Best esports plays of the week: Nov. 28 to Dec. 4

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At the top level of competitive gaming, the best of the best give it their all to win big. On their way to victory, professional esports players will inevitably make some jaw-dropping plays… or epic fails. Each week, Mashable rounds up the most mind-blowing highlights in esports for your enjoyment.

Over the past week, multiple major tournaments wrapped up for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Rocket League, Street Fighter V and more, giving us a lot of impressive plays to ogle at.

Check out our favorite plays from the past week below. Read more…

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NuckleDu’s Capcom Cup 2016 victory makes history

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Du “NuckleDu” Dang officially became the first American to win the Capcom Cup tournament in Anaheim, Calif. on Saturday.

Dang, the 20-year-old Street Fighter V pro beat 32 other players for the title, including fellow countryman and tournament runner-up Ricki Ortiz.

Many top-ranked Street Fighter players were eliminated early in the tournament. Favorites like Seonwoo “RZR/Infiltration” Lee and Justin Wong — representing Korea and the U.S., respectively — didn’t even proceed past the first round of matches.

#CapcomCup in a nutshell so far. Tokido & Infiltration go 0-2

Wow.https://t.co/NFMF1eaVQd pic.twitter.com/J76Bj2SwUl

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