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Slasher: ChrisG is like the Yankees or Miami Heat, people hate him because he wins

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • June 27, 2013 at 7:02 p.m. PDT
Slasher: ChrisG is like the Yankees or Miami Heat, people hate him because he wins It is no secret that AGE|NYChrisG is a name on the lips of many players and fans alike in the fighting game community today. Most prominently known for his success in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, ChrisG's Morrigan, Dr. Doom, Vergil team has left a trail of bodies in its wake and single-handedly changed the way tournament level UMvC3 is played.

The Penny Arcade Report put together a piece on the best UMvC3 player in the world right now, AGE|NYChrisG. The article touches on his rise to glory, his indisputable talents in modern competitive fighting games and why some people seem to cast him in the role of "villain".

Well known-members of the fighting game community such as eSports GameSpot journalist Rod "Slasher" Breslau and UltraChenTV cohost James Chen weigh in and provide a few statements on ChrisG's current status.

Below is a snip from the piece to get you started.

“It's not just him winning,” said GameSpot's Breslau. “It's him dominating completely over everybody. Street Fighter is probably the biggest game internationally, but America loves Marvel. That is America's game. And America gets pissed off when the same guy wins over and over. People had the same feelings toward Daigo. It's the same in sports; people hate the Yankees, people hate the Miami Heat. I think that's why people hate him, because he wins and then he talks trash and then he wins and then he talks more trash.”

“On top of that he plays a [character] roster that is really annoying not just to players but to spectators because of the amount of fireballs and things on the screen it just feels like it can never be beat. Morrigan's fireball spam and zoning is off-putting to a lot of people/spectators,” Breslau continued.

Hit the jump to read on.

Cameron Lai, the artist of the artwork entitled "The Problem" that depicts ChrisG atop a throne with his UMvC3 team surrounding him, even gave a brief explanation on what the painting actually represents.

“I find it quite poetic,” said Lai. “It echoes all that drama s***. It pokes fun at how lots of people like to call Vergil, Dr. Doom, Morrigan, and even ChrisG problems with UMvC3. But it also sums up what UMvC3 seems to be about at the top levels. If you take fighting games as problem solving (which I do), Chris G is THE problem that all the top players want to solve.”

Where do you stand on the entire NYChrisG situation? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: The Penny Arcade Report. Tip by Kelpocalypse.

Comments

LACris88 said on June 27, 2013 at 7:06 p.m.

It's not just winning, it's the team he's winning with. Doubt he'd get hate if he were using Modok

#1
XxkakashixX53 said on June 27, 2013 at 7:08 p.m.

I think people need to give Chris g credit. the man figured out a good strategy that takes good execution and skill.

But on the other hand chris also doesnt seem to take negative feedback well.

#2
Foot_Foot_Dive said on June 27, 2013 at 7:10 p.m.

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#3
kakarotto said on June 27, 2013 at 7:10 p.m.

But you dont see anyone else winning with his team.
Give some props to him too

#4
Benify said on June 27, 2013 at 7:10 p.m.

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#5
BUYACUSHUN said on June 27, 2013 at 7:10 p.m.

it seems wierd that his team just seems to nullify others. or is it no one is trying out new stuff and are determined to beat him with their own team? i have not been watching streams so i wouldn't know.

also this article seems interesting. will check it out later

#6
SolxBaiken said on June 27, 2013 at 7:11 p.m.

"people hate him because he wins"

I thought that was the point?

FGC needs a "Heel" it makes the occasional triumph moments that much more hype. Look at how people reacted to that Senor Taxi moment.

Chris G is good and we like that, but we also want to see who is better. I doubt most people actually have malice in their salty hate for Chris G, they just get caught up in the moment and their demographic happen to be the most vocal in the community.

#7
KingKong said on June 27, 2013 at 7:11 p.m.

I don't mean to offend nor disrespect Slasher because he's a smart guy and an asset to the community. However, his views on the "Chris G problem" are quite naive and extremely shallow. I'll tell you that as a fact: hating on somebody for being the best at something is a really simple-minded and narrow point of view. Moreover, hating on the Morridoom team definitely reflects one's poor comprehension of the game and its mechanics as well as its gameplay.

