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Northern Fights results feat. NuckleDu, Wolfkrone, Filipino Champ, Vagabond

Updated with final results: We've added the results from Northern Fights into this story. You can find them all below.

World Gaming is hosting the Northern Fights tournament this afternoon from Toronto, Canada. This is the National Finals portion of this competition.

Street Fighter 5 and Mortal Kombat XL are scheduled for competition today.

Some of the notable players who are competing in SF5 include Liquid|NuckleDu, Wolfkrone, SPY|Filipino Champ, Noble|Vagabond, Kyle P and others.

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CPT Online Asia/Oceania Two results feat. Daigo, Bonchan, Kazunoko, Poongko, Nemo, Fuudo

The Capcom Pro Tour online series hosted another tournament recently, Asia/Oceania Two, which was a ranking event.

There were some absolute killers in attendance, including CYG|Daigo Umehara, FOX|Tokido, RB|Bonchan, AW|Nemo, GRPT|Fuudo, GGP|Kazunoko, GRPT|Haitani, Scarz|Sako, FOX|Momochi, CO|Go1, Poongko, Itabashi Zangief, YouDeal|Yukadon, CO|Dogura, Zowie|Oil King, GRPT|MOV, NL, Mishie, Xyzzy, GW|Eita, Talon|Xiaobao and John Takeuchi.

When all was said and done, 171 entrants signed up for Street Fighter 5, and some terrific players didn't even make it out of pools.

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Red Bull Proving Grounds 2017 season 1 finals feat. Brian_F, Alex Myers, CJ Truth, Mikeand1ke, Commander Jesse, Kami

The Red Bull Proving Grounds 2017 season 1 finals are happening in Santa Monica, California, Saturday and Sunday.

Players have qualified for the Red Bull Proving Grounds by playing in competitions hosted across North America and online. U.S. cities who have hosted events include Orlando, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle and Canadian cities Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

Notable players who are set to compete are Brian_F, Alex Myers, CJ Truth, Mikeand1ke, Commander Jesse, PIE|Kami, Darkchild, Kelvin Jeon, Jibrill, SD Pnoy, Magneto1080p, Tommy2step, Psycho_FL, Ice Effect, Terrence, Marvelo, Orangeman, L.E.S, Snafoo, Chi-Rithy and others.

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The Fight 2017 CPT ranking event feat. Brolynho, MenaRD, Flash, Dark, Baek, Serpentaurus, ioRos, Lm3

The Fight is a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event taking place this weekend in Bogotá, Colombia.

Along with Street Fighter 5, there will be King of Fighters 14, Smash 4, and Mortal Kombat XL. Side tournament games are Smash Melee, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and Injustice 2.

Notable players expected to attend include F3|Brolynho, Rise|MenaRD, Flash, Dark, DM|Baek, Serpentaurus, TSD|ioRos, Px|Lm3 and some other strong Latin American players.

Street Fighter 5 has 75 entrants as of the time of this writing, KoF14 with 74, Smash 4 has 40 and MKXL has 19 entrants.

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Ono - When I saw Mortal Kombat 2011's story, I thought Capcom should really take advantage of mimicking this and incorporate it into its games as well

The Mortal Kombat series has been around since the early 1990's, but was somewhat reinvented in 2011 when series co-creator Ed Boon took the helm under a brand new development company in NetherRealm Studios.

While the franchise has been known to explore bold single and multiplayer options via outside of the traditional fighting landscape, (there was a go-kart racing mode in Mortal Kombat Armageddon) Mortal Kombat 2011's story mode would become an instant genre standard.

It was almost like watching a movie that you'd interact with at times, and NRS would carry and build on this approach in the subsequent Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013), Mortal Kombat X (2015) and Injustice 2 (2017).

Fans weren't the only ones to appreciate the story experience of NRS fighters, as Capcom's Yoshinori Ono, Executive Producer for both Street Fighter 4 and 5, recently told IGN that MK 2011 had a direct influence on the most recent Street Fighter.

