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East Coast Throwdown 2019 early results, streams ft. SonicFox, Punk, NuckleDu, Dragon, A Foxy Grampa, iDom, ChrisG, DizzyTT, MenaRD, Hayatei and more

Update: This story has been updated with day 1 results.

East Coast Throwdown 2019 is one of the bigger events happening this weekend, and it's taking place Stamford, Connecticut.

Notable players are many, given the wealth of games being played, but here's a list of just some of the big names attending this event: FOX|SonicFox, REC|Punk, NuckleDu, BC|Dragon, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, iDom, EG|NYChrisG, AF|DizzyTT, Bandits|MenaRD, PG|Hayatei, PG|MarlinPie, JWong|LostSoul, UYU|Deoxys, UYU|Rewind, AXL|XCaliburBladez, CGL|VideoGamezYo, Mixbox|Qudans, DualKevin, COMP|Siologica, CGL|Tweedy, END|Shine, UGS|Blackmoonrisingx, END|Scar, FightingGM, Noble|Semiij, COMP|TeruRock, ElChakotay, BDG|DidimoKOF, CGL|NinjaKilla212, Terrence, EQNX|Brian_F, LordJimmyBones, Flux, RG|Kevoxreborn, Tempo|Alex Myers, Coach Steve, BC|LordKnight, NerdJosh, RBL|SperoGin, RenoFace, TCOL|Komanda, Noble|Kombat, EXL|Blackberry, FSD|Rikuto, BloodHawk, Radiance|Commander Jesse, LOK|Nivek, UGS|BBoyDragon, GOD|KillerXinok, Crescent|RobTV, BDG|Romance, DF|Grr, RG|DJT, BC|HoneyBee, CrazySteady, TxC|ElRosa and TxC|MarcoPolo.

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Berlin Tekken Clash 2019 early results, stream ft. SuperAkouma, LowHigh, Tissuemon, Jeondding, Asim, Pekos, CherryBerryMango, Fergus and more

Update: This story has been updated with day 1 results.

Berlin Tekken Clash 2019 is happening this weekend in, as you might expect, Berlin, Germany.

Some notable players set to fight it out here are CRaZY|SuperAkouma, UYU|LowHigh, CGG|Tissuemon, UYU|Jeondding, DG|Asim, MVP|Pekos, Illusion|CherryBerryMango, AXL|Fergus, DG|KaneAndTrench, VGIA|Caiper, Rize|Chickenmaru, Exeed|Ghirlanda, BL|Sephiblack, NLE|Bode, 200K|ThePhantom, Konix|Gunni, DG|RooKang, 200K|SignorFarfalla, E.E.|HarryPotter, Ryan Hart and Rize|GoukiAkuma, though there are of course many more as well.

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Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada gets into it with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans after being tagged in character request meme Twitter thread

Fans have been making requests to game developers as far back as we can remember. With the hyper-connected world we live in now, thanks to social media, the cries for "put my favorite character in" are far more frequent and far louder than ever, and not a day goes by where companies aren't hit with at least one.

In a thread on Twitter where fans were discussing an Avengers: Endgame meme centered around Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — a DLC character request meme, essentially — one user tagged the accounts of Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada and Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai. After a massive amount of activity in the thread and numerous notifications undoubtedly being sent the developers' way, Harada responded with several tweets and apparently blocked several Smash Ultimate accounts.

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SEA Major 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

SEA Major is back again in 2019, and as usual it's happening in Singapore.

There's a huge amount of notable players attending for various games, and some of the players set to compete are RB|Bonchan, Rohto|Tokido, FD|Fujimura, CYG|Fuudo, YOG|Machabo, Talon|HotDog29, Mago, Liquid|John Takeuchi, CYG|Daigo, BC|Kazunoko, UYU|OilKing, RB|Gachikun, CO|Fenrich, UYU|NL, FAV|Sako, Liquid|Nemo, CO|Dogura, RZR|Xian, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, AZ|Kichipa-mu, Samitto, CYG|GamerBee, RRQ|Moke, RB|Luffy, PG|Shen Chan, BC|ApologyMan, FD|Johnny, BC|Tachikawa, ASM|MisterCrimson, PG|BNBBN, RSG|Shen Yuan, Matoi, ALUS|Qiuqiu, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, ALUS|Yang Mian, PGW|Kamizono, ORDER|Travis Styles, AXIZ|Shuto, WE-R1|Trashbox, Chuan, RSG|Seo, GE|Abegen, EHADA|Xanxus, Rudi and Mame Spider, though there are of course many more as well.

