Street Fighter 5 stories

Man, Ryu really can't catch a break - Players can completely slip through Denjin Hadoken in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition by parrying a fireball

The story of Ryu in Street Fighter 5 since the end of 2016 has been a bit of a sad one for those who have wanted to stick with the series' poster boy following his Season 2 nerfs though there's more than that the character still has to deal with.

ESL's Street Fighter Twitter account recently shared out some odd tech in SF5 that causes other characters with parries to pass through Ryu's Denjin Hadoken untouched and open for a punish.

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Intel World Open postponed until 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic and Olympics delay

Back in late March, the International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government made the difficult decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympic games for the time being which left Street Fighter 5 competitors wondering about the fate of the tied-in Intel World Open.

Intel Gaming finally broke their silence on the matter today to provide an update to the plans for the team-based world tournament by delaying the start until 2021.

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Yoshinori Ono: As a development team, we became better from listening to what matters most to our players and making decisions with them in mind

It's almost kind of hard to believe that it's been over four years since Street Fighter 5 was first released on February 16, 2016. Many can argue that Street Fighter 5 was plagued by a rocky launch.

Having said that, the game has certainly come a long way since then and has seen a number of improvements to the overall experience. In an interview with USgamer, Yoshinori Ono explained the importance of listening to the fans.

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There technically is a Season 4 character pass for Street Fighter 5, but you probably don't want it

Capcom has mixed things up quite a bit when it comes to Street Fighter 5 development over the last year or so as they've drifted away from their more traditional model for releasing DLC characters.

Last season saw an unconventional trickling in of newcomers as Kage joined early on in December of 2018, nothing happened for about eight months, three more characters were added in August, then Gill joined in December of 2019, and then Seth rounded out the DLC add ons in February of this year.

The Champion Edition update includes all of these fighters (along with the rest of the roster and most of the game's DLC content thus far) but it didn't appear as though there'd be a character or season pass as there was in the years prior. There is, actually, but you probably don't want to get it.

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Daigo Umehara is considering Kage more seriously in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

After Ryu fell off from being a top tier in Season 1 of Street Fighter 5, RB|Daigo Umehara has been sticking it out with Guile. Until recently, Daigo has been adamant that he's only playing Kage purely for fun. Overall, Daigo did not appear to be a big believer in Kage's viability as he thought that Guile had the far superior match up spread.

In FGC Translated's latest videos, Daigo has been singing a different tune. It seems that Daigo is now looking at Kage as a serious pick.

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Desk brings us the highest damage combos he could find in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

In his latest venture, combo extraordinaire desk returns with a new Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition combo video. This time around, the primary goal is to share the hardest-hitting combos in the game that he could find.

From combos that KO Abigail in one go to ones that are way beyond the maximum amount of health found among the roster, desk's latest exhibition uses many creative techniques to achieve the most damage dealt.

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HiFight analyzes the story of Daigo Umehara vs. Tokido in a mini-documentary video

Within the fighting game community, RB|Daigo and Rohto|Tokido are two legendary figures. You don't even necessarily have to follow the Street Fighter scene to know their names.

Needless to say, their recent exhibitions with one another were not only important to them but were also historical moments within the FGC. HiFight has recently created a mini documentary that focuses on the story of Daigo Umehara vs. Tokido.

As always, HiFight's ability to observe and analyze at a high clip really highlights nuanced details regarding the mindsets of the competitors that would probably escape the notice of the average fighting game aficionado.

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Street Fighter 5 online players summed up in this hilariously edited social experiment revealing humans would rather be in shocking pain than be bored

In these current times, offline fighting game meetups are no longer much of a thing, leading to most fans of the genre taking to online play to satisfy their needs — which is not always the most pleasant experience.

Street Fighter 5 has been the butt of many online-related FGC jokes over the past four plus years due to its notoriously choppy connections that's now been comically summed up by a science experiment.

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Saltmine League Season 5 Finale results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Saltmine League is back this week with the finale of the current season.

