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Seth revealed at Capcom Cup 2019 as final Street Fighter V character

Published: 16/Dec/2019 2:57 Updated: 16/Dec/2019 3:12

by Brad Norton


A familiar Street Fighter character was announced at Capcom Cup 2019, rounding out a full 40-character roster for the upcoming Street Fighter V: Champion Edition.

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition is set to launch on February 14, 2020 and serves as a collection of all content released since the initial 2016 rendition of Street Fighter V. The upcoming title will boast 34 stages, over 200 costumes, and a wide array of modes. 

Additionally, the next release in the popular fighting game franchise will also include a roster of 40 characters. While it was previously unclear who would fill the final spot on the stacked lineup, a surprise announcement at Capcom Cup 2019 settled the mystery once and for all.

CapcomCapcom Cup 2019 brought together the 32 best Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition players for a $250,000 tournament.

The main antagonist and final boss of Street Fighter IV, Seth will be making a return to the franchise in a unique way once the Champion Edition of Street Fighter V releases in 2020. 

Known for his powerful mimicking capabilities in the past, Seth has reappeared with a unique look, donning a full head of hair and adopting a more feminine set of animations. Looks can be deceiving however as the character looks to be just as devastating as ever.

Entering combat with a unique set of abilities, Seth’s V-Skill I is labeled the Tanden Engine which allows him to steal the physique and moveset of his opponents. The V-Skill II is a simpler action that unleashes a flurry of blows in rapid succession. 

Seth’s new V-Trigger moves are similarly impactful and will leave opponents flustered after enormous combos. V-Trigger II is Tanden Maneuver which sees the character form and launch an ominous projectile that connects for five hits in a row. 

V-Trigger I is Tanden Ignition which allows Seth to teleport around the stage and juggle the enemy with a series of wild exchanges. From an uppercut that launches rivals into the air, to crushing missile dropkick, there’s no shortage of synergy between abilities.

Marking the final addition to the Street Fighter V roster, Seth’s inclusion is sure to stir the pot as no characters appear safe from the ability thief that imposed terror over the cast of Street Fighter IV. 

Capcom - Street Fighter IVSeth served as the final boss throughout Street Fighter IV.

The original model of Seth will still be available as a costume once the character is released in the upcoming iteration, however four of the five outfits adopt his new style and animation set.

Seth will become playable once the Champion Edition of Street Fighter V is released around the world on February 14 2020.

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Street Fighter League pros get heated in backstage confrontation

Published: 4/Dec/2020 21:33 Updated: 7/Dec/2020 16:42

by Dexerto


Despite the madness of 2020, this season of the Street Fighter League is heating up hotter than ever before — in no small part thanks to a confrontation between pros Victor ‘Punk’ Woodley and Gustavo ‘801 Strider’ Romero.

Fighting game fans around the world are eyeballing the Street Fighter League after two of the series’ top competitors got into a heated argument when a set left them especially salty.

The Street Fighter League differs from traditional fighting game competitions in that it is a team-based affair. Instead of 1v1 battles, the SFL pits competitors against one another in groups of three, where losers are removed and winners requeue. (Teams are also allowed to ban one character from the opposing group.)

On December 3, teams Alpha 3 and All-In — lead by none other than SFV prodigy ‘Punk’ and Capcom Cup champion Derek ‘iDom’ Ruffin — were set to face off, which ended in a heated encounter that no one saw coming.

It’s worth noting that ‘All-In’ had previously been undefeated in the SFL — a trend that was thwarted on December 3, with team Alpha 3 soundly defeating the opposition without taking a single loss amid their own ranks.

However, it seems like some salt was left on the table due to these results — as well as Punk’s trash talk in the post-game interview — as shown by a video that has gone viral among the FGC.

The video, taken by SFL host and former competitor RobTeeVee, showed Punk and 801 Strider getting into a heated argument backstage, which appears to have been the result of some issues with a monitor.

Street Fighter League team standings.
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The current standings of the Street Fighter League after the matches on December 3.

Things took a turn after Punk asked Strider if he was “f**king dumb,” to which the player closed the distance between them, seeming to hint at a physical altercation.

“Those are f**king fighting words, man,” Gustavo replied.

Luckily, Rob put himself between the heated pros, who then argued about whose team was better than whose — leading to a seriously biting moment.

“How many tournaments y’all got compared to me?” Punk challenged.

“Are you talking to the Capcom Cup champion?” Gustavo answered, motioning toward a completely unbothered iDom sitting in a chair nearby.

Gustavo later explained the altercation as having been the result of Punk coming up to their section and “talking s**t.”

However, Punk argued that Gustavo was “twisting things up,” claiming that Strider had asked him what he’d said in his post-game interview and “got salty” as a result of his trash talk.

It looks like things have settled down between the players, though, with Punk clarifying in a later tweet that there is “no animosity” between them.

“We all get salty, and Strider was salty,” Punk explained. “I’ve been there, I understand, which is why words are just words. People gonna say dumb stuff when salty, that’s how it goes. I have no problems with Strider and there’s definitely 0 action needed to be taken.”

Considering that there’s a whopping $150,000 on the line for the winning team, it makes sense that tensions would get high for the players involved — and the kerfuffle definitely has people talking.