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I've never seen this crazy V-Shift interaction happen in Street Fighter 5 before

By Steven ‘Dreamking23’ Chavez

| I've never seen this crazy V-Shift interaction happen in Street Fighter 5 before | The Paradise News

Street Fighter League Pro-JP 2022 wrapped up its 22nd day of action this morning bringing some of the best players Japan has to offer together to square off in all the exciting Street Fighter 5 matches you could hope for. During today’s broadcast, a very interesting interaction took place involving V-Shift that I can honestly say I have never seen happen before.

DNG|Itabashi Zangief’s Abigail took on iXA|StormKubo’s Alex in a battle of the grapplers, and at one point during their set Itazan went for a fully charged V-Trigger 2 tackle in order to put the pressure on Kubo. The Alex player managed to react to it and V-Shift away, but things didn’t quite go according to plan…

RZR|Xian shared the clip of this happening over on Twitter this morning. Like me, it appears that Xian has never seen a V-Shift attempt play out this way before either.

Essentially, Kubo’s Alex was able to V-Shift in time to avoid the Abigail tackle, but not the full attack. As a result, he opted to try and V-Shift Break to get Itazan away from him, but doing so actually turned out to be a big mistake.

Because Alex made contact with the V-Shift Break, Itazan was able to cancel the tackle into his Critical Art — and clearly he knew this would be the case. As soon as Alex landed his big chop, Itazan fired right into the super for the win.

With a regular attack in this situation, V-Shift Break would have hit Abigail and sent him flying back, however, because his V-Trigger 2 tackle has so many hits of armor on it, it was able to plow through the chop and retain his advantage. Kubo also couldn’t go for a second V-Shift — a common tactic for avoiding multi-hitting moves — because he didn’t have enough meter, so his choices boiled down to try and block or go for V-Shift Break.

Itazan’s understanding of what could happen here and reacting to it is a true testament to the level of skill on display for this Street Fighter 5 league. If you’d like to see how all of the teams are performing so far, be sure to head over to our Street Fighter League Pro-JP 2022 results page.

Source: Capcom Fighters.

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