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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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Updated: 'Nostalgic' Alex and Ibuki costumes, first look at CPT DLC - Street Fighter V CPT Premier package appears on Playstation Store

Updated: Footage of Street Fighter 5's CPT Premier Pack has been added to this story. You can find video of the new stages, costumes, and colors after the jump.

Earlier: A brand new DLC package for Street Fighter V has surfaced on the PlayStation store this afternoon.

The "CPT Premier Package" boasts quite a bit of content. New costumes for Chun-Li, Cammy, and a "mystery costume," a new stage, special titles, and a color package for all 22 characters in the game.

A portion of all proceeds from this DLC go to the Capcom Cup 2016 prize pool. The price point for the CPT Premier Package has been set at $24.99, and this content will only be available until the end of November of this year, prior to the Capcom Cup.

For those that may not want to buy all of the new DLC, individual purchases are an option. The CPT costumes for Chun and Cammy cost $5.99, and the "Ring of Destiny" stage goes for $9.99.

Everything from the CPT Premier Package will be available today, except for the mystery costume. Be sure to be on the lookout for it to show up this weekend, if players choose to play the stage on stream stations, EVO content will feature on the screens in the background. This stage will see updates to banners and images as more major events on the CPT take place.

Capcom revealed new summertime costumes also being released today, one for Chun-Li, and one for R. Mika. Like the others before it, these premium costumes will cost players $3.99 a piece.

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Juri official release trailer, date / time revealed; New Street Fighter 5 Summer costumes on the way

At the first of Capcom's San Diego Comic-Con panels today, the company revealed new information on Juri -- Street Fighter 5's next DLC fighter.

We have learned that Juri will go live on Tuesday, July 26 and players can get their hands on the new addition at 5 p.m. PDT. Alogn with Juri, players will be able to pick up her Story and Premium costumes, which can be seen in the images below.

Juri is back and craftier than ever, with a new look and more tricks up her sleeves. As a trained expert in Taekwondo, Juri also possesses a ki booster called the Feng Shui Engine built into her left eye.

In Street fighter 5, she is all about "flashy, fast and furious kicks," and has a numerous ki-based attacks at her disposal.

You can check out more screenshots, her trailer, and V-Move information courtesy of Capcom Unity after the jump.

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'We're all looking at character types and uniqueness, as well as fan favorites' - Combofiend talks future Street Fighter 5 DLC

Street Fighter 5's first wave of DLC characters is a diverse selection that adds series mainstays to the roster and brings back some old fan favorites that have been very highly requested over the years. These character choices were very likely locked in early in the game's development, but now that Capcom's latest fighter has been in the hands of the public for a while, what is the company looking for in future DLC fighters?

Back at E3 2016, we asked Street Fighter 5 Associate Producer Peter "Combofiend" Rosas if there were specific criteria that Capcom is looking to hit with the next wave of additional fighters. Are they aiming for unique play-styles all around? Will the next batch be strictly fan-service?

"I would say it's definitely a combination of both," Combofiend told EventHubs. "There are characters that fans like, that they want to see, they're vocal about it — we're very aware of what characters those are."

Despite fan uproar, Rosas says that future character additions are still being decided. This isn't a bad thing, however, as it gives Capcom the opportunity to bring fresh move sets into the mix.

"Additionally, there are openings for unique play-styles, and much like how we added Laura who had a unique fighting style, we see that as an opportunity to put a character in there that has a unique fighting style that has never been in Street Fighter. We're all looking at character types and uniqueness, as well as fan favorites," Combofiend concluded.

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Mika too sexy for ESPN? Fuudo forced to change character costume for EVO finals

The fighting game community passed a new milestone on Sunday as the largest EVO of all time was broadcast live on ESPN2.

We've already heard plenty surrounding R. Mika's appearance in the early days of Street Fighter 5, but the boisterous brawler's physical assets were once again the source of controversy, only this time the party calling her into question was ESPN.

RZR|Fuudo took R. Mika all the way to top eight, (and eventually Grand Finals) at this year's EVO, but was instructed by ESPN representatives to change his character's costume after playing his first match against MOV.

FGC player, journalist and Japanese translator for EVO's top 8 competitors Ryan "Fubarduck" Harvey noted on his Twitter,

"Fun fact: Fuudo was required to use the "Story 1" costume after his first match because the default was deemed too revealing by ESPN."

