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Daigo Umehara feels like Street Fighter 6 is the fighting game that he's been waiting on for over 25 years

Although Street Fighter 6 was only announced earlier this year, there's a lot of anticipation that's been building up for the next entry in Capcom's iconic fighting game series. Although we've only had five characters — Ryu, Luke, Chun-Li, Jamie and Guile — revealed so far, we've seen a lot about what the gameplay has to offer thanks to plenty of footage. Needless to say, fans are pretty excited about Street Fighter 6.

Among those who are especially excited is BST|Daigo Umehara. According to FGC Translated's translation, Street Fighter 6 might be the game that Daigo has been waiting on for over 25 years now.

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Riddles and Sonix's grand finals showdown at CEO 2022's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event was unbelievably intense the entire time

CEO 2022 ended up holding the attention of a variety of fighting game fans, but it was the Super Smash Ultimate event that technically featured the most action as it had the highest number of competitors entered to compete — 650 in total.

At the conclusion of the tournament, BAN|Sonix and his Sonic ended up facing off against PG|Riddles, who was using both Terry Bogard and Kazuya Mishima during his run. This ended up being one of the most intense sets throughout the history of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. You really had to see it to believe what was happening.

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This wild 1-character comeback vs. a full team in King of Fighters 15's losers final was arguably the hypest sequence of CEO 2022

CEO 2022 may be done and over with now, but the weekend event gifted us all too many great moments to count between dozens of fighting games.

There was one sequence in particular, however, that was arguably more hype than all the rest which happened to take place during the losers final of The King of Fighters 15 tournament.

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Evo Moment 37 recreated in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate using Ken, Kazuya and the Perfect Shield mechanic

Evo Moment 37 will no doubt go down in history as one of the most iconic FGC moments ever. Against all odds, BST|Daigo Umehara managed to Parry every single hit of Chun-Li's super and secure the optimal punish during a high stakes Street Fighter 3: Third Strike match where everyone was shouting as loud as they could.

While Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Perfect Shield mechanic (often just called a "Parry" within the community) is much more lenient with its window compared to Third Strike's Parry, it's still pretty impressive when a sequence involving the Perfect Shield occurs. Notably, Gamer on Twitter recently recreated Evo Moment 37 in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with the sound from the event left intact.

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Who will win Street Fighter 6's tournament or ending battle?

We've previously documented who won the various Street Fighter tournaments, but with a brand new game on the horizon, we wanted to discuss who the most likely candidates to take home the glory will be. While not every Street Fighter entry has an official tournament in it, there's usual a last battle of some sort in lieu of a bracket, and we often count the person who delivers the killing blow on the main boss as the winner for that game.

With the past winners in mind, along with a number of other characters who fit the timeline and power requirements needed to be a tournament winner, we discuss who the most likely candidates are to win Street Fighter 6's tournament or last battle.

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CEO 2022 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend will be seeing the grand return of one of the biggest offline majors, namely CEO 2022 which is taking place in Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S.A.

There are far too many notable players attending to list them all, but here's just a mere sample of who's going to be there — PG|Punk, Intel|Razzo, XSET|iDom, PG|Plup, TSM|Tweek, DUSG|Gen, RB|Anakin, TMG|Tamago, Moist|Hotashi, CGL|K7 Showoff, NYChrisG, Talon|Book, Liquid|Hungrybox, BMS|Wawa, PGW|Ren, Justin Wong, Liquid|Riddles, Bandits|MenaRD, TxC|ViolentKain, Rise|Nitro, RR|Mono, AR|Wero Asamiya, RYO, Liquid|Dabuz, VGIA|Shanks, Bandits|Caba, DUSG|Rangchu, Exceed|Solstice, Smug, Pako, BC|ApologyMan, Nephew, Hive|LegendaryyPred, Shadow20z, TxC|Khriz, PG|KizzieKay, PG|HookGangGod, ScrawtVermillion, END|Shine, Buscar Luz, Kasuga, EMGG|Justakid, PAR|FlashMetroid, Mundank, LZR|Hayatei, CRaZY|SuperAkouma, PG|MarlinPie, MEGA|ArnKratos, CLG|Brian_F, DEUS|Incendiate, Monarch, DUSG|Pinya, Damdai, ElChakotay, RayRay, YARUCREW|Macho, BAN|Sonix, Zomba, Gosain, END|Shine, OmegaXcn, Shuaboo, Paragon|Myran, MVD, MuteAce, DZ|Jonathan Tene, BC|LordKnight, TS1|Cookye, VIEJOS|Gandido, PartyWolf, Jake, PG|Marss, JakeyTheSnakey, Jram, Spiral|Krudo, Arlieth and more.

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Guilty Gear Strive's first Season 2 major only had 1 character not show up in top 64

Guilty Gear Strive players were very interested to see just how much of an impact the game's Season 2 balance patch would have on the highest level of competition, and this weekend serves as the perfect test bed for just that.

CEO 2022 is going down as the first large offline major for Strive Season 2, but how much did that re-balancing change up which characters and players made it far into the tournament?

