Understand the magic behind Xian’s tricky Ibuki mixup from ELEAGUE’s Street Fighter V Invitational

By on May 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Street Fighter V Ibuki

For those of you who saw Razer’s Kun Xian Ho playing at ELEAGUE’s Street Fighter V invitational last week, you may have noticed that he was using a deceptively simply-looking but effective mix-up with Ibuki. Specifically, he debuted the mix-up in his match against Joshua “Wolfkrone” Philpot.

Xian’s mix-up caught Wolfkrone twice in a row at one point; as Way of the Scrub points out in their new video, the key to whether Ibuki is in front or behind her opponent depends on whether on not Xian adds a very small delay before he hits her air jab to air forward kick target combo. If he doesn’t delay, then Ibuki will be in front, if he does add the slight delay however, then she’ll appear behind his opponent.

Source: Way of the Scrub

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