EVO 2010 results

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • July 12, 2010 at 3:37 a.m. PDT
EVO 2010 results EVO 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada has finished up. This was an exceptional fighting game tournament with over $20,000 in prize money on the line for Super Street Fighter 4.

There were some unexpected results along with a ton of close and very competitive matches.

Also, it was also revealed that EVO will be partnering with GodsGarden in Japan for an event in the future. It will run on Sept. 11 and 12.

To check out the results, see battle logs, photos and even more stuff, just click the link below.

Super Street Fighter 4 — Top 32


1. Daigo Umehara (Ryu)
2. EG.Ricky Ortiz (Rufus, Chun-Li)
3. Infiltration (Akuma)
4. Mike Ross (E. Honda)
5. Bruce "GamerBee" Hsiang (Adon)
5. Vance "Vangief" Wu (Zangief)
7. Henry Cen (E. Honda, Dhalsim)
7. Shizza (Chun-Li)
9. EG.Justin Wong (Rufus)
9. Ari "fLoE" Weintraub (Rufus)
9. Dr. Chaos (Ken)
9. Lamerboi (Guile)
13. Tokido (Akuma)
13. Arubi "RB" Kao (Rufus, Guy)
13. Arturo "Sabin" Sanchez (Dhalsim, Rose, Seth)
13. Soon "Neo" Yim (Juri, Chun-Li)
17. Sanford Kelly (C. Viper)
17. Rico Suave (Abel)
17. Alex Valle (Ryu)
17. J.R. Rodriguez (Akuma)
17. Tatsu (Vega)
17. Juicebox Abel (Abel)
17. Banana Ken (Ken)
17. FYC Ryder (Abel)
25. Eita (Akuma)
25. Hugo101 (M. Bison)
25. Online Tony (Seth)
25. WarahK (Guile)
25. Joe "ILOVEU" Ciaramelli (Sagat, Ryu)
25. Wolfkrone (C. Viper)
25. John Choi (Ryu)
25. Big Marcus (M. Bison)

Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix — Top 8


1. Snake Eyez (Zangief)
2. DGV (Ryu)
3. Daigo Umehara (Balrog, Ryu)
4. AfroLegends (Balrog, Dee Jay)
5. Jason Cole (Dhalsim)
5. Tokido (Vega, E. Honda)
7. Alex Valle (Ryu, Sagat)
7. RyRy (Ryu)

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom — Top 8


1. EG.Martin "Marn" Phan (Alex, Zero)
2. KBeast (Batsu, Yatterman-1 | Yatterman-1, Yatterman-2)
3. EG.Justin Wong (Jun The Swan, Chun-Li | Ryu, Karas)
4. Kurasa (Doronjo, Chun-Li, Saki)
5. Psychochronic (PTX-40A)
5. RoyalFlush (Ippatsuman, Polimar, Viewtiful Joe)
7. Keits (Tekkaman Blade, Ryu)
7. SkiSonic (Yatterman-1, Ken The Eagle)

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 — Top 8


1. EG.Justin Wong (Storm, Sentinel, Cyclops)
2. Sanford Kelly (Storm, Sentinel, Cable)
3. Clockw0rk (Strider, Sentinel, Doctor Doom)
4. IFC Yipes (Storm, Magneto Psylocke)
5. Neo (Sentinel, Storm, Captain Commando)
5. Crizzle (Magento, Storm, Psylocke)
7. Arthur "Chaos Nightwolf" Catigbe (Sentinel, Storm, Captain Commando, Magento)
7. Robert Tim (Storm, Sentinel, Captain Commando)

Tekken 6 — Top 8


1. Hyun "Nin" Park
2. Reepal "Rip" Parbhoo
3. Jimmy "Mr. Naps" Tran
4. Jim "DevilJim" Esmersey
5. James "JFJ" Garrett
5. Tokido
7. Chris "Crow" Villarreal
7. Rene "GMMA Kor" Maistry

Melty Blood — Top 8


1. Yoichiro "Garu" Aruga
2. Stephen "Lord Knight" Barthelemy
3. Antonio "Kusanagi" Medrano
4. Byron "HF Blade" Barzabal
5. Brandon "Brandino" Lee
5. Yuji "Yat" Tanaka
7. James Xie
7. Eric "Numakie" Gutierrez

SSF4 Women's Invitational — Top 4


1. AAA Kayane (Chun-Li)
2. BurnYourBra (Ken, Gouken, Rose)
3. Phuong "Yellow Gal" Le (Chun-Li)
4. Lina Yu (Blanka)

Battle Logs


If you want to see a more detailed break down of how the tournament matches went, scroll down.

Super Street Fighter 4 — Top 8 Battle Log


• Daigo Umehara (Ryu) eliminates EG.Ricky Ortiz (Rufus) 3-1.

• EG.Ricky Ortiz (Rufus) eliminates Infiltration (Akuma) 2-1.

• Infiltration (Akuma) eliminates Mike Ross (E. Honda) 2-0.

• Daigo Umehara (Ryu) beat EG.Ricky Ortiz (Rufus) 2-1.

• Mike Ross (E. Honda) eliminates Bruce "GamerBee" Hsiang (Adon) 2-1.

• Infiltration (Akuma) eliminates Vance "Vangief" Wu (Zangief) 2-0.

• Daigo Umehara (Ryu) beats Mike Ross (E. Honda) 2-0.

• EG.Ricky Ortiz (Chun-Li) beats Vance "Vangief" Wu (Zangief) 2-0.

• Bruce "GamerBee" Hsiang (Adon) eliminates Henry Cen (E. Honda) 2-0.

• Infiltration (Akuma) eliminates Shizza (Chun-Li) 2-1.

Semi-Finals Battle Log


• GamerBee (Adon) eliminates EG.Justin Wong (Rufus) 2-1.

• Shizza (Chun-Li) eliminates Ari "fLoE" Weintraub (Rufus) 2-0.

• Infiltration (Akuma) eliminates Dr. Chaos (Ken) 2-0.

• Henry Cen (Dhalsim) eliminated Lamerboi (Guile) 2-0.

• Daigo Umehara (Ryu) beat Shizza (Chun-Li) 2-0.

