Game: Street Fighter V
DNG|Itabashi Zangief (sometimes known short-hand as Itazan) is a die-hard Zangief loyalist. The character’s right there in his name! He’s also a crowd favorite for several reasons. First of all, his Zangief is arguably the best in the world. Even last year when other Zangief players struggled, Itazan made him work and did very well at major events. Itazan has a sixth sense when it comes to reading his opponent’s intentions, which almost invariably ends in a grab with Zangief planting his opponent into the ground. Itazan also has a charming happy-go-lucky attitude. Win or lose, he always looks like he’s having a lot of fun! This year he’s finished top 16 at four Premier Events with three of them being top 3 finishes. He also got 4th place at EVO 2017. No matter what happens, Itazan will have a huge groundswell of support from spectators. If anyone can win Capcom Cup with only Zangief, it’s most likely going to be Itabashi Zangief.
Dreamhack Winter 2015: RZR|Itabashi Zangief vs MD|Luffy