The SRK Rollback: Best of March 10-16, 2017

By on March 17, 2017 at 10:00 am

Welcome to the Rollback: a frame-by-frame look back at our past week’s most notable news–and our favorite SRK articles–from March 10 to March 16, 2017!

Zavian “mushin_Z” Sildra, Editor-in-Chief:

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Street Fighter V at Final Round 20: Epic highlights and match footage kick off Capcom Pro Tour 2017

Another year, another Capcom Pro Tour–and this one kicked off with an amazing showing by RZR|Xian’s new Ibuki, not to mention many other hype moments worth checking out if you missed them live.

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transformers forged to fight beta prime megatronTransformers: Forged to Fight rolls out into mobile battlegrounds on April 5, 2017

As a child of the ’80s, I can’t help but love these ‘bots–and while this game looks like it may be a promising mobile diversion, I find myself wishing we could have a meatier console version of this, instead…

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Street Fighter V Season 2 balance patch coming for late April 2017, incoming changes detailed

After what seemed like ages of ambiguity, Capcom dropped their plans for the next round of balance changes–once Final Round 20 was out of the way. As usual, it’s open to debate how beneficial these are to Street Fighter V’s overall game–but hopefully it works out well enough to not shake this up any more, any time soon.

Sam “Trilby” Foxall, Assistant Editor:

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Sonic Smash 4Japan experiences quite the shake-up, as a new version of its Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Ranking releases

The competition is heating up in Japan, as the release of its latest Smash 4 power rankings have shuffled around many of its top players. Let’s hope we’ll see many of these rivalries come to the fore at Evo Japan!

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KIWC LogoRelive Killer Instinct World Cup 2017 with these top 8 replays, courtesy of Team Spooky

Last weekend saw the world’s best KI players battling it out in San Antonio, Texas, and it was one hell of an event. With tons of character variety and back to back close sets, you’ll definitely want to catch up if you missed out on watching it live.

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Red Bull Proving GroundsVancouver TO talks Red Bull Proving Grounds: “West, East, we’re out to show we’re a cut above everyone”

Continuing our series of interviews with TOs involved in this year’s Proving Grounds circuit, our very own Zidiane talks to Clinton Bui about Vancouver’s fighting game scenes, as well as its chances of winning the whole event.

Keegan “Interrobang!?” Spindler, Features Editor:

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Hit Box Smash BoxHitBox Dustin runs through how to perform a myriad of Super Smash Bros. Melee tech with the Smash Box

I love new and exciting tech, and the Smash Box is shaking up a market that has been dominated by just a single type of controller for more than fifteen years. It’s fascinating to see how they are bringing Smash to life in a whole different way.

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Tekken 7 JackCatch the lastest Tekken 7 play with top 8 & finals footage from Final Round 20

Tekken 7 is finally in the run up to home release and, apparently in celebration of that fact, the level of play at Final Round 20 was astonishingly high. It was a terrific tournament, well worth a watch.

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Dhalsim StretchAvoid KOing your hands and wrists with these special stretches from Dr Levi Harrison

Although it can seem a bit silly, taking care of your hands is vitally important–even when you’re not winning national events. It’s easy to tell yourself you’re overreacting, but the least you can do are these stretches.

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evo_dark_no_textEvo Japan: dates and location officially announced for 2018, including [sài] lead-up event in 2017

At long last, world warriors can make their travel plans to head over to the very first Evo overseas, set to take place next January in Tokyo. Additionally, watch out for the [sài] open tournament taking place at the same venue later this year.

Editor’s note: The views expressed in this article and the selected posts are solely those of the writers, and do not reflect as a whole. Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.