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Nintendo held a 12 and under Smash 4 tournament at Comic-Con, and the competition was surprisingly good...

All Smash players are little kids. Great, now that we've got that hilarious joke out of the way, we bring to you a Smash 4 tournament where all contestants were indeed little kids.

Nintendo put together a tournament for kids 12 and under, and though every entrant was younger than Melee, the level of play was surprisingly good.

Here's a moment during Grand Finals wherein a Little Mac player by the name of Nathan accidentally KOs himself at a pivotal moment. The reactions here are priceless:


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Shout outs to Ivan for having such a big heart.

The above isn't all that great of a representation of the overall play, as though these players are young, they definitely know what they're doing.

You can catch the full 12 and under tourney over at Nintendo's Twitch channel. Discovered via Kotaku.

Smash 4 breaks 1,000 entrant mark for Super Smash Con, see current registration numbers here

The event is still over two weeks away, but in reading the tea leaves, and by that we mean the pre-registration numbers, we can already tell Super Smash Con 2016 is going to be a hit.

The most popular title is currently Smash 4 with already more than 1,000 entrants, but even older games like Smash 64 and Brawl have respectable entry numbers. Check out the exact stats as of the 19th in the image below:

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Smash Con will be held August 11-14 in Chantilly, VA. You've only got two days left before registration closes, but you can still head over to the Smash Con event page to register.

Source: SmashCon's Twitter.

2GGT: KTAR Saga results ft. Mr. R, Larry Lurr, Nakat, VoiD

Update: This story has been updated with full results.

Today, 2GGT: KTAR Saga is going on. This one-day event is a Super Smash Bros. Wii U tournament and features a lot of top-level talent.

Players attending include Mr. R, FAD|Larry Lurr, CLG|Nakat, CLG|VoiD, NME|Tyrant, iQHQ|Vinnie, PG|MVD, False, VGBC|Pink Fresh, Pugwest and many others.

Check out the action live below.

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When Mang0 trains with a professional UFC fighter, everyone wins... except Mang0

C9|Mang0 is one of the greatest Melee players of all time, but his recent trip to Anderson Silva's MMA gym quickly reaffirmed that he should stick to virtual fights and stay out of the octagon.

In a training session with James "Moonwalker" Moontasri, which couldn't have lasted more than roughly 20 minutes, Mang0 punches, slams and kicks himself into utter exhaustion.

Here's a quick clip of the Smash god successfully body slamming the training dummy, which requires virtually all of his physical energy.


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Kamemushi's ridiculous Mega Man setups, Ally's solid Mario play, Nairo's seemingly never-ending juggles and more - Top 10 Smash 4 EVO 2016 plays

EVO 2016 brought a lot of hype for many different games, but one of the games you might've missed since it was in the middle of all the Saturday action is Super Smash Bros. Wii U.

One of the most notable things that occured here was that Kamemushi from Japan brought his Mega Man to 2nd place of the tournament, and boy, what a run he had.

You can see an example of what Mega Man is capable of in the right circumstances here.


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Of course, Kamemushi wasn't the only one who pulled off incredible feats. For a glimpse of some other amazing action that went on this weekend, continue below.

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VGBootCamp strips Cristian 'Hyuga' Medina of sponsorship for sexual assault allegation over EVO weekend

Cristian Medina, better known as Hyuga in the Smash 4 community, was accused of sexual assault toward commentator and player Victoria "VikkiKitty" Perez.

Perez issued a statement via TwitLonger addressing the incident, which happened in her hotel room late Saturday evening. Perez did inform hotel security, and though she was given the option to press charges with authorities, she chose not to.

"The judgement of the community will take it's turn with this situation and hopefully bring more awareness to tournament safety. If I go through with further legal action, I will never be allowed to go to another out of state tournament, again," explained Perez in a follow up statement.

Since the incident Medina has been stripped of his sponsorship by VGBootCamp, and the Smash 4 Global Leadership has suggested a one year ban on Medina for his actions.

Source: Polygon. Image source: VG BootCamp. Sent in by Katzuya Sagara and biefall.

Sabin's clutch win over Momochi at the buzzer, PR Balrog and Bonchan double KO, Hungrybox resets the bracket: EVO 2016 highlights

With EVO 2016 now over, we thought it'd be a great time to share with you, the EventHubs reader, some of our favorite moments from the event.

Featured in tonight's batch of highlights, you'll see clips from some of the main games on the EVO line up, featuring players such as BST|Daigo, Tokido, RZR|Fuudo, Liquid|Hungrybox, EG|Momochi, EG|PR Balrog, TS|Sabin, Ally, and more.

To kick us off, we have one of the most amazing sets to take place over the course of the entire EVO weekend. Former Mad Catz teammates Tokido and Daigo squared off in an intense Ryu mirror match.

Tokido showed that he was able to keep up with Daigo's top-level footsies, so to mix things up, Daigo threw out a number of quick overheads to keep Tokido honest. In the GIF below, you can see Daigo gain ground with a double dash and end the round with forward + medium punch.


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Legendary basketball Hall of Famer and sportscaster Bill Walton explains the magic of EVO

Basketball Hall of Famer and ESPN college basketball analyst, Bill Walton, is feeling the eSports fever. Back at E3 this year, we saw him enter the Street Fighter 5 "Editor's Only" tournament in which only media personnel were permitted to compete.

Over the weekend, Walton joined the crowds at EVO 2016 in Las Vegas, and based on this recent video from ESPN SportsCenter, it looks as though he had the time of his life.

