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Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. 4, and Melee to have 1,024 entrant cap at CEO 2016, unless surpassed by June 1st

Alex Jebailey -- Community Effort Orlando tournament organizer -- took to Twitter last night to share the entrant caps for each game at the upcoming CEO 2016 event.

The three main games: Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. 4, and Super Smash Bros. Melee will all have a maximum of 1,024 registrants (each). Below, you can see the cap for the remainder of the games.

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Final Round 19 results ft Kazunoko, Momochi, Xian, Infiltration

Update: This story has been updated with finals results.

This weekend is the first premier event of the 2016 Capcom Pro Tour season, Final Round 19, taking place in Atlanta, Georgia.

Here, you'll see a lot of competition taking place. There'll be tournaments in Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Killer Instinct, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Soul Calibur 5 and Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late.

As for players participating, you can expect to see GGP|Kazunoko, EG|Momochi, RZR|Xian, RZR|Infiltration, MCZ|Tokido, cR|SonicFox, RB|Snake Eyez, MCZ|Mago, RZR|Fuudo, RB|Bonchan, EG|Justin Wong, NYChrisG, PG|Filipino Champ, BE|KaneBlueRiver, EG|PR Balrog, Qanba|Xiao Hai, MJS|Haitani, /r/Kappa|Poongko, YOMI|Dieminion, Saint, PandaTV|Dakou, ITS|Pling, EG|Ricki Ortiz, GC|Go1, LI Joe, Dogura, KoDee, Rip, BT|MarlinPie, TS|Arturo Sanchez, RayRay, WFX|801 Strider, Reiketsu, D-Link|LordKnight, F3|Alucard, WayGamble, Flux, IG|FullSchedule, FF|ElvenShadow, YOMI|ForeverKing, E-Mann, Chris Tatarian, CrazySteady, TSB|Mynus, TSC|IFC Yipes, YOMI|Michaelangelo, LU|Alex Valle, NG|Obscure, SR|Hoodless, EMP|Hiro, TA|Moons, EG|ChocoBlanka, Wolfkrone, UGS|HajinShinobi, Hotashi, KIT|Lil Majin, UA|Jan, YOMI|DJT, BT|Viscant, YOMI|SaltFace, ITS|JustFrameJames, KIT|ShinBlade, ATL|Speedkicks, ITS|CuddleCore, Anakin, Skatan, Doren2k and many, many more.

The action will be taking place on Capcom Fighters, Team Spooky, Smash Studios, 6:45, Funky P, Kombat Network and NYCFurby (TS|Arturo Sanchez).

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Bandai Namco enlists Mark 'MarkMan' Julio as Brand and Community Advisor for Tekken

Former Community and Sponsorship Manager at Mad Catz, Mark "MarkMan" Julio, has just announced his new gig.

According to a couple of recent tweets from Julio, the fightstick expert is now employed by Bandai Namco as the Brand & Community Advisor for Tekken.

"While this isn't my main gig, you best believe I will treat it like one. More news and info on this & more, soon," MarkMan said in a follow up tweet.

It is no secret that MarkMan is a huge fan and long-time supporter of Tekken and its competitive scene. After seeing the amazing work he has done for the FGC so far, it'll surely be interesting to see what Mr. Julio will accomplish while under Bandai Namco's wing.

Source: MarkMan on Twitter. Photo source: Jason Laboy.

Justin Wong takes on WWE superstar Xavier Woods in Tekken 7... after singing an R. Kelly song with him

The recent boom in fighting game popularity has begun nabbing the attention of celebrities as we've seen the likes of such stars as Lupe Fiasco try their hand against FGC pros.

WWE superstar Xavier Woods has appeared with Gootecks and Mike Ross on Excellent Adventures to play Street Fighter, but it seems he's temporarily jumped ship to get in on the brand new Tekken 7.

At the recent Wizard World Portland, Woods took on EG|Justin Wong in a special Tekken 7 exhibition. Not only did the two go at it in the 3-D fightiing realm, but Woods somehow got Wong to sing a quick sample from R. Kelly's I Believe I can Fly.

