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Blaziken's low stance counters ALL low attacks? Find out every Pokémon's high and low stance effects in Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén Tournament is finally out, and players everywhere are excitedly jumping into innovative new title.

Each playable character has two different stances they can take on while fighting in the 2D phase of each battle. These stances grant special traits and abilities to each fighter, and Shofu has put together a video explaining all of them.

While some of these seem much more useful than others, the one that stood out most to us was Blaziken's low stance. While in this state, which only involves holding down, Blaziken is immune to virtually all low attacks including projectiles.

Have your eye on one of the 16 Pokémon in Pokkén? Find out what they can do via stance changes in the video below.

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Shadow Mewtwo has a blockstring infinite that scores him a free win in Pokkèn Tournament

A blockstring infinite for Shadow Mewtwo has been discovered in Pokkèn Tournament.

By using a projectile sequence over and over again, Shadow Mewtwo can lock his opponent in a blocking state forever. The blocking opponent will take chip damage and will keep doing so until the time runs out, if the player keeps the infinite going.

Shadow Mewtwo also takes damage during this sequence, but he has the lowest health rating among the playable cast. This means that if both players sit at 1 point of health when the time runs out, the game considers Shadow Mewtwo the winner.

You can check out a quick demonstration of the infinite below, and hit the jump for the full video explanation.

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Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. 4, and Melee to have 1,024 entrant cap at CEO 2016, unless surpassed by June 1st

Alex Jebailey -- Community Effort Orlando tournament organizer -- took to Twitter last night to share the entrant caps for each game at the upcoming CEO 2016 event.

The three main games: Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. 4, and Super Smash Bros. Melee will all have a maximum of 1,024 registrants (each). Below, you can see the cap for the remainder of the games.

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What exactly happens to rage quitters in Pokkén Tournament?

Rage quitting has been a hot topic in the fighting game community in recent weeks, mostly due to the widely popular Street Fighter 5 not having an initial punishment or deterrent system set in place to stop people from disconnecting from matches early.

Naturally gamers are putting other new titles under the magnifying glass to see how they've approached the issue. Pokkén Tournament players can breathe a sigh of relief, as they'll find the topic is actually addressed directly in the basic introduction to online play.

Pokkén punishes users who try to dip out early from impending losses by docking them in game currency known as Poké Gold.

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Source: Destructoid.

Final Round 19 results ft Kazunoko, Momochi, Xian, Infiltration

Update: This story has been updated with finals results.

This weekend is the first premier event of the 2016 Capcom Pro Tour season, Final Round 19, taking place in Atlanta, Georgia.

Here, you'll see a lot of competition taking place. There'll be tournaments in Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Killer Instinct, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Soul Calibur 5 and Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late.

As for players participating, you can expect to see GGP|Kazunoko, EG|Momochi, RZR|Xian, RZR|Infiltration, MCZ|Tokido, cR|SonicFox, RB|Snake Eyez, MCZ|Mago, RZR|Fuudo, RB|Bonchan, EG|Justin Wong, NYChrisG, PG|Filipino Champ, BE|KaneBlueRiver, EG|PR Balrog, Qanba|Xiao Hai, MJS|Haitani, /r/Kappa|Poongko, YOMI|Dieminion, Saint, PandaTV|Dakou, ITS|Pling, EG|Ricki Ortiz, GC|Go1, LI Joe, Dogura, KoDee, Rip, BT|MarlinPie, TS|Arturo Sanchez, RayRay, WFX|801 Strider, Reiketsu, D-Link|LordKnight, F3|Alucard, WayGamble, Flux, IG|FullSchedule, FF|ElvenShadow, YOMI|ForeverKing, E-Mann, Chris Tatarian, CrazySteady, TSB|Mynus, TSC|IFC Yipes, YOMI|Michaelangelo, LU|Alex Valle, NG|Obscure, SR|Hoodless, EMP|Hiro, TA|Moons, EG|ChocoBlanka, Wolfkrone, UGS|HajinShinobi, Hotashi, KIT|Lil Majin, UA|Jan, YOMI|DJT, BT|Viscant, YOMI|SaltFace, ITS|JustFrameJames, KIT|ShinBlade, ATL|Speedkicks, ITS|CuddleCore, Anakin, Skatan, Doren2k and many, many more.