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Daigo vs. IWATE, the #1 ranked Street Fighter 5 player, in a FT10

Not too long ago, we saw RZR|Infiltration go up against the #1 player ranked Street Fighter 5 player, IWATE. Since it was only a FT2 set, it felt like it ended pretty quickly.

This time, IWATE is now going up against CYG|Daigo Umehara. In addition to this, we are treated to a FT10 set so this will definitely be longer than IWATE's set against Infiltration.

With EVO rapidly closing in, it certainly makes sense why these players would want to get the practice in. Competition tends to be extremely fierce at the EVO tournament.

In this set, Daigo is sticking to his Guile since Ryu has so far not been too impressive in Season 2.5. IWATE, of course, is using his Balrog.

Essentially what this comes down to is one of the most defensive characters against probably the most aggressive character. These two styles certainly clash.

Check out the pressure and chase down that Daigo gets from his projectiles.


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Desk takes Akuma across Street Fighter 4, 5, and Tekken 7 for an absolutely amazing combo exhibition

Desk is on a tear when it comes to combo video making as of late. We've seen him venture into Injustice 2 and Tekken 7, and an occasional Street Fighter 5 compilation still goes live on his channel.

Today, however, Desk puts three different fighting games together to create the ultimate tribute to Akuma. Entitled "Tekken vs. Street Fighter: Akuma's Iron Fist 2," this video features Akuma combos from Ultra Street Fighter 4, Street Fighter 5, and Tekken 7.

From solo combos to ones that use bits and pieces from each game to make a larger, super combo, there's a lot to take in here. Couple this with Desk's excellent editing abilities, and you definitely won't want to miss this one.

Below is just a quick combo from the video to get you started. Be sure to hit the jump to view the full thing.


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Daigo gets a special, FGC-related dessert for being a fighting game legend - no really, this actually happened

Okay, this is just too awesome. We had to share it.

CYG|Daigo Umehara is a fighting game legend. Widely renowned as one of the greatest Street Fighter players to ever live, The Beast is someone that most fighting game fans are familiar with.

Earlier today, Daigo tweeted out a picture of a dessert he received during a recent restaurant visit. According to Umehara, one of the employees at the establishment was a Street Fighter 4 player and recognized him.

As we see in the photo, Daigo's dish was decorated with encouraging words for the Street Fighter veteran and FGC-related imagery.

It's such a great thing to see one of our most celebrated players getting recognition in a random, in-real-life outing. You can check out the tweet from Daigo below.


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Photo credit - Stephanie Lindgren.

An easy 10,800 Fight Money up for grabs in this week's Street Fighter 5 missions, here's how to complete 'Sakura's Urgent Errand' and the others

Street Fighter 5's fresh batch of missions are live and this week players can earn 10.800 Fight Money by completing all four.

As always, there are three straightforward challenges and one that requires a bit of digging. "Sakura's Urgent Errand" is this week's cryptic mission and though it is one that we've already seen before, we'll be telling you how to complete it as a recap and an "in case you missed it."

Check out this week's list of missions below.

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Infiltration is back to Nash, but can he hang with Haitani's Necalli? These Street Fighter titans clash in an extremely intense set

He was the undisputed king of Street Fighter 5 in the game's early days, but RZR|Infiltration's road has been one of so many ups and downs since EVO last year.

The Korean player took the first two Premier events on the Capcom Pro Tour in a row, and seemed virtually unbeatable. A victory at EVO 2016 further solidified his status as top dog in the community, but lack of results in the latter part of the year.

The EVO champ actually went 0-2 during his run at Capcom Cup 2016, and would depart from Nash as a main character after the Season 2 balance changes nerfed the character.

With Infil's departure, much of the community also left Nash, seeing him as a washed up version of himself. That changed when RB|Bonchan returned to the head of the competitive scene with a fiery success none could deny.

