GodsGarden Super Street Fighter 4 online 2.0 results, archived video

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • October 31, 2010 at 7:07 a.m. PDT
GodsGarden Super Street Fighter 4 online 2.0 results, archived video The second GodsGarden Online Super Street Fighter 4 tournament has been completed. This was an up and down competition, with some surprising results.

Jni5040 has been translating blog posts from the GodsGarden participants, which includes some very interesting thoughts on the matches, just browse through the comment area of this story to see these write ups.

To find out who won this tournament, see battle logs and a full video archive of the competition, hit the link below.

Player Records — Finals

The finals were a round robin set up. Each of the six players took turns going head to head in a first to 10 set. The winner was awarded a special in-game SSF4 title from Capcom. Prize money is listed in USD (U.S. Dollars).

# Player Character Wins Losses Pct. Prize money
1 Mago Fei Long 5 0 1.000 $5,893
2 Sako Cammy 4 1 .800 $1,178
3 Uryo C. Viper 2 3 .400 $589
4* YHC-Mochi Dhalsim 2 3 .400 $353
5 Daigo Umehara Ryu 1 4 .200 $0
5 Momochi Ken 1 4 .200 $0

*Uryo and YHC-Mochi played in a tie-breaker which Uryo won 10-1.

Video Archive of the Finals

Week 4
Playoff for 3rd place: Uryo (C. Viper) vs. YHC-Mochi (Dhalsim) Part 1
Mago (Fei Long) vs. Daigo (Ryu) Part 1
Sako (Cammy) vs. Uryo (C. Viper) Part 1
Daigo (Ryu) vs. Mochi (Dhalsim) Part 1

Week 3
Mago (Fei Long) vs. Momochi (Ken) Part 1
YHC-Mochi (Dhalsim) vs. Momochi (Ken) Part 1
Daigo (Ryu) vs. Uryo (C. Viper) Part 1
Sako (Cammy) vs. Momochi (Ken) Part 1

Week 2
Mago (Fei Long) vs. Sako (Cammy) Part 1
Uryo (C. Viper) vs. YHC-Mochi (Dhalsim) Part 1
Mago (Fei Long) vs. Uryo (C. Viper) Part 1
YHC-Mochi (Dhalsim) vs. Sako (Cammy) Part 1

Week 1
Daigo (Ryu) vs. Sako (Cammy) Part 1
Daigo (Ryu) vs. Momochi (Ken) Part 1
Mago (Fei Long) vs. YHC-Mochi (Dhalsim) Part 1 | Part 2
Uryo (C. Viper) vs. Momochi (Ken) Part 1

Finals Battle Log and Round 1 Notes

Uryo (C. Viper) beat YHC-Mochi (Dhalsim) 10-1. This was a playoff match to decide 3rd place since both competitors were tied. Uryo put in a very dominating performance.

Mago (Fei Long) beat Daigo Umehara (Ryu) 10-3. This match opened up really close — but it didn't finish off that way. The set was 2-1 in Daigo's favor, but Mago was able to put together 7 straight wins to go up 8-2. While some of the matches during this streak were close, for the most part Mago really controlled things. Throughout the match, Mago did a really good job countering Ryu's Fireballs, and was also able to fish for openings with Fei Long's Rekka Kens. Daigo would constantly back himself into a corner, oddly, giving up a lot of ground without much resistance, and putting himself in a riskier defensive position. Daigo also performed a few random Ultras and Dragon Punches which he was consistently punished for. When all was said and done, Mago simply outplayed Daigo here, as was evident in the final score. In Round 1 of this competition, Daigo beat Mago 3-2.

Sako (Cammy) beat Uryo (C. Viper) 10-3. In a move that might surprise some players, Sako went with Cammy's Ultra 2 (Counter) throughout this match. Although he didn't land it a single time, and only attempted it once, the threat of this Ultra was enough to change some of the situations, making Uryo's Viper leery of a counter when he got on an offensive hot streak. This set opened up fairly close, with Uryo taking a 2-1 lead, but Sako was able to string together 6 straight wins — most of them in convincing fashion — to take a commanding lead. Uryo had a few moments where it looked like he'd make this more competitive, but Sako simply outplayed him consistently and won this set. In Round 1 of this competition, Sako beat Uryo 3-1.

YHC-Mochi (Dhalsim) beat Daigo Umehara (Ryu) 10-8. This was a back and forth set. Daigo's main goal seemed to be to corner Mochi whenever possible, and he would often take big risks and lose a considerable amount of life to do so. When Daigo was able to corner Mochi though, he would often win the match as he was able to consistently land Ryu's Ultra 1 off of an EX Fireball, Hurricane Kick or a Light Punch Shoryuken. Mochi had a few tricks up his sleeve as well, making great use of Dhalsim's Ultra 1, setting up many situations where it was difficult for Daigo to block. Most of the fights in this set were close, and neither player dominated, but Mochi's superior zoning skills ended up putting him ahead in the end. In Round 1 of this competition, Daigo beat Mochi 3-2.

Mago (Fei Long) beat Momochi (Ken) 10-3. This probably isn't the most exciting SSF4 match you'll ever see, as both players would walk back and forth for large portions of the set, just trying to setup their spacing. Momochi was almost constantly backtracking, trying to keep Fei Long in a position where he could counter some of his attacks. Mago started off in very dominate fashion, taking a commanding 7-1 lead. It seemed like Momochi started to understand this match up a little better around this time, but it ended up being too little, too late, as Mago took this convincingly. In Round 1 of this competition, Momochi beat Mago 3-1.

