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East Coast Throwdown 2019 early results, streams ft. SonicFox, Punk, NuckleDu, Dragon, A Foxy Grampa, iDom, ChrisG, DizzyTT, MenaRD, Hayatei and more

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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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SEA Major 2019 results

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SEA Major is back again in 2019, and as usual it's happening in Singapore.

There's a huge amount of notable players attending for various games, and some of the players set to compete are RB|Bonchan, Rohto|Tokido, FD|Fujimura, CYG|Fuudo, YOG|Machabo, Talon|HotDog29, Mago, Liquid|John Takeuchi, CYG|Daigo, BC|Kazunoko, UYU|OilKing, RB|Gachikun, CO|Fenrich, UYU|NL, FAV|Sako, Liquid|Nemo, CO|Dogura, RZR|Xian, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, AZ|Kichipa-mu, Samitto, CYG|GamerBee, RRQ|Moke, RB|Luffy, PG|Shen Chan, BC|ApologyMan, FD|Johnny, BC|Tachikawa, ASM|MisterCrimson, PG|BNBBN, RSG|Shen Yuan, Matoi, ALUS|Qiuqiu, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, ALUS|Yang Mian, PGW|Kamizono, ORDER|Travis Styles, AXIZ|Shuto, WE-R1|Trashbox, Chuan, RSG|Seo, GE|Abegen, EHADA|Xanxus, Rudi and Mame Spider, though there are of course many more as well.

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Latest Soul Calibur 6 Season 2 trailer shows brand new moves for each character in the game

The Soul Calibur 6 Asia League Finals just wrapped up over at SEA Major 2019.

After the prize ceremony, we were treated to a video from Soul Calibur 6 producer Motohiro Okubo, in which he spoke of the team's hard work on Season 2 of the game, and shared a few details of upcoming events.

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Ultimate Fighting Arena 2019 results

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Ultimate Fighting Arena 2019 is taking place this weekend in Aubervilliers, France.

Notable players attending are way too many to count, but here's a small sampling: FOX|MkLeo, FOX|SonicFox, REC|Punk, Mouz|Problem X, Solary|Glutonny, R2G|Kameme, CGG|Tissuemon, VGIA|Shanks, Talon|Kkokkoma, NVD|Phenom, CYG|Infexious, Rise|Smug, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, DizzyTT, GO|Keev, FOX|Dekillsage, RB|Luffy, Nacon|MisterCrimson, Wawa, Oplon|Skyll, BC|LordKnight, Takamura, AXL|XCaliburBladez, Orange|Kayane, MrKwiggle, DG|Asim, BC|Tachikawa, AXL|Fergus, NVD|Veggey, FNATIC|Shakz, NLE|Bode, BC|Mr. R, COMP|Siologica, Ryan Hart, AMTRS|Score, COMP|TeruRock, WrNx|Kayne, Rize|Chickenmaru, VideoGamezYo, R-Cade|Alioune, Jopelix, CRaZY|Gehaktbal, VGIA|VegaPatch, Atrosh, VS|WhiteAshX, NVD|Momi, Vitality|Hurricane, NASR|SharkTeeth, HappyPow, FNATIC|Akainu, Reason|Boltstrike, OBAssassin, Kalak, YaLLa|Hayat, Konix|Gunni, HU|Zer0q, iStudying, EVO|Kasuga, LBC|AkaOni, Oplon|Noka, CTV|RZA, DEUS|DougFromParis, EnVyUS|NassimClaw, mYi|KiraKira, Exeed|Ghirlanda, VGIA|Caiper, Vitality|Linkexelo, RO|Layo, Meru, Reason|MetalQueerSolid and of course many more.

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From Yun, Bayonetta and Hero to Meta Knight and Hilde - Why is it nearly impossible to ban fighting game characters?

Overpowered boss characters have existed in fighting games since the very beginning of the genre as we know it forcing developers to make them non-selectable for players or easily banned in Versus Mode. It's much more difficult to police a normal fighter that is arguably broken or top tier, however.

With the recent controversy surrounding Dragon Quest Hero's potential bannable design aspects in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, content creator Stumblebee has put together a new video to go over why it seems nearly impossible to ban characters in fighting games in a competitive sense.

