Street Fighter 5 stories

Zaferino's new Sagat tech involving negative edge fireballs and an option select proves we haven't quite seen everything The King has to offer in SF5

Despite being perhaps the most highly anticipated character to join the Street Fighter 5 roster after initial launch, Sagat has made a somewhat disappointing landing amidst the game's mid tier fighters, ultimately lacking the tools needed to really thrive.

While he may not be top tier, there are a good few Sagat faithfuls that continue to explore what The King can do here in his latest iteration, and the learned master of the Fighter Academy, Zaferino, has come across some new tech that might help the one eyed Muay Thai competitor level up in the eyes of the community a bit.

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Another look at Falke's upcoming Breath of Fire 2 Katt Extra Battle costume in Street Fighter 5

Earlier this week, Capcom revealed the next Extra Battle crossover costume coming to Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition. Season 3 newcomer Falke will be getting a look straight out of Breath of Fire 2 with the upcoming campaign.

The new outfit is based on fellow staff-wielder Katt and sees Falke with red hair and tiger-like features. Initially, Capcom only shared one screenshot of this upcoming costume, but now we have a handful more to look over while we wait for the challenges to begin.

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The Mixup 2019 results

Updated with final results: The Mixup 2019 is starting up now, and it's a Capcom Pro Tour premier and Tekken World Tour Master event, with a very stacked lineup taking place in Lyon, France.

Notable players scheduled to compete this weekend include: Rohto|Tokido, Rec|Punk, CYG|Fuudo, CYG|Daigo Umehara, Fudoh|Fujimura, RZR|Xian, Liquid|Nemo, Mouz|Problem X, GO|Luffy, Victrix|Momochi, FAV|Sako, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, NASR|AngryBird, Liquid|John Takeuchi, GRPT|MOV, UYU|NL, MyWalltet|Verloren, UYU|Oil King, CAG|Dogura, NVD|Phenom, RRQ|Moke, Mago, RISE|K-Brad, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Talon|HotDog29, Takamura, WE-R1|Trashbox, Fnatic|Shakz, Fnatic|Akainu, ROX|Knee, UYU|LowHigh, ROX|Chanel, PG|Speedkicks, Rangchu, among many others.

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Punk and Daigo tear through the competition while Birdie and Bison are looking scary as hell: The Mixup 2019 highlights for Street Fighter 5

Action just wrapped up in Lyon, France for Street Fighter 5 in Europe's first Capcom Pro Tour Premier event where potentially the strongest regions in the world sent their world warriors, and only one could come out on top.

The Mixup 2019 had about as much of a diverse top 8 as you can find at a major with CYG|Daigo Umehara, Rec|Punk, Mouz|Problem X, FD|Haitani, NASR|AngryBird and CAG|Dogura trying to run away with all of the early CPT points for the season.

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Capcom Pro Tour Online 2019 North America West results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Capcom Pro Tour is still going strong this year, with online events continuing throughout Spring.

This weekend you can enjoy the North America West online event, with points on the line. Some of the players set to participate are Chris Tatarian, SB|801 Strider, Denial|JB, XSK Samurai, TGS|CeroBlast, Tempo|Alex Myers, Dankadillas, Commander Jesse, LPN, EH|Velociraptor and many more.

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Street Fighter 5 has an infinite combo prevention system, Desk not only figured out a way around it, but how to use it to change move properties

It's been a good while since we've seen anything new from the combo connoisseur known as Desk, but the drought has officially ended as he's uploaded a Street Fighter 5 video titled "The 100th hit of a Combo."

Given infinite meter in Training Mode, Desk has been able to grind out 100+ hit combos, and discovered that the game actually draws the line at 99 hits... sort of.

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Akuma and Birdie sit as kings while Ibuki is queen: Street Fighter 5 character usage stats for The Mixup 2019

The Mixup 2019 just wrapped up its first day of competition as a Capcom Pro Tour Premier event over in France. We've whittled down to the top 8 players down from almost 200 where Japan, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States will fight it out on Easter Sunday.

We've gathered the character usage statistics for the top 64 players for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition with 28 characters showing up in some capacity including some of the more elusive picks that often don't make it to the higher end of the brackets.

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Here's the colors, Easter egg and gameplay footage of Zeku's Kenji costume from Red Earth in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

Capcom has a long has a long history of using ninjas in their titles — especially fighting games — from the likes of Guy and Ibuki to Strider Hiryu though many probably wouldn't initially think about the blue ninja from Red Earth in that list.

We're still two weeks away from Zeku's crossover costume for Kenji in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition going live for the general public, but as per usual data-miners and modders have gotten their hands on the outfit early allowing us to see what will be waiting for us in May.

