X-Factor Phoenix may be incredibly strong, but she still needs to watch where she teleports... check out this crazy Marvel sequence from Winter Brawl

Last weekend's Winter Brawl was filled with exciting play from no less than 12 different titles, but it was one Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 moment in particular that caught our attention.

ANBU|Punisher and Unkn0wn met in the top eight losers bracket, and would partake in a drawn out duel spanning a full five games. After such a grueling and intense set, one would think the final moments to be climactic... but that's not exactly how things went.

Having already KO'd Unkn0wn's Magneto, Punisher was left to deal with Morrigan and Phoenix. Unkn0wn's objective was to fill his fifth and final bar of meter, so as to gain access to the all powerful Dark Phoenix.

Two well timed Supers from Punisher's Hawkeye took care of Morrigan, meanwhile his Rocket Raccoon was busy placing spring traps about the stage...

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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_.

Check out the full action below.

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Filipino Champ: Zero and Morrigan point teams don't lose any match ups; one of Marvel's greatest talks tiers and his five favorite players

PG|Filipino Champ is easily one of the greatest Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 players of all time. Earlier today, the Dormammu / Phoenix player took to Twitter to share a few thoughts on some of the game's top tiers.

After recalling a time in 2014 where he predicted Phoenix would be top 3 in the game, Champ noted what he believes are the only S+ tier teams. "I do think that there are only two types of S+ teams: Zero or Morrigan point teams with support / anchor," he tweeted.

Champ feels that these types of teams are strong against any match up in the game.

He goes on to talk about S and A tier teams, Vergil's effectiveness, and more. You can check out the tweets below.

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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 officially joins the EVO 2017 line up, registration opens today at 2 p.m.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation charity drive to decide which game would be added to the official EVO 2017 line up concluded last week with Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 as the top earner. The community raised over $70,000 to secure the 9th game spot at the event this year.

EVO tournament organizer Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar took to Twitter earlier this week to announce that Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has officially been added to the event's line up. Registration opens up at 2 p.m. PST / 5 p.m. EST today.

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Over 150 female characters were considered for addition in UMvC3, but none of them made the cut - Niitsuma details roster choices

Ryota Niitsuma has taken to Twitter once more to explain what went down during the development of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and this time he's focusing on the Capcom side of the roster.

Now, we're getting to the interesting, and perhaps saddening part, where we get to hear what could've been - namely, characters that got cut from development and didn't make it in. Niitsuma prefaced the unfortunate cuts with the lines below.

Ryota Niitsuma: Our character count got reduced in the middle of developing Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, so there were some characters that got forcibly cut.

Also, no matter how hard we tried, we just couldn't come to any agreements regarding female characters, so we ended up having no new girls in the roster...

Continue below to find out who, from Capcom's side, didn't quite make it into Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 after all.

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Phoenix Wright and Vergil added due to popularity, but Nemesis a last minute replacement? - Niitsuma gives more insight into UMvC3 character choices

Ryota Niitsuma has taken to Twitter once more to explain what went down during the development of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and this time he's focusing on the Capcom side of the roster.

First up, we're going to detail the choices he did end up putting in the game, though look forward to a bunch of unfortunate cuts in a future story. First, let's hear what he had to say about the incredibly popular Phoenix Wright.

Phoenix Wright: He was the most requested character after we released Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and he's a really popular character, so we wanted to take him on as a challenge. His lines were supervised by Mr. Taku from Honke D.

I vividly remember feeling "Wow, this is totally what Phoenix Wright would say!", with warm emotion inside me.

Continue below to hear about the other Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, except for Firebrand, who has been detailed by Niitsuma in the past.

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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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Impossible comebacks, gods rise and fall, 'Marvel Lives!' and much more; take a look back over six years of Marvel vs. Capcom hype at EVO

We've had Marvel vs. Capcom 3 for nearly six years now, and whether you enjoy playing the game or not, there's no denying it brings with it a certain hype that you really don't get anywhere else.

Flying High has produced a video remembering some of the most epic EVO moments that Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has brought to us over the past six years.

From Viscant and PR Balrog's 2011 Grand Finals set to the rise of the three Marvel gods to the "Marvel Lives" moment, the game and its community have delivered year after year.

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Yipes - It's crazy that EVO has the audacity to not give Marvel a proper send off; angrily explains why UMvC3 should be at EVO 2017

For the first time in EVO history, we may see a line up that fails to include a Marvel vs. Capcom game.

EVO 2017 has eight fighting game titles on its line up: Street Fighter 5, Guilty Gear Revelator 2, Smash Bros. for Wii U, Injustice 2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Tekken 7 and King of Fighters 14. One of nine other titles will be included as well, determined by community donation to Make a Wish.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is on this nine game list, and is currently winning with $18,327 with Pokken Tournament in a close second place with $16,034.

Michael "IFC Yipes" Mendoza, a prominent member of the Marvel community for years, expressed exceeding levels of disappointment in EVO for not including UMvC3. In a recent stream he explained how Marvel was integral in getting EVO off the ground, and offers his opinions on why UMvC3 should not have to fight its way onto the lineup.

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If they're in a fighting game, Jiggeh will draw them; check out this selection from a talented artist with a passion for fighters

Today we're highlighting the work of Swedish artist Josef "Jiggeh" Axner and his beautiful renderings of figures from across the fighting game universe.

Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom, King of Fighters, Mortal Kombat and Smash made it into today's gallery, but there's plenty more in Jiggeh's portfolio.

Give this work a look through, and let us know if you'd like to see more like it in the future.

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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.

Check out the full action below.

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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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Release date for the Xbox One, Steam, and physical versions of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 announced for March 7th; physical versions come with comic

The release date for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3's Xbox One and the Steam version of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has been announced by Capcom. The release date is slated for March 7th.

Additionally, the physical copies of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 for both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will also be released on the same day.

It is noted that the physical release will come with an exclusive comic depicting the story in 10 pages. The illustrations are by Sean Chen and Gerardo Sandoval from Marvel.

Below you can see what the cover of the comic book will look like.

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'At some point, especially at EVO, where they boo me—it takes a toll, but that turns into my passion' - ChrisG on rough times and rolling with changes

Love or hate him, there's no denying that EG|ChrisG is one of the most talented fighting game players to compete in tournament play.

Though he's most known for his god-status in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Christopher Gonzales seems to be able to crack top eight brackets in virtually any of the many games he chooses to enter at major tournaments.

During Gonzales' rise to the top of the fighting game ranks, he garnered something of a villainous persona in a good portion of the community eye. Recent times have seen more boos replaced with cheers, but in a recent interview with The Hundreds the Marvel master offered a seldom shared insight into his perspective on things.

"At some point, especially at EVO, where they boo me—it takes a toll on you," said Chris, "But that turns into my passion. You start to realize, no matter how good you do, there’s going to be someone that doesn’t like it."

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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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