Masato "Bonchan" Takahashi is one of Japan's most prominent players. In 2012, a fortuitous mentorship from Daigo and Tokido allowed the then-twenty-something year old valuable lessons in personal branding and discipline that eventually culminated in a sponsorship with Red Bull. Throughout the Street Fighter IV era, Bonchan was synonymous with his signature Sagat pick. A slow start in Street Fighter V was a period of self-discovery hindering him from acquiring early CPT points, but with a newly discovered play style and ditching Ryu for Nash, Bonchan shattered perceptions of his falling-off with a string of top 8 finishes at the tail end of 2016.

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    Masato Takahashi


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