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Combo Breaker 2017 results feat. NuckleDu, Kazunoko, Momochi, Mago, Smug, Snake Eyez

Updating with final results: We've added a plethora of Combo Breaker 2017 results into this story, you can find them all below.

Combo Breaker 2017 is a Capcom Pro Tour premier event taking place this weekend in St. Charles, Illinois. This is an absolutely stacked competition, and is bringing in competitors from multiple countries around the globe.

Notable Street Fighter 5 players scheduled to compete include Liquid|NuckleDu, GGP|Kazunoko, FOX|Momochi, Zowie|GamerBee, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, Scarz|Sako, FOX|Justin Wong, Mago, Poongko, Smug, EG|NYChrisG, Rise|Marn, Mouz|Problem X, CO|Go1, GFuel|Verloren, EG|K-Brad, YouDeal|Yukadon, Circa|LPN, SPY|Filipino Champ, RB|Snake Eyez, Talon|Xiaobao, CO|Dogura, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Mouz|CCL, 801 Strider, F3|Alucard, Noble|Vagabond, Flash, Stupendous, WBG|CJ Truth, XSK Samurai, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, NS|Ludovic, Commander Jesse, among others.

Not only with the SF5 competition be hot, but Injustice 2 and Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 is sure to be lit as well, and fans of other titles will have quite a bit to chose from in terms of what to watch.

You can find the live streams and scheduling information below.

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Winter Brawl 11 results ft. SonicFox, ChrisG, RayRay, Scar, Punk

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Winter Brawl 11 is taking place this weekend in Essington, Pennsylvania, and there's a lot of action to be seen.

You can expect to see high level play in Street Fighter 5, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Pokkén Tournament, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Mortal Kombat XL, King of Fighters 14, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Soul Calibur 5, Killer Instinct and more.

Players attending include FOX|SonicFox, EG|NYChrisG, PG|RayRay, FOX|Scar, ANBU|Punk, PIE|Smug, UA|Bass, Dieminion, IMT|ANTi, PG|Coach Steve, D-Link|LordKnight, MrKwiggle, DF|PinkDiamond, LI Joe, NS|Ludovic, Unkn0wn, TA|Moons, GG|SherryJenix and many more.

Streaming is being handled by Bifuteki, Funky P, KPB Live, Kombat Network and BlazeU25_.

Check out the full action below.

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Soul Calibur's Nightmare comes to life - First4Figures' latest statue is a gorgeous rendition of his Soul Calibur 2 design

First4Figures have become well known for their high-quality (and accordingly high-priced) statues, and lately, they seem to have started making a few Namco-Bandai characters into gorgeous statues.

They showed Jin Kazama from the Tekken series a while back, and next in line is Soul Calibur's Nightmare, and boy is this figure a looker. Check out a few pictures here.

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How fast can a life bar disappear? Everything from 0.5 to 8 seconds depending on the game - LiangHuBBB compilation shows some truly terrifying moments

We've all had those rounds where just every single thing goes wrong - we block the crossup the wrong way, we guess wrong on wakeup, we make an execution error at the worst point in time... Well, imagine all of this happening in the very same round, and you pretty much have this video.

One of LiangHuBBB's latest, it shows just how fast you can be defeated in a variety of games. Some of these situations at the end are glitched, though which ones are specified in the video description, but the vast majority of them are regular situations from regular matches.

Check out a snippet from a Street Fighter 4 match featuring Gen and Seth below.


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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.

Check out the full action below.

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Soul Calibur 5 brought a mixed bag of changes to the series, but the artwork remained as gorgeous as ever thanks to Takuji Kawano's efforts

When Soul Calibur 5 was released, it got a bit of a mixed reception from fans because it seemed like a bit of a rushed release, with limited content in the game and many important characters from the series missing.

Even with that, it was intended as a bit of a successor to the series, making a big time skip and bringing in children and apprentices of former characters, with Sophitia's children Patroklos and Pyrrha taking centre stage.

Regardless of the game itself and its perceived shortcomings, the art was as spectacular as always. Check out Takuji Kawano's graceful pieces here.

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Continue below for more of Soul Calibur's 5 extensive gallery of artwork and some renders.

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Soul Calibur 4 furthered the crossover bond the series became known for by bringing in Star Wars characters - Artwork and render gallery for the game

A lot of people were surprised when Soul Calibur 4 went even further out of the box by including Star Wars characters as guests, presumably in an effort to appeal further to overseas markets.

