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Stunfest 2018 results ft. Infiltration, Daigo, Go1, Fujimura, Fuudo

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

For the first time in over a month, we've got a Capcom Pro Tour Premier event upon us.

The annual Stunfest tournament is taking place, as always, in Rennes, France.

As mentioned, it's a huge event for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, with almost 250 entrants from across the world, but there are a ton of other games being played as well.

You'll be able to enjoy tournament play in Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros. 4, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Windjammers, King of Fighters 14, Breakers: Revenge, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.

Players attending are plentiful - for just a few of the top contenders you'll be able to see, look no further than right here: PG|Infiltration, CYG|Daigo, CO|Go1, FD|Fujimura, CYG|Fuudo, FOX|Punk, NVD|Phenom, FOX|Momochi, GGP|Kazunoko, CO|Dogura, EG|NYChrisG, Liquid|John Takeuchi, Ponos|Moke, RB|Bonchan, CYG|GamerBee, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, Mago, EnVyUS|MisterCrimson, AB|Poongko, UYU|OilKing, Rise|Smug, Gachikun, Epsilon|Takamura, AB|StormKubo, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Talon|Xiaobao, Method|ImStillDaDaddy, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, FNATIC|Shakz, UYU|NL, FNATIC|Akainu, Tempo|Alex Myers, FNATIC|Brick, Atrosh and many, many more.

Streaming is being done at Capcom Fighters, Stunfest 2, Stunfest 4, Unequalled Media, Achoral, Gunsmith ON and Canape Fight. Additional streams will be added as they become available.

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Battle Arena Melbourne 10 results ft. JDCR, Tokido, Knee, Qudans, Armada

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Big happenings this weekend in Melbourne, Australia.

Battle Arena Melbourne is back for its 10th installment, and it's going to be the a Masters Event for the Tekken World Tour, so you know a bunch of top Tekken players from Asia are going to show up down under to try and grab those points.

It is also a Ranking Event for the Capcom Pro Tour, and while it's not as stacked as you might hope, being on the same weekend as France's Stunfest, a Premier Event for the tour, some top players chose to attend here instead.

Besides these two games, the event will also feature tournaments in Dragon Ball FighterZ, Super Smash Bros. 4, Super Smash Bros. Melee, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Mortal Kombat XL, Injustice 2, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st] and Skullgirls: 2nd Encore.

As for players attending, pretty much anyone who's anyone from Asia's Tekken scene will show up, but for a short list of names for various games, you can expect to see FOX|JDCR, FOX|Tokido, ROX|Knee, UYU|Qudans, Alliance|Armada, Fursan|Verloren, RZR|Xian, FOX|Saint, Fursan|LowHigh, ROX|Chanel, Kkokkoma, COOASGAMES|Noroma, Yamasa|Take, iG|Jiewa and many more.

Streaming is being done at Tekken, New Game Plus TV, Melbourne Melee, Firery, Burnout Fighter, Virtua Fighter Australia and Couch Warriors Smash.

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Is Sagat's new visual design his best yet? What about Cody's? And why hasn't Zangief ever changed? Vote in our final SF5 'Who wore it best?'

I'm concluding my "Who wore it best?" series for Street Fighter 5 with one last post, this time looking at Sagat, Cody, Birdie, Zangief and Ibuki's character designs from over the years.

I made it a rule that characters had to appear in at least three different (numbered) Street Fighter titles over the years to qualify for this, and could therefore only nab five this time around.

As for Cody and Sagat, we haven't actually seen their gameplay designs for SF5 yet, so the brief glimpses we've gotten from the Season 3 DLC reveal will have to do for now.

Considering his actual body transformation for Street Fighter 5, Birdie has arguably undergone the most change since his start back in SF1. Sagat has had fairly minimal changes, though his new tattered look in SF5 seems to deviate from most others.

