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E. Honda, Poison and Lucia officially revealed for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition ahead of EVO 2019

Updated: After E. Honda, Poison and Lucia were leaked in advance of their announcement at EVO 2019, Capcom put out an official tweet and video confirming these characters were coming to the game on August 4, 2019.

Each character will be offered individually on the 4th, and then a Summer 2019 Character Bundle will be available on August 5, 2019, which includes all three new combatants, along with their battle costumes and default colors 3-10.

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'Why am I nervous that whatever Capcom shows for Street Fighter 5 is just gonna piss people off?' - Maximilian's predictions for big reveals at EVO

If it ever wasn't before, EVO has surely become an event known not only for the highest levels of fighting game competition but also as a juncture where at the community can expect big reveals for their favorite fighting titles.

The nine titles that make up this year's lineup enter EVO in widely different positions when it comes to community expectations for new content, and Maximilian recently spoke both on what he hopes will be announced as well as what he thinks is most likely to be announced in a recent video.

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Update: Which potential fighting game announcements are you excited for with regards to EVO 2019?

Update: You can check out the final results of our poll to see which potential announcements the community is most looking forward to at EVO 2019 after the jump.

Like previous years, it's seeming very likely that we'll be getting interesting fighting game announcements at EVO 2019. In fact, it's basically been confirmed that Sony has some announcement that probably pertains to the fighting game community at the upcoming event.

The main stage lineup this time around includes Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (as the game with the most entrants), Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Tekken 7, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Samurai Shodown, Mortal Kombat 11, Soul Calibur 6, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, and Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st]. There could be some fun surprises waiting for us before the end of each game's events.

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Street Fighter 5's Cody may have the highest damaging combo in the game

We have seen some pretty ridiculous combos in Street Fighter 5, but this one may be the most insane. Cody takes nearly a full bar of health.

This could potentially draw more players to using Cody — though it isn't the most practical thing — showing how effective some of his tools can be. It may be the highest damaging combo in the game, and it comes from the brain of Packz.

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Daigo Umehara on why it was easier to be stable and consistent in Street Fighter 4 than it is in Street Fighter 5

Tryinig to wrap your mind around Street Fighter 5 can oft feel paradoxical as it's not at all hard to understand what characters can do, but it feels nearly impossible to consistently manipulate opponents to make rounds go in your favor.

The wise CYG|Daigo Umehara has seen and intricately explored just about every Street Fighter under the sun. The Beast briefly spoke about a key difference between Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter 5 during a recent stream session, and thanks to FGC Translated, we get to listen in.

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Street Fighter 5 Arcade Edition will be free to play Aug 1-11 with no less than 22 characters for newcomers to choose from

Those who have really wanted to experience the hype of Street Fighter 5 but haven't been able to do so because of the steep $19.99 price tag will be overjoyed to hear that the game will be free to play during EVO weekend and the ensuing week.

Now you may be thinking to yourself, "Oh sure, 'free' meaning we get like four characters and two offline modes," but you'd be wrong. Capcom has sweetened the deal pretty substantially by granting access to the entire original 16-character roster, and then some.

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Controversial results of Street Fighter League's voting phase will not be contested, final players confirmed despite last-minute technical issues

The success of the first American Street Fighter League has us very excited to see what season two will offer, but unfortunate last-minute technical difficulties during the campaign/voting phase have things off to a rough and somewhat salty start.

The Smash.gg voting page was supposed to be open from July 1 until the 28 at 11:59 p.m. PT, but wound up closing about an hour early. Though a single hour out of four weeks may not seem significant, there's a good chance it directly affected the final standings.

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How can Capcom finally make Ryu top tier again in Street Fighter 5? VesperArcade dives into the ultimate wish list

Street Fighter poster boy Ryu has had a difficult life in Street Fighter 5. Being one of the strongest characters right out of the gate in season 1, the wandering warrior took a dive in season 2 and hasn't really been able to ascend much on the tier list since.

Though Ryu has definitely seen buffs since his initial dip, the character still seems to be lacking the proper tools to hang with the better fighters in Street Fighter 5 season 4. Because of this, VesperArcade has put together a video analyzing how Capcom could make Ryu top tier once again.

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This EVO 2019 fan art featuring Street Fighter 5 is the perfect lead up to the big event this weekend

The fighting game Super Bowl is almost upon us, folks. EVO 2019 is taking place this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, bringing in the best fighting game players from around the world to compete in numerous competitive fighting titles.

