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Bracket Reset Special Edition results ft. Problem X, ImStillDaDaddy, Andreas, Hurricane237, Isam, Damascus, Dawgtanian, Shoryusengan and more

Bracket Reset Special Edition results ft. Problem X, ImStillDaDaddy, Andreas, Hurricane237, Isam, Damascus, Dawgtanian, Shoryusengan and more Update: This story has been updated with results and a stream archive.

This week's installation of the UK weekly Bracket Reset is a special edition, which will be taking place at the Capcom UK Headquarters, and features a 32-man bracket which you need to apply for in advance to take part of. As per usual, the event is hosted by UnequalledMedia.

Several of UK's heavy hitters are coming out to participate in the event including CG|Problem X, UM|ImStillDaDaddy, WSO|Andreas, BTM|Hurricane237, BTM|Isam, GxC|Damascus, Dawgtanian, Shoryusengan and more.

The tournament will feature Ultra Street Fighter 4 throughout the entire stream, so make sure to tune in if it's your favoured game.

Daigo's pride kept him from counterpicking FChamp at EVO; Kazunoko, Bonchan, and Fuudo feel Fuerte is top 10 - AirBehr Chat: season 2, ep. 2

CCG|Air and Behrudy are back with the second episode of AirBehr Chat season 2.

Joined once again by Cross Counter's Gootecks, the three content creators discuss a number of different topics and share some very interesting stories.

At EVO 2014, MCZ|Daigo suffered a loss to Filipino Champ's Dhalsim. Later in the year, The Beast underwent a similar loss to RZR|Xian's 'Sim at Capcom Cup. Many have wondered why Daigo didn't simply counterpick during these matches, and according to Kazunoko and FGC|Pepeday, the decision to stick to his guns lies solely in pride.

Air recalls a moment in time where he talked to the aforementioned Japanese players about this very subject, and they both explained that refraining from counterpicking is part of their culture. In Japan, most feel that pride is more important than victory.

Capcom shows behind the scenes details on how they created Hugo's Ultra Street Fighter 4 artwork

If you've ever wondered how Capcom came up with the poses and look for their official character artwork, you're in luck. Continuing their series of behind the scenes details, they posted some illustrations of Hugo.

In the first piece (top left), you can see the different poses Capcom looked at, in the second image (top middle), Capcom decided to go with the pose of Hugo holding his arms above his head.

The third image (top right) shows Hugo's background options they looked at, eventually deciding on the B option.

Lastly, we have a rendition of Poison and the official artwork pieces of Hugo, without and with his background.


Click images for larger versions

Source: Capcom Japan.

Next Level Battle Circuit #106 stream feat. Sanford Kelly, Insaynne, Shine, Henry Cen and more

Next Level Battle Circuit #106 stream feat. Sanford Kelly, Insaynne, Shine, Henry Cen and more It's Wednesday once again, 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.

Luffy tells us who the top 5 strongest characters in Ultra Street Fighter 4 are in this online interview with King Jae

Since his EVO victory last year, MD|Luffy continues to be a dominant force in the USF4 scene. He most recently cleaned house at Kakutop League, which included the likes of top players like DIG|Ryan Hart and GL|Valmaster.

King Jae was able to connect with Luffy in an internet voice interview to ask him who he thinks the current top 5 strongest characters in the cast are.

Luffy also gives a bit of reasoning for each of his picks, which is infinitely better than a mere list of names.

Hit the jump to see what he had to say.

PxG Online Championships USF4, SFxT results ft. Dieminion, K-Brad, NuckleDu, Perfect Legend, BrolyLegs and more

Updated: Results and replays have been added to this story. You will find the Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter X Tekken grand finals, along with a playlist of the entire top 8 for each after the jump.

Earlier: The PxG Online Championships is taking place today on Xbox Live.

A total of 74 Ultra Street Fighter 4 players and 24 Street Fighter X Tekken contenders have signed up for the tournament, and they include some of most renowned names such as Dieminion, EG|K-Brad, NuckleDu, Perfect Legend, BrolLegs and more.

