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NEC 18 results ft. SonicFox, ChrisG, XCaliburBladez, Dragon, MrKwiggle

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The annual Big E event Northeast Championship is taking place this weekend in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in its latest installment NEC 18.

This is a big event for many games, and will have the finals of this year's Dead or Alive 5 Battle Royale, so that's definitely something to look forward to.

Besides Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, games being featured are Street Fighter 5, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Injustice 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], BlazBlue: Central Fiction, King of Fighters 14, Pokkén Tournament DX, ARMS, Windjammers, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and a few other games depending on entrants.

Notable players attending include FOX|SonicFox, EG|NYChrisG, UGS|XCaliburBladez, ALG|Dragon, MrKwiggle, PG|MarlinPie, FOX|Theo, SB|JB, PAG|LostSoul, RNG|WhiteBoi, vS|SperoGin, Method|Flux, Circa|JoeyD, Circa|ForeverKing, Noble|iLuusions, PG|Coach Steve, FSD|Teru Rock, TSB|Mynus, PG|RayRay, SYN|Rojikku Reigns, ON|Vicio, GXR|Hoodless, NG|Obscure, DC|LazieFreddy, OniJin, PAG|Grover, FSD|Rikuto, NS|Ludovic, UGS|BlackmoonrisingX, ITS|Maknificent and many more.

With 5 games having around or more than 100 entrants, there's going to be a lot of action going on no matter your game of choice, so tune in to the action.

Streaming is being done at Bifuteki, Funky P, KPB Live, Kombat Network, Team Spooky, TSB Blaze and Atari FGC.

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Brussels Challenge Road to EVO Japan #3 results ft. Takamura, Will2Pac, Nightcross, Gen1us

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Another one of the Road to EVO Japan events is taking place in Brussels today.

This is a Street Fighter 5 event where many of Europe's more notable players gather to try and get the trip to EVO Japan promised to the victor.

There will also be tournaments played in Tekken 7, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, though it is unclear if there will be any stream time devoted to any of these games.

Players attending include, but are not limited to Epsilon|Takamura, Millénium|Will2Pac, Epsilon|Nightcross, Melty|Gen1us, Fuhajin, Method|NastyNas, Kashama, RagingReiskorn, AngryMojosan, KojackKira, Momi and Zer0q.

The action starts at 1PM CET and will continue until conclusion, so once you tune in, stick around and enjoy it.

Streaming is being done at Brussels Challenge.

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World E-Sports Legendary League results ft. Qudans, Xiao Hai, E.T., Noroma

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This wekeend, the World E-Sports Legendary League is taking place in Changsha, China.

This event features some old-school games, namely King of Fighters '97, King of Fighters '94 and Samurai Shodown 2, but the focus is on two modern titles.

Tekken 7, and even moreso King of Fighters 14, have a very heavy focus at this event.

For King of Fighters 14, 8 of the world's top players were invited, expenses paid, to compete against eachother. Unfortunately, one of the invited players, WhiteAshX could not make it and was replaced with Naiwang. The other players participating are DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, E.T., AS|Reynald, M', PandaTV|Dakou, Pako and Luis Cha.

For Tekken 7, the Tekken World Tour champion Qudans attended, as well as several other top players such as COOASGAMES|Noroma and Dee-On.

Streaming is mainly being done on DouyuTV, though King of Fighters 14 is also being restreamed on Romance's Twitch channel.

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FDJ Masters League Tekken 7 Edition results ft. Tissuemon, Fergus, SuperAkouma, KiraKira

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

There's a big Tekken 7 finals going on this weekend in Paris, France. To the victor goes a cash prize of €20,000 and a place at EVO Japan next month.

FDJ Masters League has been holding qualifiers for their finals for the last two months, and now 6 players have reached the final bracket.

That's not the end, though. There will also be a last chance qualifier at the event where two more people will join the finals.

The players already qualified are CCG|Tissuemon, TDG|Fergus, Crazy|SuperAkouma, mYi|KiraKira, DougFromParis and Harry Potter.

