The Capcom Pro Tour North American Finals at Red Bull Battle Grounds has come to an end and a winner has been crowned.
After an open qualifier event that saw Japanese pro Hajime "Tokido" Taniguchi and Taiwan's Arubi "RB" Kao enter the sixteen player North American Final bracket, it was Florida native Du "NuckleDu" Dang that took home the trophy.
After losing 3-1 to Tokido earlier in the day, NuckleDu powered through a bracket reset with his main Guile to win.
Following a trophy ceremony with Capcom's Yoshinori Ono, another major event occurred: A new challenger was announced. The lights flickered off in the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall and a video lit up the screen revealing Akuma will join the Street Fighter V roster. The classic character will be playable at the 2016 Capcom Cup in December, the reveal noted.
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