Zangief has been rocking his same red wrestling gear, scars, chest hair and bracelets for his entire career, but we had to give the Red Cyclone some love as well. Check out the character evolutions in the gallery here and then vote for your favorite iterations after the jump.

Be sure to take a look at the results of (and still vote yourself) on part one and part two of our "Who wore it best?" series for Street Fighter 5 if you haven't already.

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Street Fighter legends share their fondest memories of the series for the game's 30th anniversary

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the legendary Street Fighter series. To celebrate, Capcom is releasing the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection later this month, which will come packed with 12 classic Street Fighter titles.

We recently learned of a special exhibition tournament set to take place at Combo Breaker 2018 next weekend that will feature the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection and four Street Fighter legends. CYG|Daigo Umehara, EG|Ricki Ortiz, FOX|Justin Wong, and LU|Alex Valle will compete in an eight-player tournament, with the four other competitors to be decided by way of on-site auctions.

Capcom Fighters recently asked these four top-level players to recall their fondest memory of any game included in the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection. Today, the Twitter account has shared them for all to see.

Each memory comes in video message form, and you'll find clips from back in the day peppered throughout.

From a trip to SBO to legendary rivalries being built, the history among these players is rich. Be sure to click through each to check out their favorite moments.

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch on May 29th.


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Poll results: Which of Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection's 12 Street Fighter games are you most looking forward to playing?

Updated 12:20 p.m. PDT, Wed. May 16, 2017: And the results are in! To see how our readers voted, be sure to hit the jump.

Earlier: The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is due out at the end of May, and fans will be able to take a trip down memory lane with all of the Hadokens, Dragon Punches, Sonic Booms, and SPDs they can input spanning across three decades.

Street Fighter has seen many different titles released over the years, and the upcoming collection will feature 12 of the most important games in the main series.

Included in this nostalgic package are the original Street Fighter, Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior, Street Fighter 2: Champion Edition, Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter 2, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter 3: New Generation, Street Fighter 3: 2nd Impact, and Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike.

Capcom aims to provide "arcade perfect" ports of each classic fighting title, with four of them boasting online play -- those titles being Street Fighter 2: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike.

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on May 29th. While we wait for its release, we want to ask you, the EventHubs reader, which of these 12 games you're most excited to play.

You will find our latest poll below, and in it you can select up to three different answers. Be sure to hit the comments to let us know which Street Fighter games you chose and why!

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection exhibition ft. Daigo, Justin Wong, Ricki Ortiz, and Alex Valle set for Combo Breaker 2018 next weekend

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is set for release later this month, however we'll be seeing it in action a few days sooner than that. Next weekend at Combo Breaker 2018 in St. Charles, Illinois, a special exhibition will be held that features several Street Fighter legends.

CYG|Daigo Umehara, LU|Alex Valle, FOX|Justin Wong, and EG|Ricki Ortiz will take part in an 8-player competition on Friday, May 25th at around 7 p.m. PDT. We will also see commentary from James Chen and Michael "IFC Yipes" Mendoza.

The remaining four players will be decided by way of an on-site auction where players bid on entry into a bracket, 1 by 1, until the bracket is full. All of the bids for this Street Fighter 30th Anniversary exhibition tournament will be to match up against one of the four Street Fighter legends.

100% of the auction entry money will be going to the tournament champion. So, if you want a shot at defeating a Street Fighter legend and some money, Combo Breaker 2018 is your chance.

This Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection exhibition will be single elimination and three out of five matches. The twist, though, is that the game played will be selected at random before each match.

Any of the 12 games from the collection could pop up at any time, so competitors will have to remain sharp.

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on May 29th.

Source: Capcom Unity.

Capcom announces Street Fighter 30th Anniversary tournament series, $7,000 prize pool for each event

Capcom has just announced an all new tournament series that players can look forward to this year. The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary tournament series will focus on the upcoming Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, allowing competitors to battle it out in some of Capcom's classic fighting titles.

