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Justin Wong has never performed the Evo Moment 37 parry, and seeing him try now is a mix of every emotion ever

Mostly funny, a dash of sad, a fistfull of frustration, a pinch of hopeful exitement...

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • April 7, 2021 at 3:22 p.m. PDT • Comments: 11

Justin Wong recently surpassed 100,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel, and as a celebration/thank you to fans, he attempted the iconic Evo Moment 37 parry sequence on his stream, apparently never having actually done so before.

"I actually never learned how to parry this, to be honest," he says, later admitting that he never even attempted the Moment 37 trial when it was included in the Online Edition of Third Strike. That all changes now as he buckles down and discovers just how hard it is to time the sequence's preemptive first movement, let alone the rest.

Those of us who've actually sat down in Third Strike and attempted this most notable of Street Fighter moments (it's one of the challenges available in the game's more recent ports) know just how frustrating it feels to repetitiously get hit with Chun's lightning fast Super.

Imagine what it must be like for Justin, though, who simultaneously has to be replaying his unique perspective of the fateful Moment in his mind all the while.

The fact that he hadn't previously tried to master this execution monster before is somewhat telling, but we actually spoke with the storied competitor back at 2014's Evo Moment 37 Reloaded and got his direct thoughts and feelings about Moment 37.

Justin spends some time (just like the rest of us when trying to pull this off) trying to figure out just how many kicks Chun does in each of the halves of the Super. He also notes that he's never been especially good at parries relative to most other pro players.

We won't spoil how things finally play out, but will say that the 12 minute endeavor (obviously edited down a bit) is well worth a full watch. Go on this enticing, surely somewhat cathartic journey with Justin Wong via the embed below.

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