Street Fighter 5 tiers
Smash 4 tiers

Four more players revealed for Red Bull Kumite 2017

Today Red Bull announced four more of the 14 players that will be invited to Red Bull Kumite 2017. AW|Nemo, RB|Bonchan, RIZE|Infexious and MD|Mister Crimson will be bringing their talents to the table and fighting for the title of RBK champion.

Infexious' Zangief was already a threat in Season 1, and we can only imagine what will happen now that the Russian wrestler has been buffed. Mister Crimson boasts a very strong Laura, with a pocket Dhalsim should he want to mix things up.

Nemo and Bonchan happen to also be currently competing in Topanga League. Here are a pair of highlights from their play thus far:

Click images for animated versions

Continue reading »

Please, PLEASE let this be the real deal - first speculation for King of Fighters 14's DLC characters comes in the form of fan art

SNK recently announced that King of Fighters 14 will be receiving DLC characters. The latest trailer showed what appeared to be four silhouettes, and the community has started speculating.

Today we were pointed in the direction of a piece of KOF14 fan art that was uploaded anonymously on Imgur. The artwork shows a prediction for who the four characters will be, featuring Vanessa, Whip, Yamazaki, and Shroom.

Check it out below.

Speculation for King of Fighters 14's DLC characters image #1
Click images for larger versions

Of course, this is entirely speculation, however, I really hope this becomes reality.

Continue reading »

New Dead or Alive 5 costumes go seasonal shortly after this year's Chinese New Year, trailer shows all the girls in beautiful oriental dresses

Five years into its life, Dead or Alive 5 is still delivering a bunch of downloadable content, mostly in form of various costumes for its characters.

This year is certainly no exception, with a bunch of Chinese-styled dresses coming for the ladies of the game.

New Dead or Alive 5 Last Round costumes image #1 New Dead or Alive 5 Last Round costumes image #2 New Dead or Alive 5 Last Round costumes image #3 New Dead or Alive 5 Last Round costumes image #4 New Dead or Alive 5 Last Round costumes image #5 New Dead or Alive 5 Last Round costumes image #6 New Dead or Alive 5 Last Round costumes image #7 New Dead or Alive 5 Last Round costumes image #8 New Dead or Alive 5 Last Round costumes image #9
Click images for larger versions

You can find a full trailer showing these gorgeous new fashions below.

Continue reading »

Cody's brother and Dan's (non-canon?) sister detailed in CFN profiles - Get to know Kyle and Yuriko, family members of some classic Street Fighters

We've got some brand new family member action this time around, with the main protagonist of the not-so-spectacular Final Fight: Streetwise as well as Dan's walking SNK reference of a sister, Yuriko.

You can check out Kyle right here.

Street Fighter 5 Kyle image #1
Click images for larger versions

Continue below for Kyle's full profile, as well as Yuriko's image and full profile.

Continue reading »

The Flash and Cyborg super moves shown in Injustice 2 mobile

Recent footage of the Injustice 2 mobile game have given us potential glimpses at what we can expect to see in its console counterpart.

So far, we've seen characters such as Scarecrow, The Flash, Cyborg, and Green Lantern playable, and we've even seen super moves for two of the previously mentioned fighters. Today, we see supers for the other two.

Footage showing The Flash and Cyborg's powerful attacks has surfaced on YouTube. Cyborg seems to knock his opponent into another dimension, while The Flash uses his speed to land a barrage of strikes his foe never saw coming.

While we can't say for sure that these will be exactly the same if these characters are added to the console roster, it surely isn't beyond the scope of possibility.

To check out both supers, be sure to hit the jump.

Continue reading »

'I personally think the game is more fun now, but it's definitely not a balanced game' - Xian, PR Balrog, and NuckleDu talk Street Fighter 5 Season 2

Street Fighter 5's second season has been in the hands of the players for about two months now. We've all had ample time to really sink our teeth into the intricacies of the latest balance changes and begin formulating legitimate impressions based on our findings.

Last week, the EventHubs staff weighed in on where we feel the current tiers stand and what we believe should be altered in the next update. Today, we hear from a handful of professional players.

ESPN spoke with Kun "RZR|Xian" Ho, Eduardo "PR Balrog" Perez, and Du "Liquid|NuckleDu" Dang to find out what they think about Street Fighter 5 Season 2 so far.

Up to bat first was Xian, who explained why -- despite the nerfs in Season 2 and some of his bad match ups being worse as a result -- he still plays F.A.N.G.

The 2013 EVO champion says that footsies are less relevant in Season 2, and the opportunity for vortex is stronger. "There are a lot of stronger characters, but they're more set-up and mix-up based," Xian noted.

Continue reading »

Kolin to be showcased at tomorrow's WSO sessions, catch the breakdown of Street Fighter 5's newest character

For those awaiting the arrival of Street Fighter 5's next character, February 28th cannot come fast enough. Luckily, we won't have to wait another week to see Kolin in action.

The WSO Sessions over in the UK will be showcasing the icy combatant on stream tomorrow. On Capcom Fighters, you can catch Capcom UK Community Manager Matt "The Street Writer" Edwards giving a full breakdown of Kolin, as well as some of the UK scene's best players testing her out.

The stream begins at 8:30 UK time / 12:30 p.m. PST / 3:30 p.m. EST.

Click image for animated version

Source: Capcom Fighters on Twitter.

Anime Ascension 2017 results ft. BjornSonOfBear, KidViper, ElRosa, TheBeautifulDude

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator and BlazBlue: Central Fiction have some true action going on this weekend, in form of Anime Ascension 2017, taking place in SoCal. Besides these two main titles, there will also be tournament play in Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late and King of Fighters 14.

