King of Fighters 14 Moves

Wanna see her kung fu? Ilona Shvets' Street Fighter 5 Chun-Li is incredible

We're very happy to bring you the amazingly gorgeous cosplay and photography work of cosplayer Ilona Shvets and photographer Eva Davydova.

As you'll see in the gallery below, Ilona sports Chun-Li's Street Fighter 5 battle costume. The quality of these photos is downright breathtaking as the detail from the costume to the setting around her brings Chun-Li to life.

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King of Fighters 14 Dream Match exhibition results ft. Sako, Justin Wong, Go1 and Ogawa

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Right now, we've got the King of Fighters 14 Dream Match exhibition happening, with four top players from other games being approached by SNK to participate in a King of Fighters 14 exhibition event.

The four players participating are HORI|Sako, EG|Justin Wong, HM|Go1 and Ogawa.

Streaming is being done in Japanese at SNK Official and in English at fLoE's stream.

You can check out the full action below.

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Street Fighter 5's new rage quit punishment system may see some top-ranked players drop on the leaderboards

Street Fighter 5's latest addition went live just a few days ago, and with it, players are now seeing stricter guidelines for those who choose to rage quit when playing online.

The new punishment system makes it so that anyone who exits a match early three times within a two hour span will be banned from playing online for 24 hours and will lose 1,000 League Points.

In their latest update blog, Capcom noted that the initial rage quit penalty system implementation resulted in a rapid decrease of offenders. Now that the stakes are higher, what does this mean for Street Fighter 5's rage quitters?

The first, and most obvious answer, is an overall decrease in rage quitters. If the new system holds strong, we should be seeing less frequent rage quitting -- due to the 24 hour lockouts -- and an eventual decrease in rage quitters when the penalties begin to dissuade players from doing so.

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He didn't even use SPD: When Alex Valle overcame a terrible match up and defeated Bonchan at EVO 2015 - FGC Throwback Thursday

Since competitive fighting games have reached higher levels of popularity as of late, and we have a slew of fresh players who just recently joined the scene, we thought it'd be fun to relive some amazing moments in FGC history by way of "Throwback Thursday."

With so many potential moments to choose from, we are calling upon you, the EventHubs reader, to help us choose what throwback should get posted next. To participate, either link up a classic moment in FGC history below in our comments section, or send it out on Twitter and use the hashtag "#FGCTBT."

Each week, we'll select one throwback to highlight, and will give you a shout out in our story. This week's #FGCTBT comes to us courtesy of bagel_bytez!

During the Ultra Street Fighter 4 tournament at EVO last year, LU|Alex Valle found himself going up against RB|Bonchan in pools.

Though everyone expected to see Valle turn to his trademark Ryu and engage the exceptional Sagat player in a battle filled with fireballs and uppercuts, he shocked everyone watching when he decided to stick to his guns and roll with Hugo.

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King's standing light kick completely nullifies a fireball super?! Check out this King of Fighters 14 clip showing her interesting attack property

King of Fighters 14 hasn't been officially released yet, and we're already seeing some interesting tech surface. Just a few days ago, we saw King of Dinosaurs hit six off-the-ground moves in one combo, which is very impressive but a bit different than what we have for you today.

According to a recently recorded KOF14 clip, King's standing light kick has an interesting property on it. The attack has the ability to nullify projectiles, allowing her to avoid taking damage.

The video shows quick examples of her stopping two of Robert's fireballs in their tracks, then moves on to demonstrate the same situation for his super. Being able to stop a super with a well-timed standing light kick is strong, and definitely something aspiring King players might want to keep in mind when their opponent is looking for a chip damage KO.

Update: It has been pointed out to us that King's standing light kick has a guard point which allows it to power through single-hit physical attacks as well. This was demonstrated in the Team Women Fighters trailer earlier today. Thanks to That Twin Guy for the heads up.

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You can check out the clip after the jump.

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More rejected Street Fighter 5 costume designs; Capcom says they could make it into the game if demand is high enough

The CFN Portal has decided to release more concept art pieces that show designs of alternate costumes that didn't make the cut.

Though these designs were rejected initially, the blog post states that they could still come to fruition if there is enough fan request for them.

Our very own MajinTenshinhan was able to fully translate the latest blog, which gives us quick details on each of the rejected designs. Below is just one to get you started, but be sure to hit the jump to see such costumes as bathing suit Alex, casual Zangief, and more.

Chun-Li - Panda

"She's like a stuffed animal. How cute. We had this in Street Fighter X Tekken, too, you know? Panda costume."

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Ally, EVO 2016's Super Smash Bros. Wii U champion, picked up by Cloud9

Canadian super Smasher Ally just took to Twitter to announce that he's been picked up by the eSports organization Cloud9.

Cloud9 are no strangers to the Super Smash Bros. community, having sponsored EVO 2013 and 2014 champion C9|Mango for quite some time now.

You can see the announcement tweet from C9|Ally himself below. We wish C9|Ally, backed by his new sponsor, the best of luck in all future events he's attending.

Banner photo credit: Stephanie Lindgren.

