Been watching tourneys over the last few weeks scouting players, and the matches in these tournaments are just too damn fast. I think that 2 out of 3 games is not enough for this iteration. There are too many standard combos that are 40% plus that require little resources and that nearly every character has. It really only takes 2 or 3 mistakes for you to lose the round. With that, it’s apparent that the players can’t really get into the depth of the fight because there are too many high damage gimmicks that will end the match. I’ve been watching the highest level players battling and ending a 2 of 3 in 2 minutes, and this has been constant.
With all of the other games that share these same characteristics (Tekken, MK, Marvel), I really think that all future SF5 tournament formats should be 3 out of 5 games. This game is no molasses SF4 and it needs to be removed from that mindset. SF5 is a highly offensive game that is fast, has high damaging and high stun combos from easy 50/50 setups. 2 out of 3 is not going to do the SF5 tourney scene any justice. Just my old man pennies. Discuss.