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NESiCAxLive now in the United States at Round 1 in California, more locations potentially receiving it

Though it's been quite a long time since we talked about NESiCAxLive, an arcade board that allows the legitimate downloading of countless games and updates onto a single unit digitally, we can finally report that a unit has come to the United States.

The first unit is at Round 1, an arcade in Los Angeles, California (Puente Hills). This could have an enormous impact on the arcade scene in the United States, mixing cost effective convenience for business owners with a huge library of titles for players.

In the announcement tweet by Round 1, they ask that people come by and show interest, with NESiCAxLive units only being able to grow in distribution if they're amply supported by the community. Here's the tweet in question:


If this is something you are interested in, tweet our to Round 1 and let them know, or go to the venue yourself and support it! Perhaps we'll be seeing a lot more of NESiCAxLive in the US soon.

Tip submitted by Shinebox.

Source: Round 1 USA

Fight Thoughts - Round 1: Why EVO 2015 was the best EVO ever - new column from EventHubs' tournament specialist MajinTenshinhan

Welcome to a new column feature here on EventHubs, written by me, Nicholas "MajinTenshinhan" Taylor, our site's very own tournament coverage specialist.

I've been working at the site for almost two and a half years now, and during that time I've been watching more tournaments than I even know existed. When Catalyst first approached me to write a column about tournaments and what's going on in the current fighting game world and meta, I was hesitant. But after seeing all the action and hype at this year's EVO, I thought it was time for me to jump on the opportunity and give some opinions about what we've been seeing lately.

In this first column, I will be covering all nine of the main stage games, noting things that surprised me, that impressed me and overall what made it so special to see this year. I will also pick out a "MVP" of sorts for each game, as to which player ended up being most memorable for me besides the champion.

Continue right below, and let's see what each game had to offer.

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'I felt my chances of winning EVO were small, but I kept training' - Chou on what makes Persona special, fighting origins, version changes and more

After the explosive EVO this year, we here at EventHubs made an effort to reach out to champions in the main stage games of the event. Our third interview we're publishing is with the champion of Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Chou.

In this interview, Chou talks about his fighting game origins, reasons for picking Ken, version differences and what's so special about Persona 4: Arena Ultimax.

Please note that this interview was conducted in Japanese, and can be read in its original language at the end of the article. Find a snippet of the translated English version (courtesy of myself) right below.

MajinTenshinhan: How long have you been playing fighting games, and what was your first fighting game?

Chou: I've been playing fighting games since I was in grade school, so I guess that makes about 17 years?

Street Fighter 2 was my first. I was happy just managing to do special moves, so I kept playing until I was able to beat the final boss, M. Bison, and really started liking the game.

As for playing fighting games in arcades and starting to think about them in a competitive sense, that would've been around high school, so about 10 years ago, which was also when I first started partaking in tournaments. At that time, my game was Guilty Gear XX.

Hit the jump for the rest of the interview.

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Trailer for an upcoming documentary about the anime FGC attempts to warm your cold, Street Fighter heart

Attribute rankings for Street Fighter 5's entire playable cast (so far)

Before Smash was the supposed outcast that stream monsters bashed, the fighting game community often found pleasure in turning its nose firmly up to anime fighters. Even now, if you do attend tournaments or pay attention to stream chats, you can sometimes find a collective groan when an anime fighter is mentioned. Aside from even something as negative disdain, most fighting game fans simply don't know anything about them or their players.

Anime fighting games are a unique part of the scene. They also have a community that can at times separate itself from the usual Street Fighter or Tekken crowd. Of course, this is nothing more than anecdotal evidence, so take these observations with a grain of salt.

Maybe you have no interest in playing the subgenre, but because you share tournament space with them, it might be best to take a look at the perspective of our fellow fighting game players. Fortunately, the community is working on a documentary, titled Circuit Spark: The Other Side of Fighting Games, focusing on the anime scene.

