This is how it goes, make up a category and name your winner. This is all personal opinion.
Justin Wong vs Daigo Umehara in the Grand Finals, nuff said
Seth Killian, the guy is a natural
Worst Counter pick
Ed Ma picking Zangief vs Justin Wong’s Rufus
Honorable Mention: Justin Wong going with Abel vs Daigo’s Ryu
Best Counter pick
Justin Wong going with Balrog vs Daigo’s Ryu, he didn’t win but he pushed the Beast to the limit
Sabin vs Dagger G, Dagger was actually out turtling Sabin’s Seth. It was the 3rd round and he was losing, then he finally made the move and hit Dagger a number of times and iced it when he teleported out of a flash kick and hit Dagger with his Ultra. That was a beautiful, no words describe it better then “Look at the damage, look at the damage”
Eduard Perez cracking the top 8, I’ve never heard of the guy and I don’t think most people have either. But he rep’d Puerto Rico proudly and his Balrog/Honda were deadly.
Player who most changed the way you look at a character
Sabre with his Sakura, I’ve actually had this done to me a few times. But no where near on the level Sabre was doing it, and he was doing it against top players like Valle. This is the only guy who’ll turn down a free Ultra, but he makes it work for him
Honerable Mention: Sanford with his Cammy
Tie, Daigo Umehara and Justin Wong. Justin survived numerous Game Point rounds against Daigo, including the final round of the 5th match before the reset, it was a gutsy move to attack on wakeup. Daigo on the other hand was getting hammered by Justin’s Balrog in the first couple of sets, but he lived up to his legendary status and adjusted during the match to comeback and win in the end.
That’s all I can think of right now. But I’d like to do some more if some good categories come up that I can’t think of right now.