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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.

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Frosty Faustings IX results, ft. NuckleDu, Ally, Dogura, Go1

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Frosty Faustings IX is taking place in Chicago, Illinois, and there's going to be a great many games played at this event, including Street Fighter 5, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Mortal Kombat XL, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, King of Fighters 14, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Killer Instinct, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Darkstalkers, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Pokkén Tournament, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Melty Blood: Actress Again, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax: Ignition, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Soul Calibur 2 and a mystery game tournament.

There are a lot of big-name players attending, including Liquid|NuckleDu, C9|Ally, CO|Dogura, CO|Go1, PG|MarlinPie, EG|NYChrisG, EG|K-Brad, FF|ElvenShadow, Wolfkrone, PG|RayRay, BjornSonofBear, Doren2k, BlackSnake, TS|NerdJosh, Hotashi, MVG|Dyr, TheBeautifulDude, TS|Arturo Sanchez, JJRockets, TSC|FaultyDefense, Sym, MC|GCYoshi, BxA|Squall, GS|Gllty, DCB|EliTheCurry, GLB, OMGItzAndre and many, many more.

Streaming is being handled by BG Callisto, Team Spooky, RS Black Rose, Melee Everyday, Unrivaled Tournaments and KFair IPG.

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Guilty Gear, BlazBlue, Skullgirls and King of Fighters characters look especially gorgeous when Dejaguar draws them

Today we feature a selection of fighting game artwork from Dejagar.

This talented artist has some immaculate drawings of characters from King of Fighters, BlazeBlue, Skullgirls and Guilty Gear. We've selected a handful of our favorites to share with you here:

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Arc Revolution Cup 2016 results ft. Rion, Omito, Ogawa, Kedako

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

It's time for this year's Arc Revolution Cup, often affectionately referred to as ArcRevo, taking place at the larger Toushinsai arcade game event.

At this event, there will be single-entrant tournament play for Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], King of Fighters 13, Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate Arcade, Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel and Chaos Code. Team events will be held for BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax: Ignition, Tekken 7: Fated Retribution and Ultra Street Fighter 4.

Players expected to attend include Rion, Omito, Ogawa, Kedako, Kakkou, Nage, Daru, TopGaren, Hamburg, Hasegawa, FAB, Samitto, MarlinPie, Jajamaru and many, many more for a variety of games.

Streaming is being done at Toushinsai Official TV.

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'We definitely want to make [Persona 5: Arena] happen' says Persona 4: Arena series director Kazuhisa Wada

During the medal ceremony at Toushinsai's Arc Revolution Cup 2016 portion tonight, after presenting prizes to the victors, each game's director got to speak a few words to the fans.

Kazuhisa Wada, the director for the Persona 4: Arena series, from Atlus, was well aware that fans are really hoping to see a new installment in the fighting game series now that Persona 5 is out and has been greatly received all over Japan.

While there was nothing official to announce just yet, Wada's comments were extremely positive for any hopefuls out there.

You can see what Wada said, translated personally by me, Nicholas "MajinTenshinhan" Taylor, below.

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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.

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Over 200 players registered for Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator: If you like Anime, cosplay, and killer fighting game competition, don't miss CEOtaku

CEOtaku is taking place this weekend, October 1-2, in Orlando, Florida. The state's first Anime fighting game convention is back for another year of exciting competition, hype moments, and much more.

Alex Jebailey, founder of the CEO tournament series, is known for creating a large spectacle out of his events, and with him at the helm of yet another, you definitely won't want to miss it.

Not only will we be seeing games such as Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, King of Fighters 14, BlazeBlue: Central Fiction, and many others played over the course of the weekend, but attendees can look forward to checking out booths featuring numerous artists, a cosplay contest, and more.

To keep tabs on when everything is taking place at CEOtaku, check out the schedule below. You will also find the final entrants numbers (courtesy of Shoujozenzen) for each game on the line up, as well as the preliminary pools here.

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A trailer for CEOtaku can be found after the jump.

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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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Northwest Majors 8 results ft. Justin Wong, NuckleDu, Snake Eyez, Filipino Champ

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Northwest Majors 8 is happening this weekend in Des Moines, Washington, and it's stacked to the brim with the best the U.S. has to offer, for multiple fighting games.

At this event, you'll be seeing high-level gameplay of Street Fighter 5, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Tekken 7, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat X, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Project M, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Skullgirls: 2nd Encore.

