I failed to carry the team as the last player cos I screwed up my ultra. Sigh. It was a really bad mistake to do ultra when I had doubts. Probably got pressured into making a wrong decision. Although we lost, I know we all learned something. Well, I didnt expect myself to do this well in the tournament. On the side note, Team Melbourne lost early I think.
Videos should be uploaded soon. I saw some organizing staff taking videos.
1st Gackt(Ryu), Peihoon(Akuma), Angeline(Sagat)
2nd Leslie(Abel), Ganguro(Sagat), KT(Ryu)
3rd Xian(Ryu), SY(Rufus), Evante(Blanka)
I(Viper) was teamed with Raymus(Akuma) and Jovian(Dhalsim). Jovian had really bad luck facing every single game with bad match ups. Raymus had really bad form failing every combo and setup sadly. This is my first time using Viper in Tournament. I am not really in the consistent yet. Yesterday, I felt really lucky though. I put $1 into the vendoring machine and got 3 soft drinks
1st game vs XI(Zangief, Rufus, Ryu)
Jovian Χ Zangief 〇
Raymus X Zangief 〇
Tetra 〇 Zangief X
Tetra 〇 Rufus X
Tetra 〇 Ryu X
Jovian did ok against Zangief but end up losing in the end.
Raymus went up next cos Akuma has big advantage against Zangief. He ended up losing cos he teleported into Zangief’s Ultra… Out Yomi-ed
So I went last… Having to face 3 of them. Zangief was really hell for me. But I managed to land an ultra when the Zangief tried to ultra me. This changed the whole situation and I won.
Next was Vintagesouls’ Rufus. I dont know why I keep facing him. This is like the 3rd time! Rufus is one of Viper’s many bad match ups. I failed a few Thunder Kunckle Feint combos but Vintagesoul failed into punishing me. I managed to own him at the 1st round and he owned me the 2nd round. At the last round, I had a few pixels of life left. So little that I would die to just 1 throw. He did a dive kick into the corner to cross me up. I immediately uppercut FADC > Ultra him. Yesh! He is left with the same amount of health as me. The last yomi… In the previous rounds I baited him into doing EX Messiah Kick. So I thought he probably arent going to do it again and I have 2 EX bars left. I immediately uppercut him on wakeup. He got hit by it and I won!
2nd game vs mflo’s team(Boxer, Ken, Zangief)
Jovian X Boxer 〇
Raymus 〇 Boxer X
Raymus X Ken 〇
Tetra 〇 Ken X
Tetra 〇 Zangief X
Another crappy match up for Viper and Dhalsim.
Jovian missed a few super combo and lost to Boxer.
Raymus went up next won the Boxer with ease. Its a convincing win.
Next was Ken vs Raymus(Akuma). Somehow the Ken didnt feel that strong. Somehow Raymus ended up losing. I didnt really understood why?
Its me Viper left vs Ken and Zangief… It didnt feel right
I forgot the details about how I went on beating the Ken. It wasnt really close I think. I just did normal anti air stuff.
Last was M-flo’s Zangief. AHHHHH I so hate Zangief. I lost to M-flo’s Zangief like 5times in casual. Never beat him before. 1st round I pwned him easily. Seismic seismic. Forced him to jump and beat all his jump ins with uppercut. I managed to throw him out of 1 or 2 lariats too. 2nd round, he pwned me… Dont know why it always happen this way with Viper Last round, I managed to get him down to half or something. He started counter attacking and got me to 10% Health. I figured he would try to chip me to death and I did my Ultra. I beat his Lariat with Ultra cos that’s the only way Viper can beat Lariat. I won
3rd game vs SBK/Realdeal(Abel, Ryu, Zangief)
Jovian X Abel 〇
Raymus 〇 Abel X
Raymus X Realdeal 〇
Tetra X Realdeal 〇
Their Abel beat Jovian. Jovian was trying some random stuff hoping that it lands. He failed a crucial super combo… Also Abel ultra through Jovian’s Ultra
Raymus vs Abel. He won but he failed alot of combos…
Raymus vs Realdeal Ryu. This is really one of our toughest opponent. Raymus tried to chip Realdeal with shoryuken. Sad to say Realdeal is those kind who would ex srk on wake up. Raymus lost that round. Everything else went down and he lost.
Its me against Ryu and Zangief… I hate Zangief but Realdeal is the main problem for us.
I played against Realdeal and startedout strong. I was winning 1st round but he managed to turn back and beat me. 2nd round he had a life lead and spamming hadoukens on me. I was going to bait for his 2MK so I get a clutch ultra. But I failed in the distancing and he managed to hit me out of my EX seismic We lost.
4th game vs Joey/Foxy/Jonathan(Chun, Ryu, Sagat)
Jovian X Joey 〇
Raymus 〇 Joey X
Raymus X Foxy 〇
Tetra 〇 Foxy X
Tetra X Jonathan 〇
I felt this was the team we could win. No really bad match ups. Every should be fine imo.
Joey’s Chun beat Jovian’s Dhalsim. Usual hazanshu and fireball stuff.
Raymus beat Joey’s Chun. Forgot the details.
Raymus lost to Foxy(Ryu) cos of setups fail. He tried to Hurricane kick cross over and got srked out of it
I beat Foxy with the usual gameplan. I forced him into corner. Constant pressuring and stuff.
Vs Jonathan Sagat. I was really confident on this match up. But in my mind I was thinking of how to make use of my new setups against him. I think it somehow confused me and my usual play style. Anyway, I won the 1st round easily. 2nd round I was being abit too offensive and lost. 3rd round, I screwed up on ultra and lost. I hesitated… I wanted to check if the distance is correct. So I ended up doing a ultra that will never hit………. Our team is out of the tournament