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.

Check out the full action below.

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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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South East Asia Major 2016 results ft. Infiltration, Xiao Hai, Tokido, Momochi

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

Another huge event going on this weekend in Singapore, the annual South East Asia Major. This is a Premier event for the Capcom Pro Tour, so stakes are enormous.

While Street Fighter 5 is the main event, the tournament will also feature top-level tournament play for BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator, Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, King of Fighters 14 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Competitors you can expect to see include RZR|Infiltration, Qanba|Xiao Hai, Tokido, EG|Momochi, MJS|Haitani, GGP|Kazunoko, Mago, HM|Eita, HM|Go1, RZR|Xian, YouDeal|Yukadon, AW|Nemo, Secret|Poongko, CBZ|Nuki, HuomaoTV|HumanBomb, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, HORI|Sako, RB|Bonchan, HM|Dogura, MF|Tonpy, Saunic, GS|Gllty, Gackt, PandaTV|Dakaou, Gootecks, EG|Chocoblanka, Somniac, TGU|MindRPG, BurnoutFighter and many more.

Streaming is being handled by Capcom Fighters and Beastapac.

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One of the most exciting and emotional comebacks in fighting game history: When Garireo battled back and won EVO 2014 from losers bracket

Since competitive fighting games have reached higher levels of popularity as of late, and we have a slew of fresh players who just recently joined the scene, we thought it'd be fun to relive some amazing moments in FGC history by way of "Throwback Thursday."

With so many potential moments to choose from, we are calling upon you, the EventHubs reader, to help us choose what throwback should get posted next. To participate, either link up a classic moment in FGC history below in our comments section, or send it out on Twitter and use the hashtag "#FGCTBT."

Each week, we'll select one throwback to highlight, and will give you a shout out in our story. This week's #FGCTBT comes to us courtesy of MonoChrome!

The EVO 2014 BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma finals went down in FGC history as one of the greatest sets the tournament series has ever seen. Garireo and Dogura sat as the final two competitors, and they took part in a bout that had viewers on the edge of their seats the entire time.

In order to take home the gold, Garireo would have to win six games over Dogura which would not be an easy task. In the final game of the first set, Garireo came dangerously close to being sent home, but he managed to cling to his tournament life by winning the round with only a few seconds left to spare.


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There will be no Central Fiction 'Extend' in the future; developers say their next title will be unrelated to BlazBlue and not a fighting game

A large interview with the BlazBlue developers was featured in a recent issue of Famitsu. In it, they shared a lot of details on where they think the BlazBlue series is moving, their next potential project, plans for Central Fiction in the future and much more.

While the interview was unfortunately only present in the print version of the magazine, a summary of highlights has been posted across the net by readers, and luckily, I'm capable of translating them.

Check out the full list of notable statements the developers made after the jump.

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More footage of Susano'o - Check out moves, combos and long gameplay sessions of BlazBlue: Central Fiction's hidden character here

Word spread across the net yesterday about BlazBlue having something very old-school present in their game - a hidden, secret character.

This character is Susano'o, and we showed you some of what he's capable of yesterday.

Of course, a day is a very long time when a fighting game is fresh, so there's a bunch more Susano'o content available now. Here, you can see Susano'o on the character select screen.

Continue below for three different videos featuring this enigmatic character.

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Secret character discovered in BlazBlue, here's six minutes of Susano'o gameplay footage

A secret character by the name of Susano'o has been discovered in BlazBlue Central Fiction.

TagAnarchy posted an image of the new fighter on his Twitter yesterday, and sent us the following text along with it: "Terumi's form as the wielder of the Susano'o unit has been leaked and confirmed as playable. Must be unlocked through beating story mode in the same vein as Kagura in Chronophantasma."

You'll see his Tweet along with a larger image by clicking below:

We've also got a full six minutes of gameplay footage featuring Susano'o, which you'll find in the video after the jump.

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CEOtaku results ft. MarlinPie, Kedako, Hotashi, ElvenShadow, LordKnight

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Anime fans rejoice, because CEOtaku 2016 is taking place this weekend, and there are a great deal of games taking up tournament space at this joyous event.

At this event, you can expect to see top-level play in Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, King of Fighters 14, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Melty Blood: Actress Again, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax: Ignition, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, Koihime Enbu, Nitroplus Blasterz, Arcana Heart 3: Love Max, Vampire Savior, Aquapazza and even in the non-fighting game Catherine.

