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Artist Guts & Glory captures a perfect blend of cute and savage in her beautiful fighting game sketches

Today's theme may most easily be summed up with the term "sweet and sour" as we take a look at some cute and cuddly characters exuding attitudes that are anything but.

Originally from Latvia, the very talented Guts & Glory now draws from Tucson, Arizona. Her character of choice is very obviously Street Fighter's Juri, but she branches out to others from time to time.

Check out our selection from her work below, and let us know any particular reactions you had to any of pieces. Also, please caption that Street Fighter 5 cookies drawing, as we'd really like to try to figure out exactly what's going on there.

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Three Pro Tour events, three first place finishes; Bonchan and his Season 2 Nash are closing in on Punk's number one position on the CPT leaderboards

Masato "RB|Bonchan" Takahashi has been an unstoppable rebel force in the Street Fighter 5 scene over the last three weeks, finishing first at The Colosseum on 5/7, Battle Arena Melbourne 9 on 5/14 and now Saigon Cup just yesterday.

From Rome, to Melbourne to Vietnam, the Japanese player has reasserted himself as one of the world's strongest competitors, and he's done so using a character that most of the fighting game community had left for dead.

While Nash may not have all the tricks that were at his disposal in SF5's first season, Bonchan has figured out a way to play to the character's strengths in his current iteration.

Bonchan's play reveals that he's at that level where a player almost becomes one with their character, always aware of every option at every moment, as exemplified by this crazy V-Trigger sequence from Grand Finals:


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Here are the voice actors for Injustice 2; Richard Epcar did work for the Joker and Akuma in Street Fighter 5

A user by the name of Mitsuownes has uploaded a video that details the voice actors for all the playable characters in Injustice 2 so far. We get a good image of the voice actor or actress in addition to a sample of their work in Injustice 2.

The voice actor for the Joker is particularly interesting as it is Richard Epcar voicing him. Richard Epcar is also the voice actor for Akuma in Street Fighter 5.

Akuma and the Joker are certainly very polarizing characters to one another. It speaks pretty well to Richard Epcar's performance in nailing both of them the way that he did.

Note that Darkseid and character premiere skins are also included in this list. It's not surprising that the premiere skins for characters are voiced by different actors/actress.

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Saigon Cup 2017 results feat. Bonchan, Tokido, Mago, Marn, Go1

Updated with final results: This story has been updated with the final results for Saigon Cup 2017.

A Capcom Pro Tour ranking event is taking place from May 20th through 21st in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Notable Street Fighter 5 players competing at this event include RB|Bonchan, FOX|Tokido, Rise|Marn, Mago, CO|Go1, Zowie|Oil King, GGP|Kazunoko, TLN|Xiaobao, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, HumanBomb and Saunic, among others.

You can find the live streams and a schedule below.

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Deadshot's zoning playstyle causing frustration at Toryuken - and yes, a controller was thrown

So we all know how frustrating a lot of people have been finding Deadshot with the release of the new Injustice 2 game. It's OK to be a little salty at times, but sometimes it gets taken a little too far...

Now, while there was only one Deadshot player in the top 8 of Toryuken, Deadshot's presence was certainly felt regardless. In fact, one of the matches involving Deadshot caused the opponent to bounce his controller pretty hard on the ground at the conclusion of the match.

I'm sure this comes as no surprise to anybody, but there was certainly no handshake from the player who threw the controller. The winner did get a handshake, however...


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Luckily, nobody was actually hit by it. That would've been a pretty bad situation for the player who threw the controller in the first place.

Source: TorontoTopTiers and TorontoTopTiers2.

PS4 controller image source: Jason Pwns Gaming. Deadshot image source: DC Comics.

2GGC: Greninja Saga results feat. Zero, Ally, Abadango, ANTi, Larry Lurr, Komorikiri

Updated with final results: This story has been updated with the final results for 2GGC: Greninja Saga.

Continuing the great Smash 4 series of events, 2GGC: Greninja Saga kicks off today from Santa Ana, California. This is a one day event.

Top Smash 4 competitors schedule to attend include TSM|Zero, C9|Ally, LG|Abadango, NRG|Nairo, MSF|Larry Lurr, CLG|VoiD, Mr. R, 2GG|Komorikiri, P1|Tweek, IMT|ANTi, 2GG|Ranai, RvL|Mr. E, CaptainZack, Locus, CLG|NAKAT, Samsora, and many others.

You can find the live streams and schedule below.

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Capcom Pro Tour ranking online event: Latin America 2 results featuring Brolynho, Didimokof, HKDASH, Scorpion and more

Update: Final results have been added to this story.

Earlier: Latin America is kicking off its second online Capcom Pro Tour event today as players from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Venezuela, Peru, Uruguay will be competing against each other in this Ranking event for Pro Tour points.

The competition has whittled down to the final eight. You'll find the brackets for the event right here.

We've got the live stream ready for viewing along with results below.

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The crazy reads, clutch turnarounds and dominating offense displays from FFM Rumble are great, but it's the pop offs and salt that make them awesome

FFM Rumble 10 wrapped in Frankfurt, Germany just a few hours ago, and we've gone through the later portion of the event to grab some of the most exciting highlights.

