The Capcom Pro Tour’s upcoming Street Fighter V tournament in Hong Kong has been canceled due to “ongoing civic unrest” in the area. Any competition held at the Hong Kong Esports Festival will no longer award ranking points and Capcom has no plans to replace the canceled tournament with a new premier event.
Valve has apologised for leaking a Street Fighter trailer last week, saying “there was a mix-up in the publishing process” that meant the clip went live before Capcom could officially announce the news. “It’s a regrettable and unintentional situation, and we have already implemented measures to prevent this error from…
Masato “Bonchan” Takahashi has been crowned Street Fighter V champion at Evo 2019. It’s been a long road for Bonchan since placing second in Ultra Street Fighter IV at Evo 2014, fraught with character crises and surprisingly early eliminations, but now he can finally add an Evo championship to his resume.
Capcom has updated its official Street Fighter V tournament rules to address controllers capable of simultaneous opposite cardinal direction inputs, or SOCDs. This sets a new standard for box style peripherals: the original Hit Box is legal, while the custom “Gafro box” that Daigo helped gain notoriety is not.
Nemo and Itabashi Zangief’s storied rivalry got a new chapter last weekend when the former defeated the latter at Fighters Spirit in South Korea. Despite being a pool match, Nemo celebrated his Street Fighter V victory as if he had won the entire event, leaving ItaZan looking dejected.