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Think you know who will win Capcom Cup? Participate in UltraChen's fantasy bracket contest for your chance at some cool prizes

We're just two days away from Capcom Cup 2015, and it feels like that in every other FGC conversation you'll be sure to hear predictions for Capcom Cup matches. UltraDavid and James Chen have partnered with Mad Catz and Maxoplata to create a fantasy bracket contest.

With 32 of the the year's strongest competitors all under one roof, predicting won't be easy, but the ones with the closest predictions will win themselves some nice prizes.

There's a Chun-Li Street Fighter V TE2 Arcade Fight stick for first place, a Tritton Pro+ headset for second place, and a Tritton Kunai headset for third place. The contest is free to enter, and you can see all the details over at UltraChenTV.

You can do some recon on the players in the tournament by checking out UltraChen's individual player break downs on Capcom Fighters. Image source: SRK.

The FGC just can't stop incorporating Ronda Rousey into Street Fighter; check out some of our favorite Rousey/Street Fighter mash ups

Former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey has received a ton of attention from the FGC as of late, both in her victories and loss. This is evidenced by the various cross over media people have been creating.

As an example, check out these beautifully drawn illustrations by SamDelaTorre of Rousey and Cammy going at it in the Octagon.

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After her first and only loss at the hands of Holly Holm, it seemed the internet instantly exploded with Street Fighter parallels. Below we see some footage of their match spiced up with a Third Strike touch:


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Things don't stop there however, as someone has gone as far as to pay homage to this same fight in Street Fighter 4 mod video. Hit the jump to see it.

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Defend the North 2015 results ft. SonicFox, Dieminion, Snake Eyez, NuckleDu

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The deadline for gathering Capcom Pro Tour points is almost up, with Defend the North being one of the two last ranking tournaments for the season.

This event will feature a wide array of games, including Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Killer Instinct, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, King of Fighters 13, SoulCalibur 5, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Capcom vs. SNK 2 and Vampire Savior.

As for players attending, you can expect to see cR|SonicFox, YOMI|Dieminion, RB|Snake Eyez, Liquid|NuckleDu, PIE|Smug, KIG|Problem X, EG|Justin Wong, TSC|CD Jr., D-Link|LordKnight, EG|Ricki Ortiz, cR|HoneyBee, RayRay, EMP|DarthArma, cR|Biohazard, TS|Arturo Sanchez, TSC|Sanford Kelly, EMP|Hiro, TSB|Mynus, Zeus, STVG|Flocker, UM|Tyrant, YOMI|Joel, IGT Unknown, PIE|Poem, Kreymore, BIFU|SpabRog, L1|Zaferino, GG|SherryJenix and more.

Streaming duties will be handled by Team Spooky, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Bifuteki and Nica_KO.

Hit the jump to check it out.

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Absolute Battle 6 results feat. K-Brad, IFC Yipes, NuckleDu, NoelBHungry, Alucard

Updated with final results: This story has been updated with the final results for Absolute Battle 6.

Absolute Battle 6 is currently taking place in Plano, Texas, and we can expect three days of awesome fighting game action.

Games being played this weekend include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, Dead or Alive 5 Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and Tekken Tag Tournament 2. There will also be side tournaments featuring Street Fighter 3 Third Strike, Puzzle Fighter, and more.

EG|K-Brad, TSC|IFC Yipes, Liquid|NuckleDu, RZR|Perfect Legend, GoL|Ranmasama, BP|Brolylegs, F3|Alucard, LOD|OMG Itz Andre, VGP|Chaotix, TFA|German Luger, NoelBHungry, GoldenBoyNeo, and more will be competing. Once brackets are live, they will be available over on VersusGameplay's Challonge.

Additionally, AB6 will be host to another installment in the Ultra Fight Night exhibition series. Five bouts will be played out in both Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and the main event will be Tommy Gunz vs. Crackfiend.

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

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'[Success] should broaden your focus beyond your own success' - Daigo Umehara, Justin Wong, and Seth Killian discuss Evo Moment 37 on Compete

While the names Daigo Umehara, Justin Wong, and Seth Killian are legendary to almost any fighting game player, it's always a treat to hear them discuss events of the past. On the second episode of Kotakus "Compete" series, these three pillars of the fighting game community discuss an equally legendary moment: Evo Moment 37.

For anyone unfamiliar, Evo Moment 37 was a historical moment for the fighting game community that encapsulates everything we love about these games, with Daigos Ken full parrying Justin Wongs Chun Lis super to take a clutch match after what felt like ages of tension at Evo 2004.

