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7th Topanga Charity Cup live stream ft. Tokido, Haitani, Yukadon, Kazunoko, Fuudo, Daigo, Dogura, Mago, Go1, Momochi, Itazan, Bonchan, Nemo and more

The 7th Topanga Charity Cup is upon us.

As with any Topanga event, this is obviously taking place in Japan.

This is a team event with 5v5 setting, so you'll see a lot of teamups between various top players.

With 750 people entering, there's going to be a lot of fighting going down today.

For just a taste of what players you can look forward to seeing, here's a list: FOX|Tokido, GRPT|Haitani, YouDeal|Yukadon, GGP|Kazunoko, GRPT|Fuudo, CYG|Daigo, CO|Dogura, Mago, CO|Go1, FOX|Momochi, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, RB|Bonchan, AW|Nemo, Gachikun, Ponos|Moke, Scarz|Sako, GRPT|MOV, GRPT|Infiltration, YBK|Daikokugo, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, StormKubo, Kichipa-mu, Poongko, GW|Eita, DNG|Tachikawa, Vanao, Nuki, Acqua, Reiketsu, Gunfight, Kuroda and of course many, many more.

Streaming is being done at Topanga TV, and once it starts it will be going all day until a winning team has been crowned, so just tune in and enjoy.

Of all the Street Fighter favorites, which characters would you really want to see in Street Fighter 5?

You may have noticed over the last few weeks that we've been asking which characters you'd be most excited to see in Street Fighter 5. We've kept characters separated into categories based on which games they debuted in.

Now we're curious about which fighter overall would you most want to see? This poll consists of the top four combatants from each post.

From our first poll, Sagat, Fei Long, Eagle, and E. Honda received the most votes from the Street Fighter and its sequel category. As for the Alpha series, we saw Final Fighter characters Cody, Sodom, Maki, join Sakura as the fan favorites.

Street Fighter 3 garnered a lot of fans for Q, Oro, Makoto, and Dudley. Who could forget about the debut of C. Viper, Gouken, Poison, and Abel for Street Fighter 4?

Finally, it would also be awesome to see Skullomania, Doctrine Dark, Garuda, and Cracker Jack from the Street Fighter EX series join the roster. Given, these characters are a little less likely due to the Fighting EX Layer title...

In terms of likely characters, there have been some hints pointing towards Sakura so we're expecting to see her in Season 3. After the jump, you'll find a poll that asks you which five fighters would you want to see from the favorites so far.

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Mastercup 9 live stream ft. Qudans, Nobi, Knee, Noroma, Chanel, Take, Kkokkoma, KuroKuro, LowHigh, HelpMe, Tsubumi, Chikurin, Yuu, Pekos and more

Today, any Tekken fan is in for a huge treat.

The classic event Mastercup is taking place in Japan, with its 9th iteration, and it's a big one.

As is popular in Japan, this is a team event with 5v5 teams, so you might see some really cool rosters go up against eachother.

One thing's for sure, and that's that we'll see a lot of action - over 800 players have signed up for this event, so there's going to be a lot of top level Tekken going down.

A few of the names who are partaking are Qudans, Yamasa|Nobi, ROX|Knee, COOASGAMES|Noroma, ITS|Chanel, Yamasa|Take, Kkokkoma, KuroKuro, LowHigh, HelpMe, Tsubumi, Chikurin, Yamasa|Yuu, GetNews|Pekos and CO|Tanukana, but there are of course many more as well.

Streaming is being done at Tekken, and this is a one day shindig, so once it starts the stream will keep going until a winning team has been crowned.

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'We fight as a team, Mikey' - how will Injustice 2's Ninja Turtles fight despite occupying a single character slot?

The reveal of the Ninja Turtles in Injustice 2 was unexpected for many reasons. For one, we knew that there were only going to be three characters per Fighter Pack.

Despite this, one of the roster slots ended up being four fighters in one. All four of the Ninja Turtles together as a single combatant.

While we haven't seen any gameplay footage of the Ninja Turtles yet, there was a line spoken during the trailer that gives us a really good idea of what's going on here. Specifically, it's what Leonardo says to Michelangelo.

