Tai­wanese ‘Street Fighter’ fin­ishes 2nd in tour­na­ment

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Af­ter many tough clashes, Tai­wanese gamer Hsiang Yu-lin fin­ished sec­ond on Mon­day in the Nor­Cal Re­gion­als 2015 tour­na­ment for Ul­tra Street Fighter 4, the lat­est it­er­a­tion of the clas­sic video game launched in 1987.

On his run­ner-up fin­ish in the North­ern Cal­i­for­nia pre­mier fight­ing game tour­na­ment, Hsiang said he barely made it into the tour­na­ment’s Sweet 16 af­ter suf­fer­ing two con­sec­u­tive de­feats.

But he was able to will him­self into the event’s grand fi­nal at the last minute as his pride in his skills as a “Street Fighter” kicked in, he said.

Bet­ter known by his gam­ing han­dle “GamerBee,” Hsiang bested five world-class con­tenders at the event, in­clud­ing Mo­mochi, Kazunoko, and Smug.

Hsiang said that de­spite his best ef­forts, his per­for­mance with Street Fighter char­ac­ter Adon, a mas­ter of Muay Thai spe­cial­iz­ing in jug­gling op­po­nents with com­bi­na­tion at­tacks in the air, was no match for tour­na­ment cham­pion Daigo Ume­hara of Ja­pan.

Con­sid­ered Ja­pan’s great­est ar­cade fight­ing game player, Ume­hara spe­cial­izes in us­ing the char­ac­ter Evil Ryu, the cor­rupt pro­tag­o­nist of the Street Fighter uni­verse con­sumed with mur­der­ous in­tent and wrath.

With his victory, Ume­hara clinched a spot in the Cap­com Cup Fi­nals, the year-end tour­na­ment to crown a world cham­pion in the Street Fighter se­ries, while Hsiang picked up an im­por­tant 128 rank­ing points.

“I would like to give a shout out to those who sup­ported me, and although I am happy with my per­for­mance, I will not rest un­til I have gained en­try into the cham­pi­onship at the end of the year,” Hsiang posted on his Face­book page.

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