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Pressure and mix ups that baffle Tokido, Iwate, and even Daigo - Don't sleep on Narikun's Master Rank Ibuki in Street Fighter 5 Season 2

Ibuki is a character in Street Fighter 5 that we don't often see, but when we do, she rarely disappoints.

Today, we have a showcase of Narikun -- one of the highest ranked Ibuki players in Japan. This highlight reel features a plethora of tricky and lethal set ups that aspiring Ibuki players should definitely take note of.

We see Narikun score victories over players such as BST|Daigo, FOX|Tokido, Iwate, and more.

Below is a quick clip to get you started. Be sure to hit the jump to view the full compilation.

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Street Fighter 5 server maintenance begins at 10 a.m. PST tomorrow, preparing for the arrival of Kolin

Street Fighter 5 Season 2's next DLC fighter, Kolin, is gearing up for an official release tomorrow. As has been the case in the past, the game's servers will go down for maintenance in preparation for the new fighter.

The scheduled maintenance is set to kick off at 10 a.m. PST / 1 p.m. EST and will run until around 6 p.m. PST / 9 p.m. EST.

During that time, online features will be inaccessible.

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For the latest updates on Street Fighter 5's new world warrior, be sure to stay tuned here at EventHubs.

Source: CFN.

Over $600,000 on the line and no more auto-qualification spots for Premier events - here are the Capcom Pro Tour 2017 details

Capcom has officially spilled the beans on this year's Pro Tour. In a Capcom Unity blog post released this morning, we were provided the full run down on what to expect from the 2017 tournament season.

The stakes are raised for Street Fighter 5 competitors this year as over $600,000 is on the line. This is $100,000 more than last year, and the increase comes courtesy of Twitch.

But a larger prize pot isn't the only change we'll be seeing in 2017. The way in which players qualify for the Capcom Cup -- the 32-player, end-of-the-year finals event to conclude the tournament season -- has been revamped.

"This year, we wanted the qualification process to be much easier to follow for both players and fans alike," the blog post states. "We want the focus of the Capcom Pro Tour to be on our amazing community of players and incredible matches rather than complex rule sets and qualification processes."

With that in mind, Capcom has done away with auto-qualifying spots for Premier events. Instead, Capcom Cup spots will be determined by the points earned from placing at Capcom Pro Tour events.

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CIA agents being detailed on CFN? It's hard to tell their story relevance, but David Spender and Julian Lee are currently working a difficult case...

Although there have been some fairly irrelevant characters posted on the CFN since it's been active, there's always been some sort of tie to characters from the Street Fighter universe, but this time, there's nothing referring to any characters from Street Fighter at all.

What do these two CIA agents have to do with the current events of Street Fighter? Will they show up in a possible future story expansion? Are they somehow related to a currently existing characters?

We have a lot of questions, but no real answers, so check out David Spender's image here.

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Continue below for David Spender's full profile, as well as Julian Lee's image and profile.

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The unknown Japanese Lucario player, Tsu, made major splashes at Frostbite 2017 - Tsu vs. ZeRo highlights

Frostbite 2017 has ended, and boy did it have some really gripping upsets.

We previously saw an unknown Kirby player take a set off of Ally at Frostbite 2017. I figured this would be enough of an upset at this particular tournament.

Boy was I wrong. The Japanese player known as Tsu almost took the whole tournament.

Tsu was able to take sets off of DNG|Kameme, Void, Salem... and even TSM|ZeRo himself. I've never actually seen anybody force ZeRo off his main characters (Diddy Kong and Cloud these days) after a loss like Tsu has.

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ZeRo ended up coming back to meet Tsu in grand finals after eliminating Nairo.

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One of Street Fighter's best players is getting married - Congratulations, Infiltration!

One of the greatest Street Fighter players to ever compete, who happens to be the EVO 2016 champion, is getting married.

Seon-woo Lee, better known as RZR|Infiltration is tying the knot soon. Making the announcement on his personal stream earlier today, his big day is June 3rd, 2017.

"I met her last year at a Korean video game convention," Infiltration said about his bride-to-be.

Marriage isn't going to stop the champ from returning to the EVO stage to defend his title, however. After his wedding, Infiltration plans to head to Las Vegas, with his wife, to attend the event.

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Congratulations, Infiltration! We here at EventHubs wish you the best.

Source: Infiltration on Twitch.

Frostbite 2017 results ft. ZeRo, Ally, Nairo, Dabuz, VoiD

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Smash Bros. Wii U fans will be able to catch some serious action this weekend as Frostbite 2017 is taking place in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Huge levels of talent will be present, including TSM|ZeRo, C9|Ally, NRG|Nairo, RNG|Dabuz, CLG|VoiD, LG|Abadango, FOX|MKLeo, DNG|Kameme, 2GG|Komorikiri, MVG|Salem, Ranai, Zinoto, P1|Tweek, RvL|Mr. E, KEN, CaptainZack, InC|WaDi, PG|Rich Brown, PG|Esam, FS|Fatality, E2C|DarkShad and many more.

Streaming is being handled by Unrivaled Tournaments and Gooshi Gaming.

Check out the full action below.

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King of New York 2017 results ft. Smug, Punk, Alucard, Shine, Idom

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The King of New York is a round robin tournament featuring some of the best players in the New York area for Street Fighter 5, battling it out in first-to-5 against eachother.