With the Season 2.5 update, it seems Infiltration has returned to his original fighter, but we'll see if he can still hang with the world's best competitors. A video from Rekt Scrub sees him take on MJS|Haitani and his beastly Necalli.

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Snake Eyez pulls off a ridiculous bait, Smug steals a round and Punk gets tossed... a lot; Capcom's top five CEO moments

CEO was filled to the brim with hilarious antics and otherwise unforgettable moments, but getting down to serious business, Capcom Fighters has counted down their five favorite gameplay moments from the epic event.

With top eight competitors like PG|Punk, PIE|Smug, XsK Samurai and CYG|Snake Eyez, it's no surprise that the action escalated almost immediately and remained at a high clip for the duration of the tournament.

Not every highlight came straight from top eight however, as a F.A.N.G player by the name of Eric C surprised just about everyone when he took down the mighty FOX|Justin Wong during pool play.

The man of the hour had to be Snake Eyez, as he returned to his Street Fighter 4 Zangief glory with a dominating presence via insanely good reads.

His shimmy to bait out Samurai's eventual jump is one of the most intelligent sequences we've seen in a long while.

Here's part of one of our favorite highlights, wherein PG|Punk gets tossed around like a rag doll by Gachikun's Rashid. It happened so many times we couldn't fit it all into one clip:


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Ed remains in a Crush Counter-able state for an absurdly long 118 frames after his EX Psycho Upper

We're actually kind of surprised this is the first time we're hearing about this, but it seems there's a bit of a bug when it comes to Ed's EX Psycho Upper in Street Fighter 5.

The move serves as Ed's invincible reversal, and is often a desperation move for when things get too hot and players want to get their opponents off of them.

Perhaps the easiest invincible reversal in the game to perform, (the command is simply all three punch buttons) Psycho Upper carries with it the risk of being Crush Countered during recovery should Ed's fist not find its mark.

While it's common place for such reversals to have this Crush Counter-able property during their recovery frames, it seems Ed remains in the extra vulnerable state for a remarkable long time.

If Ed does not move at all after EX Psycho Upper, the opponent has until the 118th frame to score a counter hit, though Ed can block long before this.

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More school costumes coming to Street Fighter 5 on June 27th

Street Fighter 5 is getting another set of alternate costumes next week. On Tuesday, June 27th, the second set of school uniforms will become available for purchase.

This includes a new look for Nash, R. Mika, and Ibuki. Previously, we saw costumes of the same theme released for Ryu, Chun-Li, and Juri.

Deviating from her normal wrestling getup, R. Mika lets her hair down in this alternate outfit and dons a traditional sailor-style school uniform that can be seen in Japan. She also comes equip with fly accessories such as her thick-rim glasses and friendship bracelet.

Taking a page out of Rival Schools character Kyosuke Kagami's book, Nash comes dressed in a white gakuran uniform. Nash's uniform also features a hall monitor's sash, so you know he means business.

Lastly, Ibuki's new alternate sees her wearing her traditional fuka school uniform. The red scarf on this outfit pays tribute to fellow Capcom ninja, Strider Hiryu.

Our . first glimpse at these costumes came during one of the Capcom Unity streams at E3 last weekend. Though we didn't have much information back then, we now know that each costume will come with a $3.99 price tag. You can check them out in the gallery below.

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Tokido lands a sick bait into V-Skill for big damage, Daigo answers back with lethal Sonic Boom loops - watch these two legends duke it out in SF5

Today we have an excellent set of Street Fighter 5 matches featuring CYG|Daigo Umehara and FOX|Tokido. This classic match up pits The Beast's Guile vs. MurderFace's Akuma in a first-to-five set.

XusesGB put together a compilation of the matches for our viewing pleasure. You'll notice that these matches were recorded with PC mods active, so Akuma has an alternate look and both players are doing battle on a "Sagat-inspired" stage.

These two Street Fighter legends have been facing off against each other for years now, and it shows throughout this set. The reads Daigo and Tokido have on each other is incredibly impressive and makes for some astounding moments to behold.

