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Red Bull Kumite 2017 results feat. Daigo, Nemo, Bonchan, Gachikun, Tokido

Updated with final results: We've added the final results for Red Bull Kumite 2017 into this story.

Red Bull Kumite 2017 takes place Saturday and Sunday in Paris, France. This is an invitational event, but it's preceded by an open tournament for Street Fighter 5.

The 14 invited competitors are CYG|Daigo Umehara, RB|Bonchan, RZR|Infiltration, FOX|Tokido, BX3|Phenom, CYG|PR Balrog, AW|Nemo, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, RB|Luffy, MD|Mister Crimson, XYZZY, Gachikun, RIZE|Infexious and RB. They will be joined by two additional players who qualify from the open tournament.

There are streams available in English, French and Japanese. You can find these streams and others in our very handy stream directory, on the right-hand side of the website.

The English stream is embedded below, along with a schedule.

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Filipino Champ has livid outburst at Capcom after showing how easy it is to mash out Akuma's Raging Demon in Street Fighter 5

The input for Demon is, and always has been, "light punch, light punch, forward, light kick, heavy punch." This is a fairly unique move in the Street Fighter universe, as most others require some kind of circular movement or charge motion from the control stick.

When it first appeared in Street Fighter 2, players had to specifically press each button in a tightly timed sequence to get Demon to come out. Input leniency has varied over the years, and most will recall the ease in which one could perform it in Street Fighter 4.

Shortcuts allowed for players to actually input the final three commands simultaneously, meaning the whole process could be filed down to three basic inputs. Demon has gotten even easier in Street Fighter 5 however, and SPY|Filipino Champ is furious about it.

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Core-A Gaming explores the consequences of reducing the skill gap in fighting games

Fighting game producers now have the daunting task of balancing their products to appeal to both the competitive and casual crowds, and Capcom's attempt at this in Street Fighter 5 has ignited a near constant state of unrest in a large portion of the player base since the game's release.

Relative to most other iterations of Street Fighter, SF5 both allows for luck to be a key factor in outcome and offers very few defensive options. In their latest video, Core-A Gaming takes an in depth look at how this has directed the evolution of Street Fighter 5.

We're seeing more volatility and upset pros as a result, but we're also seeing more players win in match ups they likely would not have in games like Street Fighter 4 or Third Strike.

The implications of this extend beyond the gameplay experience, as they also affect how players conduct themselves and how audiences perceive the game.

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Dogura reflects a giant tornado in SF5 while D.R. Gross tries to dodge bullets in Injustice 2 - Combobreaker day 2 highlights

Day two of the Street Fighter 5 and Injustice 2 tournaments being held at Combobreaker have now ended. We have the highlights of the day.

The game between Poongko and YBK|Daikoku Go ended in a time over. Based on the two health bars, most would've sworn that Daikoku Go had more life at the end.

Strangely, that did not happen. Poongko made a last ditch effort to drain off as much of Daikoku Go's health via chip damage right before the timer expired.

It ended up paying off for Poongko, big time.


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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite to be playable at E3 and CEO 2017

It was just announced by Jabailey that Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will be available to the public to play at E3. This will be the first time the game is playable for the general public.

Considering that E3 is one of the biggest gaming events of the year, it may be of no surprise that this will be the time in which the game will be playable for the public.

Jebailey also informed everybody that the game will be playable at CEO 2017 as well. This event comes soon after E3.

E3 will take place starting from June 13 to June 15. Meanwhile CEO 2017 will take place starting from June 16 to June 18.

Essentially, MvCI will be playable back to back in the month of June. Could we be seeing more attention to MvCI beyond this?

The game will be launching on September 19, 2017. As a result, it certainly makes sense that we'll finally be able to see some actual gameplay outside of trailers.

Source: Capcom Fighters.

Daigo's Ryu, ChrisG's Sakura, Infiltration's Gouken... The BEAST remembers some of the best players of Street Fighter 4

There's a ton of Street Fighter 5 action this weekend, but that doesn't mean we can't take a few minutes for a nostalgic look back at Ultra Street Fighter 4.

The BEAST has begun a series on his YouTube channel wherein he's highlighting the characters of USF4 by showing some of their strongest moments as controlled by the strongest players to use them.

We've nabbed three of his videos featuring Ryu, Sakura and Gouken. For Ryu, you'll see LU|Alex Valle, Ryan Hart and of course CYG|Daigo Umehara pulling off clutch wins like this:


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You'll also see highlights from the likes of EG|ChrisG, OG Shine and even myself in the videos below.

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'Ibuki is not that solid compared to other top tiers, but she can take out anyone' - Xian talks SF5, says the one character he'd take out of the game

Capcom's Matt Edwards was able to catch up with RZR|Xian after his tournament run at Battle Arena Melbourne 9, where the Singaporean player and his Ibuki finished in fifth place.

Xian's incredible showing at Final Round 20 earlier this year was so impactful that it got a good portion of the community debating Ibuki as perhaps the game's strongest character.

Since then, Xian has been relatively consistent, but has yet to reach the same level of domination as seen at FR20. "Ibuki is not that solid compared to other top tiers, but she can take out anyone," he explains to Edwards.

The two discuss Xian's current demons in SF5, whether or not he'd ever consider playing F.A.N.G again, the one character he'd remove from the game if given the choice and more.

You'll catch it all in the video below.

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Three Pro Tour events in a row and a life-changing $150,000 first place finish at Eleague? It might not be 'just another day' for The Alpha anymore

This time last year, if you were to ask around the fighting game community as who Punk was, a handful would tell you that he was some mouthy online player from Street Fighter 4 while the rest probably wouldn't know at all.

