- The 2019 Street Fighter V Capcom Pro Tour wraps up with the Capcom Cup on December 13 to 15
- Punk and Tokido are tied as favorites and are first & third in Capcom Pro Tour points respectively
- Gachikun is the defending champion after defeating Itabashi Zangief in the 2018 Grand Finals
The final event of the 2019 Street Fighter V season takes place on December 13th to December 15th. The Capcom Cup in Los Angeles will bring together 32 players who have qualified via either Capcom Pro Tour points or regional qualifiers.
Capcom Cup 2019 Betting Odds
All odds taken Dec 9
The Pride of North America
Punk isn’t the only North American player who will be at the 2019 Capcom Cup, but it’s pretty clear that he has the best shot of winning it all. Punk enters as the co-favorite to win after racking up the most CPT points over the course of the year. He’s gone on streaks where he looked unbeatable, playing his patented footsie style. In the first half of the year, Punk ripped off consecutive wins at Street Grand Battle, Combo Breaker and DreamHack Dallas.
His October was just as dominant as he’s coming off tournament wins at UFA, East Coast Throwdown and First Attack. His momentum was halted at CPT North America as he got eliminated from the open bracket in a close set against Bonchan.
Punk has been one of the more consistent players over the course of the year, and he’ll surely be in the mix as the bracket narrows.
Tokido Fresh Off a Win in Canada
It’s been an up and down year for Tokido. Of course, he has a collection of new trophies, but he’s also lost early in more tournaments then you’d expect. Part of that is the nature of his character, Akuma. When you’re playing well, he’s a tricky character to slow down, but there’s little room for error. Regardless of some disappointing results like his showing at EVO, Tokido is heading to the Capcom Cup fresh off a win at Canada Cup.
It wasn’t the most stacked event but wins over Xian and Oil King might have Tokido raring to go in time for Capcom Cup. Still, I’d rather wager on some other players riding a hot streak.
A Walk Down Sesame Street
Out of the 32 players competing at Capcom Cup, Big Bird might have the most momentum. Over the past four months, he’s been extremely impressive. At EVO, he finished second after a close set in grand finals against Bonchan. He’d rebound from the loss to take Europe by storm. At Fight Club he took down Problem X before winning both the Regional Finals and the Regional Open at CPT EU.
He’s the best player in Europe at the moment, and even when he loses, he puts up a fight. Big Bird is a guy that has a lot of attention going in, and at +1000, there’s a lot of good value here. A Big Bird victory would also give the Capcom Cup back-to-back Rashid winners.
The Winner of Four Straight
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention Bonchan. There’s always a discussion about who the best Street Fighter V player in the world is. Well after Bonchan won four straight high caliber tournaments, there really wasn’t a question. Consecutive wins at CEO, VSFighting, EVO and Celtic Throwdown put Bonchan on top of the SFV world. Although he hasn’t won since, Bonchan is only three months removed from the incredibly dominant winning streak.
The Capcom Cup is full of upset potential, and the bracket is stacked from top to bottom. I’d stray away from the favorites here and put more attention on Bonchan or Big Bird. With better value on Big Bird, he’s the pick here.
Pick: Big Bird (+1000)