'What are you standing up for?!' When a premature celebration gave Ricki Ortiz the opportunity to battle back at UFGT8

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • November 3, 2016 at 8:11 p.m. PDT

Since competitive fighting games have reached higher levels of popularity as of late, and we have a slew of fresh players who just recently joined the scene, we thought it'd be fun to relive some amazing moments in FGC history by way of "Throwback Thursday."


With so many potential moments to choose from, we are calling upon you, the EventHubs reader, to help us choose what throwback should get posted next. To participate, either link up a classic moment in FGC history below in our comments section, or send it out on Twitter and use the hashtag "#FGCTBT."

Each week, we'll select one throwback to highlight, and will give you a shout out in our story. This week's #FGCTBT comes to us courtesy of Sir_Kenjamin!

This one is an oldie, but goodie.

If you've spent some time in the FGC, you may have heard somebody drop a "what are you standing up for?!" here or there. For those wondering what that is, here's where it started.

Back in the days of Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v. 2012, EG|Ricki Ortiz went up against Wolfkrone in the UFGT8 top 4. With Rufus and C. Viper on screen, respectively, these two players took part in an incredibly close set.

In the final round of the last game, Wolfkrone landed a heavy punch Thunder Knuckle and scored the Ultra 1 confirm. With Ricki's health fairly low, Krone thought it was over and celebrated.

Unfortunately, it wasn't done just yet. The early cheer seemed to fuel Ricki, as she went on to pull off an outstanding comeback with several great reads back-to-back.


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After the victory, Ricki popped off. On the mic, Ultra David used the phrase "what are you standing up for?!" and ever since then, it just kind of stuck.

Most of us have had a "what are you standing up for" moment in our time, and this was one of the most exciting and memorable we've ever seen in tournament.

If you'd like to head straight to the moment, skip to 10:45 in the video.

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Sources: Level|Up.

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