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Ed Boon wants to hear the voices of the fans yet again; new Twitter poll asks what news would be the most anticipated

Even though NetherRealm studios has Injustice 2 cooking for us, Ed Boon clearly has not forgotten about Mortal Kombat.

Yesterday Boon took to Twitter for a bit of his usual antics, this time around asking the fans about what news they'd like to see the most on Mortal Kombat XL. Taking a look at the options that the poll provides should definitely raise more than a few eyebrows. Now Boon's been polling the fans more often than not as of late, but this time around the options that are missing from the poll are just as curious as the ones that are present.

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Big news for Mortal Kombat XL on the horizon according to Boon

Ed Boon is back at it again, stirring the pot a bit on Twitter. This time around he takes a moment to address not having a big reveal for Mortal Kombat X at EVO this year.

It wasn't too long ago that Boon was polling Twitter to gauge community opinion on which characters in Mortal Kombat could use a buff, so it's definitely interesting to see him confirm that something is coming up soon.

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Sabin's clutch win over Momochi at the buzzer, PR Balrog and Bonchan double KO, Hungrybox resets the bracket: EVO 2016 highlights

With EVO 2016 now over, we thought it'd be a great time to share with you, the EventHubs reader, some of our favorite moments from the event.

Featured in tonight's batch of highlights, you'll see clips from some of the main games on the EVO line up, featuring players such as BST|Daigo, Tokido, RZR|Fuudo, Liquid|Hungrybox, EG|Momochi, EG|PR Balrog, TS|Sabin, Ally, and more.

To kick us off, we have one of the most amazing sets to take place over the course of the entire EVO weekend. Former Mad Catz teammates Tokido and Daigo squared off in an intense Ryu mirror match.

Tokido showed that he was able to keep up with Daigo's top-level footsies, so to mix things up, Daigo threw out a number of quick overheads to keep Tokido honest. In the GIF below, you can see Daigo gain ground with a double dash and end the round with forward + medium punch.


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Legendary basketball Hall of Famer and sportscaster Bill Walton explains the magic of EVO

Basketball Hall of Famer and ESPN college basketball analyst, Bill Walton, is feeling the eSports fever. Back at E3 this year, we saw him enter the Street Fighter 5 "Editor's Only" tournament in which only media personnel were permitted to compete.

Over the weekend, Walton joined the crowds at EVO 2016 in Las Vegas, and based on this recent video from ESPN SportsCenter, it looks as though he had the time of his life.

Walton explains why it is that, at the age of 63, he's found a new love in competitive fighters. "My future is the business of sport," Walton begins. "And this is what the business of sport is all about for all of our futures."

He goes on to describe the passion and emotion he experienced from watching some of the world's greatest champions compete, as well as the roar of the audience showing their support.

To check out Bill Walton's full segment, be sure to hit the jump.

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EVO 2016 results feat. Infiltration, Tokido, Armada, Momochi, SonicFox

Updated with final results for EVO 2016: This story has been updated with final results from EVO 2016.

Another year has gone by, which means that yet another EVO has come - and this is the biggest on yet, by far. Entrants are through the roof, and we have a full spectator's guide available if you want to know what's going on with your favorite game.

The main games this year are Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Pokkén Tournament, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat XL, Tekken 7: Fated Retribution and Killer Instinct.

In case your most liked game isn't on the official list, worry not. There's also bound to be a huge amount of side-tournaments, including a developer-sponsored one for the yet-to-be-released King of Fighters 14.

As for players attending, there are so many that there's no point even trying to list them all. Thankfully, as always, there's a very handy Player Locator you can use to search for whichever players you happen to be looking for, and see what brackets they're in, how they're currently doing, and what games they've entered.

Streaming is being done on SRK EVO 1, SRK EVO 2, SRK EVO 3, SRK EVO 4, Capcom Fighters and Tekken.

Check out the full tournament action below.

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Twitch is making sure that you can 'cheer' for your favorites this weekend at EVO, let Mike Ross and Bobby Scar tell you how

This year's EVO is already off to a massive start, and things can only get better as the weekend goes on. The hype is definitely far from over, and starting today, Twitch is bringing something special to the viewing experience.

Not too long ago, Twitch launched the beta for a new feature called Cheering, which essentially gives viewers a new alternative way to support their favorite casters outside of subscribing, or donating.

The Cheering feature will be making its way to the EVO feed this weekend, offering viewers the opportunity to directly support their favorite players and commentators.

You can participate in the cheering this weekend by purchasing Bits. Bits are a special currency currently used to purchase animated emotes, and a matching badge that will appear next to your name in chat.

