Street Fighter 5 stories

Street Fighter League Season 2 week 4 live stream kicks off at 4 pm, 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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Six players have been revealed for Red Bull Kumite 2019 via these slick player illustrations, slated to take place December 21-22

Red Bull Kumite will make its return here in 2019 with a later than usual appearance as the prestigious Street Fighter 5 Invitational is set to take place Dec 21-22 in Paris, France.

Similar to last year, Red Bull is revealing the 15 players they've invited in small batches, and six names have been made public thus far. The yearly event has become known for its high production value and personalized touches, and already we're getting a taste of that distinct RBK flair thanks to the personalized player illustrations used to reveal competitors.

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Momochi vs. the JeSU pro license, Street Fighter League vs. North America, and Catalyst is VERY mad there isn't a Season 4.5 balance patch for SF5

A lot has been happening this past week in the world of fighting game eSports and it all kicked off over the weekend after Victrix|Momochi took home the gold, but not the prize money, from the Capcom Pro Tour 2019 Asia Premier event.

The star Street Fighter 5 player has been in opposition to the relatively new Japanese eSports Union pro gaming license, a method for pro gamers to get around some of the Japanese anti-gambling laws when it comes to getting their hands on prize pools, and wound up taking home a little over $500 of the $46,000 he could have obtained.

Capcom sets up a lopsided Street Fighter League Grand Finals event that has a lot of us, including some of those participating in the competition, scratching our heads, Momochi wins a whole bunch of money but doesn't take it because of JESU Pro License politics, we take a closer look at some of the proposed issues that killed Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, and Catalyst REALLY hates Rashid.

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The closed Online Tournament mode beta that's happening right now in Street Fighter 5 gives us some insight on how the new feature will work

Yesterday, a new patch for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition was made available. This update required 21.678 GB of space to download on the PlayStation 4.

Along with the new costumes and stage, a unique mode was added to the game as a result of the patch. In the CFN menu, the Online Tournament mode is now present. With there being a closed beta today, we now have some more insight on how this feature will likely work.

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Capcom addresses community concern for Street Fighter League's $135,000 Finals as inconsistent team selection creates fear of lopsided competition

Capcom now has two major players in its Street Fighter League eSports venture as both North America and Japan have assembled six teams of three to duke it out in Street Fighter 5. Both entities will deal in internal competition until the top two teams from the East and the top two teams from the West are decided.

These four teams will then head to Capcom Cup this December to duke it out for the lion's share of a $135,000 prize pool. While this all sounds just fine on paper, community members have been expressing distaste for the competition due to the vast difference in competitive accomplishment and skill when comparing Japanese to North American participants. Capcom has offered a statement on the matter indicating they're already looking into making changes.

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Poison's Halloween costume colors and Easter egg in Street Fighter 5

Street Fighter 5 saw the launch of its latest update last night, prompting users to download a 21 GB patch to gain access to the game's latest content. Among the batch of new stuff for fans to play around with, we saw the addition of two new Halloween-themed costumes: one for E. Honda and one for Poison.

Now that we've got our hands on it, we're going to take a closer look at Poison's undead fighter look. Here are all of the colors and the Easter egg variation for this premium costume.

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Akuma's EX air fireball beats Dhalsim's Critical Art in Street Fighter 5

Akuma is widely viewed as one of the top fighters in Street Fighter 5. His strength is commonly known and documented.

Dhalsim is one of the better zoner type characters in the cast, with one of his better tools being his Critical Art — which tosses a massive, slow-moving fireball onto the screen. But in a recent clip shared on Twitter, we see that same great Critical Art easily beaten by an Akuma EX air fireball.

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Brand new Online Tournament mode coming to Street Fighter 5, Halloween costumes and other notes detailed in latest patch

Version 4.081 of Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition is now available. Notably, this patch is a 21.678 GB download on the PlayStation 4.

New content is now accessible to be purchased in the shop. Perhaps most notably, the Halloween costumes for two of the latest characters — E. Honda and Poison — are possible to acquire for $3.99 each.

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Daigo has been getting mauled by the Karin army in Pro Tour competition, perhaps it's time he brings out Ryu for this trying match?

CYG|Daigo Umehara is already mathematically locked in for this year's Capcom Cup, but it's become very apparent to just about everyone that he's having an extremely turbulent time dealing with one of Street Fighter 5's more popular characters: Karin Kanzuki.

We've seen Karin tame The Beast numerous times now as players such as REC|Punk, RB|Bonchan, Mago, and most recently, GS|ZJZ, have taken Daigo's Guile down in Capcom Pro Tour events. If the most celebrated fighting game player on the planet hopes to stand a chance at taking home a tourney win this season, he may have to resort to playing a lower tier character to get the job done: Ryu.

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Update: Street Fighter 5's servers down for maintenance to make way for new Halloween content and Balrog costume

Update: Street Fighter 5's online servers are now down for their scheduled maintenance as of 11 a.m. PDT and scheduled to be back up by 6 p.m. tonight. Original story follows.

