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Captain Olimar confirmed for new Super Smash Bros. title

Captain Olimar confirmed for new Super Smash Bros. title On the official Super Smash Bros. homepage, there's been a new character reveal for a returning character from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, namely Captain Olimar of Pikmin fame. We've included all of his reveal screenshots in the news story for you, where you can see him battling together with his Pikmin companions. All of the screenshots below are from the Wii U version.

This sudden reveal is likely meant to coincide with the upcoming release of Pikmin 3, which will be released for the Wii U this month.

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Updated: Capcom hit with layoffs due to staff reorganization, senior VP Christian Svensson voluntarily gone

Updated: Capcom hit with layoffs due to staff reorganization, senior VP Christian Svensson voluntarily gone Updated: Capcom released a statement about the layoffs today, citing the transition to next generation hardware and changing industry as reasons for the reorganization of the company. We've also added in a longer quote from Svensson, which is available after the jump.

"Capcom today laid off several employees from the US office as part of an overall organizational restructure of the company. The transition to the new generation of hardware and changing industry landscape have required us to adapt our business to best meet our new goals.

We sincerely thank each individual for their contributions and wish them well."

Original story: Capcom underwent a staff reorganization and as a result, had some layoffs. Senior Vice President, Christian Svensson, was among those that departed from the company, but did so voluntarily.

Hit the jump to read what he had to say on the matter, via his Facebook page.

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EVO 2013 preview: Notable players, streams, brackets, schedule, vote for winners and more - July 12-14 in Las Vegas

EVO 2013 preview: Notable players, streams, brackets, schedule, vote for winners and more - July 12-14 in Las Vegas The world's biggest fighting game tournament is going down this weekend, and we'll have full coverage of everything happening in and around EVO 2013 here on EventHubs.

You'll be able to check the site for all of the latest results, live streams, battle logs, bracket updates and more updated constantly throughout the weekend, as the world's best fighting game players descend on Las Vegas, Nevada at the Paris hotel.

There will be a panel from Capcom USA staff and NetherRealm Studios will announced a 5th DLC character for Injustice: Gods Among Us, likely on Sunday, possibly before the finals for that game plays out.

Hit the jump to check out our full preview of the event, including notable players, a schedule, stream information, polls to vote on which players will win SSF4 AE v2012 and UMvC3 and quite a bit more.

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Updated: Nintendo reverses course - Super Smash Bros. Melee will be streamed at EVO 2013

Updated: Super Smash Bros. Melee will be streamed at this year's EVO. The staff just got word from Nintendo that they will be allowed to proceed as originally planned.

A few hours back, it was reported that Nintendo of America wouldn't allow the EVO staff to stream Super Smash Bros. Melee at their event, but this decision was reversed, after numerous media outlets picked up the story.

Here are images of the original EVO schedule, the tournament times are on the left and stream schedule is on the right.


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Curleh Mustache West tournament results, stream archive ft. Filipino Champ, Fanatiq, fLoE, Infrit, Viscant, Knives, KaneBlueRiver and more

Curleh Mustache West tournament results, stream archive ft. Filipino Champ, Fanatiq, fLoE, Infrit, Viscant, Knives, KaneBlueRiver and more Updated with results: This story has been updated with the final results from Curleh Mustache West and a stream archive.

It's that time again, with the BrokenTier hosted tournament Curleh Mustache, this time taking place on the West Coast, gathering a large list of the best Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 players you'll ever have the pleasure of seeing.

Top players set to attend include coL|Filipino Champ, EG|fLoE, LXG|Infrit, BT|Viscant, AGE|Fanatiq, AGE|Knives, BT|Clockw0rk, CJ Showstopper, KaneBlueRiver, NoahTheProdigy and more.

Hit the jump to check out the live stream and results updated as they happen.

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Ono to give 'state of the union' address at Street Fighter SDCC panel, Capcom USA staff at EVO 2013 - Namco to talk about future of fighters

Ono to give 'state of the union' address at Street Fighter SDCC panel, Capcom USA staff at EVO 2013 - Namco to talk about future of fighters A specific date and time has been given for Ono's San Diego Comic-Con 2013 panel. Titled "Street Fighter!", it'll take place on July 19, 2013 from 4-5 p.m. PDT. It's being billed as a "state of the union" address about one of Capcom's most well known franchises, Street Fighter.

