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FV Cup 2018 results ft. Xian, OilKing, Jeondding, Gamerbee, Book

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

FV Cup 2018 is taking place this weekend in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This is a stop both on the Capcom Pro Tour and the Tekken World Tour, so competitors from across all of Asia have shown up to try and grab some points for their respective game tour.

With 80 registered entrants for Street Fighter 5, 53 for Tekken 7 and also notably 56 for Dragon Ball FighterZ, there's going to be a lot of fighting going on this weekend.

Besides these three titles, you'll also see tournament play in King of Fighters 14, Injustice 2, Guilty Gear Xrd: REV 2, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.

Players attending include RZR|Xian, UYU|OilKing, UYU|Jeondding, CYG|Gamerbee, AR|Book, Yamasa|Take, AB|StormKubo, FD|Haitani, Yamasa|Nobi, AB|Chuan, Humanbomb, Ulsan, iG|Jiewa, Mago, Loveneet, Talon|Denesis, Tse4, AG|R-Tech and many more.

Streaming is being done by Team Spooky and Beastapac.

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Sonic Boom 2018 results ft. Go1, Problem X, Luffy, Fergus, BigBird

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Sonic Boom 2018 is taking place in Madrid, Spain.

It's a Capcom Pro Tour event, so points are on the line.

With that in mind, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition has over 100 entrants, so the competition will be fierce, to be sure.

Besides this, the event will also feature Dragon Ball FighterZ, King of Fighters 14, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and Ultra Street Fighter 4.

Players attending are CO|Go1, Mouz|Problem X, RB|Luffy, UYU|Fergus, NASR|BigBird, Liquid|John Takeuchi, Epsilon|Takamura, FNATIC|Akainu, NVD|SaltyKid, EnVyUS|MisterCrimson, Method|ImStillDaDaddy, FNATIC|Shakz, FNATIC|Brick, Overload|VegaPatch, EnVyUS|Layo and many more.

Streaming is being done at Madrid FGC, Madrid FGC 2 and FGCVLC.

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Dragon Gal's Mui Mui joins the SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy roster

Another new character reveal dropped this morning this time from SNK. Mui Mui has been announced as a playable character in SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy.

In the 2v2 team fighting title, Mui Mui wears a frilly dress as her default look. She also has a panda outfit and her classic costume that pulls straight from the King of Fighters and Dragon Gal series.

In the trailer, we see that Mui Mui has an air dash and appears to have great mobility. She's also combo-heavy, so if you're looking to swag on your opponents you might want to add Mui Mui to your team.

Though her official reveal trailer was released today, we learned of Mui Mui's inclusion on the SNK Heroines roster by way of the game's trophies about two weeks ago. The trophy list prompts players to clear story mode with certain characters, and among those missions we saw Mui Mui and someone named "Terry" listed -- which we believe is Terry Bogard in female form.

SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy will have 14 playable characters at launch (again, according to the game's trophies), and we have now seen 13 of them officially revealed. The only remaining mystery is Terry.

If you're looking to play SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy, you'll be able to do so by picking it up on either PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch on September 7th, 2018.

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Moonarc's more realistic approach to fighting game females sees them less exaggerated, but just as beautiful as ever

Audia Pahlevi is an Indonesian artist that goes by the handle "Moonarc," and we have a selection featuring some of her fighting game work to share with you.

If you were to check out Pahlevi's (somewhat NSFW) Deviant Art page you'd find a vast gallery of characters from all over the pop culture world, but it seems she's got a special affinity for the ladies of fighting titles.

Here we see characters such as Zero Suit Samus Aran, Cammy White, Juri Han, Morrigan Aensland, Psylocke, Sophitia Alexandra and others. The fighting game titles include Street Fighter, King of Fighters, Super Smash Bros., Darkstalkers, Marvel vs. Capcom and Soul Calibur.

Moonarc tends to go with a softer, semi-realistic style that's gentle on the eyes and tends to avoid some of the rather ridiculous proportions video game characters tend to have.

My personal favorite might be Bayonetta because I like her face more than the others, though I find myself revisiting the thinner than usual Morrigan image over and over.

There are also a few chrome femme fatales which obviously command a whole different kind of focus. Let us know which of these were your favorites and why in the comments.

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CEO 2018 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

CEO 2018 is upon us, and there are a ton of games being played at the event.

With over 3000 people attending, there's barely any point in listing all the notable players you might see, but if you want a closer look at who's showing up, make sure to check our tournament preview from yesterday.

This is a Capcom Pro Tour Premier event for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition at the Capcom Pro Tour, a Master event for the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour, a Master event for the Tekken World Tour and a Premier event for the Injustice 2 Pro Series.

Besides these games, the event will also be hosting Super Smash Bros. 4, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters 14 and Capcom vs. SNK 2.