• Vance "Vangief" Wu (Zangief) beat EG.Justin Wong (Rufus) 2-1. This was a great match.

• Ricky Ortiz (Rufus) beat Henry Cen (E. Honda) 2-0.

• Mike Ross (E. Honda) beat Dr. Chaos (Ken) 2-1.

• Infiltration (Akuma) eliminated Arubi "RB" Kao (Rufus) 2-0.

• Ari "fLoE" Weintraub (Rufus) eliminated Tokido (Akuma) 2-1.

• Lamerboi (Guile) eliminated Arturo "Sabin" Sanchez (Dhalsim) 2-1.

• GamerBee (Adon) eliminated Soon "Neo" Yim (Juri) 2-0.

• Arubi "RB" Kao (Rufus) eliminated Sanford Kelly (C. Viper) 2-0.

• Tokido (Akuma) eliminated Rico Suave (Abel) 2-1.

• Arturo "Sabin" Sanchez (Dhalsim) eliminated Alex Valle (Ryu) 2-0.

• Sanford Kelly (C. Viper) eliminated John Choi (Ryu) 2-0.

• GamerBee (Adon) eliminated J.R. Rodriguez (Akuma) 2-0.

• Soon "Neo" Yim (Juri) eliminated Tatsu (Vega) 2-1.

• Ari "fLoE" Weintraub (Rufus) eliminated Juicebox Abel (Abel) 2-0.

• Infiltration (Akuma) eliminated Banana Ken (Ken) 2-1.

• Lamerboi (Guile) eliminated FYC Ryder (Abel) 2-1.

• GamerBee (Adon) eliminated Eita (Akuma) 2-0.

• Tokido (E. Honda, Akuma) eliminated Hugo101 (M. Bison) 2-1.

• Dr. Chaos (Ken) beat Soon "Neo" Yim (Chun-Li, Juri) 2-1.

• Shizza (Chun-Li) beat Alex Valle (Ryu) 2-1.

• Tatsu (Vega) eliminated Online Tony (Seth) 2-1.

• Arturo "Sabin" Sanchez (Dhalsim) eliminates WarahK (Guile) 2-1.

• FYC Ryder (Abel) eliminates Joe "ILOVEU" Ciaramelli (Sagat, Ryu) 2-0.

• Juicebox Abel (Abel) eliminates Wolfkrone (C. Viper) 2-0.

• Daigo Umehara (Ryu) beat Lamerboi (Guile) 2-0.

• EG.Justin Wong (Rufus) beat Arubi "RB" Kao (Guy, Rufus) 2-0.

• Ricky Ortiz (Rufus) beat Ari "fLoE" Weintraub (Sagat) 2-0.

• Henry Cen (E. Honda) beat Rico Suave (Abel) 2-1.

• Mike Ross (E. Honda) beat J.R. Rodriguez (Akuma) 2-1.

• Vangief (Zangief) beat Banana Ken (Ken) 2-1.

• Infiltration (Akuma) eliminated Big Marcus (M. Bison) 2-0.

Other notable results


• Arturo "Sabin" Sanchez (Dhalsim) eliminates Long "Shady K" Tran (Akuma) 2-1.

• Arturo "Sabin" Sanchez (Dhalsim) eliminated Kai (El Fuerte) 2-1.

• Tatsu (Vega) eliminates Joon B (Ken) 2-1.

• FYC Ryder (Abel) eliminates Dagger G (Guile).

• Justin Wong (Rufus) beat Dagger G (Guile) 2-0.

• Ed Ma (Juri) eliminated Marn (Dudley, C. Viper) 2-1.

• Ricky Ortiz (Rufus) beats Tatsu (Vega) 2-0.

• Arturo "Sabin" Sanchez (Rose, Dhalsim) beat Laugh, from Korea (Ryu, Rufus) 2-1. Sabin lost the first game using Rose, he switched over to Dhalsim. Laugh played a close second game, still using Ryu, but Arturo took it. Laugh ended up switching to Rufus, but had a really difficult time finding offense and lost.

• Peru (El Fuerte) beat Online Tony (Seth) 2-1.

• Arturo "Sabin" Sanchez (Rose) beats AuLord (Cammy) 2-0.

• Sick (Ken) beat Kai (El Fuerte, Dudley) 2-0.

• RyRy (C. Viper) beat Ed Ma (Juri) 2-0.

• Infiltration (Akuma) eliminated Josh Wong (E. Honda, Abel) 2-0.

• Alex Valle (Ryu) beat Infiltration, from Korea, (Akuma, Juri) 2-0, to send him to the losers bracket.

• John Choi (Ryu) beat Keno (Balrog), 2-1.

• J.R. Rodriguez (Akuma) beat Tokido (Akuma), this sent Tokido to the losers bracket.

• Eita, from Japan, lost his second match to Isiah Rodriguez and went on to win his next 11 sets to qualify for the SSF4 semis.

How other top players fared


If you're curious how some of the other top players who finished outside the top 32, check below.

• Flash Metroid (C. Viper) lost to J.R. Rodriguez (Akuma) and was eliminated by Wayward Walic in the losers bracket quarter finals.

• AndyOCR (M. Bison) lost in winners finals to Banana Ken and was eliminated in the losers finals by WarahK (Guile).

• Eduardo "P.R. Rog" Perez (Balrog) lost to Chris Pereira and was eliminated by Renzo Vigo.

• DMG Inthul (Fei Long) lost to Chris Hu (Ryu, Abel) and was eliminated by Combojack.

• Filipino Champ (Dhalsim) lost in the winners finals to Shizza (Chun-Li) then lost in the losers finals to Big Marcus.

• Ryan Hart lost to Soon Young Yim and was eliminated by Perfect Sin.

• IFC Yipes lost to Henry Cen and was eliminated by Eita in the losers finals.

• Marn was originally put into the losers bracket by Cyborg Cop, he was eliminated by Ed Ma.

• Sabre lost his first match to Arubi "RB" Kao — won 11 straight matches — but ended up losing to L.I. Joe in the loser bracket finals.

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 — Top 8 Battle Log


• Grand Finals, Set 2: EG.Justin Wong (Storm, Sentinel, Cyclops) eliminated Sanford Kelly (Storm, Sentinel, Cable).

