Second hand from a friend who was Translating excerpts from the godsgarden chat. I’ll post what I can remember.
-The Japanese players are surprised that Americans are rooting for Justin to lose. Possibly they regard their best player, Daigo, as their “captain”. Figured that the American contingency would be behind him, especially against a foreign player.
-They’re very impressed by Arturo’s Dhalsim. Best US Dhalsim. However, they’re surprised to see him lose to Guile.
-At this point, they have already seen Daigo’s thrilling FT5 with Arturo. They joked that they wish they could money match in Japan (gambling is illegal in Japan).
-Also surprised that the same Guile lost easily to Henry Cen’s Dhalsim, which is more offensive but not as good as Arturo’s.
-They are baffled by Justin’s random Ultras. They assume that he is trying to catch Jaguar Kicks.
-KSK claims he would not allow Gamerbee to use Jaguar Kick so freely.
-Gamerbee’s execution is godlike, as well as his reaction. Very impressive.
-On Killerbee vs Henry Cen, they are surprised that Adon won so easily. They feel that Honda is perhaps one of the most difficult matchups for Adon.
-Mago asks who came in second. KSK responds “Ricky”. Mago immediately recognizes as “Ricky Ortiz”. “Very dangerous” he says.
-They give a lot of respect to Ricky’s ability.
-Ricky Big Bang Typhooning through a point blank EX Hadoken. “impossible” says KSK. “not for Ricky” says Mago. The others agree that it is “not humanly possible”. (Later in the match, Ricky does a random Big Bang Typhoon to no effect, maybe confirming that the first one was just an educated guess.)
I went to bed at this point as it was 4am for me. I told my friend to message me with any interesting commentary from Godsgarden. I’ll post anything interesting or noteworthy, as well as anything I forgot.