Street Fighter 5 stories

If you could give just two buffs to your Street Fighter 5 main, what would they be? The community, and EventHubs staff, offer some interesting answers

The fifth-numbered Street Fighter installment is arguably at a better place than it ever has been in this particular regard, but that doesn't mean that some of the top and bottom tiers couldn't use some further tweaking.

We're now just four months away from 2020, and in anticipation of a new Street Fighter 5 balance update (we didn't get a mid-season patch this year as we did in both 2017 and 2018) the community is beginning to talk buff and nerf wishlists.

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Smug, Vicious, and Alex Myers walk into a training room... you can both laugh and learn as Run It Back explores Poison and Lucia in Street Fighter 5

If you're in the mood for learning new things or tomfoolery, VP|Alex Myers, Vicious, and RISE|Smug have got just the thing for you. In the most recent sessions of Run It Back, Myers and Vicious welcome the Mayor of Duff City on to explore two of Street Fighter 5's newest characters: Poison and Lucia.

The objective is to break down how these fighters work, take them through trials and training, and get a basic grasp on how to use them. You're not going to get this much personality onto one couch, however, without some pretty hilarious episodes.

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Capcom Cup Last Chance Qualifier tickets are available now; $90 for standard entry and $170 for VIP

The top thirty-one competitors on this year's Capcom Pro Tour will gather in Los Angeles this December in preparation to duke it out in the 2019 Capcom Cup, but one more player will join their ranks the day before CapCup thanks to the Last Chance Qualifier, which is now open for registration.

On the first day of the three-day event, any and all comers are welcome to enter an open bracket. The winner of this will earn the final spot in this year's Cup along with a share of the massive (last year's was around $380,000) prize pool.

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What we're expecting from Street Fighter 5's next version if it drops early next year, Bonchan takes over, SNK is leveling up, and Battleship

With September upon us, we're getting into the final chapters of 2019 and Street Fighter 5's fourth season. As we turn our eyes to what might next be in store we're feeling there's a good chance a major update is still in store.

If that does come to pass, what kind of major general changes would best fit SF5 given its current status and the way fans are used to experiencing it? What kind of new mechanics would help to change things up without altering the game's basic identity?

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Has Street Fighter 5's latest patch improved its online experience? Here's what we've found thus far

We weren't sure if things had actually gotten worse in the online realm of Street Fighter 5 or if a handful of complaints from around the community started something of a placebo wave, but Capcom recently confirmed that servers had been seeing extra instability since early August and have since implemented a new patch Monday night to try to tidy things up.

We've been exploring some ranked and Battle Lounge matches to see if general experiences have changed, and while time and broader communal reactions will help piece this puzzle together further, we do have a round table response to get things started.

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Street Fighter 5 maintenance complete as Capcom looks to improve online stability issues by expanding their game servers

Many Street Fighter 5 players noticed the game has been running fairly poorly online since Poison, E. Honda and Lucia launched for the game last month, as even four or five star connections would become unstable capturing the attention of Capcom and Yoshinori Ono.

The fighting game developers performed server maintenance for Street Fighter 5 last night, September 2, to try and address these issues which has since been completed with a hopeful solution or at least improvement put into place.

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HiFight's Just Frame Analysis of Daigo and Punk's match at Celtic Throwdown 2019 shows the importance of using zoning and meter to force risks

Throwing a projectile in a fighting game is usually a somewhat simple task. This type of action is usually performed with a combination of directions and a button press or two.

However, knowing exactly when to and when not to use a projectile in the neutral during high level play can be trickier than one might think. HiFight has recently provided another of his "Just Frame Analysis" videos regarding the match up that pitted CYG|Daigo up against REC|Punk at Celtic Throwdown 2019.

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Poison can deal roughly 700 damage off of stun with this lethal combo in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

Poison, along with Lucia and E. Honda, was released for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition at the conclusion of EVO 2019. It's been about a month since then, but players are still seeking tech for these fighters.

RDY Impastable recently posted a quick video that demonstrates an optimal stun combo with Poison. Once completed, the opponent will find themselves with nearly 700 life shaved off.

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Never Give Up 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Never Give Up 2019 is taking place this weekend in Santiago, Chile.

A few of the notable names attending include UYU|JB, SB|DoomSnake, Dark, Keoma, PHD|Ishikawa, though there are of course many more as well.

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Summer Jam 13 results

Summer Jam 13 is taking place this weekend in Essington, Pennsylvania. This is a Tekken World Tour Master event with a $5,000 prize pool bonus.