At the end of one match, Tokido cancels B+HP into V-Skill palm strike, leaving just enough room for Daigo to hit a button and get clobbered. This results in a V-Trigger conversion into super for big damage and the win.

Answering back in the very next round, Daigo stays patient when Tokido tries to dash up and land an EX Dragon Punch. Crossing under Akuma while he's in the air, Daigo launches into a hard-hitting Sonic Boom loop sequence without skipping a beat.

You can check out both of the aforementioned moments in the GIFs below. To catch the full set, be sure to hit the jump.


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'So much attention to detail and love is built into Dragon Ball FighterZ' - Sajam on his love for DBF, early Marvel Infinite impressions and much more

Not so long ago, Stephen "Sajam" Lyon was just another young face at Super Arcade. One opportunity to offer his clever and informative commentary via that trademark, buttery voice later, and we have one of the most recognizable faces (and voices) in the fighting game community.

BornFree and Sajam were finally able to sit down for an interview at E3 last week, which allowed for the young commentator to divulge on a range of topics.

From commentary advice, "Find videos of top 8's, mute the audio, talk over it," to his thoughts on Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, "Gameplay is crazy and awesome, it just doesn't look that good," Sajam has plenty of interesting input on all things fighting games.

He also comments on Capcom's current situation as they endure player backlash, stating, "I feel bad for the guys we know at Capcom US, especially Combofiend, because they are not making the decision you hate."

There's just about something for everyone in their talk, which you'll find after the jump below.

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Infiltration bodies Poongko online, reaches Master rank and pops off in true Infiltration style

He's already slated to go down in the fighting game history books as one of the greatest competitors of all time,

We usually see Infil in more a somber, all business gear as he focuses for an intense top eight match up against another of the world's best, but his stream personality is a very different story.

The Korean player is known for some pretty outlandish and hysterical antics as viewers have watched him don massive afro wigs and oversized sunglasses, belt out Korean and American pop song karaoke and try to troll foes with ridiculous strategies.

During a recent streaming session, Infil ran into Poongko's Kolin online, who happened to also represent the last obstacle between the EVO 2016 champion and obtaining Master rank in Street Fighter 5's online leaderboards.

Not only did Infiltration realize his goal, he did plenty of gloating afterwards.

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Nemo, RB, AmbassadorFoxx, and more show off the filthiest Aegis Reflector set ups to ever grace Street Fighter 5

Urien first debuted in Street Fighter 5 back in September of 2016, and still players are finding new and filthier set ups using his Aegis Reflector V-Trigger.

RektScrub recently sent us two compilations featuring some of the best Urien players around putting their opponents into a world of mirror-filled hurt. Competitors such as AW|Nemo, RB, Ambassador Foxx, and more pull off an outstanding amount of set ups, both with and without V-Trigger, in real online matches.

There are a number of devastating resets to behold here, and keep an eye out for the lethal headbutt loops.

Below is just a quick clip to get you started. Be sure to hit the jump to view both videos.


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Street Fighter 2017 Swimsuit Special gets limited edition cover drawn by Super Sonico creator, here's more of Udon's latest covers and variants

If you're a fan of collecting your favorite fighting game characters in book form, you'll want to check this out. Udon's Street Fighter 2017 Swimsuit Special is a collection of art pieces featuring nearly two dozen popular artists depicting iconic characters from the series on Summer vacation, and the book is getting a special variant cover.

Tsuji Santa, creator of Super Sonico -- a popular Japanese character that spans across several different mediums, including manga and a television show -- has illustrated a limited edition cover for the collection that features Morrigan and Chun-Li. The variant is currently available for pre-order on Focus Attack and will run you $24.95 USD.

The limited edition will be premiering at Anime Expo this year, so if you're in Los Angeles and want to check it out in person be sure to attend the event at the LA Convention Center on July 1st - July 4th. This variant will be sold in very limited quantities, so be sure to scoop it up fast if you're interested.

