Ultra Hyakkishu Cup 2015, held October 17th in Tokyo, Japan, is over and RB|Bonchan has won again! This is his second win at a Premier Tournament in back to back weeks, which is truly impressive! Bonchan has already qualified for Capcom Cup with his victory last week at SoCal Regionals 2015, but the points he earned with this event will be helpful for seeding purposes at Capcom Cup 2015. Check out the Ultra Hyakkishu Cup 2015 results.
Nemo qualifies for Capcom Cup 2015
Because RB|Bonchan has already earned a qualifying spot at Capcom Cup at a previous event, the spot will now pass to Nemo who finished 2nd place! Nemo has earned enough Ranking Points that he was almost surely going to qualify anyway, but it’s always better to know for sure. Interestingly, Nemo’s qualification is an opportunity for someone else in the Pro Tour standings to potentially qualify through points.
If you missed the live stream, watch the video playlist for matches from the event on our videos page!
Ultra Hyakkishu Cup 2015 Results: Top 16
Ultra Hyakkishu Cup 2015 Highlights: Nemo Qualifies for Capcom Cup!
Ultra Hyakkishu Cup 2015, held on October 17th in Tokyo, Japan, had a unique event setup which made it fun and fascinating to watch. As one of the few remaining Premier Tournaments in the 2015 Capcom Pro Tour season, almost all of the top players from Asia came to compete. So if you want to watch top player action, this event has you covered. In addition, the unique setup of this event (see below for a rundown) allowed us to see players that we normally wouldn’t. For example, TSUIGI’s T-Hawk was always a treat to watch on stream. The only downside of the event setup is that Infiltration was present at the event but chose not to compete, as he did not feel comfortable using the Japanese arcade sticks. He did join Zhi to provide commentary, however, which was entertaining.
A Fascinating, Arcade-Inspired Event Setup
Japan is one of the last bastions remaining for arcades, and Ultra Hyakkishu Cup celebrates that heritage. The event was run on a large number of Ultra Street Fighter 4 arcade machines, which were set up back to back Japanese style, so that the two opposing players cannot see one another. Four of these head-to-head arcade setups were hooked up to the video feed so that Capcom representatives could switch between them at will for the stream. The result is that there was very little downtime in this event as a stream viewer. When a match was over or if something more interesting was happening on another setup, they could switch to watch something else. Not only that, but because it ran on arcade machines you had absolutely no button checks (gasp!) and you got to see most players’ arcade rankings and battle points scores. Even the way they kept the brackets was fun. Instead of using Challonge or something like that they constructed a huge bracket on a cardboard display with velcro being used on the player’s namecards to move them around the bracket. It was old school in a charming way. The top 16 left behind the channel switching and featured spotlight player entrances, complete with an awesome animated graphic that played on the big screen as they entered.
There are just too many matches to highlight so we have selected a few. Please visit our videos page to see more action from this event! Now, sit back and enjoy!
EG|Momochi vs Nemo: Nemo faces off against EG|Momochi, winner of Capcom Cup 2014 and Evolution 2015. Momochi played a great game but the smothering offense of Nemo proved to be too much. It seemed as though Nemo only backed off from attacking to gain meter by throwing Stingers into the ground, almost daring his opponent to approach.
One of the surprise players of the event was Rokkun and his unorthodox Seth. He played a great tournament and ended up in 3rd place.
Top 5 Moments of Ultra Hyakkishu Cup 2015!
RB|Bonchan and Nemo engaged in a thrilling Grand Finals, and Bonchan ended up taking the win. This is Bonchan’s second Premier Tournament win in as many weeks, as he won SoCal Regionals 2015 last week. Nemo played incredibly all tournament and he is rewarded well here. Because Bonchan won SoCal Regionals 2015 last week and earned his qualification there, it is Nemo who will earn the qualifying spot to Capcom Cup 2015 at this event! RB|Bonchan is on a roll, and Nemo has qualified. Capcom Cup is looking to have an absolutely incredible bracket of the world’s best players and there are still some events remaining in the season!