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Street Fighter 5 nets record breaking 5,065 entrants at EVO 2016; here are the final registration numbers for each game

The largest fighting game event of the year, EVO 2016, is right around the corner. Players all over the world are preparing to do battle for top honors in the nine games on the tournament's main line up, not to mention side events.

With registration officially closing last night, the final entrant numbers have been released by EVO tournament organizer Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar.

This year's event has seen some of the highest numbers in the history of the fighting game community, with numerous records being broken. Looking at the final entrants for each game, we see that Street Fighter 5 has netted the most registrants, coming in at a whopping 5,065 competing players.

Other games such as Super Smash Bros. 4, Melee, and Pokken Tournament have all hit over 1,000 entrants, making this EVO one of, if not, the most stacked tournaments in the series we've ever seen.

You can check out the full breakdown below.

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FADC combos / pressure and a lot of DPs: Poongko's Akuma tries to avoid the puddle as he battles Aris in Tekken 7 Fated Retribution

At CEO 2016 this past weekend, the Bandai Namco team was in attendance showing off their latest fighter, Tekken 7 Fated Retribution.

Avoiding The Puddle's own -- and long-time Tekken enthusiast -- Aris went up against Secret|Poongko in a T7 exhibition set. As one would expect, Aris ran with Dragunov throughout the bout, while Poongko battled it out as game's Street Fighter guest character, Akuma.

In this match up, we get to see quite a bit more of what Akuma can do. Poongko does a great job of demonstrating some of the character's pressure and larger combos using FADC, and it looks like The Machine hasn't stopped throwing all of the uppercuts he can wherever he can.

Below is a quick clip to get you started.

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Is Poongko's Street Fighter experience enough to help him beat Aris in a Tekken 7 set? Hit the jump to find out.

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CEO 2016 results ft. Infiltration, ZeRo, Momochi, Tokido, SonicFox

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend might only have one major event going on, but it's a big one. A very, very big one. CEO 2016 is taking place, as always, in sunny Orlando, Florida, and there's a huge amount of players set to attend.

Games featured at this event will be Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Mortal Kombat X, Pokkén Tournament, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Killer Instinct and Ultra Street Fighter 4 as well as exhibitions in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution and King of Fighters 14.

Players attending include RZR|Infiltration, TSM|ZeRo, EG|Momochi, Tokido, cR|SonicFox, Liquid|Hungrybox, EG|Justin Wong, Liquid|Nairo, Mago, MJS|Haitani, GGP|Kazunoko, FOX|Mew2King, Mr. R, BST|Daigo, CBZ|Nuki, Qanba|Xiao Hai, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, FOX|Julio, PG|Filipino Champ, PG|Plup, Tempo|Westballz, dT|DaBuz, cR|HoneyBee, Tempo|Axe, EG|K-Brad, PG|Esam, KaneBlueRiver, PG|MarlinPie, Chris Tatarian, cR|Dragon, Ally, Selfless|Lucky, CLG|SFAT, Liquid|NuckleDu, RSZ|Abadango, Marn, PG|RayRay, HM|Dogura, F3|Sleep, SPY|MacD, EG|PR Balrog, HM|Eita, Secret|Poongko, RN|Alex Myers, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Melty|Will2Pac, Brenttiscool, cR|WoundCowboy, COG|Wizzrobe, IFC Yipes, TS|Arturo Sanchez, RB|Snake Eyez, NVT|Flash Metroid, UA|Jan, PIE|Smug, MTL|Hayatei, PAG|PinkDiamond, pH|Nando Tovar, Circa|LPN, Hsien Chang, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, YP|FilipinoMan, UA|Bass, Flux, Wolfkrone, WFX|801 Strider, F3|Alucard, GS|Gllty, LI Joe, Perilous|Packz, BJ Unchained, NOS|Tampa Bison, GnarlyFeats, TS|NerdJosh, DL|FourWude and many, many more.

Streaming is being handled by Capcom Fighters, CEO Gaming, VGBootCamp, MVG League, Pokkén Tournament, FunkyP, Villain904, Polarity GG and Tekken.

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Super Smash Bros. 4 beats Street Fighter 5 for top spot by nearly 100 entrants; CEO 2016's final registration numbers

CEO 2016, the next stop on the Capcom Pro Tour, is taking place this weekend in Orlando, Florida. Some of the best players on the tournament scene today will undoubtedly be competing at this premier event, especially with another coveted Capcom Cup spot on the line.