With the majority of Europe's Tekken 7 contenders showing up to grab one of those last two spots, you can bet there's more than enough action to be had all day long. The broadcast begins at the posting of this story, and it will continue nonstop, straight from the qualifier into the finals, until a champion has been crowned.

Streaming is being done at JVTV.

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Tekken 7 v. 1.10 update live on PlayStation 4, reduces input delay

Tekken 7 has seen the implementation of its latest update. The v. 1.10 update focuses on reducing the game's input delay.

PlayStation 4 users can grab the patch now.

As they often do, DisplayLag has run the latest version of the game through tests to find out how much of an improvement we're seeing. In their new video, we see a button that lights up when pressed, as well as the game screen behind it.

The frames in the video are calculated from the first visible green light to the first in-game action. Average input lag is rounded up to the nearest 0.1 frame.

The 1.10 update test sees results of an average of 4.8 frames. Previously, Tekken 7's input delay sat closer to 8 frames.

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Japanese eSports attempt to bypass strict gambling laws in 2018, potentially setting up the country to reach new levels of gaming success

Especially in the fighting game genre, Japan is revered as one of the absolute strongest regions for competitive video game play. Unfortunately for many Japanese players, their home country has a ton of strict gambling laws that mute the potential for eSports in the region.

2018 may see a major change in this, as Japanese Esports Association (JeSPA) is looking into something of a loophole that would allow players to locally participate in events similar to the Dota 2 finals held in Seattle earlier this year.

Yuji Nakamura, a Bloomberg tech reporter in Tokyo, has tweeted out the first information we've heard on this matter, explaining that Japan will be issuing professional eSports licenses as a means of bypassing these laws.

"One unintended obstacle is a quirk of Japanese legal language that has lumped video games together with gambling ever since yakuza gangs turned to video poker in the 1980s as a money-maker," mentions Nakamura.

Considering the household fighting game players that hail from Japan (CYG|Daigo, FOX|Tokido, GRPT|Fuudo to name a very few) it's a bit surprising to realize that their nation's eSports scene is being stifled in this way.

The implications here are pretty massive however, as removing this hurdle from Japanese gaming could mean all new highs from the already impressive scene. Here's Nakamura's tweet about the new licenses:

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Patch that addresses Tekken 7's input lag on the PlayStation 4 to be released on December 14th

As reported on by Avoiding the Puddle, it has been announced that the patch that will reduce Tekken 7's input lag on the PlayStation 4 will be launched on December 14th. That's four days from today!

Tekken 7 is particularly known for having noteworthy input delay. According to Display Lag, the game has 7.7 frames on the PlayStation 4 (even more on the PlayStation 4 Pro).

This date announcement was made on the Tekken 7 West Tournament finals by the Tekken 7 and SoulCalibur 6 producer, Motohiro Okubo. Likely when SoulCalibur 6 comes out, it will have low input lag in the beginning (especially when considering that there is a bit of an in-house rivalry between the two teams).

The result of this input lag reduction comes because of engine changes made on Unreal Engine 4. It is estimated that we could see the input lag reduced to about 5.72 frames.

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Pre-Capcom Cup 2017 Wednesday Night Fights 4.6 results ft. Punk, Infiltration, Oil King, Luffy, 801 Strider

Wednesday Night Fights episode 4.6 took place last night at the eSports Arena in Santa Ana, California. With Capcom Cup 2017 kicking off tomorrow, many of the best players in the world stopped by to get some last-minute practice in.

The weekly event featured tournaments for Street Fighter 5, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2, Super Smash Bros. 4, and Street Fighter 4 Championship Edition. Street Fighter 5 had the most entrants of the night, with 93 players competing.

Players that attended the event last night include PG|Punk, GRPT|Infiltration, RB|Luffy, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, Tempo|Alex Myers, ZOWIE|Oil King, and many others.

