Away from the spotlight firmly fixed on the first person shooter and MOBA tournaments, the Capcom Cup unfolded. On Sunday in Anaheim, MenaRD and Hajime "Tokido" Taniguchi locked horns for the biggest trophy. The former is the only representative of the Dominican Republic roster of players, so he had plenty of fans watching his games back home.
Tokido was credited with the first chance in this stage of the tournament, but he was outplayed eventually by his younger opponent. The tournament brought together a couple of remarkable players and Tokido eliminated some of the most prominent ones. After his performance in the Evolution Championship Series tournament that he won, he made a name for himself on the Street Fighter V stage.
MenaRD Avenges Recent Defeat to Tokido
What made this final particularly exciting was the fact that the two teams have met just a day before in the winners finals. It was Tokido who won that series by three games to two, so he was pretty comfortable ahead of the rematch. The Japanese player found out that the recently vanquished opponent was able to elevate his game greatly since their most recent encounter.
MenaRD shifted from defensive to offensive stances and was able to push the series once again into a decisive match. This time he didn’t falter and he played his A-game when he needed it the most and secured a shocking, but well-deserved victory. His triumph wrapped up a memorable Capcom Cup one that secured Naoki "Nemo" Nemoto place in history after he survived 250 player double-elimination to make it to the losers finals.