• Grand Finals, Set 1: EG.Justin Wong (Storm, Sentinel, Cyclops) beat Sanford Kelly (Storm, Sentinel, Cable) 3-0.

• EG.Justin Wong (Storm, Sentinel, Cyclops) eliminated Clockw0rk (Strider, Sentinel, Doctor Doom) 2-0.

• EG.Justin Wong (Storm, Sentinel, Cyclops) eliminated IFC Yipes (Storm, Magneto Psylocke) 2-0.

• Winners Finals: Sanford Kelly (Storm, Sentinel, Cable) beat Clockw0rk (Strider, Sentinel, Doctor Doom) 2-1.

• EG.Justin Wong (Storm, Sentinel, Cyclops) eliminated Neo (Sentinel, Storm, Captain Commando) 2-0.

• IFC Yipes (Storm, Magneto Psylocke) eliminates Crizzle (Magento, Storm, Psylocke) 2-0.

• Sanford Kelly (Storm, Sentinel, Cable) beat Neo (Sentinel, Storm, Captain Commando) 2-0.

• Clockw0rk (Strider, Sentinel, Doctor Doom) beat IFC Yipes (Storm, Magneto Psylocke) 2-1.

• EG.Justin Wong (Storm, Sentinel, Cyclops) beat Arthur "Chaos Nightwolf" Catigbe (Sentinel, Storm, Captain Commando, Magento) 2-0.

• Crizzle (Magento, Storm, Psylocke) eliminated Robert Tim (Storm, Sentinel, Captain Commando) 2-1.

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom — Top 8 Battle Log


• Grand Finals, Set 2: EG.Martin "Marn" Phan (Alex, Zero) eliminated KBeast (MegaMan Volnutt, Tekkaman | Yatterman-1, Yatterman-2) 3-1.

• Grand Finals, Set 1: EG.Martin "Marn" Phan (Alex, Zero) beats KBeast (Batsu, Yatterman-1) 3-1.

• Losers Finals: EG.Martin "Marn" Phan (Alex, Zero) eliminates EG.Justin Wong (Jun The Swan, Chun-Li | Ryu, Karas) 2-1.

• EG.Justin Wong (Jun The Swan, Chun-Li) eliminates Kurasa (Saki, Doronjo, Chun-Li) 2-1.

• Winners Finals: KBeast (Batsu, Yatterman-1) beat EG.Martin "Marn" Phan (Alex, Zero) 2-0.

• EG.Justin Wong (Saki, Tekkaman Blade) eliminates Psychochronic (PTX-40A) 2-0.

• Kurasa (Chun-Li, Doronjo) eliminates RoyalFlush (Ippatsuman, Polimar, Viewtiful Joe) 2-1.

• EG.Justin Wong (Jun The Swan, Chun-Li) eliminates Keits (Tekkaman Blade, Ryu) 2-0.

• RoyalFlush (Ippatsuman, Polimar) eliminates SkiSonic (Yatterman-1, Ken The Eagle) 2-0.

• KBeast (Batsu, Yatterman-1) beat Kurasa (Chun-Li, Doronjo) 2-1.

• EG.Martin "Marn" Phan (Zero, Alex, Tekkaman Blade) beats Psychochronic (PTX-40A) 2-1.

Notable early results


Pool 1: PR Rog was eliminated in the losers semi-finals by Royal Flush. Marn beat RoyalFlush in the 3rd round of winners. Marn defeated Rob "Rotanibor" Holzinger in the winners finals. RoyalFlush eliminated Rob "Rotanibor" Holzinger in the losers final.

Pool 2: Psychochronic beat Gustavo in the winners finals. Skisonic beat Gustavo in the losers finals.

Pool 3: KBeast beat Keits in the winners finals. Keits beat RyRy in the losers finals.

Pool 4: Kurasa beat Justin Wong in the winners finals. Justin Wong beat TrueGamer in losers finals.

Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix — Top 8 Battle Log


• Grand Finals, Set 2: Snake Eyez (Zangief) eliminated DGV (Ryu) 3-2.

• Grand Finals, Set 1: Snake Eyez (Zangief) beat DGV (Ryu) 3-1.

• Losers Finals: Snake Eyez (Zangief) eliminated Daigo Umehara (Balrog) 2-1.

• Daigo Umehara (Balrog) eliminated AfroLegends (Balrog) 2-0.

• Winners Finals: DGV (Ryu) beat Snake Eyez (Zangief) 2-1.

• AfroLegends (Balrog) eliminated Jason Cole (Dhalsim) 2-0.

• Daigo Umehara (Balrog) eliminated Tokido (Vega) 2-0.

• DGV (Ryu) beat Jason Cole (Dhalsim) 2-0.

• Snake Eyez (Zangief) beat Tokido (Vega) 2-0.

• Daigo Umehara (Ryu) eliminated Alex Valle (Sagat) 2-0.

• AfroLegends (Balrog) eliminated RyRy (Ryu) 2-0.

Semi Finals Battle Log


• Tokido (Vega) beat AfroLegends (Dee Jay) 2-1.

• Ryry (Ryu) beat NKI (Chun-Li) 2-0.

• DGV (Ryu) beat Alex Valle (Ryu) 2-1.

• Jason Cole (Dhalsim) beat Daigo Umehara (Ryu) 2-1.

• Alex Valle (Ryu) beat BC Choi (Dhalsim) 2-0.

• Jason Cole (Dhalsim) beat BBH (Chun-Li) 2-0.

• Daigo Umehara (Ryu) beats Hugo101 (Balrog) 2-0.

• Snake Eyez (Zangief) beat John Choi (Ryu) 2-0.

• AfroLegends (Balrog) beat AquaSnake (Fei Long) 2-0.

• DNGR Papercut (T. Hawk) eliminates Thai Vega (Vega) 2-0.

• Ken Ching (Ken) beats Chunbelieable (Chun-Li) 2-1.

• DGV (Ryu) beat Thelo (E. Honda) 2-1.

• RyRy (Ryu) beats Axel K (Guile) 2-1.

• Kajod (Ryu) beats DNGR Papercut (E. Honda, Chun-Li) 2-0.

• Tokido (Vega) beats FMLA (Dee Jay) 2-0.