"Dibs on the magic lady," said Michelangelo. Interestingly, Leonardo responded with "we fight as a team, Mikey."

There was clear emphasis on this line of dialogue. It was as though it was said as a way of justifying why all four of the Ninja Turtles were present when there was only one slot remaining by that point.

So how will the team function as a single fighter on the roster? As of right now, we can only speculate on this question.

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Pro Street Fighter player goes from Spinning Pile Drivers to student driver trying for his license

Darryl "RB|Snake Eyez" Lewis is a seasoned Street Fighter player. With big wins and proficiency in games like Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix, the Street Fighter 4 series, and Street Fighter 5, Lewis' moniker is household in the fighting game community.

Snake Eyez is most known for being an incredibly skilled Zangief player across the different Street Fighter titles. But today we see him trade Spinning Pile Drivers for another kind of driving.

Red Bull Esports released a video in which Snake Eyez becomes a student driver in hopes of getting his license for the first time.

With the help of Red Bull GRC supercar driver Mitchell Dejong, Snake navigates through a course of turns, cones, and cutouts of fellow professional Street Fighter players. Cardboard CYG|Daigo is no match for Snake Eyez behind the wheel...

The video goes on to show Snake's trip into Dejong's world, as the two get into an actual Rallycross racecar and run a course at high speed. There's also a FGC cameo here, and it's pretty darn funny.

Perhaps one day Snake Eyez will pass his driving test. Until then, watch him take his first steps on the road to hitting the road.

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$100 off PlayStation 4 consoles, $90 off Xbox One consoles, MvCI for $39.99, and more: Here are some of 2017's best Black Friday gaming deals

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and with it comes Black Friday -- that time of year where retailers slash prices for a very limited time.

In the spirit of the holiday, we have decided to round up some of the best video game deals (pertaining to fighting games, of course) so that you can be sure to get the jump on the low prices.

This story features a list of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One console bundles, and fighting games. If you haven't picked up one of the current-gen consoles, these deals may help you out.

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Week in review: New Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition trailer, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite DLC characters showcased and CoolKid93's amazing Abigail win

We had some truly exciting things happen in the fighting game community this week.

Though EventHubs posts several stories a day, not everyone gets a chance to check them out. So, here we have a recap for anyone who might have missed anything.

Today we're going to take a look back at some of the big headlines that went up on our front page from November 17th through today (November 24th).

From a brand new Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition trailer to Venom's voice in Marvel Infinite, there's quite a bit to dig into.

We have provided links to the original stories here, so be sure to get the full scoop by clicking through each.

Let's get started.

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Street Fighter 5 PC mods: Menat dons fitness attire, Yasha from Asura's Wrath, and the Cuphead announcer

From alternate shaders for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite to bringing characters into the fold that you never thought you'd see, the community continues to belt out interesting mods for some of today's biggest fighting games.

Today we've got some awesome Street Fighter 5 PC mods for you to check out.

From the minds of Tanooki128 and THEJAMK, we have Menat wearing a fitness outfit, and Ken transformed into Yasha from Asura's Wrath. My favorite, though, is the implementation of the Cuphead announcer.

With this mod, you'll hear various sayings ripped straight from the game. It's simple, elegant, and did I mention that I love Cuphead?

Thanks to PC Best Mods, we have footage of each mod in action.

For more information on each, as always, be sure to check out the video descriptions.

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6,600 Fight Money to be earned in this week's Street Fighter 5 missions

Street Fighter 5's missions return this week, and this time you can earn 6,600 Fight Money by completing all four.

The missions here are quite easy to finish, so this should act as quick FM for you.

Looking at this week's list, we see that the missions are repeats once again. As always, there are three straightforward challenges and one that requires a bit of digging.

"Shibasaki's First Request" is the cryptic mission and though it is one that we've already seen before, we'll be telling you how to complete it as a recap and an "in case you missed it."

With Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition on its way and a potential Season 3 on the horizon, getting all of the Fight Money that you can isn't a bad idea.

Check out the list of missions below.

