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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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Curleh Mustache West vol. 4 results, stream archive feat. ChrisG, Clockw0rk, Cloud805, Angelic, Neo, Killer Kai, Abegen & more

Updated with results: This story has been updated with results from Curleh Mustache West vol. 4.

The invitational Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament series returns to the west coast today. Curleh Mustache is back with it's fourth westward installment and will be taking place at UGC over in Panorama City, California.

32 of Marvel's best will be going head-to-head today in a battle to become the next Curleh champion. Players competing today include Tempo|NYChrisG, BT|Clockw0rk, Cloud805, BT|Angelic, Neo, Killer Kai, BE|Abegen, BT|Viscant, Miniboss and many more.

You can check out the live stream after the jump.

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Former professional wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin gives shout out to K-Brad for CEO 2015 entrance

Unless you've been staying in a remote area of the woods, somewhere far from civilization, for the past week or so, chances are you heard about Kenneth "EG|K-Brad" Bradley's big entrance at CEO 2015. During the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament at the event, K-Brad recreated former professional wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin's walk-out, going as far as ending it with a Stone Cold Stunner on the announcer.

The video spread all across social media and quickly. It was so widespread, that even ESPN -- the largest sports news publication in the world -- reported about it on their site.

But the cherry on top would have been if Stone Cold Steve Austin himself saw the video and acknowledged it also. Well, that's exactly what happened. In a recent installment of The Steve Austin Show podcast, Stone Cold gave a shout out to K-Brad for reenacting his WWE entrance.

You can find a quick, 1-minute audio clip of Stone Cold praising Bradley for the epic homage after the jump. Check it out below!

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Justin Wong creates community-funded pot bonus for Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 at EVO

We've been hearing about huge pot bonuses all year long. $50,000 to Mortal Kombat X from Warner Bros., 50k to Killer Instinct from Microsoft, 50k to Street Fighter 4 from Capcom and 30k to Tekken 7 from Bandai Namco.

One of the games responsible for some of the greatest EVO memories in recent years, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, has received no such love, until now. EG|Justin Wong has teamed up with Filipino Champ, who's recently been sponsored by Panda Global Gaming, and Tempo|ChrisG to build a pot bonus for UMVC3.

Wong has started a Gofundme, promising some pretty great prizes such as training sessions and exhibition matches with the players mentioned above. Hit the jump for more details.

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Force choke vs foot dive, watch Darth Vader take on Dr. Doom in the latest DEATH BATTLE!

Both known as tyrannical powerhouses in their respective universes, Victor Von Doom and Darth Vader meet up for a deadly clash in the most recent episode of DEATH BATTLE!

Dr. Doom, known in the fighting game world as one of the most popularly-used characters in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, is a Marvel super villain known for his manipulation of both science and magic to pose major threats to the strongest characters in the Marvel multiverse.

Darth Vader, starring in Soul Caliber IV, is one of the most recognizable, and feared, names of the sci-fi genre. Today's DEATH BATTLE! pits these two suit-clad super baddies in a fight to the finish.

Here are a few specs for both Vader and Doom:

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Hit the jump to see the DEATH BATTLE!

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No balance patches currently planned for Ultra Street Fighter 4, blood and gore will likely prevent a crossover with Mortal Kombat

No balance patches currently planned for Ultra Street Fighter 4, blood and gore will likely prevent a crossover with Mortal Kombat

Rounding out our discussion with Capcom at E3 2015, we asked if there were any plans for additional Ultra Street Fighter 4 balance patches.

"At this moment in time, there isn't any," Peter 'Combofiend' Rosas told us.

"The possibility may exist after Capcom Cup, but right now we're fine with the balance," he continued.

Capcom added that this is the most balanced version of Street Fighter 4 that has ever existed.

"It's really hard to tweak a game that the community has told us is the most balanced," Rosas said.

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'Stone Cold Kenneth Bradley' - K-Brad's CEO 2015 entrance may look familiar to fans of The Texas Rattlesnake

Yesterday, we highlighted YOMI|Dieminion's Ultra Street Fighter 4 entrance as one of our favorite moments from CEO 2015. Today, we have footage of yet another epic entrance: EG|K-Brad during the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 winners semi finals.

K-Brad brought they hype this year, walking to the stage with ferocity and Stone Cold Steve Austin's theme blaring behind him.

I don't want to give too much away because this video is definitely something you just have to see, however, I will say that K-Brad reenacts Austin's entrance damn near perfectly, right down to the Stunner.

Hit the jump to check out quite possibly the best video you'll see all day.

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CEO 2015 results feat. Momochi, Daigo, Kazunoko, Tokido, GamerBee

CEO 2015 live stream ft. Momochi, Daigo, Kazunoko, Tokido, GamerBee, Infiltration, Mago, Mango, Armada, Snake Eyez, Fuudo, Xiao Hai, SonicFox and more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results for CEO 2015.

One of the biggest events of the year is finally upon us. This weekend, CEO 2015 will be taking place in Orlando, Florida, and it will feature a huge amount of known players competing in a large variety of games.

The game list includes Ultra Street Fighter 4 (for which this is a Capcom Pro Tour premier event), Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Killer Instinct, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Dive Kick.

