Bandits Gaming, the North American champions of Street Fighter League Pro-US 2023, have claimed the title of Street Fighter League World Champions 2023 after defeating 00 Nation and FAV Gaming in a thrilling tournament at Capcom Cup X.
Dominating Group Stage
As part of the Capcom Cup X, the SFL World Championship 2023 featured three teams that qualified from their respective regions: Bandits Gaming from North America, FAV Gaming from Japan, and 00 Nation from Europe. In order to determine the finalists, the teams competed in a round-robin group stage, where each team played two matches against the other two teams.
Bandits Gaming showed their dominance in the group stage, winning both of their matches with a total score of 65 points. First, they defeated FAV Gaming 25-20 in the first match, and then 00 Nation 40-0 in the second match. Bandits Gaming’s roster of Team Captain MenaRD, Caba, ChrisT, and XiaoHai displayed impressive teamwork and individual skill, using a variety of characters and strategies to overcome their opponents.
FAV Gaming Secures Top 2 Finish
FAV Gaming, the Japanese champions of Street Fighter League Pro-JP 2023, secured a top 2 finish in the group stage with a score of 60 points. They lost to Bandits Gaming 20-25 in the first match, but bounced back with a convincing 40-0 win over 00 Nation in the second match. FAV Gaming’s roster of Sako, Ryusei, Tokido, and Bonchan showcased their mastery of the game, executing flawless combos and setups with their chosen characters.
Grand Finals Marathon
After the group stage, the grand finals were set and various matches and combinations of the two teams were displayed. This included 4 sets between Bonchan and Mena where the two traded back in forth. FAV gaming took an early lead to get a quick 50-10 lead, but with the help of XiaoHai, Caba and Mena the team came back. Finally, one final match decided the title between MenaRD and Ryusei with Mena emerging as the victor.
Bandits Gaming have proven themselves to be the best Street Fighter team in the world, since they won the SFL World Championship 2023 with an impressive performance. Not only that, but they have also made history, as they are the first North American team to win the SFL World Championship. On the other hand, FAV Gaming and 00 Nation also deserve praise, as they put up a good fight and showed their skills and passion for the game. In conclusion, the SFL World Championship 2023 was a spectacular event, and a fitting conclusion to a year of Street Fighter action.