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Updated: New Tekken 7 & Pokken Tournament info, Street Fighter 5 talk, Smash Bros. USA vs. Japan - Nico Nico Chokaigi streams & schedule

Updated: We have updated this story with results and a stream archive for the Super Smash Bros. 1v1 tournament.

Earlier: The Nico Nico Chokaigi mega fan convention is taking place this weekend at Chiba's Makuhari Messe in Japan.

While it isn't exactly a video games convention, Nintendo, Capcom and Bandai Namco Entertainment are some of the sponsors of the event, and at their respective booths they've got a couple of fighting games-related live stream broadcasts ready for your viewing pleasure between now and Sunday 1 a.m. Pacific Time.

First up, in a few moments the Day 1 broadcast for Nintendo and Nico Video's Super Smash Bros. for Wii U JPN vs. USA 2-on-2 world grand prix will begin. Four American players -- ZeRo, Mew2King, FOW and MJG -- are slated to take on their Japanese counterparts in a singles tournament today. This is followed by a 2-on-2 team tournament play-offs starting at the same time tomorrow.

Later in the day, Capcom's Tomoaki Ayano and Koichi Sugiyama will also be making appearances on the Capcom TV Day 1 broadcast to play some Ultra Street Fighter 4 with attendees and talk briefly about Street Fighter 5.

Tomorrow at 5.30 p.m. Pacific Time, Tekken Project lead Katsuhiro Harada will also be making an appearance on the Capcom TV Day 2 stream. He plans to share some new information on Tekken 7 with us while on the show, and is even bringing with him new footage to show off -- is he planning to announce yet another new character?

At 7.30 p.m. Pacific Time tomorrow there will also be a Pokken Tournament live stream, where new information on the arcade title is due, and capping off the day is another Street Fighter talk session on the Capcom TV stream starting at 11:50PM P.T.

Hit the jump for the embedded streams and a brief stream schedule so you won't miss all the action. We'll also be bumping this post throughout the weekend as a fighting games-related segment is about to go live.

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Northwest Majors 7 live stream ft. Justin Wong, ChrisG, PR Balrog, Ogawa, Ricky Ortiz, Filipino Champ, Dogura, KojiKOG, Air, Cloud805, KBR and more

Updated: Day 2 of Northwest Majors is live.

Mstrong>Earlier: This weekend, we're being treated to an awesome viewing experience in the form of Northwest Majors, taking place in Seattle, Washington.

The event features a huge load of games, including Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, Project M, Super Smash Bros. 64, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Skullgirls: Encore, Darkstalkers 3 and Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R.

As for players attending, you can expect to see EG|Justin Wong, Tempo|NYChrisG, EG|PR Balrog, Ogawa, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Filipino Champ, Dogura, KojiKOG, CCG|Air, pH|Hoodaman, KIT|Cloud805, BE|KaneBlueRiver, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Brentt, Alex Myers and more. Streaming duties are being handled by Team Khaos, Khaos Gaming 2, LogicHole, 62-Bit Gaming and Seattle Tekken.

What are you waiting for? The live streams and schedule can be found right below.

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Eric 'ChuChu' Moreira leaves CNB e-Sports Club

It was announced earlier today that Eric "ChuChu" Moreira -- one of Brazil's best Ultra Street Fighter 4 players -- has parted ways with his former sponsor, CNB e-Sports Club.

According to a post on his Facebook page and over on the CNB website, Moreira has decided to leave the team in order to devote more time to his studies.

ChuChu first joined CNB back in May of 2010, and over his near 5-year stint with the sponsor, competed in a number of huge international events such as the Capcom Cup and Red Bull Kumite. Both ChuChu and the eSports organization note that the player left on good terms.

Moreira states that he will indeed keep competing in tournaments, though, he won't be as active as he once was. We wish the best for ChuChu in his future endeavors and hope to see him fight again soon.

Source: CNB eSports Club. Photo via ChuChu's Facebook page. Thanks to meltsy for sending this in.

Double Elimination results feat. Infiltration, Tokido, Kazunoko, Bonchan, Poongko, Itazan, HumanBomb, Eita, Laugh & more

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Capcom Pro Tour series has already kicked off gloriously, but Capcom Pro Tour Asia is just beginning. Today, the second Capcom Pro Tour Asia qualifier is taking place in Seoul, Korea, and it's loaded with big names.

You can expect to see Infiltration, MCZ|Tokido, Kazunoko, Bonchan, Poongko, RZR|Itabashi Zangief, CCG|HumanBomb, Eita, Laugh, Chuan and many more fighting for that second spot (or in Infiltration's case, as he's already qualified, extra Capcom Pro Tour points) in the eventual nine-man Capcom Pro Tour Asia finals.

