Capcom Cup 2017 results ft. Punk, Tokido, Yukadon, Haitani, Problem X

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The whole year has been leading up to this, and the event is finally upon us.

Capcom Cup 2017 is taking place this weekend in Anaheim, California, and it's stacked through the roof with all kinds of hype. The winner of Street Fighter 5 gets over $120,000 in prize money, so everyone is hungering for a taste of that action.

The event will kick off with the Last Chance Qualifier to grab the final Capcom Cup qualification spot, and we'll also be seeing the Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Battle for the Stones finals at this event.

The players partaking in Capcom Cup will be PG|Punk, FOX|Tokido, YouDeal|Yukadon, GRPT|Haitani, Mouz|Problem X, CO|Dogura, GRPT|Fuudo, GGP|Kazunoko, RZR|Xian, RB|Bonchan, GFuel|Verloren, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, FOX|Justin Wong, ZW|OilKing, Gachikun, CYG|Daigo, F3|Brolynho, CO|Go1, CYG|Snake Eyez, Ponos|Moke, BX3|Phenom, Mago, Rise|Smug, Rise|MenaRD, NASR|Big Bird, FOX|Momochi, RB|Luffy, Allegiance|801 Strider, Scarz|Sako, AAG|DidimoKOF, EG|Ricki Ortiz and the winner of the Last Chance Qualifier.

As for Battle for the Stones, your player roster consists of EG|NYChrisG, FOX|Justin Wong, SPY|Filipino Champ, KaneBlueRiver, SPY|RyanLV, Flocker, Viscant, FORT|Cloud805, Rise|Richard Nguyen, GGP|Kazunoko, Alioune, Sacktap, Teemo, Brian Kasugano, F2G|Moise and Stealth.

Streaming for the event will be done at Capcom Fighters, Capcom Fighters 2 and Battle for the Stones.

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All Street Fighter 5 Season 3 characters revealed - Sakura, Blanka, Cody, G, Sagat, and Falke

During the Arcade Edition trailer, we saw the reveal of all the Season 3 characters. Sakura was revealed first in her own trailer.

Running alongside her was Blanka. Clearly this is one of Ono's favorite characters. Blanka looks to be relatively the same, though with a little extra hair.

In the case of Cody, he didn't appear in a prison outfit. In fact, he looked as though he's been elected the mayor -- which means he is no longer wearing his handcuffs (he is clearly shown to shed them away).

Sagat is wearing a new pair of pants. We clearly see him performing his classic Tiger Uppercut while fighting against Ryu.

We also saw that there will be a couple of newcomers this season as well. We've been hearing rumors about a president-like fighter. This might be "G" who certainly looks to fit the part. His pose is very similar to the that of Uncle Sam's

The final character that was revealed was someone we've seen before in Ed's story. That shadoloo doll looking girl... Apparently, her name is Falke.

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EventHubs weighs in on MenaRD's Street Fighter 5 Capcom Cup 2017 victory in our latest round table

Saul Leonardo Mena Segundo, better known in the fighting game community as RISE|MenaRD, claimed the Capcom Cup 2017 title this weekend. After two days of facing off against the best Street Fighter 5 players in the world, Mena secured the trophy by defeating fighting game legend, Hajime "FOX|Tokido" Taniguchi.

Of the other 31 competitors at the Capcom Cup, Mena only ever suffered a loss to Tokido -- going 3-2 in winners finals. Along the way, Mena took out several A-list players, including AW|Nemo, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, CYG|Daigo, GGP|Kazunoko, and more.

In grand finals, the Birdie player reset the bracket with a clutch 3-2 win, then proceed to take the tournament win 3-1 over Taniguchi.

The grand finals sported a very interesting player match up. On one side was Mena: an 18-year-old competitor whose competitive fighting game career began in 2009, but rise to prominence came about in Street Fighter 5 -- a game just under two-years-old. On the other side sat Tokido: a seasoned veteran across numerous fighting titles who is revered as one of the five Japanese gods of Street Fighter.

Mena is a relatively new face in the world of competitive Street Fighter, whereas Tokido has a legacy that is rivaled by few. Because of this, many believe that a similar sentiment can be expressed about each competitor's playstyle.

