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Defend the North 2018 early results, streams ft. NuckleDu, ChrisG, Smug, MenaRD, Punk, SKD, Chris T, Nakkiel, Caba, Alex Myers, CJ Truth and more

Update: This story has been updated with day 1 results.

This weekend has Defend the North 2018 taking place in White Plains, New York.

It's going to be a pretty big event, with a ton of different fighting games being played, including having the status as a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition.

Besides this, the tournament will also be hosting Dragon Ball FighterZ, Super Smash Bros. 4, Tekken 7, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Pokkén Tournament DX, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Fighting EX Layer, King of Fighters 14, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Injustice 2, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo.

Players attending the event include NuckleDu, EG|NYChrisG, Rise|Smug, Rise|MenaRD, FOX|Punk, PG|SKD, CYG|Chris Tatarian, PG|Nakkiel, Rise|Caba, Tempo|Alex Myers, WBG|CJ Truth, OG|Shine, GAM|DR Ray, Idom and many, many more.

The event has over 150 entrants for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, over 100 for Dragon Ball FighterZ and over 50 each for Tekken 7, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, so there's bound to be a lot of hype matches incoming.

Streaming is being done at Team Spooky, Hitbox Arena, House of 3000, KPB Live, Official SM, TSB Blaze and Mutant Xperience.

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The Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Razer Panthera PlayStation 4 fightstick is set for release next month

Razer has officially announced another arcade-style controller set to be added to their large library of gaming peripherals. The Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Panthera fightstick on PlayStation 4 is coming soon.

This fightstick features special Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite artwork that is inspired by a classic Marvel vs. Capcom series art piece. This is much like Razer's Street Fighter 5 Panthera fightstick that recreates the Street Fighter Alpha 2 cover art.

According to Razer's press release, this fightstick was "tested by some of the world’s best esports athletes," and similar to the rest of the Panthera line this controller is built to be easily customized.

Back at E3 2018 we got our first glimpse at the prototype of this Marvel Infinite fightstick. The controller was showcased at Capcom's booth on the E3 show floor with a sign that said "coming soon" next to it.

As you might expect from one of Razer's high-end fightsticks, the Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Panthera comes equipped with a Sanwa joystick and 10 Sanwa buttons. There's an internal storage compartment that can be accessed by lifting the face plate (via a button press) and this stick will also feature a "tournament gaming mode."

You'll be able to purchase the Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Panthera for $219.99 / €239.99. It will become available in North and South America next month, and those in Europe can actually pick it up now.

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Here are the San Diego Comic-Con 2018 panels fighting game fans should be on the look out for this week

San Diego Comic-Con 2018 is kicking off today, and the yearly event aims to bring fans of all things nerdy four action-packed days of fun and big reveals.

Every year, this large-scale convention holds meetings with creators, booths for attendees to check out the latest products and works, and panels. These panels usually feature creators, game developers, the film industry, and more sharing insight into their projects and announcements of what's to come.

While fighting games typically don't have huge representation at San Diego Comic-Con, we usually see a handful of big companies with booths and panels there. Capcom and Bandai Namco tend to have representation at the event, and this year is no different.

In the past, we've seen Capcom make major announcements at SDCC, such as the reveal of Street Fighter X Tekken, announcing Ken as a playable character in Street Fighter 5, and more. This year, Capcom will be holding another Street Fighter 5 panel, which might mean we'll be seeing Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition's next DLC character, G, finally unveiled.

So, what panels should we be on the look at for? And when are they going down?

I've compiled a list of each panel listed on San Diego Comic-Con's schedule that might hold news related to fighting games. Click the jump to get started!

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FV Cup 2018 results ft. Xian, OilKing, Jeondding, Gamerbee, Book

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

FV Cup 2018 is taking place this weekend in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This is a stop both on the Capcom Pro Tour and the Tekken World Tour, so competitors from across all of Asia have shown up to try and grab some points for their respective game tour.

With 80 registered entrants for Street Fighter 5, 53 for Tekken 7 and also notably 56 for Dragon Ball FighterZ, there's going to be a lot of fighting going on this weekend.

Besides these three titles, you'll also see tournament play in King of Fighters 14, Injustice 2, Guilty Gear Xrd: REV 2, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.

