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Justin Wong has never performed the Evo Moment 37 parry, and seeing him try now is a mix of every emotion ever

Justin Wong recently surpassed 100,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel, and as a celebration/thank you to fans, he attempted the iconic Evo Moment 37 parry sequence on his stream, apparently never having actually done so before.

"I actually never learned how to parry this, to be honest," he says, later admitting that he never even attempted the Moment 37 trial when it was included in the Online Edition of Third Strike. That all changes now as he buckles down and discovers just how hard it is to time the sequence's preemptive first movement, let alone the rest.

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Frosty Faustings XIII results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend sees the long-standing Frosty Faustings back for another round, although this year will be an online event given the current ongoings in the world.

Players set to compete include EG|SonicFox, Disrupt|Shadow20z, RayRay, FF|ElvenShadow, Proton|Coach Steve, Dekillsage, Disrupt|Joonya20z, KBNova, BlackSnake, Knights|2eZ, Foo, Flocker, Fiestament, SkeletalMinion, Honnou, Marvelo, Mundank, Joey D, ShinBlade and many more.

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Poll results: Alex Valle believes that Street Fighter Alpha 2 is the most balanced Street Fighter but what do our readers think?

Update: The results are in. Hit the jump to see which Street Fighter entry our readers believe to be the most balanced of all.

Earlier: LU|Alex Valle recently made an interesting comment on Twitter where he declared Street Fighter Alpha 2 as the most balanced Street Fighter game in the series.

Now I'm not one to argue with Mr. Street Fighter himself, but it got me wondering what others believe. Is Street Fighter Alpha 2 recognized as the most balanced entry within our own community?

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Man, you could do some nutty combos in Street Fighter 3: New Generation that weren't possible in Third Strike

Street Fighter 3: Third Strike remains one of the most well-regarded fighting games of all time though we never would have reached that peak if we didn't go through New Generation and Second Impact first.

Recently a player by the name of Velocity showcased some cool New Generations tech like her 65-hit combo against Gill that could theoretically become an infinite.

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Main Street Fighter bosses ranked from worst to best

I've been doing a lot of speculation about what's coming down the pike in the shorter term with Street Fighter 5 as well as the longer term with Street Fighter 6, but feel the need to shift down to a different gear and have a little fun considering the franchise's past instead of its future.

Street Fighter 5 now features every main boss character the main franchise has seen, and seeing them all together in one roster got me thinking about their elevated statuses as big baddies, and who wore/wears that title the best.

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3rd Strike Exhibitions results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic across the world, one of the most celebrated Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike events, Cooperation Cup, had to be cancelled both last year and now this year as well. Thankfully, the creators of said event put together some exhibition matches for today to keep 3rd Strike fans happy and content for the rest of the year.

Players participating in said exhibitions are Nuki, Tominaga, Boss, RX, Kuni, Sugiyama, Mester, Genki, Hayao, Sho, Mimora, Yomoda and Michael.

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Justin Wong could have escaped EVO Moment 37 after the parries had just one thing gone differently

EVO Moment #37 continues to be the shining pinnacle of amazing fighting game plays between two of the greatest competitors of the genre in BST|Daigo Umehara and PG|Justin Wong, but things could have almost gone differently in an alternate timeline had one thing been altered.

The French Street Fighter 3: Third Strike community recently shared some special tech for Chun-Li that can allow her to escape the parry punish on her Super Art under one specific condition.

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EVO Moment #37 recreated in cinematic fan animation

EVO Moment #37 is truly a defining moment within the FGC that's worth remembering. Many years ago, Justin Wong had BST|Daigo Umehara on the ropes during a Street Fighter 3: Third Strike tournament match.

Wong was confident that Chun-Li's super would be enough to chip out Ken's remaining life, but he didn't account for Daigo's precise parrying skills. This very scene has been recreated in all its glory thanks to Alain VU's amazing animation skills (via Catsuka).

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Street Fighter 3: Third Strikes' biggest weirdos have never looked more hype and cool as they do in the hands of a TAS bot

Street Fighter 3: Third Strike continues to be one of the most influential fighting games with a tech ceiling so high that players are still discovering new ways to do what was previously thought impossible, but boy does its roster have some weirdo picks.

Necro and Twelve are two of Third Strike's least popular and weakest characters, along with being perhaps the strangest inclusions in the whole Street Fighter series, yet all of that melts away when you see the crazy-looking potential they have when played by a tool-assisted bot.