Check out the live stream below.

Ultra Street Fighter 4 occasionally crashes during local play - Beware of the 1.04 bug that's begun popping up in tournaments

There's been a bug sweeping the world of Ultra Street Fighter 4 fans ever since the 1.04 patch was released, and while it won't leave any lasting effects to your game or console, it's most certainly annoying.

What happens is, suddenly during a match, the game will slow down to slow-motion and start a very loud grinding sound. This does not go away unless you exit to the dashboard and restart the game entirely - going to the main menu and back into a new match will not make the problem go away.

This is an issue that's come to light only after version 1.04 of the game was released, and has begun to pop up at a few tournaments, among others, Kakutop League this last weekend. Personally, I also ran into it at a local tournament called King of Sweden during one of IND|Ixion's matches.

This phenomenon has been captured on video, and you can find it occuring during a match between UM|ImStillDaDaddy and GxC|Damascus at the monthly event HYPEdown after the jump.

The Excellent Adventures of ... Tokido and Mago? Watch the return of Momochi's Cody as he joins the MCZ warriors to conduct some online antics

If you thought that Gootecks and Mike Ross were the only ones to try and capitalize on the joys and horrors of online Street Fighter 4, think again - Japan's top players MCZ|Tokido and MCZ|Mago have the same thing going every week at the TopangaTV Twitch cannel.

Lately, EG|Momochi has also been partaking in the fun, and he brought out his long dormant Cody to show some tricks. Follow along as the Japanese master players endure both glorious victory and shameful defeat after the jump.

Don't use Focus Attacks against this Guy - Watch superb confirms from counter hits that can net 400 damage for Guy in Ultra Street Fighter 4

Guy was capable of dishing out some extra pain by using run-stop if he got a counter hit on the 2nd hit of his target combo (a fact I actually wasn't aware of until I saw this video), but before Ultra Street Fighter 4, it was a one-frame link. In the current version, this is not only easier, but has also opened up some new capabilities for our sneaker-sponsored ninja master.

In the video, you'll see several good uses of this buff, but also some potential problems you might run into if you always try to go for full damage. Check it out below.

Fighting game music kazoo covers? The Super Smash Bros. Melee theme like you've never heard it before - Also SSB Wii U main theme and Guile's theme

We've all heard the Super Smash Bros. Melee theme many times, probably more than we can even count. But this version might not be something you're accustomed to.

YouTube personality TsukoG put his kazoo to the test, and the results are ... Surprisingly good.

Hit the jump to hear this masterpiece performed in a most unexpected way.

From getting INCREDIBLY LUCKY to making INCREDIBLE READS; Mike Ross shows off his Honda in Ultra Street Fighter 4

Mike Ross' Honda is one of a kind. He's incredibly offensive with a character that's traditionally supposed to sit and do nothing.

His uncanny ability to read his opponents wows us again and again, and it always seems that he's one step ahead of both his opponent, and the crowd watching him.

Here we have a compilation of some of Mike's matches in Ultra Street Fighter 4.

From absolute domination to crazy comebacks, these are sure to leave you with a smirk of disbelief on your face... especially the game against FRQ|Filipinoman.

Hit the jump to see the Mike Ross magic!

NO FLY ZONE: AfterDeathLive, Xbox Live's #1 Zangief, body slams the #1 Ibuki, #1 Yang, Ranmasama and Native Impact in his Olympic Gaming spotlight

Is there anything scarier than an online Zangief?

AfterDeathLive has earned himself an Olympic Gaming spotlight video with some impressive victories over some pretty recognizable names.

As per the usual, we also get an interview with our highlighted player so we can learn about the man behind the SPD's.

OT: What is your real name?
AfterDeathLive: George Hu

OT: Where are you from?
AfterDeathLive: Born in China and grew up in Australia, but now I am living and working in Maryland USA.

OT: How Old are you?
AfterDeathLive: I am 29.

