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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Kilgore Community Fund raises over $50,000 for 2017 events, Killer Instinct's first Ultimates now available as free download

Back in early January, Microsoft and Iron Galaxy released a new fighter into the Killer Instinct fray. Kilgore became available for purchase as part of a community fund to raise money for Killer Instinct events, both online and offline, in 2017.

Kilgore came with a price tag of $10, and 50% of each purchase would be sent right into the Killer Instinct Community Fund. In just over a month's time, the community has raised over $50,000.

Killer Instinct Community Manager Rukari posted an update on Ultra-Combo in which he noted that the 2017 community fund proceeds will not be put into the $30,000 KI Cup prize pot -- the final stop of the 2016 tournament season which takes place on March 10th - 12th. All funds raised will be focused on aiding future events.

If you'd still like to contribute, you have until March 6th. The community fund will close at that time and Kilgore will go off the market temporarily. The character will return later this year and will cost only $5.

Not only that, but today marks the release of Killer Instinct's new Ultimate finishing moves. The first batch is now available for download, free of charge, and grants all players access to Ultimates for Jago, Tusk, TJ Combo, Maya, and Thunder.

You can check out each one after the jump.

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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 comes out on top in the Make-A-Wish Foundation EVO 2017 charity drive, awaiting final word from EVO staff

The Make-A-Wish Foundation EVO 2017 charity drive to determine the player's choice game has concluded. At this time, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has raised the most money totaling

It was a very close race that came down to the wire. Pokken Tournament and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 were neck-and-neck throughout the entirety of the donation drive, and the end result was a close one.

At this time, we are waiting on confirmation from the EVO staff whether or not UMvC3 will secure the 9th spot on the event's line up. Though the game raised the most money, all of the numbers will likely have to be tallied and potential false donations may need to be weeded out.

To see how much money each game raised, be sure to hit the jump.

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New Killer Instinct Ultimates revealed for Maya, TJ Combo and Tusk

One of the exciting new additions to Killer Instinct will be Ultimate combos for every character in the cast. The Killer Instinct Twitter teased us with a poll earlier today asking whose Ultimate we'd like to see revealed today between TJ Combo, Maya and Tusk.

After finalizing the results, KI tweeted out the following surprise:

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You can see all three below.

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Killer Instinct is receiving Ultimates for 15 characters, first five rolling out on February 14th

Ultimates are coming back to Killer Instinct.

Ever since the release of 2013's Xbox One exclusive, fans have been requesting the return of the large finishing moves. Looks like the wait is over.

Killer Instinct's Community Manager, Rukari, posted a blog over on Ultra-Combo that featured details on the upcoming Ultimates.

To start, 15 characters will be receiving Ultimates -- one each. The first five are set to roll out on February 14th, and the Ultimates packs will be available free of charge.

Jago, Thunder, Maya, TJ Combo, and Tusk will be the first served, and each Ultimate can be performed by hitting LP+LK quickly after the start of an Ultra. These finishers can only be activated while still on the first lifebar (Supreme Victory) and only after launching into an Ultra.

You will find Thunder's Ultimate after the jump.

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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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Killer Instinct players free to teabag all they want during KI World Cup, ban is not in effect

The buzz in the Killer Instinct world yesterday was all about the alleged ban on teabagging at the KI World Cup.

Said ban is not actually true.

Tournament organizer Brandon Alexander set the record straight with Yahoo eSports, saying that there was such a rule back in 2016, though it was not enforced and was eventually done away with completely.

Yesterday's buzz was ignited after a disagreement between two players involving the disrespectful taunt escalated to the point of threats. While the KI World Cup will not penalize players for teabagging, they will not tolerate any kind of real life threat or assault.

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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Teabagging banned at Killer Instinct World Cup, failing to abide results in ban from all 2017 World Cup events

The Killer Instinct World Cup is taking place on March 10-12 in San Antonio, Texas, and is the culmination of the year-long tournament season that kicked off last April. One of the event's rules has caused a stir in the fighting game community -- teabagging is not allowed.

Players will sometimes repeatedly hit down on the joystick/d-pad as a means of taunting their opponent. The specifics of the rule were reiterated on Twitter by tournament organizer ISM|Rotendo, which led to an uproar on social media.

This form of taunting, which is actually fairly prevalent in Killer Instinct because of the players' ability to move their character between rounds and after KO, will not be allowed at the tournament finals. Anyone who chooses not to abide by this rule will be served with a ban from all World Cup events for the 2017 season.