Check out the trailer below. You might even get an itch to play an anime fighter yourself.

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EVO 2015 results feat. Daigo, Momochi, Luffy, Mago, Xian

Update: This story has been updated with final results for EVO 2015.

EVO 2015 is finally upon us, so hopefully you've cleared your entire weekend and are ready for some serious fighting game action.

This year's main lineup will feature Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Tekken 7, Killer Instinct and Persona 4: Arena Ultimax. If none of these games tickle your fancy, though, don't worry - there are more side tournaments than you could ever hope for. For full details, check out our EVO 2015 spectator guide.

As for notable players, there are more than we could even attempt to count. Safe to say, if it's a player name you know, they're most likely there. Just in case, though, make sure to check out the EVO Player Locator to check for your favorite players.

Streaming duties for the main tournament will be covered on SRKEvo1, Capcom Fighters, SRKEvo2, SRKEvo3, SRKEvo4, SRKEvo5, SRKEvo6 and SRKEvo7.

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When is Ultra Street Fighter 4? Who should I look out for in Mortal Kombat X? EventHubs has you covered with our EVO 2015 spectator guide

EVO 2015 is here! The largest fighting game event of the year kicks off tomorrow, and with seven live streams, 9 main games, and thousands of players, one might be wondering how and where to find everything.

Tonight, we have put together a beginner's guide to EVO of sorts in hopes that we can make your viewing experience this weekend that much easier.

Contained in this story is information on all nine of the main games, where and when they are streaming, and which players to look out for. Of course, there are a plethora of amazing players competing this weekend, but we chose a handful that we felt newcomers watching EVO for the first time might have fun looking out for.

Additionally, we've included information on the various side tournament set to take place at the event.

There is a ton of info here, so hit that jump and get ready for EVO 2015!

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CEO 2015 results feat. Momochi, Daigo, Kazunoko, Tokido, GamerBee

CEO 2015 live stream ft. Momochi, Daigo, Kazunoko, Tokido, GamerBee, Infiltration, Mago, Mango, Armada, Snake Eyez, Fuudo, Xiao Hai, SonicFox and more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results for CEO 2015.

One of the biggest events of the year is finally upon us. This weekend, CEO 2015 will be taking place in Orlando, Florida, and it will feature a huge amount of known players competing in a large variety of games.

The game list includes Ultra Street Fighter 4 (for which this is a Capcom Pro Tour premier event), Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Killer Instinct, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Dive Kick.

As for players attending, the list is huge. You can expect to see EG|Momochi, MCZ|Daigo, Kazunoko, MCZ|Tokido, AvM|GamerBee, Infiltration, MCZ|Mago, C9|Mango, Alliance|Armada, Snake Eyez, RZR|Fuudo, Qanba|Xiao Hai, SonicFox, Bonchan, TSM|Leffen, Liquid|Hungrybox, Tempo|NYChrisG, ZeRo, PIE|Smug, YOMI|Dieminion, EG|Ricki Ortiz, TSC|CD Jr., Liquid|NuckleDu, Qanba|Dakou, TS|Arturo Sanchez, YOMI|ForeverKing, EG|K-Brad, EG|PR Balrog, CCG|Air, /r/Kappa|EX Pugera, VGP|Tom Brady, TSC|Sanford Kelly, 801 Strider, DL|Hamad, EH|Velociraptor, CTRL|RayRay, CEO|CJ Truth, EG|ChocoBlanka, Hsien Chang, Julio, DL|FourWude and many, many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Capcom Fighters, Team Spooky, VGBootCamp, VGBootCamp2, FunkyP, CEO Gaming and Shin Tristan.

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CEO 2015 preview - Your resource for the big event this weekend, including players, games, schedules, and streams

CEO 2015 is upon us this weekend, and a ton of information has been made available for tournament go-ers and spectators alike to take advantage of.