The running theme in today's highlights is pop offs, and none were quite as satisfying as Mouz|Problem X's on Takamura-B.

This is probably because of the obvious salt exuding from Takamura's face while Prob gloats after his win:


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First gameplay image of Red Hood revealed for Injustice 2

So we're well aware of the first three characters of the Fighter Pack 1 are Red Hood, Star Fire, and Sub-Zero. It's looking like Red Hood will be the first character we'll be able to play of these three.

On the official Injustice Facebook page, an image of Red Hood was posted, in actual gameplay.

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Not surprisingly, we see Red Hood, also known as Jason Todd, wielding his signature pistols. A completely different fighting style compared to his mentor, Batman.

He seems to have launched the opponent upwards and is shooting them while lying on the ground. It's looking like his gameplay will be fairly different from Deadshot's.

Source: Injustice official Facebook page.

The absence of X-Men characters for MvCI so far feels odd - let's look at the roots of the MvC series and see how important the X-Men have been

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's roster is looking really good so far but fans will tell you that it is obviously missing something. So far, we haven't seen any characters from the X-Men series.

Given, it's possible that X-Men characters have just haven't been announced yet, but rumors have been telling us otherwise. Even still, I think if X-Men characters were present then they would've already been announced.

Let's recall back to the trailer of Marvel vs. Capcom 3. The first Capcom character shown was Ryu while the first Marvel character shown was Wolverine.


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That's a big deal in my opinion. That's essentially saying that Ryu is the face of Capcom while Wolverine is the face of Marvel.

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FFM Rumble 10 results feat. Phenom, Luffy, Ryan Hart, Problem X, Mister Crimson, Big Bird

Updated with final results FFM Rumble 10: We've updated this story with the final results for this CPT ranking tournament for SF5.

FFM Rumble 10 is a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event happening in Frankfurt, Germany throughout the weekend.

Some of the top competitors playing in this event include BX3|Phenom, RB|Luffy, Ryan Hart, Mouz|Problem X, Millenium|Will2Pac, Mouz|CCL, NASR|Big Bird, Packz, MD|Mister Crimson, Takamura B, TR|YouGenius, Nightcross, Cobelcog, Brick, UM|Tyrant, Akainu, among others.

You can find the live streams and schedule below.

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Having trouble fighting Deadshot in Injustice 2? Here are a few tips to thwart his frustrating zoning style

Best character in the game or knee-jerk, faux top tier? Either way, Deadshot and his zoning maze is giving a lot of players grief in these inaugural Injustice 2 days.

Online matches have been riddled with Deadshot players riddling their opponents with bullet holes as they spam the expert gunslinger's Wrist Shot projectile attack, and perhaps pepper in a few other special moves for good measure.

While this is surely a frustratingly strong tactic, we're hesitant to accept that it's truly as powerful as initial reactions would make it out to be. Keeping in mind spammy tech often rules the first few days of virtually every new fighting game, there's a strong probability the community will figure out efficient counters sooner rather than later.

Shujinkydink has already come forth with a video that goes over the basics for approaching Deadshot and thwarting players who rely solely on nearly mindless zoning to get wins.

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Blind Street Fighter 5 player clutches out 2-0 victory in pools match during Capcom Pro Tour event

Think playing Street Fighter 5 is hard enough as is? Try doing it without looking at the screen.

That's how BlindWarriorSven takes on every match, because, as his name would imply, he doesn't have the luxury of sight to aid him in his fighting game matches. This doesn't seem to slow him down in the least however, as Sven is taking on (and beating) the competition at FFM Rumble X in Germany.

Still in the pools phase, Sven and his Ken took on a Laura player, and would pull out an impressive 2-0 victory. Without the ability to see the action, Sven relies heavily on frame-perfect set ups and the sounds of the game to navigate the battle.

Here is a segment of his set with TheWood82:


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You'll see the conclusion of their bout below.

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Star-Lord, Groot, Black Panther, Dr. Strange all strong possibilities for MvCI, Maximiliian takes a closer look at the latest major roster hint

We're actually only four months away from the highly anticipated Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's release date in September, and given the vast roster potential the two colliding universes offer, fans have been speculating as to which of their favorite figures will make it to the character select screen.

A recent comic book announcement from Newsarama revealed that 20 upcoming Marvel comics will have special Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite variant covers "inspired by and featuring characters from the popular game."

While it'd be a bit overreaching to say any of the main characters in these comics are a lock for MvCI, (except maybe for Spider-Man) we're having a very hard time not getting hopes up.

Maximilian has produced a video wherein he takes a closer look at this exciting news, detailing each hinted character and further detailing cases for their appearances.

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Injustice 2 combo video roundup: Cheetah, Black Canary, Scarecrow, and Batman

Injustice 2 has now been out for a few days now. At this point, we're all scrambling to find the best combos and tech for our favorite superheroes and villains.

We've had a number of combo video submissions that we wanted to share. These showcase some pretty high damaging and practical combo setups.

A good combo video can give everyone ideas of what combos to do in what situations or even develop their own ideas for new combos.

After the jump, you'll find combo videos for Cheetah, Black Canary, Scarecrow, and Batman from three different users. In particular, I found this Cheetah combo to be pretty impressive:


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