I don't know, maybe Slasher is trying to ride on some kind of drama, but the truth is that only trolls and ignorant people actually "hate" Chris G and the Miami Heat. Reasonable people actually have respect for these competitors and do appreciate their work.

#8
FPSForcefulEntry said on June 27, 2013 at 7:11 p.m.

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#9
Ermapume said on June 27, 2013 at 7:13 p.m.

Nah, I just dislike his playstyle and behvaior because he's boring to watch and largely a defeatist. He's good, but a bland player. I'm curious about the Magneto tech he was talking about and am quite partial to Chris' Ryu play.

#10
HansMoleman said on June 27, 2013 at 7:14 p.m.

What games/characters does "Yankees" and "Heat" play?

#11
x0scorpion0x said on June 27, 2013 at 7:15 p.m.

#2? credit? lol he stole morrigan from dieminion... he lost many times to dieminion's morrigan which doesnt even spamm that much.. then he decided to counterpick morrigan and now thats his ONLY character.. i used to respect him with his old teams. anyways i guarantee u guys that morrigan is not going to win this EVO or even CEO ;)

#12
SadisticSamurai said on June 27, 2013 at 7:16 p.m.

I think Chris G and Daigo get hate not because they win, But because they win while not generating too much hype while winning which ends up not being "fun" to watch. They've both figured out there respective games and how to play them on levels that most can't truly appreciate or understand.

It then ends up making the only interesting thing about their matches being them getting bopped. Just look at the Senior Taxi match. If Yipes was winning at the same rate as Chris G in Mahvel using his reg teams I doubt he'd garner so much hate from everyone.

Chris G I'm sure makes his sponsor proud with all them wins, I just dont think the average player can see his play style as anything other than the lame stuff.

#13
Burningpluto said on June 27, 2013 at 7:17 p.m.

use to like him; but his whinney attitude is intolerable lately.

#14
MrPavy said on June 27, 2013 at 7:18 p.m.

anybody can pick up morridoom and win that team is braindead.but ill admit chris G is skilled

#15
AugustAPC said on June 27, 2013 at 7:18 p.m.

Are people actually gonna try and beat him or are we just gonna see more pot splitting is what I wanna know.

I like watching Chris G play. I don't care if he's using zoning. It's skill. I like watching skill.

#16
xvespax said on June 27, 2013 at 7:20 p.m.

Lmao people DO hate on Chris G because he's good and dominating, for the fags who hate on him shut the hell up. If you think hes boring and you hate him GET good and go to a damn tournament and beat him.

He has picked multiple teams and won tournaments, so this OMG HE USES MORRIGAN DOOM trash is played the hell out. Give the guy credit where its due, FGC doesn't need anymore QQing bitches.

#17
Chrisuchiwa said on June 27, 2013 at 7:20 p.m.

Like Slasher is the reference about the FGC? <3.

#18
MrPavy said on June 27, 2013 at 7:21 p.m.

I dont think he knows that people hate him for his team not him.he went back to team ordinary guy and started winning no one would complain

#19
NoizyChild said on June 27, 2013 at 7:21 p.m.

While people do get hate for winning, Chris G gets most of his hate for being a whiny prima donna that either cries when he loses, or cries because nobody tells him how special he is for winning.

If he'd have gotten half the hate that Justin Wong got back in the MVC2 days, he'd have slit his wrists ages ago.

#20
XxkakashixX53 said on June 27, 2013 at 7:21 p.m.

#12

Yeah but he perfected it. I'm pretty sure thats not his only character. Nobody else can pull off his team. he's got skill.

Thats pretty messed up thinking narrow minded like that.

Morrigan might not win evo but ceo is just another tourney that nobodys gonna show anything off. Fchamp said it himself.

#21
xvespax said on June 27, 2013 at 7:22 p.m.