The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary tournament series is comprised of three individual Street Fighter tournaments. Each on will be taking place at upcoming major fighting game community events.

A specific title from the 30th Anniversary Collection will be played at each tournament, beginning with Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo at CEO 2018 in June. Street Fighter Alpha 3 will follow at SoCal Regionals 2018 in September, and finally Street Fighter 3 Third Strike at Canada Cup in October.

Each of these tournaments will come with a $7,000 prize pool. If you'd like to enter any of these events, you'll be able to do so through each of the major tournaments' websites.

The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary tournament series aims to celebrate and recapture the competitive spirit that inspired players around the world. From those who played in the arcades and the pizza parlors, to the warriors at home, this tournament series will surely be a trip down memory lane for many.

Capcom has released an official trailer with the announcement, which you can view below.

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection training and versus modes officially revealed

The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection will be releasing on May 29, 2018. This collection comes with a number of fan favorite Street Fighter titles.

Earlier this year, there were some concerns that the games would not have a training mode. Luckily, James Chen was able to confirm that the games in this collection would be packaged with training and versus modes, and now we have an official announcement from Capcom Unity.

This collection comes with Street Fighter, Street Fighter 2, Street Fighter 2: Championship Edition, Street Fighter 2: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter 2, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter 3, Street Fighter 3: Second Impact, and Street Fighter 3: Third Strike.

Only Street Fighter 2: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3, and Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike will have online play. Not only that, but these games will be the ones that have access to the training mode.

The training mode will offer features that were not available in the original games. These include the ability to "turn on damage display, input display, dummy controls, and more."

Luckily, all twelve games will have a versus mode. You'll need to implement the day one patch in order to gain access to the available versus and training modes.

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Alpha Chun-Li superior Chun-Li? Which of these Street Fighter characters' designs were the best?

I thought I'd take a bit of a nostalgic stroll through the years of Street Fighter and put together a quick visual history for a handful of SF favorites.

There's a good portion of the current community that isn't too familiar with older iterations of these household fighting game names and so some of this will be all new for younger readers.

Some characters are a little more vanilla than others, as we see Ryu's white gi, black belt and red headband hasn't changed much over the last 30 years. His Street Fighter 1 redhead iteration actually seems to be the outlier, as he even sports shoes in that one.

Characters like Chun-Li got a whole new look in Street Fighter Alpha, and Ken has gotten a few differing hair styles. The idea here is to get your opinions as to when each fighter was at their visual best during the numbered Street Fighter series (Alpha is technically SF 0).

Especially in more recent games, characters have seen a variety of alternate costumes (many imitating the threads they wore previously) but for our purposes here we're only looking at standard costumes for everyone.

Obviously graphics have been evolving too, but that doesn't necessarily mean the most recent iterations are the slickest. Check out the snap shots for these six characters in the gallery below, then answer which is your favorite iteration for each in the polls after the jump.

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Texas Showdown 2018 results ft. Punk, NuckleDu, ChrisG, Problem X, Chris T

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The big event this weekend is Texas Showdown 2018 taking place, quite obviously, in Texas, U.S.A., more specifically in Houston.

This is both a Ranking event on the Capcom Pro Tour and a Challenger event on the Tekken World Tour, so both Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition and Tekken 7 will be quite stacked.

Besides the aforementioned two titles, the tournament will also feature Dragon Ball FighterZ, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Injustice 2, Killer Instinct, Capcom vs. SNK 2, King of Fighters 14, Vampire Savior/Darkstalkers, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike and Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st].

Obviously there are a ton of players participating, with Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Dragon Ball FighterZ and Tekken 7 all reaching over 100 entrants each.