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What time does Street Fighter 5 start? Who's favored to win Melee? EventHubs has you covered with this spectator's guide to EVO 2016's main games

EVO 2016 is finally upon us. The largest fighting game event of the year kicks this Friday, and with five live streams, 9 main games, and thousands of players in attendance, one might be wondering how and where to find all of the action for their favorite titles.

Much like last year, we have put together a beginner's guide to EVO of sorts in hopes that we can make your viewing experience this weekend that much easier.

Contained in this story is information on all nine of the main games, where and when they are being streamed, and which players to look out for. Of course, there are a plethora of amazing players competing this weekend, but we chose a handful that we felt newcomers watching EVO for the first time might have fun looking out for.

There's a lot to get to, so be sure to check out our spectator's guide after the jump.

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Ed Boon wants to know which Mortal Kombat XL characters to buff; cast your vote before time runs out

NetherRealm Studios' Ed Boon has taken to Twitter to ask Mortal Kombat XL fans which characters could use a buff or two should the game receive a new update.

He's created two polls featuring a total of eight characters, (four from the original roster and four from DLC expansions) for players to vote on who needs a helping hand the most. We've linked them both up here so you can cast your votes with ease. You'll find the second poll after the jump.

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Ed Boon says fans should read The Killing Joke and Flashpoint for information on future Injustice 2 characters; no plans for MK vs. DC 2

NetherRealm Studios is gearing up for a big Injustice 2 announcement at San Diego Comic-Con later this month. With two new characters set to be revealed, Creative Director Ed Boon may have just pointed us in the direction of where we might find them in EPNdotTV's recent interview.

During their chat, Ed Boon was asked which comic book series fans should read for information on future Injustice 2 characters. Boon was quick to recommend comic book classic The Killing Joke and 2011's Flashpoint.

Residing within the pages of these titles are characters such as The Joker, Batgirl, Reverse-Flash, Booster Gold, and many more. We've seen the likes of The Joker and Batgirl in Injustice: Gods Among Us, and they're both widely popular characters meaning their return is likely.

As for the characters in Flashpoint, it would be refreshing to see any of the main heroes take to the Injustice 2 battlefield.

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'I believe Unbreakable Sub-Zero is the worst character in the game, he has no winning match ups' - REO shares his full MKXL variation tier list

YOMI|REO is no stranger to the world of Mortal Kombat. Known for being one of the top players in the competitive MK scene with several wins under his belt, the long-time competitor recently put together a tier list for Mortal Kombat XL.

Instead of breaking the ranks down by character, REO went ahead and listed the placing for every variation currently in the game. Arranged from S to C- rank, we learn which characters he feels are the best and which one is the worst.

Though we usually shine the spotlight on the better characters in any given tier list, this time we felt that REO's pick for the worst was a bit more interesting. REO points out there there is only one character he feels falls below the rest of the cast in the current version of the game.

"I believe Unbreakable Sub-Zero is the worst character in the game, and he has no winning match ups," REO says. "I think his best match ups are 5-5, and even then he has not that much to work with and there are better choices for characters out there."

REO will be updating this list every three to six months, so be sure to keep an eye out for more.

You can find his full variation tier list video after the jump.

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'I believe that MKX and Injustice could certainly co-exist competitively' - Mustard talks fighting game beginnings, Injustice hopes, MKX meta and more

Contrary to most of the other interviews being posted right now, this is actually an interview that was decided on way back at Hypespotting in April, but due to mismanagement on my part, it's been delayed until now.

Yesterday, I was talking to PND|Ketchup, but today, it's his brother, also a famed commentator and competitor, PND|Mustard's turn. In this interview, he discusses ---.

Here's a snippet to get you started.

MajinTenshinhan: How long have you and your brother played fighting games, and has it always been NetherRealm fighting games that have been your main focus?

PND|Mustard: NetherRealm fighting games have always been the primary focus, but we've been playing fighting games for our entire lives!

Mortal Kombat 9 was the start of our competitive careers back in 2011, since then we've played Injustice: Gods Among Us, Killer Instinct, even Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter X Tekken a bit, and obviously now Mortal Kombat X and Street Fighter 5.

Hit the jump to check out the full interview.

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'I have complete faith that NRS will make the gear [in Injustice 2] balanced for tournaments' - Ketchup talks Injustice 2, MKX's success and more

Contrary to most of the other interviews being posted right now, this is actually an interview that was decided on way back at Hypespotting in April, but due to mismanagement on my part, it's been delayed until now.