Players attending include RZR|Xian, UYU|OilKing, UYU|Jeondding, CYG|Gamerbee, AR|Book, Yamasa|Take, AB|StormKubo, FD|Haitani, Yamasa|Nobi, AB|Chuan, Humanbomb, Ulsan, iG|Jiewa, Mago, Loveneet, Talon|Denesis, Tse4, AG|R-Tech and many more.

Streaming is being done by Team Spooky and Beastapac.

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The greatest Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Time Stone combo has been discovered and it uses 13 partner tag-ins

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's tag system makes for some very interesting combat possibilities. Couple it with the game's Infinity Stones, which add extra tools to a team's arsenal, and the possibilities of what you can do are virtually endless.

Just yesterday, the greatest Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite combo using the Time Stone's Infinity Storm was shared on Twitter. Seriously, it's the best combo of its kind out there.

Though the Time Stone's Storm lets you cancel attacks and special moves right into each other over and over again, J360 on Twitter does away with all of that and utilizes something unexpected: tags.

As we see in the video, the combo starts with Iron Man landing a crouching heavy kick and cancelling into Time Storm. From there, the Avenger tags in Ultron who is undoubtedly going to fire into a barrage of attacks mixed in with swaggy air dashes. Right?...

Nope! Ultron comes in and tags right back into Iron Man, who then tags right back into Ultron, rinse, repeat.

When you tag your partner in, they will run at the opponent and will actually cause a hit when the make contact if no button or direction is pressed before this happens. J360 takes advantage of this and the Time Storm's early cancels to make the combo consist mainly of tag-ins, ultimately scoring 13 tags in one go.

The combo ends with a level 3 from Ultron and deals a little over 7.2k damage. This whole sequence is creative, funny as hell, and awesome, so you should definitely learn how to do it and body your next opponent with it!


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Marvel releases its official video of their smallest and tallest super heroes including some of the classics in Marvel vs. Capcom

Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp is now in theaters and features action on a scale smaller than the tip of a needle, but ramifications that may be felt throughout the entire Marvel cinematic universe depending on where they go after Avengers: Infinity War.

To coincide with the release of Marvel's latest addition to its cinematic universe, The studio released a video on their Marvel Entertainment YouTube channel detailing the heights of the company's super heroes from smallest to tallest with a handful of Marvel vs. Capcom characters.

Ant-Man has never been playable in the Marvel vs. series though he did appear in Hawkeye's Hyper Combo in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Scott Lang normally stands six-feet tall, but using the powers of the Ant-Man suit, he can shrink down to less than one-centimeter tall to become the smallest Marvel character— though he can also go microscopic as well.

As far as playable characters go, Rocket Raccoon stands at four-feet tall though many who played Infinite probably feel he's a good bit shorter than that due to how hard he can be to hit/ combo. Black Widow was among the last characters added to Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, and she officially stands at five-feet seven-inches tall.

Spider-Man often times appears pretty short due to his hunched over fighting stance, but he actually is a fairly average five-feet ten-inches tall though the Hulk is actually only four-inches taller than Shaquille O'Neal standing seven-feet five inches high.

There's too many Marvel characters to fit into one short video, but Captain America, Iron-Man, She-Hulk, Black Panther, a fully grown Groot, Thor and his amphibian counterpart Throg among others are all included in this larger than life size comparison. You can check out the full video after the jump.

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Moonarc's more realistic approach to fighting game females sees them less exaggerated, but just as beautiful as ever

Audia Pahlevi is an Indonesian artist that goes by the handle "Moonarc," and we have a selection featuring some of her fighting game work to share with you.

If you were to check out Pahlevi's (somewhat NSFW) Deviant Art page you'd find a vast gallery of characters from all over the pop culture world, but it seems she's got a special affinity for the ladies of fighting titles.

Here we see characters such as Zero Suit Samus Aran, Cammy White, Juri Han, Morrigan Aensland, Psylocke, Sophitia Alexandra and others. The fighting game titles include Street Fighter, King of Fighters, Super Smash Bros., Darkstalkers, Marvel vs. Capcom and Soul Calibur.

Moonarc tends to go with a softer, semi-realistic style that's gentle on the eyes and tends to avoid some of the rather ridiculous proportions video game characters tend to have.

