Combo Breaker 2016 results ft Justin Wong, SonicFox, Filipino Champ, Ricki Ortiz

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

One of the three Capcom Pro Tour ranking events taking place this weekend is Combo Breaker in Chicago, Illinois.

It's not just a Street Fighter 5 event, of course. Other games being played in tournament include Mortal Kombat X, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Vampire Savior, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Killer Instinct, Tekken 7, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, King of Fighters 13, Ultra Street Fighter 4 as well as the famous Mystery Game Tournament.

Players attending include EG|Justin Wong, cR|SonicFox, PG|Filipino Champ, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Rico Suave, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, cR|HoneyBee, YP|Filipinoman, EG|K-Brad, PG|Esam, PG|MarlinPie, PG|RayRay, UA|Bass, FF|ElvenShadow, UA|CD Jr., Circa|Anakin, D-Link|LordKnight, Hotashi, F3|Alucard, Perfect Legend, CT|The Moon, DJ Nintendo, Foo, TS|Arturo Sanchez, cR|Biohazard, KidViper, TXrd|FaultyDefense, UA|Noel Brown, GoldenBoyNeo, YOMI|Tyrant, WFX|801 Strider, DL|FourWude, Flux, DOT|Danke, TS|NerdJosh, Fubarduck, BIFU|Coach Steve and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Spooky, BGCallisto, VGBootCamp, Tekken and Event Horizon.

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Stunfest 2016 results ft. Daigo, Tokido, Haitani, Mago, Kazunoko

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Stunfest is happening in Rennes, France, and it's a Premier Capcom Pro Tour event - so you know it's going to be huge.

The event houses a bunch of different games besides Street Fighter 5, though. You can expect to see tournament play in Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Ultra Street Fighter 4, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, The King of Fighters 13, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, SoulCalibur 5, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Breakers Revenge and Hokuto no Ken. There will also be a stream for casual matches and exhibitions in King of Fighters 14.

As for players attending, you can expect to see Tokido, MJS|Haitani, Mago, Kazunoko, EG|Momochi, AvM|GamerBee, RB|Daigo, MD|Luffy, RZR|Fuudo, PxP|Problem X, YP|Valmaster, RZR|Xian, Qanba|Xiao Hai, HM|Eita, LLL|MBR, HumanBomb, UM|ImStillDaDaddy, HM|Go1, RB|Bonchan, CCL, Perilous|Packz, RZR|RB, D44BAS, OR|Nuki, Melty|Will2Pac, F2K|Popi, Perilous|Afii, HM|Dogura, Melty|Cuongster, Gootecks, UM|Tyrant, Emersion, M|LordDVD, RB|Kayane, Umezono, Brick and many, many more.

Streaming is being done by Capcom Fighters and Asso3HitCombo.

Check out the action after the jump.

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Canada Cup Vancouver series results feat. Justin Wong, KaneBlueRiver, Ricki Ortiz, K-Brad

Updated with final results: We've added final results into this story for the Canada Cup Vancouver series.

The Canada Cup Vancouver series tournament kicks off today and is set to bring us some exciting fighting game action over the course of the weekend.

We can expect to see top-notch play for games such as Street Fighter 5, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Mortal Kombat XL, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Blazblue: Chronophantasma Extend, Pokken Tournament, and Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late.

On top of this, we'll also be seeing a handful of action-packed Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 exhibitions featuring EG|Justin Wong, KaneBlueRiver, JJATJJ5|Bee, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EG|K-Brad, NWM|Kyle P, Air, and more are also expected to compete this weekend.

You can catch the live stream and schedule after the jump.

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Battle Arena Melbourne 8 results ft Mago, Haitani, Xian, Momochi

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Australia's finest are putting on a good show for us with Battle Arena Melbourne 8, which has tournaments in a whole bunch of different games.

At this tournament, you can expect to see high-level tournament play in Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat X, Tekken 7, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown and BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend.

As for players attending, you can expect to see big names such as Mago, MJS|Haitani, RZR|Xian, EG|Momochi, LLL|Mr. R, Abadango, 9B, Somniac, SL|Burnoutfighter and many many others participate for the glory.

