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Gill's V-Trigger 1 obliterates all projectiles and reflectors, new Guile Sonic Boom loops with V-Skill 2, and more — Street Fighter 5 tech roundup

It's been nearly a month since the Season 5 update was launched for Street Fighter 5. As the Capcom Pro Tour season hasn't started yet, the fighting game community is still labbing out the new capabilities of every fighter.

PapaDeliFresh posted a Gill combo that sets up an ambiguous 50/50 setup on the opponent's wake up. He also showed off a sick way to kill Cammy using two Vega combos (assuming full resources and a counter hit on the opponent's wake up).

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Smug styles on Balrog player in Street Fighter 5... up until that point where his PlayStation 4 pad disconnects

Watching RISE|Smug streaming Street Fighter 5 is always a treat. Smug knows how to be a professional player at the game while being entertaining with his fun personality.

Every now and then, he has to deal with some serious shenanigans during his quest for points. In his latest video upload, a hilarious situation occurred that involved his controller disconnecting in the middle of a match.

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Daigo: Will I use Kage in tournaments? I have no plans of doing so in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

It's been a few weeks since the Season 5 update was released for Street Fighter 5. You could say that competitors are currently experimenting with characters as the Capcom Pro Tour season has not yet begun.

CYG|Daigo has been dabbling in a few different combatants. Of course, it's worth mentioning that although Daigo is satisfied with Ryu in Season 5, Daigo has stated that Ryu is "not his main." And while Daigo has apparently been having a lot of fun with Kage too, he actually has no plans to use him at tournaments.

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The EventHubs crew ranks the best / worst fighting games of the 2010's from Marvel vs. Capcom 3 to Persona 4 Arena, Street Fighter 5 and beyond

As we come to the start of a brand new decade, it gives all of us the perfect time to reflect on the journey of the last 10 years and boy has it been a journey in the realm of fighting games and the FGC as a whole.

We'd previously asked the community what you all thought the best / most important fighting games of the 2010's were, and so now the EventHubs team members themselves have come together to rank their favorite fighters of the decade in our very own tier lists.

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'I'll try hard to win back your trust' - Yoshinori Ono further responds to Street Fighter 5's netcode modding situation

This has certainly been one of the more interesting weeks on the internet for Street Fighter 5 following the drop of a fan-created PC mod that attempts to "fix" the game's netcode which has left the community at large wondering how Capcom would respond to the situation.

Though the company has been largely silent on that front up to this point, Street Fighter Executive Producer Yoshinori Ono did tell the audience that he's "grasped the situation," and now he's spent some time responding to player comments online.

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Laura can belt out 647 damage from an overhead in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

Laura is always a terrifying threat when she gets her momentum going. Coming in behind a fully-charged Thunder Clap gives her the opportunity to fire off a variety of ways to open the opponent up, and if you guess incorrectly, it could be big trouble for you.

In Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, Laura has the ability to net as much as 647 damage when she follows the projectile with an overhead. The lab master himself, Javits, shows us exactly how to do it.

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Picking up a new Street Fighter 5 character? Here are three steps to start developing a foundational footsie game

There are a whole lot of people in the Street Fighter 5 community who are currently going through the simultaneously exciting and frustrating process of picking up a new character, and while this task can seem mountainous (because it is, in some respects) it doesn't have to feel that way.

If you're anything like me then you may have the weight of feeling like you need to suddenly know every last combo for every last situation, how to most efficiently use each iota of your V-Trigger once it's active, and ultimately have a mastery of your new character here in the early days. You don't, and you can break down the exploratory process into easily digestible, bite-sized bits of progress starting with the basics of neutral and footsies.

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'I've already grasped the situation' - Capcom's Yoshinori Ono offers cryptic tweet amid recent Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition netcode issues

The talk of the town when it comes to Street Fighter 5 right now is surely the new PC mod that aims to fix certain desync issues, which has proven to be simultaneously something of a blessing and a curse for the game right now.

While many reports from PC users have stated that online experiences have been significantly improved by this mod, it also seems to, in some cases, dump the lion's share of any connection issues onto PlayStation 4 users in the event of a crossplay match. All of this has the community awaiting some kind of statement and/or action from Capcom, and SF5 Executive Producer, Yoshinori Ono, may have just given us an initial response.

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Gill is one of the most popular characters and a new challenger finally takes the 'most wins' throne in Street Fighter 5's December 2019 online stats

Capcom has updated their Shadaloo C.R.I. website to incorporate the latest Street Fighter 5 online stats. With the official launch of Season 5, new DLC character Gill, and a brand new V-Skill for everyone on the roster, the combat stats and character usage chart should be quite interesting.

Today's stats take a look at the entire month of December and take into account Ranked, Casual, and Battle Lounge matches. With Gill being the latest addition to the cast, it's no surprise that he ended up being a popular choice last month, but what's interesting is that he placed as one of the most highly-used characters in the short time he had been out.

