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Thunderstruck 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Thunderstruck 2019 is happening this weekend in Monterrey, Mexico.

Players attending this event include Rise|Smug, SB|801 Strider, EG|NYChrisG, NRG|HookGangGod, FOX|Dekillsage, BC|ApologyMan, TGS|CeroBlast, Kusanagi, AZE|Maximof, SB|DoomSnake, Supernoon, BC|LordKnight, PG|Nakkiel, ElTigre, GetGosu|Darlan, Radiance|Commander Jesse, Gama, RH|Zeromex7, SubatomicSabers and many more.

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Fatal Fury's Terry Bogard is joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — let's have a look at what we know about his Smash iteration so far

Last week, we were treated to the news that SNK's Terry Bogard will be joining the ever-growing roster of gaming's grandest crossover, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, alongside the announcement that more characters than the initial five promised are currently in development as post-launch content for the title.

For anyone who's into fighting games (so, the vast majority of people who visit this site), Terry Bogard is definitely a familiar face even though he hasn't been part of the Super Smash Bros. series until now. With Ryu and Ken from Street Fighter setting some precedent, we have a fairly good idea of what a character like Terry will probably feel like and play like in Smash, so let's see what we've seen from his limited gameplay footage so far, and what seems likely for him outside of that.

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NeoGeo Arcade Stick Pro is a hybrid system packing 20 SNK fighting games plus ability to use as a standard controller on PC

Last week, SNK first unveiled their new piece of hardware currently in development with the NeoGeo Arcade Stick Pro though they didn't specify what exactly it did. Now we know that it will be a unique hybrid of sorts.

The NeoGeo Arcade Stick Pro will come packing 20 classic SNK fighting game titles along with the ability to use the system as a standard controller for other platforms as well.

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SNK announces mysterious new NeoGeo Arcade Stick Pro hardware without saying what exactly it does

SNK already announced their World Championship pro tournament series for Samurai Shodown and King of Fighters 14 players, but that's not all the company had in store for its fans today.

New NeoGeo hardware is on its way in the NeoGeo Arcade Stick Pro SNK revealed today though there's not much else we currently know about it aside from it is made to resemble the NeoGeo CD stick controller.

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SNK World Championship pro circuit announced for Samurai Shodown and King of Fighters 14 with a prize pool of over 10 million yen

Most major fighting game publishers have stepped up to create their own pro tour circuits with big cash prizes to attract the best of the best to compete for a shot at a world title, and SNK is jumping into the fold with its latest games as well.

The developer announced today they will be running the SNK World Championship tournament series featuring Samurai Shodown and The King of Fighters 14 made up of qualifying events leading up to a final tournament in 2020.

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Summer Jam 13 results

Summer Jam 13 is taking place this weekend in Essington, Pennsylvania. This is a Tekken World Tour Master event with a $5,000 prize pool bonus.

Notable players in attendance include CG|Saint, RB|Anakin, PG|Speedkicks, Princess Ling, JimmyJTran, EQNX|Joey Fury, Disrupt|Shadow 20z, TCOL|Victim of Ritual, AXL|Fergus, ESE|Runitblack, EQNX|Cuddle Core and Liquid|Gen among many others.

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From Poison and Lucia to Gogeta and Ky Kiske's new look - Click Burgundy's beautiful artwork perfectly reflects fighters revealed at EVO 2019

EVO 2019 saw a ton of new fighting game content get revealed for the first time including a brand new Guilty Gear title and our first new Street Fighter 5 characters in eight months.

Click Burgundy is a Japanese artist we've featured a number of times already on EventHubs because their work continues to impress. Our latest collection of their goods are focused around those new characters from EVO like Poison, Lucia and E. Honda plus others including Yumi from Senran Kagura.

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Smug's Street Fighter 4 Dudley, the longest Brutality build up ever, Poison's unfortunate visual glitch, and more; Funny and cool moments episode 113

You can't possibly watch every fighting game stream out there these days, but thanks to the tireless efforts from LiangHuBBB, you can enjoy the coolest and funniest parts of damn near all of them.

The YouTuber has hit us with the 113th installment in his "Funny and Cool Moments" series, and this one is packed to the brim with almost 15 minutes of continuous clips that'll either make you fall back in your seat or move right up to the edge of it.

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No one draws Chun-Li quite like Akiman

No matter how many times different artists from around the globe draw the now-iconic characters from the Street Fighter universe, there's a certain touch that only Akira "Akiman" Yasuda can put on them.