Live streams are being handled by NewGamePlusTV, Melbourne Melee, Kaizmo, SASMelbourneSmash, Jett Smash, Googie Gaming, and ZeroX_FGC.

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Developer Piranaking looking to draw in Power Stone fans with LASTFIGHT

If you have a soft spot in your heart for arena fighters, developer Piranaking has something special coming for you.

LASTFIGHT is based on the acclaimed french comic LASTMAN, and draws much of its inspiration from the likes of Power Stone and Super Smash Bros.

On release, the game will boast 10 playable characters, 8 stages, and more than 25 items. Besides a story mode, players will be able to face off with one another head to head, or in teams of two.

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There are no good guys in this upcoming 2D fighter, just villains, gore and mayhem; 'Rotten Core' looks like it has the potential to be amazing

Riddled with obvious influences from iconic fighting games like Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat and King of Fighters, Rotten Core is a two dimensional fighting game that features only villainous characters on its roster.

We have to admit that at first glance, we were a bit unsure of things, but after watching the trailer and reading the game's break down, we're convinced there's some real potential here.

Rotten Core has traditional fighting game mechanics, like Super (Madness) Meter, and Critical (Rotten) Arts, but it also brings to the table a fresh style in the Cross Impact mechanic.

Here are some screen shots, and you can check out the game's awesome trailer below:

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KVOxTSB 2016 results ft Kazunoko, Ranai, Nage, Machaboo

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

One of Japan's biggest majors is taking place this weekend, KVO x TSB, and it features a huge amount of games going on.

At this event, you'll get to see high-level gameplay for Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Street Fighter 5, Killer Instinct, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Ignition, Blade Arcus, Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel, Koihime Enbu, Aquapazza, Arcana Heart 3: Love MAX!!!!! and even a tournament in the yet-to-be-released King of Fighters 14.

Players attending are honestly too many to count, but just to name a few you can look forward to seeing - Kazunoko, Ranai, Dogura, Kindevu, Eita, VGBC|aMSa, MOV, Machaboo, Samitto, Nage, Omito, Nakamura, Taka, Kedako, Hamburg, Susumu, Tanabata, TMP|Cross, BE|DoraBang, RF, GC|Go1, Ain, Brice, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Gachikun, Die-chan, KojiKOG, Kyabetsu, Sabohani - and again, many, many, many more.

Streaming is being handled by GodsGarden, Team Spooky, KVO 2K13 and Shi_Gaming.

Check out the full action below.

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SNK Playmore simplifies company name to 'SNK', reverts slogan back to 'The Future is Now'

Time for a brief history lesson. SNK started back in 1978, closed its doors and was essentially assimilated by Playmore in 2001. Noting the SNK brand's popularity, Playmore became SNK Playmore in 2003.

According to SNK's official Twitter, the company is changing its name yet again by nixing the latter portion to effectively return to 'SNK.' They've also re-adopted their old company motto, "The Future is Now."

While SNK has a long list of notable gaming contributions, the latest King of Fighters is surely the most immediate association with company here in the fighting game community.

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Pokken Tournament tiers launched here on EventHubs

We here at EventHubs have launched our Pokken Tournament tiers section. We received quite a few requests for this addition, and we have answered the call.

EventHubs users can now cast their votes for each character's respective match ups in the game. Voting contributes to the overall tier list, where readers can see who the best of the best are at any given time.

Additionally, our Pokken Tournament stats section has been officially launched.

Now, registered EventHubs users can add Pokken Tournament to the list of games they play and not only rate their skill level, but choose up to three characters they play as. The number of users playing each character will be reflected in our new stats section, as well as average player skill level and more interesting information.

If you're struggling against certain characters, you can use our Player Finder to locate other Pokken players that use those characters and easily set up matches with them.

Be sure to check out our Pokken Tournament tiers and cast your votes on your favorite characters' matchups!

A big thanks to our very own AdaptiveTrigger and ArrogantAmateur for their hard work on making the Pokken Tournament tiers a reality.

