Is Street Fighter 5 starting to feel boring? Plus a hacker is making ranked matches hilariously unplayable, tournaments need more money, and more

EventHubs Podcast episode 72

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • October 9, 2019 at 7:38 p.m. PDT

It's been no secret that my personal relationship with Street Fighter 5 in recent times has been a bit lacking in motivation, but after hearing numerous other players expressing similar sentiments, I have to ask if the community (or at least a significant portion of it) is feeling like it's time SF5 gets a fresh coat of paint.

Catalyst may not feel the same way, personally, but can't deny that there's certainly been a dip in interest as the game nears its fourth birthday and we discuss the matter to try to hammer down exactly why people may be feeling this way, and how Capcom might go about fixing it.

In other SF5 news a hacker has been spotted online, and it appears that's exactly what they were hoping for. I find it interesting that most responses to this have been more along the lines of laughter as opposed to alarm.

One might even go as far as to say said hacker has garnered a bit of charisma amongst the online warrior community, if only because they're pressing Capcom to take action.

We're also keeping a keen eye on Yoshinori Ono's Twitter as of late. This is because there are new reveals on the horizon (November and December) and so we suspect it's about time for the Street Fighter Producer to start dropping his usual hints here and there. In fact, there's a chance he's already started.

Finally, we welcome Nick "MajinTenshinhan" Taylor to discuss issues concerning tournament payouts and motivations for pro players to attend competitions instead of staying home to make money streaming.


01:48 - Has Street Fighter 5 become boring?
31:39 - The surprisingly charismatic SF5 hacker
38:07 - Keeping an eye on Ono's Twitter
46:11 - Tournaments need more money! (With MajinTenshinhan)

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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