Ceroblast's 4-player comeback had Daigo popping off harder than we've ever seen before during tense Canada Cup Street Fighter 5 team sets

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • November 3, 2019 at 12:28 p.m. PST

Japanese players are generally viewed as more reserved than their western counterparts at fighting game tournaments. They certainly do know how to pop off though and have been putting on a fun show at Canada Cup 2019 this weekend — including Mago going Super Saiyan.

Last night at the event featured the yearly 5v5 international team tournaments for Street Fighter 5 where Ceroblast was able to pull off a miraculous comeback against Team Japan taking down all five members with just his Ken which made even CYG|Daigo Umehara pop off hard following his defeat.

Team Japan 1 absolutely stacked the deck with their player selection considering they had Liquid|Nemo, CYG|Daigo Umehara, Mago, Kawano and FD|Haitani all playing together though the Urien player was the one doing pretty much all of the work on point.

Nemo by himself eliminated SlavicGold, Brutus, Mortsy and Kaymin leaving just Ceroblast as the lone Ken standing between victory for five Japanese greats.

After being down to his last round against Nemo, Cero was able to break down Team Japan slowly but surely including busting out the rare Shinryuken V-Trigger against Haitani's Akuma which ended up blowing the demon up multiple times.

The highlight of the night though was the final game with anchor vs. anchor against Daigo Umehara himself.

In the final round of the set, the Beast was able to land a Crush Counter into Critical Art which left Ceroblast one hit away from finally going down. Instead of betting everyting though on a Ume-Flash Kick to seal the deal, Ken's Tatsu was able to cross up and lead to the game ending combo.

Ceroblast and Daigo both erupted from their seats to pop off and jump around for the close set along with much of the crowd still in attendance — Mago, Nemo and Dogura can also be seen laughing as well. You can take a look at the full set in the archive below plus an alternate angle of the closing seconds and reaction recorded by Tempo|Alex Myers.


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