Event listings on EventHubs

Ryu cracks the top 3, Juri already considered strong, and Chun-Li continues her reign: Let's look at Street Fighter 5's tier list post-EVO

Street Fighter 5 has been in the hands of the public for a little over five months now, and with its release, we here at EventHubs launched our tier section for the game allowing EH users to cast their votes on match ups.

We thought it'd be fun to take a look at how the tier rankings evolve throughout the first year of Street Fighter 5's lifespan. So, today we're analyzing the Street Fighter 5 tier rankings now that the FGC's Superbowl, EVO, has been all wrapped up for nearly two weeks. Last time, we discussed the tiers right before EVO 2016.

I want to say this for emphasis: we are not saying that the current tier list is the definitive match up chart for the game. We are simply continuing our series in which we'll be taking a comparative look at how our tiers change every so often. With that out of the way, let's check out the current tier chart.

Street Fighter 5 tiers July 29th, 2016 image #1
Click images for larger versions

So, let's talk about what's changed.

Continue reading »

Defend The North 2016 day 1 live stream ft. LI Joe, Sabin, NYChrisG, IFCYipes, Coach Steve, Bass, and more

Defend The North 2016 is taking place this weekend over in White Plains, New York. This East Coast event marks another Ranking event on this year's Capcom Pro Tour.

The fighting games you can expect to see this weekend include Street Fighter 5, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat XL, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Killer Instinct, Skullgirls, and Pokken Tournament.

Day 1 begins with the team tournaments, and we will be seeing players such as LI Joe, NYChrisG, F3|alucarD, IFCYipes, TS|Sabin, PG|Coach Steve, Golden Cen, UA|Bass, PAG|Pink Diamond, and more compete throughout the weekend. Because Juri's release was earlier this week, she will not be playable in the Street Fighter 5 tournament.

You can find the live stream and schedule after the jump.

Continue reading »

Sako's early Juri is already looking amazing: Check out the fireball charge mid-combo, Feng Shui Engine set ups, and outstanding pressure

HORI|Sako has wasted no time in picking up Street Fighter 5's latest DLC character -- Juri.

We have been sent two compilations of footage showing the fighting game veteran's early Juri play, and it's already looking great. It seems that Sako has already found a way to consistently score a free fireball charge, which takes place during a combo, and he can still finish the sequence for a knockdown.

Additionally, Sako's Juri demonstrates a number of useful combos, some lethal pressure, ways to utilize her Feng Shui Engine (Alpha) V-Trigger, and much more. For a taste of what you'll see here, be sure to check out the GIF below.

Click image for animated version

You'll find much of Sako's early Juri footage after the jump.

Continue reading »

Can 'the Daigo of magic' fool Penn and Teller? Rob the Magician performs on The CW's 'Fool Us' television show using a puppy, cash, and Tic-Tac-Toe

Some of you may recognize the name Robert "Rob the Magician" Ramirez because of Gootecks and Mike Ross. Having appeared on Excellent Adventures and Cross Counter Live, the young, close-up specialist also has a background in fighting games and is the self-proclaimed Daigo of magic .

In a recent episode of The CW's "Fool Us" -- a television program that sees magicians attempting to baffle legendary magic duo Penn and Teller for a chance to perform with them in Las Vegas -- Rob the Magician appeared on stage for his own shot at fooling the two seasoned vets.

Rob's trick involves the choice between an adorable puppy and a briefcase filled with cash, and a high-stakes game of Tic-Tac-Toe.

If you don't believe Rob has a background in fighting games, listen to him drop the term "mind games" at the beginning of his act.

Can his high-level mental skills fool two of the greatest magicians to ever live? You can check out the episode after the jump to find out.

Continue reading »

'I've been a strong supporter of the online scene; I've always been pushing it so we can get to this level now' Alex Valle sits in on Best of 3

Earlier this week, Alex Valle interviewed on the latest episode of Best of 3, and he came prepared to answer the tough questions about the Capcom Pro Tour online ranking tournament coming up this weekend.

The brackets for the tournament filled up not too long after it was announced, and with such a short time period between the announcement and the start date, some players had concern about how things were going to be run.

"Initially we weren't going to seed anybody, but since it's so far into the Pro Tour, it only makes sense to seed the current ranking players..." Valle says, before going on to explain how lag disputes and other rulings will work.

Beyond that, the interview covers a wide variety of topics including partnerships to bring high quality production to the online regionals, Red Bull Vanguard, plans for SoCal Regionals, and more.

Continue reading »

Three fireballs in one combo, devastating crush counter setups and more - Doopliss' Juri combo video aims to impress

When a new character hits the cast of Street Fighter 5, lab monsters natrually rush to the training room to start producing content. In Juri's case, this is certainly no different.

This time around, we have a short exhibition from Doopliss that gives us an interesting look into Juri's combo potential. She has quite a few options when it comes to juggling her victim, and a few ways to extend her combos using things like Fuharenkyaku charges, or V-Trigger.

Here, Doopliss ties several of those options together in a single combo that dumps quite a bit of damage on Zangief.

Click image for animated version

Continue reading »

Birdie doesn't seem to have changed much from his Alpha days after all... Capcom gives a very brief summary of him in latest CFN SF5 profile

Following up after Karin's profile, we have the biggest moocher in Street Fighter 5's roster, the Street Fighter 1 veteran himself - Birdie.

Contrary to all of the other playable characters, Birdie was actually already detailed on the CFN site, though that profile dealt with his pre-SF5 days, while this one focuses more on where he's at in his life right now. His images can be found here.

