Throw loops, hard reads from Snake Eyez, and Smug beating a Critical Art with a Critical Art - CEO 2017 Street Fighter 5 highlights

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • June 18, 2017 at 8:12 p.m. PDT

Finally, the last tournament of CEO 2017 has come to an end. We've already given you highlights for Tekken 7 and Injustice 2 earlier today.

Even with all the new games out, Street Fighter 5 is still getting good viewership from the fans. It had 548 participants involved.

This time we have, you guessed it, highlights for Street Fighter 5. These moments showcase the hype we saw during the top 8 part of the tournament.

Our first two situations has to do with with the set between RB|Snake Eyez and DouyuTV|Xiao Hai. While somewhat different, they ended in a very similar manner.

Snake Eyez, in both of these showcased games, was pretty far ahead in terms of his life. He was able to catch Xiao Hai off guard with his smart usage of critical arts.

The first time involved using the fast recovery time of Zangief's hopping knee upon whiff to get in close. The second time was a wake up critical art.


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I'm sure everyone is excited to hear that there were a share of throw loops. It keeps even a player like PG|Punk guessing.

It looked as though GRPT|MOV was about to take the first round of his set with PIE|Smug with his combo into a Critical Art. Unfortunately for him, he dropped the combo but the Critical Art still came out.

Smug's reaction? Beat out the Critical Art with his own Critical Art!

Snake Eyez managed to make all the right reads in his set against XSK Samurai.

On the edge of having the tournament bracket reset, after PG|Punk's switch to Nash, Snake Eyez did an amazing job keeping his composure after an outstanding play by Punk. This was about as close as it gets, but Snake proved more clutch in the end.

Source: Capcom Fighters.

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