@MrPavy

I thought you were actually smart, morrigan doom is so easy only chris g wins with it... FGC has a lot of retarded people in it i'm seeing.

#22
MagStormFilia said on June 27, 2013 at 7:22 p.m.

LACris88 has it right. I'm sure some people would hate him regardless, but his team, despite execution difficulties, is boring to watch and borderline broken.

I really do like Chris G's air confirms with Morrigan. But, unscaled bullet hell seems like an oversight on Capcom's fault and patch worthy. If they nerfed the damage of her projectiles, his lame-game-defense will still be viable but not as broken.

The other thing is doom's missiles not disappearing on hit like Sentinel's drones. I've heard people say any changes would hinder his assist, but I don't buy it. Too many times have many players been saved after getting opened because of Doom missiles. It's like being rewarded for having bad defense.

#23
Ninjagoon said on June 27, 2013 at 7:22 p.m.

I dont hate Chris G. I just wanna see him lose :P.

#24
MrPavy said on June 27, 2013 at 7:25 p.m.

here comes the Di#kriding.....oh wait nvm :P

#25
roarmonster said on June 27, 2013 at 7:26 p.m.

I honestly hate it when people think they are intelligent or exceptionally observant for stating obvious sh*t

#26
RandomJohn said on June 27, 2013 at 7:26 p.m.

People hate because they don't like Chris G's strategy with his morrigan, doom, vergil team. Most people thinks Marvel is a rush down game vs SSF4 is more zoning and patience. So when Chris G figured this team out and begins to dominate with the fireball game, people hate. What most people don't realize, Chris G actually does both, zoning and rush down with morrigan. So people are hating for no reason other than they're tired of seeing Chris win almost every marvel tourney.

#27
LK said on June 27, 2013 at 7:27 p.m.

Who hates on Chris G? Oh yes, the people who lost to him.

#28
xvespax said on June 27, 2013 at 7:28 p.m.

Di#kriding = Getting enjoyment out of watching top level skillful play. According to scrub pavy.

#29
MrPavy said on June 27, 2013 at 7:31 p.m.

No di#kriding is you defending the hell outta him like hes your boyfriend but i would expect something like this on eventhubs

#30
BongSquad said on June 27, 2013 at 7:33 p.m.

#20 nailed it.

Chris G a winner, but he a B

#31
HiryuMK said on June 27, 2013 at 7:35 p.m.

@13 Who the hell hate Daigo?

#32
MrPavy said on June 27, 2013 at 7:36 p.m.

believe it or not but daigo has a lot of haters

#33
EMP_TriForce_GM said on June 27, 2013 at 7:39 p.m.

I don't think people completely understand Chris G. as a person nor a player. As a former member of Empire Arcadia I had to pleasure to understand the person and the gamer. Chris G. is a extremely talented player who has a vast understanding for video games on a fundemental level. Between other players they will dislike him because he has the uncanny ability to be able to adapt and utilize any tool to its most efficient potential to compete. Watching him play casually in Chinatown fair a few years back to getting seriously invovled in competitive gaming also known as eSports he takes to heart one simple rule, win by all cost with whatever is presented to you in the game.

This is why Chris G. is so good in competitive gaming. In the beginning of his Marvel 3 career he was just considered another top player. When he saw what Dieminion was doing with Morrigan he decided to take the same components that Dieminion used and expand upon it. That is what seperates him from Dieminion. People call it abuse, but the reality is, he is wise to use whatever tool that best gets the job done. That is what people dislike about him competitively. They believe that if those "Cheap" tools were not in place then he would not be "AS GOOD" as he is now.

On the personal level, Chris is the average guy. He is currently learning about the scene as a whole and he comes into contact with a lot of issues that he is trying to comprehend. I guess this is where you guys call him a cry baby or something to that affect. The reality is, he is learning as he is going. When he first joined EMP he had told me that he has no idea what will be required of him and what to do period in competitive gaming. Now that he is on AGE is still trying to figure it out. He is more seasoned now than he was then and he is coming into his own.

