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Ixion's tier ranking for Dan in Ultra Street Fighter 4, feels Rufus is his easiest match-up

Another Ultra Street Fighter 4 character tier ranking was recently sent our way, and this time Ixion -- Europe's, and arguably the world's best Dan player -- brings us his match-up list for the Saikyo master.

Unlike some of the previous tier rankings we've featured here on the site in recent times, Ixion's arranges the roster from most difficult to easiest match-ups. It's no surprise that Evil Ryu sits atop the list as the most difficult opponent for Dan, but what's interesting is that Rufus is shown as Dan's easiest opponent to defeat.

Check out Ixion's tier ranking for Dan below, and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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You can check out even more character tier rankings from such players as Mike Ross, PIE|Smug, AVM|GamerBee, and more after the jump.

Luffy (Rose) vs. IronTrigr (Abel): Extremely close ft-to-5 set in which the UK player scores a Perfect on the EVO 2014 champ

Rose vs. Abel. That's match-up we don't get to see very often, especially at high levels of play as top Rose and Abel players are few and far apart, and they rarely get to play one another.

So it was a bit of a rare treat this morning when we woke up to find in our mailbox this following high-level first-to-5 set between France's MD|Luffy and one of UK's best players Hassan 'IronTrigr' Laghari, sent in to us by Balg MD.

Normally a first-to-5 set against MD|Luffy, on its own, isn't really a big enough deal for us to feature in a post (maybe in a roundup, if it's any good). Preferably, we'd like to see heavyweights on both corners of the ring.

But this set between MD|Luffy and IronTrigr isn't like most other -- it's filled with moments, and came down to the wire. IronTrigr even manages to score a Perfect round against the EVO 2014 champ. We think it's worth checking out; take a look below, and tell us what you think.

Poongko 2014 highlights: a comeback against Daigo from the brink of death, perfects on Itabashi Zangief, Gamerbee in Ultra Street Fighter 4

Many great Ultra Street Fighter 4 moments were had during the Capcom Pro Tour Asia 2014 round-robin tournament at GameStart Asia in Singapore this past weekend.

But one of the best parts of the tournament that I'm truly very thankful for is Poongko's appearance in it; seems like it's been forever since the last time we got to see the Korean Street Fighter warrior play on an international stage.

And while Poongko didn't manage to make it into the grand finals of the tournament, he certainly impressed -- The Machine was the only player to have beaten MCZ|Daigo during the play-offs, preventing the Mad Catz sponsored player from dominating with an untarnished 7-0 record.

To commemorate Poongko The Machine's remarkable performance at Capcom Pro Tour Asia, vid maker The Beast (not to be confused with MCZ|Daigo himself) has made a 2014 Angry Poongko highlights compilation that picks out a few of The Machine's most epic moments at the tournament, plus a few more from earlier in the year.

'He’s a zoner… with a ranged grapple… and great (situational) mobility… and traps… oh, and curses too.' Developer's details on KI's newest character

Whatever happened to the good ol' days where you bought a game and you got all the characters? Honestly, this new approach may be better because it seems to get us back on the edge of our seats every time we start getting comfortable.

In the recent Maya Trailer. We got a sneak peak at the newest Killer Instinct character.

All we knew about him was that he was #notamummy. It's been over a month and we finally have more info on the newcomer.

It sounds as though he is going to be very unique in that he is primarily a zoner but also has the ability for ranged grapple. This seems to shy away from traditional fighting game character templates and create something of a hybrid zone-grappler.

Indeed the developers have nicknamed not-mummy new guy the 'Trap Grappler' which sounds pretty intimidating when you think about it. In any case our guess is that he'll be pretty fun to use and frustrating to play against. Zoning, mix ups AND curses? Come on now...

While they didn't give us his name they did post a piece of concept art which you can view by clicking the jump.

Do you hunger for a rewarding experience in Ultra Street Fighter 4? This Dee Jay combo video will get you started on the path to low tier happiness

Very few Dee Jay mains could forget when Capcom's Combofiend explained that while winning with the character might be more difficult than with others in Ultra Street Fighter 4, it'll also be that much more rewarding.

