MOV joins Team GRAPHT

by Josh Bury Dec 28 2016
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Egami "MOV" Joe has joined Team GRAPHT, the organization announced Wednesday.

In a post on their website, GRAPHT announced that they had added MOV to their Street Fighter V lineup. He joins Keita "Fuudo" Ai, who GRAPHT signed in November.

MOV is a Street Fighter legend perhaps best known for his time in Street Fighter III: Third Strike. Though he was competent with several characters, he is considered one of the game's finest Chun-Li players.

He played Ken for most of Street Fighter IV's life cycle but switched to Ibuki for Ultra SF4, and is now back to Chun-Li for SFV.

MOV isn't just one of the old dogs of SF — he was one of the best players in Street Fighter V this season. He placed fifth at Capcom Cup after he was sent to the losers' bracket by eventual tournament winner Du "NuckleDu" Dang and eliminated by Inoue "Kazunoko" Ryouta.

To get to Capcom Cup, MOV accumulated 600 CPT points, mathematically sealing his spot with his defeat of Chris Wong 3-2 in the Grand Final of the second Capcom Pro Tour Asia-Oceania Online Ranking Event.

GRAPHT is owned by MSY Group, a company that distributes various brands and lifestyle products in Japan. They also hold the distribution rights to Razer products in the country.

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