Outside of the Swimsuit Special, the Udon crew has been hard at work on the Street Fighter vs. Darkstalkers comic book series. Currently on issue #2 going on #3, the team has been putting out several amazing covers for each issue.

Below we have included the original cover and each variant for issue #2, as well as the covers for the upcoming issue #3. Issue #2 is available now, and #3 is expected to drop on June 28th.

For more information on the latest issue of Street Fighter vs. Darkstalkers, be sure to check out Focus Attack.

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Could the Super Street Fighter 5 'leaks' be true? Vesper Arcade discusses the details and potential of these big SF5 rumors

There's been no word from any official sources on the matter, but an alleged leak about a Super Street Fighter 5 has been floating around since just after Capcom rolled out the recent Season 2.5 patch.

Rumors of new game modes including a second cinematic story, Arcade Mode and more have been teasing players for a good while now.

Furthermore, data miners have claimed to have found files indicating the six DLC characters of Season 3, new game mechanics and second Critical Arts.

The list of characters sounds almost too good to be true, as the rumors say that Sagat, Sakura, Oro, C.Viper, Q and Necro are coming down the pike.

Vesper Arcade has filmed a video wherein he discusses the details of what this alleged new content would entail, and wrestles around with the validity of each component.

Give his video a watch below, and then hit the comments to tell us both how legitimate you think these leaks are, and if you're excited for them to be true or not.

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Daigo's hair flip, Kenny Omega's rush down, Punk's hats... Vesper's CEO SF5 highlights video relives the event's most entertaining moments

If you missed CEO 2017, you missed an incredible event filled with three full days of both hype and hilarity.

You may have already caught our top moments from Street Fighter 5, but the entertainment went well beyond just strong play.

Lucky for us, Vesper Arcade compiled some of the funniest and most impressive SF5 moments from days one, two and three, and compiled them with a bit of his own flair in editing.

The result is a hilarious collection of antics, both in game and out, that'll have you smiling, laughing and moving your playhead back as you watch and re-watch these near priceless FGC moments.

From PG|Punk's hat stacking and controller switching to the ridiculous top eight entrances, this video is the next best thing if you weren't able to attend CEO live.

My personal favorite? CYG|Daigo's passionate hair flip in slow motion:


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'We didn't really piece together how limited it was... the quality of the game just isn't there' - Alex Valle talks current state of Street Fighter 5

BornFree is back with yet another interesting interview from a member of the FGC. This time he's with Mr. Street Fighter himself -- Alex Valle.

Alex Valle goes over a number of interesting topics with BornFree. They start off talking about history with Alex Valle's first encounter with Daigo back in 1998.

After that, the discussion then turns to Street Fighter 5 and the state of the community. As we all know by this point, there are certainly a lot of frustrations surrounding this game right now.

When asked about what Ryu needs to be viable in Season 2, Alex went into detail as to why Ryu was strong in Season 1 and why removing all of it hurt him in Season 2. He then gives his thoughts on Ed and Kolin.

We even get to hear Alex Valle's opinions on Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and Dragon Ball FighterZ. Alex Valle then gives his impressions on ARMS too.

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King Smug gets carried in, Captain Zack dances like Bayonetta, Snake Eyez is accompanied by the Red Bull girls, and more

One of the things that the CEO event is famous for every year is the top 8 portion of the tournaments held there. A very unique style is present with CEO that separates it from other major tournaments.

Being that it's a major event for many different games, its scale already makes it pretty epic for the viewers. It still manages to go one step further, however.

For one, the top 8 bracket will take place inside of a wrestling ring with tight ropes. Outside of the ring is surrounded the audience.

Perhaps even more noteworthy than that are the introductions the players are allowed to perform. The effects and music really reminds of a pay per view wrestling event.

