FFM Rumble 2016 results ft Luffy, Phenom, Problem X, Valmaster

Update: This story has been updated with final sresults.

This weekend, Europe has a huge gathering going on as well, with a whole bunch of players battling for those delicious Capcom Pro Tour points in Frankfurt, Germany.

If Street Fighter 5 isn't your jam, though, no need to worry. The tournament is also hosting Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct and Pokkén Tournament.

Players attending include RB|Luffy, BX3|Phenom, PxP|Problem X, YP|Valmaster, Melty|Cuongster, Melty|Will2Pac, FA|Ryan Hart, Perilous|Packz, MD|MisterCrimson, GL|Saunic, GB|Starnab, Perilous|Afii, RSD|CharmingRogue, Rize|Cobelcog, F2K|Popi, Evans, UM|Isam, Emersion, Rage|Madjestik and more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Fight_Club_NRW and HardEdgeOfficial.

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Toryuken 5 results ft. Justin Wong, Julio, Filipino Champ, PR Balrog

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Canada doesn't just have Super Smash Bros. action this weekend, but there's also a bunch of other games being played at the very same venue for Toryuken 5.

At this event, you can expect to see Street Fighter 5 (with Capcom Pro Tour points on the line), Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Mortaal Kombat X, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Pokkén Tournament, King of Fighters 13, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, Super Street Fighter 2 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

Players attending include EG|Justin Wong, FOX|Julio, PG|Filipino Champ, EG|PR Balrog, cR|HoneyBee, PG|RayRay, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EG|K-Brad, PG|MarlinPie, Flux, cR|Biohazard, YOMI|Dieminion, D-Link|LordKnight, TS|Arturo Sanchez, UA|Noel Brown, PAG|CrazyJoe, Chi-Rithy, OCV|Riceata and more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Toronto Top Tiers and Toronto Top Tiers 2.

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CEO Prologue Day 1 results ft. NuckleDu, Tampa Bison, Kitana Prime, DR Gross, and more

This weekend brings us CEO Prologue as a bit of a warm-up for the premier event coming up next month.

Guilty Gear Xrd, Street Fighter 5, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat X, and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 were all played through to completion yesterday. On the roster today we have Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Pokken Tournament.

The live stream can be found over at CEOGaming and MVG_League.

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KaneBlueRiver the best Ultimate Marvel player, or just a demigod? Justin Wong, Filipino Champ and KBR himself offer thoughts

There's no real rubric for this as it's really just a popular opinion sort of thing, but KaneBlueRiver's presence in the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 scene has been nothing short of amazing in recent months. This urges us toward a question: "Is he the next Marvel god?"

NYChrisG, PG|Filipino Champ and EG|Justin Wong are undisputed icons when it comes to UMvC3. The latter two both boast EVO victories, and the former has two second place EVO finishes running parallel to a very long list of other achievements.

At last weekend's Canada Cup Vancouver, Kane defeated Justin Wong in a first to 15 exhibition, and he did so very convincingly. Click the image below for more detailed results.

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This latest achievement is just the icing on the cake of KBR's recent Marvel run. A look back at his resume since EVO of last year will help us field the question of whether or not he's the top dog in Marvel right now, and whether or not he deserves our consideration of him as a fourth Marvel god.

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Canada Cup Vancouver series results feat. Justin Wong, KaneBlueRiver, Ricki Ortiz, K-Brad

Updated with final results: We've added final results into this story for the Canada Cup Vancouver series.

The Canada Cup Vancouver series tournament kicks off today and is set to bring us some exciting fighting game action over the course of the weekend.

We can expect to see top-notch play for games such as Street Fighter 5, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Mortal Kombat XL, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Blazblue: Chronophantasma Extend, Pokken Tournament, and Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late.

On top of this, we'll also be seeing a handful of action-packed Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 exhibitions featuring EG|Justin Wong, KaneBlueRiver, JJATJJ5|Bee, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EG|K-Brad, NWM|Kyle P, Air, and more are also expected to compete this weekend.

You can catch the live stream and schedule after the jump.

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Battle Arena Melbourne 8 results ft Mago, Haitani, Xian, Momochi

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Australia's finest are putting on a good show for us with Battle Arena Melbourne 8, which has tournaments in a whole bunch of different games.

At this tournament, you can expect to see high-level tournament play in Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat X, Tekken 7, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown and BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend.

