With Capcom Cup just a day away, the world’s top Street Fighter V players are all concentrated in South California — ready for a weekend’s worth of competition. Some are safely through to the Capcom Cup bracket, while others are limbering up for a tough climb through the Last Chance Qualifier. Acting as a fantastic warm-up before the tournament begins, this week’s Wednesday Night Fights was an international affair.
Players from France, Japan, the UK, South Korea, the Dominican Republic, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates were in attendance — with the Top 8 looking like the finals of a well-attended Ranking event on the Capcom Pro Tour. While the US contenders put on a good show, the combined might of players like Punk, 801 Strider and Pnoy were not able to stop a South East Asia Grand Finals — with the tournament ultimately being won by Infiltration and his Menat.
Infiltration looked on fire throughout his run, winning the tournament from Winners’ Side and defeating players like Punk, Imstilldadaddy, Luffy and Itabashi Zangief on the way. If he is able to keep this momentum up, we could see the Evo 2016 champion triumphant in the Last Chance Qualifier. He also had a choice word to say to Punk at the close of the event — which you can see in the clip below.
Infiltration: "I'm coming for you" pic.twitter.com/KHlCIoyVJU
— HiFight(ハイファイト) (@HiFightTH) December 7, 2017
1. GRPT|Infiltration (Menat, South Korea)
2. DNG|Itabashi Zangief (Zangief, Japan)
3. Infused|Imstilldadaddy (Guile, UK)
4. Method|Luffy (R. Mika, France)
5. Pnoy (M. Bison, Necalli, USA)
5. ALG|801 Strider (Laura, USA)
7. Chris T (Ken, USA)
7. PG|Punk (Karin, USA)