Singapore’s Leslie Cheong placed second in the Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition tournament at the Canada Cup 2011 fighting games tournament in Calgary, Alberta after losing to Japan’s Kazunoko 0-3 in the grand finals.
Leslie (Sagat), who had already lost once to Kazunoko (Yun) in the winners’ brackets finals, could not find any answer to the top-ranked Japanese player’s high-pressure rushdown play. Kazunoko steamrolled Leslie 2-0, 2-0, 2-1, with the Singapore player taking a consolation point in the final set by a double knockout in the only close round of the series.
The grand final did not do justice to Leslie’s run at Canada Cup 2011, which included a remarkable 2-0 (2-1, 2-1) win over Japan’s Mago (Fei Long) in the winners’ brackets semi-finals and a thrilling 2-1 (1-2, 2-0, 2-1) win over USA’s Wolfkrone (C.Viper) in the losers’ brackets finals.
Leslie wins US$400 (S$520) for placing second, while Kazunoko received US$1,400 (S$1,820) for placing first and Wolfkrone US$200 (S$260) for placing third.
Kun-Xian “Xian” Ho also took part in the tournament, but finished in the top 20 after being eliminated earlier in the tournament by Japan’s Tokido.
Enjoy the videos of Leslie’s matches below:
Leslie (Sagat) vs. Mago (Fei Long)
Leslie (Sagat) vs. Kazunoko (Yun)
Leslie (Sagat) vs. Wolfkrone (C.Viper)
Kazunoko (Yun) vs. Leslie (Sagat)