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Tossed by an elephant, knocked into a sarcophagus, thrown through a hot dog stand? We may have found some hidden stage transitions in Street Fighter 5

The very first stage we saw in Street Fighter 5 was the Bustling Side Street, and in this arena are three breakable walls through which characters fly if they are defeated when standing next to them.

Curiously no other stages in the game have this feature, at least, not yet. X-Kira, you may recognize the name from a few of the free roam camera videos we recently featured, has stumbled upon what look like stage transitions for a handful of other fighting grounds.

They look a bit odd, because the animations are all done on the Bustling Side Street stage, but we can get a good guess of what some of these are. Below is the sequence for Apprentice Ally, which appears to send the defeated opponent into the unforgiving trunk of an elephant:

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Smug now playing Balrog in Street Fighter 5; watch him recapture the Dudley magic with high/low mix ups, huge damage, and style for days

Smug has put the boxing gloves on once again. Normally a Karin player, it looks as though the well-known Dudley expert is looking to harness the essence of the pugilist in Street Fighter 5.

Since Dudley isn't a playable character in this game, Smug has taken to playing Balrog, and with his new character design and tools, it seems as though it was the right choice.

Today we have a compilation of footage that features a handful of exciting moments from Smug's recent Rog play, coupled with nearly 30 minutes of full matches.

Below is just a taste of what you can expect to see here.

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To see how Smug fends as Balrog in Street Fighter 5, be sure to hit the jump.

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Chun-Li stopped at nothing to bring down Shadaloo to avenge her father - Latest SF5 profile details the first lady of fighting games

It's no surprise that after Street Fighter's rival duo Ryu and Ken, we'd see the so-called first lady of fighting games, Chun-Li, show up to the bat.

Chun-Li's backstory, motivations and general personality are outlined in this latest CFN portal profile. Check out her images here.

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You can find Chun-Li's full profile below.

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Big news for Mortal Kombat XL on the horizon according to Boon

Ed Boon is back at it again, stirring the pot a bit on Twitter. This time around he takes a moment to address not having a big reveal for Mortal Kombat X at EVO this year.

It wasn't too long ago that Boon was polling Twitter to gauge community opinion on which characters in Mortal Kombat could use a buff, so it's definitely interesting to see him confirm that something is coming up soon.

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What time does Street Fighter 5 start? Who's favored to win Melee? EventHubs has you covered with this spectator's guide to EVO 2016's main games

EVO 2016 is finally upon us. The largest fighting game event of the year kicks this Friday, and with five live streams, 9 main games, and thousands of players in attendance, one might be wondering how and where to find all of the action for their favorite titles.

Much like last year, we have put together a beginner's guide to EVO of sorts in hopes that we can make your viewing experience this weekend that much easier.

Contained in this story is information on all nine of the main games, where and when they are being streamed, and which players to look out for. Of course, there are a plethora of amazing players competing this weekend, but we chose a handful that we felt newcomers watching EVO for the first time might have fun looking out for.

There's a lot to get to, so be sure to check out our spectator's guide after the jump.

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Full Street Fighter 5 costume color gallery for Chun-li, Cammy, and R. Mika's new outfits

Several brand new costumes just became available in Street Fighter 5 last weekend, and thanks to Flyingcloud11 over on Imgur, we get to take a look at what the new costumes look like in all of their colors.

This gallery has all 10 colors for both Capcom Pro Tour outfits, and the new summertime outfits as well.

Make sure to hit the jump to see the gallery in full.

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26 hit-combos, 75% damage combos and more crazy stuff - Desk tries his hand at the King of Fighters 14 demo with this Sylvie combo video

The King of Fighters 14 demo was released yesterday, and it features 7 characters from the final game fully playable.

One of our biggest contributors as far as combo content goes, Desk, has jumped into King of Fighters, and shows off some of what series newcomer Sylvie Paula Paula is capable of.

In this video, you'll see some pretty expensive combos, but they sure give good value for the cost. Check out the video itself below.

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How will Capcom enforce tournament rules in an online environment? Alex Valle explains his 'good faith' approach to regulating CPT online events

The Capcom Pro Tour online ranking tournaments were just officially announced, and judging by the fact that the first North American bracket filled up almost immediately, we'd say gamers around the world are hype.

While online tourneys do provide a great opportunity for those unable to travel, they do come with some interesting new hurdles.