The official panel description reads that attendees will, "get the latest Street Fighter gaming news, tournaments, as well as new licensing products and more." There will also be a cosplay competition.

The tournament comment could prove to be interesting, as the last time Capcom made a big announcement in this regard, it was the 25th anniversary series. Capcom has said that they're more open than they have been in the past about toward partnerships with fighting game organizations, and they've also been very active in sending Haunts and Combofiend out to multiple community events. The tournament remark could simply be a thrown-in statement, or they may have something larger up their sleeves.

Ono also discussed some of the plans for this year's EVO, and Namco Bandai has a panel of their own cooked up with Katsuhiro Harada and Mad Catz's Mark "MarkMan" Julio, which you can find details about after the jump.

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3rd Topanga Charity Cup tournament Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012 final results

3rd Topanga Charity Cup tournament Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012 final results Update: This story has been updated with final results.

It's time for the 3rd Topanga Charity Cup, a 5v5 Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012 event featuring many of Japan's top players, as well as a bunch of American guests from EG squaring off against eachother to present themselves as the ultimate team.

You can find the full rundown in our official tournament preview.

Hit the jump to check out stream links and live results as they happen.

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Most popular characters, teams and partners for Street Fighter X Tekken - character specific breakdowns

We've launched another stats section preview here on EventHubs, this time for Street Fighter X Tekken. After the jump, you'll find preview images of our new stats area showing the most popular characters, teams and partners, plus even more details for SFxT.

If you're curious which system Ryu players are most likely to play on, or which partners they prefer, or which position most players put Chun-Li in (point or anchor), you'll find all that and more here.

This is only a preview, and once the full section is live, you'll see a few more bells and whistles which are hinted at in the images below, via hyperlinks, including most popular partners and team combinations for individual characters.

You may notice the total player numbers aren't consistent between the main index page and the individual character pages, which is a bug that will be fixed before launch. The numbers on the index page (in the table) are accurate, though.

Hit the jump to check it out.

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Early entrance numbers for EVO 2013 by game - SSF4 AE v2012, UMvC3, Smash, SFxT and more

Early entrance numbers for EVO 2013 by game - SSF4 AE v2012, UMvC3, Smash, SFxT and more The EVO crew recently put out beta brackets for EVO 2013. Keep in mind, these are not the finalized versions of the brackets, and they're subject to change.

We decided to calculate the number of players in every bracket, factoring in byes. Assuming my math is correct you can find a number listing of the competitors scheduled to play Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Street Fighter X Tekken, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Persona 4: Arena, King of Fighters 13 and Mortal Kombat 9.

Hit the jump to check out the rundown.

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CEO 2013 results feat. Mago, Momochi, Xian, Justin Wong, ChrisG

CEO 2013 results feat. Mago, Momochi, Xian, Justin Wong, ChrisG Updated with final results: This story has been updated with final results, battle logs and additional details from day three of CEO 2013.

Hope you don't have anything planned this weekend, because CEO will be roaring throughout the whole three days, with lots of amazing games to be played, including Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Street Fighter X Tekken v2013, Injustice: Gods Among Us, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Persona 4: Arena and more.

To check out a larger rundown on what will be going on during the event, check out our tournament preview, and after the jump we've also included a schedule for you to gaze at longingly.

Hit the jump to check out the live streams being provdided by CEO Gaming, Capcom Fighters and FunkyP Gaming.

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Most popular characters, teams and more for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 - EventHubs stats section preview

We're very happy to offer the most comprehensive look at our brand new stats section to date. Below you'll find images showing the most popular characters, teams and quite a bit more for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

When the full section launches, it'll cover all of the games which support characters in our Fight Tracker, from Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, to Injustice: Gods Among Us and all stops in between.

This is only a preview, and once the full section is live, you'll see a few more bells and whistles which are hinted at in the images below, via hyperlinks, including most popular partners and team combinations for individual characters.

As the largest website in the fighting game community, we can offer a very compelling look at the current state of these games in the scene, because we support such a huge userbase. It's this userbase that the stats are built off of.

Hit the jump to check it out.

