Marvel vs. Capcom 3 stories

Did you know: Marvel vs. Capcom was originally conceived because Marvel wanted to get exposure for their characters to people in Japan

It all started 21 years ago in 1996 when X-Men vs. Street Fighter hit arcades.

Comic characters didn't have nearly the public acknowledgement they do today, and Marvel wasn't the media powerhouse it would eventually grow into. Fighting games, on the other hand, had recently become all the rage.

Games like Street Fighter 2 and Moral Kombat had players taking extra trips to convenience stores and laundromats if they weren't close enough to a legitimate arcade, and home consoles had others inviting friends over for more domestic bouts.

Street Fighter and X-Men though? Sure, it's cool, but why? In reading through Capcom's latest Development Report, we get our answer.

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The Fall Classic 2017 results ft. XCalibur Bladez, Mr. Kwiggle, JoeyFury, Speedkicks

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

One of the many big events going on this weekend is The Fall Classic 2017, taking place in North Carolina.

This is a Masters Event for the Tekken World Tour, so you can bet the Tekken beasts will be out in full force. It's also a key event to the Dead or Alive Battle Royale, so we recommend paying attention to the high level of play in Dead or Alive 5: Last Round as well.

Besides that, the event will also feature tournament play in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Street Fighter 5, Injustice 2, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], BlazBlue: Central Fiction, King of Fighters 14, Pokkén Tournament DX, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Mortal Kombat XL.

Another notable factoid about this tournament is that several top level 3rd Strike players from Japan have flown out to compete, so you can expect to see some Co-operation Cup tier gameplay coming your way.

There are also potential to increase the pot size of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, as well as get some hype exhibition matches. For more details regarding this, go to this Matcherino page.

Players attending this even include, but are not limited to, XCalibur Bladez, Mr. Kwiggle, ITS|JoeyFury, PG|Speedkicks, Kokujin, RX, ITS|Princess Ling, Circa|JoeyD, Xcel|SperoGin, Issei, Rip, Jimmy J Tran, VS|Pokchop, Chi-Rithy, Yakkun and Noble|Vagabond.

Streaming is being done at Bifuteki, Tekken, Funky P, KPB Live and Exodus 3rd.

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Angelic breaks through pressure with Shuma's level 3, RyanLV did an elegant Morrigan infinite, and more - Curleh Finale 2017 UMvC3 highlights

Curleh Finale 2017 has concluded its Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament. Being that we are now just hours away from the official release on Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, this could be the last tournament we see this game played at such a high level.

More than likely, most of the top players will be transitioning into the newest game. This is quite a special one, folks.

As a result of this momentous occasion, we've collected highlights of some of the more interesting spectacles that occurred throughout the night. This is a lot in thanks to the talent of players such as EG|NYChrisG, SPY|RyanLV, PG|MarlinPie and many more.

Our first highlight focuses on a match between MSF|Angelic and NYChrisG. Both players were down to their last characters.

Angelic had Shuma Gorath while NYChrisG had his Doctor Doom. One mix up was all that was needed for either player to win.

It took a level 3 hyper to finish the job, but Angelic ended up prevailing.

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Curleh Finale 2017 results ft. ChrisG, RyanLV, MarlinPie, NotEnoughDamage

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

It's Mahvel, baby.

This weekend, Curleh Finale 2017 will be taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada.

With Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite coming out next week, this could potentially be the final swan song for the beloved title Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Throughout the year, players have been qualifying for the finals, which will feature 32 of the greatest players in the title battling it out for the honor of being the final Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 champion.

That's not all, though, the event will also feature multiple exhibition matches in the upcoming Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite between seasoned MvC players, so look forward to that.

Players participating include EG|NYChrisG, SPY|RyanLV, PG|MarlinPie, Mischief|NotEnoughDamage, Circa|JoeyD, UA|Terry Bogard, Fable|DualKevin, Circa|Jibrill, MSF|Angelic, ApologyMan, SS|Supernoon and more.

Streaming is being done at Team Spooky.

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Manila Cup 2017 results ft. Infiltration, Mago, OilKing, Go1

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

There's going to be some huge action in the Asian part of the Capcom Pro Tour circuit this weekend taking place in Manila, Philippines.

The battle for CPT points is going to be extremely fierce, so make sure to tune in for the highest level of competitive play.

It's not just about Street Fighter 5, of course. The event will also feature tournament play in Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Injustice 2, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Mortal Kombat XL, King of Fighters 14 and BlazBlue: Central Fiction.

