Street Fighter 5 stories

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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Akuma now available as a playable character in Teppen alongside new The Force Seekers expansion and Evil Ryu skin

Even though it is not a fighting game, Teppen has managed to still capture the attention of many Capcom fighters fans out there for the love and detail given to Street Fighter and Darkstalkers characters who have not had a chance at the spotlight in decades.

GungHo Online Entertainment and Capcom are continuing to push their big mobile card game into 2020 with a brand new Teppen expansion called The Force Seekers which is available now and includes Akuma as a new playable character alongside dozens of new cards to collect and a brand new mechanic.

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Thought iDom's Laura was beastly at Capcom Cup 2019? Watch him wreak havoc online with Laura's buffed Season 5 variant in Street Fighter 5

Laura wasn't very often regarded as a top tier during the fourth season of Street Fighter 5. This didn't stop iDom from winning Capcom 2019 with Laura (and Poison).

Then in Season 5, Laura was overall buffed while many top tiers were nerfed. It seems that iDom is going to be a serious threat for the next Capcom Cup season.

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Capcom Cup 2019 competitors captured in Mega Man styled pixel sprites by artist

Despite the many hiccups during streaming, Capcom Cup 2019 was certainly an interesting experience from a viewing standpoint. This gave us the opportunity to see 32 of the world's most talented Street Fighter 5 players going at it.

To celebrate the yearly event, Christian Olivo has created Mega Man pixel styled sprites for all 32 competitors. It really showcases them in a completely different — yet familiar — way.

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How important is it to get Street Fighter 5's netcode to a better place here in 2020?

With four years of updates now under its belt, Street Fighter 5 very well may be at a better place than ever with many fixed mistakes and a new sense potential for success, but that potential is being limited by the game's netcode.

While players have clearly been excited to explore and share findings in the new update, cries concerning poor online experiences continue to be consistent. What's more, Capcom is clearly investing further into this particular realm with its newest ventures, so the need for buffs to the netcode has never been greater.

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'Akuma, Ibuki, and Rashid have been strong for too many seasons' - Oil King talks current state of competitive Street Fighter 5, its future, and more

During our visit to Capcom Cup 2019 I was fortunate enough to be able to talk with Li-Wei "UYU|Oil King" Lin, the highest-placing (tied with Liquid|John Takeuchi) of six Rashid players to crack into the year's final Pro Tour bracket.

The Taiwanese competitor has become an unignorable force to be reckoned with in the Street Fighter 5 scene, finishing this year's Capcom Pro Tour at a very respectable 12th place on the global leaderboards and tying for ninth at Capcom Cup.

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Seth's Tanden Engine copying technique V-Skill showcased in new Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition video

Seth started out as an amalgamation type character in Street Fighter 4, possessing many of the cast's signature moves at their disposal though things will work a bit differently in SF5.

The robotic fighter's Tanden Engine has been turned into a V-Skill for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, and Capcom has released a new video showing off what Seth can copy from Falke, Kage, Alex and Menat.

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Chun-Li has a new meterless side switch combo that gets her out of the corner in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

As she stands right now, Chun-Li is looking pretty scary in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition. After some noticeable buffs and several strong characters seeing big normals becoming more whiff punishable, the first female world warrior is looking like a real contender in 2020.

To add another strong tool to her already powerful arsenal, we recently learned that Chun-Li has a new combo that doesn't require any meter to do and will actually side switch to get her out of the corner.

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Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition Season 5 patch notes

Update: We've added additional and corrected patch notes for certain characters from both the CFN page and Ominous Games' data mining findings. You can find these additional notes under "Previously Unlisted" in each relevant character section.

Patch notes for Season 5 of Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition have been released by Capcom. As a result, the entire roster has essentially been buffed or nerfed.

Interestingly enough, it appears that every character in the game has received at least a 25 more health and an additional 50 stun. This should theoretically improve the duration of matches. The new average has essentially shifted from 1,000 to 1,025.

