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Sunday, July 28th, 2002

Ulti's Analysis[]

Poll 967
Division West Division
Match # 28
Match Date Sunday, July 28th, 2002
Vote difference 35,724
Ryu - 86.98%
(14,581 brackets)

2002 was CATS's biggest year for hype, simply because there was thought to be a chance for him to actually win at the time. Anyone who has ever been on this board during a CATS match knows exactly what was going on, so all that was left to do was to actually hold the match.

And once the match began, the fact that most of CATS's fanbase was comprised of people who hadn't ever played his game showed. CATS was beaten into a pulp, allowing Ryu to become only the fourth character all contest (but third in the span of six matches) to break the 80% barrier. It was a complete beating in Ryu's favor, but c'est la vie. CATS is unique in that no matter how badly he performs, he'll likely always remain in the contest as the quinissential humor nomination.

This match set up a Samus vs Street Fighter reunion special, and even though Ken got beaten pretty soundly, Ken is no where near Ryu's level. It was an intriguing match, to say the least.

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2002 Contest Matches

Round One
Mario > Servbot
Morrigan > Spyro
Aya > Terry Bogard
Donkey Kong > Bub
Alucard > Tails
Duke > Iori
Pikachu > PaRappa
Cloud > Fox
Lara > Chop Chop
Ryo Hazuki > Guybrush
Crono > Simon
Dante > Q*Bert
Aeris > Kasumi
Tina > Gordon
Knuckles > Akira

Snake > Squall
Pac-Man > Goemon
Kyo > Abe
Scorpion > Kazuya
Max Payne > Dirk
Bomberman > Kane
Jill > Kirby
Strider > Raziel
Link > Little Mac
Sonic > Pitfall Harry
Tidus > Claire
Samus > Ken
Ryu > CATS
Mega Man > Ms. Pac-Man
Serious Sam > Mr. Driller
Sephiroth > Gabe
Crash > Ulala

Round Two
Mario > Morrigan
Donkey Kong > Aya
Alucard > Duke
Cloud > Pikachu
Lara > Ryo Hazuki
Crono > Dante
Aeris > Tina
Snake > Knuckles
Pac-Man > Kyo
Scorpion > Max Payne
Jill > Bomberman
Link > Strider
Sonic > Tidus
Samus > Ryu
Mega Man > Serious Sam
Sephiroth > Crash

R3 and following
Mario > Donkey Kong
Cloud > Alucard
Crono > Lara
Snake > Aeris
Scorpion > Pac-Man
Link > Jill
Samus > Sonic
Sephiroth > Mega Man
Mario > Cloud
Crono > Snake
Link > Scorpion
Sephiroth > Samus
Mario > Crono
Link > Sephiroth
Link > Mario (Finals)