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Wednesday Night Fights 4.1 ft. K-Brad, Snake Eyez, Chris G, Viscant and Low... Tier.... GOD

Wednesday Night Fights 4.1 ft. K-Brad, Snake Eyez, Chris G, Viscant and Low... Tier.... GOD It's Wednesday night once again and Level|Up is bringing us more fighting game action. Tonight, the LU crew returns to Super Arcade in Walnut, California, and continues their 3rd season of the event.

This week is starting out a little bit different as Level Up is kicking things off with a grudge match between Low Tier God and BT|Viscant in a first to 10.

Ultra Street Fighter 4, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and Injustice: Gods Among Us will all be played tonight if there are enough entrants for each game. Additionally, Mortal Kombat 9 is being played.

Challonge brackets are posted here, and you can find last week's results here.

801 Strider's tier rankings for Abel in Ultra Street Fighter 4

Tonight we add to our collection of Ultra Street Fighter 4 tier rankings a list for Abel. This isn't just Joe Shmoe's tier list, however; this one comes to us courtesy of 801 Strider.

Strider has been on the tournament scene for quite some time now, and you may have seen him most recently compete at The Fall Classic at which he placed in the top 8, and even made our highlight story for his sick whiff punishes against YBK|Jayce The Ace.

The Abel player feels that the character's good/bad match-ups fall fairly close in numbers: voting 16 favorable and 14 unfavorable. The remaining 13 characters fall under the 5-5 category. But which characters fall under what category? Click the image below to find out.


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You can find even more top-notch players' tier rankings after the jump.

GamerBee, Ryan Hart, and HooDaMan share their greatest losses, victories, favorite games, and more in the Pro Tour's latest spotlights

Capcom Fighters returns with another great set of Pro Tour player spotlights for your viewing pleasure. This time around, AVM|GamerBee, DIG|Ryan Hart, and pH|Hoodaman sit down to talk about their greatest losses, favorite Capcom fighting games, and more.

In GamerBee's video he recalls his greatest loss -- his defeat at the hand of Infiltration during the EVO 2012 Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 grand finals. "I didn't expect Infiltration to be so dominating," GamerBee said. "He did everything right."

On the other side of the coin, HooDaMan reveals that beating EG|Justin Wong in a FT5 online set was his greatest victory, and despite how great Ryan Hart is in the SF4 series, he still feel Street Fighter 3 Third Strike is his favorite game.

Catch all that and more in the videos below.

Next Level Battle Circuit #93 live stream ft. Ultra Street Fighter 4

Next Level Battle Circuit #93 live stream ft. Ultra Street Fighter 4 It's Wednesday night, so it's time for some great fighting game action from The Next Level in Brooklyn, New York.

The games being played tonight include Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late, if there are enough entrants.

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

Decapre fully 'parries' Cody's Super Combo, does 2 EX Scramble Breaks into UC2, fireball Ultra into EX Spiral Arrow and Psycho Sting - USF4 CMV

pepopulo is back with another Ultra Street Fighter 4 CMV, this time centering on Decapre, a character whom, sure, you've already seen quite a bit of from the likes of NuckleDu, Uryo, and PH|Hoodaman.

But this is different. Whereas the aforementioned competitive players are mostly focused on tech that can be applied in tense tournament moments, pepopulo's Decapre CMV focuses on style.

Running at over three minutes long, there's bound to be a Decapre combo or two that you haven't quite seen below in this finely-edited CMV. Check it out below.

Capcom Pro Talk episode 1 with Mike Ross live stream - talking Pro Tour and playing USF4

Capcom is airing their first episode of a new series entitled "Capcom Pro Talk."

During this broadcast, Mike Ross is discussing the Capcom Pro Tour, Capcom Cup, and more.

Additionally, Mike will be playing Ultra Street Fighter 4 against viewers.

Catch the live video feed below.

Fuudo lists Rose as his main for upcoming Topanga 4-man round robin; will face Tokido, Dashio, and Ninomae in USF4

This weekend, a 4-man round robin tournament is being held to determine which players will secure the final two spots in Topanga's upcoming A League. The line up consists of B League's current 5th and 6th placers -- MCZ|Tokido and Ninomae -- along with #7 and #8 from last year's A League -- RZR|Fuudo and Dashio.

