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Sako sparring with one of Japan's best Chun-Li players - high-level match footage with key display

Posted by Cheng Kai 'KarbyP' Sim • April 25, 2016 at noon PDT • Comments: 19

Last week, we translated an interview that the Famitsu editorial team with Hori|Sako. In it, he talked about his change in Street Fighter 5 mains from Karin to Chun-Li, his favorite "Sako Combo" (for now), and his plans for the year -- his first tournament outside of Japan will likely be EVO 2016, in July. That's over two months away.


Fortunately, we won't have to wait that long to see more of Hori|Sako's high-level play in action. Some of you may already know this, but in SF5, he plays under the tag "Option9". Today we have for you some replays of Hori|Sako sparring with two of Japan's finest: NPB_ken (Chun-Li) and kyo_anton (Nash).

In the first video, Hori|Sako even takes a perfect round against NPB_ken's Chun-Li in the mirror match. Between the two top Chun players, you'll get to see many examples of high-level techniques, such as a cr.LP, standing LP into Spinning Bird Kick.

Here's a snippet to get you started:


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The following video also has Hori|Sako facing off against Alex, Dhalsim and Karin players.
Source: Nekketsu Game TV. Photo of Sako from Kara “Karaface” Leung.
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