As for players attending, you can expect to see RZR|Infiltration, Mago, ZW|OilKing, CO|Go1, ZW|GamerBee, Gachikun, Moke, Talon|Xiaobao, Scarz|Sako, Talon|Hotdog29, /r/Kappa|Jeondding, GFuel|Verloren, /r/Kappa|310, YBK|Daikokugo, Talon|Denesis, Sandbag and many more.

With many of the very highest placers on the Asian CPT leaderboards not present, this is a prime chance for players to rise in the rankings.

Streaming is being done at Team Spooky and Playbook PH.

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East Coast Throwdown 2017 results ft. SonicFox, Punk, Dragon, Snake Eyez

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Perhaps the biggest FGC event this weekend is East Coast Throwdown 2017, taking place in Fairfield, New Jersey.

This event is a Premier event in the Injustice 2 Pro Series, a Ranking event in the Capcom Pro Tour and a Challenger event in the Tekken World Tour.

Besides these three games, the event will also feature Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Central Fiction and King of Fighters 14.

As for players, look forward to seeing FOX|SonicFox, PG|Punk, Noble|Dragon, CYG|Snake Eyez, Anakin, EG|NYChrisG, RNG|WhiteBoi, NASR|TekkenMaster, EG|K-Brad, Biohazard, AW|Nemo, Noble|Semiij, Circa|JoeyFury, Brian_F, HoneyBee, Circa|ForeverKing, PXP|A Foxy Grampa, 801 Strider, F3|Alucard, Tempo|Alex Myers, PG|Hayatei, Noble|iLuusions, FOX|Scar, Method|MikeandIke, F3|DR Gross, VS|Pokchop, NG|Obscure, BxA|StarCharger, VS|KoDee, OG|Shine, Method|SylverRye, DF|Grr, Xcel|SperoGin and many, many more.

There are over 100 entrants in each of the main three games, and with serious points on the line for each of them, the players will be out for blood.

Streaming is being done at NetherRealm, Team Spooky and TSB Blaze.

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First Attack 2017 results ft. Dark Jiewa, Smug, LPN, John Takeuchi

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

If you thought three Capcom Pro Tour events this weekend was enough, think again.

First Attack 2017 is taking place in Puerto Rico, and a lot of players from across the world have flown out to compete.

While Street Fighter 5 is the event's main game, and a Ranking event on the Capcom Pro Tour, there will also be tournament play in Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Injustice 2, Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

A few of the players expected to attend are PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, Rise|Smug, Circa|LPN, /r/Kappa|John Takeuchi, Rise|MenaRD, GAM|Caba, SB|Dieminion, WBG|CJ Truth, GAM|DR Ray and Doomsnake507.

With the Capcom Pro Tour growing ever closer to its end, points are becoming more and more important, so the grind is real for the present players.

Streaming is being done at Level Up Live and MVG League.

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Absolute Battle 8 results ft. SonicFox, Punk, Snake Eyez, Justin Wong

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Absolute Battle is back, and as always, it's taking place in Texas.

This event is a big deal for Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7, since it's part of both the Capcom Pro Tour and the Tekken World Tour, but it's an even bigger deal for Injustice 2, for which it is a Premier Event in the Injustice 2 Pro Series.

Each of these three games are boasting over 100 entrants, so there'll be a lot of matches lined up to be played this weekend.

Although those are the main three games, that doesn't mean there's nothing else to enjoy. You can also look forward to tournament play in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, King of Fighters 14, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Killer Instinct and Pokkén Tournament.

There are a bunch of high profile players showing up for most games present at the event, including, but not limited to, FOX|SonicFox, PG|Punk, CYG|Snake Eyez, FOX|Justin Wong, Noble|Dragon, Streamme|Anakin, EG|NYChrisG, ITS|Joey Fury, Rogue|Slayer, PG|Speedkicks, FOX|Theo, Brian_F, XSK Samurai, RNG|WhiteBoi, CYG|PR Balrog, ITS|Princess Ling, Noble|Semiij, Circa|LPN, VS|Pokchop, Flash, PG|Hayatei, 801 Strider, Tempo|Alex Myers, Circa|ForeverKing, Biohazard, Noble|iLuusions, FOX|Scar, vS|KoDee and WBG|CJ Truth.

Streaming is being handled by Versus Gameplay, NetherRealm, PandaxGaming and Salty Mayhem.