The official Topanga website has just updated with new information regarding this weekend's event. Players are given the opportunity to choose a main and sub character for this tournament, and must stick with these choices throughout. What's interesting is, it looks like Fuudo is running with a new "main chicken" this time around...

As you can see in the banner above, Fuudo has listed Rose as his main for the Topanga round robin. Fuudo's rise to fame came as a result of his stellar Fei Long play, and we most recently saw him compete with his trademark character at the TGS tournament last month, where he was eliminated by Inco before reaching top 8.

Don't get knocked down when Yang has Super; the shadows will get you - learn to stop reversals and optimize damage with Sei'ei Enbu in USF4

In Ultra Street Fighter 4, we've seen a handful of pro players using Yang in tournament play. Players such as MCZ|Mago have made the switch, and occasionally we'll see Dieminion and GG|NYChrisG bring out the pointy-haired twin.

Today, Kreymore brings us a brand new tech video that may increase Yang's usage stats. Although most Yang players use meter for FADC combos and resets, this video shows what can be achieved if the bar is saved for Sei'ei Enbu -- Yang's Super.

This underutilized Super opens up a world of possibilities that many of us, including myself, were not aware of. Knocking down the opponent and performing a Dragon Kick so that Yang's shadows linger and hit the rising character in the back? That's so bloody good.

You'll also learn how to optimize damage, land resets that avoid reversals and leave you advantageous, high/low mix-ups, and more.

Check out this awesome Yang tech video below, and be prepared to start using Super more often!

1 reason why Ibuki may be top-tier - setups for normal and Delayed Wakeup scenarios in Ultra Street Fighter 4

Since as far back as when Ultra Street Fighter 4 first went into service in Japanese arcades in April, players have noticed that although the new Delayed Wakeup (DWU) mechanic greatly reduces the impact of setups for most characters, Ibuki is one of those vortex characters who is not quite as affected. Due to her ability to throw a kunai in mid-air.

Ibuki has been garnering quite a bit of attention lately. Not only has RZR|Xian been beaten by two different Ibuki players in tournaments recently -- Huanlin at the 2nd Hong Kong Esports Tournament and Rockpon at the Capcom Pro Tour Asia Taiwan qualifiers -- but Japan's BE|Nemo has also commented twice now that he thinks Ibuki is an top-tier character in USF4.

That's as good as any a reason to start learning Ibuki; at the very least, you'll have a good idea of what you'll up against even if you don't intend to truly play the character.

And to help with your budding kunoichi studies is this Ibuki setups tutorial that breaks down some of the most useful okizeme (wake-up offense) options for the character.

Daigo vs. The Public 'Win A PS4' challenge will be played on Omega Edition: Ultra Street Fighter 4 at GameStart 2014

It's not been confirmed yet, and the rules are subject to change, but according to RZR|Xian the Ultra Street Fighter 4 Omega Edition exhibition match between him and MCZ|Daigo is likely to be a race-to-5 with random selects.

So what happens if neither RZR|Xian or MCZ|Daigo picks the Omega Edition character you want to see? Does that mean you're completely out of luck?

Well, not quite.

As it turns out, Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong (Singapore branch) and Capcom are also organizing an MCZ|Daigo vs. The Public segment, similar to the one conducted recently in Hong Kong.

Except, this time, the public will be playing against MCZ|Daigo on Omega Edition. Oh, and if you manage to beat him, you win a PS4 too.

Daigo faces Mago, his Mad Catz brethren; Momochi, Kazunoko, Bonchan, and more take center stage - USF4 Taito Arcade Nationals replays

Capcom Fighters returns with more amazing Ultra Street Fighter 4 action from the Taito Arcade Japan National Finals that took place over in Shinjuku, Tokyo the weekend before last.

Last time, we saw Tarezou of Shikkari Dynamic dismantle the entire Mad Catz team during the 3v3 portion of the tournament. Tonight, we bring to you the Taito Finals' star-studded singles bouts.