The tournament is featuring an incredible amount of players, including EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR_Balrog, MCZ|Daigo Umehara, MCZ|Tokido, RZR|Fuudo, MVG|Mew2King, Liquid|Hungrybox, Liquid|Knuckledu, Steam Co.|Yipes, YOMI|Michaelangelo, Kazunoko, Velociraptor, Tryken, and countless others in all sorts of head to head competition.

For such a large amount of players, a large amount of games is expected. These include the main event titles (Smash Bros. for Wii U, Smash Bros. Melee, USF4, MKX, UMvC3, Xrd, P4AU, KI, TTT2, and Divekick) as well as a bevy of side titles like Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, Def Jam: Fight for New York, Windjammers, Soul Calibur 3, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Capcom versus SNK 2, and a lot more, including Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7.

Hit the jump to check out all you'll need to know for this weekend.

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South East Asia Major 2015 results ft. Daigo, Xian, Momochi, Bonchan, Tokido, Fuudo, Infiltration, GamerBee, Poongko, Nemo, Mago, Gackt and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The next Capcom Pro Tour premier event is upon us, and it's the always high-level South East Asia Major. This year, instead of Singapore, the tournament is taking place in Bangkok, Thailand.

Games you can expect to see at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

As for players, there's an incredible list. You can expect to see MCZ|Daigo, RZR|Xian, EG|Momochi, Bonchan, MCZ|Tokido, RZR|Fuudo, Infiltration, AvM|GamerBee, /r/Kappa|Poongko, /r/Kappa|Nemo, MCZ|Mago, RZR|Gackt, RZR|Itabashi Zangief, Qanba|Xiao Hai, Qanba|Dakou, CCG|HumanBomb, FGC|EX Pugera, YBK|Santarouman, Tonpy, FA|BigBird, Leslie, RZR|RB, YBK|Shirou and many, many more.

Hit the jump to check out the action.

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East Coast Throwdown 2015 results feat. SonicFox, K-Brad, Smug, Dieminion, KaneBlueRiver, CD. Jr., ForeverKing, Flux and more

Updating with final results: We've updated this story with the final results for East Coast Throwdown 2015.

Beginning today is East Coast Throwdown 2015, a major held in Morristown, New Jersey on June 13th and 14th. Many players will be attending this event for all sorts of games, and it will be streamed throughout the weekend collaboratively by Team Spooky, Deadly Bison, and Kombat Network.

As for the games being played, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Melee, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Ultimate Marvel versus Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd, Dead or Alive 5, Killer Instinct, Injustice, and Under Night: In Birth are all accounted for.

With so many games being played at such a big event, it's only natural that countless players would come out to compete. These players include the likes of KPB|Grief, PIE|Smug, EG|K-Brad, CR|SonicFox, BE|KaneBlueRiver, BIFU|Coach Steve, CTRL|RayRay, and TA|Marvisto. Besides these players are many more looking to take the top spot in so many tournaments.

Hit the jump to check out the streams, and the tournament schedule.

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Atlus adds a cool $10,000 bonus to Persona 4 Arena Ultimax's EVO pot

It seems all the cool kids are doing it, so Atlus has jumped on board and given just a bit more incentive for Persona players at this year's EVO with an extra $10,000 to be spread amongst the top placers.

Other hefty amounts have been donated to a selection of other games as Warner Bros., Iron Galaxy, NetherRealm Studios, Microsoft Studios, and Capcom have all given $50,000 bonuses to each of their respective titles at EVO 2015.

Nearly every iteration of EVO has seen an impressive spike in attendance, and now we're seeing the fruits of our dedication as developers are giving back in no small way. If you haven't registered already, head on over to evo.shoryuken.com. There you'll find any and all information about this year's biggest fighting game tournament.

Source: SRK.

Thank you to TagAnarchy for the submission.

The Common Wealth results ft. Smug, Sanford Kelly, Sonic Fox, CD Jr., MIT, KDZ, Unkn0wn, Flux, and more

Updated: Final results and stream archives have been added to the story.

