Sup SRK! So I managed to get arguably the best Viper and Fuerte players, Uryo and TKD respectively, in the world to sit down with me and my crew for a LONG ASS (around 40mins+) interview/chill session at an Izakaya in Tokyo a few nights before SBO '09. Yea, this is from ages ago, but real life>encoding+ subtitling the video.
How Uryo and TKD decided on their characters and Joe’s legacy.
Viper’s placing on the tier list and her worst matchups.
Uryo’s fighting game background.
Uryo’s combo practice and differences between console and arcade.
The lack of Viper players and possible reasons.
TKD’s introduction and his ability to land an ultra every match.
The lack of Fuerte players in Tougeki 09.
TKD’s fighting game background.
TKD’s combo practice and the world record for RSF.
TKD’s words of encouragement for budding Fuerte players.
Uryo and TKD’s opinions on sticking to a character and learning bad matchups.
What Uryo wants to see for Viper in the next version of Street Fighter.
How much time they spend on the game.
Is sharing information amoung the community important?
Why does Uryo use Seiso Hammer more than Burning Kick.
Who is the best player in Japan?
Here are the links:
And the Youtube links
Big thanks to Uryo, TKD and Kuni for taking precious time off during SBO season to accommodate the interview.
Questions by: Me, Ganguro, Kuni and the Round1.sg community
Camera+footing the Izakaya bill!: Cody
Encoding and subtitles: Farpenoodle
Additional translations: Tetra
And while we’re at it, here’s a really short interview I did with Daigo Umehara for a local magazine.
And a more recent interview with Fuudo by Tetra