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Black Friday's best fighting game sales are here featuring Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate, Super Smash Bros., and Granblue Fantasy: Versus plus many more

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are obviously the hottest commodities this holiday season, but that doesn't mean there aren't a ton of good deals floating around for the systems you already own.

After scouring the internet, we've compiled the best Black Friday fighting game sales around from Amazon to the PlayStation Store including some new and rarely discounted titles like Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Granblue Fantasy: Versus. Many of them are available right now.

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Here are 19 out of the 20 Capcom Cup 2020 qualified players

We're finally nearing the end of the Capcom Pro Tour 2020 season. Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, all events leading up to the Capcom Cup 2020 finale have been played online. As such, we now know 19 out of the 20 possible competitors that will be participating.

As the reigning champion, iDom is the first player that qualified for Capcom Cup 2020. He is returning to defend his title after his major victory at Capcom Cup 2019.

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Should Street Fighter 6 feature photo realistic graphics or stick with the franchise's traditionally toonish visuals?

When we think of a fighting game's art style, most of us immediately gravitate toward judging along such lines as aesthetic pleasure and how many beads of dirt-spotted, detailed sweat we can make out on a character's face. What we don't tend to consider, however, is the kind of information this art has to communicate in order to serve its main purpose.

The visuals don't only need to look good, they need to efficiently tell players exactly what's going on on the screen in front of them sixty times every single second. The smallest details of things like positioning, distance, and what is and isn't a threat must be discernible immediately and continuously, and character art is the number one vehicle for communicating that to audiences. With that in mind, let's consider Street Fighter 6's potential art direction.

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Update: The Capcom Cup 2020 fan favorite nomination voting is now live and will last until December 18

Update: The nomination process has begun. Which player receives the most votes will be given that 20th qualifying slot for Capcom Cup 2020.

To vote, head over to the Smash.gg page that hosts everyone's Twitter accounts. Click the "Nominate" button for the player you wish to submit a vote for. Note that you do require a Twitter account to participate. Your vote won't be counted unless you actually Tweet out the automated message that comes with clicking the "Nominate" button.

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This heartwarming clip of Samurai's family cheering him on as he qualifies for Capcom Cup is exactly what we all needed here in 2020

Last night during the Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 North America West 2, Miky "XSK Samurai" Chea took home the big Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition win and officially qualified for Capcom Cup. This Capcom Pro Tour event acted as the final opportunity for any player to make it into the big show by way of a tournament win, so there was a lot riding on the line as competitors battled their way through the bracket.

After emerging victorious from an intense battle with Alex Myers' Chun-Li, Samurai shared a clip his family sent him over on Twitter that showed his loved ones watching the final moments of the event and cheering him on. Their engagement and encouragement is nothing short of heartwarming, and it's the exact thing we needed to see here in the rough year that is 2020.

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Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 North America West 2 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The final Capcom Pro Tour event of the 2020 season is here and it's the second installment of the North America West region.

Notable players signed up to compete include PG|Punk, XSK Samurai, UYU|JB, Alex Myers, RB|Snake Eyez, Radiance|Commander Jesse, Dankadillas, BST|PR Balrog, ChrisCCH, YaNoob, Crescent|Toi, Flaquito and many more.

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Daigo Umehara discusses the new battle mechanic he'd like to add in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition though it's not exactly realistic

Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition will soon be adding a brand new battle mechanic in the Season 5 update this winter alongside Dan Hibiki, but there's only speculation right now as to what it could be.

Capcom Cup qualifier BST|Daigo Umehara recently discussed what universal mechanic he'd like to add to SF5 the most during a stream, which turns out to be pretty much a far out dream or nightmare depending on how you look at it.

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Seth was used by 1/8 of the players in the top 64 of the Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 North America West 2

The Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 North America West 2 is the big Street Fighter 5 Champion Edition tournament that's happening this weekend. This is the last event before Capcom Cup 2020.

As such, we have players like PG|Punk, XSK Samurai, UYU|JB, Alex Myers, RB|Snake Eyez, Radiance|Commander Jesse, Dankadillas, BST|PR Balrog and many more competing for that last qualifier spot. Let's take a look at which characters are performing well by viewing the character usage stats of the top 64 players.

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New Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition announcements have a strong probability of happening this weekend

It's been almost two months since Capcom last gave players an update on the new Season 5 content that's coming to Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, but perhaps we won't be waiting much longer to see more.

The final Capcom Pro Tour Online event is wrapping up this weekend, and there's a strong chance they'll show off more of Dan Hibiki or possibly even more during the finals for a number of reasons.

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Morry Evans' artwork belongs in an actual fighting game

That image of Sagat and Chun-Li is especially simple. The two fighters just stare one another down against a gray background, and yet I've found myself captivated and looking to find every last detail my eyes might stumble over as there's something about it that keeps reeling me in.

Freelance artist Morry Evans is clearly good at what he does. Sagat towers over the Strongest Woman in the World with a menacing presence that clearly communicates the fact that he can crush most opponents like a bug. Though Chun is dwarfed by this juxtaposition, she doesn't come across as helpless in the least... in fact, Sagat might be the one in trouble here.

