Combo Breaker 2017 early results, stream feat. NuckleDu, Kazunoko, Momochi, GamerBee, Itabashi Zangief, Sako, Justin Wong, Mago, Poongko, Smug, ChrisG

Updating with live results: We're adding live results for the final day of Combo Breaker 2017 into this story as they happen. Keep checking back for the latest results.

Combo Breaker 2017 is a Capcom Pro Tour premier event taking place this weekend in St. Charles, Illinois. This is an absolutely stacked competition, and is bringing in competitors from multiple countries around the globe.

Notable Street Fighter 5 players scheduled to compete include Liquid|NuckleDu, GGP|Kazunoko, FOX|Momochi, Zowie|GamerBee, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, Scarz|Sako, FOX|Justin Wong, Mago, Poongko, Smug, EG|NYChrisG, Rise|Marn, Mouz|Problem X, CO|Go1, GFuel|Verloren, EG|K-Brad, YouDeal|Yukadon, Circa|LPN, SPY|Filipino Champ, RB|Snake Eyez, Talon|Xiaobao, CO|Dogura, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Mouz|CCL, 801 Strider, F3|Alucard, Noble|Vagabond, Flash, Stupendous, WBG|CJ Truth, XSK Samurai, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, NS|Ludovic, Commander Jesse, among others.

Not only with the SF5 competition be hot, but Injustice 2 and Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 is sure to be lit as well, and fans of other titles will have quite a bit to chose from in terms of what to watch.

You can find the live streams and scheduling information below.

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Them's Fightin' Herds is fully funded, release date still pending

Update: The June 17th release date has been disconfirmed by the game's developers.

What if adorable barnyard animals beat each other to within an inch of their lives in a fighting game? Oh, were you thinking the same thing? Well then we're happy (albeit with a bit of a raised eyebrow) to inform you that Them's Fightin' Herds is about to be a reality for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Backed by 10,516 people on IndieGoGo, Them's Fightin' Herds has raised $586,346 of its $436,000 goal.

Given the punned title (and I guess the fact that cows and deer are doing juggle combos on each other) one may feel some hesitation to take the game seriously. As light hearted as it comes across, Mane6's upcoming fighter actually looks incredibly fun:

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KVO x TSB 2017 results feat. Ogawa, Dogura, Rion, Nakamura, Isamu

KVO x TSB 2017 kicks off this evening from Tokyo Japan. Notable players in attendance include Ogawa, CO|Dogura, Rion, Nakamura, Isamu, CO|Go1, GGP|Kazunoko, YHC-Mochi, Gachikun, Jajamaru, Brice, Sabamiso, Hossa, Rion, FOX|MKLeo, VGBC|aMSa, among many others.

The games being played at this competition are Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator 2, Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Melee and 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 14, BlazBlue Central Fiction, Pokken Tournament and more.

You can find the live streams below along with a schedule.

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NorCal Regionals 2017 results feat. NuckleDu, Fuudo, Punk, Daigo, Bonchan

Updated with final results: This story has been updated with results from NorCal Regionals 2017.

Taking place this weekend in Sacramento, California, the NorCal Regionals 2017 is a Capcom Pro Tour premier event.

Notable players in attendance include Liquid|NuckleDu, GRPT|Fuudo, MJS|Haitani, FOX|Tokido, FOX|Momochi, PG|Punk, CYG|Daigo, SPY|Filipino Champ, Mago, Zowie|GamerBee, Co|Go1, CYG|PR Balrog, Poongko, FOX|Justin Wong, XYZZY, WFX|801 Strider, RB|Bonchan, EG|K-Brad, RISE|Marn, EG|NYChrisG, CO|Dogura, CYG|Snake Eyez, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, YD|Yukadon, WFX|XSK Samurai, RN|Alex Myers, F3|Alucard, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Circa|LPN, Stupendous, Flash, GS|Gllty, BJ Unchained and Commander Jesse, among others.

You can find the live streams and schedule below.

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CEO Dreamland results feat. Zero, Hungrybox, SFAT, Mew2King, Mr. R

Updated with final results: This story has been updated with final results from CEO Dreamland.

The first CEO Dreamland is happening this weekend in Orlando, Florida, and should be an absolute treat for Smash fans around the globe.

