Street Fighter 5 stories

Congrats to the President of the World and the right hand of the Illuminati: G and Kolin's Japanese voice actors in Street Fighter 5 just married

Gill's secret society seems to be somehow tied into whatever the hell G is doing in Street Fighter 5 though perhaps their fates are even more intertwined now after two of its star players recently tied the knot.

Kazuhiro Yamaji and Romi Park, the Japanese voice actors for G and Kolin, announced their marriage to one another this week, creating one of the most powerful couples in fighting games and the acting industry.

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Is tier whoring more common than ever before due to pro gamers and should developers offer Street Fighter 5 balance patches more often?

The times are certainly changing as monetary stakes at major fighting game events continue to rise and naturally usher professional players toward characters that are going to be the easiest to win with, but should we be concerned about "tier whoring," as it's commonly referred to in the FGC, given the current track we're on?

Especially with examples like iDom and his winning of Capcom Cup 2019 with a combination of mid-tiers Laura and Poison, it's clear the competitive space has not devolved into a top tier fest. That said, with as many Rashids we saw in Season 4 and Abigails, Cammys, and Menats of Season 3, it's worth considering if developers like Capcom should start making larger efforts to balance their games.

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'We are aware of this and are looking into it' - Capcom acknowledges current Street Fighter 5 online turbulence

Street Fighter 5's online realm has been the subject of some controversy lately since Altimor's PC netcode mod started circulating over a week ago. This has created a fairly tumultuous situation for online SF5 players and particularly PlayStation 4 users as it appears to aid connections for those using the mod, but makes things even worse for some of those who haven't/cannot install it.

Considering how much of Capcom's 2020 plans revolve around the community having faith in network play, we've been hoping for the Street Fighter developers to come out with some kind of fix or proposal to get everyone back on the same page. We reached out and got a response that lets us know this issue is on their radar.

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Frosty Faustings 2020 winner, Joey, talks growing as a competitor in the age of fighting game eSports, the best uses for online play, and more

Joseph "DETHRONE|Joey" Porter just took home gold at this year's Frost Faustings, but the Minnesotan R. Mika competitor had already been turning Street Fighter 5 heads over the last year with impressive tournament moments and a top 32 finish at EVO Japan.

He also garnered a good bit of attention by qualifying for the second season of the North American Street Fighter League where he and the rest of Team Storm (801 Strider and Tommy2Step) put on notably entertaining displays of both play and personality. We were fortunate to catch up with Joey during Capcom Cup in December and got to chat with him about his growing presence in the Street Fighter 5 scene.

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Daigo's Guile with V-Skill 2 and V-Trigger 2 takes on YHCmochi's Dhalsim in Street Fighter 5 Season 5

Although CYG|Daigo has been playing a lot of Ryu and Kage during his streams, he's been adamant that he'll be sticking with Guile for tournament play. This seems to give credence to the idea that Guile will be very strong in the Season 5 meta.

SFV Fan has uploaded a video that features Daigo going up against YHCmochi's Dhalsim. This will be a tough set as YHCmochi is currently ranked as a Warlord while Daigo is "only" an Ultimate Grand Master.

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Seth's 4th Tanden Engine showcase reveals what moves the fighter can steal from Birdie, Karin, Zangief and Balrog in Street Fighter 5 Champion Edition

Seth's Tanden Engine was an interesting and unique tool for the largely copycat fighter back in the days of Street Fighter 4, and the move's potential has been shifted quite a bit for their return in Street Fighter 5.

Capcom has been regularly sharing Tanden Engine showcase videos online to reveal which special moves Seth can steal using their V-Skill 1, and the fourth one just dropped today for Birdie, Zangief, Karin and Balrog.

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Teppen's love for the Street Fighter and Darkstalkers series continue to shine through its awesome and detailed artwork

Teppen quickly became an easy recommend to people who like / love Capcom's most iconic franchises, and a lot of that comes down to the detail and references packed into the art for characters from Street Fighter, Darkstalkers and beyond.

When you're in battle, however, you don't actually get to see your cards' full artwork until you've finished and have unlocked the playable unit / action, so we put together another gallery detailing some of the best fighting game pieces in the newest The Force Seekers expansion.

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Winner of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at EVO Japan 2020 will only receive special controller, other games' grand prizes range from $4,500-$9,000

The prize money and supplementary prizes have been outlined for EVO Japan 2020's main stage games. No matter how well players perform at the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event that will be held there, it's likely that everyone there will be competing at a loss of expenditures.

Funnily enough, it's been revealed that first place will receive a Nintendo Switch Pro controller. Don't worry though — a golden Smash mark is included on the controller.

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Sako: If I picked Menat against Kage, I'm going to look like a bully... the match up isn't designed for Kage to win in Street Fighter 5 Season 5

FAV|Sako is often regarded as one of the best Menat users in the world for Street Fighter 5. He is also known for pulling Kage out at tournaments every now and again.

Notably, Kage has received a plethora of interesting buffs during the Season 5 update. As a result, some players believe that Kage may have the potential to really impact the meta during the upcoming Capcom Pro Tour season. In a recent video uploaded by FGC Translated, Sako notes how the match up is still skewed in Menat's favor.

