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eSports Festival Hong Kong 2016 results ft Kazunoko, Eita, MOV, Xian, Daigo

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, another Asian Capcom Pro Tour qualifier is taking place, this time in Hong Kong.

This tournament has a lot of heavy hitters showing up - you can expect to see GGP|Kazunoko, HM|Eita, MOV, RZR|Xian, BST|Daigo, GamerBee, Itabashi Zangief, PandaTV|Dakou, FA|BigBird, HM|Dogura, HumanBomb, Kindevu, YBK|Shirou, Tse4, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa and many, many more.

Streaming is being done at BeastAPAC, so make sure to tune in.

Check out the full action below.

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Is Latin America in danger of losing their regional representation at Capcom Cup?

Capcom further developed their Pro Tour this year by splitting the world into four different regions: North American, Latin America, Europe and Asia. We feel it's fairly safe in assuming that it's implied that one of the big motivators in doing this was to help promote regional diversity in the Capcom Cup Finals.

In theory this system is great, as there's an excitement in getting to see how the best from different parts of the world fair against each other, but we're beginning to find that it may not be foolproof. Take a look at the current standings for Latin America:

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You may have recognized the top two contenders for the Latin American region are United States players EG|Justin Wong and EG|K-Brad. In fact, four USA players as well as France's Melty|Will2Pac are part of the Latin American top eight right now.

Is this a problem? If so, what do we do?

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Constantine, Starfire or Black Manta for Injustice 2? The poll results are in, and they're not what we expected

Results for Ed Boon's recent Injustice 2 character poll are in. Boon asked if we'd like to see Black Manta, Starfire or Constantine most and after 12,874 votes the winner was...

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This comes to us as something of a surprise, as hype for Black Manta (when he was first spotted in Aquaman's stage transition) seemed to be through the roof. If I may offer my personal opinion, I thought John Constantine would be a contender for the top spot as he's a bit unorthodox compared to many of the more superhuman characters.

In the end though, Starfire emerged as a clear cut victor with a whopping 43% of the vote. While the poll was described as Boon as "just for fun", we're certainly going to be keeping an eye out for the Tamaran princess as Injustice 2's roster continues to develop.

Source: Ed Boon.

Atomic Hurricane Guile, Hadou Burst Ryu and... Wonder Y・O・G・A? More rejected Street Fighter 5 costume ideas

We have another batch of rejected Street Fighter 5 costumes for you today, and this time the theme is super human abilities.

Some of these show some potential, but we're widely glad that Capcom decided to scrap the idea when it comes to most of them. Take a look through these "Super Street Fighters" and let us know what you think in the comments.

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Visuals aren't blowing critics away, but King of Fighters 14 delivers where it matters most; here's a roundup of KoF 14 reviews

King of Fighters 14 drops tomorrow, (August 23rd) and we're hearing a lot of good things from those who've gotten their hands on the title early.

We've scrounged and gotten reviews from eight different gaming sites, who seem to be sending the same basic message: Gameplay is great, visuals are sub par.

For those who have given the game a numeral ranking, we don't see anything less than an 8/10 or a 4/5, which is a pretty good sign. Surely more reviews are on the way for SNK's newest fighter, but things are looking promising given what we're seeing now.

You'll see the scores from each site as well as links to their respective reviews below.

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Capcom tried to distance itself from SF3 with Street Fighter 4, bring back SF2's players - did they succeed?

It's interesting to look back at old interviews to check out statements developers made, and if they were able to follow through on their intentions.

Street Fighter 2, from a sales perspective, has been the pinnacle of the series, and it's not much of a surprise that Capcom tried to bring back as much of that nostalgia as possible with SF4, but it raises the question — did they succeed?

"We're trying to re-open the fighting genre to people who haven't played it in a while," Capcom's Yoshinori Ono said back in early 2008.

Street Fighter 4 was being tested in arcades at the time, and didn't look like the game you may remember. Here's a visual.

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Injustice 2 goes full Suicide Squad - Harley Quinn and Deadshot revealed as playable characters - and Harley brought her pets this time...

Injustice 2 had a few surprises ready for attendants of Gamescom, in the form of two unannounced characters - one returning from the last game, The Joker's right-hand-woman herself, Harley Quinn, as well as one of the DC universe's most deadly assassins, Deadshot.

It's clear from the trailer that Harley has a few new tricks up her sleeve this time around, including sicking her and Joker's pet hyenas on her opponents.

You can get a glimpse of the new Harley Quinn as well as Deadshot right here.

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Check out the full video of the two below.

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Double Aegis Reflector juggles, counters in the fireball war, and more: CEO-Urien already has an impressive Street Fighter 5 Urien

It's no secret that quite a few players made Urien playable in Street Fighter 5 by way of PC mods. The version used was that found in the game's story expansion, which has fully fleshed out moves and animations.

Though the character may be seeing changes when he is officially released, that didn't stop players like CEO-Urien from putting in work and getting accustomed to how the final DLC fighter plays.

