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Super Smash Bros. 4 beats Street Fighter 5 for top spot by nearly 100 entrants; CEO 2016's final registration numbers

CEO 2016, the next stop on the Capcom Pro Tour, is taking place this weekend in Orlando, Florida. Some of the best players on the tournament scene today will undoubtedly be competing at this premier event, especially with another coveted Capcom Cup spot on the line.

The tournament's organizer, Alex Jebailey, recently took to Twitter to share the final registration numbers per game, and the turnout looks great.

What's most interesting about these numbers, though, is the fact that Street Fighter 5 -- one of, if not, the most popular game in the fighting game community -- didn't receive the most entrants this time around. Instead, Super Smash Bros. 4 takes top honors, beating Capcom's latest fighter by 82 registrants.

Jebailey notes that 60% of this year's entrants are first-timers to CEO.

To see how many players each game pulled in, be sure to hit the jump.

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Apex 2016 results feat. Mew2King, K-Brad, Dabuz, Nietono, Yipes

Updated with final results: Final results for Apex 2016 have been added into this story.

Day 1 of Apex 2016 has officially kicked off and is streaming live from Somerset, New Jersey.

This weekend will be host to some killer Super Smash Bros. action featuring all four games in the franchise, as well as a handful of other games. We'll be seeing Street Fighter 5, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat X, and Pokken Tournament at the event as well.

Players such as MVG|Mew2King, Dabuz, DNG|Nietono, CLG|VoiD, 6WX, C3P0, IFC Yipes, and many others are expected to be in attendance. You can find brackets for Super Smash Bros. over on Smash.gg to keep up with the action.

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A practical introduction to tournament play for new viewers: The Spectator's Guide to Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 is a great place to start

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 is a game that has quite a lot going on in high level play, and at times it can be difficult for someone to follow if they're not too familiar with the game.

With some help from the Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 community, Raid has put together a spectators guide to make sure that the barrier for entry is a bit less daunting.

Within the guide, newcomers will find a glossary to help understand common terms and basic mechanics, an introduction to more advanced things like meaties, or guardbreaks, and a collection of good resources to learn even more about the game.

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EVO's Sunday finals game order revealed, Super Smash Bros. Wii U hits over 2,000 entrants

This year's EVO is shaping up to be yet another massive fighting game event.

Last week, we learned that its Super Smash Bros. Wii U event is set to be the largest Super Smash Bros. event we've seen so far. Earlier today, the official EVO Twitter account gave us a better idea of what the numbers are looking like.

From what we've heard so far, Street Fighter 5 has already surpassed over 4,000 entrants this year, and games such as Super Smash Bros. Melee and Pokken Tournament have hit over 1,000 entrants each.

But the excitement doesn't stop there. EVO tournament organizer Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar has also shared the Sunday finals game order, and you can check it out after the jump.

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Which character hurt Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 the most? Filipino Champ polls the community

PG|Filipino Champ took to Twitter today to pose an interesting question to the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 community.

The idea here is to identify characters that were simply too powerful, and ultimately turned people off from playing or watching the game. Champ lists four individuals who he thinks are the main culprits: Morrigan, Vergil, Zero and Phoenix.

You can offer your own vote by hitting the jump below.

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Japonawa 2016 results ft. Julio, PR Balrog, Brenttiscool, Chris Tatarian

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The third Capcom Pro Tour event taking place this weekend is Japonawa in Tijuana, Mexico.

While the event focuses mainly on Street Fighter 5, it also has a King of Fighters 13 and a Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament.

Players attending include FOX|Julio, EG|PR Balrog, Brenttiscool, Chris Tatarian, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, Marq Teddy, SD|Pnoy, LDA|Luis Cha and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Lago.

Check out the full action below.

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Combo Breaker 2016 results ft Justin Wong, SonicFox, Filipino Champ, Ricki Ortiz

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

One of the three Capcom Pro Tour ranking events taking place this weekend is Combo Breaker in Chicago, Illinois.

