Street Fighter 5 stories

Curious about what an Ultimate Grand Master Ryu looks like in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition? Check out Justfog's gameplay with the Shoto

Ryu really fell out of the meta of Street Fighter 5 after being nerfed in Season 1. Throughout the seasons, Ryu has received a number of buffs to help him perform better in matches.

Unfortunately, it does appear that Ryu will still very likely be one of the weaker characters in the game. Still, this isn't stopping players like Justfog from maintaining an Ultimate Grand Master rank with Ryu.

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Daigo Umehara: I need to rethink my playstyle with Guile completely in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

For Season 5 of Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, RB|Daigo Umehara has been adamant that he'll be sticking with Guile rather than switching to a character like Kage or Ryu. Recently, Daigo has acknowledged that he'll need to "revolutionize" the playstyle for Guile in order to make it work.

Thanks to the effort of FGC Translated, we have an understanding of Daigo's thoughts on the matter. A video has been uploaded that provides details on this.

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Saltmine League #8 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Saltmine League is back again this week, continuing on with its ongoing season.

Notable players participating are Hurricane, Broski, Boltstrike, Shaquille, Ryan Hart, The4Philzz, JeSTeRPoWeR, fhASSA, LoHii, ImStillDaDaddy, Rikemansbarnet, Mopuulapo, Julia Han, TomBUK, Hestkraft, Afii and of course many more as well.

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Laura, Seth and Gill are looking like strong contenders and Rocwell's in-depth Street Fighter 5 guides will help you learn the characters and match up

Laura was a very intimidating character to press buttons against during Street Fighter 5's initial season or two before she dropped off a bit in popularity. That all changed once again, however, when iDom won all of Capcom Cup 2019 using the Brazilian martial artist as his main pillar.

Rocwell may not be a name many here are familiar with, but they've been putting work into making Street Fighter 5 video guides for years now. Their most recent works take an in-depth look at what makes Laura, Gill and Seth work in Season 5 which are great tools to help learning the characters themselves or the match ups for your own character of choice.

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Sako: In this version of Street Fighter 5, there are too many characters in A rank

During a stream that took place on January 29, 2020 (shortly after DNG|Nauman's victory at EVO Japan), FAV|Sako was asked if Sakura's tier position changed after EVO Japan. Interestingly enough, Sako noted that Sakura currently feels like an A rank character along with a number of others.

Thanks to the efforts of FGC Translated, we have an understanding of Sako's thoughts about Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's balance.

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This beautiful combo showcase shows off Gill's flashy potential to dole out MASSIVE damage in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

Kick your morning off with a few snazzy Gill combos that'll surely help you wake up. DragonSoulOP has been in the lab with Street Fighter 5's 39th character, and put together a series of combos that really show off Gill's potential.

DragonSoul starts off with a full bar of meter and a full V-Gauge, but only uses what he builds via attacks thereafter. That is, everything done here is technically possible in a real match.

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How to make the most out of Street Fighter 5 during the mass quarantine

Despite the recent spike in memes about how the quarantined lifestyle won't make much difference to most gamers, the truth is that the fighting game community has already been heavily affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Most all major tournaments slated for the next few months have been canceled or postponed, players are widely unable to attend locals, and the online-only experience is not something everyone is going to be content with. After a string of frustrating bouts on CFN a few days back, I found myself feeling like I had no legitimate way to play Street Fighter 5. After a few hours of whining, self-pity, and perhaps a conversation with DreamKing, I realized that now is one of the absolute best times to develop a deeper understanding of other characters.

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'I quickly realized there was no way I could beat him this time' - Daigo discusses his recent Street Fighter 5 Topanga finals bout with Tokido

Powerful words from Daigo "The Beast" Umehara came about after his utter defeat in the Topanga 2020 Finals at the hands of Rohto|Tokido, likely the strongest Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition player on the planet right now.

It was impossible to divorce their first to seven bout from their meeting at Kemonomichi 2 back in 2018, an emotional exchange that Daigo handily won. The turnaround this past weekend left many wondering where the Beast's thoughts were at, and we now have something of an answer.

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Abigail's EX run parry stops Cammy's Cannon Spike AND the Critical Art follow up in this Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition clip

It's likely that the people who view this Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition clip are going to be divided into two groups: those who think Abigail is ridiculous and needs nerfs and those who feel Cammy's Critical Art is garbage and needs buffs.

