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Cammy was not only the most popular character in Asia's CPT event but we ended up with 3 of her in top 8

At this early juncture of the season, Cammy players have won two out of the three Capcom Pro Tour events for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, and the character is looking poised to perhaps pick up her third victory tomorrow.

With Asia East's CPT tournament brought down to the top 8, the character usage statistics reveal there were quite a few Cammys running through the upper bracket.

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Update: The Intel World Open is happening this summer with Street Fighter 5 holding $125,000 event tied to Tokyo Olympics

Update: Registration is now officially open for the Intel World Open qualifier tournaments, but you can't procrastinate for too long considering sign-ups are only available for two weeks. You can see the exclusive Street Fighter 5 content you'll receive for competing in the story below.

With the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo Japan, the Intel World open was forced to do the same, leading many to wonder if the worldwide eSports event would still be taking place this year, but it looks like they're going to continue on with the event will continue on after all.

Intel announced today that the IWO will indeed be taking place this summer with Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition and Rocket League remaining as its featured games that have a combined prize pool of $500,000.

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Poll results: What do you think Street Fighter 5 Season 5's final DLC character is going to be?

Updated: Our poll has closed! You can see how people voted by hitting the jump.

Earlier: Street Fighter 5 is steadily working its way through its fifth season of content. With the recent release of Rose and three more DLC characters still en route — two of which whose identities are currently known — the community is still left wondering who, or what, that final fighter will be.

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Capcom Pro Tour 2021 Asia East 1 early results, stream ft. Infiltration, OilKing, HotDog29, NL, GamerBee, Poongko, Humanbomb, Sandbag, RB and more

Update: This story has been updated with full day 1 results.

The 2021 round of the Capcom Pro Tour continues this week with the first installment for the Asia East region.

Notable players participating include Infiltration, UYU|OilKing, Talon|HotDog29, UYU|NL, GamerBee, Poongko, Yesports|Humanbomb, Sandbag, RB, Chris Wong, DeadlyPoison, KoreanWrestlingMan, XG|YoYoTai, Denesis, MinuteMaidOrange and many more.

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How to time your jump-ins so that your opponent is least likely to be ready for them

Jumping in in Street Fighter 5 is one of the fastest ways to swing momentum and hurry along rounds, but it's a powerfully double-edged sword that can just as easily get you KO'd as it can your opponent.

Understanding when (and perhaps more importantly when not) to jump in can greatly improve your win rate, but understanding the psychology and technical details necessary to make this judgement call in real time can be difficult. Don't worry, we've done the legwork for you.

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Capcom appears to be following Street Fighter 5 DLC release pattern for Season 5, next server maintenance scheduled for May 18

Capcom has been killing it with their Season 5 content for Street Fighter 5 as the first four months of the year brought us two new DLC characters as well as a handful of new costumes, and we're beginning to see something of a pattern emerge.

The Street Fighter servers have been taken down for maintenance once a month here in Season 5 (sometimes more for bug fixes), and each time its been either to add a new costume or a new character. They're now scheduled to go down on May 18, and we have a suspicion as to why.

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That time Capcom forgot one of the official details of an upcoming Street Fighter 5 DLC character and walked it back

We recently took a look at some of the strange likes that Street Fighter's world warriors hold. As part of their official descriptions, each character has a handful of likes and dislikes, which include things like cats, bubble baths, and money.

Some of these can be seen in-game at Street Fighter 5's character select screen, and these details add a bit more personality to each fighter, giving players an idea of what type of contender they'll be selecting. Believe it or not, one of Capcom's official social media channels once forgot the official likes of the upcoming DLC character they were promoting at the time, and when pressed about it immediately played it off — albeit quite smoothly.

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Should Capcom bring Darkstalkers characters like Morrigan Aensland as guests to the Street Fighter franchise?

I recall my mind being blown back in 2002 when commercials for Soul Calibur 2 revealed that Heihachi, Spawn, and Link would be joining the roster as playable guests. These weren't the first major figures to cross into games they didn't belong to, (Michael Jackson was featured in Ready 2 Rumble Boxing two years earlier, for example) but there was a certain magic in the unlikely marriage.

That magic is all but being bottled on assembly lines these days as Akuma, Geese, and Negan are in Tekken, you can play 80's action heroes and slasher icons in Mortal Kombat, and Super Smash Bros. has featured characters from every corner of the gaming universe. This all has us thinking what it'd look like if Street Fighter started sampling more heartily from this particular plate, perhaps with the oh so low hanging fruit that is the fellow Capcom fighting franchise: Darkstalkers.