It's not just a Street Fighter 5 event, of course. Other games being played in tournament include Mortal Kombat X, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Vampire Savior, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Killer Instinct, Tekken 7, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, King of Fighters 13, Ultra Street Fighter 4 as well as the famous Mystery Game Tournament.

Players attending include EG|Justin Wong, cR|SonicFox, PG|Filipino Champ, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Rico Suave, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, cR|HoneyBee, YP|Filipinoman, EG|K-Brad, PG|Esam, PG|MarlinPie, PG|RayRay, UA|Bass, FF|ElvenShadow, UA|CD Jr., Circa|Anakin, D-Link|LordKnight, Hotashi, F3|Alucard, Perfect Legend, CT|The Moon, DJ Nintendo, Foo, TS|Arturo Sanchez, cR|Biohazard, KidViper, TXrd|FaultyDefense, UA|Noel Brown, GoldenBoyNeo, YOMI|Tyrant, WFX|801 Strider, DL|FourWude, Flux, DOT|Danke, TS|NerdJosh, Fubarduck, BIFU|Coach Steve and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Spooky, BGCallisto, VGBootCamp, Tekken and Event Horizon.

Hit the jump to check out the action in full.

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FFM Rumble 2016 results ft Luffy, Phenom, Problem X, Valmaster

Update: This story has been updated with final sresults.

This weekend, Europe has a huge gathering going on as well, with a whole bunch of players battling for those delicious Capcom Pro Tour points in Frankfurt, Germany.

If Street Fighter 5 isn't your jam, though, no need to worry. The tournament is also hosting Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct and Pokkén Tournament.

Players attending include RB|Luffy, BX3|Phenom, PxP|Problem X, YP|Valmaster, Melty|Cuongster, Melty|Will2Pac, FA|Ryan Hart, Perilous|Packz, MD|MisterCrimson, GL|Saunic, GB|Starnab, Perilous|Afii, RSD|CharmingRogue, Rize|Cobelcog, F2K|Popi, Evans, UM|Isam, Emersion, Rage|Madjestik and more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Fight_Club_NRW and HardEdgeOfficial.

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Toryuken 5 results ft. Justin Wong, Julio, Filipino Champ, PR Balrog

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Canada doesn't just have Super Smash Bros. action this weekend, but there's also a bunch of other games being played at the very same venue for Toryuken 5.

At this event, you can expect to see Street Fighter 5 (with Capcom Pro Tour points on the line), Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Mortaal Kombat X, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Pokkén Tournament, King of Fighters 13, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, Super Street Fighter 2 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

Players attending include EG|Justin Wong, FOX|Julio, PG|Filipino Champ, EG|PR Balrog, cR|HoneyBee, PG|RayRay, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EG|K-Brad, PG|MarlinPie, Flux, cR|Biohazard, YOMI|Dieminion, D-Link|LordKnight, TS|Arturo Sanchez, UA|Noel Brown, PAG|CrazyJoe, Chi-Rithy, OCV|Riceata and more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Toronto Top Tiers and Toronto Top Tiers 2.

Hit the jump to check out the full action.

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CEO Prologue Day 1 results ft. NuckleDu, Tampa Bison, Kitana Prime, DR Gross, and more

This weekend brings us CEO Prologue as a bit of a warm-up for the premier event coming up next month.

Guilty Gear Xrd, Street Fighter 5, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat X, and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 were all played through to completion yesterday. On the roster today we have Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Pokken Tournament.

The live stream can be found over at CEOGaming and MVG_League.

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KaneBlueRiver the best Ultimate Marvel player, or just a demigod? Justin Wong, Filipino Champ and KBR himself offer thoughts

There's no real rubric for this as it's really just a popular opinion sort of thing, but KaneBlueRiver's presence in the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 scene has been nothing short of amazing in recent months. This urges us toward a question: "Is he the next Marvel god?"

NYChrisG, PG|Filipino Champ and EG|Justin Wong are undisputed icons when it comes to UMvC3. The latter two both boast EVO victories, and the former has two second place EVO finishes running parallel to a very long list of other achievements.