Walton explains why it is that, at the age of 63, he's found a new love in competitive fighters. "My future is the business of sport," Walton begins. "And this is what the business of sport is all about for all of our futures."

He goes on to describe the passion and emotion he experienced from watching some of the world's greatest champions compete, as well as the roar of the audience showing their support.

To check out Bill Walton's full segment, be sure to hit the jump.

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EVO 2016 results feat. Infiltration, Tokido, Armada, Momochi, SonicFox

Updated with final results for EVO 2016: This story has been updated with final results from EVO 2016.

Another year has gone by, which means that yet another EVO has come - and this is the biggest on yet, by far. Entrants are through the roof, and we have a full spectator's guide available if you want to know what's going on with your favorite game.

The main games this year are Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Pokkén Tournament, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat XL, Tekken 7: Fated Retribution and Killer Instinct.

In case your most liked game isn't on the official list, worry not. There's also bound to be a huge amount of side-tournaments, including a developer-sponsored one for the yet-to-be-released King of Fighters 14.

As for players attending, there are so many that there's no point even trying to list them all. Thankfully, as always, there's a very handy Player Locator you can use to search for whichever players you happen to be looking for, and see what brackets they're in, how they're currently doing, and what games they've entered.

Streaming is being done on SRK EVO 1, SRK EVO 2, SRK EVO 3, SRK EVO 4, Capcom Fighters and Tekken.

Check out the full tournament action below.

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Ally goes undefeated to take the Smash 4 title at EVO 2016

Yesterday's Smash 4 competition was nothing short of intense; the top 8 was stacked with players that all had a solid shot at taking the title home.

Ally has been doing quite well for himself so far this year, having already taken 1st place finishes at Frostbite, The Come Up, Get On My Level, and more. Now, he's managed to rise to the top of yet another tournament, walking away with the title at this year's EVO.

In the winners semifinals against Abadango, Ally showed off his skills as a defensive player. In game 3 of the set, Ally refused to lose a single stock. Here, he closes out the game with a pretty good read.


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Twitch is making sure that you can 'cheer' for your favorites this weekend at EVO, let Mike Ross and Bobby Scar tell you how

This year's EVO is already off to a massive start, and things can only get better as the weekend goes on. The hype is definitely far from over, and starting today, Twitch is bringing something special to the viewing experience.

Not too long ago, Twitch launched the beta for a new feature called Cheering, which essentially gives viewers a new alternative way to support their favorite casters outside of subscribing, or donating.

The Cheering feature will be making its way to the EVO feed this weekend, offering viewers the opportunity to directly support their favorite players and commentators.

You can participate in the cheering this weekend by purchasing Bits. Bits are a special currency currently used to purchase animated emotes, and a matching badge that will appear next to your name in chat.

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Delays in the visa process cause Leffen to miss EVO 2016

It looks like TSM|Leffen's visa issues actually aren't behind him just yet. Delays in the application process would have him sit on the sidelines this year, unfortunately.

"We did everything as quickly as possible between the visa approval and scheduling the screening," TSM says in an official press release. They go on to state that Leffen being deported the last time he tried to enter the US called for more processing and background checks.

As soon as he recieves a letter of approval from the US embassy, Leffen will be free to compete stateside as much as he pleases. "It feels good to know that once this is done, I'll be set for over 2 years," says Leffen.

Source: Team Solo Mid.

What time does Street Fighter 5 start? Who's favored to win Melee? EventHubs has you covered with this spectator's guide to EVO 2016's main games

EVO 2016 is finally upon us. The largest fighting game event of the year kicks this Friday, and with five live streams, 9 main games, and thousands of players in attendance, one might be wondering how and where to find all of the action for their favorite titles.

Much like last year, 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 being streamed, 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.

There's a lot to get to, so be sure to check out our spectator's guide after the jump.

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It's Smash Bros. meets Street Fighter meets... Looney-Toons? Brawlout is a new competitive platform fighter, and it will make its debut at EVO

Angry Mob Games is putting together a new competitive platform fighter that takes heavy inspiration from the Super Smash Bros. series. Entitled "Brawlout," this new fighting title pits up to eight players against each other in a variety of different game modes.

Brawlout's core mechanics function much like Smash Bros. -- players do battle upon a platform, deal damage in the form of increasing percentage, and must knock each other out of the boundaries of the arena for the KO. The game will feature characters with unique playstyles, and according to the press release from Angry Mob takes inspiration in the violence department from Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, and even Looney-Toons.

For anyone looking to check out the game, it will be making its public debut at EVO 2016 at The Mix: EVO Indie Showcase. Brawlout is set for release in Q1 of 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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You can find the Brawlout press release and trailer after the jump.

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Easier wave dashes, simple multi-Shines, and more: A Hitbox controller for Super Smash Bros. Melee is being developed

The folks over at Hitbox are currently developing a controller that could revolutionize competitive Super Smash Bros. Melee play.

A Hitbox, for those who don't know, is a controller much like a traditional arcade stick, except it replaces the joystick with buttons for each direction. This allows for easier inputs in many instances, and gives those who aren't comfortable using a fightstick another controller option.

The "Smashbox" has analog buttons, a set for the C-Stick, D-Pad, face buttons, and a shield-tilt button. With the Smash series' inputs being among the most technical in the fighting game community -- even leading to hand injuries for some players -- the Smashbox could potentially become a safer controller option, considering it ends up being tournament legal.

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A Kickstarter campaign for the Smashbox will be launching soon, so if you'd like to get your hands on this controller you can contribute when it goes live.

The trailer for this new product demonstrates what it is capable of, showing easy wave dashes, multi-Shines, and much more. You can check it out below.

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