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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.

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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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Thunder getting re-imagined Native American tribe costume in Killer Instinct season 3, free of charge for all users

The Killer Instinct franchise was revived back in 2013, coming to fans as an Xbox One launch title. The mainstay characters who made their return were redesigned for the modern era, including Chief Thunder.

Microsoft worked closely with members of the Nez Perce tribe -- who hail from Lapwai, Idaho -- to come up with a new look for the Native American powerhouse. As a thank you to both the Nez Perce tribe and the fans, a new costume is being released for Thunder this month, and it's free!

The new costume will be a re-imagined look, that is a "100 percent authentic warrior outfit derived from Nez Perce cultural traditions and dress." All Killer Instinct users can look forward to downloading this costume starting December 21st.

Below is a glimpse of what this costume will look like.

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Mysterious 'Kilgore' character discovered on Xbox One menu, could this be our first Killer Instinct season 4 sighting?

Now this is certainly interesting.

It looks as though a brand new Killer Instinct character may have been discovered by digging through the Xbox One menu. Twitter user Julian posted evidence on the social media platform last night that shows official artwork for a mysterious character named "Kilgore."

Much like the name suggests, this fighter resembles Fulgore, but appears to have a different face and what looks to be a mini-gun as its left arm.

You can see Kilgore below.

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Tons of Shadow Lords tweaking, new Shadow Skins and plenty of balance changes; Killer Instinct 3.5 patch notes

Killer Instinct fans will be pleased to hear that the game's newest update is slated to go live early tomorrow (11/22) and is filled with changes all over the place.

A big focus for this patch is on the new Shadow Lords mode, including the introduction of Shadow Skins for the full KI roster.

There are plenty of buffs and nerfs to go around for each individual fighter as well, and you'll find them all below.

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Oh, how I wish these were actual costumes for Hsien-Ko and Hisako: This artist imagines what the ghost girls would look like if they switched places

"What ifs" are always fun when it comes to fighting games.

Artist JDPlayer put together an art piece that imagines Hsien-Ko from Darkstalkers as Hisako from Killer Instinct and vice versa.

The result is downright awesome, and I am all in favor of a Hsien-Ko accessory set for Hisako in season 4! And if we ever see another Darkstalkers title, a Hisako alternate outfit would be most welcome.

That's a fairly tall order, though. So, be sure to check out the artwork below and dream that these will one day come to fruition with me.

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Source: JDPlayer. Via Rolie129.

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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SoCal Regionals 2016 results ft GamerBee, Xiao Hai, Momochi, SonicFox

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

SoCal Regionals 2016 is finally upon us, and it's a Premier event for the Capcom Pro Tour. That's not all, though, because it's also a Killer Instinct World Cup qualifier, King of Fighters 14 World Championship qualifier and Tekken 7 King of the Iron Fist North American qualifier.

Games featured at the event will be Street Fighter 5, King of Fighters 14, Mortal Kombat XL, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator and Killer Instinct.

As far as players go, you can expect to see ZW|GamerBee, Qanba|Xiao Hai, EG|Momochi, cR|SonicFox, EG|Justin Wong, AS|Reynald, MJS|Haitani, Liquid|NuckleDu, F3|Sleep, Mago, HM|Eita, HM|Go1, Secret|Poongko, HM|Dogura, PG|Filipino Champ, PG|Scar, IMT|ANTi, EG|Ricki Ortiz, CCG|NYChrisG, GC|ElRosa, CLG|VoiD, YOMI|Michaelangelo, Noble|iLuusions, ViolentKain, ITS|WayGamble, ITS|Princess Ling, YOMI|MIT, Circa|Nicky, FOX|Julio, CBZ|Nuki, PND|Madzin, EVB|Chris Tatarian, Circa|LPN, F3|Alucard, cR|HoneyBee, YouDeal|Yukadon, ApologyMan, cR|WoundCowboy, Brenttiscool, GOL|Ranmasama, LDA|Luis Cha, BjornSonOfBear, YOMI|DJT, NVT|Flash, BT|Angelic, YOMI|Zyphox, OilKing, TS|NerdJosh, RB|Snake Eyez, BH|Swordsman09, GAM|Caba, EG|PR Balrog, FilipinoMan, EG|K-Brad, Khannibalito, RN|Alex Myers, TheBeautifulDude, C4|Gnarlyfeats, GAM|DR Ray, Reiketsu, DS|Stupendous, Nacer, GS|Gllty, WFX|801 Strider, Mike L Na, FourWude, BurnoutFighter and many more.

Streaming is being handled by Capcom Fighters, LevelUp Live, LevelUp Live 2, Tekken and 2G Gaming.

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