Brian_F and ElChakotay's expressions say a lot about how their Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition set went at Texas Showdown 2019

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • May 11, 2019 at 9:01 p.m. PDT

Texas Showdown 2019 is an event that is currently hosting a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition. As a result, many players are seeking to elevate their point totals at the tournament.

Eventually, EQNX|Brian_F would cross paths with TGS|ElChakotay in a best two out of three set. Brian_F stuck with Balrog while ElChakotay was ready to take him on using R. Mika.

This ended up being a very intense set. Not only did it come down to the final game of the set, but things were also concluded in the final round.

Unfortunately for Brian_F, ElChakotay ended up winning thanks to his tick EX command grab. Brian_F definitely did a good job as he managed to corner ElChakotay with a significant life lead before things really fell apart.

Just one look at their expressions really tells the tale. ElChakotay popped-off after his victory while Brian_F's disappointment was clearly visible.

Notably, both competitors are also participating in the SF League which is characterized by pop-offs and developing rivalries. Since it's more of a team competition, the mental aspect is important.


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Let's take a moment to analyze how the set got to this point. Although Brian_F took the first round, ElChakotay had a very impressive turnaround in order to take game one.

Into the next game, ElChakotay ended up bulldozing through Brian_F's defense that left him with very little life remaining in the corner. Amazingly, Brian_F was able to maintain his composure and make a massive comeback.

Following this, Brian_F then made all the correct reads against his opponent for a clean sweep in the next round. Considering that he was on a roll, the feelings of disappointment following this set are certainly relatable. He made some amazing plays that unfortunately didn't pay off in the long run.

Brian_F would later be eliminated by Mouz|Problem X's M. Bison. Meanwhile, ElChakotay is currently sitting on the winners side of top eight.

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