I don’t understand, how can Latif be classed as American when he’s a student from Saudi Arabia studying in the US (So I believe, I may be wrong, probably am) but if that is the case, he can’t really be classed as American. There are plenty of Japanese, Korean and Chinese students studying at the University in my city and have been for 3-4 years but that doesn’t make them British? I might be wrong, maybe Latif actually is American but just of Saudi Arabian descent.
I was really happy to see FlashMetroid up there, I still believe he is the best Viper (I’ll get 100 comments saying why he isn’t, my opinion won’t change) but yeah, I don’t think the US players stepped up their game, they just got lucky I guess. Latif and Wolfkrone were certain to make Top 8 in my books and there were no other American players that stood out IMO. I think USA was also helped by the fact Mago had such a tough number of games against some giants and Daigo and Poongko met early but yeah. And this is from a neutral perspective by the way, I’m from the UK. I couldn’t care less which nationality wins, I just want to see high level play.