The first day of competitive proceedings wrapped just hours ago, leaving us with Capcom Cup 2016 results that include numerous upsets.
Majority of the favorites going into the annual Street Fighter V championship were eliminated much to the disappointment of fans. The new best-of-five tournament bracket has brought incredible value for viewers. However, some professional Street Fighter V players are not too happy with the day-one Capcom Cup 2016 results.
Olivier “Luffy” Hay posted on Twitter that due to the new best-of-five ruling, the extended wait time between matches proved too exhausting for most players. The element of fatigue has been pointed out by others as well, suggesting that some of the matches should have been carried over to the next day.
Ryan “Fchamp” Ramirez was one of the first professional players to talk about enforcing best-of-five matches for all participants and not just the top-8. Incidentally, he won his first two matches which would have been enough for him to advance. However, the new best-of-five series saw his opponent make a remarkable comeback to send Fchamp packing for home.
Hajime “Tokido” Taniguchi fell early in the cup, along with Justin “Justin Wong” Wong and surprisingly, Bruce “Gamerbee” Hsiang. Daigo “Diago” Umehara was another casualty, joined by the likes of Kenryo “Mago” Hayashi and Naoto “Sako” Sako.
Zeng “XiaoHai” Zhuojun, Olivier “Luffy” Hay, Kun “Xian” Ho, and Arman “Phenom” Hanjani narrowly missed an opportunity to land in the top-8.
- 9th Place: XiaoHai
- 9th Place: Xian
- 9th Place: Phenom
- 9th Place: Luffy
- 13th Place: Daigo
- 13th Place: Mister Crimson
- 13th Place: Eita
- 13th Place: Fchamp
- 17th Place: Mago
- 17th Place: Sako
- 17th Place: Samurai
- 17th Place: DRRay
- 17th Place: Momochi
- 17th Place: Gamerbee
- 17th Place: K-Brad
- 17th Place: HumanBomb
- 25th Place: Infiltration
- 25th Place: Brolynho
- 25th Place: Chris T
- 25th Place: Problem X
- 25th Place: Tokido
- 25th Place: Julio
- 25th Place: Justin Wong
- 25th Place: Ryan Hart
With day-one concluded, only eight players remain in the Capcom Cup who will be fighting tomorrow:
- Joe “MOV” Egami vs Du “NuckleDu” Dang
- Ricki “Ricki Ortiz” Ortiz vs Tatsuya “Haitani” Haitani
- Razer’s Keita “Fuudo” Ai vs “Yukadon”
- Ryota “Kazunoko” Inoue vs Kishida “GO1” Goichi
Tomorrow is expected to feature just as much action as we witnessed today. Who do you think will come out on top?