“Evolution of a Champion” compilation follows Tokido’s path from Capcom vs. SNK 2 to Street Fighter V at Evo

By on July 31, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Only 9 players in the history of Evolution have won 3 or more total championships. The most recent addition to that list is also the current Street Fighter V Evo 2017 champion, Hajime “Tokido” Taniguchi. Just Frame‘s latest video is a tribute to the journey Tokido took from 2002’s Capcom vs. SNK 2 win to 2017’s SFV hat-trick.

Opening the compilation, James Chen says Tokido has “had more Evo top 8s, probably, then any other player in the history of Evo.” James is almost right: Tokido has, in fact, had 19 top 8 finishes across various games, from Street Fighter to Virtua Fighter. Only Justin Wong trumps him at a staggering 26 top 8 finishes — but Wong’s are not quite as diverse a spread of games. All of this is to say: Tokido’s stats are in very good company, and his is a mind that transcends individual franchises.

Source: Just Frame

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