Tonight we have a quick set of matches between the Urien player and Nightmare E17's Ryu. These bouts look to be from the battle lounge, as Capcom previously stated that players using Urien online (mainly in ranked) will be dealt with.

Despite the risk, CEO-Urien shows a strong understanding of the character. Demonstrating strong punish combos, Aegis Reflector set ups, confirms into V-Trigger, and much more, this is a great set to check out if you're considering playing Urien when he officially drops.

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Street Fighter 5's character win ratios put Ryu and Chun-Li in the middle of the pack

We wanted to revisit some data Capcom released a ways back during EVO 2016.

Capcom told us in an interview that when they looked at their online data, the character win ratios were about even across the board, and even released a slide later on which showed how the various fighters hold up, and who the most popular fighters are.

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Some fairly eye popping things stand out there, notably that Chun-Li and Ryu, two characters who are generally considered to be at the very top of the SF5 tier rankings, actually fall into the lower half of the list for win ratios.

We've put the first slide into list format below.

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Summer Jam X results ft. SonicFox, NuckleDu, Julio, MC Kwiggle

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Summer Jam X is taking place this weekend in Philadelphia, PA.

While this is a CPT ranking event for Street Fighter 5 as well as a Battle Royale qualifier for Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, there are a bunch of other games being played at the event. Besides these two, you can look forward to enjoying Mortal Kombat XL, King of Fighters 14, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Pokkén Tournament, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore and Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike.

Players expected to attend include cR|SonicFox, Liquid|NuckleDu, FOX|Julio, MC Kwiggle, NVT|Flash, EVB|Chris Tatarian, EG|K-Brad, RB|Snake Eyez, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Circa|LPN, PG|RayRay, PIE|Smug, Perfect Legend, PAG|LostSoul, F3|Alucard, D-Link|LordKnight, IFC Yipes, OG|Shine and many more.

Streaming is being done at Team Spooky, Bifuteki, Kombat Network, KPB Live, NYCFurby and Smash Studios.

Check out the full action below.

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Mike Ross is overcome by salt, loses his mind and breaks his stick on recent episode of Pro Talk

We have good news for everyone: If you've ever had your frustration levels skyrocket to the point where you've nearly lost it because of playing Street Fighter 5 online, you're not alone.

In fact, you're in the company of Twitch's own Mike Ross. On this week's episode of Capcom Pro Talk, Mike gave up one too many Twitch Turbos, leading to a frenzy of stick throwing, stick stomping and wallet tossing.

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Guests EG|K-Brad and Floe tried their best not to provoke the show host even further, but in the end they couldn't stop him from simply getting up and leaving the show entirely. Feel free to have a laugh at Mike's expense by watching the video below.

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Is Soul Calibur 6 on its way? A mysterious tweet has appeared on the game's official Twitter account

It's been quite some time since we last saw the release of a SoulCalibur game, the last being the Lost Swords title that closed its doors at the end of last year. Earlier today, something popped up on the game's official Twitter account that has left many fans hungry for an announcement of some sort.

A simple image that reads no more than "guess who" beneath a character sihlouette was posted. The tweet's text pushes the tease factor further by asking whose foot is in the image, when anyone that's had remotely any experience playing Soul Calibur should easily know that it's Ivy in the image.

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Street Fighter 5 player hit with rage quit penalty after restarting game from Training Mode; Capcom steps in to fix

You may know SoCal's Jeremy "Vicious" Lopez for his regular Wednesday Night Fights appearances both as a strong player and colorful commentator.

While streaming a Street Fighter 5 session recently, Vicious ran into some interesting issues with Capcom's new rage quit penalization system. The SoCal player was having issues with lag as he streamed, and so he restarted his game a few times.

These restarts were not performed during any online matches, but were performed post match on the Main Menu and in Training Mode.

Vicious was still hit with a 1,000 LP dock and was banned from the SF5 servers for a 24 hour period. You'll see a clip of it all happening below.

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Furia Tica 2016 results ft. Justin Wong, Will2Pac, Julio, Flash, Ricki Ortiz

Updated with final results: This story has been updated with the final results for Furia Tica 2016.

The action is going on all across the world this weekend, with yet another tournament going on - This one is a Capcom Pro Tour Ranking event in Costa Rica.

Players expected to attend this Street Fighter 5 tournament include EG|Justin Wong, FOX|Julio, EG|K-Brad, EG|Ricki Ortiz, NVT|Flash, Melty|Will2Pac and many more.

Streaming is being done at True Challengers.

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Sega renews Virtua Fighter trademark, could a new game be on the horizon?

It's been a while since Virtua Fighter fans have had even the prospect of any new content, (Virtua Fighter 5 came out just over 10 years ago) but there's a possibility the VF drought may soon be coming to an end.

On August 4th, Sega renewed their trademark on the series, possibly implying that they're planning to continue the series in some way.

This could mean a Virtua Fighter 6, or perhaps a remastering of a previous title. In any case, we'll be keeping our eyes open and an ear to the ground for any developments.

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