As for players attending, the list is huge. You can expect to see EG|Momochi, MCZ|Daigo, Kazunoko, MCZ|Tokido, AvM|GamerBee, Infiltration, MCZ|Mago, C9|Mango, Alliance|Armada, Snake Eyez, RZR|Fuudo, Qanba|Xiao Hai, SonicFox, Bonchan, TSM|Leffen, Liquid|Hungrybox, Tempo|NYChrisG, ZeRo, PIE|Smug, YOMI|Dieminion, EG|Ricki Ortiz, TSC|CD Jr., Liquid|NuckleDu, Qanba|Dakou, TS|Arturo Sanchez, YOMI|ForeverKing, EG|K-Brad, EG|PR Balrog, CCG|Air, /r/Kappa|EX Pugera, VGP|Tom Brady, TSC|Sanford Kelly, 801 Strider, DL|Hamad, EH|Velociraptor, CTRL|RayRay, CEO|CJ Truth, EG|ChocoBlanka, Hsien Chang, Julio, DL|FourWude and many, many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Capcom Fighters, Team Spooky, VGBootCamp, VGBootCamp2, FunkyP, CEO Gaming and Shin Tristan.

Hit the jump to check out the action.

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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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PersiaXO's insightful match analysis of Scamby vs Flux's ECT match will give you a new appreciation for Marvel, even if you don't play the game

The recent East Coast Throwdown in New Jersey saw some intense competition in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.

Of all the strong competitors, one player certainly stood out as he fought his way into top eight with his unorthodox team of Wesker, Nemesis and Chris. We're talking, of course, about KPB|Scamby.

In her analysis series, Marvel Minds, BT|PersiaXO breaks down notable Marvel matches with slow motion sequences and a universal language that makes it easy to understand what's going on. Here she looks at Samby's match against CTRL|Flux, giving a play by play recap of the intentions, reads and mistakes made by both players.

While, especially if you're not a Marvel player, it can seem like the game is a chaotic mesh of flashes and explosions, Persia's informed and clarifying commentary give the viewer an insight and appreciation that make watching her recaps a joy.

Hit the jump to see episode three of Marvel Minds.

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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.

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East Coast Throwdown 2015 results feat. SonicFox, K-Brad, Smug, Dieminion, KaneBlueRiver, CD. Jr., ForeverKing, Flux and more

Updating with final results: We've updated this story with the final results for East Coast Throwdown 2015.

Beginning today is East Coast Throwdown 2015, a major held in Morristown, New Jersey on June 13th and 14th. Many players will be attending this event for all sorts of games, and it will be streamed throughout the weekend collaboratively by Team Spooky, Deadly Bison, and Kombat Network.

As for the games being played, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Melee, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Ultimate Marvel versus Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd, Dead or Alive 5, Killer Instinct, Injustice, and Under Night: In Birth are all accounted for.

With so many games being played at such a big event, it's only natural that countless players would come out to compete. These players include the likes of KPB|Grief, PIE|Smug, EG|K-Brad, CR|SonicFox, BE|KaneBlueRiver, BIFU|Coach Steve, CTRL|RayRay, and TA|Marvisto. Besides these players are many more looking to take the top spot in so many tournaments.

Hit the jump to check out the streams, and the tournament schedule.

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EVO 2015 just got more intense - Justin Wong issues bounties on himself, other Marvel Gods for $300 each

The fighting game community is looking more and more like the wild west this summer, ever since Zero had a bounty on his head at CEO.

Justin Wong has upped the anty this time, by placing a bounty on himself, Chris G., and Filipino Champ on Twitter. For eliminating them from Evolution 2015, the player who does so will receive 300 dollars for each bounty.

Hit the jump to check out the call-out tweet in question.

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These stained glass renditions of Marvel vs Capcom characters tell a story all on their own

To be clear, these are drawings of Marvel vs Capcom characters drawn in such a way as to imitate the artistic style of Medieval stained glass.

These stained glass Marvel characters will take you back to the 10th century, and it's almost as though each image tells the tale of a prominent figure... it's just that those prominent figures are actually Dr. Doom or Thor.

Here are a few to get you started:

Stained Glass Marvel image #1 Stained Glass Marvel image #2 Stained Glass Marvel image #3 Stained Glass Marvel image #4 Stained Glass Marvel image #5 Stained Glass Marvel image #6
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First, open up the Temple of Time theme in a separate tab. Then, click the jump and imagine you're in a massive, Marvel cathedral, remembering epic heroes of times long past...

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Justin's intelligent chicken-blocking, ChrisG's 3-0, and more: BrokenTier Persia's new video series analyzes high-level UMvC3 sets

BrokenTier's Persia has been an avid Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 fan and extremely knowledgeable commentator for some time now. In order to spread the Mahvel word and increase the game's fan-base, she has started up an all new video series called Marvel Minds.

In this series, Persia takes a closer look at high-level sets featuring Marvel's best players. The first installment features the grand finals set between EG|Justin Wong and Tempo|NYChrisG at NorCal Regionals 2015.

ChrisG showed dominance in the first set by capitalizing on each of Justin's mistakes and resetting the bracket. Persia's analysis gives us a play-by-play of the most important moments throughout the set, and even explains what each player is doing mid-battle and how each could have changed things up to cause the match to go differently.

Overall, this is a great analysis. If you're looking to gain a better understanding of high-level Marvel play, this is the best place to start.

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