Capcom Pro Tour’s ranking tournament at Thaigeruppercut 2014 this past weekend saw some intense action as players competed for points in the circuit. This culminated in an Ultra Street Fighter IV grand finals featuring Evo 2014 runner-up Masato “Bonchan” Takahashi and Razer’s Hiromiki “Itabashi Zangief” Kumada, both looking to shake up the board and move to the upper echelons of the rankings.
Adding to the stakes was the fact that Itazan was using Zangief against Bonchan’s Sagat. The former had been doing well for most of the tournament, showing an impressive performance with the grappler. Additionally, with Sagat being a supposed hard match up for Zangief, a win here over Bonchan would definitely make people rethink the matchup.
For those who missed the match, the organizers of the tournament recently uploaded archived footage.
In the end however, Bonchan’s Sagat was just too strong. Despite a valiant effort that saw Itazan even the score up one game a piece, Bonchan was able to take two games straight, clinching the final round and the tournament in a poetic manner with a final Tiger Uppercut.
Check out the complete results for Thaigeruppercut 2014 here.