Momochi, you've just won Capcom Cup! What are you going to do next?! 'I'm taking Choco to Disneyland!' EG interviews Momochi on his tourney experience

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • December 19, 2014 at 11:28 a.m. PST

Capcom Cup saw hundreds of predictions on who would be the champion of 2014.


MCZ|Daigo was, of course, the most common name to be brought up. There were a few others like this year's EVO champion MD|Luffy, RZR|Xian, Infiltration and Snake Eyez. Rarely though would one hear "Momochi is going to take the whole thing."

EG|Momochi is a great player, no one contests that, but it's been a while since we've seen him on a destructive rampage like many of the other competitors in the Cup. Combine this with the fact that he was to play Snake Eyez in the first round, and you wound up with a player that sort of faded into the background of many people's minds for the event.

Then he went and SYSTEMATICALLY DEMOLISHED EVERYONE in his way. With the exception of DIG|Ryan Hart, whom he ran it back with AND THEN SYSTEMATICALLY DEMOLISHED.

Evil Geniuses' Michael Migliacio sat down with the new champ to ask him about his experiences getting ready for and playing in the Capcom Cup. He also asks what Momochi's plans are for 2015, which is sure to be a huge year for Street Fighter and the FGC.

Here's a juicy question to start with:

Michael Migliacio: Before the tournament, which competitor did you fear the most? Why?

Momochi: Snake Eyez, definitely. I was disappointed and nervous when I found out that I would be facing a strong Zangief player in the first round. Even after defeating him, there was still a lot of pressure on me to keep performing at that level for the rest of the tournament.
Michael Migliacio: What were you thinking about before Capcom Cup? How did you prepare for the tournament?

Momochi: I prepared for the tournament by studying match videos of all of the players competing in the Cup.

Michael Migliacio: Even though you're a phenomenal Juri player, you only used Ken at Capcom Cup - even against Zangief users. Can you explain your reasoning behind this?

Momochi: Recently I've spent a lot of time practicing with Ken, and so I decided to stick with him from the beginning of the Capcom Cup all the way to the end.

Michael Migliacio: Since the tournament is over, what do you plan to do now? Do you have any vacation plans? A recommendation from a few members of the EG content staff: take ChocoBlanka to Disneyland!

Momochi: I do know that I want to take it easy around the New Year. Disneyland it is!

You can check out the interview in its entirety at Evil Geniuses' website. There you can get up to date with all the EG news.

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