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R. Mika breaches the top 10, Ken moves up, and Nash loses the #2 spot: Another look at how Street Fighter 5's tiers are shaping up

Street Fighter 5 has been in the hands of the public for a little over six 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, as there have been a number of interesting changes. Last time, we discussed the tiers shortly after 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

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

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Daigo Umehara wins his first 2016 Capcom Pro Tour event, Capcom Cup still very much within reach

Perhaps the most celebrated figure in fighting game history today, BST|Daigo Umehara has garnered a reputation for wowing audiences seemingly every time he sits down to play Street Fighter.

The Beast has, albeit inadvertently, set the bar quite high for himself in the eyes of the fighting game community, and thus it's quite easy to expect Daigo to sit down and perform Moment 37 equivalents the second he hits the sticks.

With Street Fighter 5, that very much hasn't been the case.

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King of Fighters 14 Dream Match exhibition announced - This event pits Sako, Justin Wong, Ogawa and Go1 against eachother on August 19th

It was announced today by SNK Playmore that they'll be hosting a pretty exciting exhibition match for King of Fighters 14 next Friday.

This exhibition match pits champions from other game series against eachother - specifically, HORI|Sako, EG|Justin Wong, Ogawa and HM|Go1 - in the new iteration of King of Fighters, before the game even has its official release.

You can check out the announcement video with quotes from each competitor below.

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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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Snag a quick peek at scrapped material from Street Fighter 5 - Vega's rejected costume surfaced on Twitter

Every once in awhile, we get a bit of a glimpse into what ends up on the cutting room floor over at Capcom.

Street Fighter 5 director Takayuki Nakauyuma posted a tweet yesterday that showed off a pretty sleek-looking trench coat design for Vega. Unfortunately, this alternate design didn't end up making the final cut.

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When compared to most of the other costume options Vega's ended up with over the years, the trench coat look is definitely dialed back. What do you guys think, should this costume have made it in, or was the decision to scrap it a good move? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Twitter.

Well Played Cup 2016 results ft. Nemo, Kazunoko, Mago, Daigo

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

A Capcom Pro Tour Ranking event is taking place today in Tokyo, Japan.

There've been a bunch of qualifiers leading up to this event, so eight players are already set to be in the top 16 and get points, those players being AW|Nemo, Mago, HM|Go1, Yukadon, Youshikibi, VX, Iori and Kinachi.

Today, there'll first be a big qualifier to decide the last 8 spots, where among others RZR|Xian and HM|Eita will be participating, and then the main event where those 8 as-of-yet unknown players will join these other 8 to battle it out for the final points.

Streaming is being done at Beastapac.

Check out the full action below.

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Tekken 7 to receive console and PC release in February of 2017? Let's celebrate with some beautiful 4k PC gameplay

While there have been no official announcements yet, our friends over at Avoiding The Puddle have an inside source that says "the console/PC versions of Tekken 7 will be releasing on the last week of February next year."

While we knew T7 would be dropping next year, but a release as early as February is certainly good news for fans. We've also gotten hold of some beautiful PC footage showcasing a handful of the game's characters.

Check out Heihachi performing one of the most painful groin shots we've ever seen:


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Famitsu reveals that Mai Natsume will be joining the cast of BlazBlue: Centralfiction

Earlier today, Famitsu revealed a new character coming to the cast of Blazblue: Central Fiction.

Mai Natsume, main character of the manga BlazBlue:Remix Heart will get her shot at the spotlight soon.

More details on the character will be revealed in an upcoming issue of Weekly Famitsu.

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Source: Famitsu. Submitted by ThatsADandyCombo, MacDaddyGanon, ALMG7, HooliganComboFTW, LeonX, and Nightmaresteam.

Alex Valle: Daigo and Tokido make playing Ryu look easy; Ryu requires extremely high maintenance and is predictable

LU|Alex Valle, a veteran in the fighting game community, has been using his personal Twitter lately to share interesting and useful bits of information pertaining to Street Fighter 5.

Last time, he listed five characters that are flying under the radar right now. This time around, we're treated to some talk about his former main, Ryu.

