Mike Ross announces his departure from Twitch

Mike Ross, one of the most recognizable faces in the fighting game community, is leaving his job at Twitch.

Ross started with Twitch around May of 2014, and has been representing the company at various major events as well as on Capcom Pro Talk for the past two years. We reached out to Ross to ask the details of his departure, and if he another job lined up already. He responded with:

"It was my decision to leave... I'm going to work on my own thing." You can view Mike's announcement tweet after the jump below.

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ImStillDaDaddy vs. MOV at Milan Games Week was one of the greatest Street Fighter 5 matches to date, here's how it went down

One of the most exciting matches we've seen on the Pro Tour this year, (and perhaps the best we've seen featuring Guile thus far) DA|ImStillDaDaddy and MOV met in the top eight bracket of the European Regional Finals at Milan Games Week in Italy.

Anyone in the scene will tell you that ImStillDaDaddy is more than competent when it comes to Street Fighter, but Chun-Li is debated to be the best character in the game, and MOV is debated to be the best Chun in the world. Sprinkle on top the fact that ISDD used Guile, (not the worst character, but certainly not the best) and you get a pretty clear idea of where the book says to place your bets.

This potential blowout was anything but, as the set would yield round after exciting round, and would go the distance to get to the third round of the fifth match. What was ImStillDaDaddy's secret? Beyond an expert level fireball game, and incredibly well-read Flash Kicks, he leveled up his technical game by using Guile's air throw to change his hitbox, and make MOV's anti air attempts whiff:

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Street Fighter 5 allows players to express themselves more than Street Fighter 4 did - PR Balrog explains his likes and dislikes for SF5

Yesterday we shared with you part one of our exclusive interview with EG|PR Balrog. The Evil Genius has recently been showing new life in his Street Fighter 5 performances, and so we got a little one on one time with him to ask how he feels about the game now, and what he's hoping will change in season two.

We conclude our interview today, kicking things off with the ever important question: "Are you having fun with Street Fighter 5?"

PR Balrog: Yes and no.

Yes because I feel that a lot of players can express themselves with the characters in this game more than in USF4 which was more automatic due to OS and back dash. In other words when I play this game I can have a glimpse on how the person is in real life. I find joy in that (laughs).

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Who do we feel is still missing from the Tekken 7: Fated Retribution roster? Check out our choices, share your own

As has become the norm, me and Steven "DreamKing" Chavez have sat down and discussed some of our wants and needs for upcoming fighting games, and this time, it's turned to Tekken 7: Fated Retribution.

Now, a very large part of the Tekken cast are already returning for the new installment (including my main, Lili, and my sub, Miguel), but there are still a few classic favorites that aren't part of the roster quite yet.

In this story, we delve into who we hope to see when Tekken 7: Fated Retribution finally reaches consoles during the first quarter of next year.

Check out our choices below.

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Should Street Fighter 5's online system rank players' characters as well as overall progress?

We recently stumbled upon a post by Gcjboah on /r/StreetFighter prompting the question of whether or not Street Fighter 5 should bring back separate character ranks for online play.

This actually may not be too bad of an idea. For those that did not play Street Fighter 4 online all that much, it actually had two point systems for every player: Battle Points (BP) and Player Points (PP).

Street Fighter 5 has but one system, League Points (LP), that does keep things fairly neat and tidy, but has made it hard to maintain status and rank when trying to play characters other than one's main.

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One of the best grand finals we've ever seen: When Pepeday won three games straight over Poongko, taking Canada Cup from the brink of being sent home

Since competitive fighting games have reached higher levels of popularity as of late, and we have a slew of fresh players who just recently joined the scene, we thought it'd be fun to relive some amazing moments in FGC history by way of "Throwback Thursday."

With so many potential moments to choose from, we are calling upon you, the EventHubs reader, to help us choose what throwback should get posted next. To participate, either link up a classic moment in FGC history below in our comments section, or send it out on Twitter and use the hashtag "#FGCTBT."

Each week, we'll select one throwback to highlight, and will give you a shout out in our story. This week's #FGCTBT comes to us courtesy of AfterDeath!

At Canada Cup 2014, two of the most exciting Ultra Street Fighter 4 players on the scene met up in grand finals. Secret|Poongko, battling from the losers side, took on FGC|Pepeday in a fast, frantic bout between El Fuerte and Seth.

Both characters are all about high octane rushdown and mix ups, and that's exactly what Poongko and Pepeday brought to the table. Though the first three games were very close, Poongko managed to reset the bracket with a 3-0.

For the first half of grand finals, it seemed as though Pepeday was able to hold his own against the shirtless Seth master, but just couldn't close it out when he needed to. Despite that, every round was beyond exciting.

Below are just two clips from the set that prove how amazing this finals set was.

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Lupe Fiasco was supposed to play Sisqo in a Street Fighter 5 Canada Cup exhibition, but that's unfortunately no longer happening

Update: After a discussion with Canada Cup tournament organizer, Lap Chi Duong, we've found that the special announcement for Street Fighter 5 was an exhibition between rappers Lupe Fiasco and Sisqo.

We're very sorry to announce that will no longer be happening.

According to Duong, Sisqo actually stopped by Canada Cup in 2012 after performing at a nearby concert venue. He and Duong developed a bit of a relationship, and Sisqo recently agreed agreed to to play Fiasco this year.

Unfortunately scheduling conflicts, Sisqo will not be able to attend as planned. Duong has his fingers crossed that perhaps a future Canada Cup will see this exhibition come to fruition.

You'll see our previous story, as well as the music video for Thong Song below.

