'DON'T DO IT, JUSTIN' - fLoE shares the story of why he saw the legendary Moment 37 coming before anyone else, and tried to warn his friend

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Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • April 12, 2019 at 6:15 a.m. PDT | Comments: 30

Thanks to MarkMan we recently got a secondary perspective on the most iconic competitive fighting game sequence of all time, EVO Moment 37. During said video we hear a familiar voice call out "DON'T DO IT JUSTIN" just before Victrix|Justin Wong goes for the chip out Super.

That voice was non-other than Ari "fLoE" Weintraub's, who was actually one of the few people aware that CYG|Daigo Umehara was both capable of and prepared to parry the nearly instant Super Art attack.

Since MarkMan's video (which actually shows a full three minutes of the epic set leading up to the fateful Moment) has been making the rounds, fLoe has decided to share his perspective on the matter, detailing a bit more of the backstory.

Now it's important to realize that this all took place back in 2004 when communication surrounding tech, fighting theory, and the like was barely an iota compared to what the internet allows for today. Strategies and game knowledge were much, much more a direct result of a players' local experiences and personal practices.

Weintraub shared a video on his Twitter account of an interview he did a good 10 years back wherein he explains that, prior to his match against Justin, Daigo had been playing against EG|Ricki Ortiz and had been parrying Chun-Li's Super while doing so.

Here is said 10 year old interview from ArcadeHustla where fLoE recounts and shares all the details. The discussion about Moment 37 begins around 2:42 if the video doesn't automatically jump there when you start:

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