My personal favorite might be Bayonetta because I like her face more than the others, though I find myself revisiting the thinner than usual Morrigan image over and over.

There are also a few chrome femme fatales which obviously command a whole different kind of focus. Let us know which of these were your favorites and why in the comments.

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Prominent leaker claims C. Viper, Necro, Q, and more are Street Fighter 5's Season 4 DLC line up; says Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite support has ceased

We are currently in the midst of Street Fighter 5's third season. Sakura, Blanka, Falke, and Cody are all available now, and we'll be seeing G and Sagat follow later this year.

Though it's a little premature, today we're talking Street Fighter 5 Season 4. A new claim from a prominent leaker shares what could be Season 4's DLC character line up.

Vergeben is a name you've probably seen quite a bit lately here on EventHubs. Most recently, this Reddit user made claims about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate before the big E3 2018 reveal, and nearly everything listed ended up being true -- the rest has yet to be seen.

Among those claims, Vergeben said that Ridley would be unveiled as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and revealed at E3, Snake would return, every Super Smash Bros. 4 character would be on the roster, and even leaked the official name of the game shortly before Nintendo's E3 presentation.

In response to a comment on Reddit questioning Vergeben's credibility, the leaker dropped some bits of information about Street Fighter 5 and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Originally, Vergeben noted that Star-Lord, Ms. Marvel, Green Goblin, Wolverine, Cyclops, Psylocke, Magneto, Storm, Deadpool, Doctor Doom, Daredevil, Asura, Lady, Gill, Rashid, Captain Commando, Nina, Deis, Regina, Gene, Vergil, Akuma, and Apollo Justice would be added to Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite as DLC.

We have seen no signs of new content for Marvel Infinite, and Vergeben now says that support for the game has stopped due to its poor performance. "MvCI support was ended because the game tanked. That's not my fault that DLC plans were scrapped, despite there having actually been developments on them," Vergeben writes.

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CEO 2018 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

CEO 2018 is upon us, and there are a ton of games being played at the event.

With over 3000 people attending, there's barely any point in listing all the notable players you might see, but if you want a closer look at who's showing up, make sure to check our tournament preview from yesterday.

This is a Capcom Pro Tour Premier event for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition at the Capcom Pro Tour, a Master event for the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour, a Master event for the Tekken World Tour and a Premier event for the Injustice 2 Pro Series.

Besides these games, the event will also be hosting Super Smash Bros. 4, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters 14 and Capcom vs. SNK 2.

On top of this, the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be playable at the event, so there's likely to be ample gameplay from that extremely hyped game, and there will also be exhibition events for the upcoming Soul Calibur 6 and the recently released Fighting EX Layer.

Streaming is being done at Capcom Fighters, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken, CEO Gaming, Team Spooky, VG Boot Camp, NetherRealm, Data FGC, Polarity GG and Villain904.

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Over 3,000 attendees, 4 major tours represented, 14 tournament titles and more - here's what you can look forward to from CEO 2018 this weekend

This weekend, we'll all be able to tune in to CEO 2018, one fo the biggest fighting game events of the year, typically held annually in June.

Not only is it a Premier Event for the Capcom Pro Tour, Master Event for the Tekken World Tour and a Premier Event for the Injustice 2 Pro Series, but it'll also be the inaugural event of the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour, kicking off a competitive circuit for one of the most popular fighting games around.

Besides this, a bunch of other titles are also being played at the event, so let's take a look at what we've got to look forward to this weekend.

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Faces, functions, on disc DLC and more, Curse Entertainment recounts the biggest fighting game faux pas over the last seven years

The fighting game community entered something of a golden age after 2009's release of Street Fighter 4 and a handful of subsequent successful titles, but it's been a real roller coaster of ups and downs since then.

There's no question that we've seen some incredible growth and development through franchises old and new, but one can only imagine where we could be if it weren't for some monumental missteps that have slowed and even buried games that had incredible potential.

Curse Entertainment has put together a video examining some of these issues so as to keep them at the forefront of our thoughts lest we make them again.

Some such mistakes were eventually corrected leaving just a few non-fatal scars as in the case of King of Fighters 14's initial visuals or Street Fighter 5's shoddy launch. Other titles were not so lucky, as Street Fighter X Tekken and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite would never be able to recover from their respective failures despite some eventual corrections.

