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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Abigail revealed for Street Fighter 5

Abigail was announced for Street Fighter 5, at EVO 2017 by Yoshinori Ono. He's the 4th DLC character for Season 2.

He's an absolutely massive fighter, with giant muscles, and is said to be 8 feet tall. The space he takes up on screen is quite intimidating.

He has an armored running attack, and several of his other attacks appear to have armor as well.

Abigail originally made his debut in Final Fight in 1989.

He's based heavily on King Diamond, a heavy metal musician. Abigail is one of the prominent characters in King Diamond's music, and also the name of his second album.

The face paint Abigail wears is an homage to King Diamond. You can find his trailer below.

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Spider-Man, Frank West, Haggar, and Nemesis revealed in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, new stage MODOK's Lair

During the Marvel Games panel at San Diego Comic-Con, new characters were revealed as playable in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Spider-Man, Frank West, Haggar, and Nemesis are officially joining the battle.

The trailer showed the wall crawler using a super move that involves him dodging pumpkin bombs and throwing them at his opponent. We see that Spider-Man's move set looks similar to that of his Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 counterpart, but with some new additions.

Nemesis also retains similar moves from the previous game in the franchise. We see his command throw and his bazooka hyper combo are still intact.

Frank West fans will be happy to learn that the photo-journalist is back and his level up system is still the core of his gameplay. Taking picture to level up improves his tools and we see a new move in which he equips a Servebot head and rushes the opponent for multiple hits.

As for Haggar, he appears to be mostly unchanged from the shot snippet we see of him. He does, however, use the Space stone to bring his opponent in close and hits what appears to be his level 3 hyper combo.

We also learned of a new stage with a giant MODOK in the background. The new trailer also revealed the next Infinity Stone -- the Mind Stone, though we haven't seen it in action just yet.

Though we won't see the official trailer until tomorrow, we can expect to see more Gamora gameplay featured in it.

Footage showing some of the trailer has surfaced. We see all four of the newly announced characters in action, as well as the new stage.

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Why are people so frustrated with Capcom? Has the negative stigma of Street Fighter 5 rubbed off on Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite before launch?

I'm sure many followers of the FGC might be aware of the unfavorable reputation that has been hovering over Capcom lately as far as fighting games go. There are a lot of people out there that are certainly less than pleased about the state of Street Fighter 5 and what could potentially come about for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.

This certainly isn't the first time this gaming company has come under fire from the community. The Street Fighter X Tekken's on disk DLC incident immediately comes to mind, for example.

It seems like this particular "era" of backlash started with SF5. Since launch, it came with some problems that rubbed hardcore and casual fans alike the wrong way.

For the casual audience, the game came packaged without many expected features such as a classic arcade mode, which has been a staple of the Street Fighter series since the beginning. This despite the game being initially priced at $60.

Meanwhile, many tournament players have expressed some disdain for the game thanks to issues such as input lag, a simplified combo system, game pacing, etc. Overall, it seems as though those that are unhappy with SF5's direction are more vocal than those that are satisfied.

At this point, a new label might be necessary for Street Fighter 5 in order to get away from all the negativity. Most of our readers were certainly open to the idea of a "Super" Street Fighter 5 relaunch.

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Abigail, Final Fight's super human hot-rodder, joins Street Fighter 5 on July 25th - here are the details on how he plays

Over the weekend, Street Fighter 5 Season 2's fourth DLC character was unveiled. Abigail, the super human hot-rodder from Final Fight, joins the battle on July 25th.

A post this morning over on Capcom Unity shared more details on what we can expect from the 8 ft. giant. Abigail was one of the top members of the Mad Gear gang. He has since locked down the Bay Area of Metro City and terrorizes it with his immense size.

Naturally, Abigail is a gear head -- the tires around his biceps are a dead giveaway. In Street Fighter 5, his is looking for his prized monster truck. We will be able to see how this plays out in Abigail's character-specific story mode.

Abigail has two command throws, and though you'd expect him to be a traditional grappler because of his stature, that isn't the case here. In fact, his key attack is his Nitro Charge run.

This special move has one hit of armor (two when using the EX version) and has four follow ups. He can transition into a stiff punch, command grab, overhead or V-Skill, making for some interesting mix ups.

We have included a gallery of screenshots below that show more of Abigail in-game. You can also see one of the scenes from his story mode, as well as his Story and Battle costumes. If you missed his official reveal trailer, you can find it here.

To learn about Abigail's V-Moves and Critical Art, be sure to hit the jump.

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Piccolo and Krillin join the Dragon Ball FighterZ roster

Dragon Ball FighterZ adds two new characters to the playable roster today. Fan-favorites Piccolo and Krillin enter the battle.

