Italian Streamer takes Blanka from Rookie to Diamond rank online in just over 15 hours in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

From Zero (league points) to Hero

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • March 12, 2018 at 4:20 p.m. PDT

Many online warriors out there only dream about reaching the top of the leaderboard mountains with thousands upon thousands of players putting in work to improve their standings on the daily.

For many Street Fighter 5 players, reaching Diamond rank means you have joined the cream of the crop with only the gods on Mt. Olympus in Master and Grand Master above you. For Italian streamer and Street Fighter player SchiacciSempre, it was a Tuesday.

SchiacciSempre has taken it upon himself to take new characters in Street Fighter 5 from 0 league points all of the way to Diamond status (14,000 LP) within a 24 hour period. He succeeded in season two undergoing the trial with Abigail and Zeku followed by Sakura with the launch of Arcade Edition.

Now the likes of the green beast himself, Blanka, has joined the ranks of other jewelry studded characters with SchiacciSempre's latest attempt reaching Diamond rank in almost exactly 15 hours (in game time). He had previously reached that shiny blue status with Sakura an hour faster than Blanka.

Those of us struggling to climb the ladder with our main characters should take some notes during SchiacciSempre's endurance runs of the game. Plus, it is interesting to see the evolution in skill and the meta game as time goes on.

Check out his final round in his road to Diamond in the clip below and some highlights from his run after the jump.


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SchiacciSempre scores an easy stun and perfect KO against a Platinum Cammy player in the clip below.


Towards the end of his run, he shows off the strength of Blanka's second V-Trigger against a Birdie player to pull off a comeback.


Finally, he takes on perhaps the scariest character in the game right now, Abigail. SchiacciSempre almost manages to stun the giant in the match below.


How far do you think you would get in 15 hours? Let us know in the comments below.

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