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Bonchan

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Player Information
Name:
髙橋正人
Romanized Name:
Masato Takahashi
Birth:
March 10, 1987 (1987-03-10) (age 33)
Country:
Status:
Active
Approx. Total Winnings:
$118,227
Links
Achievements
SoCal Regionals/2015/USFIV Ultra Hyakkishu Cup/2015 Battle Arena Melbourne/9/SFV Community Effort Orlando/2019/SFV VSFighting/2019/SFV Evolution Championship Series/2019/SFV Celtic_Throwdown/2019/SFV
History
2015-09-01 - Present

Masato "Bonchan" Takahashi (born March 10, 1987) is a Japanese Street Fighter player currently representing Red Bull eSports.

Information[edit]

His methodical and dominating Sagat play in Street Fighter IV made him famous for being the king of Sagat players. Bonchan had a particularly successful year in 2014, taking third place in the Topanga World League and second at EVO 2014, where he ended up on the losing side of a fiercely fought grand finals match with Luffy.

In Street Fighter V, Bonchan started with Ryu as his main character but did not find much success in the beginning of the game's lifespan. Eventually he switched to Nash, and slowly started to climb through the ranks again. Bonchan eventually cemented himself as the best Nash player in the world by winning Saigon Cup 2017, Battle Arena Melbourne 9 and The Colosseum 2017.

In 2019, Bonchan managed to win his first-ever EVO Championship Title for Street Fighter V, beating Big Bird in the Grand Finals.

Achievements[edit]

Street Fighter V[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2019
2019-12-22MC13 - 16thRed Bull Kumite 20190 : 2United Arab EmiratesBig Bird
2019-12-15RG25 - 32ndCapcom Cup 2019Karin0 : 3JapanRashidgachikun$250
2019-11-17DA4thCPT North America Open 20191 : 3United StatesNuckleDu$5,000
2019-10-13DA4thCPT Asia Regional Finals @ SEA Major Singapore 2019Karin2 : 3JapanAkumaTokido$1,000
2019-09-15SS193 - 256thCPT Asia Premier @ Tokyo Game Show 20191 : 2SigurRos
2019-09-01AA1stCeltic Throwdown 20193 : 1South KoreaNL$7,000
2019-08-04AA1stEvolution Championship Series 2019Karin3 : 2United Arab EmiratesRashidBig Bird$31,706
2019-07-21AA1stVSFighting 20193 : 1
3 : 2
United StatesPunk$7,000
2019-06-30AA1stCommunity Effort Orlando 2019Karin2 : 3
3 : 1
JapanIbukiFujimura$9,240
2019-06-09CA3rdTaipei Major 20191 : 3JapanFuudo$1,500
2019-05-26MC13 - 16thCombo Breaker 20191 : 2United StatesMenaRD
2019-05-19BA2ndBattle Arena Melbourne 113 : 0
1 : 3
JapanMachabo$166
All Results
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
This player has no results.
All Results

Street Fighter IV[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2015
2015-12-06RG25 - 32ndCapcom Cup 20150 : 2ChinaXiao Hai
2015-10-17AA1stUltra Hyakkishu Cup 20153 : 2JapanNemo$8,367
2015-10-11AA1stSoCal Regionals 20152 : 3
3 : 1
JapanKazunoko$8,080
2015-09-20BA2ndTokyo Game Show 20153 : 2
1 : 3
JapanDashio
2015-06-28GA7 - 8thCommunity Effort Orlando 20152 : 3United StatesDieminion$540
2015-05-24GA7 - 8thStunFest 20152 : 3TaiwanGamerBee$500
2015-04-12GA7thTopanga World League #24/4Grp. S.$166
2015-04-05DA4thNorCal Regionals 20151 : 3TaiwanGamerBee$1,000
2015-03-28AA1stRed Bull Kumite 20153 : 1
3 : 1
JapanTokido
2015-03-20IC9 - 12thFinal Round 181 : 2United StatesSnake Eyez
2014
2014-12-13IC9 - 12thCapcom Cup 2014Sagat1 : 2JapanKenMomochi
2014-10-11BA2ndTaito Arcade Nationals 20142 : 3JapanNISHIKIN$928
All Results
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
This player has no results.
All Results

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Bonchan was much heavier back in 2012. Since then he adopted a healthy lifestyle.
  • Likes to control the pace of the match.
  • Known for being "The King of Sagat Players" in Japan.
  • Not only finished second-place at EVO 2014, but also accumulated silver medals in the same year.
  • Bonchan attributes his evolution as a professional to his friends and mentors Tokido and Daigo Umehara.