Your top 3 favourite professional SFIV players?

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#1 Edited by Scooper (7882 posts) -

I'm just wondering who your favourite SFIV players are, maybe the guys who play in a style you respect, love to watch, are technically amazing or play your favourite character and do really well with them.
 

#3 : Alex Valle

This guy's playstyle just reeks with experience and age. When I watch him play Ryu it's like watching a game of SSFIIT. He's so on point with his zoning and fireball pressure that you just wanna sit in the corner and hope it'll all be over soon.
 

#2 : James Chen

  A Cammy player that plays just how I like to (of course, way better at it though). I'm just way into Cammy players right now and I really like how Chen handles her.
 

#1 : Momochi

 What can I say. I love seeing this guy play some damn SFIV. He's got just the right ingredients to make him a great and interesting player: good spacing, tight combos, great execution, good foresight, showmanship and a confident playstyle. He's one of the only players that really gives Daigo a hard time winning. He's my #1 favourite player.
 
#2 Posted by Jeffsekai (7026 posts) -

3. Alex Valle
2. Keno.
1. Mike Ross
 
BELIEVE

#3 Posted by mubress (1517 posts) -

#3 - Iyo
Good Dhalsim matches mesmerize me
 
#2 - Mago
I know he plays Sagat but he's still awesome to watch, never seems to do anything wrong (except against #1...)
 
#1 - Daigo
He's a beast

#4 Posted by VicRattlehead (1398 posts) -

3. Alex Valle
2. Yeb
1. Mike Ross
 
i also believe in mike ross

#5 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -
@Jeffsekai: @VicRattlehead: Show me a video of a Mike Ross playing. I wanna see why he's your number 1.
#6 Posted by jaycee13 (523 posts) -

3.mike ross
2.yeb
1.sabre
For the whole streetfighter series my favorite is kuroda.

#7 Posted by Jeffsekai (7026 posts) -
@Scooper said:
" @Jeffsekai: @VicRattlehead: Show me a video of a Mike Ross playing. I wanna see why he's your number 1. "
I WILL IN A BIT.
#8 Posted by Thrawn1 (1340 posts) -

The videos that he's probably gonna post is the only great thing mike ross has ever done in sfiv

#9 Posted by StaticFalconar (4849 posts) -
@VicRattlehead said:
" 3. Alex Valle 2. Yeb 1. Mike Ross  i also believe in mike ross "
@Scooper said:
" @Jeffsekai: @VicRattlehead: Show me a video of a Mike Ross playing. I wanna see why he's your number 1. "
I'll do it for you. Most likely its because of this video 
 
 
  
   
Mike ross taking out some scrub sagat that just spams fireballs (jk, jk, don't get mad haunts) and going R Kelly on Magus. Back to back moments.  
 
 
 
My personal 3. 
 
3. Combofiend - ever since i followed him, he's changed his main like 5 different times and none of them were high tier characters (yes you see plenty of vipers in tournaments, but he dropped her after SBO even though viper took him to SBO when he got beat by a abel and since then taken abel up) 
 
2. Justin Wong - Yeah we all either love him or hate him, but he actually does use other characters other than rufus and will bust them out to mindfuck ppl (say after being beat one game by combofiend's cammy, Justin picked cammy as well just to download what she can do, started a comeback and switched back to rufus to finish the job. ) Even though he's a tier whore by picking a top tier non-fireball character (he said in interviews that fireballs characters don't fit his style) he consistently gets it done.  
 
1. Daigo - similar reason for Justin wong for his consistency, but this time not only being the guy to beat but also his character. If anyone was to beat Daigo, the internet will scream for vids to study immediately. Beating Daigo is the sure fire way to get your name instantly recognized by the SF4 community.  Yes ppl may hate him for playing nothing but ryu, but honestly he's been playing shotos his entire life. What made him number one over Justin Wong was the fact that he has the balls to say Fuck you to his own tournament community by going to a tournament in France instead of Japan's own Gods Garden, and has said in interviews, that if EVO and another big time tournament in Japan was to happen the same day, he would pick EVO. While I respect Japan's philosophy of sticking with one character always, in a game like SF4 where combos take out 60% of your life is not uncommon, you need best 2/3 and a winners and losers bracket.  
 