As for players attending, you can expect to see big names such as Mago, MJS|Haitani, RZR|Xian, EG|Momochi, LLL|Mr. R, Abadango, 9B, Somniac, SL|Burnoutfighter and many many others participate for the glory.

Live streams are being handled by NewGamePlusTV, Melbourne Melee, Kaizmo, SASMelbourneSmash, Jett Smash, Googie Gaming, and ZeroX_FGC.

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'When's Mahvel 4?' - Fans have created a petition to request a new Marvel vs. Capcom title

Earlier this week, we reported on the recent discontinuation of Disney's action-adventure sandbox video game, Disney Infinity. It was stated in the article by James Brightman of Gameindustry that the company will begin looking at the video game business as a licensing opportunity for their IPs instead of publishing titles themselves.

Knowing that Marvel Comics is owned by Disney caused a pretty large uproar in the fighting game community. This new business venture from Disney potentially opens up the possibility of a new Marvel vs. Capcom title.

With that in mind, the /r/MvC3 community wasted no time. They have since put together a petition asking Disney, Capcom, Marvel Comics, Sony, and Microsoft for Marvel vs. Capcom 4.

The petition has already acquired 3,355 signatures, and aims to reach a total of 5,000. Signing can help bring awareness to the companies involved and show just how much the fans want a new title in the series.

Do you want to see a new title in the Marvel vs. Capcom series? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: /r/MvC3. Sent in by reyray0709.

Disney now 'looking at the video games business exclusively as licensing opportunity' after discontinuing Infinity

A recent article by James Brightman of Gameindustry informs us that Disney Infinity, Disney's action-adventure sandbox video game, is being discontinued.

The company is no longer a game publisher, but will still be licensing out its properties for others to create games with.

"Disney said that it's now looking at the video games business exclusively as a licensing opportunity, so games based on properties it owns, like Star Wars, are of course still receiving games (such as those from EA), but Disney itself no longer has any interest in publishing them," reports Brightman.

With Disney's acquisition of Marvel rights back in 2009, followed by their announcing they'd be tightening up on licensing policies, many felt this would be the end for the MvC franchise. Indeed many Marvel games were removed from marketplaces in early 2014.

While we're not quite holding our breath just yet, this could extend over to Marvel, and that could mean an eventual revitalization of the Marvel vs. Capcom series.

What do you think this move could mean for the Marvel vs. Capcom franchise? Sound off in the comments below.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 might be broken for good; new set up discovered is a one-touch kill, not tough to do, and appears inescapable

A new Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 set up has been discovered that seemingly breaks the game. Put together by players Baba Ghanoush and Snake Tits, this new sequence looks incredibly powerful.

Using a team of Firebrand, Iron Man, and Morrigan, this one-touch kill can be confirmed after a clean hit or a throw. A basic combo from Firebrand leads into a snap out, then Iron Man assist locks down the incoming character leaving them susceptible to Firebrand's unblockable.

Morrigan assist leaves this set up meter positive, and once the opponent gets tagged by Firebrand, there seems to be no escape. Below is the basic set up.

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As explained in the video, guard, pushblock, and recovery settings have all been set to random. This means that the training dummy is actively trying different ways to escape the set up, but to no avail.

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Coaching officially banned at EVO 2016 for quarter finals and beyond

Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar -- one of the main EVO series tournament organizers -- took to Twitter yesterday in order to share one of the upcoming event's important rules. According to the two tweets sent out by Wizard, coaching will not be allowed in the latter parts of EVO 2016.

For those unfamiliar, coaching is a practice seen in tournament play where a friend or confidant will join a player at their station and provide them with advice between matches.

Coaching has been a topic of debate for quite some time now, with many feeling that it might give players an unfair advantage.

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Northwest Majors 8 results ft. Justin Wong, NuckleDu, Snake Eyez, Filipino Champ

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Northwest Majors 8 is happening this weekend in Des Moines, Washington, and it's stacked to the brim with the best the U.S. has to offer, for multiple fighting games.

At this event, you'll be seeing high-level gameplay of Street Fighter 5, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Tekken 7, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat X, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Project M, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Skullgirls: 2nd Encore.

