Tap that C, D sharp, and F sharp to unleash Goku’s ultimate!

Dragon Ball FighterZ is the latest entry to the growing list of Super Saiyan fighting games, pitting characters throughout the series in high-speed battles. All-time favorites like Trunks, Piccolo and Vegeta make a return, including the often ridiculed Yamcha.

At a Dragon Ball FighterZ competition in Ontario, Gregory “Gono” Chow whipped out a piano keyboard meant for playing the music game Rock Band 3 as his choice of controller, much to the amusement of his rivals.

▼ Never underestimate the Daigo Umehara of keyboards.

Gregory’s hard-hitting combination of Cell, Goku and Trunks advanced him to the quarter-finals before getting sent into the losers round, where he landed a clean 2-0 victory against opponent Keir2Fast.

Our keyboard-wielding gamer held his ground against rival JCT’s unrelenting offense, but a few mistakes cost Gregory dearly, who still managed to secure a place in top 8 despite using a controller clearly not meant for fast-paced fighting games.

▼ “Is that what I think it is?”

This isn’t the first time Gregory used his keyboard controller in tournaments, as he was spotted back in the Evolution Championship Series 2016.

▼ He was competing in Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax back then.

Gregory is unaccustomed to the traditional arcade sticks commonly used in fighting games, and has stuck with using his unique staccato playstyle for years now. His odd choice of controller has certainly left an impression on everyone, and if we’re lucky enough, we just might see Gregory again in Evo 2018.

With characters full of crazy interesting backstories and over-the-top explosive combat, Dragon Ball FighterZ in Evo 2018 will truly be a tournament of champions.

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