Momochi is your 2015 Street Fighter IV champ at EVO, and he took out the title in some of the weirdest circumstances ever seen at the tournament.
Taking on crowd-favourite Gamerbee (who had been on a hell of a run during the day) in the Grand Final, everything was going fine until Momochi’s stick broke. Like, of all the times in a fighting game stick’s lifetime to break, it had to be in the middle of the freakin’ Grand Final at EVO? Amazing.
The malfunction took place in the middle of a round, and perhaps even more amazing than the breakdown itself was Gamerbee’s sportsmanship about the whole thing; while the competition rules stated he was entitled to take the round, he agreed to a rematch!
Sadly, that sportsmanship wasn’t to be rewarded; despite the setback, and pause in proceedings that had to have wreaked havoc with both combatant’s state of mind, Momochi returned with a replacement stick to take out the GF and emerge as this year’s champion.
Funnily enough, one of the prizes the finalists took home from the tournament was a gold stick. Handy for Momochi!
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