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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.

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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.

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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.

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Spider-Man Web Throws opponents off-screen, Wolverine's lvl. 3 passes through the opponent: Crazy UMvC3 Cross Assault glitch CMV

Defend The North is coming up this weekend, and to commemorate the upcoming New York-based fighting game tournament, Wolverine Master created an amazing Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 combo video.

Using the UMvC3 Cross Assault glitch -- a glitch that allows two characters from the same team to fight on screen simultaneously -- Wolverine Master came up with a handful of incredible set ups that really push the limits of the game's combo system, as well as cause the game to behave rather strangely in some situations.

Below, you will find a sequence that features Spider-Man and Sentinel where the former assists off-screen with Web Throws.


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CEOtaku 2015 results ft. Dogura, Go1, Kazunoko, LordKnight

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

If Ultra Street Fighter 4 isn't your jam, no need to worry - Alex Jebailey has got you covered. While this weekend is packed with leagues and premier events across the board, it is also host to CEOtaku, a anime-style fighting game-focused event taking place in Orlando, Florida.

Games being played at this event are Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Melty Blood: Actress Again, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

People you can expect to see at this event include Dogura, GC|Go1-3151, Kazunoko, D-Link|LordKnight, Yoshiki, FF|ElvenShadow, BananaKen, Mynus, Doren2k, Huey253, Colpevole, TectalEastside, Hotashi, TheBeautifulDude, See Me In +R, dot_Nova, Flux, IG|FullSchedule, Flocker, BT|Viscant, VS|Marvelo, LXG|MiniBoss and more.

Streaming duties are being handled by CEO Gaming and Jyosua. Hit the jump to check out the action in full.

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Nearly 100 BlazBlue competitors and almost 200 Guilty Gear fighters already registered for CEOTaku; check out the full numbers list here

October 17th will kick off Florida's first fighting game convention: CEOTaku. The event will feature over a dozen anime titles, as well as cosplay contests, anime art and more.

The anime scene is excitedly representing their games as BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma Extend already boasts 93 competitors, and Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- already has 183 registrants.

Click on Jefailey to see the full list of games and number of registered participants.

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This list doesn't reflect emergency registration, so numbers may increase a bit once the event is underway. Hit the jump to check out the CEOTaku event trailer.

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SoCal Regionals 2015 results ft. Momochi, Mago, Bonchan, Kazunoko

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend's main event is SoCal Regionals 2015, which is not only a premier Capcom Pro Tour event, but also features high-level tournaments in a bunch of different games, and is taking place in Ontario, California.

The games featured at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, King of Fighters 13, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Guilty Gear Accent Core +R, Killer Instinct, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax and Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax.

As for players attending the event, you can expect to see EG|Momochi, MCZ|Mago, RB|Bonchan, Kazunoko, Qanba|Xiao Hai, RB|Snake Eyez, EG|PR Balrog, YOMI|Dieminion, RZR|Fuudo, Liquid|NuckleDu, EG|K-Brad, PXP|A Foxy Grampa, YOMI|DJT, Qanba|Dakou, PG|Filipino Champ, Tempo|Westballz, KIT|Cloud805, WFX|801 Strider, BE|Takumi, YOMI|Slayer, BCW|Chris Tatarian, YOMI|MIT, YP|FilipinoMan, YOMI|Michaelangelo, BT|Clockw0rk, AS|Reynald, GGA|Dizzy, ON|Misterio, HugS, cR|WoundCowboy, LDA|Luis Cha, ApologyMan, CCG|Air, PaulB, Paradigm, Gutter Magic, Reiketsu, RZR|Perfect Legend, YBK|Jayce the Ace, BCW|Brenttiscool, Hsien Chang, 801 iPeru, F3|Alucard, BT|Viscant, Reno, DL|FourWude, MC|XSK Samurai, Julio, EG|ChocoBlanka, BIFU|Coach Steve, NME|Tyrant, Alex Myers, BJ Unchained, BOTB|Marq Teddy, YOMI|Joel, WL|Chris King, GG|Sherryjenix and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Capcom Fighters, Level|Up Live, Level|Up Live 2 and Jyosua. Hit the jump to check out the action for yourself.

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Nando's comeback on Snake Eyez, Filipinoman's first round loss and Dieminion's absurd luck; SoCal Regionals day two highlights

If we've learned anything from day two of SoCal Regionals this year, it's to never put down the stick before a round is officially over. Today's highlights feature an array of surprising sequences wherein the last thing you'd expect to have happen, happens.

Futile vs. Filipinoman

In our first highlight, YP|Filipinoman looks to close things out against fellow SoCal combatant: Futile. Down to the final round, Filipinoman has Futile knocked down with almost no health left.

Surprising just about everyone, Futile wakes up with a close fierce combo that leads into massive damage, and an upset.


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TCEG Con 2015 tournament live stream ft. Justin Wong, Ricki Ortiz, NYChrisG, Mew2King, and more

TCEG Con 2015 is currently being held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and over the course of this event we will be seeing a handful of fighting game tournaments take place.

