Tokido's victory at the Tokyo Game Show CPT premier event just awarded him the lead in Capcom Pro Tour points

Will Tokido be able to maintain with more premier and ranking events on the way?

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • September 23, 2018 at 8:32 a.m. PDT | Comments: 11

The Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition tournament at the Tokyo Game Show 2018 was a premier event. This meant that the winner, FOX|Tokido, walked away with 700 additional Capcom Pro Tour points and a large portion of the 10,000,000 yen pot bonus ($90,363 USD).

A net gain of 700 points at this point of the year is a pretty big deal as we are rapidly approaching the year's main event in December — Capcom Cup 2018. Whoever has the highest number of points by the end of the season will have first seed.

Thus far, only three players have managed to score two premier events under their belts for this season. The players that have accomplished this are Tokido, FUDOH|Fujimura, and FAV|Sako who now reside in 1st, 2nd, and 4th respectively.

While Tokido held an initial point lead at the beginning of the season, he would eventually be overtaken by Fujimura's recent dominant performance with his Ibuki by claiming multiple ranking events and two premier events — CEO 2018 and Stunfest 2018.

Mouz|Problem X's first place finish at EVO 2018 also shifted Tokido's position downward as he gained 1,750 points from that particular event alone. Since Tokido came in second during that event, he was able to claim 850 points (which is actually more than a premier event).

It is Tokido's victory at the Tokyo Game Show 2018 that is now catapulting him to first place. Let's take a look at the current standings before everything is updated:

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Before the next update to the standings, Tokido's points are listed as 2,491 at the time of writing this. After he is awarded the 700 points from his recent win, he'll have 3,191 points.

While Fujimura was also present at the Tokyo Game Show 2018 premier event, his performance this time around fell short of the predictions of most. Inevitably, he ended up not placing high enough to score any points at all. Therefore, his current number of points will remain at 2,701.

Problem X also attended a different premier event this weekend. A 17th place finish at EGX 2018 will only grant him 20 additional points. As a result, his new point total will be 2,681.

This means that Tokido is currently en route to being the first seed for the Capcom Cup 2018 event at the end of the year. However, Fujimura and Problem X only lag behind by 490 and 510 points respectively.

In other words, this is no time for Tokido to get comfortable if he wants first seed. Let's take a closer look at the remaining events that can award points.

Capcom Pro Tour events

• Fighting Fest — Ranking
• Online Event: Asia East Two — Ranking
• Online Event: North America East One — Ranking

• Thunderstruck VI — Ranking
• BATS - Buenos Aires True Salt — Ranking
• SEAM 2018 Asia Regional Final — Premier

• JAM Festival 2018 — Premier
• East Coast Throwdown 2018 — Ranking
• Canada Cup 2018 — Premier

• LATAM Regional Finals 2018 — Premier
• Online Event: North America East Two — Ranking
• North American Regional Finals at Red Bull Conquest — Premier

There's a total of five premiere and seven ranking events remaining for this Capcom Pro Tour season. There's still time for some major shifts in the Capcom Pro Tour standings. Will Tokido be able to maintain his lead?

Notably, Tokido was second seed in 2016 and 2017 to PG|Infiltration and FOX|Punk respectively. It'd be a pretty major accomplishment for Tokido to snag first seed this time as it would mark the first time for him during a Capcom Pro Tour for Street Fighter 5.

There's no doubt that these remaining events are going to play a major role in the construction of the Capcom Cup 2018 brackets at the very end of the year. We'll just have to wait and see how things play out.

Source: Capcom Pro Tour standings. Photo credit: BornFree.

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