Street Fighter 5 stories

Nemo: I'm scared of Smug because of the buffs to Balrog in Street Fighter 5

In a recent video uploaded by FGC Translated, Liquid|Nemo ran into a Balrog (Boxer) user while playing as Gill. He noted that this was an extremely difficult match up for Gill.

"By the way, this match up is extremely bad," stated Nemo. The opposing player was able to give Nemo quite a bit of trouble during their set together.

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Concerns regarding the distance between players surface after the first Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 event

One would think that NVD|Phenom would be happy that he came in first place at the conclusion of Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 Europe & Middle East 1. He is now guaranteed a spot in the Capcom Cup 2020 event that is to be hosted at the end of the year.

Despite this, many concerns were raised due to the number of countries that were permitted to compete within this event's region. Any player that was competing from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Latvia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Romania, Lithuania, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Estonia, Turkey, Ukraine, Greece, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Iran, Palestine, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey were eligible for entry.

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Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 Europe & Middle East 1 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend will finally see the kickoff for this year's Capcom Pro Tour for the 2020 season.

Players participating include NVD|Phenom, NASR|BigBird, NASR|AngryBird, Atrosh, NVD|Veggey, DrGulag, Brick, Shady, SunMate, LoHii, VS|WhiteAshX, Rikemansbarnet, EvilYoshi, VS|Zantetsu and more.

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Turn notifications off when entering online tournaments as players report invitation spamming during recent Street Fighter 5 events

With the move to entirely online fighting game tournaments for the time being, there's going to be some new growing pains for both players and organizers that are going to take some time to get used to.

One such issue which has reared its head is players being on the receiving end of spammed notifications during tournament matches at events like Blink All Star Challenge West Coast and the first Capcom Pro Tour Online bracket for 2020.

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Sako mixes up Menat with her own V-Reversal using Seth's orb in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

FAV|Sako is widely regarded as the best Menat player in the world for Street Fighter 5 though he's been branching out to more of the cast without major offline tournaments to go to.

In a recent stream on his Twitch channel, Sako was able to put his world-class Menat knowledge to the test to trap the character using her own V-Reversal with Seth's own unique orb.

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Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020's first event featured 22 unique characters in the top 32

Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 Europe & Middle East 1 is an online Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition tournament that's happening over this weekend. In total, 105 different players from 29 different countries were registered to compete.

Although it's been awhile since we've last had a Capcom Pro Tour tournament, we've gathered character usage stats for the top 32 performing players. In total, 22 unique characters were used by the competitors that were able to make it this far.

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Capcom Pro Tour 2020's first online tournament showcased some laggy interactions but was also described as being mostly 'smooth' for some

The Capcom Pro Tour circuit has been made to be entirely online in 2020. As a result of this, players are now able to compete in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition without the risk that's associated with the COVID-19 outbreak that's been affecting the entire world.

Given the circumstances, this really is the most ideal way to host events right now. Unfortunately, this does mean that players and spectators will sometimes have to undergo lag that can really hamper upon the experience.

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There's a decent chance Capcom will reveal new Street Fighter 5 content by next weekend

Capcom fans were both surprised and excited to hear that Street Fighter 5's roster hasn't completely finished growing as another batch of five DLC characters and three DLC stages are still en route.

Developers hit us with this information late last month and left us only with "[W]e’ll be back later this summer to share more details regarding the new content coming to Street Fighter 5" in terms of when in the future we might expect to hear more. While we can't be certain, we figure there's a good case to be made that Capcom may start rolling out more information, and perhaps even some of the content, either this coming weekend or the next.

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This has to be one of the most difficult Seth combos you can perform in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's latest character, Seth, has a lot going for them when it comes to tools on the tool belt. Outside of being able to steal a special move from all 40 of the characters on the roster, their V-Trigger 2 is a combo video maker's delight in what it can be used to accomplish.

BroskiFGC recently shared a combo on Twitter that has to be one of the hardest to perform we've seen yet. It is not only stylish but deals a great bit of damage too.

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Sagat as Nemesis in Resident Evil 3 is the oddly perfect mod we never knew we wanted

Street Fighter's Sagat assumes the role of Nemesis as two of Capcom's biggest franchises cross over thanks to this Resident Evil 3 Remake mod from PC Best Mods.

On paper this certainly doesn't seem like it'd translate very effectively, but we were both astonished and thoroughly amused to see The King chasing Jill Valentine all over Raccoon City with a rocket launcher.

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If you want Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition to feel less random pay closer attention to meter

One of the intricate facets of competitive-level Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition play that doesn't seem to get talked about much is resource awareness. Sure, we all know about meter management — the act of keeping an eye on your own super bar and making decisions based on the amount you have — but what the hell is "resource awareness?"

Resource awareness is a term I threw together to describe the evolved form of meter management, and at this level, you are not only keeping track of your own bar, but you're also constantly monitoring your opponent's gauges and every other gauge on screen. Doing so can help inform a lot of decisions while playing Street Fighter 5, and in turn, can make things feel less "random."

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Street Fighter 6's story mode could be a greatest hits version of the franchise and Street Fighter 5 needs more zoning characters

We're looking to both the distant and nearer future in this week's discussion as Catalyst and I speculate and ponder the potential for the end of Street Fighter 5 and the beginnings of Street Fighter 6.

The latter is more than likely in development at this point, and we have to wonder as to the initial design and setting choices Capcom is making. Given the rich history of the Street Fighter franchise, we have an idea for a particular spot on the timeline that we think would be particularly intriguing for the next title.

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Ryu match up chart for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition released by MDZ Jimmy

Seeing any sort of success with Ryu in Street Fighter 5 is generally seen as being a very difficult task. Ever since the Season 1 nerfs, Ryu just hasn't really been very meta relevant.

While MDZ Jimmy (Twitch) is known more for his content creation rather than his placements at competitive tournaments, he's been able to reach Grand Master rank while almost exclusively using just Ryu. Needlessly to say, he has quite a bit of experience when it comes to Ryu's match ups in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition.

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Giving Ryu this one thing from Kage would possibly make him stronger than Akuma in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition according to Daigo

It's no secret that Ryu isn't the strongest character in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition. Meanwhile, Akuma is often referred to as being one of the strongest in the game.

RB|Daigo Umehara recently came up with an idea that would make Ryu even stronger than Akuma if he just took one thing from Kage. FGC Translated released a video that transcribed Daigo's thoughts on the matter.

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Daigo reveals the characters he'd like to see join 'Season V' for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

Five new characters will eventually be playable in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition via Season V. Fans can only speculate about these challengers as Capcom hasn't revealed who they are yet.

Recently, RB|Daigo Umehara revealed which characters he'd like to see join in Season V. FGC Translated has transcribed Daigo's thoughts in their latest video.

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Infexious' latest tutorial teaches players to take advantage of option selects in Street Fighter 5 like the pros

Option selects have pretty much existed in fighting games since the dawn of the genre's creation though many players now either don't really get how they work or how to use them in matches.

Street Fighter 5 pro player DC "MO|Infexious" Coleman has been making the moves to content creator and fighting game teacher recently, and his latest work tackles the issue of options selects with his usual dulcet tones.

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If Elena makes it in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, should Healing be tied to the V-Trigger or Critical Art?

Season V of Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition is slated to be the game's final season. Five new challengers and three new stages will be added over a period of time.

While confirmed details about the final five combatants are nonexistent at the moment, many are speculating that a 22-pack of tarot cards that was released back in 2018 may provide a hint towards who will be joining. If we are to take this speculation at face value, then it means that Rose, Oro, C. Viper, Elena, and Rolento should theoretically be added to the game via "Season V."

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