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Shine 2017 results ft. ZeRo, Hungrybox, Mango, Salem

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

It seems like the Super Smash Bros. action never ends, with yet another huge major upon us this weekend.

Shine 2017 is taking place in Boston, Massachusetts, and it's a really big one.

Although the main event is Super Smash Bros. Melee with over 1000 entrants, and Super Smash Bros. Wii U with over 600, a bunch of other games are set to be played as well.

Other games you can expect to see include Super Smash Bros. 64, Brawlhalla, Rivals of Aether, Street Fighter 5, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2.

The amount of notable players attending is through the roof, but here's a small taste of the players you'll be seeing this weekend - TSM|ZeRo, Liquid|Hungrybox, C9|Mango, MVG|Salem, FOX|Mew2King, NRG|Nairo, FOX|MKLeo, TSM|Leffen, RNG|Dabuz, PG|Plup, CLG|SFAT, C9|Ally, MSF|Larry Lurr, G2|Westballz, IMT|Shroomed, P1|CaptainZack, 2GG|Komorikiri, RNG|Swedish Delight, IMT|ANTi, Frys|Wizzrobe, P1|Tweek, LG|Ice, CLG|VoiD, CLG|PewPewU, Duck, Tempo|S2J, SPY|Nintendude, Marss, YP|Fatality, PG|Esam, EMG|n0ne, Lucky, MSF|The Moon, Liquid|ChuDat, Balance|DruggedFox and SPY|MacD.

Streaming is being handled by VG Boot Camp, Big Blue GG, Big Blue GG 2, Great Value Smash and Boston Anime FGC.

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Buenos Aires True Salt results ft. Justin Wong, KaneBlueRiver, Brolynho, Dark Jiewa

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Latin American portion of the Capcom Pro Tour is far from over yet.

This weekend, the aptly named Buenos Aires True Salt is taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Although Street Fighter 5 is the main game, being part of the Capcom Pro Tour and all, the event will also feature King of Fighters 14, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Tekken 7 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Players expected to attend include, but are not limited to, FOX|Justin Wong, KaneBlueRiver, F3|Brolynho, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, DM|Misterio, GGL|Flash, Umbrella|Dark, TSD|Picoro and F2G|Moise.

Streaming is being done at UAFG and Argentos Assemble.

We have yet to find a proper schedule for the event, so we advise viewers to simply tune in and stay tuned.

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Don't miss out on the Capcom Steam sale this weekend - up to 80% off

Capcom is having a special sale this weekend. It will last until August 21st (ends on Monday).

As you might expect, many of Capcom's fighting games are present in this sale. Games can be up to 80% off their normal price.

Being that Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite doesn't release until September 19, this is not a game that is on sale. You'll still be able to pre-order the game at full price.

Street Fighter 5 is listed as being 50% off. This brings its price to $19.99.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is also benefiting from the sale. Being that it is 40% off, its price drops to $14.99.

Meanwhile, Ultra Street Fighter 4 is 75% leaving it at $7.49. You can even purchase Street Fighter X Tekken with 80% of its price taken off, making it purchasable at $5.99.

Of course, there are also non-fighting games are sale if you are interested in those as well. Check them out here if you are interested.

This is THE most intricate and amazing Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Dante combo I have ever seen

Where to even being with this combo...

Cloud805 is well known in the world of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. An accomplished player in his own right, his team of Zero, Dante, Vergil is as sharp as they come.

Last night, Cloud shared a Dante combo on Twitter that he claims came to him in a dream. If that's the case... that is incredible.

This combo scores a slick 298 hits and does not use X-Factor. While Zero and Vergil assist with this sequence, Dante is definitely the man in charge here.

There are a number of things being utilized throughout. You'll spot TAC infinite loops, multiple OTGs, ground bounces, empty air tags that result in wall bounces, and much more.

The result is a meticulously thought out and executed combo that is absolutely beautiful to behold. I've seen a lot of Dante combos in my day -- even done some of my own -- but this has to be the best one I have ever come across.

Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Combofiend and Yipes give Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 a proper send off in an EVO 2017 first to five

Once upon a time they shook the scene with their incredible plays and memorable personas, but are Combofiend and IFC Yipes still able to perform like they once did?

Though the action was top tier throughout EVO this year, as it virtually always is, things didn't stop or slow once the main venue closed its doors.

This year at the EVO Bar Fights after party, hosted by Cross Counter, these two Marvel titans faced off in a first to five UMvC3 send off set.