With three Capcom Pro Tour events and an Eleague victory all in under two months' time, Victor "PG|Punk" Woodley is known the community over as "The Alpha" both in title and status.

Yesterday's win at Eleague secured $150,000 for the 18 year old player, a sum that will surely help him and his family make a move to a new house, amongst other life altering changes.

Though Woodley oft shrugs his big achievements with a cavalier smirk and a matter of fact attitude, we're fairly sure even he is secretly surprised by his incredible sprint into this new world of incredible success.

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Them's Fightin' Herds is fully funded, release date still pending

Update: The June 17th release date has been disconfirmed by the game's developers.

What if adorable barnyard animals beat each other to within an inch of their lives in a fighting game? Oh, were you thinking the same thing? Well then we're happy (albeit with a bit of a raised eyebrow) to inform you that Them's Fightin' Herds is about to be a reality for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Backed by 10,516 people on IndieGoGo, Them's Fightin' Herds has raised $586,346 of its $436,000 goal.

Given the punned title (and I guess the fact that cows and deer are doing juggle combos on each other) one may feel some hesitation to take the game seriously. As light hearted as it comes across, Mane6's upcoming fighter actually looks incredibly fun:


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'My lifestyle habits have gone lax, it's affecting my game where it matters most' - Daigo to give up alcohol and get in better shape to up his game

Having won it all at EVO multiple times, continually wowed audiences and players alike with unbelievable performances across many fighting game titles and pulled off the incredible EVO Moment 37, it's hard to argue that The Beast's name isn't the most celebrated in fighting game history.

Though a top eight finish at Eleague is nothing to scoff at, it still isn't where CYG|Daigo Umehara would hope to be.

Having been sent home in seventh place by FOX|Momochi in a 3-1 set, The Beast took to Twitter to issue a statement.

Daigo feels that a few of his real life habits are holding him back in his tournament play. Item number one on his list is to "take after the always-stoic Jyobin and give up alcohol."

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Momochi goes for a crazy gambit against Daigo, meanwhile Punk does a slow motion teabag, and Fuudo keeps making comebacks - Eleague highlights

The final day of the Street Fighter 5 Eleague event has finally come to an end. We have plenty of highlights to showcase from tonight.

PG|Punk was already looking strong against CYG|PR Balrog being that he was up a game and a round by this point. PR Balrog then decided to go in hard in order to get himself on the board.

Even Punk was kept in the guessing game on these nasty throw loops until the end of the round.


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Eleague Street Fighter 5 results feat. Phenom, Punk, Fuudo, Daigo, PR Balrog

Updated with final results from Eleague: We've updated this story with the final results and battle logs from Street Fighter 5 Eleague.

An absolutely stacked Street Fighter 5 invitational event kicks off in Atlanta, Georgia today. $250,000 USD will be on the line.

Hosted by Turner, the company behind TV networks TNT and TBS, this is a powerhouse production. While the initial offerings will be streamed on Twitch, later parts of the competition will be featured on network television, as well as online.

32 players are competing in the group stage including Liquid|NuckleDu, RZR|Infiltration, RZR|Xian, FOX|Tokido, CYG|Daigo, FOX|Justin Wong, CYG|PR Balrog, Zowie|GamerBee and more.

You can find a complete list of players and the live stream below.

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NuckleDu went from eating T.V. dinners three times a day to having huge success in the FGC - hear his inspirational story

Whenever we think of Liquid|NuckleDu, we tend to think of his awesome play with Guile in Street Fighter 5 and his tendency to teabag opponents whenever he dominates. The Eleague's player profile video showcases a very different aspect of his life.

It is here that we find out about how difficult NuckleDu has had it. He and his family relied a lot on food stamps, for example.

His success in the Street Fighter 5 tournament scene, especially thanks to his Capcom Pro Tour win, caused very positive changes to his life. He went from having T.V. dinners three times a day to going out whenever he wants to nice restaurants with desert.

Of course, he also speaks about the mental aspect of what teabagging does to his opponent's composure. Despite some believing that NuckleDu's motivations for competing are purely monetary, you can still tell he has a passion for eSports.

Even though NuckleDu has already been eliminated from the Eleague competition, we still wanted to highlight his inspirational story.

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Punk uses PR Balrog as a punching bag while enjoying tea and Momochi hopes to be noticed by Daigo - more Eleague images

Looks someone over at Eleague is back at their old antics again with Photoshop. There are a number of impressive images over on the official Eleague Twitter account.

I have to say, these particular images are probably better than what we've seen from them in the past. If you weren't a fan of their previous images, I do recommend taking a look at these to see how they stack up.

This is only a sample of the images that are present on Eleague's Twitter. To get in on the rest of the fun, you'll have to visit their Twitter page.

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We'll keep an eye out for anymore images that pop up on tonight's top 4.

Which one was your favorite? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

Source: Eleague Twitter.

Punk and Fuudo unable to compete at Combo Breaker due to Friday pool assignment, conflicts with Eleague playoffs

Two of Street Fighter 5's best players will not be competing at Combo Breaker 2017 this weekend. PG|Punk and GRPT|Fuudo will be unable to attend the Capcom Pro Tour premier event in Illinois due to their participation in the Eleague playoffs today.

Both competitors were assigned pools on day one (Friday) -- which were assigned randomly -- and as a result will not be able to make it in time.

Panda Global took to Twitter to confirm Punk's absence.

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