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Is 2020 the year of the grappler? - Quasimodox starts the new year off right with artwork dedicated to the wrestlers and brawlers of Street Fighter 5

As we hit Season 5 of Street Fighter 5, the grappler and brawler characters of the game seem to be in a pretty good place overall with fighters like Abigail and G looking potentially dangerous before the start of the new Capcom Pro Tour season.

We've featured artist Quasimodox here on EventHubs before for their world warriors as animals works though their true passion seems to be for those wrestling Street Fighter characters the community loves to hate — namely Rainbow Mika.

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Falke can now link into Critical Art from an air throw thanks to V-Skill 2 as shown by Desk's Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition combo video

Clearly Desk has been having fun with making combo videos for Season 5 of Street Fighter 5. He recently came out with hype compilations that really showcased what Rashid, Urien, and Dhalsim are capable of.

It seems Falke is up next. Needless to say, the viability of her combos have improved dramatically thanks to the existence of her new V-Skill 2.

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Here's a breakdown of Ryu's Season 5 changes and what it will mean for Ryu's meta in Street Fighter 5

Street Fighter 5 has been a rough era for Ryu. Although he was considered to be a top tier in Season 1, he has pretty much disappeared from the tournament scene ever since Akuma entered the fray.

Season 5 has provided Ryu with multiple buffs that are intended to emphasize his strengths a little better. Of course, understanding what these notes actually mean might be difficult since the wording can come across as a little strange.

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What happens when Daigo Umehara's Kage faces off with Nemo's Gill in Street Fighter 5? Well, one of the legends gets verbally taunted by the other

Since we're still in the pre-season for the 2020 Capcom Pro Tour with Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, many of the professional players are spending their training time learning the differences in their updated mains as well as other fighters they may find interesting.

CYG|Daigo has used Guile since Season 2 though more recently on stream he's been testing the waters with Kage and Urien. In a funny twist of fate, Daigo would run into Liquid|Nemo online after talking up how strong he believes the Aegis user to be this year.

Nemo happened to also be streaming at the same time, so through some clever editing tricks by FGC Translated, we can see both of their live reactions to the Kage and Gill match up which leads to some verbal taunting.

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Fujimura releases his tier list for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

FD|Fujimura has consistently been one of the strongest Street Fighter 5 players in the world since the game first launched on top of being considered probably the best Ibuki player on the scene.

During a recent stream on Victrix|Momochi's channel, Fujimura sat down to build his tier list for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition beginning with who he currently thinks are the best two characters in the game.

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You can literally kick this TV's screen without fear of breaking it... making it perfect for those who want to play Street Fighter 5 online

We definitely have love for Street Fighter 5 when it comes to local play, but we're grown one too many gray hairs trying to avoid Crush Counters and V-Trigger blow ups over the internet.

The game has grown positively in many ways over the last four years, (updated mechanics, better single-player modes, reduced input lag, the removal of a rootkit) but its faithful following still have some major gripes with netcode experiences. With frustration levels at an all-time high, it's a good thing China has developed a new flat screen television that's so durable you can give it a direct kick and not break it.

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Justin Wong's Season 5 Falke plays really lame... until he decides to go in and absolutely wreck shop

Falke came out back in Street Fighter 5's third season to a fairly muted hype, and things have been more or less stagnant for her ever since. That may be changing now that the character has a chance to climb the tier lists as a result of the brand new balance patch, and storied competitor Justin Wong is already exploring her new potential.

Famous for his extremely reserved and lame playstyle, Justin is all about hanging back and frustrating foes into making mistakes. With the range of her staff and the speed of her fireballs, Falke seems to fit the Wong bill perfectly... but just wait until you see what she can do on offense.

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Gill's Pyron costume is one of the best outfits added to Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition but it's also a total eyesore

Maybe I'm a little bit biased here, but when it comes to crossover costumes in Street Fighter 5 the Darkstalkers outfits are among the best. In a world where we probably won't see a new Darkstalkers game anytime soon, these costumes help satiate the hunger in us Vampire Savior fans — to an extent.

As luck would have it, Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's latest DLC character, Gill, comes equipped with a Darkstalkers costume that transforms him into the series' boss, Pyron. It looks fantastic upfront, but in motion, this crossover costume is a pain on the ol' eyeballs.

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Zangief V-Skill parries Gill's Critical Art clean in this quick Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition clip

With Gill being Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's latest DLC fighter, we're still figuring out exactly how all of his tools work. While his Critical Art, Seraphic Wing, is a strong, hard-hitting super attack, apparently it can be parried by Zangief's V-Skill 1.