Finally, in terms of skill, he is above average. No disrespect to him. The best way to put it, he is a Jack of All Trade, Master of none. In tournaments where the competition is not at its peak, Chris G. will dominate. That goes for Justin, Dieminion, PR Rog, KDZ, etc. There are a few gamers out there that are exceptional good at a hand full of titles. Chris G. is one of the players that gets to travel more than any other player with the exception of Justin, thus more people are aware of his ability. To compare him to the Yankees is just ... sighs... no. The Yankess spent decades to create a "DYNASTY" of winning. Chris G. is having the best season of his life. 2012-2013 to date. We don't know what will happen in 2014.

#34
MichaelMayheM said on June 27, 2013 at 7:39 p.m.

I hate him, not because he wins, its his gamestyle. But hey if he likes playing it cuz he genuinely likes his team, fine. Play a team you wanna play, whether its for the characters, or for the game style of that character. # Character loyalty

#35
DaSavage said on June 27, 2013 at 7:39 p.m.

Damn, didn't realize how much of a troglodyte Pavy was until now.

#36
EMP_TriForce_GM said on June 27, 2013 at 7:39 p.m.


He has not established that yet for anyone to consider him at that level. It would be a disrespect to Justin, Diago, Alex Valle, John Choi and other legends that have proven themselves in the last 10 years. This mistake was made with Wolfkrone when he had a stellar 2011-2012 season. Then the following year... ??? exactly my point. I think things are being blown way out of proportion. Now if you want to talk about the AGE team? ok then we have a discussion but one GREAT YEAR does not equate to consideration to a Dynasty. The Maimi heat... sure, they are doing very well. However its like comparing Lebron's 2 victories to Jordan's 6 and the end of his full career, while Lebron is still in the prime of his. Just stupid.

That is my 2 cents on the matter.

#37
Hajiki said on June 27, 2013 at 7:41 p.m.

I hate him because he's hideously ugly and uses that overrated bitch that I despise named Whoreiggan.

#38
chrismcandless said on June 27, 2013 at 7:43 p.m.

who is slasher?

#39
Aluppoj said on June 27, 2013 at 7:45 p.m.

@20

Correct!

People always bust the chops of the guy who's winning. Infil, Daigo, Justin, etc

But Chris G gets his $hit pushed in because he's a pompous crybaby excuse maker when he loses. And he's hardly a gracious winner. And he's a complete Heel to other players.

"He's the worst player I've ever lost to." Weak as Fu*k statement.

The dude is a monster player. No one should deny that. When it comes to the game he's awesome.

But as a sportsman, and a person, he's sorely lacking

#40
xvespax said on June 27, 2013 at 7:46 p.m.

@Hajiki

Are you gay LOL? who cares about another mans looks but a fag.

#41
DJScrubble said on June 27, 2013 at 7:46 p.m.

This article only proves Slasher is an idiot and people have bad reasons for disliking Chris G. Most importantly, no one is stepping up to be an innovator. Everyone wants to mime someone's tech. Ash never won a badge using Ditto, and you're not going to win a major jocking some dude's tech.

#42
MrPavy said on June 27, 2013 at 7:48 p.m.

@40 is exactly right

#43
VileEighty said on June 27, 2013 at 7:49 p.m.

My friends and I talked to Chris G at runback 2 weeks ago. He said he bodied Animal Crossing: Wild World (Assuming it was WW since we were talking DS at the time). I don't think he time-traveled, either, so... I mean... that's pretty good if bodied = 100%-ing the game lol

#44
BlackMasamune said on June 27, 2013 at 7:49 p.m.

Oh Shut up Slasher. I hate this guy so much.

#45
Rageinn said on June 27, 2013 at 7:53 p.m.

The best part is that the team he plays comes from the strat guide, lolz

#46
JDizzle said on June 27, 2013 at 7:53 p.m.

he's good at wht he does i mean he's not "cheap" he just found away to beat the elite competition it's not cheap it's skillful

#47
EMP_TriForce_GM said on June 27, 2013 at 7:56 p.m.

