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Gill's Capcom Pro Tour 2020 DLC costume colors and Easter egg in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition saw a patch earlier this week that introduced balance changes and improvements to the game's online matchmaking. The update also made way for the new Capcom Pro Tour 2020 DLC that is now available for purchase and use.

At this point in time, two new costumes have been released, along with the special color EX 11 for all characters. Today, we're taking a look at Gill's CPT 2020 costume, its colors, and the Easter egg variation.

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Morry Evans' brilliant art will make you fall in love with Chun-Li all over again

We've got a feast for your eyes today as we share the incomparable work of Morry Evans, a freelance artist with absolutely top notch skills.

Evans' favorite fighting game character to draw is very evidently the Strongest Woman in the World, Chun-Li, but he also offers a captivating Cammy, a stellar Morrigan, and a few others from around the genre.

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Fan made custom costumes bring Street Fighter's Sakura Kasugano and Karin Kanzuki to Animal Crossing: New Horizons

We may not be able to participate in the usual hustle and bustle of outdoor routines right now, but large swaths of the gaming community are participating in the virtual equivalent thanks to the recently released smash hit Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch.

The real life simulator allows players to participate in a wide variety of activities via the cutest anthropomorphic avatars you ever did see. You're able to dress said avatars in custom made outfits that you can design yourself, and a player by the name of JoJoWentBananas used this particular mode to bring a little Street Fighter into ACNH.

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Desk shows off new potential from Ryu, Akuma, and others thanks to Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's latest balance patch

A new and improved Street Fighter 5 means Desk combos are never far behind, and sure enough, the master combo creator has produced a new video showcasing fresh potential from a handful of the game's characters.

Not everyone was altered in the way of combo abilities, but Ryu, Akuma, R. Mika, and Birdie sure were. Desk's use of both Ryu and Akuma's V-Skill 2 buffs make up the majority of today's showcase.

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Top 3 most changed characters in Street Fighter 5's latest patch, apparent effects of the matchmaking update, and tips for better hit confirms

We had a handful of topics ready for this week's podcast discussion, but Tuesday's major Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition update wound up being jam-packed with so much notable new stuff that we're shelving most of what we had planned.

While the majority of character changes were inward extensions of hitboxes (don't worry, we'll clarify what that means) there were also a few pretty gnarly nerfs. Also, Akuma got buffs.

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Ryu has new V-Skill 2 tricks, Sagat's frame traps have become scary, and more — day 1 roundup for the Street Fighter 5 version 5.02 update

A major update was released for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition yesterday. This newest patch provided changes to the matchmaking conditions and the balance.

As one can probably imagine, the fighting game community has been deep diving into the labs in order to discover unique interactions that have resulted from the balance adjustments. We've gathered a roundup of clips that have been circulating that showcase what's new.

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All Capcom Pro Tour events in the early half of 2020 have been removed

More event cancellations have occurred thanks once again to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Capcom has made what was likely a difficult decision to remove all events in the early half of 2020 from this year's Capcom Pro Tour competition.

"Currently, the novel coronavirus is projected to continue for several more months or longer across the world," read the statement issued by Capcom. "In light of this situation and and considering the health and well-being of our players, staff and visitors, all tournaments scheduled to be held in the first half of the 2020 Capcom Pro Tour season have been removed from the schedule."

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Rashid got a major nerf and another change that some people claim hasn't happened in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

A new balance patch was introduced into the Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition ecosystem just yesterday. Fans were surprised to see a strong selection of alterations surface alongside the changes made to the game's matchmaking.

Among those who saw tweaks, Rashid — a character that has been a thorn in people's sides for many seasons — has received significant nerfs. One change is concrete, while the other is one that wasn't listed in the patch notes, but several prominent members of the community claim it exists and is new.

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How has Street Fighter 5's new matchmaking update affected the online experience? Our early impressions show real improvement though it's not all good

After years of players voicing their complaints in regards to getting paired up against people in different countries when searching for strong connections, Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's matchmaking services received a much needed update last night, but just how well does it work now that it's finally here?

