Arman "Phenom" Hanjani has taken his first Street Fighter V Premier win at the Dreamhack Summer event earlier this month by pulling in an impressive 3-1 victory against Ai "Fuudo" Keita in the grand finals.
Whilst Fuudo did a good job at winning himself into second place on the Winner's Finals, the Grand Final saw Fuudo at a loss. Even with Fuudo's hard pressed attempts, Phenom outplayed Fuudo with an impressive showcase of skill and unpredictability.
Phenom's victory was fast paced and filled with constant, non-stop attacks. It's almost as if you could feel everything Phenom had worked so long for all come out at the perfect time. Phenom managed to take a few other top ranking Japanese players down with him as he climbed the tournament rankings too. This included Mago and Reiketsu.
Remaining almost entirely in the winner's bracket, Phenom managed to pull off the first European Premier victory since EVO 2014, where Luffy won with a hard earned victory whilst playing as Rose in Ultra Street Fighter IV.
We can't wait to see how things will play out in EVO 2016 - perhaps we'll see another surprising European victory, or maybe we'll be given another set of surprises entirely.
Below, the top eight players for the Dreamhack Summer event have been listed.
1. Arman "Phenom" Hanjani
2. Ai "Fuudo" Keita
3. Hajime "Tokido" Taniguchi
4. Tatsuya "Haitani" Haitani
5: Daigo Umehara
6: Olivier "Luffy" Hay
7: Kenryo "Mago" Hayashi
8: Yusuke "Momochi" Momochi