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Tired eyes costing you matches? Go1 stars in entertaining Japanese eye drop commercial narrated by one of the five gods of fighting games

Sponsorships are kinda a funny thing in the fighting game community, as it's normally carried out as part of a larger eSports team though there are actual consumer brands out there supporting players as well.

Goichi "CO|Go1" Kishida is seen as one of the best Dragon Ball FighterZ players around as well as anime fighters in general, and while his primary sponsor for competing is Cyclops Gaming, Rohto Z is also in there landing the top player in his very own commercial in Japan... for eye drops.

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Defend the North 2019 results

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

Defend the North 2019 is happening this weekend in New York.

This is a stacked event across a ton of games, with some of the big players showing up including FOX|SonicFox, FOX|NuckleDu, OGN|JDCR, PG|Marss, Justin Wong, EG|NYChrisG, Liquid|Dabuz, Rise|Smug, MenaRD, eU|Samsora, PG|MarlinPie, JB, FOX|Dekillsage, Rogue|Light, TGS|ElChakotay, Linkorz, BC|LordKnight, PG|Nakkiel, Caba, Demise|Mr. E, DF|Saiyne, W2W|KnowKami, EQNX|Brian_F, T1|ANTi, Coosco, KOA|Sandman, Thermidor, DualKevin, TGS|CeroBlast, iDom, TSB|Blaze, END|Shine, Tempo|Alex Myers, TGS|LTL, EG|Ricki Ortiz, RB|Snake Eyez, Terrence, DR Ray, UYU|Kami, TS|Arturo Sanchez and many more.

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Fight in Rio 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results

There's some fighting game action going on in Brazil this weekend with Fight in Rio 2019.

Some of the notable players set to compete are SB|DoomSnake, Furia|HKDash, Brolynho, Paulow3b, Zenith, though there are of course many more as well.

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From double Hadokens to buff old Oro and lovely Elena, Teppen is absolutely filled with awesome original Street Fighter art

Teppen has been available — in most areas — for just over a week now, but it's still a little surprising to see the amount of detail and attention paid to the characters represented in the mobile title.

As a joint venture between Capcom and GungHo Online Entertainment, Teppen features all original, high-quality artwork for their cards which can be viewed in full upon receiving them from a pack. One of the most represented series featuring in the new card game is of course Street Fighter, and we've gone and collected over a dozen of the best pieces of character art from pretty much every entry in the franchise including the original, Street Fighter 3 and SF5.

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An absolutely crazy Dhalsim sequence, the Shang Tsung glitch abused, and father and son Goku 100% combo: Funny and Cool Moments episode 112

What are all of those exciting, strange, and unbelievable moments in fighting games if only you and your opponent ever get to see them? The Funny and Cool Moments series has been rounding up some of the best clips from across the internet for some time now, and today we're treated with the 112th episode.

Creator LiangHuBBB brings us a fresh installment of the video series that showcases plenty of incredible bits of footage across numerous games. Included here we see new games like Samurai Shodown and even upcoming title Granblue Fantasy: Versus.

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Street Fighter easter egg uncovered in original Shenmue game after nearly two decades of elusion

It was in December of 1999 that action-adventure title Shenmue launched on the Sega Dreamcast, but only here in 2019 have fans finally figured out how to unlock a secret cut scene that pays homage to the Street Fighter franchise.

Discovered by a modder named "nullpo," the easter egg sees the game's protagonist, Ryo Hazuki, pull off a Shin Shoryuken on another character during a quick time event scene. Why did this take 20 years for fans to figure out? Probably because it's impossible to pull off without first doing some tweaking to the game's binary.

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Reflect 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Reflect 2019 will be hosted in London, United Kingdom.

