Ryota "Kazunoko" Inoue is a Japanese Fighting Games player currently representing Team Godsgarden.
Since 2008, Kazunoko has been making a name for himself in multiple fighting games franchises, namely in 2d fighting games. With multiple top placings in the biggest Street Fighter, Guilty Gear, BlazBlue, Dragon Ball FighterZ, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle and Persona 4 Arena tournaments in the world, he has cemented himself as one of the most successful multi-fighting game players in recent times.
Being known for his Order Sol, Yun, Raven, Cammy and Yamcha play, his aggressiveness and unpredictability have taken him to great lengths. Kazunoko's crowning achievement remains winning the last Ultra Street Fighter 4 major at Capcom Cup 2015  , where he went through the bracket undefeated, with convincing wins over 801 Strider, Problem X, NuckleDu, Infiltration and Daigo Umehara.
|2019-01-27||1st||Premier||DBFZ World Tour Finals 2018-19 @ Red Bull Final Summoning||1 : 3
3 : 1
|2018-12-16||1st||Premier||CouchWarriors Crossup 2018||3 : 0||Tachikawa||$2,500|
|2018-11-25||1st||Premier||Japan Round 2018||3 : 1||Fenrich||$2,500|
|2018-10-14||1st||Premier||SEA Major Singapore 2018||3 : 2||Moke||$2,500|
|2018-07-01||1st||Premier||Community Effort Orlando 2018||3 : 1
3 : 1
|2017-07-16||3rd||Premier||Evolution Championship Series 2017||1 : 3||Tokido||$9,625|
|2016-12-04||3rd||Premier||Capcom Cup 2016||0 : 3||Ricki Ortiz||$25,000|
|2015-12-06||1st||Premier||Capcom Cup 2015||3 : 2||Daigo Umehara||$120,000|
|2015-10-11||2nd||Premier||SoCal Regionals 2015||2 : 3
1 : 3
|2015-06-28||1st||Premier||Community Effort Orlando 2015||3 : 1||801 Strider||$11,448|
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- Known for his assertive playstyle, often described as aggressive even on defense.
- Shows little emotion before, during, and after matches.
- Considered one of the best Ultra Street Fighter 4 players, especially towards the latter half of 2015.
- Renowned for often being able to place top 8 in multiple games at any major he goes to. Between 2016 and 2018, Kazunoko placed top 8 in 5 different games at EVO alone.
- Was also a skilled For Honor player, having won Abi Cup and other notable tournaments in Japan.