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Dhalsim gets sucked into Urien's super, scary throw mix ups, and more: Sonic Fox is playing Street Fighter 5's newest character, and doing it well

A handful of top players in the community are taking a run at learning Urien in Street Fighter 5. One such player is cR|SonicFox, known for playing F.A.N.G in this game and having an outstanding Mortal Kombat X career.

In a recent set against TS|Sabin's Dhalsim, SonicFox tried out his new-found Urien. From what we're seeing so far, he's already looking strong.

SonicFox shows off a number of brutal set ups, including the one below that uses his opponent's fear of Aegis Reflector to reset the situation with throw and score a quick stun.

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You'll also see a slick punish on one of Sim's extended limbs that actually sees him being sucked into Urien's Critical Art and hit with all 10 hits. Be sure to keep an eye out at around 7:55 in the video after the jump. .

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Street Fighter 5 PC mods: Yoga Master Shiela concept brought to life, and Rolento swaps bodies with Rashid

It seems like there's always new Street Fighter 5 mods making the rounds, and today we've got a couple here that definitely shouldn't be missed.

THEJAMK has put together another mod based on CFN concept art, this time taking a step away from the rejected costumes to bring us one of the yoga masters, Shiela. You'll also find here a mod from Luchok that swaps out Rashid for Rolento, making the soldier seem a lot more carefree than he usually is.

Here's a gallery to get you started. You can see the mods in action in the videos after the jump. Be sure to check the descriptions for download information if you want to use them for yourself.

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Over 200 players registered for Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator: If you like Anime, cosplay, and killer fighting game competition, don't miss CEOtaku

CEOtaku is taking place this weekend, October 1-2, in Orlando, Florida. The state's first Anime fighting game convention is back for another year of exciting competition, hype moments, and much more.

Alex Jebailey, founder of the CEO tournament series, is known for creating a large spectacle out of his events, and with him at the helm of yet another, you definitely won't want to miss it.

Not only will we be seeing games such as Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, King of Fighters 14, BlazeBlue: Central Fiction, and many others played over the course of the weekend, but attendees can look forward to checking out booths featuring numerous artists, a cosplay contest, and more.

To keep tabs on when everything is taking place at CEOtaku, check out the schedule below. You will also find the final entrants numbers (courtesy of Shoujozenzen) for each game on the line up, as well as the preliminary pools here.

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A trailer for CEOtaku can be found after the jump.

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Pullum hates hard-headed people, and is part of the same worldwide sorority as Karin - More Street Fighter EX love from CFN profiles

The Capcom Fighters Network profiles have taken a somewhat surprising turn the last few days, delving into Street Fighter EX characters.

These characters have long been considered off-limits to Street Fighter fans, considering the games were developed by Arika, and although each profile has a "Copyright Arika" mark at the bottom, these characters are still being introduced, and some even contain references to Street Fighter 5's story and current happenings.

Whether Capcom and Arika have reached some sort of deal or not, it's quite exciting to see. This time, we're detailing the extremely wealthy Arabian princess, Pullum Parna. Check out her image here.

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Continue below for Pullum's full profile.

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Mortal Kombat XL's next balance patch scheduled for October 4th release

If you're anxiously awaiting balance changes in Mortal Kombat XL, you won't have to wait much longer.

Creative Director at NetherRealm Studios, Ed Boon, took to Twitter today to reveal the next patch's release date. According to him, we'll be seeing the changes go live on Tuesday, October 4th.

But if you feel you can't wait that long to see what tweaks each character on the roster has received, fear not. The Kombat Kast will return on Monday, October 3rd to give a full rundown of what we'll see in the update.

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Source: Ed Boon on Twitter. Sent in by nightmaresteam and an anonymous reader.

Urien's Critical Art hitbox is huge, and knee drop's is surprisingly small - check out how all of his moves work in Street Fighter 5

The Urien information continues to hit the internet, and this time alb3530 brings us a look at all of Street Fighter 5's latest character's hitboxes.

This video gives us a look at each move in real time, then follows with a slow-motion shot of everything. Seeing each hitbox allows us to determine how much range each attack actually has, as some moves actually hit closer or further away than they appear to.

Below are just a few screenshots of Urien's hitboxes to get you started. For the full view, be sure to check out the video after the jump.

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Julio, Gllty, and Chris T. recently visited Topanga TV; watch as they battle Haitani, Fuudo, and Bonchan in a 3v3 Street Fighter 5 match up

On a recent installment of Topanga TV, three American players made a guest appearance on the overseas fighting game broadcast. Gllty, FOX|Julio, and EVB|Chris Tatarian sat down to talk a little bit about themselves and play some Street Fighter 5.

They take part in a short interview in which each players shares a few things about themselves, followed by a 3v3 competition. The US players go head-to-head with a team comprised of MJS|Haitani, RZR|Fuudo, and RB|Bonchan.

Below is a quick clip from the 3v3.

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You can check out the full archive after the jump.

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Updated: Capcom Cup is a two-day event - to be held in Anaheim, California on December 3rd; tickets available now

Updated: The official Capcom Fighters Twitter account sent out clarification about this year's Capcom Cup. The event will actually be two days, with top 32 to top 8 played on December 2nd, and top 8 played on December 3rd.

Earlier: Capcom Cup has been officially announced.

The finish line for the Capcom Pro Tour will once again be housed inside of the PlayStation Experience event. Instead of a NorCal setting this year, PSE will migrate south to Anaheim, California according to the PlayStation blog.

Though the PlayStation Experience runs both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Street Fighter 5 fans will only technically need to purchase a ticket for Saturday as the finals will be held at 6:00 p.m.

You can see the PSE 2016 trailer and find a link to the registration page below.

