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CEO 2022 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend will be seeing the grand return of one of the biggest offline majors, namely CEO 2022 which is taking place in Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S.A.

There are far too many notable players attending to list them all, but here's just a mere sample of who's going to be there — PG|Punk, Intel|Razzo, XSET|iDom, PG|Plup, TSM|Tweek, DUSG|Gen, RB|Anakin, TMG|Tamago, Moist|Hotashi, CGL|K7 Showoff, NYChrisG, Talon|Book, Liquid|Hungrybox, BMS|Wawa, PGW|Ren, Justin Wong, Liquid|Riddles, Bandits|MenaRD, TxC|ViolentKain, Rise|Nitro, RR|Mono, AR|Wero Asamiya, RYO, Liquid|Dabuz, VGIA|Shanks, Bandits|Caba, DUSG|Rangchu, Exceed|Solstice, Smug, Pako, BC|ApologyMan, Nephew, Hive|LegendaryyPred, Shadow20z, TxC|Khriz, PG|KizzieKay, PG|HookGangGod, ScrawtVermillion, END|Shine, Buscar Luz, Kasuga, EMGG|Justakid, PAR|FlashMetroid, Mundank, LZR|Hayatei, CRaZY|SuperAkouma, PG|MarlinPie, MEGA|ArnKratos, CLG|Brian_F, DEUS|Incendiate, Monarch, DUSG|Pinya, Damdai, ElChakotay, RayRay, YARUCREW|Macho, BAN|Sonix, Zomba, Gosain, END|Shine, OmegaXcn, Shuaboo, Paragon|Myran, MVD, MuteAce, DZ|Jonathan Tene, BC|LordKnight, TS1|Cookye, VIEJOS|Gandido, PartyWolf, Jake, PG|Marss, JakeyTheSnakey, Jram, Spiral|Krudo, Arlieth and more.

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Capcom can't afford to repeat SF5 mistakes with Ryu in Street Fighter 6; 'The experiment is over' according to Daigo Umehara

As the poster boy and most recognizable face in the nearly 35 year old franchise, Ryu is the most important character in all of Street Fighter. That's why it was surprising to see he flailed and failed quite a lot through the majority of Street Fighter 5's six year lifespan.

Recently fighting game legend Daigo "The Beast" Umehara spoke a bit on his expectations for the (formerly) shoe-less wanderer in the upcoming Street Fighter 6, and why Capcom can't really afford to continue 'experimenting' with the character anymore.

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Special Street Fighter 35th anniversary website launched, features impressive timeline of game release dates over the years

2022 marks the 35th anniversary of one of the most iconic video game series of all time — Street Fighter. It looks like the folks over at Capcom are celebrating with a slick new website focused on paying tribute to the franchise's legacy.

The special website has sprouted up and features a handful of cool things related to over three decades of fighting streets. Most notably on this site, however, is an impressive history log that includes initial release dates for seemingly every main Street Fighter game that has been released over these last 35 years.

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Tokido's Luke lands an amazing fullscreen punish against Dhalsim in Street Fighter 5 that is really reminiscent of that classic Daigo play

Rohto|Tokido and BST|Daigo are longtime rivals and are two of the most well know fighting game players of all time. They have had some absolutely epic showdowns over the years and have undoubtedly learned a thing or two from each other.

While I can't say for sure that Tokido took inspiration from Daigo here, a Street Fighter 5 clip featuring a fullscreen punish against Dhalsim using Luke sure reminds me of that classic Daigo play that we actually talked about not that long ago here on EventHubs.

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Isn't Abigail way too big to perform nasty cross under mix ups like this in Street Fighter 5?

One of the classic mix ups you'll find in Street Fighter 5 is that of the cross under. After resetting an opponent in the air, a player can make it so that they walk underneath their foe and quickly end up on the other side making for a swift and tricky set up that is fairly effective.

This is even more crafty when done in the corner as the opponent typically thinks the player wouldn't want to corner themselves for the mix. All of that having been said, I had no idea Abigail was even capable of performing these types of mix ups due to being the largest contender in Street Fighter history, but not only can he do it, he did it to RZR|Xian in a recent online match and left our jaws dropped.

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PlayStation's Mid-Year Sale includes Guilty Gear Strive at the lowest price we've seen plus King of Fighters 15 and more sweet deals

Now that Summer is basically upon us, you could go and enjoy some nice outdoor activities, but you could also stay inside and kick the butts of your friends and family in some cheap fighting games.

PlayStation is currently running their Mid-Year and Level Up Sales, which includes the lowest price we've seen for Guilty Gear Strive digitally plus sweet deals on The King of Fighters 15 and a bunch of other fighting games / DLC.

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Daigo Umehara explains why he never wants to professionally work on fighting game development and balancing

As fighting games have become more complex over the years and the validity of their competitive scenes continues to grow ever more important, developers have started bringing on more knowledgeable players to help balance or even design their titles, but not everyone wants to be involved in that process.

Multi-game legend BST|Daigo Umehara recently discussed why it is that he personally never wants to get involved with developing or balancing fighter professionally in a poignant way.

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Poll Results: Who are the best and worst dads or father figures in fighting games?

Update: Voting has come to a close for our latest polls, so you can see who the community picked as their best / worst fighting game dads below.

In case you haven't looked at a calendar, today happens to be Father's Day, which a ton of fighting game characters probably have some complex and conflicted feelings about.

From Tekken to Dead or Alive, the genre has a unique mix of dads and adoptive father figures who are either the biggest dirtbags on Earth or surprisingly wholesome, but which among them could be considered the best of the best or being awful?