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Steamy showers, sibling voyeurism, and naked photographs... somebody please explain Anna's Tekken 2 ending for me

Fighting games have been known for odd, inconsistent, and out-of-left-field stories, (especially in arcade ladder endings) but I was recently directed to one such sequence from Tekken 2 that might be more ridiculous than all the rest.

This surely won't be news to everyone as many Tekken fans saw this in their earlier years, (which is kind of unsettling) but Anna's ending in T2 sees her go from saving the world by defeating Devil Kazuya to... taking a steamy shower at home and being photographed by her sister, Nina.

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Electric Cancel results

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Electric Cancel is happening this weekend in Santa Ana, California.

Some of the notable players attending are JDCR, Disrupt|Shadow20z, Jimmy J Tran, UYU|Jeondding, Mixbox|Qudans, PG|Speedkicks, BDG|NG-Obscure, EC|RunItBlack, Princess Ling, Rest, SYN|FightingGM, Disrupt|Joonya20z, 725, Myk, Jackie Tran and many more.

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Ultimate Fighting Arena 2019 results

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Ultimate Fighting Arena 2019 is taking place this weekend in Aubervilliers, France.

Notable players attending are way too many to count, but here's a small sampling: FOX|MkLeo, FOX|SonicFox, REC|Punk, Mouz|Problem X, Solary|Glutonny, R2G|Kameme, CGG|Tissuemon, VGIA|Shanks, Talon|Kkokkoma, NVD|Phenom, CYG|Infexious, Rise|Smug, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, DizzyTT, GO|Keev, FOX|Dekillsage, RB|Luffy, Nacon|MisterCrimson, Wawa, Oplon|Skyll, BC|LordKnight, Takamura, AXL|XCaliburBladez, Orange|Kayane, MrKwiggle, DG|Asim, BC|Tachikawa, AXL|Fergus, NVD|Veggey, FNATIC|Shakz, NLE|Bode, BC|Mr. R, COMP|Siologica, Ryan Hart, AMTRS|Score, COMP|TeruRock, WrNx|Kayne, Rize|Chickenmaru, VideoGamezYo, R-Cade|Alioune, Jopelix, CRaZY|Gehaktbal, VGIA|VegaPatch, Atrosh, VS|WhiteAshX, NVD|Momi, Vitality|Hurricane, NASR|SharkTeeth, HappyPow, FNATIC|Akainu, Reason|Boltstrike, OBAssassin, Kalak, YaLLa|Hayat, Konix|Gunni, HU|Zer0q, iStudying, EVO|Kasuga, LBC|AkaOni, Oplon|Noka, CTV|RZA, DEUS|DougFromParis, EnVyUS|NassimClaw, mYi|KiraKira, Exeed|Ghirlanda, VGIA|Caiper, Vitality|Linkexelo, RO|Layo, Meru, Reason|MetalQueerSolid and of course many more.

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New Tekken 7 update released to improve performance and squash bugs from the Season 3 patch

Tekken 7's highly anticipated Season 3 update has been in the hands of players now for a bit, but it also appeared to introduce a number of new issues and bugs that impacted gameplay.

Bandai Namco has now officially released the Version 3.01 update for Tekken 7 which looks to remedy much of those issues though some more will be coming down the pipeline.

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How Arslan Ash went from an unknown player in a secret competitive scene to Tekken 7 EVO world champion

The story of a true hero is one that seems relatable to us all — from the personality, to how it happened. The origin of this hero usually revolves around coming from adversity and a generally unknown area. From there, the hero then ascends to the mountain top.

Vslash|Arslan Ash is the Tekken 7 player who embodies this folktale hero. From undiscovered to the top of the game — and remaining humble the entire time — Ash's story is a beautiful one to see play out.

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Top tier fighting game action plus actor Cary Tagawa, Playboy Playmate Holly Wolf, and more? Canada Cup 2019 looks to have something for everyone

It's hard to believe it's already that time of year again, but the fighting game community is preparing their warm clothes and getting ready for the 10th anniversary of Canada's biggest yearly major: Canada Cup.

