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Yaguar's gorgeous photos capture some of Russia's most beautiful fighting game cosplayers at their best

Fans of Super Smash Bros., Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, Soul Calibur, and great cosplay are in for a treat as we have a collection of beautiful photos from Yaguar, a Russian photographer with an impressive portfolio.

We've rounded up a handful of images for a Yaguar gallery to share with you today, and it includes the likes of Zero Suit Samus, 2B, Kitana, Mileena, and Cammy.

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Life has been hard for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Sheik in 2019 but that won't stop pro player VoiD

Once upon a time, Sheik was considered top tier in Super Smash Bros. She could combo anyone, and consistently take stocks with kill confirms.

When Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was released, many players hoped for top tiers to remain at the top of the mountain. Sheik received harsh nerfs during the transition to the Nintendo Switch title, resulting in her no longer having results or high usage. However, that hasn't stopped CLG|VoiD from playing her and doing well in competitive play.

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'I lost all hope in Ultimate's balance team because I feel like they don't really understand...' — ZeRo on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate criticisms

"What changes do you want to see in [Super Smash Bros.] Ultimate?" This was a question posed to Tempo|ZeRo during one of his streaming sessions on Twitch.

Needless to say, ZeRo had some interesting things to say regarding this subject. "I'm going to be honest with you," begun ZeRo in his explanation.

"I lost all hope in the balance team in Ultimate because ultimately I feel like they don't really understand how to make this game more fun or add any more depth, and I think the style of balance that they're going to do moving forward is that they're just going to make extremely slight changes that don't really make a difference to any kind of gameplay."

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Roy's jab, the Belmonts forward tilt, and Incineroar's down tilt are the best in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — A look at the best moves in Ultimate

MockRock takes a look at the moves in a vacuum to determine the best — not necessarily based on utility. There are so many fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, finding the best move or moves is a task worth undergoing.

The list of moves was labbed, observed in top tournaments, and theory crafted as well. Take a look at the list and see if you agree.

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Mighty Keef details what would happen if a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate crew battle happened between YouTubers and Commentators

Mighty Keef has been producing some of the top Super Smash Bros. Ultimate-related content for a good while now. His skits and videos are always immaculate and too true.

We see the content that top creators like himself, and Omni, have been making. But what if they played competitively... and took on the commentators you hear while watching the top tournaments?

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Umebura SP6 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Another installment of the Umebura SP series is upon us, and as usual it's taking place in Tokyo, Japan.

Some notable entrants set to participate are SST|Shuton, R2G|Kameme, SNB|Abadango, ProtoBanham, TG|Raito, KEN, Kome, Choco, DNG|Nietono, Geki|Hikaru, Tsu, Kept, Kirihara, Brood, Geki|T and more.

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East Coast Throwdown 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

East Coast Throwdown 2019 is one of the bigger events happening this weekend, and it's taking place Stamford, Connecticut.

Notable players are many, given the wealth of games being played, but here's a list of just some of the big names attending this event: FOX|SonicFox, REC|Punk, NuckleDu, BC|Dragon, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, iDom, EG|NYChrisG, AF|DizzyTT, Bandits|MenaRD, PG|Hayatei, PG|MarlinPie, JWong|LostSoul, UYU|Deoxys, UYU|Rewind, AXL|XCaliburBladez, CGL|VideoGamezYo, Mixbox|Qudans, DualKevin, COMP|Siologica, CGL|Tweedy, END|Shine, UGS|Blackmoonrisingx, END|Scar, FightingGM, Noble|Semiij, COMP|TeruRock, ElChakotay, BDG|DidimoKOF, CGL|NinjaKilla212, Terrence, EQNX|Brian_F, LordJimmyBones, Flux, RG|Kevoxreborn, Tempo|Alex Myers, Coach Steve, BC|LordKnight, NerdJosh, RBL|SperoGin, RenoFace, TCOL|Komanda, Noble|Kombat, EXL|Blackberry, FSD|Rikuto, BloodHawk, Radiance|Commander Jesse, LOK|Nivek, UGS|BBoyDragon, GOD|KillerXinok, Crescent|RobTV, BDG|Romance, DF|Grr, RG|DJT, BC|HoneyBee, CrazySteady, TxC|ElRosa and TxC|MarcoPolo.

