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Ryu travels the world, aiming to become a true martial artist - Street Fighter 5 profiles move on to playable characters with Ryu leading the pack

The latest profile on the CFN portal is actually profile #100 overall, and who would be more fitting for such a iconic number than the series' main character himself, Ryu.

As we move on to playable characters, they have more art pieces attached to them as well. Ryu also has a two-fold profile, one for himself and one for his dark side, when he's swallowed up by the Satsui no Hado. Here's a glimpse at Ryu's artwork.

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You can find Ryu's full profile below.

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EVO 2016 results feat. Infiltration, Tokido, Armada, Momochi, SonicFox

Updated with final results for EVO 2016: This story has been updated with final results from EVO 2016.

Another year has gone by, which means that yet another EVO has come - and this is the biggest on yet, by far. Entrants are through the roof, and we have a full spectator's guide available if you want to know what's going on with your favorite game.

The main games this year are Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Pokkén Tournament, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat XL, Tekken 7: Fated Retribution and Killer Instinct.

In case your most liked game isn't on the official list, worry not. There's also bound to be a huge amount of side-tournaments, including a developer-sponsored one for the yet-to-be-released King of Fighters 14.

As for players attending, there are so many that there's no point even trying to list them all. Thankfully, as always, there's a very handy Player Locator you can use to search for whichever players you happen to be looking for, and see what brackets they're in, how they're currently doing, and what games they've entered.

Streaming is being done on SRK EVO 1, SRK EVO 2, SRK EVO 3, SRK EVO 4, Capcom Fighters and Tekken.

Check out the full tournament action below.

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Juri will be the next DLC character for Street Fighter 5, released this month

Capcom's Yoshinori Ono took the stage at EVO 2016 this evening to reveal that Juri would be the next playable DLC character released for Street Fighter 5 — and she would be available before the end of this month.

The character is currently only playable via the game's story mode, although some in the community have hacked her into the game in a more naturally playable state.

How her move sets and frame data work will be changed for her official release before the end of July, though.

Bob and Master Raven announced for Tekken 7, check out their trailers

Bob and Master Raven were announced for Tekken 7 today at EVO 2016.

These new playable fighters were showcased via two new trailers, which you can find below.

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Dizzy coming to Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator tomorrow as free download - new patch available now

At EVO 2016, Dizzy was revealed at the next playable character for Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator.

She will be available starting tomorrow as a free download, but only for a limited time.

For those of you who cannot wait, GG Xrd Revelator received a 1.03 update to its game balance for all characters, along with improved usability.

Along with Dizzy's release tomorrow, a DLC alternative costume for Elphelt will become available, which is her outfit from Sign.

Also a 1.04 patch is scheduled for a fall release in 2016, and it will feature a "digital figure mode" and more.

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New King of Fighters 14 story trailer dropped at EVO finals, Antonov trailer also released

SNK certainly came prepared for EVO this year; a brand new King of Fighters 14 trailer premiered hot on the heels of the Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 finals.

The trailer highlights the events of the new chapter of the King of Fighters story, and also what players can expect from downloading the demo.

A second trailer highlighting the new boss character, Antonov, surfaced alongside the story trailer on YouTube as well. You can check out both trailers for yourself after the jump.

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NYChrisG wins first EVO Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 championship

NYChrisG is now an EVO Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 champion.

Despite holding down the most dominant run in UMvC3 history, being nearly unbeatable for a long span of time, one mountain Christopher Gonzalez had never climbed was an EVO championship, until now.

Gonzalez was knocked into the losers bracket by NB|DualKevin in the top 16, and proceeded to make an extremely clutch run through top level competition to take 1st place.

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LI Joe stands as America's last hope in Street Fighter 5 at EVO 2016

It should come as no surprise that EVO 2016 is the biggest tournament that Street Fighter 5 has seen thus far; over 5000 players came to Las Vegas hungry for the title. After the grueling process of whittling that number down to just 8 players, LI Joe ended up being the only American representative left in the tournament.

Joe's road to top 8 was paved with a ton of killers, and he managed to excel while other American players started to drop like flies around him.

During Top 32, Joe found himself pitted against BxA|Squall and his Necalli. Up until that point, Squall was looking quite strong, but Joe's Nash put him down 2-0. Afterward, Fuudo was up to face him. Although he managed to hold his own, Fuudo's Mika sent Joe to losers.

There was no rest for the wicked, as Joe had to step right back up to the stage to face Kazunoko to hold on to his tournament life. To the surprise of many, a clutch hit confirm nets Joe the upset victory, and his spot in the top 8.