Games being played at this convention include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Wii U, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, and Project M.

Players set to compete include EG|Justin Wong, Tempo|NYChrisG, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Mew2King, Ally, and more.

Hit the jump to check out the live streams and schedule.

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Red Fight District 2015 final results ft. Luffy, Ryan Hart, Valmaster, Problem X

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Another Capcom Pro Tour ranking event is upon us, and this time it's Red Fight District 2015, which is taking place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

While Ultra Street Fighter 4 is the main draw, the tournament will also feature competitions in Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Killer Instinct.

As for competition at the event, you can expect to see MD|Luffy, FA|Ryan Hart, YP|Valmaster, KIG|Problem X, UM|ImStillDaDaddy, BX3TPL|Phenom, EG|K-Brad, WSO|Andreas, Gonzales, IND|Pro Fluke, Melty|Cuongster, Gagapa, UM|Tyrant, Melty|Will2Pac, Packz, LLL|MBR, Rize|Infexious, IPlay|Halibel, IPlay|Sheva, Emersion, ArF|Gamein, Afii, Ettelman, StarNab and more. Streaming duties are being handled by Fight Club NRW.

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Absolute Battle 6 results feat. K-Brad, IFC Yipes, NuckleDu, NoelBHungry, Alucard

Updated with final results: This story has been updated with the final results for Absolute Battle 6.

Absolute Battle 6 is currently taking place in Plano, Texas, and we can expect three days of awesome fighting game action.

Games being played this weekend include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, Dead or Alive 5 Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and Tekken Tag Tournament 2. There will also be side tournaments featuring Street Fighter 3 Third Strike, Puzzle Fighter, and more.

EG|K-Brad, TSC|IFC Yipes, Liquid|NuckleDu, RZR|Perfect Legend, GoL|Ranmasama, BP|Brolylegs, F3|Alucard, LOD|OMG Itz Andre, VGP|Chaotix, TFA|German Luger, NoelBHungry, GoldenBoyNeo, and more will be competing. Once brackets are live, they will be available over on VersusGameplay's Challonge.

Additionally, AB6 will be host to another installment in the Ultra Fight Night exhibition series. Five bouts will be played out in both Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and the main event will be Tommy Gunz vs. Crackfiend.

Hit the jump to check out the live streams and schedule.

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On the road to eSports? PandaXGaming's slick player cards and halftime show at AB6 attest to the FGC's increasing level of professionalism

While it may be a bit of a stretch to call it a mile marker on the FGC's road to eSports, we are seeing more and more professionalization in tournament presentation. At Aboslute Battle 6, SolidxPanda has put in quite an effort to set his stream apart from the norm.

This isn't the first time we've seen player presentations such as these, but AB6 isn't sponsored by companies like Capcom or MadCatz. This is a grassroots effort, motivated and executed by the local community. They've even featured a "halftime show," done by Daily Dot.

Take a look at a few of the player vs. screens below:

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This is a great example for future tournaments to take on. As we continue on the road towards eSports, growing attention to presentation is a great way to maintain professionalism and make a statement about just how seriously we take ourselves in the FGC.

You'll find another great example of innovative live stream presentation by Showdown GG.

Source: PandaXGaming.

After four, long years Arizona re-hydrates its tournament scene with the brand new 'Rewired 2015'

This guy is better at Smash Bros. using his feet than I am with my hands

From 2005-2011, Devastation was the "big deal" event for the Arizona fighting game scene. After Devastation was cancelled in 2012, The Grand Canyon State become something of a ghost town where major tournaments were concerned.

After some tireless wandering in Southern California, learning from organizers such as the famed LU|Alex Valle, Nick "F99|Driftwood" Going returned to his home state with big plans. Teaming with local Smash Bros. TO, Justin "JBVH" Bruce Van Horne, Going is bringing about his first regional tournament this November 14th-15th: Rewired 2015.

"It's hard for some players to travel, and without a tournament worthy of outsiders, many in our scene can't grow," says Going, "My goal with Rewired is to establish a yearly tournament of grand scale that will attract out of towners and give our players the chance to learn, improve and shine."

Boasting an affordable entry fee of only $15, a venue that serves free breakfast and over $1,500 in pot bonuses, Rewired looks to establish Arizona a regular stop on the North American tournament circuit. Hit the jump to see the trailer.

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Filipino Champ discusses playing an FGC villain, claims Marvel as 'America's game' and gets very emotional in this Daily Dot interview

Wherever PG|Filipino Champ goes, some kind of tension is sure to follow, and that's exactly the way he likes it.

In an interview with Daily Dot, Champ discusses how he enjoys playing the role of an FGC villain. He actually states, "I love it when people boo me," as he thrives off of the idea that it ensures people will be invested in his matches.

From there, the interview takes quite an emotional turn in the opposite direction. Champ has actually cancelled his plans to attend Absolute Battle 6, citing the reason being that he lost his grandmother whilst playing at AB5, and that there are too many painful memories associated.

After regaining his composure, Champ delves into the game he's best known for: Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. He argues that Marvel is still America's game, despite recent showings from other nations around the globe.

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