• BC Choi (Dhalsim) beats Chunbelieavle (Chun-Li) 2-0.

First and foremost a HUGE thanks goes to Tony "Ponder" Cannon, who went out of his way a number of times throughout EVO to provide results and do things to keep the community in the loop. He was easily the single biggest contributor to this story.

A very special thanks goes to the Level|Up Series guys for being so helpful and nice. Also, Seth Killian, Arlieth, Chris Li, MediaDarling, Justice, Nyoronoru, James Chen, Mr. Wizard, Karaface and Tom Cannon for their support — plus the many other people I know I'm forgetting.

Also, kudos to Poke, PHB and Axefresh for contributing to this story.

Comments

jjohan35 said on July 11, 2010 at 3:56 a.m.

Daigo is consistently in the top 3 at every tournament even if he doesn't get 1st place. His clutch victories always amaze me. If a guy makes a clutch win once or twice, it can be considered a fluke or a lucky moment. He CONSISTENTLY does it, especially when he's down to his last pixel of health.And even when he loses 1st place, I have never heard him make any excuses about lag, counter characters, etc. He brushes it off and moves on.

I would have loved to see other Japanese players at this year's Evo, including Mago, Momochi, and Y24 (whoever he is). If Daigo wins this tournament, it can be possibly said that Y24 is the best Street Fighter player in the world 2010.

RandomPlayer said on July 11, 2010 at 4 a.m.

Daigo vs Arturo/Sabin $500 money matche first to 5 happening now.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/teamspooky

jjohan35 said on July 11, 2010 at 4:04 a.m.

@Hayate1984

When I'm at my best, I can shut down Justin Wong and Daigo. Too bad I'm never at my best lol.

Justin lost to two different players, that's the beauty of double elimination tournaments. It gives less room for flukes. That's not even mentioning that he had three matches (chances) with each of those two players. That's a total of 18 rounds or opportunities to consistently beat his opponents.

This year's Evo definitely proved that patience, dedication, and skill far outweight any counterpicking or character tiers.

Hayate1984 said on July 11, 2010 at 4:13 a.m.

@This year's Evo definitely proved that patience, dedication, and skill far outweight any counterpicking or character tiers.

In case you didn't know SSFIV changed that from vanilla. Tiers and counterpicks don't matter anymore, that's why Sagat never made it to top8. I doubt a honda or rose would make it so far if they played vanilla instead of SSFIV

jjohan35 said on July 11, 2010 at 4:32 a.m.

@Hayate1984

Not sure what you're rambling/arguing about anymore. I know Super changed that but Evo proved it.

FarkAydeGhil420 said on July 11, 2010 at 4:38 a.m.

Learn to counterpick Jwong, you need it.

_MJ_ said on July 11, 2010 at 4:44 a.m.

great evo so far
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EXMessiah said on July 11, 2010 at 4:50 a.m.

So Rufus isn't broken anymore? If Justin had won last night I'm sure that's all i would be hearing.

the_frog_splash_lives said on July 11, 2010 at 4:51 a.m.

can't wait for highlights. also sad to see no elfs or feis getting far in this tourny and also no ibuki which i find surprising

fabulos said on July 11, 2010 at 5:03 a.m.

@316: damn, I dont have access to a PC right now, who is leading?

ShadowKnight28 said on July 11, 2010 at 5:18 a.m.

For those who missed the money matches, here's a very sloppy recap of what I remember, and I'll try and do a recap if I remember what happened. (sorry, it's 8 am here on the east coast and I stayed up all night watching the team spooky stream)

Daigo (Ryu) vs Hsien Chang (Dudley): 3-2 Daigo

Daigo was down 0-2 at first before he completely downloaded Hsien and came back and dominated.

Daigo (Ryu) vs Arturo "Sabin" Sanchez: 5-4 Daigo

This was the $500 money match that was a rematch from last year which Sabin won. Sabin played an extremely solid footsies game and was really frustrating Daigo, who was throwing out random dragon punches at one point. Sabin was up 4-3 at one point and won the first round in game 8, but Daigo clutched it out and took the game back. Game 9 was tense as hell and completely went down to the wire before Daigo took it.

Daigo (Ryu) vs Marn (Dudley): 5-2 Daigo

It was getting pretty late and both players were dropping some links, but after the first few games, Daigo downloaded Marn and took the last 3 in a row.

Daigo (Ryu) vs Kai (El Fuerte): 5-1 Daigo

Kai played well and took the second game, but Daigo made some clutch uppercuts and took the set.

Also, for the $100 buy-in tourney held before the money matches (Daigo didn't participate), Gamerbee def. Marn 3-1 in the grand finals. Gamerbee initially knocked Marn into the loser's bracket with his Adon vs Marn's Dudley. At the start of the Grand Finals, Marn chose to go with Rufus in the first round to "avenge" the defeat of JWong. After losing that match badly, he switched it up to C. Viper and took the next game. But Gamerbee adjusted and took the next 2 games to win the tourney. And that's it. I'm going to go get some sleep.

RandomPlayer said on July 11, 2010 at 5:19 a.m.

Daigo had money matches at the Salty Suite with Arturo/Sabin (Dhalsim), Kai (El Fuerte), Hsien Chang (Dudley), Marn (Dudley). He won all of his money matches. If you missed them you can view them later as they will uploaded on YouTube.

Also GamerBee won the 16 man tournament at the Salty Suite (Daigo didn't participate in this tourney).

Check here to be notified when the videos are uploaded on YouTube.

http://www.gootecks.com/salty-suite/h...

ShadowKnight28 said on July 11, 2010 at 5:21 a.m.

P.S. There were a couple other money matches with Daigo at the beginning but the stream kept cutting out so I don't know what really happened. Either that or I don't remember what happened in them. Safe to say that Daigo dominated though.

FMP said on July 11, 2010 at 5:22 a.m.

@324, Daigo clutched it out and won 5-4. It was VERY CLOSE.

DeadlyMoves said on July 11, 2010 at 5:29 a.m.