A quick clip from burnoutfighter shows the Critical Art being parried clean by the burly wrestler in an online match. Naturally, this made me curious enough to test the situation myself, and here's what I found.

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Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition tech roundup: Problem X runs for days, Honda does DAMAGE, Vega has fancy new juggles, and more

The Street Fighter 5 community is still blazing new trails in Champion Edition and constantly posting up new tech and crazy sequences. We've rounded up a handful of these here in one place so you can enjoy new findings without having to spend time tracking them down.

Our first exhibit sees Mr. Mouz|ProblemX show off some new capabilities from Abigail's EX run. One of the character's first patch notes is, "Stomping motion of “EX Nitro Charge” hits multiple times to both ground and airborne opponents, making his ability to push the opponent to the edge stronger than the previous state." Problem has figured out that parry leads very nicely into this new buff from both the ground or the air and shows it off repeatedly against a poor Nash player.

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Chun-Li comes in second place in our 'who were the biggest winners of the latest Street Fighter 5' poll; guess who got more votes?

Update: Voting has ended and you can find the full results after the jump.

Earlier: Things were getting relatively tired in the top tiers of Street Fighter 5 toward the end of Season 4 as top tier characters like Rashid, Karin, M. Bison, and Akuma became repetitive tournament eyesores.

The Champion Edition update aims to really shake things up with new V-Skills as well as buffs and nerfs for the entire cast. We've had a few weeks with the update now and while it's surely too early to claim we'll know for certain the direction of general tier list changes, we certainly have some informed opinions at this point.

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Street Fighter 5 players are finding creative ways to melt down Abigail's 1,100-vitality life bar in Javits' latest KO challenge

With the general health and stun buffs Capcom gave a good handful of the Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition roster, Abigail now sits at a new high with his whopping 1,100 health and 1,050 stun. Where that might sound intimidating to many, it sounded like a challenge to Javits Arias.

Javits has already done a handful of these challenges in recent months, offering up situational tests to see if players could figure out how to KO certain SF5 characters in the most creative ways possible. He's rolled out his latest in the #KillAbigailChallenge and already gotten a ton of intriguing responses.

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Nemo's Gill throws as many fireballs as a Sagat and looks absolutely exhausting to play against

Calling it controlled chaos is probably the most accurate way of describing Liquid|Nemo's general Street Fighter 5 play, and things are no different now that he's gotten his hands on the brand new Gill.

The Capcom Cup 2019 competitor has been exploring the Third Strike big boss quite intensely and has already developed a fairly particular and grueling style that looks pretty darn hard to keep up with.

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Mr. Wizard is asking what 6 games the fighting game community wants to see at EVO 2020

Evolution aka EVO has seen a fairly rapid growth in attendance plus viewership since 2016 and even before while showing no signs of stopping any time soon.

With the dawn of the new year upon us, Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar, the president of EVO, is putting his feelers out into the fighting game community to ask what six mainstage titles they'd like to see included as part of EVO 2020.

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You thought Rashid looked like a Marvel vs. Character before with his V-Skill 2? Well Desk's new video kicks the wind storm up about three notches

Rashid's new V-Skill 2 is the one that seems to have caught the attention of the Street Fighter 5 community the most with even typically calm and collected players like CYG|Daigo Umehara voicing their shock that Capcom would give the fighter another movement option in the air.

Resident combo lab musician Desk has been creating combo videos to showcase those new V-Skill 2's added with Champion Edition including a new one for Rashid's Wing Stroke. It's potentially even more nutty than you'd expect.

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F.A.N.G's successful V-Skill 2 against Chun-Li's head stomp is laughably punishable by Critical Art

Season 5 of Street Fighter 5 introduced new V-Skills for every fighter that's present in the roster. RR|MonoPR, a top F.A.N.G user, recently posted a clip that perfectly demonstrates why F.A.N.G's V-Skill 2 isn't exactly a versatile option.

Essentially, F.A.N.G's V-Skill 2 functions as a counter. When timed correctly against an opponent's attack, F.A.N.G will spin and wildly flail his arms in order to strike and poison them.

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Top 10 characters who we think got the biggest changes in Street Fighter 5 so far and why we're especially concerned about one in particular

It's a time of exciting turmoil as the community continues to delve through the updated and relatively new experience that is Street Fighter 5's fifth season. Every fighter has a new V-Skill as well as a new balance, but who's set up to see the biggest swing on the tier lists when the dust eventually settles?

There's a lot that goes into answering this as not only does one need to imagine/review how a particular character is changing, but also how they'll fare against the changes of others as well as the game's overall meta.

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