I Really Wanted The Other Guy To Win EVO's King Of Fighters Tournament

I Really Wanted The Other Guy To Win EVO's King Of Fighters Tournament

How's that for not spoiling the outcome? The EVO King of Fighters XIII finals came down to a riveting battle between Japan's Hajime "Tokido" Taniguchi and China's Zhuojun "Xiaohai" Zeng. The one I was rooting for did not win.

Despite some excellent Iori duelling and excellent use of the annoying-as-hell Chin, in the end what could have been an inspiring come-from-behind win ended up being just a little sad. The final match starts at around the 2:21:00 mark in the Twitch archive below. Spoilers follow.

He was so damn close! During the initial rounds, when he deftly reset the standings, I was certain his momentum would carry him all the way to the championship. But no, his opponent had to shut him down.

If I am going to be reporting on this stuff, I need a little leeway to be less vague. You'll always be my favourite, Tokido.


Comments

    Yeah, I hear ya, Although Tokidos fucking epic battle with E.T was the highlight for me! (so far)

    Last edited 13/07/14 3:28 pm

    I was pretty dissapointed when Tokido lost, was hoping he could finally get another Evo title.

    Last edited 13/07/14 5:19 pm

    Tokido is joining the ranks of SC2 pros like Jaedong and Stork as King of 2nd place.

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