This time, I talk to famed Mortal Kombat commentator and competitor PND|Ketchup. In this interview, he discusses the juggling of commentary and competitive play, what Injustice 2 might bring, how Mortal Kombat's variation system turned out in the end and much more.

Here's a snippet to get you started.

MajinTenshinhan: You and your brother are famous as commentators, but you're both also fierce competitors in the game. You made it to the first Fatal 8 for Mortal Kombat X, as well as top 8 of EVO last year. How do you juggle consistently participating in both commentary and tournament play?

PND|Ketchup: Back when we commentated Season 1 and 2, we were living out in Poland. Our only source of entertainment was basically grinding MKX like everyone else so we could understand what we were talking about when casting high level play. Having a background in competitive playing helped us learn the game faster than others, which went hand in hand when we actually could compete.

That's definitely slowed down these days as we've had to take a complete step back out of competing in favor of working in eSports full time. It's a trade we've happily taken for career purposes, but of course we miss the competition side and will do forever.

Hit the jump to check out the full interview.

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EVO beta brackets posted, Street Fighter 5 pools will run for 12 hours both Friday and Saturday

EVO tournament organizers have produced the beta brackets for the what looks to be 2016's biggest and baddest fighting game competition.

These aren't quite set in stone yet, as players are asked to review their individual brackets to see if they've been matched up against a player from their own region. After taking a look over your pool, there's a feedback option to allow you to voice any concerns.

We went ahead and grabbed the Street Fighter 5 brackets for RB|Daigo, RZR|Infiltration and Tokido:

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Street Fighter 5 nets record breaking 5,065 entrants at EVO 2016; here are the final registration numbers for each game

The largest fighting game event of the year, EVO 2016, is right around the corner. Players all over the world are preparing to do battle for top honors in the nine games on the tournament's main line up, not to mention side events.

With registration officially closing last night, the final entrant numbers have been released by EVO tournament organizer Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar.

This year's event has seen some of the highest numbers in the history of the fighting game community, with numerous records being broken. Looking at the final entrants for each game, we see that Street Fighter 5 has netted the most registrants, coming in at a whopping 5,065 competing players.

Other games such as Super Smash Bros. 4, Melee, and Pokken Tournament have all hit over 1,000 entrants, making this EVO one of, if not, the most stacked tournaments in the series we've ever seen.

You can check out the full breakdown below.

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CEO 2016 results ft. Infiltration, ZeRo, Momochi, Tokido, SonicFox

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend might only have one major event going on, but it's a big one. A very, very big one. CEO 2016 is taking place, as always, in sunny Orlando, Florida, and there's a huge amount of players set to attend.

Games featured at this event will be Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Mortal Kombat X, Pokkén Tournament, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Killer Instinct and Ultra Street Fighter 4 as well as exhibitions in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution and King of Fighters 14.

Players attending include RZR|Infiltration, TSM|ZeRo, EG|Momochi, Tokido, cR|SonicFox, Liquid|Hungrybox, EG|Justin Wong, Liquid|Nairo, Mago, MJS|Haitani, GGP|Kazunoko, FOX|Mew2King, Mr. R, BST|Daigo, CBZ|Nuki, Qanba|Xiao Hai, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, FOX|Julio, PG|Filipino Champ, PG|Plup, Tempo|Westballz, dT|DaBuz, cR|HoneyBee, Tempo|Axe, EG|K-Brad, PG|Esam, KaneBlueRiver, PG|MarlinPie, Chris Tatarian, cR|Dragon, Ally, Selfless|Lucky, CLG|SFAT, Liquid|NuckleDu, RSZ|Abadango, Marn, PG|RayRay, HM|Dogura, F3|Sleep, SPY|MacD, EG|PR Balrog, HM|Eita, Secret|Poongko, RN|Alex Myers, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Melty|Will2Pac, Brenttiscool, cR|WoundCowboy, COG|Wizzrobe, IFC Yipes, TS|Arturo Sanchez, RB|Snake Eyez, NVT|Flash Metroid, UA|Jan, PIE|Smug, MTL|Hayatei, PAG|PinkDiamond, pH|Nando Tovar, Circa|LPN, Hsien Chang, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, YP|FilipinoMan, UA|Bass, Flux, Wolfkrone, WFX|801 Strider, F3|Alucard, GS|Gllty, LI Joe, Perilous|Packz, BJ Unchained, NOS|Tampa Bison, GnarlyFeats, TS|NerdJosh, DL|FourWude and many, many more.

Streaming is being handled by Capcom Fighters, CEO Gaming, VGBootCamp, MVG League, Pokkén Tournament, FunkyP, Villain904, Polarity GG and Tekken.

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