The action will be taking place on Capcom Fighters, Team Spooky, Smash Studios, 6:45, Funky P, Kombat Network and NYCFurby (TS|Arturo Sanchez).

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Pokken Tournament early access finals results ft. Justin Wong, Nairo, Esam, Rip

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Pokken Tournament early access finals are currently live.

This pre-launch event will be host to tons of great tournament-level action. Broken up into two divisions -- one for people born in the year 2000 or earlier and the other for people born 2001 or later -- we will surely see a myriad of exciting Pokken Tournament footage today.

Additionally, EG|Justin Wong, Liquid|Nairo, PG|Esam, Tempo|Rip, NYCFab, Tasty Steve, iQHQ|DKWill and Justin Flynn are all in attendance as coaches. Each of these players will compete in a masters exhibition later on in the day, so be sure to tune in.

You'll find the live video feed after the jump.

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Samurai Warriors' Naotora Ii, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round's latest newcomer, gets launch trailer - available today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

The Dead or Alive 5 series has been going on since the release of the core title back in 2012, and the ride is still not over.

Today, owners of the game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can become the proud owners of the game's latest fighter, guest character from Samurai Warriors, Naotora Ii.

If you happen to own Dead or Alive 5: Last Round on PC, you'll unfortunately have to wait a while longer. She becomes available for Steam purchase on March 29th.

Continue below to check out her launch trailer and get a feel for what you're buying.

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Pokkén Tournament has a 'LAN mode' for tournament play which unlocks everything in the game and allows 60FPS play

Pokkén Tournament is about to be released on Wii U, and puts together the Pokémon franchise with a proper fighting game basis, developed by the Tekken team.

Due to the system of the game, one player has to have their own screen, and as such, when playing local multiplayer, one player uses the Wii U gamepad and has their own screen on it, forcing the game to render the battle twice, and therefore unfortunately being locked to 30FPS.

However, in what is sure to be a huge boon to tournament organizers, Pokkén Tournament also has a LAN mode which enables 60 frames per second play, as well as unlocking all of the game's features right away.

Continue below for more information on this very welcome addition to the game.

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People are really liking Pokkén Tournament; see what IGN, GameSpot and others are saying in this review roundup

Given how different Pokkén Tournament comes across at first glance, the FGC has had a bit of reservation in taking the new fighter in with open arms.

Now that we can explore it for ourselves however, the general consensus is overwhelmingly popular. We've looked up the reviews from four notable gaming sites to share with you today.

Pokkén surely is a different kind of fighter as it's a mix of 3D and 2D battles, and fights are broken up into two distinct phases.

The game's helpful tutorials and effective explanations seem to be more than efficient in getting players of all experience levels started.

Pokkén is slated to be on the EVO 2016 main game line up, so competitive players will definitely want to jump on this Wii-U exclusive.

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Pokkèn Tournament is more complicated than Tekken - Destructoid's impressions say casuals may be overwhelmed

Pokkèn Tournament is set to drop this Friday, and quite a few fans are already getting their hands on Nintendo / Bandai Namco's upcoming Pokemon fighter. Destructoid's own Jonathan Holmes has spent some time with the game already and shared some of his findings in a recent article.

With Bandai Namco involved, one might expect Pokken Tournament to play a lot like the Tekken series. Despite both games having a 3D battle plane, Destructoid notes that the game actually doesn't feel much like the company's most popular fighting franchise.

"Pokkén has some elements in common with Naruto Shippuden, Dead or Alive, Marvel vs. Capcom, but not much about it feels like Tekken," the article explains.

While the game certainly appears to have a lot of depth to it, another area it shines is in its breadth. Every character has a unique move set, and with supporter characters, the two different fighting modes, and more to consider, Pokkèn Tournament gives players a large tool set to utilize.

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Through PC modding, Decapre, Batman, Harley Quinn, Poison, Hugo, Master Chief and Cortana join Dead or Alive 5: Last Round

Since the PC release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, modders have been hard at work to bring a bunch of unexpected characters into the fray.

