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'Rather than playtime, it's better to play in a good environment to level up' - Fuudo shares wisdom, stories and a day in his pro gamer life

If GRPT|Fuudo decides to start playing a fighting game, it's a safe bet to say he'll be one of the best in the world at it. The Japanese player is known for his skill at Virtua Fighter, Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter 5, but he's also astonishingly good at games in other genres.

In their recent documentary "The Life of a Pro Street Fighter," IGN follows a day in the life of Fuudo, and gets an insider's look at the top tier player's history, day to day gaming life, practices and gaming philosophies.

Though a professional at fighting games, Fuudo spends considerable time with other genres, and contributes the majority of his life to gaming in general. Check out IGN's mini documentary below for a full look at this most interesting FGC figure.

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Pop-offs from Fatality, ESAM, Hikaru, and more while CaptainZack dances; Link in top 3!? So many upsets! - 2GGC: Civil War Highlights

2GGC: Civil War turned out to be one of the craziest tournaments in Smash history. When even TSM|ZeRo gets eliminated so early, it really shows that this is a tournament with a very atypical ending.

We got a batch of highlights that tries to capture as many of these crazy moments as possible.

First up was the set between Ranai and Nairo. Ranai was able to pull off one of the wildest and unexpected shield break punishes with Villager against Nairo.


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Nairo was able to finish the game after that one with an explosive finish.

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Javits challenged the Street Fighter 5 community to K.O. Akuma in just two combos... they did... with 14 characters thus far

We recently saw a Street Fighter 5 sequence in which FOX|Tokido's Akuma was KO'd in just two touches. As one might expect, the community reacted with pitchforks aimed at Balrog's damage output.

Javits quickly found that Rog was not the only character capable of doing this to Akuma, (who we should specify, has the lowest vitality in the game at 875) and posed a challenge on Twitter for players to "Kill Akuma in 2 combos - 1st combo has to be a jump in combo using any resources. 2nd combo has to start from a light attack."

The internet gladly obliged, and we have footage of no less than 14 characters doing just this:


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Daigo teabags Justin, Urien scores a 100% combo in Third Strike and King of Fighters looks extra fun to play... Funny and Cool Moments ep. 100

LiangHu has compiled yet another very fun and very entertaining "Funny and Cool Moments" video, showing of some of the more bizarre and hilarious happenings from the fighting game world's more recent weeks.

You'll catch such sequences as CYG|Daigo teabagging FOX|Justin Wong, some unbelievable interactions in Street Fighter 2, 3, 4 and 5, and crazy highlights from plenty of other fighting titles.

This instant classic made the video, but it lacks CYG|PR Balrog's audial reaction, (a crucial component) and so we thought we'd share it with you in full right here:


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Street Fighter 5 servers down for maintenance until 12:00 a.m. PDT

We just received word via the Street Fighter 5 Server Twitter that the game is now offline and will be for the next eight hours.

Capcom has been known to occasionally bring servers back online before the projected maintenance end time, so there's a chance we won't have to wait the full eight hours.

Do fans really want story characters in Street Fighter 5? Vesper takes a closer look at the alleged Taylor leak

Street Fighter 5 marketplace banter this week has been rich with topics since Capcom announced details on a CFN update, but fans were quickly distracted away from confirmed changes when a possible character leak popped up on Friday.

Urien's voice actor, Bill Rogers, included voice actor Dave Fennoy and non-playable character, Taylor, in a tweet meant to give a nod to his fellow Street Fighter 5 voice actors. Seeing as Taylor was the odd character out, (and considering the character has been on people's radars as a possible Season 2 character) the internet exploded, screaming "LEAK!" at the top of its metaphorical lungs.

Rogers went on to explicitly say his tweet was in no way a leak, a claim we'll be able to confirm or shoot down soon enough, but perhaps more importantly than the alleged leak itself, was the community response to the idea of Taylor being a DLC character.

He fits the bill in that he's never been playable in the SF universe before, and he's made a few appearances in the game's story mode, (albeit not to the degree of Kolin.) Vesper recaps and takes a closer look at the situation, essentially asking if fans are at all hype at the idea of this character. As it feels right now, the answer seems to lean toward "no."

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Daigo confirmed to be switching back to Guile for the ELeague

According to Jiyuna, BST|Daigo is confirmed to be switching to Guile from Ryu in Street Fighter 5. We'll be able to see Daigo's Guile in action this upcoming weekend at the ELeague event.


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This, despite previously stating that playing Guile made him unhappy. This change likely comes as a result of his lackluster tournament results due to trying to stick it out with Ryu.

For me personally, I'm happy to hear that Daigo will be playing a character that better suits his abilities rather than a character that was clearly holding him back since the nerfs.

What are your thoughts on the matter? Let us know in the comments section.

Sent in by: Johhny Ryzen. Photo Source: Stephanie Lindgren.

'If it worked once, it's gonna work twice, it's gonna work three times... until you show me it doesn't work' - LI Joe on the Excellent Adventures

Gootecks, Mike Ross, James Chen, and LI Joe continue their run in ranked mode on the latest episode of the Excellent Adventures.