Notable players in attendance include CG|Saint, RB|Anakin, PG|Speedkicks, Princess Ling, JimmyJTran, EQNX|Joey Fury, Disrupt|Shadow 20z, TCOL|Victim of Ritual, AXL|Fergus, ESE|Runitblack, EQNX|Cuddle Core and Liquid|Gen among many others.

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Tokido is considering M. Bison for the Rashid match up and team tournaments in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

Rhoto|Tokido is regarded as the best Akuma user in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition. Since the character was released at the beginning of Season 2, Tokido has pretty much been using Akuma as a solo main

It seems that Tokido is now finally considering a secondary. Who is he looking at to fulfill this role? That would be M. Bison.

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Sako offers an early showcase of high level Lucia play as he takes on one of the world's strongest Rashids at Celtic Throwdown

Celtic Throwdown has had us on the edge of our seats all weekend long, and with all the stellar performances we've seen there're already a few Street Fighter 5 tapes that are worth going back over.

The top priority here has to be checking out FAV|Sako's usage of the brand new Lucia against UYU|Oil King – one of the best players in the world using arguably the best character in the game.

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Celtic Throwdown 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Celtic Throwdown is back in action this year, and it's bigger than ever. As per usual, it's happening in Dublin, Ireland.

The notable players attending this event are almost too many to count, but here's a sampling of them — RB|Bonchan, FOX|SonicFox, REC|Punk, Mouz|Problem X, BC|Kazunoko, CO|Go1, NVD|Phenom, CYG|Infexious, CO|Dogura, BC|Dragon, UYU|OilKing, CYG|Daigo, FAV|Sako, Liquid|Nemo, CRaZY|SuperAkouma, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, Liquid|John Takeuchi, Rise|Smug, NASR|TekkenMaster, CYG|Gamerbee, Takamura, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, RB|Luffy, NRG|HookGangGod, EnVyUS|MisterCrimson, VGIA|Shanks, Orange|Kayane, PG|Hayatei, LOK|Nivek, DizzyTT, BC|Tachikawa, Talon|HotDog29, FAV|Ryuusei, UYU|NL, NVD|Veggey, DG|RooKang, FOX|Dekillsage, UYU|Rewind, Konix|Gunni, Genki|Wawa, BC|ApologyMan, BC|LordKnight, DF|Grr, BC|Biohazard, BC|HoneyBee, iG|Jiewa, RRQ|Moke, Mago, PG|BNBBN, VGIA|VegaPatch, FNATIC|Shakz, Rise|K-Brad, WrNx|Kayne, PG|Nakkiel, 200K|ThePhantom, DNG|Nauman and more... also including the not-quite-so-notable EH|MajinTenshinhan (Hey, that's me!)

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The unstoppable Bonchan wins his fourth major in a row, usurps Punk to claim first place on Capcom Pro Tour leaderboards

Over the last three and a half years of Street Fighter 5, we've seen a handful of different players assume the title of "undisputed best" and reign for a season. There's zero doubt about it, we're currently in the season of RB|Bonchan.

With his victory at Celtic Throwdown the Red Bull representative has taken down yet another major tournament this year, growing his streak of first-place finishes to four. Three of those events have been Premier status, and the other was EVO.

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Plenty of Rashids, lots of pocket Kolins, and both Ed and Honda show up; Celtic Throwdown Street Fighter 5 top 64 character usage stats

We've been reeling from all the action at EVO just under a month ago, but the competitive FGC seems to have dug right back in to bring viewers some very exciting tournament action at the Pro Tour Premier event: Celtic Throwdown.

We're down to the top eight of Street Fighter 5, and while we wait to see how things play out later today we take a moment to look back over the specific character usage in the top 64.

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More Street Fighter 5 1:4 Statues made available for pre-order — grab Sagat Victory for $1,149.99 or the Akuma 10 year deluxe for $599.99

There are more figurines on the way for Street Fighter 5. Akuma returns, plus Sagat, and Karin too.

PCS Collectibles is bringing the awesome giant statues and figurines that commemorate different fighters in SF5.

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Seeing this Hellboy/Cody mod for Street Fighter 5 makes us realize these two might actually be the same character

Often mistaken and misunderstood as one of the bad guys while fighting them, a somewhat cavalier attitude a mean right hook... yep, Cody Travers and Hellboy are a lot more similar than we thought.

Thanks to a mod by Mohamedelkordy129, we get to see something of a fusion between these two as the Dark Horse Comics character assumes the role of Cody in Street Fighter 5.

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