They guy was bitching about how bad Guile was then he got his ass handed to him by a Guile. He disresepcted himself by…
Either not knowing what he was talking about in the first place.
Not being that good.
There are only two variables and patriotism and loyalty don’t count. Pick one.
I don’t care for team selections, most of this stuff is usually done by who you know (or who knows of you), not what you know anyway, as Sean G will tell you when he was offered a recent spot on the US team ahead of Dagger who SG he said was better than him.
So you’ll have to do better than a 17th place finish at Devastation to convince me that beating fiend who plays C.viper to convince me Guile is a true force to be reckoned with at the very top.
17th is good, but its a placing many unknowns could achieve so using him as an example of top tier IS open to question, but I admire your loyalty.
Secondly, London (don’t mix us up with the rest of europe) has some of the best players in the world playing at any given time as we have a lot of students from asia who come back and forth on holiday and bring some top games to the table.
GigaMSX is a very accomplished ST player and so is Ryan hart (who has won EVO in Tekken and did well in SF4 from the games I saw), and I’m pretty sure they only got that good FROM the level of play they expereinced in that area, which might I add is small enough to fit into the state of texas, so Ironically we probably have some of the best players in the world playing in this area, given they all hang out at a handful of the same arcades.
Which means there is a really high standard of play around here. That’s why I want to know if Guile can hang at the top, if I didn’t think I would be playing top tier talent then it would not be an issue.
Play Giga at Super Turbo and Play Ryan at SF4. I think you’ll get the gist of my point that both of those players will take some of the best in the world to the wire and probably beat them a few times inbetween.
And there are tons of other players of a very similar level of play.
Its easy top talk shit about stuff when all the big tourneys are held in the USA and ASIA.
I doubt half those players would be known if thye had to stump up the air fare and hotel costs to get to an event (which is what we have to do).
Its close to 1500 doallars for a few days and that’s doing it all very cheaply.
Its just not viable, that is why you see a small amount of Asian at US events, I assure you there are many who would beat your top players and you don’t even know who they are as they have no funding.
lastly, online play is not that bad, its still a good measurement, the only thing thats really different at events is all the mind games and nerves that comes with the big tourneys, that is a seperate skill to keep it together.
But to diss an entire continent because I didn’t kiss a 17th finisher at Devastation finishing is kinda’ laughable.