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Seasons Beatings 4 results and wrap up

Posted by Jon 'Catalyst' Grey • October 18, 2009 at 9:30 p.m. PDT • Comments: 0
Seasons Beatings 4 results and wrap up Seasons Beatings IV has concluded. It was a great tournament with several events running. Most of the competition was streamed, although there were some hiccups for viewers.

Towards the end of the event the stream got better — and the action was terrific.

For the final results and notes, hit the link below.

Street Fighter IV, Singles Tournament — Final Results

1. Daigo Umehara (Ryu)
2. Justin Wong (Rufus, Fei Long)
3. Joe "ILOVEU" Ciaramelli (Sagat)
4. Ari "Floe" Weintraub (Sagat)
5. Eduardo "vVv Scrub" Perez (Balrog) — Played tiebreaker against Dr. Chaos for 5th
6. Dr. Chaos (Ken)
7. Andre "TwistedJago" Foney (M. Bison)
7. Issei Suzuki (Akuma)
9. Sanford "Santhrax" Kelly (Cammy, Akuma, Ryu)
9. Eric "Ramza" Kim (Sagat)
9. Chris "Fascinating" Hu (Ryu)
9. Lud (Chun-Li)
13. Checkmate (Ryu)
13. Brandon "DemonHyo" Deshields (Blanka)
13. Wolfkrone (C. Viper, Rose) — He's an analog stick using PS3 pad player
13. Vegita-X (Zangief)

Match Notes

Grand Finals Set 1: Daigo made major adjustments here after losing to Justin Wong's Fei Long in the Winners Finals. He went for a lot less Crouching Hard Kicks and switched to Focus Attacks to catch Fei's pokes, which worked well. Umehara went up 2-0 to start. Justin bounced back through to even it at 2-2, making big adjustments on his end too.

After some time, Daigo figured out the right range he could throw fireballs at and took the overall set, 4-2, resetting the match.

Grand Finals Set 2: Big time footsies in the second set, Daigo switched to Crouching Medium Kicks here and had really good success with them. But both players did a lot of ground games to psych each other out. In the end, Daigo took this 4-1 by playing a very defensive game.

Losers Finals: Daigo looked much more comfortable in the Loser Finals match against ILOVEU Joe's Sagat than he did against Justin Wong in the Winners Finals. Although Daigo took this, Ciaramelli put on a good showing, playing Umehara tough, but The Beast had the edge.

Winners Finals: Justin Wong defeated Daigo Umehara 3-1 in the Winners Finals. Wong picked Fei Long and played a great set here. Justin punished Daigo many times when he did Ryu's Crouching Hard Kick. Daigo made many adjustments on the fly, but it wasn't enough as Wong had Umehara's number with Fei Long. Daigo's classic composure looked shaken after wards.

• Ari "Floe" Weintraub (Sagat) eliminated Sanford "Santhrax" Kelly from the tournament. Sanford took Ryu in this match, even though he typically plays Cammy and Akuma, but Ari played an outstanding defensive game, which he's known for, to take out Sanford. Santhrax had beaten Daigo Umehara in the 3 on 3 teams tournament twice, and really wanted another shot at him, but it wasn't to be.

• Seth Killian said that Daigo recently played a 30 game set against Mago, who's regarded one of the best — if not the best — Sagats on the planet. Umehara beat him 23-7.

Justin vs. Daigo — Main Event Final Results

Daigo Umehara: 10
Justin Wong: 2

Justin Wong and Daigo Umehara played a first to 10 set of matches, which was the main event for Seasons Beatings IV. The tournament organizers decided not to stream this event, but videos should follow in the future.

Justin started off by using Rufus, and Daigo of course picked Ryu.

After having some back and forth games, Daigo went up 4 games to 2, then Justin switched to Balrog — a character he had a bit of success with at this year's Evolution Fighting Game Championships against Daigo — but it wasn't in the cards for him today.

