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Shadowloo Showdown tournament series discontinues after six-year run

Early this morning, the Shadowlogic Facebook page made an announcement pertaining to Shadowloo Showdown. The Australia-based, ongoing tournament series is being discontinued.

This event first came to fruition in 2010, and is now coming to an end after a six-year run.

The Shadowlogic team cites "reasons unfortunately out of our control" for the closure, and also mentions that the tournament became increasingly more difficult to sustain each year.

Back in February, EG|Momochi took first place at Shadowloo Showdown 6 after coming off of his huge Capcom Cup 2014 win that December. In years past, we've also seen champions such as AvM|GamerBee, MCZ|Tokido, and more walk home with the Shadowloo Showdown gold.

You can find the official statement from the Shadowlogic team further explaining the matter after the jump.

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NEC 16 results ft. SonicFox, Smug, RayRay, XCaliburBladez

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

While this year's Capcom Pro Tour may be over and done with, that doesn't mean the action has ended - far from it.

This weekend, NEC 16 is taking place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and it'll be featuring loads of different games for your viewing pleasure. Games featured include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Tekken 7, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd: SIGN, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Soul Calibur 5, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters 13 and Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike.

As for players attending, you can expect to see cR|SonicFox, Liquid|NuckleDu, Tempo|NYChrisG, KIG|Problem X, PIE|Smug, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, RayRay, XCaliburBladez, EG|K-Brad, RIG|Kwiggle, BT|Clockw0rk, cR|HoneyBee, YP|FilipinoMan, PAG|Cosmos, vQ|DaBuz, SRM|Hoodless TK, BE|Takumi, TSC|Sanford Kelly, FF|ElvenShadow, YOMI|ForeverKing, YOMI|REO, YOMI|Michaelangelo, D-Link|LordKnight, RIG|CrazySteady, Master, TSC|IFC Yipes, cR|Biohazard, YOMI|Slayer, Boreal|Ally, Flux, BCW|Brenttiscool, BT|MarlinPie, Madzin, BE|DoraBang, RZR|Perfect Legend, TSB|Mynus, YKWIS|GoldenBoyNeo, Ranmasama, PG|Coach Steve, UA|Tom Brady, F3|Alucard, EMP|DarthArma, CT|The Moon, Hotashi, BOTB|Marq Teddy, IGT Unkn0wn, DJ Nintendo, TS|NerdJosh, PIE|Poem, TheBeautifulDude, CoinUp|Ludovic, BIFU|SpabRog, ANBU|Sonyono, GG|SherryJenix and many more.

Streaming duties will be handled by Team Spooky, Bifuteki, FunkyP, Kombat Network, KPB Live, Nica_KO and Smash Studios.

Hit the jump to check out the event.

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Think you know who will win Capcom Cup? Participate in UltraChen's fantasy bracket contest for your chance at some cool prizes

We're just two days away from Capcom Cup 2015, and it feels like that in every other FGC conversation you'll be sure to hear predictions for Capcom Cup matches. UltraDavid and James Chen have partnered with Mad Catz and Maxoplata to create a fantasy bracket contest.

With 32 of the the year's strongest competitors all under one roof, predicting won't be easy, but the ones with the closest predictions will win themselves some nice prizes.

There's a Chun-Li Street Fighter V TE2 Arcade Fight stick for first place, a Tritton Pro+ headset for second place, and a Tritton Kunai headset for third place. The contest is free to enter, and you can see all the details over at UltraChenTV.

You can do some recon on the players in the tournament by checking out UltraChen's individual player break downs on Capcom Fighters. Image source: SRK.

Hidden button in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 performs an instant character swap for one bar, videos show resulting glitches from use

Hidden button in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 performs an instant character swap for one bar, videos show resulting glitches from use

A mechanic was discovered in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 through save file editing a ways back by TheSkyrae.

It enables you to swap your first and second characters instantly, costing you one bar of super meter.

This feature was actually mapped to a single button which is otherwise inaccessible — unless you edit your save file — but the fact it exists, and at least was partially balanced (since it costs a meter) is fairly interesting. Here's a quick glimpse of the feature in action.


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How this would have impacted UMvC3 would be pretty drastic, as it would have opened the door for several new combos and strategies.

Pat728 put together a couple of great videos showing how this feature worked, and even a combo/glitch video illustrating some of the wild possibilities it would have opened up. You can find them below, along with instructions on how it's done.

