Atsushi “Fujimura” Fujimura may have won the tournament, but there were plenty of other highlights from Fighter’s Spirit 2019.
Sako vs Verloren (Top 32)
The highlight of the tournament was this insane combo by Naoto “Sako” Sako, who turned this match against Hyungsuk “Verloren” Kong into a single player game, landing a 40-hit, 20-second combo with a Critical Art to finish it.
Nemo vs Itabashi Zangief (Pools)
This matchup between two Japanese legends was full of crazy moments, but Naoki “Nemo” Nemoto’s Aegis Reflector into a juggle combo into a Critical Art to finish off Hiromiki “Itabashi Zangief” Kumada was the highlight of the match.
After the match, Nemo jumped on the stage, mimicked Urien’s headbutt and then offered Itabashi a handshake.
Fuudo vs MOV (Lower Bracket Quarter Final)
Keita “Fuudo” Ai’s’ mix-up game is so good he’s capable of making any opponent look like a fool. This time, Joe “MOV” Egami was on the receiving end of this relentless R.Mika beatdown.
Nemo vs Oil King (Top 32)
Nemo absolutely deleted Le-Wei “Oil King” Lin’s Rashid with these corner combo mixups.
MOV vs Poongko (Pools)
MOV showed off why he’s one of the best Chun-Li’s in the world with this huge 34 hit combo.
Fujimura vs Ryusei (Pools)
This sequence had everything. Ryusei “Ryusei” Ito nearly finished off Fujimura with a huge Urien combo into a Critical Art in the corner, but Fujimura was able to counter with his own Fuma Shuriken setup and a beautiful EX command grab to get past Ryusei’s Aegis Reflector.
Fujimura vs Qiuqiu (Top 32)
The comeback of the tournament goes to Fujimura, who absolutely dismantled Gu “QiuQiu” Ran’s Urien with no life remaining. He even landed a sick anti-air to keep Urien in the corner.