In a sea of Akumas and fireballs during this year's EVO, any change-up in character selection was welcome. Even so, you don't expect one of the "worst" characters on the Street Fighter roster to suddenly make an appearance in a top 8 match. Thank god it did, because Infiltration pulling out Hakan to go up against PR Balrog was one of the best parts of EVO.
You hear the crowd getting hype when Infiltration just picks the character midway through this video by PS3GamingHD, right? That's because, despite being a very interesting character on a conceptual level—Hakan is based on real-world Turkish wrestlers, and he has to oil up mid-match—it's not a character you often see people play. So as a viewer, you're left wondering both if the Hakan player knows what they're doing, and if the Balrog player knows how to deal with Hakan. It's a gutsy move for Infiltration to pull, to change to Hakan on his last bout with PR Balrog, but one that made for a fantastic match.