You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone in the fighting game community right now who isn't excited for the big event this weekend, and fans such as artist sokohaaredayo on Twitter funneled that excitement into their artwork to create an exceptional, Street Fighter 5-themed piece for this year's EVO.

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Smash Factor 8 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Smash Factor 8 is happening this weekend in San Pedro Cholula, Mexico.

This event has a bunch of notable players showing up, including (but not limited to) FOX|MKLeo, PG|Marss, Solary|Glutonny, DIG|Lucky, KJS|Maister, Mazer|Nakat, Demise|Mr. E, SNB|Abadango, BC|LordKnight, BC|Mr. R, Westballz, MZR|La Luna and XTR|Sparg0.

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Capcom Pro Tour Online events in Europe West and Latin America show Ken, Cammy, and Laura were the most used characters in top 16

Capcom Pro Tour events this year have had a level of consistency this year when it comes to fighter choices in top 16. We have seen certain characters separate from the rest of the cast as top tiers and frequent picks.

This consistency has been demonstrated across most events with the top 16 being littered with a majority of the top combatants in Street Fighter 5. This past weekend we saw a change from the normal with more diversity in fighter choices.

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Jason Voorhees takes over as the mayor of Metro City with this cool yet funny Cody PC mod for Street Fighter 5

The modding community often times gives the PC versions of games an even bigger advantage over its console brethren allowing players to customize their experience to better suit their tastes or experiment around with different creations for those willing to put in some extra time.

Street Fighter 5 still has a healthy modding community almost three and a half years after it initially launched including one that transforms the new mayor of Metro City into the undead murderer Jason Voorhees in a fitting yet quite comical costume replacement... machete and all.

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Tired eyes costing you matches? Go1 stars in entertaining Japanese eye drop commercial narrated by one of the five gods of fighting games

Sponsorships are kinda a funny thing in the fighting game community, as it's normally carried out as part of a larger eSports team though there are actual consumer brands out there supporting players as well.

Goichi "CO|Go1" Kishida is seen as one of the best Dragon Ball FighterZ players around as well as anime fighters in general, and while his primary sponsor for competing is Cyclops Gaming, Rohto Z is also in there landing the top player in his very own commercial in Japan... for eye drops.

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Xykes has entered the running for Street Fighter League Season 2; promises to reveal his face if he's voted in

This is definitely one for the EventHubs faithful only, but those of you who have engaged in a comment section or two around here have more than likely seen posts from one of our most common commenters, Xykes, who has decided to start a campaign to get into Street Fighter League.

What some of you might not know is that Xykes has a YouTube channel wherein he creates popular animation series, Porkchop N' Flatscreen, and has over 1.3 million subscribers. He's released a video featuring a few of his creations explaining that, if Xykes (Emezie Okorafor is how he's known on YouTube) is voted in he'll reveal his face to the world.

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Capcom Pro Tour Online 2019 Latin America South results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Capcom Pro Tour Online series continues this weekend with two instances, one of them being Latin America South.

Notable players participating include Brolynho, TF|DidimoKOF, Paulow3b, Arthuro-Ray, Umbrella|Dark, TPT|StunneR, DM|Baek, SD|Chuchu, TPT|Destroyer, TSD|Seguero, NFMS|Moise, FF|BabyBrasil, The Griffon Mask and many more.

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iDom streamed for over five hours trying to get a 100 win streak online; the final two rounds will give you a heart attack

Street Fighter 5 fans have known that Derrek "iDom" Ruffin and his Laura as unignorable threats for quite some time, but the pair have been making even more waves in recent months thanks to a top eight placing at Combo Breaker 2019, a win at Defend the North, and some stellar displays of skill on Street Fighter League.

He also recently went on a 99 game win streak in the incredibly unforgiving realm of online Street Fighter 5 play and we have footage of how the hundredth game concluded thanks to HiFight.

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Capcom Pro Tour Online 2019 Europe West results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

One of the Capcom Pro Tour Online events happening this weekend is the Europe West installment.

Some notable players set to compete in this are Mouz|Problem X, RB|Luffy, CYG|Infexious, EnVyUS|MisterCrimson, Takamura, FNATIC|Shakz, Vitality|Hurricane, FNATIC|Akainu, VGIA|VegaPatch, Packz, Method|ImStillDaDaddy, NVD|Momi, though there are of course many more set to fight as well.

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