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Combo Breaker 2015 early results, streams ft. Justin Wong, NuckleDu, Ricki Ortiz, K-Brad, CD Jr., SonicFox, Air, Arturo & more

Story being updated with live results: It's finals day of Combo Breaker 2015, and we're updating this story with live results as they happen.

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.

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Stunfest 2015 results Daigo, Momochi, Xian, Bonchan, Luffy, Ryan Hart, Infiltration, Kazunoko, GamerBee, Tokido, Fuudo, Mago, Poongko

Updated: Day 2 results have been added to this story.

Earlier: A new premiere event is upon us, and this time it's Stunfest, taking place in Rennes, France. Most of Europe's heavy hitters will be in attendance, but that's not all - there's a huge influx of Asian players looking to grab that Capcom Cup spot and the prize money for themselves.

At the event, you can expect to see MCZ|Daigo, EG|Momochi, RZR|Xian, Bonchan, MD|Luffy, FA|Ryan Hart, /r/Kappa|Infiltration, Kazunoko, AvM|GamerBee, MCZ|Tokido, RZR|Fuudo, MCZ|Mago, /r/Kappa|Poongko, D44|BAS, GL|Valmaster, IND|Pro Fluke, Gagapa, YBK|Santarouman, /r/Kappa|Ebi, Eita, RF, BX3|Veggey and more.

As for games, you can expect to see not only Ultra Street Fighter 4, but also Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Soul Calibur 5, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Capcom vs. SNK 2 and Breakers Revenge.

Ultra Street Fighter 4 will of course be streamed on CapcomFighters. The English language stream for the rest of the event is being handled by ArmsHouse.

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Battle Arena Melbourne 7 results feat. Mango, Leffen, Armada, Perfect Legend, HeavyWeapons, ToXY, Somniac and more

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

Earlier: Battle Arena Melbourne 7 kicks off this weekend in Australia, running May 22-24, 2015.

Some notable players from outside the land down under are attending this event including RZR|Perfect Legend, C9|Mango, Alliance|Armada, TSM|Leffen, along with some of Australia's finest like HeavyWeapons, ToXY, DB|Somniac and more.

Brackets for most games are scheduled to be updated on CouchWarriors' Challonge page and Smash Challonge brackets are posted here.

You can find the live streams and schedules below.

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'Wanted for hoo-hahing, needle tossing, and firing shots' - there is a $500 Smash Bros. bounty on ZeRo's head at CEO 2015

ZeRo has made great success for himself since the release of Super Smash Bros. Wii U / 3DS. With a plethora or first place wins under his belt, his streak in the 4th Smash title has been incredibly strong.

The streak has been so strong, in fact, that a bounty has been placed upon his head at CEO 2015.

After contributions by Smash Boards, players can collect a total of $500 by eliminating ZeRo from CEO's Smash Wii U tournament. If you can actually defeat the top Smash player, you'll score $100 for sending him to losers and $400 for sending him home.

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CEO 2015 is taking place on June 26-28 in Orlando, Florida.

Do you have what it takes to dethrone ZeRo?

Source: CEO on Twitter. Via Destructoid. Sent in by sidney_E.

Wavebounces? B-Reversals? Learn your Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U tech and outmaneuver your rivals in this tutorial

Professional Smash players appear as comfortable in defying the laws of physics while in the air as Super Saiyans. Want to make the opponent think you're jumping away only to turn around and hit them? Want to make it look like your jump is going to go over their heads but then suddenly stop your momentum and catch them off guard? If so, the latest My Smash Corner tutorial is for you.

This is an excellent breakdown of the moves. It even goes so far as to show hand movement on a GameCube controller. Even if you use another type of control scheme, no worries. These methods can easily transfer to any kind of controller within reason.

If you're ready to learn some of these top player techniques, check out the video below.

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Two stocks in nine seconds; Mega Man can kill at 0% using one of his more defensive tools

Primarily used of as a means of self preservation to bring him back from below the stage, Mega Man's Rush Coil may be even better utilized as an offensive weapon. Felix Faction has put together a video showing off some incredible uses for the robotic canine.