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'I played to shut them up, that's how we met' - Daigo Umehara and Third Strike god Nuki recount their historic rivalry, joke about the good old days

Ask any fighting game player that's been competing for over 15 years, and they'll tell you that BST|Daigo Umehara and Shinya "Nuki" Onuki were nigh unbeatable during the Street Fighter 3: Third Strike days and any other title they set their sights on, which earned them their titles among the five Japanese gods of the genre.

Both players were recently featured in the latest and entertaining episode of the TV show Fighting Game Cafe Hamejun where Daigo and Nuki discussed the first time they met playing Darkstalkers, their long and originally bitter rivalry, and how different the scene is compared to the arcade era before playing each other in a set of Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition.

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From impossible combos to massive pop offs, trolling and confusion, 2020 was full of amazing and hilarious moments in fighting games

This year will certainly go down in the history books as one of the worst for a long list of sucky reasons, but there was still plenty of enjoyment to be had if you knew where to look.

Now, all of those great times from the realm of fighting games have been compiled into one place, as LiangHuBBB recently released their latest Funny and Cool Moments video showcasing the best of the FGC in 2020 from perfect combos to weird interactions / reactions.

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Ryu is at the point to master both light and darkness in Street Fighter 6 which may create the most powerful version of the warrior yet

Ryu is not just the poster boy for Street Fighter but also for fighting games as a whole which has led to his appearance and fighting style staying largely the same for the past 30+ years though the original Shotokan seems to be showing some signs of progress lately.

From Street Fighter 4 to 5 to 3, the world warrior is given a pretty solid arc from trying to conquer the Satsui no Hado inside of himself to potentially ascending to become a sage, and it is very likely going to have a big impact on Ryu's gameplay and story going forward into Street Fighter 6.

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Weird Street Fighter 3: Third Strike glitch leaves Q floating in the air in a perpetually electrocuted state

With games like Street Fighter 3: Third Strike having the legacy that it does and bringing fans the most legendary moment in fighting game history, it's hard to come across stuff that you haven't really seen before. But that's what makes old fighting game glitches the best.

Live stream Younghou shared a clip on Twitter this morning that features a strange interaction between Necro and Q. Unfortunately for the latter, at the end of this exchange the mysterious fighter is left suspended in the air in a state of perpetual electrocution.

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Will this Thursday's SFL announcement be Dan? What are the biggest lessons learned from Street Fighter 3 and Street Fighter 5?

Capcom hit us with some intriguing news this week as they directed our eyes to Thursday's episode of Street Fighter League for "a special announcement." Given we're now fully into the "Winter 2020" season, the Street Fighter 5 community is very much wondering when Dan and the game's new battle mechanic will be dropping.

We've yet to get any kind of specific date for Mr. Hibiki, but could this special announcement have something to do with him? Catalyst and I discuss what we think we'll see, and one of us is a bit more optimistic than the other.

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Cooperation Cup 2021's Street Fighter 3: Third Strike tournament canceled due to COVID-19

Cooperation Cup is an annual event for Street Fighter 3: Third Strike that's held in Tokyo, Japan. Teams of five compete against one another during the main event and the pre-Cooperation Cup event.

The 17th tournament was quite the spectacle for Third Strike fans. Of course, it's worth mentioning that the 17th Cooperation Cup took place in January 2019.

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EVO Moment #37 almost repeated itself against Justin Wong as he hilariously began to panic at the opponent's parries

One of the greatest fighting clips of all time is EVO Moment #37. In a Street Fighter 3: Third Strike tournament match, PG|Justin Wong attempted to chip BST|Daigo out with Chun-Li's super.

Much to everyone's shock, Daigo was able to parry every hit of Chun-Li's super and finish Wong off. It was such a hype moment that even Justin Wong himself has previously mentioned that he's happy how things played out.

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5 past mistakes we don't want to see repeated in Street Fighter 6, Capcom Cup hopefuls aren't marketing themselves enough, and silk Spongebob boxers

On this week's episode of the EventHubs Podcast Catalyst and I recount a handful of missteps in previous Capcom fighting titles that we hope don't show up in the same capacity in Street Fighter 6.

Some of the items on this list are positive additions that were removed in later titles while others, such as the extremely high capacity for option selects that we saw in Street Fighter 4, are items we hope not to see make returns.

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