Street Fighter League: Pro-US 2020 is a new 3-on-3 Team Battle tournament series featuring Street Fighter™ V: Champion Edition. Six teams comprised of three players each will compete over the course of one year to determine who will take home the Street Fighter League: Pro-US 2020 World Championship, and this year a special addition is gracing the League with nonother than Team Nasr Esports! With Big Bird, AngryBird and Samurai leading the charge.
We sat down with Big Bird and AngryBird to get their thoughts and feelings on making it to SFL:
Big Bird Interview
Adel “Big Bird” Anouche stands near the top of the global CPT rankings in 7th place. Best known for using Rashid, Big Bird’s near-surgical playstyle has propelled him to the summit of SFV’s competition. Hailing from the UAE, Big Bird put his region on the map in a huge way by making Grand Finals at EVO against none other than Masato “Bonchan” Takahashi.
Getting invited to Street Fighter League is probably one of the biggest accomplishments of my career…
Then, just two months later, the Middle Eastern pro made a massive splash by taking both the European Regional Final and the Open Premier in mind-blowing back-to-back victories. His dominating performances throughout 2019 will make SFL Season 3 that much more exciting.
Amjad “Angrybird” Alshalabi (not to be confused with teammate Big Bird) is a shining jewel in the UAE’s talent pool. Captain Big Bird claimed that he and Angrybird together put their region on the esports map — a lofty claim that’s backed by impressive tournament results.
This is the biggest teams’ championship that’s taking place at the moment and being part of it is a dream of mine.
Angrybird broke into the competitive Street Fighter scene in 2016 and shocked the Capcom Pro Tour after Zeku’s release in SFV, bringing the Bushinryu practitioner to the forefront of high-stakes tournaments world-wide and proving himself a strong competitor worthy of heading the UAE’s esports scene. Can’t wait to see how he fares against the best-of-the-best in SFL Season 3.
A veteran of Street Fighter League, Miky “Samurai” Chea, returns to the team-based tournament after scoring the most wins in Seasons 1 and 2 to round out Team NASR. With a wealth of experience under his belt, this Akuma main promises to bring his invaluable strategies — and famous meditative practices — to Season 3 alongside his teammates. He’s fought in the Capcom Pro Tour since 2014, and has taken top placements throughout his competitive career. Using fellow Akuma main Tokido as a major inspiration, Samurai is once again looking like a fierce contender in the Street Fighter League.