Regional Final: First Attack 2019 – LATAM Regional Finals Results
First Attack 2019 – LATAM Regional Finals, held at San Juan, Puerto Rico from October 26th through 27th is over and we have the final results! As a Regional Final this event consists of two separate tournaments. The first is an Open Event which can be entered by anyone and is scored like a Premier Event. The second is the Regional Final itself which is an invitation only tournament consisting of the top 8 players on the CPT Latin America regional leaderboard standings. No points are awarded for the Final.
Brazil’s Zenith wins Regional Final and qualifies for Capcom Cup!
Brazil’s Zenith doesn’t do a lot of traveling to compete but that hasn’t stopped him from having an impressive season. He took 2nd place at the Fight in Rio Ranking Event in mid-July and took 1st place at TRETA Championship in early August. Here at First Attack he used his Menat to defeat RES|Pikoro from Peru’s M.Bison 3-2 in Grand Finals. He had a few tough battles along the way but never left the Winners bracket. With this win he has earned himself an automatic qualifying spot to Capcom Cup 2019 in December!
USA’s REC|Punk continues a record-setting season with Open Event win!
To say that REC|Punk is having a great season is an understatement. As of now it’s a record breaking season. His win at the Open Event here at First Attack will give him 4,655 points. He has now surpassed the previous season high for CPT points held by Japan’s ROHTO Z|Tokido in 2018 with 4,431 points. Who holds the third place record for most points in a season? REC|Punk in 2017 with 3,080 points. Sure the structure of the Capcom Pro Tour has changed over the years but that doesn’t diminish the unbelievable accomplishments that Punk has pulled off. There’s also one more Premier Event and a Super Premier Event to go!
It will not surprise many that Punk did not make it into Grand Finals in the Winners Bracket. France’s GO RB|Luffy defeated Punk in Winners semi-finals 3-2. Punk would win his way to Grand Finals for a runback and would beat Luffy 3-2 in the first set to reset the bracket and 3-2 once again to seal the victory.
There are only two events remaining in the 2019 season and just like any other season there are players on the borderline, either currently having just enough points to qualify or are very close to it. The two big movers after First Attack were USA’s iDom and France’s Luffy. iDom was clinging to the bottom of the cutoff at 26th place with 745 and has now moved up to a more comfortable 23rd with 905. Luffy was outside of the qualification spots at 33rd place prior to this event and is now at 2th with 835. USA’s UYU|JB has moved up from 28th with 675 to 27th with 805 and is on the cutting edge between making the cut and not and will need to score some more points in the season’s final two events. The two remaining events are a Premier Event and a Super Premier event, so there are still a lot of points out there for the taking so there’s still opportunities for big surprises to happen.
If you missed any of the action, be sure to visit our Videos page, where we will have a playlist for matches from the event!
Regional Final Results: Top 8
Note: No points are awarded for the Regional Final event. See Rules page for details.
First Attack 2019 – LATAM Regional Finals Results: Top 48
Note: Global points are awarded for the Open Tournament as a Premier Event. See Rules page for details.
|7th||CYG BST|Daigo The Beast||Guile||100|
|33rd||CYG BST|PR Balrog||Lucia||5|