Well, first impressions leave a lasting memory, and so far it really does seem to have been improved. To test out the new matchmaking changes, we had EventHubs' own John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero, Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez and myself wade back into the waters of Ranked and Casual sets with mostly positive results — though there may be some new drawbacks.

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What exactly does 'extended the hitbox inward' mean in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's new update?

So here we are once again. It's the morning after Capcom released their latest update for Street Fighter 5, and many in the playerbase have some questions about the changes — though this time they're not really centered around the online adjustments.

While the improvements to the game's online matchmaking may have been the thing to capture the attention of everyone, some players were left wondering about a specific balance adjustment that applied to a large number of the cast. What does 'extended the hitbox inward' mean?

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Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition matchmaking update patch notes now available

Patch notes for the newest version of Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition have been unveiled officially by Capcom.

Due to the scope of this update, we can refer to this patch as Season 5.5. Needless to say, many fighters received a plethora of buffs and nerfs.

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Adjustments to Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition matchmaking conditions

Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition servers are back online as the game has received a new patch that brings with it a list of character changes as well as an update to online matchmaking conditions.

There's a good bit to get to as Capcom has made quite a few changes to the way CFN selects players to match up for Street Fighter 5 network battles.

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Update: Changes noted for Alex, Guile, Falke, and Abigail in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

Update: New changes have been discovered for Alex, Guile, and Falke.

Earlier: Although the servers are still currently down, users have reported that they are able to download the matchmaking update for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition. It's already been discovered that balance adjustments have been applied to the game.

As demonstrated by Le Brutus, Abigail's EX Nitro Charge will no longer juggle opponents as long as it previously did. Needless to say, Abigail's damage output and corner carry will be affected.

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Update: Street Fighter 5 servers down for maintenance from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT in preparation for matchmaking update and new Pro Tour DLC content

Update: Servers are now down for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition for the scheduled maintenance period. They are scheduled to be back online at 4 p.m. PT, but we'll update this story if / when they are available once again early.

Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition is scheduled to be updated today as Capcom prepares to roll out both improvements to online matchmaking efficiency as well as the 2020 Capcom Pro Tour DLC bundle.

We do not currently know the particulars when it comes to the matchmaking update, but SF5 Executive Producer, Yoshinori Ono, promised more details at some point today.

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Street Fighter 5's Intel World Open appearance up in the air following postponement of 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo due to coronavirus concerns

After a ton of discussions of 'will they, won't they,' the International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government have agreed to postpone the 2020 Summer Olympic games in Tokyo due to the global pandemic caused by the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.

This decision will very likely impact the Intel World Open which is officially tied to the Olympics and was supposed to lead into the opening ceremonies to give eSports a more global spotlight. Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition is one of the two games to be featured at the event though its status now remains uncertain after already receiving a delay just days ago.

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Capcom has significantly leveled up Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition support practices in 2020, matchmaking improvement patch to go live tomorrow

When it came to Street Fighter 5 this time last year the news was essentially a whole lot of nothing as the community found itself amid the now-infamous "doing things differently" period of radio silence.

We're wrapping up our third month of 2020 and already we've seen quite a few examples wherein Capcom has shown a strong sense of acknowledgment and attendance to SF5 development. A matchmaking update that aims to further smoothen online experiences is slated to go live tomorrow, and a look over all that's happened in the vein of developer support feels apropos right now.

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Increase your win rate in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition with this sage advice from Daigo

It was during Season 2 in Street Fighter 5 that I remember being especially tilted by Birdie's EX Bull Head attack, not because I found it too fast or hard-hitting, but because of the way I myself was often punished for trying to punish it after successfully blocking.

This was my first real exploration into what we could fairly term "trap" moves, (as they tend to give you a false or skewed sense of advantage) and it turns out that understanding them is a pillar of RB|Daigo Umehara's advice for those struggling to increase win rates here in Champion Edition.

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