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Karin is a top 3 character in Season 4 of Street Fighter 5 according to Smug

Bryant "RISE|Smug" Huggins seems convinced that Karin is a top 3 character in Season 4 of Street Fighter 5. He recently released a video expanding on that statement.

A big point that Huggins raises is the success of REC|Punk as he dominates the Capcom Pro Tour in 2019. Punk has been in grand finals of every Premier tour event he has attended and won three of the four.

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Only Ed, Falke, Juri, and G saw no representation at Taipei Major 2019 top 128 for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

Taipei Major 2019 is a premier Capcom Pro Tour event that is ongoing this weekend. There are nearly 400 participants gunning for those points.

As a result, we've decided to take a look at the top 128 players and the characters that they are using. This time, it was Akuma that appeared the most frequently.

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Capcom Pro Tour Online 2019 Europe East results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The online portion of the Capcom Pro Tour keeps trucking on, and this latest stop is the Eastern part of Europe, for which the eligible areas have been tweaked a bit this year, now including the rest of Scandinavia together with Finland.

Some of the players set to partake include NVD|Phenom, Atrosh, NVD|Veggey and DrGulag, though many more as well.

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Sagat's first mission for the Shade Cyberbots costume is now available in Street Fighter 5 plus a golden Shadaloo soldier to earn some Fight Money

While the Fight Money wells have all but dried up in 2019, Street Fighter 5 is continuing to pump out more regular content by way of crossover costumes in the Extra Battle mode added in Arcade Edition last year.

Sagat is now getting some time in the spotlight with his first crossover outfit for Shade from the Capcom fighter Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness where his first mission is now available to play alongside a rare chance to earn a decent chunk of Fight Money.

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Capcom's Street Fighter League is turning out to be a bigger success than many may have expected

The initial reaction to Capcom's announcement of the North American Street Fighter League was certainly peppered with doubts as many community members raised eyebrows at this very "eSportsy" venture, but we were wrong.

A team battle featuring players of varying skill and notoriety and character bans is a good way off the beaten path for the traditional FGC, but after watching for nine weeks I have to say I've seen a lot of good come out of SFL.

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Here's what fans think Capcom will reveal for Street Fighter 5 come EVO

Update: The voting window for our poll has closed and the final results are listed below. Earlier: While we haven't heard the words "There will be a Street Fighter 5 reveal at EVO 2019," Capcom's Yoshinori Ono all but said as much in a recent tweet wherein he stated, "Street Fighter Dev team has been making preparation with US and EU offices on excit[ing] new things for [Street Fighter 5]. What big event in August can I tell you about it?"

Additional content and the way it's been released has been a massive part of SF5's identity since day one, and since we have a good two months of waiting yet, we figured it might be interesting to see what kind of DLC people think is most likely coming down the pike.

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Two EX Shoryukens in one combo during a Street Fighter 5 tournament set? Tokido looks mighty comfortable pulling off this very unusual combo

Professional Street Fighter 5 players seem to live, breathe, and eat the game they play, but we were still impressed to see Rohto|Tokido be aware of and pull off a particularly tricky sequence at a recent weekly TW Fighter event.

While facing off against CYG|Fuudo and his R. Mika, Tokido landed no less than two EX Shoryukens (a move that knocks down) in a single combo. Read on to see how he did it.

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Here's what Capcom needs to do with Street Fighter 6 to avoid the major pitfalls of Street Fighter 5's launch

At this point in time, we are right on the precipice of the next generation of consoles. Fans are looking to Microsoft as the gaming giant is expected to unveil their next system at E3 2019 next week, setting in motion the future of the video game landscape.

With the ushering in of a new generation and Street Fighter 5 — one of the mainstay fighting games on the scene today — potentially seeing the end of major support by 2020, we find ourselves also looking to the future and what a potential Street Fighter 6 could bring. Street Fighter 5 saw a very rocky launch back in February 2016, and Capcom will have to improve on several things with the next installment in the series to avoid suffering the same fate.

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Why Karin is dominant, but not cheap; what made Mortal Kombat 11's Shang Tsung reveal so good; Samurai Shodown's 8-frame blunder, and more

It doesn't happen all that often, but sometimes a fighting game character can be one of the absolute best on their roster, and yet still not be cheap. The Street Fighter 5 community is having a conversation about Karin right now since REC|Punk has been overwhelmingly dominant on the 2019 Capcom Pro Tour, and we chime in with our thoughts on the matter.

It's been a good week for Mortal Kombat 11 as the Shang Tsung trailer was one of the best character reveals in recent memory. Not only does the evil sorcerer look amazing, he also continues to press the nostalgia buttons with Mortal Kombat callbacks that turn even the hardest kombatants into giddy school girls.