The full league, taking place on Sunday, will have ten players, seven of which we had been determined beforehand, but two of them couldn't make it. The five that could are PIE|Smug, ANBU|Punk, F3|Alucard, OG|Shine and Idom.

The first day is all about players qualifying for the last three spots of tomorrow's main event. You can find the detailed ruleset for the qualifiers on the event's Facebook page.

Streaming is being handled by Bifuteki.

Check out the full action below.

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Unfortunate fail after a complex Sonic Boom loop sequence, Evil Ryu can't escape Poison's Ultra, and more: Funny and Cool Moments ep. 99

LiangHuBBB is back with another installment of the Funny and Cool Moments series.

This episode, #99 in the series, brings us more of awesome clips from a variety of different fighting titles. You'll see epic Injustice 2 combos, strange Street Fighter 5 glitches, impeccable Third Strike play, and much more.

Below is a quick clip featuring an intricate Guile Sonic Boom loop sequence that doesn't quite end as planned.

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You can find the full video after the jump. There is a bit of language NSFW, so be careful having the audio on at the office.

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Naptown City Clutch VI results ft. ChrisG, KaneBlueRiver, RayRay, Yipes, Romance

Update: This story has been updated with finalresults.

Indianapolis, Indiana is going to be filled with fighting game goodness this weekend, as Naptown City Clutch VI is taking place there.

Games set to be played are Street Fighter 5, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, King of Fighters 14, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Super Smash Bros. 64, Mortal Kombat XL, Killer Instinct and BlazBlue: Central Fiction.

Players attending include EG|NYChrisG, KaneBlueRiver, PG|RayRay, IFC Yipes, Romance, TS|Arturo Sanchez, GS|Gllty, BxA|Squall, JoeyD, DualKevin and many more.

Streaming will be handled by Team Spooky, Push Block Gaming and PBLK Gaming.

Check out the full action below.

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An astounding read leads to a truly incredible SPD comeback, Itazan defeats Tokido for a spot in the 6th Topanga League finals

Day 8 of the 6th Topanga League wrapped up early this morning, and with some of Japan's best players having competed, it's no surprise the action heated up as much as it did.

Out of the four sets that took place today, the match up between DNG|Itabashi Zangief and FOX|Tokido was host to a particularly astonishing sequence. If you're a fan of fighting game comebacks, this is the clip for you.

On the verge of taking the second game of the set, Tokido's Akuma put up a sturdy wall against the Zangief player seemingly stopping him at every pass. After a forward throw in the corner and an instant overhead attempt to close it out, Itazan did the unexpected.

Blocking the overhead, Zangief met Akuma in the air and pulled him out of the sky with an EX SPD. It was SPD city from there... (thanks to HiFight for capturing this clip).

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Cannes Winter Clash 2017 results ft. Luffy, Mister Crimson, FAB, John Takeuchi, Packz

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Cannes Winter Clash is back this weekend, and it's going to feature a bunch of games and players.

There will be tournaments taking place for Street Fighter 5, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, King of Fighters 14, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Mortal Kombat XL.

Players attending include, but are not limited to, MD|Luffy, MD|Mister Crimson, FAB, John Takeuchi, Packz, DA|ImStillDaDaddy, Will2Pac, Cuongster and Frionel.

Streaming is being handled by GameLine, JVTV, GameLine 2 and GameLine 4.

Hit the jump for the full action.

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'Mike, nobody plays this game for fun anymore... Don't you read the internet?' - Gootecks to Mike Ross in the latest Excellent Adventures episode

Gootecks and Mike Ross have returned with special guest K-Brad in the latest Excellent Adventures episode.

The road to diamond rank is proving to be getting more and more difficult for our heroes. Mike Ross ended up having a pretty intense situation occur that... unfortunately did not end up favoring him.

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K-Brad was able to salvage out some points though with his impressive shimmy play.

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Poll: Diddy Kong, Cloud, or Bayonetta? Which character is the best in Super Smash Bros. 4?

For those that have been paying attention to my series of articles where I interview top Smash Bros. 4 players, I've been asking every player who they think is the best character. Three characters in particular have been standing out the most.

With the exception of a few outliers, the response I typically get is Diddy Kong, Cloud, and Bayonetta as being the best. Either one of these characters is better than the rest, or some combination of them are tied for number one.

There's been a lot of debate lately if these characters need to be nerfed for the rumored Smash Bros. for the Switch title. Surprisingly, there's even been a debate that one of these characters might even need a buff.

Now I'm curious about what the majority of our readers think about these three characters.

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6th Topanga League early results, stream feat. Daigo, Tokido, Nemo, Haitani, Kazunoko, Sako, Fuudo, Mago

Updated: This storyhas been updated with full day 8 results.

After a long hiatus, it's finally time for the Topanga League once more. But since we're moving to a new game - Street Fighter 5 - there's no A League set in stone yet, so instead of the two different tiers of leagues, we're going straight in with 3 different groups of top-level players all fighting to advance to the final stage.

Each group plays a online round-robin among the 7 participants, with the 1st placer of each group moving to the finals stage, and the 2-5 placers in each group moving to new, 4-man groups where they play a offline round robin, and the victor of that group moves to the finals stage, now housing 6 players total, which will also be played offline.

Another new feature this year is that the event is free of charge - you can check out the stream over at Topanga's OpenRec channel or their English channel here.

You can find the stream and all of the group information below.

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