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Update: Street Fighter 5 servers now online, Field of Fate stage added and Balrog's Fighting Chance costume returns

Update: Street Fighter 5's servers are now back online and update Version 4.030 is available to download.

The Field of Fate turned out to be the only announcement we got for Street Fighter 5 at Final Round 2019 though the classic Alpha 2 stage was something many fans had been hoping to see again in a fighter for many years.

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The most likely events where we may see more revealed about Street Fighter 5 — spoilers: we're probably waiting awhile

Predicting what Capcom is going to do, and when they're going to do it is often a fool's errand — so I'm the perfect man for the job.

Based on the company's history and what we've been told, there are some assumptions we can make about when we're going to hear more about Street Fighter 5. If you haven't already been turned off concerning any and all news about this game, let's jump down this rabbit hole together.

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Kolin and Akuma were the most popular fighters in the top 32 of FV Cup x SEA Major 2019 — Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition character usage stats

The first Capcom Pro Tour ranking event has now concluded. I'm talking about the FV Cup x SEA Major 2019 tournament for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition.

This particular event had nearly 100 entrants competing for those precious points. This gives us yet another glimpse at which characters are looking the most prominent and successful for Season 4.

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HotDog29 almost has his weekend, ending the tournament with a ghetto perfect and more: FV Cup x SEA Major 2019 Street Fighter 5 highlights

The second week of Capcom Pro Tour 2019 has now wrapped up with a ranking event this time around that had premier-tier talent attending from Japan and across Asia at FV Cup x SEA Major 2019.

FD|Fujimura, Rohto|Tokido, Talon|HotDog29, RB|Bonchan, Victrix|Momochi, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, CYG|GamerBee and FAV|Sako were the final eight competitors remaining on Sunday, and they gave us plenty of highlights and fun moments to take a look at.

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Toushinsai 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The big arcade-based tournament series is back again this year, and is as usual taking place in Tokyo, Japan.

Although no tournament brackets seemed to have been released, making it difficult to say exactly who's there, you can pretty freely assume that if they're a Japan-based player who competes in the arcades, they're going to be there fighting their heart out.

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FV Cup x SEA Major 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we can enjoy some proper Asian tournament action with FV Cup x SEA Major 2019 taking place in Kualua Lumpur, Malaysia.

Some of the notable players attending this event include Victrix|Momochi, FD|Fujimura, Rohto|Tokido, UYU|OilKing, RZR|Xian, FAV|Sako, RB|Bonchan, FD|Johnny, Liquid|John Takeuchi, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, FD|Haitani, CYG|GamerBee, FAV|Ryuusei, Talon|HotDog29, Talon|Denesis, FD|Otani and of course many more as well.

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5 classic Street Fighter stages I want to see remade in Street Fighter 5

Capcom has done an excellent job remaking classic Street Fighter series stages in their flagship fighting title, Street Fighter 5, over the past few years. Over the weekend, the company unveiled the next big stage remake to be added to the game later this month — Field of Fate, the grassy backdrop most commonly recognized from Street Fighter Alpha 2.

With Capcom continuing to put out costumes and stages at a pretty consistent rate, I thought it might be fun to revisit the subject of which other classic Street Fighter battlefields should also see the remake treatment. Here are my picks! (And of course, we'll be asking you for yours at the end of this article).

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801 Strider releases his G match up chart for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

Although SB|801 Strider was previously known as a top performing Laura player, he has since converted into using G more often in Season 4 of Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition.

801 Strider has recently released a match up chart for G. According to him, G has 21 advantageous match ups, eight even match ups, and five disadvantages.

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Bonchan doesn't use Sagat very often but he may be proving to be a counterpick to one of the best characters in Street Fighter 5... maybe

Sagat and RB|Bonchan were names that were almost figuratively synonymous with each other during the days of Street Fighter 4, so everyone was excited for the player to finally receive his favorite fighter in Arcade Edition though things didn't go quite as smoothly for either leading the king to largely be dropped by pro.