On top of this, the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be playable at the event, so there's likely to be ample gameplay from that extremely hyped game, and there will also be exhibition events for the upcoming Soul Calibur 6 and the recently released Fighting EX Layer.

Streaming is being done at Capcom Fighters, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken, CEO Gaming, Team Spooky, VG Boot Camp, NetherRealm, Data FGC, Polarity GG and Villain904.

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Over 3,000 attendees, 4 major tours represented, 14 tournament titles and more - here's what you can look forward to from CEO 2018 this weekend

This weekend, we'll all be able to tune in to CEO 2018, one fo the biggest fighting game events of the year, typically held annually in June.

Not only is it a Premier Event for the Capcom Pro Tour, Master Event for the Tekken World Tour and a Premier Event for the Injustice 2 Pro Series, but it'll also be the inaugural event of the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour, kicking off a competitive circuit for one of the most popular fighting games around.

Besides this, a bunch of other titles are also being played at the event, so let's take a look at what we've got to look forward to this weekend.

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Faces, functions, on disc DLC and more, Curse Entertainment recounts the biggest fighting game faux pas over the last seven years

The fighting game community entered something of a golden age after 2009's release of Street Fighter 4 and a handful of subsequent successful titles, but it's been a real roller coaster of ups and downs since then.

There's no question that we've seen some incredible growth and development through franchises old and new, but one can only imagine where we could be if it weren't for some monumental missteps that have slowed and even buried games that had incredible potential.

Curse Entertainment has put together a video examining some of these issues so as to keep them at the forefront of our thoughts lest we make them again.

Some such mistakes were eventually corrected leaving just a few non-fatal scars as in the case of King of Fighters 14's initial visuals or Street Fighter 5's shoddy launch. Other titles were not so lucky, as Street Fighter X Tekken and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite would never be able to recover from their respective failures despite some eventual corrections.

Not to be a total Debbie Downer, Curse also takes some time to highlight the successes of franchises like Mortal Kombat and Killer Instinct, both of which have seen major successes in various avenues.

As the scene continues to expand to new heights on both the casual and competitive levels we hope to learn to better cross our "T's" and dot our "i's." Continue on to check out the video and let us know what you think after you're done.

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Arkham Digital Fighting Tournament results ft. Tissuemon, SuperAkouma, Fergus, KaneAndTrench, Blackbeard

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, another Tekken World Tour event is taking place.

This time, the stage of battle moves to Barcelona for the Arkham Digital Fighting Tournament.

Although Tekken 7 is the main event, there will also be tournament play in Dragon Ball FighterZ, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, King of Fighters 14, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and BlazBlue: Central Fiction.

Players competing in the event include CGG|Tissuemon, Crazy|SuperAkouma, UYU|Fergus, DG|KaneAndTrench, SNG|Blackbeard, DG|Asim, Exeed|Ghirlanda, DG|RooKang, 4G|DevilKazuya, DG|ThePhantom, FS|Tenshimitsu, Cyrox and many more.

Almost 100 players have gathered to get those Tekken World Tour points to reach the finals later this year, so it'll be exciting who gets the gold in the end.

Streaming is being done at Arkham Team and Arkham Team TV 2.

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Terry Bogard will be looking a bit different in SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy... because he will very likely be a girl

Terry Bogard and Mui Mui were leaked as the final two characters coming to SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy due to the game's PlayStation trophies appearing online ahead of the game's release. Heroines, you may be asking yourself, doesn't that mean girl fighters? You would be correct in that assumption.

The problem with Terry's inclusion in SNK Heroines is the fact that... he's a guy except that looks to not exactly be true for this female-dominated title as the character's portrait will suggest.

There is poster artwork for SNK Heroines that shows all of its 14 launch characters including the silhouettes of who we now know to be be Fatal Fury's Terry and Mui Mui, and neither of the shadowy figures appears to be male let alone large in stature as we've come to know Mr. Bogard.

The silhouette at the top has long hair that looks to be in a pony-tail with their hand reached up to their forehead likely grabbing the bill of their cap as Terry is known to do. They also appear to be wearing a vest similar to Terry's trademark look with a quite feminine figure.

SNK has done something similar with SNK Gals' Fighters (2000) where-in Iori Yagami dressed up as a girl and went by the name 'Miss X' as the game's antagonist though everyone could see through his disguise. Terry's new look appears to be much more than a costume, however.

Another possibility is a character like Alice taking the moniker of the Fatal Fury hero in SNK Heroines, but either way it appears that "Terry" will be female in the game. You can take a look at the game's roster poster with Terry and Mui Mui's silhouettes in the gallery below with a comparison between male and female Terry.

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Terry Bogard and Mui Mui are joining the SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy roster, the game's trophies reveal

It looks like SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy has had its final two characters leaked. Dragon Gal's Mui Mui and Fatal Fury's Terry Bogard are set to join the fray.