Players attending include BjornSonofBear, KidViper, ISM|ElRosa, TheBeautifulDude, BGENIO|SKD, TFA|KizzieKay, Foo, TS|NerdJosh, BrkrDave, Toki, MC|GCYoshi13 and many more.

Streaming is being handled by LevelUp Live, Numakie and Aksys Nation.

Check out the full action below.

Continue reading »

Winter Brawl 11 results ft. SonicFox, ChrisG, RayRay, Scar, Punk

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Winter Brawl 11 is taking place this weekend in Essington, Pennsylvania, and there's a lot of action to be seen.

You can expect to see high level play in Street Fighter 5, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Pokkén Tournament, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Mortal Kombat XL, King of Fighters 14, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Soul Calibur 5, Killer Instinct and more.

Players attending include FOX|SonicFox, EG|NYChrisG, PG|RayRay, FOX|Scar, ANBU|Punk, PIE|Smug, UA|Bass, Dieminion, IMT|ANTi, PG|Coach Steve, D-Link|LordKnight, MrKwiggle, DF|PinkDiamond, LI Joe, NS|Ludovic, Unkn0wn, TA|Moons, GG|SherryJenix and many more.

Streaming is being handled by Bifuteki, Funky P, KPB Live, Kombat Network and BlazeU25_.

Check out the full action below.

Continue reading »

Tokido cannot be stopped, Bonchan has crazy reactions and Kazunoko did his homework; Topanga day 5 highlights and standings

The first round of Topanga League has officially concluded, and that means only 15 of the original 21 players remain.

After the initial online battles MJS|Haitani, FOX|Momochi and GRPT|Fuudo have qualified for the final stage by winning their respective groups. These three are now allotted a breather while 12 others duke it out for the remaining three spots in the finals.

As either the sixth or seventh finishers of their groups, SNB|Haku, Inaba, ORTV|Nuki, GRPT|MOV, StormKubo and BST|Daigo have all been eliminated from the event. You'll see the detailed results for the first stage in the image here:

Topanga Standings image #1
Click images for larger versions

We kick highlights off with FOX|Tokido's amazing display of awareness as he deals with AW|Nemo's Aegis Reflector

Click image for animated version

Continue reading »

What do the changes in Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator 2 mean for your character? VesperArcade goes in depth with system and character changes in new video

About a month ago, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator 2 was revealed, and there are currently location tests ongoing for the title in Japanese arcades.

In these location tests, a bunch of balance changes have been included, and while it's likely we'll see another balance patch around the game's console release, it's likely many of these changes will stay intact.

But what exactly do these changes mean for your character? Your playstyle? To answer these questions, we have a very detailed video from Vesper Arcade, talking about what these changes impact for each character.

You can find the full video, and listed timestamps, below.

Continue reading »

YogaFlame remembers the incredible skills of Bullcat, Khanniball, Gun SLinGa and other crazy good Street Fighter 4 players in this awesome compilation

YogaFlame is back with the exciting conclusion to his two part "Forgotten Players of Street Fighter" series.

Specifically, this series focuses on some of the strongest online warriors of the Street Fighter 4 days, and highlights some of their finest moments from over the years.

Check out this stellar rush down from Mexico's DS|Khanniball's Hugo:

Click image for animated version

You'll catch the full video below. Please share your nostalgic reactions with us in the comments.

Continue reading »

BEAST 7 results ft. Armada, Leffen, Mr. R, SFAT, Ice

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, BEAST 7 is taking place in Gothenburg, Sweden, and a lot of top Smash players have showed up for the event.

The tournament will feature Singles and Doubles events for Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U as well as tournaments for Super Smash Bros. 64 and Street Fighter 5.

Players attending include, but are not limited to, Alliance|Armada, TSM|Leffen, ELV|Mr. R, CLG|SFAT, LG|Ice, SPY|Nintendude, MSF|The Moon, VwS|Professor Pro, DruggedFox, DizzKidBoogie, EGTV|Crush, Slox, iStudying and more.

Streaming is being handled by Geeky Goon Squad and BYO Controller.

Check out the full action below.

Continue reading »

Four counter-hit headbutts in a row? 'Legendary Nut' RoyalMist and his Urien make it to top eight in uncanny fashion at Winter Brawl

If you haven't been keeping up with Winter Brawl you've been missing out. The Pennsylvania-based event is concluding today, and if yesterday's action was any indication, finals are going to be a hoot.

Enter RoyalMist and his Urien, currently one of eight remaining combatants in the Street Fighter 5 bracket. To get there, he had to win a hard fought battle with well known East Coast Bison player, Angel "TA|Moons" Gonzales.

During their bout, RoyalMist hit an unprecedented five special move counter-hits in a row, the latter four of which were all normal headbutts:

Click image for animated version

As you may have noticed at the end of the clip, Moons appeared more amused than frustrated. Winter Brawl is currently live, and you can see current standings, watch the remainder of the tournament (and see how RoyalMist fairs in the losers bracket of top eight) right here.

New Street Fighter 5 mod drastically reduces load times for PC users

Street Fighter 5's load times have been a bit of nuisance for quite a few users over this first year of play.

It can take a long time to boot the game up or transition from menus to fights, and you can tack on "exceptionally" to the beginning of that last thought if you're talking online.

TOOLASSISTED's latest project imagines an SF5 where load times are, for all intents and purposes, a thing of the past, as their new mod for the PC version of the game zips around at insanely fast speeds.

Just how fast is it? The little pre-battle jingle that goes off once both characters have been selected from the versus screen doesn't even have time to finish before the match begins. You can see the mod in action for yourself below.

Continue reading »