Daigo went up 6 games to 2, Justin switched back to Rufus, but couldn't get win there either. Finally when Daigo was up 8 games to 2, Justin picked C. Viper, which was a big time surprise for almost everyone.

Despite the new character, he couldn't find a way to best The Beast and lost by a final score of 10 games to 2.

Street Fighter IV 3 on 3 teams — Final Results

1. Team Best Friends Forever (BFF) — Justin Wong (Rufus), Joe "ILOVEU" Ciaramelli (Sagat) and Noel Brown (Zangief).

2. Team WTF — Sanford "Santhrax" Kelly (Cammy), Ari "Floe" Weintraub (Sagat) and Vegita-X (Zangief).

3. Team Daigo — Daigo Umehara (Ryu), Larry (Zangief) and Moses (Rufus).

4. Team Puerto Rico — Jose "Frodo" Llera (Ryu), Ryan "Fubarduck" Harvey (Akuma), Eduardo "Vvv scrub" Perez-frangie (Balrog).


• Justin Wong was the MVP of Team BFF. While the other guys had times when they came up big with some impressive play, Justin consistently showed he was the best player on the squad today, pulling off some huge wins in the Grand Finals with Rufus and all throughout parts of this tournament.

• Team WTF's Sanford Kelly (Cammy), beat Daigo Umehara (Ryu) by capitalizing on Umehara throwing out one too many fireballs. This knocked Daigo's team into the Losers Bracket initially. Team WTF replicated this feat again in the Losers Bracket Finals, eliminating Daigo's team from the competition. Sanford scored another win over Umehara while using Cammy here and Vegita-X's Gief also beat Daigo in one of these games.

• Sanford Kelly was asked about his initial set against Daigo, before they played their rematch in the Losers Finals. Some people claimed Umehara wasn't prepared to face a console character (Cammy). Sanford stated that Daigo knows the match up, he simply outplayed him. Daigo also said he's more than prepared for the rematch, which he later lost.

• One of the announcers reported that Daigo Umehara had about 4, or possible even more, one character victories (OCVs). He typically played as the clean up guy (last) on his team. Some readers claimed his teammates weren't exactly top caliber players.

• In a very early set, Wolfkrone, a pad player on the Detroit team who uses Viper took out Noel Brown (Zangief) and Joe "ILOVEU" Ciaramelli (Sagat) on Team Best Friends Forever. Justin Wong battled back beating Wolfkrone and the other two members of the Detroit team to advance.

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 — Final Results

1. Sanford "Santhrax" Kelly (Storm, Sentinel, Cable, Captain Commando)
2. Justin Wong (Storm, Sentinel, Cyclops)
3. Alex "Chunksta" de Souza (Magneto, Storm, Sentinel, Captain Commando, Psylocke)
4. Loren "Fanatiq" Riley (Magneto, Storm, Psylocke)
5. Chris "Magneto-X" Creecy (Magneto, Iron Man, Sentinel)
5. Neo (Sentinel, Storm, Captain Commando)
7. Josh 360 (Magneto, Ironman, Sentinel)
7. Chris "Matrix" Ellis (Cyclops, Sentinel, Cable, Storm)

Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix — Final Results

1. Daigo Umehara (Ryu)
2. DGV (Ryu)
3. Damdai (Dhalsim, Ken, Zangief)
4. Brent "Immortal" Werling (Vega, Chun-Li)

Street Fighter 3 Third Strike — Final Results

1. Issei (Yun)
2. Justin Wong (Chun-Li, Ken)
3. Jose "Frodo" Llera (Ryu)
4. Daigo Umehara (Ken)

Thanks to Justin Wong for providing the 3s results.

Other notable results

• A $13,000(!?) money match between two Marvel vs. Capcom 2 players, Toan and Fanatiq took place, Toan won 10-7. Several readers claimed this was the biggest money match pot they've ever heard of.

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