Excellent fighting game artwork gallery from Kasai ft. Hisako, Angel, Kolin, Dhalsim, female Rufus, and many more

Today we have another exceptional artist to feature here on our front page. Currently residing in Japan, Kasai has a truly impressive portfolio of artwork, including numerous fighting game character pieces.

In this gallery, you'll see fighters from several different series. From Killer Instinct's Hisako to Street Fighter 5 newcomer Kolin, Kasai does a fantastic job of bringing each character to life in their own way.

Below are just some to get you started, but you will find more after the jump.

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Momochi and Juilo groove to 'Single Ladies' - watch two prominent Street Fighter 5 players battle in Just Dance on Nintendo Switch

You might have caught two of team Echo Fox's best, Momochi and Julio, fighting their way through a stacked group of players at ELeague yesterday. What you might not have seen, though, is these same two players dancing to Beyonce's "Single Ladies."

HyperX recently shared a video of the two Echo Fox competitors trying their hands, and their hips, at Just Dance on the Nintendo Switch.

Momochi and Julio test their skills to see who has the best moves, then team up for a collaborative dance.

You can check out a quick clip in the GIF below. To see the two players having some Just Dance fun, be sure to hit the jump.


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Daigo teabags Justin, Urien scores a 100% combo in Third Strike and King of Fighters looks extra fun to play... Funny and Cool Moments ep. 100

LiangHu has compiled yet another very fun and very entertaining "Funny and Cool Moments" video, showing of some of the more bizarre and hilarious happenings from the fighting game world's more recent weeks.

You'll catch such sequences as CYG|Daigo teabagging FOX|Justin Wong, some unbelievable interactions in Street Fighter 2, 3, 4 and 5, and crazy highlights from plenty of other fighting titles.

This instant classic made the video, but it lacks CYG|PR Balrog's audial reaction, (a crucial component) and so we thought we'd share it with you in full right here:


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From Street Fighter 5 alternate costumes to Darkstalkers favorites, Garakuta's artwork is sure to stun

Thanks to the widely positive response from readers last time we featured Garakuta's art, we're showcasing yet another selection.

Today's artwork features selections from Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Skullgirls and Blazblue. You'll see the first six here, and the full gallery included after the jump.

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The top 10 weakest characters in Street Fighter history

We talk plenty about Old Sagat, AE Yun and 3S Chun-Li, but it's a little more seldom that the conversation goes to the absolute worst of the Street Fighter characters.

YouTuber jmcrofts has created a list of the top 10 worst Street Fighter characters of all time. We should point out specifically that he's talking about their strengths (or lack thereof) in game play, making them famously low tier in each of their respective games.

You probably already have an idea of at least a few characters that are bound to make the list, but do you know where they'll end up? Give the video a watch and let us know if you think it does the low tier heroes justice, or if you feel there are fighters that better deserve to be on the "F.A.N.G-tier tier list."

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The man who broke the bat, Bane, faces off against the alien symbiote, Venom, in the latest Death Battle

Death Battle is showcasing a fight between a man who pumps a substance known as Venom through his veins against an entity that shares the same name as that substance. D.C.'s Bane vs. Marvel's Venom.

Venom is a character that has appeared a few times in the Marvel vs. Capcom series while Bane is a character that appeared in Injustice 1 and will also appear in Injustice 2. Both characters' most notable traits are their phyisical strength.

In the end, only one of these characters will survive (which is obviously why it's called "Death Battle"). Here's a quick little snippet from the battle.


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Hit the jump below to check out the full video.

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It's dark, demented, smooth, and at times, beautiful: Check out Joverine's epic Capcom fighting game artwork

You might recognize Joverine's from the re-release of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and the awesome Mad Catz TE fightsticks that came alongside it.

The artist is more than just MvC2, though. Featured here we have more great art pieces that span across different Capcom fighting titles.

Some of the character depictions here are dark and gritty, with proportions stretched and exaggerated for a killer effect. Others are smooth and beautiful with heavy detail bringing the fighters to life.

Below are just a handful to get you started, but for more of Joverine's artwork, be sure to hit the jump.

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A savage poster of the Capcom Cup champion greeted players at Next Level Battle Circuit last night...

Next Level Battle Circuit is a long-running, weekly fighting game event held in New York that is a frequent host to the east coast's best talent. With several different titles on the card, the Wednesday night stream always brings the hype.

At last night's NLBC, attendees encountered a "savage" (as the young folk would say) poster of the 2016 Capcom Cup champion. There's nothing quite like Du "Liquid|NuckleDu" Dang, easily one of the players to beat on the Street Fighter 5 scene today, saying that the event you're at is "free."