@ Hayate1984
Rufus's Ultra 2 doesnt shutdown all of Adons specials. Just a simple Jaguar Tooth can go right through Rufus's U2. Ive done it!, Its freakin hilarious when it happens...lol

Basically... GammerBee just out-played JWong. Being a Adon user myself, I was so happy to see a good Adon player do so well. And some1 beating JWong with him was just awesome.

I hope i can do just some of the stuff GamerBee can do with Adon to make my game better

Slaystation said on July 11, 2010 at 5:42 a.m.

@315

No way you can consider Y24 to be the best in the world if Diago wins EVO. Why would you? Just because Y beat Diago in a TEAM battle last week? That's like saying AndyOCR could beat all of Europe because he beat Justin once and Justin won ESWC.

I'd argue that the winner of the first-to-ten God's Garden may actually determine who the best is. But not everyone was allowed to participate in that event. Still, though, my guess is that the best player in the world is among the contestants playing in GG.

zUkUu said on July 11, 2010 at 5:42 a.m.

no wong vs daigo in this years final? saldy, i looked forward to it =/

SabishiiRyuu said on July 11, 2010 at 6 a.m.

@315:
Y24 is a great chun-li player, but best player in the world?! He is a scrub compared to Nemo and Haneyama and they are just Chun-Li players. Watch more matches ffs.
The only player I could think of being able to topple Daigo at the moment is Makoto(Claw) and that because Claw is so much more improved in super. He OCV'd Tokido/Mago team in vanilla at last year's SBO. Also Sakonoko has busted on the scene out of nowhere so he could be a wildcard too.

Hayate1984 said on July 11, 2010 at 6:04 a.m.

@drmario112
Wong would've won the set if the chose U1 because he connected a EX messiah kick with 3 EX bar but couldn't combo into ultra because he chose U2. Gamerbee if I remember had like 15-20% life left. Wong tried instead to do a LP. Snake Strike but whiffed it.

I'm tired of this bull****, both of them are good players so f*** ME and everyone who takes this game too seriously. People lose now and then so let's enjoy EVO and leave this behind.

demion said on July 11, 2010 at 6:14 a.m.

If anyone wants to play on psn add me: lethal-rushdown I'm not very good but my makoto is really improving

fabulos said on July 11, 2010 at 6:27 a.m.

so Daigo won all his money matches. the guy is on fire. Im still disappointed that j.wong and tokido are out though...

bananainsaneface said on July 11, 2010 at 6:35 a.m.

@334 SabishiiRyuu
"Sakonoko has busted on the scene out of nowhere so he could be a wildcard too."

Sako didn't bust out of no where he's been in the scene for a long time. He has beaten Daigo in several games over the years. But when SF4 came out he just played online at home and didn't go to tournies.

jjohan35 said on July 11, 2010 at 6:38 a.m.

@Slaystation @SabishiiRyuu

I didn't mean to make that a declarative statement. More like a thought to ponder since in that team tournament, Daigo was undefeated in all of his matches until he faced Y24. I'm also factoring in that it was such a recent defeat too (just last week). I don't know anything about Y24 except that he was the only person who recently beat Daigo.

jjohan35 said on July 11, 2010 at 6:41 a.m.

@Hayate1984

I think the confusion stems from your @314 comment, in which you stated that Rufus is stronger than Adon, yet in your @318 comment you suggested that counterpicking doesn't matter anymore in SSF4.

Shoryuken said on July 11, 2010 at 6:41 a.m.

This starts 6pm UK time, right?

AeriALs said on July 11, 2010 at 6:49 a.m.

lol this hayate guy makes me wanna cry. Im a 4200bp/15,000pp Adon on PSN and I know for a a fact that Gamerbee is at least 2-3x better than me lol. Beating on bad 3k adons does not make you anything special.

FarkAydeGhil420 said on July 11, 2010 at 7:03 a.m.

To anyone that thinks they are a pro: You ain't a pro until you go a tournies and make it in top 3 (money spots). Pro = GET PAID to play. So unless you are sponsored or won money in tournies, you ain't pro.

IrPanda said on July 11, 2010 at 7:16 a.m.

@FrakaydeGhil420
Im a Pro then .... Yay!!!!!!

two2tone said on July 11, 2010 at 7:25 a.m.

One key component on how Vangief and Gamerbee was able to defeat was shutting down the 'dive kick'... which is essentially 70% of Rufus' mixups... once that is shutdown... options becomes super limited to throw setups

denjinBlanka said on July 11, 2010 at 7:41 a.m.

Who put GamerBee on losers bracket?

Hayate1984 said on July 11, 2010 at 7:43 a.m.

please link the match between Vangief and J.Wong according to eventhubs it was a great match.

yes4me said on July 11, 2010 at 8:15 a.m.

Does anyone know what is new about the latest MvC3 build?

CowboyBebopCrew said on July 11, 2010 at 8:17 a.m.

Did Justin Wong go to the Salty Suite last night for money matches? I fell asleep after the Arturo/Gamerbee stuff.

-JB

Bibuki said on July 11, 2010 at 8:21 a.m.

man Gamerbee vs J.Wong was so stunt. I think Wong crapped his pants during the last round haha

DJay2411 said on July 11, 2010 at 8:24 a.m.

SSFIV Finals will be live at 5am-7am in the UK : / - I'm game!

Tru1yOdd said on July 11, 2010 at 8:29 a.m.

Justin Wong lost because he mind f**k himself after the lost to vangief. He got cocky cus hes never been challenged at any other tournament. Will everyone else was playing like crazy before EVO. Justins trying to be an ultimate gamer so that means he cant be EVO champ. At least not in Super.

Also GamerBee is probably gonna lose to Henry Cen. Honda is just a pain for everyone know especially the knew cast. And Henry Cen has a super solid Honda. Plus he already beat him once.

But hopefully it will be a good match and not a blow out.

THTB said on July 11, 2010 at 8:34 a.m.

@350

Uhh...aren't you the guy who's always whining about Ryu here?

Grimmjow316 said on July 11, 2010 at 8:48 a.m.

@350 Time to put that troll down it's got rabies

Smorgasboard said on July 11, 2010 at 9:05 a.m.

Lol at all the Justin Wong haters. We've been watching him winning for years and he has lost before but he has earned his title as best SF player in US. Not making top 8 at Evo doesn't make him less of a phenomenon, just more human.