Stream duties will be handled by Xsplit and ArcadeStream. Hit the jump to check out the action.

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Problem X scores an amazing bait on RMZ's Decapre, shows the power of Zangief's Red Focus combos: WinnerStaysOn USF4 replays

Earlier this week, Capcom UK ran their weekly Ultra Street Fighter 4 event in which the UK's best players go head-to-head in first-to-5 sets.

Today, we have the full event replay, and there are a number of exciting matches to behold. Players featured here include CG|Problem X, RMZ, Jest Power, and Packz.

Just to give you a taste of the level of play you'll find here, in the bout between Problem X's Abel and RMZ's Decapre, the former pulls off an incredible bait. Using two of Abel's Marseilles Rolls to evade Decapre's EX Dagger, Problem X punished with a devastating Ultra 1. RMZ wasn't caught sleeping, though...

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Also, be on the lookout for Problem X's impressive use of Zangief Red Focus combos.

There's a lot more to see here, so if you're looking to end your night with some quality Ultra Street Fighter 4 action, look no further!

Hit the jump to check out the WSO replays.

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Updated: Ultra Street Fighter 4 update now live on Steam's main client

Updated: Numerous EventHubs users have pointed out to us that yesterday's update on Steam actually implemented the Ultra Street Fighter 4 1.05 changes. Though we originally reported that yesterday's update addressed netcode issues, it turns out that Valve launched a fix on Steam's main client earlier this month that removed the occasional pauses/hangs some were experiencing when searching for matches, making online more playable.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Earlier: Last month, Capcom implemented an improvement to Ultra Street Fighter 4's netcode on PC via Steams Beta client.

Today, the update has gone live for all Ultra Street Fighter 4 Steam users.

This update is aimed at improving the overall online experience for PC warriors.

If you'd like to know how USF4's netcode fairs after the patch, be sure to read these impressions from two of EventHubs' staffers.

Source: Capcom Unity. Thanks to gtfopanda, PlasmaWaffle, and derpycat for pointing this out.

Next Level Battle Circuit #118 results feat. Sanford Kelly, Smug, Shine, Sabin, Coach Steve, and more

Next Level Battle Circuit #118 results feat. Sanford Kelly, Smug, Shine, Sabin, Coach Steve, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: Wednesday night in Brooklyn means Next Level is priming for yet another night of fighting game action.

The games being played tonight include Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, if there are enough entrants. This will be the first week NLBC features Mortal Kombat X.

Brackets are available on The Next Level Challonge site, and results for last week's tournament are posted here.

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Bracket Reset #16 results ft. Problem X, Andreas, Hurricane237, Isam, RMZ, Flawless Deku, Affi, Packz, Tyrant, Damascus and more

Bracket Reset #16 results ft. Problem X, Andreas, Hurricane237, Isam, RMZ, Flawless Deku, Affi, Packz, Tyrant, Damascus and more Update: There were issues which prevented the event from being streamed tonight, but our Bracket Reset #16 story has been updated with results.

Bracket Reset is running its sixteenth installment of this year tonight at the usual place in London, UK.

The tournament will, as always, be running Ultra Street Fighter 4, with players such as CG|Problem X, WSO|Andreas, BTM|Hurricane237, UM|Isam, UM|RMZ, Flawless Deku, Affi, Packz, UM|Tyrant, GxC|Damascus and more in attendance.

Look right below to catch the live stream action.

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Which version of Street Fighter 4 has the best balance overall? Vote in our reader poll

There have been five major editions of the Street Fighter 4 series to date, and the balance has been praised and ridiculed across each version, depending on who you ask.

As such, we wanted to poll our readers and find out which major release was the best balanced of the bunch, in their eyes.

The options are Street Fighter 4 (vanilla), Super Street Fighter 4, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 and Ultra Street Fighter 4.

You can vote below, and a little ways down the road, we'll close the poll and post the results for everyone to see. Until then though, you can see how the early results are shaping up.

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Daigo: 'I think I will be boarding about 40 different flights this year; I plan to win prize money at a level I've never done before'

This past Sunday, on April 19, Mad Catz pro gamer Daigo "The Beast" Umehara made an appearance at the Tokyo School of Anime to give a talk on the subject of "eSports Professional Gamer World" as a special guest lecturer.

MCZ|Daigo's talk is part of a series of lectures that the Tokyo School of Anime is organizing specifically for applicants considering enrollment into their eSports curriculum, a two-year program that will begin in 2016 with four majors to choose from -- including pro gaming, shoutcasting and events management.

