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Blink All Star Challenge results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Blink All Star Challenge is happening this weekend and uniting several East Coast threats in one online event.

Players set to participate are iDom, NuckleDu, Bandits|MenaRD, EQNX|Brian_F, Bandits|Caba, DualKevin, Bandits|Crossover, ElChakotay, END|Shine, Terrence, Zaferino, Joey, DR Mandrake, Crescent|RobTV, Burkish and SAK|RushdownV2.

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Smug faces off against an opponent that rage quits in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition... upon winning?

Typically, rage quitters in modern fighting games are ridiculed for often making the grind for points more frustrating than it really needs to be. As not every system is perfect, this will sometimes result in the victorious player not receiving their earned points.

Recently, RISE|Smug ran into an opponent that decided to rage quit at the conclusion of the match in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition. However, that really doesn't tell the whole story.

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Saltmine League Season 6 #8 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Saltmine League's sixth season continues this week again.

Notable players participating this week are Hurricane, Reason|Boltstrike, The4Philzz, ImStillDaDaddy, Ryan Hart, fhASSA, Akainu, Mopuulapo, Jammerz, Hestkraft, Alex Sieg, StrtFighterSteve and more.

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'You really play based on theory too much' - Daigo Umehara takes Ryusei under his wing for candid coaching lessons as to why his Urien can't win

RB|Daigo Umehara will likely always be regarded as one of the best fighting game players in the history of the genre specifically in long sets when he has time to adjust. Recently, FAV|Ryusei became a more regular training partner for Daigo in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition though the Urien player has admitted it's been harder and harder to beat Umehara the more they play.

The pair faced off again during one of Daigo's latest streams where the two pros really sat down and tried to dig into why Ryusei struggles to keep winning which HiFight has taken the time to translate in full to bring us all into the learning experience.

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One unexpected move is what makes Guile S tier instead of A tier in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition according to Daigo

Although RB|Daigo Umehara has been putting some time into Kage in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, it seems that Guile is still his main character of choice. Recently, Daigo mentioned his belief that Guile can't be an S tier character unless he's always keeping a specific move in mind.

FGC Translated released a video that transcribes Daigo's thoughts on the matter. The air throw is apparently an extremely important tool in Guile's kit that shouldn't be underestimated.

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Would Dan, a joke character, be an acceptable DLC choice for Street Fighter 5's final season

With the news that Street Fighter 5's roster isn't quite finished growing shaking up the scene just two days ago, the community has naturally and rapidly turned to conversation concerning which characters might end up occupying spots 41-45.

Names like Makoto, C. Viper, Rose, and Dudley have been prominent, but there's actually a somewhat surprising amount of passion for a particularly interesting fighter: Dan Hibiki.

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Which five characters will be in Street Fighter 5's final season? EventHubs staff share which World Warriors we're expecting to see

Just the other day, Capcom announced that we would indeed be seeing more content this year, promising new costumes, stages and the most exciting tidbit of them all — five new characters joining the roster to round it out at 45, narrowly beating out the final Street Fighter 4 roster by one character.

Of course, the Street Fighter universe is vast and there are tons of characters we know and love who haven't gotten to be part of Street Fighter 5 yet, plus there's always the possibility of more brand new characters, since Street Fighter 5 has been anything but shy with putting brand new faces at the forefront. The only thing we know for sure is that the characters to be added have already been decided upon and are being developed right now. So who could we be seeing? Well, I joined forces with Jonathan "Catalyst" Grey, Steven "Dreamking" Chavez, John "Velociraptor" Guerrero and Dakota "DarkHorse" Hills and we each picked one character we expect to see in this final season, making for a combined total of exactly five, with each expected character written about in our own words, respectively.

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You might be adding about two frames of start up to your attacks; find out how to avoid doing so by following Daigo's words of wisdom

While playing a set against Santarou in recent days, RB|Daigo Umehara noticed that his foe was performing an unnecessary action that adds about two frames to the time it takes to get a move to come out after you've decided to perform it.

Santarou is no beginner and I myself have been around the competitive fighting game block plenty of times in the last decade, but both of us were pleasantly surprised to hear this bit of advice from The Beast. There's a decent chance it'll be news to you as well.

