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Red Bull Kumite results ft. Daigo, Xian, Luffy, Infiltration, Fuudo, Bonchan, Snake Eyez, Dieminion, Nemo, Ryan Hart, Tokido, Valmaster and more

Update: This story has been updated with results, battle logs and a stream archive.

The much-anticipated Red Bull Kumite is upon us, and there are a load of high-level players gathered for this high stakes Ultra Street Fighter 4 event.

The 14 players who are invited to take part in the main event consist of MCZ|Daigo, RZR|Xian, MD|Luffy, Infiltration, RZR|Fuudo, Bonchan, Snake Eyez, Dieminion, BE|Nemo, Ryan Hart, MCZ|Tokido, GL|Valmaster, MCZ|Mago and CNB|ChuChu, but two more players will be joining these prestigious ranks through a qualifying tournament which will be taking place ahead of the main event, on the Red Bull stream.

In this tournament, the likes of CG|Problem X, BX3|Phenom, Gagapa, CDV|Cuongster, BX3|Veggey, LLL|Emersion, Renegad, Jehosan, LLL|MBR, RB|Kayane and Easyman are participating, so it's definitely not going to be a walk in the park. It's a 128-man bracket, and the 2 top placers will join the aforementioned 14 players to form the top 16 of the Red Bull Kumite.

What are you waiting for? Check out the stream after the jump.

Final Round 18 results feat. Daigo, Momochi, Xian, Infiltration, Fuudo, Bonchan, Kazunoko, GamerBee, Xiao Hai, Smug, Tokido, PR Balrog and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Final Round 18 is upon us, and this tournament is stacked through the roof. If you're anywhere close to Atlanta, Georgia this weekend, make sure to stop by. But even if you aren't, don't worry - the event will be livestreamed, and we here at EventHubs will make sure to provide you with full coverage as best we can, so that you won't miss any of the action.

On the lineup, you'll find Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Killer Instinct, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late and King of Fighters 13.

The event will also house a Curleh Mustache event on Friday, the 20th, so don't miss some top-level Marvel action outside of the main tournament. Streaming duties are being handled by Capcom Fighters, Team Spooky, FunkyP, SixFortyFive, Smash Studios and Kombat Network.

As earlier mentioned, the event is incredibly stacked. You can expect to see MCZ|Daigo, EG|Momochi, RZR|Xian, /r/Kappa|Infiltration, RZR|Fuudo, Bonchan, /r/Kappa|Kazunoko, AvM|GamerBee, Qanba|Xiao Hai, Snake Eyez, PIE|Smug, MCZ|Tokido, EG|PR Balrog, Tempo|NYChrisG, EG|Justin Wong, TSC|Dieminion, Qanba|Dakou, JDCR, Liquid|NuckleDu, MCZ|Mago, EG|Ricky Ortiz, EG|K-Brad, TSC|Sanford Kelly, CCG|Chris Tatarian, TSC|IFC Yipes, KOR, Flocker, RZR|Itabashi Zangief, UM|ImStillDaDaddy, CTRL|RayRay, Filipino Champ, TSC|CD Jr., CTRL|Flux, BT|Angelic, CCG|Air, MOR|Rico Suave, KIT|Cloud805, /r/Kappa|KitasenjuDJ, Filipinoman, CTRL|Unknown, TS|Arturo Sanchez, BE|Abegen, JRosa, DC|FlashMetroid, MOM|Velociraptor, Julio, pH|LPN and many more.

You can find live streams after the jump.

Tremor, Tanya, Predator and Liu Kang officially revealed in Mortal Kombat X

Warner Bros. has just announced that Tremor, Tanya, and Predator will be joining Jason Voorhees in Mortal Kombat X's Kombat Pack. Additionally, Liu Kang has been confirmed via the description of the Kombat Pack's contents.

All five of these characters will be playable in-game.

Today we didn't get a chance to see Liu Kang in-game, however, we do have a handful of screen shots showing off the other 3 new warriors.


