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'I think Sakura should do less damage, but get a better fireball/zoning game' - Alex Myers discusses Sakura in Ultra, patch 1.04 changes and more

In light of the recent 1.04 balance patch for Ultra Street Fighter 4, a lot of characters received some interesting tweaks.

We, here at EventHubs, figured that the best way to find out how much this might influence the metagame would be to reach out to notable players for each character and hear what they had to say about the initial Ultra status, and the 1.04 changes, and how much they think it'll mean in the long run.

First up, we have some opinions from SoCal's Alex Myers regarding Street Fighter's signature schoolgirl, Sakura. Find a snippet below.

MajinTenshinhan: Sakura was considered something of a threat in v2012, but once vortex was eliminated and she got hit with a few nerfs in Ultra, it was very common to see people say that Sakura is dead, and she got ruined. How do you feel about Sakura's transition from v2012 to Ultra?

Alex Myers: I think the transition wasn't too rough; she still plays relatively the same. Her pokes are the same, and she can still do some safe okizeme, so it's not too bad. I do feel that taking away her escape Tatsu was a little much after already nerfing her a lot, but she's still good. She's maybe top 10 still.

Hit the jump to read the rest of the interview.

Capcom Cup 2014 winners, losers, grand finals, and more replays ft. Luffy, Xian, Momochi, Ryan Hart, Infiltration, and PR Balrog

Capcom Fighters brings to us the final batch of Ultra Street Fighter 4 replays from Capcom Cup 2014.

Today, the winners, losers, and grand finals sets went live, along with a number of matches from the latter portion of the tournament.

Players featured here include MD|Luffy, RZR|Xian, EG|PR Balrog, DIG|Ryan Hart, Infiltration, and EG|Momochi. Be sure to check out the Capcom Fighters YouTube channel for even more exciting matches from this year's Capcom Cup.

Hit the jump to get started!

Favorite/what were they thinking?! - read what the EventHubs staff thinks about the Ultra Street Fighter 4 Wild costumes

So the newest costume pack for Ultra has been released and we're both thrilled and disappointed.

We've rounded up the gang and gotten input from some of our staff here at EventHubs on their most favorite and their most hated of the new costumes.

Hit the link below to see our humble opinions.

Momochi, you've just won Capcom Cup! What are you going to do next?! 'I'm taking Choco to Disneyland!' EG interviews Momochi on his tourney experience

Capcom Cup saw hundreds of predictions on who would be the champion of 2014.

MCZ|Daigo was, of course, the most common name to be brought up. There were a few others like this year's EVO champion MD|Luffy, RZR|Xian, Infiltration and Snake Eyez. Rarely though would one hear "Momochi is going to take the whole thing."

EG|Momochi is a great player, no one contests that, but it's been a while since we've seen him on a destructive rampage like many of the other competitors in the Cup. Combine this with the fact that he was to play Snake Eyez in the first round, and you wound up with a player that sort of faded into the background of many people's minds for the event.

Then he went and SYSTEMATICALLY DEMOLISHED EVERYONE in his way. With the exception of DIG|Ryan Hart, whom he ran it back with AND THEN SYSTEMATICALLY DEMOLISHED.

Evil Geniuses' Michael Migliacio sat down with the new champ to ask him about his experiences getting ready for and playing in the Capcom Cup. He also asks what Momochi's plans are for 2015, which is sure to be a huge year for Street Fighter and the FGC.

Here's a juicy question to start with:

Michael Migliacio: Before the tournament, which competitor did you fear the most? Why?

Momochi: Snake Eyez, definitely. I was disappointed and nervous when I found out that I would be facing a strong Zangief player in the first round. Even after defeating him, there was still a lot of pressure on me to keep performing at that level for the rest of the tournament.

Down Right Fierce: A documentary exploring the FGC's path towards becoming mainstream entertainment featuring Snake Eyez, F-Champ and Solid X Panda

With the announcement about the $500,000 prize pot for next year's Capcom Cup circuit, the community excitedly takes another step forward towards a more mainstream setting.

It's important for everyone in the Fighting Game Community to be aware of the direction we are moving. Change is good. Moving and shaking are what keep things alive and vibrant, but it's imperative that we be able to move through transitions gracefully. That grace will come from being informed and mindful of our situation at all times.