Encouraged by LI Joe, James Chen repeated a combo against his opponent who was obviously expecting a grab.


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Meanwhile, Mike Ross and LI Joe incorporate a special... teamwork session?

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EventHubs readers agree with Luffy that tournament sets should be 3/5 instead of 2/3

Update: The results are in! Hit the jump below to check them out.

Earlier The 2017 Capcom Pro Tour kicked off with Final Round 20 last weekend, and though the tournament format for Street Fighter 5 is slated to remain 2/3 games up until 3/5 in top eight, a few top players have expressed they'd like a change.

French player and EVO 2014 champion RB|Luffy took to Twitter earlier to list off the reasons he'd rather tournaments be 3/5 all the way through. This quickly caught the attention of fellow Capcom Cup 2016 compteitor SPY|Filipino Champ, who couldn't agree more:

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Though this isn't all that new a debate topic, we do have a full year's worth of Street Fighter 5 experience under our belts now, and perhaps that's given us a bit more wisdom on the matter. We've created a poll for you to let everyone know what your thoughts are.

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What exactly does Alex need to make him work better as a character in Street Fighter 5? Seasoned player CoolKid93 shares his opinions on his faults

Alex hasn't been the most prominent character in Street Fighter 5 since his induction, neither in Season 1 nor what we've experienced so far of Season 2.

Although Alex has some buffs coming up in April, which is always nice, as an Alex player myself I often feel as if Capcom don't quite understand the character's strengths or weaknesses.

But hey, don't take my scrubby word for it, one of North America's best Alex players, CoolKid93, has made a video specifically detailing what he feels doesn't work about Alex right now, and what he'd like to see change about the character.

For his insight into this Street Fighter 3-era warrior, continue below to check out his video.

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'The new CFN server updates mark a new beginning for playing SF5 online' - what exactly are we hoping to see from this much anticipated update?

The recent blog post from Capcom Unity promises an excited community "a new beginning for playing Street Fighter 5 online," and looks to tidy up quite a few odds and ends that have left players with a feeling of want thus far in the SF5 experience.

Part of this update promises more detailed statistics tracked and presented on player profiles, as well as an in-game announcer voice that will provide players and opponents with stats using data pulled straight from the server.

Before the game even dropped last February, we knew Capcom was planning to present player stats in a more detailed and significant way than they ever had before in previous fighting game titles. When the game actually dropped, we saw what looked like only a shell of their intentions come to fruition.

It looks as though that could all be changing very soon.

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Full Bloom 3 results feat. Hungrybox, Leffen, SFAT, Duck

Updated with final results: This story has been updated with the final results for Full Bloom 3.

Full Bloom 3 is a one day event in Bloomington, Indiana. This tournament has a very strong Melee presence, and also features Smash 4.

Notable players include Liquid|Hungrybox, TSM|Leffen, CLG|SFAT, G2|Westballz, Tempo|Axe, RNG|Swedish Delight, LG|Ice, CLG|PewPewU, Duck, Tempo|S2J, Secret|Silent Wolf, MSF|The Moon, KJH, Selfless|HugS, Glacial|Prince Abu and HomeMadeWaffles, among many more.

You can find the live streams and schedule below.

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He plays Street fighter 4 for the memory of his brother and has a dream to make it to EVO... you don't have to be a pro to have a great story

Cliff Rouzier is a Street Fighter player from New York that you've likely never heard of. He hasn't won any majors, never had a "Moment 37" of his own, or upset a big name player in a stream match, but he does have a story worth telling.

With parents that neither understand nor appreciate gaming, Cliff's situation isn't all that different from a good many others' in the FGC. Like the majority of fighting game players, Cliff had a dream to make the trek to EVO (the fighting game player's Mecca) for both the experience and to test his skills against the best in the world.

Cliff's brother, (who introduced him to fighting games at an early age) tragically passed away in recent years, and so this EVO trip would also be dedicated to the memory of his sibling.

Luckily Cliff's filmmaker cousin, Jonathan Rouzier, has been working on a documentary for the last five years that chronicles Cliff's journey to EVO 2013. That documentary, Road to Evolution, has finally been released.

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From Street Fighter 5 alternate costumes to Darkstalkers favorites, Garakuta's artwork is sure to stun

Thanks to the widely positive response from readers last time we featured Garakuta's art, we're showcasing yet another selection.

Today's artwork features selections from Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Skullgirls and Blazblue. You'll see the first six here, and the full gallery included after the jump.

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The top 10 weakest characters in Street Fighter history

We talk plenty about Old Sagat, AE Yun and 3S Chun-Li, but it's a little more seldom that the conversation goes to the absolute worst of the Street Fighter characters.

YouTuber jmcrofts has created a list of the top 10 worst Street Fighter characters of all time. We should point out specifically that he's talking about their strengths (or lack thereof) in game play, making them famously low tier in each of their respective games.

You probably already have an idea of at least a few characters that are bound to make the list, but do you know where they'll end up? Give the video a watch and let us know if you think it does the low tier heroes justice, or if you feel there are fighters that better deserve to be on the "F.A.N.G-tier tier list."

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