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The Mixup 2019 results

Updated with final results: The Mixup 2019 is starting up now, and it's a Capcom Pro Tour premier and Tekken World Tour Master event, with a very stacked lineup taking place in Lyon, France.

Notable players scheduled to compete this weekend include: Rohto|Tokido, Rec|Punk, CYG|Fuudo, CYG|Daigo Umehara, Fudoh|Fujimura, RZR|Xian, Liquid|Nemo, Mouz|Problem X, GO|Luffy, Victrix|Momochi, FAV|Sako, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, NASR|AngryBird, Liquid|John Takeuchi, GRPT|MOV, UYU|NL, MyWalltet|Verloren, UYU|Oil King, CAG|Dogura, NVD|Phenom, RRQ|Moke, Mago, RISE|K-Brad, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Talon|HotDog29, Takamura, WE-R1|Trashbox, Fnatic|Shakz, Fnatic|Akainu, ROX|Knee, UYU|LowHigh, ROX|Chanel, PG|Speedkicks, Rangchu, among many others.

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April Annihilation 2019 results

Updated with final results: April Annihilation 2019 is taking place in Cherry Hill, New Jersey this weekend, and is Capcom Pro Tour ranking event. Big E is running the show once again, so we know we're in for a lot of hype.

Some of the notable players in attendance include REC|Punk, Mouz|Problem X, FOX|NuckleDu, RISE|Smug, The Cool Kid93, TGS|CeroBlast, RB|Snake Eyez, END|Shine, Terrence, SB|Doomsnake, TGS|ElChakotay, Nephew, UYU|Kami, Ranmasama, EG|NYChrisG, EG|Ricki Ortiz, THG|Ludovic, Kreymore, and Linkorz.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate surpasses 1,000 entrants for EVO 2019 while Street Fighter 5, Samurai Shodown and UNIST rise up the ranks

EVO 2019 is shaping up to be perhaps on of the biggest years for the event in its history with nine titles appearing on the mainstage where the first of them has crossed into quadruple digits for entrants in just over a month after registration began.

Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar has released an updated EVO scoreboard after early bird registration concluded where it was revealed that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate now has over 1,000 players planning to be at attendance for the biggest tournament of the year while ranking shakeups have occurred in just a week since the last rankings.

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Brussels Challenge Major Edition 2019 results

Updated with final results: Brussels Challenge Major Edition 2019 is took place this weekend, in Brussels, Belgium as you might have already guessed, and it's a big event for multiple titles, being the kickoff for the European branch of this year's Capcom Pro Tour for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, and also being a ArcRevo World Tour event for Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle and BlazBlue: Central Fiction.

Players participating this weekend include Mouz|Problem X, RB|Bonchan, GO|Luffy, NVD|Phenom, Keev, NASR|BigBird, NASR|AngryBird, PG|MarlinPie, Teresa, Taka, We-R1|Trashbox, FNATIC|Shakz, FNATIC|Akainu, Fergus, Solary|Glutonny, NVD|Momi, VDV|KingRasta, Svampen, Oplon|Skyll, EnVyUS|MisterCrimson, Onimario, Vitality|Hurricane, NVD|SaltyKid, WG|Abegen, Nyphi7, VGIA|Shanks, Takamura, DO|SephiBlack, RASS, VGIA|VegaPatch and many more.

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The real April EVO leaderboard has been released; Street Fighter 5 still sits in 3rd place while Mortal Kombat 11 and UNIST remain strong contenders

Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar and the crew behind EVO got in the April Fools' spirit by releasing a joke registration leaderboard that featured Street Fighter 5 in last place though now they've decided to be nice and show us the real thing.

The president of Evolution took to Twitter earlier this morning to reveal the true EVO 2019 rankings based on registration at the beginning of April where Super Smash Bros. Ultimate still sits on top while other titles like Soul Calibur 6 have dropped multiple spots.

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NorCal Regionals 2019 results

Story updated with final results: The NorCal Regionals 2019 tournament is underway now. This is a Capcom Pro Tour premier event running in San Jose, California throughout the weekend. There are 13 games being played over three days.

