Well we got our lag free games in today, I scraped a 5-1.
First game was a recreation of Lamerboi and Daigo from Evo, this time Lamerboi stepped up and didn't choke. Cos I was Guile this time
No combos to be had, just how it should be in this matchup. Difference being I managed to jump in on a couple of thrown fireballs and got a nice bit of damage.
Then I went Vega against Maryokutai's Viper. Came through mainly using the air shenanigans and c.mp. Got destroyed in the second round (got stunned and hit Viper once), but I had a nice bit of meter for the 3rd and mainly stayed out trouble.
Then I went El Fuerte against Cammy. Got a bit messed up there. Got Cannon Spiked any time I got close, ran into her Counter Ultra 2, and got killed by a nice combo. Almost had the second round but it wouldn't have mattered anyway.
Then probably the turning point, Makoto against Hakan. Started the match horribly, missed a couple of punishes and got command grabbed for my troubles. Had about 40% health then went on a nice run involving some cross up and strong punches that got me a stun to take round 1. Round 2 started the same way, got hit by everything - including that wakeup air grab thing - to be put on zero life, literally nothing. Then after some back and forth I had a chance, Ultra a slide, which wouldv'e chipped me, and could've been FADC'd on block. Then after some standing strongs and crossups I managed to take that game.
Next In went Sagat against Hakan. This was a matchup I liked. Tiger shots forever! Got caughts with one ex-slide in round one, burned the meter to FADC into a throw. Nothing else Hakan could do after that. Second round went even better, zoned to death. Any time he got half screen, jump in attack, then throw full screen again. 4-1 up, party time!
So then naturally I went Dan against his Rose. But Dan's good now, so I was pretty confident. Round 1, once I got in it was looking pretty good. His hurricane kick are lethal, same with most his normals. Got a stun and took that quite comfortably. Second round I got in, but great defence kept me out, which eventually forced me into a wake-up Ultra, saving my Super meter for round 3. Round 3 started with me eating about 6 fireballs, losing half my life. Then after some shedanigans I had a life lead, and was determined not to jump into Ultra 1. Wasn't much health in it by the end but another cross-up won the game.