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Official brackets for Capcom Cup 2019 have been posted, see all first round Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition match ups right here

We had our suspicions as to what first round matchups at Capcom Cup 2019 would be, but Capcom has posted the official brackets so we can see who will be clashing right out of the gate as well as what potential paths the winners will be taking.

It seems all seeding has been decided according to global points, meaning that the top-ranked REC|Punk will be taking on Zenith (the Latin American regional representative) as the latter has the fewest global points of the 31 qualified competitors.

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Momochi has now officially obtained his JeSu pro gamer license

You might have heard about Victrix|Momochi's Street Fighter 5 tournament victory during the Tokyo Game Show back in September. Although he could've won 50,000,000 Yen ($46,365), he was only eligible to take home 100,000 Yen ($925).

The reason for this? Momochi didn't have his JeSu pro gaming license. In Japan, there's a maximum amount of money that can be earned from gaming events without a license due to gambling concerns.

However, it seems that this situation won't be repeating for Momochi's future wins.

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The 'Kill Karin Challenge' has the community venting their frustrations against Karin in Street Fighter 5 — here are some of the flashiest submissions

Karin's status as a top tier character has already been assured in Season 4 of Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition. Hatred and disgust from the community is usually associated with top tier fighting game characters, and Karin is certainly no exception.

To help the community vent their frustrations, Javits has come up with the "kill Karin challenge." With full resources, clips are to be uploaded that showcase characters defeating Karin's entire life bar (925 life) with essentially two combos.

Between the two combos, Karin shall perform an EX Ressenha, which can be punished with a counter hit or Crush Counter. Ideally, Karin should be stunned in the middle of the second combo.

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New V-Skill 2 footage shown off for Alex, Blanka and Kage in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

Capcom has been slowly yet steadily uploading new footage of what the V-Skill 2s will contain for characters in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, and today we got to see a popular trio in action.

PlayStation's Twitter account revealed new footage of V-Skill 2 for Alex, Blanka and Kage which seem to give all of the fighters some very handy abilities including bringing back Shout of Earth from previous games.

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NEC 20 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

NEC 20 is happening this weekend in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Players attending this event include FOX|SonicFox, BC|Dragon, EG|NYChrisG, CGL|Ninjakilla212, UYU|Deoxys, PG|Hayatei, UYU|Rewind, BDG|BlueGod, Linkorz, DF|Saiyne, Oplon|Skyll, END|Shine, Noble|Semiij, FightingGM, Noble|Kombat, RG|Kevoxreborn, Woahhzz, FSD|Rikuto, GeTV|Sandman, JJJ, ShinLad, Incendiate, DF|Grr, UGS|BBoy Dragon, BC|HoneyBee, Noble|SylverRye, Coach Steve, 1L2P|Burrito Voorhees, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EMP|Hiro, DTownsKing, TCOL|SourPiggy, Illusion|SplashFGC, FSD|Matt Ponton, AXL|Boom, RamonTSF, EMP|KDZ, Princess Slim, JayGeorgeM20z, FredDistance20z, BDG|Teiga, UGS|LordXav1er and many more.

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Urien uses Juri's Critical Art against her to combo into his own Critical Art in this devastating Street Fighter 5 sequence

Maximizing damage in Street Fighter 5 typically entails a Critical Art at the end of the combo to ensure that the biggest hurt is being put on the opponent. Each character can only ever hit one super in a combo because once it comes into play, the entire CA meter is depleted. But what if you could hit two Critical Arts in the same combo?

Urien using his Aegis Reflector V-Trigger to reflect projectiles and even supers back at opponents isn't a new concept, however, this clip from Twitter user nagatomo55_ shows a potential way to fire Juri's super back at her and still land a Critical Art of his own.

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Street Fighter League Pro-JP results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Japanese Street Fighter League has returned and is once again powered by RAGE eSports.

The players participating in this 3v3 team event are Rohto|Tokido, CYG|Fuudo, Liquid|Nemo, CYG|Daigo, Mago, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, RB|Bonchan, FD|Fujimura, RB|Gachikun, YOG|Machabo, AZ|Kichipa-mu, Liquid|John Takeuchi, CO|Dogura, RRQ|Moke, AXIZ|Shuto, Kawano, Haku and Yujix06.

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Kolin's second V-Skill could possibly freeze the opponent's stun meter in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, here's why I suspect this

Along with the announcement of Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, we've received news that every character in the game will be receiving an additional V-Skill that can be chosen at the start of a match. This is similar to how Street Fighter 5 at one point introduced new V-Triggers for the entire cast.

For some characters, this presents an opportunity to improve upon their lackluster V-Gauge systems. Generally speaking, many of the top tiers benefit from having access to powerful V-Skills and V-Triggers that can help them turn the tide in almost any battle.

