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sako

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Player Information
Romanized Name:
Naoto Sako
Birth:
April 9, 1979 (1979-04-09) (age 41)
Country:
Status:
Active
Team:
FAV gaming
HORI
Approx. Total Winnings:
$38,150
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
2020-07-26MC13 - 16thCPT 2020 Online Event: Asia East 11 : 2JapanMomochi
2020-03-15OA15 - 16thTopanga Championship 20203/5Round Robin
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 : 3United StatesNuckleDu$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
2019-09-15RG25 - 32ndCPT Asia Premier @ Tokyo Game Show 20190 : 2United StatesPunk
2019-09-01EA5 - 6thCeltic Throwdown 20191 : 3Japanmoke$750
2019-07-21GA7 - 8thVSFighting 20191 : 3JapanMachabo$500
2019-07-07EA5 - 6thGame Over Tournament 20192 : 3NorwayPhenom$750
All Results
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
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All Results

Street Fighter IV[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2015
2015-07-19QG17 - 24thEvolution Championship Series 20150 : 2United StatesFilipinoman
2015-04-12DA4thTopanga World League #25/3Grp. S.$998
2015-03-01BA2ndCannes Winter Clash 20150 : 3South KoreaPoongko
2014
2014-07-13GA7 - 8thEvolution Championship Series 2014Evil Ryu1 : 3United StatesRufusRicky Ortiz$285
2013
2013-12-14AA1stCapcom Cup 2013Evil Ryu3 : 0SingaporeGenXian$6,000
2013-09-08AA1stTRETA Championship Aftermath 20132 : 3
3 : 1
United KingdomRyan Hart$1,301
2013-07-14EA5 - 6thEvolution Championship Series 2013Ibuki1 : 3South KoreaAkumaInfiltration$1,145
2012
2012-07-08QG17 - 24thEvolution Championship Series 2012LJapanFuudo
All Results
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
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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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