Anime Ascension 2017 results ft. BjornSonOfBear, KidViper, ElRosa, TheBeautifulDude

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator and BlazBlue: Central Fiction have some true action going on this weekend, in form of Anime Ascension 2017, taking place in SoCal. Besides these two main titles, there will also be tournament play in Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late and King of Fighters 14.

Players attending include BjornSonofBear, KidViper, ISM|ElRosa, TheBeautifulDude, BGENIO|SKD, TFA|KizzieKay, Foo, TS|NerdJosh, BrkrDave, Toki, MC|GCYoshi13 and many more.

Streaming is being handled by LevelUp Live, Numakie and Aksys Nation.

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Winter Brawl 11 results ft. SonicFox, ChrisG, RayRay, Scar, Punk

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Winter Brawl 11 is taking place this weekend in Essington, Pennsylvania, and there's a lot of action to be seen.

You can expect to see high level play in Street Fighter 5, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Pokkén Tournament, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Mortal Kombat XL, King of Fighters 14, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Soul Calibur 5, Killer Instinct and more.

Players attending include FOX|SonicFox, EG|NYChrisG, PG|RayRay, FOX|Scar, ANBU|Punk, PIE|Smug, UA|Bass, Dieminion, IMT|ANTi, PG|Coach Steve, D-Link|LordKnight, MrKwiggle, DF|PinkDiamond, LI Joe, NS|Ludovic, Unkn0wn, TA|Moons, GG|SherryJenix and many more.

Streaming is being handled by Bifuteki, Funky P, KPB Live, Kombat Network and BlazeU25_.

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Frosty Faustings IX results, ft. NuckleDu, Ally, Dogura, Go1

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Frosty Faustings IX is taking place in Chicago, Illinois, and there's going to be a great many games played at this event, including Street Fighter 5, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Mortal Kombat XL, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, King of Fighters 14, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Killer Instinct, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Darkstalkers, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Pokkén Tournament, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Melty Blood: Actress Again, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax: Ignition, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Soul Calibur 2 and a mystery game tournament.

There are a lot of big-name players attending, including Liquid|NuckleDu, C9|Ally, CO|Dogura, CO|Go1, PG|MarlinPie, EG|NYChrisG, EG|K-Brad, FF|ElvenShadow, Wolfkrone, PG|RayRay, BjornSonofBear, Doren2k, BlackSnake, TS|NerdJosh, Hotashi, MVG|Dyr, TheBeautifulDude, TS|Arturo Sanchez, JJRockets, TSC|FaultyDefense, Sym, MC|GCYoshi, BxA|Squall, GS|Gllty, DCB|EliTheCurry, GLB, OMGItzAndre and many, many more.

Streaming is being handled by BG Callisto, Team Spooky, RS Black Rose, Melee Everyday, Unrivaled Tournaments and KFair IPG.

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See which games EventHubs readers wanted in the EVO 2017 lineup

Update: Polls have closed and final results can be found in the story below.

Earlier: Later today, we're going to get the official unveiling of the EVO 2017 lineup.

There are a lot of games vying for main stage spots, and a bunch of new fighting games have been released or will be released in the period since EVO 2016, including BlazBlue: Central Fiction, King of Fighters 14 and Injustice 2.

To gauge your interest, we decided to put together two polls - one with which games you expect to see, and one with which games you hope to see. Each poll has 3 choices, so choose wisely.

First, you can vote right below for what games you personally want to see.

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BlazBlue heading to the Nintendo Switch? Details are scarce, but it's happening

While Ultra Street Fighter 2 for the Nintendo Switch has been making all the headlines, that's not the only fighting game action coming to the system.

Though there aren't many concrete details yet, BlazBlue is listed on Nintendo's official Switch webpage as one of the franchises coming up for the console.

Since there's only a generic BlazBlue logo on the site, it's difficult to tell if this means a port of the current version, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, is coming, or if it'll be an entirely new installment in the series.

