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Summer Jam 9 results ft. Dieminion, SonicFox, Snake Eyez, XCaliburBladez, DaBuz

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend's biggest multi-game event is Summer Jam 9, which features a whopping 16 fighting games that we'll be covering for you this weekend.

The games featured at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Killer Instinct, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, SoulCalibur 5, Skullgirls, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike and King of Fighters 13.

This is a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event, so Ultra Street Fighter 4 points are up for grabs, but it's also a qualifier for the Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Battle Royale, the finals of which are taking place at NEC in December of this year, so there's a lot at stake.

Also, a lot of high-level competitors are attending. You can expect to see Liquid|NuckleDu, cR|SonicFox, RB|Snake Eyez, PIE|Smug, Tempo|NYChrisG, MC Kwiggle, XCaliburBladez, YOMI|Dieminion, KIG|Problem X, EG|Ricki Ortiz, cR|HoneyBee, IQHQ|DaBuz, TS|LordKnight, YOMI|MIT, WFX|801 Strider, YOMI|ForeverKing, EG|K-Brad, MC Static, RZR|Perfect Legend, SweetRevenge, BX3TPL|Phenom, TSC|IFC Yipes, DJ Nintendo, YOMI|Slayer, FF|ElvenShadow, The Moon, YOMI|REO, Master, Zhu, YOMI|DJT, Flux, YOMI|Michaelangelo, KIT|Cloud805, EH|Velociraptor, CTRL|Unkn0wn, ModBot|6WX, BCW|Brenttiscool, Julio, TS|NerdJosh, IQHQ|DKWill, UM|RMZ, Cactuar, PAG|Glitch, OG|Shine and more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Spooky, TS|Arturo Sanchez, KombatNetwork, KPB Live, Smash Studios and Nica_KO.

Hit the jump for the live streams and stream schedule.

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Alberta Beatdown 5 live stream ft. Nairo, Mr. R, Denti, BigD, Alphicans and more

There's a lot of action going on elsewhere this weekend, but Canada sure isn't sleeping, either. This weekend, we've got Alberta Beatdown 5 going on, with a heavy Super Smash Bros. Wii U presence, including top players such as Liquid|Nairo, LLL|Mr. R, TLOC|Denti, TEG|BigD, TEG|Alphicans and many more.

It's not all about Super Smash Bros. Wii U, though. The tournament's main lineup of games includes Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M as well. The event will also feature sid tournaments for Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-.

Streaming duties are being handled by Edmonton Gamers, SSB University and DasHype.

Hit the jump to check out the live streams and schedule for the event.

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NESiCAxLive now in the United States at Round 1 in California, more locations potentially receiving it

Though it's been quite a long time since we talked about NESiCAxLive, an arcade board that allows the legitimate downloading of countless games and updates onto a single unit digitally, we can finally report that a unit has come to the United States.

The first unit is at Round 1, an arcade in Los Angeles, California (Puente Hills). This could have an enormous impact on the arcade scene in the United States, mixing cost effective convenience for business owners with a huge library of titles for players.

In the announcement tweet by Round 1, they ask that people come by and show interest, with NESiCAxLive units only being able to grow in distribution if they're amply supported by the community. Here's the tweet in question:

If this is something you are interested in, tweet our to Round 1 and let them know, or go to the venue yourself and support it! Perhaps we'll be seeing a lot more of NESiCAxLive in the US soon.

Tip submitted by Shinebox.

Source: Round 1 USA

Fight Thoughts - Round 1: Why EVO 2015 was the best EVO ever - new column from EventHubs' tournament specialist MajinTenshinhan

Welcome to a new column feature here on EventHubs, written by me, Nicholas "MajinTenshinhan" Taylor, our site's very own tournament coverage specialist.

I've been working at the site for almost two and a half years now, and during that time I've been watching more tournaments than I even know existed. When Catalyst first approached me to write a column about tournaments and what's going on in the current fighting game world and meta, I was hesitant. But after seeing all the action and hype at this year's EVO, I thought it was time for me to jump on the opportunity and give some opinions about what we've been seeing lately.

In this first column, I will be covering all nine of the main stage games, noting things that surprised me, that impressed me and overall what made it so special to see this year. I will also pick out a "MVP" of sorts for each game, as to which player ended up being most memorable for me besides the champion.

Continue right below, and let's see what each game had to offer.

