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Texas Showdown 2014 results, battle logs and stream archives ft. Justin Wong, PR Balrog, ChrisG, K-Brad, Noel Brown, and more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results for Texas Showdown 2014.

Texas Showdown 2014 kicks off today in Houston, Texas, and will run from April 4 - 6. A myriad of games will be played this weekend, and this tournament marks the next stop of the Capcom Pro Tour 2014.

EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, EG|K-Brad, GG|NYChrisG, UVG|Noel Brown, MLSwear, AB|Joe Love, AB|Nashfan. AB|Chaotix, WTHamad, and more are expected to compete this weekend.

Additionally, Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be available at the event for public testing. A special USF4 exhibition will also be taking place on Sunday, before the Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 finals.

If you'd like to follow along with the matches, you can find the brackets over on the Texas Showdown Challonge page.

Hit the jump to check out the live streams.

Kenneth 'K-Brad' Bradley joins team Evil Geniuses

It was announced today by CoolGrayAJ over on Twitter that Kenneth "K-Brad" Bradley is now the newest member of Team Evil Geniuses.

K-Brad has made a name for himself by proving he is a very strong Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 player. Most recently, the top level Cammy player took home 1st place at SoCal Regionals 2014, defeating the EVO 2012 champion, Infiltration, in the grand finals.

The new Evil Geniuses member stated that he is happy to be a part of the team, and gives credit to Justin Wong for making it happen. "Over the years, I've become good friends with the EG players, most especially Justin Wong, whom I would credit in getting me here in the first place," K-Brad says. "I am truly thankful to have great teammates like Eduardo, Ricky and Justin. I couldn't be any happier if I tried.”

K-Brad joins fellow Street Fighter players Justin Wong, Ricky Ortiz, PR Balrog, Momochi, and Choco Blanka on the team.

Hit the jump to check out Justin and Ricky's personal statements on the addition of K-Brad, and CoolGrayAJ's tweet.

Topanga World League announced ft. Daigo, Wao, PR Balrog, Xian, Infiltration, and more; April 10-13

It has been officially revealed this morning that a "Topanga World League" will be kicking off on April 10 - 13 of this year. As usual, there will be 8 players competing in a Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 first-to-7 round robin tournament, and much like each of the previous Topanga Leagues, this event will be stacked with talent.

This event has 1,500,000 yen (roughly $15,000 USD) going to the 1st place winner, 500,000 yen (about $5,000 USD) to 2nd place, and 250,00 yen (a little over $2,400 USD) to 3rd.


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You can check out the full player list, along with characters to be used, after the jump.

It's the year of the clone characters: Skullgirls Encore introduces Fukua, the fully-playable Filia clone

Lab Zero truly does believe in taking an April Fool's joke to the extreme. This year, they have unveiled a "brand new" fighter to the Skullgirls Encore universe: a Filia clone named Fukua.

The trailer released for this new fighter may look eerily familiar, (if you tuned into Final Round 17 last month), and shows off what she is capable of. Although this character has been revealed in jest, the beauty of it all is, she is actually fully playable on PC.

Fukua may reuse some of the animations that Filia has, however, she does have some unique moves and color palettes. Below are some screenshots to get you started.


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Hit the jump to view her trailer and move list.

Fulgore reveal trailer for Killer Instinct, character released on April 9th - Iron Galaxy taking over development for season 2

A new trailer showcasing Fulgore in Killer Instinct was just released, and it was revealed he'll be available to players starting on April 9, 2014.

The title update that brings Fulgore into the mix will also add Arcade Mode and online lobbies featuring eight-player rooms and spectating functionality.

Plus, Iron Galaxy Studios, the developers of Dive Kick and Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Online Edition, will be taking over for Double Helix Games as the main team behind Killer Instinct for season 2.

You can find Fulgore's reveal trailer after the break, along with a detailed interview with Iron Galaxy Studios about their team taking over development.

Tiers section launched for BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma - see results, vote and discuss match ups

We're very happy to announce we've launched our second tiers section here on EventHubs, for BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma.

This creates a stomping ground for the community to discuss and vote in all of the match ups in the game.

You'll be able to see the early thoughts of the community on how the matches shake out and overall character power too.

We'll still be rolling out a number of improvements to the tiers section in the near future, including a completely revised index page, but we wanted to get this tool in the hands of the community on launch day so they have it available to start collecting information.

Hit the jump to read a bit more.

Ryan Hart: 'Juri is going to be an issue in Ultra', EventHubs exclusive interview covers Ultra, preferred fighting game, tournament mindset and more

In the beginning of March, the thrilling IVGC tournament was taking place in Cannes, France. EventHubs' very own writer MajinTenshinhan was present at the scene, and made sure to grab six different interviews, five of which have been published regularly since.

