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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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Is Ed Boon's recent 'Alien' tweet a hint or a troll?

Just yesterday, Mortal Kombat series co-creator, Ed Boon, included a particularly interesting image in one of his tweets. Accompanied by the caption "Hahaha! Also gotta love the baby Alien on the leash. #AlienKonfirmed ;)" Boon sent out the cartoon image below:

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With the inclusion of Predator in the previous Kombat Pack, many have entertained the idea that a Xenomorph from the Alien franchise would also be a good fit for the Mortal Kombat X roster.

The MK creator is known to be something of a troll when it comes to upcoming game content, and this very well could be a bit of a tease at those who have their fingers crossed for a Xenomorph in Kombat Pack 2.

What do you EventHubs readers think? Is this tweet yet another Boon troll, or something we should take a bit more seriously? Let us know in the comments.

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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.

Hit the jump to check out the action.

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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.

'I'm going to bury Tommy Gunz's gaming career in his hometown this Saturday' - Crackfiend preps for his exhibition at Absolute Battle 6

Many fighting gamers will be traveling to Dallas this weekend for one of Texas' most prestigious tournaments, Absolute Battle 6. Panda X Gaming will be holding their Ultra Fight Night live at AB6, and one exhibition in particular has a lot of people talking.

Anthony "pH|Crackfiend" Ngyuen will take on Christopher "Tommy Gunz" Acosta in a first to seven set in Ultra Street Fighter 4. Gunz, known in the community for his somewhat boastful and outlaw-esque persona, recall his famous set with Justin Wong, has developed quite a feud with Crackfiend after verbally attacking the NorCal scene. The two plan to settle it this Saturday at AB6.

"I need to embarrass him." says Crackfiend, "and talk (crap) the entire time we play, it's not enough to just win, I need to make a statement." Gunz would have a few words of his own on the matter, "To be honest, Crackfiend has no chance in hell of beating me. I guarantee he has not played a Hakan on my level. Final result: 7-3 me."

This isn't, by any means, all the event has to offer. Hit the jump for more details on AB6.

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Kotal Kahn can hit a 218% damage combo in Mortal Kombat X, and he might be able to go even higher

In the past, we've seen Kotal Kahn hit combos that deal 100%+ damage in Mortal Kombat X using his a combination of his strength increasing special moves. Today, we see this idea taken to an entirely new level.

Hro Kahn recorded a short clip that features two quick, extremely high damaging combos using Kotal. In the Blood God variation, you can combine the effects of Kotal's Crystal Totem, Blood Offering, God Ray, and multiple Mace Parries to put an incredible hurt on the opponent.

The first combo nets 200 damage (which you can see in the GIF below), while the second scores a whopping 218%. To put this in perspective, both of these are technically enough to wipe out both of an opponent's life bar (but that's not actually possible due to round resets).

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Hro Kahn notes that Kotal can actually get a little bit more damage than what is shown, but we'll be seeing that in a future video from the creator.

Check out the Kotal combos below.

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Mortal Kombat X 1.09 update is live on PlayStation 4, check out the official patch notes here

Though certainly not as extensive as the previous update patch, developers at NetherRealm Studios have updated Mortal Kombat X yet again.

This time around, they've gotten rid of quite a few minor bugs, changed some visual aesthetics and fixed a handful of input priorities.

Right now, the patch is live on PlayStation 4, and should be fairly soon on both Xbox One and PC. We will update this story when we get word that the two latter platforms have received the patch.

You can see the full list of patch notes after the jump below.

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Slayer slays his demon, Takumi scores an amazing Marvel time out and Goro wins a major; highlights from TFC 2015

This year's The Fall Classic featured hype across the board, as many games' top eight brackets had very memorable moments.

The first moment comes from the Grand Finals match of Mortal Kombat X between YOMI|Forever King and YOMI|DJT. After quickly losing two matches, DJT made a surprising switch to Grandmaster Sub-Zero.

With some explosive play, DJT took a game off of Forever King's Predator. Carrying this momentum forward into the next match, DJT scores a 49% combo without using any meter at all.

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As impressive as this was, it wouldn't be the only highlight from these fighters' set, so hit the jump to see more, including sequences from Marvel and Street Fighter.

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Chun-Li and Kitana headed to the Octagon? Women of UFC weigh in dressed as their favorite Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat characters

A classic prelude to any big fight, the weigh in is a chance for fighters to make one last impression before going into battle. A couple of UFC fighters decided to dress up as their favorite fighting game characters at this past Friday's Invicta FC 14: Official Weigh-In.

Jinh Yu Frey and Roxanne Modafferi approached the scales on Friday as Chun-Li and Kitana respectively. These two really go all out, as Frey sports Chun's trademark spiked bracelets, and Modafferi sports a pair of Kitana's trademark fans.

