Capcom Pro Tour Recap: Asia Southeast 1 and Brazil

Jason Bennett,

November 24, 2021 9:14 PM

Street Fighters Oswald and Robinho are both heading to next year's Capcom Cup


Over the last two weeks, the Capcom Pro Tour made stops in Asia Southeast for the area's first qualifier as well as Brazil for its second swing through the South America East region. In both cases, the ultimate champion earned a much-coveted appearance in Capcom Cup VIII.

Asia Southeast 1

Over 60 players from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, and the Lao People's Democratic Republic competed to earn a spot in the Final 16 during the weekend of November 6. After the results of the first day, 8 players competed in the winner's bracket with the same number moving through the loser's side of the event.

The Grand Finals saw an exciting showdown between Singapore's Oswald and IamChuan of Malaysia. Oswald deployed three different fighters over the weekend, ultimately selecting Balrog for his matches against Chuan's choice of Guile.

Oswald's Balrog performs a jump-in to land the final blows against IamChuan's Guile [Image Source: CapcomProTour.com]

Arriving in the Grand Finals as the winner from the loser's bracket, Chuan put in a determined performance and prevailed 3-2 to force the reset. And things continued to look Chuan's way as he went up 2-1. With his back against the wall, Oswald kept his focus and chose the perfect time to adjust his gameplay, introducing more jump-ins against Chaun when he previously kept his fighter grounded. The change proved critical, opening up a series of devasting combos that proved decisive and sealed Oswald's 3-2 Grand Finals Reset victory as the new Asia Southesat champion.

Brazil

After its stop in Asia, the Capcom Pro Tour headed to South America for its second visit to Brazil for the South America East region over the weekend of November 20-21. The competition was amplied from the outset with over 150 players looking to take the winner's crown. On Saturday, the top 16 finishers in both the winner's and loser's bracket whittled the field down to 8 remaining players for the remaining day of competition.

After three and a half hours, the field came down to a Grand Finals match-up between Gust playing crowd favorite E. Honda and Roinho who chose Karin. Gust's day started in the first round of the loser's bracket where he prevailed through four rounds to win the Loser's final 3-0 against Neguinho. Meanwhile, Roinho advanced through the Winner's semis and finals.

Robinho's Karin gets a final hit against Gust's E. Honda to win the Grand Finals 3-0 [Image Source: CapcomProTour.com]

Although Gust had great form with Honda and took one round at each step, Roinho played Karin to devasting effect, using patient defence, speed and masterfully executed shimmys to punish Honda and win the remaining two rounds through each match to ultimately win the Grand Finals 3-0.


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