Things actually begin with a full on mirror match as both players go with Nova, Dr. Strange and Spencer (though not in the same order). Has Combofiend spent too long developing and not enough time practicing? Is Yipes looking more toward the future, having lost his precision? Perhaps they're both still in top form?

Everything about this bout was old school MvC3, as Floe and Viscant even jumped on commentary to call the match.

Just as a heads up, the video includes some dead space at the end. This is purposefully done as it masks when the actual first to five is ending.

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Defend the North 2017 results feat. Punk, Smug, SonicFox, ChrisG, Dragon

Updated with final results: We've added the results for Defend the North 2017 into this story.

Defend the North 2017 is taking place this weekend in White Plains, New York. This is a wonderful event every single year, attracting strong competition.

Notable players schedule to compete this weekend include PG|Punk, Rise|Smug, FOX|SonicFox, EG|NYChrisG, Noble|Dragon, EG|K-Brad, EG|Ricki Ortiz and Dieminion, among others.

Street Fighter 5 leads the pack in entrants with 146, Injustice 2 had 98, Tekken 7 has 88, and Smash 4 has 72, as of Friday afternoon.

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EVO 2017 results ft. NuckleDu, JDCR, Armada, SonicFox, ChrisG, Xiao Hai

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The biggest fighting game tournament of the year is upon us once more as the weekend of EVO 2017 dawns.

This huge event has multiple games with over 1000 entrants, so the weekend will be packed to the brim with action across several popular titles.

There are too many players attending to even list the notable ones - byou can basically assume that anyone who's anyone, in any given title being played, will be there, with very few exceptions.

The official game lineup this year consists of Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Tekken 7, Injustice 2, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Central Fiction and King of Fighters 14.

Besides this, there will also be multiple side tournaments, including the AnimEVO side event, which will feature a bunch of different games which you can all find in our schedules at the bottom of the story.

Streaming for the main event will be done at EVO, EVO 1, EVO 2, EVO 3, EVO 4, EVO 5, Capcom Fighters, NetherRealm and Tekken.

AnimEVO side streams include Numakie, The Brett, Ghoul02, Nick Cool 1996, Sharonasaurus X and Dark and Ark. You can also expect a tournament to be played in the upcoming Dragonball FighterZ at Bandai Namco US, the schedule for which can be found here.

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The camera can't even keep up with the action, ChrisG and RyanLV get in a mad scramble - Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 EVO 2017 day 3 highlights

This was Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3's last year as a main game for EVO, the largest fighting game tournament in the world.

A number of great competitors converged on Las Vegas, Nevada, to participate in UMvC3's last big showing at this particular event.

Players such as EG|NYChrisG, SPY|RyanLV, Paradigm, KPB|Prodigy and GB|NotEnoughDamage all managed to attain top 8 spots, over such players as SPY|Filipino Champ, FOX|Justin Wong, UA|TerryBogard, PG|RayRay, AW|Nemo and ApologyMan.

With over 650 entrants, it was a complete bloodbath on the way to the end of the bracket at EVO 2017, with some of the game's most famous names getting knocked out in the earlier rounds.

We start off with a set between ChrisG and RyanLV, as you can see both players were in a mad scramble, yet still making very intelligent reads despite the frenetic circumstances.

These two competitors had some great games today, as the second highlight shows how close some of their matches were. Chris and Ryan weren't afraid to lame it out though, as you can see in the third clip.

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Combofiend vs. IFCYipes in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 exhibition match tonight at Bar Fights, live stream starts at 9 p.m. PDT

If this weekend's Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament at EVO 2017 isn't enough of a proper send off for the game before Infinite drops, fans of the series have something else to look forward to. Trust me folks, this one's a doozy.

Two of the most highly respected fan-favorite players in Mahvel history are going to run an exhibition match tonight at Bar Fights. Peter "Combofiend" Rosas and IFCYipes will be throwing down in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Bar Fights will run for two nights, taking place tonight and tomorrow night in the eyecandy lounge at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The first night will be devoted to Super Smash Bros., while the second night will focus on Street Fighter.

The folks over at Cross Counter TV put together a quick video in which the two MvC competitors share a little smack talk and initiate the challenge.

Bar Fights is a free event, so if you're 21 and over be sure to check it out. RSVP'ing once will gain you access to both nights.

If you can't attend, the action will be streamed over on Cross Counter at 9 p.m. PDT / 12 p.m. EDT on both nights.

Check out the Combofiend vs. Yipes promotional video after the jump.

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