The announcement was made in the latest issue of V-Jump magazine. Gematsu shared the scan and more information on both Z-Warriors.

Piccolo has the ability to stretch his arms to grab his opponents, much like we see him do in the anime. He also has a number of ways to break the opponent's block, can fire incredibly fast beams, and can hold button presses to charge up his attacks and make them stronger.

Krillin has low power and reach, but still has a lot of tricks up his sleeve. Using the Kamehameha, Krillin can still fight a long-range game. He can also use the “Afterimage Technique," which leaves an image of him behind to psyche out the opponent before turning into an attack.

Fans will also be happy to hear that his trademark Destructo Disc is in the game and is unblockable. Lastly, Krillin can change the trajectory of his Ki blasts and make them explode in the air to create multiple shots.

V-Jump also notes that players will be able to use chibi characters in online mode, making them do battle against each other.

Dragon Ball FighterZ is set for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in early 2018. Sign ups for the closed beta will begin on July 26th.

You can check out the scan below. Hit the jump to view Krillin and Piccolo's stats.

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Rumor: Sagat and Sakura headed to SF5, Oro, Viper, Necro and Q 'won't make it to Season 3' says reliable EventHubs user, Flowtron

More unofficial news on the Street Fighter 5 front today as one of our users here on EventHubs has allegedly leaked more information about the game's upcoming DLC characters.

Back in late May, a reader by the name of Flowtron claimed to leak the identities of the remaining Season 2 characters.

They listed them as Abigail, who is looking extremely likely right now, Menat and Zeku. While we're waiting to see if these come to fruition, we do know that the EH user correctly called Ed before his release, and even went as far as to explain that he would be bigger and buffer than in his Story Mode appearance.

Flowtron has now made references to Season 3 characters for SF5, claiming that both Sagat and Sakura will become part of the cast, though they will be very much unlike their respective iterations from Street Fighter 4.

Furthermore, the info leaker has stated that Oro, C. Viper, Q and Necro will not be coming in the game's third season.

You'll see the direct comments after the jump below.

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What would it take to put the wind in Street Fighter 5's sails?

Street Fighter 5 isn't dead. It's not on life support, nor does it feel as though it'll be on its way out anytime soon. I want to make a stark delineation between the idea that people are abandoning SF5 (they're not) and the idea that people are just damn disheartened with it too often.

I recently jumped back on the traveling tournament circuit, making it out to CEO in Orlando just last month. If you've ever been to a major tournament before, (CEO is virtually always the second largest yearly event of its kind next to EVO) then you know that the games don't stop when the streams go offline.

Players retire to rooms, either making plans to continue to game and play money matches (for Bison Bucks only, of course) with their friends, get lucky and make it into the more prestigious Salty Suite(s) or meander the hallways listening for button clicks and knocking on the appropriate doors.

As far as Street Fighter 5 was concerned, it felt like this was no longer the case. Yes casuals were played, and I'm sure there were a few Bison Bucks exchanged, but the action was nowhere near that of the Street Fighter 4 tournaments I was used to.

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Nostalgic costumes and classic Ryu stage heading to Street Fighter 5 July 25th

Capcom has just revealed the latest content coming to Street Fighter 5. The highly anticipated Nostalgic costumes and a new classic stage are on the way.

This content was inspired by the 30th anniversary of the Street Fighter series (which is this year), and is set for release on July 25th. We will see alternate looks for Alex, Ibuki, and Juri.

Both Alex and Ibuki don their classic Street Fighter 3 attire. Alex sees the return of his long hair, while Ibuki wears her trademark ninja getup and cape.

Juri, on the other hand, gets a blast from her Super Street Fighter 4 past.

These nostalgia-inducing costumes will be available on PlayStation 4 and Steam for $3.99/ €3.99 starting on July 25th.

The stage is a remastered version of Ryu's Suzaku Castle stage from Street Fighter 2.

You can check them out below.

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Geese Howard announced for Tekken 7

Today at EVO 2017, Geese Howard was announced as a playable character for Tekken 7.

A new stage, Geese Tower, was shown during the trailer as well.

Geese is due out in winter of 2017.

Originally the boss character for the first Fatal Fury title, released in 1991, Geese has been featured in numerous SNK titles over the years.

He joins Street Fighter's Akuma as a crossover character for Tekken 7.

Mr. Howard sports his signature red hakama training pants as he vows to destroy the Tekken fighters.

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Jedah revealed for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

Jedah of Darkstalkers fame was revealed as a playable character in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite today during an exhibition.

Capcom's Peter "Combofiend" Rosas picked Jedah during a match against SPY|Filipino Champ.

It's been a very long time since we last saw Jedah playable in a Capcom fighting game, as it's usually the female Darkstalkers cast members who show up in the MvC titles.

