E-sports Festival Hong Kong 2017 Results: Japan’s Hx|CYG BST|Daigo Umehara Wins! Update: Highlights!

E-sports Festival Hong Kong 2017 Results

E-sports Festival Hong Kong 2017, held in Hong Kong on August 25th through 28th, has concluded and Japan’s Hx|CYG BST|Daigo Umehara has won his first Premier Event of the season. This win follows two first place finishes at back to back Ranking Events in late July and early August. Fellow Japanese players Gachikun took 2nd place and GGP|Kazunoko took 3rd place. Now let’s take a look at the E-sports Festival Hong Kong 2017 results for top 64.

If you missed any of the action, be sure to visit our videos page, where we will have a playlist for matches from E-sports Festival Hong Kong 2017!

We will have more on E-sports Festival Hong Kong 2017 in a few days, but for now let’s congratulate Hx|CYG BST|Daigo Umehara and take a look at the final results!

E-sports Festival Hong Kong 2017 Results: Top 64

Placing Handle Characters Points
1st Hx|CYG BST|Daigo Umehara Guile 400
2nd Gachikun Rashid 250
3rd GGP|Kazunoko Cammy 200
4th GRPT|Haitani Necalli 160
5th Talon|Xiaobao Vega/Necalli 130
5th NASR|Big Bird Ken 130
7th NL Cammy 100
9th GFuel|Verloren Cammy 70
9th YOUDEAL|Yukadon Ibuki 70
13th CO|Dogura Urien 40
13th Tse4444 Balrog/Chun-Li 40
17th ECHO FOX|Momochi Ken 20
17th DS|ZG Vega 20
17th Save Dhalsim 20
17th RB Urien 20
17th Scarz HORI|Sako Abigail/Akuma 20
17th RZR|Infiltration Juri/Nash 20
25th HumanBomb Chun-Li 10
25th Talon|Denesis M.Bison 10
25th YBK|Daikoku Go Birdie 10
25th GRPT|MOV Chun-Li 10
25th Donald-Trump Balrog 10
25th XYZZY Birdie 10
33rd KOF_99999 R.Mika 5
33rd HKFGA|Tinchi 5
33rd Sarz Ken 5
33rd Moke Rashid 5
33rd Intelligenz Necalli 5
33rd Saisak Karin 5
33rd XFT|Baoice 5
33rd Sawasama 5
33rd FightClub|VXBao 5
33rd FightClub|TodayCEO 5
33rd BurnoutFighter Dhalsim 5
33rd INC|RedBeanJeanne Laura 5
33rd FightClub|Cun Rou 5
33rd DS|Somniac M.Bison 5
49th HKFGA|Rainpro 1
49th HKFGA|HenTaiJoker 1
49th Tomo 1
49th Pierrealoha 1
49th Camaliho 1
49th FightClub|Dudu 1
49th KaWing 1
49th Almo 1
49th CS_U2_HK 1
49th Alvingor Rashid 1
49th uP|Dikmachine 1
49th BlackJack666 Necalli 1
49th GeGeGeNoKitaro 1
49th HKFGA|CKFaro 1
49th FightClub|Ash Cammy 1

E-Sports Festival Hong Kong 2017 Highlights :

Hx|CYG BST|Daigo Umehara switched main characters from his traditional Ryu to Guile early this season after a rough performance at Final Round 20 and a sub-Top 16 placement at NCR 2017. At first it was unclear if the decision was a wise one, but as the season went on it is becoming clear that the change and the hard work associated with it is paying off. He won two back to back Ranking Events in late July and early August and has now won his first Premier of the season here at E-Sports Festival Hong Kong 2017. In addition to the usual players you expect to hit top 8 there are several standouts. Japan’s Gachikun with his Rashid, NASR|Big Bird and his Ken from the United Arab Emirates and Taiwan’s Talon|Xiaobao with his Vega and Necalli are all having their best seasons in 2017. Let’s take a look at some highlight matches from E-Sports Festival Hong Kong 2017 featuring these great players and others.

NL vs GFuel|Verloren in Top 16

GFuel|Verloren and NL, both from Korea, face off in an exciting Cammy mirror match featuring relentless offense and a lot of momentum shifts. The way that NL catches Verloren’s Dive Kick with his Critical Art in the last round was incredible.

Talon|Xiaobao vs ZOWIE|GamerBee in Top 16

Taiwan’s Talon|Xiaobao is having a sensational season so far and is quickly making a name for himself. His Vega was a sight to behold, making masterful use of the character’s short and long range normals and his wall dives to attack from a variety of distances and angles. ZOWIE|GamerBee, also from Taiwan, is a seasoned veteran who is used to the pressures of a situation like this. He did a great job handling Xiaobao’s gameplan, including using Necalli’s Raging Light Dragon Punch to stuff many of his opponent’s wall dives, but Xiaobao ultimately took the win.

GRPT|Fuudo vs NASR|Big Bird in Top 8

Seeing high-level Ken play isn’t as common this season as it was last year, and NASR|Big Bird from the United Arab Emirates is one of the best right now. In this insane match he faced off against Japan’s GRPT|Fuudo, a veteran who regularly makes top 8 in Premier Events. This was a fun match to watch as both of the characters involved have flashy, big damage combos and lots of offense. When Fuudo got Big Bird into a corner he made it very difficult to escape, which is exactly where his R.Mika wants you to be. Big Bird made good use of Ken’s Dragon Punch to give Fuudo pause about attacking him after a knockdown. The winner of this match was determined by the player that got the last hit on the last round, and after a heart-stopping scramble it was Big Bird who came out on top and eliminated Fuudo.

Hx|CYG BST|Daigo Umehara vs GGP|Kazunoko in Top 8 Winners Semi-Finals

Hx|CYG BST|Daigo Umehara is a Street Fighter legend but even a player of his caliber has his demons. One of the few players that has seemed to have Daigo’s number in recent years is GGP|Kazunoko, who is the Capcom Cup 2015 Champion. What we have here is a match between two world-class players and has a lot of momentum swings and edge of your seat scrambles. This is another one that went down to the very last round with Daigo victorious in the end.

GGP|Kazunoko vs NASR|Big Bird in Top 8 Losers Bracket

NASR|Big Bird was just one round away from Top 4 but he was stopped by GGP|Kazunoko in a very close match that went to the final round.

Gachikun vs Hx|CYG BST|Daigo Umehara in Top 8 Winners Finals

A few characters have come into their own this season and one of them is Rashid. Gachikun, one of the world’s best Rashid players, faces off against Daigo’s Guile in Winners Finals. This was a crazy match with too many scrambles and clutch plays to count. Gachikun takes a 2-1 lead but don’t count out the legend!

Grand Finals: Hx|CYG BST|Daigo Umehara vs Gachikun

Gachikun and Daigo would face off once again in Grand Finals. Gachikun is coming from Losers Finals so he would need to win two sets to take 1st place. This Grand Finals was a tale of two sets.

Just like their first matchup in Winners Finals, Daigo had to weather a relentless tornado assault from Gachikun’s Rashid. Before you could wipe the wind from your face, Gachikun had beaten Daigo convincingly in the first set 3-0 to reset the bracket.

In the second set Daigo seemed to find a break in the storm. He was blocking Rashid’s varied mixups and offensive approaches more consistently while going on offensive himself with more often. Daigo won the second set 3-0 to take 1st place in a hard fought battle.

Don’t let the 3-0, 0-3 score fool you. This was a great Grand Finals where the score doesn’t convey how close it often was and you owe it to yourself to check it out.