Businessman casually parries Dudley's Machine Gun Blow in Street Fighter 3 Third Strike while checking his phone

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Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • October 4, 2019 at 10:23 a.m. PDT

Parrying an attack in Street Fighter 3 Third Strike requires specific timing and practice to pull off consistently. The input is even more demanding when the attack has multiple hits, as you'll have to hit forward on the joystick repeatedly in cadence with the various hits of the special move.

While parrying is a technique I still need a lot of work on, some people have mastered it to a level that they can pretty much do it in their sleep. A recent clip surfaced online that shows a businessman sitting at an arcade machine not necessarily parrying in his sleep, but doing something not far off from that — casually parrying while checking his phone.

The clip was uploaded by Reddit user Proupin, and while we're not exactly sure who this player is, that doesn't make what he pulled off any less impressive.

At the Third Strike machine, the businessman, playing Yun, sits in Arcade Mode going up against Dudley. The whole time, his left hand mans the stick while the right holds the phone as he scrolls through what appears to be Twitter.

The CPU-controlled Dudley first whiffs a light Machine Gun Blow — a special move that sees him move forward and hit the opponent with a barrage of punches — then right after goes for the heavy version of the attack, making contact with the Yun player. Without even breaking concentration from his phone, the player parries every hit of Dudley's attack, all the while continuing to scroll through social media.

Needless to say, I wouldn't want to be the unlucky soul who sits down on the other side of the arcade machine to go up against this player.


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Via ESL Street Fighter.

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