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Daigo's Kage takes on Ultimate Grand Master players in Season 5 of Street Fighter 5

Despite CYG|Daigo previously confirming that he'll be sticking with Guile in Street Fighter 5, he's been having a lot of fun with Ryu and Kage. Notably, these two fighters received some very helpful buffs in Season 5.

Recently, SFV Fan uploaded footage of Daigo using Kage. During the video, Daigo finds himself going up against Ultimate Grand Master Guile and Ken players.

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'You can't really win unless you have at least 2 characters' - Fujimura explores using Chun-Li in Street Fighter 5 to cover Ibuki's weaknesses

As we move into the beginning of Street Fighter 5's fourth full year on the market, players are reassessing their character choices while also exploring new possibilities following the success that some multi-fighter users have had at places like Capcom Cup and EVO the past few years.

Many of the best Japanese players have tried their best sticking with only one tournament-ready character in SF5 outside of some like RB|Bonchan and CYG|Fuudo though now the secondary movement seems to be gaining a bit more traction within the region.

Rohto|Tokido has been deadly lately with his Urien play, and now FD|Fujimura, who is generally seen as the best Ibuki player in the world, is exploring the world of a newly buffed Chun-Li to potentially help cover up the ninja's weaknesses.

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Frosty Faustings XII results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Frosty Faustings XII is going on this weekend and the action will be happening in Chicago, Illinois.

Players set to attend include EG|NYChrisG, Illusion|LostSoul, Dramatik|RedBlade, Disrupt|Shadow20z, AMTRS|Score, AN|KizzieKay, Teresa, 1UP|PepperySplash, CATPION|Daymendou, PG|MarlinPie, BC|LordKnight, Rikir, EQNX|CuddleCore, Foo, AXL|Boom, GeTV|Sandman, BNP|Gosuda, BDG|DidimoKOF, LordJimmyBones, KPB|JDR, IThatGuy-_-, MC|GCYoshi13, BDG|SubatomicSabers, KPB|Magnets, Elyon, BxA|Argenrost, Incendiate, 1L2P|Burrity Vorhees, Crescent|RobTV, Flux, EQNX|Brian_F, TS|Arturo Sanchez, PG|Kitana Prime, UTAE|Coosco, Disrupt|Joonya20z, JoeyD, LTL, ScrawtVermillion, Betadood, Crescent|Doza, Armada|Ned, dB|Yeti, Zinoto, Daze, ZomBmu and many more.

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Itazan demonstrates Abigail's crazy corner carry against Jyobin's Necalli thanks to Season 5 buffs for Street Fighter 5

The Season 5 balance patch attempted to make adjustments to Street Fighter 5 in order to balance out the low tiers and top tiers for Season 4. It's hard to say how successful this attempt was considering that the next Capcom Pro Tour season hasn't started yet.

In the meantime, we can gauge the power levels of characters by watching match footage. SFV Fan recently highlighted a battle between DNG|Itazan's Abigail and Jyobin's Necalli.

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PR Balrog releases Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition match up chart for his namesake boxer

Eduardo 'CYG|PR Balrog' Pérez is most well known within the fighting game community for having the strongest / scariest boxer during the Street Fighter 4 days, though his relationship with his namesake character has been much more complicated in Street Fighter 5.

With the release of the Season 5 update, however, Pérez finds Balrog back in his good graces and has released his new match up chart for the character after spending a month playing the buffed boxer.

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iDom's Season 5 Poison is whipping opponents into shape... and also starting them on fire

Though he played through the majority of the Capcom Cup brackets with Laura, it was with Poison that iDom took home the gold and $250,000 during the Capcom Pro Tour finale last month.

The surely soon to be sponsored New York player has been spotted using the Final Fight character more here in Season 5 of Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, and we have a compilation of matches for you so that you can see how things are coming along.

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This flashy V-Skill 2 caltrop sequence makes us terrified of what Ibuki players are going to come up with here in Season 5 of Street Fighter 5

If you've listened to either of the most recent episodes of the EventHubs Podcast then you know that the big boss around these parts, Catalyst, sees Ibuki as the front-runner for being potentially the best character in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition. Her V-Skill 2 is a big part of that, and we're starting to see why.

Ibuki is now able to toss out caltrops for her foes to trip over, meaning the terrifying kinds of mix ups that we're used to seeing locked behind her V-Triggers now have a chance to come out at any point during the match. We've got some footage from @Shiratama showing one new sequence involving four caltrops, two resets, and a million side switches.

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Seth in Street Fighter 5 appears to have copied moves from Darkstalker's Demitri Maximoff as a fun reference

Seth is an android in the Street Fighter series that's capable of copying other fighters' techniques. This can either be an interesting or dull concept, depending on a player's view on the matter.

Due to the events of Street Fighter 4's story, Seth has been forced into a new body — which is a bit jarring at first, hearing Seth's voice coming out of a female doll body. In addition to this, it has lost access to all stolen moves due to a corrupted memory. It'll only be able to use the opponent's attack once after copying them with its V-Skill 1 before needing to do it again.

As pointed out by HiFight, Seth might be borrowing moves from another Capcom series to make up for these losses.

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