|Match Date||Thursday, July 18th, 2002|
|Kyo - 50.51%|
Another seeding upset, another fighting game character involved with it. The surprising thing about this particular match was that Kyo managed a victory after both Terry Bogard and Iori Yagami got creamed by characters who aren't exactly household names here on GameFAQs. And because those two characters were beaten as badly as they were, the only logical conclusion to be made from Kusanagi's victory here is that he won the match based upon's Abe's huge weakness, not his own strength.
Sure, people may have heard of Abe. They may have even heard of Oddworld series as well. But as everyone is well aware of by now, platformer characters do not do well in contests unless they are flat-out legends such as Sonic or Mario. The lesser-known platformer characters have little chance to do well, and Abe getting defeated by a King of Fighters character after two other King of Fighters characters had had their brains beaten in previously in this contest is one of many such examples that would arise as the contest evolved.