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EventHubs 2015 top 50 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 players 1-10 - photo finish at the end for the Marvel gods

EventHubs 2015 top 50 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 players 1-10 - photo finish at the end for the Marvel gods

We're closing out our 2015 top 50 list for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tonight.

It's been a fun year for UMvC3, with some surprises in the scene and exceptional matches, but as the curtain falls on the calendar year, we asked top players and pundits to weigh in on who the best of the best were.

The resulted in a photo finish — as there was a .05 difference between our first and second place spots — which is the closest finish we've ever had for the top spot in our history of doing player lists.

The top 10 is packed with EVO winners and tournament champions. You can find the entire breakdown below, along with links to our previous entries.

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EventHubs 2015 top 50 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 players 11-20 - Yipes, Flux, Nemo and Noel Brown all find spots in the top 20

We're down to the top 20 players in our Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 player list for 2015. Today's story covers the 11-20th positions.

TSC|IFC Yipes, Flux, Nemo and UA|Noel Brown all populate this portion of the breakdown, marking some of the most accomplished and skilled players, according to our voting panel.

We're just one day away from the revealing the top 10 players for 2015, but if you'd like to take a stab at who the remaining competitors are and where they're ranked, feel free to take a guess in the comments.

Hit the jump to view the 11th through 20th spots.

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EventHubs 2015 top 50 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 players 21-30 - former EVO champ and The Coach represent

EventHubs 2015 top 50 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 players 21-30 - former EVO champ and The Coach represent

We're closing in on the top 20 players in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, but first we cover the 21st through 30th placers.

In tonight's listing, we have a former EVO champion, along with The Coach, a.k.a. PG|Coach Steve both making strong appearances.

The final two breakdowns will be coming Thursday and Friday night, running through the remaining 20 players, so make sure you check back to see who was voted as the best of the best by our panel.

Until then, look below to out who rounded out the top 30, and feel free to guess the remaining 20 players in the comments.

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EventHubs 2015 top 50 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 players 31-40 - Evil Geniuses lands multiple spots

EventHubs 2015 top 50 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 players 31-40 - Evil Geniuses land multiple spots

The second part of our Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 top 50 list resumes with the 31st through 40th placers.

A couple Evil Genius members make this section of the list, and BrokenTier also gets a couple of representatives up.

Once again, this year we mixed things up and invited top players and pundits in the community to vote on which competitors should be in the top 50.

In this story, you can find a complete panel list, along with the rules for panel members.

Hit the jump to read the 31-40th placements.

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EventHubs 2015 top 50 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 players 41-50 - top players, pundits weigh in this year

EventHubs 2015 top 50 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 players 41-50 - top players, pundits weigh in this year

2015 is almost at a close, and we're running our top 50 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 player list again — but this time with a change.

Instead of just EventHubs staff nominating and voting for players, we invited top players and pundits in the community to vote on which competitors should be in the top 50, and offer up their scores.

In this story, you can find a complete panel list, along with the rules for panel members.

This year's top placer came down to an extremely close 'photo finish', and was the most closely contested spot for the best UMvC3 player around we've ever had.

The start of the top 50 UMvC3 list kicks off today with 50-41 placements, and we'll be running ten people per day, finishing up on Friday. Hit the jump to view it.

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Battle of the gods? Justin Wong, Filipino Champ, ChrisG and RayRay have chosen eight-man, fantasy, mega teams for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Following a tweet from PG|Filipino Champ promoting the idea of an 8v8 mega Marvel exhibition, four Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 legends have each compiled a list of players they'd want to have on their side in this fantasy fight.

EG|Justin Wong, PG|Filipino Champ, Tempo|ChrisG and RayRay have thoughtfully gone over the Marvel player roster, and selected seven other players that they'd have accompany them into battle.

There are currently no plans to have such an exhibition, but with all the hype on social media today, as well as such notable players taking obvious interest, we wouldn't be surprised to see something to this effect come to fruition at a major event in the future.

We'll start by giving you RayRay's team:

TMP|Cross
Punisher
Full Schedule
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Jan
Unkown
KPB|Randomfiend
RayRay

Hit the jump to see Chris, Champ and Justin's picks.

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America may be losing their Marvel footing, and Street Fighter 5 leaks are more sad than anything; UltraDavid guest stars on Best of Three

In their weekly recap of notable happenings in the FGC, Best of Three bring on commentator David "UltraDavid" Graham for a back and forth on some of the community's latest news.

If Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 was anyone's game, it was America's. Dominating the top eight every year at EVO since the game's inception, America has boasted a first place finish in Marvel 3 up until this year. David notes that recently we've seen more and more players from around the world, using lower tier teams, taking tournaments and turning heads.