Not to be a total Debbie Downer, Curse also takes some time to highlight the successes of franchises like Mortal Kombat and Killer Instinct, both of which have seen major successes in various avenues.

As the scene continues to expand to new heights on both the casual and competitive levels we hope to learn to better cross our "T's" and dot our "i's." Continue on to check out the video and let us know what you think after you're done.

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Capcom featured a Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Razer Panthera fightstick on the E3 2018 show floor that's 'coming soon'

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite remains absent from the long line of modern-day fighting games receiving support from developers. Though Capcom's crossover title still has a devoted competitive scene behind it, it is no secret that word on the Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite front has been nonexistent for some time now. "Hey, look! There's that dead horse again!"

Though there was no news about MvCI during E3 2018 this past week, it wasn't totally absent from the show floor. Apparently, Capcom showcased a Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite fightstick among the glass-encased relics and merchandise attendees were able to observe.

Photos of a special Marvel Infinite-themed Razer Panthera fightstick were shared on social media, and Razer Consultant and fightstick aficionado Mark "MarkMan" Julio divulged a bit of insight on the product.

According to MarkMan, the artwork on the Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite Razer stick is a re-imagining of a classic Marvel vs. Capcom poster. Replying to comments on Twitter, MarkMan noted that he provided the art direction for this peripheral and Razer's Street Fighter 5 Panthera stick.

As we see in MarkMan's photo, the Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite Razer Panthera is "coming soon." We haven't seen an official announcement for this product yet, though.

Considering the current state of the game itself, the fact that there's a new fightstick for it on the way is definitely interesting.

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Big E3 sales underway for titles like Dragon Ball FighterZ and Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition; Killer Instinct: Definitive is $10

E3 may be winding down its new game announcements, but the sales related to the year's biggest gaming event are still well underway; the fighting game sales are very strong this time around.

The US PlayStation store currently has their 'Best of E3 Sale' going for "big titles from years past" including the likes of many current and popular fighting games on PlayStation 4.

Dragon Ball FighterZ sees discounts on the digital storefront for the game's standard edition, FighterZ Edition including the season pass and Ultimate Edition with the season pass, anime music pack as well as the commentator DLC pack.

Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, its deluxe version and the game's character passes are also included in the sale as well as Injustice 2: Legendary Edition, Guilty Gear REV 2 and Tekken 7 among others.

Microsoft's fighter Killer Instinct is also up for grabs for a great price. Players that have yet to pick up the title can grab it plus all of its characters and content with the Definitive Edition for $9.99 USD.

The PlayStation Store sale is running through June 19th. You can check out the full list of games and prices below.

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Sony E3 2018 conference: What fighting game reveals might we see tonight?

It's that time of year again, folks. E3 2018 is officially underway.

Before the show floor doors open up to industry members and the public alike, gaming's biggest companies are running their conferences to showcase what content and titles are coming down the pike.

Yesterday, we saw Microsoft's presentation which brought with it another Bandai Namco fighting title, Jump Force. Sony is gearing up for their conference later tonight, which will undoubtedly bring with it a slew of exciting reveals and announcements.

There are a lot of fighting games currently on the market with more to come this year and next. From DLC to brand new characters or even games, there's potential for all kinds of great announcements tonight.

If you're a reader on this site, chances are you're awaiting any and all fighting game reveals from Sony's conference. But what might we be seeing if there are indeed fighting game reveals scheduled to take place?

Let's jump into what are some of the big reveals we could be seeing in just a matter of hours.

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Canadian comic book fan breaks Guinness World Record for most Marvel Comics tattoos

A dedicated Marvel Comics fan recently broke the record for having a lot of tattoos featuring characters from the company's vast library of super heroes and villains. The Guinness Book of World Records awarded Rick Scolamiero, who hails from Canada, the record for "most Marvel comic book characters tattooed on the body."

Scolamiero got his first ink back in 2011 -- a tattoo of Spider-Man. The super fan now has a total of 31 figures from the Marvel Comics universe on his body.

The original plan for Scolamiero was to get a sleeve done that portrayed his favorite Marvel heroes and villains. But as anyone with tattoos knows, one tattoo often leads to another, then another, and another...