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2GG: Nightmare on Smashville results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

2GG: Nightmare on Smashville is the latest in the line of 2GG Smash Bros. events, and it's happening in La Mirada, California, U.S.A..

Notable players attending this event include Anahuac|Maister, MVG|Salem, SpS|LeoN, PG|Cosmos, Pandarian, Demise|Nicko, Illuz|Jakal, Rivers, T1|Larry Lurr, Lui$, Armada|BestNess, Armada|Prodigy and many more.

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Here's one major bad habit you need to avoid in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in order to improve the life expectancy of your character stocks

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a game that is fairly easy to get into. Its learning curve isn't very steep due to the basic control scheme and mechanics. Having said that, this is still a title that's filled with depth that makes it difficult to truly master.

Playing against more advanced players can often help you realize bad habits that you may have unintentionally incorporated into your overall gameplan. The path towards improvement can only come about after said realization.

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Rising Stars at EGLX 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Rising Stars at EGLX 2019 is happening this weekend, and it's taking place Toronto, Canada.

Some of the players set to attend are Liquid|Hungrybox, C9|Mango, EnVyUS|Wizzrobe, Tempo|Axe, FOX|Mew2King, PG|Esam, Jw, Demise|Mr. E, EMG|Blacktwins13, EMG|Moky, n0ne, Ryan Ford, HNR|Xcal, Riddles, Venom and of course many more as well.

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Beware Luma is up to some new tricks — Dabuz finds shield locking infinite with Rosalina in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Since Smash 4, Rosalina and Luma have been formidable fighters within the series' expansive cast. One of the stronger suits was when Luma acted while away from Rosalina — similar to Nana's actions without Popo in Melee.

Luma's ability to take stocks alone and flip matches has bewildered many a player. TL|Dabuz has found an infinite shield lock in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, that though situational, could prove very effective at locking players down.

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Where do Banjo-Kazooie's moves originate? RelaxAlax takes a deep dive into their moveset and their origins in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Banjo-Kazooie felt like a roster addition that was entirely natural. He was so beloved, that he could've, and probably should've been in a prior game in the Smash Bros. series.

With his inclusion, one must wonder just what exactly from his moveset is straight from his game? RelaxAlax breaks it down in his video.

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Myran showcases tech that spotlights the Pikmin desync — you aren't safe under the stage from Olimar in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Olimar has been a mainstay amongst top eights at s-tier tournaments. He remains a strong fighter to use in Ultimate, with the regular use of his Pikmin.

One of the pioneers of the Olimar tech in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been Armada|Myran. He has been finding new tech such as this insane desync to take stocks.

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Why every banned stage in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is banned from competitive play

Stages have always been a point of debate within the competitive Smash community — especially within the newer titles. As a result, we have seen many stages come and go as tournament legal.

If you're wondering what it is that makes each stage not playable, you're in luck. Rekzius details why each stage is legal or not in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in this new video.

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Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada gets into it with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans after being tagged in character request meme Twitter thread

Fans have been making requests to game developers as far back as we can remember. With the hyper-connected world we live in now, thanks to social media, the cries for "put my favorite character in" are far more frequent and far louder than ever, and not a day goes by where companies aren't hit with at least one.

In a thread on Twitter where fans were discussing an Avengers: Endgame meme centered around Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — a DLC character request meme, essentially — one user tagged the accounts of Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada and Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai. After a massive amount of activity in the thread and numerous notifications undoubtedly being sent the developers' way, Harada responded with several tweets and apparently blocked several Smash Ultimate accounts.

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ESAM releases his full tier list for the current meta in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The more that unknown or previously unable to travel players have gotten to compete at larger events, the more obscure fighters have been brought to the forefront. We are seeing characters previously thought to be low tier, or not super viable place incredibly high.

As a result, many people are changing how their tier list looks. PG|ESAM is the latest to release a new tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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These Halloween-themed custom stages in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are spooky additions that can be added to your 'for fun' match lineup

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Stage Builder mode is one that really allows users to flex their creativity muscles. With Halloween on the horizon, we thought it'd be fun to see if there were any interesting stages that fit with the theme.

Notably, we were able to locate a couple of stages that were clearly references to the Halloween movies that featured a serial killer known as Michael Myers. More specifically, the masked murderer is present as either a background or stage element.

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