Going back to the pre-SF4 era, I am curious where some of the Top players are now. We know that 3S god Kuroda has stayed true to 3S, though he has been shown to play some SF4 lately. Mov has become heavily involved in SF4, and even CVS2 champion BAS has gotten into SF4 lately. Nuki tried SF4, played it competitively, then went back to 3S.
Does anyone know what happened to:
Komoda (ST-Blanka) - If you don’t know who this is, look up “sudden red bite”. He had the most amazing reads. His shenanigans would have you so frazzled that you would be frozen while he would do a full screen walk into throw/bite. 5 seconds later, he would do it to you again.
Muteki (ST-Guile) - Best Guile I’ve ever seen. Win or lose, he would always flash you the patented Muteki smile.
ShootingD (ST-Ryu) - This guy had the best Ryu imo, better than Daigo’s. He played a balanced character and was amazingly skilled in all aspects of the game, so it suited him well. His shoto play can be likened to Momochi or Fuudo.
The Wolfe Brothers (Alex and Graham) - I remember reading a SRK front page interview where one of the brothers said they were going to pick up Dictator since they wanted a character that could easily combo into ultra (that never made sense to me since Dictator basically has one way to combo into ultra). I never really saw them after that.
RX (3S-Urien) - Mix-up monster. I could picture RX using Seth (who looks a lot like Urien) and having a very Poongoko esque mix-up game.
I know RX still plays - not sure if he tried out SF4 and didn’t like it. Does anyone know about the rest? Do they still game at all?
Also, does anyone remember the random guy that won the big SSF2THDR pre-release tourney in SF (I believe) where he won some big prize. I remember he used Guile and won the tourney filled with a lot of crappy players, but also had John Choi and at least one of the Wolfe bros.