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EVO 2019's brackets have been released, let's take a look at 10 of the 128 Street Fighter 5 pools to keep an eye on

EVO 2019 is fast approaching in just a few weeks, and the organizers have already released the first round of brackets for the biggest fighting game major of the year.

Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition ended up in second place overall for entrants with 1,929 players signed up for the game's fourth year on the circuit with a massive 128 pools to go through for round one. Let's take a look at 10 of those pools worth keeping a closer eye on when the action starts up.

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Voting for Street Fighter League Season 2 begins featuing Alex Myers, Mahreen, Densetsu and many more; check out their entertaining campaign videos

Street Fighter League Season 1 in the United States wrapped up just last month, but now Capcom is getting the process for Season 2 fully underway before the big draft comes this fall.

Voting has officially opened up for the next round of Street Fighter League here in North America where 60 strong players are competing for only four remaining slots including the likes of Nephew, TS|Sabin, AutoMattock, r/SF|Mahreen, Tempo|Alex Myers, Wolfgang, Princess Slim, Xykes and The Cool Kid93 among many others.

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Defend the North 2019 live stream ft SonicFox, NuckleDu, Marss, Justin Wong, ChrisG, Dabuz, Smug, MenaRD, Samsora, MarlinPie, JB, Dekillsage and more

Defend the North 2019 is happening this weekend in New York.

This is a stacked event across a ton of games, with some of the big players showing up including FOX|SonicFox, FOX|NuckleDu, PG|Marss, Justin Wong, EG|NYChrisG, Liquid|Dabuz, Rise|Smug, MenaRD, eU|Samsora, PG|MarlinPie, JB, FOX|Dekillsage, Rogue|Light, TGS|ElChakotay, Linkorz, BC|LordKnight, PG|Nakkiel, Caba, Demise|Mr. E, DF|Saiyne, W2W|KnowKami, EQNX|Brian_F, T1|ANTi, Coosco, KOA|Sandman, Thermidor, DualKevin, TGS|CeroBlast, iDom, TSB|Blaze, END|Shine, Tempo|Alex Myers, TGS|LTL, EG|Ricki Ortiz, RB|Snake Eyez, Terrence, DR Ray, UYU|Kami, TS|Arturo Sanchez and many more.

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Off-stream Street Fighter 5 matches at CEO 2019 feature Nauman vs. Fujimura, Justin Wong vs. Kazunoko, and more

CEO is one of the largest fighting game events of the year. Competitors across the globe fly into Florida to take a shot at winning the championship belt in their respective fighting titles.

2019 was no different, as this year's event brought with it another amazing weekend of tournament action. Though we saw a lot on the various live streams at CEO 2019, not everything could be broadcast. Thankfully, Cross Counter managed to grab some great off-stream matches for the Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition tournament and has since uploaded them for all to see.

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Gritty fighting game art from MadMax Duarte captures the beastly side of some Street Fighter, Dragon Ball, and King of Fighters favorites

The moment we saw just one of Maxwell "MadMax" Duarte's Street Fighter pieces, we were hooked. Upon venturing further into his portfolio we found a good handful of fighting game characters that we just had to share.

Duarte's style is primal, powerful, and gritty as we see some of our genre's most aggressive figures going into attack mode with full force. Duarte's pieces capture this beautifully so that you can almost hear battle screams and energy pulses growing in volume as you look at them.

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V-Triggers: the good, the bad, and the lessons learned for Street Fighter 6

Street Fighter 5 is not at all a failure and will likely go down in the annals of franchise history as a turbulent success, but even after quite a few relevant and important course corrections by Capcom the game still seems to too often induce feelings of lukewarm accomplishment and intense frustration.

From input lag to balance changes I've voiced many a concern for SF5 over the last three years, and Capcom has (to varying degrees) addressed most of them. Why then, now that we're playing the most balanced and refined version of the game thus far, are players like myself still often failing to reach the same levels of fun experienced in Street Fighters past? I believe a major part of that answer lies within one of the game's foundational mechanics: V-Triggers.

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'If Capcom was gonna fix Street Fighter 5's netcode, they would have by now' - Vesper looks at what features SF5 is still missing

Street Fighter 5 is likely about to turn the page into a whole new chapter, and while we have no real idea of the type or magnitude of change we'll be seeing in said chapter, there are a handful of wishlist items we'd be happy to have come down the pike.

Enter Vesper Arcade and his latest video wherein he and Mir talk about some of the potential alterations, outside of the realm of gameplay mechanics since that was in a previous video, that would do SF5 the most good. They start with probably the most common communal cry: netcode.

