Canada Cup 2016 results ft. Infiltration, Armada, Xiao Hai, GamerBee

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The final opportunity to gain Capcom Pro Tour points is upon us. That's right, it's time for this season's final premier event, though Regional Finals still remain. Canada Cup 2016 takes place this year in Ontario, Canada.

But it's not just big for Street Fighter 5 fans, it also has a turnout of extreme top players for Super Smash Bros. Melee, as well as being a part of the King of Iron Fist Tournament 2016 circuit and a King of Fighters 14 World Championship qualifier.

At this event, the following games will see tournament play: Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, King of Fighters 14, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Pokkén Tournament, Mortal Kombat XL, Killer Instinct, Darkstalkers: Resurrection and Marvel vs. Capcom 2. On top of that, the classic Canada Cup feature, the international 5v5 tournament is back for Street Fighter 5, so expect to see some great international rivalry taking place as well.

Top players expected to attend include, but are not limited to, RZR|Infiltration, Alliance|Armada, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, ZW|GamerBee, C9|Ally, Liquid|Hungrybox, BST|Daigo, EG|Justin Wong, Liquid|NuckleDu, FOX|Mew2King, BX3|Phenom, RZR|Xian, PG|Filipino Champ, RB|Bonchan, EG|K-Brad, SPY|MacD, YouDeal|Yukadon, F3|Alucard, Secret|Poongko, NVT|Flash, EG|Ricki Ortiz, RB|Snake Eyez, Xyzzy, EMG|n0ne, TS|Arturo Sanchez, PG|RayRay, /r/Kappa|John Takeuchi, Chi-Rithy, GOL|Ranmasama, RN|Alex Myers, KirbyKaze, Marn, Hsien Chang, DNL|Duck, OG|Shine, Flux, NL, TS|NerdJosh, XSK Samurai, DS|Stupendous, Glacial|Prince Abu, BJ Unchained, NOE|Tampa Bison, PandaTV|Dakou, Fubarduck, synK|Kage, STDx|BlitzMan, GS|Gllty and SL|Burnoutfighter.

Streaming is being handled by Capcom Fighters, Canada Cup, Canada Cup 2, Canada Cup 3, Tekken and Canada Cup 4.

Check out the full action below.

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Marvel vs. Capcom 2 managed to sell 1.4 million units digitally almost 10 years after the game's original release

On Capcom's official site, they list the sales of their games that have risen above a million sales, and they are plentiful.

One particularly impressive entry on the list is Marvel vs. Capcom 2, because the listing is actually not all versions of the game, but solely focused on the digital release of the game for PS3 and Xbox 360 back in 2009, which was 9 years after the game had originally been released in arcades and on the Sega Dreamcast.

You can see the full details of Capcom's sales data below.

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Darkstalkers visual retrospective part 3 will unleash your... Halloween spirit

Darkstalkers 3 is a game with a convoluted existence, at least in Japan.

Released in arcades in 1997, two updates followed a few months later for our friends over there in the land of the rising sun.

Vampire Hunter 2 and Vampire Savior 2 mixed and matched various cast members, while tweaking some moves and and gameplay aspects.

Thus, there are actually three different versions of Darkstalkers 3, which was known as Vampire Savior, in Japan.

The gallery below features work primarily from these titles, and you can check back soon for the 4th and final entry in our visual retrospective for the Darkstalkers franchise.

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Darkstalkers visual retrospective part 2 gets sexy with the sequel

Today's gallery features pieces mostly from the second entry in the series, Darkstalkers 2.

The official title of this game is actually Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge, and this title hit arcades in the spring of 1995.

This entry introduced Donovan and Hsien-Ko (Lei-Lei) to the franchise, along with making Huitzil and Pyron playable characters.

The Darkstalkers franchise has quite a bit in the way of sex appeal as you can see from all of the images from part 2 below of our visual retrospective.

Keep checking back for parts 3 and 4 in the near future.

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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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Wait... Did Capcom get inspiration for Zangief and Birdie's Critical Art KO animation from Slam Masters II?

In Street Fighter 5, Zangief and Birdie's opponents get stuck in the ground if they're KO'd by Critical Art. Alex can do this to, but the pose looks a bit different.

Turns out, Capcom may have taken inspiration for planting downed opponents from one of their own games of yore.

Not long ago, Twitter user colonyoo shared a gameplay clip of old school wrestling fighter Ring of Destruction: Slam Masters II. Though the tech itself is pretty darn slick (dash cancel infinite), the post KO pose is what piqued our interest.

Check it out it below.


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The effect is identical and if they did indeed take inspiration from the 1994 title, that is quite the throwback. If you need a refresher on what it looks like in Street Fighter 5, you can check out a compilation of Zangief's Critical Art KO after the jump.

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Allen was USA's karate champion until he ran into Ken - Another EX character detailed on CFN

The Capcom Fighters Network profiles have taken a somewhat surprising turn the last few days, delving into Street Fighter EX characters.

These characters have long been considered off-limits to Street Fighter fans, considering the games were developed by Arika, and although each profile has a "Copyright Arika" mark at the bottom, these characters are still being introduced, and some even contain references to Street Fighter 5's story and current happenings.

Whether Capcom and Arika have reached some sort of deal or not, it's quite exciting to see. This time, we have the former US champ, Allen Snider. Check out his image here.

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Continue below for Allen's full profile.

