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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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EventHubs EVO 2017 spectator's guide: Here's when and where to find everything related to the event's main games

Our EVO 2017 coverage has started, you can watch and follow along here throughout the weekend. The largest fighting game event of the year begins this Friday, and with nine different live streams, nine main games, and thousands of players from all over the world competing, you might be wondering how and where to find all of the action for your favorite titles.

Much like last year, we have put together an EVO 2017 spectators guide to make your viewing experience this weekend as smooth as possible.

Contained in this story is information on all nine of the main games, where and when they are being streamed, and which players to look out for. Of course, there are a plethora of amazing players competing this weekend, but we chose a handful that we felt newcomers watching EVO for the first time might have fun looking out for.

This year has seen the rise of many amazing competitors. From WhiteBoi's outstanding CEO 2017 win with Scarecrow in Injustice 2 to PG|Punk's dominance in Street Fighter 5, the talent competing this weekend is 100% top-notch. This weekend will determine who is the best in the world.

A big thanks to Velociraptor and MajinTenshinhan for their contributions to this story.

There's a lot to get to, so be sure to check out our spectator's guide after the jump.

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REV Major 2017 results ft. JDCR, Nobi, Saint, Take

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we've got even more action going on in the eastern parts of the world - namely, in Philippines.

REV Major 2017 is a big fighting game event featuring a bunch of different games being played at high level.

You can expect to see tournaments in Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, King of Fighters 14, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Injustice 2 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Although there are several games, the game with the fiercest competition is definitely Tekken 7, for which this event is a Tekken World Tour qualifier on the Asian circuit.

Several of Korea and Japan's strongest are in attendance, including FOX|JDCR, Yamasa|Nobi, FOX|Saint, Yamasa|Take, Knee, Yamasa|Yuu, KuroKuro, CO|Tanukana and many more from other regions of Asia.

Streaming is being handled by Tekken and Playbook PH.

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PC mods used to create 'Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Arcade Edition' - adds balance changes and makes lower tier characters more viable

Back in May, we saw spuaidatab put together a Shin Akuma mod for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on PC. This new version of the character added new moves and tweaks to improve him overall in-game.

Little did we know that this mod was only the tip of the iceberg. Spuaidatab, with the help of emc, have put together a full-blown overhaul of the game called Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Arcade Edition. This comes as a free patch that introduces balance changes to most of the cast.

The goal is to make the characters that are low tier or obsolete -- due to a similar, but better character on the roster -- viable, while toning down the overly strong characters a bit. Morrigan, Vergil, Zero and Phoenix are the only characters who received nerfs, however, the blog post notes that they are all still capable of doing what they do best.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Arcade Edition also brings in some new color palettes for players to enjoy. You can check out a handful of them in the gallery below.

Some of the balance changes included in this patch are very interesting. The trailer for UMvC3 AE's v.1 beta shows Hsien-Ko with a new ability to air dash, Arthur with a ground dash, several characters with added OTG attacks, and more.

If you'd like more information on Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Arcade Edition, be sure to click the link. Keep in mind that this is just a beta, so you might encounter some bugs here and there.

Check out the trailer after the jump, as well as a couple more videos showcasing what the patch has to offer.

PC mod: Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Arcade Edition image #1 PC mod: Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Arcade Edition image #2
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EVO 2017 brackets announced; four competitors will emerge from each 20-player Street Fighter 5 pool

Initial pools for EVO 2017 have been posted on, so you can now look up and find any one of the 2,622 Street Fighter 5 competitors, 1,515 Smash 4 fighters or players in the tournament's seven other featured titles.

We highly recommend you look over your competition, as EVO organizers currently have a bracket feedback feature that allows for players to request a change should they feel there's a problem with the current brackets.

This is primarily in place to help players that have been matched up with others from their local scenes, so they don't run into the same competition they have at home.

It seems there's a new format to the initial pool brackets this year for Street Fighter 5, Smash 4, Melee and Guilty Gear in that four players will be qualifying for the second round of play.

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EVO finals day kicks off with Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, here’s the Sunday schedule

As we draw nearer to EVO, the year’s largest fighting game event, we learn more of what will be in store for competitors and fans alike. Earlier, the event organizer revealed the finals day (Sunday) schedule.

Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar sent out a tweet yesterday divulging the order of the games we’ll see close out the large-scale event. To kick off EVO Sunday, we’ll be seeing Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Originally, UMvC3 was not a part of this year’s official EVO line up of games. Instead, several donation drives were opened up to determine which one out of a handful of fighting titles would secure the final spot at the event.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 won the player’s choice pick with the community raising over $70,000. As expected, Street Fighter 5 will be the headliner and will close out the entire show this year.

Over the weekend, the final EVO entrant numbers were released. You can find a breakdown of the numbers for each game (and series) over the past few years after the jump.