Soul Calibur 4 did quite well, so the gambit was probably successful, though it must also be noted that the game had a lot of strong single player content and a good variety of characters, as well. Takuji Kawano returned to art duties, and his artwork elevated further in detail, some of which you can see here.

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Continue below for the full artwork, and some renders for Algol and the Star Wars cast.

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Takuji Kawano came back for Soul Calibur 3, strengthening his artwork's iconic bond to the prestigious franchise - Full artwork and render gallery

Soul Calibur 3 ushered in perhaps the franchise's most iconic feature, the create-a-character mode, which people have made great use of throughout the years in both 3 and its sequels to realize many true dream matchups.

Besides that, it also sported a robust single player campaign, a strong selection of characters including a few fresh faces with new, innovative weapons. Check out some of the artwork and renders here.

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Continue below for more of the game's renders and artwork.

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Link, Heihachi and Spawn joined the fray in Soul Calibur 2 depending on which version you bought - Check out Takuji Kawano's amazing artwork here

Soul Calibur 2 made an interesting decision for its release, by giving each console (Sony Playstation 2, Nintendo GameCube and Microsoft Xbox) their own exclusive bonus character in Hehiachi Mishima, Link and Spawn, respectively.

It also further built on the success of the original Soul Calibur with new characters, better graphics and as much content as they could muster, along with bringing in the now-iconic Takuji Kawano to lead the artwork duties for the game. You can see some of it here.

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Continue below for the rest of Soul Calibur 2's great art.

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The best-reviewed fighting game of all time, Soul Calibur, made headlines in its heyday - Check out its gorgeous sketch and concept artwork here

Soul Calibur was a huge deal back when it was originally released for the Dreamcast, and the series continues to make a big splash for many years to come, although it has somewhat petered out after the latest installment.

While Soul Calibur wasn't the first installment in its series (preceded by 1995's Soul Blade), the great success of the title reframed the series name into Soul Calibur for all future games. You can see some of its splending artwork here.

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Continue below for more of Soul Calibur's great pieces.

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Visual History of Yoshimitsu takes a walk through some of his wild transformations over the years

Normally our Visual History series focuses on the Street Fighter franchise, but we recently got an interesting request that we just couldn't pass up.

Yoshimitsu has been a staple character in both the Tekken and Soul Calibur franchise, and with nearly every appearance he makes his look is completely different. As a result, he has quite possibly seen the most visual changes in fighting game history.

The gallery below starts with the original Tekken, and moves along through all of the games he's been in over the years.

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The Fall Classic 2016 results ft. NuckleDu, Julio, John Takeuchi, Ricki Ortiz

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Fall Classic is taking place this weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina.

This event is a Capcom Pro Tour Ranking event for Street Fighter 5, but also has tournaments for Mortal Kombat XL, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, King of Fighters 14, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Killer Instinct, Soul Calibur 5, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Pokkén Tournament, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late.

Players expected to attend include Liquid|NuckleDu, FOX|Julio, /r/Kappa|John Takeuchi, EG|Ricki Ortiz, UGS|XCaliburBladez, F3|Alucard, EG|PR Balrog, EG|K-Brad, PG|RayRay, GXR|Hoodless, UGS|BlackMoonRisingX, NS|Ludovic, XSK Samurai, B.Z.B., OG|Shine, NS|SaltFace, Damdai and many more.

Streaming is being handled by FunkyP, Bifuteki, KPB Live, Smash Studios and Kombat Network.

Check out the action live below.

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Soul Calibur has had a lot of exciting guest characters throughout its history - Here's who we're hoping to see if Soul Calibur 6 happens

There's been a bit of buzz lately regarding the Soul Calibur series, with rumors flying around that a sixth installment in the franchise might be in development.

While we don't have anything to support these claims as anything more than rumors, it did make our imaginations start to run a bit wild. Ever since Soul Calibur 2 pulled off the novel idea of giving each console an exclusive character to their version - Link for the Nintendo Gamecube, Heihachi for the Sony Playstation and Spawn for the Microsoft Xbox - it's become a bit of a staple for guest characters to appear in Soul Calibur.

The fun, but also daunting, part of making a wishlist like this is that there are literally no limits. The guest characters so far have been from all over the place - Namco games, other companies' games, comic books, even movies.

With this in mind, me and Steven "Dreamking" Chavez did our best to think up characters we think would fit well in the game, and wouldn't be TOO unrealistic to maybe consider. Our main focuses when picking characters were that they'd be weapon-based, since that's pretty much what the Soul Calibur series is known for, but also it's a nice bonus if they lend themselves to a lot of customization - another staple of the series.