Though Ryu is often thought of as one of the strongest characters in the game, Valle believes that the world warrior struggles to keep up at higher levels of competition. In fact, he feels that BST|Daigo and Tokido -- two of, if not, the best Street Fighter 5 Ryu players on the scene today -- actually make playing Ryu look easier than it really is.

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Lee Chaolan returns in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, also dons his Violet persona as an alternate costume

Although Tekken 7: Fated Retribution has quite the sizable roster already, there are a few fan favorites that have yet to return to the roster.

One among them, the series veteran Lee Chaolan, has just been confirmed to return. You can check out a bunch of screenshots of him in action, also sometimes as his alter-ego Violet, here.

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Check out the full trailer below.

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Get your first proper look at Love Heart in King of Fighters 14 in the Team Another World trailer - Also features Muimui and Nakoruru

A new King of Fighters 14 team trailer was just released, and this time it's focusing on the Another World team.

Though we've already seen quite a bit of both Muimui and Nakoruru in action, Love Heart has only been seen when someone who got their hands on the 48-character demo present at EVO chose to pick her, so now's a good change to get properly acquainted with her.

You can check out a bunch of images from the trailer here.

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The FGC's craziest Ryu hasn't stopped throwing wild Dragon Punches: Jyobin vs. Tokido in this exciting Street Fighter 5 mirror match

Jyobin is known for being a wild, fast-paced player. Since back in the Street Fighter 4 days, the daring Ryu player has broken down opponents by throwing out attacks at times where most competitors wouldn't dare to.

So what happens when the craziest Ryu player in the FGC goes up against the best Street Fighter 5 Ryu player in the world? Hype. Hype happens.

Thanks to YogaFlame24, we have a set of five matches in which Tokido squares off against Jyobin in a Ryu mirror match.

Both players demonstrate exceptional skill in this bout, and we see that Jyobin still enjoys throwing out wild DPs. Check out this clip where Jyobin goes for a Shoryuken on Tokido's wake up and confirms into Critical Art.


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There are several other instances where caution was thrown to the wind and uppercuts went flying, as well as some air Tatsu antics. But as always, you'll have to catch the full set after the jump.

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Shadaloo has a bunch of dolls ranked lower than the 12 main ones, and these are named after flowers - New CFN profile delves deep into the Dolls

One of the latest posts on the CFN site details the various levels of different dolls that are part of Shadaloo - because apparently, it's not just the 12 we're all familiar with.

There's a huge amount of female soldiers who aspire to be dolls, and they are divided into three different classes. You can see each of them in the images here, with the leftmost one the lowest rank and the rightmost one the highest rank.

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Continue below for more information and details on these various Doll types.

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Zangief's chop auto corrects in the middle of its animation? Can anyone make sense of this bizarre Street Fighter 5 sequence?

It's well known that characters in Street Fighter 5 can auto-correct their moves when an opponent crosses them up, but we've never seen something like what was discovered in SoCal today.

An auto-correct occurs when a player inputs the command for a move as their opponent moves past them, usually via a jump. There is a small window wherein you can input the command in one direction, but your character will turn and execute the action facing the other.

This really isn't something we ever see with normal attacks, but SoCal's Eliver Ling has discovered a baffling sequence wherein Zangief seemingly auto corrects his standing jab right in the middle of its animation.

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Double perfect on Smug, styling on Snake Eyez and comeback on Filipino Champ? Okay CoolKid93... you have our attention

The Street Fighter 5 iteration of Alex is... not regarded as one of the game's best characters. He's got a relatively low attendance record in the latter parts of most Pro Tour brackets, and he's really garnered a "good, but not great" image from the majority of players.

That said, TheCoolKid93 has been tearing it up online with his Alex, taking out notable names such as PIE|Smug, RB|Snake Eyez and PG|Filipino Champ.

Perhaps the community passed judgement just a tad early on Alex in SF5? Here's a sequence against Snake Eyez where Cool just doesn't let up:


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There are plenty more impressive plays in the videos below.

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