See the early sketches of how Street Fighter's dandiest boxer came to be - CFN uploads Dudley's original Street Fighter 3 sketch concepts

One of the most popular characters to come out of the Street Fighter 3 series, Dudley truly embraces the essence of gentleman boxing.

Although he's not part of the Street Fighter 5 series yet, he still remains one of the most beloved characters in the franchise, and if you happen to be one of his many fans, you're in for a treat.

The CFN Portal was updated recently with original sketchwork of Dudley from the old Street Fighter 3 days, so you can see for yourself how this dedicated sportsman originally came to be at Capcom's offices.

The images can be found below.

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How did Street Fighter 3's big bad boss come to be? Get some more insight into Gill's creation with these concept art sketches from the SF3 days

One of the biggest things about the Street Fighter 3 series was that they almost completely dropped the roster of the smash hit preceding it, Street Fighter 2.

Of course, with a new roster, there must also be a new boss - which was Gill, the leader of the Illuminati.

Gill seems to be making his return to the Street Fighter series with the way Street Fighter 5's Cinematic Story Mode ended, in some capacity at least. Because of this, Capcom were kind enough to grace us with a bunch of concept art from Gill's creation back in the '90s. Continue below to check it out.

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Which Street Fighter game series is your favorite?

It's no secret that Street Fighter as a series is really a big series with a bunch of subseries - since all of their entries have received multiple sequels or revisions, except Street Fighter 5, so far, though that has been divided up into seasons per year.

The head Street Fighter series is vast, so much so that each subseries is also very expansive, and each tends to have a very distinct feel to them. With that in mind, I decided to throw together a poll to settle it once and for all - which series is the very best one?

That's not a question we can reliably answer, but we can make a fair approximation at least as to which is most popular among you, our loyal readerbase.

So delay no longer! Jump below and cast your vote.

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If they're in a fighting game, Jiggeh will draw them; check out this selection from a talented artist with a passion for fighters

Today we're highlighting the work of Swedish artist Josef "Jiggeh" Axner and his beautiful renderings of figures from across the fighting game universe.

Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom, King of Fighters, Mortal Kombat and Smash made it into today's gallery, but there's plenty more in Jiggeh's portfolio.

Give this work a look through, and let us know if you'd like to see more like it in the future.

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How fast can a life bar disappear? Everything from 0.5 to 8 seconds depending on the game - LiangHuBBB compilation shows some truly terrifying moments

We've all had those rounds where just every single thing goes wrong - we block the crossup the wrong way, we guess wrong on wakeup, we make an execution error at the worst point in time... Well, imagine all of this happening in the very same round, and you pretty much have this video.

One of LiangHuBBB's latest, it shows just how fast you can be defeated in a variety of games. Some of these situations at the end are glitched, though which ones are specified in the video description, but the vast majority of them are regular situations from regular matches.

Check out a snippet from a Street Fighter 4 match featuring Gen and Seth below.

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Continue below to check out the full video.

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Frosty Faustings IX results, ft. NuckleDu, Ally, Dogura, Go1

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Frosty Faustings IX is taking place in Chicago, Illinois, and there's going to be a great many games played at this event, including Street Fighter 5, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Mortal Kombat XL, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, King of Fighters 14, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Killer Instinct, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Darkstalkers, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Pokkén Tournament, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Melty Blood: Actress Again, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax: Ignition, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Soul Calibur 2 and a mystery game tournament.

There are a lot of big-name players attending, including Liquid|NuckleDu, C9|Ally, CO|Dogura, CO|Go1, PG|MarlinPie, EG|NYChrisG, EG|K-Brad, FF|ElvenShadow, Wolfkrone, PG|RayRay, BjornSonofBear, Doren2k, BlackSnake, TS|NerdJosh, Hotashi, MVG|Dyr, TheBeautifulDude, TS|Arturo Sanchez, JJRockets, TSC|FaultyDefense, Sym, MC|GCYoshi, BxA|Squall, GS|Gllty, DCB|EliTheCurry, GLB, OMGItzAndre and many, many more.

Streaming is being handled by BG Callisto, Team Spooky, RS Black Rose, Melee Everyday, Unrivaled Tournaments and KFair IPG.

Check out the full action below.

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Ryan Hart tips his hat to Raju after making this unbelievable Urien comeback in Third Strike

There's been quite a bit of talk about Urien lately, mainly because of his high tier status in Street Fighter 5's second season, but an incredibly exciting sequence from Raju in Third Strike reminds us of the evil powerhouse's origins.

This bit comes from Europe's Fight Club in London back in 2011, as Raju takes on Ryan Hart. The match starts out overwhelmingly in Hart's favor, and his display of control makes it seem as though he's got the victory secured:

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You'll see how things wound up by watching the full video. Ryan Hart even tweeted this video out himself, acknowledging great play when he sees it... even if it's against him.

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You haven't seen real hype until you've seen Third Strike hype; Check out these insane highlights from Cooperation Cup

Cooperation Cup 2017 is over, but we're still reeling from the intensity of the 5v5 Third Strike team tournament.