 
Honorable mention: Kai - he plays El fuerte and always pulls some crazy shit off. His overall personality matches his character in being so goofy and getting the job at the same time. 
#10 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -
@StaticFalconar: Didn't Daigo play Balrog and Guile for alot of the SFII days? They're not shotos. But yeah I know what you mean, he's been playing Ken in 3S and Ryu in SFIV.
#11 Posted by swamplord666 (1757 posts) -

i don't know much about Street fighter but i feel the need to show this as even I got goosebumps watching it:  
Daigo against ???
  

#12 Posted by Daryl (1781 posts) -

None

#13 Posted by StaticFalconar (4849 posts) -
@Scooper: Not sure about Guile, but i know he did play rog before in SF2. Still, that vid is a rare one since there's plenty more vid of him using Ryu in SF2 instead. Yes I'm sure Daigo knows how to play other characters, but he seems most comfortable with fireball ones. 
#14 Posted by Shadow (4977 posts) -

Justin Wong seems cool.  I don't really care though so I don't know anyone else.

#15 Posted by animateria (3252 posts) -
@swamplord666: 
 
Daigo against J. Wong I believe.
#16 Posted by Aljosa15 (315 posts) -

3. FlashMetroid 
2. Marn 
1. Uryo 
 
What can I say, I love Viper players.

#17 Posted by LackLuster (713 posts) -

where do you watch these tournaments and stuff?

#18 Posted by animateria (3252 posts) -
#19 Posted by Luke (1609 posts) -

I watched Mike Ross, Justin Wong, and Daigo all fight in the same room together last year, in RL... it was purty kewl. 

#20 Posted by ZombieHunterOG (3530 posts) -

i just play the game lol 
 
i have only really heard of Justin wong and daigo  
 
and i could careless  
 
 
GET HYPE!!!!!

#21 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -
@Daryl said:
" None "
@ZombieHunter said:
" i just play the game lol  i have only really heard of Justin wong and daigo   and i could careless    GET HYPE!!!!! "
Why come into a thread about a top 3 favourite profession SFIV players when you don't have any. If you're not interested, don't post. Just play the game lol.
#22 Posted by LackLuster (713 posts) -

Well I just watched a bunch on youtube and I dont have a top 3 yet, but I'm liking Kai alot he is a very exciting player.

#23 Posted by sho76und3wd (148 posts) -

3. Sanford Kelly
2. Justin Wong 
1. Daigo Umehara

#24 Edited by SpecialBuddy (1110 posts) -

JR Rodriguez.  
 
Enough said.  
 
 
Edit: If you havent figured this out by now this is a joke.

#25 Posted by MrJared (397 posts) -

#3: Kamoda

Back when I played nothing but ST religiously, I loved seeing videos of Kamoda (BRANKAAAAAA) ripping people apart with Blanka, who most players feel is lower in the tiers. A lot of what makes Blanka annoying is gimmicks and while Kamoda definitely has a ton of those, his mind games are crazy and his execution is practically flawless. Aside from being a risky character, what makes Blanka so weak in ST is the difficulty of his most basic bread & butters, but Kamoda never seemed to fail.
 
  

#2: Combofiend

I love watching Combo play, not only because he's one of those guys who ignores tiers and just plays who he's most comfortable with, but because you can never count him out. When I think of who are the most consistent players, he's easily up at the top along with folks like Daigo and Justin Wong. You can never, ever sleep on Combofiend. No matter the game he has a very aggressive, if not flashy play style that's always exciting.  
 

#1: Pony

My Giefspiration for sure, Pony is the reason why I picked up Super Turbo the way I did. Seeing X-Mania tapes and watching this insane Zangief player completely decimate the competition made me completely rethink the way I played Street Fighter. I immediately dropped 3rd Strike, Marvel, everything to play Super Turbo and nothing but Zangief. He pretty much made me realize that anything was possible in competition fighting games.
 
