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Infexious explains how to defend like the pros by outlining the strengths and weaknesses of all wake up options in Street Fighter 5

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • May 18, 2020 at 4:31 p.m. PDT • Comments: 6

Fighting games are one of the toughest video game genres to get into. Luckily, we have pros like MO|Infexious giving tips on how to play games like Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition with the mindset of a pro.

The topic of the latest video teaches how to defend upon waking up. Once again, Infexious is putting on his best narrator voice to explain all the possible options in this scenario.

You might be surprised to hear that even the pros rely on very basic defensive actions during gameplay. There isn't anything too execution intensive when it comes to defending in Street Fighter 5.

Infexious goes over the strengths and weaknesses of crouch blocking, back dashing, jumping, wake up buttons, delayed throw tech, and wake up invincible attacks.

So which is the best option for waking up? The truth is, there is no be all end all defensive maneuver that will work no matter what your opponent is doing.

As explained by Infexious, proper defense is the result of making a read on your opponent's attack patterns. It's very important to understand all defensive options and their weaknesses.

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