Justin, Daigo, and Seth discuss what things were like before the match, during, after, and what fighting games mean to them. Daigo in particular talks about what success means to him, Seth on what is loved most about fighting games, and Justin about facing the legendary Daigo Umehara, whom he hadn't met at the time.

Hit the jump to check it out.

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Double KO Summer Event results feat. Luffy, Valmaster, Ryan Hart, Problem X, Gagapa

Updated with final results: We've added results from the final day of the Double KO Summer Event into this story.

This weekend a highly stacked tournament is slated to take place in Rouen, France called Double KO, starting at 3pm UTC on Saturday. It features a number of games, but will have a ton of high ranking competition coming in from all over Europe and elsewhere.

The fighting games featured in this tournament include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Tekken Tag 2, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Windjammers, Guilty Gear Xrd, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Wii U, King of Fighters 13, and Soul Calibur 5.

Players slated to show up to this event are MD|Luffy, GL|Valmaster, FA|Ryan Hart, KIG|Problem X, Gagapa, Melty|Cuongster, Melty|Will2Pac, UM|RMZ, Misterio and many more.

Hit the jump to see the event.

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Combofiend's R. Mika scores a devastating perfect, Xian's cat bodies his PS4, and more - Funny and Cool Moments ep. 91

LiangHuBBB returns today with another episode of Funny and Cool Moments. Coming in at the 91st episode in the series, this installment features some truly epic clips.

Games you'll find here include Street Fighter 5, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat X, Street Fighter 2, Dead or Alive 5, and more.

At the beginning of the video, we are greeted with an incredible clip of Combofiend's R. Mika in Street Fighter 5. Using some intricate combos and a corner reset, Combo manages to devastate his opponent with a quick perfect. You can check it out in the GIF below.


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There are other great moments here, including RZR|Xian's cat shutting off his PS4 during a match, Killer Instinct's Rash getting his speeder bike stuck to him, Mike Ross falling victim to ToolAssisted again, and more.

Check out the video after the jump.

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Summer Jam 9 results ft. Dieminion, SonicFox, Snake Eyez, XCaliburBladez, DaBuz

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend's biggest multi-game event is Summer Jam 9, which features a whopping 16 fighting games that we'll be covering for you this weekend.

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

This is a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event, so Ultra Street Fighter 4 points are up for grabs, but it's also a qualifier for the Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Battle Royale, the finals of which are taking place at NEC in December of this year, so there's a lot at stake.

Also, a lot of high-level competitors are attending. You can expect to see Liquid|NuckleDu, cR|SonicFox, RB|Snake Eyez, PIE|Smug, Tempo|NYChrisG, MC Kwiggle, XCaliburBladez, YOMI|Dieminion, KIG|Problem X, EG|Ricki Ortiz, cR|HoneyBee, IQHQ|DaBuz, TS|LordKnight, YOMI|MIT, WFX|801 Strider, YOMI|ForeverKing, EG|K-Brad, MC Static, RZR|Perfect Legend, SweetRevenge, BX3TPL|Phenom, TSC|IFC Yipes, DJ Nintendo, YOMI|Slayer, FF|ElvenShadow, The Moon, YOMI|REO, Master, Zhu, YOMI|DJT, Flux, YOMI|Michaelangelo, KIT|Cloud805, EH|Velociraptor, CTRL|Unkn0wn, ModBot|6WX, BCW|Brenttiscool, Julio, TS|NerdJosh, IQHQ|DKWill, UM|RMZ, Cactuar, PAG|Glitch, OG|Shine and more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Spooky, TS|Arturo Sanchez, KombatNetwork, KPB Live, Smash Studios and Nica_KO.

Hit the jump for the live streams and stream schedule.

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Alberta Beatdown 5 live stream ft. Nairo, Mr. R, Denti, BigD, Alphicans and more

There's a lot of action going on elsewhere this weekend, but Canada sure isn't sleeping, either. This weekend, we've got Alberta Beatdown 5 going on, with a heavy Super Smash Bros. Wii U presence, including top players such as Liquid|Nairo, LLL|Mr. R, TLOC|Denti, TEG|BigD, TEG|Alphicans and many more.

It's not all about Super Smash Bros. Wii U, though. The tournament's main lineup of games includes Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M as well. The event will also feature sid tournaments for Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-.

Streaming duties are being handled by Edmonton Gamers, SSB University and DasHype.

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

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'Playing Yoshi is like pitching a knuckleball.' - Innuendo Studios talks Smash Bros. and the draw of competitive gaming, sports versus eSports

Though we often talk about fighting games as veterans and devoted players, it's nice to take a step back and think about when we were just starting, or why we love what we love. Innuendo Studios does just that, analyzing from his own perspective how he got drawn into competitive gaming.