Today, we publish our sixth and final interview, with the Europe's seasoned expert in multiple different titles, Ryan Hart. Below, you'll find a quick snippet of the interview.

MajinTenshinhan: In the Street Fighter 4 series, you've been known for the last few years for your very strong Sagat play, but it's also no secret that you're quite capable with several other characters as well. Once Ultra Street Fighter 4 hits, do you think that you'll be switching characters a lot in tournaments, or do you think you'll be sticking to mostly Sagat?

Ryan Hart: Originally I thought Id be using many characters again but after trying the game today I think I will try to have one main with perhaps one sub character. When I tested Ultra I found that I couldn't time the jump in on their delayed wakeup reliably, this meant that I kept eating anti airs or wakeups for free.

With EVO coming up its important to focus on match stability for short tournament sets. This may change once I've had more time with the game, but at the moment I'm not really seeing what I'm supposed to be trying to do when they use the delayed wakeup option, nor how that is going to be a reliable path of play since I'm also risking my advantage by guessing their wakeup method and then their wakeup attack or defence on top of that.

Of course this may change over time, it's just how I currently feel. May as well just forget all that, get some space and do a fireball when they get up, if it hits meaty its all good, and if it doesn't then at least you are safe.

Hit the jump to read the rest of the interview, which covers Ryan's favourite fighting game, potentially strong characters in Ultra, plans for EVO and more.

Sanford Kelly: Oni's damage reduction and -5 DPs will drop his potential in USF4, EventHubs exclusive interview on USF4 changes, Wao's Oni, and more

EMP|Sanford Kelly has been quite active in the competitive fighting game scene lately: taking part in ESGN TV's Fight Night Street Fighter series, consistently placing at Next Level Battle Circuit, and attending major events like NEC 14 and Winter Brawl 8.

We here at EventHubs wanted to have a word with the man behind the most lethal Oni in the states, and get his thoughts on a few different subjects. In this exclusive interview, you'll read what Sanford had to say about Oni's changes in Ultra Street Fighter 4, future plans for he and his gaming team, Empire Arcadia, what games Sanford may pick up seriously, and more.

Below is a snippet to get you started, but be sure to hit the jump to read everything.

DreamKing: Over the years you’ve been known as a jack of all trades of sorts in Street Fighter 4. However, it seems you’ve settled on Oni as of late. Why is that?

Sanford: I have been using Oni since he came out casually back in the ARC in late 2012. I had a deep interest in him and began engineering some tech to see what his potential in the future would be. I decided to take him seriously when I entered a tourney with him. It was like giving him a test drive after almost a year in the lab. Recently within the last 6 months I've decided to take him to the next level by using him as one of my mains competitively. It’s very fun actually.

Xian: 'In bad matchups, play against the player and not the character', EventHubs exclusive interview on sponsorship, pocket character, EVO and more

The weekend before last, the thrilling IVGC tournament was taking place in Cannes, France. EventHubs' very own writer MajinTenshinhan was present at the scene, and made sure to grab six different interviews, which we will publish daily during the week.

Today, we publish our fifth interview, with the reigning EVO champion of Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012, RZR|Xian. Below, you'll find a quick snippet of the interview.

MajinTenshinhan: You recently got picked up for a sponsorship with Razer. Would you mind telling us a little bit about how this came to occur, and how this partnership is working out for you so far?

RZR|Xian: Since Razer started getting involved more with the fighting game scene, I was very happy that they sponsored me. It all felt really good, and I'm proud to be representing Razer.

Hit the jump to read about ESGN Fight Night, Tough Cookie, how to conquer bad matchups and more.

Decapre 5th character in Ultra Street Fighter 4 - artwork, screen shots and video walkthroughs

Updated again: We've added a 10 minute walkthrough video of Decapre into this story, hosted by Combofiend. Also, we placed new artwork and screen shots for her as well into this article.

Decapre was announced today as the 5th character in Ultra Street Fighter 4 at Final Round 17 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Decapre is a charge character, has ground teleports with follow ups, like dive kicks and a Yoga Catastrophe like ultra, similar to Dhalsim.

She also has an air Cannon Drill which is a charge move, and a Hundred Hand Slap attack, similar to E. Honda.

Hit the jump to view her trailer, along with a combo video, plus some images of her along with the new character select screen.

Final Round 17 results, battle logs and stream archive feat. Infiltration, GamerBee, Justin Wong, ChrisG, PR Balrog, Ryan Hart and more

Updated with day 3 results: This story has been updated with final results for Final Round 17.