This documentary, executed beautifully by Adam Bayacal, is set up amidst the backdrop of the recent tournament Absolute Battle 5 in Texas. It follows a handful of Texas locals as they prepare for and participate in the tournament.

This is really only the storyline that exists as an example and a pointer towards the main theme of the film. This theme examines how majors like Absolute Battle are developing, growing and becoming candidates for mainstream entertainment in a similar realm to that of professional sports.

Interviews with personalities like Snake Eyez, Filipino Champ and Solid X Panda offer additional insight into the state of the community. Champ makes an interesting comparison with MMA Fighting, saying that MMA was fairly underground until it became sanctioned. After that, it exploded into the entity that it is today. Fighting games may very well be on the brink of doing something similar.

Take a few minutes to watch this short documentary and let us know what you think. There is certainly a lot to be discussed. You can view it by hitting the jump below.

Ultra Fight Night online live stream feat. Native, Shine, Dr1ftwood, XSK Samurai and more in USF4/Omega Mode

The good folks over at PandaxGaming return to the realm of online tonight with a brand new installment of Ultra Fight Night.

As usual, we can expect some awesome Ultra Street Fighter 4 action from the Pandagon. But that's not all! With the latest patch now live, we will also get a chance to see an Omega Mode battle tonight.

The exhibitions lined up for this UFN are as follows:

Undercard: BXPUERTOROCK (FL) (Akuma) vs. AG|Native (NY) (T.Hawk)

Omega Edition: RybackRN (PA) (Guy) vs. EhTuna (TX) (Ibuki)

Co-main event: OG|Shine (NY) (Yang) vs MLSwear (TN) (Hakan)

Main event: Dr1ftwood (AZ) (Fei Long) vs XSK Samurai (CA) (E.Ryu)

Hit the jump to check out the live stream.

Level|Up announces Wednesday Night Fight's transition to the online world

Level|Up's Wednesday Night Fights tournament series was one of the longest running and most popular weekly events in the fighting game community. Super Arcade over in Walnut, California became known as the home of WNF (and Level|Up's other weekly event, The Runback), so it came a shock to most when the heads of the competitive gaming establishment and the tournament series -- Alex Valle and Mike Watson, respectively -- decided to part ways last month.

Since the amicable split, Super Arcade's Mike Watson continued to run weekly tournaments, but what was next for Level|Up remained a mystery, until now.

Alex Valle announced this week that Wednesday Night Fights will be making its transition from local to online. What once was a SoCal based event will now transcend the location barriers and become open to competitors all over the country.

Valle and the Level|Up crew intend to run the new, online WNF series in order to help players everywhere prepare for the upcoming year's major events.

Details are scarce at this time, but we can expect more information soon.

Source: Level|Up. Submitted by PlasmaWaffle.

Hadocon VI results ft. Snake Eyez, Ryan Hart, NuckleDu, Chris Tatarian, Apologyman, Brentt, Velociraptor, Alex Myers and more

Last weekend, Hadocon VI took place, and while we were unfortunately not able to grab live results as the event occured, we have post-event results ready for all of our loyal readers.

The event featured notable players such as Snake Eyez, DIG|Ryan Hart, Crs|NuckleDu, Chris Tatarian, MMG|ApologyMan, Brentt, Velociraptor, Alex Myers and more. The tournament featured Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Check everything out after the jump.

Jump below to see the results and stream archive.

PR Balrog eliminates Daigo with an amazing Red Focus, Bonchan's sick Tiger Uppercut read: Capcom Cup 2014 round two matches ft. Xian, Fuudo, and more

The Capcom Cup 2014 replays continue to hit the internet as today Capcom Fighters has uploaded the round two set of matches from the event.

In this batch of matches, you'll find match-ups such as Infiltration vs. RZR|Fuudo, EG|Ricky Ortiz vs. MD|Luffy, RZR|Xian vs. MCZ|Daigo, and more.

These bouts are jam-packed with amazing plays, but just to give you a taste of what you'll find here we decided to highlight two in particular. In the first animated GIF below, you'll witness EG|PR Balrog send Daigo home with an outstanding Red Focus. Sitting right next to it, we have Bonchan blasting straight through Momochi's fireball with an EX Tiger Uppercut to finish the round.


