Street Fighter 3 stories

Desk's latest video makes crazy combos out of fireballs that hit behind you in various Street Fighter games

Traditionally, fireballs in fighting games aren't used to occupy the space behind the opponent in hopes that they'll walk back or get hit back into them. They control the area in front of the opponent, forcing them to jump or locking them down for offensive pressure.

In the Street Fighter series, though, it is possible to toss a fireball that ends up behind your foe (if they're knocked down or jump over it) and have it remain on screen long enough for them to still make contact with it. Combo video extraordinaire Desk has made these stray fireballs the focal point of his latest project, and the sequences that are performed as a result are stylish in classic Desk fashion.

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'DON'T DO IT, JUSTIN' - fLoE shares the story of why he saw the legendary Moment 37 coming before anyone else, and tried to warn his friend

Thanks to MarkMan we recently got a secondary perspective on the most iconic competitive fighting game sequence of all time, EVO Moment 37. During said video we hear a familiar voice call out "DON'T DO IT JUSTIN" just before Victrix|Justin Wong goes for the chip out Super.

That voice was non-other than Ari "fLoE" Weintraub's, who was actually one of the few people aware that CYG|Daigo Umehara was both capable of and prepared to parry the nearly instant Super Art attack.

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MarkMan uncovers an alternate recording of the iconic EVO Moment 37 from 2004 giving an entirely awesome new perspective on The Daigo Parry

EVO Moment 37. The Daigo Parry. No other phrases hold as much significance to the fighting game community, as the epic match between CYG|Daigo Umehara and Justin Wong encapsulates the essence of what makes the genre so special and single-handedly brought more eyes to the competitive scene at a time when new titles were few and far between.

Mark "MarkMan" Julio is one of the veterans of the FGC that has stuck around to grow and bring new opportunities to the scenes around the world. While recently searching through an old stack of VHS tapes and discs that his team used to record events in the early 2000's, MarkMan uncovered a hidden gem: an alternate recording of EVO Moment 37 that provides a new perspective to the extraordinary moment in time.

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Chun-Li is really sassy in Third Strike: Duel Screens clues us in on what everyone is saying during their iconic lines in Street Fighter 3

Street Fighter 3: Third Strike is revered by many in the fighting game community as one of their most iconic titles where a bunch of the characters' quips and dialogue are still highly quotable almost 20 years after its initial release — looking at you Ken and Sean.

In a game featuring fighters from every continent around the world except for Australia and Antarctica, the vast majority of them actually speak in fluent Japanese though there is some German, Chinese and even Swahili mixed into the cast.

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5 classic Street Fighter stages I want to see remade in Street Fighter 5

Capcom has done an excellent job remaking classic Street Fighter series stages in their flagship fighting title, Street Fighter 5, over the past few years. Over the weekend, the company unveiled the next big stage remake to be added to the game later this month — Field of Fate, the grassy backdrop most commonly recognized from Street Fighter Alpha 2.

With Capcom continuing to put out costumes and stages at a pretty consistent rate, I thought it might be fun to revisit the subject of which other classic Street Fighter battlefields should also see the remake treatment. Here are my picks! (And of course, we'll be asking you for yours at the end of this article).

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Final Round 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Final Round 2019 is taking place this weekend in Hapeville, Georgia, and it's a massive event for several different games. This is the kickoff for the Capcom Pro Tour season, but don't let that fool you into thinking Street Fighter is the only thing happening. There are a wealth of high-profile figbhting games featured at this event, which are all listed further down.

First off, let's list some of the notable players showing up for this prestigious event — RB|Gachikun, Rohto|Tokido, FD|Fujimura, Momochi, Mouz|Problem X, FOX|NuckleDu, CO|Go1, FOX|SonicFox, CYG|Fuudo, GGP|Kazunoko, CO|Dogura, REC|Punk, FAV|Sako, GO|Luffy, Justin Wong, RZR|Xian, NVD|Phenom, RB|Bonchan, NRG|HookGangGod, EQNX|Joey Fury, UYU|NL, Disrupt|Shadow20z, Verloren, Liquid|John Takeuchi, UYU|OilKing, MrKwiggle, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, FD|Haitani, GRPT|MOV, BC|Tachikawa, CYG|GamerBee, Rise|Smug, Mago, W2W|KnowKami, UGS|XCaliburBladez, Co-D|Hoodless, SB|DoomSnake, ElectrifiedMann, RRQ|Moke, NRG|Supernoon, UGS|BBoyDragon, Disrupt|Joonya20z, KoDee and of course many, many more.

