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What does ZeRo think when he loses? Watch the Smash 4 champ get REKT in his own hilarious compilation of losses

It doesn't happen often, but that's exactly why it's such a big deal when it does. TSM|ZeRo has been the top name in Smash 4 for its lifespan thus far, but even the best fall sometimes.

In a more lighthearted video, ZeRo has undertaken the humbling task of compiling some of his biggest losses to relive and share with the community.

ZeRo's thought caption inserts are what really make the project, as they add an element of hilarity to these otherwise very tense and emotional moments. Below you'll see his first tournament loss at the hands of Liquid|Nairou:


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Ryu secretly the strongest character in Smash 4? ZeRo makes a very compelling argument

The Smash 4 community has been somewhat preoccupied over the past month or two discussing the strengths of Bayonetta, but one of the characters more regarded as decent may actually be a contender for the game's best.

TSM|ZeRo takes a closer look at Ryu in one of his recent videos, and concludes that Ryu is perhaps the game's most underrated fighter.

Since the big splash of his release, Ryu has garnered relatively limited attention, and possibly as a result, he's also never been nerfed. Ryu has a collection of strong tools that are unique to him in the Smash universe. He's able to kill Sheik at just 59% with a Shoryuken:


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Hit the jump to hear ZeRo's full explanation.

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Will Smash ever become an official sport?

Last time on the Symposium, we explored the conflict between grassroots gatherings and the eSports movement, which has been a concern in many fighting game community circles. Something that people often overlook that it brings to mind is the role of a game as not just an eSport, but an officially recognized sport by national governments.

While this is often a pipedream, or even a target of controversy, it is actually entirely within the realm of possibility for a video game to be considered a sport, at least in the United States. So long as certain guidelines are met, any organized competitive circuit can be recognized, which has already happpened with League of Legends.

So the question stands, if it can work for League of Legends, why not Smash? Today, we'll see exactly what would change in the world of Smash Brothers if it became a nationally recognized sport, and how it may not be favorable in comparison to what we have now.

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Canadian Smashers defend their turf as Ally and nOne send top dogs packing at Get on my Level

The Smash Bros. action at Get on my Level has been absolutely insane today. Earlier we saw TSM|ZeRo get 3-0'd, and the latter brackets of both Smash 4 and Melee have brought even more hype.

Get on my Level is a Canadian event, and so you can imagine to just what degree the roof blew off the building when hometown heros EMG|nOne and Ally started wrecking house.

Here's a clip from nOne's Melee battle against Lucky. His Captain Falcon pulls off one of the most impressive sequences we've seen in quite some time:


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Get On My Level 2016 results ft. Armada, ZeRo, Hungrybox, Leffen

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

In Toronto, Canada, Smash players from all across the world have gathered to battle it out for the ultimate glory.

This tournament will feature Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. 64 and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, so hold on to your hats, because it's going to be wild.

Talent present includes Alliance|Armada, TSM|ZeRo, Liquid|Hungrybox, TSM|Leffen, Liquid|Nairo, C9|Mango, FOX|Mew2King, LLL|Mr. R, Tempo|Westballz, WFX|Shroomed, Boreal|Ally, Lucky, CLG|SFAT, SPY|MacD, mYi|Ice, FAD|LarryLurr, DruggedFox, HugS, Duck, COG|Wizzrobe, SPY|Nintendude, CT|The Moon and many, many more.

Streaming is being handled by Even Matchup Gaming, EGE Official, Affinity Play, Even Matchup Gaming 2, 613Smash and Logic Gate Studios.

Check out the action below.

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ZeRo swept 3-0 in Smash 4 winners bracket at Get on my Level by Melee god Mew2King

Gonzalo "TSM|ZeRo" Barrios has been the most dominant single force in Smash 4 since its inception, but the Sheik/Diddy player has been out of the game for a few months now, and he may not be at quite the level he was.

We haven't seen ZeRo in tournament since February, as he's been taking some time to himself. After a few months' absence, Barrios finally decided to jump back into competition in attending Canada's Get on my Level.

He entered the tourney acknowledging that he may not be at 100%, as revealed in this short clip from an interview with the Score eSports: In his winners bracket match against FOX|Mew2King, a player best known for his god status in Smash Bros. Melee, ZeRo fell in a 3-0 upset.

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Stunfest 2016 results ft. Daigo, Tokido, Haitani, Mago, Kazunoko

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Stunfest is happening in Rennes, France, and it's a Premier Capcom Pro Tour event - so you know it's going to be huge.

The event houses a bunch of different games besides Street Fighter 5, though. You can expect to see tournament play in Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Ultra Street Fighter 4, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, The King of Fighters 13, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, SoulCalibur 5, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Breakers Revenge and Hokuto no Ken. There will also be a stream for casual matches and exhibitions in King of Fighters 14.

As for players attending, you can expect to see Tokido, MJS|Haitani, Mago, Kazunoko, EG|Momochi, AvM|GamerBee, RB|Daigo, MD|Luffy, RZR|Fuudo, PxP|Problem X, YP|Valmaster, RZR|Xian, Qanba|Xiao Hai, HM|Eita, LLL|MBR, HumanBomb, UM|ImStillDaDaddy, HM|Go1, RB|Bonchan, CCL, Perilous|Packz, RZR|RB, D44BAS, OR|Nuki, Melty|Will2Pac, F2K|Popi, Perilous|Afii, HM|Dogura, Melty|Cuongster, Gootecks, UM|Tyrant, Emersion, M|LordDVD, RB|Kayane, Umezono, Brick and many, many more.

Streaming is being done by Capcom Fighters and Asso3HitCombo.