The brand new Dead or Alive 5: Last Round season pass will only cost you a measly 93 dollars...

You read that correctly, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round has a fourth season pass out, and it costs $92.99.

What do you get for your money? Over the course of the next three months you'll receive four different costume packs, totaling 78 costumes in all, and one new stage. Those who purchase in bulk will also get a special bonus Ayane 'Miyama Ageha' costume, seen below.

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Head over to the PlayStation Store to see all the details, and order. You can check out the season pass trailer, featuring a handful of the new outfits, below.

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Want to design a costume for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round? KOEI TECMO holding Designer's Challenge 2016 in preparation for Halloween

Do you fancy yourself the artistic type? Are you a fan of designing alternate looks for your favorite fighting game characters?

Well, now it's time to put those skills to the test!

KOEI TECMO is reaching out to fans for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round Halloween costume designs. As long as you are 17 years or older, you can submit as many entries as you like.

Winning costume designs will be made into actual in-game outfits and will become available worldwide this October. The deadline for submissions is Monday, May 16th 2016 (JST).

To check out the rest of last year's winning entries and the official rules for the challenge, be sure to hit the jump.

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Pokkén Tournament and both Super Smash Bros. games join Street Fighter 5 in surpassing 1000 entrants at EVO 2016

Even though EVO is still 3 months away, people are making sure to plan way ahead for the event.

It was said a while back that Street Fighter 5 had surpassed 3000 entrants, but SF5 isn't the only game going huge.

Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Wii U both got close to 2000 last year, and they're already both above 1000 for this year as well. But wait - that's not all.

One of the new entries in the EVO 2016 lineup, Pokkén Tournament, has also managed to reach above 1000 entrants - with 3 more months to go.

Hit the jump to check out the tweets from Tom Cannon confirming that Nintendomination is inbound for EVO 2016.

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Shadow Mewtwo Infinite blockstring removed, Pikachu Libre pass-through fixed, and more: Pokken Tournament 1.2 patch notes

Pokken Tournament recently received an update that addressed some of the bugs and unintentional attack behavior that has been present since the game's release.

The 1.2 patch is available for download right now and requires 367MB of your Wii U's memory. It should be noted that those who opt not to download the update will be unable to access certain game modes, such as online play.

This patch does away with the Shadow Mewtwo blockstring infinite that allowed players to score a free win via time out. It also dials back the strength of support Pokemon Reshiram, reducing the damage of Blue Flare.

You can find the full patch notes after the jump.

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Someone discovered a long lost, half developed Neo Geo fighting game, and it looks amazing

Years ago, Neo Geo began creating a fighting game, but after developing 12 fighters, a handful of stages and a character select screen, they scrapped it. Never again would anyone see the potential that was this mysterious game, until now.

Neo Geo enthusiast NeoTurfmasta has discovered a long lost game on a random Dev board purchased in an auction. After a few months of tampering, Turfmasta discovered an unfinished fighting game on the board, and has shared his findings in an NG forum post.

He linked up a video of the game's character select screen, which you can watch after the jump, and has uploaded quite a few images of the fighters and backgrounds. You'll see a few in the gallery below:

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The game's uniqueness factor comes in the three variations players could use to enhance their characters. The three variations are lawful, chaotic, and neutral, and each would have a specific effect that boosted a character's attributes.

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Mewtwo's awesome tri-dash-esque combo, Gardevoir and Latios channel Aegis Reflector, and more: Sweet Pokkèn Tournament CMV

Boodendorf recently sent us a new, multi-character Pokkèn Tournament combo video.

In this compilation, we get to see Pocket Monsters such as Mewtwo, Charizard, Garchomp, Sceptile, and more pull off some pretty impressive and intricate stuff.

Watch as Mewtwo performs a combo that looks like it was pulled from Magneto in MvC2 and Gardevoir uses Latios assist to put up walls reminiscent of Urien's Aegis Reflector. You can see the former in the GIF below, and be sure to hit the jump for the full video.

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