Included here we have the results for each of the main tournaments, as well as the stream archive for Street Fighter 5 and Street Fighter 4 Championship Edition.

You can check out the brackets on Smash.gg.

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100% damage sequence, lethal air fireball juggles, and superb presentation: Desk's new Tekken 7 Geese combo video is a must watch

Updated 10:08 a.m. PDT, Wed December 6, 2017: Several EventHubs users have pointed out that the final sequence in the video isn't a true combo. We have edited the story to reflect this.

Earlier: Last week, Bandai Namco surprised fans by releasing Geese Howard -- Tekken 7's latest DLC character -- without first revealing a release date.

Since his addition to the playable roster, players have been in the lab finding the best and hardest hitting combos they could come up with. Naturally, combo extraordinaire Desk is among those players.

Today we have a brand new combo video from the well-known content creator that focuses on the Fatal Fury boss character in Tekken.

There are a slew of impressive sequences to behold here, as Desk bruises, batters, and juggles the training dummy with Geese. You'll see combos that utilize multiple air fireballs, Max Mode sequences, and more.

The big finale here, though, is the 100% damage sequence. Using the walls in Geese's stage, Desk is able to keep the onslaught going until Xiaoyu is hit with the KO.

In addition to the crazy combos, Desk's presentation and editing in this video are top notch. If you're a fan of Geese, Tekken 7, or combos in general, you'll want to check this one out.

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Free copy of Tekken 7 for the PlayStation 4 comes with purchase of arcade sticks on Newegg for a limited time

I remember when I got my first arcade stick. It was the result of seeing a really good deal posted in an article, here on EventHubs...

There is apparently an offer going on over at Newegg involving arcade sticks. While the price hasn't dropped for these devices, it does come with a free game.

What good is a fight stick if you don't have a game to play it with? Purchase one and you get a free copy of Tekken 7 for the PlayStation 4.

As of right now, Tekken 7 is going for an average price of around $40 to $50. Meanwhile the prices of these fighting game peripherals do not appear to have increased at all.

This deal appears to available whether you get the $79.99 fight stick or the $299.99 one. Seems like a pretty good offer.

Be aware that this does look like this offer of a free game is only for a limited time. Likely it will be available so long as supplies for Tekken 7 lasts.

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Geese Howard is officially available in Tekken 7 and it looks like someone has already found a touch of death combo with him

The Fatal Fury/King of Fighters baddie, Geese "One of the most frustrating bosses ever" Howard, has officially made his Tekken 7 debut as the game's latest guest star.

You can pick up Geese and his stage by purchasing the Tekken 7 season pass, which grants access to the game's first three content packs, for $24.99. If you're just looking to get Geese and his new fighting arena, you can do so for $7.99.

Players have already excitedly begun investigating Mr. Howard's potential, and a Korean player by the name of 아빠킹 has already found what appears to be a touch of death combo for Geese. It's not very practical, as it requires multiple breakable walls as well as three power stocks and Rage.

We haven't put this under the microscope ourselves, so we're not certain it's 100% airtight, but it very much appears to be so from what we see here. You'll be able to check it out by clicking the thumbnail included below.

We've also got more practical content included after the jump as we see a pair of beginner and intermediate combo videos thanks to InsaneRikk.

Check out all this new Geese content, and then let us know what you think of how he looks in T7, and if you're excited to play him yourself.

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Tekken 7's Geese Howard live gameplay stream by Aris

Aris from Avoiding The Puddle is currently streaming gameplay of Geese Howard for Tekken 7. It was mentioned earlier that Geese Howard would not actually be available until tomorrow.

According to Harada, the game will display that Geese Howard is available but players won't be able to access him today. Evidently, some players are able to play him anyways.

As of this morning, this was true. Geese Howard was not playable when that statement was made.

Currently Aris is going through the character properties in the training room. This might be a good way to start learning about how he plays before getting to try him yourself.

In Japan, it is November 30th. This seems like the most likely explanation as to why Geese Howard is playable.

Hit the jump below to check out the stream.