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Street Fighter is Capcom's 3rd top selling franchise yet its average sales number per release is much lower, eclipsed by Marvel vs. Capcom and others

Capcom has seen a massive resurgence over the past two years or so after releasing titles like Monster Hunter World and Resident Evil 2 that has led the company into one of its most profitable periods ever despite their fighting game sector not punching with the same impact as before.

Street Fighter 2 on the Super Nintendo was Capcom's best-selling single release of all-time for many years before being overtaken by the ever-expanding worlds of the two aforementioned franchises. Breaking down their series sales as a whole, however, paints a bit of harsher spotlight on the original king of the fighting game craze.

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Street Fighter 5 receives a strange new commercial for its Onitsuka Tiger-branded Chun-Li sneakers

While we have yet to receive any new characters for Street Fighter 5 in 2019, Capcom has still been busy expanding their fighting game brand by officially partnering with clothing companies like UNIQLO for for shirts — that ended up being used for in-game advertisements.

Onitsuka Tiger also recently announced a deal to make limited edition Street Fighter 5 Chun-Li-themed sneakers for which the Japanese clothing company has just released its first cross-promotional commercial for... and it's almost reminiscent of those early weird PlayStation 3 advertisements from over a decade ago.

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People are complaining about Karin's strength in Street Fighter 5, but is it accurate to deem her cheap?

I'm addressing this because the notion that Karin is cheap popped up in my life twice over the weekend, once via a Twitter post between a pair of notable players, and once at my local ranbats. In both instances, the general community reaction was similar: no she's not.

When my friend made the statement, a few of us couldn't belt out the fact that we definitely disagreed with it fast enough. Brian_F's Twitter poll was close, but 52% of the 2,149 voters agreed that she wasn't cheap. That still leaves around 1,030 people that did indeed feel the character nabs wins too easily, so the answer to the question is certainly not overwhelmingly obvious to our community. Let's dive in deeper and see if we can't come to a firmer conclusion.

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Where is the line and does Daigo's Gafrobox cross it? Vesper Arcade weighs in on this hot community talking point

Arcade sticks that don't actually have sticks have not only been around in the fighting game community for a while now, but have already been hot topics of debate in terms of tournament legality. The flames have been fanned in recent times, however, since CYG|Daigo Umehara started using one.

The legendary fighting game player has upgraded to a Gafrobox, which brings with it a few particular perks that grant a bit of an advantage to charge characters. The community isn't all that sure about where to draw the line when it comes to allowing these controllers in tournament, and Vesper Arcade has a few thoughts on the subject.

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F.A.N.G's crouching MK stops everything Birdie does, Rashid never stops uppercutting, and last pixel comebacks: Street Fighter 5 WTF/Lol Moments

There is no shortage of strange happenings in fighting games, with weird hitbox / hurtbox interactions, intelligent plays going terribly wrong, and things that you'd never expect to work totally working.

Street Fighter 5 is no exception to such occurrences, and Xuses brings a new installment in their "WTF/Lol Moments" series complete with a fresh batch of wacky SF5 clips.

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Smash'N'Splash 5 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend we're going to see Smash'N'Splash 5 happening in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

It's a massive event, and some of the top level talent you can expect to see compete includes FOX|MKLeo, TSM|Tweek, Liquid|Hungrybox, TSM|Leffen, C9|Mango, NRG|Nairo, PG|Marss, Liquid|Dabuz, PG|Plup, Mew2King, PG|Zain, PG|Cosmos, eU|Samsora, Salem, BC|Mr. R, Wizzrobe, CLG|SFAT, HLC|S2J, Rogue|Light, PA|CaptainZack, CLG|VoiD, CLG|PewPewU, DIG|Lucky, n0ne, T1|Larry Lurr, though there are of course many more ready to fight it out as well.

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DreamHack Dallas 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

DreamHack Dallas 2019 is happening this weekend, obviously in Dallas, Texas.

Some of the notable players you can expect to see compete include REC|Punk, Justin Wong, Scar, EG|NYChrisG, Denial|JB, PG|Hayatei, CJ Truth, Rise|Smug, Coosco, END|Shine, Brian_F, TGS|CeroBlast, Tempo|Alex Myers, Deoxys, Rise|K-Brad, Talon|HotDog29, TGS|ElChakotay, UYU|Kami, TPC|RobTV, RB|Snake Eyez, NB|DualKevin, Terrence, BrolyLegs and InC|JustAKid.

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Sako: I hope there's another Street Fighter 5 balance patch because some of the top tiers like Cammy and Rashid are currently overrepresented

While at Combo Breaker last weekend fighting game enthusiast and stellar interviewer BornFree was able to pick the brain of one of the most innovated and execution-savvy competitors of all time: FAV|Sako.

The majority of the interview surrounds Street Fighter 5's newest character, Kage, as Sako has been spotted using the relatively low tier fighter on both his stream and in select tournament bouts. He also offers some brief, but important commentary on the game's overall balance.

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