To see how the games will play out on EVO Sunday, be sure to check out Mr. Wizard’s tweet below.

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Canada Cup Vancouver results ft. Justin Wong, ChrisG, K-Brad, Ricki Ortiz

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Although there's still a ways to go until Canada Cup itself, we've got some warmup this weekend with Canada Cup Vancouver.

As the name would suggest, this event takes place in Vancouver, Canada.

Tournament games at Canada Cup Vancouver include Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Injustice 2 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Players attending include, but are not limited to, FOX|Justin Wong, EG|NYChrisG, EG|K-Brad, EG|Ricki Ortiz, SPY|Filipino Champ, PG|RayRay, KyleP and Jibrill.

Streaming is being handled by Canada Cup.

Contrary to most of this weekend's events, this one takes place across two days, so make sure to check the schedule so you don't miss your game of choice.

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CEO 2017 results feat. Punk, NuckleDu, Daigo, Snake Eyez, Smug, XSK Samurai

Updated with results from CEO 2017: We've added the final results for this tournament below.

One of the biggest fighting game tournaments in the world kicks off today, Community Effort Orlando, better known as CEO.

The competition will take place in Orlando, Florida, and is scheduled to attract some of the world's best fighting game players.

This is a premiere Capcom Pro Tour event for Street Fighter 5, and part of Injustice 2 pro series and Tekken World Tour.

Notable Street Fighter 5 players in attendance include PG|Punk, Liquid|NuckleDu, FOX|Tokido, CYG|PR Balrog, CYG|Daigo Umehara, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, FOX|Momochi, GGP|Kazunoko, PIE|Smug, RB|Snake Eyez, Rise|Marn, Brian_F, FOX|Justin Wong, SPY|Filipino Champ, GRPT|MOV, CO|Dogura, Circa|LPN, EG|NYChrisG, EG|K-Brad, DNL|Chris Tatarian, EG|Ricki Ortiz, F3|Alucard, XSK_Samurai, NS|Ludovic, FA|Mono, Flash, WBG|CJ Truth, among others.

Top players for Smash 4 include TSM|Zero, FOX|MKLeo, C9|Ally, RNG|Dabuz, P1|Tweek, 2GG|Komorikiri, Mr. R, NRG|Nairo, MSF|Larry Lurr, MVG|Salem, DNG|Kameme, LG|Abadango and 2GG|Ranai, plus many more.

The top game for entrants as of Thursday evening was Smash 4 with 611, followed by Street Fighter 5 with 548, Injustice 2 had 400 people, Melee 292 and Tekken 7 picked up 248 competitors.

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Combo Breaker 2017 results feat. NuckleDu, Kazunoko, Momochi, Mago, Smug, Snake Eyez

Updating with final results: We've added a plethora of Combo Breaker 2017 results into this story, you can find them all below.

Combo Breaker 2017 is a Capcom Pro Tour premier event taking place this weekend in St. Charles, Illinois. This is an absolutely stacked competition, and is bringing in competitors from multiple countries around the globe.

Notable Street Fighter 5 players scheduled to compete include Liquid|NuckleDu, GGP|Kazunoko, FOX|Momochi, Zowie|GamerBee, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, Scarz|Sako, FOX|Justin Wong, Mago, Poongko, Smug, EG|NYChrisG, Rise|Marn, Mouz|Problem X, CO|Go1, GFuel|Verloren, EG|K-Brad, YouDeal|Yukadon, Circa|LPN, SPY|Filipino Champ, RB|Snake Eyez, Talon|Xiaobao, CO|Dogura, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Mouz|CCL, 801 Strider, F3|Alucard, Noble|Vagabond, Flash, Stupendous, WBG|CJ Truth, XSK Samurai, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, NS|Ludovic, Commander Jesse, among others.

Not only with the SF5 competition be hot, but Injustice 2 and Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 is sure to be lit as well, and fans of other titles will have quite a bit to chose from in terms of what to watch.

You can find the live streams and scheduling information below.

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Shin Akuma modded into Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, complete with new moves and awesome animations

When Capcom announced that Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 would be coming to PC, we were excited for the fact that the game would be getting yet another gust of wind beneath it, and that the community would have yet another avenue through which to enjoy the iconic classic.

What we should have been excited for was mods potential.

Spuaidatab has created a mod for Akuma that allows the demonic fighter to enter his ascended "Shin Akuma" form. This enhances some of his special moves and gives him access to an all new Super:

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Check out the mod in action in the full video below.

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An epic send off for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Canada Cup Vancouver will pit eight of Marvel's best against each other for $2,000

Canada Cup Vancouver is set to take place at the River Rock Casino Resort on July 1-2. Among the eight traditional fighting game events will be a special round robin tournament to send Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 off in style before the arrival of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.