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Vicious Kage, stunning Seth, nerdy Karin, and more wonderful art from Click Burgundy

We're overjoyed every time Click Burgundy posts enough new fighting game pieces for us to share a new gallery, and so we bring you today's new exhibits with smiles on par with M. Bison's.

It's mainly Street Fighter characters you'll be seeing as recent creations feature the likes of Kage, Seth, Laura, and Ibuki showing off her new caltrops. There are a few guest appearances, however.

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Highway robbery? New bug in Gill's Critical Art leads to a Street Fighter 5 sequence that would make anyone rage quit

We saw a few weeks back that Street Fighter 5 newcomer Gill has something of an advantageous bug concerning his Critical Art, but it seems there's yet another issue with the character's Super that very much does not work in his favor.

While facing off against Ramon "RGG|Chontekaz" Longoria's Ultimate Grand Master-ranked Abigail, GavTheMadTitan attempts to close out the round using Gill's shoulder tackle and canceling it into his Seraph Wing Super. While this should have worked without issue, Abigail miraculously comes out unscathed.

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'Damn, SonicFox is even more free offline' - Punk developing potential rivalry with SonicFox as the latter continues to explore Street Fighter 5

Despite coming in second at 2019's Capcom Cup, Victor "Punk" Woodley has widely proven he has what it takes to be the best at Street Fighter 5. Multiple sprees of dominance on the international level and his breaking of a number of Capcom Pro Tour records have already secured the young champion's place as one of the absolute best, but he's taking on a new challenger that no one in their right mind can count out.

Dominique "FOX|SonicFox" McLean has achieved what no one else in the fighting game community has with five EVO championships across various titles, an eSports Player of the Year award from The Game Awards in 2018, and a spot in Forbes's 2020 "30 Under 30" for Games.

These two young titans of fighting games are currently clashing in the recently updated Street Fighter 5, and we truly have no idea what to expect.

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User created PC mod for Street Fighter 5's netcode attempts to fix desync bug and is causing a lot of discussion in the community

Disclaimer: Any mods or alterations to Street Fighter 5 can potentially be risky to your CFN account and / or PC. Mods are always at your own risk. Some people swear by this netcode fix, while others say it caused them or others additional problems. We recommend that if you decide to proceed, do so with caution.

Street Fighter 5's netcode issues have been heavily discussed in the years since the game's release, and allegedly one such related bug in the fighting game's code has been singled out by a modder looking to address said issue.

A Reddit user going by the name of Altimor released last night what they describe as a netcode fix for Street Fighter 5 which attempts to rectify a desync issue with players' game clocks on PC that can cause unneeded lag. It by no means seems to be a perfect solution, however, and introduces new problems to the mix.

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Seth Tanden Engine showcase 2 for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition reveals copied moves for Cammy, Ryu, Vega and Necalli

Seth's copy abilities have been completely overhauled for Street Fighter 5 compared to SF4 to focus on a more original move set though the Tanden Engine lives on in the character's V-Skill 1.

Capcom recently released a short showcase video for what the Tanden Engine's install can copy from some of the other roster, and now they're back with a second installment looking at Ryu, Cammy, Vega and Necalli.

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Greener grass: The pros who are currently leaving their previous characters behind in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

With the marvels of modern technology we're now able to track which characters notable Street Fighter 5 players are using online, and Catalyst has been doing just that for our main focus on this week's podcast.

While we can't be sure that everyone who is using someone different than they're currently known for will be making any permanent switches yet, it is worth taking note which fighters are being explored by strong players. It could be because the pros want to use them, or perhaps because they're wary of and want to know how to best fight against them.

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Poll results: Who are the biggest losers of the latest Street Fighter 5 update?

Update: The results are in. You can check out how our readers voted after the jump.

Earlier: We recently asked EventHubs readers about which Street Fighter 5 characters they felt were the biggest winners of the game's latest balance patch, but now it's time to figure out who got the short end of the stick.

A handful of roster members who have been traditionally regarded as amongst the weakest, (Falke, Ed, Ryu, Vega, Alex, to name a few) got quite a few new and improved tools to give them an edge. Many of the top tiers (such as Rashid, Karin, and Akuma) clearly were nerfed, but to what extent will the needles move?

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Daigo: I'm pretty satisfied with Season 5 Ryu, I'm saying this because he's not my main in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

Although Ryu was considered to be a top tier in Season 1 of Street Fighter 5's lifespan, he really dropped off hard after Akuma was released in Season 2 and Ryu was nerfed. Despite CYG|Daigo's attempts to make Ryu work in that second season, he ultimately switched to Guile and has never really come back to Ryu since then.

The Season 5 patch has applied some quality of life changes that better emphasize Ryu's strengths. While this apparently has Daigo satisfied, he apparently has no intention on maining Ryu at the moment.

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