Yusuke "Momochi" Momochi (born February 12, 1986) is a Japanese Fighting Games player currently representing Victrix Pro. He is also one of the owners of esports organization Shinobism and its team, Shinobism Gaming.
He is a two-time EVO champion, having won Ultra Street Fighter IV at EVO 2015 and Street Fighter V at EVO Japan 2019, as well as a Capcom Cup champion. Momochi is known for being an exceptionally cold and precise player, and rarely expressing emotion while playing.
Momochi's play style revolves around his impeccable neutral game, where he mainly focuses on whiff punishing and hit confirming. In general, he constantly weighs the odds of his actions and tries to play safely, using his extensive game and character knowledge to pick apart his opponent's mistakes. Although Momochi is not a character loyalist, his fame was built around his exceptional Ken play in Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter V.
Street Fighter V
|2020-07-26||5 - 6th||CPT 2020 Online Event: Asia East 1||2 : 3||Fuudo|
|2020-03-15||15 - 16th||Topanga Championship 2020||2/6||Round Robin|
|2020-01-26||25 - 32nd||Evolution Championship Series: Japan 2020||1 : 2||NuckleDu|
|2019-12-15||17 - 24th||Capcom Cup 2019||2 : 3||moke||$500|
|2019-09-15||1st||CPT Asia Premier @ Tokyo Game Show 2019||3 : 1||Mago||$46,267|
|2019-08-04||9 - 12th||Evolution Championship Series 2019||0 : 2||YangMian|
|2019-06-30||9 - 12th||Community Effort Orlando 2019||0 : 2||Dual Kevin|
|2019-06-09||13 - 16th||Taipei Major 2019||0 : 2||Tokido|
|2019-05-26||13 - 16th||Combo Breaker 2019||1 : 2||JB|
|2019-04-21||17 - 24th||Street Grand Battle 2019||1 : 2||Machabo|
|2019-03-31||17 - 24th||NorCal Regionals 2019||1 : 2||sako|
|2019-03-24||5 - 6th||FV X SEA Major 2019||1 : 3||Bonchan|
vs. Problem X
vs. Angry Bird
vs. Dual Kevin
vs. Oil King
Street Fighter IV
|2015-12-06||17 - 24th||Capcom Cup 2015||0 : 2||Luffy|
|2015-11-01||3rd||Canada Cup 2015||2 : 3||Fuudo||$1,500|
|2015-10-17||7 - 8th||Ultra Hyakkishu Cup 2015||1 : 3||Nemo||$83|
|2015-07-19||1st||Evolution Championship Series 2015||1 : 3|
3 : 2
|2015-06-21||5 - 6th||South East Asia Major 2015||2 : 3||Kazunoko||$750|
|2015-05-24||2nd||StunFest 2015||1 : 3|
1 : 3
|2015-04-12||2nd||Topanga World League #2||5/3||Grp. S.||$4,160|
|2015-04-05||9 - 12th||NorCal Regionals 2015||1 : 2||GamerBee|
|2015-03-20||2nd||Final Round 18||2 : 3||Xian||$3,000|
|2015-03-15||1st||SXSW Gaming Fighters Invitational||3 : 1||Kazunoko||$10,000|
|2014-12-13||1st||Capcom Cup 2014||3 : 2|
3 : 1
|2014-10-11||7 - 8th||Taito Arcade Nationals 2014||L||Nekojita||$92|
vs. Ryan Hart
vs. Ryan Hart
vs. Snake Eyez
vs. Justin Wong
Street Fighter III
Street Fighter x Tekken
Dragon Ball FighterZ
- Momochi is a very calm person; he doesn't usually care to show emotion even outside of the game.
- He is married to Chocoblanka.
- Known for his whiff punishes, hit confirms and overall mental fortitude at tournaments.
- Momochi's Cody play in Super Street Fighter IV made him a fan favorite in tournaments.
- Other professional players refer to Momochi's play style as clean.
- Although Momochi is seen as a cold-hearted player, he does care about pleasing his fans while choosing characters.
- At EVO 2015 during the final against GamerBee, Momochi's controller malfunctioned during the final set, which forced him to borrow fellow Japanese player Tokido's controller for the final round which he used to win the Tournament.