LAN Story Cup 2017 was a special tournament invitational held in Shanghai, China. It consisted of 16 players: 8 qualified Chinese players, and 8 invited international players. Due to being held on the same weekend as E-Sports Festival Hong Kong, the players here obviously had to choose to forgo CPT points in Hong Kong for big money in Shanghai, with LAN Story Cup offering a big prize pool valued at $50,000.
Streaming was held by Chinese service, Zhanqi TV. As usual, players will be listed in “[sponsor/team name] | [player name] [[characters used]]” format. However, due to LAN Story Cup not using Smash.gg to organize brackets, we will not be able to provide links to them.
Due to being a specialized event featuring one game, top 16 will be listed instead of top 8.
- 1. RZR | Xian [Ibuki]
- 2. Echo Fox | Tokido [Akuma]
- 3. Zowie | Oil King [Rashid]
- 4. BX3 | Phenom [Necalli]
- 5. RB | Bonchan [Nash, Karin]
- 5. AW | Nemo [Urien]
- 7. DNG | Itabashi Zangief [Zangief]
- 7. Qanba Douyu | Xiao Hai [Cammy]
- 9. Liquid | NuckleDu [Guile]
- 9. HuomaoTV | HuanJing [Laura]
- 9. Qanba | Abao [Ryu]
- 9. BF | Yoro [Karin]
- 13. FightClub | UD [Cammy]
- 13. HuomaoTV | LiJun [Akuma]
- 13. FightClub | ZongShiFan [Rashid]
- 13. HuomaoTV | QiuQiu [Urien]
Xian's first place finish here granted him a hefty chunk of the prize pool, with $30,000 going straight to him. Bonchan finally whipped out the Karin he's been practicing for a while, and American elite NuckleDu was stonewalled out of top 8 by Xiao Hai, who has been his ongoing Street Fighter V rival for quite some time.