So anyone watching NEC this weekend has seen quite a bit of a certain guy with a badass trench coat and some designer shades. Like in almost every match. With some players losing matches and swapping to a Wesker team out of frustration / desperation. And using snapbacks on Wesker being commonplace to avoid the dreaded “Dark Wesker”. What other character has this type of pull / power currently? Even someone who has Wesker as their worst character is a huge threat with him while glowing red.
Everyone knows that he is top tier in UMvC3, and better than in Vanilla. But will this type of representation in tournament play affect the possibility that Capcom might have to correct a mistake?
This happened with Sentinel due to his high health (highest in Vanilla when it launched if I remember right) but Wesker is flat out ridiculous. He has the damage of a glass cannon with a million HP and teleports.
I’m NOT calling for a nerf here (though I think losing the glasses buff would be a good idea) but is this the type of thing that Capcom will be looking at? This comes right on the tail end of AE, which was flat out dominated by team Hong Kong and had Capcom publicly see if people wanted a patch. Or is this another example of Capcom actually wanting a “broken” character (or more accurately a character that the scene can root against, which was certainly the case @ NEC) represented in the game? He is a principal villain in the Capcom games after all.
Constructive thoughts and not just “Nerf / Buff Wesker”, or It’s “MAHVEL it’s supposed to be broke” please.
edit: Info from Get Your Tournament says that in the top 12 there were 28 different lineups used. 23 of them included Wesker. That’s a little more than 82%.
2nd edit: I’m apparently a 2-8 matchup on basic spelling.