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Taipei Major 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Taipei Major 2019 is taking place this weekend, obviously in Taipei, Taiwan, and it's a huge event for several different games, most notably Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition.

Some of the fierce competitors who will be competing at this event are Rohto|Tokido, Mouz|Problem X, CYG|Daigo, THY|Chikurin, CYG|Fuudo, UYU|LowHigh, YOG|Machabo, Liquid|Nemo, FD|Haitani, Victrix|Momochi, FAV|Sako, FD|Fujimura, RZR|Xian, UYU|Jeondding, Liquid|John Takeuchi, CYG|GamerBee, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, Yamasa|Nobi, UYU|NL, Trashbox, CherryBerryMango, RB|Bonchan, FD|Johnny, Talon|HotDog29, MVP|Pekos, GRPT|MOV, E.T., Mago, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, Yamasa|Take, CO|Dogura, Verloren, RRQ|Moke, ZJZ, BC|Kazunoko, CoolKid93, COOASGAMES|Noroma, PG|Shen Chan, FAV|Ryuusei, Fate|Ulsan, EQNX|Dimeback, Chuan, iG|Jiewa, Humanbomb, RB|Tanukana, Yang Mian and Yamasa|Yuu, though there are countless more participating as well.

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Combo Breaker 2019 results

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There's a giant fighting game event happening this weekend St. Charles, Illinois. Basically any fighting game you'd be interested in will be featured, and has a high number of entrants here.

For just a sampling of the talent present at this event, you can expect to see FOX|SonicFox, REC|Punk, Rohto|Tokido, Mouz|Problem X, RB|Gachikun, JDCR, Rangchu, ROX|Knee, CO|Go1, Teresa, Dragon, CYG|Fuudo, Victrix|Momochi, CYG|Daigo, UYU|LowHigh, EG|NYChrisG, NRG|HookGangGod, RB|Anakin, PG|MarlinPie, CO|Dogura, ROX|Chanel, LostSoul, Linkorz, UYU|Jeondding, BC|Tachikawa, NASR|AngryBird, BC|ApologyMan, BjornSonOfBear, 1UP|PepperySplash, KOA|Sandman, UYU|CherryBerryMango, DR Gross, END|Scar, AN|KizzieKay, Flux, DJT, Noble|Semiij, NASR|TekkenMaster, DF|Saiyne, AXL|Boom, Supernoon, SSNO|KojiKOG, Hotashi and CATPION|Deb but of course many, many more as well, because there are far too many huge players to name even a fraction.

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The King of Fighters: All Star brings Haohmaru and Kyo Kusanagi to the real world for a new commercial celebrating Samurai Shodown's upcoming release

We're now exactly one month away from the rebooted Samurai Shodown's release with its first new game in a decade, and the companies working with the property are celebrating in a pretty cool way.

Netmarble's mobile action RPG The King of Fighters: All Star is receiving a Samurai Shodown-themed collaboration which was announced via a new live action commercial featuring former Kamen Rider actors as the SNK protagonists.

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Stunfest 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Stunfest is taking place in Rennes, France. While it may not have Capcom Pro Tour status this year, it's still got a ton of fighting game action coming your way.

Some of the notable competitors set to fight it out in their respective main titles are PXP|A Foxy Grampa, SNB|Abadango, Solary|Glutonny, FNATIC|Akainu, SST|Shuton, gwak.fr|Shenzo, Will2Pac, HappyPow, VGIA|Shanks, EnVyUS|Layo, Tominaga and Genki, though there are of course many more present as well.

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BAM 11 results

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This weekend, we have BAM — Battle Arena Melbourne — 11 taking place, and it's of course happening in Melbourne, Australia.

Some of the players set to compete at this event are THY|Chikurin, Rangchu, RZR|Xian, UYU|OilKing, JDCR, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, PBE|Doujin, RB|Bonchan, Liquid|John Takeuchi, Yamasa|Take, Yamasa|Nobi, COOASGAMES|Noroma, CYG|GamerBee, Mago, EQNX|Dimeback, Fate|Ulsan, iG|Jiewa, Rise|K-Brad, ALUS|Yang Mian, Yamasa|Yuu, YOG|Machabo, SIN|Brandon and Somniac though there are obviously many more.

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SNK announces new Samurai Shodown-themed limited edition Neo Geo Mini consoles featuring over a dozen classic fighting game titles

Samurai Shodown is set to make its big return after over a decade with its new rebooted fighting game coming next month, and it appears as though those in charge are looking to celebrate its long history with some special hardware.

SNK recently announced three Samurai Shodown-themed limited edition Neo Geo Mini consoles designed around Haohmaru, Nakoruru and Ukyo that will feature 40 classic SNK arcade games — including a ton of fighting games.

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Saigon Cup 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Saigon Cup 2019 is happening this weekend in Saigon, Vietnam and it's loaded.

Here's a listing of some of the competitors you can get ready to see this weekend: RB|Gachikun, Rohto|Tokido, FAV|Sako, CYG|Fuudo, UYU|OilKing, UYU|NL, Liquid|John Takeuchi, FAV|Ryuusei, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, Mago, RB|Bonchan, SZY|Mizuha, CYG|GamerBee, ALUS|Qiuqiu, OC|Gafro, iG|Jiewa, WE-R1|Trashbox, iXA|StormKubo, Humanbomb, Verloren, RRQ|Moke, Talon|HotDog29, SSNO|Sakagami, Chuan, B.O.B|Xiaobao and Talon|Denesis. Of course, many more are attending as well.

