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Controversial Street Fighter Champion Banned From Several Major Tournaments

South Korean fighting game player Seon-woo “Infiltration” Lee revealed last night that he’s been barred from attending several major community events, including this year’s Evolution Championship Series (Evo). While the news came as a shock, many of those familiar with the highly accomplished competitor’s controversial past consider it a long time coming.

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Capcom’s new licensing rules are a victory for community advocates, and an important lesson moving forward

As this controversial subject seemingly comes to a close, there’s something the community can learn. There’s been an update to the ongoing Capcom esports licensing debate, one which seemingly closes the book on the issue with the owners and attendees of community events in a more favourable position than they were this March. In an official post published on the Capcom USA website, revisions to the original rules have been laid out, alongside an explanation on why these changes have been made and a short series of quick elaborations on certain sticking points that were a source of frustration. All…

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Three affordable combat sports and esports to try in 2022

Promoted article (contains affiliate links, you must be aged 18 and over to gamble, please bet responsibly) We are a planet of sports lovers with millions watching, playing and following professional sports from the United States to the United Kingdom and everywhere in between. We may not all agree on what the best sport is, with many supporting american football while others back soccer (aka football here in the UK) to the end. Continue reading Three affordable combat sports and esports to try in 2022

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Street Fighter V bows out with a big ‘Definitive Update’

One month after announcing Street Fighter 6, Capcom have waved goodbye to Street Fighter V with a big patch they’re caling the ‘Definitive Update’. It sets what I guess is the final meta, overhauling balance by tweaking characters and even giving some whole new moves. It also spruces the place up a bit with new graphical filters and music. Read more

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Reason Gaming announces Street Fighter V Offline Invitational featuring several top UK players

Long-running UK esports organisation Reason Gaming has announced a new series of Offline Invitational events, starting with a Street Fighter V tournament this month. The first Reason2Play Offline Invitational will take place on January 29th 2022 at PC provider Bosecom’s facility in Watford, and will be streamed on the Reason Gaming Twitch channel. It will feature six of London’s top players Street Fighter players and two Reason veterans, with participants including Boltstrike, JesterPower, Hurricane, The4Philzz (who recently represented Great Britain at the Global Esports Games) and more. Continue reading Reason Gaming announces Street Fighter V Offline Invitational featuring several top…

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Capcom has to get Street Fighter 6 right, and not just for the sake of the series’ 35th anniversary

Can Capcom deliver with its next Street Fighter game and get a whole new generation into fighting? We sure hope so. This year, Street Fighter turns 35 years old. Yes, it’s been that long since the first game showed up in arcades, revolutionizing the concept of fighting games with, er… two playable characters and massive pressure-sensitive buttons that mashed your clenched fist into mincemeat as you had to hammer them ridiculously hard to get heavy attacks. Yeah. That’s not what the series is remembered for at all. The series is really remembered for Street Fighter 2, of course. In fact,…

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ProblemX wins Red Bull Kumite Las Vegas after coming back from 0-3 to win 5-3 in the Street Fighter V final

Image credit: Marv Watson / Red Bull Content Pool UK Street Fighter V player Benjamin ‘ProblemX’ Simon beat a host of talent from around the world to emerge victorious as the greatest player at Red Bull Kumite in Las Vegas. He turned around a 0-3 deficit to win the final of Red Bull Kumite Las Vegas 5-3 against South Korean player NL. ProblemX, representing Mouz, took home the top prize of $6,500 after putting in a stellar performance in the famous Kumite cage in Vegas. Continue reading ProblemX wins Red Bull Kumite Las Vegas after coming back from 0-3 to…

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Players representing Team Britain at Global Esports Games announced, with UK esports veterans Mark Weller, Ryan Hart, TeaGuvnor and more involved

Britain will be represented at this year’s Global Esports Games (GEG) in Street Fighter V, Dota 2 (open and women’s tournaments) and eFootball 2022, with a host of experienced talent helping out. GEG will take place in Singapore in December 2021, which will see esports teams from more than 80 countries and territories compete for pride and glory. It’s a medal event that will not include prize money, and is set up by the Global Esports Federation, which formed in December 2019 and has links with the British Esports Association. Continue reading Players representing Team Britain at Global Esports Games…

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Red Bull Kumite London preview with UK FGC commentators F-Word & Tyrant: ‘Hopefully this kicks off more offline events as it’s been really tough without them; I’d like to see the UK FGC maintain its level of hunger beyond this event’

Red Bull Kumite London gets underway this weekend (May 22nd and 23rd, from 2pm to 10pm BST each day on Twitch and YouTube), with some of the world’s best Street Fighter players going head-to-head. The event marks a return to a physical offline setting at London’s Red Bull Gaming Sphere, and features a host of UK FGC (fighting game community) talent, including participating players ProblemX, Hurricane, Boltstrike and Jones, as well as hosts for the event such as Ryan Hart and Damascus. Continue reading Red Bull Kumite London preview with UK FGC commentators F-Word & Tyrant: ‘Hopefully this kicks off…

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Red Bull Kumite London announced: Red Bull swaps Japan for the UK for next fighting game tournament

Red Bull Kumite London, a new edition from the fighting game tournament Red Bull Kumite, will head from Japan to the UK for a two-day event in May. The invitational – taking place on May 22nd and 23rd – will include the first major Street Fighter V tournament of 2021 and a Guilty Gear Strive showcase. The event will be streamed live on Twitch and YouTube across both days from the Red Bull Gaming Sphere in London, which has also been transformed to match the spirit of the Red Bull Kumite legacy. Continue reading Red Bull Kumite London announced: Red…

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Take a look at Rose in Street Fighter 5 ahead of her launch tomorrow

By Dom Peppiatt 18 April 2021 18:42 GMT Capcom has shared a video showing off Rose, Street Fighter’s glamorous and elegant fighter, ahead of her arrival in Street Fighter 5 tomorrow.A video shared by the Japanese developer earlier today shows us a little bit more about how Rose has been tweaked and reworked to fit into the world of Street Fighter 5.If you’re familiar with the Rose from previous games, there may need some re-learning necessary in your future. She can use her tarot abilities and soul power to control her enemies at range, and she can call upon the power…

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Here’s your first look at Oro and Rival Schools’ Akira in Street Fighter 5

We may not be getting a new rival schools game any time soon, but at least Akira Kazama is making her debut in Street Fighter 5 soon.If you’re a fan of punk-styled, apologetic biker fighters, then you’re in luck; Rival Schools’ Akira has finally been shown off in Capcom’s premier fighting game.We’ve known that Akira is coming to the game for a little while now, but the latest Capcom livestream showed off some gameplay for the character – and she looks great. Check out her first gameplay trailer below.Long-time fans of the series may note that she is rocking a…

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Check out the launch trailer for Street Fighter 5’s Dan Hibiki here

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 22 February 2021 17:02 GMT Dan Hibiki arrives in Street Fighter 5 today and to celebrate, Capcom has released another trailer of the infamous joke character in action – and he actually looks quite good.The Capcom Pro Tour 2020 Season Final came to an end last night, and once that was out of the way, Capcom published a new full-length trailer showing off Dan – the new character arriving in Season 5 – in all his goofy, pink-hued glory.“After taking time to train and become stronger, Dan returns with powerful new stylish combos!” reads the official blurb on…