Daigo and MIU obviously. ID, Chaotic Blue, Ruin, and Eric Choi impressed me the most out of the WC group. Alex Tao too, just cause he’s a pad player who came out of nowhere. And of course there’s fubarduck!
And Marneto, you showed me a few things with Buri that I’m stealing now. kthx =D
KO for bowning all, KSK for winning with a crap character (really, only a few can hang with top-tier and Alex ain’t one of them), and Daigo in that finals.
SooMighty in the team tourney. Genghis OCVing Wigfall with Commando in same tourney (provided Wigfall didn’t throw his matches like I’ve heard). The guy on the big screen who used Morrigan/Sonson/Gambit.
Dr. B and Ino.
Watts for beating the TWO-TIME, TWO-TIME, TWO-TIME national champion. The Japanese, esp. Ohnuki for realizing the power of Chun-Li (most underrated char in that game IMO, but that’s something for another time).
Kenbou! Haha step that shit jugga!!!
Oh, and Ryan Hart for placing 2nd despite not being Korean.
The Ling player who beat maddogjin. Other than that nobody, this game is garbage and I really fucking hope there’ll be a new Tekken by the next Evo.
ARIS! Absolutely my favorite guy to watch, and that intro was one of the highlights of Evo.
Floe’s Taki was my other favorite from a spectator’s point of view. The guy also deserves props for being the only one to adjust to Dan the Night…too bad he couldn’t figure out Yoshi. =/
And speaking of DTN, he is mad boring to watch but mad impressive if you understand the game. Basically, you need supernatural anticipation skills to whore out 3B like he does.
Myke for showing that running a large website doesn’t mean you can’t be good at the game, too. =)
All the Japanese, esp. Ohsu and Chibita. Those matches were top-tier!
And of course, the announcer!