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VS Fighting 5 results ft. Luffy, Problem X, ISDD, Foxy Grampa, Pro Fluke, Hurricane237, Ketchup, Tyrant, Infexious, RMZ, Madzin, Mustard and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Europe is hosting a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

The tournament will feature tournaments in Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN and Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

As for players you can expect to see at the event, they include, among others, MD|Luffy, KIG|Problem X, UM|ImStillDaDaddy, PND|A Foxy Grampa, IND|Pro Fluke, BTM|Hurricane237, PND|Ketchup, UM|Tyrant, RIZE|Infexious, UM|RMZ, PND|Madzin, PND|Mustard, F-Word, UM|Isam, BTM|Real Menace, SML|SolidJin, Packz, Affi, GxC|Damascus, IND|Boltstrike and LOM|J. Miller.

Hit the jump to check out the live stream and tournament schedule.

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Need a refresher on the state of Tekken x Street Fighter? Look no further with AwpWilliams' state of affairs breakdown

Though we're looking forward to both Tekken 7 and Tekken x Street Fighter, it can easily be said that we don't particularly know much about either title. Especially in the case of Tekken x Street Fighter, it has remained enigmatic for the past five years.

For anyone who's lost track, or jumped off the train for keeping track of these titles, AwpWilliams has you covered with this in depth breakdown video, reviewing what we know about each title, and offering opinions on the state of things.

Most of the video is devoted to Tekken x Street Fighter, but there is a bit about the potential console version of Tekken 7, and the relation between the two games.

Hit the jump for a refresher course.

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Awp Williams counts down the five best characters in the Tekken franchise

Tekken enthusiast Awp Williams is back with his personal picks for the top five characters in Tekken.

With ten games spanning the course of the last 21 years, Tekken has had some time to develop quite an evolutionary arc for its characters. Jin, Yoshimitsu, Eddie Gordo, Law, Xiaoyu, Heihachi, the list of memorable Tekken figures runs quite deep.

Awp specifically notes that this is not a tier list, but rather his personal personal picks as the most memorable in the series. Having said that, we're fully prepared for your respectful disagreements... and outraged rants. Feel free to let us know your top picks as well.

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'We can let you in on information we don't tell people' - The Bandai Namco EVO 2015 panel details all things Tekken 7

While there was the Killer Instinct panel during EVO, there was also a Bandai Namco panel that revealed much about the intricacies behind Tekken 7.

This includes details on American and European location tests, the arcade business model and why it's important to Tekken, countless questions surrounding the character roster, console details, and more. The panel is led by none other than Harada himself, with the help of his translator and with Aris asking very detailed questions.

Hit the jump to check it out.

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EVO 2015 results feat. Daigo, Momochi, Luffy, Mago, Xian

Update: This story has been updated with final results for EVO 2015.

EVO 2015 is finally upon us, so hopefully you've cleared your entire weekend and are ready for some serious fighting game action.

This year's main lineup will feature Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Tekken 7, Killer Instinct and Persona 4: Arena Ultimax. If none of these games tickle your fancy, though, don't worry - there are more side tournaments than you could ever hope for. For full details, check out our EVO 2015 spectator guide.

As for notable players, there are more than we could even attempt to count. Safe to say, if it's a player name you know, they're most likely there. Just in case, though, make sure to check out the EVO Player Locator to check for your favorite players.

Streaming duties for the main tournament will be covered on SRKEvo1, Capcom Fighters, SRKEvo2, SRKEvo3, SRKEvo4, SRKEvo5, SRKEvo6 and SRKEvo7.

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When is Ultra Street Fighter 4? Who should I look out for in Mortal Kombat X? EventHubs has you covered with our EVO 2015 spectator guide

EVO 2015 is here! The largest fighting game event of the year kicks off tomorrow, and with seven live streams, 9 main games, and thousands of players, one might be wondering how and where to find everything.

Tonight, we have put together a beginner's guide to EVO of sorts in hopes that we can make your viewing experience this weekend that much easier.

Contained in this story is information on all nine of the main games, where and when they are streaming, and which players to look out for. Of course, there are a plethora of amazing players competing this weekend, but we chose a handful that we felt newcomers watching EVO for the first time might have fun looking out for.

Additionally, we've included information on the various side tournament set to take place at the event.

There is a ton of info here, so hit that jump and get ready for EVO 2015!

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$80,000 (10 million yen) up for grabs in 'The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2015' - first large-scale Tekken 7 event

This morning, Bandai Namco announced the first large-scale Tekken 7 event set to take place this year: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2015 in celebration of Tekken's 20th anniversary.

In it, players will be able to compete for a total of 10 million Yen (around $80,000 USD).