Players expected to attend include PG|MarlinPie, Kedako, Hotashi, FF|ElvenShadow, D-Link|LordKnight, cR|SonicFox, COG|KidViper, BjornSonOfBear, TXrd|FaultyDefense, VGP|Oso, GC|ElRosa, BrkrDave, dot_Nova, TheBeautifulDude, KCO|Pedro, Grover, ON|Vicio, DawnHikarii, Doren2k, Zinac, TS|NerdJosh, Foo, TectalEastside, MC|GCYoshi13, ChosenNinja and many more.

Streaming is being done by CEO Gaming and Jyosua.

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BlazBlue: Central Fiction to see North American release on November 1

BlazBlue: Central Fiction has a stateside release date. Publisher Aksys Games has announced that the latest in the BlazBlue series will be arriving in North America on November 1st of this year.

Players will be able to select from 34 fighters, with newcomers such as Nine, Hibiki, Naoto, and Izanami entering the mix. Additionally, XBlaze’s Es and Remix Heart's Mai Natsume are coming along as console exclusive guest characters.

This iteration also adds new game mechanics such as Active flow and Exceed Accel, as well as more story content to play through.

BlazBlue: Central Fiction is set to release in Japan on October 6th, and will be heading to Europe sometime in November.

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Over 200 players registered for Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator: If you like Anime, cosplay, and killer fighting game competition, don't miss CEOtaku

CEOtaku is taking place this weekend, October 1-2, in Orlando, Florida. The state's first Anime fighting game convention is back for another year of exciting competition, hype moments, and much more.

Alex Jebailey, founder of the CEO tournament series, is known for creating a large spectacle out of his events, and with him at the helm of yet another, you definitely won't want to miss it.

Not only will we be seeing games such as Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, King of Fighters 14, BlazeBlue: Central Fiction, and many others played over the course of the weekend, but attendees can look forward to checking out booths featuring numerous artists, a cosplay contest, and more.

To keep tabs on when everything is taking place at CEOtaku, check out the schedule below. You will also find the final entrants numbers (courtesy of Shoujozenzen) for each game on the line up, as well as the preliminary pools here.

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A trailer for CEOtaku can be found after the jump.

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New Mai Natsume character trailer for BlazBlue: Central Fiction from Tokyo Game Show

One of the new characters coming up in BlazBlue: Central Fiction just got a character trailer released at Tokyo Game Show.

In this video, you can get a good look at Mai Natsume's moves and some of her story scenes as well. Here are some images for your viewing pleasure.

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BlazBlue: Central Fiction is set to be released on October 6th in Japan, with Mai Natsume being released as DLC on October 27th. There's been no set release date in America or Europe as of yet, though it's set to release this year for both regions.

Check out the full trailer below.

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Manila Cup 2016 results ft. Kazunoko, Justin Wong, Haitani, Eita

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Capcom Pro Tour ranking event, Manila Cup 2016, is underway from the Philippines.

Notable players in attendance include GGP|Kazunoko, EG|Justin Wong, YouDeal|Haitani, HM|Eita, EG|Ricki Ortiz, FOX|Julio, EG|K-Brad, ZW|GamerBee, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, RB|Bonchan and PandaTV|Dark Jiewa.

You can follow along with the action on the official Challonge page. Hit the jump to check out the live stream.

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First Attack 2016 results ft. NuckleDu, Go1, Chris T, Ricki Ortiz

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

First Attack 2016 is taking place this weekend in Puerto Rico, and it's got a huge amount of talent gathered to compete.

This event will feature tournaments for Street Fighter 5 (with Capcom Pro Tour points on the line), Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat XL, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters 14, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend and Pokkén Tournament.

Top players expected to attend include, but are not limited to, Liquid|NuckleDu, HM|Go1, EVB|Chris Tatarian, EG|Ricki Ortiz, NYChrisG, Circa|LPN, RB|Snake Eyez, LU|Alex Valle Flocker, GOL|Ranmasama, NOS|Tampa Bison, GAM|DR Ray and /r/Kappa|Takeuchi John.

Streaming is being handled by LevelUp Live.

Check out the full action below.

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Mai Natsume struts her stuff in these BlazBlue: Central Fiction screen shots and artwork pieces

Mai Natsume, not to be confused with her Shiranui counterpart, from King of Fighters, is the latest character to be showcased in BlazBlue: Central Fiction, and she's exclusive to the console release of the game.

Mai Natsume's true name is Mai Hazuki and she wields a spear called Outseal. Check out the images below.

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