Over the weekend, Victor “Punk” Woodley qualified for his fourth Capcom Cup, the developer-sponsored event that serves as the keystone for each year Street fighter v Contest. But when asked how he would like to prepare for the high-level tournament, Punk was as blunt as his in-game name suggests, making it clear that there is no way he can play anymore Street fighter than absolutely necessary.
“I’ll just play Guilty equipment“Said Punk to the hosts of the Capcom Pro Tour, resulting in amused expressions from the two commentators from the fighting game community and a humorous barrage of emojis in chat. “That’s all. I’m in the Capcom Cup, there is no reason for me to play [Street Fighter V
Punk added that while he loves Street fighter v as a fighting game, its mental health is not worth playing in an unstable online environment that is inhospitable to competitive gaming. He would much rather focus on a game with competent online implementation (ie Guilty Gear Strut, in which he also had early success) than continuing to play something that understandably upsets him.
These comments come as no surprise for both of them Street fighter vs longstanding problems with online games and punks own history criticizing the game. The playing conditions have certainly improved in recent years, but Capcoms have bad, proprietary form from Rollback netcode known as “Kagemusha” has since been a point of dismay among competitors Street fighter v started all the way back in 2016resulting in unnecessarily delayed online actions.
Unfortunately, Punk’s comrades-in-arms often get caught in the crossfire of his anger Street fighter v. After losing a match against rival Derek “iDom” Ruffin in another online tournament last week, Punk called his opponent “damn pathetic“For the lucky win when the match was hit by lags, Punk claims. His argument was that iDom should have done the “honorable” thing and gave up the game as the game’s poor online infrastructure caused him to drop an end-of-game combo.
ON similar outbreak during last year’s Capcom Cup qualification, punk earned an immediate placement in the losing class of the following tournament for “unsportsmanlike conduct”.
In recent years, punk has positioned itself as something of a bad guy who happily plays the confident, cocky paragraph à la its WWE namesake how he wins. He may have to choose his goals a little better sometimes, but when it comes to his criticism Street fighter vAs it is online, punk is one of the few high-profile players ready to challenge Capcom. And in that regard, he will always have the somewhat reluctant respect of the fighting game community.