#47 Jeron?

#48
gklaus19 said on June 27, 2013 at 7:56 p.m.

But people don't hate Daigo, they like him xD.

#49
CharlieKenSon said on June 27, 2013 at 7:58 p.m.

@13
Well said. Couldnt have said it better myself. If combofiend was winning with his vanilla team, i doubt the hate would be as much.

ChrisG's team isnt krazy execution, it's more on the tiring side then anything. Superjump Fireball Fly/unfly fireball etc over and over again! And A reason why copycat teams don't succeed as well as he does in tournaments is becuz thats what they are.. Copycats. They may do well ONLINE tho lol. Who was he two year ago? He's only been on top for like a year and some change.. Let him rock for now. This is marvel! Someone will find that weakness and/or take the throne. At least share it.

#50
xvespax said on June 27, 2013 at 7:59 p.m.

#49

Actually people DO hate daigo, people hate infiltration too. Anyone dominating gets hated on by the FGC.

#51
illness690 said on June 27, 2013 at 8 p.m.

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#52
Green016 said on June 27, 2013 at 8:01 p.m.

Yes, a lot of people hate him simply cause he wins but another reason might be because he comes off as a dick, sore loser, and a whiner. You have to admit he doesn't really come off as positive or very personable.

#53
KillaVanHaze said on June 27, 2013 at 8:09 p.m.

Its not because of he wins, its because of how he wins. If he used a more rushdown oriented team, 75% of the people who "hate" him would like him. If he actually was a good sport about things, then im sure 99% of the FGC or w/e would like him.

#54
Santaclaus said on June 27, 2013 at 8:10 p.m.

then tell me: why doesnt anyone hate daigo? or tokido? or infiltration?

people dont hate chris g because he dominates, people hate him because he acts arrogant (dont know if he IS i just say he acts that way to a lot of people and I've seen him irl, so far i gotta agree that his manners really do trigger that same reaction in me), and when he loses he comes up with hilarious excuses and then he starts crying that everyone hates him.

that kind of behaviour really rubs people the wrong way.

i personally dont hate him, I dont have any feelings toward him, but i dont care for marvel at all so that might have something to do with it and in ae he doesnt get close to the true top players.

#55
Eternal said on June 27, 2013 at 8:20 p.m.

In order of why people hate him:

1. He is winning, a lot.
2. He is playing a strong team that plays an unfun to watch style of zoning (unlike Dieminions Guile in SF4 which is fun due to the much more proactive and careful spacing of his moves. ChrisG's comes off more "spammy" (even if it isn't) and he is given a HUGE get out of jail free card with doom missiles.)
3 He is an ass. Plain and simple. He has poor behavior and poor sportsmanship with a large tendency to blame his shortcomngs on other outlying factors besides his own performance.
4. He is winning a lot.

#56
Scorpion said on June 27, 2013 at 8:21 p.m.

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#57
thegoldencat said on June 27, 2013 at 8:22 p.m.

As the article says, his attitude and conduct outside the game is also a major factor.

#58
canistrucido said on June 27, 2013 at 8:31 p.m.

I don't dislike him. I just hate that the entire scene is as scrubby as it is. His team is so clearly the best, people who have never been super tier have been picking it up and beating people who were previously far more successful than him.

I think Sanford put it perfectly: the fact 90% of the scene isn't using his team just shows how damn scrubby everyone is.

#59
DunnDeal said on June 27, 2013 at 8:32 p.m.

I dislike him because he's boring as fvck to watch

#60
dugthefreshest said on June 27, 2013 at 8:34 p.m.

hes great, and i enjoy the fact that he frustrates players, what i dont enjoy is how he complains about his buttons not working/ lag when he loses

#61
notreally said on June 27, 2013 at 8:37 p.m.

chris g sat behind me at texasshowdown2013 he said overly bad things about the sakura player on stage, I didnt realize it was chrisg at the time, so I was gonna turn around and say who the f**k are you to say... but when I saw it was chrisg I thought, oh its the best. Still messed up to make fun of other players. They ended up fighting each other on stage. it was a sakura mirror match and the guy took a game, but then chrisg dominated the remainder.