After Capcom Cup's conclusion, some fans expressed a disregard for Mena's win, saying that what was displayed in the grand finals wasn't conventional Street Fighter play. This claim was only magnified by the fact that a legend of the sport -- one who has proven to have a masterful grasp of "traditional Street Fighter" -- was sitting across the stage.

Many of these same claims extended to the point of deeming MenaRD's victory illegitimate. But like all things debated, there were a variety of different opinions on this matter.

Today, the EventHubs staff is weighing in. Was MenaRD's Capcom Cup 2017 win legitimate? Here's what we think.

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Will EVO 2018 be Marvel-less? Event organizers 'torn' on whether or not to include Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite on 2018 line up

Capcom's Battle for the Stones saw its finale this past weekend at Capcom Cup 2017, but to a somewhat lackluster audience.

The event deviated from traditional norms with a bold attempt to add to the already chaotic nature of the Marvel vs. Capcom series as players were awarded special Infinity Stones that granted them powers of influence both in and outside of gameplay.

Said powers included the ability to change an opponent's team or button layout, guarantee a first hit during one round in a match, gain an extra life during a single set amongst other special privileges.

The takeaway was that Capcom was trying to cater more to audiences than players with over the top amendments to traditional tourney approaches, but it seems as though viewers were more interested in a showcase of player skill than an event made unpredictable with unconventional rules.

Many chairs were left empty in the live arena, and audience reactions were fairly muted when compared to more standard events, and stream viewership reportedly only clocked in around 5,000 actives on average, though Sunday's Grand Finals peaked at around 16,000 concurrent viewers according to Sullygnome.

EVO tournament organizer Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar posted a Twitter poll today asking his followers whether or not Infinite is dead. As you'll see in the image here, he later stated that the EVO staff is "torn" on whether or not to include MvCI in the 2018 lineup:

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Goku Black, Beerus, and Hit join Dragon Ball FighterZ

The latest V-Jump magazine scans have hit the internet. Goku Black, Beerus, and Hit have been announced as playable in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Each of these fighters hails from the Dragon Ball Super series. Beerus, the God of Destruction, is known as the second strongest warrior in Universe 7.

An assassin from Universe 6, Hit is a powerful being that is over 1,000-years-old. His Time Skip ability allows him to freeze time for one second (later increasing the amount of time by fighting Goku), which is how he is able to defeat opponents stronger than him.

Goku Black has the ability to reach Super Saiyan Rosé -- which explains the color of his hair. According to him, this form can only be achieved by Saiyans with "proper god status."

Zamasu (Goku Black's support character in Dragon Ball FighterZ) is an immortal being thanks to a wish granted to him. Goku Black and Zamasu are connected by having similar goals in the series.

Each of the V-Jump scans features several screenshots of the three new fighters in action. Also provided are details about how these characters fight, as well as their in-game stats.

To read full English translations of these scans, courtesy of our very own MajinTenshinhan, be sure to hit the jump.

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection announced for May 2018

During Capcom Cup 2017, the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection was announced. In celebration of Street Fighter's 30th anniversary, there will be a collection of Street Fighter games that will be playable.

For a select number of these games, online play will also be available. There probably wouldn't be an online community dedicated to the first Street Fighter, after all.

The games included are Street Fighter, Street Fighter 2, Street Fighter 2 Champion Edition, Street Fighter 2 Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter 2 The New Challengers, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter 3, Street Fighter 3 Second Impact, and Street Fighter 3 Third Strike.

Street Fighter 2 Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3, and Street Fighter 3 Third strike will have the online features. These include ranked matches, casual matches, lobbies, and leaderboards.

This is the largest Street Fighter collection ever released. It will include all versions of Street Fighter (just the one), Street Fighter 2 with the exception of Final Challengers for the Nintendo Switch, Street Fighter Alpha, and Street Fighter 3.

Whether you're an old school gamer or you missed out on some of these classic titles, this collection certainly looks like it'd be worth picking up. It will be releasing in May 2018 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC.

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Capcom's latest Street Fighter 5 reveal wasn't a home run, it was a grand slam

The relationship between Capcom and its fighting game fan base has been somewhat strained over the past two years, but Sunday Street Fighter 5 reveals changed everything overnight.

Street Fighter 5 and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite launched to lukewarm receptions. In the way of SF5, lack of single player content, input lag, and inability for players to express themselves through gameplay amongst other community complaints appeared to fall upon deaf ears.

