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Tekken comic book to be launched in conjunction with Tekken 7 release, set for release in May 2017, covers and preview pages released

The hype for Tekken 7 is big, which is to be expected with a game that fans have been waiting to get a home version of for almost two years, but Namco are aiming to deliver on that hype in spades.

One of the projects that's set to capitalize on the Tekken hype is a comic book series published by Titan Comics, set for May 2017. Some covers and preview pages were released alongside the announcement - you can see a few of them here.

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ProblemX and CCL join the Mousesports team, known for its Counter-Strike team, as the first fighting game players

Benjamin "ProblemX" Simon and Younes "CCL" Lazaar have been picked up by Mousesports as sponsored players. This marks the first time Mousesports has sponsored fighting game players.

In the past, Mousesports has been a sponsor particularly known for its Counter-Strike team. They have also sponsored StarCraft 2, TrackMania, Pro Evolution Soccer, ShootMania Storm, and FIFA players in the past.

Mousesports had this to say on their newest player additions:

Today we are excited to open a new chapter in mousesports history and present you our new Street Fighter V division. Younes "CCL" Lazaar and Ben "ProblemX" Simon will wear our colours when they compete in tournaments around the world and set their eyes on the Capcom Cup.

The next time that we will see these newly sponsored players compete will be at the Sonic Boom event.

Source: Mousesports website. Sent in by: pewny. Photo sources: Stephanie Lindgren.

One of Smash 4's best sent to losers by unknown Kirby player at Frostbite 2017, Komota's reaction to beating Ally is priceless

The Frostbite 2017 event is dedicated solely to Super Smash Bros. 4 and is currently underway. Today marks day 1 of the Michigan-based tournament, and we have already seen quite the upset in the Wii U singles pools.

Elliot Bastien Carroza-Oyarce, better known in the community as C9|Ally, is widely regarded as one of the best Super Smash 4 players on the scene today. When it comes to top tier talent, he is among the best of the best, which makes his winner's side loss today all that more intriguing.

A player that the scene hasn't heard much about by the name of Komota went head-to-head against Ally in the singles pools earlier today and managed to pull off the unexpected. Using Kirby -- a character not seen very often in high-level tournament play -- Komota sent Ally to the losers side of the bracket with a 2-1 win.

With both players on their final stock and Ally's Mario at a dangerous 125%, Komota landed a swift back-air, sending the popular plumber off stage for the KO. The Kirby player couldn't even believe what he had just accomplished...


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Meaty normals to bait EX Headbutt, dealing with wake up Aegis, and more: Here are some tips for beating Urien in Street Fighter 5 Season 2

Dr. Fatbody is a player who actively shares the latest Urien tech with the world. However, since the character is a thorn in the side of many, today we are given a few tips on how to beat Urien in Street Fighter 5 Season 2 -- courtesy of Dr. Fatbody and KanoRedgrave.

This video covers a variety of different ways to stop some of Urien's most effective tactics, including the dreaded EX Headbutt and Aegis Reflector on wake up.

Below is a quick example of baiting EX Headbutt with a meaty light attack.


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Aspects of the Street Fighter movie appear to be canon - Captain Sawada gets CFN profile, will we finally see his horrible super move return in SF5?

There's a lot to like about the Street Fighter movie, though a lot of it is not necessarily liked because it's actually good.

One of my favorite aspects of the film is the tie-in game which features Captain Sawada, with his unbelievably bizarre super move.

Now, this army captain has gotten a full profile over at the CFN. You can check out his image here.

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Sakura, Dark Phoenix, Baiken, Sol Badguy, Poison, Sheik... It's Raining Neon cosplays characters from all over the fighting game universe

Cosplayer, model and photographer all in one, It's Raining Neon has an impressive portfolio.

We've put together a gallery of her beautiful work, including fighting game characters from four different franchises including Injustice, Street Fighter, Guilty Gear and Super Smash Bros.

After you check out the photos, let us know what you think and if you'd like to see more from this cosplay jack of all trades in the future.

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52-hit Kazuya/Heihachi restand combo, Lars and Raven get the perfect, and more: Here are five of the dirtiest Street Fighter X Tekken team beat-downs

Hate it or love it, Street Fighter X Tekken was a game that received a devoted competitive scene after all was said and done. While a lot of players were moving on to bigger and better things, the die-hard combatants were putting in work and pulling off some amazing things.

Today, we take a look back at five of the dirtiest team beat-downs, courtesy of YogaFlame24.

Featured on this list are players such as Tx BrayneStorm, PxG|Ice, RnK|Lucius, RnK|Ichigo, and more. From the 52-hit restand combo from Kazuya and Heihachi to a devastating Cross Assault barrage from the RnK clan, there's some juicy SFxT goodness to behold here.

For a quick clip, click the GIF below. To view the full highlight reel, be sure to hit that jump.


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Updated: Infiltration, Gllty, Gootecks, Marn, Justin Wong, Punk, LI Joe, PR Balrog, Alex Valle and others added to $250k ELeague SF5 invitational

Updated again: RZR|Infiltration has announced that he too will be competing at ELeague. This story has been updated to reflect new players that have been added to the event roster. You'll see the full list below.

It has been announced that there will be an invitational ELeague Street Fighter 5 event will have a $250,000 prize pool. In addition to this, the event will be broadcasted on TBS.