The official SFV Server Status Twitter account recently shared the window in which Street Fighter 5's online features will be inaccessible. September 17 servers will be down from 11 a.m. PDT to 6 p.m. PDT.

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Momochi's victory at Tokyo Game Show only awarded him $558 out of the $46,365 prize as a result of his stand against the pro gamer license in Japan

Winning the Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition super premier at the Tokyo Game Show should be a time of celebration for Victrix|Momochi. He proved himself to be the best over players like Mago, NASR|AngryBird, RB|Gachikun, Rohto|Tokido, as well as over 1,000 others. This also resulted in him walking away with 1,000 Capcom Pro Tour points and 50,000,000 Yen (that's valued at $46,365 in American currency).

Or at the very least, he was supposed to win 50,000,000 Yen. Instead, he'll only be getting 60,200 Yen ($558). Why? Because he doesn't have his Japanese Pro-Gaming license.

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Kumite in Texas 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Kumite in Texas 2019 is happening this weekend in Arlington, Texas.

Players attending this event include Disrupt|Shadow20z, Jimmy J Tran, AXL|XCaliburBladez, MrKwiggle, BDG|NG-Obscure, PG|Speedkicks, FSD|Rikuto, Killy Delorean, Co-D|H0oDLeSs, UYU|Deoxys, Coosco, KoDee, Trungy, ElectrifiedMann, Shinblade, Lil Majin, CrazySteady, UGS|BlackMoonRisingX, DS|Shirdel, Disrupt|Joonya20z and many more.

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Thunderstruck 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Thunderstruck 2019 is happening this weekend in Monterrey, Mexico.

Players attending this event include Rise|Smug, SB|801 Strider, EG|NYChrisG, NRG|HookGangGod, FOX|Dekillsage, BC|ApologyMan, TGS|CeroBlast, Kusanagi, AZE|Maximof, SB|DoomSnake, Supernoon, BC|LordKnight, PG|Nakkiel, ElTigre, GetGosu|Darlan, Radiance|Commander Jesse, Gama, RH|Zeromex7, SubatomicSabers and many more.

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Ken and Bardock dominate at Thunderstruck 2019 while King does the same at Kumite in Texas 2019

We had a number of tournaments happen over this past weekend. For example, we had a Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition Capcom Pro Tour ranking event and a Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour event at Thunderstruck 2019.

Meanwhile, a Tekken 7 World Tour Challenger event took place during the Kumite in Texas 2019 tournament. Let's take a look at the character usage stats for the top 16 for each of these games.

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'Mago is a player with unsteady performance' - Momochi gets real with both criticism and praise for Mago during the CPT Asia Premier award ceremony

After seeing the seemingly endless list of world-class Street Fighter 5 players in attendance, we knew that Capcom Pro Tour 2019 Asia Premier was going to be a showcase rivaling EVO. A run leading into grand finals at a contest like this would surely indicate abilities far beyond that of even above-average players.

Despite being the clear favorite thanks to a ridiculous hot streak as of late, RB|Bonchan was actually retired in 129th place and the grand finals came down to a bout between Victrix|Momochi and Mago. The former would go on to take home the gold at this Super Premier-status event. While standing next to Mago on the big stage after grand finals, Momochi had some very real words about the second-place finisher's performances and overall abilities.

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These new official Street Fighter pins are classic, classy and perfect for any fan of the franchise

While things like shirts, figures and arcade sticks might be the more standard merchandise you see in the wild for Street Fighter, there are certainly a nearly unlimited amount of things to buy containing your favorite world warriors — unless your favorite is someone like Rufus for some reason.

The pin-making company Koyo recently revealed their officially licensed line of Street Fighter 2-themed pins to go with their other sets like Game of Thrones and Rainbow Six: Siege, and they actually seem pretty darn neat.

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Capcom Pro Tour 2019 Asia Premier results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Capcom Pro Tour 2019 Asia Premier is on the books this weekend in Chiba, Japan, at the Tokyo Game Show which is happening at the same time.

There are too many notable players to list, but here's a small sampling of who you can expect to see this weekend — RB|Bonchan, REC|Punk, Rohto|Tokido, FD|Fujimura, Mouz|Problem X, CYG|Fuudo, YOG|Machabo, NASR|BigBird, Talon|HotDog29, NVD|Phenom, CYG|Infexious, CYG|Daigo, UYU|OilKing, Liquid|John Takeuchi, NASR|AngryBird, FAV|Sako, Liquid|Nemo, UYU|JB, Victrix|Momochi, RZR|Xian, CO|Dogura, FOX|NuckleDu, RB|Gachikun, UYU|NL, AZ|Kichipa-mu, FD|Haitani, CYG|GamerBee, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, Takamura, FAV|Ryuusei, MenaRD, SNB|Johnny, RRQ|Moke, RB|Luffy, CJ Truth, GRPT|MOV, ORDER|Travis Styles, END|Shine, WE-R1|Trashbox, NVD|Veggey, Mago, Justin Wong, ALUS|Yang Mian, Chuan, FNATIC|Shakz, UYU|Kami, ALUS|Qiuqiu, XG|YoYoTai, BC|Kazunoko and DNG|Nauman.

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