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'I'm hoping [for] more variation in the neutral game' - Moke talks his Persona fighting game history, hopes for Rashid's new V-Trigger and more

Note: This interview was originally conducted in Japanese, and the questions and answers were subsequently translated by me, MajinTenshinhan. The original Japanese questions and answers can be found towards the end of the article.

Capcom Cup 2017 is drawing closer by the day, and a lot of top level players are ready to test their skills against eachother at the grand event.

In an effort to build hype for this, we've decided to reach out to the qualified Capcom Cup players, and will be bringing you interviews with as many as possible of the players set to participate in the event.

Next up is one of the players who put Rashid on the map, Ponos|Moke. In this interview, he talks about his Persona fighting game history, what Rashid's new V-Trigger should be, his chances at Capcom Cup 2017 and more.

Here's a snippet to get you started.

MajinTenshinhan: How long have you been playing fighting games?

Ponos|Moke: I was influenced by my older brother and started playing fighting games at age 6.

Continue below for the full interview.

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Happy Thanksgiving from the EventHubs crew

It's that time of year again. The leaves are falling, the air is growing chilly (unless you're in SoCal), and the day to reflect on what you're thankful for is upon us.

We here at EventHubs wanted to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving, so we whipped together a quick post to express our thanks to you, the reader.

Without the readers, commenters, tier voters, moves database contributors, people who send in news tips or ideas on how to improve the site, EventHubs would not be what it is today. It's because of you that we are capable of bringing you up-to-date news on the latest fighting game happenings, and are able to do what we love day in and day out.

To be able to write about fighting games on a daily basis is an absolute honor, and I am eternally thankful that I have the opportunity to do so. I am also thankful that you have not ostracized me on account of my puns, but actually join in when I toss them into a headline or story. (There may be a pun hidden in the banner of this story...)

If you're thankful for anything in particular pertaining to our community and would like to express your appreciation, feel free to leave a comment below.

Thank you once again for all of the support you've given us over the years.

Samurai stares down Wolfkrone like a boss, Idom's endless command grabs, Cool Kid's Abigail dominates; Capcom's top 5 moments at Battle Grounds

Red Bull Battle Grounds brought the hype last weekend in no small way, as we got to see the eight strongest North American players on the Pro Tour this year duke it out in impressive fashion.

Before the eight man clash, we got an incredible last chance qualifier tournament that proved to be one of the Tour's most memorable stops all year.

Capcom Fighters has gone back through both the LCQ and the final eight to grab their top five favorite moments from the event.

Players like PIE|Smug and Liquid|NuckleDu locked horns on the grand stage, and we expected sparks from high profile matches like theirs.

We were treated to some pleasant surprises as hungry players that were not yet qualified, like XsK_Samurai and BxA|Cool Kid brought the fire.

We won't spoil too much beforehand, but seeing as Cool Kid's surprise Abigail pick, and subsequent dominant run, we figured we'd show off this huge damage sequence against 801 Strider in the finals:

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Countering Spencer's Bionic Arm with a measly taunt? We're thankful for Desk's latest Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite video

Combo master Desk is back with a full video featuring Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's Monster Hunter.

The smaller fighter packs a big punch with her sweeping sword blows and powerful bow and arrow Supers, and there are none better than desk to show these moves off in the swaggiest ways possible.

After eating a 140 hit combo from Thanos and Dormammu, MH bites back with a devastating happy birthday sequence that melts away both of her opponents' life bars.

Indeed, this showcase is packed with both high damage and style combos, meaning there's probably something for you regardless your preference for videos like this.

Monster Hunter's taunt sees her do a quick bit of shadow boxing before extending a very small jab that actually has a hit box on it. While not the easiest set up to time, Desk pits this tiny jab against one of the franchise's biggest and most iconic punch techniques, Spencer's Bionic Arm.

It's with apologies to Combofiend that we share the following clip with you:


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Cool Kid's wife talked enough smack at Battle Grounds to make it on to TMZ

I'll be honest, I'm not sure if we should see this more as an encouraging victory or not, but the Street Fighter community has made it to TMZ.

Much of last weekend's hype came from the exciting run by BxA|CoolKid at Red Bull Battle Grounds, and a good deal of the credit should be shared with his wife and cheerleader, Joy.

