Another one bites the dust

My friend HeartProfessor/ByeBi is hanging up his SF boots. And he made a nice final  video eulogy of the last few fights he had. I also played him for the last time last weekend, and I was happy to send him off with a nice double win over me.

I’m sad to see him go, but I understand that not everyone simply has the time to put into a game like SSF4. GGs, ByeBi!

This reminds me of when after BAM, I was having dinner with Team Loser’s Bracket, and Eugene told me that he was happy the tournament was over because he could finally stop playing Street Fighter 4, and play some other games. (He was practicing for the tournament for about two weeks, for which I’m proud of him.)

I won’t lie, that saddened me a little, but I fully understand. There are all kinds of gamers, and Eugene happens to be a casual gamer. He wants to play games like Transformers: War on Cybertron, Rock Band etc. Not a game like SSF4 where you need to sink hours and hours into training mode just to be semi-decent.

Don’t get me wrong, those are good games in their own right. And games you can pick up and casually play definitely have their place.

But personally, I’ve always been a fan of the grind. Putting the time in to be good at something. That’s why I love Demon’s Souls. That’s why I quit playing basketball.

And that’s why I love this never-ending struggle that is being a Street Fighter scrub.

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