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SoCal Regionals 2015 live stream and early results ft. Momochi, Mago, Bonchan, Kazunoko, Xiao Hai, Snake Eyez, PR Balrog, Dieminion, Fuudo and more

Update: This story has been updated with Day 1 results.

This weekend's main event is SoCal Regionals 2015, which is not only a premier Capcom Pro Tour event, but also features high-level tournaments in a bunch of different games, and is taking place in Ontario, California.

The games featured at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, King of Fighters 13, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Guilty Gear Accent Core +R, Killer Instinct, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax and Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax.

As for players attending the event, you can expect to see EG|Momochi, MCZ|Mago, RB|Bonchan, Kazunoko, Qanba|Xiao Hai, RB|Snake Eyez, EG|PR Balrog, YOMI|Dieminion, RZR|Fuudo, Liquid|NuckleDu, EG|K-Brad, PXP|A Foxy Grampa, YOMI|DJT, Qanba|Dakou, PG|Filipino Champ, Tempo|Westballz, KIT|Cloud805, WFX|801 Strider, BE|Takumi, YOMI|Slayer, BCW|Chris Tatarian, YOMI|MIT, YP|FilipinoMan, YOMI|Michaelangelo, BT|Clockw0rk, AS|Reynald, GGA|Dizzy, ON|Misterio, WFX|Shroomed, cR|WoundCowboy, LDA|Luis Cha, ApologyMan, CCG|Air, PaulB, Paradigm, Gutter Magic, Reiketsu, RZR|Perfect Legend, YBK|Jayce the Ace, BCW|Brenttiscool, Hsien Chang, 801 iPeru, F3|Alucard, BT|Viscant, Reno, DL|FourWude, MC|XSK Samurai, Julio, EG|ChocoBlanka, BIFU|Coach Steve, NME|Tyrant, Alex Myers, BJ Unchained, BOTB|Marq Teddy, YOMI|Joel, WL|Chris King, GG|Sherryjenix and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Capcom Fighters, Level|Up Live, Level|Up Live 2 and Jyosua. Hit the jump to check out the action for yourself.

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Velocity Cancelling, the newest technique discovered in Super Smash Brothers Melee after 14 years

Super Smash Bros Melee is a game that is still played on a professional level even after two newer iterations of the series have been released (three if you count Project M). Over the years, techniques such as wave dashing and L-cancelling have become necessary techniques to learn in order to compete with the top players.

Despite the amount of time that has elapsed since Melee's release, new advanced techniques are still being discovered for the game. The latest technique that has been discovered has been named "velocity cancelling."

As the name suggests, this technique allows the player to cancel out a little bit of the velocity from the knockback of an attack (about 5%). In order to utilize this technique, many conditions and good timing are required.

In order to perform velocity cancelling, the player must be airborne and press the shield button within a 3 frame window. The last frame that this is possible to execute is the frame in which the attack connects with your character. While this does sound difficult, I imagine many top players will be able to utilize this in high-stakes matches.

This is a technique that, if mastered, can mean the difference between losing a stock or surviving a little bit longer.

Hit the jump below to check out the videos.

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TCEG Con 2015 tournament live stream ft. Justin Wong, Ricki Ortiz, NYChrisG, Mew2King, and more

TCEG Con 2015 is currently being held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and over the course of this event we will be seeing a handful of fighting game tournaments take place.

Games being played at this convention include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Wii U, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, and Project M.

Players set to compete include EG|Justin Wong, Tempo|NYChrisG, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Mew2King, Ally, and more.

Hit the jump to check out the live streams and schedule.

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The Super Smash Bros. 4 character ballot has concluded, EventHubs asks - who do you think will be revealed next?

The Smash Ballot has officially ended as of October 3rd of this year and it is no longer possible to submit anymore votes. Nintendo ran this in order to gauge character interest from fans, potentially for DLC.

Could we be seeing the results of the ballot soon? Evidence might be suggesting as much, with data mining revealing that three new character and stage slots have been added to the game's coding.

The most highly requested and expected characters include King K. Rool from Donkey Kong Country, Dixie Kong from Donkey Kong Country, Isaac from Golden Sun, Ridley from Metroid, and an Inkling from Splatoon. Microsoft has also given the blessing for Nintendo to use Banjo-Kazooie as a DLC character.

Snake and Wolf are vastly popular veterans that appeared in Smash Bros. Brawl but are absent from Smash Bros. 4. Shovel Knight and Shantae are often rumored to be included to appear in Smash Bros as well.

People are even requesting Britney Spears to make an appearance in Smash.

If we are in fact getting three more DLC characters, which fighters do you think we'll see enter the ring? Feel free to post your top three choices in the comments below.

Source: Official Smash Ballot.

