So, me and my friends were talking about EVO, and the matches last EVO, who won etc etc, and I decided to look up the last results of past EVO’s, and I cant help but realize that we(westerners) haven’t won EVO in the current SF in the last 12 years! We did in Tekken though, but only till about 2010, then the Korean and Japanese players took back over, only once in Blazblue and once in KOF(Reynald).
Even though we have hometurf advantage literally every year, here in the U.S. in Nevada, we as Westerners(wether its North/South Americans, Mexicans, or even Europeans) never win the big one. (Except in games only we mainly care about… like Mahvel and Smash) Except once in Blazblue and SCIV waaaay back.(He was French). And before Mahvel, the Japanese literally dominated Capcom vs SNK.
So me and my friends kinda got in a argument, on WHY its thats way. Are they just naturally better than us? Do they practice more? IS it the fact they actually have Arcade scenes in Japan/South Korea? Or are they better at learning? All I can think of to be honest is we just don’t invest as much time into as them, or of course, your average American player usually just wants to win, and doesnt really care to learn more (and by average I mean everyone, not just Americans who attend EVO yearly). Though Japan, Korea, well, East Asia in general FGC is a complete mystery… but whatever they are doing over there, its right, cause they beat us every year for over a decade straight and take the trophy back to their country, from our turf… it feels we’re completely inferior tbh, the proof is in the pudding.