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Poll results: Which Street Fighter series is your favorite?

Update: The results are in. Hit the jump below to check out which Street Fighter game came out on top.

Earlier: During our most recent episode of the EventHubs Podcast, Catalyst made a statement that caught me a bit off guard. While speaking about the now three years worth of history that Street Fighter 5 has seen, Catalyst stated plainly that SF5 is currently his favorite of all Street Fighter titles.

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EVO Japan 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The second installment ever of one of the biggest tournament expansions we've seen is here this weekend, namely the expansion of the EVO brand to Japan, with EVO Japan 2019.

This year, it's taking place in Fukuoka rather than Tokyo, and although entrants aren't as high as they were in last year's monumental premier year, the entrants certainly aren't anything to scoff at.

Over 1000 players are participating in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, over 500 in Tekken 7, and roughly between 200-300 each for Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Soul Calibur 6 and King of Fighters 14, respectively.

While these 6 games are the main titles at the event, there'll be an absolutely insane amount of side tournaments as well, so make sure you keep in tune with all of the action.

Players participating are a bit too plentiful to list, but just count on the vast majority of Asian top players — and many other top players from other regions of the world — being present and competing.

Streaming is being done at EVO, EVO 2, EVO 3 and EVO 4.

Side events are set to be streamed at KVO Japan 01, KVO Japan 02, KVO Japan 03 and KVO Japan 04.

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Are people underselling how technical of a game Street Fighter 5 is? We discuss how it stacks up with other titles in the franchise

Our apologies for not uploading at our usual Wednesday time of the week, but we're back with episode 38 of the EventHubs Podcast and no shortage of topics to get to.

We kick off with our thoughts on Jump Force's less than stellar reviews thus far, the Blanka glitch that's been turning Street Fighter 5's Ranked play into a goofy but fun time and Mortal Kombat 11's numerous recent leaks.

Sales for SF5 have increased a significant amount since the release of Arcade Edition, and sales for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate have been absolutely amazing. Nintendo, however, isn't entirely satisfied, and we delve further into why.

On a more general front, Sony has spoken out on why it's not going to be at E3 this year. If what they're saying is true then others may follow in suit, but we have our hesitations in believing them fully.

The heart of the episode is surely Catalyst and my discussion about the technicality in Street Fighter games as we try to assess which titles require/feature the most thought, nuance and variety in their play.

We've included a poll so you can vote for the Street Fighter titles you think are the most technical. You'll find it after the embed, and can vote for your two top games.

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Capcom has an insane amount of their best video game music on Spotify right now — soundtracks for Street Fighter, Mega Man, and more

Capcom has some of the most iconic music in video games among their library. From classic 8-bit Mega Man tunes to widely recognized tracks like Street Fighter 2 Guile's theme, the company has had some truly fantastic music featured in many of their games.

Earlier today, Twitter user _watsu pointed out that there is an absolute ton of great Capcom songs on Spotify right now courtesy of Capcom Sound Team. Apparently, these tracks were available in the past, were taken down for a while, but now are back for your listening pleasure.

What we have here is close to a "you name it, they got it" situation, as there has to be over 1,000 songs here, easy. Included are original soundtracks for several main entries in the Street Fighter series, a slew of Mega Man games, Monster Hunter, Okami, Ace Attorney, Devil May Cry, and more.

On top of the OSTs, you'll also find numerous arrangement albums and remixes. There's so much to listen to hear, it's going to take you ages to get through it all — if that's what you plan on doing.

Unfortunately, there are some large omissions such as music from the Versus series. I was really hoping to rock some Marvel vs. Capcom 2 jams here, but what is included is definitely no slouch on its own.

Just a bit of warning, a lot of the track and album names are written in Japanese, so it might take some time to navigate. However, each album comes with a picture that will let you know exactly what game you're checking out.