This Capcom Pro Tour stop will play out November 1-3 and will stand as the final Premier (and second to last overall) event on this year's Tour. As such, hungry players from all over the world are already signing up to get any and all last chance points before December's Capcom Cup. Not only are we sure to see top level competition in titles like Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, we're sure to see a few fighting game celebrities as well.

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Blink Fighting Fest 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Blink Fighting Fest 2019 is happening this weekend in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Some notable names set to compete are Bandits|MenaRD, Caba, SB|CrossoverRD, SB|Doomsnake, GAM|Jochy, AZE|Maximof, DR Ray, RES|Pikoro, GetGosu|Darlan, Dark, F3|Lilo, MrEstrella and many more.

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Kazumi and Steve lead the pack while everyone has a pocket Zafina - Tekken 7 REV Major character usage statistics

REV Major 2019 wrapped up earlier this morning, and it was an event that had both Katsuhiro Harada and Michael Murray from Bandai Namco raving about the enthusiasm and hype factor of the Tekken crowd.

Given the fact that REV Major was a Master Event for the Tekken World Tour this year with almost 400 players, we have pulled together the top 64 character usage statistics for the game that just recently updated to its third season of content.

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REV Major 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

REV Major 2019 is taking place this weekend in Manila, Philippines, and it's going to be a huge one.

Some of the big names participating include ROX|Knee, THY|Chikurin, UYU|LowHigh, JDCR, UYU|Double, AMPLFY|Rangchu, CO|Fenrich, Talon|Kkokkoma, Fate|Ulsan, GG|Saint, ROX|Chanel, PBE|Doujin, Mixbox|Qudans, Yamasa|Take, Illusion|CherryBerryMango, UYU|Jeondding, PBE|AK, Yamasa|Nobi, EQNX|Dimeback, Yamasa|Yuu, CO|Tanukana, UYU|Yuyu, Maddo, RSG|Seo, Xuses|Matoi, BC|Tachikawa, PG|BNBBN and many more as well.

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No guest character for Season 3, new Leroy details and eSports: Tekken 7 Producer Michael Murray talks how community extended the game's lifespan

Tekken 7 will go down as one of the most successful fighting games of this generation — and perhaps all time — in terms of sales and fan reception garnering continuing support for the title long after Bandai Namco had initially planned.

Shacknews recently had the opportunity to interview Tekken's producer, Michael Murray, following the launch of Zafina and the Season 3 update to discuss how the tournament scene and eSports helped the game grow when others have dropped off, what went in to making Leroy Smith, how their team only had plans to do one season of DLC and what to expect of the future of the series.

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Clash of the Olympians 2019 results

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Clash of the Olympians 2019 is happening this weekend in Piraeus, Athens, Greece.

Some of the notable players participating are CRaZY|SuperAkouma, CGG|Tissuemon, DG|Asim, UYU|Jeondding, AXL|Fergus, Trungy, DO|Sephiblack, Rize|Chickenmaru, Gosain, LOK|SperoGin, 200K|The Phantom, EQNX|Blackbeard, DG|RooKang, VGIA|Caiper, NLE|Bode, LOK|Nivek, though there are of course many more as well.

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Mastercup 11 results

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Mastercup is back again this year with its 11th installment, and taking place in Tokyo, Japan as usual.

A few of the beasts assembled to battle it out here include ROX|Knee, Qudans, THY|Chikurin, COOASGAMES|Noroma, Kkokkoma, ROX|Chanel, Rangchu, MVG|Pekos, CherryBerryMango, Fate|Ulsan, UYU|Yuyu, Liquid|Gen, Furumizu, Kagemaru, Gura, ROX|Puma, Rip, Suiken and many more.

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Two unknown characters were listed for Tekken 7's Season 3 pass — which important classic combatants are still missing from the cast?

At this year's EVO which took place last month in Las Vegas, the third season of Tekken 7 was unveiled, along with long-awaited returning combatant Zafina who originally appeared in Tekken 6 in 2009, and brand new fighter Leroy Smith who fans were extremely receptive to.

Besides this, we also saw that there will be two more characters, one stage and one new feature coming at some point throughout this season. Although most of Tekken's beloved cast are in the game, there are still several glaring omissions. I previously did a story about this back before Season 2's unveiling, and later a more detailed analysis of each notable character still missing in two parts (part 1 can be found here, and part 2 here.) Now that all of the characters I presented in my original speculation piece are in the game, let's have a look at a few who are still missing, and how good their chances seem.

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