Still get chills every time I see it.
By the legendary Street Fighter gamer, Daigo.
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I’m not sure if this was a championship match, but this was definitely a high profile one at one of the most highly regarded fighting game tournaments (EVO).
If you don’t understand what you’re seeing here, Ken (played by Daigo) is in a best of three match, with a single victory already given to each. Chun Li (played by Justin) has a third of her health bar still intact. Meanwhile, Ken/Daigo has absolutely zero left in his health bar. That means even if he blocks, any connection from a super or special attack would mean defeat for him.
Ken/Daigo is under incredible pressure here.
Chun Li/Justin goes in for the kill and it looks like a done deal.
The only defense is to parry, which is to press forward on the joystick at every single connection during the Super Lightning Kick attack.
Ken/Daigo’s timing must be perfectly precise, or he’s done with.
Not only does he pull it off, he has the awareness to immediately go into a counter attack with a super combo of his own, winning the match.
This is one of the greatest comebacks of all time in anything ever.