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The Capcom Cup 2019 champion's Poison faces off against Sanford Kelly's Zeku in Street Fighter 5

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • May 19, 2020 at 6:05 p.m. PDT • Comments: 12

I think it's fair to say that iDom really opened the Street Fighter 5 community's eyes about Poison's potential after he used her (and Laura) to win Capcom Cup 2019.

Being that Poison received numerous buffs in the Season 5 patch and was then left alone in the matchmaking update, it's likely that Poison will continue to be a top tier threat during competition. Recently, SFV Fan uploaded a video that featured iDom's Poison going up against Sanford Kelly's Zeku.

Sanford Kelly, a very experienced Zeku user in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, is actually the player behind the PieDaFFy account.

Although most Zeku players prefer to bring out Zeku's Young variation as quickly as possible, Sanford Kelly mostly sticks to using Old Zeku in the match up against Poison. Of course, Young Zeku is able to make a few appearances since Sanford is using Zeku's V-Trigger 2.

It's worth noting that Poison has hurtboxes attached to her whip attacks. As a result, Old Zeku can sometimes whiff punish Poison by using the Bushin Gram - Koku special. This makes it difficult for iDom to press buttons in neutral.

Since both characters are armed with some rather powerful screen control tools, some of the rounds actually ended with a time over (which is kind of rare for Street Fighter 5). Regardless, this is a pretty action-packed set that's worth checking out.

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