It’s the final week of the STREET FIGHTER LEAGUE: Pro-US 2019 competition! Only the top four teams will move on to compete at the Mid-Season Final which will be held at CEO on June 28th. Teams on the bubble worked to secure one of those spots while the top teams fought hard this week to be at the top of the standings for seeding purposes. Here’s a recap of this week’s episode!
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TEAM STORM DEFEATS TEAM SPIRIT 3-2
Result from Battle in Week 6: STORM defeats SPIRIT 3-2, character bans: Balrog and Laura
Character Bans: Balrog and Laura
The team battle between iDom’s Team STORM and Justin Wong’s Team SPIRIT in week 6 was decided when STORM’s Samurai single-handedly eliminated all of Team SPIRIT with his Akuma. Although this wasn’t a one player show like their previous face-off, it was decided by the same player. iDOM’s Birdie, which has been largely ineffective as a secondary character up until now, got it’s first win in round one against Brian_F. The match between Justin Wong and Samurai in round three was intense as Samurai used Justin’s own time control strategy against him. Samurai secured the win for Team STORM by eliminating Psycho with an appropriate Perfect in the final round!
TEAM FROST DEFEATS TEAM PSYCHO 3-2
Result from Battle in Week 6: FROST defeats PSYCHO 3-0, character bans: Karin and Ibuki
Character Bans: R.Mika and Necalli
With a 1-8 record going into this week, Toi’s Team PSYCHO was not in contention to be one of the top four teams to move on. They did, however, have an opportunity to play spoiler and blunt Team FROST’s record. This was the first week in the entire competition that Toi was allowed to use his main character, M.Bison! One of the early highlights of this team battle happened in the very first round when PSYCHO’s El Chakotay, playing a secondary character in G for the first time in the competition, came within a few hits of defeating FROST team captain Nephew and his Kolin! After that close call things looked down for FROST as PSYCHO’s JustAKid defeated UpToSnuff and Toi defeated Dual Kevin in the next two rounds. Nephew reversed FROST’s fortunes and would eliminate the last two members of Team PSYCHO.
TEAM INFERNO DEFEATS TEAM GALE 3-1
Result from Battle in Week 6: GALE defeats INFERNO 3-2, character bans: Karin and Ibuki
Character Bans: Guile and Karin
NuckleDu’s Team GALE handed Punk’s Team INFERNO the first of its two losses in week 6 in a very close 3-2 battle. This week’s battle wasn’t as epic but it still had a few surprises. The match between INFERNO’s JB and GALE’s Shine in round two was a thrilling with Shine being able to use Ibuki for only the second time in the competition. The next round featured a battle of the team captains that showcased two of the world’s best players with Punk and NuckleDu continuously adapting to one another to get an edge. After the first round it was a clean sweep for INFERNO that secured their first place position on the standings.
The regular season for season one is now complete after this week’s episode and with the standings final we now know the four teams that will move on to the Mid-Season Finals! Teams INFERNO (1st place, 8-2), STORM (2nd place, 7-3), GALE (3rd place, 6-4) and FROST (4th place, 5-5) will all face off at CEO on June 28th. Team SPIRIT finishes the season at 5th place with a 3-7 record and Team PSYCHO at 6th place with a record of 1-9.
TUNE IN NEXT WEEK!
Tune in next week on Friday, June 28th to watch the top four teams compete in the season one Mid-Season Finals live from CEO! Be there at 5PM PDT/8PM EDT to see who comes out victorious!