He is known for his Rashid play in Street Fighter V. Takeuchi came into the spotlight when the r/kappa subreddit crowdfunded his travel expenses so he could compete at First Attack 2016, an annual tournament held in Puerto Rico. He took the funding honorably, absolutely smashed the competition at the tournament, quickly became a fan favorite among fighting game players.
In 2018, John Takeuchi returned to the spotlight when he took second place at EVO Japan 2018, losing only to Infiltration. He became known for his outgoing and friendly personality, and for being a rare example of a professional Japanese player who uses a Pad instead of the more traditional Arcade Stick.
He is also currently ranked as the 23rd best Street Fighter V player on the PGRSF 2016-19.
Street Fighter V
|2021-04-18||5 - 6th||CPT 2021 Online Event: Asia - Japan #1||0 : 3||Momochi|
|2020-03-15||17 - 18th||Topanga Championship 2020||1/7||Round Robin|
|2020-01-26||33 - 48th||Evolution Championship Series: Japan 2020||0 : 2||Yuzuponzu|
|2019-12-15||9 - 12th||Capcom Cup 2019||1 : 3||Machabo||$2,000|
|2019-11-17||9 - 12th||CPT North America Open 2019||1 : 2||Nemo|
|2019-11-03||9 - 12th||Canada Cup 2019||1 : 2||sako|
|2019-09-15||9 - 12th||CPT Asia Premier @ Tokyo Game Show 2019||0 : 2||Shuto|
|2019-09-08||13 - 16th||PPL Fighter Masters 2019||1 : 2||Sunhui|
|2019-09-01||5 - 6th||Celtic Throwdown 2019||1 : 3||Punk||$750|
|2019-08-04||33 - 48th||Evolution Championship Series 2019||L||Punk|
|2019-07-21||13 - 16th||VSFighting 2019||1 : 2||Dogura|
|2019-07-07||13 - 16th||Game Over Tournament 2019||0 : 2||Oil King|
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vs. Justin Wong
- Takeuchi is the only professional Japanese player who never frequented Japanese arcades.
- Well-known for his Rashid.