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Coaching officially banned at EVO 2016 for quarter finals and beyond

Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar -- one of the main EVO series tournament organizers -- took to Twitter yesterday in order to share one of the upcoming event's important rules. According to the two tweets sent out by Wizard, coaching will not be allowed in the latter parts of EVO 2016.

For those unfamiliar, coaching is a practice seen in tournament play where a friend or confidant will join a player at their station and provide them with advice between matches.

Coaching has been a topic of debate for quite some time now, with many feeling that it might give players an unfair advantage.

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Northwest Majors 8 results ft. Justin Wong, NuckleDu, Snake Eyez, Filipino Champ

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Northwest Majors 8 is happening this weekend in Des Moines, Washington, and it's stacked to the brim with the best the U.S. has to offer, for multiple fighting games.

At this event, you'll be seeing high-level gameplay of Street Fighter 5, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Tekken 7, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat X, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Project M, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Skullgirls: 2nd Encore.

As for players attending, you can expect to see EG|Justin Wong, Liquid|NuckleDu, RB|Snake Eyez, PG|Filipino Champ, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EG|PR Balrog, KaneBlueRiver, PG|RayRay, Chris Tatarian, FOX|Julio, Brenttiscool, FF|ElvenShadow, UA|Bass, ITS|Princess Ling, pH|LPN, ILHS|WayGamble, Flux, pH|Hypefiend, Jimmy J Tran, XSK Samurai, SDT|Inkognito, Hotashi, TS|NerdJosh, GOL|Ranmasama, Foo, TheBeautifulDude, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, KidViper, KillerKai, TXrd|FaultyDefense, Alex Myers, Zidane, MC|GCYoshi, GS|Gllty, KizzieKay, BJ Unchained, NWM|KyleP, DM|El Cubano Loco, Fubarduck, Nacer, Damdai, Graham Wolfe and many, many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Khaos, Khaos Gaming 2, Cacaw Gaming, Khaos Gaming TV, Tekken, Logichole, Seattle Tekken and Eastside Smash.

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KVOxTSB 2016 results ft Kazunoko, Ranai, Nage, Machaboo

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

One of Japan's biggest majors is taking place this weekend, KVO x TSB, and it features a huge amount of games going on.

At this event, you'll get to see high-level gameplay for Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Street Fighter 5, Killer Instinct, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Ignition, Blade Arcus, Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel, Koihime Enbu, Aquapazza, Arcana Heart 3: Love MAX!!!!! and even a tournament in the yet-to-be-released King of Fighters 14.

Players attending are honestly too many to count, but just to name a few you can look forward to seeing - Kazunoko, Ranai, Dogura, Kindevu, Eita, VGBC|aMSa, MOV, Machaboo, Samitto, Nage, Omito, Nakamura, Taka, Kedako, Hamburg, Susumu, Tanabata, TMP|Cross, BE|DoraBang, RF, GC|Go1, Ain, Brice, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Gachikun, Die-chan, KojiKOG, Kyabetsu, Sabohani - and again, many, many, many more.

Streaming is being handled by GodsGarden, Team Spooky, KVO 2K13 and Shi_Gaming.

Check out the full action below.

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Panda Global enlists RayRay and MarlinPie as thier newest fighting game team members

Panda Global has just announced the two newest additions to their fighting game team. Kyohei "MarlinPie" Lehr and Raynel "RayRay" Hidalgo have officially joined the ranks at PG and will be representing Guilty Gear and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, respectively.

RayRay and MarlinPie will be joining the team alongside such players as Filipino Champ, Coach Steve, Plup, Wobbles, and more.

With these two players, Panda Global now has representation in 6 out of the 9 main titles on the EVO 2016 line up. Both competitors will be sporting the PG tag this weekend at North West Majors.

Source: Panda Global. Photo credits Jason Laboy and Chris Bahn.

Texas Showdown 2016 results ft Rico Suave, ChrisG, PR Balrog, Sleep

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Texas Showdown 2016 is taking place in ... Well, Texas.

This is a Capcom Pro Tour event, so points are on the line for Street Fighter 5, but you'll also get to see tournament play of Killer Instinct, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Pokkén Tournament, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike and Street Fighter 2: Super Turbo.

As for players attending, you can expect to see UA|Rico Suave, NYChrisG, EG|PR Balrog, F3|Sleep, Julio, UA|Bass, WFX|801 Strider, Wolfkrone, Brenttiscool, F3|Alucard, DL|FourWude, WT|Hamad, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, DM|El Cubano Loco, CH|BrolyLegs, GS|Gllty, UA|Jan, UA|Showtime, Nacer, VGP|Integra, TFA|OmgItzAndre, ThrashHeavy and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by LevelUp Live, PandaxGaming, Smash United, Texas Melee and BeastChan23.

Check out the full action below.