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Geese Howard official Tekken 7 release trailer

Bandai Namco released a brand new trailer for Tekken 7's upcoming DLC character this morning. Geese Howard from the Fatal Fury series joins the battle.

In the trailer, we see several of the attacks Geese comes equipped with. Also shown is the new "Howard Estate" stage, as well as two alternate costumes for the character.

Tekken series Chief Producer Katsuhiro Harada stated on Twitter that Geese will become available tomorrow (November 30th).

The latest patch for Tekken 7 is currently available for download. Though it is displayed in-game that Geese is available, players will not be able to access him until his official release date.

Players can pick up the Tekken 7 season pass which grants access to the game's first three content packs. The pass will run you $24.99, and DLC pack #2 -- which comes with Geese -- is included here.

Check out the trailer below.

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Geese Howard's Tekken 7 release date listed as November 30th on PlayStation Blog

Fans are anxiously awaiting the release of Tekken 7's upcoming DLC character, Geese Howard. The Fatal Fury series boss joins the fight as a guest character, and is slated for release sometime this Winter.

According to the European PlayStation Blog, we might be seeing him as early as this week. The latest entry shares three big PS Store releases that fans should check out this week, and DLC 2 (Geese Howard) for Tekken 7 is among the items listed.

A release date of November 30th is shown for Geese, however, Bandai Namco has yet to divulge official word on when we can expect the character.

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What's the best way to keep DLC fair for both development companies and paying customers?

Downloadable content has become a staple in modern gaming, whether you like it or not, and it's highly unlikely that this practice will go away anytime soon, if ever.

What's important for developers to understand, though, is that very few people are inherently opposed to the concept of downloadable content, but the practices some companies employ with their implementation of it can turn fans against you very quickly.

Although we've already had articles talking about these issues, there's always more to talk about when it comes to something so ingrained in modern gaming.

As such, I've decided to go more in-depth with how players should be treated by companies when it comes to DLC practices.

In this article, I'll be looking at fighting games specifically, and outline generally how companies should try to handle DLC for optimal fan satisfaction, as well as looking as some examples of how current games, such as Street Fighter 5 and Injustice 2, handle their DLC.

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Mastercup 9 results ft. Qudans, Nobi, Knee, Noroma, Chanel, Take

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Today, any Tekken fan is in for a huge treat.

The classic event Mastercup is taking place in Japan, with its 9th iteration, and it's a big one.

As is popular in Japan, this is a team event with 5v5 teams, so you might see some really cool rosters go up against eachother.

One thing's for sure, and that's that we'll see a lot of action - over 800 players have signed up for this event, so there's going to be a lot of top level Tekken going down.

A few of the names who are partaking are Qudans, Yamasa|Nobi, ROX|Knee, COOASGAMES|Noroma, ITS|Chanel, Yamasa|Take, Kkokkoma, KuroKuro, LowHigh, HelpMe, Tsubumi, Chikurin, Yamasa|Yuu, GetNews|Pekos and CO|Tanukana, but there are of course many more as well.

Streaming is being done at Tekken, and this is a one day shindig, so once it starts the stream will keep going until a winning team has been crowned.

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Harada: Tekken 7's input lag was reduced by 2 frames, but people didn't notice; more reductions coming within the year

It's no secret that Tekken 7 has been somewhat infamous for having some of the highest amount of input lag for modern fighters. It had about 7.7 frames of latency... at least, it did previously.

During the Tekken World Tour Finals event, Harada stood up in front of the crowd with a translator, Tekken designer Michael Murray. There were a number of interesting things said about this issue that has been plaguing Tekken 7.

"Before asking [Epic's Unreal Engine team] to cooperate, we first actually eliminated two frames of input lag on our side -- and you guys didn't notice!" said Harada through his translator. This would mean that the input lag has been reduced to 5.7 frames.

Of course, it doesn't just stop them. Previously it's been brought up that more reductions have also been incorporated from the engine side thanks to Epic Games.

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