In this assortment of matches, you'll witness MCZ|Daigo Umehara take on his Mad Catz brethren, MCZ|Mago, as they both use their Ultra Street Fighter 4 mains -- Evil Ryu and Yang, respectively. Additionally, players such as the EVO 2014 runner-up, Bonchan, EG|Momochi, Kazunoko, Nishikin, and many more battle it out for Street Fighter supremacy.

You can catch all of the action below.

Watch Valmaster's elimination at the Green Hands of veggey - DreamHack Stockholm offstream footage ft. Phenom, Felix Ekman, Chino, Bashfest and more

There was a lot of good stream action a few weeks ago at DreamHack Stockholm, but there were also many heated battles that eluded the public eye by being played off-stream.

Thankfully, in a community effort, we got most of the notable off-stream matches recorded, including the match that sent the Capcom Cup-qualified GL|Valmaster home in 17th place.

In these videos, you'll see a variety of nationalities duking it out, including France's GL|Valmaster, Norway's BX3|veggey and BX3|Phenom, Sweden's Chino, Felix Ekman and Bashfest and Denmark's IND|King Funk. Hit the jump to check them all out.

Uryo's rushdown Decapre: counter-hit cr.MP into UC2 on reaction, Psycho Sting FADC resets, close shaves and more - Ultra Street Fighter 4 online

The other day when I raised the possibility that NuckleDu might quite possibly be the best Decapre player in the world right now, it was met with some discontent as a couple of EventHubbers went in on me, saying that I should not be jumping to such conclusions based on a highlights video edited to specifically show how good NuckleDu is.

After watching this video of Uryo playing entire Endless Battles matches for about 20 minutes, I think I get that. It's not just the few moments that shine -- it's about the overall performance.

And Uryo's performance in this video, edited together from a Nico Live stream that he recently did, was simply mesmerizing from start to end. There was just something effortless about the way he rushes down his opponent with Decapre.

And if that's not enough, there are those flashy moments where his reactions and character knowledge really do shine, as well. Such as when he hit-confirms an UC2 combo from a single counter-hit cr.MP.

So go grab some popcorn, get yourself comfy, and prepare to be mesmerized by Uryo's play in the video below.

Daigo vs. Xian 'Omega Edition' Ultra Street Fighter 4 exhibition match to take place at GameStart 2014 on Oct. 25

MCZ|Daigo and RZR|Xian are amongst the eight finalists who will compete in the Capcom Pro Tour Asia finals at the GameStart 2014 convention in Singapore this coming Saturday and Sunday -- but that won't be the only occasion where we'll get to see the two former EVO Street Fighter champs play against one another.

Capcom, in conjunction with Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong (Singapore branch), will also be holding an "Ultra Street Fighter 4 Showcase & Challenge with Ono Yoshinori and MCZ|Daigo Umehara" on October 25 at 12PM PST (3AM EST, 3PM Singapore time) at the GameStart 2014 main stage, and EventHubs has learned through our sources that an MCZ|Daigo vs. RZR|Xian exhibition match on Ultra Street Fighter 4 Omega Edition will take place during the segment.

Apart from Capcom's USF4 stage program and the Capcom Pro Tour Asia finals, an entire slew of activities will be held at GameStart 2014, including a Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- 3on3 team tournament (the game will also be playable at the venue) and meet-the-producer stage segments with SCE Japan Studio's Masaaki Yamagiwa (Bloodborne) and Junichi Yoshizawa (Freedom Wars). Check out the full program schedule below.

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Hey Nemo, which are the worst characters in USF4? Dee Jay, Dan, Hugo and... ARE YOU KIDDING? Nemo's full tier list for Ultra Street Fighter 4

BE|Nemo is well known for being one of the best Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom players in Japan. We are still reeling from the incredibly hype exhibition match between him and RG|Filipino Champ at West Coast Warzone 4.

Nemo seems to be a jack of all trades as he wowed us at by winning the USF4 competition at that same tournament with none other than the newly-added Rolento.

We say all this to say, it looks like Nemo knows what he's doing when it comes to fighting games. Why then does the bottom of his tier list surprise us so much?

Click the jump to see Nemo's USF4 tier list.


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