i say this because of 2 reason.
- it seems like they dont want too many japanese players in the latter stages so they’ve done their best to keep pairing them against each other. maybe cause they dont want a japanese to win a 3rd year in a row? i mean look at how many players there are, yet 1 after another, every draw it seems to be a jpn vs jpn? momochi vs tokido, mago (his only 2 loses). mago right after gets paired with RF. theres been a lot more, but if they are all in losers why do they keep fighting each other? whats the point of coming over to USA when all their doing is fighting each other. they dont even get to face top internationals. if they had known they could have just stayed in japan and faced each other like they do anyway.
with this said, i dont mind this so much because to be honest it limits the fei’s and yuns. so i dont care if these players are facing each other. but this brings me to my main reason.
- Poongko and Daigo. its like they made sure the draw favoured them, to ensure they made top 8 and faced each other. why? poongko hasnt faced 1 japanese player yet. hell he hasnt faced anyone tough yet. and his in top 8? i thought u had to go through killers to make top 8? his toughest fights, Flash and F. Champ. who both use characters that lose badly to seth. its not even about facing japanese players, he’s avoided anyone tough the whole way. Daigo? ok his route has been tougher. alex valle was tough, but his toughest match on paper was tokido. lets be frank here, it looked like tokido flipping threw that fight. c’mon that was so embarrassing, 4 straight rounds that looked like perfects? your telling me tokido cant even take 1 round from daigo now? tokido has forgotten how to lame it out? i guess the whole world wanted this fight anyway
i love EVO, and i know i will get flamed… hard. but im sorry im calling it like i see it and the draw system is not adding up. so many players, yet a certain nationality is just facing each other? its momochi i feel for. insult me all you want, its just my observation