  
 As a bonus, my two favorite Japanese players Kamoda and Pony in a dedicated series. So awesome. 
 
#26 Posted by Brake (1087 posts) -

I don't really have any favorites, but someone recently introduced me to Kuroda, who plays Q in SFIII:

#27 Edited by NinjaHunter (972 posts) -

3. Ed Ma- Would probably be number one but hasn't been in a tournament in a long while. 
2. Kai 
1. Combofiend

#28 Posted by JJOR64 (18892 posts) -

For me its:
 

  1. Daigo - I just love watching this dude play, especially love his old ST videos.
  2. Alex Valle - Long time competitor who recently has been doing a lot of stuff for the community.  Again, I love his ST videos.
  3. Justin Wong - You either like him or don't like him and I like him.  It's just crazy how good he is, especially at Marvel.
#29 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -

Ultima
Hedgehog
Jeff

#30 Posted by mubress (1517 posts) -
@LackLuster said:

" Well I just watched a bunch on youtube and I dont have a top 3 yet, but I'm liking Kai alot he is a very exciting player. "

I'm sure you've seen this video but just in case you haven't (any excuse to post this really). Make sure to watch to the end - "My brains are all over the ceiling!!"
 
 
#31 Edited by loldetaerleo (159 posts) -

Chris Hu
Chris Hu
Chris Hu
 
Oh and if this includes 3s.
 
Kuroda
K.O.
BOSS

#32 Posted by Kumo (124 posts) -

3. Alex Valle. Watching him play against someone else with good footsies is always incredible.
2. Combofiend. Very, very entertaining to watch ever since he switched to Abel. Also one of the most consistent players in the states, imo. 
1. Uryo. Ever since I saw his set with Mago, I've been a fan. Dude's an absolute beast with Viper.

#33 Posted by Pessh (2453 posts) -

Magus1234, Combofiend and ILLiterate

#34 Posted by Jemenez (274 posts) -

3. Marn 
 
2. Filipino Champ 
 
1. Juicebox Abel
#35 Posted by Jeffsekai (7026 posts) -
@SpecialBuddy said:
" JR Rodriguez.   Enough said.    Edit: If you havent figured this out by now this is a joke. "
Dude he mashes like no other.
 
3. Alex Valle : It's his playstyle its so much fun to watch normally at the first round it's not that exciting but once the match continues Valle adapts and starts getting in that ass. He is just crazy good at the rush down and can end a match in second.
 
2. Keno : Didn't like him when I first saw him but now that I have seen alot of him I deffiantly get excited when he comes on to play. He plays Balrog really well and is most known for his "Keno Eye" in which he withh dash punch into Super if the opponent trys to focus it. Not to mention he has all of the "stylish" combos down so when hes feeling a match he will let you know.
 
1. Mike Ross : BELIVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. To me Mike Ross is not the greatest player, but he's defiantly the most entertaining. Best known for his crazy comebacks (We have all seen him at SBO) not to mention like Keno he will randomly pull a great combo out of his ass that I have never seen. 
#36 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -
@Jeffsekai: Ok I conceed. Hands into hands into super was fucking hype as shit. Mike Ross is worthy of a top 3 favourite. Keno isn't, though. Fuck Balrog. I hate Balrog.
#37 Posted by sho76und3wd (148 posts) -
@loldetaerleo said:
" Chris Hu
 
I RESPEK DAT! DATS GOT-LIKE!
#38 Edited by lordofultima (6204 posts) -
  • Ed Ma 
  • Combofiend 
  • Stag
#39 Posted by MMkain (129 posts) -

Arturo  
Poongko 
Momochi 
 
Id put Iyo on that list as well if he was still playing.

