I’ll try to keep this simple and sweet. I’m not doing this because I lost to GCYoshi, one of the best PTX players in the US at SCR, or because I have a hard time against them, but players have been wanting me to be the voice that decides this once and for all, so I’m doing this for everyone else, not myself. Giants, while a legitimate part of TvC, are one of the sole reasons this game does not get the respect it deserves. Too often have I heard that giant battles bore people to death and playing up against them changes the game. Even high level players refuse to play against giants or have outright just surrendered to them. I always thought picking a counterpick team was the best way to go about it, but it doesn’t solve everything.
I want TvC to be remembered for being one of Capcom’s best endeavors and offerings to the Vs. series that almost never made it to the US. Giants are somewhat responsible for holding the game back and make the game look like something it shouldn’t. I want Tatsunoko vs. Capcom veterans who move onto MvC3 to go with the knowledge of taking down an entire team of characters using mix-ups, defense, offense and mind-games and whatnot, but I don’t want to have players struggle fighting against final boss battles using a team that has no hope of winning.
With that, I will stand by my decision: GIANTS ARE BANNED IN SOCAL TOURNAMENTS FROM THIS DAY FORTH.
Edward “RoyalFlush” Valdez