I posted this as an idea, and it seems like a lot of people were getting sweet on it, so I decided to actually hype and promote this event for EVO 2k5.
It’s come to my attention that there is a “great divide” of sorts between ST players today. First, there is the “Old School;” those players who played ST back in the day when it was new and popular, notable and legendary names.
Then, there is the “new school;” those players that were literally told for years they were “too young” to play ST. Yet, since we’ve hit the new millenium, there is an undeniable fact that these players have become consistently good at the game, and have placed in tournaments. These players include names like Justin Wong, Flash G, Ricky Ortiz, David Spence, Julian Robinson, and myself.
In the spirit of true competition, I present to all the OFFICIAL Old School vs. New School ST teams competition at EVO 2k5!
Ultimately, who will participate on the ST teams will be determined by who attends EVO, but I would like to get some preliminary ideas on who should be selected to participate on the teams.
My suggestions for nominations for the Old School Team:
Seth “S-Kill” Killian
Jason “Dirty Dog” Cole
with team captain suggestion of either John Choi or Mike Watson.
For the New School team:
John “Flash” Gordon
Phil “DSP” Burnell
David Spence (ok he’s been playing forever but he’s been placing recently!)
Philong “JetPhi” Nguyen
Suggested team captains are Flash G and myself.
Of course, I’m sure a lot of the suggested players will not show up at EVO, but I think it’s still worth it to nominate those worthy. Post your thoughts and your nominations!
And before you ask, whats the prize? Well, fact of the matter is, most of us have been playing Street Fighter long before it was about money…this is about straight-up pride, and that’s enough of a prize for all of us.