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Why do you think Street Fighter 5's DLC characters haven't had a major impact on the Capcom Pro Tour so far?

We're up to six DLC characters in Street Fighter 5, but excluding Urien who's not eligible for Capcom Pro Tour tournaments yet, we haven't seen the new fighters have much of an impact on the Capcom Pro Tour so far.

Back in early September, we noted Guile was the only DLC character who'd won a CPT event.

While the characters have shown up here and there at events, it's still fairly rare to see the DLC fighters in the latter parts of a tournament.

Compared to Mortal Kombat XL (Alien, Triborg, Predator) and Smash 4 (Cloud, Bayonetta, Mewtwo), some would argue that the DLC characters in SF5 are more rare to see on the big stage.

We wanted to ask our readers why they think this has been the case, so we've setup a poll below.

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Street Fighter 5's Daily Challenges in danger of being too easy for their own good? Here's what we'd hope to see out of the game's newest feature

Street Fighter 5 has been out for nearly seven and a half months now, and last week's update finally saw the inclusion of the promised Daily Challenges.

These challenges would serve as another reason for players to explore the game, potentially being urged to use different characters, strategies and game modes to complete them.

Not only would they freshen SF5 up a bit, but they'd also be a brand new means of gaining Fight Money, the in-game currency used to purchase new colors, stages and characters.

Last Thursday's update saw said challenges go live, but they weren't quite what we expected.

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Filipino Champ goes live with Shaq on the Bud Light eSports' Happy Hour at 7 p.m. PDT

Loved for his top level game play, hated (or loved even more in some cases) for his on stage antics, PG|Filipino Champ is the fighting game community's rep on the Bud Light All-Stars eSports team.

This evening he'll be streaming live with none other than Shaquille O'Neal for Bud Light's Twitch Happy Hour. At this point we don't know exactly what game(s) will be played, but our fingers are crossed for some fighting game action.

You can watch the live stream via the embed below.

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Which characters have the best and worst visual design in Street Fighter 5? See how EventHubs readers voted here

Update: Polls are now closed. You can view results after the jump.

It's been a... journey, but Street Fighter 5 can now finally boast its full 22 character roster.

As we learned months back, not all character models were designed by Capcom. Naturally, this led to a wide breadth of creative choices when it came to character aesthetics.

Yes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Yes, art is subjective. No, the fighting game community has not taken to each and every character design with the warmest of welcomes. Ken's hair has been the subject of scrutiny since his announcement, and a handful of other fighters have been generally identified as less than immaculate.

As negatively as some characters have been received, others are absolutely top notch. Urien and Balrog, two of the newest additions to the cast, seem to have come out quite well by community standards.

We've put together two polls for you to vote in, one asking who the best designed characters are, and the other asking the worst. You can select you top three SF5 fighters in each poll, both of which you'll find below.

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It's like Rose's Orbs, but far better: Here's why we feel Urien's Aegis Reflector is one of the best defensive tools in Street Fighter 5

Street Fighter 5's Urien is an offensive powerhouse. He's fast, dishes out damage, and once his V-Trigger is in play, the mix ups are indeed real.

By now, you've probably seen numerous combo and tech videos showing off the potential Aegis Reflector retains. There is no doubt that this move can be used effectively when on the attack. But one thing that we haven't seen much of yet is how it can be applied defensively.

Since his release, I have been putting in a lot time with Street Fighter 5's newest fighter. I've learned much about Urien already, and I can say that as of right now it feels like Aegis Reflector is an incredibly strong defensive tool in Street Fighter 5.

By placing a mirror right in front of you, it creates a barrier of sorts that most characters have to respect. They can try to advance, but the reflector will stop any attacks that aren't projectile invincible and leaves them far more susceptible to being anti-aired if they try to jump it.

Check out this clip from a match between our very own Velociraptor and myself. Once Aegis is in play, he is forced to back off.

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A party cruise ship, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 sets, DJ spinning Fetty Wap: No, this isn't a fever dream; it really happened

Okay, let me try to explain this...

Over the weekend, the Pre-New York Comic Con cosplay cruise event took place. This was essentially a huge party on a boat with drinks, dancing, and an Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 set up, apparently.

Three FGC players: Dragongod, Javibaby, and Krispy were all in attendance, and recently uploaded a video on Facebook that shows their experience at the event.

Most of the video consists of UMvC3 play, but we do get a look at the nighttime New York cityscape, the cruise ship, and get to hear some of the tracks spun by the DJ in the background.

Of all the different places fighting games have been played, I'd say party cruise ship is up there as one of the coolest.

The video clocks in at a little over 40 minutes long, but you can find the UMvC3 footage beginning at 17:38. Kidding, it actually starts at around 6:30. Check it out after the jump.

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Could Street Fighter 5's season one leaks have an effect on season two's DLC plans?

We've just barely wrapped up the contents of Street Fighter 5's season 1 DLC, and it's pretty safe to say that getting to this point was a journey. The road to Capcom Cup 2016 so far has been paved with quite a bit of emotion, so it's hard not to wonder how things are going to go moving forward.

Datamining played a pretty big role in the course of events of this season's DLC; at almost every step of the road, savvy PC users out there searched through every nook and cranny that they could hoping to uncover hidden tidbits about content coming to the game, and often times this lead to massive leaks.

At the end of last year, Capcom's Director of Brand Marketing and eSports, Matt Dahlgren spoke with us a bit on the topic, and what he had to say at the time could be quite telling of how Capcom decides to handle things moving forward, especially considering that the leaks didn't exactly slow down.

"I think the biggest safeguard is that we shouldn't have the content in there to begin with. It was a basic oversight that we didn't catch this time around," says Dahlgren.

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