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North American Street Fighter Pro League week one results featuring NuckleDu, Punk, Justin Wong, and more

North America officially embarks on an all new Street Fighter adventure today as the Street Fighter Pro League will officially get off the ground today at 4 p.m. Pacific Time.

Said League will feature six teams battling it out over two season, headed by some recognizable captains. These captains will be Victrix|Justin Wong, FOX|NuckleDu, REC|Punk, W2|Toi, iDom, and Nephew, who will come together for the draft phase today as they assemble their teams of three.

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Misconceptions vs. valid complaints about G, why Dragon Ball FighterZ could use a win, R. Mika gets the input lag pulled out from under her and more

We're back with another episode of the EventHubs Podcast, and we're kicking off a special two week long giveaway from which you can get your hands on a fancy new hard copy of Street Fighter 5 Arcade Edition. (More details below.)

A central thread for this week's podcast includes what we've been seeing with SF5 characters from multiple points of view including recent tournament performance, general community perception, a top player's tier list, and more.

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Breath of Fire 2 Extra Battle crossover costume coming to Street Fighter 5, free trial of the game beginning April 23

Hot off the heels of the Capcom Home Arcade announcement, Capcom has unveiled some news for Street Fighter 5. A free trial of the game will be starting soon, there's a new Extra Battle crossover costume en route, and a few sales for various costumes have all been announced.

First up, Extra Battle will see a new Breath of Fire 2 crossover costume soon. With it, Falke will be transformed into Katt.

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Why is G evoking such emotional responses from the Street Fighter 5 community, and how much of it is actually justified?

Along with the comparison of fast food chain tier charts, one of the more prominent narratives in the fighting game community at the moment surrounds the relatively new G and how he's coming across as such a polarizing character. You don't have to search too far or wide to start hearing arguments about him being over vs. underpowered, broken vs. misunderstood, or high vs. mid vs. low in terms of his true home on the tier charts.

The community is having a hard time coming to agreement about G, and I think a major motivator in this discussion is the emotional response players are feeling after encountering G in game. I'd like to take a closer look at why many of us are concluding matches against the President of the World with such a feeling of frustration and distaste, explore how valid or not these reactions are, and try to figure out where to go from there.

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Chris Tatarian shares his Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition Ken match up chart

A new tier list was released over the weekend, but this time it was for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition. Top-level Ken player, Chris Tatarian, shared his match up chart for his main fighter providing a look at how he feels the fiery Shoto does against the rest of the roster.

As you might expect, Chris' chart runs through the match ups Ken is worst at (at the top) and moves down toward his best match ups.

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Capcom shares teaser for upcoming announcement — Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Alien vs. Predator shown

Capcom released a short teaser video saying "Here comes a new challenger" over on the official Street Fighter Facebook page. You can check it out here.

According to the tease, an announcement is being made tomorrow to reveal what this mysterious video is referencing. In the trailer, we see small glimpses of past Capcom games, including the Street Fighter 2 series, Darkstalkers, Alien vs. Predator, and more.

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April Annihilation 2019 results

Updated with final results: April Annihilation 2019 is taking place in Cherry Hill, New Jersey this weekend, and is Capcom Pro Tour ranking event. Big E is running the show once again, so we know we're in for a lot of hype.

Some of the notable players in attendance include REC|Punk, Mouz|Problem X, FOX|NuckleDu, RISE|Smug, The Cool Kid93, TGS|CeroBlast, RB|Snake Eyez, END|Shine, Terrence, SB|Doomsnake, TGS|ElChakotay, Nephew, UYU|Kami, Ranmasama, EG|NYChrisG, EG|Ricki Ortiz, THG|Ludovic, Kreymore, and Linkorz.

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'The design of G is actually so messed up... the embodiment of everything that's wrong with Street Fighter 5' — MDZ Jimmy's review of G

Depending on who you ask, G's viability in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition can range from being a ridiculous top tier or one of the worst characters in the game. Notably, Rohto|Tokido, RB|Gachikun, and Mago at one point listed G as one of the weaker fighters in Season 4. This is similar to the Season 2 Laura situation when Japan thought of her as being bad.

However, this is not an opinion shared by MDZ Jimmy — a Grand Master Ryu player. In fact, MDZ Jimmy has some issues with G's overall design philosophy and makes some compelling arguments about the problems revolving around him.

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Chun-Li was the most popular combatant in the top 32 of April Annihilation 2019's Street Fighter 5 event, here are the character usage stats

The Street Fighter 5 event at the April Annihilation 2019 tournament is down to the final eight competitors. This is a Capcom Pro Tour event so players are gunning for those ranking points in this early part of the season.

Once again, it's time for us to analyze which characters are making it to the upper portions of the tournament bracket. It's this type of data that can help us understand which fighters tend to be trending and their overall potential.

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