Successes (such as the reduction of input lag from 8 to approximately 6.2, or the release of highly anticipated characters like Ibuki, Juri and Urien) were quickly overshadowed by the looming sentiments created by the game's negative first impressions.

A spark of hope came back in October when Capcom announced Arcade Edition for Street Fighter 5. Since then, we've learned that all characters will be getting second V-Triggers (an addition that will potentially help players more fully express themselves while playing) as well as a much pleaded for Arcade Mode.

Last weekend's Capcom Cup finale was followed by a home run announcement for fan favorite character Sakura Kasugano, and that home run turned into a grand slam shortly thereafter.

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Street Fighter 5's new Extra Battle Mode offers new costumes, new challenges and all new ways of obtaining Fight Money

More big news from Capcom today as details on the upcoming Extra Battle Mode have been released.

This new mode will be coming with the Arcade Edition update in January, and will give more reason for users to play Street Fighter 5 regularly as each week will offer a new challenge.

These won't be without risk, as players will need to fork over 2,500 FM in order to attempt these challenges, though there's no guarantee you'll be successful.

Those who complete all four tasks will gain access to special cross over costumes currently unavailable through any other avenues.

Players will also no longer be able to gain FM from Character Stories, the General Story (A Shadow Falls), Trials, Survival, and Demonstrations as of January 16th, so those that have yet to nab in game cash from these are urged to do so now.

Here are a few screen shots from Extra Battle Mode, including some of the new outfits we'll be able to fight for, and you can read more details about these updates after the jump.

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Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion, X-Men and Fantastic Four characters get better chances of joining Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

Disney announced this morning that they will be purchasing 21st Century Fox. After several weeks of reports claiming that the two companies were in talks, the deal has been officially confirmed.

21st Century Fox will be acquired for $52.4 billion, and the transaction includes its film and television studios. In their official statement, Disney makes specific mention of popular entertainment properties such as the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool, among others.

Acquiring FOX enhances Disney's ability to provide consumers around the world with more appealing content and entertainment options.

Fox's remaining assets include Fox News and Sports. 21st Century Fox will form a new company with these assets that will be spun off to its shareholders.

“The acquisition of this stellar collection of businesses from 21st Century Fox reflects the increasing consumer demand for a rich diversity of entertainment experiences that are more compelling, accessible and convenient than ever before,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Disney.

"We’re honored and grateful that Rupert Murdoch has entrusted us with the future of businesses he spent a lifetime building, and we’re excited about this extraordinary opportunity to significantly increase our portfolio of well-loved franchises and branded content to greatly enhance our growing direct-to-consumer offerings."

This deal ends over 50 years of media expansion by Fox owner Rupert Murdoch.

So, what does this mean for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite?

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Adult Gohan gets official Dragon Ball FighterZ gameplay trailer

Bandai Namco continues to roll out gameplay trailers for their most recently revealed Dragon Ball FighterZ characters. Today, we get a look at Gohan (Adult) in action.

We see several of Gohan's special and super moves in the trailer, including a rapid kick attack and his Kamehameha.

Gohan (Adult) is the second version of Gohan to enter Dragon Ball FighterZ as a playable character. With the initial announcement of the game, we saw Teen Gohan (from the Cell Saga) revealed, and the two are expected to occupy two different character slots.

Last time, we saw a gameplay trailer for Kid Buu. The small combatant packs a punch in Dragon Ball FighterZ, with abilities that include raining energy blasts down from the sky and turning his opponents into candy.

In case you missed it, we also have Gotenks' official gameplay trailer. With the release of Gohan's video this morning, all three of the most recently revealed fighters have been properly showcased.

Dragon Ball FighterZ will become available on January 26th, 2018. We'll be seeing it on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition live stream

Capcom Unity will be streaming Street Fighter 5 Arcade Edition's arcade mode at 3:00 P.M. PST. That's 6:00 P.M. for those of you living on the East Coast.

This is our first look at this long awaited mode. Fans were quick to notice its absence when the game first released on February 16, 2016.

It's been over a year, but the wait may have been worth it. We're talking about an arcade mode that supposedly has over 100 endings.