Continue below to check out 2 picks from DreamKing and 3 picks from yours truly.

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Is Soul Calibur 6 on its way? A mysterious tweet has appeared on the game's official Twitter account

It's been quite some time since we last saw the release of a SoulCalibur game, the last being the Lost Swords title that closed its doors at the end of last year. Earlier today, something popped up on the game's official Twitter account that has left many fans hungry for an announcement of some sort.

A simple image that reads no more than "guess who" beneath a character sihlouette was posted. The tweet's text pushes the tease factor further by asking whose foot is in the image, when anyone that's had remotely any experience playing Soul Calibur should easily know that it's Ivy in the image.

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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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Final Round 19 results ft Kazunoko, Momochi, Xian, Infiltration

Update: This story has been updated with finals results.

This weekend is the first premier event of the 2016 Capcom Pro Tour season, Final Round 19, taking place in Atlanta, Georgia.

Here, you'll see a lot of competition taking place. There'll be tournaments in Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Killer Instinct, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Soul Calibur 5 and Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late.

As for players participating, you can expect to see GGP|Kazunoko, EG|Momochi, RZR|Xian, RZR|Infiltration, MCZ|Tokido, cR|SonicFox, RB|Snake Eyez, MCZ|Mago, RZR|Fuudo, RB|Bonchan, EG|Justin Wong, NYChrisG, PG|Filipino Champ, BE|KaneBlueRiver, EG|PR Balrog, Qanba|Xiao Hai, MJS|Haitani, /r/Kappa|Poongko, YOMI|Dieminion, Saint, PandaTV|Dakou, ITS|Pling, EG|Ricki Ortiz, GC|Go1, LI Joe, Dogura, KoDee, Rip, BT|MarlinPie, TS|Arturo Sanchez, RayRay, WFX|801 Strider, Reiketsu, D-Link|LordKnight, F3|Alucard, WayGamble, Flux, IG|FullSchedule, FF|ElvenShadow, YOMI|ForeverKing, E-Mann, Chris Tatarian, CrazySteady, TSB|Mynus, TSC|IFC Yipes, YOMI|Michaelangelo, LU|Alex Valle, NG|Obscure, SR|Hoodless, EMP|Hiro, TA|Moons, EG|ChocoBlanka, Wolfkrone, UGS|HajinShinobi, Hotashi, KIT|Lil Majin, UA|Jan, YOMI|DJT, BT|Viscant, YOMI|SaltFace, ITS|JustFrameJames, KIT|ShinBlade, ATL|Speedkicks, ITS|CuddleCore, Anakin, Skatan, Doren2k and many, many more.

The action will be taking place on Capcom Fighters, Team Spooky, Smash Studios, 6:45, Funky P, Kombat Network and NYCFurby (TS|Arturo Sanchez).

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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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Kumite in Tennessee 2016 results ft. SonicFox, NuckleDu, A Foxy Grampa, ChrisG

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we have Kumite in Tennessee taking place in Memphis, Tennessee, and a whole bunch of games and top players are attending.

Games being played include Mortal Kombat X, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd: SIGN, Killer Instinct, Tekken 7, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M, Soul Calibur 5, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Injustice: Gods Among Us, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend and Marvel vs. Capcom 2.

As for players attending, you can expect to see cR|SonicFox, Liquid|NuckleDu, PXP|A Foxy Grampa, Tempo|NYChrisG, TSC|CD Jr., cR|HoneyBee, YOMI|DJT, YOMI|MIT, YOMI|ForeverKing, YOMI|REO, YOMI|Michaelangelo, RayRay, YOMI|Slayer, PND|Madzin, KIT|Cloud805, YOMI|Zyphox, EG|K-Brad, cR|WoundCowboy, TS|Arturo Sanchez, RIG|Kwiggle, RZR|Perfect Legend, TSC|IFC Yipes, TSB|Flux, BIFU|Coach Steve, IG|FullSchedule, UA|Tom Brady, UA|Terry Bogard, F3|Alucard, UA|NoelBHungry, EVB|KitanaPrime and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by PandaxGaming, PandaxGaming 2, NYCFurby, FunkyP, 6:45, Mute City Smash and Team DRX.

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CVS2, Rival Schools, Third Strike, MVC2 and a LOT more; this epic, blast from the past combo video features 60 different fighting games

Scrolling through our more recent posts, you may notice we're on something of a Street Fighter 5 binge. While we're absolutely loving playing, discussing and delving into the new game, a little variety is always nice.

