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iDom finally signs major sponsorship deal almost 2 years after Capcom Cup victory

For years now, Derek 'iDom' Ruffin remained as one of, if not the top free agent in the fighting game community, but now that's finally changed.

eSports organization XSET announced they have officially signed iDom to their team, nearly two years after his monumental Capcom Cup Victory.

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Daigo reveals how a loss to Tokido's surprise Balrog helped him foresee a 'trap' and allowed him to win a CPT event

BST|Daigo Umehara was recently able to qualify for the Capcom Cup 2021 tournament by winning Capcom Pro Tour 2021 Japan 3. It was later revealed that Daigo really wanted to win this event to maintain his Capcom Cup qualification streak.

As the event played out, Daigo began to think that things were going too smoothly for him. By recalling a recent loss to Rohto|Tokido during the Street Fighter League Pro-JP 2021, Daigo was able to prepare for a certain "trap" that was waiting for him in bracket.

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Artist Fengli has a few different styles, but personality beams from all versions of these fighting game gals

We first caught a glimpse of Fengli's fighting game art when we saw the big compilation piece the gallery below concludes with, and already we were hooked by the cute and cartoonish style.

After perusing through Fengli's social media, we stumbled across a whole other style that we first mistook for perhaps a retweet of another artist, but it turns out this fighting game gal lover just has their versatility stats maxed out.

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Why the Crush Counter mechanic just never really worked for Street Fighter 5

It's no wonder why Capcom came up with the Crush Counter mechanic for Street Fighter 5. The time was the mid 2010's and eSports was suddenly a massive factor for any major fighting game developer. Creators needed to not only produce games that were fun for established fans of the genre, but that were also easily exciting for audiences to watch, and alluringly fun for newcomers to play.

Crush Counters appeared to be an attempt to check the latter boxes as they were easy enough to perform and were accompanied by explosive visual and audio cues that clearly indicated something major just happened, but their overall impact on Street Fighter 5 would widely and ironically be the opposite of hype.

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Street Fighter 5's final DLC character Luke gets his own adorable kitty cat form

Street Fighter 5's colorful cast of characters previously saw adorable artwork that transformed them into cats as a tie into one of Capcom's April Fool's Day games that was available to play for free online. Following the Summer Update, the game's director Takayuki Nakayama shared cute cat artwork of the upcoming Street Fighter 5 Season 5 DLC characters โ€” Dan, Rose, Oro, and Akira โ€” ahead of the fighters' official release.

Now, the developer has done the same for the final DLC character set to be added to Street Fighter 5. The powerful puncher, Luke, is now an adorable kitty cat too.

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JustAKid asks if Brian_F's big Oro Tengu Stone combo will kill in this Street Fighter 5 clip and the answer is yes...

"Is it gonna kill?" A question every one of us has asked ourselves countless times when being hit with or hitting a long combo into a super as the life bar whittles down. Unfortunately, sometimes the answer to this question isn't the answer we're hoping for.

Such was the case for JustAKid's Juri who went up against Brian_F and his powerful Oro in a recent Street Fighter 5 online match. Opened up and being struck with an extensive Tengu Stone combo, JustAKid essentially asked this age old question, and well, the answer was indeed "yes, it killed."

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Daigo Umehara talks about how he really wanted to win Capcom Pro Tour 2021 Japan 3 for his Capcom Cup qualification streak

2021 has not been the best year for BST|Daigo Umehara. It was this year when he was hospitalized with a positive case of COVID-19 and when he injured his finger. Due to the limited number of opportunities to qualify for Capcom Cup 2021, it was also beginning to look like Daigo was going to miss his chance for the first time in Street Fighter 5's history as a competitive title.

Despite the closing window, Daigo was recently able to qualify for Capcom Cup 2021 thanks to his recent victory at Capcom Pro Tour 2021 Japan 3. Thanks to the efforts of FGC Translated, we can hear about how badly Daigo wanted this win under his belt.

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Hilarious Tekken X Street Fighter X Mortal Kombat skit shows why the crossover wouldn't work

Fighting games are full of oddities and logical leaps that we all just accept now, but that doesn't mean they still aren't a bit goofy when you think more about them.

Comedy group RDCworld1 recently released the fifth episode of their Video Game House series, which includes a pretty hilarious skit on why Tekken X Street Fighter X Mortal Kombat wouldn't work in the realm of 3D fighters.

