As far as the embarrasment goes, the Seattle ST scene was turnin heads, due to the fact that we were the only scene that had been having tournaments continuously. Expectations were high for you guys (saying you guys because I was not apart of that scene), only to have 1 person do semi-well.
And you’re talking about a turtle fest known as SFIV??? You fucking play Zangeif. Only a fucking moron is going to rush his ass down. Don’t ppl turtle against you in ST when you play geif? You might call it turtling, It’s called playing the match-up/player. But best believe if I’m playing against Chun or a shoto, Bison is in that ass.
In regards to evo last year, the only game that I was moderately interested in entering wasn’t at EVO, but was at the WCG’s. Which I played all qualifiers for.
Let’s break it down like this. Do you want to go to Evo and have a Zach session down at Vegas playing Marvel in the B.Y.O.C. room or in someone’s hotel? Or do you want to step up on the big stage and play some SFIV, HDR, or possibly TvC against the best in the world to see where you stand compared to others?
I know that Marvel will never die in Seattle probably unless they announce MvC3 (and even then ppl will still be on MvC2 status). I think the matter at hand is. People are refusing to learn a new game. People want to be comfortable with the fact that they can walk up to marvel and do the same shit that has been done for the past 6-7 years. No one wants to put in the time to get good at a new game, and no one wants to lose. But I’m going to break it down like this. None of these new school cats just walked up to Marvel and became beasts. Nobody just walked up to MvC2 for the first time and was like oh let me but out that fly-unfly combo. Everyone took their beatings, everyone practiced, everyone played HELLA. The same type of mentality can be applied to the new games, if people would just stop being lazy and gtfo out of their comfort zone.