Game: Street Fighter V
Characters: Ibuki, Chun-Li
Japan’s CO|Go1 was one of the best Chun-Li players in 2016 and earned a trip to Capcom Cup 2016 with the character. Since the Ibuki revolution started by RZR|Xian at Final Round 20 this year, it’s been almost all Ibuki as the primary for 2017. He still uses Chun-Li in events from time to time and has recently added Menat. Go1 has traveled a lot this year, and even though a first place finish has eluded him so far he’s earned a lot of points by the sheer number of events he’s placed at. He has an incredible nine top 16 finishes at Premier Events and eight more at Ranking Events. With a top-tier Ibuki at his side and Menat and Chun-Li to draw from as needed, he will be a challenge for his opponents at Capcom Cup 2017.
Profile photo courtesy of Chris Bahn.