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Capcom is restructuring their eSports and media licensing businesses into Capcom Media Ventures

Earlier today, Capcom announced that they are restructuring their eSports and media licensing business units. On March 1, 2019, a new entity, Capcom Media Ventures, was formed to manage global eSports initiatives outside of Japan.

What they'll be managing includes the Capcom Pro Tour and the Street Fighter League. Capcom Media Ventures, stationed in Los Angeles, is currently behind the seventh season of the Capcom Pro Tour and introduced the Street Fighter League U.S. 2019 series.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate still sits on top while Street Fighter 5 falls back down to third in May's EVO registration rankings

We're still a good three months away from EVO 2019 though thousands of players are already gearing up to face off in the nine mainstage titles represented this year with dozens more side tournaments to be hyped for.

EVO's Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar has posted the monthly updated registration rankings for May where we appear to be shaping up to have three different number one titles over the past three years at the largest fighting game event in the world.

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Updated: Gootecks, Mike Ross and Slasher discuss eSports on Cross Counter Twitch channel

Updated: The stream archive has been added to our story.

Gootecks and Slasher are discussing the state of eSports with a very special guest on The Untitled Esports Show. This guest is none other than Mike Ross himself.

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Some fans are looking forward to the Sonic the Hedgehog movie but nobody likes the appearance of the character — FGC reactions

The first trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie was released earlier today. Needless to say, the reception for the trailer has been... well, mostly negative.

We've taken the time to gather up reactions from the fighting game community. Some priority has been given to some of the Sonic fans that play the Super Smash Bros. series.

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Sonic The Hedgehog's first movie trailer has arrived... and it's probably exactly what you feared

Sonic The Hedgehog has been a staple of the video game market for almost 30 years now — including getting his own fighting game and spot in Super Smash Bros. — though 2019 will mark the character's first time leading a major motion picture.

After months of teases and leaks, Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for the Sonic movie, and it appears to confirm just about every fear fans initially had about a live-action film featuring a blue, anthropomorphic hedgehog that can talk and run really fast. Oh and Jim Carrey is here too.

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Rick Fox may be leaving Echo Fox following racist comments from shareholder, Echo Fox releases statement

Former professional basketball player, actor, and co-founder of team Echo Fox, Rick Fox, reportedly announced that he intends to leave the eSports organization following racially insensitive comments made by a shareholder, according to a recent article by Dexerto.

Dexerto published an email reportedly from Fox that was sent to "all major stakeholders" on April 19 detailing his plans for departure.

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Victrix Pro FS fightstick review: Sleek, stylish, and worthy of its hefty price tag

Much like the options for fighting games are plentiful right now — with there being a fresh installment of nearly every major fighting game franchise on the market or one on the way — the same can be said for fighting game peripherals. There are numerous high quality fightsticks to choose from nowadays, and another recently appeared on the scene that adds one more to the list of potential purchases for fighting game players.

Victrix recently launched their Victrix Pro FS arcade sticks which is designed specifically for eSports and aims to meet the precise needs of competitors through innovation and quality. I was given the opportunity to try out a retail version of the Pro FS for review, and can tell you right out of the gate that this stick is definitely worth your attention.

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What are the top 30 fighting games of all time? Game Informer offers their full list

Game Informer has decided to brave the internet with an opinion (or a series of 30 opinions, rather) as they've recently released their top 30 fighting games of all time list.

The gaming world has had a good three decades of the fighting genre now, and with seemingly countless titles to consider it feels like quite an undertaking to even get started with such an ordering. That said, certain titles do immediately float into memory considering their impact and legacy.

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PlayStation 5 aims to drastically reduce load times and will be backwards compatible with PS4; first details about Sony's next-gen console emerge

Though the Xbox 360 may have been king of the fighting games during the last console generation for Capcom titles at least, Sony's PlayStation 4 took over that mantle in more recent years after obtaining a number of stand out exclusives like Street Fighter 5 and Guilty Gear Xrd.

The PS4 itself will be turning six years old in 2019, and while rumors about the next generation of games have been swirling, it appears we now have our first peek into what will be the upcoming PlayStation 5 — or whatever Sony decides to call its next console.