While it might not be a far cry to include other fighting game characters, such as Decapre, Poison and Hugo from Street Fighter, they've gone the extra mile and branched out to other genres, with Master Chief and Cortana from Halo, as well as comic books, putting Batman and Harley Quinn into the game.

I don't know about you guys, but seeing Batman flip around yelling Jacky Bryant's signature "YEAH!" sure made my day. Check the videos out below.

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Justin Wong is enlisted as a Pokken Coach alongside Nairo, Esam, Rip, Fab, Tasty Steve, DKWill and Justin Flynn for March 17th Early Access tournament

On March 17th, Nintendo will be hosting a Pokken Tournament Early Access Competititon, but it's not just about people competing - they also have professional coaches enlisted.

A bunch of different top-level fighting game players have been brought in to coach the hopefuls in how to win the event. EG|Justin Wong, Liquid|Nairo, PG|Esam, Tempo|Rip, NYCFab, Tasty Steve, iQHQ|DKWill and Justin Flynn are all coming to the tournament as coaches, or Pokémon Trainers if you will, so there's a lot of pride on the line.

Continue below to check out the introduction video where each coach explains their experience with Pokken and names their favorite Nintendo game.

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Counter attacks, legitimate anti-airs, and Machamp's 1,000-hit super: Pokken Tournament has a surprising amount of depth

Pokken Tournament is set for a stateside release next Friday, and some lucky players out there have managed to grab an early copy of Nintendo's upcoming fighting title.

Even though Bandai Namco had a heavy hand in the development of this game, many feel that this Pokemon-based fighter will stray from the traditional fighting game style and play more along the lines of free-moving 3D games like the Naruto Ninja Storm series -- which are also developed by Bandai Namco. Luckily, Shofu's latest video shows us that there might be more depth to Pokken Tournament than we originally thought.

Shofu explains how the game works, noting that there are two different phases in each match: field phase and dual phase. In the former, combatants run around the stage freely, firing projectiles at each other and attempting to land a hit in order to transition into dual phase.

Once there, players will do battle on a 2D plane, bringing forth new combo opportunities and a more traditional fighting feel. The game also features familiar techniques such as anti-airs, counter special moves, and more.

If you're not interest yet, check out Machamp's 1,000-hit super. It is absolutely as awesome as it sounds.

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Pokkén Tournament Championship Series will offer over $100,000 in prizes; here's 30 minutes of pre-release gameplay for you to start studying

Pokkén Tournament heads to Wii-U on March 18th, and you could win over $100,000 in prizes playing it. The PCS will feature a series of tourneys across North America and Europe, culminating at the World Championships this August in San Francisco.

We're already beginning to see Poké-battles from the console version from pre-release reviews. Seeing as this game is slated to be at EVO 2016, we feel it's best to start getting acquainted as soon as possible. We've rounded up over 30 minutes of Pokkén gameplay from two videos, one from Kotaku, and the other from ProJared.

Jared jumps right into battle, and his focus is totally on Pokken as a fighting game. Jared's approach looks character attacks and what assist Pokemon can do. Here's an example of Gengar in action with an assist attack from Lapras:

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Winter Brawl 2016 results feat. Filipino Champ, SonicFox, K-Brad, Coach Steve

Story updated with final results: We've added the final results from Winter Brawl 2016 into this story.

Winter Brawl 10 has kicked off from Essington, Pennsylvania headed by one of the main tournament organizers in the fighting game community, Eric "Big E" Small.

Big E events are well regarded for hosting a ton of games and getting that terrific east coast hype going. This will also be the debut of Street Fighter 5 at a major tournament in the U.S.

Notable players in attendance include PG|Filipino Champ, cR|SonicFox, EG|K-Brad, TSC|Sanford Kelly, PG|Coach Steve, BJ Unchained, TA|Moons, RPD|Alex Smith, TSC|IFC Yipes, Julio, BE|KaneBlueRiver, r/SF|Brenttiscool, L.I. Joe, BIFU|Spab Rog, among many, many others.

There are initial brackets posted on Big E's Challonge page. You can find live streams and the schedule below.

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