The special tournament will pit eight of the world's best UMvC3 players against each other in an epic battle for $2,000 CAD. At first, the round robin will be played in first-to-five format, but once top 4 begins we'll be seeing first-to ten.

As it stands right now, the current players confirmed to compete are as follows: FOX|Justin Wong, EG|NYChrisG, SPY|Filipino Champ, PG|RayRay, Circa||Jibrill, and Angelic.

Both RyanLV and ApologyMan have been invited, but are still pending.

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GoldenBoyNeo graduates law school, UFC's Bruce Buffer shares a quick congratulatory message

It is always a treat to see one of our FGC family members achieving something great in life. Today we learned that Abraham "GoldenBoyNeo" Sotelo has graduated from law school.

Neo is among the Marvel vs. Capcom series' top talent, both as a competitor and a commentator.

Friend and fellow NorCal player Ryan "SPY|Filipino Champ" Ramirez captured video of Neo walking across the stage to accept his diploma. You can check it out below.

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As if the achievement wasn't amazing enough, Abraham also received some kind words from UFC's popular announcer, Bruce Buffer.

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Texas Showdown 2017 results feat. ChrisG, Justin Wong, Smug, Snake Eyez, Marn

Updated with final results: The results for Texas Showdown 2017 have been added into this story. Check them out below.

Texas Showdown 2017 is a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event taking place this weekend in Houston, Texas.

Notable players in attendance include FOX|Justin Wong, RB|Snake Eyez, Rise|Marn, EG|NYChrisG, EG|K-Brad, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, F3|Alucard, Flash, NS|Ludovic, Hsien Chang, LU|Alex Valle, GS|Gllty, DL|Four Wude, Shin, Magneto1080p, Rylander, BT|IFC Yipes and Jan, among others.

This is a three day event, which kicks off today, so there will be a lot of action for fans at home to check out.

You can find the schedule and live streams below.

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KVO x TSB 2017 results feat. Ogawa, Dogura, Rion, Nakamura, Isamu

KVO x TSB 2017 kicks off this evening from Tokyo Japan. Notable players in attendance include Ogawa, CO|Dogura, Rion, Nakamura, Isamu, CO|Go1, GGP|Kazunoko, YHC-Mochi, Gachikun, Jajamaru, Brice, Sabamiso, Hossa, Rion, FOX|MKLeo, VGBC|aMSa, among many others.

The games being played at this competition are Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator 2, Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Melee and 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 14, BlazBlue Central Fiction, Pokken Tournament and more.

You can find the live streams below along with a schedule.

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Marvel player named 'No Life' makes three character comeback with no life and no X-Factor, and it'll make your entire day

If you missed Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 at NLBC last week, you missed a most poetic comeback.

With his little brother sitting nearby watching and cheering, a player by the name of No Life scored a massive comeback with Zero despite being out of X-Factor and down to almost no, well, life.

Yipes and Persia commentary made for a nice little bow on top of this present to the FGC. Check out the sequence below, and prepare to have your day made even if you don't play Marvel:

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Source: Team Spooky.

NorCal Regionals 2017 results feat. NuckleDu, Fuudo, Punk, Daigo, Bonchan

Updated with final results: This story has been updated with results from NorCal Regionals 2017.

Taking place this weekend in Sacramento, California, the NorCal Regionals 2017 is a Capcom Pro Tour premier event.

Notable players in attendance include Liquid|NuckleDu, GRPT|Fuudo, MJS|Haitani, FOX|Tokido, FOX|Momochi, PG|Punk, CYG|Daigo, SPY|Filipino Champ, Mago, Zowie|GamerBee, Co|Go1, CYG|PR Balrog, Poongko, FOX|Justin Wong, XYZZY, WFX|801 Strider, RB|Bonchan, EG|K-Brad, RISE|Marn, EG|NYChrisG, CO|Dogura, CYG|Snake Eyez, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, YD|Yukadon, WFX|XSK Samurai, RN|Alex Myers, F3|Alucard, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Circa|LPN, Stupendous, Flash, GS|Gllty, BJ Unchained and Commander Jesse, among others.

You can find the live streams and schedule below.

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Time overs, pop offs, shirtless games and something that drove PR Balrog to make this face... you don't want to miss these Marvel highlights from NCR

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 just finished playing out at NorCal Regionals, and we've rounded up some of the best and most hype moments from the action packed top eight bracket.

This first highlight isn't so much for the gameplay as it is the player reaction. CYG|PR Balrog has a good time while he's playing, and he's perhaps never worn his feelings more clearly on his face than after taking this game from Circa|Jibrill:

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Lythero creates a UMvC3 combo video with a Maya mod where she uses Viewtiful Joe's, Dante's, and Phoenix Wright's movesets

It seems Lythero is at it again. He's made yet another absolutely ridiculous video.