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'We should have better communicated that content would drop on an on-going basis' - Capcom EU reps talk about SF5's failings and its strong core

In a recent interview with MCV UK, two of Capcom's European representatives talked about what went wrong with the launch of Street Fighter 5, and how they feel about the strong core of the game itself.

First, European CEO Katsuhiko Ichii spoke about the game's launch.

Katsuhiko Ichii: The launch of Street Fighter V was not very good. We have heard and accepted all the users’ voices. It should have been better organised, it should have been better explained. Now, what we need to do is just improve the game. Right now R&D is working hard to add more content and make the users happy.

Continue below to hear what marketing director Antoine Molant had to add.

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'We have some surprises in store for EVO' - Capcom talks communicating with the FGC more, re-doing Street Fighter 5 character models, and more

Back in May, Capcom set out to release Ibuki -- Street Fighter 5's newest DLC character at the time. Unfortunately, things didn't go quite as planned, leading to a delay for the new content and a status update from the company near the end of the month.

Fans anticipating the DLC weren't too pleased to find out about the delay so close to the originally scheduled release date, and Capcom promised to make improvements and communicate with the fighting game community more going forward, keeping the players in the swing of things as further developments unfold.

Over at E3 this year, we asked Capcom how they intend on furthering communication with the FGC. Director of Brand Marketing and eSports, Matt Dahlgren, was happy to fill us in.

"I think we need to be more open and honest," he began. "We've had a lot of discussions internally about how things have been progressing, and we should have let people know about Ibuki earlier, I think that was just a mistake on our behalf.

"We're doing the best we can to get the latest information out to our fans, the whole team is making a much more concerted effort to communicate better. We'll have multiple opportunities in the future to have panels where people can ask questions to us directly, we don't have anything to hide.

"Taking care of our hardcore player-base and making sure that they're satisfied with the product is a top priority for us."

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Haunts speaks to the community on both clarifying plans for the Pro Tour DLC and the process behind communication with Capcom

In the wake of Capcom announcing their special Pro Tour DLC package last weekend at EVO, many fans were left feeling miffed over the whole ordeal. Many say that the content is overpriced, and more importantly, that Capcom should be more transparent about how they plan to handle the funds from the proceeds.

Capcom's Haunts has taken to NeoGAF this time around to speak directly to the community and bring some clarity to the situation.

According to him, a majority of the revenue from the DLC package will be invested right back into the Capcom Pro Tour. "We didn't create this content with the intention of making a profit for ourselves, it's to support the community," says Haunts.

He also speaks on the reason behind the lack of transparency on the Pro Tour DLC proceeds. "It would be easy if it was just going into the prize pool, but we also want to invest into the 2017 season as well..." Haunts states.

Haunts goes on to state that he takes full responsibility for communication being vague thus far, and that more context and updates on the matter are coming soon.

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VGBootCamp strips Cristian 'Hyuga' Medina of sponsorship for sexual assault allegation over EVO weekend

Cristian Medina, better known as Hyuga in the Smash 4 community, was accused of sexual assault toward commentator and player Victoria "VikkiKitty" Perez.

Perez issued a statement via TwitLonger addressing the incident, which happened in her hotel room late Saturday evening. Perez did inform hotel security, and though she was given the option to press charges with authorities, she chose not to.

"The judgement of the community will take it's turn with this situation and hopefully bring more awareness to tournament safety. If I go through with further legal action, I will never be allowed to go to another out of state tournament, again," explained Perez in a follow up statement.

Since the incident Medina has been stripped of his sponsorship by VGBootCamp, and the Smash 4 Global Leadership has suggested a one year ban on Medina for his actions.

Source: Polygon. Image source: VG BootCamp. Sent in by Katzuya Sagara and biefall.

LI Joe: I think Nash is around 5th best in the game; I do not think he's a dominant character - EVO 2016 finalist talks training, his father, and more

LI Joe has become one of the most talked about players in the fighting game community as of late due to his amazing performance throughout the EVO 2016 tournament weekend. As America's last hope in the Street Fighter 5 top 8 finals, and thousands of fans watching on both Twitch and ESPN2, Joe's inspirational journey through the brackets won over the hearts of most everyone watching.

Our friends over at Daily Dot Esports sat down with Joe this past Tuesday on their weekly eSports show, Best of III, in order to pick the brain of the EVO fan-favorite.

Among the talk about his experience at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas and his father's surprise tournament visit, LI Joe spoke about where he feels his character, Nash, sits on the game's tier list. Though many believe that Nash is one of the best characters in the game, it seems as though Joe doesn't quite feelthe same.

