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John Takeuichi's double perfect, 801 Strider's stupid-good moves with G, Daigo's fearless Guile march and more; Capcom's top 5 moments from NCR 2019

For as much flack as it's gotten in its earlier years, Street Fighter 5 has become an incredibly entertaining spectacle for audiences to enjoy, and NorCal Regionals 2019 was an unequivocal testament to this.

Capcom has gone back and somehow narrowed down their five favorite moments of the SF5 tournament, a compilation that includes the likes of Rohto|Tokido, CYG|Daigo Umehara, SB|801 Strider, FAV|Sako and a few other incredibly talented names.

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'There's been a big Capcom fighting game released every couple of years...' — Maximilian discusses what could be looming in 2019 for Capcom fighters

After Kage was announced and released as Season 4's first — and currently only — DLC, Capcom has been noticeably silent about future content that doesn't relate to stages or costumes. Strangely, Capcom has no plans to offer a season pass for 2019.

Back in 2016, it was indicated by Capcom that they plan to support Street Fighter 5 until 2020. Still, statements from Capcom's UK community manager does leave room for hope and speculation, but we still don't know what's going on when it comes to Capcom's fighting games. Maximilian recently uploaded a video that discusses this subject.

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Dhalsim uses Urien's Aegis Reflector against him for a devastating combo in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

In Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Urien is a character that tends to get a lot of mileage off his V-Triggers. Thanks to his Aegis Reflector, he is able to string together combos that normally aren't possible.

The individual hits of the Aegis Reflector by themselves don't actually carry a lot of hitstun. Improper usage of the Aegis Reflector could result in the opponent performing a combo on the Urien player instead.

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The real April EVO leaderboard has been released; Street Fighter 5 still sits in 3rd place while Mortal Kombat 11 and UNIST remain strong contenders

Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar and the crew behind EVO got in the April Fools' spirit by releasing a joke registration leaderboard that featured Street Fighter 5 in last place though now they've decided to be nice and show us the real thing.

The president of Evolution took to Twitter earlier this morning to reveal the true EVO 2019 rankings based on registration at the beginning of April where Super Smash Bros. Ultimate still sits on top while other titles like Soul Calibur 6 have dropped multiple spots.

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G can do over 1,000 damage in one combo without a Crush Counter, and this isn't an April Fools' joke

No it's not practical, and no you won't ever see it in a serious tournament match, but G is able to do over 1,000 damage in a single go in Street Fighter 5, and he doesn't even need a Crush Counter to do so.

We're hearing about this for the first time via Redwolfxx, who has made a video showcasing just how powerful the President of the World can really be.

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NorCal Regionals 2019 results

Story updated with final results: The NorCal Regionals 2019 tournament is underway now. This is a Capcom Pro Tour premier event running in San Jose, California throughout the weekend. There are 13 games being played over three days.

Notable competitors in attendance include Rohto|Tokido, Rec|Punk, RB|Gachikun, Mouz|Problem X, Fudoh|Fujimura, CYG|Fuudo, FAV|Sako, CYG|Daigo Umehara, Justin Wong, Momochi, FOX|NuckleDu, RZR|Xian, Liquid|Nemo, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, UYU|Oil King, Mago, Liquid|John Takeuchi, ZJZ, MyWallet|Verloren, CYG|GamerBee, UYU|NL, FAV|Ryusei, END|Shine, SB|801 Strider, CAG|Dogura, Talon|HotDog29, Fudoh|Haitani, Rise|Smug, Qanba|Xiao Hai, NVD|Phenom, GRPT|MOV, CAG|Go1, RRQ|Moke, Rise|K-Brad, Brian_F, CJ Truth, GGP|Kazunoko, RB|Bonchan, CYG|PR Balrog, Fudoh|Johnny, Machabo, Combofiend, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EnvyUS|Mister Crimson, RB|Snake Eyez, JB, Jwong|Didimokof, The Cool Kid93, EG|NYChrisG, Tempo|Alex Myers, NRG|Supernoon, Reynald, BC|Apologyman, NVD|SaltyKid, Mo-Joe, LPN, Commander Jesse, Dankadillas, among many others.

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Brian_F joins the EventHubs Podcast to talk Street Fighter 5, respect in the FGC, becoming a Pro Tour competitor and more

Starting with Street Fighter 4 in the latter days of high school, Brian Foster's competitive fighting game road has been characterized by perseverance and elbow grease.

He's taken his "brain dead Balrog" (as told by a handful of naysayers in his local scene just before Street Fighter 5's release) through thousands of hours of training and competition, and as of just two weeks ago at Final Round 2019, can now claim he's earned a top eight placing at a Pro Tour Premier event brimming with killer professionals from all over the world.

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Tokido's Raging Demon setups are insane, Fuudo deals amazing damage with Birdie's V-Trigger 2, and Punk gets the EVO 2017 grand finals runback

The Capcom Pro Tour premier event at the NorCal Regionals 2019 tournament has concluded. Securing these early points during the second Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition event of the year could lead to a great start.

