Game: Street Fighter V
Characters: Akuma, Necalli
Haitani is one of the “Five Gods” of Japanese Street Fighter with a long legacy of winning at the game across multiple eras. This is Haitani’s second Capcom Cup appearance in a row, where he took 4th place in 2016. Haitani has finished top 16 at seven Premier Events with two of those being 1st place (Ultimate Fighting Arena and Japan Cup). He also finished 9th at EVO 2017. Among several great Necalli players taking part at Capcom Cup 2017, Haitani is the best in the world right now due to his placements at some of the toughest events in the world this season. He will be a fearsome opponent for anyone he faces.
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Haitani is one of the Japanese gods of fighting games with a long history of world class play in Street Fighter. He hasn't been as active during the Street Fighter 4 era, but started strong with Street Fighter 5 taking 4th place out of over 1,000 players at Final Round 19.