And it is awesome.

The video is a combo video showcasing Maya's combos in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Since Maya isn't actually a playable character, Viewtiful Joe's, Dante's, and Phoenix Wright's models and textures have been replaced by Maya's.

As one would expect, hilariousness ensues.

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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 balance mods: Storm gets dash cancels from lightning attacks, three characters get OTGs

Before the announcement of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, fans spent years asking for an update to Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 that adds balance changes into the mix. Though we never saw such a patch, and likely won't ever see one, that hasn't stopped the community from taking matters into their own hands.

E mc recently implemented some PC mods to UMvC3 that add balance changes to a handful of the characters. To start, we see improvements made to Storm, Jill, and Ryu.

For each of these three fighters, their cr. M now works as an OTG allowing them to combo a grounded opponent without the need for assists. Other changes were added, including 25% more damage for Jill and Storm's normals, Storm's ability to dash cancel lightning attacks, and more.

Below is an example combo using Storm's dash cancel buff.

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To see the mods in action, be sure to hit the jump.

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West Coast Warzone 6 results feat. Punk, Snake Eyez, Justin Wong, NYChrisG, Marn

Updated with final results from West Coast Warzone 6: This story has being updated with the final results for this Capcom Pro Tour ranking event.

West Coast Warzone 6 kicks off this weekend in Orange, California. This is a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event.

Notable players in attendance include: FOX|Justin Wong, RB|Snake Eyez, WFX|801 Strider, EG|NYChrisG, RISE|Marn, Circa|LPN, DNL|Chris Tatarian, LU|Alex Valle, Gootecks, Mike Ross, Filipinoman, SL|BurnoutFighter, WFX|XSK Samurai, BJ Unchained, Stupendous, RN|Alex Myers, GS|Gllty, Kelvin Jeon and Marq Teddy.

You can find the live streams below, along with a schedule for Friday and Saturday.

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North West Majors 9 live streams and schedule

Northwest Majors 9 is taking place this weekend in Kent, Washington.

There were be several streams available, along with a lot of tournaments games being played.

You can find those streams below, along with a schedule.

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Daigo learns UmvC3 from one of the world's best players - watch as Justin Wong teaches The Beast for the Iron Fist Netflix premiere

So this is probably the first time that most of the general public has seen Daigo Umehara play a game within the Marvel vs. Capcom series.

His opponent to get warmed up? Justin Wong, one of the greatest players to have touched the series.

Both players are playing as Iron Fist since the event is being presented by the upcoming Iron Fist Netflix show.

It's worth keeping in mind that Daigo is essentially learning the game from Justin Wong so this segment probably shouldn't be taken too seriously. Still, Justin Wong is able to show off his knowledge of Iron Fist combos.

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Final Round 20 results ft NuckleDu, Tokido, SonicFox, Fuudo, Saint

Update: This story has been updated with final results. You can scope out our highlights for the final day of SF5 here.

Final Round 20 is upon us, and there's going to be absolute top-level action in multiple games, though the main story is of course the start of 2017's Capcom Pro Tour, for which Final Round is the first event, and a premier no less.

Games being played at the event besides Street Fighter 5 are Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, Mortal Kombat XL, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Pokkén Tournament, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, King of Fighters 14, Capcom vs. SNK 2 and For Honor.

A huge number of top contenders are attending the event. Some of the big names you can expect to see include Liquid|NuckleDu, FOX|Tokido, FOX|SonicFox, GRPT|Fuudo, FOX|Saint, MJS|Haitani, FOX|Momochi, GGP|Kazunoko, BST|Daigo, FOX|JDCR, RZR|Xian, FOX|Scar, GRPT|MOV, FOX|Justin Wong, Circa|Anakin, EG|NYChrisG, CO|Go1, EG|Ricki Ortiz, BX3|Phenom, Noble|Dragon, SPY|Filipino Champ, EG|K-Brad, PG|Hayatei, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, HZRD|SpeedKicks, ITS|Princess Ling, Noble|iLuusions, Wolfkrone, Kkokkoma, PIE|Smug, ZW|OilKing, Circa|LPN, CO|Tanukana, 3|Alucard, RN|Alex Myers, DNL|Chris Tatarian, BxA|KoDee, MOUZ|Problem X, Flash, PR Balrog, MVG|Scatt, ITS|Lil Majin, Brenttiscool, Day, PG|RayRay, TS|Arturo Sanchez, LI Joe, CYG|Snake Eyez, FOX|ChocoBlanka, FS|Fatality, WFX|XSK Samurai, BJ Unchained and GS|Gllty.

Streaming is being handled by Capcom Fighters, Tekken, Bifuteki, Typo House Games, Funky P and Kombat Network.

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