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Civil War: Manifest Destiny results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Civil War: Manifest Destiny is kicking off today from in Cincinnati, Ohio.

This event is set to feature a ton of awesome fighting games. Street Fighter 5, King of Fighters 14, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat XL, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Killer Instinct, Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Vampire Savior, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Street Fighter 3: Third Strike, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Capcom vs. SNK 2, and more are on the docket this time around.

There will be fighting game action throughout the whole weekend, so be sure to keep track of when everything is going down with this stream schedule.

To catch the live video feeds, be sure to hit the jump.

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Visual History of Juri explores changes made to the spider-loving S.I.N. member's appearance across several fighting titles

Juri first made her fighting game debut on April 27, 2010 when Super Street Fighter 4 launched. She was one of two all new characters to join the roster, arriving alongside the oily wrestler, Hakan.

Since then, she has become a highly popular fan-favorite, and has appeared in a handful of modern fighting titles.

So, today we're going to look at how the original S.I.N. member has evolved across the three main fighting series she has appeared in. Our gallery below starts with Street Fighter 4, goes to Street Fighter X Tekken, then takes a look at her Street Fighter 5 model.

We have also included in-game screenshots of each to further show how she's changed.

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To see the previous installments of our Visual History series, be sure to hit the jump.

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Started with chugging a Red Bull, ended with a perfect: When Poongko sent Daigo's Yun to losers in the EVO 2011 top 8 - FGC Throwback Thursday

Since competitive fighting games have reached higher levels of popularity as of late, and we have a slew of fresh players who just recently joined the scene, we thought it'd be fun to relive some amazing moments in FGC history by way of "Throwback Thursday."

With so many potential moments to choose from, we are calling upon you, the EventHubs reader, to help us choose what throwback should get posted next. To participate, either link up a classic moment in FGC history below in our comments section, or send it out on Twitter and use the hashtag "#FGCTBT."

Each week, we'll select one throwback to highlight, and will give you a shout out in our story. This week's #FGCTBT comes to us courtesy of bagel_bytez once again!

Back in 2011, two of the best Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition players at the time (and two of the best Street Fighter players to-date) met in the winners side of top 8 at EVO. Secret|Poongko and BST|Daigo took part in a clash of titans, Poongko playing his trademark Seth and Daigo running with a fighter that may seem a little out of character for The Beast, Yun.

Before the match began, Poongko wowed the audience by unleashing his excitement in the form of throwing his jacket, badge, and belt to the ground. He then brought out a Red Bull and chugged it in front of the cheering crowd.


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Which Street Fighter character is most hated by players?

Update: This poll has closed. You can see the final results after the jump below.

Before we start this, I should go over the specifics. This is not necessarily asking which characters were overpowered or which had the poorest designs, but is more about finding out which characters caused the most grief and frustration to players in game. Essentially, who left you feeling the worst after playing?

For instance, I actually did not include Vanilla Street Fighter 4 Sagat on the list because while there's no question he was incredibly strong, Vanilla Sagat actually seems to have more a charisma about him than anything else. Yes he was good, but people don't really seem to have hatred for playing against him.

It seems that more often than not, characters are hated because they don't tend to play within the parameters that the rest of the roster does. BJ Unchained recently shared a poll with me about three such characters, which inspired to make one for EventHubs:

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First Attack 2016 results ft. NuckleDu, Go1, Chris T, Ricki Ortiz

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

First Attack 2016 is taking place this weekend in Puerto Rico, and it's got a huge amount of talent gathered to compete.

This event will feature tournaments for Street Fighter 5 (with Capcom Pro Tour points on the line), Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat XL, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters 14, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend and Pokkén Tournament.

Top players expected to attend include, but are not limited to, Liquid|NuckleDu, HM|Go1, EVB|Chris Tatarian, EG|Ricki Ortiz, NYChrisG, Circa|LPN, RB|Snake Eyez, LU|Alex Valle Flocker, GOL|Ranmasama, NOS|Tampa Bison, GAM|DR Ray and /r/Kappa|Takeuchi John.