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Only two bad matchups and a whopping 22 6-4 wins; Ludovic releases matchup chart for Chun-Li in Season 5 of Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

With the particular buffs to her heavy Lightening Legs, Chun-Li has risen up in many a community member's eyes as potentially one of the strongest characters in this season of Street Fighter 5.

How powerful she'll actually end up remains to be determined, and while we wait excitedly for major competitive play to start up later this year we do have a new matchup chart from a strong American Chun user by the name of THG|Ludovic.

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Tokido has picked up Urien in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition and is already beating up on Grand Master players

Akuma has been one of the absolute strongest characters in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition about since his release back at the end of Season 1, but it's really only been in the learned hands of Rohto|Tokido that we've seen the character win tournaments or even make it to the latter half of top eight brackets.

Now that the demonic fighter has been nerfed a good bit, the community has certainly been wondering if The Murderface will stick to his guns. It seems that Tokido is, at the very least, exploring other options as he's been taking Urien online and slaughtering opponents left and right (save for the very talented G we see in the video).

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Abigail's tire rolls through G's Critical Art and saves the giant at the last moment in this awesome Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition clip

Abigail's V-Skill 2 in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition is one of the standout new additions in Season 5. Its ability to control the opponent's behavior with its presence and bypass certain attacks make it strong for set ups and combos at this point in time, but we're still learning the intricacies of this new V-Skill, as well as all of the others added to the game last month.

Apparently, Abigail's spare tire can roll right through G's powerful Critical Art. In this entertaining clip from Stanford Green, not only do we see it do just that, but it also happens to save the giant fighter at the last possible moment.

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Uirusu_chan's gorgeous fighting game art featuring Tekken, Street Fighter, and other characters

We're sharing some beautiful art all the way from Vietnam today as we appreciate the work of Uirusu_chan as she illustrates some of our favorite fighting game characters.

It's clear that Uirusu has a particular affinity for Tekken as she features quite a few characters from the 3D fighter. Some of these even have representations of story arcs such as the explanation for Alisa's figure skating-esque fighting style.

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Kumite in Tennessee 2020 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Kumite in Tennessee 2020 is kicking off this year during our very first weekend, and as the name suggests it will be happening in Tennessee, more specifically Franklin, Tennessee, U.S.A.

Notable players set to compete include RB|Arslan Ash, Disrupt|Shadow20z, CGL|Ninjakilla212, BC|Biohazard, SperoGin, Lil Majin, RG|Kevoxreborn, Trungy, DualKevin, Princess Ling, TCOL|SourPiggy, MVG|ScAtt, Fatality, DF|Grr, Rip, GS|Pokchop, GOL|Toi, Coach Steve, Typo|Sonido, Neon, Nigel E.X., Disrupt|JodyThaGreat, TS|Arturo Sanchez, BDG|Teiga and of course many more as well.

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M. Bison and Rashid were the most frequent picks for KiT 2020's Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition top 16

Kumite in Tennessee 2020 is one of the tournaments that's been happening over the weekend. Although Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition isn't the highlight of the tournament, its presence does give us an opportunity to analyze how the early Season 5 meta is developing through character usage stats.

Notable players included Neon, BDG|Teiga, BxA|Squall, DRD|Magnegro, and TS|Arturo Sanchez. As this is a smaller tournament, we'll only be looking at the top 16 stats. As always, do feel free to draw comparisons to our community voted tiers section.

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Casablanca World Fighters results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Casablanca World Fighters will be happening in, as the name would suggest, Casablanca, Morocco.

Notable players set to compete are ASM|Wawa, Oplon|Noka, Sanwa|M', Striker, Baztami|XFrame, Saiki, ON|GTKheirro, DeadAkari, MESA|Challenger, Adamovic, Krouchamine, Zlatanovich, Ram-One and more.

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Daigo has been playing a bunch of Kage in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, check out how The Beast and the shadow are doing

If you've been following CYG|Daigo "The Beast" Umehara's live stream channel you know he's been spending quite a lot of time exploring Kage in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition.

The canonical version of Evil Ryu hasn't been much to write home about since his release in late 2018, but has received quite a handful of buffs in the latest update patch and is one of the front runners when it comes to "most improved" awards.

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