If positioned correctly, the Rush Coil can help spring enemies up past the kill threshold at any percentage. If players are able to integrate this tech into practical game play, Mega Man may become a force to be reckoned with like never before.

Check out how quickly Felix deals with Mario in this quick clip from the video:

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Can there be only one? Justin Pottle examines the tension in the Super Smash realm as Melee and Smash 4 attempt to coexist

It's not completely unheard of, but it's rare to find that an earlier title in a competitive gaming franchise maintains popularity for long, if at all, once a newer title is released.

Super Smash Bros. Melee is a rare exception to this rule. The 14 year old game has survived the release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and despite losing tournament support for a full year from 2008-09, Melee somehow fought through and now maintains its role as most popular title in the series.

Now in 2015, a new challenger approaches in the form of Smash 4, and it's formidable. In a recent article, Justin Pottle looks at the impact Smash 4 has had since its release earlier this year, and tries to assess whatt that means for Melee's future.

"... less than a year into the newest generation of Smash, a rift within the community between the Smash 4 avant-garde and Melee traditionalists is deep and getting deeper. What competitive Smash ought to and will look like going forward—united, divided, or doomed altogether—remains unclear."

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Dragon Ball Z meets Smash; Super Smash Bros. Z might be the coolest Smash mod ever...

A Japanese modding team has gone and made an incredible new mod for Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Super Smash Bros. Z is a legitimate imagining of Dragon Ball Z fighters in the realm of Smash Bros.

No, it's not a mod that simply makes Falco look like Goku or Ganondorf look like Broly. Super Smash Bros. Z features Z-Fighters with actual move sets from the DBZ universe, including final Smash attacks.

The game looks really well done and fun to play. It wouldn't be absurd to see it catch on and become its own entity, much like Project M.

Check out a few of the characters featured below: {% load imagegallery_extras %} {% do_story_gallery 22 0 as gallery22 %} {{gallery22.showgallery}} Want to see them in action? Click the jump for the video!

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Precision, patience and punishes are key themes in the art of Jigglypuff in Smash 4; learn how to use her in this guide by Smash champion, ZeRo

Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios is your current Apex Smash 4 champion. He's a professional player from Chile, and seems to have really found his stride in the most recent iteration of Super Smash Bros.

ZeRo has begun a series of guides to help players get better at Smash 4. His most recent guide investigates Jigglypuff, an old Smash veteran known for her seemingly harmless appearance contrasted with her incredibly damaging attacks.

ZeRo breaks down the pros and cons of Jigglypuff, looks at her strongest and most important moves and examines how best to approach the fight with the character. For instance, ZeRo stresses that Jigglypuff is meant to be played in a somewhat defensive and manipulative fashion.

She's not one to simply go in guns blazing, but rather dance about until her opponent makes a mistake. Once said mistake has been made, Jiggly goes in hard with big time punishes such as her sleep attack, which most often leaves both Jigglypuff and her opponent unconscious.

Hit the jump to learn some Jigglypuff.

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After four years the Smash 64 tier list has been updated; Jigglypuff and Samus move up while Mario and Donkey Kong and others move down

It might have something to do with the release of Smash Bros. 4, but tournament attendance for the original Super Smash Bros. has seen a recent bloom as players have begun to revisit the game on a professional level.

As a result, the game's meta has continued to develop, and, after four years, some of the tier rankings have shifted about. In contrast to Melee, Brawl and the recent Smash 4, Smash 64 has a relatively small cast with only 12 characters to choose from.

Also in contrast to the other games, the tier gaps are not as extreme so as to make only a few characters truly viable in tournament. Though certain characters have the edge in 64, it's not unheard of to have a lower tier character in later brackets of a tournament.

Here is the full, old tier list for Smash 64:

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Hit the jump to see the revised tier list.

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Smashified creates virtual Smash Bros. models for King K. Rool, Banjo & Kazooie, Rayman and more

You may recall the Rayman "leak" that popped up back in February. While it all turned out to be a hoax, the video was incredibly well done, and had just about everybody at least entertaining the idea that Rayman could be next to join the cast.

The hoax creator, Omni, is part of a team that have created Smashified, a page that creates characters that the community deems worthy Smash potentials. Smashified designs virtual models of potential characters in the artistic style of Smash 4.