Streaming is being handled by LevelUp Live.

Check out the full action below.

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Visual history of Cammy explores the backside of her career

Cammy first appeared in the arcade release of Super Street Fighter 2 on September 10, 1993, and ever since her debut she's been waifu status for a number of players in the FGC.

Our gallery below showcases her different appearances in a number of Capcom fighting games over the years, all the way up to Street Fighter 4.

She's had a very long fighting game career, which means there's quite a bit of artwork here to look through.

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East met West on the biggest stage of them all: When NLBC took on WNF in a 5v5 exhibition at EVO 2014 - FGC Throwback Thursday

Since competitive fighting games have reached higher levels of popularity as of late, and we have a slew of fresh players who just recently joined the scene, we thought it'd be fun to relive some amazing moments in FGC history by way of "Throwback Thursday."

With so many potential moments to choose from, we are calling upon you, the EventHubs reader, to help us choose what throwback should get posted next. To participate, either link up a classic moment in FGC history below in our comments section, or send it out on Twitter and use the hashtag "#FGCTBT."

Each week, we'll select one throwback to highlight, and will give you a shout out in our story.

This week's TBT highlights the much anticipated exhibition at EVO 2014 between the East Coast's Next Level Battle Circuit fighters and the West Coast's Wednesday Night Fights top players.

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He took out an entire team of killers on his own, playing Zangief: When Snake Eyez reverse OCV'd team NorCal at SCR 2014 - FGC Throwback Thursday

Since competitive fighting games have reached higher levels of popularity as of late, and we have a slew of fresh players who just recently joined the scene, we thought it'd be fun to relive some amazing moments in FGC history by way of "Throwback Thursday."

With so many potential moments to choose from, we are calling upon you, the EventHubs reader, to help us choose what throwback should get posted next. To participate, either link up a classic moment in FGC history below in our comments section, or send it out on Twitter and use the hashtag "#FGCTBT."

Each week, we'll select one throwback to highlight, and will give you a shout out in our story. This week's #FGCTBT comes to us courtesy of Wintry!

Let's look back at the time RB|Snake Eyez single-handedly defeated a team of incredible players. At SoCal Regionals 2014, a Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition 5v5 event took place in which a handful of the best SoCal players went up against a team comprised of NorCal's finest.

Things weren't looking good for SoCal, as they were down to their final player and he needed to take out all five of NorCal's competitors in order to win the whole thing. That player was Snake Eyez, and he did just that, further putting himself on the map as one of the best Zangief players to ever compete in the Street Fighter 4 series.

Snake Eyez's play was so amazing, we had to include two highlights because we just couldn't decide on one or the other. Check them out below to get started.


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Visual history of Ken shows how the fiery shoto has changed across tons of fighting games

Last time, we took a look out how the first fighting female of Street Fighter, Chun-Li, evolved over the years. Today, let's check out how Ken's appearance has transformed throughout the plethora of games he's been in.

To document how his look has changed over the years, we rounded up several pieces of artwork starting from the first Street Fighter all the way up to Street Fighter 4. We even threw in Ken's appearance in Street Fighter 2010, even though it's technically not a fighting game.

Ken's design is a fairly simple one. Though artists have depicted him differently over the years, the main alteration we see is the addition made to his hair length. His largest overhaul can be seen in Street Fighter 5, where his appearance kept some of its core features, but made some large tweaks.

You can check out the gallery below.

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Street Fighter 5 penalizes player when server disconnects before match; takes 1,000 LP and serves with 24 hour ban

Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify the situation taking place in the footage.

Updated: Another example of this rage quit punishment bug occurring has been added to our story in which a player's match fails to load, though they remain connected to the server.

There has been a lot of talk recently of players being wrongfully punished by Street Fighter 5's new system that aims to deal with rage quitters. A number of reports have claimed that points have been deducted and a ban has been served to players who were the victims of rage quits -- not the offender -- but we haven't seen any concrete proof of this happening.