Third Strike may not have been the most popular Street Fighter, but the game's parry mechanic in the hands of the masters that showed up to Coop Cup exhibit levels of hype and excitement that seem nearly impossible to reach in most other games.

Kevin "Burnout Fighter" Kim has rounded up a ton of highlights from the event. You'll see the first few here in clip form, then the rest are in individual videos after the jump. If you haven't played or seen high level 3S play before, please let us know your reactions in the comment.... after you catch your breath.

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Cooperation Cup #15 results ft. Kokujin, MOV, Haitani, Momochi

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

It's time once again for the amazing Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike event Cooperation Cup.

This is a 3rd Strike staple, and a lot of killers are coming out to fight. With more than 91 5-person teams joining the fray, there are more than 450 hopefuls participating to take the gold. The event starts tonight, though, with a pre-coop cup event, while the main action comes tomorrow.

Players participating are plentiful, but a few notable names out of the bunch are Kokujin, GRAPHT|MOV, MJS|Haitani, FOX|Momochi, CBZ|Nuki, GW|Eita, Kindevu, Inoue, RX, Sugiyama, Neo-G, Nica K.O., MutantXP, Frankie3S and RB.

Streaming is being done at GameNewton_US.

Check out the full action below.

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Yoshihara sketches Akuma from Street Fighter 5, also draws amazing figures from Darkstalkers, King of Fighters and Third Strike

The art of Yoshihara continues to wow us each and every time we look at it.

We're happy to see the artist is still hard at work with his trademark style as he's now added the most recent iteration of Akuma to his portfolio.

We've put together a gallery featuring the demonic fighter along with characters like Lilith from Darkstalkers, Leona from King of Fighters and a handful of Third Strike favorites.

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Super Smash Bros. Samus and Third Strike Urien have eerily similar move-sets, and now we can't unsee it...

Last night, something very interesting dropped into our inbox. It's one of those things that you never thought about, but has been right under your nose the whole time.

Super Smash Bros. Samus and Urien are the same person!

Okay, that's not true, however, they do have shockingly similar move-sets. A comparison was uploaded anonymously on Imgur that shows nearly identical animations for several attacks.

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Fans were initially surprised to learn that Samus was actually female beneath her helmet, but truth be told, I'm more amazed by the fact that she's secretly Urien and vice versa.

Sent in anonymously.

Alex has an infinite chokehold loop that stops Gill from resurrecting, watch him pull off the cheap stuff in Street Fighter 3: 2nd Impact

If you're unfamiliar with D-No's Twitter page, the social media feed is home to interesting, entertaining, and often times hilarious clips of older fighting games.

Earlier today, we were treated to a sequence involving Alex in Street Fighter 3: 2nd Impact. Apparently, if the towering grappler ends the round against Gill with his sleeper hold, he can chain together multiple holds until the time runs out.

Doing so successfully will make it so that Gill can't use his resurrection and come back to fight another round. Thwarting one of Street Fighter's cheapest boss characters with an infinite loop? I'll allow it.

Check out the footage below.

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Source: D-No.

He's one of the strongest characters in the Street Fighter universe, and only uses one arm to fight; learn Oro's history in just four minutes

Seeing as he's a bit more obscure and less known than other Street Fighters, we've nabbed a video discussing Oro's history and creation. One of the older figures in the SF canon, Oro is also one of the most powerful fighters in the universe.

He first appeared in Street Fighter 3, and is a hermit so advanced in his study of Senjutsu that he is unable to find a trainee that can keep up with his regimen.

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D-NO shows us an odd situation in which Twelve is cloned, then receives a 45 hit combo that stuns with a single attack in Third Strike

Previously, D-NO showed us a situation in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure which allowed a player to win two rounds at the same time. D-NO has another strange exchange to show us.

This time, D-NO is showing something from Street Fighter 3 Third Strike. In this exchange, Oro throws his giant projectile for his super but then gets interrupted by Twelve's super.

After Twelve is finished, we see a "clone" of Twelve generated (Thirteen?). Afterwards, Oro is able to throw a single projectile at Twelve causing it to strike Twelve about 45 times, beyond being stunned.

Oro is essentially able to perform a touch of death combo on Twelve in this very specific scenario.

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Source: D-NO's Twitter.

'He rules the world, but he's not good or evil' was the design plan for Gill to differentiate him from the dastardly M. Bison - SF3 design detailed

A few days ago, a new column was released over at the CFN Portal where Street Fighter 3 producer Tomoshi Sadamoto is interviewed about design choices for Street Fighter 3 cast members.

In it, he elaborates on design decisions for each of the new, original cast members in Street Fighter 3: New Generation, so we can hopefully expect him to elaborate further upon the characters from 2nd Impact and 3rd Strike later on.

I've personally gone through and translated this column, and next we have the Emperor of the Illuminati, the boss character of the Street Fighter 3 series, Gill. Check out some of his original art here.

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Continue to see what Sadamoto had to say about Gill in particular.

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