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ZeRo harassed by fellow player at Los Angeles Smash 4 event, security forced to step in

Gonazalo "TSM|ZeRo" Barrios' run at the 2GGT Abadango Saga Smash 4 tournament in Los Angeles last weekend would require he deal with opponents both in game and, surprisingly enough, in real life.

The top Smasher had a run in with an unruly fellow competitor that wound up escalating throughout the day. ZeRo took to his Twitter to share the situation with his followers as it began and progressed:

"Guy who would always say s*** in my comments showed up and MM'ed Me for 20. Two stocked him, called him free and said I don't want your $," began Barrios.

A short while later he tweeted out, "Same guy is now following me around the venue yelling stuff at me and bothering me People don't think things like this happen, so posting."

Things would eventually come to a head when security got involved. ZeRo shared a video of the escalating discussion between the player and security person.

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EVO champions in attendance, at least 15 different titles and $500 pot bonuses for every 50 entrants; Canada Cup 2016 is going to be huge

Lap Chi Duong's Canada Cup has lived up to the hype every year, and the event's 2016 iteration looks to be the biggest yet.

BST|Daigo, MJS|Haitani, RB|Luffy, EG|Justin Wong, Liquid|Nuckle Du, EG|Pr Rog, EG|K-Brad and EG|Ricki Ortiz are already confirmed for the Street Fighter 5 event, with a handful of other big names on the potentials list.

Liquid|HungryBox, Alliance|Armada, C9|Mango and FOX|Mew2King will be attending for Smash Bros. Melee and Mattsun, Shogatsu and Kasumondo are confirmed on the Super Turbo front.

Street Fighter 5 will receive a $15,000 pot bonus, while every other title will get a bonus of $500 for every 50 registered players. The Tekken 7 tourney will be absolutely free to enter, but also boasts a $3,000 pot bonus from Bandai Namco.

You'll see the event trailers along with a link to the registration page below.

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Never Give Up results ft. Tokido, KaneBlueRiver, Brolynho, Dark Jiewa

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

We have a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event taking place this weekend in Chile - Never Give Up.

This isn't just a Street Fighter 5 event, but will also feature tournament play in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 14, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Killer Instinct and Mortal Kombat XL.

Players expected to attend include Tokido, KaneBlueRiver, SOA|Brolynho, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, Brook|Misterio, AAG|BabyBrasil, DM|Baek, TSD|Pikoro, TS|CapitanMDLuffy and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by F2GCL and ComboBreakerCL.

Check out the full action below.

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2GGT: Abadango Saga results ft. ZeRo, Ally, Nairo, Abadango

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Today, in Santa Ana, California, a pretty big Smash 4 event is taking place, namely 2GGT: Abadango Saga.

This event will feature Singles, Doubles and even a Mewtwo player round robin, so there's a lot of cool action going on.

Players expected to attend include TSM|ZeRo, C9|Ally, NRG|Nairo, Abadango, FAD|Larry Lurr, CLG|VoiD, Komorikiri, LooK|Faalln, Angbad and many more.

Streaming is being done at 2G Gaming and FAD Games.

Check out the full action below.

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After a dramatic forfeit at EGLX, Leffen receives news that will drastically change his career; Resurrection episode 4

TSM|Leffen's journey continues as we pick up during his run at EGLX 2016.

Despite a strong start, Leffen's run is cut short in a sobering loss to Duck's Samus. His time of grieving is cut short by the wonderful news that he'll again be able to travel freely to other countries to compete in Smash Bros. tournaments.

The community's generally negative expressions toward Leffen's generally negative attitude could still be a potential road block in the Swedish player's re-immersion into the world tournament circuit.

You'll see how things play out by watching Red Bull's Cultivation season two, episode four: Relapse.

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This Villager player thought he could get away with taunting his opponent, but the KO-ability on Luigi's taunt felt differently...

At the recent Welcome to the Next Level Super Smash Bros. 4 tournament in Missouri, two players took part in a truly spectacular moment during the top 8.

Sen. Sawft's was feeling himself when his Villager managed to break the shield of his opponent. He pulled off a full taunt during the stun, then hit her bowling ball smash attack, sending the Luigi player flying off stage.

Shortly after, HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE's Luigi dished out a bit of his own justice, knocking the Villager off the platform and spiking her with a taunt for the KO.

And the only thing to do after such amazing retaliation is pop off...

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The moral of this story? Be careful taunting your opponent.

Source: SawtfSoup.

Fighting Fest results ft. Snake Eyez, Dark Jiewa, Dieminion, DR Ray

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

We've got another Capcom Pro Tour event going on this weekend, this time in the Dominican Republic.

If you're jonesing for not just some Street Fighter 5 action, but also Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Mortal Kombat XL, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Killer Instinct and King of Fighters 14, this event is for you.

Players expected to attend include RB|Snake Eyez, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, Dieminion, GAM|DR Ray, SP|Menard, GAM|Caba and many more.

Live streams are being handled by GAM Stream TV, Top Siete Games, Nesa Smash and Liga Dominicana de Naruto.

Check out the full action below.

