After falling behind 6 games to 3 against Makoto’s Claw, Sako finally found his groove and ran off 7 straight set victories with Cammy to take the match 10 games to 6 in impressive and dominating fashion and earn him a spot in the God’s Garden finals against Mochi’s Dhalsim, the same Mochi who took out Diago in this same round to advance to the finals.
I don’t know about the rest of you but I literally jumped out of my seat as Sako made his comeback this morning, great stuff, and for those who missed it I highly recommend checking out the recording of the stream once its put online. His links and Cannon Strike pressure make Cammy look top tier. In the final 2 rounds he even threw in some hooligan tricks, though I think it was more of a “We’ve played 17 sets, he’s probably not expecting this anymore” sort of thing further balanced by the fact he had a couple sets of fudge room if things didn’t work.
Many people consider the Cammy vs Dhalsim match up to favor Cammy so things are further looking up for Sako who got to fight Akuma in the first round (the other match up generally considered to favor Cammy). Regardless of how Sako does, however, just getting Cammy to the God’s Garden finals is a big step in earning respect for a character whose still largely under rated and viewed as “rufus jr.” by much of the gaming community.
A recording of the stream is now up here. The match begins at the 30 minute mark so I suggest skipping straight to there.
Also, for those who might have missed the Sako’s Cammy vs Tokido’s Akuma match, it’s here. That match began at the 14 minute mark.
The Finals date has been set for Saturday, July 31st at 4 a.m. PST
That’s pretty freaking early -_- But event hubs has said they plan to have a recording of the stream up shortly after it finishes so those who miss it should still be able to check it out through that.
The finals match is up: here
I believe the match starts at the 3:45 second mark
And spoiler alert…
Final score was 10 - 5. Sako got off to an early 5-0 lead before Mochi finally made the adjustment he needed to. From there things went an even 5-5 for both players, but you can’t settle for trading games when down 5 so Sako took the match. I think if they had to play again things would be a lot closer, but it still seemed like even at the end that the wins were coming a lot easier for Cammy and a lot harder for dhalsim so I’d still put my money on Sako in a rematch, maybe 10-8. Regardless this means Cammy has taken God’s Garden and we’ve all got another nice video to learn from how to play Cammy against top level opponents and win.