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Fight Club NRW #10 live stream ft Problem X, Phenom, BigBird, Infexious, AngryBird, Takamura, Luffy, MisterCrimson, Veggey, Shakz, Ryan Hart and more

Fight Club NRW is back again this year, taking place in Cologne, Germany as per usual.

Players set to partake in this event include Mouz|Problem X, NVD|Phenom, NASR|BigBird, CYG|Infexious, NASR|AngryBird, Takamura, RB|Luffy, EnVyUS|MisterCrimson, NVD|Veggey, FNATIC|Shakz, Ryan Hart, TDB|Malekith, BL|Sephiblack, FNATIC|Akainu, Vitality|Hurricane, Reason|BoltStrike cl23|AisuBimu, UYU|Mihawk and more.

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He was homeless at age 18, won a trip to Japan, and became the Ryan Hart we know now; hear Hart's inspiring story in this BornFree interview

He currently holds no less than four Guinness World Records and is one of the greatest multi-fighting game players to have ever competed, but Ryan Hart's story and approach to his passion is just as intriguing as his impressive resume or seeing him on the sticks in realtime.

Hart sat down with BornFree at EVO this year to share some of that story as the two engaged in an in-depth chat covering topics such as Street Fighter 5's Sagat, Hart's humble beginnings, integral moments during his fighting game journey, and plenty more.

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New screenshots for Zafina and Leroy Smith released for Tekken 7

Despite Katsuhiro Harada saying once again that there were no plans for more content for Tekken 7, he took the stage at EVO 2019 to announce a third season of DLC characters including one well-received newcomer plus a heavily-requested returning fighter.

Zafina and Leroy Smith will be the first two characters joining Tekken 7 Season 3 having received their reveal trailer on the mainstage, and now Bandai Namco put out some new screenshots to get an even better look at the ever-expanding roster.

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We explore how good the new Street Fighter 5 characters are, discuss Riot's upcoming fighter, talk EVO reveals, results, that Snake joke, and more

The dust is finally settling from the absolutely action-packed weekend that was EVO 2019 and we, as a result, have a LOT to talk about.

The first half of this week's EventHubs Podcast is a big dive into the three new characters for Street Fighter 5: E. Honda, Poison, and Lucia. We've been exploring all three newcomers quite a bit, and welcome both DreamKing and MajinTenshinhan to talk about what we think of them thus far.

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EVO Japan returns in January 2020 with three mainstage titles already revealed... and none of them are Street Fighter 5

EVO Japan began back in 2018 as a way to expand the fighting game community's horizons even more into one of its biggest territories, and while that first year saw significant financial losses, the team behind the event are coming back for a third time.

During finals day at EVO 2019, Triple Perfect announced that EVO Japan will be returning in January 2020 at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall in the city of Chiba with three mainstage titles already revealed.

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Missed EVO 2019? Here's all the fighting game announcements that were made over the weekend

Over the weekend, one of the largest fighting game tournaments of the year, EVO 2019, played out. As this event gets larger and larger, fighting game developers have become more interested in making announcements here.

This year was obviously no exception. For those that missed out on some of the reveals, we've got a review of everything that happened right here.

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Steve pops up almost twice as much as anyone else on the Tekken 7 roster at EVO; here are Tekken 7 top 64 character usage stats from EVO 2019

An action-packed weekend of slick slide steps and electrifying uppercuts has finally come to a close as the Tekken community reflects on an EVO that featured no shortage of good-ass Tekken.

We've gone back through the battle logs to gather the character usage statistics for all of the competitors that made it into the top 64 bracket.

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EVO production team receiving backlash after finals joke teases fans into thinking Solid Snake might be joining Tekken 7

When The Walking Dead's Negan was revealed for Tekken 7 at EVO 2018, it felt as though the restrictions for who could join the roster as a guest character had been almost completely removed. When the Metal Gear Solid codec popped up during the Tekken 7 finals at EVO 2019 last night, fans' jaws started dropping as they began to suspect that a Solid Snake reveal was how Bandai was going to top Negan. It wasn't, and now people are very upset.

