Over the weekend, the Japan Open tournament took place which was a chance for Street Fighter V players from Japan to qualify for the All Asian Games taking place later this year.
The All Asian Games which will be taking place in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China from 10 to 25 September 2022 will feature for the first time a category called esports. This is historic as it gives pro video game players a chance to win a gold medal for their country.
The games which will feature at the All Asian Games include; Arena of Valor, Dream Three Kingdoms 2, FIFA, and PUBG Mobile, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Dota 2, and Street Fighter V. The Japan Open featured all the top players from Japan but only two representatives could emerge which turned out to be Mago and Kawano.
Daigo, Kawano, Mago, and Higuchi were seeded into the top 8 of the tournament due to their CPT Japan wins giving them the advantage. Joining them in top 8 were Tokido, Fuudo, Fujimura, and Ryusei. After hard-fought battles which featured several close sets, Kawano was crowned as the champion again.