Who would have thought that the loser’s finals in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition would be a fight between two Daigo-killers? The hands down favorite to win, MadCatz Daigo Umehara, announced last year that he wanted to show us what Daigo using the best character in the game (Yun) looked like. Unfortunately for him, BrokenTier Latif and TotalHeads Poongko decided for him that it was a fourth place finish here at EVO 2011.
Latif and Poongko faced off in the losers finals for the right to face Japan’s Fuudo (who wrote his name romanized as “Food”). Latif started off with a win on the board against Poongko’s insane Seth with his possibly-more-insane C.Viper. Poongko took too many of his trademark risks and Latif was waiting at the other side of each one with feint cancel combos and massive damage. He eliminated Poongko 2-0 and left cheering for the grand finals against Fuudo’s Fei Long.
With everything set, the organizers of EVO 2011 thanked all of the volunteers and sponsors for all of their support before signaling “FIGHT!” in the main event of the evening. Fuudo took the first game pretty easily, putting Fei Long’s rekka-ken punches everywhere that Latif’s Viper wanted to be. Fuudo won game two and seemed to have a read on every response that Latif had prepared. In the only grand finals set at EVO 2011 that was not reset by the losers bracket winner, Fuudo cleanly took the title of Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition champion home 3-0 against Latif. Congratulations to Fuudo and all of the other top 8 finishers.