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Northwest Majors 8 results ft. Justin Wong, NuckleDu, Snake Eyez, Filipino Champ

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Northwest Majors 8 is happening this weekend in Des Moines, Washington, and it's stacked to the brim with the best the U.S. has to offer, for multiple fighting games.

At this event, you'll be seeing high-level gameplay of Street Fighter 5, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Tekken 7, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat X, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Project M, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Skullgirls: 2nd Encore.

As for players attending, you can expect to see EG|Justin Wong, Liquid|NuckleDu, RB|Snake Eyez, PG|Filipino Champ, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EG|PR Balrog, KaneBlueRiver, PG|RayRay, Chris Tatarian, FOX|Julio, Brenttiscool, FF|ElvenShadow, UA|Bass, ITS|Princess Ling, pH|LPN, ILHS|WayGamble, Flux, pH|Hypefiend, Jimmy J Tran, XSK Samurai, SDT|Inkognito, Hotashi, TS|NerdJosh, GOL|Ranmasama, Foo, TheBeautifulDude, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, KidViper, KillerKai, TXrd|FaultyDefense, Alex Myers, Zidane, MC|GCYoshi, GS|Gllty, KizzieKay, BJ Unchained, NWM|KyleP, DM|El Cubano Loco, Fubarduck, Nacer, Damdai, Graham Wolfe and many, many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Khaos, Khaos Gaming 2, Cacaw Gaming, Khaos Gaming TV, Tekken, Logichole, Seattle Tekken and Eastside Smash.

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'In the future, Akuma will be there' - Tokido says his SF5 character choice is temporary and reveals which title he prefers playing

LOOPING SHOWGAME caught up with Hajime Taniguchi, better known as Tokido, at the Red Bull Kumite last weekend for a brief interview.

Easily regarded as one of the best Street Fighter 5 players on the scene today, Tokido had some interesting things to say about the game.

As many know, Tokido is known for playing Akuma in the Street Fighter 4 series. Since the character is absent from the current Street Fighter 5 roster, the Gouki main is playing Ryu in his stead. But it seems like this is just a temporary choice despite Tokido's feeling that Ryu is very strong in this game.

"In the future, Akuma will be there," Tokido starts. "I choose Ryu, who is also a Shoto, to learn the fireballs and other special moves of this type of character."

Tokido also states which game he prefers playing -- Street Fighter 5 or its predecessor -- and gives his thoughts on his performance at Red Bull Kumite.

You can check out the interview below.

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Texas Showdown 2016 results ft Rico Suave, ChrisG, PR Balrog, Sleep

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Texas Showdown 2016 is taking place in ... Well, Texas.

This is a Capcom Pro Tour event, so points are on the line for Street Fighter 5, but you'll also get to see tournament play of Killer Instinct, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Pokkén Tournament, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike and Street Fighter 2: Super Turbo.

As for players attending, you can expect to see UA|Rico Suave, NYChrisG, EG|PR Balrog, F3|Sleep, Julio, UA|Bass, WFX|801 Strider, Wolfkrone, Brenttiscool, F3|Alucard, DL|FourWude, WT|Hamad, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, DM|El Cubano Loco, CH|BrolyLegs, GS|Gllty, UA|Jan, UA|Showtime, Nacer, VGP|Integra, TFA|OmgItzAndre, ThrashHeavy and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by LevelUp Live, PandaxGaming, Smash United, Texas Melee and BeastChan23.

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'Dhalsim is very strong in this game; I do think he is top 5 at full potential' - Filipino Champ talks Capcom Cup, dropping Marvel and more

Last weekend at West Coast Warzone 5, PG|Filipino Champ spoke briefly with Yahoo eSports' Michael Martin about how he's approaching Street Fighter 5. Champ has his eyes set on the Capcom Cup title, and he's been refining his strategies both inside and outside of the game.

When asked about the progression with his main so far, Champ responded: “Dhalsim in this game is very technical. I don't think I'm going to get the results that I want out of the early stages of the game.”

He feels that once he gets a better handle on how explosive Street Fighter 5 is, he can take the character all the way to Capcom Cup. He is also pretty confident that at his full potential, Dhalsim is a top 5 contender.

The road to Capcom Cup will be paved with players just as hungry to take the title as Champ is. When it comes to training, he prefers playing offline with friends over grinding online to develop his strategies. In regards to winning -- both offline and going for win streaks online -- consistency is his top priority.

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Daigo still sponsored by Mad Catz, Mago and Tokido are free agents

It has been noted by the official Mad Catz Twitter account that while Mago and Tokido are now free agents, and no longer competing under the Mad Catz name, MCZ|Daigo has been retained by the company.

What this will mean for future potential sponsorships under the Mad Catz banner is unclear, but we'd imagine both Mago and Tokido will be fairly contested by high-tier sponsors given their amazing results these last few years.

You can find the tweets confirming player status below.

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'As soon as Guile is released, I'll be on my way to the US' - ISDD talks Guile in SF5, Killer Instinct thoughts and more in exclusive interview

Hypespotting in Scotland was a pretty sweet event, and while there I made sure to grab interviews with some notable players for your reading pleasure.