Those satisfaction seekers who took the character online might find themselves getting beaten down instead of being overwhelmed with the happiness expected from a low tier character. Well, worry no more.

Admittedly, some of these combos would be fairly impractical to actually perform in a live match; however, they do showcase what the character can actually be capable of in the right hands.

Watch the video below to see if you're one step closer to the reward Dee Jay offers.

Mega Man's got combos: Offset the Super Fighting Robot's low damage output with these nifty tricks in Super Smash Bros. 3DS

Mega Man was one of the first characters in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS that I really enjoyed playing with. Out of the five characters playable in the Smash 4 demo that was put out prior to the game's release, Capcom's super fighting robot had been my go-to guy for combating mighty CPU Lv. 9s.

I especially loved the way his pellet attacks worked as an action-starter of some sort, similar to Ryu's fireballs in Street Fighter, and I used it mainly to force the CPU opponents to block so that I could go for a grab into a combo.

But then the game came out. And I realized how incredibly low Mega Man's damage output was. I switched to playing a different character (Link) soon afterwards.

But YouTube user Dezmu didn't give up on Mega Man. Together with Kuroudo and MDSmashVids, they've found some great tech for the Capcom guest character, that you can use to do a decent chunk of damage. My personal favorite: when used as an item the Metal Blade can be used to cancel your dash approach, allowing you to combo into Mega Man's up A for that meaty uppercut.

Don't give up, Mega Man fans! Watch this video, hold out hope, and maybe one day Capcom will see the light! keep on fighting for everlasting peace!

Decapre fully 'parries' Cody's Super Combo, does 2 EX Scramble Breaks into UC2, fireball Ultra into EX Spiral Arrow and Psycho Sting - USF4 CMV

pepopulo is back with another Ultra Street Fighter 4 CMV, this time centering on Decapre, a character whom, sure, you've already seen quite a bit of from the likes of NuckleDu, Uryo, and PH|Hoodaman.

But this is different. Whereas the aforementioned competitive players are mostly focused on tech that can be applied in tense tournament moments, pepopulo's Decapre CMV focuses on style.

Running at over three minutes long, there's bound to be a Decapre combo or two that you haven't quite seen below in this finely-edited CMV. Check it out below.

Desk is back with a new combo video showcasing El Fuerte landing 26 extremely difficult hits, includes trailer of new CMV for USF4

Desk, the mastermind behind some of the most difficult to perform combos in Street Fighter 4, has put his hands to the test with El Fuerte. This time, however, he has also included up to the second notation of every single attack and motion his hands make. This coincides with him recording his stick, so you are welcome to imitate everything he does if you can.

Check out the video below to see Desk work his magic.

Daigo faces Mago, his Mad Catz brethren; Momochi, Kazunoko, Bonchan, and more take center stage - USF4 Taito Arcade Nationals replays

Capcom Fighters returns with more amazing Ultra Street Fighter 4 action from the Taito Arcade Japan National Finals that took place over in Shinjuku, Tokyo the weekend before last.

Last time, we saw Tarezou of Shikkari Dynamic dismantle the entire Mad Catz team during the 3v3 portion of the tournament. Tonight, we bring to you the Taito Finals' star-studded singles bouts.

In this assortment of matches, you'll witness MCZ|Daigo Umehara take on his Mad Catz brethren, MCZ|Mago, as they both use their Ultra Street Fighter 4 mains -- Evil Ryu and Yang, respectively. Additionally, players such as the EVO 2014 runner-up, Bonchan, EG|Momochi, Kazunoko, Nishikin, and many more battle it out for Street Fighter supremacy.

You can catch all of the action below.

Daigo vs. The Public 'Win A PS4' challenge will be played on Omega Edition: Ultra Street Fighter 4 at GameStart 2014

It's not been confirmed yet, and the rules are subject to change, but according to RZR|Xian the Ultra Street Fighter 4 Omega Edition exhibition match between him and MCZ|Daigo is likely to be a race-to-5 with random selects.

So what happens if neither RZR|Xian or MCZ|Daigo picks the Omega Edition character you want to see? Does that mean you're completely out of luck?

Well, not quite.