The intros range from Liquid|NuckleDu getting carried into the ring, PIE|Smug with a crown also getting carried in, and RB|Snake Eyez having the Red Bull girls hope the ring's ropes in so he can get into the ring.

Then there is Captain Zack's intro...


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Capcom enters into cross-licensing agreement with Bandai Namco to improve online experience for properties such as Street Fighter

Capcom has announced a new partnership with Bandai Namco, but it's not exactly for the reason you might think. According to a press release this morning, the company aims to improve "online matching" in properties such as the Street Fighter.

"The purpose of this agreement is to improve the user experience while accelerating the production of titles and reducing development costs for both parties," the press release states. This cross-licensing agreement will also allow Capcom to bring more exciting content to Street Fighter and future titles.

Capcom will use this partnership as a way to gauge future collaborations. This may lead to even better user experiences and a healthier game industry down the road.

Though the press release doesn't directly state it, this is very likely referencing Street Fighter 5. If that's the case, this is quite interesting for the game's future.

It is no secret that one of Street Fighter 5's largest issues is its online experience. From constant server maintenance to slow matchmaking (which was addressed in the recent update), the game has struggled with connectivity since launch.

With assistance from Bandai Namco, we could potentially see a stronger experience overall. Not only that, but the acceleration of title production may also lead to faster release times for new content and game updates.

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Throw loops, hard reads from Snake Eyez, and Smug beating a Critical Art with a Critical Art - CEO 2017 Street Fighter 5 highlights

Finally, the last tournament of CEO 2017 has come to an end. We've already given you highlights for Tekken 7 and Injustice 2 earlier today.

Even with all the new games out, Street Fighter 5 is still getting good viewership from the fans. It had 548 participants involved.

This time we have, you guessed it, highlights for Street Fighter 5. These moments showcase the hype we saw during the top 8 part of the tournament.

Our first two situations has to do with with the set between RB|Snake Eyez and DouyuTV|Xiao Hai. While somewhat different, they ended in a very similar manner.

Snake Eyez, in both of these showcased games, was pretty far ahead in terms of his life. He was able to catch Xiao Hai off guard with his smart usage of critical arts.

The first time involved using the fast recovery time of Zangief's hopping knee upon whiff to get in close. The second time was a wake up critical art.


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CEO 2017 results feat. Punk, NuckleDu, Daigo, Snake Eyez, Smug, XSK Samurai

Updated with results from CEO 2017: We've added the final results for this tournament below.

One of the biggest fighting game tournaments in the world kicks off today, Community Effort Orlando, better known as CEO.

The competition will take place in Orlando, Florida, and is scheduled to attract some of the world's best fighting game players.

This is a premiere Capcom Pro Tour event for Street Fighter 5, and part of Injustice 2 pro series and Tekken World Tour.

Notable Street Fighter 5 players in attendance include PG|Punk, Liquid|NuckleDu, FOX|Tokido, CYG|PR Balrog, CYG|Daigo Umehara, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, FOX|Momochi, GGP|Kazunoko, PIE|Smug, RB|Snake Eyez, Rise|Marn, Brian_F, FOX|Justin Wong, SPY|Filipino Champ, GRPT|MOV, CO|Dogura, Circa|LPN, EG|NYChrisG, EG|K-Brad, DNL|Chris Tatarian, EG|Ricki Ortiz, F3|Alucard, XSK_Samurai, NS|Ludovic, FA|Mono, Flash, WBG|CJ Truth, among others.

Top players for Smash 4 include TSM|Zero, FOX|MKLeo, C9|Ally, RNG|Dabuz, P1|Tweek, 2GG|Komorikiri, Mr. R, NRG|Nairo, MSF|Larry Lurr, MVG|Salem, DNG|Kameme, LG|Abadango and 2GG|Ranai, plus many more.

The top game for entrants as of Thursday evening was Smash 4 with 611, followed by Street Fighter 5 with 548, Injustice 2 had 400 people, Melee 292 and Tekken 7 picked up 248 competitors.

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