We Have Our First-Ever North American Capcom Cup 2016 Champion

By   /   Dec 5, 2016

The prestigious Street Fighter V World Championship concluded on the weekend with Team Liquid’s Du “NuckleDu” Dang being crowned Capcom Cup 2016 champion.

His victory marks the start of a new era for the fighting game community as Dang is the first-ever North American Street Fighter player to have his name engraved on the cup. In addition to that, he also bagged a whopping $230,000 in total prize money.

NuckleDu faced Evil Geniuses’ Ricki “Ricki Ortiz” Ortiz in the grand final of Capcom Cup 2016. Ortiz and her tricky Chun-Li were incidentally sent into losers final by NuckleDu himself. However, she defeated the spectacular Cammy of Ryota “Kazunoko” Inoue to challenge the North American’s strong mix of Guile and R. Mika again.

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However, the results were the same. NuckleDu won 3-1 to be declared your new Capcom Cup 2016 champion and the best Street Fighter player in the world. You can watch his winning moment below:

“It feels like I’m dreaming,” said the Capcom Cup 2016 champion to ESPN. “The amount of money I just won is really overwhelming. It’s not going to hit me for a couple of weeks.”

Capcom Cup 2016 was filled to the brim with big hitters, several of whom were widely considered as favorites to win the championship. This year’s event, though, has proven to be brutal with its series of stunning upsets. The first day alone saw many favorites get eliminated from the cup.

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Seon-woo “Infiltration” Lee and Hajime “Tokido” Taniguchi were the top two seeds for the event. Infiltration is your current Evolution champion, while Tokido has been one of the most consistent players of the year. Both of them got eliminated on the first day without winning a single match.

As such, the final standings for the top eight players at Capcom Cup 2016 are the following:

  • 1st Place: NuckleDu (R. Mika, Guile)
  • 2nd Place: Ricki Ortiz (Chun-Li)
  • 3rd Place: Kazunoko (Cammy)
  • 4th Place: Haitani (Necalli)
  • 5th Place: Fuudo (R. Mika)
  • 5th Place: MOV (Chun-Li)
  • 7th Place: Yukadon (Nash)
  • 7th Place: GO1 (Chun-Li)

For the standings for the first day, you can check here.