Evo Champion Problem X Claims First Place at Celtic Throwdown

Evo Champion Problem X Claims First Place at Celtic Throwdown

Problem X retains his position as Celtic Throwdown's Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition champion for the second consecutive year.

This year continues to be fruitful for London-based Street Fighter player Problem X. He recently beat Tokido in the grand finals of the world’s biggest fighting game tournament Evo to become the 2018 champion. Continuing his reign this past weekend, Problem X hit Ireland’s biggest competitive gaming event Celtic Throwdown.

With a number of games on the bill including Tekken 7, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3, and the much-loved Street Fighter III: Third Strike; Capcom’s latest rendition of their iconic fighting game franchise took its place as the annual headlining act with Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition.

The semi-finals saw the Evo champ enter the bracket in the winners’ position knocking UK’s Shakz and France’s Akainu into the losers’ bracket as they each conceded 3-1 loses. Akainu climbed back up the ladder by sweeping former Evo Champion Luffy’s R.Mika 3-0 to secure a rematch against Problem X in the grand final.

Akainu’s Guile started off strong by securing the first match against his opponent. However, Problem X’s M. Bison proved to be too much as he advanced to claim a 3-2 victory.

Problem X’s mix of Abigail and M. Bison have proven to be a formidable force throughout the year with an aggressive playstyle and a constantly impressive footsie game. His defeat of Akainu’s Guile has led to Problem X claiming the top spot at Celtic Throwdown for the second consecutive year, and for the third time overall.

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is available now for PlayStation 4 and PC with recently added newcomer G and veteran Sagat being the latest additions to the game’s ever-expanding roster. The game is available for purchase via Amazon, if you haven’t picked it up yet.

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