Street Fighter 5 stories

Kitchipa-mu continues to put Zangief on the map in Street Fighter 5, despite many people considering his main lower tier

While Zangief isn't the worst character in Street Fighter 5, the Russian wrestler certainly has to work a lot harder and maintain immaculate focus for a lot longer than most to score wins. The fact that Hiroki "AB|Kichipa-mu" Asano has blasted out of the gates with a late but impressive 2019 start with the grandfather of grapplers definitely deserves attention.

Traditionally it's been DNG|Itabashi Zangief that we've hailed as the top Gief player on the planet, but a somewhat rocky year, (relative to past performances) as well as his proclivity to use Abigail as his main character, has left the title of "top Gief" somewhat vacant.

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Daigo: Ryu is not playable against top tiers, his concept is fundamentally denied in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

Ryu received a number of notable buffs during the transition to Season 4 from Season 3 of Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition. Unfortunately, this hasn't really increased the number of Ryu users in the tournament scene.

FGC Translated has recently uploaded a few videos that feature CYG|Daigo talking about his former main. While these all took place shortly after the Season 4 changes (back in December 2018), it is worth noting that Ryu hasn't really caused a meta shift since then and Daigo has stuck with Guile throughout the year.

During his streams, Daigo noted that Ryu doesn't function very well in match ups against top tiers.

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PC Mods: Abigail as Rhino and Lucia as Claire Redfield in Street Fighter 5

We all love a good mod because it gives us the ability to play our favorite fighters in a game as our favorite characters from other things. It transforms the entire cast into a myriad of characters from completely different universes.

Well more PC mods are incoming and won't disappoint you. We have Abigail as Spider-Man villain Rhino and Lucia as Claire Redfield from the Resident Evil series in the latest batch of Street Fighter 5 PC mods.

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Infinite challenge for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition demonstrates insane damage when characters have endless resources

Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition is known for its... robbery aspects. The amount of offensive pressure and damage that can be mounted means that you're never truly safe until the opponent's life bar is fully depleted, no matter how much of an advantage you think you might have in any given round.

What if there was a way to take things even further? This is exactly what the Street Fighter 5 Infinite Challenge, on Twitter, is attempting to look at.

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SEA Major 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

SEA Major is back again in 2019, and as usual it's happening in Singapore.

There's a huge amount of notable players attending for various games, and some of the players set to compete are RB|Bonchan, Rohto|Tokido, FD|Fujimura, CYG|Fuudo, YOG|Machabo, Talon|HotDog29, Mago, Liquid|John Takeuchi, CYG|Daigo, BC|Kazunoko, UYU|OilKing, RB|Gachikun, CO|Fenrich, UYU|NL, FAV|Sako, Liquid|Nemo, CO|Dogura, RZR|Xian, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, AZ|Kichipa-mu, Samitto, CYG|GamerBee, RRQ|Moke, RB|Luffy, PG|Shen Chan, BC|ApologyMan, FD|Johnny, BC|Tachikawa, ASM|MisterCrimson, PG|BNBBN, RSG|Shen Yuan, Matoi, ALUS|Qiuqiu, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, ALUS|Yang Mian, PGW|Kamizono, ORDER|Travis Styles, AXIZ|Shuto, WE-R1|Trashbox, Chuan, RSG|Seo, GE|Abegen, EHADA|Xanxus, Rudi and Mame Spider, though there are of course many more as well.

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Ibuki, Rashid, and M. Bison were the most common choices for SEAM 2019's Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition event

The Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition tournament at SEA Major 2019 was an Open Premier event for the Capcom Pro Tour. This means that there were a ton of points on the line for those that managed to place well.

As a result, attention was attracted from CYG|Fuudo, RB|Gachikun, CO|Dogura, FD|Fujimura, RB|Bonchan, and many other notable names. Yet again, we're presented with an opportunity to see which fighters are the most successful in these type of events.

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Here's a better look at the free athletic costumes coming to Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

Earlier this week, Yoshinori Ono got up on stage in at the Brazil Game Show to reaffirm us that new Street Fighter 5 characters and content is coming this year alongside a batch of free costumes.

The new batch of athletic costumes will be releasing in December, and they'll available for every member of the roster — which means that G will finally receive a new outfit after more than a year of being out.

