My two favorite fights from EVO 2010

EVO2k10 wrapped up last night with Daigo “The Beast” Umehara taking the main event (Super Street Fighter IV) championship for the second year in a row. He beat out Ricky Ortiz in a great best of 5 match that had around 15,000 online viewers witnessing. The event was full of tons of fantastic matchups and hard fought victories, but two really stood out to me.

First, there’s the best salty moment (in my opinion) of the tournament when JuiceBox finishes off Scumbag in early round play. JuiceBox was already up a game and a round when Scumbag took a big lead in round 2 of game 2. Instead of keeping the pressure on, Scumbag decided to do a little taunting, and here’s how it ended.

Here’s the final between Ricky Ortiz and Daigo. Pretty entertaining to see the two go back and forth at each other. There were some more closely contested matches, but when they’re playing for the grand champion title it was great to watch.

Also, I love Adam Sessler, but G4 should have left the hardcore SSFIV players to commentate the final. Guys like Skisonic and Keits did a killer job early on during Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, and we could have used that for the final here.

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