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Jyobin is one of the absolute most entertaining fighting game players to watch, this chaotically beautiful SF5 set against Tokido is a perfect example

In its earlier days Street Fighter 5 was panned a little for not giving competitors enough creative space to shine their own personalities through characters while playing. While the critics weren't wrong and adjustments in this space were indeed needed, some personalities were strong enough to shine through, perhaps none brighter than Jyobin's.

Jyobin was a Ryu player in Street Fighter 4 and is a Necalli main here in SF5, and in unrefined terms, plays like a total nut. Dig a little deeper, however, and you'll find that this particular nut is exceptionally fun to watch, and that's because there's a little more rhyme and reason to his seemingly chaotic play than you'd think.

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Here's how Seth can KO Akuma using only one EX bar in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

As he often does, Javits recently prompted the community to see what they can come up with for his latest Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition combo challenge. This time, the tech wizard wants to see people fully KO Akuma using a sequence that starts with only two bars of EX meter and only uses two separate combos — typically a punish on wake up EX Dragon Punch.

In response to the challenge, Pochoclo23 put together a clip that completes this challenge using Seth, but only requires the use of one EX bar.

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Perfectly timed lag actually makes this Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition photo finish more exciting, but we still couldn't tell who won

During the winners semifinals of a recent online Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition tournament held by Team Sp00ky, two players wound up playing to a conclusion that was so close that we couldn't call it until one of the characters stood up to proclaim victory.

The photo finish already made this round enticing, but the addition of a quick but very noticeable screen freeze as a result of lag made this whole sequence look as though it were a planned and perfectly executed drama written and edited for a highlight reel.

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What does Street Fighter 5 look like through the eyes of a top Alex player? Gunfight's tier list offers a glimpse

iXA|Gunfight is one of the absolute best Alex players in all of Street Fighter 5: Champion Editon's competitive scene, and while it's safe enough to make the argument that his character choice doesn't do him any favors in terms of easy wins, it does mean that his is a seldom-seen perspective.

Players such as Gunfight know the struggle when it comes to making the most of limited tools, and to perform well enough to garner a strong reputation with a weaker character implies a nuanced understanding of how Street Fighter 5 works.

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Update: What're the 10 best costumes in all of Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition?

Update: The results are in, and you can check out the final poll rankings for the best costumes in Street Fighter 5 in the story below.

We ran a worst costume poll last month for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition and got more than a few fashionistas weighing on which threads they like least, so in the spirit of fairness we're now asking which fighters have the best looks.

Below you'll find a list of all 337 costumes currently in SF5CE, and you'll have no fewer than 10 votes to tell us all which are your favorites.

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Yoshinori Ono may have shared one of his old trademark hints following Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's big content announcement

Yesterday gave us the biggest Street Fighter-related news of the year when Capcom announced that SF5 Champion Edition would be seeing one final season of content including five new characters though we don't know any of their identities — but there may be some clues now.

Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono has long been known to tease upcoming reveals for his games on Twitter, and his latest post seems to be one of the most cryptic and interesting he's put together over the years.

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Udon’s Street Fighter Swimsuit Special covers for 2020 include mermaid Chun-Li, surfs up Poison, tuxedo Ryu and sexy bridal Cammy

Summer is just about here for those of us in the northern hemisphere, and while the beaches may not exactly be the peak destination this year, the world warriors will still be out having fun in the sun.

Udon Entertainment is back for the fifth year in a row to release the official Street Fighter Swimsuit Special later this summer, and they recently revealed the multitude of cool and sexy artwork that will be gracing its covers.

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Which characters should be coming to the final season of Street Fighter 5; how good is Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath so far?

Another chapter for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition awaits us as Capcom has revealed plans to release no fewer than five additional characters and three additional stages.

While many fans are content with the content in terms of which fighters have made it onto SF5's roster, there are still a handful more that would make a lot of sense to add. We speculate as to who might make the most sense in terms of bringing hype and interest.

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'If Elena gets added to the game...' - The FGC reacts to Street Fighter 5's Season 5 announcement and what characters they want to see return

Capcom dropped a pretty big bomb on the FGC this morning by announcing that Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition will be seeing a Season V including five new characters along with new stages and other reveals.

This of course sent the competitive community into a bit of a frenzy sharing their thoughts on SF5 lasting at least one more year plus what returning fighters they'd like to see make the final roster — and others they really don't want back.

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