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Y'all should definitely watch Tokido and Fuudo's epic Topanga Championship finals that came down to game 19 out of 19

After literally months of dedication and the best Street Fighter 5 players in Japan duking it out day after day, the Topanga Championship 4 finally came to a close yesterday, and boy golly was that a grand finale.

Rohto|Tokido and BST|Fuudo ended up as the last 2 standing with their epic championship set taking all 19 games to declare a winner that's definitely worth watching.

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'I literally thought he was **** or something' - Harada and MarkMan talk first meeting Yoshinori Ono and his big ideas that changed the FGC

While Yoshinori Ono has become something of a divisive figure in the fighting game community, he was for many years revered as the man who revived Street Fighter with his big personality and even bigger ideas.

Longtime Tekken Director Katsuhiro Harada and Evo Director of Business Development MarkMan Julio recently discussed their first impressions after meeting the former Street Fighter Producer and how some of his ideas changed the FGC into more of what it is today.

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Topanga Championship 4 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Update 2: FAV|Ryuusei who originally participated in the Red Side of the B League had to exit the competition due to medical reasons. Because of this, matches that involved him which had already been played no longer counted, and the Red Side continued on with only 8 players instead of 9.

For the next few months, Topanga Championship 4 is going to be taking place and feature some of Japan's absolute best players.

Participants for this year's extended league are G8S|Kawano, Rohto|Tokido, Victrix|Momochi, BST|Daigo, RB|Bonchan, RB|Gachikun, BST|Fuudo, GyoGun|Mago, Saishunkan|Higuchi, WPRZT|Nemo, FAV|Sako, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, GyoGun|Moke, G8S|Pugera, GyoGun|Mizuha, Youshikibi, KanPro|Nishikin, DNG|Nauman, FAV|Ryuusei, SNB|Fujimura, DNG|John Takeuchi, GyoGun|Machabo, CO|Dogura, AZ|Kichipa-mu, AXIZ|Shuto, HL|Zabeth, CG|Torimeshi, SNB|Otani, Yanai and Santarou.

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Street Fighter 6's leaked roster makes me think we'll see character expansions themed exclusively around past entries in the series

It's hard to ignore the big Street Fighter 6 leak that surfaced earlier this month that seemingly unveiled the game's launch roster shortly after the first gameplay trailer dropped. While everyone is unsure if what we saw is the real deal, the artwork depicting what looks like the full cast on day one certainly seems convincing.

Now, we don't want to delve so much into the specifics of the leak, but instead want to talk about a possible ripple effect we might see post-launch. Street Fighter 6's potential leaked roster goes heavy-handed on newcomers, and this — along with a few other potential signs — could point to post-launch expansions being released as packages themed exclusively as Street Fighter 2, Street Fighter 3, and so on as a means of bringing back legacy fighters.

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Here are some of the references to Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge is out now, and something we spotted from early gameplay footage is that this beat 'em up title has its fair share of fighting game references. Naturally, any game in this genre needs multiple attacks for every playable character, and what better place to find inspiration for said attacks than from legendary fighters such as Street Fighter 2 and Mortal Kombat?

Now that the game is officially released, fans are taking the time to point out all of the different fighting game references they can find in the new TMNT retro-style game. Based on a compilation from one Twitter user, there are quite a few to see.

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Will Street Fighter 5 fans hate Street Fighter 6?

It happens with every new Street Fighter game, (along with Mortal Kombat, Guilty Gear, et al.) people note how those who have grown to be specifically good at the current title won't likely be able to translate their skills into the new entry.

There's a lot, both obvious and not-so-obvious, to be said here, but the discussion has begun here in the era of the transition between Street Fighter 5 and Street Fighter 6. It started with a remark by the fighting game community's most popular streamer, Maximilian, and we're now off to the races as another content creator, MC Mura, has offered his own two cents on the matter.

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Remember Street Fighter 5? Valmaster offers his final season tier list

All the buzz over the last few weeks has been about Street Fighter 6, and understandably so, but Street Fighter 5 still has a little gas left in the tank and remains the franchise's spotlight fighting title here in 2022.

The road has been long and windy, but we might be at the final balance for SF5. As such, pro player Valmaster has put together his final tier list and ordered the entire 45 character roster from strongest to weakest.

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Wow, I haven't seen this crazy Street Fighter 5 fullscreen punish with Ryu since Daigo did it back in Super Street Fighter 4

Now, I know we're all very excited for Street Fighter 6 right now, but that hasn't stopped people from absolutely ripping it up in Street Fighter 5. A clip shared by HiFight on Twitter this morning really takes me back to those golden years of Street Fighter 4, and it's definitely something you need to see this week.

UzuraQuail's Ryu was taking on torimesi's Dhalsim in an online Street Fighter 5 bout, and during one of the former's live streams, the Shoto player hit a punish that those of us now old-timers in the fighting game community remember most as the very same that BST|Daigo hit Arturo Sanchez with back in Super Street Fighter 4. Dhalsim players should always be careful sticking out stretchy limbs from fullscreen against Ryu...

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Fei Long has no legal issues blocking his return to Street Fighter says Capcom

Following the odd situation last month, Capcom has now officially stated there are no legal issues preventing them from using Fei Long in Street Fighter titles.

Eurogamer recently spoke to Street Fighter 6 Director Takayuki Nakayama at the Summer Game Fest to ask him directly what exactly is going on with their Bruce Lee homage fighter.

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