4Gamer writer and renowned Tekken reporter Hameko attended the talk on Sunday, and did a report on it. He noted that about half of the 80-strong audience were teenagers, and was surprised to see a male-to-female ratio of 6:4.

After the talk, Hameko also caught up with The Beast himself for a brief interview.

In this interview, which we've translated in its entirety, MCZ|Daigo talks what he'd be like as a full-time lecturer at the school, his thoughts on competing in Street Fighter 5 next year, as well as his plans for Capcom Pro Tour 2015.

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Capcom registers 'Capcom Fighters Network' trademark, could use the name for a computer program or online portal

A trademark registration for "Capcom Fighters Network" that the House of Street Fighter has filed earlier this month with the United States Patent and Trademark Office has gone live, EventHubs has learned.

According to the coverage description for the Capcom Fighters Network (CFN) trademark, the name could potentially be used on at least two different things.

The first is a computer program that would "enable uploading, accessing, posting, displaying, tagging, blogging, linking, sharing or otherwise providing images, information, data and electronic media over the Internet" -- which sounds like it might potentially be a tool for players to share replays or screenshots, possibly for Street Fighter 5.

And the second way in which the Capcom Fighters Network could potentially manifest, is an online portal that would let users pull up their friends' "ranking or scores of games through the websites", sign up for tournaments and leagues, take surveys, and even play "on-line [sic] interactive multiplayer games", among other things.

Check out the trademark coverage description for the Capcom Fighters Network name in full, through the image below.

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Rolento's crouching hurtbox may be a problem in the latest Ultra Street Fighter patch... it's so low that Abel's crouching jab whiffs

We may need a 1.06 patch really quickly as Rolento seems to have a ridiculous hitbox when he's crouching.

On his stream today, Japanese Abel player sapporuj0108j came across this while playing. As you can see below, Abel's crouching jab whiffs cleanly over crouching Rolento.

Just to be sure, I went and tested this in the 1.04 version, and Abel's crouching jab does indeed make contact with crouching Rolento. Eternal0star has also discovered that Oni's standing fierce punch whiffs on crouching Rolento. Again, this was not the case in the previous version.

It's likely that this new hitbox will cause problems for a much of the rest of the cast. Hit the jump to see the videos.

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Ultimate Fighters Tuesday 4.5 results featuring Brentt, Damdai, Vicious, Commander Jesse and more!

Ultimate Fighters Tuesday 4.5 results featuring Brentt, Damdai, Vicious, Commander Jesse and more! Update: Results and an archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: Tuesday night in SoCal means Ultimate Gaming Center is open for Ultimate Fighters Tuesdays.

Watch as some of SoCal's finest duke it out in Street Fighter 4 while up and comers vie for their own spots amongst the top ranks.

Challonge brackets are posted here.

Hit the jump to see the results.

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'American play style is more aggressive in tournaments. That, to me, is really special' - GamerBee talks playing in the U.S. and life as a pro gamer

Coming off of an impressive second place finish at this year's NorCal Regionals in Sacramento, Bruce 'AVM|GamerBee' Hsiang looks to be a contender for this year's Capcom Cup Finals.

GamerBee sat down with GameCrate for an interview wherein they discussed Bee's experiences in the United States as well as how going pro has affected his life over the past three years.

GameCrate: "Do you have any thoughts on the differences between U.S. players and players from different regions?"

GamerBee: "Basically in Street Fighter right now the top-tier players almost all come from Asia, like Japan and Korea. But the United States actually has really talented players, but the problem is because they don’t get a lot of chance to train with each other, because the Internet connection is not that good, compared to Asia. So I would say their play style is more aggressive in tournaments. That to me is really special, and sometimes they do really fancy stuff. Asian players just play passive defense, more like calculated, so it’s not that hyped."

Hsiang continues to go into detail about playing and traveling in the United States and how to be a better player. Hit the jump to see more.

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Tokido and Andreas face off in this ft5 money match - Who takes the victory when Japan's best Akuma and Europe's best Rufus clash?

We recently saw Hypespotting 4 take place in Glasgow, Scotland, and a lot of international competition showed up for the event. Among them was MCZ|Tokido, who ended up in 2nd place against his teammate MCZ|Mago. Here, you'll find the Murder Face going up against probably Europe's best Rufus player, WSO|Andreas.

In this extremely close set, you'll see a lot of high damage, clutch moments and one of the most questionable Raging Demon hits you'll ever see.

Who will end up taking the victory in this top-player matchup? Tune in to the video below to find out.

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