As for players attending, you can expect to see EG|Justin Wong, Liquid|NuckleDu, RB|Snake Eyez, PG|Filipino Champ, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EG|PR Balrog, KaneBlueRiver, PG|RayRay, Chris Tatarian, FOX|Julio, Brenttiscool, FF|ElvenShadow, UA|Bass, ITS|Princess Ling, pH|LPN, ILHS|WayGamble, Flux, pH|Hypefiend, Jimmy J Tran, XSK Samurai, SDT|Inkognito, Hotashi, TS|NerdJosh, GOL|Ranmasama, Foo, TheBeautifulDude, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, KidViper, KillerKai, TXrd|FaultyDefense, Alex Myers, Zidane, MC|GCYoshi, GS|Gllty, KizzieKay, BJ Unchained, NWM|KyleP, DM|El Cubano Loco, Fubarduck, Nacer, Damdai, Graham Wolfe and many, many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Khaos, Khaos Gaming 2, Cacaw Gaming, Khaos Gaming TV, Tekken, Logichole, Seattle Tekken and Eastside Smash.

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KVOxTSB 2016 results ft Kazunoko, Ranai, Nage, Machaboo

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

One of Japan's biggest majors is taking place this weekend, KVO x TSB, and it features a huge amount of games going on.

At this event, you'll get to see high-level gameplay for Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Street Fighter 5, Killer Instinct, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Ignition, Blade Arcus, Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel, Koihime Enbu, Aquapazza, Arcana Heart 3: Love MAX!!!!! and even a tournament in the yet-to-be-released King of Fighters 14.

Players attending are honestly too many to count, but just to name a few you can look forward to seeing - Kazunoko, Ranai, Dogura, Kindevu, Eita, VGBC|aMSa, MOV, Machaboo, Samitto, Nage, Omito, Nakamura, Taka, Kedako, Hamburg, Susumu, Tanabata, TMP|Cross, BE|DoraBang, RF, GC|Go1, Ain, Brice, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Gachikun, Die-chan, KojiKOG, Kyabetsu, Sabohani - and again, many, many, many more.

Streaming is being handled by GodsGarden, Team Spooky, KVO 2K13 and Shi_Gaming.

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Panda Global enlists RayRay and MarlinPie as thier newest fighting game team members

Panda Global has just announced the two newest additions to their fighting game team. Kyohei "MarlinPie" Lehr and Raynel "RayRay" Hidalgo have officially joined the ranks at PG and will be representing Guilty Gear and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, respectively.

RayRay and MarlinPie will be joining the team alongside such players as Filipino Champ, Coach Steve, Plup, Wobbles, and more.

With these two players, Panda Global now has representation in 6 out of the 9 main titles on the EVO 2016 line up. Both competitors will be sporting the PG tag this weekend at North West Majors.

Source: Panda Global. Photo credits Jason Laboy and Chris Bahn.

Texas Showdown 2016 results ft Rico Suave, ChrisG, PR Balrog, Sleep

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Texas Showdown 2016 is taking place in ... Well, Texas.

This is a Capcom Pro Tour event, so points are on the line for Street Fighter 5, but you'll also get to see tournament play of Killer Instinct, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Pokkén Tournament, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike and Street Fighter 2: Super Turbo.

As for players attending, you can expect to see UA|Rico Suave, NYChrisG, EG|PR Balrog, F3|Sleep, Julio, UA|Bass, WFX|801 Strider, Wolfkrone, Brenttiscool, F3|Alucard, DL|FourWude, WT|Hamad, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, DM|El Cubano Loco, CH|BrolyLegs, GS|Gllty, UA|Jan, UA|Showtime, Nacer, VGP|Integra, TFA|OmgItzAndre, ThrashHeavy and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by LevelUp Live, PandaxGaming, Smash United, Texas Melee and BeastChan23.

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'Dhalsim is very strong in this game; I do think he is top 5 at full potential' - Filipino Champ talks Capcom Cup, dropping Marvel and more

Last weekend at West Coast Warzone 5, PG|Filipino Champ spoke briefly with Yahoo eSports' Michael Martin about how he's approaching Street Fighter 5. Champ has his eyes set on the Capcom Cup title, and he's been refining his strategies both inside and outside of the game.

When asked about the progression with his main so far, Champ responded: “Dhalsim in this game is very technical. I don't think I'm going to get the results that I want out of the early stages of the game.”

He feels that once he gets a better handle on how explosive Street Fighter 5 is, he can take the character all the way to Capcom Cup. He is also pretty confident that at his full potential, Dhalsim is a top 5 contender.

The road to Capcom Cup will be paved with players just as hungry to take the title as Champ is. When it comes to training, he prefers playing offline with friends over grinding online to develop his strategies. In regards to winning -- both offline and going for win streaks online -- consistency is his top priority.

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