#40 Posted by AniMoney (957 posts) -
  • Arturo Sanchez
  • Tokido
  • Maeda Taison
#41 Edited by GaspoweR (2754 posts) -
  • Ed Ma
  • Yeb
  • Alex Valle
 
Honorable mentions
  • lordofultima (coz he's an Akuma player and me likey SF 4 Akuma..hihihi...)
  • Gootecks (I like the podcasts and also because he helps put together events on a fairly regular basis...and because he a Balrog player)
#42 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -
@lordofultima said:
"
  • Ed Ma 
  • Combofiend 
  • Stag
"
I heard this Stag character is a God among men and has the ability to make women have orgasms just by looking into their eyes. Confirm/deny?
#43 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -
@Stang said:
" @lordofultima said:
"
  • Ed Ma 
  • Combofiend 
  • Stag
"
I heard this Stag character is a God among men and has the ability to make women have orgasms just by looking into their eyes. Confirm/deny? "
Oh so you've met Stag?
#44 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -
@Scooper: I wish! That truly would be a life changing event, I should be so lucky.
#45 Posted by lordofultima (6204 posts) -
@Stang said:
" @lordofultima said:
"
  • Ed Ma 
  • Combofiend 
  • Stag
"
I heard this Stag character is a God among men and has the ability to make women have orgasms just by looking into their eyes. Confirm/deny? "
Not only women, goats too! It was truly a sight to behold. Stag then turned yellow and flew away, spinning around like a helicopter. I could hear him yelling "TRY THIS ON FOR SIZE!" as he disappeared in the sunset.
#46 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -
@lordofultima said:
" @Stang said:
" @lordofultima said:
"
  • Ed Ma 
  • Combofiend 
  • Stag
"
I heard this Stag character is a God among men and has the ability to make women have orgasms just by looking into their eyes. Confirm/deny? "
Not only women, goats too! It was truly a sight to behold. Stag then turned yellow and flew away, spinning around like a helicopter. I could hear him yelling "TRY THIS ON FOR SIZE!" as he disappeared in the sunset. "
Yeah but the almighty Rosé retorted Stag with a "Try this on for size" of her own and fried Stag's greasy ass.
#47 Posted by Jeffsekai (7026 posts) -
@Scooper said:
" @lordofultima said:
" @Stang said:
" @lordofultima said:
"
  • Ed Ma 
  • Combofiend 
  • Stag
"
I heard this Stag character is a God among men and has the ability to make women have orgasms just by looking into their eyes. Confirm/deny? "
Not only women, goats too! It was truly a sight to behold. Stag then turned yellow and flew away, spinning around like a helicopter. I could hear him yelling "TRY THIS ON FOR SIZE!" as he disappeared in the sunset. "
Yeah but the almighty Rosé retorted Stag with a "Try this on for size" of her own and fried Stag's greasy ass. "
This all sounds like it would make a great novel.
#48 Posted by sho76und3wd (148 posts) -
@Jeffsekai said:
" @Scooper said:
" @lordofultima said:
" @Stang said:
" @lordofultima said:
"
  • Ed Ma 
  • Combofiend 
  • Stag
"
I heard this Stag character is a God among men and has the ability to make women have orgasms just by looking into their eyes. Confirm/deny? "
Not only women, goats too! It was truly a sight to behold. Stag then turned yellow and flew away, spinning around like a helicopter. I could hear him yelling "TRY THIS ON FOR SIZE!" as he disappeared in the sunset. "
Yeah but the almighty Rosé retorted Stag with a "Try this on for size" of her own and fried Stag's greasy ass. "
This all sounds like it would make a great novel. "
Wasn't this the basis for the Street Fighter movie? 
#49 Posted by Zicdab (388 posts) -

I don't have a favorite but here are mine:  
 
Magus 1234:  Love his commentary on iplaywinner and that Gief is pretty terrifying. 
John Choi: Need I say more? 
Ricky Ortiz:  Best player in California. 
 
Yeah, I'm picking all norcal but that's probably because I've been more exposed to that through the website of iplaywinner.  I really enjoy those streams from keystone and just all the goofy stuff they do.  A nice, laid-back group of guys over there.

#50 Posted by Dan_CiTi (3150 posts) -
@StaticFalconar said:
" @Scooper: Not sure about Guile, but i know he did play rog before in SF2. Still, that vid is a rare one since there's plenty more vid of him using Ryu in SF2 instead. Yes I'm sure Daigo knows how to play other characters, but he seems most comfortable with fireball ones.  "
He played Guile in CvS2 for sure.

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