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Capcom Home Arcade is a plug and play arcade stick unit that brings 16 classic games to your living room

Capcom has unveiled the announcement they were teasing yesterday on social media. Fans can look forward to getting their hands on the Capcom Home Arcade — a plug and play unit that allows you to access 16 classic Capcom games by simply connecting to a TV via HDMI.

The Capcom Home Arcade is a large, 2-player arcade stick shaped like Capcom's trademark logo. Games featured here include Street Fighter 2: Hyper Fighting, Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors, Captain Commando, and more.

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Reggie Fils-Aime retiring today as Nintendo of America's president, verified Twitter account created

In case you were hoping that Reggie Fils-Aime's retirement announcement was just a bad dream, it's happening today. After today, Doug Bowser will be the president of Nintendo of America.

Ironically enough, Reggie never created a Twitter account throughout his entire time as Nintendo of America's president. One can imagine that he was kept very busy running the company. He finally went ahead and introduced his new account on Twitter.

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Capcom shares teaser for upcoming announcement — Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Alien vs. Predator shown

Capcom released a short teaser video saying "Here comes a new challenger" over on the official Street Fighter Facebook page. You can check it out here.

According to the tease, an announcement is being made tomorrow to reveal what this mysterious video is referencing. In the trailer, we see small glimpses of past Capcom games, including the Street Fighter 2 series, Darkstalkers, Alien vs. Predator, and more.

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Here's the new Star Wars Episode 9 teaser trailer, how cool would it be to see a good fighting game released?

Lucas Films just dropped a new teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode 9. Subtitled "The Rise of Skywalker," fans have been given a solid look at what the final movie in the modern trilogy will entail.

Star Wars Episode 9 is easily one of the most highly anticipated films of the year, and our love for the series can't help but make us wonder if it's about time we finally saw a legitimate Star Wars fighting game enter the fray. Considering the landscape right now, it might actually be the perfect time for one — here's why.

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Sony files patents for VR technology that allows players to experience being at eSports events from the comfort of their homes

Sony is aiming to take their VR technology to the next level, and several patents filed by the company over the last two years show a delve into the world of eSports. Based on the patents filed here, Sony aims to create a viewing experience for fans using VR that would allow them to feel like they're in the crowd at their favorite eSports events, but from the comfort of their own home.

If the company brings these patents to fruition, we could be looking at a future where fans can virtually spectate major fighting game events like Capcom Cup and EVO without needing to travel.

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Not only does artist Jet share his amazing work, he shows us exactly how he does it with video tutorials

While I'll surely just be sticking to the medium words for creative expression, those of you who lean more towards the canvas will certainly appreciate the work of NorCal-based artist Jet.

Jet has created a fairly vast catalogue of beautiful art pieces, a good handful of which feature fighting game characters — the majority of which are ladies. As if that weren't enough, Jet also shows us his process via The JettyJet Show.

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The Las Vegas fighting game community is kicking off an all new content production venture as Team COS Las Vegas FGC is officially up and running

The local fighting game scene in Las Vegas is stepping up to a whole new level as they have launched the all new Team COS Las Vegas FGC.

Renato "DidomoKOF" Martins, Luis "Turbopascal" Vidal, Edmundo "EXFalcon" Carreon and Ramon "Romance" Navarrete are leading the charge as they conduct interviews, plays sets with, and organizes exhibitions between players within the Vegas scene as well as any renowned travelers that venture into the area.

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Ryu Hayabusa performs a touch-of-death, Yoshimitsu awkwardly avoids everything, and Blanka's time stop is still hilarious — Funny and Cool Moments

LiangHuBBB has returned with yet another video in his "Funny and Cool Moments" series. This is the first video in the series for 2019 and highlights a number of events that have occurred in the last three months.

Although Mortal Kombat 11 won't be released until April 23, 2019, the beta gave us an opportunity to really get a feel for the game. As a result, there are moments for Mortal Kombat 11 and the recently released Dead or Alive 6 encapsulated within the video.

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