Notable players in attendance include TSM|Zero, Liquid|Hungrybox, RNG|Dabuz, P1|Tweek, FOX|Mew2King, DruggedFox, MSF|Larry Lurr, CLG|SFAT, Tempo|Axe, RNG|Swedish Delight, NRG|Nairo, Elevate|Mr. R, Captain Zack, IMT|ANTi, Duck, CLG|PewPewU, PG|Plup, SS|Colbol, Self|HugS, Circa|6WX, PG|ESAM, CLG|NAKAT, Samsora, MSF|The Moon, DJ Nintendo, Wizzrobe, SPY|Nintendude, Slox, CLG|VoiD, PG|MVD, RVL|Mr. E, PG|Rich Brown, MVG|Salem, JJRockets, Fable|8BitMan, MVG|Scatt, 20GX|Gahtzu, TGL|Blea Gelo, ALG|None and SPY|MacD, among others.

You can find the schedule and live stream below.

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Hyper Dragon Ball Z updated with brand new 'Champ's Build' which includes new characters, balance changes and more

The trailer for the latest update to the fan made Hyper Dragon Ball Z 2D fighter is now out. We're very excited to share with you the all new "Champ's Build" which contains updates and re-balances to all the existing characters and adds new characters as well as a couple of new stages and a more polished screenpack.

This game is made by Team Z2, an independent group that's devoted to making a "Capcom quality DBZ game." From what we've seen thus far, HDBZ looks like an absolutely fantastic experience for fighting game and Dragon Ball Z fans alike.

Here are a few screen shots from the trailer:

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Check out the full new trailer below.

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North West Majors 9 live streams and schedule

Northwest Majors 9 is taking place this weekend in Kent, Washington.

There were be several streams available, along with a lot of tournaments games being played.

You can find those streams below, along with a schedule.

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Here's two minutes of test gameplay footage of Fighting EX Layer featuring Garuda and Kairi

Remember that April Fool's joke from Arika that ended up being a real thing? We have a few minutes of test gameplay footage.

Arika's latest endeavor, currently known as Fighting EX Layer, doesn't quite have the green light yet, but has fighting game fans' interests piqued to see where things will go. Burnout Fighter has posted some gameplay featuring Garuda and Kairi brawling it out.

Here's a beefy 47-hitter from Garuda to whet your palette:

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'Fighting EX Layer' images and corner gameplay shown by Kazunoko

Recently, we found out that the "Fighting EX Layer" game that Arika showed off was sort of an April Fools' joke, and sort of not. Apparently the joke was showing the game without announcing it ahead of time rather than the concept itself.

Kazunoko was spotted playing the game in one of the videos. Since then, Kazunoko has showed off additional images and a video that showcases some corner combo.

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Hit the jump to check out the video.

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Arika's footage featuring Street Fighter EX's characters was kind of an April Fools' joke and kind of not, title reportedly a proof of concept

Updated: Arika's April Fools' joke was kind of real and kind of not.

Yesterday, the company revealed what many initially took for an April Fools' joke, but the joke was apparently the timing of when the game was unveiled by hiding its release from the public, not the fact that it exists.

We're using the term 'exists' loosely here though, as a playable version of the title has been showcased, running on the Unreal Engine, word on the street is that this is more of a proof of concept than any kind of game primed for release.

Apparently, Arika is putting this out there in hopes of getting picked up by a publisher, or to set the stage for crowdfunding, but the details aren't clear at this time.

The working title of the game is Fighting EX Layer.

Footage of the playable build of the game was streamed on YouTube last night, on Arika's official YouTube channel, but has been made private. Here's a short clip Furious captured from the stream.

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Final Round 20 results ft NuckleDu, Tokido, SonicFox, Fuudo, Saint

Update: This story has been updated with final results. You can scope out our highlights for the final day of SF5 here.

Final Round 20 is upon us, and there's going to be absolute top-level action in multiple games, though the main story is of course the start of 2017's Capcom Pro Tour, for which Final Round is the first event, and a premier no less.

Games being played at the event besides Street Fighter 5 are Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, Mortal Kombat XL, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Pokkén Tournament, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, King of Fighters 14, Capcom vs. SNK 2 and For Honor.

