Street Fighter V’s Sordid EVO History Ends on a High Note

In 2016, Street Fighter V released and, to the great frustration of its fanbase, was a disappointment. From its dreadful netcode, to some questionable mechanics and roster decisions, Street Fighter V was a mess. In the six years since, Capcom has done a tremendous, if not totally successful, amount of work to set the game on firmer foundations. In spite of its rocky start, it’s still Street Fighter—the poster child of the fighting game genre. 2022 will likely be its last year on the mainstage at the fighting game tournament EVO, on account of the upcoming release of Street Fighter VI, but it left with a style and grace that most games could only dream of.

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