In the first of what is sure to be a number of exciting finals brackets, Shining Decopon from Japan tore through losers bracket to make his way to grand finals, eventually taking first over Singapore’s Shen Chan. His impressive play with Tira belied the character’s high learning curve and overall difficulty. His performance was also a testament to the importance of winning each set’s initial game, as he took the first match in every set and only dropped two games in his entire top eight performance.
We would like to extend our congratulations to both Shining Decopon and the rest of the top eight on their accomplishments. The entire group of finalists are included below, and you can also check out the match results in our official coverage hub.
1. Shining Decopon (Tira)
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Shining Decopon Crowned Soul Calibur V Champion at EVO 2012 World Championships