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The Mixup 2017 results ft. JDCR, GamerBee, Luffy, Problem X

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Mixup 2017 is taking place this weekend in Lyon, France.

The event is divvied up into three showcase events for the main games, entitled Street Grand Battle, Tekken Grand Battle and Guilty Gear Grand Battle, although it also features other games as well.

A notable aspect of the event is that it is a Master Event for the Tekken World Tour and a Ranking Event for the Capcom Pro Tour.

Besides these three, you'll be able to catch action-filled gameplay of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Dragon Ball FighterZ and Ultra Street Fighter 4.

As for who's going to be there, you can expect to see FOX|JDCR, ZW|GamerBee, RB|Luffy, Mouz|Problem X, MD|MisterCrimson, Method|Packz, Prophecy|Akainu, Millénium|Will2Pac, Method|Cobelcog, Infused|ImStillDaDaddy, Infused|Afii, Arkham|Caiper, EnVyUS|NassimClaw, EnVyUS|Layo, Mouz|CCL, EnVyUS|TKR and many more.

English-language streaming will be done at Unequalled Media and Tekken.

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I would not be who I am today without Street Fighter

Three decades of Hadokens, Dragon Punches, Sonic Booms, and Spinning Bird Kicks; today is Street Fighter's 30th birthday.

The very first Street Fighter title saw an arcade release on August 30th, 1987. From there, the series went on to spawn many of the staples we see in most fighting games today, an army of memorable characters -- some of which are among the most iconic in gaming history -- and a long legacy of amazing, competitive titles.

Street Fighter's impact on fighting games, and gaming in general, is indisputable, and to this day I owe much to its existence. Simply put, I would not be the person I am today without it.

When the original Street Fighter made its debut, I was about negative four-years-old. This, however, did not stop me from eventually stumbling upon the series and it becoming a very important part of my life.

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Streetfighterlegacy's Street Fighter 30th year anniversary digital artbook features a lot of unique styles and talent in this fan collaboration

The very first Street Fighter game was released back in August 30, 1987. We are rapidly approaching the 30th year anniversary of the Street Fighter series.

Streetfighterlegacy decided to take this opportunity to celebrate this occasion. It was decided that a digital artbook would be created using the work of the fans.

What is particularly unique about this celebration is that any fan work that was submitted would not be turned down, so long as it adhered to the rules. Artwork had to be family friendly, couldn't just be a reproduction, and had to have been made specifically for this collaboration (or at least wasn't present anywhere else on the internet).

As a result, many different styles and levels of talent are present in this project. This wasn't just a celebration of Street Fighter, but was also one of for its fans.

They were even able to get some work from Christian Howard, who has apparently studied in art. Christian Howard, in case you didn't know, is the man responsible for the Assassin's Fist series.

We were provided with a few samples of artwork for the sake of getting everybody started.

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King of Fighters and Street Fighter characters come to life through LGgreen15's fighting game artwork

Today we're bringing you some inspired fighting game art from lggreen15.

The talented Japanese artist has a fairly clear preference for SNK characters, though we do see a handful of a sprinkling of some of Street Fighter's old men with that beautiful trio of Gen, Gouken and Oro as well as a few Third Strike favorites.

As is the case with a handful of the artists we've recently featured here on EventHubs, LG shows off an artistic range with images that come off as more cartoonish as well as those that have a more realistic look to them.

If you like what you see, you should check out LG's Pixiv page for more of their work.

Please sound off in the comments with your reactions, and let us know which of these were your favorites.

The first six images in the gallery are right here, with the rest of it waiting below.

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Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono tries to land a Raging Demon in Street Fighter 5 and Street Fighter 4 simultaneously

It's becoming a bit of a tradition that whenever Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono visits the Capcom UK office he participates in a challenge orchestrated by Capcom UK community manager Matt Edwards. Last time, we saw Ono and Edwards man one fightstick to try and defeat CPU opponents. Today, it's the inverse.

Edwards soldered two fightsticks together so that one player can control two at once. Doing so allows for playing Street Fighter 5 and Street Fighter 4 simultaneously.

The "Die 2,000 Deaths" challenge requires the player land Akuma's Raging Demon in both games at the same time against the AI. In this video, we see Ono and Edwards do their best to complete the mission, as well as UK players UM|Tyrant and Shoryusengan trying their luck.