As for players attending, you can expect to see EG|Justin Wong, Liquid|NuckleDu, RB|Snake Eyez, PG|Filipino Champ, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EG|PR Balrog, KaneBlueRiver, PG|RayRay, Chris Tatarian, FOX|Julio, Brenttiscool, FF|ElvenShadow, UA|Bass, ITS|Princess Ling, pH|LPN, ILHS|WayGamble, Flux, pH|Hypefiend, Jimmy J Tran, XSK Samurai, SDT|Inkognito, Hotashi, TS|NerdJosh, GOL|Ranmasama, Foo, TheBeautifulDude, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, KidViper, KillerKai, TXrd|FaultyDefense, Alex Myers, Zidane, MC|GCYoshi, GS|Gllty, KizzieKay, BJ Unchained, NWM|KyleP, DM|El Cubano Loco, Fubarduck, Nacer, Damdai, Graham Wolfe and many, many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Khaos, Khaos Gaming 2, Cacaw Gaming, Khaos Gaming TV, Tekken, Logichole, Seattle Tekken and Eastside Smash.

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Hypespotting 5 results ft Leffen, Luffy, Valmaster, Problem X, A Foxy Grampa

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend's event on the Capcom Pro Tour tournament circuit happens to be taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, and it's Hypespotting 5.

At this event, you can expect to see tournament play in Street Fighter 5, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kobmat X, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters 13, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike and Street Fighter 2: Super Turbo.

bwiiu As for players attending, you'll be seeing TSM|Leffen, RB|Luffy, YP|Valmaster, PxP|Problem X, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, cR|HoneyBee, UM|ImStillDaDaddy, PND|Ketchup, PND|Mustard, ON|BubblanAB7, F2K|Popi, PND|Madzin, HCL|Pro Fluke, UM|Hurricane, Emersion, UM|Tyrant, Afii, UM|Isam, Chino, Packz, ON|BigFool, IND|Gillstolemyride and many more - including this article's writer, EH|MajinTenshinhan himself!

Streaming duties are being handled by Versus Scotland, Dat Team, King Jae, RESET Aberdeen, Fakery and Rushdown Edinburgh.

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Winter Brawl 2016 results feat. Filipino Champ, SonicFox, K-Brad, Coach Steve

Story updated with final results: We've added the final results from Winter Brawl 2016 into this story.

Winter Brawl 10 has kicked off from Essington, Pennsylvania headed by one of the main tournament organizers in the fighting game community, Eric "Big E" Small.

Big E events are well regarded for hosting a ton of games and getting that terrific east coast hype going. This will also be the debut of Street Fighter 5 at a major tournament in the U.S.

Notable players in attendance include PG|Filipino Champ, cR|SonicFox, EG|K-Brad, TSC|Sanford Kelly, PG|Coach Steve, BJ Unchained, TA|Moons, RPD|Alex Smith, TSC|IFC Yipes, Julio, BE|KaneBlueRiver, r/SF|Brenttiscool, L.I. Joe, BIFU|Spab Rog, among many, many others.

There are initial brackets posted on Big E's Challonge page. You can find live streams and the schedule below.

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Frosty Faustings 8 results ft. Westballz, ElvenShadow, Ally, Flux

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, the annual event Frosty Faustings is taking place in Chicago, Illinois, and there's a lot of action going on, though Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- is the main game being played.

Even besides that, though, you can enjoy gameplay of Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M, Mortal Kombat X, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, DiveKick: Addition Edition, Darkstalkers: Resurrection, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom as well as a mystery game tournament.

As for people attending, you can expect to see Tempo|Westballz, FF|ElvenShadow, Boreal|Ally, Flux, WT|Hamad, ChosenNinja, BlackSnake, F3|Alucard, Paradigm, JustKensou, KidViper, Hotashi, NB|DualKevin, GGA|N1kolasss, TheBeautifulDude, Lich, Duck, ChosenNinja, IPG|Colpevole, SBM|LeonUltimate, Argenrost, See Me In +R, MC|GCYoshi, MC|KBeast and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by BG Callisto, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Event Horizon as well as EXP Gaming IL on bothTwitch as well as HitBox.

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You'll see Street Fighter 5, MVC2, Persona 4, Blade Arcus, UMVC3 and plenty more titles in Crew Round 2's epic New Years combo video

As a New Years gift to the fighting game community, Crew Round 2 has put together a massive combo video that features more than 20 different titles including Street Fighter 5, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and a ton of anime fighters.

The wide variety of featured titles attests to the versatility and skill on Crew Round 2's team of impressive players.

To get an idea of what you're going to see, check out the Killer Instinct, Aganos combo below, which doles out well over 100% of Kan-Ra's life bar. We've also included a stylish Dan/Seth Red Focus dance.

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NEC 16 results ft. SonicFox, Smug, RayRay, XCaliburBladez

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

While this year's Capcom Pro Tour may be over and done with, that doesn't mean the action has ended - far from it.

This weekend, NEC 16 is taking place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and it'll be featuring loads of different games for your viewing pleasure. Games featured include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Tekken 7, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd: SIGN, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Soul Calibur 5, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters 13 and Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike.

