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Smash the Record 2017 results ft. Plup, ChuDat, Swedish Delight, S2J

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Smash the Record is back for a fourth year running, and is taking place this weekend in Ontario, California.

This is a pretty unique event that combines speedrunnig and Super Smash Bros. events for viewer pleasure, but best of all - it's all for charity!

So if you feel in a giving mood, or just want to watch some great speedruns or Smash play, make sure to tune in.

The event will feature Singles and Doubles tournaments, as well as multiple different exhibitions and events for Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Wii U.

Players attending include PG|Plup, Liquid|ChuDat, RNG|Swedish Delight, Tempo|S2J, CLG|VoiD, PG|Esam, SS|Colbol, SPY|MacD, CLG|Nakat, BC|MikeHaze, Liquid|Chillin, HugS and more.

Streaming is being done at VG Bootcamp.

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OzHadou Nationals 15 results ft Infiltration, Saint, Nobi, Go1

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The next stop on the Capcom Pro Tour is in Sydney, Australia.

Of course, that's not all we're going to see here - it's also a Challenger event for the Tekken World Tour.

Besides those two main games, the event will also feature Injustice 2, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Project M, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, King of Fighters 14, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo and Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike.

A ton of local players are going to be showing up, but besides them, a bunch of international players have made the trip down under to participate as well.

Players you can expect to see compete include, but are of course not limited to, RZR|Infiltration, FOX|Saint, Yamasa|Nobi, CO|Go1, ZW|OilKing, Mago, ROX|Knee, GRPT|MOV, Gachikun, Yamasa|Take, Kkokkoma, Yamasa|Yuu, Ponos|Moke and DNG|Tachikawa.

Streaming is being done at OzHadou, Melbourne Melee, Sydney Smash, BlankaEXX, Fire Ryda, Gamrah, Gilbagz and MegaDarve.

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Next Nintendo Direct stream set for September 13th, which happens to be Super Smash Bros. 4's three-year anniversary

Nintendo is gearing up for their next Nintendo Direct broadcast this week, and it just so happens to be on the same day that Super Smash Bros. 4 is celebrating its three-year anniversary. Interesting...

This Wednesday, September 13th, the company will run a stream on which they will share their plans for the Nintendo Switch and 3DS in the coming months. The video feed is expected to run for nearly 45 minutes and will kick off at 3 p.m. PDT / 6 p.m. EDT.

Upon learning the time and date of the next Nintendo Direct, fans were quick to point out that September 13th actually marks three years since the latest Smash Bros. entry's release. On the same day back in 2014, Smash 4 landed on the 3DS in Japan.

The company often uses the Direct platform to make large announcements pertaining to their games. Needless to say, the date has fans suspecting and hoping that a Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch reveal is inbound.

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Kage does the Chudat pose while n0ne gets it done with hype Captain Falcon combos - Super Smash Bros. Melee DreamHack highlights

There was quite an impressive Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament going on at DreamHack Montreal 2017. Notable players in attendance included EMG|n0ne, Liquid|ChuDat, HugS, MSF|The Moon, and others.

As you might expect, the top 8 had some rather interesting moments. We decided to highlight them.

The first highlighted match had ERG|Ryan Ford go up against Liquid|Chudat. Ryan went with Fox while Chudat pulled out his Ice Climbers duo.

It's a pretty tricky match up to play out. While Ice Climbers have a bad neutral in general, one grab can easily end a stock.

Ryan played carefully throughout the entire match though. It ended up coming down to the last stock for both players.

Eventually though, Chudat was able to get the grab and start the wobbles. Ryan responded by... pulling out his cell phone?

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Larry Lurr steals ESAM's thunder... literally, while ZeRo just keeps spiking everyone - DreamHack and 2GGC: West Side Saga Smash 4 highlights

It was a pretty big weekend for Super Smash Bros. 4 fans. There were two tournaments that have already ended.

The first event was 2GGC: West Side Saga which featured players like TSM|ZeRo, NRG|Nairo, P1|Tweek, and LG|Abadango. Meanwhile the other event, DreamHack Montreal 2017, had players like MSF|Larry Lurr, PG|ESAM, EMG|Mistake, RNG|Dabuz, C9|Ally, and IMT|ANTi attending.

We've collected highlights for both events. Our first highlighted moment comes from DreamHack that featured the match between Dabuz and ESAM.

ESAM utilized a simple, yet effective, method of getting past Dabuz's Luma by rolling past it. Unfortunately for Dabuz, his spot dodge that came out due to him likely expecting a grab did not protect him from Pikachu's forward smash.