YHC-Mochi (Dhalsim) beat Momochi (Ken) 10-2. This was probably the most dominate performance of the GodsGarden finals so far. YHC-Mochi's Dhalsim controlled space extremely well, making Ken have to take risks to work his way inside. Once up close, Momochi often did very well, but it was extremely difficult for him to get within an effective range, and he'd often give up large portions of his life by taking risks to get there. In Round 1 of this competition, YHC-Mochi beat Momochi 3-0.

Uryo (C. Viper) beat Daigo Umehara (Ryu) 10-9. Neither player could consistently gain an advantage in this match. This looked like a heavy weight fight where the combatants were constantly trading punches. When it seemed like one player was about to take control, the other would come storming back. In the end, Daigo lost a very close deciding match to Uryo. In Round 1, Uryo beat Daigo 3-2.

Sako (Cammy) beat Momochi (Ken) 10-4. Sako opened up this set taking a very commanding 4-0 lead. During this run, it sometimes looked like Sako had completely befuddled Momochi. Momochi started picking much better spots defensively and offensively, setting up some big punishment situations with Ken. You could see that Momochi figured out some things about this match he wasn't familiar enough with when he first started. He would often back away or position himself so that if Sako tried a special move, he'd be unsafe. While Momochi had some moments here and ended up putting in a solid showing, Sako was simply more clutch and made better plays down the stretch to take this set. In round 1 of this competition, Sako defeated Momochi 3-1.

Mago (Fei Long) beat Sako (Cammy) 10-7. This was a match where Fei Long's Ultra 2 (counter) factored heavily into set. While Mago was only able to successfully set up Fei's Ultra 2 a few times, the threat of landing it seemed to really take Sako out of his game and not let him freely rush down, as he's normally accustomed to doing. While this match had some dry periods where the two players would walk back and forth for awhile, it also had some outstanding offense. While Sako pulled off a number of damaging combos, Fei's strength and stamina advantage factored in many times. Although Cammy's combos hurt, Fei Long's combos hurt a lot more. Regardless, this was a very close match, with many games often coming down to the wire. In Round 1, Mago beat Sako 3-1.

Uryo (C. Viper) beat YHC-Mochi (Dhalsim) 10-8. This was another close and very entertaining set. Uryo made great use on Viper's Seismo Hammers to control the match, limiting Dhalsim's fireball and escape game. On the other end, Mochi did a solid job of setting up his offense and counter attack situations with Dhalsim's teleport. This set was so close, it wouldn't have been a surprise for either player to win it, but Uryo edged out Mochi in the end. In Round 1, Uryo beat YHC-Mochi 3-1.

Mago (Fei Long) beat Uryo (C. Viper) 10-2. After spitting their first 4 matches, with the score at 2-2, Mago was able to win 8 consecutive games putting in a very impressive performance against Uryo's Viper. In Round 1 of this competition, Mago beat Uryo 3-0.

Sako (Cammy) beat YHC-Mochi (Dhalsim) 10-6. This was a seesaw set through the first 10 games. At times, Sako looked very dominant with Cammy's rushdown ability, as he was able to capitalize on even the smallest of openings or mistakes. Mochi was able to regain his composure on many occasions though, making great use of Dhalsim's Teleport and Yoga Tower to avoid and punish some of Cammy's moves. Still, it wasn't enough as Sako was able to rattle off 5 consecutive wins toward the end of this competition, and take a commanding 2-0 lead in the overall standings — by knocking off two of his biggest threats, Daigo Umehara and Mochi. Previously, in Round 1, Sako had beat YHC-Mochi 3-0, and these two had met in the last GodsGarden Online SSF4 Finals, where Sako won the title by going 10 and 5.

Sako (Cammy) beat Daigo Umehara (Ryu) 10-8. This match featured two of the players favored to win this competition and was a true clash of the titans — although it didn't start out that way. While the early fights were fairly close, Sako dropped combos that would have given him some wins and Daigo made clutch plays to take a commanding 5-0 lead. Things were looking really bad for Sako, but he pulled off 7 straight wins to take the lead. Daigo's play looked a bit shaky during Sako's winning streak, but The Beast recovered well and he was able to put an end to Cammy's long string of victories. Still, Sako's ability to counter Daigo's pokes and land big combos in the process proved too much for Umehara and Sako was able to gut out an incredible win in a set that will be talked about for a long time. Previously, in round 1 of this competition, Daigo (Ryu) beat Sako (Cammy) 3-0.

Daigo Umehara (Ryu) beat Momochi (Ken) 10-5. Daigo opened up this set going 5-0 against Momochi. While the matches were close, Umehara always seemed to make the clutch plays to take it. These matches were played with a lot of zoning, footsies and fireballs. Momochi started to make headway by using Ken's Kara throw to break down Daigo's defense and was able to win the next 4 out of 5 games to make it 6-4. This would be one of the last times Momochi tasted victory, as Umehara won 4 out the following 5 games to take it. In Round 1 of this tournament, Daigo (Ryu) beat Momochi (Ken) 3-0.

Mago (Fei Long) beat YHC-Mochi (Dhalsim) 10-2. In a match that might change some people's tier rankings for the Dhalsim/Fei Long match up, Mago turned in a dominating performance against one of the best Dhalsim players around. This started off close and very competitive, but Mago was able to rattle off 9 straight wins in this set, picking his spots and breaking down his opponent's defense consistently. Once Mago worked his way inside, he continually wrecked havoc and made Mochi pay a hefty price when he didn't make the correct defensive read. In Round 1, Mago beat YHC-Mochi 3-0.

Momochi (Ken) beat Uryo (C. Viper) 10-7. This was a back and forth set. The momentum would swing from one player to the other and back again. With the score at 7-7, Momochi made some clutch plays to win the next 3 games and take it. In Round 1 of this competition, Uryo beat Momochi 3-0.

You can see how the first round of the competition shook out here.

Contributions to this story by SF4Maniac.

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