"I fell in love with the artist’s work and wanted to continue to see what else we could come up with regarding tattoos," Scolamiero told Guinness. "I have been a Marvel comic lover since I was small and growing up we didn’t have much, but I always had my Marvel comics and Marvel trading cards.

"They actually got me through some tough times so the idea of having them on my body forever just really appealed to me."

A-list characters such as Spider-Man, Venom, X-Men's Wolverine, all of the Guardians of the Galaxy (Groot, Star Lord, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, and Drax), Thanos, several of The Avengers, and more are represented here -- many of these characters appearing in our favorite Versus series games.

Damn it... now I totally want some fresh ink.

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Combo Breaker 2018 results ft. Go1, SonicFox, Tokido, Fujimura, ChrisG

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we're getting an absolutely gargantuan event taking place in St. Charles, Illinois in the form of Combo Breaker 2018.

It really can't be stated enough how big this event is for a ton of different games, with a whopping 16 games, and the Mystery Game Tournament besides them as well, exceeding 100 entrants each, and with two games exceeding 500 entrants, and another one getting very close.

On top of that, it's a Premier Event for the Capcom Pro Tour and a Master Event for the Tekken World Tour, so people will definitely be showing up to compete. Also, the winner of Dragon Ball FighterZ will claim the final spot in the 16-person event Summit of Power happening two weeks from now.

With so much on the line and so many players showing up, we couldn't possibly begin to list every notable name present, so here is a very small excerpt of who you can expect to see: CO|Go1, FOX|SonicFox, FOX|Tokido, FD|Fujimura, EG|NYChrisG, PG|Infiltration, CYG|Daigo, FOX|Justin Wong, NuckleDu, FOX|Punk, TSM|Leffen, Rise|MenaRD, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, Liquid|Nemo, Fursan|Verloren, Mouz|Problem X, AS|Reynald, GGP|Kazunoko, CYG|Fuudo, ALG|Dragon, CO|Dogura, PG|SKD, RB|Luffy, FOX|Theo, PG|MarlinPie, RNG|Swedish Delight, Circa|ForeverKing, Tempo|S2J and so, so many more.

The games being played at the event, in order of entrants from biggest to smallest, are Dragon Ball FighterZ, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Injustice 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Killer Instinct, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Mortal Kombat XL, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, the ceremonious Mystery Game Tournament, Super Smash Bros. 4, King of Fighters 14, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Vampire Savior/Darkstalkers, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Mortal Kombat 9.

Streaming is being done at Team Spooky, Capcom Fighters, Tekken, NetherRealm, BG Callisto, Funky P, PandaxGaming, Vampire Arcadia and VG Boot Camp.

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Stunfest 2018 results ft. Infiltration, Daigo, Go1, Fujimura, Fuudo

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

For the first time in over a month, we've got a Capcom Pro Tour Premier event upon us.

The annual Stunfest tournament is taking place, as always, in Rennes, France.

As mentioned, it's a huge event for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, with almost 250 entrants from across the world, but there are a ton of other games being played as well.

You'll be able to enjoy tournament play in Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros. 4, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Windjammers, King of Fighters 14, Breakers: Revenge, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.

Players attending are plentiful - for just a few of the top contenders you'll be able to see, look no further than right here: PG|Infiltration, CYG|Daigo, CO|Go1, FD|Fujimura, CYG|Fuudo, FOX|Punk, NVD|Phenom, FOX|Momochi, GGP|Kazunoko, CO|Dogura, EG|NYChrisG, Liquid|John Takeuchi, Ponos|Moke, RB|Bonchan, CYG|GamerBee, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, Mago, EnVyUS|MisterCrimson, AB|Poongko, UYU|OilKing, Rise|Smug, Gachikun, Epsilon|Takamura, AB|StormKubo, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Talon|Xiaobao, Method|ImStillDaDaddy, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, FNATIC|Shakz, UYU|NL, FNATIC|Akainu, Tempo|Alex Myers, FNATIC|Brick, Atrosh and many, many more.

Streaming is being done at Capcom Fighters, Stunfest 2, Stunfest 4, Unequalled Media, Achoral, Gunsmith ON and Canape Fight. Additional streams will be added as they become available.

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