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If Marvel vs. Capcom 4 happened, what brand new characters would we like to see? Here's our picks

As has been customary for the last few weeks, me and Steven "Dreamking" Chavez have had a chat about what could have been, fighting game-wise.

This time, our thoughts went to Marvel vs. Capcom 4, and what a game like that might be. We didn't put any specific limitations on us between how many Marvel or how many Capcom characters we needed to pick, but instead just focused in on what characters we'd like to see in a sequel. What we did make sure of, however, was to not include any characters who have already been in a Marvel vs. Capcom game

This list may seem a bit villain-heavy, but that's largely because the game itself was pretty villain-light. Check out our picks below.

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Visual History of Nash takes a look back at who he was before being brought back to life

Despite being one of the more popular characters of the franchise, Nash hasn't made quite as many appearances in Street Fighter titles as some of his peers.

Debuting in the Street Fighter Alpha series, Charlie Nash made his way into some of the best fighting games that we've had the pleasure of playing.

Today, we'll be taking a look at how Guile's superior officer changed across the titles that he appeared in. The gallery below starts at Street Fighter Alpha, eventually leading up to Street Fighter 5.

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Which Marvel characters would EventHubs readers like to see most if Marvel vs. Capcom 4 happens? See our poll results here

Update: Voting has ended, and you can see the final results after the jump.

Earlier: While we're aware that Marvel vs. Capcom 4 seems like a long-shot at best (though the same was said of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 before its reveal), it's still fun to think of what might become if such a project happened.

As such, we've made two polls (one for Marvel, one for Capcom), where we ask you, our readers, which characters you would like to see RETURN if the franchise got a new installment.

With how incredibly vast Marvel's library of characters is, there's just no way we could make a poll which contained all feasible choices, which is why decided to focus on doing it this way instead.

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CEOtaku results ft. MarlinPie, Kedako, Hotashi, ElvenShadow, LordKnight

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Anime fans rejoice, because CEOtaku 2016 is taking place this weekend, and there are a great deal of games taking up tournament space at this joyous event.

At this event, you can expect to see top-level play in Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, King of Fighters 14, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Melty Blood: Actress Again, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax: Ignition, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, Koihime Enbu, Nitroplus Blasterz, Arcana Heart 3: Love Max, Vampire Savior, Aquapazza and even in the non-fighting game Catherine.

Players expected to attend include PG|MarlinPie, Kedako, Hotashi, FF|ElvenShadow, D-Link|LordKnight, cR|SonicFox, COG|KidViper, BjornSonOfBear, TXrd|FaultyDefense, VGP|Oso, GC|ElRosa, BrkrDave, dot_Nova, TheBeautifulDude, KCO|Pedro, Grover, ON|Vicio, DawnHikarii, Doren2k, Zinac, TS|NerdJosh, Foo, TectalEastside, MC|GCYoshi13, ChosenNinja and many more.

Streaming is being done by CEO Gaming and Jyosua.

Check out the full action below.

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Pullum hates hard-headed people, and is part of the same worldwide sorority as Karin - More Street Fighter EX love from CFN profiles

The Capcom Fighters Network profiles have taken a somewhat surprising turn the last few days, delving into Street Fighter EX characters.

These characters have long been considered off-limits to Street Fighter fans, considering the games were developed by Arika, and although each profile has a "Copyright Arika" mark at the bottom, these characters are still being introduced, and some even contain references to Street Fighter 5's story and current happenings.

Whether Capcom and Arika have reached some sort of deal or not, it's quite exciting to see. This time, we're detailing the extremely wealthy Arabian princess, Pullum Purna. Check out her image here.

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Continue below for Pullum's full profile.

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Visual history of M.Bison shows just how many bodies the dictator has occupied over the years

Being the quintessential villain of the series, M. Bison has showed up to try to carry out his evil plans in nearly every Street Fighter title to date.

M. Bison has been the head honcho of Shadaloo since debuting as the main boss of Street Fighter 2. Over the years, he's occupied a number of different host bodies, with unique changes coming from each of them.

Today, we'll take a look at how Bison's changed in his many appearances over the years. The gallery below starts with the Street Figher 2 series, and works its way through the other titles that he's appeared in.

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After running into Rolento, Doctrine Dark became a killing machine focused only on revenge - Another SF EX character detailed in new CFN profile

The Capcom Fighters Network profiles have taken a somewhat surprising turn the last few days, delving into Street Fighter EX characters.

These characters have long been considered off-limits to Street Fighter fans, considering the games were developed by Arika, and although each profile has a "Copyright Arika" mark at the bottom, these characters are still being introduced, and some even contain references to Street Fighter 5's story and current happenings.

Whether Capcom and Arika have reached some sort of deal or not, it's quite exciting to see. Next up is Guile's former subordinate and all-around freaky dude, Doctrine Dark. Check out his image here.

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To read Doctrine Dark's full profile, continue below.

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Civil War: Manifest Destiny results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Civil War: Manifest Destiny is kicking off today from in Cincinnati, Ohio.

This event is set to feature a ton of awesome fighting games. Street Fighter 5, King of Fighters 14, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat XL, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Killer Instinct, Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Vampire Savior, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Street Fighter 3: Third Strike, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Capcom vs. SNK 2, and more are on the docket this time around.

There will be fighting game action throughout the whole weekend, so be sure to keep track of when everything is going down with this stream schedule.

To catch the live video feeds, be sure to hit the jump.

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