Smug wins Resistance 3
Stratford, Connecticut was the site of the final ranking event in the USA, and many players on the cusp of qualifying for Capcom Cup came out to try and secure enough points. K-Brad in particular started off the year strong but has struggled to secure tournament wins since USFIV released. A win at Resistance would put him into a strong position to qualify for Capcom Cup, but it was Smug who took him out in Grand Finals to take the tournament. Now K-brad’s fate will be decided by the results of the CPT Asia finals taking place this weekend, while Smug turns his sights towards Dreamhack Winter as his last chance to make it. The race to secure the final spots will be extremely close and it’s anyone’s guess as to who will come out in the end.
Resistance 3 Top 16 Results
|3rd||The Steam Co|Sanford K||32|
|5th||EIF BIFU|Coach Steve||8|
|13th||RPD MCZ|Alex Smith||1|
|13th||The Steam Co|Freej4y||1|
Ricky Takes Thunderstruck
While the majority of the US scene was focused on Resistance, Ricky Ortiz sneakily (and intelligently) focused on the Thunderstruck tournament taking place the same weekend in Monterrey, Mexico. This was the final ranking tournament in the entire circuit, and Ricky took advantage of local competition to win first place, and the 128 ranking points needed to secure her spot at Capcom Cup.
Thunderstruck Top 16 Results
Be sure to tune in to this weekend’s Capcom Pro Tour Asia Finals, starting tonight at 8pm PST! The broadcast will happen on the Capcom Fighter’s Twitch page.