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All characters except E. Honda and Lucia saw representation at EVO Japan 2020's top 128 for Street Fighter 5

Although the Capcom Pro Tour season hasn't begun for Street Fighter 5 Season 5 quite yet, we still had a major tournament take place over the weekend. At EVO Japan 2020, there were nearly 1,500 competitors registered to compete for Street Fighter 5.

One way to gauge the Season 5 meta is to analyze the characters that were the most prominent at events like these. As a result, we've gathered data are the top 128 performing players at EVO Japan 2020.

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Over 12 percent of Top 128 mained Leroy Smith though almost everyone saw play: Tekken 7 EVO Japan character usage statistics

It's no secret that this EVO Japan weekend was kinda all about Leroy Smith to the Tekken community after the blind martial artist made up six of the top 8 spots for finals last night, but a broader look at the game shows quite healthy representation throughout.

The top 128 players at EVO Japan for Tekken had 45 of the game's 48 characters as a main option, and while Leroy was by far the favorite, that is still an impressive feat for an event of this scale.

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Genesis 7 early results, stream ft. MkLeo, Hungrybox, Leffen, Nairo, Mango, Marss, Samsora, Tweek, Axe, Zain, Maister, Glutonny, Dabuz

Updated: This story is being updated with live results as they occur.

Genesis 7 is happening this weekend in Oakland, California, U.S.A.

Notable players set to attend are many, but as a sample, here are a few names: FOX|MkLeo, Liquid|Hungrybox, TSM|Leffen, NRG|Nairo, C9|Mango, PG|Marss, eU|Samsora, TSM|Tweek, Tempo|Axe, Zain, Maister, Solary|Glutonny, Liquid|Dabuz, EnVyUS|Wizzrobe, FOX|Mew2King, Rogue|Light, PG|Esam, MVG|DarkWizzy, Cosmos, iBDW, PG|Plup, VGBC|aMSa, MVG|Salem, Fiction, S2J, APE|Goblin, Pandarian, CLG|SFAT, TG|MVD, n0ne, EMG|Moky, Captain Faceroll, Swedish Delight, PS|Trifasia, Ned, DA|Venia, Armada|Prodigy, DA|Sinji, EMG|Hax$, Ginger, Armada|Myran, MuteAce, 3D|Gen, NVR|ELegant, K.I.A.|Stroder, NVR|CakeAssault, Penguin, Spark, Liquid|ChUDat, DIG|Lucky, CLG|PewPewU, ARMY and many more.

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Chaos Code: Next Episode of Xtreme Tempest receives first new trailer in two years at EVO Japan

Chaos Code first hit the Japanese arcade scene almost nine years ago, and now the developers have given fans the best look at the next game in the series that we've had in years.

FK Digital revealed a brand new trailer for Chaos Code: Next Episode of Xtreme Tempest during EVO Japan 2020 this weekend — the developer's next fighting game entry which was previously code-named The Next Chaos Code.

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Canadian retailer appeared to leak Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's announcement for Nintendo Switch, but Yoshinori Ono confirms that's not real

Street Fighter 5 initially launched on only two home platforms four years ago, but some recent confusion had fans expecting a new console release for Capcom's flagship fighting game in the very near future.

Retailer EB Games Canada sent out a post to their Twitter account yesterday, January 25, telling fans to pre-order Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition for the Nintendo Switch, which immediately caught the eyes of many, but it turns out that's not the case after all according to both the company and Capcom.

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Joker's Mortal Kombat 11 arcade ending features a prominent cameo from a Mortal Kombat: Deception fan-favorite

Mortal Kombat 11 will be receiving its next DLC character, DC Comic's Joker, early next week. With the Kombat Kast having aired a few days ago, NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. have popped the lid off of the fighter, sharing tons of footage and information about the upcoming kombatant.

Several content creators have gotten their hands on The Joker early, including History Behind The Warrior, who has shared a look at his arcade ending. Obviously, there are spoilers ahead, so proceed with caution.

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EVO Japan 2020 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

EVO Japan 2020 is finally upon us, and it's taking place Chiba, Japan.

There are far too many notable players to count, but we've listed some of the notables set to compete this weekend right here: THY|Chikurin, Infiltration, Rohto|Tokido, ROX|Knee, RB|Arslan Ash, Yuttoto, SNB|Fujimura, AMTRS|Score, GW|Zackray, SST|Shuton, Liquid|Nemo, Kyamei, Momochi, BDG|BlueGod, EQNX|Ulsan, RB|Anakin, YOG|Machabo, Keev, Emujima, Mago, CYG|Daigo, Oplon|Skyll, UYU|Double, R2G|Kameme, Yamasa|Nobi, RB|Gachikun, Illusion|LostSoul, CO|Dogura, PG|Shen Chan, Domi, UYU|LowHigh, JDCR, Liquid|John Takeuchi, AMPLFY|Rangchu, NuckleDu, Mekasue, AZ|Kichipa-mu, Tea, KEN, Kuro, TG|Raito, UYU|NL, CO|Fenrich, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, Kome, T, SSNO|KojiKOG, ProtoBanham, SNB|Abadango, Lea, Choco, Umeki, Demise|Mr. E, Victrix|Cory Bell and of course many, many more as well.

