Asia/Oceania Regional Finals: South East Asia Major 2017 Results
The second of four Regional Finals for the 2017 Capcom Pro Tour season has concluded. The Asia/Oceania Regional Finals at South East Major 2017 was held in Singapore from October 14th through 15th. Japan's ECHO FOX|Tokido, who also was the Evolution 2017 Champion this year, has earned another win and another 400 points on the Global Leaderboard. If he hadn't already secured his spot at Capcom Cup 2017 with points, which he certainly has, the win at this Regional Final would have guaranteed one for him. Taiwan's ZOWIE|Oil King took 2nd place and Japan's Ponos|Moke took 3rd place. Now let's take a look at the full Asia/Oceania Regional Finals: South East Asia Major 2017 results for top 8 and the top 16 for the Last Chance Qualifier.
If you missed any of the action, be sure to visit our videos page, where we will have a playlist for matches from South East Asia Major 2017!
Asia/Oceania Regional Finals: South East Asia Major 2017 Results: Top 8 (Note: Only the 1st Place Finisher is awarded points. See Rules page for details)
Last Chance Qualifier Results: Top 16 (Note: No CPT points are awarded for Last Chance Qualifier. See Rules page for details)
|2nd||Qanba Douyu|Xiao Hai||Cammy|
|3rd||DNG|Itabashi Zangief (Itazan)||Zabguef|
South East Asia Major 2017 Highlights
Being the Regional Final for CPT Asia, South East Asia Major (SEAM) 2017's Final consisted of the top 7 players from the CPT Asia Leaderboard as well as the winner of a Last Chance Qualifier tournament held the previous day. It turns out that none other than Japan's ECHO|FOX Tokido, Evolution 2017 Champion, won the Last Chance Qualifier to be the final participant.
ECHO FOX|Tokido Plays Gate-Keeper, Wins SEAM 2017
Japan's ECHO FOX|Tokido took 1st place at SEAM 2017 and played the role of gate-keeper (or not so much, see below). As always Tokido was stalwartly focused, almost in a state of meditation between rounds and not expressing much emotion. This focus and drive has paid big dividends for him over the years, but he's hungry for a Capcom Cup win. He went 0-2 at Capcom Cup 2016 and wants not just to improve on that, but to win it all.
DNG|Tachikawa the only player stopped at the gates though
All things considered Tokido didn't really do much gate-keeping. Only Japan's DNG|Tachikawa needed the guaranteed Capcom Cup 2017 spot offered by taking 1st place with his position at 66th place and 265 points. The other 7 players in the Finals were all secure with enough points to get into Capcom Cup aside from possibly Japan's EG|Momochi at 26th place and 811 points. Even then it's a longshot that what transpires at Canada Cup, the last true Premier Event of the season, and the last two Regional Finals would push him out of Capcom Cup placement. So, outside of Tachikawa, most of the other players were playing to increase their points total for seeding purposes and, of course, for the sizable prize pool up for grabs.
Now let’s take a look at just a few highlight matches from South East Asia Major 2017.
ECHO FOX|Tokido vs DNG|Tachikawa
This match between Tokido and Tachikawa went down to the very last round. Tokido pulled out the win with some absolutely insane mind-reading blocking in a scramble at the very end. If Tokido had missed even one of those blocks, Tachikawa might have come away with the win. If you want an example of Tokido's focus and poise in high-stakes situations, this is a good one.
RZR|Xian vs Mago
Singapore's RZR|Xian started the Ibuki revolution at the season's very first event, Final Round. Here he faces off against Japan's Mago, who doesn't have a win this year but is still in Capcom Cup position through sheer determination. This was an exciting match to watch. Mago put up a valiant defense in the very last round but Xian broke through and came away with the win.
Rashiidooooo! ZOWIE|Oil King vs Ponos Moke
Aside from Ibuki, Rashid was another character that had a massive breakout this season. In this match two of the best Rashid players, Taiwan's ZOWIE|Oil King and Japan's Ponos|Moke, fought a mirror match.
ECHO FOX|Tokido vs ZOWIE|Oil King in Grand Finals
Tokido sent Oil King to losers after beating him 3-1 in Winners Finals and they would meet again in Grand Finals. Oil King came out strong taking a win in the first round but Tokido adapted quickly, exploited some mistakes and made some great reads to win the first game. Oil King seemed to approach Tokido cautiously, staying back and probing for openings. Both players traded rounds but Tokido won game two, taking a 2-0 lead. In game three Oil King did a great job exploiting mistakes and doing big damage to Tokido when in the corner to win the game handily, closing the score to 2-1. In game four Oil King got more agressive, staying closer to Tokido and pursuing him with more vigor. Tokido would win the first round narrowly but Oil King would win the next two to win the game and tie it up 2-2. In that game a big jump-in by Oil King in the second round allowed him to land a big combo with a reset for tremendous damage. In the third round Oil King did a lot of damage to Tokido in the corner once again. It would come down the fifth game. Oil King had to win to reset the bracket or be eliminated. Tokido would go on to win the first two rounds and win the set 3-2, becoming the SEAM 2017 Champion and sending Oil King home in 2nd place.
Capcom’s Top 5 Moments from South East Asia Major 2017
Here are some of our top moments from South East Asia Major 2017!