NorCal Regionals 2017–a Capcom Pro Tour Premier event–took place this past weekend in Sacramento, CA, and drew a lot of the best players from all over the United States, Japan, South Korea, and other regions from around the world. To say the competition was stacked is an understatement, with many top and well-known players being eliminated in the early goings of the tournament.
Red Bull’s Masato “Bonchan” Takahashi was not one of those players. He finished with a strong fourth place performance, only losing to Circa|LPN and GRPT|Fuudo, and got that far using his main, Nash–a character most players have written off as not being as viable as he was in season one, since getting hit by the nerf bat in season two.
YouTube user and FGC personality BornFree managed to catch up with Bonchan before he played in the top 32, to get his brutally honest thoughts and opinions (as translated by Kenzo Suda) about Capcom’s direction with Street Fighter V, Nash’s changes in the next patch, PG|Punk’s admiration for him, and his love of cooking. The video clocks in at almost an hour, so make sure to set aside some time to watch the whole thing below.