#62
Helios86 said on June 27, 2013 at 8:42 p.m.

I always hated him for the way he wears his headphones. Seriously, what a tool...

#63
Tainoaldo174 said on June 27, 2013 at 8:44 p.m.

lol people mad that Chris G is winning? What else is new? I rather have him dominate Marvel 3 than FChamp (who actually has an off-putting personality)

#64
xShonuffx said on June 27, 2013 at 8:45 p.m.

I don't know where ppl get their hate from but my Chicago peeps don't hate the Heat, we hate Le Bron and for totally different reasons than him winning.

#65
NoizyChild said on June 27, 2013 at 8:49 p.m.

#59

Considering that Sanford is the same guy that whined about losing to goddamn Energy Javelin of all things, I don't think he's someone that can actually speak on the MVC3 scene.

#66
DarkPhoenixRises said on June 27, 2013 at 8:53 p.m.

I think Chris G is just misunderstood I happen to like everything about him.

#67
IareBeStayDrunk said on June 27, 2013 at 8:53 p.m.

I normally dont like Triforces 2 cents. but good points

#68
ZOMBIEMEGAMAN said on June 27, 2013 at 8:58 p.m.

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#69
hazelnut1112 said on June 27, 2013 at 9:05 p.m.

I just hate the Heat because I hate Lebron. Yankees are just scum. Anyways, I like seeing Chris G win just because I like it when people are pissed and they complain.

#70
RunningWild said on June 27, 2013 at 9:08 p.m.

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#71
MCHAWKING said on June 27, 2013 at 9:15 p.m.

Chris G might be "the problem". But the fighting game equivalent of the SATs are in 2 weeks. A lot of top players have been studying for the biggest test of the year. Let's see if anyone can solve the problem when it matters most.

#72
Bob said on June 27, 2013 at 9:16 p.m.

Reminds me of F. Champ. Chris G was a cool cat.

#73
Smorgasboard said on June 27, 2013 at 9:18 p.m.

Marvel is about the hype, not skill. Don't kid yourself.

Chris G kills the hype with his boring and repetitive play style.

Of course, people are going to hate him.

#74
A4headedninja said on June 27, 2013 at 9:28 p.m.

No one will read this comment but i feel that Chris G has my respect. He is human and no one responds well to hate unless your Jesus Christ. Chris G is the Best at UMVC3 and he deserves his props. GOOD JOB CHRIS G IF THEY DONT HATE YOU YOUR DOING SOMeTHING WRONG AND IF THEY HATE YOU YOUR DOING SOMETHING RIGHT.

#75
Crash40 said on June 27, 2013 at 9:33 p.m.

Well, I call bs on that! Because Infiltration dominates SSFIV the same way ChrisG dominates marvel, but no one hates Infil! I believe it has something to do with his gameplay style... Let's face it, having Soul Fists rain on you is no one's idea of a fun match, to either play or watch.... :/

#76
ButterKnife said on June 27, 2013 at 9:35 p.m.

I don't hate him because he wins. I love his Green Arrow. I just hate seeing that MvC3 team he runs.

#77
Tensa said on June 27, 2013 at 9:37 p.m.

I see no problem with him playing Morridoom since he is the only one who knows how to actually use that team I haven't hung around ChrisG so idk how he is

#78
Grimoires said on June 27, 2013 at 9:41 p.m.

People didn't hate JWong when he won almost every MvC2 tourney for 4 years straight......

#79
EnsignHiro said on June 27, 2013 at 9:44 p.m.

Not even completely true. Its also because when he loses he has a book of excuses.

#80
Kvltasfvck said on June 27, 2013 at 9:44 p.m.

#79 you're kidding, right?

#81
CharlieKenSon said on June 27, 2013 at 9:45 p.m.

ChrisG wont win evo. I predict 8th place.

