so does daigo losing to john prove that ryu is still better than evil ryu? Some people might argue no because he beat alex valle, but I watched both matches at noticed that daigo landed several cr.mk’s against alex and I think he only hit one against john, but didn’t cancel into fireball. It’s true that daigo has great execution versus valle, but was lacking against john, but IMO john had horrible execution. John had a lot of drops and had it been daigo (ryu) who was playing against daigo (evil ryu), it would’ve been a clinic.
I’ve have this conspiracy that because popular players like daigo, pr balrog, and now even maximillion start using evil ryu that others followed suit and people assumed that because good players were flocking to him that he must be good, but I don’t evil got much better with ultra. f.mk became more consistent, cr.hk is great for whiff punishes, but doesn’t lead to the best set ups, but i do think his health buff was pretty good because evil has a hard time getting in and 900 health made it even harder.
I’ve been arguing with people who claim evil is top tier and call me a scumbag for playing him even though i picked him up in ae. There argument is pretty much that because he does big damage he’s the best, but they ignore the consistency of this damage. In most cases evil has to spend two bars to get his damage, but before he can do that, he has to get in. cr.mk is 7 frames and if that doesn’t work players have to get in with god like teleports and dive kicks which can be very risky. Evil ryu could have an infinite, but it won’t matter if he can’t touch the opponent.
Some i’m wondering if daigo’s loss is going to be the start of evil ryu getting exposed as being mid-tier. With evils being so prominent, players are going to want to find counters, and all they have to do is watch john’s match against daigo.