Check out the action after the jump.

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CEO Prologue Day 1 results ft. NuckleDu, Tampa Bison, Kitana Prime, DR Gross, and more

This weekend brings us CEO Prologue as a bit of a warm-up for the premier event coming up next month.

Guilty Gear Xrd, Street Fighter 5, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat X, and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 were all played through to completion yesterday. On the roster today we have Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Pokken Tournament.

The live stream can be found over at CEOGaming and MVG_League.

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Super Smash Bros. 4's 1.1.6 update is now live, Bayonetta reset in our tiers

Data-miners revealed the contents of Super Smash Bros. 4's upcoming update. Yesterday, we learned that the 1.1.6 patch was set to only add balance changes for Bayonetta.

When a game receives a large update with several balance changes, we here at EventHubs usually reset the tiers section for said game and allow our users to cast new votes based on the changes implemented.

Since Super Smash Bros. 4's latest patch is now officially live and only affects Bayonetta, we have reset only her votes in our Smash Bros. tiers. Now, EH users can hop in and cast new votes on Bayonetta's match ups.

As always, we have archived the standings before the tiers reset. Below you can see what Bayonetta's match ups looked like pre-patch, and how often she appeared in the "best/worst matchups" and "most voted" categories.


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Be sure to check out our Super Smash Bros. tiers and vote on Bayonetta's match ups, if you feel knowledgeable enough on the subject.

Smaller hitboxes, reduced damage, and more: The Super Smash Bros. 1.1.6 patch only adds nerfs to Bayonetta

A couple of days ago, we reported that another Super Smash Bros. 4 patch is on its way and is expected to make some balance changes to the game. Though the update hasn't officially gone live yet, data-miners have already looked into the game's files and found what the 1.1.6 patch consists of.

According to SmashBoards, the only tweaks made this time around affect Bayonetta. Widely considered too strong of a character in the game, it looks as though Nintendo has made an attempt to more properly balance her by way of nerfs.

Her dive kick has seen a fairly large hitbox reduction, as well as decreased range and damage. You can see the hitboxes for both the air and ground versions below.

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Additionally, the SDI multiplier on her up+B has been changed, making it so that opponents can more easily escape its clutches.

To look over the patch notes, be sure to visit SmashBoards.

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Mew2King signed to Echo Fox as their first Smash Bros. player

Franchise owner Rick Fox took to Twitter today to announce that FOX|Mew2King will be team Echo Fox's first Smash Bros. player.

Mew2King is very well known in the competitive Smash scene, having taken multiple world championships in both Melee and Brawl. He's also no slouch in Smash 4, making him quite the strong pick to start off with.

We congratulate Mew2King on his new opportunity and wish both him and Team Echo Fox well moving forward.

Source: Twitter.

Another Super Smash Bros. 4 patch inbound; 1.1.6 expected to drop this month and bring balance changes

Nintendo of Japan has officially announced another patch for Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS.

The 1.1.6 update is expected to drop sometime this month and will focus on balance changes. File sizes for the patch are 61MB and 325MB for Wii U and 3DS respectively.

Also, replays from the game's current version are expected to be erased, so make sure to save your favorite matches as soon as possible.

What balance changes are you hoping to see when 1.1.6 drops? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Nintendo. Via Smashboards.

Canada Cup Vancouver series results feat. Justin Wong, KaneBlueRiver, Ricki Ortiz, K-Brad

Updated with final results: We've added final results into this story for the Canada Cup Vancouver series.

The Canada Cup Vancouver series tournament kicks off today and is set to bring us some exciting fighting game action over the course of the weekend.

We can expect to see top-notch play for games such as Street Fighter 5, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Mortal Kombat XL, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Blazblue: Chronophantasma Extend, Pokken Tournament, and Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late.

On top of this, we'll also be seeing a handful of action-packed Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 exhibitions featuring EG|Justin Wong, KaneBlueRiver, JJATJJ5|Bee, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EG|K-Brad, NWM|Kyle P, Air, and more are also expected to compete this weekend.

You can catch the live stream and schedule after the jump.

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Battle Arena Melbourne 8 results ft Mago, Haitani, Xian, Momochi

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Australia's finest are putting on a good show for us with Battle Arena Melbourne 8, which has tournaments in a whole bunch of different games.

At this tournament, you can expect to see high-level tournament play in Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat X, Tekken 7, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown and BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend.

As for players attending, you can expect to see big names such as Mago, MJS|Haitani, RZR|Xian, EG|Momochi, LLL|Mr. R, Abadango, 9B, Somniac, SL|Burnoutfighter and many many others participate for the glory.

Live streams are being handled by NewGamePlusTV, Melbourne Melee, Kaizmo, SASMelbourneSmash, Jett Smash, Googie Gaming, and ZeroX_FGC.

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The best Super Smash Bros. 4 player in the world explains his recent hiatus; ZeRo aiming to compete at CEO 2016

Gonzalo "TSM|ZeRo" Barrios is regarded as the best Super Smash Bros. Wii U player in the world, but he has been decommissioned for quite some time now due to injury. We haven't seen him compete since back in February of this year, and though the Smash champion has shared some of the details on Twitter over the past few months, today we have a video that tells all.

Barrios released a video onto his YouTube channel earlier today that discusses his current situation, what exactly happened with his injury, and upcoming plans.

Back in March, ZeRo suffered an injury to his middle finger and fell ill due to a weak immune system. After several doctor visits and surgery, he is recovering and looking to compete again soon.

Though he is uncertain at this time, ZeRo is hoping his finger will be full healed so that he can compete at CEO 2016 late next month.

You can check out the full video after the jump.

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