Though this might not seem like the hardest task to complete, the participants have to try extra hard due to the high difficulty setting of the CPU. On top of that, they have to build up enough meter on both ends without KO-ing the opponent or getting KO-ed, find a spot to fire off the super/ultra, and actually hit them both.

Needless to say, this is very entertaining to watch. Personally, I think I can do it... but it might be a completely different story actually trying it.

To give you just a taste of what to expect here, check out the GIF below. If you'd like to see if our challengers can pull through, catch the video after the jump.


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Fan remakes classic Street Fighter intros with modern assets, and they are amazing

In past Street Fighter games there existed special character intros for specific match ups. If Alex and Hugo went up against each other in Third Strike, they'd stand chest to chest staring each other down until the other flinched.

There were several of these types of intros over the years, but in recent times Capcom has gone away from adding these interactions into their fighting titles. As always, when a gaming company doesn't put their resources into something, fans take it upon themselves to make it, and that's what we have here today.

Known for their excellent video editing skills, YouTube user sigmaG19 recreated some of these classic intros using modern assets. With models and graphics from recent games, we see some of our favorite interactions as they might look if they were in the latest Capcom fighters.

These scenes utilize character models, stages, and animations from Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter 5. We see such intros as Adon and Sagat's clash from the Alpha series, Evil Ryu vs. Akuma, the aforementioned Hugo and Alex stare down, and more.

Each remade intro is fantastic, and we can't help but feel nostalgic and hopeful that one day we might see something like this return in Street Fighter 5.

Just yesterday, we saw sigmaG19's suggestions for changes in Street Fighter 5. These included new mechanics to help with combo expansion, additional Critical Arts, and more.

Below are a handful of screenshots to get you started. Be sure to hit the jump to view the intros in action.

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Smug duffs, dabs, duffs, and destroys with Dudley: Here's some of the hype that ensued from his recent Ultra Street Fighter 4 stream

PIE|Smug made a name for himself back during the Street Fighter 4 days with his jaw-dropping Dudley.

Showing the world that the gentleman boxer had a bit more at his disposal than we originally thought, the level of hype and swag Smug generated was unparalleled with the character.

With Street Fighter 5 being the main game on the tournament circuit now, naturally, Smug spends most of his time practicing Balrog. But recently, the top-notch Dudley player took a trip back to Ultra Street Fighter 4 to see if he still had the right moves.

The highlight compilation sent to us features everything you'd expect and want in a Smug reel. You'll see several duffs (Dudley's standing heayy punch), perfects, intricate combos, taunts, and more.

Though Balrog has some solid juggles in Street Fighter 5, they just don't compare to the amazing links Dudley comes equipped with. Granted, I may be a bit biased because I'm a Dudley player myself, but still...

Below is just a quick clip to get you started. Allow it to remind you why Smug was the most prominent Dudley player in Street Fighter 4 series history.


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If you give a Beast a Demon... here's a compilation of Daigo's most clutch Raging Demons from Ultra Street Fighter 4

...he's gonna use it to mercilessly melt away every top player's life bar.

CYG|Daigo Umehara went through quite a character evolution during the seven years of Street Fighter 4, including Ryu, Yun, Guile and the fighter he'd finally end on: Evil Ryu.

Evil Ryu was known as being one of the game's strongest characters in the Ultra build, mainly because he could dole out incredibly damaging combos from a single low forward if you had the execution to do so.

This fact would often cause players to turtle up, as they never wanted to leave their feet exposed for too long. Evil Ryu also happened to have an instant Raging Demon for a Super, which he could cancel out of moves like his hopping forward medium kick.

If a player wasn't already holding up when the Super flash hit, they'd get nabbed for a ton of damage. Daigo became notorious for landing this move left and right, catching opponents like RZR|Xian, Pepeday, GGP|Kazunoko and virtually anyone and everyone else.

The BEAST (the YouTuber) has gone back through some of Daigo's most hype Demons and captured them all in one compilation. Here's a sample as poor Xian's Gen exercises just a little too much caution:


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Defend the North 2017 results feat. Punk, Smug, SonicFox, ChrisG, Dragon

Updated with final results: We've added the results for Defend the North 2017 into this story.

Defend the North 2017 is taking place this weekend in White Plains, New York. This is a wonderful event every single year, attracting strong competition.

Notable players schedule to compete this weekend include PG|Punk, Rise|Smug, FOX|SonicFox, EG|NYChrisG, Noble|Dragon, EG|K-Brad, EG|Ricki Ortiz and Dieminion, among others.

