CPT Asia East 2: Infiltration the Latest Qualifier for Capcom Cup

Femi Famutimi
2 min
CPT Asia East 2: Infiltration the Latest Qualifier for Capcom Cup
The South Korean legend was the favorite at the beginning of the tournament and made no mistake as he took the win with Juri

Infiltration became the 25th pro player to qualify for Capcom Cup with a storming performance against Oil King. Infiltration lost the Winners' Final to Oil King but came back in Grand Finals to reset the bracket and then seal his spot. The Korean legend is also the only Juri to make it into the competition so far, which brings the number of unique characters qualified so far to 17.

Infiltration has been in and out of the scene in recent times, but this win shows that his competitive prowess has not diminished in any way. He started out the bracket strongly and made top 8 with relative ease. His loss to Oil King was pretty convincing as the Rashid main won 3-0. But after defeating Taiwanese Urien player RB in the losers final, he came back and beat Oil King comprehensively to take the win. 

Infiltration was the favorite from the very beginning, but there were a few dominant players that were also competing for the top spot, including Oil King and HotDog29. There were also a couple of impressive players that used the chance to really show off their skills, like RB and Daimon, who came in 3rd and 4th, respectively. 

Infiltration also made the finals of Asia East 1 but lost to NL, and this time he came for revenge. Even his quotes during the top 16 tournament showed his intentions as he claimed that he would win this time. He made good on that promise, and it will be interesting to see how he fares in Capcom Cup





There are now seven slots left for Capcom Cup with six more qualifiers and a Last Chance Qualifier tournament to go. The LCQ will take place on the 14th of February 2022, and it will be fascinating to see who can make it to Capcom Cup via that route. As it stands, the lineup for the tournament next year looks insane, and it is still missing veterans like Tokido, Xian, and Problem X. We'll be keeping an eye on how things develop, and if you need some more Street Fighter content, why not check out why we think the European Street Fighter scene might be better than North America right now? Till next time.