This is part of “Battle for Tokyo“, a series on the teams competing at the ONE Street Fighter Tokyo Challenge.

On October 6, 10 of the world’s best Street Fighter pros will descend on Tokyo to participate in the first-ever ONE Street Fighter Tokyo Challenge.

There’s more than just personal pride and prize money at stake, as each pro will be representing their country alongside two countrymen.

Team Korea is made up of a trio of rising stars, headlined by Sim “NL” Gun, who recently finished second at Celtic Throwdown 2019.

Sim “NL” Gun

NL is currently Korea’s best pro player and has won multiple major tournaments, including the Saigon Cup and Combo Breaker last year. While he’s had a slow start to the 2019 CPT, he recently placed second at Celtic Throwdown, losing only to world number one, Bonchan in the grand finals.

NL is one of the best Akuma players in the world, perhaps second only to Hajime “Tokido” Taniguchi. His aggressive playstyle keeps his opponent on the back foot, and he holds victories over top pros like Ryota “Kazunoko” Inoue, DC “Infexious” Coleman, and Takeuchi “John Takeuchi” Ryota.

His most impressive win was at Celtic Throwdown 2019 when he demolished Victor “Punk” Woodley 3-0 in the Losers Final.

Kung “Verloren” Hyung-suk

Similar to NL, Verloren started competing in SFV back in 2016. He is a consistently strong performer, finishing in the top 16 in each of the previous three Evo tournaments.

Verloren is known for his offensive prowess, focusing on characters with big damage potential like Ibuki and Cammy.

He is currently ranked 48th place on the CPT Global Leaderboard, with prominent wins over Naoki “Moke” Nakayama, Ren “Johnny” Sato, and Bryant “Smug” Huggins.

Kim “Sigurros” Jung-soo

Sigurros is one of the rising stars of the Street Fighter V pro scene, and is definitely a player to keep an eye on. The F.A.N.G. player has a very unique playstyle, and can seamlessly switch between hyper-aggressive offense to a watertight defensive keep-away game.

While he has less experience than the other members of Team Korea, he will be keen to prove himself in Tokyo, and build on his promising year, which saw him put in good performances at Fighter’s Spirit and Evo.

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