Earlier: This weekend is absolutely stacked with fighting game tournaments. Today, finals day of The Common Wealth is taking place in Norfolk, Virginia, and the action is currently underway.

Games being played at this event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Killer Instinct, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Dead or Alive 5 Last Round, and Blazblue Chrono Phantasma.

PIE|Smug, TSC|Sanford Kelly, CR|Sonic Fox, YOMI|MIT, YOMI|ForeverKing, EMP|KDZ, TSC|CD Jr., CTRL|Unkn0wn, CTRL|Flux, TS|Sabin, TS|LordKnight, and many others are currently in attendance.

You can catch today's stream below, and we will be updating the story with results periodically throughout the day, so be sure to check back with us soon!

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Midwest Championships 2015 results ft. Pig of the Hut, Forever King, KaneBlueRiver, FullSchedule, Wound Cowboy, MIT and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Midwest Championships is taking place this weekend, and it's got a bunch of games lined up for competition.

At the event, you can expect tournament play of Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax and Injustice: Gods Among Us.

As for competitors, you can expect to see YOMI|Pig of the Hut, YOMI|Forever King, BE|KaneBlueRiver, IG|FullSchedule, cR|Wound Cowboy, YOMI|MIT and more participate in the action. Streaming duties are being handled by PandaxGaming, SixFortyFive and KOsGanonDunk.

Hit the jump to check out the action.

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Combo Breaker 2015 results, stream archive feat. Justin Wong, NuckleDu, Ricki Ortiz, K-Brad, CD Jr., SonicFox, Air, Arturo & more

Story updated with final results: We've updated this story with the final results for Combo Breaker 2015.

Combo Breaker 2015 is taking place this weekend, and it's got a ton of games, and a ton of competitors.

Players you can expect to take part in the event include EG|Justin Wong, Liquid|NuckleDu, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EG|K-Brad, TSC|CD Jr., cR|SonicFox, ZeRo, CCG|Air, BE|KaneBlueRiver, TS|Arturo Sanchez, EMP|KDZ, KIT|ForeverKing, REO, MOR|Rico Suave, HitBox|Tyrant, Wolfkrone, STB|Shujinkydink, EMP|DarthArma, VGP|Tom Brady, FF|ElvenShadow, Pig of the Hut, BT|Viscant, BananaKen, JRosa, TS|NerdJosh, KidViper and more.

As for games, you can expect to see Mortal Kombat X, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Killer Instinct, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Skullgirls Encore, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, King of Fighters 13, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Divekick, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Lethal League and a special mystery game tournament.

There are also a bunch of retro tournaments, featuring classic games such as Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and Vampire Savior.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Spooky, VGBootCamp, BGCallisto and Galloping Ghost Arcade. There will also be an after-hours stream, featured on EG Justin Wong's stream.

Hit the jump to partake in the action.

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Texas Showdown 2015 results ft. Infiltration, Justin Wong, ChrisG, Snake Eyez, K-Brad, NuckleDu, Ricki Ortiz, RayRay, KaneBlueRiver and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results and a stream archive.

This weekend, there'll be tons of high-level fighting game action courtesy of Texas' prime fighting game event, Texas Showdown 2015.

On the tournament's schedule, we can find Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Killer Instinct, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike and Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo. There will also be a Tekken 7 stream going on for the majority of the event.

As for players showing up, you can expect the likes of Infiltration, EG|Justin Wong, Tempo|NYChrisG, Snake Eyez, EG|K-Brad, Liquid|NuckleDu, EG|Ricki Ortiz, CTRL|RayRay, BE|KaneBlueRiver, 801 Strider, CCG|Air, Hsien Chang and many more. Streaming duties will be handled by LevelUp Live, PandaxGaming, BeastChan23 and Texas Melee.

This event also has a new installment of Ultra Fight Night Exhibitions, which is detailed towards the bottom of our story.

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