Seeing as neither competitor has been able to spend a lot of time with the game, neither was able to simply run away with the set... though that didn't stop the pop offs by any means.

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Winter Brawl 2016 results feat. Filipino Champ, SonicFox, K-Brad, Coach Steve

Story updated with final results: We've added the final results from Winter Brawl 2016 into this story.

Winter Brawl 10 has kicked off from Essington, Pennsylvania headed by one of the main tournament organizers in the fighting game community, Eric "Big E" Small.

Big E events are well regarded for hosting a ton of games and getting that terrific east coast hype going. This will also be the debut of Street Fighter 5 at a major tournament in the U.S.

Notable players in attendance include PG|Filipino Champ, cR|SonicFox, EG|K-Brad, TSC|Sanford Kelly, PG|Coach Steve, BJ Unchained, TA|Moons, RPD|Alex Smith, TSC|IFC Yipes, Julio, BE|KaneBlueRiver, r/SF|Brenttiscool, L.I. Joe, BIFU|Spab Rog, among many, many others.

There are initial brackets posted on Big E's Challonge page. You can find live streams and the schedule below.

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Tokido's Akuma challenges EVO champion Nobi's Dragunov in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution

While we've known for a few months now that Street Fighter's Akuma will be making his debut in the Tekken universe in the upcoming Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, due for an arcade release in July of this year, we haven't gotten to see that much gameplay of him, certainly not outside of trailers.

However, at the JAEPO 2016 expo, reigning Tekken EVO champion Nobi was brought in to battle the Akuma master himself - MCZ|Tokido.

Watch as Street Fighter 4's most fearsome Akuma loyalist takes the battle to Tekken's turf against Nobi after the jump, but here's a gif to give you a small taste of the action.

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First in-game match footage of Akuma in Tekken 7 Fated Retribution

As many know, Akuma is appearing as a playable character in Tekken 7 Fated Retribution.

Since his initial announcement, we've only ever seen the Street Fighter warrior in his official trailer. However, the first actual match footage of Akuma that we've seen has been uploaded onto YouTube.

From this match video, we can see that Akuma retains his signature Goshoryuken, can cancel a crouching medium kick into Hadouken, and more. It appears as though he still has quite a bit of his Street Fighter style in the latest Tekken title.

Hit the jump to check out a match between Akuma and Nina.

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Fresh Tekken 7: Fated Retribution trailer details Rage Attacks from the game's entire roster

We reported last week on the addition of a whole new system in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, the Rage Attack.

This is a unique attack that each character has access to, which opens up a lot of potential. One of our tipsters, Hisokae, accurately pointed out that these seem to be categorized as a huge launcher, a big will splat, a sizable bounce or a hard knockdown.

Want to know just what your favorite character will be capable of? Hit the jump and check out the video. Personally, I felt my mouth water at the Lili combo.

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Backflips galore as Eric Jacobius emulates Marshall Law and Forest Law's flashy attacks in his latest real life moveset-video

Eric Jacobius has shown us a lot of Tekken moves performed by himself in a real-life setting, and this latest one is a doozy.

This time, the Bruce Lee-inspired characters Marshall Law and his son, Forest Law, are emulated by Eric Jacobius, with backflips, one-inch punches and high kicks all over the place. You can even see him performing Marshall Law's Rage Art from Tekken 7 below.

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Hit the jump to check out the full video.

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Tekken 7 gets new 'Rage Attack' mechanic, gives character-tailored offensive options, Rage move lists images included

Even though Tekken 7: Fated Retribution just got a new trailer today, there's even more news to go around.

A bunch of new scans surfaced today, which detail the way the Rage system works, as well as Akuma's Super gauge. While players who have gotten to try out the previous version of Tekken 7 already know very well about the game's Rage Arts addition, that function similar to Supers from many other fighting games, and the Power Crush which is an armored move you can unleash even if you don't have Rage, yet another move has been added.