32 competitors will be invited to compete for the prize pool starting on March 27th. 16 of the top competitors from last year's Capcom Pro Tour will be invited while the other 16 will be invited directly by Capcom.

The event will begin with a set of preliminary rounds that will reduce the number of competitors from 32 to 24. From there, six players will compete each week for the event.


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Professional Street Fighter player, Marcel Stevanin, competes in Netflix's Ultimate Beastmaster in memory of his sister

One gamer, that happens to be a professional Street Fighter player, is showing that gamers can be skilled at a game and still be physically athletic. Marcel Stevanin, also known as poisonSPK from Brazil, recently appeared on one of the earlier episodes of Netflix's Ultimate Beastmaster (a show similar to Gladiator and Ninja Warrior) in honor and memory of his sister.

During the episode, it was said that Marcel's sister had been battling cancer since 2010 and recently passed away. You can tell that Marcel was quite motivated as a result.

Best wishes go out to Marcel's family. I hope to see him compete again in the future as he had an impressive performance.

Marcel was able to show his determination and athletic skill on his appearance. He's clearly a jack of all trades.


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Here is why Street Fighter 5's risk vs. reward system within the neutral feels so heavily skewed

Recently, we speculated that Street Fighter 5's risk vs. reward may be rebalanced based on what we know of Kolin's design. What exactly is wrong with the risk/reward balance so that it needs to be rebalanced in the first place?

I recently watched a video that opened my eyes on what is causing this issue. The crush counter system appears to be a big part of why things are the way they are.

Specifically, the damage that crush counters allow. The crush counters that are safe, and therefore carry very little risk, is what is skewing this game's risk vs. reward so that the neutral game feels so... problematic.

Let's take a look at the video I saw that has lead me to this thought process.

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See the early sketches of how Street Fighter's dandiest boxer came to be - CFN uploads Dudley's original Street Fighter 3 sketch concepts

One of the most popular characters to come out of the Street Fighter 3 series, Dudley truly embraces the essence of gentleman boxing.

Although he's not part of the Street Fighter 5 series yet, he still remains one of the most beloved characters in the franchise, and if you happen to be one of his many fans, you're in for a treat.

The CFN Portal was updated recently with original sketchwork of Dudley from the old Street Fighter 3 days, so you can see for yourself how this dedicated sportsman originally came to be at Capcom's offices.

The images can be found below.

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Is the USF4 revival actually going to happen, or is it just a quick flash in the pan? BornFree and Velociraptor discuss on a brand new FGC show

It's been a somewhat quiet time in the Street Fighter universe since the end of Capcom Cup 2016, as much of the community has been laying in wait for news on Street Fighter 5's upcoming patch, its 2017 Pro Tour season and the identities of its new characters.

While we have gotten a few announcement promises from Capcom as well as a Kolin's reveal just last week, it seems at least a portion of the community has begun entertaining the idea of a Street Fighter 4 revival.

BornFree and I are kicking off what we hope to be a new regular series, (we're still deciding on a name, and are currently holding a contest for any viewers willing to help us out) wherein we discuss current FGC topics from both the competitive and casual perspectives.

You'll see episode one below, wherein we discuss just how real we feel this potential USF4 revival is.

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Stronger poison for F.A.N.G? Better zoning for Ryu? Arms and legs for Nash? Vesper discusses which characters he feels need the most buffs in SF5

We're getting closer and closer to the next update for Street Fighter 5, and as we close in on what will likely be the final balance patch for Season 2 the community speculates on the changes they hope to see most.

While many are quick to offer their thoughts on top tier nerfs, Vesper Arcade has come forth with some potential ideas for lower tier buffs. In his video, Vesper details four fighters that seem to have fallen behind as of December's patch, and explains some ways they could be made to be more competitive.

He includes fighters such as F.A.N.G, who he feels doesn't pose enough of a threat with his unique poison mechanic, and Nash, who was described by RZR|Infiltration as having had his arms and legs cut off. Give the video a watch, and let us know if you agree, and which characters you'd most like to see buffed.

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Street Fighter vs. Darkstalkers comic book starts off with a bang as Rashid faces off against Anakaris - Preview images in story, issue on sale now

We previously reported that a Street Fighter vs. Darkstalkers comic book series was in production over at UDON Comics, and now the project is starting to come to fruition.

Issue #0 of the series should now be available at your local comic book store, and if you want a glimpse of what's waiting for you inside, look no further - We've got a few preview pages for you below.

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Defeating big time names and generating big time salt; Punk is rising through Street Fighter 5 ranks, and leaving a few fires along the way

Victor "Punk" Woodley had been primarily an online warrior in the Street Fighter realm, but recently crossed over to the other side of the tracks with a handful of strong major tournament performances.

His impressive run at last year's Red Bull Battlegrounds, (in which he bested FOX|Justin Wong in a mirror match and gave FOX|Tokido a run for his money) put him in the spotlight, and his wins at NEC in December and Winter Brawl last weekend have kept him there.

Punk has also been participating in ESL's King of the Hill, where he recently bested Peter "Flash" Susini 10-3 while using Nash, one of his secondary characters:


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Punk's gameplay isn't the only thing he's attracting attention with, as the young player has had two out of game altercations in just the last week. After his sets with GTG|MikeAndIke12 at WB and Flash at KotH, he found himself in verbal scuffs with his defeated opponents. We were able to nab a quick interview with the rising SF5 star.

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