Remember that there will also be a monthly ranking system feature built in. This will allow players to earn points as they play, and the highest ranked player from every arcade ladder each month will earn a special in-game title.

Of course, we may also see a few new V-Triggers as they show off the mode. Maybe a surprise NPC to fight against as well.

We'll be sure to keep an eye out for any goodies shown on stream. Hit the jump to check it out.

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Soul Calibur 6 announced

Big news this evening as Bandai Namco announced Soul Calibur 6 during the 2017 Video Game Awards.

This is our very first glimpse at the new addition to the franchise that started back in 1998, and will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC some time in 2018.

Soul Calibur 5 dropped back in 2012, making it five years since the last franchise installment.

Thus far we only get to see two combatants (Mitsurugi and Sophitia) duke it out, but the game's graphics and visuals are already taking us right to the edges of our seats.

Both characters look like their young selves, and this is definitely reflected in Mitsurugi's official artwork, which you can find below. By first appearances, this seems like a step back in the series' timeline, as Mitsurugi was older in Soul Calibur 5.

The official description from Bandai Namco notes that competitors can "get ready for the triumphant return of 3D weapons-based fighting." Here are a few stills to get you started.

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Brand new second V-Trigger images revealed for all Street Fighter 5 characters

New images and descriptions of the all new second V-Triggers for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition have been released by Capcom.

We'll be seeing these V-Triggers in full effect come tomorrow at the first leg of Capcom Cup 2017, but we're getting a special sneak peak right now.

Some of these seem to play to characters' strengths, while others may build toward making up for specific weaknesses or holes in gameplay.

Though we haven't seen these new moves in action yet, nor have we seen the other gameplay changes that will come with Arcade Edition, it's already more than apparent that Street Fighter 5 will be changing in major ways come 2018.

Here's a gallery showing images of all 28 current characters in SF5, and you'll find descriptions/names for each new Trigger after the jump below.

After you look through these, let us know what you think of the new ideas. Are the incredibly strong V-Triggers (like Balrog's or Necalli's) at risk of being replaced, at least in certain match ups?

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Laura's V-Trigger 1 upped to three bars in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

Laura is a strong character in Street Fighter 5's current state. With great damage output, quick movement, and a standing medium kick that some might feel is a bit too strong, the Matsuda Jiu-Jitsu practitioner is a force to be reckoned with in Season 2.5.

Things get even more frightening when Laura activates her V-Trigger 1, Spark Show. In this powered up state, her hands are charged with electricity, causing her throws to deal more damage and her Thunder Clap projectile to travel farther and faster. On top of that, she sees an increase in speed and better movement.

As it stands right now, Laura's Spark Show V-Trigger only requires her to fill two bars of V-Gauge in order to activate. This means that it doesn't take very long to build up in a match, and she has more potential to get a second activation in a single round.

In Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, it looks as though that's going to change. Capcom's Shadaloo C.R.I. website recently updated to incorporate full AE move listings for each character, and Laura's shows an increase from two bars to three for V-Trigger 1.

The change likely comes due to the strength of the power up. Getting that much of a boost for only two stocks of V-Gauge can be argued as too strong.

In Season 2, a handful of fighters are considered "robbery characters" -- characters that can very quickly steamroll opponents after finding one opening -- and Laura is among that bunch.

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FCC votes to repeal net neutrality, but the matter still must go through Congress before affecting any web surfing changes

If you've been on internet at all today, there's a very good chance you've seen headlines and social media posts concerning the FCC's decision to repeal net neutrality.

This is accurate, but the end of net neutrality is not at all a surefire thing yet (despite the tone of most of the statuses you've probably read). Today's decision will send the repeal through Congress, who will need to vote on the matter before any laws are changed.

Why are you reading about this on a fighting game news and culture website? The implications of nixing net neutrality could affect anyone and everyone using the World Wide Web, and sites such as Twitch and YouTube very well could see changes should this all come to pass.

Net neutrality is the basic principle that internet service providers (ISPs) such as Comcast, Verizon and AT&T must treat all data on the Web in an nondiscriminatory fashion, meaning they cannot charge different rates based on users, content, websites or other such nuances.

The major fear of those in favor of net neutrality is that too much power will be awarded to ISPs, as they'll be able to speed up or slow down specific websites or channels based on their own business needs.

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