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Assuming Dante is the next Fighters Pass DLC challenger, how can his large repertoire of moves be incorporated in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

Earlier today, it was revealed that Masahiro Sakurai will be hosting a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate livestream that reveals the fifth challenger of the Fighters Pass on January 16. As of this moment, there are no confirmed details that indicate the identity of the mysterious DLC character.

Although these are merely rumors at the moment, there are a number of coincidences that point to Dante from the Devil May Cry series as being the next representative to join Smash. As we saw from Dante's inclusion in the Marvel vs. Capcom franchise, this is a character with a rather large pool of moves that can be referenced. How can Dante possibly be accurately represented in Smash with such a simple control scheme?

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Mr. R releases his version 6.1 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list

BC|Mr. R has released his Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list for version 6.1 of the game — 6.1.1 only added amiibo functionality, so there's been no balance adjustments since the 6.1.0 Terry Bogard freeze fix patch. Notably, Mr. R is considered to be one of the top Super Smash Bros. Ultimate competitors in Europe and the world.

Being that the next DLC challenger will be revealed on January 16, this will likely be one of the last version 6.1 tier lists released as we'll soon have access to update 7.0.0.

As always, feel free to draw comparisons to our community voted tier list section. It's also worth mentioning that Liquid|Dabuz also released his own tier list not too long ago.

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The internet believes Sakurai's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate livestream promotional image is hinting at the identity of the next DLC character

Fans have been waiting since Terry Bogard's release in November to learn who exactly will be the fifth and final member of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's first Fighter Pass which we'll learn more about in two days since Nintendo announced they'll be showing off the mystery fighter in full this Thursday, January 16.

As per usual, Smash Director Masahiro Sakurai will be hosting the livestream though the odd pose he makes in the reveal's teaser image has set the internet ablaze trying to figure out what it could mean with many hypotheses coming forward.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's next DLC character to be revealed January 16 in livestream with Masahiro Sakurai

After months of waiting, we now know when to expect to see the final character of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's first Fighter Pass, and it's coming very, very soon.

The Nintendo Versus Twitter account revealed this morning that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's next DLC character will be revealed and showcased on the morning of January 16 in a special live stream hosted by Masahiro Sakurai.

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Pokémon Trainer, Zero Suit Samus, and Fox were the most popular Super Smash Bros. Ultimate characters at Japan's EGS Cup 3

EGS 3 recently concluded its Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event. Over 100 competitors attended which included the likes of GW|Zackray, SNB|Abadango, SST|Shuton, ProtoBanham, DNG|Nietono, T, R2G|Kameme, CLG|VoiD, KEN, Tsu, TG|Raito. and many more.

As this was a tournament that took place in Tokyo, Japan, we're presented with an opportunity to glean into the developing meta in a different region. We'll do this by looking at the character usage stats for those that made it into the top 32.

Do feel free to draw comparisons to our community voted tier list section.

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The Fighters Pass' fifth challenger for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate may have been leaked by voice actor's strange comment

It's been two months since Terry Bogard was released for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as the Fighters Pass' fourth challenger. In fact, he was revealed as a character back in September.

Since then, we've heard basically nothing about the mysterious fifth combatant that's supposed to round out the Fighters Pass — though more DLC is supposedly being worked on afterwards. There's a possibility that suggests that the character might have been leaked in a recent podcast.

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EGS Cup #3 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

EGS Cup #3 is taking place today in Tokyo, Japan.

Some notable players set to compete are GW|Zackray, SST|Shuton, R2G|Kameme, KEN, Kuro, TG|Raito, T, ProtoBanham, SNB|Abadango, Choco, Umeki, DNG|Nietono, 8LX|Hikaru, Kept, R2G|Gackt, Shky, CLG|VoiD and many more.

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Modder creates Gamecube controller Joy-Cons for Nintendo Switch to better play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the go

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is one of the biggest titles on the Nintendo Switch right now. Despite its massive popularity and support, and the plethora of different controllers you can use to play it, there still does not officially exist one controller type that hardcore Smash Bros. fans would love to get their hands on: a set of Gamecube-style Joy-Cons.