A huge number of top contenders are attending the event. Some of the big names you can expect to see include Liquid|NuckleDu, FOX|Tokido, FOX|SonicFox, GRPT|Fuudo, FOX|Saint, MJS|Haitani, FOX|Momochi, GGP|Kazunoko, BST|Daigo, FOX|JDCR, RZR|Xian, FOX|Scar, GRPT|MOV, FOX|Justin Wong, Circa|Anakin, EG|NYChrisG, CO|Go1, EG|Ricki Ortiz, BX3|Phenom, Noble|Dragon, SPY|Filipino Champ, EG|K-Brad, PG|Hayatei, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, HZRD|SpeedKicks, ITS|Princess Ling, Noble|iLuusions, Wolfkrone, Kkokkoma, PIE|Smug, ZW|OilKing, Circa|LPN, CO|Tanukana, 3|Alucard, RN|Alex Myers, DNL|Chris Tatarian, BxA|KoDee, MOUZ|Problem X, Flash, PR Balrog, MVG|Scatt, ITS|Lil Majin, Brenttiscool, Day, PG|RayRay, TS|Arturo Sanchez, LI Joe, CYG|Snake Eyez, FOX|ChocoBlanka, FS|Fatality, WFX|XSK Samurai, BJ Unchained and GS|Gllty.

Streaming is being handled by Capcom Fighters, Tekken, Bifuteki, Typo House Games, Funky P and Kombat Network.

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2017's Capcom Pro Tour season finally starts tomorrow with a big bang - Final Round is going to have a ton of amazing players, get a rundown here

It's been three months since Capcom Cup, and now it's finally time for the Pro Tour circuit to start up again. With a new set of rules, more characters and some big changes to the game's balance, all bets are off on what we're going to see.

Of course, Street Fighter 5 isn't the only game being played at the event. You can expect some top-level hype in several other games as well, including Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, in which Echo Fox's newly picked up Korean champions show up to battle it out against North America's finest.

Continue below for an in-depth rundown of what you can expect from Final Round 20 this weekend.

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Pocket Rumble video showcases that the game contains a simple and practical, yet still flashy, combo system

One look at Pocket Rumble at you'll probably come to a quick understanding that the game emphasizes simplicity as its main selling point. That isn't to say the game isn't without its share of combos though.

HexElf has created a combo video that demonstrates the combo capabilities of each of the characters in the game (since the game is available for Steam). If you plan on picking up Pocket Rumble for the Nintendo Switch, it might be a good idea to take a few notes.

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Pocket Rumble, a Nintendo Switch title inspired by SNK's classic fighters for the Neo Geo Pocket, coming this March

A new title for the Nintendo Switch was announced recently. The game is called Pocket Rumble and it is being developed by an indie company called Chucklefish.

This title is been stated to be beginner friendly as evidenced by its two button control scheme. It was also noted to be inspired by SNK's classic fighters for the Neo Geo Pocket Color.

There definitely appears to be a number of familiar features within the title. At least one of the characters will have access to a parry system not far different from Third Strike's parry system.

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'I believe we, too, can possibly make it [to eSports]' - Dissidia Final Fantasy director aiming for a competitive scene with upcoming console release

Dissidia: Final Fantasy is a 3-on-3 arcade game where beloved Final Fantasy characters duke it out, and is a larger-scale followup to the popular PSP games under the same title from 2008 and 2011, respectively.

While the current Dissidia has only been playable in arcades so far, the game's developer Team Ninja has, in conjunction with series owners Square-Enix, continuously added new characters and stages to the game.

Even with its constant content flow and popularity in arcades, there hasn't yet been any proper word on a console release for the title. The game's producer Ichiro Hazama commented on what's going on with the console version and why we haven't gotten a proper look at it yet.

Ichiro Hazama: If there was a recent opportunity to make the announcement, I thought the occasion was at the "Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Opening Ceremony." However, it didn't make its appearance. Long story short, we've yet to prepare something with enough value to meet your expectations.

I believe many are expecting a story mode for the home console version, and we’re definitely preparing that; however, our focus on the main game is still about battles and that won't change. While continuing work on a proper competitive fighting tool and to improve on other elements, we'll need a little more time.

Continue below to hear what the game's director Takeo Kujiraoka had to say about the its potential competitive aspect.

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