#82
ADMARA said on June 27, 2013 at 9:49 p.m.

ChrisG gets more salty than Sanford does when he loses

#83
DarkPhoenixRises said on June 27, 2013 at 9:52 p.m.

Chris G is so hot right now I hope this page gets 400+ comments like his other record breaking chris g article! come on guys lets get to page 2!!

#84
Hajiki said on June 27, 2013 at 9:54 p.m.

@41 No I'm not gay you b@stard.

#85
NoizyChild said on June 27, 2013 at 9:54 p.m.

#79

Justin Wong got straight up BANNED from some MVC2 tournaments BECAUSE he was winning.

#86
EnsignHiro said on June 27, 2013 at 9:54 p.m.

It is true people hate whoever wins but it will never be just that reason. I like infiltration but hate watching him play because most of his matches are so one sided. I used to like watching chris g but his matches are also too one sided. Of course they aren't here to entertain anyone but still can't expect people to like their playstyles or character choices either

#87
EnsignHiro said on June 27, 2013 at 9:56 p.m.

@ 86 really? Can i see your source not even joking

#88
cuzzo said on June 27, 2013 at 10:04 p.m.

I'm not a hater if I see the same sports team winning ALL the time. Now when I'm playing or watching Marvel and all I see is spam ALL the time it is off putting just as it was stated in this article. Like when the Heat were on their winning streak this past season, yea a lot of folks were in heavy hate mode and didn't want the heat to win anymore, but who wants to sit back and play a spam game? Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it's cheap or not a legit strategy, but it's just annoying to have to deal with or watch for X amount of time. I'm not taking anything away from the man, but it is what it is.

#89
Crazcar said on June 27, 2013 at 10:27 p.m.

Basically what #40 said.

And if I may, I'm pretty sure people don't hate the Heat, much less for them winning, but instead just hate LeBron because he's a jerk. And people don't hate Daigo or Infiltration (or whatever Asian Overlord of the Month) for winning so much, they just don't want to see so many shutouts and an all foreign Grand Finals when they show up. Aside from that, at least both Daigo and Infiltration appear to be cool and humble guys.

#90
Jedda678 said on June 27, 2013 at 10:32 p.m.

If people wanted to be entertained in a fighting match they could watch the WWE. Chris G yeah has a smug attitude about him when he wins, he's having the best year in his career so far. But he's a sore loser too, I've seen it to with F.Champ, we all have points when we are sore losers. I see on twitter all the time with certain players saying how they get bodied and may add that they are a bit salty. Still who wouldn't be? Chris G's style of play is based off Dieminions, he just found a team that did it a bit more consistently, of course he is saved by Doom Missles and Morrigan having the ability to gain meter while using her Astral mode is a bit broken if she maybe got 1/4th the meter she currently gets and it had a damage reduction it wouldn't be viewed as broken and still viable. The problem with this team is that Morrigan gains meter like it's going out of style and after taking her out you have to go through Vergil with Doom assist and Vergil can be said that he is brain dead too. But all in all the game is pretty much reaching a point where not a lot can be discovered, and not only that really this game has always been about abuse. TAC Infinite combos, TAC Punish glitch (newly discovered btw on Cross Counter), the DHC glitch from vanilla, I mean the list goes on...

#91
Superboy said on June 27, 2013 at 10:38 p.m.

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#92
Kaizy said on June 27, 2013 at 10:45 p.m.

Slasher knows nothing of the FGC; he thinks everybody holds Daigo like some kind of celebrity like they do to e-sports players.

#93
Wathapen said on June 27, 2013 at 10:56 p.m.

Chris G is the Infiltration of Marvel but Infiltration isn't as hated, why is that? I'll tell you why, because AE is the better game. The game, the players and the fans are all better. I'm not a huge fan of marvel but Chris G is as boring as every other player.

#94
V3N0MB1T3 said on June 27, 2013 at 11:03 p.m.