Some of the players you can expect to see compete this weekend are PG|Punk, NuckleDu, EG|NYChrisG, Mouz|Problem X, CYG|Chris Tatarian, FOX|Justin Wong, RB|Anakin, Rise|Smug, Circa|JoeyFury, UYU|KizzieKay, FOX|Scar, UYU|Princess Ling, PG|Nakkiel, KidViper, Shadow20z, NVT|Flash, RB|Snake Eyez, RNG|WhiteBoi, VS|SperoGin, EG|Ricki Ortiz, SB|JB, UYU|Brian_F, UA|Bass, Tempo|Alex Myers, BeautifulDude, OG|Shine, Commander Jesse, Hamad, Joonya20z, TGQ|Zenzen and many, many more.

Streaming is being done at Level Up Live, PandaxGaming, TX Showdown Live, JoeStrikes, Atari FGC, The Slurred Nerd and Poverty Maniacs.

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The 'Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game' kickstarter has ended with over two million dollars raised

The Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game kickstarter has now concluded. It seems that Angry Joe and Jasco Games were able to raise $2,052,791 thanks to the efforts of 9,800 backers.

Originally, the target goal was just $400,000. This part of the project was funded in just one day after starting on April 4, 2018. Many stretch goals were reached since then.

Guile, Blanka, E.Honda, Dhalsim, Balrog, Cammy, Fei Long, T. Hawk, Dee Jay, Gouken, Evil Ryu, and Violent Ken were unlocked as a result of these stretch goals. Other modes like power-ups, tag team, 3 on 3 team swap, car bonus stage, nemesis, and more will also be available.

Each miniature is armed with a 40 card deck that contains many references to their movesets found in the games. It seems each fighter will have different play styles.

Backers that contributed $80 will get the base miniatures game. If you spent $120, then you'll also get the boss expansion and stretch goal characters. Anybody who put in $280 will also received character expansions for Street Fighter Alpha, 3, 4, and 5.

The estimated delivery is said to be on March 2019.

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How to become the real life Oro: Desk masters one-handed fighting game combos after practicing every day for 10 weeks

Hand and wrist injuries can be some of the most devastating for competitive fighting game players and competitive game players in general, as many games seem nearly impossible to play at a high level with only one hand available.

Resident combo enthusiast desk is here to show that anything is possible if you put in the time and effort in his latest video. He was instructed to avoid using his right hand after an injury, so he set out to test his one-handed playing capabilities.

Desk had demonstrated his one-handed tactics in a few previous videos, but this time ventures through six different fighting games to show what he can pull off after 10 weeks of practice with a hand-cam to demonstrate how he plays.

He demonstrates four touch of death combos in Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo using only his left hand along with a touch of death combo in Dragon Ball FighterZ that includes Adult Gohan loops.

Desk set his sights on some of the more challenging combos in Street Fighter 4 like C. Viper's cancel combos (which he originally thought of as the holy grail) and El Fuerte's Run, Stop, Fierce loop, and he manages to pull them off in impressive fashion.

You can check out an awesome near touch of death combo from Makoto in Street Fighter 3: Third Strike in the clip below and the full video after the jump.


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14 minute trailer released for BeasTV's upcoming '9road' film starring Kuroda and Eita

It's been a good six months since we first heard about BeasTV's "Project 9road" film starring Third Strike legend Kuroda, but we now have all new news on the matter in the form of a trailer.

The 14 minute trailer gives us much more information and insight than the first teaser, which only lasted three minutes and served mainly as an announcement for the project.

The world of 9road is certainly bleak, offering a near post apocalyptic atmospheric feel despite the presence of a full society.

Kuroda's abilities in Third Strike extended to just about every character on the roster, but he's best known for his play with Q, one the game's lowest tier fighters.

The story seems to revolve around the emergence of Q after a science lab explosion exposes a series of horrible experiments performed on humans.

Whether it be premise, technical execution, the acting skills of Kuroda and Eita or otherwise, we're interested in hearing your reactions to the new trailer, so please share them in the comments after you watch.

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is getting an awesome collector's edition in France

The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is set for release next month and is gearing up to take fans of the franchise through the ultimate journey into nostalgia. With 12 classic titles to choose from -- four of which will be playable online -- every Street Fighter lover is going to want to get their hands on this upcoming title.