The discussion proceeds to get David's thoughts on the incredible Street Fighter 4 finals at Canada Cup, and how the game, and its players, have had to change and adapt during its evolution.

The meat of the interview goes to Street Fighter 5, beginning with the massive leaks from PC hacks. David expresses how he can see both sides of the coin, but that surely this is a sad happening as it will take the wind out of SF5's sails later on.

Hit the jump to see this week's broadcast.

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Canada Cup 2015 results ft. Momochi, GamerBee, Xian, Kazunoko

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The prestigious Canada Cup is upon us again, and not only is it a huge multi-game event, but it's also a Capcom Pro Tour premier event - the last premier event, in fact, that will actually bestow CPT points upon its participants.

The event is set to hos loads of games, including Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, King of Fighters 13, Killer Instinct, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax and Skullgirls: 2nd Encore.

As for players attending, you can expect to see EG|Momochi, AvM|GamerBee, RZR|Xian, Kazunoko, RB|Bonchan, RZR|Fuudo, RB|Snake Eyez, MCZ|Tokido, MCZ|Mago, YOMI|Dieminion, EG|PR Balrog, EG|PPMD, PIE|Smug, FA|Ryan Hart, WFX|801 Strider, PG|Filipino Champ, /r/Kappa|Hagejin, /r/Kappa|Misse, /r/Kappa|KitasenjuDJ, Itabashi Zangief, EG|Justin Wong, MOV, EG|K-Brad, EG|Ricki Ortiz, YBK|801 Jayce the Ace, RayRay, IND|Pro Fluke, ESR|Gonzales, DR|StormKubo, LU|Alex Valle, CCG|Air, BCW|Brenttiscool, CCG|Chi-Rithy, TS|Arturo Sanchez, UA|Noel Brown, CT|The Moon, Boreal|Ally, GOL|Ranmasama, TL|CastBlanka, VGP|Chaotix, 12M.OCV|Riceata and more.

Streaming duties will be handled by Capcom Fighters, Canada Cup, Canada Cup 2, Canada Cup 3 and Canada Cup 4.

Hit the jump to check out the action for yourself.

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Youmacon 2015 results ft. Chris G, Alucard, Wolfkrone, ForeverKing and Aris

Youmacon is a yearly convention in Detroit, Michigan that features cosplay contests, live musical acts, table games and,. most importantly to us, fighting games. Amongst the games featured this year are Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- and others.

We're into the final day for Youmacon 2015, so we're beginning to see final results for these tournaments. Streaming duties are being handled by BG Callisto, FunkyP, C.O.R.N., Clash Tournaments and Nyanidesuka.

Hit the jump for results.

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IFC Yipes lists his top 5 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 gods

It's a new era for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. While the game isn't as strong as it once was at tournaments and on streams — it still generates quite a bit of interest in the FGC, and has a very strong group of players who love and play it at an extremely high level.

One of the most respected and skilled players in the scene, Michael "TSC|IFC Yipes" Mendoza, recently weighed in on who he feels those top 5 players are, as things stand now.

Yipes starts off with three people almost everyone agrees are at the top of the heap, EG|Justin Wong, Tempo|NYChrisG, and PG|Filipino Champ, but there are a couple of names here that may surprise some of you.

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Defend the North 2015 results ft. SonicFox, Dieminion, Snake Eyez, NuckleDu

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The deadline for gathering Capcom Pro Tour points is almost up, with Defend the North being one of the two last ranking tournaments for the season.

This event will feature a wide array of games, including Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Killer Instinct, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, King of Fighters 13, SoulCalibur 5, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Capcom vs. SNK 2 and Vampire Savior.

As for players attending, you can expect to see cR|SonicFox, YOMI|Dieminion, RB|Snake Eyez, Liquid|NuckleDu, PIE|Smug, KIG|Problem X, EG|Justin Wong, TSC|CD Jr., D-Link|LordKnight, EG|Ricki Ortiz, cR|HoneyBee, RayRay, EMP|DarthArma, cR|Biohazard, TS|Arturo Sanchez, TSC|Sanford Kelly, EMP|Hiro, TSB|Mynus, Zeus, STVG|Flocker, UM|Tyrant, YOMI|Joel, IGT Unknown, PIE|Poem, Kreymore, BIFU|SpabRog, L1|Zaferino, GG|SherryJenix and more.

Streaming duties will be handled by Team Spooky, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Bifuteki and Nica_KO.

Hit the jump to check it out.

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