Starting from the legendary Evo moment between Daigo and Justin Wong, he details how he begins gaining interest in Smash Bros. Melee. He goes further to detail how he comes to learn about the game, and how it feels to truly begin loving a competitive game.

This video is fascinating in that Innuendo Studios analyzes why, from the perspective of a sports fan, he can also enjoy eSports. He lists the tiny details behind what he loves about competitive smash, by extension showing what we love about our own particular games of choice, and how they can be pretty relate-able to the world of sports.

Hit the jump to check out this interesting video.

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UFC fighter Uriah Hall performs what looks eerily like Akuma's taunt during fight

While it can be fun to make comparisons between UFC and Street Fighter, it doesn't get much easier to do so than in a fight last night.

In what is a 1st round TKO, Uriah Hall takes a walk around the ring looking pumped. Suddenly, he stops and stomps down on the ground in a manner that will make many fans think the Satsui no Hado took him over. FOX Sports has released a clip of the moment on Twitter.

You can check out the real life Akuma pose below.

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It's been almost a year, but Comeback Compilation is back with episode 40, covers 10 months of brilliant rallies

Finally making its return, LiangHuBBB's Comeback Compilation series provides thirty minutes of one of the best episodes in its history.

Not bound to any particular game, you can expect to see some outstanding footage from Ultra Street Fighter 4, Guilty Gear Xrd, Mortal Kombat X, Street Fighter 3: Third Strike and more with such players as Alex Valle, Alioune, Bonchan, among others.

I will give you one warning. Expect Guile's theme to be stuck in your head for the rest of the day after watching this. It uses different versions and mixes in other songs, but that only does so much to stop you from humming it to yourself hours later.

Check out almost a year's worth of hilarious moments below.

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'The game that's taken more quarters from children than every bully combined' - Honest Game Trailers goes in on the Street Fighter franchise

It's been long overdue, but we finally have it. Smosh Games has done an Honest Game Trailer on the Street Fighter franchise, or to some, "The game you played because your mom wouldn't let you play Mortal Kombat".

Many times when companies that are not directly associated with the fighting game community give their input on titles like Street Fighter, it becomes very quickly apparent that their knowledge of the game goes about as deep as "I played it when I was growing up."

Smosh have a reputation for hitting the nail on the head with HGT, and they live up that reputation in their spot-on analysis of everything Street Fighter.

Their jokes are ones that you'd hear within the inner circles of the FGC, such as the excess of different versions for SF games, online lag and Capcom's overtly stereotypical characters. Hit the jump below to see Honest Game Trailers' take on Street Fighter.

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'He's the grandfather of Street Fighter to me'—Clip from upcoming FGC documentary explores the massive influence of Alex Valle

Main purpose of Street Fighter 5's beta is to test out online infrastructure; Sony key in assisting with cross platform play

"He's the grandfather of Street Fighter to me," Justin Wong states in black and white. Alex Valle is a household name for almost any FGC fan, but many aren't aware of just how grand his legacy really is. At a time where the U.S. didn't have a scene that could compete internationally, he was one of the few that stood above the rest of his counterparts.

Beyond just being a strong player, his community building efforts weren't rivaled until years later when Alex Jebailey would step forward to create Community Effort Orlando.

Fortunately, this upcoming documentary by Shankar Tablada, titled The Fighting Game Community, makes sure to give due time to one of the greatest trailblazers of our scene. Also, in case you missed it, check out the first trailer for it here.

Check out the clip below for today's history lesson.

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CEO 2015 preview - Your resource for the big event this weekend, including players, games, schedules, and streams

CEO 2015 is upon us this weekend, and a ton of information has been made available for tournament go-ers and spectators alike to take advantage of.

The tournament is featuring an incredible amount of players, including EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR_Balrog, MCZ|Daigo Umehara, MCZ|Tokido, RZR|Fuudo, MVG|Mew2King, Liquid|Hungrybox, Liquid|Knuckledu, Steam Co.|Yipes, YOMI|Michaelangelo, Kazunoko, Velociraptor, Tryken, and countless others in all sorts of head to head competition.

For such a large amount of players, a large amount of games is expected. These include the main event titles (Smash Bros. for Wii U, Smash Bros. Melee, USF4, MKX, UMvC3, Xrd, P4AU, KI, TTT2, and Divekick) as well as a bevy of side titles like Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, Def Jam: Fight for New York, Windjammers, Soul Calibur 3, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Capcom versus SNK 2, and a lot more, including Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7.

Hit the jump to check out all you'll need to know for this weekend.

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