), you can grab a digital copy of the full game, the digital upgrade kit for SSF4, and selected DLC at a whopping 40%.

Prices after the discount are as follows in the image below:


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To cash in on the deal, head over to the game's page on Steam now. This deal is only good for December 24 and 25.

Apart from USF4, a number of other fighting games are also on discount, as follows:

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Death Battle! Deadpool squares off against Deathstroke in a battle of gunfire, swordplay, regeneration and chimichangas

Here's another FGC-related Death Battle featuring my personal favorite Marvel character Deadpool and DC's Deathstroke.

Always entertaining, Wiz and Boomstick break down the stats of each of these characters and pit them against each other in a fight to the death.

This episode sees a return to the 3D fighting world and is one of the most entertaining and well-done bouts the program has created thus far.

Both of these combatants are experts in sword fighting, gun play and have that OP regenerative factor. Things are sure to get messy...

Oh, and like anything involving either Deadpool or Boomstick, this is a bit NSFW, so keep that in mind while watching. Without further adieu, hit the jump and check it out!

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Level|Up announces Wednesday Night Fight's transition to the online world

Level|Up's Wednesday Night Fights tournament series was one of the longest running and most popular weekly events in the fighting game community. Super Arcade over in Walnut, California became known as the home of WNF (and Level|Up's other weekly event, The Runback), so it came a shock to most when the heads of the competitive gaming establishment and the tournament series -- Alex Valle and Mike Watson, respectively -- decided to part ways last month.

Since the amicable split, Super Arcade's Mike Watson continued to run weekly tournaments, but what was next for Level|Up remained a mystery, until now.

Alex Valle announced this week that Wednesday Night Fights will be making its transition from local to online. What once was a SoCal based event will now transcend the location barriers and become open to competitors all over the country.

Valle and the Level|Up crew intend to run the new, online WNF series in order to help players everywhere prepare for the upcoming year's major events.

Details are scarce at this time, but we can expect more information soon.

Source: Level|Up. Submitted by PlasmaWaffle.

NEC 15 results feat. Justin Wong, ChrisG, Pepeday, Snake Eyez, Ricky Ortiz, Smug, PR Balrog, Sanford Kelly, K-Brad and more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

Earlier: This weekend, Big E Gaming will be hosting the 15th Northeast Championships, with tons of action lined up for the entire weekend.

Games being played at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Injustice: Gods Among Us, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus, Skullgirls, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, Killer Instinct, Soul Calibur 5, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U, Project M and more.

As for players who will be attending, you can expect to see EG|Justin Wong, NYChrisG, /r/Kappa|Pepeday, Snake Eyez, PIE|Smug, EG|PR Balrog, SteamCo|CD Jr., EG|K-Brad, SteamCo|Sanford Kelly, MOR|Rico Suave, CTRL|RayRay, FNATIC|Perfect Legend, BE|Abegen, REO, AS|Reynald, LDA|Romance, LDA|Misterio, LDA|Luis Cha and many more.

That's not all, though. This event will also feature the Curleh Mustache Battle Royale, a team tournament featuring some of the finest Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 players around - which you definitely don't want to miss.

Hit the jump for the full action.

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Absolute Battle 5 results ft. Snake Eyez, Ricky Ortiz, Filipino Champ, RayRay, Angelic, Jan, Ranmasama and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results, battle logs and a stream archive.

This weekend, Absolute Battle 5 is upon us, and will be streaming tournament action live from Dallas, Texas.

Games present at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Killer Instinct, Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Injustice: Gods Among Us.

Players you can expect to see competing are Snake Eyez, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Filipino Champ, CTRL|RayRay, BT|Angelic, Boost|Jan, Ranmasama, Busby, CJ Showstopper, TFA|OMG Itz Andre and more.

The event will also include a series of exhibition matches called "Ultimate Fight Night", in both Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Streaming duties of the event are being handled by PandaXGaming, SaltyMayhem and VersusGameplay.

Hit the jump for the stream action.

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Canada Cup 2014 results ft. Poongko, Smug, Filipino Champ, Mike Ross, Chi-Rithy, Pepeday, Air and more

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

This weekend marks the return of the prestigious Canada Cup, and with it come several top-level players ready to show their skills.

Players expected to attend include Poongko and FGC|Pepeday, both being flown out by the ever-amazing Twitch, as well as PIE|Smug, Filipino Champ, Twitch|Mike Ross, CCG|Chi-Rithy, CCG|Air and more.

If you're unsure if your favourite game will be present at the event or not, don't worry - We've got you covered. The games expected to take place at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Super Smash Bros. Melee, King of Fighters 13, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late and Injustice: Gods Among Us.

You can find the action right below.

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