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Get On My Level 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Get On My Level 2019 is happening this weekend, and it's bigger than ever. As usual, it's happening in Toronto, Canada.

Players set to attend include Liquid|Hungrybox, TSM|Leffen, FOX|MKLeo, C9|Mango, PG|Plup, NRG|Nairo, Ally, TSM|Tweek, PG|Zain, Liquid|Dabuz, PG|MVD, Wizzrobe, Tempo|Axe, CLG|SFAT, VGBC|aMSa, HLC|S2J, BC|LordKnight, OG|Swedish Delight, Tamim, DIG|Lucky, n0ne, DIG|HugS, PG|Cosmos, BC|Mr. R, Westballz and many more.

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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, gwak.fr|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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This Tekken 7 PC mod transforms The Walking Dead's Negan into Star Wars' Darth Vader

Alright, this is just flat out awesome. Someone created a PC mod in Tekken 7 that turns DLC fighter The Walking Dead's Negan into Darth Vader. Worlds are colliding in the best possible way.

With this transformation, Negan's trusty barbwired baseball bat Lucille becomes the trademark red lightsaber of the Sith, and Vader even comes equipped with his own voice clips!

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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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Katsuhiro Harada is now general manager at Bandai Namco overseeing original titles; Michael Murray becomes Tekken's new main producer

Katsuhiro Harada has been working on the Tekken franchise since its first title over 25 years ago where his job title would expand from voice actor / producer to director / executive producer — plus his temperament and humor would essentially make him the face of the brand.

Now the longtime game maker's role is expanding once again, as Harada recently announced on Twitter that he has been promoted to the title of general manager at Bandai Namco overseeing all of the company's original IP including the likes of Tekken, Soul Calibur, Dark Souls, Ace Combat and more.

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ROXnROLL Korea results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

ROXnROLL Korea is taking place this weekend, and obviously it's happening in South Korea - more specifically Goyang, one of the satellite cities of Seoul.

This is a gigantic Tekken event and is taking place in one of the strongest regions for the game, so you know it's going to be stacked. Some of the players attending include Rangchu, ROX|Knee, UYU|LowHigh, ROX|Chanel, Saint, Yamasa|Nobi, UYU|Jeondding, Yamasa|Take, Kkokkoma, COOASGAMES|Noroma, THY|Chikurin, EQNX|Dimeback and FATE|Ulsan.

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Soul Calibur 6, Jump Force and Ace Combat 7's strong sales helped push Bandai Namco's recent financial success

Bandai Namco has had a strong showing from their fighting games sectors over the past few years with multiple fairly big hits on their hands in Tekken 7, Dragon Ball FighterZ and apparently most recently with Soul Calibur 6.

The company recently posted their latest financial report for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2019 where its Network Entertainment section — which includes video games — continued to grow and reach over 340 billion yen in net sales ($3.1 billion USD).

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Overworked game developers, Capcom's bright eSports future, who to pick in Mortal Kombat 11, comparing Street Fighter to Game of Thrones, and more

A lot has happened in the fighting game community this past week and Catalyst and I delve into it here on our 50th podcast episode.

While NetherRealm Studios is sitting pretty pretty with the general success of Mortal Kombat 11 thus far, a few allegations of grueling work schedules have surfaced in recent weeks. We've already gotten a response from NRS on the matter but it seems this is a recurring issue across multiple major development companies, and needs a solution soon.

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Katsuhiro Harada wants to release Tekken x Street Fighter but admits its 'harder to justify' after almost 10 years since the game's reveal

Street Fighter x Tekken and Tekken x Street Fighter were both revealed to the public all the way back in 2010 as collaborative projects between Capcom and Bandai Namco, but only the first of those games has ever made its way into the hands of players.

Katsuhiro Harada, Tekken's longtime producer and director, recently spoke to VGC to discuss his passion for the crossover project, its current state and the logistical issues the developers face in making Tekken x Street Fighter a reality in the current market.

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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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KVO x TSB 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This week, we're seeing a long-running and heavily populated tournament taking place in Osaka, Japan.

KVO x TSB has been running for many years, and it's back again in 2019. Some of the notable players attending include CO|Go1, Omito, CO|Dogura, Nage, Samitto, CO|Fenrich, GW|Zackray, PAG|LostSoul, Tomo, THY|Chikurin, Zadi, 1UP|PepperySplash, Fumo, PG|BNBBN, BjornSonofBear, FF|ElvenShadow, Supernoon, GGWP|Souji, though that doesn't even begin to cover how many amazing competitors are set to fight it out this weekend.

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Update: PlayStation and Steams' Golden Week Sales brings big discounts to games like Dragon Ball FighterZ, Soul Calibur 6, UNIST and their DLC

Update: Steam is running their own Golden Week Sale for PC players alongside Sony including a number of big fighting game titles which you can check out for both platforms after the jump.

Golden Week celebrations are getting set to kick off around Japan as per tradition, but people in the United States can also take advantage of the holidays by way of video game sales.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate still sits on top while Street Fighter 5 falls back down to third in May's EVO registration rankings

We're still a good three months away from EVO 2019 though thousands of players are already gearing up to face off in the nine mainstage titles represented this year with dozens more side tournaments to be hyped for.

EVO's Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar has posted the monthly updated registration rankings for May where we appear to be shaping up to have three different number one titles over the past three years at the largest fighting game event in the world.

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Northwest Majors 11 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results. Northwest Majors 11 is taking place this weekend in Seattle, Washington, and it's got a host of big games and big names set to compete in them.

FOX|NuckleDu, Jimmy J Tran, Justin Wong, Rise|Smug, SB|801 Strider, RB|Anakin, EG|NYChrisG, SB|DoomSnake, Disrupt|Shadow20z, TGS|CeroBlast, PG|Speedkicks, Tempo|Alex Myers, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Princess Ling, EQNX|CuddleCore, BxA|PartyWolf, ChrisCCH, Disrupt|Joonya20z, Rip, CYG|PR Balrog, Trungy, CCG|RunItBlack, Myk, Binchang, Rickstah, RB|Snake Eyez, UYU|Kami, Suiken, Victrix|KawaiiFaceMiles and many more.

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Come to Papa 3 results

Updated with final results: This weekend is seeing a large Super Smash Bros. event taking place in Orlando, Florida.

Some of the big players set to attend include Liquid|Hungrybox, Armada|Myran, PG|Zain, eU|Samsora, RCS|Fatality, Wizzrobe, CND|Raito, WBG|MVD, SS|Colbol, 20GX|Gahtzu, 8BitMan, Typo|Sonido, MVG|ScAtt and Spiral|Ryo, though there are of course many more showing up as well.

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Versus Masters 2019 results

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This weekend sees even more Capcom Pro Tour action going on, with a Ranking event in the Asian region, this time in Singapore, namely Versus Masters 2019.

Some of the notable players attending this event are Rohto|Tokido, FD|Fujimura, FD|Haitani, FAV|Sako, UYU|OilKing, Liquid|Nemo, RZR|Xian, RB|Bonchan, Liquid|John Takeuchi, CO|Go1, CO|Dogura, CYG|GamerBee, FAV|Ryuusei, Yoshimoto|Machabo, Chuan, Talon|HotDog29, SIN|Brandon, Talon|Denesis and GRPT|Gllty, though there are of course many more.

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