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No sign of the supposedly 'banworthy' Steve in the top 8 at CEO 2022 but the Minecraft rep did have quite a presence in the top 64

CEO 2022 is the big tournament occupying the attention of fighting games this weekend. Out of all the games that have a presence at the event, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the one with the most participants as there were 650 entered to compete.

Due to the recent success of Steve at tournaments (mostly thanks to FTG|Acola), there have been debates about potentially banning Minecraft Steve from future Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournaments. Though it's worth noting that Acola did not attend CEO 2022 this weekend, this seems like it could be a good opportunity to see how Steve is performing at major events by looking closely at the character usage stats.

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From the very first to the most disgusting, here are 5 infinite combos from across Mortal Kombat's history

Infinite combos are widely a bad thing in fighting games as they take most all the fun and nuance out of the fray... at least for the person getting hit. That said, we'd be lying if we didn't admit how fun it can be to back through history and see some of the most ridiculous examples of such combos, and Mortal Kombat has plenty.

Well, Mortal Kombat has at least five, and Ketchup and Mustard are offering a crash course history lesson. From the very first in franchise to easily the most disgusting (and that's saying something for MK) continue on for five instances of infinites in Mortal Kombat.

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Only 9 characters saw no play at CEO's top 32 for King of Fighters 15 while the original 'Big 3' basically disappeared

The King of Fighters 15 is now over 1 month removed from the game's first major balance update, which has allowed players more time to craft their new strategies and team compositions.

All of that got put to the test this weekend with CEO 2022 going down, and the majority of KOF15's characters got at least some time in the spotlight — but not so much for the previous top tiers.

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4 more DLC characters for Melty Blood: Type Lumina slated to release by this winter

Dead Apostle Noel, Aoko Aozaki, Powered Ciel and Mario Gallo Bestino have been added to Melty Blood: Type Lumina as DLC fighters over the course of about four months. A new DLC roadmap has since been revealed for the game.

DLC playable character 5, playable character 6, playable character 7 and playable character 8 are now slated to release from this summer until this winter. No information about the identities of these four DLC characters has been provided.

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Everything was going according to plan for 24K during this Super Smash Bros. Ultimate online match until...

For a good while into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's meta, Jigglypuff has been seen as one of the weaker characters. However, players like BassMage and 24K have been pushing Jigglypuff's meta to the point to where the character is now recognized as a viable mid tier. Of course, 24K is the type of player that's been doing this while mainly focusing on content creation.

During one of 24K's recent streams, things appeared to be happening as they normally do during one of 24K's matches. Though 24K's Jigglypuff was technically behind in the match at 172% taken compared to the opponent's 98% damage, 24K was able to maintain his composure and keep control of the situation. Things were going exactly as 24K had planned as he was able to secure multiple reads against the Kazuya user.

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With Lab Coat Android 21 banned, this is what Dragon Ball FighterZ's character statistics looked like at CEO 2022

With Lab Coat Android 21 remaining a problem in the competitive scene of the game, the CEO 2022 organizers made the difficult decision to ban her from the event's Dragon Ball FighterZ tournament.

Now that the action has wrapped up for Dragon Ball in Florida this weekend, we can see just how much impact Lab Coat's absence had on character diversity at CEO.

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Guilty Gear Strive's Version 1.19 patch notes appear to lower the chances of a Season 2 DLC reveal this weekend... but not entirely

Although Guilty Gear Strive's big Season 2 update dropped earlier this month, the balance and mechanic adjustments did not come alongside a new DLC character, which has left players wondering when the first piece of the second season pass will be coming.

With CEO 2022 going down this weekend, many fans were hoping to see that character announcement during Strive's finals, but the newly released Version 1.19 patch notes for the incoming update suggest otherwise — it's certainly not impossible, however.

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Poll Results: Which of Street Fighter 6's announced characters are you most interested in playing?

Update: Voting has closed on our poll, so you can check out the final results of who the community is most interested in playing for Street Fighter 6 below.

Graphics, presentation and mechanics are certainly nice to focus on for fighting games, but it's the characters that help bring everything to life.

Now that Capcom has officially shown the gameplay for 5 different characters in Street Fighter 6, we'd like to ask the community who among them are you most interested in playing?

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Iceman added to Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3's roster via mod

Though he was originally playable in X-Men: Children of the Atom and Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, Iceman did not return for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 or Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. It can be argued that this was an odd omission considering the uniqueness that can be offered by Iceman as a fighting game character.

However, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3's roster has been expanding recently thanks to unofficial mods. As a result of CaliKingz01's hard work, Iceman has rejoined the battle between Marvel and Capcom.

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Arslan Ash releases new tier list for Tekken 7

FATE|Arslan Ash might just be the best player in the world at competitive Tekken 7. With updates seemingly finished for Tekken 7, Arslan Ash recently released a tier list for the game.

On this particular tier list, all 51 characters that are playable in Tekken 7 have been divided up into one of five different groups — SS tier, S tier, A tier, B tier and C tier. It is interesting to note that the only two fighters that have been positioned in SS tier are actually guest characters that hail from other companies.

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