Arturo "TS|Sabin" Sanchez shared a couple of photos of the poster over on Twitter. The first is Art posing with Du, and the second features PIE|Smug getting in on the fun.


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According to Arturo, the poster hangs behind the stream station each week. Though it's a bit of a "shots fired" poster, its main purpose is to promote friendly competition, as IFCYipes mentioned during the broadcast.

And with players like Idom, Smug, F3|Alucard, Dieminion, Sabin (who won last night's Street Fighter 5 tournament), and more competing regularly, I'm not sure how much weight Du's statement actually holds.

Source: Sabin on Twitter.

Mr. Clean K-Brad, Laura How To Get Away With Murder, Alex is a soccer player, and more: Ridiculous FGC memes and images

Today we're back with some more hilarious fighting game community memes and images.

Below you will find Alex's attempts at soccer and figure skating, EG|K-Brad as Mr. Clean, Urien can't be punished, and more.

Here are just a handful to get you started, but be sure to hit the jump to see the rest.

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BBC interviews Ricki Ortiz about professional gaming, gender identity and how the two have affected her life

EG|Ricki Ortiz has more than just a few fighting game accomplishments under her belt, but second place finishes at EVO 2010 and Capcom Cup 2016 should give you an idea of how fearsome a competitor she is.

BBC has conducted a video interview with Ortiz in which she opens up about being transgender in the fighting game community, and how her journey has evolved over the course of the last 20 years.

"In the fighting game community I actually never had to worry about being ridiculed or belittled, or someone not liking me for being LGBTQ,' explains Ortiz.

Traditionally one of the quieter professionals in the FGC, Ricki offers a very interesting glimpse into her life many have not been privileged to before. You'll catch the full interview below.

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NM96MR's Street Fighter artwork will absolutely blow you away

These drawings keep getting better the more we look at them.

When it comes to artistic expression, NM96MR has so much talent we find it hard to come up with adjectives that do it justice. Today we look exclusively at Street Fighter figures from over the years as we look at fighters from the Alpha days all the way up to Street Fighter 5.

Look through this gallery at least twice, (it shouldn't be too hard) and let us know what you think in the comments.

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Street Fighter 5 will not be at Sai in May, a lead-up tournament to EVO Japan 2018, negotiations still being held for it to appear at the main event

EVO Japan has been announced for 2018, but we still don't know the game lineup for the event, and likely won't for a few months yet.

What has been confirmed, though, is that an upcoming Japanese event which has been described as a lead-up event to EVO Japan, Sai, will not have Street Fighter 5, apparently due to licensing issues.

Hameko, the chairman of EVO Japan, has gone on to Twitter to explain the situation briefly, noting that negotiations are currently proceeding regarding what games will be at EVO Japan 2018.

Continue below to see Hameko's tweet and my personal translation of it.

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Tips on turning off your autopilot in fighting games

"Flowchart..." "autopilot"... there are multiple names for that frame of mind we fighting game players so easily slip into, but doing so can often result in a beeline to getting KO'd.

As a game that sees relatively few interactions before victory or loss, SF5 allows for almost no mistakes. Having your head in the clouds while you allow your character to "do that thing they're really good at doing" is an instant death sentence if your opponent shifts to a counter gear.

The problem is, Street Fighter 5 simultaneously promotes and punishes flowchart play in some ways. Some characters in this game have sequences that carry a risk/reward so in their favor that I may go as far as to say they needn't worry about this at all.

It's very easy to identify a move or a sequence that your character does well, and often times these trademark approaches develop organically because you'll win a few times by doing them, (especially online where your list of opponents is ever revolving) but if you find your go-to approaches and knee-jerk reactions aren't netting you wins, read on for some strategies to get around autopilot play.

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EventHubs builds an Arcade Cabinet - check out how we did it

Do you miss the good old days of walking into an arcade, trying to avoid epilepsy and jamming small disc-shaped metal objects into large rectangular boxes?

Find out how you too can build your own tabletop arcade. Heck, you probably already have most of the hardware and buttons laying around.

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From Street Fighter and Darkstalkers to Skullgirls and Guilty Gear: This amazing fighting game artwork will make you say, 'Ooooo! Garakuta!'

Garakuta is the name of today's artist... I'll just show myself out.

But before I go, allow me to share with you more of the artist's amazing artwork. Featured in today's batch you'll find characters from several different series, including Darkstalkers, Street Fighter, Skullgirls, and Guilty Gear.

Below are just a handful to get you started, but be sure to hit the jump to view more.

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