Why solid characters don't make the cut in Street Fighter 5, NetherRealm's Kombat Kast sets them apart, Hungrybox gets undeserved hate and more

Dakota "DarkHorse" Hills joins as special guest

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • February 6, 2019 at 7:35 p.m. PST

We're back with episode 37 of the EventHubs Podcast and a roundup of some of the recent happenings inside the fighting game community.

We've had a good bit of new developments on the Mortal Kombat front as NRS held its first official Kombat Kast on Tuesday. We cover some of the particulars of Kabal and D'Vorah's reveals, and discuss how strongly the development company has been performing with its public relations as of late.

From there we jump into the world of Capcom as the 2019 Pro Tour has been announced and the quarterly IR Report has been released.

Catalyst and I point out some notable changes on this year's CPT, and then delve into the odd fact that the IR Report speaks so much about the company's dealings in eSports, yet doesn't bring up the one game that is actually considered their main eSport title: Street Fighter 5.

We welcome Dakota "DarkHorse" Hills to the cast as he offers some of his thoughts on the gaming console timeline, cross-play, SF5's possible transition into a free to play title and, most importantly, Ultra Instinct Shaggy.

Finally we chat about RB|Luffy's fairly controversial SF5 character carry tier chart as we try to figure out the balance between broken and solid fighting game avatars.

Timestamps

1:30 - Kombat Kast reveals (Kabal, D'Vorah)
8:37 - NRS vs. Capcom
12:08 - Genesis 6 success, over 150,000 viewers on Sunday, HungryBox hate
21:31 - CPT 2019 revealed, changed around a bit from previous years
31:51 - Capcom's latest IR Report has lots of eSports, no Street Fighter 5
39:00 - Metacritic gives Capcom very high marks
42:33 - Dakota on Ultra Instinct Shaggy in MK11
47:41 - Next generation consoles, timelines, cross-play and more
59:00 - Street Fighter 5... free to play soon?
1:10:52 - Strong isn't good enough in SF5
1:21:20 - Luffy's "character carry' tier list

Editor's note: We've noticed the timestamps appear to change depending on the medium you're using to listen. The ones above may place you a few seconds before when each respective topic actually comes up.

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