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This has to be the most 'Street Fighter 5' clip of Street Fighter 5 I've ever seen

A lot comes to mind when one thinks of "Street Fighter 5." Just do it moves, powerful V-Triggers, robbery, there are several standout aspects of the game that tend to jump out at people when they picture the game.

But if someone were to ask for a single clip to exemplify the game in just one moment, it might be this one shared by Rashid main JB. To set the stage right up front, the two characters at bat here are Rashid and Akuma...

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Four Street Fighter 5 mistakes we want to see fixed in Street Fighter 6

We're changing up our approach to the EventHubs Podcast on YouTube a bit and uploading only segments in video form (full audio versions will become available on Fridays moving forward). This week's first segment focuses in on the lessons we (and hopefully Capcom) have learned when it comes to what not to do via Street Fighter 5.

We've come up with a total of four specific SF5 missteps we'd like to see executed properly in Street Fighter 6, whenever it may come. Speaking of, most of these stem from a broader foundational ask: please don't rush it out the door.

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Justin Wong was the highest placing solo Rose at the CPT 2021 North America West 1, here's his perspective on the matches

The Capcom Pro Tour 2021 North America West 1 was the big Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition tournament that held fans' attention over the weekend. PG|Justin Wong decided to use Rose throughout the entire event, and managed to be the highest placing solo Rose user at the tournament — though it is worth mentioning that EQNX|Filipinoman placed higher while having Rose as a secondary.

It appears that Justin Wong opted to stream his run through the Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition tournament. He recently uploaded a video that features many highlights from this run.

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5 of the weirdest or most unexpected hobbies and skills of the world warriors in Street Fighter

Almost all of the time we've spent with the world warriors of the Street Fighter series has come in the heat of battle, but what exactly are they doing for fun when the fighting stops and everyone goes home?

Capcom has given us glimpses into the everyday lives of their characters through fighter profiles these past three decades, and we've combed through them to find the weirdest or most unexpected hobbies / skills of the expansive Street Fighter cast.

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Rose is already proving to be way more popular than Dan in Street Fighter 5 but that doesn't mean she's winning everything either

Despite Rose being available for only around 11 days following her release last month, the fortune teller's already risen to become on of the most-used characters in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition.

Capcom has released the official SF5 online character statistics for April 2021, which shows a strong start for the newest DLC character except for when it comes to scoring wins in matches.

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Daigo Umehara reports that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now self-quarantining

BST|Daigo Umehara has reported on Twitter that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Since then, he has taken steps to self-quarantine.

"On 5/5, I experienced fatigue and a high fever, so I went to the doctor to get tested," said Umehara. "On 5/6, I tested positive for COVID-19. I have been self-quarantining since the symptoms started, and am now resting at home while awaiting word from the health admin office for the next steps."

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Chun-Li as the Blue Phoenix Ranger gameplay trailer for Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid

A new trailer has dropped for the Blue Phoenix Ranger in Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid. Of course, the identity of the Blue Phoenix Ranger is actually Street Fighter's Chun-Li guest appearing in the 2v2 Power Rangers fighting game.

Though we already knew that Chun-Li would be coming to the game alongside Ryu as the Crimson Hawk Ranger, this newest trailer provides us with our first look at the Blue Phoenix Ranger's gameplay.

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Oro's ability to double jump could have major impacts on his gameplay due to its uniqueness in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

It's been over a month since the Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition Spring Update stream gave us information on Rose, Oro and Akira. Since then, Rose has been released, but we still have to wait a little bit longer before Oro is ready.

During the stream, it was emphasized that Oro would retain his ability to double jump from Street Fighter 3. This will likely be an important part of Oro's gameplay in Street Fighter 5 s it will allow him to trick up opponents as he approached from the air.

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Capcom Pro Tour 2021 North America West 1 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The 2021 round of the Capcom Pro Tour continues this week with the first installment for the North America West region.

Notable players participating include Justin Wong, Nephew, XSK Samurai, JB, Alex Myers, UYU|ChrisCCH, Commander Jesse, YaNoob, Dankadillas, iQ|Mira, iQ|EliTheCurry, LPN, stupendous, BlarrLad, Flaquito, Mario, PRO7OTYPE, Luigi and many more.

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