Man, although I saw some of those Spiral matches, and no, he wasn’t good, it’s to be expected that he would win a few times. Concerning the whole “I beat you in casual, so I’m better than you” mentality, yes, it’s stupid as hell, but saying “casual means nothing” is like saying “daily life means nothing”. There may not be a whole lot on the line, but the same people who win in casuals versus good players are the same ones who place top in tourneys. Casuals mean a LOT of the players aren’t fucking around. And let’s not forget that Street Fighter was founded on “casual”. People don’t want to get kicked off the machine, and most good players will fight to the end to make sure they don’t. I’ve never seen shitty players run the machine in casuals, that’s my point. And if anything, tournament matches mean less than a long casual streak. Consistency is the key to skill, not getting lucky in some tournament. Consistently winning tourneys? That’s a whole other level…the ultimate level.
EDIT: g3nn, you’re being unrealistic when you say he’s not even “slightly good”. Unless you were fucking around, you can’t call a player who beats you (even) a few times in casual garbage. Even if you ARE rusty. That shit doesn’t happen.
EDIT2: And you’re discrediting your 19 game winning streak versus him by saying “casual means nothing”. If it doesn’t, there your claims of dominance are meaningless. You either accept that casual DOES mean something, or you don’t