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Street Fighter 5 is just 300,000 units shy of becoming the the best-selling entry in the series... technically

Capcom originally released Street Fighter 5 back in early 2016 in a state that left many fans feeling troubled. Without an Arcade Mode, for example, there wasn't much here for the casual player. Inevitably, this caused Street Fighter 5 to fall short of their 2 million unit sales goal for the first fiscal year the game was released in.

It's been some time since then, but Street Fighter 5 has rebounded somewhat in terms of how many units the game is pushing out. Despite it being over 5 years now, Street Fighter 5 is still selling. Capcom has recently updated their Platinum Titles page which indicates change for Street Fighter 5.

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Ridiculous Ume-Flash Kick comeback during CPT Japan event reminds us of why we call Daigo 'The Beast'

The most celebrated fighting game player on the planet has had a strong Street Fighter 5 career thus far, but BST|Daigo "The Beast" Umehara has yet to hit the kinds of highs he has in previous Street Fighter titles.

It's no wonder as back to back Street Fighter 4 Evo wins and the iconic Evo Moment 37 are not exactly easy acts to follow, but Daigo's performance during the most recent Capcom Pro Tour Japan 3 event has us wondering if his ultimate form may be fixing to surface yet again. Spoilers ahead for CPT Japan 3.

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Luke releases this month in Street Fighter 5; when should we expect him and what do we know about the newcomer?

Today marks the start of November, which means Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition will soon be crossing one of its absolute final checkpoints after nearly six years.

Luke is scheduled to release at some point this month as the last DLC character coming to SF5, but when should we be expecting him to drop? And how much do we know about the series newcomer?

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Who are the best characters in Street Fighter 5 right now? EventHubs Season 5 tier list final part

It's been a long and winding road, but we've finally made it to the fourth and final part of our Street Fighter 5 Season 5 tier list.

Catalyst and I share the characters who we think are the absolute top tiers of this game here in its fifth year, and though there are a few figures we put in the exact same places, we definitely have a handful of disagreements.

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The 'All Character Pack' for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition features new artwork that presents Luke and the Season 5 cast

The final challenger for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, Luke, is scheduled to be made available sometime in November 2021 โ€” this month. In the past, the developers have hinted at how Luke will have an important role to play in Street Fighter's future. Needless to say, there's quite a bit of anticipation for Street Fighter 5's last newcomer.

In preparation for Luke's release window, Capcom has announced the 'All Character Pack' for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition. This updated box art has Luke, Akira, Rose, Dan and Oro at the very front.

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Kumite in Tennessee 2021 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Multi-game offline fighting game events are finally starting to pick up steam once more, and there's a sizable one going down this weekend.

Kumite in Tennessee 2021 is now underway bringing together some of the best competitors across the United States including TS|Sabin, PG|Kitana Prime, DF|Grr, MH|Coosco, EQNX|Cuddle Core, Squall, Nfinite|Pokchop, RxF|JoeCrush, RxG|NoizyChild and many more.

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Akira was the second-most popular character choice of Capcom Pro Tour Japan

Japan remains one of, if not the most competitive regions in the world for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, so it's fascinating to see how they're adjusting and re-adjusting to the Season 5 meta.

With the Capcom Pro Tour Japan 3 qualifier now coming to a close, we've managed to dig through the top 64 players in attendance to see which characters showed up the most and how far it actually took them.

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Capcom Pro Tour 2021 Japan 3 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Capcom Pro Tour is back yet again this weekend with its third installment for one of the most contested regions, Japan.

Notable players set to compete include Rohto|Tokido, RB|Bonchan, BST|Daigo, Victrix|Momochi, RB|Gachikun, Saishunkan|Nemo, BST|Fuudo, GyoGun|Moke, FAV|Sako, FAV|Ryuusei, Co|Dogura, G8S|Pugera, GyoGun|Machabo, DNG|John Takeuchi, Crusher, GyoGun|Mizuha, YHC-Mochi, WE-R1|Trashbox, AXIZ|Shuto, GRPT|MOV, Reiketsu, SNB|Eita, SNB|Johnny, SNB|Otani, iXA|Inaba, CG|Torimeshi, Hershel, Vanao and more.

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Remembering Street Fighter 5's 5 biggest wins

It's been easy pointing out Street Fighter 5's biggest blunders from over the last half decade, but a game that sells nearly 6 million copies and retains as much attention as SF5 has can't do so without having notable wins.

Many lessons have been learned and implemented since February of 2016, and I'd like to give Capcom and the SF5 development team the credit it deserves. I've put together a list of five of the game's brightest moments, (thus far) read on to see what and when they were.

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