Kolin is actually one of the characters that already has a powerful V-Gauge system. So what could Capcom possible do for her second V-Skill?

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PC Mods: Joker laughs his way into Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

We've seen a number of interesting characters make their way into Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition thanks to the ability to mod the game. This is generally done on the PC version of the game as it is easier when compared to modding video games on the PlayStation 4.

PC Best Mods has released yet another video that highlights a fascinating mod that might be of interest to fans of the Batman series. Indeed, the Clown Prince of Crime himself, the Joker, is now technically playable thanks to the efforts of Mohamedelkordy129.

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Badass, powerful and certainly cheesy - Click Burgundy's art is the perfect showcase of the best aspects in fighting games

Fighting games are a mixture of hype, feeling powerful and a healthy amount of cheesy goodness, so artwork capturing those specific elements makes them extra special at reminding us why we love the genre.

Click Burgundy is a Japanese artist we've featured a number of times on the site before, and their work certainly fits the mold of absolutely getting that fighting game charm right on the money.

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Here's an idea for Vega's second V-Skill that would help him immensely in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

Street Fighter 5 is about to get a healthy shake up as brand new V-Skills are en route for each and every one of the game's 38, soon to be 40, characters. This move will serve as an opportunity to add variety to play styles as well as help out some of the lower tiers in big ways.

While we have seen a few of these new techniques already showcased, the majority are still behind the scenes. I'd like to offer up an idea for Vega's V-Skill 2 that I think would really help the fighter become more of a viable pick.

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Who is Gill and how does he factor into Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's story? Here's what we know so far

The big boss of Street Fighter 3 is en route to Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition as Gill has been revealed as the game's 39th character. Franchise fans will almost certainly have heard of the messianic baddie, but many may not be aware of the particulars of his general story.

We thought it would be interesting to recap who Gill is in the Street Fighter realm and take a specific look at how he seems to fit in Street Fighter 5's arc. A bit of a caveat before we begin, this is not a series known for consistent nor coherent storylines, so we go into this some pretty tempered expectations when it comes to motivating factors.

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One jab and one reset is all G needs to KO Akuma from full health in this brutal Street Fighter 5 beat down sequence from Javits

The moral of the story for this one? Don't get touched with even a single jab while G has V-Trigger stocked.

The President of the World has become widely known in the Street Fighter community for his ability to suddenly demolish life bars with his V-Trigger 1, but getting an entire 900 health from a sequence that starts with a jab and then a cancel into VT, (meaning it's heavily scaled from the start) further drives home the point that this character needs a bit of revision from developers.

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A closer look at Poison's Cartwheel shows how she can use it to evade, launch, and combo opponents

We have yet another brief V-Skill 2 showcase from the official Street Fighter Twitter as Capcom gives us a few more examples of Poison performing her Cartwheel technique in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition.

While more casual fans are likely content with the few seconds of footage we've already seen, more invested players will appreciate the nuances this second look gives us.

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Spend your holiday scoring some quick Fight Money as a Low Rank Shadaloo Soldier can be taken down tonight in Street Fighter 5

If you're looking to snag a little extra Fight Money to scoop up that color or costume you've been wanting all year in Street Fighter 5, then today might be your lucky day. Street Fighter 5 is set to see the return of the golden Shadaloo soldier mission, which will reward you with a little in-game cash for your troubles.

A Low Rank Shadaloo Soldier will be up for a fight beginning tonight at 8 p.m. PT. The challenge will be open until 8 p.m. on November 30, so be sure to hop into the game for your chance during your holiday break.

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NPD releases top-selling fighting games of this generation where NetherRealm dominates while Street Fighter and Tekken are absent

This current console generation is close to coming to an end with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett due for release a year from now, but the Xbox One and especially PlayStation 4 helped shepard in the follow up to the return of fighting games from the prior decade.

The NPD Group, which tracks video game hardware and software sales in the United States, has released the top-selling 'head to head fighting games' to appear on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch this whole generation with some interesting results — namely how dominant Mortal Kombat and Dragon Ball are.

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This stylish and devastating punish of G's EX Spin Kick in Street Fighter 5 will likely make a lot of players very happy

G has several tools that can be a bit of a pain to deal with in Street Fighter 5. Outside of his blatantly powerful moves and tactics in V-Trigger 1, attacks like his EX Spin Kick can be used to help him close the distance safely (on block), and might tag stray limbs if you committed to a normal.

It is by no means uncounterable, however, and if you're looking for it you can make G pay really hard. In this clip from Hit Box|Densetsu, we see Akuma not only stopping EX Spin Kick in its tracks but doing so in a way that is stylish as all hell.

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