With this year's changes to the Capcom Pro Tour (CPT) ranking system, ranking events have become more difficult to make significant point gains through. This is especially brutal in the case of the Southeast Asian (SEA) tournaments, where player density and average skill is so high. That said, Team Atlas Bear and its players, Gunfight, Poongko, StormKubo and Kichipa-mu, are never ones to run from a challenge. If the goal is to qualify for Capcom Cup, then this is the path we must traverse.
On April 15, 2018, Kichipa-mu, Poongko, and StormKubo traveled to Seoul for the Fighter's Spirit 2018 CPT 2018 ranking event. With over 179 entrants (including many other professional players), this was a highly competitive ranking tournament (even by normal CPT standards).
Nonetheless, our players fought hard, with StormKubo eventually qualifying for top 8. After an impressive win over DetonatioN Itabashi Zangief in pools, he suffered a loss to Fudoh| Fujimura in top 16, but was able to recover and defeat Jyobin in loser's in order to qualify for top 8 on loser's side.
His first match in top 8 was against UYU| NL, a very strong Korean Cammy player. This was a close victory against a top competitor on the CPT Asia circuit. After his victory, he moved on to face Echofox|Momochi. Although it was a good fight, StormKubo fell, landing a 5th place finish.
StormKubo - 5th place - 10 CPT Points added to his 110 on the CPT Global leaderboard (and 10 regional points)
Kichipa-mu - 33rd
Poongko - 49th