There is just so much we don't know about GamerBee that his run on Evo could be just a good run like Inthul or AndyOCR. Most of his matches were close and he is in the loser's bracket. I do put him at Justin Wong's level based on his performance so far though.

Smorgasboard said on July 11, 2010 at 9:29 a.m.

Vangief is an up-and-coming player that will be at Justin's level if he keeps it up. Definitely the best Zangief player US has seen yet but I wouldn't put him as more skilled than Justin until he has beaten him a couple more times.

Blackapino1984 said on July 11, 2010 at 9:33 a.m.

I know. I found this one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXPaLF...

akumous said on July 11, 2010 at 9:49 a.m.

Justin Wong is a great player but he's not the best in the world. For years with have been Justin Wong playing against the same pool of players and characters and winning but now that the game has become a true international game and EVO a true international tournament, finally, there is no he could win.

CONSTvariable23 said on July 11, 2010 at 10:05 a.m.

@#292/Hayate1984:

Yeah, and most Ryus I fight online play *exactly* like Daigo. There's more to skill than just being able to use the best tactics and combos, you still have to be able to win with them. And the differences responsible for that are a lot harder to see than a cross-up MK, cr. HP, EX Tatsu, Ultra.

I do find the whole upset very amusing though. Adon isn't exactly bad, but his options are a tad on the limited side... yet Justin Wong, widely regarded as the second best SSFIV player in the world, using the best SSFIV character, couldn't handle it. Quite a blow to the ego, at least assuming JWong's ego is even capable of sustaining damage.

yes4me said on July 11, 2010 at 10:09 a.m.

where is the stream?

yes4me said on July 11, 2010 at 10:17 a.m.

Personally I still think Justin Wong is a great player. Because he almost made it top 8 out of 3000+ players is still amazing.

mjcd said on July 11, 2010 at 10:20 a.m.

EG SHOULD DROP JUSTIN WONG!!!!!!!
First of all, he is COCKY and now he LOST too!!!! He trashed ADON so much, but in the end, ADON crashed him.....
*JWONG thought Adon was the weakest character
*He said Adon has no links ??????
*Jaguar kick unsafe on this game ?
*Adon is A$$
*HE'S BAD.... lol....
*Adon has no combos ????
*Only 1 combo ????
*No mix ???

Adon FTW
Enjoy Evo

fabulos said on July 11, 2010 at 10:38 a.m.

@361: have we watched the same videos? Daigo won most of those encounters. oh, I forgot. you're the Ryu hater right? stfu and gtfo

n00b_saib0t said on July 11, 2010 at 10:46 a.m.

"Yeah, and most Ryus I fight online play *exactly* like Daigo."

well now THAT is just not true. throwing fireballs all day and knowing a link isnt playing *exactly* like daigo. its trying to emulate a play style and failing. there is a huge difference between knowing why you threw a fireball (even if he gets punished he knows why and has a plan, it just doesnt always work. the PSN scrub just throws them because it works for daigo) and trying to play like daigo.

anyway, everyone is trashing j.wong and it makes no sense. everyone loses at street fighter. EVERYONE. daigo hasnt won every tourney he entered either. hell, tokido, sabin, valle, choi, sanford kelly, all elimintated from evo as well as j.wong. there is some good competition this year, this isnt a bad thing about ANYONE eliminated, when you look at it. that there are so many good players now is nothing short of amazing, and IMO if you dont talk trash you just arent as fun. its why i like j.wong so much. not because he's good, but because he's an arrogant prick.

Sektah84 said on July 11, 2010 at 10:57 a.m.

IMO anyone who is talented enough can pick the worst character in a fighting game and make them incredible. I'm glad to see someone hold it down it with adon he's my fav character is ssfiv regardless of the hate out there for him. I believe that guy also beat daigo before online ? Justin is a cocky mofo he got what he deserve still dude is talented can't knock him

OniJELLY20 said on July 11, 2010 at 11:04 a.m.

Why is there so much trolls in the world today? People who hate on Justin Wong or Daigo or any of the players there? These are the trolls that make it seem that they can do better or that the players at EVO are scrubs(ex : Hayate).

I don't know why you guys like trolling...?

Flawless said on July 11, 2010 at 11:04 a.m.

@mjcd
Why would EG drop Justin he's still one of the best players in the world. Ya trashed Adon but it was way before the game came out and no links and has no combos is the exact same thing you did not have to say it twice.

BWBoyToucher said on July 11, 2010 at 11:15 a.m.

@Flawless
Links and combos are two totally different things. Target combos (Chun's j.HP-HP), cancel combos (Blanka's HP Ball XX Super) and auto combos (Seth's spin kicks) have nothing to do with linking. All links are combos, not all combos are links.

That said, you're arguing with someone who has the diction and wordflow of one of those people screaming at their hands about how the moon landing was faked and JFK did 9/11, and whose ideas are just as retarded as they are psychotically presented, so...

EnkiduV3 said on July 11, 2010 at 11:47 a.m.

I don't see any of you at Evo representing top 9. Why talk bad about someone for losing anyways? "Any given Sunday"...

ExclusiveOrGate said on July 11, 2010 at 11:59 a.m.

While I'll admit it's hilarious that Wong lost to Adon after trash talking him, Wong still a great player. Everybody loses matches, he just picked the wrong matches to lose lol. And no, I'm not a fanboy, but I'm not a hater either.
Just cause you lose doesn't mean the person that beat you is better. It's like saying Rulon Gardner is a better wrestler than Alexander Karelin. But maybe Wong will really step up his game now, either that or we watch him slowly descend into madness, either way should be entertaining.

jjohan35 said on July 11, 2010 at 12:15 p.m.

@n00b_saib0t

You sort of answered your own question. You wondered why everyone disliked Justin Wong and in the end you mentioned that he's an 'arrogant prick' (your words). I hate to break the news to you, but most people don't like 'arrogant pricks'. And when an 'arrogant prick' loses, people get satisfaction out of that. When an 'arrogant prick' has to swallow his own words, and in this case his assessment of Adon, people get satisfaction out of that. It doesn't help the fact that he tends to make excuses for his losses. I'm sure we'll hear something from him within the next few weeks, ie his cat died that morning or screen lag.

