Street Fighter IV Tournament Part 5
The semi-final rounds of the Street Fighter IV GameSpot tournament!
For good vids check out ( http://www.capcom.co.jp/sf4/tournament.html ) videos from the national japanese tournament.
superflysmooth: Calling John Choi cocky? Are you serious? John Choi is not only one of the most humble sf players...he IS the most humble street fighter player and champion in the community. Good lord I don't blame people for not knowing, but please check your facts before you make these claims. When Rufus wins, I CAN'T wait to hear all the scrubs cry about a fat, goofy looking character winning.
That's what they do at Street Fighter tourneys. Seth has been running Evo events like this forever. The players are use to that atmosphere because thats how its always been at the arcade. I'll see if I can't dig up some of the old video with these same dudes and myself from like 10 years ago and post it on my profile. Seth actually works for Capcom btw and is the inspiration for the name of the final boss in SFIV. The brackets with Zangief vs. Zangief either represented the last character choices they had previously made, or was just a graphic error we missed before publishing.
Seriously guys, the announcer needs to shut his trap. How would you feel if you're in the tournament and concentrating and somebody behind you keeps saying still playing footsies. They don't look smart but they play smart? How bout you sit behind the glass window and talk like Madden. This guy should be booted from Capcom. He's annoying! Graham Wolfe should've wait what Jon Choi was picking because Jon is picking a fireball and uppercut brother and which is of course Sagat. All Jon does is fireball fireball fireball kick fireball. Wolfe made a mistake and what gives? The brackets originally said John and Grahm both pick Zangief? WTF?
Rufus is like a fat walrus with bouncing bellies and fights fast and sounds like an annoying Adon from Street Fighter Alpha 2. He's like a Looney Toon character with a poney tail. I still think they could've bring in a serious fighter not a looney bin. Are they trying to be like KOF? Oh well, as long as we don't see the announcer I'm good but he's annoying. They don't need an announcer. They should've just showed the fights instead and that's it.
Even tho I don't like the way Rufus is being used in this tourney, he had the right strategy, Stay away from Zangiefs throws and stick with long distance tactics simple, look wat happend in the 1st and 2nd rounds of the tourney, sum guy was using Ryu and got owned by Zangief. Same thin with Sagat thats why he won the 2nd battle with ease. Good fights, look 4ward to the finals.
It's probaly going to boil down to Jon Choi vs. Paul Eathe in the final round. I'm really disappointed that Wolfe lost. He used Zangief. Come on dude, Zangief against Sagat? Dude, what were you thinking? Wolfe is very good at Vega and I didn't understand why he didn't use a faster character. I don't care how good you are at Zangief, you cannot use Zangief against an uppercut brother with fireballs and can do a tiger knee at you when you try to grab them. Wolfe made a bad decison on this one. However, I think guys that it boils down to this Jon Choi=Sagat Vs. Paul Eathe= Guile. This will only available in the bonus round as they mentioned so let's see what happens after the final round. I hope Jon loses cuz he really sucks and he's cocky and I don't like him using Ryu.
YES EATHE DON'T FAIL ME NOW! HE'S THE ULTIMATE CHAMPION OF SF II TURBO HD REMIX. HE'S THE STEEL TOE FLASH KICK. IF JON WINS THE NEXT MATCH THEN EATHE IS GOING TO EAT HIM ALIVE. I DON'T THINK JON IS GOING TO USE SAGAT AGAINST EATHE'S GUILE BECAUSE EATHE IS THE BEST GUILE EVER. Jon lost the match against Eathe in HD Remix and for some odd reason Gamespot had to cut off the second match. Why? That was so unprofessional and retarded of Gamespot to do that. I wanted to see how Jon was getting owned by Eathe. For all you readers go to SF Turbo HD Remix Part 4 I think where Jon was using Ryu against Eathe's Guile and Eathe destroyed Jon and Gamespot didn't even show the second round only the first round. Can't wait.
There are ways to beat Rufus dive kick. You can't blame the person for using it if the other person doesn't know how to beat it. Actually Zangief versus Rufus is an even matchup.
I already hate Rufus in this game, haha. Seems like a cheap character, or at least that's how the player has been using him. Yeah, hopefully Choi beats his ass next week.
that first match i felt really sorry for the zangief player he played like he had lost confidence in his ability to play the game for some reason. The second match was sick though John choi representing his legendary SF status. it seemed like the same thing happend to Graham in the second round with his Zangief. Im sure it gets a bit clausterphobic with 100 people up your ass, but good vids noetheless. cant wait for the finals next week!
I really hope the Sagat player smokes the Rufus player next week. While he has some pretty sick skills, the Rufus user plays pretty cheap. Good matches nonetheless.