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The Kombat Pack won't only come equipped with new fighters, but also includes a number of alternate costumes. Looks like Carl Weathers will indeed be in Mortal Kombat X... (as an alternate skin.)

Below is the official reveal trailer and a breakdown of what we can expect in the Kombat Pack.

'Top 5 SF4 players in the world are Infiltration, Daigo, Sako, Momochi... and me!' - Xiao Hai talks character choices, Street Fighter 5 and more

Please note: This interview was conducted through the help of a English-Chinese translator.

Just a few weeks ago, Cannes Winter Clash wrapped up, and a whole plethora of talented players attended the event.

Thankfully, I was at the event representing our site, and managed to grab many interviews with players, which we will be publishing daily for about the next two weeks.

Today, we have a champion of many events, and a true world warrior sharing his wisdom - Qanba|Xiao Hai. You can find a snippet to get you started below.

MajinTenshinhan: Outside of Asia, the known Chinese players are you, Qanba|Xiao Hai, and Qanba|Dakou. Is this because you two are at a higher level than the rest of China's players, or do people simply not know about other killers from your country?

Qanba|Xiao Hai: There are six others besides us who are very strong. The most notable is Qanba|Dakou's disciple, Abao, and he won the recent Chinese championships, who uses Yang.

Hit the jump to read the rest of the interview.

Video: Jin, Devil Jin, Josie Rizal (kickboxer from The Philippines) officially unveiled for Tekken 7

Update: We've added the official HD720p character trailers to this story. You can still check out the lower-quality 60fps videos, however, to see what Harada said as well as Yuriko Taiga's Josie cosplay.

Earlier: On a special Tekken 7 live stream broadcast from Bandai Namco Games's headquarters in Shinagawa, Tokyo today, Tekken project lead Katsuhiro Harada unveiled the next three characters to be added to the playable roster in the arcade fighting game.

They are none other than Jin, Devil Jin, and new character Josie Rizal, who is a kickboxer from The Philippines. Her character design was done by Mari Shimazaki, who served as a character designer on Platinum Games's Bayonetta. Shimazaki also came up with the designs for Tekken 7's Kazumi Mishima.

Another person who was instrumental in coming up with Josie Rizal's character design was Mad Catz's Mark "Markman" Julio, who has Filipino blood in him. Harada said that he was very glad that Markman could tell him a lot about Filipino culture, and offered advice that shaped many of the character's traits, including her name.

Jin will be made playable in Tekken 7 arcade from March 31 onwards. Devil Jin gets unlocked on April 7. As for Josie, Harada said that he originally intended for the character to be released during Japan's Golden Week holiday (first week of May), but at this moment they're not quite sure.

You've previously caught a glimpse of all three characters in our previous report here. Now see them in action in their respective unveil trailers below.

If you prefer your Mortal Kombat X inputs in Street Fighter fashion, you're in luck

If you prefer your Mortal Kombat X with more Street Fighter styled controls, something which NetherRealm Studios offered in Injustice: Gods Among Us, you're in luck.

The option to play with more traditional motion inputs will be available once again in the newest release, Mortal Kombat X.

Just in case you're not familiar with the whole premise, here's a screen shot of how the input system worked in NRS' previous title, Injustice.


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'I believe that Europe has the edge over the US right now' - ImStillDaDaddy talks fighting game beginnings, SF5, reasons he picked Guile and more

Just a few weeks ago, Cannes Winter Clash wrapped up, and a whole plethora of talented players attended the event.

Thankfully, I was at the event representing our site, and managed to grab many interviews with players, which we will be publishing daily for about the next two weeks.

Today, we have another of UK's top players, UM|ImStillDaDaddy, who speaks about his origins in fighting games, his reasons for picking Guile, his hopes for Street Fighter 5 and more. You'll find a snippet to get you started right below.

MajinTenshinhan: You started going abroad maybe 1 and a half years ago, and had great success. What do you think it is that gives you this edge to compete internationally?