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Frey and Modafferi certainly spiced up with weigh-in, bringing something new to the table. You can see the full video below the jump, there's even a Wonder Woman costume in the mix.

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The Fall Classic 2015 results ft. SonicFox, Snake Eyez, Dieminion, Kwiggle

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Fall Classic 2015 is taking place this weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina.

This event is the host of many different games, so you can expect to see Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Killer Instinct, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Soul Calibur 5, King of Fighters 13, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late and Persona 4: Arena Ultimax being played.

As for players expected to show up, they include cR|SonicFox, RB|Snake Eyez, YOMI|Dieminion, PIE|Smug, Liquid|NuckleDu, EG|Justin Wong, EG|K-Brad, Kwiggle, XCaliburBladez, YOMI|ForeverKing, YOMI|MIT, TS|LordKnight, WFX|801 Strider, CTRL|Unkn0wn, STVG|Flocker, YOMI|Michaelangelo, YOMI|REO, YOMI|DJT, SWS|Fatality, EVB|Kitana Prime, YOMI|Slayer, YOMI|SaltFace, F3|Alucard, LU|Alex Valle, BOTB|Tampa Bison, HitBox|Tyrant, TS|NerdJosh, Damdai and more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Spooky, Bifuteki, FunkyP, Kombat Network and Smash Studios.

Hit the jump to check out the event.

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Street Fighter 5 to be playable at Red Fight District IV next month, will we see a new build with the next character?

Red Fight District IV is taking place in Amsterdam on October 3rd - 4th, and the tournament is shaping up to be a doozie.

Tournaments for Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- are scheduled, and players such as MD|Luffy, LLL|MBR, and Gonzales from Japan are expected to compete. This Capcom Pro Tour Ranking event will surely be a spectacle to behold, but there's an added incentive for those who attend.

Street Fighter 5 will be featured at Red Fight District IV and playable for attendees. By now, there's a fairly good chance we'll be seeing another character reveal tomorrow, based on Ono's hints. This could very well mean that a newer build of SF5 might be playable at the event, especially with the tournament taking place nearly a month after tomorrow's reveal.

If so, we can expect to see plenty of gameplay footage featuring the next fighter in action. And at the very least, the PAX R. Mika build will be featured, which means more footage of everyone's favorite luchador.

You can check out the trailer for Red Fighter District IV after the jump.

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Is NetherRealm Studios hinting at Sindel in Kombat Pack 2?

NetherRealm Studios has interestingly elected to make Sindel this week's Mortal Kombat X Invasion Boss. With all the recent speculation about which characters will be included in Kombat Pack 2, we turn a very suspicious eye toward the Edenian queen.

This could just be a harmless fill-in for the revolving roll of Invasion Boss, but a closer look makes us think NRS might be killing two birds with one stone here. Unlike the Sindel you fight in the game's story mode, this is not a revenant version of the gothic fighter.

She also appears to be more of a completed character, as the aggressive "Shin Sindel" tends to utilize more specials, combos and block strings. You can see for yourself in the video we have waiting after the jump.

It'd almost seem like a shame for NRS to build such a character, who also has a decent fan following, and not put her on the playable roster.

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Combofiend's R. Mika scores a devastating perfect, Xian's cat bodies his PS4, and more - Funny and Cool Moments ep. 91

LiangHuBBB returns today with another episode of Funny and Cool Moments. Coming in at the 91st episode in the series, this installment features some truly epic clips.

Games you'll find here include Street Fighter 5, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat X, Street Fighter 2, Dead or Alive 5, and more.

At the beginning of the video, we are greeted with an incredible clip of Combofiend's R. Mika in Street Fighter 5. Using some intricate combos and a corner reset, Combo manages to devastate his opponent with a quick perfect. You can check it out in the GIF below.

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There are other great moments here, including RZR|Xian's cat shutting off his PS4 during a match, Killer Instinct's Rash getting his speeder bike stuck to him, Mike Ross falling victim to ToolAssisted again, and more.

Check out the video after the jump.

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Five guest characters we could see appearing in Mortal Kombat X

We have to wait until next year before we get our hands on Kombat Pack 2, so to pass the time, we've compiled a list of five characters we'd like to see in the incoming update.

There's plenty of speculation already about who's joining the kast, and we have to acknowledge that some are more likely than others. If we had to give a list of characters who we'd more-readily bet on, we'd probably say Baraka, Smoke, Cyrax or Sektor and Rain.

That's not really what we're here for however, as it's arguably more fun to imagine how famous characters from other media would fit in the gory-to-the-point-of-comedy MK universe. We did a similar piece a while back, which included Spawn, Jason, Locust Drone from Gears of War, Ash from Evil Dead and Hellboy.

Those characters are off limits for this go around. Also, that was written by Dreamking, this is Velociraptor... he's more metal, I'm more fun. In any case, hit the jump below to see our top five picks for guest characters in MKX, round 2.

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