Street Fighter 5 leads the pack in entrants with 146, Injustice 2 had 98, Tekken 7 has 88, and Smash 4 has 72, as of Friday afternoon.

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UFC fighter Angela 'Overkill' Hill hits San Diego Comic-Con with another epic Street Fighter cosplay

Angela "Overkill" Hill is a big Street Fighter fan. The UFC fighter returns to our front page today with more epic cosplay.

In celebration of San Diego Comic-Con, which wrapped up over the weekend, Angela took on the role of another warrior from the legendary fighting franchise. This time, Hill dressed up as the classic Capoeira combatant from Street Fighter 3, Elena.

Hill was joined by two friends who cosplayed as Sagat and Sakura. Together, the three attended the convention and posted quite a bit on social media showcasing a stroll around the neighborhood in their awesome costumes.

As mentioned previously, this isn't the first time we've seen Hill don Street Fighter-related duds. Back in March of last year, we saw Angela take to the stage of the Invicta FC 16 weigh-ins in a full-blown Dhalsim cosplay.

Earlier this year, Hill showed up to the UFC Fight Night 104 weigh-ins dressed as Sagat. The clip spread on social media and even reached Capcom, which led to the company sending her a killer care package.

Below you can check out a photo of Angela Hill's Elena cosplay. We have also included a couple of videos from Twitter featuring the whole crew.

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'I want to meet the Ono-san of SF3 and congratulate him' - Ono reveals both the biggest challenge and proudest moment of his Street Fighter career

With the exception of a few tweets leading up to EVO this year, we haven't heard all that much from Yoshinori Ono, but a recent interview with ESPN offers us a much desired catch up session with the lovable, troll-prone Executive Producer of Street Fighter 5.

Nowadays Ono is most commonly seen venturing to major events with his Blanka doll, making Street Fighter 5 announcements dressed as upcoming characters and prompting huge crowds to perform his trademark real life Shoryuken.

In recent years, the producer's claim to fame came from his work on Street Fighter 4 as he had a major hand in rejuvenating the entire series and helping the fighting game genre enter an all new chapter of success.

Ono's discussion with ESPN covered a myriad of topics including the future of Street Fighter and its place in eSports, but we were especially intrigued by his early years with the company, during the turbulent Street Fighter 3 era.

Though it retained a devoted player following, Street Fighter 3 was not a commercial success for Capcom. There was real possibility of the Street Fighter franchise coming to an end with SF3, but Ono's specific passion for the iconic series was a major factor in keeping it alive.

"I wanted to make the next Street Fighter game, but Capcom said "no." The conversation would continue for several years and that's why there's a 10-year gap between Street Fighter 3 and Street Fighter 4," Ono explained to ESPN.

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Loser does 25 push ups - Gootecks and Mike Ross duke it out in Street Fighter 4: Champion Edition

Just yesterday, Capcom Mobile released Street Fighter 4: Champion Edition -- a version of the game on iOS that brings new characters and improvements into the fold. Two longtime FGC members have taken it upon themselves to run a nostalgic set with some stakes added to it.

Gootecks and Mike Ross uploaded a video over to their Cross Counter YouTube channel in which they throw down in a match up that declares victory to the first player to win two 2/3 sets. Unfortunately for them, the loser has to do 25 push ups as punishment.

We get to see the usual suspects here, as Gootecks plays characters like Balrog and Dhalsim, while Mike Ross brings E. Honda, Sagat, and Makoto into the fray. Unbeknownst to Gootecks, Mike gets a bit of assistance from the controller add-on he connects to his iPhone.

Below is just a quick clip to get you started. To catch all the rush punches, Tiger Uppercuts, and Ochios, check out the full video after the jump.


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Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition is now backward compatible on Xbox One, Ultra Street Fighter 4 upgrade available

Update: We are hearing reports that players can update the game to Ultra Street Fighter 4 on Xbox One by selecting "manage game," "ready to install," then downloading USF4. A photo has surfaced on Twitter showing the Ultra Street Fighter 4 download option. Thanks, RYU81!

Yun and Yang players, rejoice. The boys are back in town.

Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition is now backward compatible on Xbox One. The list of games has been updated today, and Major Nelson specifically noted the addition on Twitter.

Arcade Edition brought with it balance changes for the cast of playable characters, and most importantly the addition of four new fighters: Evil Ryu, Oni, Yun, and Yang. As many remember, AE was the version of the game that saw a very strong iteration of the latter two characters.

