Street Fighter 5 stories

Two EX Shoryukens in one combo during a Street Fighter 5 tournament set? Tokido looks mighty comfortable pulling off this very unusual combo

Professional Street Fighter 5 players seem to live, breathe, and eat the game they play, but we were still impressed to see Rohto|Tokido be aware of and pull off a particularly tricky sequence at a recent weekly TW Fighter event.

While facing off against CYG|Fuudo and his R. Mika, Tokido landed no less than two EX Shoryukens (a move that knocks down) in a single combo. Read on to see how he did it.

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Here's what Capcom needs to do with Street Fighter 6 to avoid the major pitfalls of Street Fighter 5's launch

At this point in time, we are right on the precipice of the next generation of consoles. Fans are looking to Microsoft as the gaming giant is expected to unveil their next system at E3 2019 next week, setting in motion the future of the video game landscape.

With the ushering in of a new generation and Street Fighter 5 — one of the mainstay fighting games on the scene today — potentially seeing the end of major support by 2020, we find ourselves also looking to the future and what a potential Street Fighter 6 could bring. Street Fighter 5 saw a very rocky launch back in February 2016, and Capcom will have to improve on several things with the next installment in the series to avoid suffering the same fate.

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Why Karin is dominant, but not cheap; what made Mortal Kombat 11's Shang Tsung reveal so good; Samurai Shodown's 8-frame blunder, and more

It doesn't happen all that often, but sometimes a fighting game character can be one of the absolute best on their roster, and yet still not be cheap. The Street Fighter 5 community is having a conversation about Karin right now since REC|Punk has been overwhelmingly dominant on the 2019 Capcom Pro Tour, and we chime in with our thoughts on the matter.

It's been a good week for Mortal Kombat 11 as the Shang Tsung trailer was one of the best character reveals in recent memory. Not only does the evil sorcerer look amazing, he also continues to press the nostalgia buttons with Mortal Kombat callbacks that turn even the hardest kombatants into giddy school girls.

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Street Fighter is Capcom's 3rd top selling franchise yet its average sales number per release is much lower, eclipsed by Marvel vs. Capcom and others

Capcom has seen a massive resurgence over the past two years or so after releasing titles like Monster Hunter World and Resident Evil 2 that has led the company into one of its most profitable periods ever despite their fighting game sector not punching with the same impact as before.

Street Fighter 2 on the Super Nintendo was Capcom's best-selling single release of all-time for many years before being overtaken by the ever-expanding worlds of the two aforementioned franchises. Breaking down their series sales as a whole, however, paints a bit of harsher spotlight on the original king of the fighting game craze.

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Street Fighter 5 receives a strange new commercial for its Onitsuka Tiger-branded Chun-Li sneakers

While we have yet to receive any new characters for Street Fighter 5 in 2019, Capcom has still been busy expanding their fighting game brand by officially partnering with clothing companies like UNIQLO for for shirts — that ended up being used for in-game advertisements.

Onitsuka Tiger also recently announced a deal to make limited edition Street Fighter 5 Chun-Li-themed sneakers for which the Japanese clothing company has just released its first cross-promotional commercial for... and it's almost reminiscent of those early weird PlayStation 3 advertisements from over a decade ago.

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People are complaining about Karin's strength in Street Fighter 5, but is it accurate to deem her cheap?

I'm addressing this because the notion that Karin is cheap popped up in my life twice over the weekend, once via a Twitter post between a pair of notable players, and once at my local ranbats. In both instances, the general community reaction was similar: no she's not.

When my friend made the statement, a few of us couldn't belt out the fact that we definitely disagreed with it fast enough. Brian_F's Twitter poll was close, but 52% of the 2,149 voters agreed that she wasn't cheap. That still leaves around 1,030 people that did indeed feel the character nabs wins too easily, so the answer to the question is certainly not overwhelmingly obvious to our community. Let's dive in deeper and see if we can't come to a firmer conclusion.

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Where is the line and does Daigo's Gafrobox cross it? Vesper Arcade weighs in on this hot community talking point

Arcade sticks that don't actually have sticks have not only been around in the fighting game community for a while now, but have already been hot topics of debate in terms of tournament legality. The flames have been fanned in recent times, however, since CYG|Daigo Umehara started using one.

The legendary fighting game player has upgraded to a Gafrobox, which brings with it a few particular perks that grant a bit of an advantage to charge characters. The community isn't all that sure about where to draw the line when it comes to allowing these controllers in tournament, and Vesper Arcade has a few thoughts on the subject.

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F.A.N.G's crouching MK stops everything Birdie does, Rashid never stops uppercutting, and last pixel comebacks: Street Fighter 5 WTF/Lol Moments

There is no shortage of strange happenings in fighting games, with weird hitbox / hurtbox interactions, intelligent plays going terribly wrong, and things that you'd never expect to work totally working.

Street Fighter 5 is no exception to such occurrences, and Xuses brings a new installment in their "WTF/Lol Moments" series complete with a fresh batch of wacky SF5 clips.