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Which characters are the best candidates for Street Fighter 5 DLC here in the end of Season 4?

After Yoshinori Ono's Brazil Game Show address we're one step closer to new Street Fighter 5 "characters, content, and information."

We're not sure if we'll be getting any newcomers in November or December, nor do we know how many are still en route for Season 4, but we can fantasize and take some estimated guesses based on rumors, trends, and community preferences.

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Out of all the Ryu's Daigo has played, Street Fighter: Alpha Three is his favorite — why?

CYG|Daigo is known for being the Ryu God if you will. He is nearly synonymous with the fighter and has used him throughout all Street Fighter titles.

It seems in every iteration of Street Fighter he has given Ryu at least a chance. So out of all the versions that he's played, which Ryu is his favorite?

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Street Fighter 5 sees another incredibly difficult Extra Battle opponent as 'Triggered Necalli' returns

Every so often Street Fighter 5 sees an incredibly difficult opponent to beat pop up in its Extra Battle mode. Another one of these challenges is available to try right now.

"Triggered Necalli" is back and ready to steal all of your Fight Money. Up for grabs is a new title and some experience points.

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Stare in awe at these gender-bent versions of Street Fighter characters from Marcus The Visual

Marcus Williams, also known as Marcus The Visual, is a professional illustrator and comic artist who has a particular affinity for monthly art themes and challenges.

He has created the "Swaptober" art challenge wherein participants are encouraged to create gender-bender illustrations of their favorite characters. Thus far, Williams has done six images involving Street Fighter characters and you absolutely have to see them.

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Three tips to help to get your win rate up in Street Fighter 5

We all know it – Street Fighter 5 favors offense. We've been saying it from the beginning, and it's very true, but there are a few very routine instances wherein taking your foot off the gas pedal is incredibly advantageous to do and incredibly dangerous to not do.

We learn some basic "truths" in Street Fighter that have small but important exceptions in SF5. I'd like to take a look at three of them specifically today, and perhaps help you score a few more wins as a result.

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New Red Bull costumes for Sagat, Lucia and E. Honda revealed for Street Fighter 5 as part of special campaign in Japan

Red Bull Kumite and other events have been a strong part of the growing eSports scene within the fighting game community for a few years now, and it appears we have more cross-promotion coming our way.

As part of a special promotion going on in Japan, Red Bull will be giving away Street Fighter 5 costumes once again including new looks for Sagat, Lucia and E. Honda plus some other really cool Kumite-themed gear.

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New Street Fighter 5 reveals slated for CPT North American Finals and Capcom Cup; Ono mentions 'new content and new characters' in his address

Exciting news for Street Fighter 5 fans coming out of Brazil Game Show today as Capcom's Yoshinori Ono has revealed the official dates for the November and December announcements we heard about at EVO this year.

The Street Fighter Producer took the stage to share some news about the Intel World Open, but offered some bonus information as well. This was all communicated in Japanese, and we've got the following English translation thanks to MajinTenshinhan.

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Is Street Fighter 5 starting to feel boring? Plus a hacker is making ranked matches hilariously unplayable, tournaments need more money, and more

It's been no secret that my personal relationship with Street Fighter 5 in recent times has been a bit lacking in motivation, but after hearing numerous other players expressing similar sentiments, I have to ask if the community (or at least a significant portion of it) is feeling like it's time SF5 gets a fresh coat of paint.

Catalyst may not feel the same way, personally, but can't deny that there's certainly been a dip in interest as the game nears its fourth birthday and we discuss the matter to try to hammer down exactly why people may be feeling this way, and how Capcom might go about fixing it.

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Daigo explains how he chose Ken in Street Fighter 3: Third Strike — 'it was impossible to beat Chun-Li with Ryu'

What's the first thing you think of when it comes to Street Fighter 3: Third Strike? The infamous EVO Moment #37?

Have you ever wondered what made CYG|Daigo pick Ken out of the fighters available. He gives his reasoning in the video.

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99 hits later a Menat player shows what you can do with infinite meter in Street Fighter 5

Optimal use of V-Trigger, and deciding which one to use altogether is a daily struggle for Street Fighter 5 players. You want to get the most out of your respective character, so figuring that out is important to say the least.

Menat has one of the better combo games once you use her V-Trigger 1. Here we see a player manage to put together a full 99 hit combo in training mode.

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