I’ve heard this in all the forums but a lot in the SF4 forums. The finals to EVO were extremely hype and this was a very exciting EVO for me.
SF4 finals was amazing. People complain that Infiltration just ran through every one and it was boring. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Look who he ran through – Diago, PRrog, Gamerbee, and others. No easy task, no matter who you are.
That is not something that just happens. Infiltration played some of the most technical and pure street fighter I have ever seen. It was beyond amazing to see his reactions, his reads, and his absolute mastery of the game. No one could touch him, and those that watched the matches in the salty suite can testify to this as well. Poongko and Wolkkrone stood ZERO chance against him.
I would encourage everyone to go back and re-watch the finals for SF4. I swear these matches will go down in history. The demons! The fucking demons! His matches present a unique opportunity to inspect and study SF4 and the highest levels. I honestly hope that someone will make an in-depth video analyzing his matches in finals. This is the exact kind of thing the community needs – meaningful content.
Even the match between Gamerbee and PRrog was nothing short of technical brilliance on both their parts. Every move a calculated risk, every decision thought of in advance. The best player ended up winning based on their skill. Ultimately, Infiltration was so far above everyone else that he won, and made it look easy.
Other hype moments was KOF grand finals between BALA and MadKof. I don’t even like KoF (at all) and this was super fun to watch. Last but not least was UMvC3, the Underdog (infrit) vs the Favorite (fchamp), what a story book match. What will happen in the intervening year to EVO 2013?
back to SF4:
I just don’t know what people were expecting to take place. Pigs to start flying? Money shooting out of their computers? Supermodels showing up at their front doors between matches?
I think most people are complaining because their favorite player and/or character didn’t win. Oh, you really wanted Diago to win? To bad. Oh, a player from your country didn’t win? Suck it up.
All I have to say to that is, Grow The Fuck Up.
Don’t let your inner jealously, or whatever it is, ruin what was in fact one of the greatest EVOs of all time – featuring some of the highest levels of play we will see for some time to come-- probably til next EVO. Players may take it easy at various tournaments throughout the season, goofing off, picking and trying new characters/teams, ect… but at EVO it’s for real. People are playing their hearts out and giving it their all.
I have never been a fan of Infiltration. Nothing personal, I just don’t like him. I’ll be honest, I was rooting for Daigo, I really wanted to see him back on top so we could knock him down next year, (also at this point all my other favorites were out) since lately he’s been sucking ass and losing everything.(SEA, CEO, EVO 2011)
But that match between Daigo and Infiltration was simply astounding. Daigo was scared to act in the later rounds. He didn’t even want to make a move against Infiltrations Akuma. And even though I don’t care about him at all, I simply have to Respect that level of play. Amazing, brilliant, magnificent… no words can capture it properly. It was nearly… Perfect.
So, seriously, watch the finals again. Think about what’s at stake, how hard these players are playing, and the pure talent that was displayed. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Finals in SF4 were pure, technical, Street Fighter.