2019 is a new year, however, and FV Cup x SEA Major 2019 just wrapped up its first day where Bonchan would make it into the top 16 on winners' side using mostly Karin though he's shown himself to be consistently using Sagat in match ups against a certain demon in tournaments.

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Smug sneaks a jab, CoolKid Supers a legend, Momochi is the proudest teacher and more; top five Street Fighter 5 moments from Final Round 2019

The Capcom Pro Tour kicked off with an absolute bang as the Street Fighter 5 action at Final Round 2019 last weekend had us all on the edge of our seats from early on Friday to late on Sunday.

Capcom Fighters has released their top five SF5 plays from the event (it had to have been incredibly hard to whittle down to just five) and we thought you might like to see them.

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Street Fighter 5's servers are going down for maintenance at 11 a.m. PDT on March 26

Street Fighter 5 is seeing the addition of some new content next week. As they often do, the game's servers will be taken offline while the update is implemented.

On Tuesday, March 26, Street Fighter 5's servers will go offline starting at 11 a.m. PDT / 2 p.m. EDT until 4 p.m. PDT / 7 p.m. EDT. During that time, online modes will be inaccessible.

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Another sketch gallery from Sus304308 sees Karin in her summer swimwear, Kolin ready for winter, Zangief ready to flex on everyone, and more

Here we are with our third and final (for the time being) Street Fighter sketch art gallery from Japanese artist Sus304308.

Today's pieces feature a fully colorized Chun-Li, some standard poses from the likes of Ryu, Urien, and Kolin, and a few swimsuit summer pics of characters like Karin and Ibuki.

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Two-bar V-Triggers might actually be the better choice over their stronger three-bar counterparts in Street Fighter 5 Season 4

In Street Fighter 5 there exist certain V-Triggers that are blatantly strong at the expense of having three V-Gauge bars to fill before you can utilize them. Several of these V-Triggers tend to be the preferred choice for players, especially when their character has a second V-Trigger that only requires two bars to activate, but isn't considered quite as powerful as its three-bar counterpart.

For characters like Akuma, Menat, or Guile, you might think that the three-bar V-Trigger is the only way to go. While you might not be wrong, there may be more to those two-bar V-Triggers than meets the eye.

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New Street Fighter 5 Extra Battle costume turns Zeku into Red Earth's Kenji

Capcom has just announced another Street Fighter 5 Extra Battle crossover costume. This time, fans will be able to transform Zeku into Kenji from Red Earth.

The campaign for this outfit begins on April 12th and will run until May 10th.

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Street Fighter League Powered by Rage results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Recently, the Street Fighter League Powered by Rage is taking place in Japan.

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Punk had 23 single-hit confirms during grand finals of Final Round alone; check these impressive stats from this Street Fighter 5 player's performance

Often times when you hear talk about REC|Punk's status as a Street Fighter 5 competitor, you'll hear something about his untouchable run in 2017 and how he subsequently "fell off" to a level of "great, but not the best." His performance at the insanely stacked Final Round 2019 very well may indicate that he's back to being the best, given he can maintain this kind of play.

The young representative of Reciprocity Gaming left a jaw dropping list of top tier names (Victrix|Justin Wong, UYU|OilKing, FD|Johnny, CJ Truth to name a few) in his path to victory, but it was his grand finals sets with Victrix|Momochi that underscored his statement over the weekend. Let's revisit these final sets in further detail as we look at just how many whiff punishes, single-hit confirms, and throws the Karin player actually landed.

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More Street Fighter sketch art from Sus404308

We're happy to be able to bring you more wonderful Street Fighter sketch art from Japanese artist Sus304308 today.

This gallery features the likes of Karin, Abigail, Cammy, Ibuki, Kolin, Blanka, Juri, and a few others from Street Fighter 5's roster, though these are surely not the high resolution and three dimensional forms we're used to seeing them in.

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