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Defend the North returns bigger and better than ever in 2019 with over double the attendees and more experiences than ever

Since becoming a staple of the fighting game community, Defend the North has continued to grow. It reached a new high this year, posting personal bests in attendance and registration while more than doubling up last year's numbers.

Now boasting stats better than a couple of premiere events, Defend the North is larger than ever. On top of the entrants increase, DTN will be paying out winners and top eight the same day.

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Who are the mid-tier heroes of Street Fighter 5? We examine the 25th-11th best characters in our EventHubs tier list extravaganza - part two

Fisher Price Necalli, too-cute-to-kill Menat, Kens that go bananas... we're on to part two of our team-average tier list and this week we're examining the 25th-11th best characters in Street Fighter 5.

We're welcoming both Steven "DreamKing" Chavez and Nicholas "MajinTenshinhan" Taylor on yet again as the four of us take turns (sort of) vehemently explaining why the others have no idea what they're talking about.

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Ever wondered what Street Fighter's World Warriors would look like in 30 years? Well technology has given us that answer for better or worse

Maybe you've heard of the "Old Age Face App." With this filter, you can get a glimpse of what your face will look like in about 30 or so years.

Similar to the gender-bender face swap for Mortal Kombat characters, we were curious on if this would work on images of Street Fighter 5 fighters. Do we regret having this curiosity? Well...

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Premium Street Fighter 5 Akuma statue by Prime 1 Studio now available for pre-order, priced at $900 and $1,200

Not too long ago, we caught word of a Street Fighter 5 Laura statue that costed $440. In the event that you're in the market for something a little more expensive, Prime 1 Studio appears to have something in the works for Akuma fans.

More specifically, this statue is available for pre-order. It's estimated that it'll arrive in July 2020.

There are actually two versions of the statue. One that costs $899.00 and another that is priced at $1,199.00.

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What fighting game news might we see at San Diego Comic Con this year?

San Diego Comic-Con 2019 is nearly upon us as the major comic convention is slated to take place this coming Thursday through Sunday. The world of comics has very much bled over into the world of gaming, and so this tends to be a fairly exciting event for the fighting game community as developers sometimes use SDCC as a platform for big reveals.

With EVO just a few weeks away, there's surely some competition when comes to deciding where to show off new goods, but we do have a few possible leads in terms of what might be coming to fighting games later this week.

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Daigo highlights how hitbox devices are better for avoiding Birdie's Bull Revenger command grab in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

If you've spent any time playing against a Birdie user in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, chances are that you've probably been hit by the Bull Revenger command grab. You would swear that you were able to jump in time to escape it, but it nabs you anyhow.

In a recent video by FGC Translated, CYG|Daigo Umehara is able to highlight how it's actually easier to avoid this attack while using a hitbox controller. "If you need to jump all of a sudden, you only need to press all the directional buttons at the same time," said Daigo.

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A Urien and an M. Bison walk into a Japanese arcade... dumb, but very entertaining, Street Fighter 5 play ensues

First off, we all know that both M. Bison and Urien are equipped with plenty of "just do it" moves that oh so often give them a widely unearned edge in Street Fighter 5 play. Both of these characters have tools that enable them to play with a calculated approach, but man, tossing out a hopeful EX Head Stomp, sudden EX Knee Drop, random Chariot Tackle, or simply activating Bison's V-Trigger one is too much fun under the surprisingly low-risk sun.

Fighting game community faithful HiFight has shared some footage of Street Fighter 5 play from a Japanese arcade and highlighted one round wherein the aforementioned characters had some particularly interesting time in the "flail till it works because you often can in SF5" spotlight.

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EVO 2019 is likely going to have huge announcements for the fighting game community, let's speculate about what we'll probably see

EVO 2019 is perhaps the biggest fighting game tournament of the year. It will be taking place on August 2nd through the 4th in Las Vegas.

With every year, it becomes more apparent that the companies behind our favorite fighting games are using this event to make major announcements. This year is likely to be no exception, especially if we take Mark "MarkMan" Julio's recent tweet into consideration.

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Yoshinori Ono shows more unseen Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition artwork in preparation for autograph session at San Diego Comic Con

This upcoming weekend is the yearly San Diego Comic Con. In the middle of last month, Yoshinori Ono of Capcom revealed some never-before-seen artwork of Street Fighter 5 in a Tweet.

Looks like Ono has more to show as we begin to approach the dates. Ono has revealed additional artwork to get fans hype for the upcoming autograph session.

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Comeback compilation for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition perfectly demonstrates why you shouldn't give up in a match

It's a real cruddy feeling when someone is really outplaying you in every interaction during a fighting game match. However, this also presents an opportunity to mount an amazing comeback and get that "feels good" moment.

These are the kind of moments we strive for when we don't give up. A compilation uploaded by Xuses really highlights these type of sequences.

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