bytes: NCR, CEO Dreamland, Copenhagen, and Esports

It was an all-American affair between Panda Global’s Victor “Punk” Woodley and Du “NuckleDu” Dang in the Street Fighter V Grand Finals at the 2017 NorCal Regionals over the weekend.  Punk has been putting together a string of first place finishes lately, putting him a few miles ahead of the competition on the road to the Capcom Cup.  The runner-up this weekend is Team Liquid’s NuckleDu, who is also the reigning Capcom Cup Champion.

Top Placements (see all top 64 players)

Placing Handle Characters Points
1st PG|Punk Karin 400
2nd Liquid|NuckleDu Guile/Cammy 250
3rd GRPT|Fuudo R.Mika 200
4th RB|Bonchan Nash 160
5th EG|NYChrisG Guile/Urien 130
5th Circa|LPN M.Bison 130
7th Mago Karin 100
7th ZOWIE|GamerBee Necalli 100
9th ECHO FOX|Momochi Ibuki/Ken 70
9th YOUDEAL|Yukadon Ibuki 70
9th ECHO FOX|Tokido Akuma 70
9th NOBLE|Vagabond Necalli 70


Courtesy of CEO Gaming

In Super Smash Bros Melee action, Jason “Mew2King” Zimmerman won the singles tournament at CEO Dreamland, a Smash-centric tournament in Orlando, Florida.   The tournament also featured Smash tournaments on nearly all of Nintendo’s line of consoles and Rivals of Aether and Brawlhalla on PC.



Courtesy Copenhagen Games

Team Secret won the Samsung CS:GO Women’s tournament over the weekend, making it through a 28 team bracket without dropping a map.  The team beat Russia’s London Conspiracy in the Grand Finals, 16-1 and 16-14.  This is TS’ second 1st place finish in as many months; the team took home a big win at the Intel Challenge Katowice in March.

Top 4 Placements

  • 1st Team Secret (€ 7,500)
  • 2nd London Conspiracy (€ 3,500)
  • 3rd/4th Red Reserve (€ 3,500)
  • 3rd/4th Team Dignitas (€ 3,500)

As noted by our editor several times a week, it’s “Esports” not “eSports”, and it’s officially that way in the AP Stylebook.

To celebrate the change and really drive it home, BBC and esports tournament presenter OJ Borg offered this very simple demonstration on a recent broadcast:

Type it with us: Esports.  esports.  eSports?  No.