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sako

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Player Information
Romanized Name:
Naoto Sako
Birth:
April 9, 1979 (1979-04-09) (age 40)
Country:
Status:
Active
Team:
FAV gaming
HORI
Approx. Total Winnings:
$37,151
Alternate IDs:
Sakonoko
Links
Achievements
Capcom Cup 2013 SSFIV:AETWFighter_Major/2018/SFVSoCal_Regionals/2018/SFV
History
????-??-?? — Present
2017-03-06 — 2018-04-06
2018-06-11 — Present

Naoto "sako" Sako (born April 9, 1979) is a Japanese fighting games player currently representing FAV gaming. He is a Capcom Cup champion, and is known for being an execution god, referring to his ability to perform incredibly difficult combos with ease.

Information[edit]

In the arcade era of fighting games, Sako made a name for himself by mastering B.B.Hood (Bulleta) in Darkstalkers, a character famous for her high execution barrier. He also had a fair amount of success in Hyper Street Fighter II, Street Fighter III: Third Strike and Guilty Gear XX, getting high placings in plenty of national tournaments.

In Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition and Ultra Street Fighter IV, Sako was once again relished by the fighting game community for his execution, as he would pull off very difficult Evil Ryu combos at high-stakes tournaments, coining the term Sako Combo. In Street Fighter V, Sako was quick to specialize in the characters with the biggest execution requirement in the game, Chun-li and Menat.

Achievements[edit]

Street Fighter V[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2020
2020-01-26CA3rdEvolution Championship Series: Japan 2020Menat1 : 3JapanCammyMago$1,825
2019
2019-12-15QG17 - 24thCapcom Cup 2019Menat2 : 3SingaporeIbukiXian$500
2019-11-17GA7 - 8thCPT North America Open 20192 : 3USANuckleDu$1,250
2019-11-03GA7 - 8thCanada Cup 2019Menat0 : 3JapanM. BisonDogura$500
2019-10-19SO33 - 48thEGX 20190 : 2United KingdomGuN_SLinGa
2019-10-12MC13 - 16thCPT Asia Regional Open @ SEA Major Singapore 20190 : 2JapanBonchan
2019-09-01EA5 - 6thCeltic Throwdown 20191 : 3Japanmoke$750
2019-07-21GA7 - 8thVSFighting 20191 : 3JapanMachabo$500
2019-07-07EA5 - 6thGame Over Tournament 20192 : 3NorwayPhenom$750
2019-06-30IC9 - 12thCommunity Effort Orlando 2019Menat0 : 2JapanIbukiFujimura
2019-06-16EA5 - 6thFighter's Spirit 20190 : 3TaiwanOil King
2019-05-26MC13 - 16thCombo Breaker 20191 : 2JapanHaitani
2019-04-21MC13 - 16thStreet Grand Battle 20191 : 2United KingdomProblem X
2019-03-31MC13 - 16thNorCal Regionals 20191 : 2JapanFujimura
2019-03-24GA7 - 8thFV X SEA Major 20192 : 3Hong KongHotDog29
2019-03-17QG17 - 24thFinal Round 2019LUSAJWong
2018
2018-12-16QG17 - 24thCapcom Cup 20181 : 3SingaporeXian$500
2018-07-22GA7 - 8thVSFighting 2018Menat2 : 3United KingdomLauraShakz$500
2017
2017-12-10QG17 - 24thCapcom Cup 2017Akuma0 : 3JapanR. MikaFuudo$500
2016
2016-12-04QG17 - 24thCapcom Cup 2016Chun-Li2 : 3JapanRyuDaigo Umehara
All Results

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Sako is one of the Five Japanese Gods of fighting games.
  • His wife Akiki (あきき) is extremely supportive of his fighting game career.
  • Known for his extraordinary execution.
  • Sako is the only player to win a premier event without losing a single game in the entire tournament. [1]

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