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If Mortal Kombat X gets a Kombat Pack 3, which klassic kombatants would you like to see return to the roster?

Mortal Kombat X recently received some big balance changes, which has reinvigorated the game a bit (though it's been healthy enough to not need refreshment), and there's been a lot of talking back and forth about a potential Kombat Pack 3 DLC set for the game.

While there's been no official confirmation if a new Kombat Pack is coming or not, an inquiry as to who you'd like to see return from the series' wealthy roster can't hurt.

You can cast your votes below.

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Itabashi Zangief sent immediately to losers bracket at Milan Games Week after facing the most unpredictable Ken play we've seen yet

DNG|Itabashi Zangief was the number one seed at the Milan Games Week last chance qualifier in Italy. In Itabashi's ideal tournament run, he'd take one of the top two spots in this bracket so as to make it into the 16-man Capcom Pro Tour European Regional Finals tomorrow.

This ideal scenario was shaken very heavily in his very first match as a Ken player by the name of FH|Jimmy would engulf Itabashi in the flaming whirlwind of Shoryukens, Tatsus and wake up medium punches that make up his unrelenting offense.

The number one seeded player simply could not make sense, or keep up with, Jimmy's unpredictable gameplay. Here's a quick taste of what he faced:

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Brings back memories of a certain Ryu player at DreamHack 2013 doesn't it? You can watch their full set to see how it plays out below.

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Street Fighter 5 servers scheduled to be down for maintenance for six hours on 10/25

We jumped onto Street Fighter 5 just a few minutes ago to find that Capcom is planning a scheduled maintenance session on Tuesday, 10/25.

Servers are projected to be down for a total of six hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT:

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We're not sure exactly what kind of maintenance will be performed, but we'll keep you updated as we find out.

Here are all the Easter egg versions and colors for Street Fighter 5's new Halloween costumes

Street Fighter 5 has just seen its latest update, and with it comes a fresh batch of alternate costumes. The seven new outfits are all Halloween themed, in honor of the holiday coming up later this month, and can be purchased for Ryu, Cammy, Juri, Nash, Alex, Necalli, and Vega.

We here at EventHubs have taken the time to unlock each of these new costumes, and now bring to you a gallery showcasing all of the colors for every outfit. Not only that, but we also have the hidden "Easter egg" versions of each one for you to see. These are essentially varied forms of the costume that can be accessed by holding all three punches, light kick, and up after selecting your character and this outfit.

Below are colors one and two for each of the seven fighters, (color one shows the Easter egg alteration) to get you started, but be sure to hit the jump to check out everything.

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Kazunoko, Haitani and Yukadon in danger of not qualifying for Capcom Cup? See who's currently in, and who's on the bubble

A recent assessment of the Capcom Pro Tour standings by Steve "AceKingOffsuit" Jurek sheds quite a bit of light on how Capcom Cup is shaping up.

Getting down to the nitty-gritty, Jurek has identified a few key players in three specific categories. Those who are going to make the Cup for sure at this point, those who are on the verge of making it given tides don't take sudden, drastic changes, and those who are in danger of falling short of qualifying.

Players like RZR|Infiltration and EG|Momochi have clinched Capcom Cup berth via Premier events. Other players such as EG|Justin Wong and Liquid|NuckleDu have enough global or regional points to secure a sure spot.

Players such as BST|Daigo and RZR|Xian could technically get knocked out of qualifying position, but it would take key wins by opponents matched with key losses by said competitors to bump them.

We were most surprised to find names like MJS|Haitani, a powerhouse all season long, or the top eight EVO finisher YD|Yukadon to still be in limbo. Perhaps the most surprising however, was to see that last year's Capcom Cup champion, GGP|Kazunoko, may not make an appearance on the grand stage.

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Red Bull Proving Grounds results ft. Dieminion, ChrisG, Sabin, Filipinoman

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

We're a little over a month away from Capcom Cup, and players find themselves scrambling for the fleeting final spots in the prestigious competition.

Today we passed another mile marker on the road to the North American Regional Finals as another Proving Grounds event played out in Southern California. The competition included names such as Dieminion, ChrisG, Filipinoman, TS|Sabin and ROM.

Top 8 is scheduled to play out at 3:30 PDT. We've got the live stream for you to follow along with, as well as early results and battle logs below.

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Hungrybox quits engineering job after disappointing The Big House 6 placing to focus more time on Super Smash Bros. Melee

Juan 'Liquid|Hungrybox' Debiedma has no shortage of amazing placings in Super Smash Bros. Melee, even managing to snag the championship victory at EVO 2016, after having placed 3rd in 2013 and 2nd in both 2014 and 2015.

But even though Liquid|Hungrybox has seen great success, his 5th place finish at The Big House 6 last weekend sent a clear message to him - that it was time to step it up further.

As such, he has made the huge commitment to resign from his engineering job so that he can focus more time onto the game that has become such a huge part of his life.

He's not going to focus full-time only on Super Smash Bros. Melee, though. You can find a brief clip where he explains some of his intentions below.

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Darkstalkers visual retrospective part 1 relives what many called one of Capcom's most beautiful fighting games

The first entry in our Darkstalkers visual retrospective examines the first game in the series.

Released in July 1994 in arcades, this was often considered one of Capcom's best looking fighting games at the time.

With colorful graphics, silky smooth animation and over the top characters, Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors, had a terrific style and look which sparked a strong fan following.

You can find all of the initial images below, but be sure to check back as we look at other games in this franchise and the artsy style they contributed to the FGC.

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