It's a new tournament series which will have a bunch of hype events, with some of the notable players attending being Mouz|Problem X, NVD|Phenom, RB|Luffy, NVD|SaltyKid, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, Infexious, Takamura, VGIA|Shanks, FNATIC|Shakz, Vitality|Hurricane, FNATIC|Akainu, VGIA|VegaPatch, EnVyUS|MisterCrimson, NVD|Veggey, Packz, Reason|BoltStrike, EnVyUS|Layo, Method|ImStillDaDaddy, THUGS|NastyNas, EnVyUS|NassimClaw, HappyPow, Oplon|Noka and Akainu|Kilzyou.

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Hori and Capcom team up to bring a new and classic set of Street Fighter arcade sticks to the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo's Switch console has a strong line up of fighting games from Ultra Street Fighter 2 to Dragon Ball FighterZ, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle and most recently with Mortal Kombat 11 — and that's all before Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The ability to come across quality arcade sticks for the platform natively have been a bit harder to come by, however.

Hori and Capcom have teamed up to bring some new Street Fighter-branded fight sticks to the Switch featuring art from Third and the classic cabinets for SF2 in their full-sized Real Arcade Pro and the more portable Fighting Stick Mini.

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Combo Breaker 2019 results

Updates: This story has been updated with final results.

There's a giant fighting game event happening this weekend St. Charles, Illinois. Basically any fighting game you'd be interested in will be featured, and has a high number of entrants here.

For just a sampling of the talent present at this event, you can expect to see FOX|SonicFox, REC|Punk, Rohto|Tokido, Mouz|Problem X, RB|Gachikun, JDCR, Rangchu, ROX|Knee, CO|Go1, Teresa, Dragon, CYG|Fuudo, Victrix|Momochi, CYG|Daigo, UYU|LowHigh, EG|NYChrisG, NRG|HookGangGod, RB|Anakin, PG|MarlinPie, CO|Dogura, ROX|Chanel, LostSoul, Linkorz, UYU|Jeondding, BC|Tachikawa, NASR|AngryBird, BC|ApologyMan, BjornSonOfBear, 1UP|PepperySplash, KOA|Sandman, UYU|CherryBerryMango, DR Gross, END|Scar, AN|KizzieKay, Flux, DJT, Noble|Semiij, NASR|TekkenMaster, DF|Saiyne, AXL|Boom, Supernoon, SSNO|KojiKOG, Hotashi and CATPION|Deb but of course many, many more as well, because there are far too many huge players to name even a fraction.

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Why is Third Strike so often regarded as the best fighting game ever? Maximilian has some interesting thoughts on the matter

Now with more than 30 years of Street Fighter and countless other fighting games to choose from, the FGC has a very rich selection of titles under its belt. Of the countless games out there, one seems to often stand above the others in the domain of public opinion: 1999's Street Fighter 3: Third Strike.

Why this game? What is it that makes this third iteration of the third Street Fighter that causes so many to hold it in such high regard? Maximilian recently weighed into the discussion with his two cents.

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Stunfest 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Stunfest is taking place in Rennes, France. While it may not have Capcom Pro Tour status this year, it's still got a ton of fighting game action coming your way.

Some of the notable competitors set to fight it out in their respective main titles are PXP|A Foxy Grampa, SNB|Abadango, Solary|Glutonny, FNATIC|Akainu, SST|Shuton,|Shenzo, Will2Pac, HappyPow, VGIA|Shanks, EnVyUS|Layo, Tominaga and Genki, though there are of course many more present as well.

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BAM 11 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we have BAM — Battle Arena Melbourne — 11 taking place, and it's of course happening in Melbourne, Australia.

Some of the players set to compete at this event are THY|Chikurin, Rangchu, RZR|Xian, UYU|OilKing, JDCR, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, PBE|Doujin, RB|Bonchan, Liquid|John Takeuchi, Yamasa|Take, Yamasa|Nobi, COOASGAMES|Noroma, CYG|GamerBee, Mago, EQNX|Dimeback, Fate|Ulsan, iG|Jiewa, Rise|K-Brad, ALUS|Yang Mian, Yamasa|Yuu, YOG|Machabo, SIN|Brandon and Somniac though there are obviously many more.