After a throw, Pikachu then delayed his thunder attack just slightly after double jumping. While he didn't get the spike into the big hit, the hitbox lasted long enough to catch Rosalina's air dodge to launch him off the top.

As a result, ESAM ended up sending Dabuz to losers with a 3 - 0 victory.

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DreamHack Montreal 2017 results feat. NuckleDu, Nemo, Justin Wong, John Takeuchi, K-Brad

Updated with final results: We've added the results for the final day of DreamHack Montreal 2017 into this story. You can find the rundown below.

DreamHack Montreal 2017 is taking place this weekend in Canada. Street Fighter 5, Smash 4 and Smash Melee are the fighting game community tournaments for this competition. SF5 is a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event.

Notable Street Fighter 5 players in attendance include Liquid|NuckleDu, AW|Nemo, FOX|Justin Wong, John Takeuchi, Tempo|Alex Myers, EG|K-Brad, SPY|Filipino Champ, Circa|LPN, Chi-Rithy, L.E.S, BLMRBL|OrangeMan and Kreymore.

Top Smash Melee players in attendance include Liquid|Hungrybox, Liquid|ChuDat, EMG|n0ne, DizzKidBoogie, HugS, BORN|Kage The Warrior, EMG|Nightmare and ERG|Ryan Ford.

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Manila Cup 2017 results ft. Infiltration, Mago, OilKing, Go1

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

There's going to be some huge action in the Asian part of the Capcom Pro Tour circuit this weekend taking place in Manila, Philippines.

The battle for CPT points is going to be extremely fierce, so make sure to tune in for the highest level of competitive play.

It's not just about Street Fighter 5, of course. The event will also feature tournament play in Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Injustice 2, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Mortal Kombat XL, King of Fighters 14 and BlazBlue: Central Fiction.

As for players attending, you can expect to see RZR|Infiltration, Mago, ZW|OilKing, CO|Go1, ZW|GamerBee, Gachikun, Moke, Talon|Xiaobao, Scarz|Sako, Talon|Hotdog29, /r/Kappa|Jeondding, GFuel|Verloren, /r/Kappa|310, YBK|Daikokugo, Talon|Denesis, Sandbag and many more.

With many of the very highest placers on the Asian CPT leaderboards not present, this is a prime chance for players to rise in the rankings.

Streaming is being done at Team Spooky and Playbook PH.

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2GGC: West Side Saga results feat. Zero, Nairo, Tweek, Abadango, Ken

Updated with results: We've posted the final results for 2GGC: West Side Saga into this story. You can find the rundown for both the singles and doubles tournament below.

The 2GGC championship series continues today with another entry, West Side Saga. The competitions are taking place at the eSports Arena in Santa Ana, California.

This is a Smash 4 series of events, and it traditionally attracts some of the best players for that game.

This weekend's lineup includes TSM|Zero, NRG|Nairo, P1|Tweek, LG|Abadango, CLG|VoiD, Ken, EG|Zinoto, Locus, BSD|Elegant, Kirihara, STDx|Falln, Shuton, PG|Rich Brown, CLG|Nakat, YG|JK, MF|K9sbruce, and many other competitors.

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Nairo challenges ZeRo to the Diddy mirror while Ally uses F.L.U.D.D. to ruin Salem's recovery - PAX Arena Smash 4 highlights

The PAX Arena at PAX West Super Smash Bros. 4 tournament has now come to an end. Twelve notable players entered, only one came out as the victor.

The players involved were TSM|ZeRo, NRG|Nairo, C9|Ally, CLG|VoiD, KoL|Konga, MSF|Larry Lurr, IMT|ANTi, P1|CaptainZack, MVG|Salem, P1|Tweek, KOSSismoss, and FOX|MKLeo. Without a doubt, many of these players are among some of the best in the world right now.

As you might expect, there were some pretty fantastic moments that occurred. We'll be taking a look at some of the highlighted moments that happened.

First up is a couple of highlights that showcase the set between ANTi and Konga. ANTi was playing as Mario while Konga was using Donkey Kong.

It was at this point in the set where the percents were starting to run a little high. One wrong move from either player would equal a KO.

What ended up happening demonstrates just how good a pivot grab from Donkey Kong can be in the late percents. It pretty much equals death.

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PAX Arena at PAX West 2017 results ft. ZeRo, Nairo, MKLeo, Tweek

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

PAX Arena is taking place yet again, this time at PAX West 2017 in Seattle, Washington.

This time, the event will be solely Super Smash Bros. Wii U.