Seimo Godios has uploaded footage showing a 24 hour ban and the loss of 1,000 LP when the server disconnects before a casual match starts.

As we see in the video, Street Fighter 5 considers the pre-fight and post-fight screen as actually being in a match. When the server disconnects, the player attempts to log back in. After a couple of tries, the login is successful, but they are served with the new rage quit punishment.

This is the first time we have seen actual footage of something like this happening, and though it wasn't a traditional rage quit, we now see that the system can indeed punish players when they haven't actually quit a match early.

You can catch the video below.

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Capcom tried to distance itself from SF3 with Street Fighter 4, bring back SF2's players - did they succeed?

It's interesting to look back at old interviews to check out statements developers made, and if they were able to follow through on their intentions.

Street Fighter 2, from a sales perspective, has been the pinnacle of the series, and it's not much of a surprise that Capcom tried to bring back as much of that nostalgia as possible with SF4, but it raises the question — did they succeed?

"We're trying to re-open the fighting genre to people who haven't played it in a while," Capcom's Yoshinori Ono said back in early 2008.

Street Fighter 4 was being tested in arcades at the time, and didn't look like the game you may remember. Here's a visual.


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He didn't even use SPD: When Alex Valle overcame a terrible match up and defeated Bonchan at EVO 2015 - FGC Throwback Thursday

Since competitive fighting games have reached higher levels of popularity as of late, and we have a slew of fresh players who just recently joined the scene, we thought it'd be fun to relive some amazing moments in FGC history by way of "Throwback Thursday."

With so many potential moments to choose from, we are calling upon you, the EventHubs reader, to help us choose what throwback should get posted next. To participate, either link up a classic moment in FGC history below in our comments section, or send it out on Twitter and use the hashtag "#FGCTBT."

Each week, we'll select one throwback to highlight, and will give you a shout out in our story. This week's #FGCTBT comes to us courtesy of bagel_bytez!

During the Ultra Street Fighter 4 tournament at EVO last year, LU|Alex Valle found himself going up against RB|Bonchan in pools.

Though everyone expected to see Valle turn to his trademark Ryu and engage the exceptional Sagat player in a battle filled with fireballs and uppercuts, he shocked everyone watching when he decided to stick to his guns and roll with Hugo.


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'Go home and be a family man' - This metal cover of Guile's theme with lyrics added on totally knocked our socks off

Well, isn't this a nice treat. A bunch of musicians from Brazil have teamed up together to bring us something truly amazing - a metal Guile's Theme cover, but contrary to most other covers out there, this one has lyrics added on to it, and five members working in unison to bring the utmost level of hype and burning American pride to the song.

This video brings together Celso Alves on vocals, Fábio Lima on classical/lead guitar, Vítor Monticelli on bass, Gilson Naspolini on drums and Nando Moura on lead guitar to bring us a truly epic version of one of Street Fighter's most celebrated musical pieces.

Check out this extravagant cover below.

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Visual history of Chun-Li explores her appearances in tons of fighting games

Ever since Chun-Li made her debut appearance in Street Fighter 2, Capcom has been including her in a considerable amount of titles through the years.

To help document how her look has changed through the years, we've included various pieces of artwork starting from Street Fighter 2, working all the way up to Street Fighter 4.

While Chun-Li's core look has stayed intact, for the most part, the style and approach artists have taken with the character have definitely evolved. Check out our gallery below.

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Cammy scouts for her next challenge, Samus takes aim, and pin-up Harley Quinn: Jason Laboy's fighting game cosplay gallery

Our friend Jason Laboy has been building up quite the photography portfolio for some time now. A major part of his repertoire consists of attending various conventions and snapping shots of the best cosplayers he can find.

So, today we thought we'd share some of the work he's produced throughout the past year, as well as a handful of our personal favorites. In this gallery, we have characters from franchises such as Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat, as well as warriors we've seen in games like Injustice, Marvel vs. Capcom, and Super Smash Bros.

Below are just a handful to get you started, but be sure to hit the jump to view the everything.

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