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The Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Tournament Grand Finals have concluded, and one thing was determined beyond a shadow of a doubt: Mad Catz and Western Wolves’ Seonwoo “INFILTRATION” Lee is the best fighting game player in the world. After his stunning victories in Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition ver. 2012 and Street Fighter X Tekken (with Ryan “LAUGH” Ahn) at EVOLUTION 2012, INFILTRATION managed to repeat the performance and win $50,000 and a brand new car in the process!
The final standings ended up like this:
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike:
2. Hajime “TOKIDO” Taniguchi
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix:
2. Afro Legends
3. John Choi
We will have more detailed coverage, along with videos, interviews, and photos later, so be sure to check back soon!
The atmosphere at the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Grand Finals is electric, with fight fans from around the world making the pilgrimage to San Francisco to celebrate 25 years of the definitive fighting game franchise. With over one thousand spectators in line before doors even opened, and more and more fans turning out throughout the day, it’s clear that everyone in attendance wouldn’t mind at least another 25 years of Street Fighter!
The Street Fighter X Tekken tournament is still taking place, but the top three in Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition ver. 2012 have already been determined, and they will do battle later tonight to decide who walks away as the SF25 Grand Champion!
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition ver. 2012 was especially dramatic, with many Mad Catz team members forced to face each other to progress in the tournament, but now the stage is set for the grand finals, featuring the last three EVO champions! You couldn’t have asked for a more perfect final!
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition ver. 2012 Top 3:
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Top 3:
- Hajime “TOKIDO” Taniguchi
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix Top 3:
- John Choi
- Afro Legends
We will have more results, news, photos, and interviews as the day goes on, so check back later for more!