OT: What are your hobbies?
AfterDeathLive: Games of various types. Other than SF, I also play Marvel, Warcraft, Hearthstone, etc.

OT: Whats your top 3 Main characters in SF?
AfterDeathLive: Zangief. If any characters are alts I would say Fei Long and Sagat. Generally I learn new characters not to learn how to play them, but how to beat them.

OT: How long do you practice per day/been playing SF?
AfterDeathLive: I don't really have a schedule, but usually it is a couple of hours a night.

Hit the jump to see the action!

Kakutop League results ft. Luffy, Ryan Hart, Valmaster, veggey, Phenom, Gagapa, MBR and Kenpachi

Update: This story has been updated with final results for Kakutop League.

Leagues are all the rage these days, and if you haven't gotten your fill after the 4th Topanga A League and The Canada Cup Masters Series, you're in luck. Even moreso because the Kakutop League is free to watch.

Thanks in no small part to France's resident hypemonger Ken Bogard, the Kakutop League is officially taking place this weekend, featuring top European players such as MD|Luffy, DIG|Ryan Hart, GL|Valmaster, BX3|veggey, BX3|Phenom, Gagapa, LLL|MBR and LLL|Kenpachi.

The event is being streamed with French commentary at JeuxVideo. There will also be a Twitch stream hosted the first day by ARMSHOUSE which will only have French commentary, and one hosted the second day (finals day) by TS|Arturo Sanchez which will feature English commentary. Hit the jump for the embedded live stream and current standings.

Daigo (Sagat, Guile, Evil Ryu) vs. Bonchan (Evil Ryu, Ryu, Sagat) Ultra Street Fighter 4 exhibition matches from Niconico Shotenkaigi live stream

The Niconico Shotenkaigi is a Japanese nationwide tour of events initiated to highlight the significance of book stores within the context of Japan's popular culture today.

Comprising a total of 10 separate events held at various book stores all across Japan on different dates, these live-streamed events feature Let's Play broadcasts, live performances, book signings and other activities -- such as an MCZ|Daigo vs. 100-man Kumite and a Daigo vs. Bonchan exhibition match held earlier today at the WonderGoo Moriya store in Ibaraki prefecture.

During the Daigo vs. Bonchan exhibition match segment, the two renowned USF4 players went up against one another in a total of three matches, picking characters that the event attendees and stream viewers at home wanted to see.

In the first match, Daigo plays Sagat against Bonchan's Evil Ryu. This was followed up with a Daigo (Guile) vs. Bonchan (Ryu) match, mostly because people wanted to see Daigo play Guile -- Bonchan just picked a character he thought would make this a good match.

And lastly, the two players went back to their respective mains for the final match, Daigo (Evil Ryu) vs. Bonchan (Sagat).

Catch all of the action in the video archive below.

White Daigo (Dan) takes on the Cross Counter duo in The Excellent [Omega] Adventures of Gootecks & Mike Ross Ep. 50: Eat Your Lettuce

This latest episode of Excellent [Omega] Adventures of Gootecks & Mike Ross kicks off with the Cross Counter duo both taking a turn each to fight The White Daigo on Xbox Live.

"I wonder how you do the... heart thing," a bemused Gootecks ponders as he picks Omega Poison from the character selection screen.

"It's not quarter-circle back and kick. It's not quarter-circle back and punch. Maybe it's fireball and kick," Gootecks continues as he shoots Mike Ross -- who's no doubt taking out his smartphone to look up the Omega Mode move list pages on EventHubs -- a look.

"Aw, there it is. There it is, Mike. Look at this, look at it," Gootecks goes as he performs Omega Poison's Honey Trap special move, which he now knows the command for. Mystery solved, all thanks to the EventHubs Omega Poison move list page.

And then the Cross Counter duo lived happily ever after... Or do they?

Find out by watching Ep. 50 of The Excellent [Omega] Adventures of Gootecks & Mike Ross: Eat Your Lettuce, embedded below for your viewing pleasure.


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