It's no wonder that notable competitors here included CYG|Daigo Umehara, Rise|Smug, CYG|Fuudo, Rohto|Tokido, Rec|Punk, Liquid|John Takeuchi, RB|Gachikun (Rashid), and Fudoh|Fujimura.

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April Fools! Capcom releases a new shoot 'em up game featuring Street Fighter 5's G titled '2019: World President Challenges a STG'

While it's not quite April 1 in the Western Hemisphere, Japan is already getting into the spirit of pranking their fellow man as they do every year including some of the biggest video game developers in the business.

Capcom is no stranger to announcing / releasing gag games and products for April Fools' Day — especially their fighting game division — and this year is no exception considering they've released a fully playable game online very fittingly featuring Street Fighter 5's G taking on Shadaloo in classic arcade fashion.

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801 Strider pulls off the dirtiest mix up ever with G, Sako goes full demon with Kage, Daigo shocks CeroBlast with round ending overhead, and more

The second day of the Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition tournament at the NorCal Regionals 2019 event is close to ending. This is a premier Capcom Pro Tour event so competitors were going at it fiercely for the sake of scoring points early in Season 4.

Players attending the event includes Rohto|Tokido, Rec|Punk, RB|Gachikun, Mouz|Problem X, Fudoh|Fujimura, CYG|Fuudo, FAV|Sako, CYG|Daigo Umehara, Justin Wong, Momochi, FOX|NuckleDu, RZR|Xian, Liquid|Nemo, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, UYU|Oil King, MyWallet|Verloren, and many more.

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The Cammy army returns in full force to the NorCal Regionals 2019 — Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition top 64 character usage stats

Day two of the NorCal Regionals 2019 is wrapping up. When it is over, there will only be eight competitors remaining for the Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition tournament.

Since it's a Capcom Pro Tour premier event, players are obviously bringing out the characters that they perceive as being the best for them in Season 4. That means we can look at the data behind how often characters are showing up in the top 64.

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Here's what I'd hope to see from Capcom in terms of Street Fighter 5 communication practices in 2019

Thanks to downloadable content and continued support beyond many titles' launch dates, the gaming world is very much in an era where the relationship between player and developer has reached a higher level of sophistication than ever before.

Capcom's fighting game department has made a clear attempt at adopting this type of relationship with 2016's Street Fighter 5, but has missed the mark too often in recent memory. What's done is done and I'm really not interested in detailing previous failures. Instead I'd like to turn attention from the past to the future, and lay out a few ideas that I, as a consumer, think would be apt for Capcom to try out in terms of communication and approach for SF5 through the rest of 2019.

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Yoshinori Ono mentions talks with Capcom Research and Development team for Street Fighter 5's 'next step'

A recent string of tweets from Capcom's Yoshinori Ono inform us that Street Fighter 5's Executive Producer is actively trying to outline the game's future from here on out.

It's no secret that the SF5 fan base has been less than thrilled about the fact that Capcom has been tight-lipped on any major updates to the game since mid December, (they did reveal and release some new costumes and stages) but today's messages make it feel as though we finally have something in the way of acknowledgement on this front.

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How often should fighting games receive balance updates, how far should Mortal Kombat Fatalities push the envelope, and how good is Punk?

You've got dirty dishes and long car rides, we've got podcasts to get you through them. This week we're putting Mortal Kombat, Samurai Shodown, and Street Fighter 5 in the spotlight as all three have been fairly prominent in the news as of late.

With less than a month to go before MK11 drops, we're getting more and more simultaneously awesome and gruesome footage, but we're also hearing more people take issue with the gratuitous gore than perhaps ever before.

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Momochi releases Street Fighter 5 Season 4 tier list

Street Fighter teacher, veteran, and professional player, Yusuke Momochi a.k.a Victrix|Momochi, is one of Street Fighter 5's best players right now. On top of numerous accomplishments over the years, he recently placed 2nd at the first Capcom Pro Tour 2019 premier event — Final Round 2019 — which was stacked with top-level talent.

Earlier today, Momochi put together his own Street Fighter 5 Season 4 tier list during one of his live streams on Twitch. Let's dive right into it.

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Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition version 4.030 patch notes

Earlier today, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition received an update that primarily allowed players to purchase and play on the Field of Fate stage. Notably, this stage is technically a variation of the Temple of Ascension stage.

Of course, it appears that this isn't all that was adjusted for the update. Capcom has released patch notes for the changes.

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If you can't find Street Fighter 5's new Field of Fate stage in-game, here's why

Street Fighter 5's servers are now back online. The Field of Fate stage can now be purchased for either $1.99 or 40,000 Fight Money.

After downloading the stage, you might find it difficult to actually locate the stage in the menus. Don't worry though: your game didn't cheat you out of your purchase. To access the Field of Fate stage, you just need one additional step.

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