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Smash'N'Splash 5 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend we're going to see Smash'N'Splash 5 happening in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

It's a massive event, and some of the top level talent you can expect to see compete includes FOX|MKLeo, TSM|Tweek, Liquid|Hungrybox, TSM|Leffen, C9|Mango, NRG|Nairo, PG|Marss, Liquid|Dabuz, PG|Plup, Mew2King, PG|Zain, PG|Cosmos, eU|Samsora, Salem, BC|Mr. R, Wizzrobe, CLG|SFAT, HLC|S2J, Rogue|Light, PA|CaptainZack, CLG|VoiD, CLG|PewPewU, DIG|Lucky, n0ne, T1|Larry Lurr, though there are of course many more ready to fight it out as well.

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DreamHack Dallas 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

DreamHack Dallas 2019 is happening this weekend, obviously in Dallas, Texas.

Some of the notable players you can expect to see compete include REC|Punk, Justin Wong, Scar, EG|NYChrisG, Denial|JB, PG|Hayatei, CJ Truth, Rise|Smug, Coosco, END|Shine, Brian_F, TGS|CeroBlast, Tempo|Alex Myers, Deoxys, Rise|K-Brad, Talon|HotDog29, TGS|ElChakotay, UYU|Kami, TPC|RobTV, RB|Snake Eyez, NB|DualKevin, Terrence, BrolyLegs and InC|JustAKid.

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Sako: I hope there's another Street Fighter 5 balance patch because some of the top tiers like Cammy and Rashid are currently overrepresented

While at Combo Breaker last weekend fighting game enthusiast and stellar interviewer BornFree was able to pick the brain of one of the most innovated and execution-savvy competitors of all time: FAV|Sako.

The majority of the interview surrounds Street Fighter 5's newest character, Kage, as Sako has been spotted using the relatively low tier fighter on both his stream and in select tournament bouts. He also offers some brief, but important commentary on the game's overall balance.

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Jacqui outpaces Sonya and Erron while M. Bison remains top dog - Street Fighter 5 and Mortal Kombat 11 character usage statistics for DreamHack Dallas

DreamHack events have been a big staple of the fighting game community for many years now, and 2019 is no exception to that rule with hundreds of players flocking to Dallas, Texas this weekend.

Many of the best Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat 11 players in North America in particular have congregated including the likes of REC|Punk and END|Scar to strut their stuff in the lone star state, and we've gathered the character usage statistics for the upper brackets of both games for DreamHack Dallas 2019.

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Here are the colors and Easter egg variant for Falke's Breath of Fire Katt costume in Street Fighter 5

Another month, another Street Fighter costume we always say, and this month is no exception thanks to the game's continued support through the Extra Battle mode added in Arcade Edition.

Falke finally received her first crossover costume through the service as Katt from Breath of Fire 2, and she's now available to use if you've managed to keep up with all four missions — and still have the Fight Money funds to do so.

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Punk has more Capcom Pro Tour points than second and third place combined, here's a look at just how far ahead the Karin player is

There's very little question that Victor "REC|Punk" Woodley is the strongest Street Fighter 5 player in the world right now. He and his Karin have attended four Premier events on the 2019 Capcom Pro Tour, made it to grand finals at every one, and won three.

Needless to say, this puts him well ahead of the rest of the competition. A more detailed look at the specifics will offer up a clear picture of just how dominant Punk has become, and the potential heights he very well may reach here in the 2019 season.

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AngryBird reveals that he was inspired to learn Zeku in Street Fighter 5 thanks to BigBird's challenge and more in interview with BornFree

BornFree managed to snag an interview with the best Zeku player for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, NASR|AngryBird, at Combo Breaker 2019. During the interview, it was revealed that AngryBird was inspired to play Zeku because NASR|BigBird jokingly challenged him by stating that "this character is so difficult that you can't learn him."

Upon taking Zeku into the training room, AngryBird discovered that the character was "godlike." Despite the complexity, AngryBird was not dissuaded from being one of the pioneers for the character. He ended up having more fun while playing as Zeku than with Akuma.

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Mortal Kombat 11 overtakes Samurai Shodown and Under Night in EVO's June rankings while Street Fighter 5 regains second position

We're only about two months away from the best weekend to be a fighting game fan, EVO 2019, and it looks as though more players have been getting around to registering to shake up their rankings quite a bit.

Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar has posted the June registration scoreboard for EVO 2019 entrants in its nine mainstage games where Mortal Kombat 11 players appear to be throwing their hat in the ring faster than ever.

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Capcom Pro Tour Online 2019 Middle East results

Update: This story has been updated wtih final results.

The Cpacom Pro Tour Online keeps on trucking, with two stops happening this weekend, one of them being in the Middle East, for the first time in Capcom's Online events.

Participants in this event include NASR|AngryBird, NASR|BigBird, Aziz, VS|WhiteAshX and many more.

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