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Street Fighter 5's newest characters remain mostly popular online, Urien once again sees most wins in October 2019 stats

Capcom has updated the Shadaloo C.R.I. website to include the latest online stats for Street Fighter 5. This time, we're given a look at character usage for October, as well as win averages.

Things didn't seem to shift all that much from September, though there were some changes in placement to note. Most of Season 4's fighters continue to see frequent use, and the battle for most wins continues to rage between M. Bison and Urien.

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What's going to be revealed for Street Fighter 5 this weekend at the NA Regional Finals? EventHubs staff weigh in with round table speculations

We're within a week of Capcom's next major reveal for Street Fighter 5 as Yoshinori Ono has promised news at the North American Regional Finals.

In addition to finalizing 31 of the 32 spots for this year's Capcom Cup, we'll also be hearing about incoming updates for the game. Will it be new DLC characters? Perhaps the tournament mode we recently got a few new details about? I've gone around the horn here at EventHubs to see what my colleagues are expecting/hoping for.

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New holiday-themed costumes coming for G, Poison and Lucia in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition along with a snowy Metro City stage

Seasonal costumes have become a staple in Street Fighter 5 since it launched as well as other recent fighting games, and that will be continuing into this year as well with some nice new additions.

Capcom announced today that new holiday-themed costumes will be coming to SF5 for Poison, Lucia and G via a new trailer along with a new snowy version of Metro City.

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Tokkotoritori's art is profound, sexy, mysterious, and fun

There's an undeniable theme of sexuality in a handful of these pieces from Tokkotoritori (voyeuristic Vega, wet tee bikinis, and BDSM Zangief, for example) but the levels are tasteful and not overpowering. The images that are more of a straight play are absolutely captivating in their mere execution.

It was when I came across the image of Balrog simply looking off into the distance that I decided I wanted to run an article to feature Tok, and I was surprised to see quite a few interesting, but vastly different types of pieces as I continued exploring.

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What can Abigail do with endless meter? How about M. Bison? Here's a look at some of the best Street Fighter 5 Infinite Challenge submissions

We've seen what can be done with an infinite meter gauge in Street Fighter 5 as combos can be extended quite a bit beyond their usual potential, resulting in impressive displays.

We've seen the hashtag #SFVInfinite going around lately on Twitter, and HiFight has put together a compilation on YouTube of the best ones so far.

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Justin Wong's Street Fighter 5 Poison play at Canada Cup 2019 will have you reconsidering just how good she is this season

Justin Wong is one of the few players who can lay claim to being a god in the FGC. Across numerous titles, over multiple decades, he has remained a top player.

When Poison was released for Street Fighter 5, he immediately took a liking to the fighter. Her long-range, patient playstyle is one that fits Justin very well, and he opted to use her exclusively at Canada Cup 2019 earlier this month — putting on an impressive display with the Season 4 newcomer.

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PC Mods: Poison as Catwoman, Lucia as Harley Quinn, and Cody as Leon S. Kennedy in Street Fighter 5

PC Mods has returned to highlight more work from the modding community. This time, we dip into the D.C. universe and Resident Evil series.

Coincidentally, it's the Final Fight characters that don these mods. More specifically, these must be implemented on Cody, Poison, and Lucia for them to work correctly.

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Capcom releases Street Fighter League Pro-JP episodes with English subtitles for first time allowing western fans to enjoy the Japanese events fully

The Street Fighter League initiative began well over a year ago in Japan, and though it has since gone forward with an American version of the league, western fans have been left without a good way to watch the top Japanese players plan and perform until this week.

Capcom is now officially translating the current run of Street Fighter League Pro-JP from the past weeks into English for the first time allowing more people to fully engage with some of the best players in Japan like CYG|Daigo Umehara, Rohto|Tokido, RB|Bonchan, Liquid|Nemo and many more detailing their team choices, strategies and counters.

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Street Fighter beach party, multiple Menats, Pop Art Cammy, 8686Cure's fighting game art has a ton of personality

We've stumbled upon some beautiful fighting game art from a talented illustrator by the name of 8686Cure, and figured the FG fans here on EventHubs would appreciate it just as much.

Cure's work is clearly inspired by the Pop Art movement of the 1950s, and that shows through in the comic book style and filtered views that echo some of the trademark approaches from the movement.

