EventHubs Podcast
EventHubs Podcast
What today’s Street Fighter 5 announcements mean for the future of the game

What today’s Street Fighter 5 announcements mean for the future of the game

August 5, 2020

Capcom just revealed a whole mess of new content for Street Fighter 5... but we're going to have to wait a while for all of it to come out. We offer our thoughts on the incoming DLC and discuss the future of Street Fighter 5 and beyond.

Timestamps
00:54 - "This is what not rushing Street Fighter 6 looks like" Gut reactions
09:17 - What this tells us about where the community is at right now
20:20 - Was Dan a good call?
28:23 - Thoughts on Rose
30:42 - Thoughts on Oro
34:26 - Thoughts on Akira

What reveals are en route from Capcom for Street Fighter 5 in the coming days?

What reveals are en route from Capcom for Street Fighter 5 in the coming days?

July 29, 2020

Capcom has announced that we're on the verge of some major Street Fighter 5 reveals and so we discuss what's most likely to be shown during this Friday's roundtable and next Wednesday's live stream events. We also get into the results of the very exciting CPT Online Asia East, talk about how Daigo is able to pull off such immaculate footsies, and consider the current state of balancing fighting games amid the backdrop of eSports.

Timestamps
01:37 - Street Fighter 5 reveals are right around the corner
15:29 - CPTO Asia East tourney, Daigo wins with Guile
27:27 - On Daigo's footsies 
37:07 - Notable character performances in the CPTO Asia East 1
46:12 - Fighting game balance in eSportsy 2020

 

Who are the top 20 characters in Season 5 of Street Fighter 5? EventHubs composite tier list part two

Who are the top 20 characters in Season 5 of Street Fighter 5? EventHubs composite tier list part two

July 22, 2020

We discussed our way through the bottom 20 Street Fighter 5 Season 5 characters on last week's episode and are now tackling the top 20 of our composite EventHubs tier list.

 

Timestamps
01:50 - Necalli
11:28 - Abigail
19:44 - Dhalsim
29:27 - Menat
37:49 - Laura
43:17 - R. Mika
50:08 - Seth
55:12 - Cammy
1:00:17 - Ibuki
1:07:10 - Zeku
1:13:14 - Kolin
1:17:58 - Guile
1:21:39 - Chun-Li
1:28:24 - Poison
1:32:52 - Rashid
1:39:47 - M. Bison
1:45:18 - Karin
1:51:49 - G
1:58:12 - Urien
2:04:14- Akuma

Who are the bottom 20 characters in Season 5 of Street Fighter 5? EventHubs composite tier list part one

Who are the bottom 20 characters in Season 5 of Street Fighter 5? EventHubs composite tier list part one

July 15, 2020

It's time to kick off the EventHubs Season 5 tier list discussion as four of us here on the site have ordered personal tier lists the entire Street Fighter 5 roster. We then averaged those four together and will be discussing characters 40-21 on this week's episode.

1:05 - General Criteria
07:34 - Alex
12:58 - Falke
18:33 - F.A.N.G
22:06 - Nash
27:47 - Juri
32:07 - Ryu
38:38 - Ed
43:22 - Vega
47:40 - E. Honda
57:17 - Blanka
1:02:26 - Cody
1:07:45 - Sagat
1:12:21 - Ken
1:16:03 - Lucia
1:21:05 - Kage
1:26:37 - Birdie
1:32:52 - Balrog
1:38:10 - Sakura
1:42:47 - Gill
1:50:45 - Sakura

Rebuilding the FGC from these dark times and processing what’s happened

Rebuilding the FGC from these dark times and processing what’s happened

July 8, 2020

Timestamps

01:04 - Quick recap and what we can do to minimize these issues moving forward
15:16 - Dealing with things right now, on a personal level

Hammering down the elusive Street Fighter 5 Season 5 tier list and dating advice for the fighting game community

Hammering down the elusive Street Fighter 5 Season 5 tier list and dating advice for the fighting game community

July 1, 2020

We've rounded up results from Capcom Pro Tour and other online tournaments as well as various opinions from respected community members to try to hammer down a general idea of Street Fighter 5's particularly elusive tier list. Also... a 101 lesson in dating advice.

