The recently concluded Capcom Premier Event held in Paris, France last weekend earned Haitani not just the first place title but the top spot in the global ranking as well. Two of Japan's best players (Haitani and Itabashi Zangief) faced each other during the grand finals (see video below). Haitani won the battle with a 3-0 score with his character Necalli. Fchamp came in third and Echo Fox's Tokido grabs the fourth spot.
As we all know, the auto-qualification for the prestigious Capcom Cup for winning premier events has been replaced with 400 points (the second highest point next to EVO's 1000 global points). Haitani was in 7th place during Final Round XX earning him 100 global points placing him on top of the global rankings with 470 global points (See screen capture below) and the top challenger for last year's champion (KnuckleDu) who will defend his title this year.
The next CPT Premier Event Will take place in Sacramento, California this weekend (04/14/2017 - 04/16/2017) during the NorCal Regionals 2017 event. Check out the UFA grand finals below and stay tuned for more gaming updates.
Global rankings can be viewed through this LINK.
"UFA SFV Grand Finals"
1. GRPT|Haitani (Necalli)
2. DNG|Itabashi Zangief (Zangief)
3. SPY|Filipino Champ (Dhalsim)
4. FOX|Tokido (Akuma)
5. Verloren (Cammy)
5. ZW|GamerBee (Necalli)
7. Co|Go1 (Ibuki, Chun-Li)
7. Xiaobao (Necalli, Vega)
Source: CPT, CapcomFighters