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Street Fighter’s ‘Beast’ Is Now An Underdog

Daigo Umehara is arguably the best fighting game player of all time, so his relatively poor performance with Street Fighter V since the game’s release in February 2016 has surprised the competitive community. After sticking with series protagonist Ryu for for more than a year, Daigo recently made the switch to Guile…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Top Street Fighter V Player Rage Quits During Massive Upset

New York City’s fighting game community saw one of their own step up to the plate in a big way at this weekend’s Defend the North tournament just north of the city in White Plains. Derek “iDom” Ruffin faced off against Philadelphia’s Victor “Punk” Woodley, arguably the best player in the United States, and effectively…Read […]

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Network Error Exiles Street Fighter V Players To Fictional Island

Street Fighter V players noticed something strange happening during their online matches on the afternoon of July 22. Instead of appearing near their real-world locations on the Capcom Fighters Network map (a platform that ensures competitors match up with opponents in their general vicinity), they were being placed…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Street Fighter V Players Showcase Abigail’s Giant Potential

Street Fighter V’s newest character, Abigail, is the game’s largest fighter to date, towering over even resident grappler Zangief. Since the character’s arrived on Tuesday, the focus of community discussion has been on his capacity to inflict serious damage with just a few hits. Many players have been surprised by the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Street Fighter V Player Predicts Own Loss, Wins Anyway

Benoit “Gunfight” Arquilla, a French fighting game competitor living in Japan, proved the community’s age-old “never give up” adage still holds true in 2017 during a recent Street Fighter V live stream. After getting rocked by a strong Laura player named Suika during the final round of their online match, Gunfight was…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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CM Punk Consoles Street Fighter’s Punk, One Punk To Another, About Losing

Victor “Punk” Woodley has had a tough week. After months of first-place finishes on the Street Fighter V competitive circuit, most notably the $150,000 top prize in the Eleague SFV invitational, Punk experienced serious heartbreak in the Evo 2017 finals this past Sunday.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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ESPN Makes Street Fighter Player Change Character’s Thong Due to ‘Broadcast Standards’

On Sunday night, ESPN aired Evo 2017’s Street Fighter V finals. During Ryota “Kazunoko” Inoue’s match, in which he played as the character Cammy, ESPN requested that Kazunoko change the character’s costume from her default thong leotard to her formalwear DLC outfit. (Cammy does not wear pants in this formal outfit,…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Street Fighter V Pro’s New Best Friend Is An Aluminum Can

That guy on the right is Lee “Infiltration” Seon Woo. You might remember him from last year’s Evo Street Fighter V tournament,which he won. A veteran of the scene who’s been competing since 2010 with Super Street Fighter IV, he’s now housing energy drinks in-between matches to help pay the bills.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Mike “OlafRedland” Spragg displays his Evo wristbands after making it out of his Street Fighter V po

Mike “OlafRedland” Spragg displays his Evo wristbands after making it out of his Street Fighter V pool. Competitors this year receive a special wristband designating them as “official pool survivors” if they make it through their double-elimination bracket.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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15-Year-Old’s Reaction To Winning Her First Street Fighter V Tournament Is Everything

Last week, a local Street Fighter V event in Ontario, Canada saw 15-year-old “Toffee” take a major step in her competitive career as she sailed past a handful of her fellow competitors en route to tournament gold. Her celebration, a pop-off that was more elation than disrespect, has spread across the fighting game…Read more… Continue […]

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