The tournament's organizer, Alex Jebailey, recently took to Twitter to share the final registration numbers per game, and the turnout looks great.

What's most interesting about these numbers, though, is the fact that Street Fighter 5 -- one of, if not, the most popular game in the fighting game community -- didn't receive the most entrants this time around. Instead, Super Smash Bros. 4 takes top honors, beating Capcom's latest fighter by 82 registrants.

Jebailey notes that 60% of this year's entrants are first-timers to CEO.

To see how many players each game pulled in, be sure to hit the jump.

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Tokido's Akuma lands Street Fighter-style combos, whiff punishes, and clutch DPs against Nobi in this Tekken 7 Fated Retribution exhibition

During a recent Tekken 7 Fated Retribution broadcast over in Japan, famed Street Fighter player took on Tekken champion Nobi in a friendly exhibition.

Known best for his stellar Akuma play in the Street Fighter 4 series, Tokido took a shot at playing the street fighting guest character in the new Tekken title for this set. Despite Nobi's excellent Dragunov play, Tokido managed to pull off quite a few slick plays throughout the bout.

Below is a quick clip showing a Street Fighter-style set up, using crouching jab to bait a throw and immediately going into a heavier punch for a devastating combo.

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There's much more to see here, so be sure to check out the full set after the jump.

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First look at Arcade Mode; Heihachi squares off against Akuma - check out 11 minutes of Tekken 7's PC build

The E3 footage continues to roll out, this time offering a brief look at the current PC build of Tekken 7.

A first look at Tekken 7's arcade mode is offered, featuring gameplay from Kazuya and Alisa. You'll also a brief scene from the cinematic story featuring Heihachi facing off against Akuma.

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You can check out the full video for yourself after the jump.

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Harada - If Tekken 7 does extremely well...maybe there is a time later on to revisit Tekken X Street Fighter

Tekken x Street Fighter has pretty much been in limbo since it was announced back in 2010. Producer of the Tekken series, Katsuhiro Harada has been around to reassure us that the game has been in development since.

When he was asked about it on the E3 show floor this year, he spoke a bit more on why we've still yet to see a release.

Game Spot eventually asks Harada if he plans to revisit the idea of TxSF, to which he responds, "That's actually a very good question, because TxSF is not cancelled, it's kind of put on hold."

"Reasons are...right now SF5 just launched, Capcom is putting a tremendous effort into making that successful. On our side we released Tekken 7 in the arcade. It was even more popular than we imagined, and so we each have these two main franchises that we are trying to promote, and to have the players enjoy the moment."

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Exclusive look at Tekken 7 to broadcast live from E3 at 4:30 p.m. PDT

We learned today that Tekken 7 will be dropping early next year, and we'll be getting an exclusive look at the game in just a few minutes.

YouTube is live at E3, and we're hoping to see even more new content and announcements for the upcoming Bandai Namco title.

We've got the live stream embed for you right after the jump so that you can see what's in store for Tekken 7 right along with us.

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Tekken 7 gets early 2017 release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC

Updated: We have just received word that Tekken 7 is also headed to PlayStation 4 and PC in early 2017. A new trailer for the game was released by Bandai Namco US and confirms the multi-platform release.

Also, a Steam pre-order listing is already live.

Earlier: Tekken 7 now has a release window. It was announced during the Xbox media briefing that the game will be hitting Xbox One consoles in early 2017.

The game will feature guest character Akuma, from Street Fighter, as well as new game mechanics and modes. Tekken Game Director Katsuhiro Harada took to the stage to share more information on the upcoming title and had this to say.

"Not only will Tekken 7 evolve as a competitive fighting game, there is an all new story mode, that transitions seamlessly from epic narrative cinematics to action filled gameplay," said Harada through a translator.

Additionally, Xbox Live Gold members will be getting a free copy of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 by way of backward compatibility, starting today.

You can check out the trailer below.

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Moscow Fighting Arena 2016 results ft. Xian, Problem X, Cuongster, Will2Pac

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we're having some top fighting game action from a place we haven't seen much of as far as sponsored events go, namely Moscow, Russia.

This tournament is a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event for Street Fighter 5, but will also feature tournaments for Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, Aquapazza, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend and Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late.

Players expected to attend include RZR|Xian, PxP|Problem X, Melty|Cuongster, Melty|Will2Pac, BX3|Veggey, UM|RMZ and many more.