We use the term "little" very loosely, as the video we have here for you features no less than 60 different fighting games, (yes SF5 is in there as well,) from over the years.

The nostalgia you'll get from seeing a few of these titles is reason enough to give this combo collection a watch. Take a look at this Chun-Li sequence from Tatsunoko vs. Capcom... which does over 25 billion damage:


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Soul Calibur fans encouraged to 'look forward' to future announcements as Lost Swords ceases operations

As of today, Soul Calibur: Lost Swords, the free-to-play game on PlayStation Network, has been shut down.

Though surely in a disappointed mood, fans of the series do have something to look forward to. A recent post on the Soul Calibur Facebook page suggests some kind of new content in what we hope is the not so distant future:

"Soul Calibur Lost Swords has closed its service at 30th November. Project Soul thank all the players who enjoyed this game. Please look forward for the next announcement!"

Naturally, our fingers are crossed for Soul Calibur 6, though we're cautious not to get too far ahead of ourselves. Do you have any insight or thoughts as to what the announcement will be? Let us know below in the comments.

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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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The Fall Classic 2015 results ft. SonicFox, Snake Eyez, Dieminion, Kwiggle

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Fall Classic 2015 is taking place this weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina.

This event is the host of many different games, so you can expect to see Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Killer Instinct, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Soul Calibur 5, King of Fighters 13, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late and Persona 4: Arena Ultimax being played.

As for players expected to show up, they include cR|SonicFox, RB|Snake Eyez, YOMI|Dieminion, PIE|Smug, Liquid|NuckleDu, EG|Justin Wong, EG|K-Brad, Kwiggle, XCaliburBladez, YOMI|ForeverKing, YOMI|MIT, TS|LordKnight, WFX|801 Strider, CTRL|Unkn0wn, STVG|Flocker, YOMI|Michaelangelo, YOMI|REO, YOMI|DJT, SWS|Fatality, EVB|Kitana Prime, YOMI|Slayer, YOMI|SaltFace, F3|Alucard, LU|Alex Valle, BOTB|Tampa Bison, HitBox|Tyrant, TS|NerdJosh, Damdai and more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Spooky, Bifuteki, FunkyP, Kombat Network and Smash Studios.

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Double KO Summer Event results feat. Luffy, Valmaster, Ryan Hart, Problem X, Gagapa

Updated with final results: We've added results from the final day of the Double KO Summer Event into this story.

This weekend a highly stacked tournament is slated to take place in Rouen, France called Double KO, starting at 3pm UTC on Saturday. It features a number of games, but will have a ton of high ranking competition coming in from all over Europe and elsewhere.

The fighting games featured in this tournament include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Tekken Tag 2, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Windjammers, Guilty Gear Xrd, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Wii U, King of Fighters 13, and Soul Calibur 5.

Players slated to show up to this event are MD|Luffy, GL|Valmaster, FA|Ryan Hart, KIG|Problem X, Gagapa, Melty|Cuongster, Melty|Will2Pac, UM|RMZ, Misterio and many more.

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'That's the best fight I ever had' - Kayane featured in Kotaku Compete's first episode, discusses one of her favorite matches

Kotaku's Compete is a rising Youtube series where Kotaku interviews many different competitive gaming personalities in themed episodes, with their first episode centralized around (and subsequently titled) Uncanny Players. This first episode features Red Bull|Kayane, surrounding her Soul Calibur 5 play.

In particular, they highlight a moment from a convention called Paris Manga, in which Kayane took community challenges. Eventually, she played a number of matches without even looking at the screen, still pulling away with clean wins against members of the audience. She also discusses her motivations, and how her lifestyle choice of pursuing French Boxing correlates to her fighting game career.

Also featured is the speed runner Clint Lexa, who speed runs multiple games despite suffering from a lack of feeling on one side of his body, and Kevil Birrell, one of the few to efficiently finish invisible Tetris.

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PlayStation 3's 'Soulcalibur: Lost Swords' will come to an end on November 30th

The single player, PlayStation 3 free to play fighter, Soulcalibur: Lost Swords, is coming to the end of its life. In just under three months time, on November 30th, Sony will be removing Lost Swords from the PlayStation store.

The game is unique from other Soulcalibur titles in that it does not feature a multiplayer mode. Focusing primarily on single player adventures, the game sports a "pay to win" model, wherein players can purchase upgrades to better their characters.

Lost Swords launched back in April of 2014, and has seen more than two million downloads since then. Hit the jump to see Bandai Namco's closing trailer for the game.

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