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Kumite in Tennessee 2017 results ft SonicFox, K-Brad, Dragon, Smug

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Kumite in Tennessee is taking place in... Well, in Tennessee.

This tournament is going to feature high level action for many games, including Mortal Kombat XL, Street Fighter 5, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Killer Instinct (for which the event is also a World Cup qualifier), Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Pokkén Tournament, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and King of Fighters 14.

Notable players expected to attend include FOX|SonicFox, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, EG|K-Brad, cR|Dragon, ANBU|Punk, Michaelangelo, Cloud805, PIE|Smug, Noble|iLuusions, ForeverKing, cR|WoundCowboy, Wolfkrone, cR|Biohazard, Ranmasama, Shujinkydink, Noble|Raptor, BeyondToxin, BxA|Squall, Danke, TFA|OMGItzAndre and many, many more.

Streaming is being done at PandaxGaming, Tourney Locator, Funky P, Level482Gaming and Six Forty Five.

Check out the full action below.

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Kilgore banned at Kumite in Tennessee this weekend; check out this powerful 156-hit Ultra combo from Killer Instinct's newest fighter

Kumite In Tennessee is one of the first large, stateside fighting game tournaments to take place in 2017. Over the weekend, we will be treated to a lot of amazing competitive action in games such as Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and more.

Earlier this week, Microsoft and Iron Galaxy Studios added a brand new character to the playable Killer Instinct roster. Kilgore can be purchased right now for $10 -- half of the proceeds of each sale will go into funding the tournaments on the Ultra Tour.

If you're hoping to see what the new cyborg can do in a tournament setting this weekend, unfortunately you're out of luck. The official Kumite in Tennessee Twitter account noted that Kilgore will be banned from play at the event.


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Kilgore available for purchase now, Jago's brand new Ultimate revealed in Killer Instinct

Microsoft and Iron Galaxy have concluded their Killer Instinct character breakdown live stream for Kilgore. It was announced during the broadcast that the new character is now available for purchase.

Kilgore comes with a price tag of $10, and half of every purchase will go directly into the Ultra Tour tournament series. Season 3 is officially finished, meaning that Kilgore, the other two upcoming characters, and any other content to be released going forward is considered "post-Season 3."

Additionally, Iron Galaxy and Microsoft showed a special teaser which was actually more of a reveal. Jago is going to be receiving an Ultimate finisher, and though it hasn't been confirmed yet, it is likely that the rest of the cast will be getting one as well.

We have included all of Kilgore's colors and accessories, footage of Jago's Ultimate, and the stream archive in our story. To see everything, be sure to hit the jump.

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You can fight against Kilgore right now in Killer Instinct Season 3, here's a breakdown of what the new character is all about

Kilgore is the newest character to be revealed as playable in Killer Instinct Season 3. Though we won't be seeing its official release until sometime in January, it looks as though fans can already partly access the new fighter in-game right now.

If you want to see Kilgore in action, you can currently face off against a CPU-controlled version of him in versus. There have also been reports of some players being able to play as the cyborg by way of a special Shadow Lords mission.

Maximilian has put together a video that covers what the new fighter is all about. We learn that though Kilgore looks quite a bit like Fulgore, it is actually more of a distance-fighter.

Additionally, we get a quick look at the character's move list and are treated to a lot of gameplay footage. Below is just a quick clip to get you started.


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Hit the jump to check out Max's Kilgore breakdown.

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Kilgore gameplay footage against both Jago and Kim-Wu in Killer Instinct

We officially learned today that Killer Instinct will be receiving a bunch of new characters in a season 3 update, the first of which is a robotic fighter by the name of Kilgore.

Not only do we have some screen shots of Kilgore, (seen below) but we now also have gameplay footage of him against both Jago and Kim-Wu.

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Kilgore officially revealed, new characters and balance changes coming to Killer Instinct season 3

Killer Instinct is seeing more content very soon.

We saw a hint at a potential new character named "Kilgore" earlier this month, and today that mysterious, Fulgore-like fighter has been officially revealed. A handful of new characters will be entering the ring, beginning with Kilgore in January.

In the video announcement discussing what's to come, Killer Instinct's Community Manager Rukari Austin noted that there may even be opportunities to face off against Kilgore before it is officially released.

You can check out the new character below.

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