Results Edit


Friday, August 9th, 2002

Ulti's Analysis Edit

Poll 979
Division East Division
Match # 40
Match Date Friday, August 9th, 2002
Vote difference 14,587
Snake - 76.18%
(12,771 brackets)

After Knuckles's killing of Akira was paired with Snake's half-struggle against Squall, minor Knuckles over Snake hype ensued; however, this match was yet another example of board hype not meaning much. Snake jumped out to an early lead, and despite barely breaking 60% by the end, him winning this match was never in question after the first few minutes. It could be easy to assume that Snake struggled in this match, but considering that Knuckles scored an 80% blowout in the first round, holding him under 40% in his successive match was quite the feat. This not only helped show that Snake was a player in the 2002 contest, but that Akira Yuki was an absolute joke. Getting blown out by someone who eventually gets his ass handed to him is horrible for your contest stock, and there may be good reason why he hasn't returned yet.

Oddly enough, however, Knuckles was, by the numbers, the second strongest character in this four pack in 2002. Ahead of Squall. Ouch.

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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)

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