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The British are coming and they're bringing an esports competition with them. Starting this week, Gfinity's Challenger series lets you show your skills and - if you kick enough ass - you can get drafted into their Elite series where pro teams will compete for $450,000 in prizes.

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Street Fighter 5 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 west of Africa, smack dab in the Atlantic Ocean.

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There's nothing fake about the rivalry between Street Fighter 5 pros Kenneth "K-Brad" Bradley and Joshua "Wolfkrone" Philpot, but on Thursday Eleague gave the pair a chance to play it up for the cameras. It isn't exactly a years-long feud, but it's already a popular one. The first notable stand-off between the pair happened last January at Frosty Faustings IX, where Wolfkrone beat K-Brad. After that, the two kept the rivalry hot with some online trash-talk, leading up to an epic match at Final Round 20. K-Brad won 2-0 and got right in Wolfkrone's face afterwards.

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When Xian placed first in Street Fighter 5 in the Capcom Pro Tour's Final Round 20 tournament, his fans were happy but confused. Xian had won the tournament by playing as Ibuki the entire time, a shocking departure from his typical pick, F.A.N.G.. Xian's wins as Ibuki, in contrast to the "low-tier" characters he tends to choose, have sent a shockwave through the Street Fighter community, with fans wondering whether this proves that no one could have won a tournament with F.A.N.G..

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The warning from the hotel was clear: Make more noise and you're getting shut down. As a result, a group of fighting game fans who gathered in a hotel suite this past weekend to battle each other had to figure out how to have a good time in the most hushed tones possible. The result sounded less like a fighting game party and more like a poetry reading. Instead of cheering at amazing plays, the attending crowd snapped their fingers.

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As Street Fighter 5 moves into its second season of competition, players are scoping out which characters may be a problem in the months to come. Urien, who joined the game last September as a piece of downloadable content, has already garnered Capcom some side-eye due to his seemingly overpowered moveset. However, a simple counter recently popped up in the most unlikely of places.

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Last weekend, Australia was treated to one of its biggest fighting game tournaments to date, OzHadou Nationals 14! Big names from all over Australia and even those outside our borders, made their way to the event to compete and take home glory and for SFV competitors, those valuable CPT points. It was one of the best we've had, so we sat down with one of the main organisers, Henry Sham, to talk about the success.