If you fancy yourself a collector and happen to be in France, you'll be able to scoop up a sweet limited edition of the anniversary collection. French retailer Pix'n Love is offering a special package that comes included with some awesome extras.

Those who opt to purchase it will receive the game (obviously) on either the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch, an 80-page art book that looks over 30 years of the series' visuals, and four lithographs featuring classic artwork.

Naturally, the packaging and the art book are in French, however, this seems like a pretty great item for any Street Fighter fan's collection.

Pre-orders are currently available on Pix'n Love's website. The PS4 and XB1 versions will run you 59,90 € (about $74 USD), while the Switch's collector's edition comes in at 64,90 € (roughly $80 USD) -- though it looks like this version is currently unavailable.

This collector's edition is exclusive to the website and the region. Here's hoping we see a similar collector's edition stateside.

The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is due out on May 29th.

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This Street Fighter collection is massive and a marvel to behold

The Street Fighter series is one that is near and dear to many of our hearts. Its game mechanics revolutionized the fighting game genre back in the early 90s, and over the years we've been introduced to some of the most iconic characters and special moves any game of its kind has ever seen.

Chances are, you've probably got some type of Street Fighter memorabilia sitting in your room right now -- or at least know someone with some cool Street Fighter stuff. Personally, I've got a handful of items on my desk at the moment, with my favorite being the yellow and blue Blanka figure from the Street Fighter 2 series.

But Twitter user 天 SARFARAZ 天 likely has us all beat. With a bio on the social media platform that reads "I AM STREET FIGHTER," that doesn't really surprise me.

SARFARAZ recently shared a quick video on Twitter showcasing their massive Street Fighter collection. Large statues of major characters, framed and signed posters, fightsticks, hats, and DVDs are just some of the things you'll spot during the one minute showcase.

As if the video wasn't awesome enough, SARFARAZ lines the footage with music from Street Fighter 3 Third Strike for ultimate feels.

What is your most prized Street Fighter-related possession? Let us know in the comments below!


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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection release delayed in Japan

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is slated for release on May 29th here in the West. The congregation of 12 classic Street Fighter titles was expected to drop in Japan sometime this Spring, however, that is no longer the case.

Capcom producer Tomoaki Ayano wrote an entry on the official Japanese Street Fighter website stating that the collection has been delayed in that region.

The release date has been moved from Spring 2018 to "to-be-announced," according to Ayano.

According to the producer's message, Capcom Japan has received a ton of fan feedback and demand pertaining to the 30th anniversary collection. In order to best fulfill the wishes of the community, the company has decided to delay the release date.

Ayano did not give specifics as to why the collection is being pushed back. This could be a result of the push back received from fans over the international version featuring only English voices and text, as Siliconera reports.

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Final Round event organizer Shin Blanka announces possible retirement, potential end of the tournament series

Early this morning, Larry "Shin Blanka" Dixon announced his possible retirement from event planning in the FGC. Known for organizing the long-time major tournament series Final Round, Dixon states that it too may be coming to an end.

On his personal Facebook account, Shin Blanka wrote an extensive statement sharing his reasoning for the decision and the current state of things.

The message begins by thanking everyone involved with this year's event -- Final Round 21 -- which took place just this past weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. Dixon goes on to address a troublesome attendee (with some language NSFW), who took issue with the clear bags given out at that the event.

From there, he delves into his retirement. Dixon notes that at the end of this past weekend's event, he provided some quick words to attendees about his decision, though he wasn't really clear about the specifics.

"This leads me to this portion of the post when I address my retirement," Dixon wrote in the Facebook post. "I made a brief statement at the end of the event, but it wasn't fully explained and we had to pack up our equipment and be out the exhibition hall at a certain time.

"Unfortunately, we have never recovered our attendance from the social media witch hunt from Final Round 19. While I've taken responsibility for everything that happened that year and I understand why attendance dropped."

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