‘Street Fighter’ pro’s latest strategy requires… a tape measurer

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'Street Fighter' pro's latest strategy involves... a tape measurer

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At the uppermost levels of esports, players will try any marginally beneficial thing they can think of to give all of them an edge over opponents. For one Street Fighter player, that involved the tape measurer.

During the particular TWFighter Street Fighter V Main in Taiwan this weekend, among the top Street Fighter V gamers in the world, Hajime “Tokido” Taniguchi, broken out a tape measurer onstage to measure the distance between their face and his monitor.

Tokido regularly positions himself on stage along with one of the best postures in all of esports, he often stretches before fits, and he sometimes can be found meditating just before competitions. Making sure he’s the perfect range away from his monitor â€? plus thereby minimizing how much distracting vision strain he experiences while actively playing â€? isn’t really out of the question for your pet. Plus he’s one of the best SFV gamers going right now, having just earned ESL’s Brooklyn Beatdown and Evo in the past few months.

Clearly Tokido wants to be a particular distance far from his monitor, and although we all don’t know the exact reasoning behind this, it’s likely that he’s looking to optimize his ergonomics â€? some thing that’s extremely important for esports sports athletes to be mindful of.

Despite taking extra measures to make sure he or she was in the absolute perfect position regarding playing, Tokido didn’t take home precious metal at TWFighter, ending this weekend’s tournament in seventh place. Probably he needs to adjust his dimensions ever so slightly.

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