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'Dhalsim is very strong in this game; I do think he is top 5 at full potential' - Filipino Champ talks Capcom Cup, dropping Marvel and more

Last weekend at West Coast Warzone 5, PG|Filipino Champ spoke briefly with Yahoo eSports' Michael Martin about how he's approaching Street Fighter 5. Champ has his eyes set on the Capcom Cup title, and he's been refining his strategies both inside and outside of the game.

When asked about the progression with his main so far, Champ responded: “Dhalsim in this game is very technical. I don't think I'm going to get the results that I want out of the early stages of the game.”

He feels that once he gets a better handle on how explosive Street Fighter 5 is, he can take the character all the way to Capcom Cup. He is also pretty confident that at his full potential, Dhalsim is a top 5 contender.

The road to Capcom Cup will be paved with players just as hungry to take the title as Champ is. When it comes to training, he prefers playing offline with friends over grinding online to develop his strategies. In regards to winning -- both offline and going for win streaks online -- consistency is his top priority.

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Canada Cup Vancouver series looks to keep Marvel alive with exhibitions between Justin Wong, Kane Blueriver and BEE; coming May 13th-15th

Canada Cup Vancouver Series will be taking the place of Master Series, one of Canada's biggest and well known majors, this year.

While the event will feature nine titles including Street Fighter 5 and Super Smash Bros. Melee, Tournament organizer Lap Chi Duong has made it no secret that one of the major purposes for this tournament is to keep Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 alive.

Lap Chi has scheduled three UMvC3 exhibitions featuring EG|Justin Wong, BE|Kane Blueriver and Canada's own BEE Marvel. The two EVO champs and last year's Canada Cup winner will each square off against one another on finals day.

Register and book your hotel, which offers free breakfast, before April 22nd to receive a special discounted rate. For more information, and to register head over to the Canada Cup tournament website and Facebook page.

Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom, Mortal Kombat and free pizza; today is your last chance at discounted registration for West Coast Warzone 5

Capcom Pro Tour Ranking event West Coast Warzone 5 will take place in sunny Orange, California April 15th-17th.

West Coast Warzone has been a somewhat regular part of the SoCal tournament circuit for some time now, and though it hasn't appeared on a yearly basis, each and every event has been incredible.

Street Fighter 5 will be the headlining game, but WCW will also feature Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd, Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Though we don't have a full list, we expect to see most all the top competitors from SoCal, like RB|Snake Eyez and EG|Justin Wong, to be there.

WCW sets itself apart from other tournaments by providing unique experiences like their "Continue?" tournament for those who go 0-2 in any game. To our knowledge, they're also the only event that offers a chance at free pizza if you can beat one of the tournament organizers in a casual match.

After tonight at 12 a.m. PST the registration fee will go up to $60, so it's best you head over to their registration page during these final hours for the discounted rate.

Jam Game Cup results ft. Justin Wong, Keoma, K-Brad, Kayane

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

It's time for the first regional Capcom Pro Tour tournament for the Latin America area, with Jam Game Cup taking place in Brasilia, Brazil.

This event is mainly for Street Fighter 5, but will also host tournaments in Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Ultra Street Fighter 4.

Players attending the event include EG|Justin Wong, Innova|Keoma, EG|K-Brad, RB|Kayane, SOA|Ibukiman, SOA|DeathGun, CF|Rafalibe, SFT|Dark817, Alexis and more.

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Hypespotting 5 results ft Leffen, Luffy, Valmaster, Problem X, A Foxy Grampa

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend's event on the Capcom Pro Tour tournament circuit happens to be taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, and it's Hypespotting 5.

At this event, you can expect to see tournament play in Street Fighter 5, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kobmat X, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters 13, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike and Street Fighter 2: Super Turbo.

bwiiu As for players attending, you'll be seeing TSM|Leffen, RB|Luffy, YP|Valmaster, PxP|Problem X, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, cR|HoneyBee, UM|ImStillDaDaddy, PND|Ketchup, PND|Mustard, ON|BubblanAB7, F2K|Popi, PND|Madzin, HCL|Pro Fluke, UM|Hurricane, Emersion, UM|Tyrant, Afii, UM|Isam, Chino, Packz, ON|BigFool, IND|Gillstolemyride and many more - including this article's writer, EH|MajinTenshinhan himself!

Streaming duties are being handled by Versus Scotland, Dat Team, King Jae, RESET Aberdeen, Fakery and Rushdown Edinburgh.

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NorCal Regionals 2016 results ft. Infiltration, Tokido, Mago, Haitani

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, NorCal Regionals 2016 is taking place in Sacramento, California. This is the second premier event of this year's Capcom Pro Tour season for Street Fighter 5, and will also feature tournaments in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Guily Gear Xrd SIGN, Mortal Kombat X, Killer Instinct, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late and Marvel vs. Capcom 2.