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Who's at risk for not making the cut at Capcom Cup, and who's virtually a lock to see there? Check out our pre-NA Regional Finals breakdown

The final picture for Capcom Cup has all but one or two pieces in place, but some significant shuffling can still happen as we have one very big event left on the schedule before brackets become finalized: The Super Premier-status North American Regional Finals.

Come next weekend (November 16-17) not only will we find out who the representative for the NA region will be, but we'll also see how the final few thousand global points will be dispersed. The race around the cutoff line is red-hot at the moment, so let's take a closer look to see who is fighting for their 2019 Capcom Pro Tour life.

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5 characters we'd be terrified to see join Street Fighter 5

Street Fighter 5 is set to see new content and characters revealed next weekend at the Capcom Pro Tour North American Regional Finals and again at Capcom Cup in December. As we draw closer to the end of the year and these announcements, we continue to wonder and speculate on what might be up ahead for Capcom's mainstay fighting title.

Throughout the course of 2019, we've heard numerous rumors about which characters might join the roster as DLC. While we don't know who is actually going to be added to the game, what we do know is that there are several characters that we'd be terrified to see make it into Street Fighter 5.

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Yoshinori Ono: It's true that a proposal for a Street Fighter character in Mortal Kombat was rejected by Capcom

With characters like Terminator in Mortal Kombat 11, Negan in Tekken 7, and seemingly everyone who has ever been in a Nintendo game in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it's unequivocally clear that guest combatants are all the rage right now in fighting games.

We've seen it countless times in fan art and YouTube fantasy fights, but never has Ryu chucked an official Hadoken at Sub-Zero, nor has Scorpion reeled Ken in with his trademark spear. According to a recent Eurogamer interview with Capcom's Yoshinori Ono, that isn't for lack of trying.

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Street Fighter League Season 2 week 11 results ft. NuckleDu, Punk, iDom, Smug, Sherryjenix, Samurai and more

Update: This story is being updated weekly with results.

After the success of the first season of the North American Street Fighter League, Capcom has given the green light for a second series of three on three weekly Street Fighter 5 battles.

Players from all over North America have been recruited via their performances on the Capcom Pro Tour, (captains) their winning of special SFL online tournaments, (online warriors) or internet voting campaigns (fan favorites). While the two top teams from Season 1 (Gale and Inferno) are returning, the other four teams will be formed via draft.

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Street Fighter League Pro-JP live stream ft. Tokido, Fuudo, Nemo, Daigo, Mago, Itazan, Bonchan, Fujimura, Gachikun, Machabo, Kichipa-mu and more

Update: This story has been updated with full day 8 results.

The Japanese Street Fighter League has returned and is once again powered by RAGE eSports.

The players participating in this 3v3 team event are Rohto|Tokido, CYG|Fuudo, Liquid|Nemo, CYG|Daigo, Mago, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, RB|Bonchan, FD|Fujimura, RB|Gachikun, YOG|Machabo, AZ|Kichipa-mu, Liquid|John Takeuchi, CO|Dogura, RRQ|Moke, AXIZ|Shuto, Kawano, Haku and Yujix06.

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Capcom has restructured the development organization of their fighting games

The world of fighting games appears to be evolving more and more rapidly as increasing speeds of information travel, a flux in the frequency and capabilities of live streaming, and a general march towards eSports have made any kind of moss growth impossible.

Capcom is doing what they can to keep up with the times, and a statement from the company's latest IR Report update informs stockholders that the creators of Street Fighter are altering their approaches to fighting game development.

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Monster Hunter Nergigagnte costume for Blanka announced for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

Capcom has been tapping into some of their older and most iconic characters to bring in as crossover costumes for Street Fighter 5, but it's an especially rare day when the outfit is that of a monster and not a person.

Today, the company revealed Blanka's first crossover Extra Battle costume in SF5, and it is that of the giant dragon Nergigante from the Monster Hunter series.

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Street Fighter 5 inches very close to 4 million sales while Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite still manages to sell quite a few copies somehow

Capcom's fighting game endeavors have been far from perfect this generation, but Street Fighter 5 still continues to see positive traction almost four years after its initial release.

The developer / publisher recently updated their Platinum Titles web page, which ranks all of Capcom's games that have sold more than a million copies, revealing SF5 has reached 3.9 million sales worldwide as of September 30, 2019. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection saw their numbers bump up as well.

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