Garireo’s epic comeback at CEOtaku is a throwback to his Evolution 2014 victory

By on September 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm
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PNS|Garireo is known in the BlazBlue community not just for his excellent Litchi Faye-Ling play, but also for making an epic comeback when battling CY|Dogura in the Evolution 2014 Grand Finals. With a new victory, it seems that he’s proving his “schtick” as a comeback king. Garireo’s triumph at CEOtaku 2017 in BlazBlue: Central Fiction echoes his most famous moment.

Facing the r/Kappa-sponsored Dora_Bang — a fellow Japanese player — Garireo shows an interesting arc. At first, he lost cleanly to the speedy ninja in Winners Finals. Dora dominated with a 3-0 score, overwhelming the Litchi user with mix-up. However, Garireo fought his way from the losers bracket to Grand Finals. Lo and behold, Garireo barely resets the bracket with a clutch victory right around the 20-minute mark.

Tune in to the view the lengthy but electric set below:

The clip below, of their earlier matches, shows a very different story:

Garireo spoke to BornFree at Evo recently where he shares his thoughts on a wide variety of topics, including his BlazBlue Chronophantasma battle in 2014.

Twitter user Uri captured the comparison between the two comeback moments very well in a tweet:

Read up on CEOtaku 2017 results here on SRK.

Sources: CEO Gaming; UriFGC

Luke "Woocash" Siuty is a Chicago-based writer who specializes in ArcSys titles. A Guilty Gear veteran, he plays Baiken and commits atrocities by playing Sin when he's not busy pondering the ArcSys Cycle. He's always down to talk on Twitter, so send him tips. He's good at OS-ing in real life, not so much in video games, though.