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Capcom's latest financial report says Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection performed well in 2018, makes no direct mention of Street Fighter 5

Capcom reports strong performances from titles such as Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, Mega Man 11, and Monster Hunter World in their latest financial report.

Detailing sales information from the nine month period ending December 31, 2018, the company announced an increase in its net sales to 61,270 million yen (about 557 million USD) across its overall business results (up 28.3% year-over-year).

As one might expect, Monster Hunter World continued to thrive after its incredible performance in the previous fiscal year. Capcom reports that this title has surpassed 10 million units shipped, which is a first for any single title in the company's history.

In its digital market, Capcom cites Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection and Mega Man 11 as strong performers in the latter half of 2018. Coupled with the growth of "high-margin catalog titles," Capcom saw its highest profit levels for the end of a third quarter in the company's history.

Back in July 2018, Capcom stated that Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection "outperformed expectations." Its solid performance was even more impressive when considering the fact that the game was not yet available in Japan at the time and had only been out for about two months.

Interestingly enough, Capcom's mainstay fighting title, Street Fighter 5, gets no direct mention in this latest financial report.

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Frosty Faustings XI results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Frosty Faustings XI is taking place this weekend — or to be more specific, this Friday and Saturday — in Illinois.

This is a pretty huge event with more than 1200 entrants total, so the competition is going to be off the charts for several of the games present.

Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate both have over 200 entrants, while BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Soul Calibur 6, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition and the event's Mystery Tournament all have over 100 entrants each.

Besides these titles, you can also expect tournament play to be streamed for Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Vampire Savior (Darkstalkers), Windjammers, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, Pokkén Tournament DX, King of Fighters 14, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Melty Blood: Actress Again Current Code, Super Sailor Moon S, Fighting EX Layer, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Injustice 2, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Killer Instinct.

Players set to attend include NuckleDu, REC|Punk, NRG|HookGangGod, LostSoul, UYU|Cloud805, EG|NYChrisG, BC|LordKnight, 1UP|PepperySplash, PG|MarlinPie, Teresa, Disrupt|Shadow20z, BjornSonOfBear, FF|ElvenShadow, Jona, FOX|Dekillsage, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Mr. K, Hotashi, NRG|Supernoon, Brian_F, Disrupt|Joonya20z, BxA|Blaze, ITS|ShinBlade, ITS|Mak, UYU|BeautifulDude, Foo, JodyThaGreat and many, many more.

Streaming is being done at BG Callisto, Low Kick Tournaments, Team Spooky, Will English IV, rs Blackrose and Unrivaled Tournaments.

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Nearly 50 seconds of nail-biting neutral, point-blank parries, devastating Dragon Punches and more; Cooperation Cup highlights

As per the usual, Cooperation Cup 17 was filled with edge of your seat action as the strongest Third Strike players in the world came together for an incredible event.

With over 100 teams of five in attendance, there was no shortage of jaw dropping sequences including ridiculous reads, perfect parries and confirms amidst the most anxious of moments.

Faithful fighting game fan HiFight nabbed a few of his favorite moments from the latter part of Coop Cup, and we've rounded them all up to share with you now.

We have a few individual highlights and then a compilation YouTube video that specifically showcases Tominaga's Makoto.

We kick things off with over 40 seconds of nail-biting neutral play... which is little more than "casual Tuesday" status when you're talking about a top player Chun-Li Third Strike mirror match.

You'll notice the infamous foreground table coming into play here as it adds yet another obstacle incredibly intricate process of trying to find that perfect synthesis of timing and positioning:


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Cooperation Cup 17 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

It's back again this year. Yes, that highly esteemed event we've all been waiting for — the 17th iteration of Cooperation Cup.

As usual, it's taking place in Tokyo, Japan and a crazy amount of players are showing up, as expected.

In case you don't know about this event, it's a massive 5v5 team tournament for the classic and beloved Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike.

With almost 500 players participating in the main event, and even more for the Pre-Cooperation Cup, there'll be no shortage of 3rd Strike going on this weekend.