At last weekend's Canada Cup Vancouver, Kane defeated Justin Wong in a first to 15 exhibition, and he did so very convincingly. Click the image below for more detailed results.

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This latest achievement is just the icing on the cake of KBR's recent Marvel run. A look back at his resume since EVO of last year will help us field the question of whether or not he's the top dog in Marvel right now, and whether or not he deserves our consideration of him as a fourth Marvel god.

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Canada Cup Vancouver series results feat. Justin Wong, KaneBlueRiver, Ricki Ortiz, K-Brad

Updated with final results: We've added final results into this story for the Canada Cup Vancouver series.

The Canada Cup Vancouver series tournament kicks off today and is set to bring us some exciting fighting game action over the course of the weekend.

We can expect to see top-notch play for games such as Street Fighter 5, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Mortal Kombat XL, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Blazblue: Chronophantasma Extend, Pokken Tournament, and Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late.

On top of this, we'll also be seeing a handful of action-packed Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 exhibitions featuring EG|Justin Wong, KaneBlueRiver, JJATJJ5|Bee, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EG|K-Brad, NWM|Kyle P, Air, and more are also expected to compete this weekend.

You can catch the live stream and schedule after the jump.

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Battle Arena Melbourne 8 results ft Mago, Haitani, Xian, Momochi

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Australia's finest are putting on a good show for us with Battle Arena Melbourne 8, which has tournaments in a whole bunch of different games.

At this tournament, you can expect to see high-level tournament play in Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat X, Tekken 7, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown and BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend.

As for players attending, you can expect to see big names such as Mago, MJS|Haitani, RZR|Xian, EG|Momochi, LLL|Mr. R, Abadango, 9B, Somniac, SL|Burnoutfighter and many many others participate for the glory.

Live streams are being handled by NewGamePlusTV, Melbourne Melee, Kaizmo, SASMelbourneSmash, Jett Smash, Googie Gaming, and ZeroX_FGC.

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'When's Mahvel 4?' - Fans have created a petition to request a new Marvel vs. Capcom title

Earlier this week, we reported on the recent discontinuation of Disney's action-adventure sandbox video game, Disney Infinity. It was stated in the article by James Brightman of Gameindustry that the company will begin looking at the video game business as a licensing opportunity for their IPs instead of publishing titles themselves.

Knowing that Marvel Comics is owned by Disney caused a pretty large uproar in the fighting game community. This new business venture from Disney potentially opens up the possibility of a new Marvel vs. Capcom title.

With that in mind, the /r/MvC3 community wasted no time. They have since put together a petition asking Disney, Capcom, Marvel Comics, Sony, and Microsoft for Marvel vs. Capcom 4.

The petition has already acquired 3,355 signatures, and aims to reach a total of 5,000. Signing can help bring awareness to the companies involved and show just how much the fans want a new title in the series.

Do you want to see a new title in the Marvel vs. Capcom series? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: /r/MvC3. Sent in by reyray0709.

Disney now 'looking at the video games business exclusively as licensing opportunity' after discontinuing Infinity

A recent article by James Brightman of Gameindustry informs us that Disney Infinity, Disney's action-adventure sandbox video game, is being discontinued.

The company is no longer a game publisher, but will still be licensing out its properties for others to create games with.

"Disney said that it's now looking at the video games business exclusively as a licensing opportunity, so games based on properties it owns, like Star Wars, are of course still receiving games (such as those from EA), but Disney itself no longer has any interest in publishing them," reports Brightman.

With Disney's acquisition of Marvel rights back in 2009, followed by their announcing they'd be tightening up on licensing policies, many felt this would be the end for the MvC franchise. Indeed many Marvel games were removed from marketplaces in early 2014.

While we're not quite holding our breath just yet, this could extend over to Marvel, and that could mean an eventual revitalization of the Marvel vs. Capcom series.

What do you think this move could mean for the Marvel vs. Capcom franchise? Sound off in the comments below.


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