So far, they've created models for Banjo & Kazooie, King K. Rool, Shovel Knight, Klonoa, Rayman, and most recently, Travis from Mother 4. For each character, there is a time lapse video depicting the creation process. They start from simple drawings and develop the characters into incredibly detailed, Smash-worthy models.

Hit the jump to see a few Smashified creations.

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Link's gale boomerang whisks Yoshi off the stage, Ganondorf gets 4 side-b in a row - Amazing Smash Wii U highlight compilation from a Dubai tournament

I cover a lot of tournaments. A LOT. And from what I've seen of Super Smash Bros. Wii U, I'm excited to see where the game's meta is heading, and hoping to see a lot of high-level action this year at EVO.

That said, even with the tournaments I've seen so far, I can't remember seeing this many amazingly hype moments contained in just one tournament. Courtesy of the UAE Smashers YouTube channel, we've gotten a highlight reel of all the incredible moments that occured during a tournament that was held in Dubai on March 20th.

In this video, you'll see a large variety of characters doing some impressive stuff - By my count, all of the following characters got to show off something impressive: Mario, Link, Captain Falcon, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Peach, Samus, Zero Suit Samus, Ganondorf, King Dedede, Yoshi, Robin, Marth, Wario, Bowser Jr., Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Charizard, Fox, Falco, Palutena, Dark Pit, Pac-Man, Dr. Mario, Little Mac, Villager, Wii Fit Trainer and Mii Brawler.

If you can't contain your excitement any further, hit the jump and check out the video in all of its glory.

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Hungrybox doesn't die, Mango doesn't lose and Leffen doesn't finish his match; highlights from this weekend's Press Start Smash tournament

Straight from Irvine California, Press Start featured a slew of powerful Smash combatants duking it out for a sizable $10,000 pot.

Salty Salt

Our first highlight sees TSM|Leffen's Fox face off against C9|Mango's Falco. These two have a history. Leffen defeated Mango at Apex 2015 though Mango answered back at I'm Not Yelling with a victory of his own.

In their bout at Press Start, Mango would prove dominant, seemingly one step ahead of Leffen at any given moment. Up 2-0 in the set, Mango would continue his rampage, taking three of Leffen's stocks. Disgusted, Leffen chooses not to continue and unplugs his controller.

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Intense Smash spikes, smart Mortal Kombat reads and cocky Street Fighter pop offs; Texas Showdown 2015 highlights

This weekend's Texas Showdown has concluded and we've compiled a handful of exciting moments from Smash 4, Mortal Kombat X and Street Fighter 4 tournaments.

Smash 4

We've got two exciting moments from Smash 4. In our first, Samboner pits his Sheik against TLOC|Denti's Yoshi. While ledge dancing, Samboner tries to mix things up by simply hanging off the edge to observe what his opponent will do. Denti calmly watches, sees what's going on and then viciously spikes Samboner to his doom.

The second highlight comes from the Grand Finals set between DJ|Fliphop's Diddy and Karna's Fox. With both characters at high percents on their last stock, the action migrates to the floating platform hovering off the right side of the stage. Fliphop is launched and Karna goes in for the kill. Fliphop contests his opponent's advance with a smooth stomp that sends Karna to his death.

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Greninja can score 96% on Bowser in one combo, but that's only one of gems found in this creative combo video by KarinaBunny

Greninja, according to the EventHubs Smash 4 tier list, is a bit of a below average character. This is a bit of a shame as his cartoonish ninja design to fits into the Smash world perfectly.

Discontent with Greninja's mediocre at best status, KarinaBunny has spent some time developing combos with this Pokémon fighter that may very well change that general consensus. She shows off Greninja's new potential with a variety of high damaging combos using footstools and jab locks.

Karina gives us some important details about the video in her description:

"This video covers Greninja's untapped damage potential. Almost everything, with the exception of the DAir spike combos are true combos. The opponent cannot DI out of footstool combos, unless you incorporate UTilt into UAir strings, in which case you can follow their DI anyway. Good luck in enhancing your Greninja game!"

Hit the jump to see this beautifully put together combo compilation.

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