Despite how it looks, there's actually an explanation for this strange moment shared by SrirachaFlash on Twitter, and it probably falls closer to the latter group.

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Intel World Open Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition online qualifiers rescheduled to May due to COVID-19 coronavirus spread

Another major fighting game community event has been forced to make adjustments due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The Intel World Open Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition online qualifier tournaments that were set to begin this weekend have been rescheduled to this May.

ESL, who is handling production for the tournament series, released a statement this morning with the news. Much like with other FGC events that have been canceled or postponed, the safety of everyone involved with this tournament circuit is being taken into account here.

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Yoshinori Ono says Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's release increased the active playerbase, something Capcom hadn't seen in past iterations

Releasing fighting game updates as their own separate titles was the norm for developers for well over 15 years before moving to paid DLC expansions in the last generation of consoles. Street Fighter 5 and some of its contemporaries changed things up again by giving away those base additions free of charge for anyone who's purchased the game before.

Yoshinori Ono, the longtime producer of the Street Fighter series, revealed that that wasn't the easiest change to make for Capcom, however, though the gamble seems to have paid off in the end following Champion Edition's launch.

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Akuma might be Street Fighter 5's overpowered problem child in Season 5, fans still want more DLC characters, and we discuss Ono's latest interview

Shortly before the recording of this week's podcast US Gamer released an interview with Capcom's Yoshinori Ono wherein the Street Fighter developer discussed the current state of Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition and gave us a few tentatively promising leads for the game's future.

We dig into this chat to see if we can't draw some of the finer details to the surface, and then Catalyst goes off on Akuma (partially with his tongue in his cheek) thanks to Rohto|Tokido's dominating performance at Topanga this year.

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Online matchmaking adjustments coming to Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition in a future update

Capcom has confirmed that adjustments to Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's online matchmaking will be applied in a future update. Additional details will surface regarding this on March 24.

"Hey there fighters. The #SFV team has taken your feedback with the online matchmaking and are making adjustments in an upcoming update," stated the post. "We will be releasing the details on March 24 when the update is scheduled to go live. Thanks for all your feedback and support."

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Capcom was already working on Street Fighter 5 netcode adjustments before the online fan mod pushed the team to work harder says Yoshinori Ono

Capcom faced quite the big faux pas just weeks before the launch of Street Fighter 5's Champion Edition expansion when a fan programmer stepped in to release a mod which attempted to improve the fighting game's netcode. This forced the developers to implement their own fix to the situation which was seemingly already in the works.

Street Fighter's longtime producer, Yoshinori Ono, recently talked with USgamer to discuss how its newest iteration has fared since Arcade Edition's launch with the interviewer specifically asking about the fan mod's impact on SF5's continued development.

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Update: Capcom reveals new Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition Capcom Pro Tour DLC including stages, costumes, and more coming March 24

Update: Street Fighter 5's official Japanese community page shared an additional look at how the new costumes for Gill and Lucia will appear in-game which has been added to the gallery below.

Capcom has announced a special Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition Capcom Pro Tour DLC pack for 2020.

This has been a recurring practice for the Pro Tour, and serves not only to offer new content for the community but also to further grow the overall Capcom Cup prize pool as a portion of the proceeds add to the payouts for the big finale.

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Street Fighter League Season 3 delayed until August due to health and government guidelines regarding the coronavirus

Earlier this week, the CDC recommended that all events with 50 people or more be canceled for the next eight weeks in order to help contain the coronavirus outbreak. Needless to say, many fighting game events are being postponed or outright canceled as a result.

Capcom announced today that Street Fighter League Season 3 production will be delayed until August 2020. Once more, this is due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus.

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Not everyone in the Street Fighter 5 community is a fan of Gill's new CPT costume; Justin Wong, ChrisG, and others offer disapproving opinions

We received some exciting new Capcom Pro Tour information today as the 2020 CPT DLC content was officially revealed.

In addition to a new stage, colors, titles, and other perks, players will have the chance to get their hands on new costumes for Gill and Lucia. A few early social media reactions to the former, however, lead us to believe that some notable figures in the SF5 community aren't all that excited.

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