The entrant list is absolutely massive, but some famous names participating include Nuki, GRPT|MOV, Matsuken, FD|Haitani, RX, Oruga, WP|Vanao, Mester, Raoh, Sugiyama, Kokujin, K.O., Issei, Hayao, Pierrot, PinoAB7 and DeshikenKFG though there are of course many more as well.

Streaming is being done at Game Newton and Anime Illuminati.

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Street Fighter: At the Movies is an awesome art tribute that mixes iconic film posters with world warriors from the community's best artists

Capcom officially celebrated their premier fighting game's pearl anniversary last year with the Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection along with a number of other promotions, and the community at large contributed their own efforts to the series that's lasted more than three decades.

The guys over at Street Fighter Legacy have previously released two collective works that showed off fan art for Street Fighter and Rivals Schools' anniversaries from talented artists around the world, and now they're back for a third collection that's themed this time.

Street Fighter: At the Movies is a free 100-page web magazine made to show off art featuring Street Fighter characters re-imagined in some of the most iconic film posters of all time from dozens of artists.

Puns on posters for movies like Star Wars, Friday the 13th, Pulp Fiction, Sin City, The Breakfast Club, Mean Girls and Finding Nemo plus many more have all been created using Street Fighter characters and references only the fighting game community can appreciate.

Below we've gathered a small handful of the posters that can be found in the full online collection from the artists ZombiRaptor, Jevon Williams, Jesus Gormaz, Santino Calvo, Marcos Medina and Alexandre Belmonte.

You can check out the full Street Fighter: At the Movies magazine online at Issuu along with Street Fighter Legacy's previous two fan art collections, and let us know some of your favorites in the comments.

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NEC 19 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

NEC 19 is taking place this weekend in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

This event is hosting a ton of different games, with the most entered one being Soul Calibur 6 at over 250 participants, meaning that stakes are going to be very high for everyone involved.

Besides this, the event will also be hosting tournaments for Tekken 7, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Dead or Alive 5: Last Round and Pokkén Tournament DX.

Some of the notable names showing up include FOX|SonicFox, Dragon, PAG|Grover, BxA|PartyWolf, Saiyne, Linkorz, UGS|XCaliburBladez, MrKwiggle, Flux, PG|MarlinPie, W2W|KnowKami, FSD|Rikuto and KPB|JDR, though there are obviously many more as well.

There are several other games not listed on the main stream schedule as well that may have side streams such as Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Killer Instinct and Injustice 2, so make sure to check around if those are being streamed separately if you're interested.

Streaming is being done at Bifuteki, Funky P, Bros Calamity, KPB Live and TSB Blaze.

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EVO Moment #37 recreated in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Any fighting game that has Ryu, Ken, and some type of parry mechanic is going to see a recreation of EVO Moment #37. We've seen the legendary play re-done in a slew of different fighting titles, and we've even seen it performed in both Street Fighter 3 Third Strike and Street Fighter 5 simultaneously and one-handed before.

With Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's release today, fans all over the globe are booting up their Nintendo Switch consoles and diving deep into the highly anticipated crossover fighter. Many are in training mode right now trying to discover the best tech they can, and one person already found a way to add another EVO Moment 37 reenactment to the list.

Twitter user rebaken7 shared a clip early this morning showing the classic moment between CYG|Daigo Umehara and FOX|Justin Wong being played out in Smash Bros. Ultimate. With Ken being a playable character in-game and the perfect shield mechanic acting as a parry, a very close recreation can be achieved here.

In this clip, Fox takes the place of Chun-Li as he fires off his rapid kicks at Ken. The fiery Shoto parries several of the kicks, jumps up for the follow up combo, then closes it out with his Final Smash — which in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the Shippuu-Jinrai-Kyaku and the same super used in EVO Moment #37.

The inkling (no pun intended) of being able to possibly make EVO Moment #37 happen in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was first brought up back in August when we spotted a clip from the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Arcadian Teen Tournament. Ness player Ryon was pinned against the wall by Milton's Corrin and managed to perfect shield multiple attacks which looked somewhat like the start of the EVO moment.

Now, the prospect of EVO Moment #37 in Smash Bros. is fully realized, and you can check it out below.


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