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Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition character reveals, eSports news, and more coming August 5

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • July 28, 2020 at 8:11 a.m. PDT • Comments: 103

Major Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition reveals are en route as Capcom is planning a live stream event on August 5 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.

"A Street Fighter 5 Summer Update is coming your way!" Starts the message from Capcom Fighters. "Join us and some special guests on August 5 for the future of #SFVCE, including Season 5 character reveals, eSports news and more!"

The Street Fighter community has been expecting a season's worth of new DLC content ever since the late May announcement indicating that new characters, stages, costumes, and more are set to be added to the game.

More specifically, this will include five additional roster members, three additional settings in which to do battle, a new EX-09 color option for the cast, and two fan-designed alternate costumes.

It did seem as though Capcom's Yoshinori Ono may have been gearing us up for some kind of reveal just after the initial announcement, but social unrest over the killing of George Floyd soon erupted thereafter and may have caused Capcom to reconsider when to start rolling things out.

With EVO Online originally slated to play out during July and August many suspected we'd be getting our first viewings of this content around this point in time. EVO was canceled, however, following allegations of sexual misconduct toward former CEO, Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar.

This left the community a bit puzzled as to when and how the Street Fighter development company would show us this exciting new information. Capcom is just one of many developers who likely planned for major EVO reveals, and just yesterday we learned that they and others are planning a roundtable event for the end of June. We also got direct confirmation that there would be new announcements for both Tekken 7 and Soul Calibur 6 during this event.

This made the roundtable a likely suspect for SF5 Season 5 reveals as well, but it seems we may have to wait just a little longer to hear the news.

You can view the poster announcement from Capcom right here. We'll be tuning in for the live stream and reporting on any and all major information as it's shared, so be sure to join us for that on August 5.

Fans have been excitedly speculating the identities of the incoming characters for the last few months, and though we don't know for sure, names like Rose, C. Viper, Oro, Rolento, Yun, Elena, Sodom, Makoto, and Fei-Long have been tossed around a good bit. We here at EventHubs actually did a roundtable discussion highlighting the fighters we felt were most likely to make up the Season 5 cast.

Thank you to djsiryx, Vinny Aguiar, and Jack_Wired for the tips.

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