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That’s Fuckin’ Bullshit! – Street Fighter Edition

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Street Fighter V is out there and the beatings are going global. At the moment it’s not super noob friendly being geared towards competitive play, although that will hopefully change in the future.

Street Fighter is at the top of the e-sports world so here’s some of the more memorable bullshit moments in competitive street fighter over the years. If you’re not across the competitive scene, strap in, it’s about to get weird.

1 The Comeback – Street Fighter III: Third Strike

This is the enduring moment from competitive Street Fighter in all forms.

While it was in the middle of the 2004 Evo tournament, it wasn’t even a title fight. This was the first meeting of two of the best to play the game well before the Evo tournament could sell out an entire Vegas convention space. Well before Street Fighter had built in come-back mechanics like the Ultra Meter and with only a sliver of life left, Daigo manages the impossible and parries all 16 strikes from Wong’s Chun-Li super and then lands Ken’s to seal the match.

2 Old School Beatdown – Hyper Street Fighter II

Two years later in Evo 6 Diago uses Ryu this time to show that he’s got magic fingers in the 15th Anniversary edition of Street Fighter II

3 Older School Beatdown – Super Street Fighter II Turbo

Japan’s now defunct Super Battle Opera Tournament saw some Daigo magic in it’s first year making a crazy first round comeback against arguably the best Guile player at the time.

4 Snake Eyez Miracle – Super Street Fighter IV

In the 2014 SoCal regionals, Snake Eyez’ Zangief walked all over the competition, this match in particular had some bullshit last minute psychic-level reads to get the ultra victories. Stay tuned for the super salty rage quit.

5 End Of SFIV – Ultra Street Fighter

This is a long one, with comebacks and meta comebacks. Tournament SF legends Momochi and Gamerbee met in the finals of Evo 2015, in what would be the last time any version of SFIV would be at the tournament. Coming from the loser’s bracket with a disadvantage Gamerbee managed to comeback and reset the brackets to level pegging before Momochi’s controller broke mid-round in final round of the biggest tournament in the world.

Bonus Round

Not enough Street Fighter? Why not watch some full-length documentaries on the history of the game and the tournament scene? I Am Street Fighter is a Capcom produced look at the beginning and evolution of Street Fighter as a cultural juggernaut.

More Than A Game is an independent production on the lead-up to 2011’s Evo tournament. This takes a look behind the curtains of the tournament scene, a love letter to the competition for fans and a fascinating look into the fishbowl for anyone not familiar with how deep this stuff goes!

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