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Texas Showdown 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend has a big event taking place in Houston, Texas and it's featuring a ton of different fighting games.

Some of the notable players set to attend include Mouz|Problem X, RB|Anakin, EG|NYChrisG, FOX|NuckleDu, NRG|HookGangGod, Teresa, LostSoul, CJ Truth, Rise|Smug, PG|MarlinPie, W2W|Toi, CoolKid93, 1UP|PepperySplash, END|Shine, BjornSonOfBear, TGS|CeroBlast, Supernoon, Tempo|Alex Myers, AN|KizzieKay, NG|Obscure, FOX|Dekillsage, EQNX|Brian_F, Denial|JB, Crescent|Doza, Terrence, WG|Abegen, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Rise|K-Brad, Danslip, TGS|ElChakotay and of course many more.

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Headstomper 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, you'll be able to enjoy Headstomper 2019 live from my home country, Sweden. More specifically, the southernmost city in the country, Malmö.

This is a big event for multiple games, and a ton of players are showing up to compete. Some of the notable fighters set to play are Mouz|Problem X, Liquid|Nemo, CGG|Tissuemon, GO|Luffy, NVD|Phenom, Teresa, PG|MarlinPie, NASR|AngryBird, FNATIC|Shakz, SuperAkouma, AXL|Fergus, NVD|SaltyKid, FNATIC|Akainu, PsychedelicPet, DG|KaneAndTrench, VDV|KingRasta, mYi|KiraKira, Narikun, Svampen, Exeed|Ghirlanda, Nyphi7, Atrosh, YMCA|Jopelix, Raven, KSP|Ixion, TDB|Malekith, Brick, DevilKazuya, Infexious, DG|ThePhantom, LD|Zake, NVD|Veggey, DG|RooKang, EQNX|BlackBeard, DougFromParis, Reason|BoltStrike, Popi, VGIA|VegaPatch, Wasder|Rikkmeister, HG|Mitrust-Storm and Cyrox, though there are of course many more.

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Desk's latest video makes crazy combos out of fireballs that hit behind you in various Street Fighter games

Traditionally, fireballs in fighting games aren't used to occupy the space behind the opponent in hopes that they'll walk back or get hit back into them. They control the area in front of the opponent, forcing them to jump or locking them down for offensive pressure.

In the Street Fighter series, though, it is possible to toss a fireball that ends up behind your foe (if they're knocked down or jump over it) and have it remain on screen long enough for them to still make contact with it. Combo video extraordinaire Desk has made these stray fireballs the focal point of his latest project, and the sequences that are performed as a result are stylish in classic Desk fashion.

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'DON'T DO IT, JUSTIN' - fLoE shares the story of why he saw the legendary Moment 37 coming before anyone else, and tried to warn his friend

Thanks to MarkMan we recently got a secondary perspective on the most iconic competitive fighting game sequence of all time, EVO Moment 37. During said video we hear a familiar voice call out "DON'T DO IT JUSTIN" just before Victrix|Justin Wong goes for the chip out Super.

That voice was non-other than Ari "fLoE" Weintraub's, who was actually one of the few people aware that CYG|Daigo Umehara was both capable of and prepared to parry the nearly instant Super Art attack.

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MarkMan uncovers an alternate recording of the iconic EVO Moment 37 from 2004 giving an entirely awesome new perspective on The Daigo Parry

EVO Moment 37. The Daigo Parry. No other phrases hold as much significance to the fighting game community, as the epic match between CYG|Daigo Umehara and Justin Wong encapsulates the essence of what makes the genre so special and single-handedly brought more eyes to the competitive scene at a time when new titles were few and far between.

Mark "MarkMan" Julio is one of the veterans of the FGC that has stuck around to grow and bring new opportunities to the scenes around the world. While recently searching through an old stack of VHS tapes and discs that his team used to record events in the early 2000's, MarkMan uncovered a hidden gem: an alternate recording of EVO Moment 37 that provides a new perspective to the extraordinary moment in time.

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