When a company doesn't put out a product people want, the people typically make it themselves, and such is the case for modder and avid Smash Bros. Ultimate player Shank Mods who designed and created a set of Joy-Cons built from a Nintendo Gamecube Wavebird.

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Wolf, Chrom, and Peach were the frequent picks for Valhalla 3's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event while Fox and Falco were the picks for Melee

Valhalla 3 has already concluded for the weekend. This was a Super Smash Bros. event that was held in Europe.

In total, there were over 300 signed up to compete in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate while over 140 played Melee. As a result, we have character usage stats for the top 48 of Ultimate and top 32 for Melee.

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Cosmos reads the minds of Joker, Chrom, and Donkey Kong players at Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournaments in these hilarious skits

There are often stereotypes surrounding the mindsets of players that play the same character. This is often why it's possible to pick up on common habits that can help you defeat different competitors of that selected challenger.

Cosmos has been releasing skits that depict him fighting against users of specific combatants at tournaments. These skits are less centered on the actual gameplay and are more focused on the antics of the players that Cosmos comes across.

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Valhalla III results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Valhalla III will be happening this weekend in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Some of the notable players set to attend are TSM|Leffen, Solary|Glutonny, myR|quiK, PS|Trifasia, Professor Pro, Overtriforce, Grip|Space, BC|Mr. R, Meru, LSE|Oryon, LSE|Flow, S1, Supremacy|Greil, Supahsemmie and many more.

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Dabuz releases his version 6.1 tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

It's been over two months since Terry Bogard and the version 6.0 balance changes were released. Notably, the 6.1.0 and 6.1.1 updates didn't change anything as far as tier placements are concerned.

Since there's been plenty of time for the meta to stew, we have a fairly strong understanding of character viability at tournaments. Liquid|Dabuz has opted to release a new tier list that once again features his unique naming conventions for tier categories.

As always, do feel free to draw comparisons to our community voted tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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The EventHubs crew ranks the best / worst fighting games of the 2010's from Marvel vs. Capcom 3 to Persona 4 Arena, Street Fighter 5 and beyond

As we come to the start of a brand new decade, it gives all of us the perfect time to reflect on the journey of the last 10 years and boy has it been a journey in the realm of fighting games and the FGC as a whole.

We'd previously asked the community what you all thought the best / most important fighting games of the 2010's were, and so now the EventHubs team members themselves have come together to rank their favorite fighters of the decade in our very own tier lists.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's popular created stages see the Sandbag hit back, Pokemon Diamond and Pearl's Cynthia, and awkward Homer meme

There are some more great Super Smash Bros. Ultimate created stages out in the game's Shared Content section. Unsurprisingly, the "Popular" filter continues to deliver the best, funniest, and strangest backdrops around.

Featured in this assortment we have some Pokemon representation, a little bit of Dragon Ball Z, and even a popular meme! Oh, and if you ever wondered what it would be like if the Sandbag from the Home Run Contest could fight back, now we know...

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I think Little Mac in the Super Smash Bros. series is in dire need of a moveset redesign

Little Mac is the worst designed character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and the series in general. Essentially, he's made to oppress the opposition with his grounded attacks while being vulnerable in the air.

While this extreme design philosophy seems like it would be interesting and fun on paper, we've had two games with Little Mac to learn that it doesn't work in actual practice.

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Jtails releases his finished Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has remained largely the same for over two months now update wise since Terry Bogard's release which has allowed for some new discoveries and developments within the meta to rise towards the top — along with continued dominance by FOX|MkLeo.

Julian "Jtails" Martinez is a former competitive Smash player who has since moved more towards content creation and teaching for the game.

Recently, Jtails has been running a video series to breakdown his Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list with a slightly more in-depth process, and now that list has been completed.

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Update: Pokémon Nintendo Direct stream is live

In usual Nintendo fashion, the company announced their latest Direct stream just two days in advance which is now about to be upon us.

The new Pokémon-themed Nintendo Direct is scheduled to start shortly at 6:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. ET and is supposed to last for around 20 minutes in total.

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