I find there are some matchups that are just fun to see. Sure everyone likes seeing specific players or a specific character. But what about specific matchups? What are your favorite MUs to see played on stream or just spectate at a tournament?
Some of my favorites:
Cody - Guy
Beyond just being of course the greatest rivalry in SF other than Ryu - Ken, this matchup is great because it’s such a slug fest. Plus the two characters have so much in common while also being so very different. There are obvious influences from each one on the others moves (Cody far LK vs Guy far Mk for instance.) but more important are the differences. Guy is speeding all over the place and his his floaty jump while Cody’s low mobility means he tends to pick a spot and hold onto it. Guy’s elbow drop is great against Cody’s wide hurtbox and his lack of invincible anti airs but on the same note Cody’s slide is perfect for low profiling the elbow drop in neutral. Guy’s Run Stop pressure is good vs Cody’s lack of a reversal but Guy still has to watch out for Cody’s crLK. ect
Cody - Zangief
This one is fun mostly because Cody is so slow that it’s a reallllly patient fight for inches at a time for both players. One of the best matchups in terms of showing how good a players spacing is.
Zangief - THawk
Big guys, lots of heavy smacks. Just fun to see.
Rose - Guile
A great match if you love fireballs. I love seeing Rose angle reflect a sonic boom and having Guile jump into it.
El Fuerte Mirror Match
Literally the dumbest shit ever but damn if it isn’t entertaining XD
Ryu - Dhalsim
Not entirely sure what PRECISELY I like about it but it’s a fun match to watch if both players are spot on. Especially when it’s Alex Valle’s Ryu vs FChamp’s Dhalsim.
Juri - Guile
Another fun one if you love fireballs. It’s neat because Juri is one of the few characters who can keep up with Guile and force him out of his shell if he turtles. Plus there simply isn’t many Juris around.
Makoto - Cammy
Big damage ALL THE TIME