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He just won a Pro Tour Premier event with Nash from the winners bracket... Bonchan is back in a big way

It doesn't get much more poetic than this.

Fate sets the stage with Nash, a character deemed to have had his "arms and legs cut off" via nerfs, and RB|Bonchan, a world class player struggling for over a year to get his feet back under him. Pepper in the fact that Nash is literally back from the dead in Street Fighter 5's story, and all we need is an ill-fitting glass slipper.

Battle Arena Melbourne boasted competition like GRPT|Fuudo, FOX|Tokido, RZR|Xian and Zowie|GamerBee to name a few, but no one would be able to stop Bonchan as he would tear through everyone he played and take Pro Tour Premier event from the winners bracket.

Not only did Bonchan shut down everyone that came against him, he did it with a grace and apparent ease. This quick sequence against Verlorean sums up his tournament performance:

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Punk's own tea line, Popeye Nash and a special birthday for NuckleDu; some of Richard Suwono's fighting game art is as savage as it is beautiful

To say that Richard Suwono is talented is a great understatement. Hailing from Indonesia, Suwono is a professional digital artist and illustrator with a very obvious passion for the FGC.

Suwono depicts beautiful scenes and character sketches, but he's also not above taking some tasteful jabs at players and weaving some hilarious visual jokes together.

The community is very lucky to have such a passionate and talented artist.

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After stepping down from a full time programming job, medical issues threaten his gaming career, but Julio is still fighting the good fight

Momentum for FOX|Julio Fuentes sparked in the latter portion of Street Fighter 4, and that ignited up into a fiery flurry as soon as Street Fighter 5 hit shelves.

Fuentes retained the overpowering approach he and his Yun were known for in USF4, but peppered in the perfect amount of thought and control to take his SF5 Ken to top eight finishes and eventual Capcom Pro Tour event victories.

Coming from a fairly conservatively-minded Salvadorian family, Fuentes has a difficult time reconciling the concept of pro gaming with adult life and responsibility in the eyes of his parents, so he has elected not to try to share too much with them.

In his pursuit of gaming, Fuentes has stopped working full time as a San Franciscan programmer (a very lucrative profession these days) and wholeheartedly dedicated himself to making sure he's in the best shape possible for competition... which is why extreme tendonitis has created a potentially tragic situation for him.

Julio shares the ups, downs and how he's continuing to power through the pro gaming grind in this exclusive interview with James Banks.

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Battle Arena Melbourne 9 results feat. Daigo, Xian, Fuudo, Infiltration, Tokido

Updated with final results: We've added the final results for Battle Arena Melbourne 9.

Battle Arena Melbourne 9 has started now from Melbourne Australia. This is a Capcom Pro Tour premier event, so some of Street Fighter 5's best are scheduled to compete.

A handful of the top level competitors in attendance are CYG|Daigo Umehara, RZR|Xian, GRPT|Fuudo, RZR|Infiltration, FOX|Tokido, Mago, Zowie|GamerBee, HORI|Sako, GGP|Kazunoko, RB|Bonchan, EG|K-Brad, Zowie|Oil King, Rise|Marn, YouDeal|Yukadon, CO|Dogura, CO|Go1, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, HumanBomb and Verloren.

You can find the schedule and live streams below, along with other details.

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Capcom Pro Tour ranking online event: North America One top 8 results ft. Filipino Champ, PR Balrog, Commander Jesse, and more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

Earlier: Earlier today, we saw the Capcom Pro Tour ranking online event: Latin America One event.

Now we have the North America One tournament. Nearly 250 players from the region competed against each other for Pro Tour points.

Top 8 is being streamed live and will feature SPY|Filipino Champ, CYG|PR Balrog, Commander Jesse, WFX|XSK Samurai, WFX|801 Strider, UrbanFlow, Nightmare2450, and MastaSkillz. The live stream is set to kick off at 4 p.m. PDT.

To follow along, you can find the brackets here.

Hit the jump to view the live stream.

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Flash's character select intro is hilarious and shows the amount of detail NRS has put into character personalities in Injustice 2

So as things stand, I do still think that Flash has the flashiest super animation that I've ever seen in any fighting game. He also apparently has the flashiest character select intro too...

Normally when two characters are selected, one character will hit the other then the other will retaliate. After that, cue the slow motion for added coolness.

In the case of Flash, he is the fastest man alive so it's kind of hard to slow him down. This really shows the amount of detail that NRS has put into their character and traits.

Take a look at what happens when Flash strikes the other character second:

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After the jump, you can see the video in which this GIF came from which showcases some gameplay for Flash as well as one of his costumes (thanks to the gear system).

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Follow your nose if you want 6,100 FM this week - here's how to complete 'You Toucan Be Friends' and other missions

There are another batch of missions to complete for some easy Fight Money. This week, 6,100 fight money can be yours with a quick session.

Below are this week's missions.

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Like the previous weeks, three out of the four challenges are self explanatory and straight forward, while the 5,000 FM challenge is a (repeat) cryptic one. This week's mysterious challenge is called "You Toucan Be Friends" and it involves one of the background NPCs once more.