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Blink Fighting Fest 2019 results

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Blink Fighting Fest 2019 is happening this weekend in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Some notable names set to compete are Bandits|MenaRD, Caba, SB|CrossoverRD, SB|Doomsnake, GAM|Jochy, AZE|Maximof, DR Ray, RES|Pikoro, GetGosu|Darlan, Dark, F3|Lilo, MrEstrella and many more.

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CEOtaku 2019 results

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CEOtaku 2019 is upon us yet again, and is taking place in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.

Some notable names set to fight it out at the event are FOX|SonicFox, Crescent|Shinku, JWong|LostSoul, Teresa, PG|MarlinPie, PG|SKD, FOX|Dekillsage, Dramatik|Redblade, Hiari, 1UP|PepperySplash, BC|LordKnight, CATPION|Deb, AN|KizzieKay, PAG|Fame96, TempestRomeo, PG|Nakkiel, Betadood, Trill, Bace, PUB|Rikir, CATPION|Daymendou, DLZ, Grover, TGS|LTL, BurgerTime, Infinity, Hotashi, Svampen, J3, Mystic, TGQ|Zenzen, CATPION|Shine, Foo, Mr. K, TheArm, FF|ElvenShadow, Martin, HavocNoah and of course many more as well.

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REV Major 2019 results

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REV Major 2019 is taking place this weekend in Manila, Philippines, and it's going to be a huge one.

Some of the big names participating include ROX|Knee, THY|Chikurin, UYU|LowHigh, JDCR, UYU|Double, AMPLFY|Rangchu, CO|Fenrich, Talon|Kkokkoma, Fate|Ulsan, GG|Saint, ROX|Chanel, PBE|Doujin, Mixbox|Qudans, Yamasa|Take, Illusion|CherryBerryMango, UYU|Jeondding, PBE|AK, Yamasa|Nobi, EQNX|Dimeback, Yamasa|Yuu, CO|Tanukana, UYU|Yuyu, Maddo, RSG|Seo, Xuses|Matoi, BC|Tachikawa, PG|BNBBN and many more as well.

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Guilty Gear girls hit the beach, Android 21 strikes a pose, and Hotdog29's Bison gets a literal interpretation via Phamoz's gorgeous fighting game art

The fighting game community is filled with creative types and today we're highlighting one fighting game fan who enjoys taking characters out of their usual combat-fueled atmosphere and imagining them in more recreational arenas.

Phamoz is a very talented artist from Hong Kong who can not only recreate our favorite fighters with a beautifully soft style but also adds to their character by sometimes placing them in unusual settings.

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Soul Calibur 6 has three more characters lined up as DLC for their second season, but who might they be? Let's speculate on likely contenders

Soul Calibur 6 has had a strong first year, with several favorites who weren't part of the launch roster joining throughout the year with Tira, Amy and Cassandra arriving as post-launch content alongside the quite unexpected guest character 2B from Nier: Automata. It's been so successful, in fact, that we were treated to a Season 2 reveal at EVO 2019 last month, and mentioned as having happened only due to immense fan support.

With the Season 2 reveal, we saw that SNK's Haohmaru from Samurai Shodown will be entering the fray as a guest character, with three more mysterious slots promised for other characters. Although not explicitly confirmed, the implication was that Haohmaru will be the only guest character of this season, with the rest being fighters tied to the Soul universe. There could of course be brand new characters in the mix as well, but since we still have beloved favorites from past games missing from the roster, it feels apt to take a look at who's still missing in action.

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Kumite in Texas 2019 results

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Kumite in Texas 2019 is happening this weekend in Arlington, Texas.

Players attending this event include Disrupt|Shadow20z, Jimmy J Tran, AXL|XCaliburBladez, MrKwiggle, BDG|NG-Obscure, PG|Speedkicks, FSD|Rikuto, Killy Delorean, Co-D|H0oDLeSs, UYU|Deoxys, Coosco, KoDee, Trungy, ElectrifiedMann, Shinblade, Lil Majin, CrazySteady, UGS|BlackMoonRisingX, DS|Shirdel, Disrupt|Joonya20z and many more.