As for players attending, you can expect to see RZR|Infiltration, MCZ|Tokido, MCZ|Mago, MJS|Haitani, GGP|Kazunoko, EG|Momochi, RZR|Xian, RB|Snake Eyez, NYChrisG, RZR|Fuudo, EG|PR Balrog, /r/Kappa|Poongko, PG|Filipino Champ, RB|Bonchan, Liquid|NuckleDu, EG|Justin Wong, EG|K-Brad, Qanba|Xiao Hai, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Chris Tatarian, YP|Filipinoman, MOV, PHO|ApologyMan, Julio, pH|Nando Tovar, BT|Clockw0rk, PandaTV|Dakou, WFX|801 Strider, Brenttiscool, pH|HooDaMan, Reiketsu, BJ Unchained, DM|El Cubano Loco, LU|Alex Valle, MC|XSK Samurai, pH|LPN, EG|ChocoBlanka, Gootecks, TheBeautifulDude, NWM|KyleP, HnH|KizzieKay, Foo, pH|Crackfiend, TS|NerdJosh, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, pH|Nacer, DL|FourWude, ROG|Kelvin Jeon, Alex Myers, Jeopardy, GG|Sherryjenix and many more.

Streaming of the event will be handled by Capcom Fighters, Team Spooky, IPlayWinner and IEBattlegrounds.

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Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. 4, and Melee to have 1,024 entrant cap at CEO 2016, unless surpassed by June 1st

Alex Jebailey -- Community Effort Orlando tournament organizer -- took to Twitter last night to share the entrant caps for each game at the upcoming CEO 2016 event.

The three main games: Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. 4, and Super Smash Bros. Melee will all have a maximum of 1,024 registrants (each). Below, you can see the cap for the remainder of the games.

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Final Round 19 results ft Kazunoko, Momochi, Xian, Infiltration

Update: This story has been updated with finals results.

This weekend is the first premier event of the 2016 Capcom Pro Tour season, Final Round 19, taking place in Atlanta, Georgia.

Here, you'll see a lot of competition taking place. There'll be tournaments in Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Killer Instinct, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Soul Calibur 5 and Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late.

As for players participating, you can expect to see GGP|Kazunoko, EG|Momochi, RZR|Xian, RZR|Infiltration, MCZ|Tokido, cR|SonicFox, RB|Snake Eyez, MCZ|Mago, RZR|Fuudo, RB|Bonchan, EG|Justin Wong, NYChrisG, PG|Filipino Champ, BE|KaneBlueRiver, EG|PR Balrog, Qanba|Xiao Hai, MJS|Haitani, /r/Kappa|Poongko, YOMI|Dieminion, Saint, PandaTV|Dakou, ITS|Pling, EG|Ricki Ortiz, GC|Go1, LI Joe, Dogura, KoDee, Rip, BT|MarlinPie, TS|Arturo Sanchez, RayRay, WFX|801 Strider, Reiketsu, D-Link|LordKnight, F3|Alucard, WayGamble, Flux, IG|FullSchedule, FF|ElvenShadow, YOMI|ForeverKing, E-Mann, Chris Tatarian, CrazySteady, TSB|Mynus, TSC|IFC Yipes, YOMI|Michaelangelo, LU|Alex Valle, NG|Obscure, SR|Hoodless, EMP|Hiro, TA|Moons, EG|ChocoBlanka, Wolfkrone, UGS|HajinShinobi, Hotashi, KIT|Lil Majin, UA|Jan, YOMI|DJT, BT|Viscant, YOMI|SaltFace, ITS|JustFrameJames, KIT|ShinBlade, ATL|Speedkicks, ITS|CuddleCore, Anakin, Skatan, Doren2k and many, many more.

The action will be taking place on Capcom Fighters, Team Spooky, Smash Studios, 6:45, Funky P, Kombat Network and NYCFurby (TS|Arturo Sanchez).

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Wednesday Night Fights 2016 1.5 results ft. Futile, Commander Jesse, Brentt, Pnoy

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Wednesday Night Fights has taken off in a huge way since the launch of Street Fighter 5, and things are only looking brighter from here on out.

At tonight's tournament, you can expect to see Futile, Mike L Na, Commander Jesse, Brentt, AfroCole, PaulB and many more battling it out amongst over 120 entrants to take the grand prize.

And if Street Fighter 5 isn't your game of choice, there's other stuff being played too - the weekly also features Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Melee, so keep all of that in mind when watching.

Hit the jump to check out the action live for yourself.

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Heavenly appearances, hellish powers and plenty of sexual tension; Dante takes on Bayonetta in the latest Death Battle

Season three of Death Battle kicks off with a demonic duel between Dante, whom you might have seen shooting and slashing his way around Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and Smash 4's latest DLC character, Bayonetta.

These two characters do most of their fighting in the heaven vs. hell setting, yet they both make it a point to always maintain a stylish demeanor while doing so.

Given Dante's suave, cavalier attitude, and the fact Bayonetta is virtually a walking expression of strength through sexuality, these two have a rapport that goes a bit deeper than Death Battle's traditional like-powered match ups.

Wiz and Boomstick go in depth to explain both fighters' strengths and abilities, but in the end only one will come out alive. You can vote on who you think that'll be before you watch the video.

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