'In my tier list, Necalli is just below the top tiers ... He's very strong, but hard to play safely' - Brolynho talks Necalli, LatAm region and more

Posted by Nicholas 'MajinTenshinhan' Taylor • November 5, 2017 at 5:30 a.m. PST

Capcom Cup 2017 is drawing closer by the day, and a lot of top level players are ready to test their skills against eachother at the grand event.

In an effort to build hype for this, we've decided to reach out to the qualified Capcom Cup players, and will be bringing you interviews with as many as possible of the players set to participate in the event.

Next up is Thomas "F3|Brolynho" Proença, the Brazilian powerhouse who holds the highest ranking for this year's CPT in the Latin America region. In this interview, he talks about his fighting game history, the Latin American region, what they could possibly give Necalli as a new V-Trigger to rival his old one and more.

Here's a snippet to get you started.

MajinTenshinhan: You've become a fairly big name in the scene since Street Fighter 5 launched, but were you competing in any fighting games before this game?

F3|Brolynho: Street Fighter 4. At that time I mainly went to national tournaments, because of my job, and had a good showing here in Brazil with many titles. Before Street Fighter 4 I've competed in King of Fighters 98, 2000, 2001 and 2002, but only in tournaments around my city because I was very young and I didn't have any money, haha.

Continue below for the full interview.

MajinTenshinhan: As far as I know, you've been using Necalli as your main since the beginning, what is it that drew you to this character and how good do you feel he is in the game's current state?

F3|Brolynho: I always liked villains and evil characters. So that was the characteristic that made me choose him.

Necalli in my tier list is just below the top tiers: Ibuki, Rashid, Cammy, Karin, Guile and Akuma. He is very strong but hard to play safely, especially when he is attacking. The player must have good reads on the opponent reactions, not only good, but needs to be fast in recognizing defensive patterns.

MajinTenshinhan: Internationally, the Latin American Street Fighter scene doesn't get talked about nearly as much as the other regions when it comes to competitive Street Fighter. You've experienced the Latin American competition a lot, but also competed against international players quite a few times now. How do you feel the Latin American region stacks up against the others, skill-wise?

F3|Brolynho: I feel that Latin America is very strong, but still we are one step behind Japan and USA when it comes to top players, not that far, but we are. People have been traveling many years and, at least for me, it started 1 year ago and this is also true for almost everyone here. I'm experiencing good tournaments in USA and everytime I'm growing a bit and getting more and more confidence.

MajinTenshinhan: Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition has been announced to be released early next year, which will bring a bunch of new modes and changes along with the game's third season. What changes to the game are you hoping for in this new version?

F3|Brolynho: I usually don't think about future changes when it comes about Street Fighter. The reason is because Capcom don't listen to the players, so I get upset when things end up differently than what I think. So I just wait and see.

MajinTenshinhan: One of the big selling points for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition is that they're giving a second V-Trigger to each character. What do you think can be done for Necalli, who is pretty heavily defined by his V-Trigger, to make his new one into a viable option?

F3|Brolynho: People used to say that Necalli has the best V-Trigger in the game. But I don't see it like that. For sure in V-Trigger he is the best character in the game. But it's definitely not the best V-Trigger, compared to Ibuki, Balrog, Laura, Urien.

When Necalli becomes the best character in the game he has ~500 health if the V-Skill has been used well. So they could give to Necalli a V-Trigger that I like to call VT of death as the ones I've mentioned.

MajinTenshinhan: How do you feel about your chances going into Capcom Cup 2017?

F3|Brolynho: I don't think about chances. I'm gonna play my maximum, that's what's in my mind. Try to play with confidence and no pressure. I don't even know who I could face in the first round, but I'm confident.

Huge thanks to Thomas "F3|Brolynho" Proença for participating in our interview series and we wish you the best of luck at Capcom Cup 2017. Please look forward to more interviews in the coming days.

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