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Thunderstruck 2019 results

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Thunderstruck 2019 is happening this weekend in Monterrey, Mexico.

Players attending this event include Rise|Smug, SB|801 Strider, EG|NYChrisG, NRG|HookGangGod, FOX|Dekillsage, BC|ApologyMan, TGS|CeroBlast, Kusanagi, AZE|Maximof, SB|DoomSnake, Supernoon, BC|LordKnight, PG|Nakkiel, ElTigre, GetGosu|Darlan, Radiance|Commander Jesse, Gama, RH|Zeromex7, SubatomicSabers and many more.

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Soul Calibur 6 World Invitational 2019 to give top players a chance at a championship title and $25,000 prize pool

Soul Calibur 6 brought the series back to the mainstage of EVO after years of being absent, and Bandai Namco has even more plans for the game's competitive future on a global scale.

The publisher announced their Soul Calibur 6 World Invitational 2019 event set to take place this November featuring seven of the top players from around the globe plus a last chance qualifier spot battling it out to take home their part of the $25,000 prize pool.

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Summer Jam 13 results

Summer Jam 13 is taking place this weekend in Essington, Pennsylvania. This is a Tekken World Tour Master event with a $5,000 prize pool bonus.

Notable players in attendance include CG|Saint, RB|Anakin, PG|Speedkicks, Princess Ling, JimmyJTran, EQNX|Joey Fury, Disrupt|Shadow 20z, TCOL|Victim of Ritual, AXL|Fergus, ESE|Runitblack, EQNX|Cuddle Core and Liquid|Gen among many others.

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Celtic Throwdown 2019 results

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Celtic Throwdown is back in action this year, and it's bigger than ever. As per usual, it's happening in Dublin, Ireland.

The notable players attending this event are almost too many to count, but here's a sampling of them — RB|Bonchan, FOX|SonicFox, REC|Punk, Mouz|Problem X, BC|Kazunoko, CO|Go1, NVD|Phenom, CYG|Infexious, CO|Dogura, BC|Dragon, UYU|OilKing, CYG|Daigo, FAV|Sako, Liquid|Nemo, CRaZY|SuperAkouma, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, Liquid|John Takeuchi, Rise|Smug, NASR|TekkenMaster, CYG|Gamerbee, Takamura, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, RB|Luffy, NRG|HookGangGod, EnVyUS|MisterCrimson, VGIA|Shanks, Orange|Kayane, PG|Hayatei, LOK|Nivek, DizzyTT, BC|Tachikawa, Talon|HotDog29, FAV|Ryuusei, UYU|NL, NVD|Veggey, DG|RooKang, FOX|Dekillsage, UYU|Rewind, Konix|Gunni, Genki|Wawa, BC|ApologyMan, BC|LordKnight, DF|Grr, BC|Biohazard, BC|HoneyBee, iG|Jiewa, RRQ|Moke, Mago, PG|BNBBN, VGIA|VegaPatch, FNATIC|Shakz, Rise|K-Brad, WrNx|Kayne, PG|Nakkiel, 200K|ThePhantom, DNG|Nauman and more... also including the not-quite-so-notable EH|MajinTenshinhan (Hey, that's me!)

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Smug's Street Fighter 4 Dudley, the longest Brutality build up ever, Poison's unfortunate visual glitch, and more; Funny and cool moments episode 113

You can't possibly watch every fighting game stream out there these days, but thanks to the tireless efforts from LiangHuBBB, you can enjoy the coolest and funniest parts of damn near all of them.

The YouTuber has hit us with the 113th installment in his "Funny and Cool Moments" series, and this one is packed to the brim with almost 15 minutes of continuous clips that'll either make you fall back in your seat or move right up to the edge of it.

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Soul Calibur 6 now allows players to turn off custom characters for online matches after latest patch

The ability to create and customize one's own unique fighters in Soul Calibur has been one of the bigger draws of the franchise for over a decade now, but not everyone wants to see some of those creations when trying to advance their online rankings.

Cassandra finally came to Soul Calibur 6 this past week, and with her came the beefy Version 1.50 update which added in a feature that many players had been asking for since the game launched in 2018.

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