You're right though that everyone loses, including Daigo. But Daigo usually stays within the top 3 spots, so it's a bit of a surprise that the number 1 US player did not make it to the top 8. And it goes to show you that the fighting game community is expanding on a global scale. I've never seen this many foreign players at Evo before. Have we had Korean or Taiwanese players in the top 8 at EVO before?

Justin's attitude about trash talking, winning, or losing is relatively acceptable for a 15 year old, but not for a 24 year old. If he wants to be a respectable PROFESSIONAL gamer, he needs to start acting PROFESSIONALLY otherwise businesses are less likely to sponsor him. I can't imagine any corporate entity wanting someone like that to be the face of their brand. The fighting game community has a love/hate relationship with Justin.

On another note about business, it's important to mention that Daigo has somewhat attained a legendary status among the fighting game community, whether anybody likes or dislikes him. Daigo's EVO moment from 2004 popularized the fighting game genre almost like an unintentional viral marketing campaign. After 8 years of not producing a Street Fighter game, Capcom (along with MadCatz and small shops like Lizard Lick) had a huge incentive to pull him out of retirement and back into the competitive fighting game scene when they released SF4. He's a marketing tool. Regardless of who he has lost to in the past, his name, his face, and his gameplay videos have huge appeal. It doesn't matter how good any other player is and whether or not they've beaten Daigo, no other player from Street Fighter has attained that type of status.

I don't remember what my original point was, but I'll stop there lol.

Sakulagi said on July 11, 2010 at 12:22 p.m.

Justin Wong losing to Gamerbee ins't a big deal imo. Gamerbee have proven his skills against the top japanese players like Daigo etc.

Justin should have won against Vangief, but it was a tough matchup for Rufus against Zangief, and the match could have gone either way.

Even Daigo had huge problems against Lamerbois Guile. Daigo won 2-0, but both games were super close.

CONSTvariable23 said on July 11, 2010 at 12:24 p.m.

@#370/n00b_saib0t:

I never said they throw fireballs all day, did I? They like fireballs of course, and doing SRK if you try to jump in, but that stuff is just to build meter and mess with the scrubs. They're actually happier on the offensive, doing crossups and either combos or block strings/tick throws at every opportunity, with an occasional overhead thrown in for good measure.

You seem to be under the impression I'm comparing Daigo to the stereotypical fireball spamming lamer who plays Ryu online, the kind who air Tatsu away when you get too close and lose automatically if someone can counter their one trick? Well, I'm not, and I'm actually mildly insulted you'd think so. No, I don't think Daigo = fireball spam, nor do I automatically think anyone who plays Ryu or beats me must be like him. These people really are doing the same things at the same spacing that you can see in the videos.

boodyboy said on July 11, 2010 at 12:28 p.m.

no third strike?

jjohan35 said on July 11, 2010 at 12:39 p.m.

@Sakulagi

It may appear that Daigo came 'super close' with Lamerboi, but he didn't lose. Lamerboi choked that last second and everyone knew it, including Lamerboi (just watch his reaction). That's Daigo's signature, he's a clutch winner. It wasn't a fluke, he does it CONSISTENTLY. And that's what makes superstars great in their respective sport (ie Jordan), they consistently don't choke at high pressure moments. That's the definition of a clutch player.

n00b_saib0t said on July 11, 2010 at 12:47 p.m.

@378 - oh, i understand why people hate him, i just think that its dumb how everyone is quick to jump on him when he loses. like i said, everyone loses. on top of that, everyone has their assessment of a character. we're at a point in SSF4 where its still new, and people arent sharing EVERYTHING about a character. i didnt see the gamerbee v jwong match but i would assume there was at least one new trick or something jwong didnt know how to deal with, plus gamerbee being a really good adon. its quite understandable for him, or anyone, to lose to adon at this point. jwong obviously wasnt the only one that lost to him, right? anyway like i said i get why people hate him (even though i think jwong is the fighting game version of a pro wrestling heel/bad guy and just acts the part for attention, which is why i like his attitude), i just dont see the point of jumping on the "lol jwong lost" bandwagon.

@380 - not at all, i was saying that most ryu's online try to be like daigo, not that you think diago is just a fireball spammer. i think most ryu's online see how daigo plays, but dont understand how he thinks or why his tactics work. i didnt say daigo is a scrub, i said most (not all) online ryu's try to emulate his strategy and fail.

fabulos said on July 11, 2010 at 12:52 p.m.

@375: it was supposed to be his year? says who? do you have a vid of him saying: "this is my year, Im going to win EVO"?
I don't really get the whole J.Wong bashing spree. Yes, he said that Adon was weak. So what? that's his opinion based on what he played. He had early access to the game and gave his opinion on not only Adon, but also Makoto, Dudley, Ibuki etc... I bet that if he didn't, you guys would be calling him selfish: "he doesn't share his knowledge with the community, bla bla". oh, the hypocrysy. you guys need to STFU. you can criticise him for his so-called arrogance but not because he voiced his opinion.

joshx1000 said on July 11, 2010 at 1:23 p.m.

I want Vangief, Gamerbee or MIKE MOTHER FUCCKING ROSS to Win

mjcd said on July 11, 2010 at 1:53 p.m.

to Flawless and BWBoyToucher:

I dont know which one is Mrs. Justin Wong or the mistress... LMFAO (HE IS OUT!!!! WHO CARES WHAT THE WIFEY SAYS)
Two words...."MOVE ON!!!"

to BWBoyToucher:
Predator (your name) lol...Word salad does not make you smarter...LMAO!!!!!

AnsatsukenChamp said on July 11, 2010 at 1:59 p.m.

@387

Dude don't hate on the Beast, man, i want the best man to win, cept jwong hes a douche, btw wasnt there mike vs daigo match at seasons beatings 4? This should be a good match/rematch

AnsatsukenChamp said on July 11, 2010 at 2:01 p.m.

But i am a daigo fan :D

Jarkyttaa said on July 11, 2010 at 2:03 p.m.

Many of you have probably seen it, but Ono said on his twitter that the big announcement will be at Comicon, not at EVO. Although that's what I got from it, his English is hard to understand sometimes.

Triforce said on July 11, 2010 at 2:09 p.m.