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'We're paid less than minimum wage' for running tournaments, says East Coast Throwdown's SweetJohnnyCage

'We're paid less than minimum wage' for running tournaments, says East Coast Throwdown's SweetJohnnyCage Offering a very illuminating look at the financial aspect of running a tournament in the fighting game community, John "SweetJohnnyCage" Gallagher recently spoke at length on the subject, saying that when everything is accounted for, he and his team are making less than minimum wage.

Gallagher is an experienced tournament organizer, hosting fighting game competitions since 2006, and running a well trafficked major every year in New Jersey, with the help of L.I. Joe, under the name of East Coast Throwdown.

The amount of money tournament organizers in the FGC are making recently came into question, and Gallagher offered up a lot of information on the subject, giving specific details about their bills, time invested and quite a bit more.

If you've ever wondered what kind of cash tournament organizers have to put out for these events, you should definitely check this out. Hit the jump to read everything.

Being transparent is what we already do. If someone comes up to me and asks how much a ballroom costs, this costs, that costs, I'm very open with them. I'll tell you right now we paid $4,250 just for the space [at East Coast Throwdown] this year, but we also paid $500 for the screen, another $500 for wires/cabling (even at a MASSIVE discount since we're friends with the owner of a cabling company), $1,500 in rooms, the pallets that Mad Catz had delivered we were charged for, $1,000 for a single 10Mb internet connection (which we sneakily split using a 4 port switch that we hid under the stage to save and extra $3,000).

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Injustice patch v1.05 available on July 2, 2013 with General Zod - nerfs to Scorpion, other changes

Injustice patch v1.05 available on July 2, 2013 with General Zod - nerfs to Scorpion, other changes A new patch for Injustice: Gods Among Us will be available on July 2, 2013 and will bring some changes for fans of the title. Notable tweaks include improving every character's Down + Medium attack, and some nerfs to Scorpion and Superman.

This will bring the game up to version 1.05, and be packaged as the fourth DLC Compatibility Pack, making General Zod playable.

Hit the jump to read the list of changes for patch v1.05.

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South East Asia Majors 2013 results and live stream featuring Tokido, Xian, Kazunoko, Justin Wong, Mike Ross, GamerBee and more

South East Asia Majors 2013 results and live stream featuring Tokido, Xian, Kazunoko, Justin Wong, Mike Ross, GamerBee and more Updated with final results: This story has been updated with final results for the tournament.

South East Asia Majors 2013 has begun, and will have tournaments in a large variety of games. You can expect high level play in Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Street Fighter X Tekken v2013, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, King of Fighters 13, Persona 4: Arena, Soul Calibur 5, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift and more.

Players expected to show up include Tokido, Kazunoko, Justin Wong, Mike Ross, GamerBee, Xian, Leslie, Gackt, Zhi and more. Check out our preview for the full details.

Hit the jump to check out the event schedule and the two streams, courtesy of ToughCookieTV and Zhieeep.

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Character stats for UMvC3: Strider, Vergil, Phoenix Wright, Frank, Sentinel, Wesker, Wolverine and Haggar

As part of our series of articles examining the brand new EventHubs stats system, we're taking a closer look today at some of the characters in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, specifically Strider, Vergil, Phoenix Wright, Frank West, Sentinel, Wesker, Wolverine and Haggar.

If you're not familiar with the new EventHubs stats system, which will be launching on the website in the near future, some of the notable things you can track on these pages are:

• Character popularity (or lack thereof).
• Which position on team (point, middle or anchor) people often place them at.
• Common partners and teams for this character.
• System usage (XBL or PSN).
• Locations of players who use said character.
• Quite a bit more.


Click character portraits to see their statistics

Keep in mind that these stats will be available for ALL of the games in our Fight Tracker which support characters, from Super Smash Bros. Melee/Brawl to Injustice: Gods Among Us, and all stops in between. Also, this preview is just a few parts that make up our brand new stats page, as there's a number of other things we haven't shown, yet.

We'll be doing additional previews for other titles in our stats section, so be on the lookout for those in the future.

Also, if there's anything you want to see specifically about certain characters/games, let us know in the comments. If there's enough demand, we'll make the next preview about whatever game/characters people want to see the most.


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