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  • EVO 2016 Results: Mortal Kombat XL Grand Champ

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    The Mortal Kombat XL Grand Final saw SonicFox battle it out against Tekken Master.

    A lot of us were rooting for Tekken Master to win the grand final after witnessing him fight his way so valiantly to the final game, but SonicFox clearly seemed like the favorite to take the win.

    In the first match, SonicFox picked out Hollywood Cassie Cage to fight it out against Tekken Master's Swarm Queen D'vorah. In the first match, Tekken Master managed to fight himself out of a tricky situation to take round 1, but straight into round 2 the pressure was put back on by SonicFox.

    He definitely knows how to play Cassie Cage well - Tekken Master had very little room to move and we were constantly seeing him being put into the corner in the early stages of the grand final. SonicFox took round 2 quick and clean. On the final round of match 1, Tekken Master tried to turn the tables by putting the pressure on but SonicFox got the better of him after an impressive jump in that helped him to land the final round and match 1 with Cassie Cage.

    SonicFox was confident going into match 2 - The same character was picked out against Tekken Master's newly picked character for the second match, which was War God Kotal Kahn.

    Quickly things turned as Tekken Master excellently executed a near-flawless win in round 1. SonicFox fought back and took the win in round 2, but the final round saw Tekken Master take the match win despite SonicFox’s respectable blocking attempts.

    For the third match, SonicFox mixed it up by taking Gunslinger Erron Black, but it didn't do him so well against Kotal Kahn. Tekken Master swiftly took match 3 without a single round win from SonicFox.

    At this point, Tekken Master was winning 2-1. The same characters were picked out, and Tekken Master managed to take the next match as a win too. Because Tekken Master came from the loser's bracket, it meant at this point that he had to win another set to win the entire finals. SonicFox took things back in the next set, although it was an incredibly close 2-2 scoreline. The final match saw SonicFox use Alien to take down Tekken Master's previously unbeatable Kotal Kahn to secure him the grand final title.

  • EVO 2016 Results Here: Tekken 7 Winner

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    The finals for Tekken 7 took place early in the morning on Saturday, with the previous games happening all throughout the first day of EVO on the Friday.

    In the final we saw Saint fight his way to victory against Knee. Saint picked out JACK-7 as expected, whilst Knee opted for Bryan. It's debatable whether Knee would have had better luck with another fighter, considering he saw success with both Heihachi and Akuma earlier in EVO 2016. Akuma has been seen to be a good counter to JACK-7 in the past, but it seems in the current meta that even with JACK-7's slow play style, Saint is currently managing to defeat anybody trying to take him down with an Akuma pick.

    Even with the Bryan pick, Knee came seconds away from a victory.

    Both players put in a lot of effort to make it to the final match at EVO 2016 and whilst the battle seemed back and forth to begin with, Saint ended the match by pulling out a 3-2 victory in a best of three.

    It was incredible how close the match was all of the way throughout. Right from the beginning, it was hard to see just who would come out on top. In the first battle, both Knee and Saint kept trading rounds until Knee finally took the victory. After the score line hit 2-2, both players were putting their absolute all into it.

    We saw the final battle reach five rounds as each player took 2 KO's. In the final round, Saint took Knee down to extremely low health fairly early on, but for a short few seconds Knee had a comeback on his hands until Saint put down a countering jab to end the grand finals and take the win.

    This was one of the closest finals I've seen in a long time and it's certainly got me excited for the future of Tekken 7.

  • Player Banned from Capcom Pro Tour

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    For the first time ever, Capcom has stepped in to resolve an issue within the Capcom Pro Tour and it has ended with a player being banned temporarily from the event.

    Whilst the altercation has nothing to do with Street Fighter at all, the problem was due to something that happened at an event. It was right for Capcom to act upon it and make a necessary statement instead of sweeping it under the rug.

    The altercation involved Noel Brown, who many of us will admit is one of the top players within the competitive Street Fighter scene. Noel Brown did play Street Fighter V competitively but his best performance was with Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, which saw him sit among the top 10 players in the world.

    According to Capcom, Noel Brown will be banned from future events due to his actions during Combo Breaker 2016. Below, part of the statement from Capcom has been provided.

    "Over the past weekend, we were notified that an unfortunate case of sexual harassment occurred at Combo Breaker 2016, a Capcom Pro Tour Ranking Event, where a female attendee received unwarranted and unwanted contact from a male attendee, who is confirmed to be Noel Brown. This incident was also captured on camera during the live stream before the Street Fighter V Losers Finals match."

    "As a result, we are banning Noel Brown from competing in the duration of the 2016 season of the Capcom Pro Tour as a first offense. A second offense will result in a lifetime ban from participating in all future Capcom Pro Tour events. We will use this as a baseline penalty if similar incidents occur in the future."

  • Take Part in the NA Tekken 7 Promotional Tour Running Throughout 2016

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    Tekken 7: The King of the Iron First will be a promotional tour for Tekken that will be making it's way through the competitive scene during 2016. The tournament will take place across North America with a variety of events opening up to allow players to participate.

    There will be a number of events where any player can turn up to take part and the events will take place throughout the rest of the year until November 6. The list of areas supporting events can be seen below. If you'd like to see event locations and dates you should visit the Bandai Namco website.

    + Portland, OR

    + Atlana, GA

    + St. Louis, MO

    + Des Moines, WA

    + Minneapolis, MN

    + Chicago, IL

    + Philadelphia, PA

    + Sacramento, CA

    + Richmond, VA

    + Austin, TX

    + Southern California

    + Toronto, Canada

    + Pittsburgh, PA

    Some locations, such as Chicago, will have multiple events. All events will have a $3,000 price pool, whilst the final will have a $20,000 prize pool. Currently the final location and event date has not yet been announced but we should see it before the end of the year.

    If you have ever wanted to be a part of the Tekken eSports scene now is your chance to take part. This event will be happening throughout the year but some events have already taken place. If you'd like to secure your chance as a Tekken 7 finalist you'll need to check the dates and locations on the website.

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