If AE wasn't your thing, though, don't forget that you can also play Vanilla Street Fighter 4 on Xbox One. Personally, I'd probably rather deal with the twins than Sagat, but to each his or her own.

A number of other fighting titles are backward compatible at this point in time. Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, Soul Calibur 2 HD, The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match, Tekken Tag Tournament 2. and Skullgirls are just some of the games you can fire up right now.

You can check out the tweet from Major Nelson below. For the current list of backward compatible games, be sure to hit the link.


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Sent in by MrThirdWheel and RYU81.

Street Fighter 4: Champion Edition now available on iOS

It's what the community has been clamoring for... Street Fighter 4 is back, y'all!

Okay, it's not the revival people speak of, however, it is a new way to play on the go. Capcom Mobile has released Street Fighter 4: Champion Edition on iOS.

Players can choose from between 25 different characters, including combatants such as Dudley, Poison, and Ibuki. Of course, mainstays like Ryu, Sagat, and Balrog are also playable here.

Veteran Street Fighter 4 players will find familiar controls as soon as they jump in, granted they'll be on a touch screen. Newcomers, on the other hand, will find the option to activate easy special moves at the press of a button.

Street Fighter 4: Champion Edition works on both iPhone and iPad. You can find it in the app store for $4.99 USD.

Below are some screenshots to get you started. Hit the jump for a rundown of what Street Fighter 4: Champion Edition is all about, as well as the official trailer.

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Canada Cup Vancouver results ft. Justin Wong, ChrisG, K-Brad, Ricki Ortiz

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Although there's still a ways to go until Canada Cup itself, we've got some warmup this weekend with Canada Cup Vancouver.

As the name would suggest, this event takes place in Vancouver, Canada.

Tournament games at Canada Cup Vancouver include Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Injustice 2 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Players attending include, but are not limited to, FOX|Justin Wong, EG|NYChrisG, EG|K-Brad, EG|Ricki Ortiz, SPY|Filipino Champ, PG|RayRay, KyleP and Jibrill.

Streaming is being handled by Canada Cup.

Contrary to most of this weekend's events, this one takes place across two days, so make sure to check the schedule so you don't miss your game of choice.

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Comebacks on Daigo, rushdown on Xian and a whole lot more; some of PR Balrog's finest moments from Street Fighter 4

Never, ever backdash against CYG|PR Balrog. That's the first lesson we got out of watching this Street Fighter 4 compilation from The BEAST.

One of the world's most charismatic fighting game players, Eduardo "PR Balrog" Perez won audiences over again and again with incredible play and a contagious smile.

The most successful Street Fighter 4 Balrog player in the world, Perez went toe to toe with virtually all of the FGC's most fearsome competitors, and often came out victorious.

Though Balrog was widely regarded as more of a middle of the pack character when it came to the tier lists, PR Rog seemed to somehow make the character work in even the most lopsided of match ups.

We recall some of PR Rog's strongest moments as he takes on the likes of RZR|Xian, CYG|Daigo, FOX|Tokido, Mago and plenty of others back in his SF4 days.

Here's a sequence from Canada Cup 2015 Masters Series against Pepeday's zany El Fuerte. PR Rog does an exceptional job of putting some control on the chaos:


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Ruthless aggression, inescapable rushdown and the hypest Raging Demon Street Fighter 4 ever saw; here's a look back at Tokido's SF4 Akuma

Few players become as intertwined with their character as FOX|Tokido did with Akuma in Street Fighter 4.

We saw plenty of competitors use the demonic Street Fighter throughout the life of SF4, and even saw RZR|Infiltration technically take the character farther than anyone else in his EVO 2012 win.

That said, you'd be hard pressed to find anyone that embodied the essence of Akuma through their play like The Murderface, Tokido.

The Japanese god's technical abilities and reads were rivaled by few, and his tendency to ferociously, yet systematically, tear his foes apart was rivaled by none.

Today we're taking a look back (courtesy of The BEAST) at some of Tokido's Akuma's greatest moments, including beat downs of some of the game's toughest competitors like RZR|Xian and ZW|GamerBee.

Our favorite Tokido moment has to be that fateful match against SoCal's Clakey D, wherein The Murderface ended the set with a Raging Demon and proceeded to stand up in front of the projector so as to emulate Akuma during his post-Demon win pose.


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