Talents of the month
The Capcom Pro Tour (CPT) 2023 France Offline Premier for Street Fighter 6 came to a successful close on November 6, 2023. Two players from Yesports, Chris Wong and Humanbomb, both successfully entered the quarterfinals, with Chris Wong obtaining the ultimate Champion title, which made history as the best performer from the players of Street Fighter’s community in Hong Kong, while veteran player Humanbomb also won the fifth place in the tournament.
The CPT 2023: France Offline Street Fighter 6 attracted more than 400 e-sports players to participate in, including many excellent Street Fighter players such as Valmaster, NuckleDu, Hotdog29, Oil King, and the two-time world champion MenaRD.
The grand final featured the two-time world champion MenaRD against Chris Wong. Although MenaRD defeated Chris Wong in the first round, Chris Wong relied on his strong psychological quality to regain his rhythm in the match and successfully defeated MenaRD with slightly higher health points before time out and won the Championship. This victory also qualifies Chris Wong for the Capcom Cup X, and a chance to compete for a US$1 million prize in February next year.
Chris Wong shared his joy on Facebook after the tournament, “This is my first time qualified for Capcom Cup and I hope to achieve a good result”. He also congratulated the other two players who are also from Hong Kong, his teammate Humanbomb and fellow player Hotdog29, for reaching the top 8 in the tour.
Capcom Cup is a prestigious tournament with a substantial prize pool. The total prize money has reached US$2 million this year, with the champion earning US$1 million. It is considered the most important event for each Street Fighter player. The 2024 Capcom Cup will feature 48 players. Yesports has been an advocate in providing resources and support to professional esports players; it looks forward to Chris Wong's impressive performance in next year's Capcom Cup and provides continuous support to Hong Kong esports athletes.