The format is that twelve players, divided up into two groups of six players each, will play a round robin format against eachother today.

Five players from each group then advance to a bracket, which will be played out on Monday, the 4th of September.

The players participating in this event are TSM|ZeRo, NRG|Nairo, FOX|MKLeo, P1|Tweek, MVG|Salem, C9|Ally, P1|CaptainZack, MSF|Larry Lurr, CLG|VoiD, IMT|ANTi, KoL|Konga and KOSSismoss.

Streaming is being done at PAX Arena.

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Leffen appears on Good Day L.A., a live television show, to talk about how his parents were initially reluctant about his career path and more

TSM|Leffen recently had an opportunity that other Super Smash Bros. Melee professionals have not had. Quite recently, he appeared on live television on Good Day L.A.

More often than not, we see these type of things for more modern games. Super Smash Bros. Melee is over 15 years old at this point and has had later entries in the series.

A user on YouTube known as Ionic uploaded the recording of this occurrence. Given, the quality of the video isn't exactly perfect but you can understand everything that is going on.

During this live interview, Leffen goes into how his parents would go from viewing his video gaming activity as a hobby to a viable career path. Leffen notes that he makes a comfortable living with what he does.

Interestingly enough, Leffen also mentioned that he hasn't planned out how long he will play Melee as he doesn't know how long the game will be as popular as it is. He does have a few ideas of what he could do after Melee, which he briefly talks about.

Despite this, it does sound like this isn't something that will happen any time soon. He mentions that when he wakes up, he still wants to play the game some more which is certainly indicative that he still carries passion for it.

It's a very cool interview that's worth checking out.

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Red Bull Smash Gods and Gatekeepers results ft. Mango, Leffen, Mew2King, Plup

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Red Bull are hosting a pretty big Super Smash Bros. Melee event in Los Angeles, California, and it's got a pretty uncommon format to it.

Red Bull Smash Gods and Gatekeepers features 8 chosen players - C9|Mango, TSM|Leffen, FOX|Mew2King, PG|Plup, CLG|SFAT, Tempo|Axe, Liquid|ChuDat, Frys|Wizzrobe - who each got to pick one "disciple" each to join their team. Listed in the same order as their team captains, they are Tempo|S2J, LG|Ice, P1|Duck, RNG|Swedish Delight, CLG|PewPewU, VGBC|aMSa, G2|Westballz and BAL|DruggedFox.

However, the goal is for each team to consist of 4 players - and that's where the event begins. There will be an open bracket, featuring almost 800 players, and the players who reach top 32 will then be drafted by the team captains into teams which will consist of 4 players each.

The 16 players who will inevitably be left over after this will fight it out in the so-called "Forsaken Bracket" against eachother, which functions as a regular tournament.

Once this is over and done with, the drafted 4-player teams will face off against eachother, with four 1v1 matches where every player on the team needs to participate in one each, followed by a 2v2 teams battle where the members are chosen freely from within the teams.

Although the format is a bit complex, one thing is for certain - there will be a lot of high level Super Smash Bros. Melee this weekend, and you can catch it all at Red Bull eSports.

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First Attack 2017 results ft. Dark Jiewa, Smug, LPN, John Takeuchi

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

If you thought three Capcom Pro Tour events this weekend was enough, think again.

First Attack 2017 is taking place in Puerto Rico, and a lot of players from across the world have flown out to compete.

While Street Fighter 5 is the event's main game, and a Ranking event on the Capcom Pro Tour, there will also be tournament play in Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Injustice 2, Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

A few of the players expected to attend are PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, Rise|Smug, Circa|LPN, /r/Kappa|John Takeuchi, Rise|MenaRD, GAM|Caba, SB|Dieminion, WBG|CJ Truth, GAM|DR Ray and Doomsnake507.

With the Capcom Pro Tour growing ever closer to its end, points are becoming more and more important, so the grind is real for the present players.

Streaming is being done at Level Up Live and MVG League.

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Celtic Throwdown 2017 results ft. Daigo, Phenom, Infiltration, Luffy

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Ireland's premier fighting game event is back again, taking place in Dublin, and some top tier talent has gathered to battle it out.

This event is a ranking event for the Capcom Pro Tour, as well as a Challenger event for the Tekken World Tour and a Ranking event for the Injustice 2 Pro Series.

Although those three games are the main attraction, there's a bunch of other tournament play to be had as well. You can expect to see matches in Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U and Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo as well.