UM|ImStillDaDaddy: Well, a lot of training, to be honest. But it's different offline than it is online. When I came offline, I had to learn the mental game. It was more difficult, the pressure, not at all like playing in the comfort of your own house.

I've always been playing my character, for years, I have so many games with him. I always wanted to do it with Guile, and he's not the toughest toughest character, so it's been quite hard work to do it.

But, the more I've traveled, the more I've enjoyed traveling, and the more I've managed to progress as a player, myself. All I want to do is just step it up even more, and progress my game.

Hit the jump for the rest of the interview.

Xian is quitting his day job, closing down Tough Cookie, to go be a traveling world warrior - exclusive EventHubs interview

When RZR|Xian defeated EG|Momochi in the grand finals at Final Round 18, the first premier event in the Capcom Pro Tour, being the worrywart that I am, the first thought that popped into my head immediately was "oh, no, now that he has qualified into Capcom Cup 2015, does this mean he's going to be traveling out to much fewer tournaments from now on?"

As it turns out, I had been worrying for nothing. If anything, his win at Final Round 18 has only made RZR|Xian hunger for more. To the point that he has made up his mind and decided on leaving his day job -- running Tough Cookie Gaming Cafe, as its proprietor -- shutting it down and terminating the lease at his own expense, just so he can travel out to more tournaments.

In this EventHubs interview, RZR|Xian tells us why he's making such a drastic decision, and other big questions you may have if you've been a fan of his who's been tuning in to his Razer Xian's Academy weekly live streams (which are broadcast from the soon-to-be-closed shop).

He also shares with us some afterthoughts on a couple of the matches he had at Final Round -- vs. EG|Momochi, and RZR|Fuudo.

Daigo? Snake Eyez? Nemo? Xian? Who do you think will win the Red Bull Kumite this weekend?

This weekend, we'll see some incredible fighting game action in Paris, France, as the Red Bull Kumite is set to pit 16 of the best players around against each other in an Ultra Street Fighter 4 competition.

14 of these warriors have already been decided via invitation, and the final two will be determined by way of a qualifying tournament on the day of the event, before the kumite begins. Players like MCZ|Daigo, BE|Nemo, RZR|Xian, Snake Eyez, and more are going to be participating this weekend, and with such great talent in attendance there is only one thing left to ask: Who is going to win?

We want to know who you, our readers, feel will take home the gold this weekend, so we created a poll for you to cast your votes. You'll find all 14 of the invited players listed in our poll, along with another option that you can select if you feel that one of the qualifying players will win it all.

Hit the jump to cast your votes, and sound off in the comments below telling why you feel that player will end up victorious.

Updated: Quitality is the new '-ality,' Mortal Kombat X on PS4 will support PlayStation 3 fightsticks

Updated: The stream has just announced Quitalities. These take place when a player online rage quits. The quitter's character's head will explode as a way of "making the winner look better."


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Earlier: Today's Kombat Kast stream has been packed with new information about NetherRealm Studios' upcoming fighter -- Mortal Kombat X.

The NRS crew announced on stream that MKX on PlayStation 4 will support last-gen fightsticks.

This means that if you have a PlayStation 3 fightstick (such as the Injustice: Gods Among Us special edition stick), you will be able to use it on the next-gen system for MKX.

More information is set to drop later.

Momochi experienced 'slow-motion' twice during his USF4 matches at SXSW, asked Alex Valle if something was wrong with the monitor

If you were tuned in to the SXSW Fighters Invitational tournament stream this past weekend, you might have noticed that in the middle of EG|Momochi's match against EG|K-Brad in the group stages, there was a point when Momochi asked for tournament organizer Alex Valle to come over for a quick query he had.

Although Momochi's conversation with Valle could not be heard on the stream, we checked with the latter on what the Japanese player's query was about.

"He asked me if the monitor was set to Game Mode, which it was. It's a good question when playing with a new monitor," Valle told EventHubs.