That's probably because Akiman was the one to first put pen to paper when it came to the Street Fighter 2 World Warriors all the back in the early 1990's. Though he hasn't been with Capcom since 2003, he still cranks out gorgeous works of fighting game art as a freelance artist.

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He was homeless at age 18, won a trip to Japan, and became the Ryan Hart we know now; hear Hart's inspiring story in this BornFree interview

He currently holds no less than four Guinness World Records and is one of the greatest multi-fighting game players to have ever competed, but Ryan Hart's story and approach to his passion is just as intriguing as his impressive resume or seeing him on the sticks in realtime.

Hart sat down with BornFree at EVO this year to share some of that story as the two engaged in an in-depth chat covering topics such as Street Fighter 5's Sagat, Hart's humble beginnings, integral moments during his fighting game journey, and plenty more.

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Missed EVO 2019? Here's all the fighting game announcements that were made over the weekend

Over the weekend, one of the largest fighting game tournaments of the year, EVO 2019, played out. As this event gets larger and larger, fighting game developers have become more interested in making announcements here.

This year was obviously no exception. For those that missed out on some of the reveals, we've got a review of everything that happened right here.

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EVO 2019 fighting game deals: Play Under Night In-Birth and Dragon Ball FighterZ for free plus discounts on Samurai Shodown, Mortal Kombat 11 and more

Day 2 at EVO 2019 is currently underway, and as per usual, EVO weekend is proving to be one of the best times of the year to pick up new fighting games for cheap across multiple platforms.

Each of the nine mainstage titles for EVO this year are included in these ongoing sales — except for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — so Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, Dragon Ball FighterZ, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Under Night In-Birth, Soul Calibur 6 and even the more recently released Samurai Shodown and Mortal Kombat 11 are all cheaper to pick up for a few days. Some of them are even free to play.

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'Why am I nervous that whatever Capcom shows for Street Fighter 5 is just gonna piss people off?' - Maximilian's predictions for big reveals at EVO

If it ever wasn't before, EVO has surely become an event known not only for the highest levels of fighting game competition but also as a juncture where at the community can expect big reveals for their favorite fighting titles.

The nine titles that make up this year's lineup enter EVO in widely different positions when it comes to community expectations for new content, and Maximilian recently spoke both on what he hopes will be announced as well as what he thinks is most likely to be announced in a recent video.

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Update: Which potential fighting game announcements are you excited for with regards to EVO 2019?

Update: You can check out the final results of our poll to see which potential announcements the community is most looking forward to at EVO 2019 after the jump.

Like previous years, it's seeming very likely that we'll be getting interesting fighting game announcements at EVO 2019. In fact, it's basically been confirmed that Sony has some announcement that probably pertains to the fighting game community at the upcoming event.

The main stage lineup this time around includes Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (as the game with the most entrants), Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Tekken 7, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Samurai Shodown, Mortal Kombat 11, Soul Calibur 6, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, and Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st]. There could be some fun surprises waiting for us before the end of each game's events.

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Smash Factor 8 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Smash Factor 8 is happening this weekend in San Pedro Cholula, Mexico.

This event has a bunch of notable players showing up, including (but not limited to) FOX|MKLeo, PG|Marss, Solary|Glutonny, DIG|Lucky, KJS|Maister, Mazer|Nakat, Demise|Mr. E, SNB|Abadango, BC|LordKnight, BC|Mr. R, Westballz, MZR|La Luna and XTR|Sparg0.

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AnimEVO 2019 final game list and numbers revealed, Windjammers just behind Guilty Gear Xrd for most popular title

AnimEVO is back for another year of action running alongside EVO 2019 as the unofficial home for a ton of the big side tournaments happening at Mandalay Bay that aren't part of the nine mainstage titles.

Registration has closed for AnimEVO 2019 where 927 attendees have signed up in total which equals over 10 percent of those 9,100 there for the main event including the likes of Hellpockets, AN|Kizzie Kay, CO|Fenrich, Lythero, PG|MarlinPie and brkrdave among many others for 31 different titles.

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The King of Fighters: All Star adding in Tekken characters crossover campaign along with female versions of Billy Kane, Chang and Yashiro Nanakase

Mobile games tied to long-established fighting game franchises are certainly nothing new though crossover between different series owned by different companies is still rare to say the least.

Netmarble's The King of Fighters: All Star is coming to the West later this year, but it's already been out in Japan since 2018 where its currently celebrating its first anniversary with female versions of classic SNK characters along with an upcoming crossover campaign with Tekken 7.

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