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'You want to out-lag me? I'm going to load up mad YouTube tabs and download everything' — Smug hilariously challenges a lagger at their own game

Not even the lag can protect you from Smug's command grabs

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • May 17, 2020 at 6:17 p.m. PDT • Comments: 14

Playing any fighting game online can be an outright awful experience if the connection isn't stable. Upon winning, most of us would probably have no desire to finish the two-out-of-three set in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition after a match that featured constant stuttering and skipping.

In this situation, RISE|Smug will apparently opt to challenge a laggy opponent at their own game. A recent video upload by Smug had him facing off against a Kolin user in a laggy online environment.

While the connection between the two players was visibly poor, Smug gave the opponent the opportunity to rematch him. Funnily enough, Smug actually won the first match.

Strangely, the stability of the match appeared to degrade going into the second match. Unfortunately, this resulted in Smug losing the second match.

"Alright, we can play this game," declared a determined Smug. "We can play this laggy game. You want to out-lag me? You know what? I'm going to open up mad YouTube tabs and I'm downloading everything."

It's unknown if Smug actually did this, but the third match looked like it was the laggiest of them all. Funnily enough, this appeared to throw off the Kolin user's inputs even though they were managing just fine in previous matches.

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