"I do think [Nash] is a very good character," Joe starts. "I think he's probably like fifth-ish [on the tier list], around there. I do not think he's a dominant character.

"I think there are definitely characters that are better than him, for sure. He might be low-high tier or first place in the mid tier characters."

Joe goes on to explain a bit more in-depth where he feels his character stands in Street Fighter 5.

You can check out the interview after the break.

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Which Americans, if any, will make Street Fighter 5 top 8 at EVO? Let us know what you think by voting in our latest poll

Yes, RZR|Infiltration and Tokido have been unstoppable rebel forces in Street Fighter 5, and we'd be surprised to see either player not make it to the final day at EVO 2016.

Yes, Mago, MJS|Haitani, EG|Momochi are absolute killers in this game, and it's hard to visualize most any American player defeating them. I've already exhausted five of eight spots without noting all of Japan's top players, the rest of Asia and the top contenders from Europe.

Yes, the numbers don't foretell too encouraging a tale for the United States, but we'll be damned if we'd let a little thing like numbers get in the way of our national pride.

We've collected the names of the top 10 American placers on the Capcom Pro Tour leaderboard, and created a poll asking you to vote on which Americans you think, if any, have a shot at cracking top eight at EVO.

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'If command throws were left as they were, they'd be really, really strong' - Combofiend explains why SPDs are toned down in Street Fighter 5

Because command throws don't operate quite as they used to, the community has made the assessment that the grappler characters in Street Fighter 5 fall lower on the game's tier list than others. Combofiend does not agree.

"That's totally off. When I think of R. Mika, there's no way that she's weak. Once she gets in, you're freaking out," Rosas was quick to say.

"Birdie, he's not really a command grab character, his buttons are strong, but he has the ability to grab you when you're blocking, that's amazing. Laura, when she gets in, same thing, people are constantly trying to get away. She has her elbow to get in close, so I don't think she's very weak, and her normal buttons are pretty good.

"Lastly, Zangief, his range is really far, and he does a lot of damage. I think the issue may be when they refer to [command grab characters being weak], they're specifically referring to Zangief, and the fact that he's a little less mobile than the other three.

"That's the only thing I'm really seeing there, I don't really think command grab characters are weak, if anything — they're really strong, because they're the only ones that can stop you from blocking. If you're continuously blocking overheads, lows and highs, and somebody just grabs you, what can you do to stop that?"

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Capcom cracking down on users who cheat the system to unlock Street Fighter 5's in-game content

Capcom sent out a message to Street Fighter 5 players last night on Twitter concerning some recent developments that have come to light.

According to the tweet from the official Street Fighter account, users that cheat the system in order to unlock in-game content will be tracked down, identified, and their account will be subject to review.

Though Capcom wasn't specific on what these entitlements entail, we are aware that some PC players have used a mod that makes Street Fighter 5's survival mode only one round for each difficulty.

This makes it so that they can bypass all of the extra games and be awarded all character's colors quickly and very easily.

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Updated: Blue Beetle and Wonder Woman join Injustice 2's roster; HD trailer, play-style descriptions, and screenshots here

NetherRealm Studios has just revealed two new characters for Injustice 2 at their San Diego Comic-Con panel. Blue Beetle and Wonder Woman are entering the fray to do battle against the likes of Superman, Batman, and more.

The InjusticeGame Twitter account noted that Blue Beetle was very highly requested by fans. " So glad to make that happen for the players and fans," their tweet reads.

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According to the same Twitter account, Injustice 2 will have a tournament mode and will run on GGPO.

We also learned that Tom Taylor, writer of Injustice: Gods Among Us comic book series, is returning to work on a line of Injustice 2 comics.

As for the game's story, the panel revealed that Supergirl will be playing a large role. ""Supergirl is very pivotal to the two sides," Creative Director at NetherRealm, Ed Boon, said.

Hit the jump to check out the Blue Beetle and Wonder Woman Injustice 2 trailer.

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Juri will be the next DLC character for Street Fighter 5, released this month

Capcom's Yoshinori Ono took the stage at EVO 2016 this evening to reveal that Juri would be the next playable DLC character released for Street Fighter 5 — and she would be available before the end of this month.

The character is currently only playable via the game's story mode, although some in the community have hacked her into the game in a more naturally playable state.

How her move sets and frame data work will be changed for her official release before the end of July, though.


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