Second up, we have Sean "ImStillDaDaddy" Dench. In this exclusive interview, he shares his thoughts on Guile's eventual implementation in Street Fighter 5, Killer Instinct, changes from Street Fighter 4 to 5 and more.

You can find a snippet from the interview below.

MajinTenshinhan: So let's get to the main subject right off the bat. Matt Edwards said that Guile will be the DLC character this month for Street Fighter 5, and you've made no secret of Guile being your main guy for Street Fighter in general.

How does it feel to get back the character you've been identified with the most during your competitive career?

ImStillDaDaddy: I am really excited for Guile in this game and even if he was the worst character in the game, I'd still main him, but that won't happen, haha.

I'm looking forward to seeing how Guile matches up in this game to the rest of the cast because there's no advanced characters like C. Viper, Seth, El Fuerte and a few others who stopped Guile from being up at the top in Street Fighter 4. Take them out of the game, and he's near enough invincible.

As we all know, Guile was not really a popular character, usage-wise, in the Street Fighter 4 series, and he was definitely not used at a high level in tournament play by many, only by 3 people in the world if I'm correct. I wonder if it'll stay like that in Street Fighter 5.

As soon as Guile is released, I'll be on my way to the United States and my travels will really start to begin there. I'm going to be super busy this year, I just hope Guile is still played like Guile, just with something new so he can keep up with Nash.

Check out the rest of the interview below.

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Tokido, Mago's Mad Catz sponsorship contracts expired in March; no word from peripheral maker yet on term renewals

Ever since Mad Catz's announcement earlier this year that they would be laying off 37% of their workforce, which includes former Community and Sponsorship Manager Mark "MarkMan" Julio, a lot of us in the fighting games community have been wondering about what's going to happen to the well-loved MCZ pro gamers -- MCZ|Daigo, MCZ|Tokido and MCZ|Mago.

That's been a burning question in the minds of the good folks over at Korea's Team Spiritzero as well. So after the Street Fighter 5 Crash team tournament in South Korea wrapped up, Spiritzero and gang sat the three members of Team Topanga down for a brief interview, in hopes of getting us some answers with regards to the complicated sponsor situation, and to learn a little more about the players' immediate plans.

It was a difficult topic to broach, to be sure, but Tokido and Mago clarified on the situation as best as they could. And as it turns out, at the present moment the two of them are technically no longer Mad Catz sponsored players, as their contracts had already expired in March.

Here's what the two had to say about the Mad Catz situation.

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'I feel [Ryu] can be the best [in SF5]' - MBR talks SF5's playstyle, Ryu's strengths, how to adapt and more in EventHubs exclusive interview

Hypespotting in Scotland was a pretty sweet event, and while there I made sure to grab interviews with some notable players for your reading pleasure.

First of the bunch is Roy "LLL|MBR" Sommeling. In this exclusive interview, he shares his thoughts on the transition between SF4 and SF5, how good Ryu is in the new game, advice for players having trouble adapting to SF5 and more.

You can find a snippet from the interview below.

MajinTenshinhan: How long have you been playing fighting games?

LLL|MBR: Competitively, I've been playing since 2009 with the release of Street Fighter 4. I've always been a huge fan, though. Back when I was about 10 or 11 years old, a friend of mine had an emulator on his PC running King of Fighters 98 and we would play it every day after school.

After that, I've played King of Fighters 2002, Soul Calibur, Dead or Alive 4 and Tekken 6 casually until the release of Street Fighter 4, when I decided to become competitive.

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Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom, Mortal Kombat and free pizza; today is your last chance at discounted registration for West Coast Warzone 5

Capcom Pro Tour Ranking event West Coast Warzone 5 will take place in sunny Orange, California April 15th-17th.

West Coast Warzone has been a somewhat regular part of the SoCal tournament circuit for some time now, and though it hasn't appeared on a yearly basis, each and every event has been incredible.

Street Fighter 5 will be the headlining game, but WCW will also feature Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd, Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Though we don't have a full list, we expect to see most all the top competitors from SoCal, like RB|Snake Eyez and EG|Justin Wong, to be there.

WCW sets itself apart from other tournaments by providing unique experiences like their "Continue?" tournament for those who go 0-2 in any game. To our knowledge, they're also the only event that offers a chance at free pizza if you can beat one of the tournament organizers in a casual match.

After tonight at 12 a.m. PST the registration fee will go up to $60, so it's best you head over to their registration page during these final hours for the discounted rate.

Jam Game Cup results ft. Justin Wong, Keoma, K-Brad, Kayane

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

It's time for the first regional Capcom Pro Tour tournament for the Latin America area, with Jam Game Cup taking place in Brasilia, Brazil.

This event is mainly for Street Fighter 5, but will also host tournaments in Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Ultra Street Fighter 4.

Players attending the event include EG|Justin Wong, Innova|Keoma, EG|K-Brad, RB|Kayane, SOA|Ibukiman, SOA|DeathGun, CF|Rafalibe, SFT|Dark817, Alexis and more.

