Competing at the highest level isn't just about talent, but consistency. Hajime Taniguchi, or "Tokido," exemplified this virtue by busting out a tape measure to ensure he was sitting the proper distance from the monitor at this morning's TWFighter Major in Taiwan.
As his opponent was getting settled, Tokido busted out an actual tape measure to determine the distance his face was from the monitor.
Tokido,the reigning Evo 2017 champion, is known for his focus and demeanour, earning him the nickname "Murderface." Seeing him pull a tape measure out pre-match with his typical calculated determination led to some interesting responses from the fighting game community.
【MURDERFACE】Taiwan Fighter Major 2017 - NEW TECH - MURDER MEASURE pic.twitter.com/W3Ewz1v3qH
— Furious (@Furious_blog) October 7, 2017
According to Machabo-, Tokido wants to place his face 80cm away from the screen.https://t.co/GNL5iUv0tX
— FGEnglish丨Jun-ichi11 (@FightingGameESL) October 7, 2017
We're all living in the year 2017 while Tokido is living in 3017 pic.twitter.com/nXmpkQqSUE
— Adel (@Bigbird_fgc) October 7, 2017
Tokido just measured the distance from his head to the monitor with a tape measure. That was awesome.
— Gerald Lee (@CoreAGaming) October 7, 2017
— Keith Ace (@Keith_Ace_) October 7, 2017
LOL TOKIDO’S SPACING IS IMMACULATE. https://t.co/YsiaNTHxkj
— r (@its_russell) October 7, 2017
— Capcom Fighters (@CapcomFighters) October 7, 2017
“He been reading some Tony Robbins” indeed. Tokido breaks out new lifehack on stream. https://t.co/7qi6ZJ3i08
— Mark Ryan Sallee (@MRSallee) October 7, 2017
think about how good you must have to be to do this and not get roasted immediately by all your friends https://t.co/w8H47sZ946
— K-BEAN (@yakinikuwizard) October 7, 2017
As Twitter user and highlight poster HiFightTH pointed out, consistency in playing situations helps when the action heats up. While Tokido might be breaking new ground in the FGC, "Flash" of StarCraft fame would also measure out his placement prior to a match.