He appears to have similar moves to his Darkstalkers iteration, like his pinwheel attack, and he also fights with a scythe.

Jedah's wings also appear to give him some different movement options, which should be fun to utilize in the game.

Here are a couple of short clips of Jedah in action from the exhibition, where you can see him perform one of his super moves and a bit more.


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Chun-Li's face improved in EVO build of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite as seen in GIF

The subject of Chun-Li's face has been pretty controversial when it comes to talking about Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Needless to say, it's an element that fans were not too pleased to see during E3's trailer.

Evans from Capcom previously made a joke regarding the face as being "disgusting." It was also mentioned that they would look at the face again, which could've given fans hope that they would make adjustments to it in the future.

There have been reports that Chun-Li's face does in fact look better in the EVO build. Capcom has apparently listened to the fan feedback.

A GIF has been posted HiFight on Twitter that showcases Chun-Li's victory animation (and perhaps more importantly: her face). The quality of what we see isn't the best, but it seems to be enough for many to pass judgement.

After the jump, you can find images of how Cun-Li used to look compared to the GIF. Many have praised the improvements already.

Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments section.


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Abigail's reveal (and looks) in Street Fighter 5 have me completely torn...

In the week's prior to yesterday's reveal, rumblings of Abigail's potential inclusion on Street Fighter 5 Season 2's playable roster spread across the fighting game community. Though some fans weren't particularly enthused about an obscure Final Fight boss making his way into a modern Street Fighter title, I happened to be pretty thrilled.

Knowing that Abigail would be the largest Street Fighter character to-date had me intrigued and hopeful for what he might look and play like. Admittedly, the character's potential links to heavy metal legend King Diamond also had my head spinning.

The potential for a towering titan and his limited Final Fight move set was seemingly endless, and Capcom kicked off EVO weekend with a bang. On Friday we saw the unveiling of Street Fighter 5's Nostalgic costumes, the Capcom Pro Tour 2017 stage, and Liquid|NuckleDu's Champion's Choice costume for Guile.

What followed was an image on Twitter giving us our first look at the Metro City Bay Area stage, which only further generated hype for a potential Abigail reveal. Hell, even Street Fighter Producer Yoshinori Ono let loose one of his trademark Blanka toy teasers. It felt like old times again, and I cannot stress how refreshing it was considering the drought of sorts we've been in lately with Capcom and Street Fighter 5.

For the first time in what felt like ages, I was genuinely eager to see the next big character reveal. Like everyone else, I had to wait until Street Fighter 5's finals on EVO Sunday for the announcement.

Top 8 eventually rolled around, and Ono took to the stage to introduce the next character.

Fans were on the edge of their seats. Then the trailer started...

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Full, direct-feed Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite trailer shows new projectile for Haggar and more

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite has seen the inclusion of four returning fighters. Just yesterday, Spider-Man, Frank West, Haggar, and Nemesis were all revealed at the Marvel Games panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

Off-screen footage of the trailer was taken during the panel, but unfortunately it didn't include the full showcase. This morning, the official, direct-feed trailer was released and shows a bit more of Haggar and Nemesis than we previously saw.

Firstly, we see that Haggar now has a projectile move. He can now throw barrels, which can also be used to absorb attacks.

While Nemesis' move set looks mostly the same, the trailer shows that he has armor on some of his attacks. We see him blow through several hits of Frank West's chainsaw paddle in the trailer.

Capcom Unity released a blog this morning sharing more information on the new characters as well as some new Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite screenshots. In it, we learn that the new stage is actually called A.I.M.Brella.

Another addition to the game we saw yesterday was the fifth Infinite Stone -- The Mind Stone. This stone gives players the ability to perform a command grab type of attack, in the air and on the ground, that causes the opponent to fall to the ground and wake up in a daze, leaving them open to an attack. The Infinity Storm makes the wielder's hyper gauge naturally increase without performing any additional actions, letting players build up their powerful super attacks much faster.

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New character Jubei for BlazBlue CentralFiction and new title BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle announced

After the BlazBlue grand finals for EVO 2017, ArcSys had a few interesting announcements to make. A new character and a new game.

It was announced that Jubei would be joining the roster for BlazBlue CentralFiction. It is noted to be coming Summer 2017 (soon, in other words).

After that, a new game titled "BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle" was announced. This is a crossover fighting game for the BlazeBlue CentralFiction, Persona 4 Arena, Under Night In-Birth, and RWBY.

This is a tag-team battle which appears to be featuring 2v2 gameplay. It looks like it will be a pretty hectic game.

The game appears to be coming out in 2018. No further details about the release date have been given beyond that.

Hit the jump below to check out the videos.

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