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Thunderstruck 4 results ft. Filipino Champ, ElTigre, El Rosa, Kusanagi

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Thunderstruck 4 is taking place this weekend in Mexico, and while it's a Capcom Pro Tour event, it will also feature tournaments in King of Fighters 14, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo.

Players expected to attend include PG|Filipino Champ, ARPC|ElTigre, GC|El Rosa, Kusanagi, TL|CastBlanka, Isurus|Pony and more.

Streaming is being done by Team Sabroso and Team Sabroso 2.

Check out the full action below.

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Leffen finally returns to North American Smash competition, but finds he may not be the dominant force he once was; Cultivation episode 3: Return

The first two episodes of Red Bull's season two of Cultivation followed TSM|Leffen's rise to prominence in the Super Smash Bros. Melee scene and saw his social and political ostracization from his local scene and then the United States respectively.

After a long absence from the tournament circuit, Leffen finally reappeared for EGLX 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Eyes were on the Swedish player to an even greater degree than in tourneys past simply because of the question on everyone's mind: Does Leffen still have it?

A strong start during the preliminaries along with a win in an exhibition against C9|Mang0 made it appear as though the young god slayer was indeed just as much of a threat as ever.

Once the latter part of the tournament started however, things would take a sudden turn for the worse.

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Top Smash 4 player wins major Japanese tournament, is awarded pair of headphones and 66 pound bag of rice as grand prize

He played through the entirety of Umebura 25 in Japan to take the entire tournament with his incredible Mega Man from the winners bracket, but Kamemushi's final prize would wind up being a mere pair of headphones and a 66 pound bag of rice.

You'll see SHI-G's Tweet showing off the highly sought-after tournament winnings by clicking the image below:

While the prize may have been somewhat underwhelming, the finals bout was anything but. You'll see Kamemushi's intense set against Abadango's Mewtwo after the jump.

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Corrin gets angry and knocks out 5 characters at once - watch the salt rain down from the sky

Normally when we take a look at hype moments, its things that happen during competitive play, but with a game like Smash, even matches that are just for fun can make you lose your mind.

When you put six characters into the ring for a free-for-all, things can easily get crazy on their own just from how much is going on. Here, we see a Corrin player stuck in the middle of it all trying not to die in the chaos.

Just as Corrin gets a counter readied up, Game and Watch drops the hammer of judgement on him. Since pretty much the entire fight was a bit too close to that exchange, calamity ensues and everyone takes a timeout.

This clip is absolutely nuts. Be sure to check it out after the jump.

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Lockdown 2016 results ft. Daigo, CCL, MisterCrimson, Ryan Hart

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend has some Capcom Pro Tour action taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, in the form of Lockdown 2016.

While the main game at the tournament is Street Fighter 5, the event also features Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Players expected to attend include BST|Daigo, AWS|CCL, MD|MisterCrimson, Ryan Hart and many more.

Streaming is being handled by PTFighters.

Hit the jump to check out the full action.

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'League of Legends has more to learn from Smash than Smash has to learn from League of Legends' - Tempo Storm owner Reynad on the state of eSports

It goes without saying that the Smash Bros scene is doing something right; the scene has come a long way as far as growth is concerned. In fact, Smash is doing so well that a prolific eSports personality thinks that it is a prime example of what a successful eSport should be.

For those who don't know, Reynad is the owner of the Tempo Storm eSports team. During one of his recent livestreams on Twitch, one of his viewers asked him what he thinks of Smash Bros. as an eSport, and what he had to say could surprise many.

Just as a heads up, there is a bit of NSFW language in these clips.

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League of Legends is one of the biggest games out there as far as eSports is concerned, so to say that they could learn from the Smash community is quite a bold claim.

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ZeRo scores a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records Gamer's Edition for his Super Smash Bros. 4 victories

If you're a fan of competitive Super Smash Bros. 4, chances are you've heard of Gonzalo "TSM|ZeRo" Barrios. He is renowned as the best player the game has to offer, with dozens of first place victories under his bel.

Earlier today, the Smash Bros. champion shared a photo on Twitter showing one of the pages from the Guinness Book of World Records 2017 Gamer's Edition. Barrios is featured in this installment of the book, scoring his spot for having the longest tournament win streak in Super Smash Bros. history.

You can check out the page by clicking on Bowser.

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Banned by his own community for mocking a player with a disability; Leffen recounts crucial lessons learned in episode 2 of Cultivation: Resurrection

Red Bull's Cultivation series focusing on Smash Bros. Melee player TSM|Leffen continues along with episode two: Reflect.

In this episode, Leffen recalls a somewhat darker time in his career when his villainous antics earned him more than just a smack on the wrist. In his home country of Sweden, Leffen's disregard for the feelings of others and overall disrespect got him banned from his local community.

Smash god and fellow Swede Alliance|Armada led the charge to ban Leffen after he verbally mocked another player for his hearing disability. This ban would force Leffen onto a new track, where he would explore other avenues.

The Smash star says that ultimately ban helped him in many ways, and he would not change it in the event that he had it all to do over again. Check out the episode below.

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