Notable competitors in attendance include Rohto|Tokido, Rec|Punk, RB|Gachikun, Mouz|Problem X, Fudoh|Fujimura, CYG|Fuudo, FAV|Sako, CYG|Daigo Umehara, Justin Wong, Momochi, FOX|NuckleDu, RZR|Xian, Liquid|Nemo, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, UYU|Oil King, Mago, Liquid|John Takeuchi, ZJZ, MyWallet|Verloren, CYG|GamerBee, UYU|NL, FAV|Ryusei, END|Shine, SB|801 Strider, CAG|Dogura, Talon|HotDog29, Fudoh|Haitani, Rise|Smug, Qanba|Xiao Hai, NVD|Phenom, GRPT|MOV, CAG|Go1, RRQ|Moke, Rise|K-Brad, Brian_F, CJ Truth, GGP|Kazunoko, RB|Bonchan, CYG|PR Balrog, Fudoh|Johnny, Machabo, Combofiend, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EnvyUS|Mister Crimson, RB|Snake Eyez, JB, Jwong|Didimokof, The Cool Kid93, EG|NYChrisG, Tempo|Alex Myers, NRG|Supernoon, Reynald, BC|Apologyman, NVD|SaltyKid, Mo-Joe, LPN, Commander Jesse, Dankadillas, among many others.

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BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle's Version 1.5 update coming to consoles in May with balance changes and four new characters

Arc System Works announced that BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle would be receiving four new playable characters — including our first fighter from the Arcana Heart series — though we were never given a projected release window for the new content until now.

We recently learned that the new update for the crossover fighting game will be hitting the Japanese arcade scene in April, but console players will apparently need to play with the new goodies until around the title's first anniversary of its 2018 launch.

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Toushinsai 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The big arcade-based tournament series is back again this year, and is as usual taking place in Tokyo, Japan.

Although no tournament brackets seemed to have been released, making it difficult to say exactly who's there, you can pretty freely assume that if they're a Japan-based player who competes in the arcades, they're going to be there fighting their heart out.

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BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle to add Teddie, Seth, Heart and Naoto Kurogane to arcades in April with console likely to follow; move lists released

Arc System Works announced back in February that BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle would be receiving a massive balance update though they still have yet to say exactly when the changes would be coming though we now have a much better idea.

At the Toushinsai 2018-19 Champions Carnival tournament in Japan, the developers announced that the four new characters of Heart Aino from Arcana Heart 3, Teddie from Persona 4 Arena, Seth from Under Night In-Birth and Naoto Kurogane from BlazBlue would be joining Cross Tag Battle with the update in April. The home release date is still a little more open, however.

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Arc System Works releases Heart Aino gameplay trailer for BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

We learned back in February that BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle would be getting at least four additional characters in Naoto Kurogane, Teddie, Seth, and Heart Aino. Arc System Works dropped the Japanese gameplay trailer for Heart just today.

Heart represents the very first character from Arcana Heart 3 to join the conglomerate, bringing Cross Tag Battle's aggregate of crossover properties to five, though we know we'll have at least six when things are said and done.

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Final Round 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Final Round 2019 is taking place this weekend in Hapeville, Georgia, and it's a massive event for several different games. This is the kickoff for the Capcom Pro Tour season, but don't let that fool you into thinking Street Fighter is the only thing happening. There are a wealth of high-profile figbhting games featured at this event, which are all listed further down.

First off, let's list some of the notable players showing up for this prestigious event — RB|Gachikun, Rohto|Tokido, FD|Fujimura, Momochi, Mouz|Problem X, FOX|NuckleDu, CO|Go1, FOX|SonicFox, CYG|Fuudo, GGP|Kazunoko, CO|Dogura, REC|Punk, FAV|Sako, GO|Luffy, Justin Wong, RZR|Xian, NVD|Phenom, RB|Bonchan, NRG|HookGangGod, EQNX|Joey Fury, UYU|NL, Disrupt|Shadow20z, Verloren, Liquid|John Takeuchi, UYU|OilKing, MrKwiggle, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, FD|Haitani, GRPT|MOV, BC|Tachikawa, CYG|GamerBee, Rise|Smug, Mago, W2W|KnowKami, UGS|XCaliburBladez, Co-D|Hoodless, SB|DoomSnake, ElectrifiedMann, RRQ|Moke, NRG|Supernoon, UGS|BBoyDragon, Disrupt|Joonya20z, KoDee and of course many, many more.