Let's cover how it's done.

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Capcom Pro Tour ranking online event: Latin America One results ft. DRRay, Kusanagi, Caba

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

Earlier: The 2017 Pro Tour continues its trek with its online ranking events.

Today, we have the Latin America One tournament. Players from Mexico, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Republic of Panama, and Puerto Rico will be competing against each other for Pro Tour points.

Top 8 is being streamed live and will feature GAM|Caba, Korpoex, Rise|MenaRD, MGT|CrossoverRD, GAM|DRRay, Vertex Strike|ElTigre, Kusanagi, and OWF|Alonso. The live stream is set to kick off at 12 p.m. PDT / 4 p.m. BRT.

To follow along, you can find the brackets here.

Hit the jump to view the live stream.

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GoldenBoyNeo graduates law school, UFC's Bruce Buffer shares a quick congratulatory message

It is always a treat to see one of our FGC family members achieving something great in life. Today we learned that Abraham "GoldenBoyNeo" Sotelo has graduated from law school.

Neo is among the Marvel vs. Capcom series' top talent, both as a competitor and a commentator.

Friend and fellow NorCal player Ryan "SPY|Filipino Champ" Ramirez captured video of Neo walking across the stage to accept his diploma. You can check it out below.

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As if the achievement wasn't amazing enough, Abraham also received some kind words from UFC's popular announcer, Bruce Buffer.

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SonicFox demonstrates the damage and pressure opportunities for Scarecrow and Captain Cold in Injustice 2

As we all probably know by now, there are many copies of Injustice 2 already out in the wild despite it not being officially released until this coming Tuesday. Not surprisingly, FOX|SonicFox has a copy to himself.

Being the natural lab monster that he is, he is already creating strong tech and exploring character options. In particular, Scarecrow and Captain Cold are looking very powerful.

Here's a combo from Scarecrow that deals 681 points of damage, which is over half for most characters.

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Hit the jump below to check out some tech for Captain Cold.

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Two V-Trigger uses in one combo, epic juggles, side switches, and more: Here's an excellent showcase of Ed's combo potential in Street Fighter 5

With players getting their hands on Street Fighter 5 Season 2's third DLC character, Ed, by way of the CFN beta, plenty of tech is being discovered and shared around the FGC for the psycho powered-boxer.

Venom44 sent us an excellent Ed combo video that gives us a nice look at what the character is capable of combo-wise.

From extended juggles to using two V-Triggers in one sequence, there's a lot to take in here.

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

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After seeing Commander Jesse's disgusting Dhalsim set up at WNF, we're not surprised to find he has his own documentary

He's taken home the gold at Wednesday Night Fights, double perfected Mago in tournament and surprised audiences left and right with his top tier Dhalsim play. Jesse "Commander Jesse" Espinoza is surely a Street Fighter 5 force to be reckoned with.

First off, check out this set up he used on the way to his WNF win on Wednesday:

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Jesse has been attracting much attention lately, so much so that Body Count Fighting decided to produce a full documentary on him.

From his ventures to ESL's Brooklyn Beatdown in 2016 to his trip to his present day performances at major events, Jesse's resume is growing more and more impressive by the week. Check out Body Count Fighting's documentary after the jump.

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After being taunted by NuckleDu over many past sets, Xiao Hai comes through... and has something to say

Updated: We've added more highlights from these player's second set, (hint: teabagging) and added a few brief messages from both players into the quote below.

Most would acknowledge that there is a great deal of mind games involved in fighters at a professional level. This is especially true outside of the game itself.

In particular, the mind games between Liquid|NuckleDu and DouyuTV|Xiao Hai have greatly favored Du. Up until now, Xiao Hai has never taken a set off of Du in SF5, and NuckleDu has no problems taunting and teabagging Xiao Hai, just to let him know.

Tonight, things have finally turned in Xiao Hai's favor. As you might expect, he had some words for NuckleDu over Twitter after their first set.

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Hit the jump below to check out the highlights between these two players in their first Eleague bout tonight.

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Eleague Street Fighter 5 early results feat. NuckleDu, Infiltration, Xian, Tokido, Daigo, Justin Wong, PR Balrog, GamerBee and more

Updated with regular season results from Eleague, and playoff match ups: We've updated this story with the results for Eleague regular season. You can find the schedule for future events below, along with battle logs and more.

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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Eleague Group D highlights - Luffy gets filthy with the Mika setups, Chris Tatarian goes in hard with the throw loop baits and more

If you're looking for highlights for the Liquid|NuckleDu vs. DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, you can find them here in its own story.

Group D for the Eleague tournament has now ended. Highlights have been prepared for your viewing pleasure.

The first highlight showcases a more common, but no less dirty R. Mika setup from RB|Luffy.

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Our next highlight showcases DouyuTV|Xiao Hai's ability to transition from footsies to hitconfirming lights into a super, showing a high degree of concentration.

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