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Nauman wins Street Fighter V finals at EVO Japan 2020

It was an all Japanese final for Street Fighter V at EVO Japan, with Nauman emerging victorious over Mago.
Nauman wins Street Fighter V finals at EVO Japan 2020

In a surprising Street Fighter V grand finals match-up at EVO Japan 2020, Nauman as Sakura went toe-to-toe with Mago’s Karin in a fiercely close fight.

After Nauman won the first set, Mago managed to reset the bracket by winning three consecutive sets to make it 3-1 - utilising some excellent anti-air attacks.

Nauman managed to overcome Mago’s momentum however in the second bracket, who pulled off some incredible comebacks to win the tournament 3-0.

Nauman wins 1 million JPY (£6,980) for achieving first place, while runner-up Mago earned 400,000 JPY (£2,792)

His victory was a big win for himself and character Sakura, who isn’t often utilised on the Street Fighter V competitive circuit.

Speaking about his win on Twitter, Nauman wrote: “Sakura bloomed really, thank you very much, I did it…. I did it!

“I say everything many times in my true sense, but thank you very much for your support. I’ll do my best from now on.”

After the grand finals, Capcom surprisingly didn’t have any big reveals on display - shutting down hopes of a recently rumoured Nintendo Switch version of Street Fighter V: Champion Edition.

After EB Games Canada seemingly leaked a Switch version was ready to be announced on Twitter, Yoshinori Ono replied stating no such version exists.

You can check out the top eight standings from EVO Japan below.

1. Nauman

2. Hayashi “Mago” Kenryo

3. Sako

4. NuckleDu

5. Infiltration

5. Hiromiki “Itabashi Zangief” Kumada

7. Kensuke “Trashbox” Ishikawa

7. Masahiro “Machabo” Tomonaga