Time will tell, but for now, we at least know that ArcSys intend to send some fighting game love Nintendo Switch's way.

Source: Nintendo. Thanks to RYU81 for sending this our way.

Rose in a swimsuit we get, but what's Sagat doing on a bus with Meowth? From casual to obscure, Jaimito's fighting game drawings are beautiful

Jaime "Jaimito" Herrera is an exceptionally talented artist who spends a good portion of his artistic efforts on fighting game related work.

We've gone through Jaimito's fairly extensive portfolio to share some of our favorites with you today. As you'll see, his drawings feature recognizable fighting game faces in various situations.

While some are just posed against a colored backdrop, others, like that Sagat, urge us to think a bit more. Let us know what you think after looking through Jaimito's gallery.

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Official character art in beautiful high resolution for all 35 fighters in BlazBlue: Central Fiction

BlazBlue: Central Fiction finally made its way to North American and European consoles earlier this month, and we've gone and rounded up the artwork for all 35 of the game's characters.

While Hates, Nine, Naoto and Hibiki joined the cast for the initial Central Fiction arcade release, the community only recently gained access to Es, Mai and Susano'o as console exclusives.

You'll see everyone in the gallery below:

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Guilty Gear, BlazBlue, Skullgirls and King of Fighters characters look especially gorgeous when Dejaguar draws them

Today we feature a selection of fighting game artwork from Dejagar.

This talented artist has some immaculate drawings of characters from King of Fighters, BlazeBlue, Skullgirls and Guilty Gear. We've selected a handful of our favorites to share with you here:

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Ready for BlazBlue Central Fiction? Console-exclusive character 'Es' will be free of charge for one week after game's release

The console version of BlazBlue Central Fiction will be released in North America on November 1, and in Europe on November 4th for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, and players will be able to download Es, one of the game's console-exclusive DLC characters, for free for the first week.

If you've been on the fence about purchasing the game, this is great incentive to dive in and explore Central Fiction. Es is joined by Susano'o and Mai Natsume as new fighters for the console release, and you can see in game content for all three after the jump.

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Canada Cup 2016 results ft. Infiltration, Armada, Xiao Hai, GamerBee

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The final opportunity to gain Capcom Pro Tour points is upon us. That's right, it's time for this season's final premier event, though Regional Finals still remain. Canada Cup 2016 takes place this year in Ontario, Canada.

But it's not just big for Street Fighter 5 fans, it also has a turnout of extreme top players for Super Smash Bros. Melee, as well as being a part of the King of Iron Fist Tournament 2016 circuit and a King of Fighters 14 World Championship qualifier.

At this event, the following games will see tournament play: Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, King of Fighters 14, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Pokkén Tournament, Mortal Kombat XL, Killer Instinct, Darkstalkers: Resurrection and Marvel vs. Capcom 2. On top of that, the classic Canada Cup feature, the international 5v5 tournament is back for Street Fighter 5, so expect to see some great international rivalry taking place as well.

Top players expected to attend include, but are not limited to, RZR|Infiltration, Alliance|Armada, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, ZW|GamerBee, C9|Ally, Liquid|Hungrybox, BST|Daigo, EG|Justin Wong, Liquid|NuckleDu, FOX|Mew2King, BX3|Phenom, RZR|Xian, PG|Filipino Champ, RB|Bonchan, EG|K-Brad, SPY|MacD, YouDeal|Yukadon, F3|Alucard, Secret|Poongko, NVT|Flash, EG|Ricki Ortiz, RB|Snake Eyez, Xyzzy, EMG|n0ne, TS|Arturo Sanchez, PG|RayRay, /r/Kappa|John Takeuchi, Chi-Rithy, GOL|Ranmasama, RN|Alex Myers, KirbyKaze, Marn, Hsien Chang, DNL|Duck, OG|Shine, Flux, NL, TS|NerdJosh, XSK Samurai, DS|Stupendous, Glacial|Prince Abu, BJ Unchained, NOE|Tampa Bison, PandaTV|Dakou, Fubarduck, synK|Kage, STDx|BlitzMan, GS|Gllty and SL|Burnoutfighter.