"I said the monitors were in Game Mode and Momochi continued to steamroll the competition."

The monitors were just fine, and Momochi did continue to dominate that very weekend. But Momochi wasn't asking about the monitor simply as part of a routine check to make sure the competition environment was in optimal condition.

As it turns out, he had asked Valle about the monitor because it seemed to him like Ultra Street Fighter 4 had been running in slow-motion. Shortly after his match against K-Brad, this was what Momochi had to say in Japanese (with our translation):

Tekken 7 characters leaked: Jin Kazama, Devil Jin, and brand new fighters

It looks as though character data for Tekken 7, which was just released in arcades yesterday, has leaked a handful of new fighters.

Avoiding The Puddle reports that Jin Kazama, Devil Jin and another new female fighter will be featured in the game. Additionally, what appears to be a brand new male fighter was also found amongst the data. Although this mystery character's design looks to be new, this could also be an alternate costume for a returning fighter, but neither has been confirmed yet.

You can check out the leaked images below.


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Source: Avoiding The Puddle.

Predator leaked in description for Mortal Kombat X

"You're... one... ugly mother...... !!"

It appears the Predator, the classic creature from the titular action movie, will be a playable character in Mortal Kombat X, as a description in the Kombat Pack on Xbox Live mentions the fighter.


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You can scope out the listing on the official Xbox website for yourself, assuming it hasn't been changed already.

They note that the Kombat Pack grants early access to 4 new playable characters and skin packs.

It also includes Jason Voorhees, Predator, whom they refer to as "the Ultimate Hunter," along with, "Two Klassic Mortal Kombat characters."

Each playable character will come with a themed skin pack including three new skins for select fighters, and also includes The Samurai Pack.

Thanks to SirKortland, Rteruyas and FGLover90 for sending this in, via TheBackyardPeru.

Ultra Street Fighter 4 on PC gets netcode update via Steam Beta client

Since the release of Ultra Street Fighter 4 on PC back in August of last year, players have reported a number of netcode issues. Today, Capcom has announced that a new update for the game is now available via Steam's Beta client.

With the help of Valve, Capcom has implemented a change that is aimed at improving online play for Ultra Street Fighter 4 warriors.

In order to try out the update, you'll have to follow these instructions:

To subscribe to the beta release, go to [Steam->Settings, Beta participation]. If it doesn't say "Steam Beta Update", click the [Change...] button, and select the Steam Beta Update and let it update. Then, select [Steam->Check for Steam Client Updates] to make sure you have the latest update, and then check [Help->About] and make sure the "Built" string is greater than or equal to Mar 13 2015.

Two of our resident PC players, TheUncharted and Tryken, have taken it upon themselves to join the beta program and test out the netcode update. You can check out their impressions after the jump.

Phenom feels M. Bison's playstyle is too mentally draining to win a major, still thinks the character is top 10 - EventHubs exclusive interview

Just a few weeks ago, Cannes Winter Clash wrapped up, and a whole plethora of talented players attended the event.

Thankfully, I was at the event representing our site, and managed to grab many interviews with players, which we will be publishing daily for about the next two weeks.

First up, we have one of Norway's top talents, BX3|Phenom, who speaks about his Street Fighter history, M. Bison's strength in 1.04, the improved Capcom Pro Tour, hopes for Street Fighter 5 and more. You'll find a snippet below to get you started.

MajinTenshinhan: How long have you been playing Street Fighter 4 competitively, and is it your first fighting game?

BX3|Phenom: I have been playing Street Fighter 4 competitively since 2009, and it is my first true competitive fighting game. Though, when I was younger, I played Tekken 5 and such versus the CPU. However, Street Fighter 4 is my first competitive game, and the first Street Fighter game overall that I've played.

In the beginning, I only played in Norwegian tournaments ... It wasn't until 2012 that I decided to travel across Europe to compete.

Hit the jump for the rest of the interview.


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