Hit the jump for information on the new "Rage Attack", and to check out the scans, which also feature the move listings for each currently unveiled characters' Rage Attack (marked with yellow), Rage Arts (marked with red) and Power Crush (marked with blue).

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Akuma has a super meter in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution - New trailer and a bunch of new screenshots show characters in their new outfits

Tekken 7: Fated Retribution has just received a new trailer, showing off Akuma in action, and displaying that he has a super meter he can use, much like in Street Fighter.

The trailer shows off a lot of the new fighter in action, as well as classic characters in new outfits. You can see images and the trailer below.

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Might we yet see Akuma appear in Street Fighter 5? Harada and Ono urge fans not to jump to conclusions based on Tekken 7: Fated Retribution

Akuma is easily one of the most recognizable characters when it comes to Street Fighter, and was in 3rd place worldwide when Capcom asked players what characters they'd like to see in future Street Fighter games.

Therefore, it has come as a shock to many that the raging demon of fighting games is absent in the latest new entry, Street Fighter 5. Not only that, but we saw him pop up last month in an entirely different game series.

Based not only on this, but also the reveal of Street Fighter 5's full starting roster and the 6 initial characters that will be appearing as DLC, it would seem that Akuma fans might just have to switch franchises if they want to play their favorite character. However, Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada spoke in a recent interview, and urged fans not to take everything at face value.

Harada: The one thing I feel like we did that caused you a lot of trouble was that Akuma hasn’t appeared in SFV, as of now. So fans thought, “Akuma’s not appearing in SFV because he’s appearing in Tekken 7.” I’m just going to use this opportunity to say, that’s not necessarily the case!

Harada wasn't the only one to speak, as Street Fighter series producer Yoshinoro Ono also chimed in on the subject. Hit the jump to see what he had to say.

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Could Tekken and Street Fighter share the same universe?

With Akuma on his way to Tekken 7, cross overs like Street Fighter x Tekken and the very obvious close relationship between Katsuhiro Harada and Yoshinori Ono, a lot of questions have recently arisen about the link between the Tekken and Street Fighter universes.

AwpWilliams is back with another theory video in which he addresses a ton of possible threads that may weave together the two franchises' story lines.

Awp has done quite a bit of research to find said threads. He's tracked down statements from Michael Murray, Game Designer at the Tekken Project, and painstakingly gone through every ending in virtually every Tekken and Street Fighter game to see what he could dig up.

At this point, it feels like it's not as much a question of if the two franchises share a universe, but rather to what degree they do. See Awp's findings in his video below.

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Nina Williams revealed for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution

During the EVO 2016 line up reveal, Mark "MarkMan" Julio made a surprise appearance to help announce Tekken 7's presence at the event.

Just before leaving, Mark revealed yet another surprise by showing us footage of Nina Williams in Tekken 7.

Nina has been part of the Tekken universe since the franchise began, and has had perfect attendance in every iteration since. It's no surprise she'd make a return in Tekken 7. Here are a few images from the reveal.

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Hit the jump to see the video.

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Frosty Faustings 8 results ft. Westballz, ElvenShadow, Ally, Flux

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, the annual event Frosty Faustings is taking place in Chicago, Illinois, and there's a lot of action going on, though Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- is the main game being played.

Even besides that, though, you can enjoy gameplay of Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M, Mortal Kombat X, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, DiveKick: Addition Edition, Darkstalkers: Resurrection, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom as well as a mystery game tournament.

As for people attending, you can expect to see Tempo|Westballz, FF|ElvenShadow, Boreal|Ally, Flux, WT|Hamad, ChosenNinja, BlackSnake, F3|Alucard, Paradigm, JustKensou, KidViper, Hotashi, NB|DualKevin, GGA|N1kolasss, TheBeautifulDude, Lich, Duck, ChosenNinja, IPG|Colpevole, SBM|LeonUltimate, Argenrost, See Me In +R, MC|GCYoshi, MC|KBeast and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by BG Callisto, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Event Horizon as well as EXP Gaming IL on bothTwitch as well as HitBox.

Hit the jump to check it out.

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