As it is the finale, the eight players who have performed the best this season will be battling it out — these 8 players are Broski, Hurricane, RSN|Boltstrike, fhASSA, LoHii, Shaquille, Rikemansbarnet and The4Philzz.

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Click Burgundy's fighting game art remains timely with new reveals while also being timeless and stunning

Click Burgundy is a Japanese artist we've featured a number of times now on this website for their particular taste in fighting game characters along with the talent to create portraits that would look nice framed on just about anyone's wall.

If you're not a follower of their's already, which you probably should be if you're on here, you'd be quick to notice that many of Click Burgundy's pieces are accompanied by announcements or happenings related to the characters — so it's also a good way to remind ourselves of recent events in art form.

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Guile's 44 hit corner loop has 'become more difficult than before for no good reason' after the Street Fighter 5: Champion update according to Daigo

Guile has been a top tier threat in Street Fighter 5 over the course of several seasons at this point. After the Champion update went live, it looked like Guile was going to maintain his dominance thanks to his V-Skill 2 — the Sonic Dive.

Unfortunately for Guile users, the recent matchmaking update increased the start up of Sonic Dive by three frames while also increasing the recovery by an additional two frames. As such, it's become more difficult to use Guile's second V-Skill in combos.

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Capcom and Fan Forge team up to let artists design their own official Street Fighter merchandise with a grand prize challenge judged by FGC legends

Fan art has long been one of the biggest community pillars of the Street Fighter fandom as a whole, and now those creators have the chance to become an official part of the franchise.

Capcom and the For Fans By Fans website have teamed up for a new Fan Forge contest which allows artists to submit their own original Street Fighter works to be potentially used on official merchandise that comes with some really nice bonus perks.

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Rainbow Mika voice actress, Bonnie Gordon, will melt your heart with this beautiful song nearly as fast as her character melts your life bar

What better way to celebrate #FindARainbowDay (we didn't know either) than to hear the voice actress of Street Fighter 5's Rainbow Mika play and sing a wonderful cover of Rainbow Connection?

Bonnie Gordon recently posted a video of herself singing the tune we first heard from Kermit the Frog in the 1979 film The Muppet Movie. Given the relatively stressful time most of us are going through right now, a few minutes of light and warming musical innocence is especially welcome.

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Nobuhiko Shimizu: We at Capcom are more committed than ever to creating an environment that works for both athletes and potential sponsors

Capcom just recently updated their Investor Relations page for the start of a new quarter, and included an interview with Mr. Nobuhiko Shimizu, their Head of eSports.

Shimizu stepped into this role in April of 2019 and discusses how he's further setting the company up to have a thriving eSports division. "[W]e at Capcom are more committed than ever to creating an environment that works for both athletes and potential sponsors," he states while noting the movement Japan and the rest of the world have clearly started making toward eSports.

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Daigo shares what he feels makes strong characters strong in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

RB|Daigo Umehara continues to grind in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition online, streaming his adventures live for the world to see. During his broadcasts, The Beast often shares his thoughts on the current state of the game, character strength, and much more.

During a recent stream, Daigo explained what he feels makes the strong characters in the game strong, at the core of it all. Thanks to FGC Translated, we have the English-subtitled video to watch.

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It's taken me four years to find my true main in Street Fighter 5 and I needed a major realization before I could get there

Over the course of Street Fighter 5's four-year lifespan I have played as nearly half of the game's 40-fighter roster. Several of those characters ended up as my main for a stint, with a transition coming about whenever a new, better-suited-for-me character was released or I felt things grew stagnant.

It has been a long journey, but here in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition I believe I have finally settled on my true main character: Gill. I would not have been able to conclude the search for a proper main without first making a very important realization, however.

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Street Fighter 5 character art from Heavy Metal Hanzo

We've seen the stellar work of HeavyMetalHanzo before here on EventHubs, but the talented artist has been hard at work producing a new series of Street Fighter 5 character showcases.

We've rounded up a handful of these to share with you today as we see some of the game's newer characters strike powerful poses in front of the SF5 logo.

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