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Capcom Cup 2019 Results
Thousands of players competed in the Capcom Pro Tour in 2019 but only 32 players qualified for Capcom Cup. The event took place at the Novo Theater in Los Angeles, CA, USA from December 13th through 15th. With the CPT 2019 DLC prize pool bonus added the first place winner would take home $250,000 as well as the title of Capcom Cup Champion!
Japan's KACHITAGARI|Moke Wins Last Chance Qualifier, defeating RADIANCE|Commander Jesse from the USA
The final player to qualify for Capcom Cup was decided on the first day during the Last Chance Qualifier event. Japan's KACHITAGARI|Moke would win in Grand Finals against the USA's RADIANCE|Commander Jesse with a 3-0 score to earn that final spot. Commander Jesse with his Dhalsim put forth a spectacular performance but just could not find any traction against Moke's Rashid. Commander Jesse's only other loss in the LCQ was also to Moke in Winner's Semi-Finals where Moke won with another 3-0. Moke would go on to make it into the top 16 at Capcom Cup, finishing at 13th place.
Capcom Cup 2019
Those of you have watched Capcom Cup 2019 this weekend already know that it was among the best to date. There are major upsets every year and those were present once again here. Some of this season's best players went down early with Capcom Cup 2018 Champion RED BULL Gachikun, NuckleDu, RED BULL Hx|Bonchan, FUDOH|Fujimura, and others not making it to top 16. One thing we've learned from Capcom Cup 2019 is that you are not defeated until you've lost your last pixel of health. There were many instances where one player would get a 2-0 lead only to have the other player rally and come back to win!
A USA Grand Finals between RECIPROCITY|Punk and iDom: The ultimate momentum swing
RECIPROCITY|Punk came into Capcom Cup the number one seed with over 4,800 CPT Points. Up to Grand Finals he looked almost unstoppable. He had a close call against the UK's MOUSESPORTS|Problem X and a smaller bump against iDom in Winners Finals but once he made it into Grand Finals on the Winners side of the bracket his victory looked like a foregone conclusion.
iDom by comparison was the 23rd seed with 935 points. Don't let the points disparity fool you as it's mostly due to iDom not traveling to as many events. iDom's skill with Laura and Poison are evident to those who follow the CPT closely (especially those who have been watching Street Fighter League!) but we don't know if even the most ardent fan saw this one coming.
iDom went into Grand Finals on the losers side, meaning he would have to win 6 games to win vs 3 for Punk. Punk handed iDom a defeat earlier in Winners Finals 3-2 and both players have a lot of experience against one another, both from Street Fighter League and from playing on the same coast. Needless to say, iDom had a high mountain to climb.
Things looked incredibly bleak for iDom in the first two games of Grand Finals. Punk surprised many spectators by using Cammy instead of his main, Karin, and dominated iDom in both games to take a 2-0 lead. iDom then made the wisest decision possible. He took time after that second game, went back to character select, picked a new costume for his Laura and a new stage, and went back in. iDom came back and starting from that third game he was a different player. He made almost every correct read and clutch play possible in rapid succession and put Punk on his back heels. Punk switched from Cammy to his Karin but to no avail. iDom would pull off a complete runback to win the first set 3-2 to reset the bracket.
In the second set iDom picked up where he left off in the first set. He seemed to be an unstoppable wrecking machine and Punk seemed to be off his game. With so much already going his way iDom made the strategic gamble of changing from Laura to Poison in an attempt to further disrupt Punk's ability to adapt. Punk would win one game in the second set but iDom would go on to win the second set 3-1. It was a breath-taking Grand Finals that will be remembered for a long time. iDom lept from his chair in excitement. He said himself after the event that he couldn't believe he won but it was true. iDom is the Capcom Cup 2019 Champion!
iDom: Capcom Cup 2019 Winner and Street Fighter V World Champion!
iDom came into Capcom Cup under the radar to many fans but he's made the biggest statement possible here at Capcom Cup 2019. He didn't even have a sponsor going into this event but we're sure that's going to change in short order. Congratulations to iDom, the Capcom Cup 2019 Champion!
If You Couldn't Watch Live, You Need to See These Matches!
There were so many incredible matches at Capcom Cup 2019!. If you could not watch the event, or if you missed some matches here and there, be sure to visit our Videos page, where we will have a playlist for matches from Capcom Cup 2019. You can also go to the Capcom Fighters Youtube Channel to see match videos and replays there.
Capcom Cup 2019 Results: Top 32
|17th||CYG BST|Daigo "The Beast"||Guile|
|25th||RED BULL Hx|Bonchan||Karin|