Streaming is being done on Fighting RU, Fighting RU 1 and Fighting RU 2.

Check out the full action after the jump.

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Combo Breaker 2016 results ft Justin Wong, SonicFox, Filipino Champ, Ricki Ortiz

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

One of the three Capcom Pro Tour ranking events taking place this weekend is Combo Breaker in Chicago, Illinois.

It's not just a Street Fighter 5 event, of course. Other games being played in tournament include Mortal Kombat X, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Vampire Savior, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Killer Instinct, Tekken 7, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, King of Fighters 13, Ultra Street Fighter 4 as well as the famous Mystery Game Tournament.

Players attending include EG|Justin Wong, cR|SonicFox, PG|Filipino Champ, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Rico Suave, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, cR|HoneyBee, YP|Filipinoman, EG|K-Brad, PG|Esam, PG|MarlinPie, PG|RayRay, UA|Bass, FF|ElvenShadow, UA|CD Jr., Circa|Anakin, D-Link|LordKnight, Hotashi, F3|Alucard, Perfect Legend, CT|The Moon, DJ Nintendo, Foo, TS|Arturo Sanchez, cR|Biohazard, KidViper, TXrd|FaultyDefense, UA|Noel Brown, GoldenBoyNeo, YOMI|Tyrant, WFX|801 Strider, DL|FourWude, Flux, DOT|Danke, TS|NerdJosh, Fubarduck, BIFU|Coach Steve and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Spooky, BGCallisto, VGBootCamp, Tekken and Event Horizon.

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More Street Fighter in Tekken 7 Fated Retribution? Dragunov's Rage Art seems to take heavy inspiration from Q

This is Dragunov's Rage Art in Tekken 7 Fated Retribution.

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We first caught a glimpse of this powerful attack in one of Bandai Namco's official trailers back in February. Though this footage has been out for quite a while now, something very interesting was just brought to our attention.

Dragunov's Rage Art looks incredibly similar to Q's Deadly Double Combination from Street Fighter 3 Third Strike. A video was uploaded late last month showing the comparison between the two, and Dragunov even wears a trench-coat in the clip further adding to the similarity.

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Justin Wong pulls off an incredibly clutch Raging Demon for the win: Tekken Talk ft. Anakin and a ton of Fated Retribution Akuma footage

On the latest episode of Tekken Talk, Mark "MarkMan" Julio brought on two very special guests. Famed Tekken player Circa|Anakin and Evil Geniuses' own Justin Wong joined the stream to discuss upcoming events and play a ton of Tekken 7 Fated Retribution.

JWong and Anakin give us nearly an hour of awesome T7FR gameplay, and the former gives us a glimpse of what Akuma is all about in the upcoming 3D fighter.

Below is just a quick clip of Justin's Akuma to get you started. You can find the entire stream replay after the jump.

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Toryuken 5 results ft. Justin Wong, Julio, Filipino Champ, PR Balrog

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Canada doesn't just have Super Smash Bros. action this weekend, but there's also a bunch of other games being played at the very same venue for Toryuken 5.

At this event, you can expect to see Street Fighter 5 (with Capcom Pro Tour points on the line), Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Mortaal Kombat X, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Pokkén Tournament, King of Fighters 13, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, Super Street Fighter 2 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

Players attending include EG|Justin Wong, FOX|Julio, PG|Filipino Champ, EG|PR Balrog, cR|HoneyBee, PG|RayRay, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EG|K-Brad, PG|MarlinPie, Flux, cR|Biohazard, YOMI|Dieminion, D-Link|LordKnight, TS|Arturo Sanchez, UA|Noel Brown, PAG|CrazyJoe, Chi-Rithy, OCV|Riceata and more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Toronto Top Tiers and Toronto Top Tiers 2.

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Bandai Namco doles out details on their official Tekken 7 tournament series

Recently Bandai Namco took to their official website to hash out more details on the North American Tekken 7 tournament series.

The company has already been hosting events earlier this year in an effort to get the game into the hands of the players, but this official announcement marks intent to take what Bandai Namco has already been doing and expand upon it further.

The tournament series began back in February, and will continue on through November 6th at the Wizard World Comic Con. Each event features a $3,000 prize pool, with a final prize pool totaling $20,000.

The date and location of the final event has yet to be announced. The current tournament schedule can be found in the official press statement.

Source: Bandai Namco official website. Submitted by GamerDWreck.

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