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KVO x TSB 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This week, we're seeing a long-running and heavily populated tournament taking place in Osaka, Japan.

KVO x TSB has been running for many years, and it's back again in 2019. Some of the notable players attending include CO|Go1, Omito, CO|Dogura, Nage, Samitto, CO|Fenrich, GW|Zackray, PAG|LostSoul, Tomo, THY|Chikurin, Zadi, 1UP|PepperySplash, Fumo, PG|BNBBN, BjornSonofBear, FF|ElvenShadow, Supernoon, GGWP|Souji, though that doesn't even begin to cover how many amazing competitors are set to fight it out this weekend.

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SNK reveals Samurai Shodown is possibly already profitable, a bit of info about King of Fighters 15, SNK Heroines' sales and plans for Neo Geo 2

SNK may have strayed from their more traditional video gaming roots earlier this decade, but they've come back in full force in recent years which has landed them back on the mainstage at EVO and in the hearts and minds of the fighting game community.

The company recently held their 2019 SNK investors meeting in Seoul, South Korea where they revealed interesting facts about their upcoming fighting games like Samurai Shodown and King of Fighters 15 while also taking the time to announce plans for new console platforms in the Neo Geo 2 and Neo Geo 3.

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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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NorCal Regionals 2019 results

Story updated with final results: The NorCal Regionals 2019 tournament is underway now. This is a Capcom Pro Tour premier event running in San Jose, California throughout the weekend. There are 13 games being played over three days.

Notable competitors in attendance include Rohto|Tokido, Rec|Punk, RB|Gachikun, Mouz|Problem X, Fudoh|Fujimura, CYG|Fuudo, FAV|Sako, CYG|Daigo Umehara, Justin Wong, Momochi, FOX|NuckleDu, RZR|Xian, Liquid|Nemo, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, UYU|Oil King, Mago, Liquid|John Takeuchi, ZJZ, MyWallet|Verloren, CYG|GamerBee, UYU|NL, FAV|Ryusei, END|Shine, SB|801 Strider, CAG|Dogura, Talon|HotDog29, Fudoh|Haitani, Rise|Smug, Qanba|Xiao Hai, NVD|Phenom, GRPT|MOV, CAG|Go1, RRQ|Moke, Rise|K-Brad, Brian_F, CJ Truth, GGP|Kazunoko, RB|Bonchan, CYG|PR Balrog, Fudoh|Johnny, Machabo, Combofiend, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EnvyUS|Mister Crimson, RB|Snake Eyez, JB, Jwong|Didimokof, The Cool Kid93, EG|NYChrisG, Tempo|Alex Myers, NRG|Supernoon, Reynald, BC|Apologyman, NVD|SaltyKid, Mo-Joe, LPN, Commander Jesse, Dankadillas, among many others.

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Toushinsai 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The big arcade-based tournament series is back again this year, and is as usual taking place in Tokyo, Japan.

Although no tournament brackets seemed to have been released, making it difficult to say exactly who's there, you can pretty freely assume that if they're a Japan-based player who competes in the arcades, they're going to be there fighting their heart out.

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FV Cup x SEA Major 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we can enjoy some proper Asian tournament action with FV Cup x SEA Major 2019 taking place in Kualua Lumpur, Malaysia.

Some of the notable players attending this event include Victrix|Momochi, FD|Fujimura, Rohto|Tokido, UYU|OilKing, RZR|Xian, FAV|Sako, RB|Bonchan, FD|Johnny, Liquid|John Takeuchi, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, FD|Haitani, CYG|GamerBee, FAV|Ryuusei, Talon|HotDog29, Talon|Denesis, FD|Otani and of course many more as well.

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SNK All-Star announced as a fighting... mobile RPG

SNK All-Star is a title that in name alone carries a ton of promise with it given the company's long and storied history with fighting games and the arcade scene, so a mobile RPG probably isn't something many players in the West would think about when first hearing the name... unless they've been paying attention to what came before.

That's right. Developers 37Games announced that SNK All-Star will be coming to iOS and Android devices as a free-to-play title later this year combining the worlds of The King of Fighters, Samurai Shodown, The Last Blade and other classic series into a new crossover.

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From M. Bison to Geese Howard, who are the 10 most intimidating and best villains in fighting game history?

Fighting game final bosses are among the most iconic and memorable among all genres of video games because they represent — especially in the arcade era — the highest mountain you had to climb over to reach the top against computer players that would do everything in their power, including breaking the game, to destroy you and force you to spend another quarter.

Many of them have a number of design choices in common. They have the color red worked into their primary or secondary color schemes, they want to control / destroy the world, or they may simply want to acquire the best of every fighting style via assimilation. There are a number of them that have stood the test of time amongst their peers, however — we don't exactly hear too many people clamoring about Azazel from Tekken 6 or Ultron Sigma.

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If you somehow didn't know, Click Burgundy's fighting game artwork is the toppest of tiers

Click Burgundy is a Japanese artist we've featured a number of times on EventHubs already because of their godlike fighting game art, and their work continues to be amazing.

We've collected a dozen more pieces from Click Burgundy's recent collections where they seem to have been pretty excited about the EVO and EVO Japan line ups plus some other recent fighting game announcements like Videl in Dragon Ball FighterZ — and I guess we know which side of the pigtails vs. short hair debate they fall on.

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