Red Bull flew Joy out to Boston on the red eye following CoolKid's Last Chance Qualifier win on Saturday, and she made her presence known as she spent the day spewing out more smack talk than the rest of the live audience combined.

It just so happened that Tempo|Alex Myers was sitting right in front of Joy for the event, and he took a quick phone video of one of her vicious rants. Said video caught the eye of TMZ, and made it to broadcast.

This does mean another spike of general audience attention for the growing fighting game eSports scene, and if any press is good press, then this is a good thing.

You'll see the TMZ spot in the first clip below while the original video from Alex Myers is in the second. Please chime in with your thoughts on the matter in the comments section.


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Kazunoko makes a clutch comeback against Tokido, Luffy and Dogura Perfect their opponents, and more: Red Bull Tower of Pride highlights

Today we saw the Red Bull Tower of Pride take place. Some of Street Fighter 5's best players squared off in an exciting, albeit unorthodox tournament.

Deviating from the standard format, this open entry event placed the competitors into groups and gave each of them coins for them to wager against their opponents in order to earn more.

The player who gathered the most coin in each group was given the privilege of challenging one of the event's eight gatekeepers: FOX|Tokido, CYG|Daigo, GGP|Kazunoko, RB|Bonchan, AW|Nemo, NASR|Big Bird, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai and DNG|Tachikawa.

As we normally do with hype events, today we're going to take a look at some of our favorite moments from the tournament action.

Players showcased in these highlights include Tokido, Big Bird, Kazunoko, CO|Dogura, Vanao, RB|Luffy, and more.

Today we're starting out with the exhilarating match up between Tokido and Kazunoko. The two top-level players went toe-to-toe against each other, and naturally, there were some amazing moments to behold.

Below we have an excellent comeback from Kazunoko, as well as a devastating sequence in which Tokido baits a counter poke and lands instant-air fireball, leading to a hard-hitting combo.


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Red Bull Tower of Pride results ft. Tokido, Daigo, Kazunoko, Bonchan, Nemo

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Today, the Red Bull Tower of Pride event is taking place in Japan.

This is a Street Fighter 5 event with a somewhat strange ruleset, which I'll do my best to explain.

This event has open entry, and players who enter get placed into groups where they wager coins (each player receives 10) against eachother in matches to gain more coins by winning.

The player who gathers the most coin in each group gets the privilege to challenge one of the events eight gatekeepers, who are FOX|Tokido, CYG|Daigo, GGP|Kazunoko, RB|Bonchan, AW|Nemo, NASR|Big Bird, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai and DNG|Tachikawa.

If they defeat the gatekeeper they challenge, they get into the final 8-man bracket, but if the gatekeeper wins, they get that spot instead.

Streaming is being done at Red Bull Japan.

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Why showing emotional moments is important for fighting game eSports

It seemed so easy... and yet it was hard to see whether there would be an end to it. First at NCR, first at Dreamhack, first at West Coast Warzone, and then three more first place finishes after that leading up to the biggest event of the season.

The big smile from Victor "PG|Punk" Woodley was something we were all used to seeing by then. Yet, it wasn't his smile that was most notable from him at EVO. It was a scene of celebration from the crowd, and everyone seemed happy. Lights all followed the champion of Evolution 2017 as confetti rained down; blue, purple, and gold, in a shimmering rainbow.

The camera panned towards one person who stood out in stark contrast to the joyous occasion. A pained expression on his face and tears that streamed down. It was Punk.

That sadness wouldn't last for long. It would soon be replaced by something else. Determination. Punk was now a man on a mission and he let everyone know it. "I'm coming for you Tokido," he would go on to promise in more than one interview.

He said the same thing at Red Bull Battle Grounds this past weekend when he took the North American Regional Finals, the very place where his year of domination had begun the previous year.

What is so compelling about Punk's story is the passion he displays at every tournament. Those tears at EVO were a moment that I won't soon forget, and I'm not the only one. Even people outside the FGC recognized that passion. Professional wrestler (and Woodley's personal favorite) CM Punk put out this video after seeing how down Punk was after his loss at EVO.


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