K' Team Trailer released, presumably final King of Fighters 14 Team Trailer features K', Kula and Maxima

The final team trailer for King of Fighters 14 is upon us, and this time it's the K' Team, which we're already pretty familiar with.

K', Kula and Maxima have all been featured pretty heavily in previous videos, but in case you've missed something from them, this is your chance to get a good glimpse at what they bring to the table.

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Alice, Terry's personal fangirl, takes centre stage in King of Fighters 14's Women Fighters Team trailer - Also features King and Mai

The latest team trailer for King of Fighters 14 is about the Women Fighters Team, and it of course focuses heavily on King and Mai who we've already seen a ton of in previous trailers, but also Alice, who hasn't been in trailers yet, and has stolen a few of Terry's moves for herself.

This trailer is extra sweet for me, since I've been waiting for good footage of Alice since the leak list was first shown. Check out some images below.

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'Go home and be a family man' - This metal cover of Guile's theme with lyrics added on totally knocked our socks off

Well, isn't this a nice treat. A bunch of musicians from Brazil have teamed up together to bring us something truly amazing - a metal Guile's Theme cover, but contrary to most other covers out there, this one has lyrics added on to it, and five members working in unison to bring the utmost level of hype and burning American pride to the song.

This video brings together Celso Alves on vocals, Fábio Lima on classical/lead guitar, Vítor Monticelli on bass, Gilson Naspolini on drums and Nando Moura on lead guitar to bring us a truly epic version of one of Street Fighter's most celebrated musical pieces.

Check out this extravagant cover below.

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Is Latin America in danger of losing their regional representation at Capcom Cup?

Capcom further developed their Pro Tour this year by splitting the world into four different regions: North American, Latin America, Europe and Asia. We feel it's fairly safe in assuming that it's implied that one of the big motivators in doing this was to help promote regional diversity in the Capcom Cup Finals.

In theory this system is great, as there's an excitement in getting to see how the best from different parts of the world fair against each other, but we're beginning to find that it may not be foolproof. Take a look at the current standings for Latin America:

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You may have recognized the top two contenders for the Latin American region are United States players EG|Justin Wong and EG|K-Brad. In fact, four USA players as well as France's Melty|Will2Pac are part of the Latin American top eight right now.

Is this a problem? If so, what do we do?

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What do Street Fighter 5's sales numbers actually mean?

It has been well documented that Street Fighter 5 sold 1.4 million copies, but what does this actually mean for the franchise?

To help answer this question, we wanted to take a look at Capcom's recent fighting game history, and the paths other titles have taken.

Exploring the histories of titles like Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Street Fighter X Tekken give us a better picture of how SF5 could shape up, or not.

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Where do we draw the line with heel-like behavior? Best of III welcomes both Gllty and Aris to discuss controversial personalities in the FGC

Best of III is primarily an eSports show, but it also explores the culture of the fighting game community from time to time. This week's episode welcomed two guests in Gllty and Aris, both of whom are not at all unfamiliar with controversy and being occasionally identified as heels in the FGC.

Last week's broadcast focused on the Low Tier God/DT|ANTi dispute, and was ultimately poorly received by viewers simply because it drew attention to a community figure (Low Tier God) who often promotes negativity.

Gllty discusses her somewhat disrespectful antics at major tournaments while Aris revisits the famous Cross Assault incident from a few years back.

In the panel discussion we discuss names such as TriForce, PG|Filipino Champ, Low Tier God and the show's two guests, particularly whether or not each person's approach has an ultimately positive impact on the community.

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Ed Boon discusses possibility of having characters like Reverse-Flash or Bizarro in Injustice 2 via costume alterations

As we learn more about Injustice 2, the main aspect developers continue to call attention to is the Gear system. Unlike traditional fighting games, Injustice 2 characters' attire directly affects how they perform in game.

Almost every part of a character's attire can be changed as they find different helmets, boots, gloves and other pieces of clothing that boost certain statistics. A natural effect of this design choice manifests in the fact that the ability to freely explore alternate costumes and variations of characters becomes somewhat limited, at least on broader levels.

In a discussion with IGN, Ed Boon talks about the potential to explore characters that are similar to those who make it onto the Injustice 2 roster. An example of this could be special gear that Flash picks up that essentially turns him into Reverse-Flash.

This also would allow developers to sneak in different era versions of certain characters that have had drastic changes over the years.

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Cammy White vs. Sonya Blade... who would win in a fight to the finish? Vote for your favorite, then watch the Death Battle play out

These fighters have been staples of their respective fighting game mega franchises for over twenty years now. Sonya Blade of Mortal Kombat and Cammy White of Street Fighter now finally meet on the battlefield to determine who the stronger femme fatale is.

Both characters have an extensive military background, and have proven time and time again that they can hang with the strongest beings in their universes.

When it boils down to it, we'd probably give the agility edge to Cammy while Sonya boasts technicality with her array of gadgets and tools, but which is more important when fighting to the death?

It's the classic MK vs. SF with two of fighting game's most recognizable figures, let us know who you think will win before you watch by voting in the poll below, then let us know what you thought of outcome in the comments.

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