Gfinity Street Fighter V Challenger Series – Friday 30th June 2017

I entered another one of these online events this week, and sadly it turned out to be a bit of a wash out, as there were many no shows due to the event being rescheduled from Tuesday – when it couldn’t go ahead thanks to Capcom’s ridiculously awful server management. Because of this, I got Byes all the way to the Finals. However this best of 3 set was against a far higher ranked Dhalsim player – a character I’ve struggled against in the past due to lack of matchup experience – and despite the first game being a ‘server pass through’ turgid lagfest, the rest of the matches turned out to be a good first to 3 set:

In the end, some incredibly close finishes and my Dictator was fortunate to come out on top 3-1 overall. It was a shame the first match was such a farce though, and I definitely feel such awful lag conditions DO favour Dictator significantly too.

But despite this, and despite it only being one match, it was still a tournament win for me in the Gfinity Challenger series – and in fact, it’s my first ever tournament win at SFV at any level, so I was feeling really pumped about it šŸ˜€ I definitely feel like my SFV game is constantly improving, and I’m finding the game huge amounts of fun at the moment too. As Navan said to me, it seems like all the dic-king about has been worth it šŸ˜‰ I’m also so happy to finally get the vs Dhalsim SFV monkey off my back too.

by @JRPencil – and also kinda how I feel playing as Bipson!



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