Just…wow. I can consistently beat my friends at Street Fighter, but if I showed up at this Evo Championship Series event it would be bringing a knife to a gun fight. I’ve been watching the live stream for awhile, and I’m pretty sure all of these guys could perfect me with their eyes closed (http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/118/1184859p1.html):
Today, Street Fighter AE 4 and Mortal Kombat pool play through the semi-finals will be going on for 15 hours. Tomorrow, it’s another 15 hours of Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Tekken 6, and Blazblue. Championship Sunday will be 10 short hours of final matches for the five fighting games highlighted at this tournament.
The level of fighting game comprehension shown by the players is impressive: cross-ups, option selects, and risk punishing are all commonplace. Fortunately, there are a couple of Street Fighter buffs doing the broadcasting; they are pretty good at explaining the nuances.
Remember when I posted the live stream for the League of Legends tournament? Even if you aren’t big into fighters, you should stop in for a few minutes. I can promise you will learn a thing or two.