And the results are in: EventHubs readers feel Mii Fighters should be tournament legal, but what about custom moves?

A couple of weeks ago, we here at EventHubs ran a poll to see what our readers think about both Mii Fighters and custom moves in Super Smash Bros. 4 tournaments.

Should either one be banned? Both? Or should they be allowed? Netting over 500 collective votes, we now have the results.

Nearly 55% of those who voted feel that Mii Fighters should not be banned in tournament matches. 16% feel that only certain Mii variations should be tournament legal.

To check out what our readers think about custom moves and how everything shook down, be sure to hit the jump.

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Nintendo addresses Diddy Kong throw glitch in Super Smash Bros. 4, bug to be patched soon

After the recent Super Smash Bros. 1.1.1 patch, a new glitch was introduced. When Diddy Kong blocked a multi-hitting attack, he could throw during the shield, which resulted in him being completely immune to grabs.

Nintendo is aware of the bug, and addressed the situation this morning. According to their post, a patch (update 1.1.2) is coming soon and will fix the mishap.

The post also notes that replays saved in version 1.1.1 will not be playable when the next patch drops, so be sure to record them soon.

We will update our story as more information unfolds.

Source: Nintendo.

Hungrybox falls asleep on the job, Nairo's taunts get him in trouble and ZeRo nearly loses his title; top moments from The Big House 5

A lot of exciting stories played out at last weekend's major Smash Bros. tournament, The Big House 5, and we've grabbed a few of our favorite moments to share with you.

From Smash 4 to Melee, the name of the game was quick reactions and clutch decisions. This highlight post is themed with sequences that see some players make amazing calls, winning them games, while others make tragically poor ones.

HeRo to ZeRo

Normally it's not the end of the world when a top player is defeated in an upset, but this is TSM|ZeRo, and he's won 54 of the 55 Smash 4 tournaments he's participated in, almost all from the winners bracket.

This kind of domination is virtually unheard of, and that's why the Smash 4 community's collective jaw dropped when a player by the name of NS|Seagull Joe sent ZeRo to the losers bracket early on in the tourney. ZeRo was not even able to take a game as the result was 2-0 Joe.

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Hit the jump for more.

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Mang0 phone cases, Leffen tees, '5 gods' posters and much more; this Melee art is beautiful, and proceeds go to a great cause

With the conclusion of last weekend's The Big House 5, we document yet another epic Smash Bros. tournament into the books. The hype isn't completely done with however, as a collection of artists have joined up with and Gamer's Outreach to bring you some amazing Melee art.

The designs below can be printed onto shirts, posters and iPhone cases, though you'll have to visit the actual website to see which styles are available to which pieces.

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Thirty percent of the proceeds will actually go to Gamer's Outreach, which is a charity organization that uses video games to help improve the lives of those facing tough times. You can spiff up your look, your phone or your home, and help out the community at the same time.

Hit the jump for more art, and to learn how to get your hands on it.

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The streak continues: ZeRo gets 2-0'd in pools, but still takes 1st in an amazing losers bracket run at The Big House 5

Gonzalo "TSM|ZeRo" Barrios is widely renowned as the best Super Smash Bros. 4 player on the scene right now. Saying that he wins every tournament he attends is not an exaggeration.

In fact, ZeRo has placed 1st in 54 out of the 55 Super Smash Bros. Wii U singles tournaments he has competed in since June 2014. This would have been a perfect score, if not for his 3rd place win at Sky's Smash 4 Invitational in late November of last year, as reported by the SSBWiki.

Spending so much time on the game -- both competing and frequently creating tutorial content -- caused Barrios to feel burned out and announce a hiatus from the scene early last month. Though he didn't compete at Paragon -- another large-scale Smash tournament that took place the first week of September -- his hiatus was short lived as ZeRo entered a handful of smaller events over the course of the month.

The Big House 5 is one of, if not the largest Super Smash Bros. event around, and fans everywhere were curious to see how the champion would Fair against the best of the best this time.

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The Big House 5 results. Mango, Armada, Mew2King, ZeRo, Hungrybox

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

Earlier: The Big House 5 is currently underway in Dearborn, Michigan. Running all weekend, we can look forward to three days of amazing Smash Bros. action as one of the biggest Smash events of the year plays out.

Both Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Wii U will be played at the event. There will be doubles and singles events for each, and the Melee Crews team tournament will be taking place later today.