As it turns out, Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong (Singapore branch) and Capcom are also organizing an MCZ|Daigo vs. The Public segment, similar to the one conducted recently in Hong Kong.

Except, this time, the public will be playing against MCZ|Daigo on Omega Edition. Oh, and if you manage to beat him, you win a PS4 too.

801 Strider's tier rankings for Abel in Ultra Street Fighter 4

Tonight we add to our collection of Ultra Street Fighter 4 tier rankings a list for Abel. This isn't just Joe Shmoe's tier list, however; this one comes to us courtesy of 801 Strider.

Strider has been on the tournament scene for quite some time now, and you may have seen him most recently compete at The Fall Classic at which he placed in the top 8, and even made our highlight story for his sick whiff punishes against YBK|Jayce The Ace.

The Abel player feels that the character's good/bad match-ups fall fairly close in numbers: voting 16 favorable and 14 unfavorable. The remaining 13 characters fall under the 5-5 category. But which characters fall under what category? Click the image below to find out.

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You can find even more top-notch players' tier rankings after the jump.

Daigo gets outzoned by El Fuerte, Infiltration (Rolento) vs. Dunhill (Gen), JaycetheAce and Arturo Sanchez jump on the Decapre train - USF4 replays

We've got a great line-up of Ultra Street Fighter 4 Xbox Live replays for your viewing pleasure this morning.

First up, MCZ|Daigo goes up against a Japanese El Fuerte player, Zeny53 on Xbox Live, who manages to out-zone one of the original masters of zoning in Street Fighter. This guy may not be Pepeday, but watching him play has certainly made Alioune Sensei's day.

Next, watch two of the world's greatest multi-character specialists -- South Korea's Infiltration and Japan's Dunhill -- slug it out in a high-level match using characters they wouldn't really consider their mains: Rolento and Gen, respectively.

And finally, it looks like two more top players in the FGC -- YBK|JaycetheAce and TS|Arturo Sanchez -- are beginning to realize the hidden potential embedded deep within Decapre. Watch them take on a Yun and another Decapre player, respectively, in two separate matches.

All that and more, in this latest episode round-up of Ultra Street Fighter 4 Xbox Live ranked match replays.

Eye of the Tiger and Guile's theme combine in this metal mashup to become one of the most American songs ever made

Guitarist and songwriter Charlie Parra del Riego has combined Guile's iconic Street Fighter 2 theme with "Eye of the Tiger", a song likely known for its attachment to a plethora of training montages.

Fittingly, the combination has been done in the style of metal and on electric guitar. The song is actually extremely well played, seamlessly flowing between the two pieces and concluding with a fantastic guitar solo.

While it may not be the most American song ever made (that title belongs to Hulk Hogan's "Real American" by Rick Derringer), it should certainly provide an excellent accompaniment for any last minute work you have to do before enjoying your Halloween.

Listen to the song below to earn your stars and stripes.

A less-than-real Smash Bros. leak, Mike Ross stars in 'Jumper' - another installment of ridiculous FGC memes and images

It's been a while since our last set of ridiculous images, but since then, we here at EventHubs have stumbled upon a number of other great ones.

Among the riff-raff you'll find Mike Ross starring in his own movie (not Focus), a Super Smash Bros. 4 character select screen leak that is...less-than-real, Yipes' reaction being shared by the whole Summer Jam crowd, and more.

Check out the selection below, then hit the jump for some more.

Justin Wong in the grand finals for USF4, UMvC3 & KI at Chile's GamerByte tournament; will he achieve a grand slam? Find out in these videos

EG|Justin Wong was invited as a special guest to the GamerByte tournament in Chile this past weekend.

The Evil Geniuses sponsored player entered in multiple games, and made it into the grand finals of three titles: Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and Killer Instinct.

It may not be much of a surprise to see a player as talented as Justin make it to the grand finals in these three games at a Chile tournament. Nevertheless, his ascension to the grand finals did not go unchallenged: Justin was actually on the losers' side of the brackets for UMvC3 and KI.

Will EG|Justin Wong be able to reset the brackets for UMvC3 and KI, and ultimately achieve a grand slam in winning at all three titles? Find out in these official YouTube video archives provided by VersusCL.

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