Final Round 17 is happening this weekend, and besides the final character for Ultra Street Fighter 4 being officially unveiled, there's also a lot going on with the tournament itself.

The event features a multitude of games, and several top players, including Infiltration, AVM|GamerBee, EG|Justin Wong, GG|NYChrisG, EG|PR Balrog, Ryan Hart, FNEX|K-Brad, EMP|NuckleDu, RG|Filipino Champ, EMP|IFC Yipes, EMP|Flocker, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Wolfkrone and more.

This event also houses the Curleh Mustache Battle Royale Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament, so the hype is sure to be through the roof. For the full rundown, check out our official preview.

Hit the jump for the tournament live streams.

Problem X: 'Seth has been nerfed beyond high level use', EventHubs exclusive interview covers Ultra changes, record against Ryan Hart and more

The weekend before last, the thrilling IVGC tournament was taking place in Cannes, France. EventHubs' very own writer MajinTenshinhan was present at the scene, and made sure to grab six different interviews, which we will publish daily during the week.

Today, we publish our fourth interview, with the English Seth player who ended up winning the Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012 tournament at the event, CG|Problem X. Below, you'll find a quick snippet of the interview.

MajinTenshinhan: First of all, congratulations on winning IVGC 2014. This was a pretty stacked tournament, where you sent both Dieminion and Popi to Losers bracket, and defeated Ryan Hart in Grand Finals. How does it feel to have won a tournament with such strong competition?

CG|Problem X: It feels amazing to have won IVGC with such strong contenders in attendance. It makes me more motivated and determined to put more work in so that I can get more results like this.

Hit the jump to read the rest of the interview, touching upon Ultra Street Fighter 4, record against fellow UK player Ryan Hart, character choices and more.

ESGN TV season 3 full results and battle logs - Xian, K-Brad, Infiltration, Ryan Hart, Sanford Kelly and more competing for $25,000

Updated results and battle logs added: Day 7/the season 3 finale is now over. You can find all results and battle logs after the jump.

ESGN TV's Fight Night Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 series continues today with the start of their third season. In the last season, RZR|Xian ended BCN|Alioune's reign of terror with an incredible comeback.

Continuing with their format, Fight Night will have 8 players competing in first-to-7 sets with up to $25,000 up for grabs.

We here at EventHubs will provide live results each day that the live stream airs, so be sure to tune in. Hit the jump for results and battle logs.

Dieminion: 'This could very well be the year a US player wins EVO', EventHubs exclusive interview covers Guile changes, new titles, US scene and more

The weekend before last, the thrilling IVGC tournament was taking place in Cannes, France. EventHubs' very own writer MajinTenshinhan was present at the scene, and made sure to grab six different interviews, which we will publish daily during the week.

Today, we publish our third interview, with USA's East Coast superstar EMP|Dieminion. Below, you'll find a quick snippet of the interview.

MajinTenshinhan: Let's get straight to the subject that's on everybody's mind lately. What do you think about the changes to your character, Guile, in the current build of Ultra Street Fighter 4?

EMP|Dieminion: Well, I played him quiite extensively today, here in France. He seems more complete than he's ever been. I think the one change I would've liked is his crouching medium kick to be FADC cancellable. Not saying that I want it special cancellable, just able to be focus cancelled.

Because, as it is now, I feel like it's still very susceptible to Focus Attacks, which is probably his main weakness. Add to that, he doesn't have a complete answer to certain characters' focus attacks. But I think that if it were focus cancellable, it would be a much better tool to have in his arsenal.

Other than that, he's fine. If you don't safejump properly when he's using Ultra 1, you're going to get hit, stuff like that makes him a really good character, so I'm liking the changes a lot so far.

Hit the jump to read the rest of our interview with Dieminion.

Reminder to show the scene love - support tournaments, websites, content creators and more of the FGC

It's easy to find things to complain about in the fighting game community, I too often do this myself — when thinking about what could be better, and what I'd like to see more of from our scene.

Sometimes in life, you get so caught up with what you don't have, that you don't see what you DO have.

We have a scene where people devote rather insane amounts of hours to make tournaments, websites, YouTube videos and other things happen.

We all see flaws in these things, and want them to get better, but sometimes we get so ticked off — that we forget how awesome it is to have them in the first place.

As such, I'm asking for a call to action from the FGC. Please find some of the things you enjoy about our scene and offer your support/kind words.

Support can be anything positive you can contribute back. From a Tweet/Facebook post telling your friends about a tournament, website, forum post, YouTube video, to attending local events/gatherings/tournaments, and so much more.

Hit the jump to continue reading.


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