This information comes from a listing of the game's trophies over on PSN Profiles. As one might expect from a fighting game's trophies, there are several that are tied to clearing the story mode with certain characters.

Each of these story-based trophies asks you to clear the mode with two specific characters: "clear the story using Luong and Shermie," for example. "Want to join Team Women Fighters?!" prompts players to finish the story mode with Terry and Yuri, while "Soo…Where should we go eat?" asks the same for Mui Mui and Mian.

The trophy list also confirms that there will be 14 characters at launch. This makes Terry and Mui Mui the final two.

Both Mui Mui and Terry most recently made appearances in King of Fighters 14 as playable characters.

Considering SNK Heroines is a celebration of the company's greatest female characters, it's interesting to see Terry join the fight. Perhaps we'll see him make an appearance in a similar manner to "Miss X," the boss character of SNK Gals' Fighters (2000) who happened to be Iori Yagami dressed as a woman.

You can check out the trophies for SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy below.

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The Fight 2018 results ft. MenaRD, Brolynho, Jiewa, Caba, DoomSnake

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, The Fight 2018 is taking place in Bogotá, Colombia.

This is a Ranking Event for the Capcom Pro Tour, so with points on the line a lot of Latin America's fighters are showing up.

Besides Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, this event will also feature tournament play for King of Fighters 14, Super Smash Bros. 4, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Pokkén Tournament DX, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Tekken 7 and Injustice 2.

Players attending are plentiful, and just a few names you'll be seeing this weekend are Rise|MenaRD, F3|Brolynho, iG|Jiewa, Rise|Caba, SB|DoomSnake, Flash, Furia|HKDash, Kusanagi, Umbrella|Dark, Fuego|ElTigre and AAG|BabyBrasil.

There are around 70 entrants for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, so there will undoubtedly be a lot of matches on stream for your viewing pleasure during the event.

Streaming is being done at Colombian FGC.

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NEOGEO Mini and NEOGEO Mini International game lineups announced

Yesterday, SNK revealed their NEOGEO mini online presentation. The video was uploaded to YouTube.

Two versions of the NEOGEO Mini were announced. There is the NEOGEO Mini and the NEOGEO Mini International. Both editions will have 40 games each and 14 of them will be different between the two.

While the NEOGEO Mini has a greater emphasis on fighting games, the NEOGEO Mini International has more action games. The versions of the games are based on the home console, which grants access to extra features like practice mode and additional characters.

Since a number of these games had a limited number of continues, the developers of the NEOGEO Mini have made it so that players can save and load at any time. This is done via the start and select buttons that are present.

SNK will also be releasing a NEOGEO mini pad external controller that is based on the design of the NEOGEO CD controller. While the portable console can be played anywhere, it can also be hooked up to the television via a HDMI cable.

With the NEOGEO Mini releasing for this Summer for Japan first, they are still deciding on how much the console should cost. The NEOGEO Mini will be playable at E3 on June 12th.

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Combo Breaker 2018 results ft. Go1, SonicFox, Tokido, Fujimura, ChrisG

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we're getting an absolutely gargantuan event taking place in St. Charles, Illinois in the form of Combo Breaker 2018.

It really can't be stated enough how big this event is for a ton of different games, with a whopping 16 games, and the Mystery Game Tournament besides them as well, exceeding 100 entrants each, and with two games exceeding 500 entrants, and another one getting very close.

On top of that, it's a Premier Event for the Capcom Pro Tour and a Master Event for the Tekken World Tour, so people will definitely be showing up to compete. Also, the winner of Dragon Ball FighterZ will claim the final spot in the 16-person event Summit of Power happening two weeks from now.

With so much on the line and so many players showing up, we couldn't possibly begin to list every notable name present, so here is a very small excerpt of who you can expect to see: CO|Go1, FOX|SonicFox, FOX|Tokido, FD|Fujimura, EG|NYChrisG, PG|Infiltration, CYG|Daigo, FOX|Justin Wong, NuckleDu, FOX|Punk, TSM|Leffen, Rise|MenaRD, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, Liquid|Nemo, Fursan|Verloren, Mouz|Problem X, AS|Reynald, GGP|Kazunoko, CYG|Fuudo, ALG|Dragon, CO|Dogura, PG|SKD, RB|Luffy, FOX|Theo, PG|MarlinPie, RNG|Swedish Delight, Circa|ForeverKing, Tempo|S2J and so, so many more.

The games being played at the event, in order of entrants from biggest to smallest, are Dragon Ball FighterZ, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Injustice 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Killer Instinct, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Mortal Kombat XL, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, the ceremonious Mystery Game Tournament, Super Smash Bros. 4, King of Fighters 14, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Vampire Savior/Darkstalkers, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Mortal Kombat 9.

