Tagged With marvel vs. capcom: infinite

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This year's Evolution Championship Series is almost the same as last year: the Mandalay Bay Convention Center is still packed with countless setups, players reigniting friendships and rivalries and clusters of attendees erupting into screams during exciting matches. But Evo 2018 has one glaring omission in its lineup of official events: Marvel vs. Capcom.

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The grand finals of a recent Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite tournament would have normally passed by without much fanfare, if not for the buzz that passed through the scene as it became known the winning player, a relative unknown named Brian "Abbock" Murphy, was in fact an infamous gamer known since 2012 as Cryin' Brian.

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In the modern era of fighting game competition, few players are as accomplished as Dominique "SonicFox" McLean. Despite his young age, the 19-year-old competitor has three Evolution Championship Series victories under his belt and almost half a million dollars in total tournament winnings.

And now, he's looking to translate his oppressive style to one of the most storied franchises in the genre's history while taking part in the scene's best new rivalry.

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's reputation has taken a hit in its second week of competition. Blame an inescapable combo some players are hoping gets banned, low attendance at an official Capcom event, and a rules fiasco that affected the finals of an important tournament.

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Timed with the release of the game, Capcom has announced their first high-profile tournament series for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Unlike the currently Street Fighter-exclusive Capcom Cup, however, Battle for the Stones introduces some quirks to the traditional competitive environment in the hopes of making real-world decisions as crazy as what players can pull off in-game.