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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 Earnings:
$33,574.87
Alternate IDs:
Sakonoko
Links
Achievements
Capcom Cup 2013 SSFIV:AETWFighter_Major/2018/SFV:AESoCal_Regionals/2018/SFV:AE
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]

Date Placement Tier G Tournament Team Result Prize
2019-09-01 A55 - 6th A1Tier 1 Celtic Throwdown 2019 MenatLucia 1 : 3 JapanRashidmoke $750
2018-09-16 A11st A1Tier 1 SoCal Regionals 2018 Menat 3 : 2 ChinaCammyXiao Hai $7,000
2018-08-19 A11st A1Tier 1 TWFighter Major 2018 Menat 3 : 0 JapanAkumaTokido $7,000
2018-07-01 A44th A1Tier 1 Community Effort Orlando 2018 Menat 2 : 3 NorwayNecalliPhenom $1,397.6
2017-06-18 A44th A1Tier 1 DreamHack Summer 2017 Akuma 1 : 3 JapanZangiefItabashi Zangief $1,000
2017-05-28 A55 - 6th A1Tier 1 Combo Breaker 2017 AkumaChun-Li 2 : 3 USABalrogBrian_F $946.2
2016-10-09 A44th A1Tier 1 South East Asia Major 2016 Chun-Li 0 : 3 JapanKenEita $1,000
2013-12-14 A11st A1Tier 1 Capcom Cup 2013 Evil Ryu 3 : 0 SingaporeGenXian $6,000
2013-09-08 A11st A1Tier 1 TRETA Championship Aftermath 2013 IbukiEvil RyuGenCammy 2 : 3
3 : 1
United KingdomYunAkumaRyan Hart $1,301.07
2013-07-14 A55 - 6th A1Tier 1 Evolution Championship Series 2013 Evil RyuIbuki 1 : 3 South KoreaAkumaInfiltration $1,145
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

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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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