Streaming is being done at Team Spooky, Capcom Fighters, Tekken, NetherRealm, BG Callisto, Funky P, PandaxGaming, Vampire Arcadia and VG Boot Camp.

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Check out the character portraits from both parties in Capcom vs. SNK side-by-side in a new video from VCDECIDE

Last week, we posted VCDECIDE's previous video in which they compared the sprite works side-by-side between Capcom and SNK for their previous crossover games, and now they're back with another related video.

This new video centers around the artwork and characater portraits that were featured in the Capcom vs. SNK titles with artists from both sides taking cracks at the other company's most recognizable fighters.

The famous Toshiaki "Shinkiro" Mori did his first work on Capcom characters for these titles before he eventually left SNK to join the Street Fighter developer where he still currently resides. His artwork from the CvS games is still some of the most well known and recognizable because of his more realistic takes on the characters.

Kinu Nishimura and Daigo Ikeno from Capcom on the other hand were able to give SNK characters a more stylized and slightly darker animated look from their original designs.

Both sets of work and all of the artists are iconic and legendary in their own rights, but it's still cool to see the different takes on the characters side-by-side.

You can check out a selection of the artwork comparisons in the gallery below and the full video from VCDECIDE after the jump.

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Save up to 50 percent on Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, King of Fighters 14 and Injustice 2 plus their DLC in PlayStation's Extended Play Sale

Sony runs digital weekly ads across their PlayStation platforms and this week's sale includes some good deals on a handful of the biggest fighting games around.

The Extended Play Sale in the US PlayStation Store is geared towards games with continued support through seasonal updates and DLC.

Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition (and Deluxe Edition), Injustice 2: Legendary Edition and King of Fighters 14: Special Anniversary Edition are all apart of this sale, so if you haven't picked these games up or waited on their DLC, this may be the perfect opportunity to get caught up on content.

As per usual with PSN sales, players with an active PlayStation+ account will gain an additional 10 percent of regular sale price, so Injustice 2: Legendary Edition will be up to 20 percent off, Street Fighter 5 content is up to 30 percent off and KoF14 is up to 50 percent off retail pricing.

These deals apply only to the US store and run from today until the morning of May 29th. Other popular titles included in the sale are Rainbow Six: Siege, Overwatch, Diablo 3, Battlefield 1 and the Witcher 3.

You can check out the full list of sale prices for the fighting game related discounts as well as the store link after the jump.

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Toryuken 7 results ft. NuckleDu, Problem X, Justin Wong, JoeyFury

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The action isn't over yet, we've got yet another big event going on this weekend, namely Toryuken 7 in Toronto, Canada.

This is a Ranking Event for the Capcom Pro Tour, so points to get in to the Capcom Cup are on the line.

Besides that, the event will also be hosting Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken 7, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Sailor Moon S, King of Fighters 14, Samurai Shodown 5 Special, Garou: Mark of the Wolves and Soul Calibur 2 on stream.

Players attending include NuckleDu, Mouz|Problem X, FOX|Justin Wong, Circa|JoeyFury, Teemo, WBG|CJ Truth, Nephew, Rise|Marn, Chi-Rithy and many more.

It's a two-day event, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the game you're most invested in, and enjoy the action.

Streaming is being done at Toronto Top Tiers and Toronto Top Tiers 2.

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Stunfest 2018 results ft. Infiltration, Daigo, Go1, Fujimura, Fuudo

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

For the first time in over a month, we've got a Capcom Pro Tour Premier event upon us.

The annual Stunfest tournament is taking place, as always, in Rennes, France.

As mentioned, it's a huge event for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, with almost 250 entrants from across the world, but there are a ton of other games being played as well.

You'll be able to enjoy tournament play in Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros. 4, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Windjammers, King of Fighters 14, Breakers: Revenge, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.

Players attending are plentiful - for just a few of the top contenders you'll be able to see, look no further than right here: PG|Infiltration, CYG|Daigo, CO|Go1, FD|Fujimura, CYG|Fuudo, FOX|Punk, NVD|Phenom, FOX|Momochi, GGP|Kazunoko, CO|Dogura, EG|NYChrisG, Liquid|John Takeuchi, Ponos|Moke, RB|Bonchan, CYG|GamerBee, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, Mago, EnVyUS|MisterCrimson, AB|Poongko, UYU|OilKing, Rise|Smug, Gachikun, Epsilon|Takamura, AB|StormKubo, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Talon|Xiaobao, Method|ImStillDaDaddy, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, FNATIC|Shakz, UYU|NL, FNATIC|Akainu, Tempo|Alex Myers, FNATIC|Brick, Atrosh and many, many more.

Streaming is being done at Capcom Fighters, Stunfest 2, Stunfest 4, Unequalled Media, Achoral, Gunsmith ON and Canape Fight. Additional streams will be added as they become available.

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