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From M. Bison to Geese Howard, who are the 10 most intimidating and best villains in fighting game history?

Fighting game final bosses are among the most iconic and memorable among all genres of video games because they represent — especially in the arcade era — the highest mountain you had to climb over to reach the top against computer players that would do everything in their power, including breaking the game, to destroy you and force you to spend another quarter.

Many of them have a number of design choices in common. They have the color red worked into their primary or secondary color schemes, they want to control / destroy the world, or they may simply want to acquire the best of every fighting style via assimilation. There are a number of them that have stood the test of time amongst their peers, however — we don't exactly hear too many people clamoring about Azazel from Tekken 6 or Ultron Sigma.

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Here's a glimpse at Naoto Kurogane's moveset in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

Following the BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle grand finals at EVO Japan 2019, Naoto Kurogane, Teddie, Seth, and Heart Aino were announced as DLC for Spring 2019.

Naoto Kurogane is a character that hails from BlazBlue: Central Fiction. He's also known as the "Bloodedge Kindred."

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If you somehow didn't know, Click Burgundy's fighting game artwork is the toppest of tiers

Click Burgundy is a Japanese artist we've featured a number of times on EventHubs already because of their godlike fighting game art, and their work continues to be amazing.

We've collected a dozen more pieces from Click Burgundy's recent collections where they seem to have been pretty excited about the EVO and EVO Japan line ups plus some other recent fighting game announcements like Videl in Dragon Ball FighterZ — and I guess we know which side of the pigtails vs. short hair debate they fall on.

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Poll results: A sixth fate will be joining BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle; which series do you want to see added to the crossover fighter?

Update: We've updated the story with the results of the poll, so hit the jump to find out which series led the race with the most votes that people want to see as the sixth fate in BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle.

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle released as a crossover title between four different franchises with BlazBlue, Under Night In-Birth, Persona 4 Arena and RWBY. Three of them had games that were originally developed or published by Arc System Works while one was entirely new to fighting games entirely.

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Arc System Works releases new screenshots for Heart, Naoto Kurogane, Teddy and Seth in BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle was recently announced to be among the mainstage games for EVO 2019 for the second year in a row, and the title has even more content coming for fans in the near future.

Four new DLC characters were Heart Aino of Arcana Heart, Seth from Under Night In-Birth, Persona 4's Teddie and finally BlazBlue's Naoto Kurogane.

While these newcomers were a wonderful surprise in and of themselves, the fact that a fifth franchise is entering the conglomeration potentially broadens horizons for the game in general.

Indeed we now know that a sixth fate is en route to CTB, and who knows if that's where things will stop?

We've collected a handful of images for each of these all new fighters as they'll appear in Cross Tag Battle, and these screen shots alone already they have us pumped to try these upcoming characters out.

Give these galleries a look through and share your reactions in the comments. How much bigger do you think BB Tag will continue to grow? We'd love to hear your speculations on that front as well.

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Early EVO 2019 entrant numbers leaderboard released, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate currently in the lead

The official EVO 2019 line up of main games was unveiled yesterday on a live stream featuring the event's organizer, Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar, and EVO's Head of Business Development, Mark "MarkMan" Julio. During the broadcast, we learned that nine games would be headlining the largest fighting game tournament of the year and which of them would be securing the coveted Sunday finals spots.

Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will make up EVO Sunday's line up this year, and in an unexpected reveal that surprised fans, we found out that SNK's upcoming Samurai Shodown title will be a part of the event's main games line up as well.

As he often does when we're leading up to EVO time, Mr. Wizard has released an early leaderboard for the number of entrants per game at this year's event. Though specific numbers aren't divulged, we are given a look at a list of the nine titles ordered based on their number of registered players so far.

At the top of the list with the highest entrant numbers is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Due to the massive popularity of the Nintendo Switch title, its placement at this point in time isn't all that surprising.

Other current EVO staples such as Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7 also find themselves high up on the leaderboard, however, Dragon Ball FighterZ comes in at a shockingly low eighth place. Unreleased titles Mortal Kombat 11 and Samurai Shodown have more entrants than Bandai Namco / Arc System Works' 3v3 fighting game right now.

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