Street Fighter 5 stories

Ernesto Lopez: Core-A Gaming stole my content and is wrong about button mashing

For a good few years now the fighting game community has appreciated the work of content creators Ernesto Lopez Jr. and Gerald Lee of Core-A Gaming, but it seems these two no longer appreciate each other.

Lee's use of a brief clip from one of Lopez's videos in his recent entry about the particulars of button mashing has left Lopez feeling disrespected, and so he's come forward with a bit of a call out towards Lee.

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Click Burgundy's fighting game art is truly top tier and makes fighters look as badass as our imagination portrays them

Click Burgundy is an artist that we've featured many times on EventHubs and for good reason. They have a remarkable talent for capturing the essence of a character in their own unique style that stands above the competition.

We've gathered another dozen or so of their recent fighting game-related works that include portraits of our favorite heroes and baddies from Street Fighter plus others from Dragon Ball, Marvel and even Granblue Fantasy.

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Daigo doesn't want revenge mechanics in Street Fighter 6, but they're probably here to stay post SF4 and SF5 success; why Rashid makes our blood boil

Despite extremely rocky beginnings Street Fighter 5 has finally made it to a respectable 3.1 million units sold. This marks a passing of a certain benchmark of success, especially when you take into account how much money Capcom has surely made from the game's DLC sales.

Given this success, we'd be surprised to see Capcom make too drastic of changes heading into Street Fighter 6, but CYG|Daigo recently voiced that he is hoping for a very particular type of change that would take us back to before the Street Fighter 4 era. We don't think it's going to happen.

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Yoshinori Ono: The Street Fighter Dev team has been making preparations with US and EU offices on exciting new things for Street Fighter 5

There's been a disappointing amount of silence on the part of Capcom in regards to Street Fighter 5's future content. Not too long ago, Yoshinori Ono made a very interesting request to the community that asked everyone to "wait a little longer."

"Next time we meet, let's watch Blanka's Pockets with [a] smile," said Ono. Earlier today, Ono made a new comment that will certainly raise the eyebrows of many Street Fighter 5 fans.

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Don't ever miss a punish on Birdie's EX Bull Head into V-Trigger 2 activation again with this wonderful character punish guide from HiFight

Birdie is new and improved for Season 4 of Street Fighter 5, and his most drastic alteration has to be the way Capcom changed up his V-Trigger 2 (Birdie Time) to make it a more viable tool. They certainly achieved this, and this formerly seldom-seen VT is now taking out unprepared victims left and right.

Birdie Time has proven extremely useful for extending combos and locking down opponents, but one of its clearest weaknesses is how unsafe it leaves Birdie upon activation. Those opposite the gluttonous Street Fighter Alpha character will never want to let an opportunity to punish this move go by, and luckily HiFight has put together a video showing how each character can punish the ever so common blocked EX Bull Head in VT2 Activation. Unfortunately not all characters actually can take advantage of this situation.

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Samurai's Akuma has ascended, watch as he times out Justin Wong TWICE and scores his third OCV in a row at Street Fighter League

There's no question that Rohto|Tokido is the best Akuma in the Street Fighter 5 business, but Miky "XsK_Samurai" Chea is making leaps and bounds in an effort to catch up.

We've seen the NorCal demon-user carry his Street Fighter League teammates on his shoulders as he's brought his group back from the 3-0 brink not once, not twice, but three times in a row for an impressive 9-0 streak that's still running.

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Sakura gets new Party Dress costume in Street Fighter 5 on May 28

The official Street Fighter Twitter account has just announced some new content heading to Street Fighter 5 very soon.

Sakura is getting a new "Party Dress" costume that will become available on May 28.

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Street Fighter 5 reaches 3.1 million copies sold while Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5 break into Capcom's updated best-sellers list

Street Fighter 5 certainly didn't set the world on fire from a sales standpoint when compared to some previous entries in the series' 30-year history, but it appears to be continually chugging along and slowly climbing its creators' best-selling charts.

Capcom has now updated their 'Platinum Titles' list of games that have sold more than 1 million copies as of March 31, 2019 giving us a better look into how their newest releases are doing in Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5 plus see how their fighting games are holding up.

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Street Fighter 5 PC mod transforms Zangief into a bear and it's funnier than it should be

In the Street Fighter series, powerful Russian wrestler Zangief is known for training with bears. His "muscle power" is strong enough to contend with the large beasts, and grappling with them seems to keep him sharp.

While bears are often associated with the classic Street Fighter 2 world warrior, have you ever wondered what it might be like if Zangief himself became an actual bear? Neither have I, but someone did and created a PC mod in Street Fighter 5 to show us how that might play out.