Click images for animated versions

Below you will find a handful of the Capcom Cup 2014 round two matches.

Wednesday Night FIZZ-ZIGHTS 1.6 results feat. Mike Ross, Chris Tatarian, Filipin0man, Velociraptor, and more

Wednesday Night FIZZ-ZIGHTS 1.6 results feat. Mike Ross, Chris Tatarian, Filipin0man, Velociraptor, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: Wednesday Night FIZZ-ZIGHTS returns tonight and will undoubtedly bring us some excellent fighting game action from Super Arcade in Walnut, California.

Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be running, as per the usual. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will run if there are enough entrants.

The stream can be found after the jump.

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

All Wild costumes and colors shown off in this massive Ultra Street Fighter 4 image gallery

Still on the fence about buying the latest Ultra Street Fighter 4 costume pack? Well, if you need a bit more convincing, today a massive image gallery hit the internet that gives us a look at all 44 of the Wild costumes and every one of their alternate colors.

RageGunSlinger has posted in-game screenshots of of all the new alternate outfits in Capcom's latest costume series, so now you get to check them out before making any purchases (considering you haven't boughten them already!)

We have linked up a handful of the costumes/alternate colors below. Hit the jump to view more.

Next Level Battle Circuit #101 live stream feat. Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Next Level Battle Circuit #101 live stream feat. Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 It's Wednesday afternoon, 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 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, if there are enough entrants.

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

Omega Mode roundup (boss edition): M. Bison, Seth, Oni CMVs and tutorials

For this round of Ultra Street Fighter 4 Omega Mode videos, we're focusing exclusively on three boss characters from the SF series: M. Bison, Oni and Seth, picked out from all of the submissions sent in to us.

With the Street Fighter series in general, boss characters tend to possess a large armament of special moves to choose from, giving players of these characters plenty of options to go about their attack plan with. But that's not all: in quite a few Street Fighter games, computer-controlled boss characters even gain a few extra tricks up their sleeves -- double air fireballs, more advantage or damage on their moves, et cetera.

The Omega versions of these three characters thus play a little like CPU-controlled bosses -- except since this is Omega Mode we're talking about, things get even crazier, as some of the combos you see here can dish out more than 500 damage.

Check out the Omega M. Bison, Oni and Seth CMVs and tutorials below.

Capcom Cup 2014 first-round match archives ft. Luffy, Nishikin, Snake Eyez, Momochi, Ryan Hart, NuckleDu, Ricky Ortiz, PR Balrog

Although Capcom Cup 2014 just wrapped up a couple of days ago, it kind of feels like it's been aeons since the tournament was done, if only because there was so much Street Fighter news in the aftermath, and everyone's been so hooked with Omega Mode and USF4 Ver 1.04 since the update dropped Monday.

During the tournament, we moved double-time to bring you highlights from the first half of the tournament as they happen -- but that was met with a bit of criticism, as some of you who felt that, for some reason, we were spoiling it for you.

So here's the good news: the official Capcom Fighters YouTube channel has just begun uploading match archives from the tournament, for those of you who's looking forward to reliving the best moments from CapCup 2014.

Today, they've put up four of the first-round matches for you to check out: MD|Luffy vs. Nishikin, DIG|Ryan Hart vs. CRS|NuckleDu, EG|PR Balrog vs. EG|Ricky Ortiz, and Snake Eyez vs. EG|Momochi.

Dan hits 11 Gadokens in one combo, Decapre easily stuns Guy, and more: "That Ain't Omega!" Doopliss' USF4 v.1.04 combo video

With the latest Ultra Street Fighter 4 patch now live, combo/tech extraordinaire Doopliss has officially thrown his hat into the ring with a brand new combo compilation.

While many others are currently trying to discover the wackiest setups possible in Omega Mode, Doopliss has decided to explore the wonders of the latest balance changes in USF4.

What we have for you tonight is yet another stellar CMV packed with intricate sequences and high-damage goodness. In Doopliss' latest montage, appropriately titled "That Ain't Omega!", we get to see Dan hit 11 Gadokens in one combo by way of a corner loop, Decapre land a big stun combo on Guy, Rolento hitting Ultra 1 after his EX Roll, and much more.

There is definitely much to see here, so be sure to check out it out after the jump.


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