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Street Fighter 5 PC mod: Classic Alex skin being created by the recent Q mod maker; check out some early images here

Pior -- the mind behind the recent Street Fighter 5 Q mod -- is working on a new project that fans have been clamoring about.

Right now, the PC modder is in the process of creating a classic Alex skin that more closely resembles his Street Fighter 3 counterpart. While there isn't any full-fledged footage of the new mod in action, we do have a handful of in-game screenshots for you to check out.

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This isn't the first time Pior has created an Alex mod for a Street Fighter game. In fact, a very convincing alternate Alex skin was made for Abel back in Ultra Street Fighter 4, which you can find after the jump.

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First full sculpt images of the epic Daigo tribute statue from Kinetiquettes, pre-orders set to open around EVO 2016

Back in February, we caught our first glimpse at the upcoming MCZ|Daigo Umehara tribute statue being developed by Kinetiquettes. We were given a look at some concept art for how the diorama will look, along with some small screenshots of Daigo, Ryu, and Evil Ryu's faces.

Today, however, we get to see the full statue, and it looks awesome.

Kinetiquettes has officially released the first images of the final sculpt. Though the photos do not show a fully colored statue, we do get to see intricate details put into this work of art.

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Pricing information and release date are still unknown at this time, but we can expect to see pre-orders go live around EVO 2016 (mid-July).

Source: Kinetiquettes. Via Kotaku. Sent in by SDIV.

Hypespotting 5 results ft Leffen, Luffy, Valmaster, Problem X, A Foxy Grampa

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend's event on the Capcom Pro Tour tournament circuit happens to be taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, and it's Hypespotting 5.

At this event, you can expect to see tournament play in Street Fighter 5, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kobmat X, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters 13, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike and Street Fighter 2: Super Turbo.

bwiiu As for players attending, you'll be seeing TSM|Leffen, RB|Luffy, YP|Valmaster, PxP|Problem X, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, cR|HoneyBee, UM|ImStillDaDaddy, PND|Ketchup, PND|Mustard, ON|BubblanAB7, F2K|Popi, PND|Madzin, HCL|Pro Fluke, UM|Hurricane, Emersion, UM|Tyrant, Afii, UM|Isam, Chino, Packz, ON|BigFool, IND|Gillstolemyride and many more - including this article's writer, EH|MajinTenshinhan himself!

Streaming duties are being handled by Versus Scotland, Dat Team, King Jae, RESET Aberdeen, Fakery and Rushdown Edinburgh.

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Velociraptor parts ways with EventHubs, now employed by unspecified eSports site

We regret to announce that John "Velociraptor" Guerrero has parted ways with EventHubs. At this time, Guerrero is no longer working for or affiliated with our website.

Though the decision was mostly amiable, differences in opinion and journalistic approach can be cited as the main reasons for his departure.

After quite a bit of deliberation and denying his frequent requests to produce more click bait articles, both of us felt it was time for Raptor to go off in search greener pastures.

When asked, Velociraptor did not disclose the name of his new employer. We'll update this story if that information ever surfaces.


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We wish Velociraptor the best, and thank him for all of the work he's put in here on EventHubs.

Goodnight, sweet prince.

Video source: Capcom Fighters. Photo via TMZ.

NorCal Regionals 2016 results ft. Infiltration, Tokido, Mago, Haitani

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, NorCal Regionals 2016 is taking place in Sacramento, California. This is the second premier event of this year's Capcom Pro Tour season for Street Fighter 5, and will also feature tournaments in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Guily Gear Xrd SIGN, Mortal Kombat X, Killer Instinct, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late and Marvel vs. Capcom 2.

As for players attending, you can expect to see RZR|Infiltration, MCZ|Tokido, MCZ|Mago, MJS|Haitani, GGP|Kazunoko, EG|Momochi, RZR|Xian, RB|Snake Eyez, NYChrisG, RZR|Fuudo, EG|PR Balrog, /r/Kappa|Poongko, PG|Filipino Champ, RB|Bonchan, Liquid|NuckleDu, EG|Justin Wong, EG|K-Brad, Qanba|Xiao Hai, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Chris Tatarian, YP|Filipinoman, MOV, PHO|ApologyMan, Julio, pH|Nando Tovar, BT|Clockw0rk, PandaTV|Dakou, WFX|801 Strider, Brenttiscool, pH|HooDaMan, Reiketsu, BJ Unchained, DM|El Cubano Loco, LU|Alex Valle, MC|XSK Samurai, pH|LPN, EG|ChocoBlanka, Gootecks, TheBeautifulDude, NWM|KyleP, HnH|KizzieKay, Foo, pH|Crackfiend, TS|NerdJosh, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, pH|Nacer, DL|FourWude, ROG|Kelvin Jeon, Alex Myers, Jeopardy, GG|Sherryjenix and many more.

Streaming of the event will be handled by Capcom Fighters, Team Spooky, IPlayWinner and IEBattlegrounds.

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