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Tekken 7's My Replay & Tips feature and balance update coming January 28, first Tekken World Tour Masters taking place in Tokyo, Japan on April 4

Tekken 7 has wrapped up for EVO Japan 2020. Following this, the producer of Tekken 7, Miachael Murray, approached the stage to announce a couple of things for the game.

First off, there are no details to announce at the moment for the upcoming character. Murray assured everyone that the development team is still hard at work on Fahkumram.

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Only 7 challengers of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's 79 character roster weren't represented at EVO Japan's top 256

EVO Japan 2020 has the attention of many fighting game fans this weekend. Although Super Smash Bros. Ultimate had nearly 3,000 players registered to compete, over 1,000 were disqualified as they didn't show up. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that only first place will be awarded a pro controller with a golden Smash mark on it.

Regardless, we'll be looking at the character usage stats of the top 256 competitors at this event. This gives us some semblance of an idea in regards to which fighters are the most prominent in the meta right now.

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Ruby, Charlotte, and Azwel were the top contenders for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Samurai Shodown, and Soul Calibur 6 at EVO Japan 2020

EVO Japan 2020 is one of the major tournaments that's ongoing this weekend. BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Samurai Shodown, and Soul Calibur 6 all have over 500 entrants each.

As this is such a big event, this presents another opportunity to see how the meta is developing for these three titles. We'll do this by looking at the character usage stats.

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6 of the top 8 players left in Tekken 7 are maining Leroy Smith at EVO Japan, possibly solidifies FGC's concern that he may be too strong right now

Balancing characters in competitive fighting games is perhaps one of the most delicate processes in the entire video game industry, but Bandai Namco's Tekken team has been widely regarded as one of the most talented at making sure all of their fighters have tools to win in recent years. What do we do though when one of those characters seems to have a few tools too many?

That's the question the Tekken 7 community is grappling with this weekend, as the finals bracket for EVO Japan 2020 features six of the top 8 finalists maining newcomer Leroy Smith while many players have been concerned about his offensive and defensive prowess since the Kung Fu master launched in December.

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70 percent health gone in the first second of the set: AbaO's huge read at EVO Japan is one of the reasons I love Samurai Shodown

Samurai Shodown is the most "old school" of the new, major fighting games on the block with so much emphasis put on learning your opponent's mindset and tendencies combined with the ability to absolutely decimate pretty much anyone with the correct read or reaction.

KROne|AbaO and Teru's top 8 set of SamSho at EVO Japan 2020 this weekend started in literally the most explosive way it could with 70 percent of the Haohmaru's health cut away before the timer could even reach 58 seconds left — and it's pretty glorious.

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Bandai Namco reveals the full Soul Calibur World Tour tournament schedule

After months of waiting patiently, Bandai Namco finally released Haohmaru's gameplay trailer for Soul Calibur 6 following the game's EVO Japan finals though that wasn't the only announcement the game had.

Prior to the Samurai Shodown crossover trailer, Producer Motohiro Okubo took to the stage to announce the full tournament lineup for the Soul Calibur World Tour 2020 that officially kicked off with EVO Japan.

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Samurai Shodown Season 2 trailer shows gameplay for Mina Majikina and Sogetsu Kazama, also reveals Iroha as this season's third character

After the top 8 of Samurai Shodown wrapped at EVO Japan 2020, we were treated to something special by SNK.

Although it had been announced way back at EVO 2019 a number of months ago that Mina Majikina would be joining the Samurai Shodown roster with its second season, this is where we finally got our first glimpse at her gameplay.

That wasn't all, though. The trailer also showed us the previously leaked Sogetsu Kazama, and unveiled that the third character of next season will be Iroha. You can find images from the video below.

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Haohmaru trailer released for Soul Calibur 6

After the spectacular top 8 of Soul Calibur 6 on EVO Japan 2020's main stage, we were treated to some new information from the game's producer Motohiro Okubo.

While he said that they're still working hard on developing guest character Haohmaru from Samurai Shodown and that they're going to need some more time before he's ready to release, he didn't leave us with nothing. Before leaving the stage, a trailer started showing the iconic samurai going up against Soul Calibur's very own poster boy ronin, Mitsurugi.

You can find images from the trailer below.

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Three key questions the Street Fighter 5 community will be looking to begin answering at EVO Japan this weekend

We in the Street Fighter 5 community have been in the excavation phase for a little over a month now as we eagerly try to figure out how changes from the latest update have evolved our game.

While a ton of information has already been dug up and processed, this weekend's EVO Japan will offer a new and important piece of the puzzle as pro players from all over the world will be showcasing what they've found and trying out what they suspect might work when big money and a momentous kick start for the 2020 season is on the line.

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Blue Vegeta is downright awful and Nappa has been mediocre for too long in Dragon Ball FighterZ... here's how Rooflemonger would fix that

We're excited for the upcoming Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Finals, as well as an additional season of content as Ultra Instinct Goku, has been revealed for Season 3, but there are a handful of characters already on the roster that could use some emergency attention should Bandai Namco update the game's balance.

Rooflemonger has identified two such characters in his new video series that asks Bandai to "save" certain characters.

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