Although he was generally viewed as a fairly mid character by many since his launch in Street Fighter 6, Rashid ended up winning the second offline Capcom Pro Tour Premier event for the game impressively in the hands of RB|Gachikun.
HiFight recently put together a new Just Frame Breakdown video taking a closer look at what he considers the best round at the Singapore CPT tournament for a better idea of why the former Capcom Cup champion was looking so strong — but also where Rashid may have some holes in his game.
The breakdown comes from Gachikun’s winners semifinal match in game three versus DFM|Nauman’s Ken where Rashid immediately punishes the Shoto trying to stick out a button with Drive Rush.
After getting pushed into the corner with and Eagle spike to end the combo, Nauman smartly back dashes to avoid the follow-up throw with a Punish Counter combo of his own to side switch and put Gachikun on the backfoot.
Nauman does a good job at stuffing the pro Rashido’s attempts to fight out of the corner until he tosses out an Overdrive Shoryuken that whiffs and lets Gachikun switch sides, push Ken back in the corner and put him in burnout.
Although he could have chipped Ken out, Gachikun respects the wakeup Super and goes for the shimmy attempt that blows up in his face with the pendulum suddenly swinging back in the other direction.
Gachikun busts out the big level 2 Super to kick the tornado at Ken and Spinning Mixer through it to try and get the chip KO, but this is where one of Rashid’s issues comes to play because he can’t do enough damage to close it out before Ken recovers his Drive Gauge.
Nauman gives himself just enough time to get the meter back with a perfectly timed and spaced Hadoken.
Gachikun parries the fireball, but not perfectly, which leads him to go for the OD Eagle Spike that ended up being blocked because Ken recovered in time.
Ultimately, Nauman was aware enough to immediately Drive Rush in for his own punish and put a game on the board.
This would be the only game the Ken player would take off of him, however, with Gachikun moving on and eventually taking the whole event by storm.
It’s really cool to see the knowledge checks and player respect come into play multiple times throughout just this one round, and even though Gachikun did lose, you can still see just what makes his Rashid so dangerous.
Check out HiFight’s excellent new video below, and if you haven’t already go back and check out Gachikun’s run through the Singapore CPT Premier too to see what a top Rashid can really cook up in SF6 now.