Street Fighter 5 Birdie Profile image #1 Street Fighter 5 Birdie Profile image #2 Street Fighter 5 Birdie Profile image #3
Click images for larger versions

Continue below for a very brief summation of Birdie.

Continue reading »

Three Fuharenkyaku charges from one knockdown, a 532 damage combo, and more: Let the DreamKing help you learn Juri in Street Fighter 5!

With Juri now officially in the hands of the masses, those looking to learn the character are likely in search of a jumping off point.

In order to help expedite the process, I -- DreamKing -- have put together a quick guide that should help get you started learning Juri in Street Fighter 5.

This article includes a handful of practical combos for different situations, some quick set ups to get you pressuring the opponent right away, a list of useful normals, and more.

To check out everything, be sure to hit the jump.

Continue reading »

Street Fighter, ampm, and Snapchat are teaming up to make us... buy gummies? Take photos? We aren't entirely sure...

Convenience store chain ampm is up to something... interesting. Not long ago, the company began sending out promotions on social media that encourage fans to use a Street Fighter-related Snapchat filter.

Why, you ask? We aren't entirely sure.

In one advertisement, we are told that we can see Rashid open up a can of Red Bull by using the turbulent wind. I wish I were kidding...

Another prompts viewers to purchase gummy candy while simultaneously hitting their opponent with body blows.

Street Fighter ampm Snapchat filter tweets image #1 Street Fighter ampm Snapchat filter tweets image #2 Street Fighter ampm Snapchat filter tweets image #3
Click images for larger versions

Continue reading »

Karin declares herself the winner in advance, Shibasaki is a rising star of the butler world - another set of CFN Street Fighter 5 profiles

The head of the Kanzuki family, and the person responsible for the Street Fighters gathering in the game's story mode, miss Karin Kanzuki gets her turn for a CFN profile.

This profile doesn't just focus on the rich heiress herself, though, but it also delves into her supremely loyal "super butler" Shibasaki. Check out Karin's images here.

Street Fighter 5 Karin Profile image #1 Street Fighter 5 Karin Profile image #2 Street Fighter 5 Karin Profile image #3
Click images for larger versions

Continue below for Karin's full profile as well as Shibasaki's images and profile.

Continue reading »

Daigo lists the top 5 Street Fighter 5 players from the US

Earlier today, we saw a handful of top-level Japanese players give their thoughts on who they think is best among their scene. A video has surfaced that shows another one of Japan's greatest sharing his top 5 list, only this time it's for players from the US.

Over at EVO this year, BST|Daigo Umehara shared with UltraTien who he feels are the best players in the United States right now.

The video notes that this was shot before the game's top 128 was even played, so fan-favorite LI Joe was not included on this list.

You can check out Daigo's list after the jump.

Continue reading »

'Purple Smoke of Deception' - check out Juri's Street Fighter 5 trading card

In celebration of Juri's official release earlier this week, the Street Fighter Twitter account has unveiled her Street Fighter 5 trading card.

Much like previous trading card-esque images, this one gives us a look at Juri's appearances in past Street Fighter titles. Since she first debuted in Super Street Fighter 4, the screenshots are solely focused on that series.

Additionally, we learn that Juri's Street Fighter 5 nickname is "Purple Smoke of Deception." I would have guessed her nickname involved spiders, but when I hear "smoke" and "purple," my brain goes right to this. Probably not what Capcom had in mind...

Juri's Street Fighter 5 trading card image #1
Click images for larger versions

We can expect to see her official Vine video soon, and we will be updating this story with it once it becomes available.

Source: Street Fighter on Twitter.

6 of Japan's top players think that Tokido is top 5 in Japan - including Tokido himself; See lists from Tokido, Haitani, Sako, Bonchan, Nemo and Fuudo

At EVO 2016, Sion got a chance to speak with many of Japan's top players about who they think are the 5 best players in their home country.

While most of these responses are somewhat to be expected, there are bound to a few names to surprise you as well.

Players who responded to this inquiry were Tokido, MJS|Haitani, RZR|Fuudo, AW|Nemo, HORI|Sako and RB|Bonchan, so these are definitely top class player's opinions.

You can find below what these masters of their craft had to say.

Continue reading »

Our first proper look at Kensou in King of Fighters 14 comes in latest video - Team Psycho trailer, also includes Athena and Chin

Though we've already seen some of almost all characters in the game, thanks to the 48-character playable build available at EVO 2016, there's been no official footage of Kensou until now.

If you happen to be a Kensou supporter, or a fan of Psycho Soldiers in general, then this trailer is the one you've been waiting for. Here's a bunch of images from the trailer.

King of Fighters Psycho Team Trailer image #1 King of Fighters Psycho Team Trailer image #2 King of Fighters Psycho Team Trailer image #3 King of Fighters Psycho Team Trailer image #4 King of Fighters Psycho Team Trailer image #5 King of Fighters Psycho Team Trailer image #6
Click images for larger versions

Check out the full video below.

Continue reading »

Juri crosses you up with her fireballs? Check out this interesting tech for Street Fighter 5's latest addition

Juri was just released this week, so obviously there's still a lot to be found with her. One of the most recent discoveries is this bunch of setups, where Juri can make her fireballs cross her opponent up, and ElChakotay also managed to find setups for this on quick rise as well.

If you're curious as to how this works exactly and what Juri can choose to do in these given situations, look no further than the videos below.

Continue reading »

Read older stories