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Ally goes undefeated to take the Smash 4 title at EVO 2016

Yesterday's Smash 4 competition was nothing short of intense; the top 8 was stacked with players that all had a solid shot at taking the title home.

Ally has been doing quite well for himself so far this year, having already taken 1st place finishes at Frostbite, The Come Up, Get On My Level, and more. Now, he's managed to rise to the top of yet another tournament, walking away with the title at this year's EVO.

In the winners semifinals against Abadango, Ally showed off his skills as a defensive player. In game 3 of the set, Ally refused to lose a single stock. Here, he closes out the game with a pretty good read.


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Eyedol revealed for Killer Instinct

This evening at EVO 2016, Eyedol was revealed as a playable character for Killer Instinct.

Eyedol is the final playable character that will be released for season 3 of the game.

He'll be available for season 3 Ultra Edition on July 22, 2016, and season 3 Combo Breaker a week later, on the 29th.

"One head is doing something, and the other head is doing something else, they collide and they think different things sometimes," Maximilian said about the new combatant.

You can find his trailer below.

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SNK drops details on King of Fighters 14 at their EVO panel - several single player modes, robust online functionality, and more

King of Fighters 14 will see its release in just over a month, and what better place than EVO to let the players know what to expect?

Frionel was front and center at the SNK panel earlier today, and he live tweeted his experience to make sure that the community didn't miss out on any of the information that dropped this afternoon.

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One of the main focuses of a new release should be to bring new players into the game, and keep them interested, and SNK appears to be doing just that. Several game modes will be avilable for players to enjoy on release, some of which unlock additional content for the gallery mode present to round out the single player experience.

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Garou: Mark of the Wolves coming to PS4 and PS Vita

The team at SNK brought out a surprise during their panel at EVO 2016 that's sure to get long time fans of the franchise very excited.

Garou: Mark of the Wolves has been one of the most requested SNK titles from the fanbase. Today, SNK announced that the game set to be re-released on both PS4 and Vita, complete with online play and trophy functionality.

An early version of the port is currently avilable to play for EVO attendees.

'You have to think quickly, and some players use what they can come up with the quickest' - Combofiend on anti-airs in Street Fighter 5

The risk/reward ratio for anti airs in Street Fighter 5 has been subject to scrutiny from some members of the community. At this point, many feel as though things are tilted a bit too much in favor of the player jumping in.

Yesterday's Capcom panel offered attendees a shot to ask the developers themselves, and an inquiring mind brought up the issue. Capcom's Peter "Combofiend" Rosas stepped up to speak his piece on the matter.

"Better anti-air is more timing specific, and in effect more risky, so the reward is a lot higher," Combofiend says. He cites Ryu's standing heavy kick as an example; using the move to anti air is definitely tougher than something like a dragon punch, but netting a crush counter leads to more damage opportunity.

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'Ibuki is really strong when she has V-Trigger...but without the gauge, its a little harder' - Sako talks early Ibuki impressions and more

BornFree has wasted no time making the rounds at EVO. This time around, he's caught up with HORI|Sako for some insight on how he feels about Ibuki so far, and much more.

Sako is certainly no stranger to Ibuki. So far, he's found that some of her new techniques fit really well with his playstyle, and he's looking forward to playing her in Street Fighter 5. He goes on to state that he's had to adopt a more aggressive approach with her because of the nature of the game.

Many fans have been waiting with bated breath to see if Sako will be bringing his Ibuki to the EVO stage this weekend. After only two weeks with her, Sako feels like his Ibuki is an incomplete work, but that doesn't mean that we won't get a glimpse of her. He says that he's willing to pick her if he sees the opportunity to do so.

The two cover many more topics in the interview; check the video description for time stamps that can bring you directly to what you want to see. Sako's pool starts at 10AM PST, so also be sure to keep your eyes peeled for him.

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Twitch is making sure that you can 'cheer' for your favorites this weekend at EVO, let Mike Ross and Bobby Scar tell you how

This year's EVO is already off to a massive start, and things can only get better as the weekend goes on. The hype is definitely far from over, and starting today, Twitch is bringing something special to the viewing experience.

Not too long ago, Twitch launched the beta for a new feature called Cheering, which essentially gives viewers a new alternative way to support their favorite casters outside of subscribing, or donating.

The Cheering feature will be making its way to the EVO feed this weekend, offering viewers the opportunity to directly support their favorite players and commentators.

You can participate in the cheering this weekend by purchasing Bits. Bits are a special currency currently used to purchase animated emotes, and a matching badge that will appear next to your name in chat.

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