@93, well that all depends. When its here in America Daigo gets much love. People asking to take pictures with him, sign their stick, let them buy the man a drink near the roulette table in Vegas. If its in Japan, people are pretty much indifferent to borderline passive aggressive about his chosen profession. You think telling someone you play video games for a living in America is hard to do without coming off as awkward? Don't even try and bring that sh!t up in Japan, less you be ostracized when your back is turned as a N.E.E.T. or hikikomori. Why do people think Daigo loves coming to EVO so much. Its one of the few places where he feels he's appreciated for the thing he loves to do.

#95
Kilikan5670 said on June 27, 2013 at 11:04 p.m.

I don't hate ChrisG and I'm pretty sure most people who say they do really don't. Just not fun to watch the MorriDoom team win anymore.Pretty sure it was the first few times he won with it, but it was new then. Now it's old and the majority are responding to it negatively. Just want something new.

#96
keroberus2 said on June 27, 2013 at 11:17 p.m.

People don't hate ChrisG for being ChrisG and winning, but for winning with a team that whilst DOES require skill to play well [his hit conversions are amazing], it stops fun from happening on the game. Whenever Morrigan gets touched the world cheers. This is the same with anybody who runs MorriDoom.

When ChrisG used to rep his Ryu team everybody loved him, his Ryu Hawkeye or Ryu Ammy, he was loved. MorriDoom was instahated from the start, and always will be. It's so rediculously annoying to properly fight against unless you have characters with great mobility/ air control/ways to get round the fireballs/ways to kill Doom asap, it's the most uphill battle going.

Zero's a tooooooooooooooooooon more fun to watch

#97
CrymsonWulf said on June 27, 2013 at 11:19 p.m.

There are facts to be stated about Chris G. and his winning/losses. Pre morri-doom, he was doing avg in tourneys, post morri-doom he is godlike. Thing is the characters he was using in umvc3 weren't characters with a lot of potential. He used teams like wesker/ryu/hawkeye, firebrand/hawkeye/wesker lol teams that were in no way optimized to full character/team potential. Those teams are EXTREMELY limited and linear no matter what order you play the characters in. Now, of course his winning potential wasn't good using teams like this in tourneys in the early/mid life of marvel 3.

Those of us who first witnessed the dominance of Dieminion with the so called "lame" style he introduced at the formerly known Big Two weekly now known as Battle Circuit, with viewtiful joe/strange/morrigan saw that shift in marvel playstyle. Chris G simply adopted that keep away concept and evolved it by placing and optimizing characters that could dominate as a team within that playstyle.

The argument can be made that he wasn't winning as much before morri-doom, but to hate a guy for adapting and expanding on a under utilized concept is ridiculous. Most people are quick to tell folks nowadays to adapt and stop whinning, or level up, or hit the lab and come up with technology and that's EXACTLY what he did lol. He was getting beat by a certain thing and he went to the lab and came out with a monster of a problem.

Lastly, for folks to say that anyone can play morri-doom, give me a break. What other morri-doom user have any of us seen dominate like Chris G.? From MCZ|Xian to J rosa they all fall short. Give credit where it is due, its HIS unique understanding and playstyle about the team that allows him to have the success he has with it. If it were so brain dead then folks could mimic it like most Hulk players or vanilla wesker players. Its just like Flocker and Flux they both play zero based teams but have vastly different success at winning tourneys.

I'm a iron man/doom/hawkeye player and I don't have to be a fan of Chris G. or think highly of him personally (its not like I have the right to judge him in that regard anyway) to respect his knowledge and ability to play at a high level and dominate in umvc 3
right now. Even if you disagree with his reactions to criticism, he is still human and so are his responses.

#98
casper_ said on June 27, 2013 at 11:27 p.m.

i don't totally disagree but i think a lot of the hate is in regard to him acting like an immature when he loses or complains and acts entitled. also since when do we give a damn what a starcraft dude thinks about fgc related things??

#99
RonaldRogan said on June 27, 2013 at 11:31 p.m.

The title of this post might as well have read: "Most people like the beach; they find it relaxing and refreshing."

like wtf. no sh1t.

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