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The favorite is starting in the losers bracket, attendance is down 30%, and it's the season finale; Capcom Pro Tour Online concludes this weekend

Tons of 2020 turbulence has taken a toll on competitive gaming, but Capcom somehow managed to successfully call an audible and get their entire Capcom Pro Tour online. This weekend will see the North America West 2 bracket play out, effectively ending the season and revealing the final player to qualify through competition.

Just one of the attendees will emerge with Capcom Cup 2020 berth, and the favorite to win it all, Victor "PG|Punk" Woodley, will be starting in the losers bracket thanks to an unsportsmanlike outburst following the year's first North America West event.

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5 non-negotiables we want to see for Street Fighter 6 at launch

It's true, we get especially excited about new Street Fighter titles around these parts, and the fighting game community got one of their first real whiffs of Street Fighter 6 in recent days thanks to a data hack over at Capcom.

We imagine the launch for Street Fighter 6 is still more than a year or so off, but what better way to pass the time than to hammer down hopes and expectations for what we'd most want to see once the next franchise entry hits shelves. First impressions are of the utmost importance and set the pace for ensuing seasons. We've come up with five especially relevant, non-negotiables we feel would get SF6 off to the best start possible.

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Poison throws out a whip in one direction but hits behind her as a cross up and still converts in this Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition clip

Poison has several powerful attacks that cover a lot of range out in front of her in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition. However, thanks to some odd hitbox/hurtbox behavior, Poison can also cover space behind her, apparently.

A clip from one of Talon|HotDog29's recent Twitch streams sees the top notch competitor playing Poison against a Seth online. Despite Seth jumping over Poison while her medium whip was fired off, Seth still gets hit from the other side, allowing Poison to convert into a full trade combo in the corner.

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Street Fighter League Pro-JP 2020 early results, stream ft. Daigo, Tokido, Momochi, Nemo, Fuudo, Mago, Fujimura, Sako, Moke, Dogura, Machabo and more

Update: This story has been updated with full week 9 results.

The Japanese Street Fighter League is back again for the coming months and will feature six teams, each with four members, battling it out for glory and the cash prize at the end of the tunnel.

Players set to compete are the Umehara Gold team featuring BST|Daigo, GyoGun|Machabo, Kawano and DNG|Nauman, the Tokido Flame team consisting of Rohto|Tokido, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, FAV|Ryuusei and iXA|StormKubo, the Momochi Splash team which is built up of Victrix|Momochi, SNB|Fujimura, SNB|Haitani and SNB|Johnny, the Nemo Aurora team which has Liquid|Nemo, FAV|Sako, RB|Gachikun and AZ|Kichipa-mu, the Fuudo Gaia team made up of BST|Fuudo, CO|Dogura, GRPT|Pugera and AXIZ|Shuto and finally the Mago Scarlet team which includes GyoGun|Mago, GyoGun|Moke, GyoGun|Mizuha and GRPT|MOV.

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Street Fighter League Pro-US Season 3 week 7 live stream ft. Punk, iDom, Smug, Big Bird, Oil King, Hotdog, Xian, GamerBee, and others

Update: This story has been updated with week 6 results and you can view them after the jump.

Earlier: It's been a little while since the conclusion of Season 2, but Street Fighter League action is picking back up in North America as Season 3 is slated to kick off today, October 8, and continue every Thursday at 4 p.m. PDT for the next 16 weeks.

Six teams of three will be facing off as they strategically manipulate both the order in which they'll compete as well as which characters will be banned from play. Players involved include team All In's iDom, SKZ, and 801_Strider; team Alpha 3's PG|Punk, Nephew, and CJ Truth; team Dynamite's Rise|Smug, Bandits|MenaRD, and GamerBee; team NASR eSports' NASR|BigBird, NASR|AngryBird, and Samurai; team Psycho Shinobi's Hotdog29, Bandits|Caba, and RZR|Xian; and team UYU's Oil King, JB, and Kami.

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Capcom is hiring new battle planner for fighting games that holds interesting implications beyond Street Fighter 6

Street Fighter 5 is entering its twilight years after being on the market for almost five years now, and though some information appears to have leaked as to what's coming with Street Fighter 6 in the future, there's even more floating around that signals where their fighting games are going next.

Capcom is currently hiring a new battle planner to work on fighting games with tournament experience and results, which has some interesting implications for SF6 and potentially even more that the company has in the pipeline in the coming years.

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Cammy's Easter egg version of Blair Dame's costume adds in some strange apparent censorship to the classic Street Fighter EX design

The Fighting EX Layer crossover costumes continue to be the only new content we've seen added to Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition in recent months, and while the first two were slam dunks for Kairi and Hokuto fans, this latest one is a bit of a head-scratcher.

Instead of completely changing her looks like Ryu and Karin, Cammy's Blair Dame Extra Battle costume uses the fighter's standard head, and it also appears to contain a seemingly random bit of censorship as well.

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