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This Abigail punish for F.A.N.G's weird Critical Art almost makes up for all those frustrating times when you accidentally got hit by it

Perhaps the most unconventional character in the game, F.A.N.G has always had sort of an odd presence in Street Fighter 5. He sticks out like a sore thumb from the rest of the roster thanks to his eccentric design, unique poison mechanic, and a Critical Art that's unlike anyone else's.

Said Critical Art has oft been a source of frustration for opponents (though we can never be too mad at the perpetually low tier F.A.N.G) since it sees Shadaloo's number two flap his way across the screen while leaving poison bombs bouncing behind him. Some time in the lab will help you figure out a punish for your character, but Javits Arias has come up with an especially slick one for Abigail.

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Street Fighter legend Daigo Umehara shares what he wants in a Street Fighter 6

Capcom's latest main stage fighting game, Street Fighter 5, has been crush countering and critical art-ing for about 3 and a half years now. With the game being midway through its fourth season, fans are wondering what the future holds not only for the fifth installment in the franchise, but the franchise itself.

During one of his recent live streams, Street Fighter legend CYG|Daigo Umehara divulged what he would like to see out of a potential Street Fighter 6. Though the broadcast is fully in Japanese, FGC Translated brings us the English translated segment.

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Akuma had a strong impact at Street Fighter 5 events this weekend — here are the character usage stats for CPT Online, GOML 2019, and BAM 11

It's been an interesting weekend for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition viewers of the tournament scene. Get On My Level 2019, BAM 11, and the Capcom Pro Tour Online 2019 Latin America West event features Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition tournaments over the weekend.

As a result, we're going to be looking at which characters brought about the most success over this weekend. We'll be seeing the character usage stats for the top 32 of BAM 11, the top 16 of Capcom Pro Tour Online 2019 Latin America West, and the top eight of Get On My Level 2019.

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Get On My Level 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Get On My Level 2019 is happening this weekend, and it's bigger than ever. As usual, it's happening in Toronto, Canada.

Players set to attend include Liquid|Hungrybox, TSM|Leffen, FOX|MKLeo, C9|Mango, PG|Plup, NRG|Nairo, Ally, TSM|Tweek, PG|Zain, Liquid|Dabuz, PG|MVD, Wizzrobe, Tempo|Axe, CLG|SFAT, VGBC|aMSa, HLC|S2J, BC|LordKnight, OG|Swedish Delight, Tamim, DIG|Lucky, n0ne, DIG|HugS, PG|Cosmos, BC|Mr. R, Westballz and many more.

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Stunfest 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Stunfest is taking place in Rennes, France. While it may not have Capcom Pro Tour status this year, it's still got a ton of fighting game action coming your way.

Some of the notable competitors set to fight it out in their respective main titles are PXP|A Foxy Grampa, SNB|Abadango, Solary|Glutonny, FNATIC|Akainu, SST|Shuton, gwak.fr|Shenzo, Will2Pac, HappyPow, VGIA|Shanks, EnVyUS|Layo, Tominaga and Genki, though there are of course many more present as well.

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Capcom transforms the best Street Fighter 5 players in the world into baby versions of themselves

The gender-swapping camera filter has been all of the rage for the past few weeks on Snapchat, but we're not going to subject you to that here — unless you follow us on Twitter. Instead, we're going to get a little more wholesome with the fighting game community.

Capcom Fighters recently posted a collage online of nine of the best Street Fighter 5 players in the world transformed into babies assumedly using the baby filter on Snapchat, and the results will assuredly put a smile on your face — if you do indeed have a soul.

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BAM 11 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we have BAM — Battle Arena Melbourne — 11 taking place, and it's of course happening in Melbourne, Australia.

Some of the players set to compete at this event are THY|Chikurin, Rangchu, RZR|Xian, UYU|OilKing, JDCR, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, PBE|Doujin, RB|Bonchan, Liquid|John Takeuchi, Yamasa|Take, Yamasa|Nobi, COOASGAMES|Noroma, CYG|GamerBee, Mago, EQNX|Dimeback, Fate|Ulsan, iG|Jiewa, Rise|K-Brad, ALUS|Yang Mian, Yamasa|Yuu, YOG|Machabo, SIN|Brandon and Somniac though there are obviously many more.

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Capcom Pro Tour Online 2019 Latin America West results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Capcom Pro Tour Online circuit continues this weekend, with the Latin America West Ranking event taking place.

Some of the notable competitors fighting it out in this event include SB|DoomSnake, Kusanagi, ElTigre, AZE|Maximof and RH|Zeromex7, as well as many more.

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