There will be two qualifying events in Japan: Osaka challenge in September and Tokyo challenge in October. Both qualifiers will hold three tournaments each: 3v3 (students only), 3v3 (open), and 1v1 (women only).

The winning teams of the 3v3 tournaments will be invited to compete against each other at the Japan round in November. There will also be an open 1v1 tournament held at this round.

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Bandai Namco adds $30,000 pot bonus to Tekken 7 at Evo 2015

Though this Evo is no stranger to pot bonuses, as in the cases of Mortal Kombat X, Persona 4 Ultimax, and Killer Instinct, we have one more surprise announcement just made today on the Evo Twitter page for this year's event.

Tekken 7 will have an additional $30,000 pot bonus, added by Bandai Namco themselves. Needless to say, this new bonus will surely inspire the competition to give it their all this year in this new title. Free t-shirts will also be given to all of those who participate.

The Twitter announcement, as well as the t-shirt announcement, are after the jump.

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A big Tekken 7 announcement will drop very soon, says the official Tekken Project team

The Tekken team was suspiciously quiet at this year's E3, and we haven't heard much from them since the reveal of Kazumi Mishima last month. But it's looking like that's all about to chance.

A teaser was sent out by the official Tekken Project Twitter account late last night that talked of a "very important announcement" set to be made on July 7th. According to the tweet, this announcement will be made in celebration of Tekken's 20th anniversary.

The tweet featured a Tekken 7 hashtag and a promotional image of Kazuya and Heihachi from the latest installment , meaning the announcement will definitely be T7 related.

You can check out the official tweet along with a translation below.

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CEO 2015 results feat. Momochi, Daigo, Kazunoko, Tokido, GamerBee

CEO 2015 live stream ft. Momochi, Daigo, Kazunoko, Tokido, GamerBee, Infiltration, Mago, Mango, Armada, Snake Eyez, Fuudo, Xiao Hai, SonicFox and more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results for CEO 2015.

One of the biggest events of the year is finally upon us. This weekend, CEO 2015 will be taking place in Orlando, Florida, and it will feature a huge amount of known players competing in a large variety of games.

The game list includes Ultra Street Fighter 4 (for which this is a Capcom Pro Tour premier event), Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Killer Instinct, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Dive Kick.

As for players attending, the list is huge. You can expect to see EG|Momochi, MCZ|Daigo, Kazunoko, MCZ|Tokido, AvM|GamerBee, Infiltration, MCZ|Mago, C9|Mango, Alliance|Armada, Snake Eyez, RZR|Fuudo, Qanba|Xiao Hai, SonicFox, Bonchan, TSM|Leffen, Liquid|Hungrybox, Tempo|NYChrisG, ZeRo, PIE|Smug, YOMI|Dieminion, EG|Ricki Ortiz, TSC|CD Jr., Liquid|NuckleDu, Qanba|Dakou, TS|Arturo Sanchez, YOMI|ForeverKing, EG|K-Brad, EG|PR Balrog, CCG|Air, /r/Kappa|EX Pugera, VGP|Tom Brady, TSC|Sanford Kelly, 801 Strider, DL|Hamad, EH|Velociraptor, CTRL|RayRay, CEO|CJ Truth, EG|ChocoBlanka, Hsien Chang, Julio, DL|FourWude and many, many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Capcom Fighters, Team Spooky, VGBootCamp, VGBootCamp2, FunkyP, CEO Gaming and Shin Tristan.

Hit the jump to check out the action.

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CEO 2015 preview - Your resource for the big event this weekend, including players, games, schedules, and streams

CEO 2015 is upon us this weekend, and a ton of information has been made available for tournament go-ers and spectators alike to take advantage of.

The tournament is featuring an incredible amount of players, including EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR_Balrog, MCZ|Daigo Umehara, MCZ|Tokido, RZR|Fuudo, MVG|Mew2King, Liquid|Hungrybox, Liquid|Knuckledu, Steam Co.|Yipes, YOMI|Michaelangelo, Kazunoko, Velociraptor, Tryken, and countless others in all sorts of head to head competition.

For such a large amount of players, a large amount of games is expected. These include the main event titles (Smash Bros. for Wii U, Smash Bros. Melee, USF4, MKX, UMvC3, Xrd, P4AU, KI, TTT2, and Divekick) as well as a bevy of side titles like Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, Def Jam: Fight for New York, Windjammers, Soul Calibur 3, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Capcom versus SNK 2, and a lot more, including Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7.

Hit the jump to check out all you'll need to know for this weekend.

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