Streaming is being handled by Capcom Fighters, Canada Cup, Canada Cup 2, Canada Cup 3, Tekken and Canada Cup 4.

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Street Fighter 5 only had the fifth favorite set of newcomers: Here are the games that hosted the newcomers that our readers liked the most

Updated: And the results are in! You can see how EventHubs' readers voted after the jump.

Earlier: There's one particular thing that's almost never missing when a new fighting game comes along, and that is new characters joining the cast.

Sometimes they become a huge hit, and instantly rise to fan favorite status, and sometimes they fizzle out completely and are forgotten within months of release.

With that in mind, I thought that it'd be fun to check with our readers which game they think delivered the best set of new characters from the new releases we've seen for the last few years.

Some current games use the business model of continuing to add things to a game that's currently out, for example Dead or Alive 5, so we've decided to include all the new cast members under the Dead or Alive 5 banner in their entry.

But don't worry, you don't have to do all the research yourselves - we've compiled a list below for each franchise included in the poll, to give you a quick reminder of what you'd be voting for. Check it out.

Now, let's get to the exciting part - to the vote!

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The best of the BlazBlue: CentralFiction cast 'clash' without landing a blow in the process: This brilliant exhibition is not to be missed

Most fighting game exhibitions feature characters performing extravagant combos that you wouldn't likely see in actual competition, but some games out there offer mechanics that can give creative players an avenue to break that mold.

Hazamatsu is one such player, having put together quite an impressive Blazblue: Central Fiction clash exhibition that features a handful of the cast quite literally trading blows. The editing of the video is just as impressive as the sequences within, seamlessly stringing together gameplay with clips from the story.

Each "combo" featured in the video is impressive in its own right; take this sequence for example where Ragna comes out on top after crossing swords with Nu-13:

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Arc Revolution Cup 2016 results ft. Rion, Omito, Ogawa, Kedako

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

It's time for this year's Arc Revolution Cup, often affectionately referred to as ArcRevo, taking place at the larger Toushinsai arcade game event.

At this event, there will be single-entrant tournament play for Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], King of Fighters 13, Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate Arcade, Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel and Chaos Code. Team events will be held for BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax: Ignition, Tekken 7: Fated Retribution and Ultra Street Fighter 4.

Players expected to attend include Rion, Omito, Ogawa, Kedako, Kakkou, Nage, Daru, TopGaren, Hamburg, Hasegawa, FAB, Samitto, MarlinPie, Jajamaru and many, many more for a variety of games.

Streaming is being done at Toushinsai Official TV.

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Want to play BlazBlue: Central Fiction three weeks early? Pre-ordering from the PlayStation store unlocks a playable demo with all launch characters

BlazBlue: Central Fiction is seeing a stateside release on November 1st, but there's a way to get started on your training early.

Those who choose to pre-order the game from the PlayStation Store unlock a playable demo.

According to one EventHubs reader, this demo isn't a simple versus option with a handful of fighters. Players will be able to try out all of the characters on the roster (except for DLC) and can jump into Arcade, Versus, Training, and online mode.

You can check out the official BlazBlue: Central Fiction trailer below.

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Data mining uncovers audio files referencing Jubei in BlazBlue Central Fiction

It's not a confirmation of a new playable character, but it's likely that many BlazBlue fans are getting more than a just a little excited for the potential of Jubei in Central Fiction.

Jubei, also known as Mitsuyoshi, has been a key part of the BB story line since the franchise began. Fans of the series have requested he be part of a BlazBlue roster for years, and a recent data mine has uncovered audio files of the Central Fiction announcer saying Jubei's name in the same way she does for playable fighters on the character select screen.

Bafo posted a video to his Twitter to share this with the rest of the fighting game community, which you can view below.

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