Timestamps

01:01 - Strongest characters we're seeing based on tournament results and tier lists (Poison)
15:00 - Karin, M. Bison, and Akuma
20:36 - Rashid
23:56 - Seth
30:31 - Chun-Li
35:49 - Cody
40:59 - Alex
44:01 - Gill
48:38 - Dating advice for the FGC (What not to do)
54:06 - What to do

 

What went wrong with the CPT Online and how to fix it - ChrisG gets dropped from Evil Geniuses for old social media comments

What went wrong with the CPT Online and how to fix it - ChrisG gets dropped from Evil Geniuses for old social media comments

June 24, 2020

The first North American Capcom Cup Online event went off without a hitch... unless you count the drama surrounding the reigning champion participating and then forfeiting in top eight. Plus Chris G loses his sponsorship with Evil Geniuses over sexist and racist comments from years ago and we learn more specifics about what does and doesn't seem to cause online latency in Street Fighter 5.

Timestamps
00:57 - iDom enters CPTO, forfeits in top eight
09:48 - Silver linings
19:13 - Stages don't cause extra latency?
30:40 - ChrisG dropped from EG for social media comments from years ago
38:34 - Testing to find out what specifically causes latency in Street Fighter 5

We discuss why Street Fighter X Tekken tanked in many respects, plus Capcom secrets and unlikely fighting game lessons learned from Risk

We discuss why Street Fighter X Tekken tanked in many respects, plus Capcom secrets and unlikely fighting game lessons learned from Risk

June 17, 2020

Street Fighter X Tekken wound up not being Capcom's proudest moment, but it did teach us plenty of lessons we'd be remiss not to remember in current times. Plus Catalyst shares some old conversations he's had with Capcom employees, I learned a fighting game lesson while playing Risk, and online tournament results are painting a somewhat surprising picture.

Timestamps

1:10 - The sins of Street Fighter X Tekken
16:56 - Catalyst's Capcom secrets
23:21 - Risk can make you madder than Street Fighter
39:18 - Capcom Pro Tour online, seeing the problems so we can fix them (plus surprisingly unsurprising results)
45:05 - Helping to fix the issues from our end

Street Fighter 6’s story mode could be a greatest hits version of the franchise and Street Fighter 5 needs more zoning characters

Street Fighter 6’s story mode could be a greatest hits version of the franchise and Street Fighter 5 needs more zoning characters

June 10, 2020

Where on the Street Fighter timeline should Capcom hold the events of Street Fighter 6? We discuss the potential of a venture into the past to feature important and intriguing characters we've yet to see on any playable roster. Plus Catalyst meets a big goal with Menat, and we examine what types of SF5 characters seem to do the best in tournament to determine what types of characters the game could use in its final DLC season.

Timestamps
01:26 - Where should SF6 be held on the timeline?
11:20 - How might Capcom go about getting characters from different points in time on the same roster?
15:30 - Story is massively important in fighting games now, tons of potential is currently on the table for Capcom
33:00 - Jon meets his goal
36:44 - What style isn't as represented in tournament play as others? (Zoning)
42:07 - Better address with new character playstyles as opposed to new mechanics

Catalyst and Raptor discuss Black Lives Matter, also we examine some hidden perks of online tournaments and Jyobin offers a lesson in bending rules

Catalyst and Raptor discuss Black Lives Matter, also we examine some hidden perks of online tournaments and Jyobin offers a lesson in bending rules

June 3, 2020

You don't need to venture very far or wide in the fighting game community to hear about obstacles that arise in network play, but after watching the Blink All-Star Challenge last weekend Catalyst has a list of online event perks you may not have realized were staring you in the face. Also, we find lessons in unlikely places as Jyobin and an Adam Sandler film give us a crash course on breaking the rules to break new ground.

Timestamps

00:00 - Black Lives Matter
08:52 - Uncut Jyobin: Bending rules to reach new heights
26:00 - Hidden perks of online events
33:16 - Should online tourney commentators acknowledge lag?
37:01 - Giving online its due