Players competing include Alliance|Armada, C9|Mango, Liquid|Hungrybox, COG|Mew2King, PG|Plup, Tempo|Axe, Tempo|Westballz, CLG|PewPewU, WFX|Shroomed, Lucky, SFAT, Fe|MacD, Ice, S2J, HugS, KirbyKaze, FlyAmanita, CT|The Moon, SS|Colbol, Zhu, Fe|Nintendude, Liquid|Chillin, TSM|ZeRo, Liquid|Nairo, DaBuz, PG|Esam, Abadango, Boreal|Ally, PG|MVD, StaticManny, COG|Wizzrobe, IQHQ|Vinnie, NS|Seagull Joe, Fatality, and more.

Brackets can be found here, so you can follow along with the action throughout the event.

Hit the jump to check out the live streams and schedule.

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More Super Smash Bros. 4 DLC on the way? Three potential character and stage slots found in files of 1.1.1 patch

Whenever a new Super Smash Bros. patch drops, eager fans quickly delve into the game's files to see if they can dig up any secrets. The latest patch -- update 1.1.1 -- went live early Wednesday morning, and one data miner in particular already found something worth noting.

ShinyQuagsire posted a couple of images over on Twitter showing that the latest patch introduced three new character slots and three new stage slots. You can see in the first image that three "aFig_50_mario+7" files exist beneath the Roy file. The mario tag is very likely a placeholder put into action by Nintendo to avoid the premature spoiling of upcoming plans.

Additionally, six files labeled "tikibuzz" sit among those dedicated to some of the latest DLC stages such as Peach's Castle and Mario Maker. Though there are six files pointing to new stages, it is likely that these actually represent normal and omega versions, making it only three stages in total.

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Unfortunately, these findings aren't as concrete as the Ryu and Roy stage music discovery back before they were officially released. We'll have to wait and see if these files are really telling of more fighters/stages on the horizon, or if they're just innocuous listings.

If these are indicative of upcoming DLC, what do you think it will be? Which characters and stages are you most hoping to see? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: ShinyQuagsire. Via NintendoEverything.

Welp, Diddy Kong is overpowered (again) - Super Smash Bros. 1.1.1 glitch makes Diddy immune to grabs

The Super Smash Bros. 1.1.1 patch early yesterday morning, and not only did it include some new stages and costumes, but it also introduced a number of balance changes. Unfortunately, it also brought a brand new glitch into the game.

Kibzu~ discovered a strange occurrence involving Diddy Kong and throws. More specifically, this glitch makes Diddy Kong completely immune to being thrown.

In the latest version of Smash Bros. Wii U / 3DS, if Diddy is blocking a multi-hit attack he can grab out of it, resulting in him being hit. After that point, he can no longer be thrown by the opponent.

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Fortunately, this glitch gets reset after Diddy Kong gets knocked out. However, this certainly doesn't look like a difficult glitch to activate, and might be abuse-able once people start practicing it.

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Pichu was designed to be the worst character in Melee, but EventHubs readers disagree; see translated developer notes on Melee's 'weakest character'

We almost always find ourselves discussing who the strongest characters in a game are, but what about the absolute weakest?

Source Gaming has gotten hold of some interesting notes straight from the original designers of Super Smash Bros. Melee. These notes discuss the creation of Pichu, and specifically note the character as the weakest in the game.

"In this Smash, the honour of being the weakest is bestowed to Pichu. Pichu has the physical weakness of shocking itself and taking damage when performing attacks that involve electricity. Its weight is the lightest among all characters too, and overall its attacks are not powerful, either."

Despite this intention, there are many who believe that Pichu actually isn't quite the worst character in the game. In fact, you EventHubs readers have actually decided that one other character is even worse than Pichu by a significant margin. Hit the jump to see who it is.

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This guy can play Super Smash Bros. on a Dance Dance Revolution mat

We're not sure exactly what to make of this one, so we'll just report it as we see it. A player by the name of ATwerkingYoshi, which is a great name, has been developing his Super Smash Bros. 64 game in a very unique way.

He can actually play Smash 64 with a good bit of fluidity on a Dance Dance Revolution mat. We aren't really talking competitive level game play here, but he does take each of the initial characters through their Break the Targets mini-game with surprising ease.

He even ends up fighting Luigi at the end, so we get to see him take on an opponent with his feet as well. This just goes to show that possibilities are endless when you have a creative mind and a ton of extra time on your hands.

Hit the jump to see the video.

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Shield damage on get up attacks decreased, invincibility on air dodges / back roll possibly reduced: Super Smash Bros. 1.1.1 patch notes

The latest Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS patch went live earlier this morning. Not only did it introduce new content such as the Winder Waker Pirate Ship stage and new Mii costumes, but it also implemented a series of balance changes.

Thanks to the effort of @Thinkaman over on SmashBoards, we now have a growing list of what changes were made.

Click the images to check out some of the discovered alterations.

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For the remainder of the latest Smash Bros. patch notes, be sure to check out SmashBoards. Be sure to check back periodically, as changes are still being added.

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