Playing against a top player


#1

So I will be going to EVO, and if Sako is there, I want to do a FT10 with him. The question is do I have to do a money match to play against top players? I never do money matches before and kind of don’t like it when money is involved. I just want the experience and learn things to get better.


#2

I think that top players would put monies on the line for FT10 because FT10 can take a long time…so maybe have some monies to put up.

Otherwise…you can simply ask if he/she has the time to play a few matches.


#3

Is there an acceptable amount of money?


#4

I wouldn’t know TBH…I never did money matches.
I’m guessing since it’s Vegas…at least $100.


#5

It depends on the player. If they have time, they usually don’t mind playing you as long as you ask nicely. Of course, having a money match is always a good incentive for a top player to play people they’ve never met before.

As to amount, it also depends on the player. To make it worth anybody’s time, it has to be at LEAST $20. Since a FT10 is a pretty long set, you’ll probably have to set it somewhere between $50-$100 or more.

Keep in mind that Sako doesn’t know a drop of English. So if the interpreter isn’t around, you might have trouble communicating with him.


#6

You’ll get to play against top players plenty in Vegas without putting money on the line, and sometimes you’ll get more matches than what a FT10 would get you.

Last year I played with some top level KOFXIII players and I honestly wouldn’t have been able to count how many sets were ran. Just find a good player and ask if you can get next game.


#7

are they on psn? maybe just friend them and sneak a few rounds in.

so this will be my first evo, maybe i will bring my fightstick and just ask the champ to bless it by testing it out


#8

I guess I’ll save up just in case. How hard is it to find a certain player at EVO? I’m thinking I might not have the chance to meet Sako due to the huge crowd.


#9

Not difficult at all. If I can find him on accident several times throughout the weekend, you can find him if you’re looking for him.


#10

I was going to say the exact opposite of eltrouble but for the same reason. Meeting probably wouldn’t be a problem but playing might if it’s not in the main room. I ended up in two great rooms last year completely by accident, theres just a lot of people moving around and sometimes you catch people in transit from point A to point B, if you don’t already know them, but sometimes people are already at point B and finding point B can be tough.


#11

will you meet people? sure you can!


#12

You are more than likely to fight top players without actually putting any money on the line. I’ll tell you this much, you’ll get a really refreshing experience. Just ask them if they have a little time on their hands so that they can play a couple sets.


#13

Man if you gotta “save up” $50 in order to fight a top player you might be better off just trying to fight people who are there and are willing to throw down sets.

He’s a top player but he’s also human, if a complete stranger walks up with money and says “HEY LETS FIGHT” I don’t think I’d be very inclined to do so… I’ve got places to go, people to talk to, a whole tournament to see. I’m pretty sure the top players at EVO aren’t there to be sparring partners.


#14

keep in mind theres a hundred other dudes who want to do the same, but you never know! several times random people i was staying with were able to get top japanese players to swing by our room for a couple games. kind of felt bad a couple times cause japanese people have a hard time saying no :frowning:

also FT10 is kind of a lot imo


#15

I guess I didn’t think it through. Maybe ft3 or 5 is more appropriate. I just don’t want to have money involved, that’s all.