Looking at the "Eligibility" section on the CPT website, we see certain rules such as the ban on wireless connections as well as the use of macros, turbos, or any peripheral which tampers with standard game functionality.

We quickly move from here to ask exactly how tournament organizers hope to enforce these rules. Seeing as Level|Up is helping run these tourneys, we took our question to LU|Alex Valle. His response: "Good faith."

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Excited for Urien in Street Fighter 5? Check out his entire move set here

Only two days until Juri joins the Street Fighter 5 roster, but we know who it is you all are really holding out for...

The game's sixth and final season one DLC character will be none other than Urien, and though we don't have a release date for him yet, a quick survey of SF5 DLC release patterns says we'll likely get him some time next month.

YouTuber ANEXTB has compiled all of Urien's moves, along with their inputs, into a video so that those who plan to try the character out can prepare.

ANEXTB even goes the extra mile with a few bread and butter combos to close things out. You'll catch it all below.

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Ibuki Air Throw glitch removed with Street Fighter 5's 1.05 patch

Ibuki had quite a peculiar glitch regarding her air throw which gave her a bunch of invincibility when landing after whiffing it, and Capcom confirmed that this was going to be removed in a patch soon.

Well, the patch is here, and rejoice! Ibuki can no longer cheese you out by adding bogus invulnerability frames to her jump, and thankfully, it's out before EVO so there's no risk of having to ban Ibuki from the tournament.

It's unclear as of yet if the patch did anything besides that, but we'll keep you posted.

You can see a video demonstrating that the glitch is, in fact, gone below.

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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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Ed Boon wants to know which Mortal Kombat XL characters to buff; cast your vote before time runs out

NetherRealm Studios' Ed Boon has taken to Twitter to ask Mortal Kombat XL fans which characters could use a buff or two should the game receive a new update.

He's created two polls featuring a total of eight characters, (four from the original roster and four from DLC expansions) for players to vote on who needs a helping hand the most. We've linked them both up here so you can cast your votes with ease. You'll find the second poll after the jump.

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Daigo and Tokido went head-to-head in a masterful winners side set at EVO 2016: Incredible momentum shifts, amazing reads, and clutch plays

Two of the strongest players to ever compete in fighting games, former teammates, and each one a Shoto specialist; BST|Daigo and Tokido went head-to-head in an incredible set during the top 64 at EVO 2016.

These powerful Ryu specialists put on an amazing show for attendees and viewers alike, leaving people wanting more after their short, but sweet 2/3 set on the winners side of the bracket. With such a legendary match up taking place outside of the tournament's top 8, we felt it would be good to shine a light on this bout for those who may have missed it.

Right out of the gate, Tokido showed that though Daigo's accolades with Ryu throughout all of Street Fighter history may be more impressive, he wasn't going to be rattled on the big stage.

After a few seconds of feeling out each others' game, Tokido dashed in with a quick crouching medium punch to get things started. Unafraid of being punished, Tokido went on to parry several of Daigo's fireballs, many of them from very close up, standing his ground seemingly fearless.

With the first round coming close to an end, Daigo's risky cross up attempt resulted in an auto-correct Dragon Punch from Tokido. Committing to another daring maneuver, Daigo ate a full punish and handed victory to Tokido.

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PR Balrog shares his Street Fighter 5 Balrog match up tier chart

Over on Twitter today, Eduardo "EG|PR Balrog" Perez shared his match up tier chart for his trademark character, Balrog, in Street Fighter 5.

Now that Balrog has been in the hands of the public for a while, PR Rog gives us his thoughts on how he feels each character stacks up when facing the boxer.

The chart lists the characters Balrog is good against in Street Fighter 5, down to the ones he struggles more against when fighting. You can check out the tier chart below.

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On Twitter, PR Balrog notes that his list is a bit biased towards Shoto characters, since he is personally good against them.

What do you think of PR Balrog's assessment here? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: PR Balrog on Twitter.

After facing betrayal, he can no longer trust anyone but himself - Nash detailed in CFN's latest Street Fighter 5 profile

Street Fighter Alpha's risen avenger appears. This time, we have Guile's best friend, Air Force lieutenant Charlie Nash being detailed by Capcom.

This profile mainly focuses on the drastic changes Nash has gone through since his appearance in the Alpha series. Check out the images here.

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Continue below for Nash's full profile.

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