Just after the conclusion of losers finals, the arena was interrupted by the familiar sound of a Metal Gear Solid codec ring. The main stage screen turned to black before showing Solid Snake and Tekken 7 Executive Producer, Katsuhiro Harada, briefly interact with each other to proclaim the now meme-level phrase "That was some good-ass Tekken." The event then proceeded to grand finals, leaving fans fairly confused.

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EVO 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The biggest weekend of the year for the FGC at large is here. Of course, that means EVO 2019 is happening, in Las Vegas, U.S.A.

There's really no point in listing the notable players present, since practically everyone is there for the games present. There are probably a few exceptions, but it's safe to assume that anyone who's anyone will be there.

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Zafina and Leroy Smith announced for Season 3 of Tekken 7

Zafina and Leroy Smith have been announced for Season 3 of Tekken 7. In addition to this, the entire roster of characters will be going through a balance revision and have new moves added to their repertoire.

The third season pass will be available on September 2019.

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EVO 2019 fighting game deals: Play Under Night In-Birth and Dragon Ball FighterZ for free plus discounts on Samurai Shodown, Mortal Kombat 11 and more

Day 2 at EVO 2019 is currently underway, and as per usual, EVO weekend is proving to be one of the best times of the year to pick up new fighting games for cheap across multiple platforms.

Each of the nine mainstage titles for EVO this year are included in these ongoing sales — except for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — so Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, Dragon Ball FighterZ, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Under Night In-Birth, Soul Calibur 6 and even the more recently released Samurai Shodown and Mortal Kombat 11 are all cheaper to pick up for a few days. Some of them are even free to play.

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Seven games with over 1,000 entrants, five titles new to the EVO lineup and non-stop action on eight streams all weekend long — EVO 2019 preview

EVO 2019 is about to be upon us, and like every year, it's going to be a gigantic event for every game involved, and I'm sure most of you have booked your full weekend up so that you can catch all the festivities via livestream, if you're not going in person.

With how huge the event is, and an unprecedented seven whole games reaching over 1,000 entrants each, even just watching the event is something of a daunting task. As such, this preview has been put together to help you get a good grasp of what to expect, when to expect it, players to look out for and more for each game featured at the event.

Continue below for the full rundown.

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Update: Which potential fighting game announcements are you excited for with regards to EVO 2019?

Update: You can check out the final results of our poll to see which potential announcements the community is most looking forward to at EVO 2019 after the jump.

Like previous years, it's seeming very likely that we'll be getting interesting fighting game announcements at EVO 2019. In fact, it's basically been confirmed that Sony has some announcement that probably pertains to the fighting game community at the upcoming event.

The main stage lineup this time around includes Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (as the game with the most entrants), Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Tekken 7, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Samurai Shodown, Mortal Kombat 11, Soul Calibur 6, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, and Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st]. There could be some fun surprises waiting for us before the end of each game's events.

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The King of Fighters: All Star adding in Tekken characters crossover campaign along with female versions of Billy Kane, Chang and Yashiro Nanakase

Mobile games tied to long-established fighting game franchises are certainly nothing new though crossover between different series owned by different companies is still rare to say the least.

Netmarble's The King of Fighters: All Star is coming to the West later this year, but it's already been out in Japan since 2018 where its currently celebrating its first anniversary with female versions of classic SNK characters along with an upcoming crossover campaign with Tekken 7.

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Red Bull Conquest series featuring Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, and UNIST events returns this year

It's been announced that the Red Bull Conquest series is returning this year. Games featured are Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Tekken 7, and Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st].

For what remains of the rest of the year, eight qualifying events will be played out at eight different cities in order to determine the entrants for the finals.

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EVO 2019 finals game order revealed

The fighting game community's Super Bowl is fast approaching as EVO 2019 is taking place next weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. EVO tournament organizer Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar has been providing updates about the upcoming event over the past several months, and today we've got another big one.

This morning, Wizard sent out a tweet that reveals the game order for EVO 2019 finals. If you want to know on which day and slot your favorite game's finals are being played, we now have the answer.

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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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