Quick heads up, mostly SF4, the rest is kinda weak. Be sure to link some videos in the comments!
This year has been great, the level of play is still top notch, the amount of people going at it in a lot of the games has grown, and the "hype" seems to be stronger. Now let's see some of the matches that really stand out. I play 4 and HD remix regularly, no surprise I'm gonna start with these. And Street Fighter 4 being "the game" this year at EVO, SBO, Devastation, etc. has too many great matches to fit, so I'm sure I'll miss a vid THAT HAS TO HERE >.<
Street Fighter IV
SBO 09 2v2 Team Makoto(Vega) & Dan(Ryu) vs Team Ojisan Boy(Sagat) & Tokido(Akuma)
THE AUDIO IS PRETTY MESSED UP, THERE'S SOME SCREECHES.
Take notes free touch, this Makoto guy beat the #1 Akuma in Japan and the #2 Sagat in Japan in the match USING VEGA. I always thought Vega was utter crap, but this vid(even if Tokido and Ojisan made some bad mistakes) really fleshes out how good he can be in the right hands.
Alex Valle(Ryu) vs SaBrE(Sakura) EVO 2009 5 on 5 Regionals
RAB was there, I was watching intently on the livestream. This match was a highlight of the whole event. Alex Valle. One of the best Ryu's in the world. Got beat. By Sakura.
MIKE ROSS I BELIEVE
Mike Ross being Mike Ross, fucking GODLIEK. This vid proves it's never over if you have ultra meter, and the guts to use it.
de BLOO's personal favorites
What are my tastes in SF4 matches? HILARITY, BROKEN ENGRISH, AND HYPE.
Arcade Infinity: Team BBA vs Team Kaiote Uppercut
SoCal is where most fun happens in any fighting game. Believe that.
BattleField Arcadia 9: Lincoln(Akuma) VS Shine(Gouken)
This Shine player is something else, he's 15 ANDDDD was playing with a wireless 360 controller. This was his 1st offline tournament, and was able to get 2nd in a tourney that had some of East Coast's best SF4 players. He's one to look out for in the future folks. Also Chris Hu is the messiah match commentators needed.
Rico Suave (Abel) vs Mariodood (SON AFF A BEECH BYSON) @ Adnan's Bar Fight #sf4
Rico Suave is a pad player, Mariodood is pretty great. Rico Suave's taunt is beast. This vid shows how hype can change directions so very fast. Chris Hu only makes this better.
Aqua Silk (Zangief) vs Rico Suave (Abel) First to 5 money match
This is what Street Fighter is all about for the scene regulars...So much hype in the room. BE SURE TO WATCH THE REST OF IT.
Final Round XII: Kensou (C.Viper) vs Liston (Sagat)
Never let this video die. EVAR.
SF3: Third Strike
Kuroda (GO) vs ETE (DU) - [GGPO]
Kuroda proving you will never fucking touch him on 3s. Some great Akuma set ups you've prolly never seen before too.
SBO '09/3s Final:Rikimaru(CH)/Boss (YU)/Momochi(MA) vs Ochibi(YU)/KO(YA)/ Tokido(Chun-Li)
Excellent play by all involved here. I need to learn Makoto. Also Tokido smiles for the camera...it's kinda creepo status.
What've I got so far.
Kusumondo vs. Otochun / Suzuki Guile
The folks over at Japan are still playing the classics son, and this match is astonishing. The tide turns so easily in this game, players really got be on it all the time, and it makes it very entertaining to watch.
baby nine (Honda x3) vs. Tsuji (Boxer x2, Fei)
Amazing Honda. Amazing Balrog. Amazing Fei Long.
Marvel vs Capcom 2
MvC2: VDO (Rogue/Ken/Colossus) vs Potter (Storm/Sentinel/Cable) [at Evo2k9 7-18-09]
MvC2 at it's best, hyped up. Another story of David vs Goliath, VDO is using low tier characters, which in a game like marvel takes some balls. Also the ending commentary is BROTASTIC but nonetheless hilarious.
EVO09 Marvel VS Capcom 2 - Justin Wong VS Sanford
Added the related vids so you can see the whole match if you want. Sanford is a beast, and that finish... perfect ending for that tourney.
Tatsunoko vs Capcom
Kubo(KAR/RYU) vs GIAN(CHU/RYU)
The Japanese are known for their control in matches, but in this vid they show they can clutch it out as well. I'm both amazed and horrified by how beast Ryu is in this game. I WASSS gonna go in this Ryu/Zero but now it looks like I'll switch him out for Chun or Frank West.
GX (Casshern/Roll) vs. Dirty 0 (Karas/Casshern)
Roll is god tier.
Please excuse me, I stopped playing this game after a month(let's just say it's not my jam) and haven't been following it since. I was asking friends who play this and even they couldn't link me to a vid since most of them played it casually. I know how good this game is for the majority of those who read the Cblog(a few of you go out of you're way to ALWAYS compare it to SF4. Fuck you/die in a fire <3), link some vids!
Here's the best I could collect.
Arcade Infinity Blazblue Tournament - Top 8 Soniti(RA) vs HellFromAbove(AR)
Pretty great match, the last rush was just craaaaazy.
Wehha (Bang) vs usvmh4bm8 (Bang)
BBCS GC 11/25 Battle for Bang Supremacy Dora vs Shadow
I know guys, that wasn't enough Bang(you can never have enough really) so here's moar BANG, but this time played a bit more serious. Watch the rest of the set,watch the fucking youtube playlist. My only regret after quitting BB was not learning BANG.
, Tekken 6, Soul Calibur 4, and KoFXII aren't on this blog. Well I don't really look into those fighters, so I wouldn't know what to even post about it. Feel free to link some vids/ make your blog about them.
Unless you need them to be here in order to validate your tastes(read: OhMiGOD YOU DIDNT PUT A VIDEO(GAME) I LIKE SO I HATE YOU).
I'm sorry, I can't help you there. read