Relive the Hype from CenCal Standoff: Top 8 Replays for Street Fighter V & Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

By on March 10, 2017 at 12:00 pm
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The first ever CenCal Standoff saw the birth of a new tournament: one that represented a region that tends to get overshadowed by Northern and Southern California. Thanks to its location between both these major fighting game areas, the event saw a lot of top players from California come to fight it out in a number of games.

For those who missed out on all the action, the folks at Kern County eSports–the production team behind CenCal Standoff–have begun to upload some of the on-stream matches from the event. This includes the top 8 matches for both Street Fighter V and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Street Fighter V saw a lot of top players from in and around the region, such as Evil Geniuses’ Chris “NYChrisG” Gonzales, Circa’s Long Phi “LPN” Nguyen, Kelvin Jeon, Bryan “bjUNCHAINED” Jeon, and Winter Fox’s Miky “XsK_Samurai” Chea. The top 8 was full of great matches, but the highlight has to be the grand finals set between bjUNCHAINED and ChrisG, where the latter pulls off a magic-pixel comeback with Guile.

The Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament was also filled with some of the best “killers” from in and around the region. This included FORT’s Jonathan “Cloud805” Morales, the “Golden Boy” Abraham “Neo” Sotelo, Vineeth “Apologyman” Meka, Priest, SS|Supernoon, Taekua, and of course, Evo 2016 champion Evil Geniuses’ Christopher “NYChrisG” Gonzales. As with the Street Fighter V tournament, the highlight here is another amazing grand finals comeback, this time by Neo, using Dark Phoenix’s healing field to keep himself from getting chipped out by Apologyman, giving himself the opening to take the win.

Source: Kern County eSports

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