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'I'm worried about my first round match against Nishikin - I'm not good against Blanka' - EVO champ Luffy talks Capcom Cup matchups and more

Posted by Nicholas 'MajinTenshinhan' Taylor • December 9, 2014 at 8 p.m. PST • Comments: 53

No Capcom Cup would be complete without the winner of the biggest tournament of the year present, and this year's champion is MD|Luffy from France.


This loyal Rose player has been wrecking everyone left and right in Europe for many years, and his international presence skyrocketed after his masterful EVO performance.

So what does the champ have to say about his chances in Capcom Cup? Find a snippet below.
MajinTenshinhan: How do you feel about your competitive performance throughout 2014?

MD|Luffy: Not so good. I think I only won 70% of the tournaments I entered... I hope that I'll do better in 2015.
Hit the jump to read the rest of the interview.
MajinTenshinhan: How do you feel that your character ranks compared to the other characters present in the Capcom Cup?

MD|Luffy: I have my chance. My character can fight most of the characters present at Capcom Cup. Still, at this level of play, everyone can win the tournament if the gods are with them on that day.

MajinTenshinhan: Ono will be doing an announcement at Capcom Cup. What do you, personally, hope that Capcom will be revealing?

MD|Luffy: Nothing much. I'm not that interested in video game releases. I'm less and less of a gamer, since my job is taking up a lot of my time.

MajinTenshinhan: What do you think about the fairly recently announced Omega Mode? Is it something you feel might be interesting, and why or why not?

MD|Luffy: I like it, since I don't enjoy Street Fighter 4 anymore except when I'm playing high level matches. So, it'll be refreshing to play a fun new mode.

MajinTenshinhan: Imagine that Ultra Street Fighter 4 had all characters it currently has except for Rose. What character do you think you would main instead?

MD|Luffy: Probably Chun-Li, because I like busty female characters, zoning and footsie-based styles.

MajinTenshinhan: Is there anyone you think should have qualified for the Capcom Cup but didn't make the cut?

MD|Luffy: HORI|Sako.

MajinTenshinhan: Which player are you most worried about playing against at Capcom Cup? Also, who do you think will win the event?

MD|Luffy: I'm worried about Nishikin, because I absolutely hate facing Blanka. Snake Eyez, because he's too strong. GL|Valmaster, because we know each other very well, so our matchup result is 50/50. I think that if I win my first match against Nishikin, I have a good chance to go to Winners finals, since I'm comfortable with my next matchup.

I can say that my personal "final" is against Nishikin, who is in top form at the moment, and I'm not good against Blanka.

Many thanks to MD|Luffy for agreeing to do this interview with us, and we here at EventHubs wish him the best of luck at Capcom Cup.

Check out our other Capcom Cup interviews below.

CNB|ChuChu
Infiltration
DIG|Ryan Hart
EG|PR Rog
Nishikin
EG|Justin Wong
RZR|Fuudo
Crs|Nuckle Du

Photo source: Capcom Pro Tour official website.
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