Players you can expect to see playing at this event are CYG|Daigo, BX3|Phenom, RZR|Infiltration, RB|Luffy, Mouz|Problem X, Method|Packz, MD|MisterCrimson, Method|Cobelcog, Millénium|Will2Pac, PND|Madzin, Prophecy|Akainu, Infused|Afii, Epsilon|Brick, SaltyKid, UM|Tyrant, Mouz|CCL, Nightcross, ECV|Hiruko, Epsilon|Atrosh, Prophecy|Shivryuken, exceL|Brickterium, Popi and many, many more.

Very few events are left in the European part of the Capcom Pro Tour, so this is an important time for most players in this region.

Streaming is being done at Brian von Doom, Ms Cupcakes, Lythero and Grand Master Challenge.

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Dreamolition Derby 2017 results ft. JDCR, Malekith, Caiper, KaneandTrench

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Germany has some proper fighting game action going on at Dreamolition Derby 2017.

This is mainly a Tekken 7 event, with it being a Master event for the Tekken World Tour. Although there's no CPT status for Street Fighter 5 at this event, the top 2 placers qualify for the Zowie Fighter event later this year.

Although Tekken 7 is the main focus, this event will also have tournament play in Street Fighter 5, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Injustice 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, Vampire Savior and Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo.

Most of Europe's top players are attending, but you can also expect FOX|JDCR to be there, so this is definitely a good event to tune in to.

There are over 100 entrants in Tekken 7, so make sure to tune in all weekend for some great matches.

Streaming is being done at Tekken, Geeky Goon Squad and Arcade Dreams Munich.

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Absolute Battle 8 results ft. SonicFox, Punk, Snake Eyez, Justin Wong

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Absolute Battle is back, and as always, it's taking place in Texas.

This event is a big deal for Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7, since it's part of both the Capcom Pro Tour and the Tekken World Tour, but it's an even bigger deal for Injustice 2, for which it is a Premier Event in the Injustice 2 Pro Series.

Each of these three games are boasting over 100 entrants, so there'll be a lot of matches lined up to be played this weekend.

Although those are the main three games, that doesn't mean there's nothing else to enjoy. You can also look forward to tournament play in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, King of Fighters 14, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Killer Instinct and Pokkén Tournament.

There are a bunch of high profile players showing up for most games present at the event, including, but not limited to, FOX|SonicFox, PG|Punk, CYG|Snake Eyez, FOX|Justin Wong, Noble|Dragon, Streamme|Anakin, EG|NYChrisG, ITS|Joey Fury, Rogue|Slayer, PG|Speedkicks, FOX|Theo, Brian_F, XSK Samurai, RNG|WhiteBoi, CYG|PR Balrog, ITS|Princess Ling, Noble|Semiij, Circa|LPN, VS|Pokchop, Flash, PG|Hayatei, 801 Strider, Tempo|Alex Myers, Circa|ForeverKing, Biohazard, Noble|iLuusions, FOX|Scar, vS|KoDee and WBG|CJ Truth.

Streaming is being handled by Versus Gameplay, NetherRealm, PandaxGaming and Salty Mayhem.

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Shine 2017 results ft. ZeRo, Hungrybox, Mango, Salem

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

It seems like the Super Smash Bros. action never ends, with yet another huge major upon us this weekend.

Shine 2017 is taking place in Boston, Massachusetts, and it's a really big one.

Although the main event is Super Smash Bros. Melee with over 1000 entrants, and Super Smash Bros. Wii U with over 600, a bunch of other games are set to be played as well.

Other games you can expect to see include Super Smash Bros. 64, Brawlhalla, Rivals of Aether, Street Fighter 5, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2.

The amount of notable players attending is through the roof, but here's a small taste of the players you'll be seeing this weekend - TSM|ZeRo, Liquid|Hungrybox, C9|Mango, MVG|Salem, FOX|Mew2King, NRG|Nairo, FOX|MKLeo, TSM|Leffen, RNG|Dabuz, PG|Plup, CLG|SFAT, C9|Ally, MSF|Larry Lurr, G2|Westballz, IMT|Shroomed, P1|CaptainZack, 2GG|Komorikiri, RNG|Swedish Delight, IMT|ANTi, Frys|Wizzrobe, P1|Tweek, LG|Ice, CLG|VoiD, CLG|PewPewU, Duck, Tempo|S2J, SPY|Nintendude, Marss, YP|Fatality, PG|Esam, EMG|n0ne, Lucky, MSF|The Moon, Liquid|ChuDat, Balance|DruggedFox and SPY|MacD.

Streaming is being handled by VG Boot Camp, Big Blue GG, Big Blue GG 2, Great Value Smash and Boston Anime FGC.

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