As for players attending, you can expect to see cR|SonicFox, Liquid|NuckleDu, Tempo|NYChrisG, KIG|Problem X, PIE|Smug, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, RayRay, XCaliburBladez, EG|K-Brad, RIG|Kwiggle, BT|Clockw0rk, cR|HoneyBee, YP|FilipinoMan, PAG|Cosmos, vQ|DaBuz, SRM|Hoodless TK, BE|Takumi, TSC|Sanford Kelly, FF|ElvenShadow, YOMI|ForeverKing, YOMI|REO, YOMI|Michaelangelo, D-Link|LordKnight, RIG|CrazySteady, Master, TSC|IFC Yipes, cR|Biohazard, YOMI|Slayer, Boreal|Ally, Flux, BCW|Brenttiscool, BT|MarlinPie, Madzin, BE|DoraBang, RZR|Perfect Legend, TSB|Mynus, YKWIS|GoldenBoyNeo, Ranmasama, PG|Coach Steve, UA|Tom Brady, F3|Alucard, EMP|DarthArma, CT|The Moon, Hotashi, BOTB|Marq Teddy, IGT Unkn0wn, DJ Nintendo, TS|NerdJosh, PIE|Poem, TheBeautifulDude, CoinUp|Ludovic, BIFU|SpabRog, ANBU|Sonyono, GG|SherryJenix and many more.

Streaming duties will be handled by Team Spooky, Bifuteki, FunkyP, Kombat Network, KPB Live, Nica_KO and Smash Studios.

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We will never nerf a character simply because a pro player does well with them says ArcSys Works

We will never nerf a character simply because a pro player does well with them says ArcSys Works battle director

4Gamer recently put up a really long, but super interesting piece talking with some of the developers behind Guilty Gear, BlazBlue, Persona 4: Arena, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late and Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax.

One of the more interesting moments came from Arc System Works' battle director supervisor, Kazuto "Pachi" Sekine.

Sekine was asked about a remark MCZ|Daigo Umehara made that in essence said if a skilled player tries really hard, the character they use will become nerfed. This panel of developers was asked if they felt that remark was true.

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Canada Cup 2015 results ft. Momochi, GamerBee, Xian, Kazunoko

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The prestigious Canada Cup is upon us again, and not only is it a huge multi-game event, but it's also a Capcom Pro Tour premier event - the last premier event, in fact, that will actually bestow CPT points upon its participants.

The event is set to hos loads of games, including Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, King of Fighters 13, Killer Instinct, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax and Skullgirls: 2nd Encore.

As for players attending, you can expect to see EG|Momochi, AvM|GamerBee, RZR|Xian, Kazunoko, RB|Bonchan, RZR|Fuudo, RB|Snake Eyez, MCZ|Tokido, MCZ|Mago, YOMI|Dieminion, EG|PR Balrog, EG|PPMD, PIE|Smug, FA|Ryan Hart, WFX|801 Strider, PG|Filipino Champ, /r/Kappa|Hagejin, /r/Kappa|Misse, /r/Kappa|KitasenjuDJ, Itabashi Zangief, EG|Justin Wong, MOV, EG|K-Brad, EG|Ricki Ortiz, YBK|801 Jayce the Ace, RayRay, IND|Pro Fluke, ESR|Gonzales, DR|StormKubo, LU|Alex Valle, CCG|Air, BCW|Brenttiscool, CCG|Chi-Rithy, TS|Arturo Sanchez, UA|Noel Brown, CT|The Moon, Boreal|Ally, GOL|Ranmasama, TL|CastBlanka, VGP|Chaotix, 12M.OCV|Riceata and more.

Streaming duties will be handled by Capcom Fighters, Canada Cup, Canada Cup 2, Canada Cup 3 and Canada Cup 4.

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Defend the North 2015 results ft. SonicFox, Dieminion, Snake Eyez, NuckleDu

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The deadline for gathering Capcom Pro Tour points is almost up, with Defend the North being one of the two last ranking tournaments for the season.

This event will feature a wide array of games, including Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Killer Instinct, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, King of Fighters 13, SoulCalibur 5, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Capcom vs. SNK 2 and Vampire Savior.

As for players attending, you can expect to see cR|SonicFox, YOMI|Dieminion, RB|Snake Eyez, Liquid|NuckleDu, PIE|Smug, KIG|Problem X, EG|Justin Wong, TSC|CD Jr., D-Link|LordKnight, EG|Ricki Ortiz, cR|HoneyBee, RayRay, EMP|DarthArma, cR|Biohazard, TS|Arturo Sanchez, TSC|Sanford Kelly, EMP|Hiro, TSB|Mynus, Zeus, STVG|Flocker, UM|Tyrant, YOMI|Joel, IGT Unknown, PIE|Poem, Kreymore, BIFU|SpabRog, L1|Zaferino, GG|SherryJenix and more.

Streaming duties will be handled by Team Spooky, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Bifuteki and Nica_KO.

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