So hyped for the SSF4 main event. Amazing play all across the board so far.

GerarRv said on July 11, 2010 at 2:10 p.m.

Congrats Justin!

Flawless said on July 11, 2010 at 2:15 p.m.

@mjcd
Why are laughin at your own jokes you look really stupid btw I'm happy Justin's out it will make a great GF Gamerbee hardest match will be his first one if he can beat Henry Cen we got ourselfs Adon vs Ryu GF its going to be hype.

mjcd said on July 11, 2010 at 2:32 p.m.

to
flawless:
first learn English (you omitted the subject after why...)

I understand how you feel because your husband is out...
but like what I said
MOVE ON WIFEY!!!!!! LOL...

Flawless said on July 11, 2010 at 3:07 p.m.

MJCD = FAIL... SAME JOKES AND NOT FUNNY LMFAO see I can do it to and see its really lame

Damn SSF4 won't start till midnight EST time

MarveledFip said on July 11, 2010 at 3:17 p.m.
otter said on July 11, 2010 at 3:17 p.m.

People hating on a man who made top 10 when they didn't even make it out of their parent's house to compete.

lolwut said on July 11, 2010 at 3:50 p.m.

lol @otter

That's because we all know you win nothing for being #9 at Evo lol.

saiferoth said on July 11, 2010 at 4 p.m.

Damn, KBeast totally held it down with the yatterduo. stupid marn. no one likes you lol

OmegaZero said on July 11, 2010 at 4:08 p.m.

tatsunoko vs capcom final just end, marn take it, im disappoint on keits for losing to jwong, the final was close, but kbeast was much better than marn, marn zero is ok, nothing new or really impresive on his zero seem like he dont know how to use it, kbeast could have wont if he only keep batsu, dropping the first game of second match was just wrong, congratulation on the other player for giving a great show

mjcd said on July 11, 2010 at 4:09 p.m.

To Flawless:
MISSUS, I guess you have not moved on. Don't displace your frustration of your HUSBAND's elimination!!!! I know you get it.......It is very CLEAR....

EXMessiah said on July 11, 2010 at 4:10 p.m.

@saiferoth #339 Man people like you are such idiots why don't you give credit where credit is due? What has Marn ever done besides talk s**t? If I was as good as he is at any fighting game I would probably talk s**t too.

asdfasdf said on July 11, 2010 at 4:14 p.m.

i dont understand why people are holding it against justin that he bashed on adon. wasnt that before the game was out? werent people saying rose's ultra 2 sucked before they actually got to test it in training mode and figured stuff out with it. W/E i guess people just want to find a reason to hate on him. People need to give justin the credit he deserves. He is one of the most consistent players in the U.S, but people constantly bash him for losing to daigo...as if thats a bad thing.

VegaBisonAbel said on July 11, 2010 at 4:18 p.m.

the female ssf4 lol...you can feel the awkwardness in the commentary booth. they should invite choco blanka next year to the females and the actual main tournament

IrPanda said on July 11, 2010 at 4:31 p.m.

female tourny is boring....

SAMURAI said on July 11, 2010 at 4:43 p.m.

Kayane is GODLIKE, what a beauty.

kara said on July 11, 2010 at 4:44 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

Freeman said on July 11, 2010 at 4:48 p.m.

Ah ah! Allez la france! ^^

jjohan35 said on July 11, 2010 at 4:54 p.m.

Who is the female commentator?

Virtua_Kazama said on July 11, 2010 at 4:57 p.m.

Female SF players are very interesting to watch. Kayane and BurnYourBra are very aggressive when it comes to their play style.

VegaBisonAbel said on July 11, 2010 at 5:02 p.m.

kayane is not bad at all...not bad at all

Pig_Red said on July 11, 2010 at 5:02 p.m.

Evo's Creep Meter hit maximum level when the female tournament started and the commentators are in the process of emptying their Lonely Gauge.

Morm said on July 11, 2010 at 5:05 p.m.

houray for Kayane. The gal's a top Soulcalibur player you know, she probably got anger to release because CS's no longer at EVo :)

IrPanda said on July 11, 2010 at 5:09 p.m.

Everyone but justin get a gold stick o.O

Freeman said on July 11, 2010 at 5:12 p.m.

Kayane won! Cocorico!

Kgordon said on July 11, 2010 at 6:20 p.m.

Respect the Pad people...respect the Pad

lolbob said on July 11, 2010 at 6:22 p.m.

Pretty sure Diago lost 2-0 to Afro in the Rog v Rog match.

Why is he 3rd?

saiferoth said on July 11, 2010 at 6:25 p.m.

Melty Blood - eh, saw Garu coming
SSF4 Womens, NO OFFENSE IMHO, was kind of hard to watch. Kayane was great, but idk bout the others...

HDR was nice, but got bored cause of the overtime. nice gief rep though

chunbelievable said on July 11, 2010 at 6:44 p.m.

Wow, I made it into the battle logs. Too bad it is just of me losing but hey, I made the notes :)

Catalyst said on July 11, 2010 at 6:47 p.m.

@lolbob

It was mislabled on the stream I believe, I checked and Daigo actually beat Afro.

L45R said on July 11, 2010 at 6:48 p.m.

To asdfasdf (#403)

Yes that is before the game is out but he has access to it already before the public and he shouldn't have made that statement before he fully tries out the character.

Do you ever think why many people hate on him? Don't you think there is a reason for everything? Justin needs to work on his public image...Justin needs to why people don't like him...and why people like Daigo better?

It is just weird that people cheered against one of their own...

On a another thought, Justin needs a wake-up call...I bet he totally underestimate Vangief and Gamerbee...it is part of the reason why he lost and also the rest of the world is catching up to the top players.

Flawless said on July 11, 2010 at 6:59 p.m.

In case anybody wants to watch Daigo MM Sabin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlefTJ...

Psycho said on July 11, 2010 at 7:17 p.m.

didn't know tokido played tekken

SnakeEyez said on July 11, 2010 at 7:36 p.m.

Holy Crap! Some guy stole my name!!! Well, I guess I stole his (without knowing). Damn, I've had this as my handle for yeaars now and all along, I was copying a name from somebody else....well that blows.

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